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Sunny 2Br Apartment in Dana Point, Near Harbor-Beaches-Shopping-Entertainment

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

Quiet 2nd floor 2 Br / 2 Bth apartment with Kitchen, Balcony & Private Parking

This private oasis apartment is perfect for 2 couples or a Family (maximum 6) The Rental Price is based on two Adult. We charge an Extra $22.00 per person/per night for extra Guests.

No Animals and No Smoking Allowed in and around the premises. (No Smoking 25' from the building) No Exceptions! The apartment is conveniently located in downtown Dana Point the do called Lantern District and has everything you need to enjoy the California sunshine and breezes year round.

The apartment has been recently renovated and is fully equipped to be your comfortable home away from home. The spacious master bedroom has carpet floors, a queen-size bed, a 4-drawer dresser, private bathroom, and a huge walk in closet. The second bedroom has a full size bed with mirrored closet. French doors in the living room lead to a den/office with a Futon which converts to a Full size bed, should you need an additional sleeping accommodation, + a computer desk with access to an iMac and free WiFi connectivity. Two full size bathrooms have tiled flooring with enclosed shower and toilet. The large living room has wood flooring with a comfy couch/hide a bed, a gas log fireplace, a Smart Digital LCD WIFI TV (No Cable) and a blue ray DVD player. The kitchen is well-equipped with a gas stove, oven, microwave, dishwasher, and large refrigerator with ice and water in the door. There is an enclosed private laundry room with washer/dryer and storage. (we provide 2 beach chairs, bogey boards, Umbrella, Ice box and beach towels) One private designated Guest Parking spot is included on the premises in the front driveway near the main entrance door of apartment A.

You will be within walking distance of the Dana Point Harbor, the beach, fabulous restaurants and markets. One of Southern California’s most famous beaches, The Strands at Salt Creek, is minutes away. This beach is frequented by the guests of the Ritz-Carlton and the St. Regis hotels. Who knows? You may run into someone famous. Educate yourself about the local sea life and explore the tide pools at the world-class Orange County Ocean Institute, also within walking distance. Local activities readily available include golf, tennis, hiking, sailing, boating, biking, paddle boarding, jet skiing, and much, much more. Check out the Dana Point calendar for other seasonal events. like the world famous "Doheny Blues Festival" in May.

If you want to venture out of Dana Point, there are an assortment of venues to explore. Among them are Disneyland (40 min.), Sea World, the famous San Diego Zoo, and Legoland (all within a 1 hour drive). The beautiful, “artsy” town of Laguna Beach, home of the Art Festival, is a short 15 minute drive away to the north. Ten minutes to the south is San Clemente with its charming downtown, pier, beautiful beaches and the locals’ favorite surf spots. The historic town of San Juan Capistrano is 15 minutes away. You can visit the restored San Juan Capistrano Mission, stroll the quaint Los Rios district where you will find restaurants, antique and gift shops, art galleries, or take the little ones to the petting zoo. The John Wayne O.C. Airport is 30 minutes north; LAX is 60 minutes north.

NO SMOKING, NO PETS, NO EXCEPTIONS. Occupancy limit as per contract.

CHECK-IN is between 4:00 & 7:00 pm and CHECK-OUT by 11:00 am. unless an alternate time is agreed upon!

Year Round Rental Rates Based On:

$ 135.00 per Night for up to 2 occupants.

$ 540.00 for 4 night minimum stay

$ 854.00/week

$ 3,475.00/month

Additional Guest above 2 is Charged

$ 22.00 Per Person/Per Nght (maximum 6 additional guests)

A 10% City bed tax is added to the reservation and is not refundable.

Refundable Deposit of $ 200.00 (Damage Protection)

Cleaning Fee of $125.00 may be refunded based on condition of apartment upon Departure and following House Rules.

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

A 25% Cancellation fee will be charged for any cancellation after reservation has been confirmed. No Refund will be issued for any Cancellation within 45 days of Occupancy.

