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SoCal's Watermen's Paradise! Bring the family!

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,100 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 30 nights


About the property

Surf, sun, shopping, hot air balloon rides, casinos, museums, amusement parks..

Welcome to this charming 2 bedroom and 2 bath condo, which is across the street from the Strand Beach.

The large master bedroom has a king size bed. The second bedroom has a bunk bed with a full on the bottom and a twin on top. It also has a leather sofa/futon that turns into another full bed.

The updated kitchen is fully equipped with microwave oven, baking oven, Kuerig Coffee Maker, Jack LaLannes' Juice Maker, old style pop corn popper with gourmet seasonings, and all cooking utensils.

The living room has plush sofas and fully equipped entertainment system with Wii Game console and old fashion board games (i.e. Sorry, Monopoly, Clue). There's a Bose Sound System that turns your iPod, iPad, iPhones, and other devices into amazing audio entertainment. An electric fireplace warms up the room with a soothing glow. There are many DVDs and an excellent selection of books to keep you more than entertained.

The dining room is a perfect place for your holiday meals. Walk to the beach and surf, boogie board or paddle.

This home is also very close to the Dana Point Harbor and Shops. Take a half day fishing boat or spend the day at Baby Beach or stay in for a romantic evening or meditate to the exotic scented incense and fragranced candles.

The condo has everything that you could want for your California Beach Getaway and it's surrounded by activities without ever having to leave the area (see pics).

Note this property have been recently upgraded with NEW flooring and appliances (i.e. 60' HD Smart TV, dishwasher, frig, washer/dryer, etc.)

Although this condo can accommodate more than 4, our rate is for up to 4. Additional charges may apply for more than 4 guests.

Amenities are subject to change without notice.

More Details

Property Manager
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, mandarin
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 25, 2018

Why Mei chose Monarch Beach

Why the Stand Condo? This property really is the best deal for your money. Within Niguel Beach Terrace, You truly will not find a more affordable unit of the same size and amenities. Outside of the Niguel Beach Terrace, you will not be situated just across from beautiful Strand Beach and the 30 acres ocean front Headlands Nature Preserve. You have to come see it for yourself. Many other properties don't have access to a pool.

The owner takes personal pride in treating his guests as his personal VIPs. He is a surfer and has an appreciation for the joy of the beach lifestyle.

He tries to recreate the 'living at the beach' experience for his guests and make the property a 'beach home' and not just a place to sleep while on vacation.

What makes this condo unique

We also offer a discounted State beach pass - please inquire upon booking (valued at $15/day value); wake up to Keurig gourmet single cup coffee; enjoy freshly popped popcorn; juice that your own juice from our Jack LaLanne Juicer; relax to the sound of our Bose sound system; try your skills on our Wii games; have Netflex access; schedule a personalized surf lessons or a customized guided tour. SUP, kayak, and surfboard are available for rent.

We also offer many discounted theme park tickets (with advance notice - upon availability - call for pricing) and meal discounts or coupons not available elsewhere. Please inquire as to what are available and secure them at time of booking.

Daily/Weekly housekeeping is available upon request (additional fees apply).

Amenities are subject to change without notice.

Guestbook comments from the manager

" the place and would like to rent the place again this summer..."
Feb 2014
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Monarch Beach Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Resort ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Master bedroom shower and toilet separate from sink, so more people can use this bathroom at the same time
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , 1 bunk bed , Bunk bed with full n twin bed+ Full sleeper sleep3
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , king size bed.
  • Furniture and amenities are subject to change without notice.
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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SoCal's Watermen's Paradise! Bring the family!
average rating of 4.888889 based on 13 reviews

Wow! Best Vacation Rental!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this property for two month - by far the BEST! We visit Dana Point annually and usually stays at this community because of its location and amenity... Watermen's Paradise is by far the BEST! It makes a huge difference when the property is managed by someone who is close by or usually onsite. Any time we needed assistance (how to work the TV), someone responds immediately (and will come by to ensure we are comfortable). Talk about VIP service!

