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Chic Designer Home, walk to beach, ocean views, pool: Book the holidays now!

Monarch Beach, Dana Point, CA, USA
  • Condo1250 sqft
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps6
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay30 nights

Condo, 3 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

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This is a one of a kind vacation property. It is interior designer owned and decorated, with ocean views and is walking distance to one of the best beaches in Southern California. It was completely renovated in the Summer of 2008 specifically with discriminating families in mind. It has a 'cottage chic' feel and is romantic yet kid friendly. Our condo is located in Dana Point, just a mile and a half from Laguna Beach.

We renovated this property to a very high-standard, where literally no detail has been overlooked in making this a place where you will want to come again and again and again! The flooring is either brand new travertine tile or wood. All of the windows and doors are new. The kitchen has custom high-end cabinetry, top of the line stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, and a built-in wine rack. The kitchen also has a custom built breakfast bar that is connected with the family room so that you can still socialize while preparing dinner. In the family room you can cozy up by the fireplace which has an antique hand-hewn mantle from Virginia, or watch your favorite shows on our 42' LG HD flat screen TV. Each bedroom also has a flat screen TV/DVD and the condo is equipped with high speed internet and free local and long-distance calling within the US. These are little 'extras' that we include in your stay with us that others often do not. There are also 3 outdoor lanais to chose from if you want to sit outside and take in the ocean breezes.

The master bedroom is very romantic with its four poster bed with a sheer canopy. The bed is not just for looks sheets (600 thread count!), mattresses, comforters, pillows are all high quality and super comfortable. In the evenings, open your windows or doors and feel the ocean breeze and let the waves lull you to sleep. Get up in the morning and enjoy the master bathroom which has double vessel onyx bowls, body jets in the shower and custom tile work throughout.

The 'kids' bedroom has brand new cottage-style bunk beds with fun, bright, beachy bedding that either boys or girls will feel comfortable staying in. The lower bunk is a full sized bed and the upper is a twin; with an air mattress (which we provide), 4 people can stay in this room very comfortably.

The third bedroom has a four poster queen bed that faces the ocean so you can enjoy the view from your bed! Of course, the plush, Posturepedic mattress is brand new as are the pillows, 600 thread count sheets and luxurious damask bedding.

Let's not forget about the ocean view. There is a gorgeous view of the Pacific Ocean from two of the bedrooms and you can sit at the bistro table on the lanai off the master bedroom, have a glass of wine and take it all in. Our proximity to Salt Creek Beach is great! Take the steps down to the beach and you are there within minutes. You can also enjoy the shared pool and hot tub which is just a short walk from the condo.

We would love for you to be our guests and we have done what we can to ensure an enjoyable visit! Please don't hestitate to call if there are any questions we can answer.

Keywords: condo, beach house, home

Owner

Owner

Member Since 2008
Response rate:
80%
Response time:
within a few days
Speaks:
english
Calendar last updated:
Mar 08, 2018
About Owner

We have 3 children and the condo is well stocked for children! We are very family oriented and love to travel. I am an interior designer by trade so we took special care to ensure that our property was not only functional, but also very beautiful. Many people criticized us in the renovation process saying that we were making it 'too nice', but we live by the belief that you should treat people the way you want to be treated. We like to sleep on high thread count sheets, so we want our guests to as well. We have children, like many of our guests, so we have made the home very family friendly while at the same time being luxurious for the parents!

Owner purchased this Condo in 2008

Why Owner chose Monarch Beach

We absolutely love Southern California and found ourselves vacationing in the Laguna Beach and Dana Point area over and over and over. We have many friends who live in the area so we finally decided to take the plunge and buy our second home in Dana Point. We bought it sight unseen and completely gutted it to make it what it is today. We enjoy sharing our home with others and hope that many come to appreciate all the hard work and little details that separate our vacation home from the others out there!

What makes this Condo unique

One of our favorite things to do while at our condo is watch the sunset. We will just sit on the patio or lay on the bed and as a family, watch the sun go down. We cannot seem to get enough of the Catalina sunsets! Of course, the beach is so close, that we head down to the beach with the kids and let them run around and attempt to use their 'boogie boards'. The pool was also just renovated and we enjoy lounging by the pool when the kids have had enough of the sand. The Dana Point Harbor is just a few minutes away and we frequently go on sunset sailing cruises, dolphin watching trips or trips to Catalina Island. Of course, no trip is complete without going to one of the major amusement parks like Disney, Legoland or Sea within close proximity to our condo.

