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Comfortably appointed AND steps from the beach!!!

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 30 nights


About the property

2 bedroom 2 bath condo at Strand Beach in Dana Point!

Enjoy the sumptuous Southern California lifestyle right here in Dana Point! Adorably decorated, beautiful, bright and updated 2nd floor end unit condo! Our home is located in the highly sought after location of Niguel Beach Terrace on the ocean side of PCH and across the street from multi-million dollar homes, is less than a 3 minute walk down the stairs to Strand Beach, is near a multitude of casual and fine restaurants, and Dana Point Harbor. Doheny State Beach is 1 mile away! Less than 1 mile from The Ritz Carlton and The St. Regis! The heated community pool and hot tub are right around the corner from your front door!

Light and bright paint and newer furnishings throughout create a warm, cozy, and inviting environment for you and your family to escape from the busyness of life. Our home is a place you will be able to relax and enjoy the beach-style surroundings in gorgeous Dana Point!

This adorable and bright 1000 sq. ft. condo offers a comfortable living/dining room combination that opens to a cozy patio. The kitchen has newer appliances, a 4 burner electric range/oven, and a window that looks out on to a second balcony off of the second bedroom. The master bedroom is bright and spacious, has a vaulted ceiling and offers a king-size bed with a pillow-top firm mattress and luxurious linens. The second bedroom is well appointed and offers full sized (not twin!) bunk beds. Both bedrooms offer flat screen TVs with DVD players. All of the windows, closets, and sliding glass doors are fitted with custom made plantation shutters to help create a relaxed beach atmosphere.

The condo is approximately 25 miles from John Wayne Airport (SNA), 33 miles to Disneyland, 40 miles to Knott's Berry Farm, 36 miles to LEGOLAND, 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 California has to offer!

Take a scenic drive north to Laguna Beach, Newport Beach, Balboa Island, Corona del Mar, and Huntington Beach. A short drive south will take you to Capistrano Beach, San Clement and Oceanside. You can surf at San Onofre State Beach and if you're up for the challenge, Trestles Beach attracts surfers from all over the world who search for that perfect wave.

**This is a monthly rental only. 30 night stay is required per our community's HOA rules.

More Details

Leigh Dunn
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 19, 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 2013

Why Leigh Dunn chose Monarch Beach

This is our second rental property in Dana Point and it is a blessing to be able to share it with you! There are few settings in life that allow you to sit, view, reflect, be still, and listen to the wonder of God's creation. 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 in that it is so close to the beach! All the rooms are well appointed, not like some other rentals that leave you feeling squeezed in. It will comfortably sleep 4 adults and isn't designed as a party atmosphere where people will be sleeping on the floor or on couches. This condo is for the long term renter and as such we have purchased furniture that reflects a calm and cozy atmosphere - like your own home. It is conveniently located near (within a mile or two) 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 bright 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~

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for a very pleasant stay in your condo. Everything was better we expected. It was great being able to walk to everything and the neighbors were friendly.
May 2018
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Monarch Beach Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , 2 sinks for his and her washing
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , King bed with new firm pillow-top mattress
    Bedroom 2 - 2 double , Bunkbed has 2 FULL size mattresses
  • Both bedrooms are well appointed and offer 42' Vizio flat screen TVs along with DVD players and Cox cable.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Comfortably appointed AND steps from the beach!!!
average rating of 4.9473686 based on 20 reviews

Great California lifestyle

  • 5 of 5

The condo is very nice, and very well appointed. We had everything we needed to make this our home for three months. The owner is very accommodating, and easy to reach. Thank you LEIGH for a great three months!

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Loved the condo and location! The hosts were fantastic, we would definitely go back again!

  • 5 of 5

Property was great and had everything we needed for our stay. Loved the decor’s beach theme, was such a lovely place to get away.

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This condo was very well appointed. The location was both close to the beach and close to great dining. I would stay again for sure.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Beach Condo!

  • 5 of 5

I can't say enough great things about Leigh and Steve's place. First, the location is right across from the beach~ Strands, the best beach in Dana Point IMO. The condo complex is quiet, and landscape is well maintained. People in the complex are super respectful of the quiet hours, so we could really sleep in without any outside noise.

The condo was very close to the wonderful salt water outdoor pool and hot tub. The condo was perfect. So greatly decorated. The kitchen had everything you need. The master suite was large, open and the king size bed was SOOO comfortable. The other bedroom was perfect for my daughter and her friend, because it was full size bunks~~and they had their own bath.

The condo had beach towels, chairs, boogie boards, umbrella and a small cooler. You don't need to bring a thing. We LOVED it and will definitely book again.

We traveled to every Orange County town ~~Dana Point was my favorite.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice location

  • 4 of 5

This property was great. Clean and nicely appointed all the amenities you would need are provided even a comfortable bed. Location couldn't be better for traveling to either LA or San Diego we did both. We had a great time.

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location

  • 5 of 5

The condo was comfortable and a fantastic location. The neighborhood was upscale and safe as well as perfect for walking everywhere! The condo was well equipped for a fantastic stay!

  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
John Wayne Airport (SNA)
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
At the Ritz Carlton - Laguna Niguel
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
2 Miles
Nearest Beach
Strand Beach, Dana Point - right across the street
Car: recommended

Dana Point has an abundance of activities year round! The harbor provides for plenty of activity from watching sail boats enter the harbor, kayaking, stand up paddle boarding, and many unique shops to peruse while waiting for your dinner reservation at one of the many restaurants. There is great surfing at Doheny Beach for the newer surfer or at Strand Beach for the more experienced surfer. There is a wonderful Interpretive Center located at the end of Scenic Drive that allows you to walk out to the Dana Point Headlands and learn about the rich natural history of this beautiful area. There are an abundance of walking paths and stairs for the exercise enthusiast. This is an outdoor person's paradise!!!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning fee $165

Personal checks and credit cards are accepted. However, if you are paying via PayPal there will be an additional 4% fee added to your total to process your funds. Credit cards are accepted ONLY through PayPal.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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