The place is right across from the beach. The unit is quiet. The property has just about everything we need to make us feel like we're at home (and if it's not here, the manager will bring it to us right away).

My kids loved this place - so much to do around the community and so much to do when you just want to be home and have a relaxing family moment (books for the adults, movies for the family, and even video games and board games for the kids).

The property is clean and very comfortable.

I love this property. We are definitely coming back this to Watermen's Paradise for our upcoming vacation.

Thank you for the most memorable vacation experience!

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2015
  • Stayed: April 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. Glad you and your family enjoyed your time at Dana Point. We look forward seeing you soon. May Lin Ppty. Mgr.
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Excellent Little Condo by the Beach

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here over Christmas 2015 and it was a excellent place to stay. They even decorated the place for us for Christmas.

We will be returning for sure.

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2015
  • Stayed: December 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed the place. Looking forward to seeing you and your family again.😊
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San Diego, CA

Beach family fun!

  • 5 of 5

When searching for locations on VRBO for our family vacation, my #1 requirement was that we could walk to the beach with my 2 and 5 year old. We spent 5 wonderful nights at SoCal's Watermen's Paradise with our friends and children. The beach is really close and easily accessible. The beach is very clean and kid friendly and you are surrounded by beautiful beach homes. We walked to the beach everyday and also partaked in the swimming pool after our beach excursions. The condo was very clean and had all the amenities we needed. Our kids slept comfortably on the futons and bunk beds. Shops are located very nearby for groceries and Laguna Beach is only 15 min away as well. I highly recommend this home for anyone wanting to Enjoy a beach family vacation.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice area and beautyful beach

  • 4 of 5

Me and my family enjoyed our vacation in this Condo (3 kids, 17, 14 and 7). The area is nice and the closest beach was really beautyful. The Condo is clean and the beds are good. The only drawback for us was the kitchen, I don't think that it's equipped for 5 people. It was for example only 4 glasses and a really small frying pan, not ease to cook for a whole family here. We met May at the Condo and she showed us everything and was really super nice. Overall a good vacation!

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Annelie, Thank you for your review. I am glad to hear that you and your family had a wonderful stay. I'm sorry the frying pan did not meet you and your family's need. The unit is equipped with standard (large) frying pan. However, I would like for you and your family to return for future vacation. Upon returning, please remind me of you and your family's need and I will make ever effort to provide you with adequate size frying pan. Additionally, I would like to extend a discounted rate for your future return due to the minor setback with your last stay. If interested, please contact me via email. Thank you and have a great year!
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Home away from home conveniently located and well appointed

  • 5 of 5

I have never slept so well on a mattress that wasn't my own! This clean condo has everything you'll need for a short or long stay (our stay was over a month) including wi-fi, smart tvs, Keurig, washer/dryer, plenty of linens and dishes, and much much more. Situated in a very quiet neighborhood, you're a 2 minute walk from the best beach in SoCal, as well as easy access to freeways and all the fun the area offers. Owners are very responsive to needs and I'd recommend this place to anyone looking for a rental in the area.

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2014
  • Stayed: February 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. We enjoyed having you. It was an honor and our pleasure to have you and your friend as our guests. We hope we will have the pleasure of having you as our guests again. Have a wonderful summer.
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  • 5 of 5

Very nice place was meet at the door by May she showed us the amenities and was available for any questions we have a large dog and they excepted her with know cocerns thank you very much we will be back

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2014
  • Stayed: March 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Mr. and Mrs. Love, It's our pleasure and honor to have you and your family as our guests. I'm glad you and your family had a great time. We look forward to seeing you soon. Have a wonderful spring. Sincerely, May Lin
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Orange County John Wayne
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Ferry
10 Miles
Newport Beach
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Monarch Beach
Nearest Train
3 Miles
San Juan Capistrano
Nearest Motorway
2.5 Miles
The 5 Freeway
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
All downtown restaurants
Nearest Ski
90 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
Strand and Salt Creek
Car: recommended

Vacations make wonderful memories and we would like to be a part of that. For this reason, we are dedicated to make your vacation as special as possible.