Amenities

    • Internet
    • Swimming pool
    • Accessible
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Hot Tub
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking

      Bedrooms

      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
        • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1) We include a pack-and-play for your convenience. , Sleep Sofa or Futons (1), Bunk Beds (1)

        Bathrooms

        • 2 Bathrooms

            Location Type

              • Ocean View

                Theme

                  • Family
                  • Romantic
                  • Tourist Attractions

                    Meals

                      • Guests provide their own meals

                        General

                          • Linens Provided
                            .
                          • Broadband Access
                          • Covered Parking
                            2 assigned covered parking spots and plenty of guest parking
                          • Free Long Distance
                            Free long distance calling with the continental US, international calling is blocked
                          • Hair Dryer
                          • Heating
                          • Internet
                          • Iron & Board
                          • Clothes Dryer
                          • Living Room
                          • Telephone
                            Free local and long distance calling
                          • Towels Provided
                          • Washing Machine
                          • Wireless Internet
                            Free Wi-Fi
                          • Wood Fireplace
                          • Free Wifi

                            Kitchen

                              • Coffee Maker
                              • Cooking Utensils
                              • Dishes & Utensils
                              • Dishwasher
                              • Ice Maker
                              • Kitchen
                              • Microwave
                              • Refrigerator
                              • Stove
                              • Toaster

                                Dining

                                  • Child's Highchair
                                  • Dining
                                  • Dining Area
                                  • comfy seating for 8 people

                                    Entertainment

                                      • Books
                                        several children and adult books to chose from
                                      • DVD Player
                                        The TV's in the 3 bedrooms have DVD players that are built-in to the TV
                                      • Games
                                        Board games are provided
                                      • Satellite / Cable
                                        (4)
                                      • Television
                                        4 flat screen TV's, including one in each bedroom
                                      • Toys
                                        Lots of beach toys, boogie boards, etc.
                                      • Video Library

                                        Outside

                                          • Deck / Patio
                                          • Lanai / Gazebo
                                            (2)
                                          • Outdoor Grill

                                            Suitability

                                              • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                              • wheelchair accessible

                                                Pool / Spa

                                                  • Communal Pool
                                                  • Heated Pool
                                                  • Shared Hot Tub

                                                    Attractions

                                                      • cinemas
                                                      • health/beauty spa
                                                      • live theater
                                                      • museums
                                                      • restaurants
                                                      • theme parks
                                                      • zoo

                                                        Leisure Activities

                                                          • photography
                                                          • antiquing
                                                          • bird watching
                                                          • boating
                                                          • horseback riding
                                                          • outlet shopping
                                                          • paddle boating
                                                          • beachcombing
                                                          • scenic drives
                                                          • shelling
                                                          • shopping
                                                          • sight seeing
                                                          • walking
                                                          • whale watching
                                                          • wildlife viewing

                                                            Local Services & Businesses

                                                              • ATM/bank
                                                              • fitness center
                                                              • groceries
                                                              • hospital
                                                              • massage therapist
                                                              • medical services

                                                                Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                                  • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                                  • cycling
                                                                  • fishing
                                                                  • golf
                                                                  • hiking
                                                                  • sailing
                                                                  • deepsea fishing
                                                                  • snorkeling/diving
                                                                  • surfing
                                                                  • swimming
                                                                  • tennis
                                                                  • water skiing
                                                                  • wind-surfing

                                                                    House Rules

                                                                    Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                                    Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                                    Cancellation Policy

                                                                    100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                    26 Reviews

                                                                    Exceptional5/5

                                                                    Latest reviews

                                                                    Beautiful beach getaway!

                                                                    Beverly Z.-

                                                                    Our family of 5 stayed at this property for a full month. The location is unbeatable, we walked to the beach, into town and to the pool. We were able to go to Disney just a half an hour away as well as Legoland, which was about 45 minutes away. We also ventured into LA and San Diego. Next time we visit we plan to stay here again!

                                                                    Loved this vacation rental!

                                                                    We had such a wonderful time staying at Beverly's condo, it was just perfect for our family of 5 (kids age 8, 5, and 1). The condo was just as pictured, and even better! It was clean, nicely decorated, and had all the kitchen amenities we needed to cook many meals. We loved having the gas grill available too. We spent many mornings enjoying the patio overlooking the ocean, you can't beat the view!

