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STRANDS BEACH & GARDEN RETREAT; California Riviera

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 30 nights

Overview

About the property

2 Bedroom, 2 Bath Lower Level Condo Within Walking Distance To The Beach

PRIME LOCATION. The location of our condominium can't be beat. Its location allows visitors access to world-class everything—world class beaches, golf, dining, walking trails, Dana Point Harbor, and world class hotels. The unit is located on the very south end of the Niguel Beach Terrace condominium complex which provides for a great deal of privacy. The complex is adjacent to numerous walking trails which access cliff vistas, beaches, harbors, and the town center of Dana Point. The condo feels very private as it looks out to a number of garden areas, rather than into other units in the complex or to the parking lot. Enjoy this newly renovated, luxuriously decorated space, complete with two quiet beautiful garden patios. The complex comes complete with a heated pool and spa, and is a short distance to one of the most beautiful parks and walking areas in Southern California. Enjoy the panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean, overlooking the famous Dana Strands and Salt Creek Beaches, shared with two world class hotels--the Ritz Carlton and St. Regis. Because of the close proximity to the beaches and Dana Point Harbor, this is a walker and photographer's paradise!

NEWLY APPOINTED UNIT: Recently completely refurbished and updated, our condo is fully decked out for your comfort. The kitchen is fully equipped with everything a family would need for comfort. The two private bedrooms include one large master suite which opens up to a beautiful garden patio, one of the most generous patios in the entire complex. The second bedroom has two twin beds and opens up to a patio surrounded by a small succulent garden. The floor plan is continuous throughout--from any room one can move from bedroom to patio to living room to dining room and kitchen with ease.

THE AREA: This is a convenient starting point for many of Southern California's tourist attractions and activities. Walk to the newly opened nature trails over the Headlands, with sitting areas and view points out over the ocean. Stroll down one of the many paths to the beach below. Enjoy a day of golf or take in a spa treatment at the Ritz Carlton or St. Regis hotels, both within half a mile away. Just to the south is Dana Point Harbor with sailing, fishing, whale-watching, restaurants, shops, home to the historic tall ship “The Pilgrim”, the Ocean Institute and adjacent tide pools. Further south are the cities of San Clemente with an excellent pier, Historic Mission San Juan Capistrano, and San Diego with its famous Sea World , Wild Animal Park and the San Diego Zoo (about 1-hour drive).

A short drive to the north is Laguna Beach (5-6 miles), famous for its beautiful beaches and coves, art galleries, and the Pageant of the Masters summer productions. Travel a little further up the coast to Newport Beach (10-12 miles), home to world-class shopping at Fashion Island, and the Balboa Pier. Disneyland and Knott's Berry Farm is within a 45-minute drive north.

More Details

Owner
Corinne
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 10, 2017

About Corinne

We recently purchased this property after walking and exploring all that the area offers. We fell in love with the long stretches of beaches nearby, accessibility to Dana Point and the Harbor, and are happy to share this unique location with those from outside the area.

Corinne purchased this condo in 2013

Why Corinne chose Monarch Beach

We shopped in the region for quite some time having grown up in the area, and found this particular unit in the complex to be exceptional. It's gardens are like none other in the Niguel Beach Terrace complex because the unit looks out into neighboring greenbelt and it's location is next to one of the most prestigious developments in south Orange County, The Strand.

What makes this condo unique

The Strands Beach & Garden Retreat is a walker's paradise! We fell in love with the area during our almost daily walks throughout Dana Point Harbor, the Headlands, and the many stairways and beaches of the Strand and Salt Creek beaches. The ocean wildlife is abundant and on any given day you are likely to witness dolphins and pelicans or the sweet sounds of the harbor seals barking.

Amenities

Monarch Beach Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 off Master Suite - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower
  • Guest Bathroom includes an enclosed stacked washer and dryer.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Ample closet space
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Cal King; opens to large garden patio
  • Sleeps 4 in beds
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • 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
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(16 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 5.0 based on 16 reviews
5

My favorite place in Orange County

  • 5 of 5

We loved your condo! Peaceful, well equipped and comfortable. It truly came to feel like a home away from home.

This was a working vacation, and it was so lovely to take a break, and walk to the beach or drive 5 minutes to the harbor to paddle board. I hope we have a reason to return.

Thank you for your kindness and lovely home!

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful stay in Dana Point!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time here!

The location was perfect, conveniently within walking distance to the beautiful Strands Beach. We took advantage of the fabulous sunsets. Imagine being able to walk 5 minutes to the ocean and watch the sun go down. What an amazing romantic experience!

We could not have asked for a more accommodating host. We were greeted with a lovely welcome basket and fresh fruit.

