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Reserve your 2018 Beach Vacation now!

Monarch Beach, Dana Point, CA, USA
  • Condo1001 sqft
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps6
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay30 nights

Condo, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths (Sleeps 6)

The Sand Dollar is your comfortable retreat in a perfect location to satisfy all your needs near the beach. Features include comfortable beds (same as the Westin Heavenly Beds), three HDTVs, 1080p Blue-ray player with Internet@TV, hardwood floors, cordless phone, clock-radios with iPod/iPhone charging docks, USB chargers on nightstands, new kitchen appliances, stainless refrigerator, stainless dishwasher, cookware, dishes, silverware, dining table with 6 chairs, patio table for alfresco dinners, new electric grill, beach chairs, umbrella, surfboard and sand toys.

Check our calendar for availability to enjoy them this autumn and winter. The Sand Dollar is a perfect beach getaway in the best location in California. Stroll out the door and you are a short walk from beautiful Strands Beach. Fabulous dining, artist galleries, shopping, golf and sport activities await you in Dana Point and nearby Laguna Beach.

Note: Our complex recently changed policy requiring 30 day minimum rental. Please contact me directly for availability of dates to meet your travel needs.

Property Manager


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Calendar last updated:
Mar 07, 2018
About Todd

Like you, we don't like surprises when we travel. We wanted a place we could return to year after year and build family memories to last forever. We commit to providing everything you need for a great family vacation at the beach. The Sand Dollar is a perfect location for all the attractions in southern California with perfect weather year around.

Todd purchased this Condo in 2010

Why Todd chose Monarch Beach

We chose Dana Point since it had more parks, activities, restaurants and city amenities than most beach cities. Music concerts, whale festivals, outdoor movies are just a few fun activities in addition to the beach. Neighboring Laguna Beach and San Clemente expand the options with just a 15 minute drive.

What makes this Condo unique

The Unique Benefits at this Condo: Our condo is in Niguel Beach Terrace, directly across the street from Strands Park and the new Strands at Headland development. We share the same beach as the Ritz Carlton, at a fraction of the price. The new beach funicular is 'one of a kind' and a fun experience for young and old.


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


      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
      • Guest
        1 queen, 2 twin/ single, Bunk bed
      • Master
        1 queen
      • Crib
        Pack-n-play provided.


      • 2 Bathrooms
      • Guest Bath
        toilet, combination tub/shower
      • Master Bath
        toilet, shower

        Location Type

          • Beach
            Beach is very wide and great for families. Waves are much more gentle than Aliso or Laguna Beach.
          • Near The Ocean
            Five minute walk to the beach.


              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Sports & Activities


                  • Guests provide their own meals


                      • Linens Provided
                      • Alarm Clock
                      • Basic Soaps
                      • Broadband Access
                        High speed Cox Internet provided.
                      • Ceiling Fans
                      • Clothes Dryer
                        Full-size stacked
                      • Covered Parking
                        Reserved covered space.
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Heating
                      • Internet
                        high speed wireless
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Backpack
                      • Living Room
                      • Parking
                        one reserved space plus additional guest parking
                      • Parking Off Street
                        Additional guest parking available.
                      • Shampoo
                      • Telephone
                        (2) Cordless telephone with free nationwide calls.
                      • Toilet Paper
                      • Towels Provided
                        Bath and beach towels are provided.
                      • Washing Machine
                        Full-size stacked
                      • Water Cooler
                      • Wireless Internet
                        Secure high speed wireless internet access provided.


                          • Ice Maker
                          • 4 Ring Stove
                          • Coffee Maker
                          • Cooking Utensils
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                            Complete set of dishes, glassware and flatware for 8.
                          • Dishwasher
                            New in 2015.
                          • Freezer
                          • Grill
                          • Blender
                          • Kitchen
                            Toaster, Blender and Coffee Maker
                          • Microwave
                            New Microwave in 2010.
                          • Oven
                          • Pantry Items
                          • Refrigerator
                            With ice maker on the door. New in 2016.
                          • Stove
                          • Stove
                          • Toaster


                              • Dining
                                Table for 4 and expands to 6.
                              • Dining Area
                              • comfy seating for 6 people


                                  • Radio
                                  • Books
                                  • DVD Player
                                  • Games
                                    Board games and puzzles
                                  • Music Library
                                    Pandora via Internet@TV
                                  • CD Player
                                  • Satellite / Cable
                                    Cox digital cable
                                  • Stereo
                                  • Television
                                  • Toys
                                    Beach toys provided
                                  • Video Library
                                    Blue-ray disks and Netflix instant movies.


                                      • Golf
                                        Southern California offers many golf courses for any ability and budget. Better: Monarch Beach, Talega, Arroyo Trabuco, Tustin Ranch Smaller: Aliso Creek, San Clemente GC, San Juan Hills
                                      • Barbecue
                                      • Beach Towels
                                      • Boat
                                        many boat options for rent at harbor
                                      • Deck / Patio
                                      • Beach Chairs
                                      • Kayak / Canoe
                                        many kayak, stand-up paddleboard options for rent at harbor
                                      • Outdoor Grill
                                        George Foreman electric grill on patio.
                                      • Patio
                                      • Small Cooler
                                      • Water Sports Gear
                                        Beach toys, boogie boards and surf board provided.