City of Dana Point Transient Occupancy Registration Certificate No. STR16-0443

If you use Skype for video or phone communication, my screen name is 'breezinsamy'

More Details

Samy Abdou
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, french, italian, arabic
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 12, 2017

About Samy Abdou

I am a Retired Computer Graphics Teacher. I have the Ultimate Pride of Ownership and keep my property in impeccable shape. You will be the Judge of that when you visit.

If you use Skype for video or phone communication, my screen name is 'breezinsamy'

Samy Abdou purchased this apartment in 2004

Why Samy Abdou chose Dana Point

This Enchanting Breezy Oasis is in the Heart of Down Town Dana Point, (Lantern District). This is a very quaint and extremely active and friendly community. After your visit, I would not be surprised if you would decide to be part of this amazing place.

What makes this apartment unique

Once you are settled in here, you will be able to walk anywhere and have everything at your finger tips.

This is a coastal community on the Pacific Ocean with steady dry temperature of 70 plus during the day year round. It can be cold before Sunrise and after Sunset in the Winter time so make sure you bring a Sweater and a Jacket.


Lantern Village Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower
  • The two bathrooms have tiled flooring with shower/bathtub and toilet.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
  • The spacious bedroom 1 has hardwood floors, a queen-size bed, a 4-drawer dresser, walk in closet, private bathroom. Bedroom 2 has a full size bed adjacent to a full size bathroom. Bedroom 3 (Den) has a Futon which convert to a double size bed, a computer desk with access to an iMac and free WiFi connectivity.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 8 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Senior Adults Only Community ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • 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:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Sunny 2Br Apartment in Dana Point, Near Harbor-Beaches-Shopping-Entertainment
average rating of 4.6571426 based on 35 reviews

Amazing - Great Location - Samy is a GEM

  • 5 of 5

We just stayed at this location Sept 7-12.- from Canada

Samy was incredible, the place was immaculate, and the neighborhood was perfect. It was walking distance to everything including the free trolley that would take you either way up Pacific Coast Highway. Samy was amazing, very helpful, and always available for recommendations, sights, etc. He was incredibly kind.

I highly recommend this location to anyone thinking about going. Not only will I be back, but I will stay with him again.

Just go,

Shelley W

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the very kind comments and YES you are absolutely welcome any time.
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  • 5 of 5

Thank you for a great stay. Samy was super helpful and the place was spot on for us - comfortable and plenty of space. Dana point was a wonderful - Doheny Beach was much enjoyed by the kids for surfing! Thanks again

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a Sweet family a VRBO's owner dream guests. 7 Stars out of five. You are welcome any time.
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The property is great. Pictures are accurate and location is fantastic.

  • 1 of 5

Be aware: the property sleeps 6, but the advertised rate is for TWO PEOPLE ONLY. The owner will charge you $22 PER PERSON PER NIGHT for anything over 2 people. And he will be there when you check in and "around" frequently. And if you do have more then two people he will ask that you settle with him for cash which is shady and against Homeaway policies. He tried that with me over the phone when I booked and then 3 times is person at the property during my stay. So if you have a family you can increase your rate $22 per night per person. It is unfortunate the owner is so unscrupulous because it really is a wonderful property.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am not sure who is shady; the guest who tried to swindle the owner for owed money or the owner for trying to enforce the written and well advertised rental fees. HMMMMM AND ... A beautiful satin comforter had to be replaced after these guests.
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Dana Point

  • 4 of 5

We had a great time . Everything was great except the AC was broken and it was a little warm at night but Samy Abdou brought us fans and was very accommodating. Great location too.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind words.
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Comfy Clean & Convenient