Just steps from Ritz Carlton and St Regis, you will enjoy the same beaches as their guests, but rather than to return to a room, you will return to your own home away from home.

Paddle boards(SUP), sea kayaks, hybrid paddle/surfboards, and short and long boards can be rented for the duration of your stay at a very reasonable rate and conveniently stored on the balcony. Even a personalized surf lesson can be arranged (call for availability and cost).

You can stay in and just soak in the beach vibes and watch a movie from our huge selection of DVDs, or grab a book from our collection and go kick back all day on the sand. But, if you are into exploring SoCal, let us offer a few suggestions that will definitely make your visit exciting and memorable:

Surf the world famous Trestles, Salt Creek, and Huntington Beach or go back in time and surf all day on your long board at Old Man's. Finish the day there with a beach bonfire and cookout. On big wave days, check out the dare devils at the Wedge. Doheny is the perfect beach for beginner surfers. You can snorkel, paddleboard, or charter a boat and go deep sea fishing.

A discounted state beach pass is available during your stay (valued at $15/day value). Please inquire pricing upon booking.

For the nature lovers, try the numerous scenic hiking trails right by the condo in the Headlands Preserve, Catalina Island, botanical gardens, Long Beach Aquarium, zoos, whale watching expeditions, hot air balloon rides, and even a sea lion rescue center just up the road.

For the artsy, visit the many museums in San Diego's Balboa Park. A few mile up the coast, Laguna Beach is filled with art galleries. One of the famous California missions is right in San Juan Capistrano. Also, close by, are many very nice venues for the theaters and arts, including the Saw Dust Festivals and the Pageant of the Masters. In Long Beach, visit the Queen Mary & Spruce Goose. If you like driving, go to LA and catch a play that can rival Broadway's. Check out Hollywood, do some high end shopping at Rodeo Drive, then Old Town Passdena, and visit Huntington Library and Desconso Garden in La Canada.

If you really like road trips, drive north to Santa Barbara and the nearby Hurst Castle, Michael Jackson's Neverland, and the wineries.

Speaking of wineries... There are over 50 in Temecula! Plus, enjoy a ballon ride, visit the western themed Old Town, and win back your day's spendings at the famous Pachanga Casino Resort.

Ladies, there's a really nice premium outlet 30 mins south of here. Just up the road, Laguna beach has many unique and interesting boutiques. Further up in Newport Beach check out the shopping and fun at Fashion Island. A bit further up is the famous Belmont Shore of Long Beach. Finally, get pampered at Glen Ivy in their salt water baths, mineral mud pool, underground grottos, and get a deep tissue massage.

There are many exciting destinations for the kids too. Right outside, they can explore the tide pools, a bit further are Disneyland/California Adventures, and Knotts Berry Farm. Legoland, Seaworld, the San Diego Wild Animal Park, and the San Diego Zoo are just south of here. Universal Studio and Magic Mountain are east of here.

Lastly, for the sports fans, go see the Ducks, the Angels, the Clippers, the Chargers, the Padres, the Kings, and the Lakers play.

If you are overwhelmed by this incomplete list of options, don't feel bad, SoCal is not a place you can cover in a week or two. Even most natives who live and work here never see half of it.

We can provide you a tour guide to make your vacation truly one of a kind. Don't hesitate to contact me, Steve, if I can help(hl2978@hotmail). My goal is to have happy return guests.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $500
Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning /Non Refundable $175
Towels(4 sets)Optional $80

This home is in a magical location, just a short walk to the most beautiful Southern California Beaches. It is fully equipped to feel like home.
Absolutely No Smoking! No Pets. Must sign rental agreement upon booking.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund