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

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,250 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 30 nights

Overview

About the property

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

More Details

Owner
Owner
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
60%
Calendar last updated:
July 20, 2017

About The 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!

The Owner purchased this condo in 2008

Why The Owner chose Dana Point

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.

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Amenities

Monarch Beach Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1250 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
Theme:
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 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
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
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)
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • 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:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(26 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 5.0 based on 26 reviews
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We are counting the days until we can come again!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay in the Dana Point beach area was so much fun. My husband and I and our 4 adult kids and our infant grandson spent a week there. The owners were easy to work with, very friendly and accommodating - we were even able to reach them on the phone to answer some questions after we arrived. We loved the contemporary flair in the decorating - looks totally new inside - and the condo was immaculate. It was nice to have the pack and play provided as well as beach towels, beach chairs and many extras not ordinarily provided. The ocean views from the master bedroom and a second bedroom are beautiful. I suggest you to have a car - the walk to the beach is breathtaking but it is difficult to lug all your beach gear and impossible with a stroller. This really poses no problem at all - there are so many beautiful beaches all within a short drive of the condo (where you can park) - as well as shopping everywhere. My son was able to find surfing lessons close by and he and my son-in-law loved catching the waves at a nearby surfing beach. There are many wonderful restaurants close by - some overlooking the beach - and the kitchen in the condo makes it easy to cook meals in. We want to come again as soon as possible - we will highly recommend this condo to our friends!

  • Submitted: May 6, 2009
  • Stayed: Apr 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: For guests with small children or those who don't want to walk down to the beach...you can take the funicular! It is the only one in all of Orange County and is just across the street. It is like an elevator that you can use to go down to the beach...a big help for those carrying a lot of gear!
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5

Beautiful beach getaway!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: May 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Loved this vacation rental!

  • 5 of 5

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!!

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Dana Point

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great Location, Great Property, Great Time

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great Place to Stay!

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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.
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $300
Damage Insurance $79
Damage Deposit $500

We have a 30 day minimum.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.