  • 5 of 5

Our landlord Sami was a super friendly host with an extraordinary background regarding Olympic Volleyball. The description says 2 bedroom but has a nice size private office with an extremely comfy futon that my son loved so it really is a 3 bedrooms. The apartment takes up the whole second floor and is just 3 or 4 short blocks to 2 trolley stops (Dana Point has a free trolley around the town to all the beaches). There is also a Circle K a block away and several coffee shops in each direction. We went to 4 beaches, our favorite for boogie boarding was Strands although there are LOTS of stairs (but there's a Funicular too which the kids loved). Baby beach was nice for renting paddle boards or kayaks (it's like a Bay). Loads of good restaurants all within walking or Trolley distance. Also the Trolley connects to Laguna beach's Trolley system. The apartment has a washer / dryer out back in a shed along with 2 sand chairs, beach umbrella, older boogie boards and a cooler. Out front is also a covered picnic table for renters use. It was 1 1/2 hours to San Diego Zoo and under an hour to Disneyland so is a great way for us East Coasters to visit Southern California. Pleasant decor, comfortable beds, & nice weather, all add up to a lovely vacation!

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words and 5 star review. You are certainly welcome to your home in Dana Point any time you desire. Samy
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Clean property in working class section of Dana Point.

  • 3 of 5

Property very clean and people helpful. Beds were marginal and uncomfortable, WFI TV was useless, Air Conditioning worked half the time and property suited to people that like a city environment.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I tried everything to make him happy, this is why the gest is de-satisfied..... Please read our response. Guest: Fri. 7/7/2017 @ 11:49 PM PDT + several other call attempt after midnight Where is the AC? The thermostat is showing 83 F Owner: Sat. 7/8/2017 @ 9:00 AM PDT Due to the fact that I live downstairs, I called first thing in the morning and went upstairs to inspect the problem. When I entered the apartment I was appalled at the condition and saw Marijuana paraphernalia and a Beer on the dinning room table (The apartment is designated as a Non-Smoking Environment) A notorious odor was present! In regard to the AC, the Fan on the thermostat was ON but the AC was not working due to the fact that the circuit breaker was Off ??, After turning it ON the AC started flowing a cool breeze, so I helped them close all windows to help cool the apartment. After several hours the Temperature went from 83 to 76. Sun. 7/9/2017 @ 8:07 PM PDT Hello XXXX, I Just want to let you know that I am always available from 8:00 am to 9:00 pm 7 days a week. I hope that you and your wifei are very comfortable, now that the AC is keeping you cool. If you read the VRBO listing description you will find that you are breaking one of the most Important House Rule "No Smoking" Vaping is considered smoking and leaves a residual unpleasant odor. If you must Vape please do it in your car at least 25' from the building. Thank you in advance for your consideration in this matter. Enjoy the rest of your stay! Samy, xxx-xxx-xxxx (No Texting) Guest: Sun. 7/9/2017 @ 8:30 pm PDT through a phone conversation, he complained again that it was not cool enough, so I brought in a Fan and placed it in the bedroom until I can contact AC Tech to solve the problem. Owner: Mon. 7/10/2017 @ 7:00 AM PDT, I started calling AC companies trying to find a Technician to rectify the problem, Non available immediately but the First available was Saturday. Guest: Mon. 7/10/2017 @ 11:38 PM PDT I will be guided by your wishes. It was rare since I am gone about 15 hours each day. I apologize. Owner: Wed. 7/12/2017 @ 11:00 AM PDT, One of the AC companies contacted me that due to a cancellation in the area a Technician can come between 1:00 and 4:00 PM to rectify the problem. So I called Mr. XXXX immediately to get permission to enter the premises. Upon arrival the technician showed me that cold air flowing from the AC was around 69F and when he left it was 57F.
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Nearest Airport
18 Miles
Orange County, John Wayne Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Hennessey's / Still Water / and Many More
Nearest Ferry
0.5 Miles
Catalina Island Ferry
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Many 18 holes
Nearest Train
5 Miles
San Juan Capistrano Train Depot
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
San Diego 5 Fwy
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Everything is within walking distance
Nearest Ski
85 Miles
Big Bear Mountain
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Doheny State Park
Car: not necessary

Please Check Our Complete Dana Point Site for Year Round Activities and Fun Things To Do.....


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125
Additional Guest Fee $22 per person per night
Damage Deposit $200

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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