About the property
- Estate5200 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay12 - 30 nights
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Come relax in this Elegant Estate Home in a guard gated Monarch Beach/Dana Point Community
Enjoy a quiet stay with an expansive ocean view in this spacious 5200 square foot custom home. This prime location, on a single-loaded, double cul-de-sac street, is located between two World Class Resorts: the Ritz Carlton and the Monarch Beach Resort/Saint Regis. Situated one hour drive from Los Angeles and San Diego Airport and only 25 minutes from Orange County Airport and positioned perfectly for day trips to theme parks such as Disneyland, Legoland and the San Diego Zoo.
This 5 bedroom/5 bath dream home, that overlooks both “The Links At Monarch Beach” Golf Course and Pacific Ocean, is less than one mile from famous Salt Creek Beach and minutes from neighboring Laguna Beach. Expansive windows and operable sky lights flood this two story house with sunlight, refreshing ocean breezes and views of Catalina sunsets.
Amenities galore fill this estate including beautifully lush gardens, custom pool with jetted-jacuzzi, fire pit with chat style chairs, an ocean view from every room, 175 gallon live reef aquarium, indoor water sculpture, three fireplaces, steam room, fire-side air tub with chromatherapy, heated marble floor in master bathroom, Subzero and Viking kitchen appliances, built in barbeque off kitchen area and more!
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 15, 2018
About Greg Fogle
Dana Point has been our home since 1992. We have raised our children here and love the relaxed beach lifestyle and year round temperate climate.
Greg Fogle purchased this Estate in 1992
Why Greg Fogle chose Monarch Beach
We fell in love with this specific property for several reasons. The Mediterranean design of the home along with its casual, elegant feel was what initially attracted us. The expansive ocean and golf course views convinced us this is where we should live.
What makes this Estate unique
We are located in an exclusive gate guarded community yet are only 4 minutes away from Salt Creek Beach, The Ritz Carlton, and the St. Regis. We love the shopping, restaurants and strolling through the artist paradise of Laguna Beach and the Dana Point Harbor which is just a few minutes away. After a busy day you can retreat to our serene 'Estate Escape' to relax with a steam shower, Jacuzzi, or a fire side sunset.
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Beautiful Home, Amazing View!
We had the best time staying in your home. We drove from La Quinta, California which was only a two hour drive away. We came out to Dana Point/San Juan Capistrano for a horse jumping show. The house was only 15 minutes from the show grounds. It was a perfect place for us at the end of a long day to come back to the house and enjoy the hot tub and view. Every bedroom and bathroom were beautifully done. We couldn't have found a nicer place to stay. Thank you Greg for meeting with me and walking me through how everything worked in the house. We hope we can stay again when the next horse show is on.
Laura, Stephanie, Vanessa and Kelly
Laura, Stephanie, Vanessa and Kelly,
Thank you for the kind words and for taking the time to write this review. Looking forward to having you all back again soon!
Perfect Family Vacation
Having visited Southern California in the past we knew that this would please our entire family. We are Houstonians and really needed to get out of the heat. We came with toddlers and 4 year olds and enjoyed every minute of every day. Your house was perfect for us. The sunsets were incredible and your aquarium was mesmerizing , especially to the little ones. Every morning and evening they would eagerly look to see where the round puffers (sea urchins) were located. They would call us all to see that they had found them...Disneyland was where we spent a few long days and celebrated our 4 year old grandsons birthday. It was perfect to be able to split up the days there as the drive was so easy and NO TRAFFIC EVER!!
Thank you Greg for catering to our every need, everyone was comfortable in their rooms and it was an adventure being together under one roof!! Magnificent views and fresh air. Thank you also for the use of your Ritz Carlton discount card. We put it to good use wherever we could and they did accept it at their Spa.
We are eagerly ready to tell our friends all about your home and our stay in SO CAL!
Debi and Bobby
Neda and Zackary
Blair and Scott
"The Eye of Texas" are upon you
Our best trip in two decades
We wanted you to know that our experience for the past 19 years of getting away from Houston and calling Laguna our temporary residence has become a family ritual. Because of our residence this year, we have to admit this was the best in two decades. Your home is exquisite; meticulously organized and clean; accommodating and comfortable, with a million dollar view.