                                                                    The condo was close to so many activities including many beaches, shopping, and restaurants. We loved Strand Beach, which was just across the street, and the condo had everything we needed for the beach including chairs, towels, and beach toys. We explored Dana Point and Laguna Beach, and even took a surfing lesson in Laguna! It was so fun. Our favorite restaurants were the Harbor Grill and The Shwack Beach Grill (two opposite ends of the spectrum for price and ambiance, but both were perfect for our family!). We even took our kids to the patio restaurant 180Blu at the Ritz to enjoy the amazing sunset. We didn't stay long, just had dessert, but it was totally worth it! The staff was friendly and accommodating for our kids. We drove up to DisneyLand on two separate days, and it was easy to get there, just a 30 minutes drive.

                                                                    Beverly was so kind and accommodating to talk with me on the phone when our child was sick, she was so gracious! I was thankful for her help and advice as we were trying to figure out what to do and where to go if we needed doctor's attention.

                                                                    We loved visiting Dana Point, and staying at this condo made the whole experience just perfect. Thank you Beverly!!

                                                                    Dana Point

                                                                    Amane P.

                                                                    The owner did a great job decorating the home. The pictures truly reflect the main living areas. Only two rooms have an ocean view; the master and the second bedroom. But what an amazing view! Plus there is a patio off the master suite. I kept trying to hide from my kids on the patio because it was so amazing. The private beach directly in front of the condo was immaculate and beautiful. The condo is next to a wild life reserve so there nature trails you can take the kids. The beds were soon comfy. I could have stayed a month. The kitchen was perfect. I can't wait to go back.

                                                                    Great Location, Great Property, Great Time

                                                                    Vicky Y.

                                                                    Our stay at the condo in Laguna Beach couldn't have been better! We loved the location of the property, close to airports, beaches, and amusement parks. The owner was excellent to work with, and the beach chairs, umbrella, boogie boards, and sand toys provided were much appreciated. We also enjoyed the swimming pool and hot tub available at the condo. The sunsets from the patio were amazing!

                                                                    Great Place to Stay!

                                                                    Susan R.

                                                                    We stayed in the condo over our spring break in April and the condo was perfect for us and our two teenagers. It was nice for the kids to have their own rooms! Beverly's recommendations for restaurants and activities were spot on, we had a wonderful breakfast at a nearby French bistro and a wonderful meal at the Ritz Carlton on our last night. The kitchen is well stocked with supplies and we had several meals at home as well. We had great weather and the pool was fabulous. The beach is across the street. It's a bit of a hike to get down there as the funicular was not working the week we were there but it is a clean and beautiful and not too crowded. It's a convenient location to go to Disneyland, it was only a 30-40 minute drive depending on traffic. We also went on a whale watching tour from the Dana Point Harbor 5-10 minutes away. We had a great time.

                                                                    Owner's Response:

                                                                    Thank you for your nice review on your stay in our condo! I am happy to hear that my recommendations of restaurants and local activities were useful to you and your family. The dolphin/whale watching trip out of Dana Point is really amazing and such a memorable family activity...a good choice for kids of all ages! I should have noted that the funicular is open full time during the summer and only on weekends during the off season. The Strand (the one walking distance from the condo) is such a great beach as you mentioned, not crowded and nice and wide. We look forward to having you back next time you are in the area...thank you for taking great care of our home.

                                                                    Amazing place to stay!

                                                                    CA lover!VA

                                                                    This condo exceeded my expectations. The actual condo was nicer than the pictures (and the pictures were very nice). The view was fantastic, beach was a close walk, amenities were fantastic, bed and sheets were heavenly. The condo was completely redone. The owner was delightful to coordinate with. I cannot wait to go back!

                                                                    Owner's Response:

                                                                    Thank you for the wonderful review Amy! I am so glad you were able to escape the cold Northeast weather and retreat to our condo! We constantly hear about how comfortable the beds are so it was great to see you enjoyed them as well. The condo has been extensively updated and we even put in new wide plank wood floors just a few weeks before your stay. We can't wait to have you back again! Call anytime!

                                                                    Location

                                                                    Monarch Beach, Dana Point, CA, USA

                                                                    Rates & Availability

                                                                    Additional information about rental rates

                                                                    Cleaning Fee
                                                                    $300
                                                                    Damage Insurance
                                                                    $79

                                                                    We have a 30 day minimum.

                                                                    $231avg/night
                                                                    26 Reviews
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