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Dana Point, Lantern Village 2bd/2BA Condo-Close to Dp Harbor!

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,257 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 30 nights


About the property

Condo, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

Rare Santa Clara beach condo. Only a minutes walk to dozens of restaurants and shopping! Beautiful, bright, and updated end unit condo! Laguna Beach, Newport Beach, Balboa Island, Corona del Mar, and Huntington Beach are all just a short drive north from Dana Point. Capistrano Beach, San Clemente, and Oceanside are just a short drive south!

***Light and bright paint throughout and tasteful furnishings create a warm, cozy, and inviting enviornment for you and your family to escape the daily hectic American life we all live. This is a place you will be able to relax and enjoy the serene surroundings of the condo, the neighborhood, and gorgeous Dana Point!

This beautifully bright 1257 square foot condo offers a large living room with a brick gas fireplace that opens to a generous south facing patio. The kitchen has newer appliances, a 5 burner gas range, and a pass through window to the living room and dining area. Beautiful new plantation shutters were installed in September 2016 to help create more of that relaxed coastal vibe that is bringing you to Dana Point! The master bedroom is bright and spacious and offers a California king bed with a pillow-top mattress and luxurious linens along with ample work space if you have to bring the daily grind with you on vacation . The second bedroom is bright and spacious and offers 2 separate full sized beds.

The condo is on the bluff side of PCH near fine homes and a quiet neighborhood, is less than a block to Heritage Park, is a short stroll to shopping, a multitude of casual and fine resturants, and Dana Point Harbor. Doheny State Beach is a mile away! Less than 2 miles from The Ritz Carlton - Laguna Niguel! The community pool and spa are just steps from the door. The condo is approximately 25 miles from John Wayne Airport, 33 miles to Disneyland, 40 miles to Knott's Berry Farm, and 65 miles to San Diego. Also, a drive north and south on Pacific Coast Highway will take you past some of the best beaches and beach cities Southern Califormia has to offer!

Keywords: apartment, flat, condo, vacation

More Details

Leigh Dunn
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 17, 2018

About Leigh Dunn

Steve and I (Leigh) live in Littleton, Colorado with our two sons. We are avid outdoor people which is good because Colorado is an outdoor paradise! You just can't beat 300+ days of the most beautiful blue skies in the world! I play a lot of tennis; Steve enjoys skiing, hunting, and fishing; and our boys love to play any sport that allows them to be physical. We are very involved with our church in Colorado and have participated in multiple outreach programs as well as traveling to Juarez, Mexico to build homes for families in need. We love Jesus and have been immensely blessed by Him.

Leigh Dunn purchased this condo in 2012

Why Leigh Dunn chose Dana Point

I was born and raised and went to college in Southern California so when the opportunity to purchase a vacation home in Dana Point arose, I jumped in wholeheartedly! It's been my desire to share my deep love of the ocean with my family and now that is possible. Sitting on the shore and listening to the waves crash brings a special kind of peace to my soul. I hope it will bring a sense of peace to your soul as well~

What makes this condo unique

Our condo is unique. All the rooms are large, not like some other rentals that leave you feeling squeezed in. It is in one of Dana Point's original neighborhoods right in the middle of Lantern Village. Just a couple of blocks to dozens of restaurants, bars, surf-shops, a farmer's market and shopping!

We love that Dana Point is so close to the other world-class beaches in Southern California. One of the unique benefits of Dana Point is that is has a laid back feeling to it...even among the million dollar homes. It doesn't have that pretentious feeling that can come with beach living. The condo is comfortable and spacious and allows us to relax and get away from our normal busyness here in Colorado. We sincerely hope that you will find your stay as restful as we do~


Dana Point Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1257 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 28
  • Children welcome
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Only 1 small dog under 20 lbs. is allowed. Dogs that bark excessively should not be brought along on your vacation. This is a residential community.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Family
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • King size beds (1) King bed and pillow-top mattress will give you a wonderful night sleep!, Queen size Beds (1) Living room sofa converts to a queen size bed., Bunk Beds (1) Full size bunkbed - not twin size!
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • 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:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews
Bozeman, MT

The Best

  • 5 of 5

The property is perfectly cared for. The location is near every amenity one could ask for. If you go to this property with high expectations, you’ll be surprised by even more than you expect. The bonus in this whole package is the willingness of the property owner to accommodate your every need. We’ve used this property for a number of years and love it more with each visit.