                                          • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                          • wheelchair inaccessible

                                            Pool / Spa

                                              • Communal Pool
                                                Heated pool year-round
                                              • Heated Pool
                                              • Hot Tub
                                                (2) Family hot tub adjoins pool. Adult-only hot tub at another location within complex.
                                              • Outdoor Hot Tub
                                              • Shared Hot Tub
                                                (2) Family hot tub adjoins pool. Adult-only hot tub at another location within complex.
                                              • Spa Whirlpool


                                                  • museums
                                                  • bay/sound
                                                  • cinemas
                                                  • health/beauty spa
                                                  • live theater
                                                  • marina
                                                  • churches
                                                  • restaurants
                                                  • theme parks
                                                  • water parks
                                                  • winery tours
                                                  • zoo

                                                    Leisure Activities

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

                                                        Local Services & Businesses

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

                                                            Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                              • sailing
                                                              • basketball court
                                                              • deepsea fishing
                                                              • fishing
                                                              • golf
                                                              • hiking
                                                              • jet skiing
                                                              • kayaking
                                                              • mountain biking
                                                              • pier fishing
                                                              • cycling
                                                              • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                              • snorkeling
                                                              • snorkeling/diving
                                                              • sound/bay fishing
                                                              • surf fishing
                                                              • surfing
                                                              • swimming
                                                              • tennis
                                                              • water skiing
                                                              • wind-surfing


                                                                  • Perfect location in SoCal just across street from beach with great waves, 2 boogie boards, computer laptop desk in master, Internet TV access to Pandora through Samsung Blue-ray player. If your ideal vacation includes relaxing indoors, enjoy comfortable new mattresses (same as Westin Heavenly beds), high thread count linens and spa towels. The living room features comfortable couches and a 40in 1080p HDTV with Internet-connected Blue-ray player to catch your favorite movies, shows or sports. Each bedroom has new HDTV screens to make sure everyone can watch what they want in their own space. A large ceiling fan in the master bedroom helps erase any stress as you breathe in the ocean air, read a book or sneak in a mid-afternoon nap. Your stay at the Sand Dollar also includes an on-site pool and your choice of 2 spas that are heated year around. Minimum Age Limit for Renters: Must be at least 25 years old. NO PETS and NO SMOKING strictly enforced.

                                                                    House Rules

                                                                    Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                                    Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                                    Cancellation Policy

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

                                                                    41 Reviews


                                                                    Latest reviews

                                                                    Great 2 Bedroom 2 bath condo, fully equipped, nice pool & hot tub.

                                                                    Barbara C.Logy Bay, Newfoundland

                                                                    Newly renovated spacious 2bed 2bath condo with 2 small patios, one with table & chairs. Can sleep up to 8. Kitchen fully equipped with ample dishes, pots & pans. Lots of towels & beach equipment on hand. Beach short walk away, but would need to be able to walk down multiple stairs to access, we drove to more accessible beach nearby. We recommend this condo.

                                                                    Coastal and Adorable Getaway at the Beach!

                                                                    Michelle E.

                                                                    We had a wonderful stay at the Sand Dollar rental! It is adorable, great décor, comfortable, convenient to everything and steps from the most incredible beach. Todd is so very nice and accommodating too. He is there to help if anything is needed.

                                                                    Thank you!


                                                                    well kept property

                                                                    Gwen E.

                                                                    Nice condos, relaxing pool and spa, Great access to the ocean, quiet. Well situated for driving to Laguna Beach, Disneyland, San Diego and Los Angeles.

                                                                    Great stay!

                                                                    Larry B.

                                                                    5 of us (3 adults/2 children)really enjoyed our stay at the Sand Dollar. Perfect location for beaches, restaurants, etc...Todd was always there to help us get settled in. Loved the pool too. Can't go wrong with this rental. I would stay there again!

                                                                    Great Value, best location, nice condo

                                                                    Tamara C.Michigan

                                                                    We loved this condo. Great ground location. Quiet complex. Nice pool and hot tub. Grounds are impeccable. Walk to the beach in 2 minutes! Nicely furnished. Comfortable beds, nice bedding. Great kitchen with everything necessary for cooking. Washer and dryer. Two nice patios with grill. The location is close to all LA attractions, San Diego attractions, and everything in Orange County. My family wouldn't stay anywhere else. You shouldn't miss this great vacation rental! Todd is wonderful to work with and very responsive to all your travel needs. Two full baths with lots of towels. All the beach gear you could ever want or need is at your fingertips! Three TVs with great reception. We felt so "at home" in this condo that we didn't want to leave!

                                                                    Loved this condo

                                                                    Ashley P.-

                                                                    We had an amazing week at this beautiful condo. It is spacious and clean and you can tell it has been updated recently. Loved having the queen bed and bunk beds in the second room for our kids. Also loved that there was a tv in both bedrooms. Kitchen was well stocked and it was really nice to not have to bring our own beach towels, boogie boards, umbrellas, etc.... they were all provided. Todd was great to work with and we will hopefully be staying here again soon!


                                                                    Monarch Beach, Dana Point, CA, USA

                                                                    The Sand Dollar is located across from Strands Beach in beautiful Dana Point. The area known as 'the California Riviera' shares the beach with the Ritz Carlton and St. Regis hotels. Popular Laguna Beach is nearby offering art galleries and festivals. Other Activities: Basketball Court, Boating, Shopping, Kayaking, Wildlife Viewing, Shelling, Health/Beauty Spa Golf: Orange County is a great destination for golf, with a selection of courses for variety of skill and budget. Options in the area include:


                                                                    Additional information about rental rates

                                                                    Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

                                                                    41 Reviews
                                                                    Wonderful 4.9/5
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