The owner contacted us the day we arrived to see if we needed anything or had any questions. We've been renting vacation homes for several years and we both agreed the communication and attention to

our needs were both superb.

A few highlights:

-kitchen is well stocked

- king bed in Master is extremely comfortable

- rain shower in master is amazing

-two beautiful garden patios

-efficient barbecue

-three slider doors to enjoy the ocean breeze

-unit is facing south, provides fantastic light

-close to the beach, Dana Point Harbor, restaurants, grocery stores

Gelson's our favorite grocery store. Waterman's our favorite restaurant.

This property offered a perfect experience of Dana Point at its finest!

Thank you, we appreciate your kindness and professionalism.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Waite Park, MN
5

Great Condo, Great Location.

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this condo. Dana Point is a fabulous place -- it's on the beach, offers lots of close by shopping, day trips, and entertainment. And, it has a lot less traffic and congestion than other cities up and down the coast.

The condo was clean and well maintained. Two patios give you a "morning side" and an "afternoon-evening side" for coffee or a glass of wine. The ground floor location puts you on green grass and among real plants and flowers when you step out the door. The beds were comfortable, closet space adequate, the kitchen well stocked with utensils, TV's were in all major living spaces, and internet access was fast and reliable. Corinne was wonderful to work with and attentive our needs.

The location is fantastic. It's an easy walk to the beach -- there are stairs and ramps involved, but they proved good exercise for us. We really enjoyed the multiple walking paths and routes in the area: the beach, the Dana Point State Marine Preserve, to the Harbor, Sea Terrace Community Park, areas around the Ritz Carlton and the Ocean Institute, Hilltop Park, and pleasant streets. Take your camera.

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2015
  • Stayed: February 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sao Paulo, Brazil
5

Beautiful place

  • 5 of 5

My boyfriend and I stayed in this apartment for a week and we could ask for more. The property is very beautifully decorated and clean. It has everything that we needed to cook and the Wifi is very fast. Close to the Dana Point Harbor, we watched the sunset in the ocean everyday.

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2015
  • Stayed: April 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great Condo, Awesome location!

  • 5 of 5

The condo is great! Really spacious, very well decorated, super clean and with all the appliances you need! It has 2 patios and plenty of windows so you can enjoy that californian sun! The owners were very nice and even put together a binder with great informations and tips on what to do in the area! The location is great, in front of the beach where you can surf and watch an awesome sunset. Also near to some very nice restaurants and other activities.

The complex is very calm, quiet and private. And also has a nice hot tub.

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2015
  • Stayed: April 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great for Families!

  • 5 of 5

My family stayed here for two months and were very happy with the accommodations. The property was comfortable, clean, and tastefully decorated. Corinne was super responsive, and quickly helped solve an issue we had with the WiFi. We wouldn't hesitate recommending this property to anyone looking for a relaxing vacation close to the beach.

  • Submitted: May 31, 2015
  • Stayed: November 2014
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Disneyland
Disney's California Adventure
Angel Stadium of Anaheim
Discovery Science Center
Dana Point Harbor
Dana Wharf Sportfishing & Whale Watching
Chart House Restaurant - Dana Point
"Wonderful views and within walking distance from our unit."
Strands Beach
"Within a short walk from Strands Beach & Garden Retreat"
Salt Creek Beach Park
"All within walking distance from Strands Beach & Garden Retreat"
Ritz Carlton Laguna Niguel
"Enjoy walking the grounds or treat yourself to a luxurious spa treatment."
St. Regis, Monarch Beach
"Just on the other side of Pacific Coast Highway--enjoy a day of golf at the Links at Monarch..."
Starbucks
Mission San Juan Capistrano
Festival of Arts and Pageant of the Masters
"During the summer enjoy the stunning "live" art performance at the Pageant of the Master, bu..."
San Clemente Pier
Nearest Airport
20 Miles
John Wayne (Santa Ana)
Car: recommended

Within a 3-minute walk to Coastal Kitchen, Chart House, Craft House, and Cannon's restaurants with spectacular views overlooking the Dana Point Harbor. Also a quick walk to Starbuck's and J.J. Beans coffee shops. Close to live music and entertainment at StillWater Spirits and Sounds, Hennessey's Tavern and Luxe Restaurant and Bar. The list goes on and on.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning Fee $150

HOLIDAY RATES: An additional 20% is added for Holiday periods--New Year's, Christmas, Memorial Week, Labor Day Week, Thanksgiving.
DEPOSIT: $500 security/damage deposit required at time of booking.
CLEANING FEE: $150.
PAYMENT SCHEDULE: 50% of rental fee due now; remaining 50% due 60 days prior to arrival. Check-in: 4:00 p.m.; Check-out: 10:00 a.m.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 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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