  • Submitted: May 3, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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great condo/apartment, great location, great landlord

  • 5 of 5

everything was super. title says it all

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Antelope Valley, CA

Beautiful condo close to everything!

  • 5 of 5

My 9 year old twins and I enjoyed our stay at this wonderful condo. The condo is located on a beautiful street and is surrounded by million dollar homes. When you first arrive, you find that you have two parking spots available to you which is helpful for unpacking and for gearing up for local adventures. The condo is on the second floor and the stairs overlook the sparkling pool and spa. We rarely saw any of our neighbors, but when we did they were extremely friendly and suggested activities or sights that only the locals would know. Leigh and Steve, the owners, were also a fount of information as to what to see and do around the area. They even included a notebook filled with brochures, restaurant menus, and savings cards for local businesses. The bedrooms are separated by a hallway and there is an enormous walk-in closet. The Master bedroom was beautifully appointed and the bed reminded me of the quality I would find at the St. Regis, or other high end hotel. The twins' room had two full sized beds with memory foam mattresses. The living room was spacious and the high definition television made me want to buy the same model when I returned home! The owners were very thoughtful for including many of the items that we would need while we were there but we didn't want to purchase or pack for ourselves. We found 4 beach chairs, two beach umbrellas, sand toys, sand blanket, beach towels, and boogie boards in their storage closet! I really can't say enough good things about this condo. The decor was beautiful and well appointed. Every detail had been attended to. There was a large inventory of DVDs for us to watch and also a library of books to enjoy. I always like to mix family vacations with relaxation and education and we found both within a 25 minute drive. We enjoyed "Baby Beach" in the Dana Point Harbor and also visited the Ocean Institute. We could have rented paddle boards or taken sailing lessons right there but decided against that. Baby beach is perfect for kids who might not have a lot of experience in the water as there are no waves. Even though we were there in the height of summer, we easily found free parking very close to the sand at 10 am! We had that same experience on all of our beach days which included a day in Newport Beach, Corona Del Mar tide pools, and Laguna Beach. We also visited the Mission San Juan Capistrano, The Bowers Museum, and Children's Discovery Cube! I can recommend this condo without hesitation!

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bozeman, MT


  • 5 of 5

This property fit our needs perfectly. Location, location, location. From this condo we walked to the harbor on a daily basis. (The Science Center at the far end of the harbor is a must.) Each evening we watched the sun set over the harbor from two of many overlooks, both within a block from the condo. The opportunity to surf, run or walk along Strands and Salt Creek beaches is more than handy . Many morning runs took us through the sandy path of the protected area to Strands and then on to Salt Creek beaches. Restaurants in the area are abundant. Take your pick. We were lucky enough to be there during the Dana Point Grand Prix bike race. Great event. Again, we needed no car. If you choose to drive to find adventure, the choices are abundant. Far too many to mention. The "things to do and see" portion of the booklet in the condo gave us many ideas. This is definitely a 5 star choice for a home away from home.

  • Submitted: May 8, 2015
  • Stayed: March 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Simple a GREAT place to stay

  • 5 of 5

We had such a wonderful time at this condo. It is close to LA, Huntington Beach and San Diego County. The condo is super clean and is nicely appointed. We have stayed in SoCal for a number of years and found this place absolutely great.

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Upstate New York

Simply the best...

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for the perfect place to feel at home in Dana Point this will do nicely! It is better than the listing photos reflect. Every detail was in place from the furnishings to wonderful extras like the gas fireplace for chilly mornings and a new Kuerig Coffee Maker. The location is extraordinary! Only one block from the gorgeous Heritage Park....perfect for sunsets and a short cut to the Harbor. Two blocks from a very nice grocery store & 2 fine restaurants that look out over the ocean plus wonderful walking trails in every direction. The apartment was sparkling clean, cozy & comfortable! Leigh was always available if we had a question. My husband and I stayed happily for 14 weeks and were sorry to leave!

I'm a native of Dana Point and a very picky person (former B&B owner) and I loved the place :-)!

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2014
  • Stayed: December 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
John Wayne Airport
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Dana Point Harbor
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Monarch Beach Golf Club
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Amtrak - San Juan Capistrano
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Pacific Coast Highway (PCH)- I15
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Numerous restaurants within walking distance
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Doheny State Beach
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Pet Fee $150
Cleaning fee $165

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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