We were able to accommodate family and close friends, by having five bedrooms and five baths available. The amenities available made it easy for us to reach the youngsters (grandchildren) as well as the somewhat elderly. Admittedly, there was nothing left to the imagination. All of the amenities had clear and concise instructions on how to attain the desired functions. Whether it was lighting, or temperature control in the pool/spa, or television coverage in each room, or procedures for getting in and out of the compound, or watching the fish tank, which we became addicted to. We had the privilege of using the regular cleaning crew with Doris and her three or four colleagues.
In the past we had rented a home where the owner desired daily access. Not the case here. But the owners came in weekly with a phone call prior to their visit to clean the fish tank; to ensure the trash was out; take care of the flowers inside and outside; and we became personal friends.
If there is any hesitation on further plans for us, the only limit is the two or three steps required in some of the bedrooms and bathrooms. Although we do not consider ourselves elderly (75-85) one has to be always alert when moving from room to room.
We look forward to another visit to Laguna next year and beyond. At the top of our list is the Fogle residence for which we were most appreciative and impressed.
Eileen and Bob
Eileen and Bob,
Thank you very much for the kind words and we have to say we are thrilled that you so thoroughly enjoyed your stay! It was really great to have such wonderful people appreciate the amenities our home has to offer. We look forward to seeing you again next summer!
Greg and Loretta
How Our Dreams Became a Reality
Have you ever dreamed that you were in a special place where wondrous sights dazzled your eyes with each turn? A euphoric dream that you shared with others as this virtual fantasy lingered in your thoughts for days thereafter. Those who have know how special and rare these super-realistic experiences are. Well, our recent month-long stay at “The Estate” left my husband and I with the same bliss that we had only, before, dreamed about. To call this mansion and the quiet gated neighborhood that coddles it “exquisite” is unimaginative. Meticulously maintained succulent gardens are the pageant sash adorning the perimeter of this custom architectural masterpiece. Those who are detail oriented will undoubtedly be awestruck upon exploring the many rooms-with-a-view of this clean, updated, superbly decorated, and impeccably maintained home. Over the past several years, we have traveled to many destinations and have stayed in some of the finest five-star resorts and vacation rentals along the way. While aesthetically pleasing, vacation rental houses tend to feel temporary, hollow and lifeless. Resort hotels, with their corporate overshadow, never really allow guests to feel completely at home as echoes of latching doors and voices of strangers passing in the halls simulate glorified apartment life. Instead, “The Estate” feels like home from the moment you step across the threshold. Soaring ceilings tower over the highly polished marble floors creating a life-size kaleidoscope as the warm California sun dances off of the shimmering waters of your own private pool and hot tub. The magnificent backdrop for this oasis of the California Riviera offers you unobstructed views of Catalina Island and its surrounding deep blue waters. Owners Greg and Loretta are dedicated to making your comfort and happiness their top priority. Not only are the accommodations here World class, but, among other special surprises, these folks provide a cornucopia of restaurant and attraction recommendations that a veteran hotel concierge would envy. On days when you venture outside of your personal gated resort, the thriving community of Dana point is just minutes away as are The Montage, Pelican Point, the fine sands of Salt Creek Beach and so much more! THANK YOU, Greg and Loretta, for graciously opening your home and allowing us to experience THE VERY BEST SoCal has to offer! Our stay here has been a dream-come-true and is an experience that we will never forget!
Chad, Cristi and Lou,
Loretta and I are excited that your family so thoroughly enjoyed your month long stay. Thank you for taking the time to complete such a descriptive and informative review of your experiences here. We look forward to your next visit to 'The Estate" at beautiful Monarch Beach!
Greg and Loretta
Memories That Will Last a Lifetime
We still marvel at our vacation spent in this beautiful, exquisite home in Monarch Beach Estates. From the gorgeous views across the sapphire colored pool and manicured golf course, to the soothing ocean and finally beautiful Catalina Island. We enjoyed breath-taking sunsets on the patio with a glass of wine in hand and the glow from the granite-topped fire pit. A salt water fish tank, built into the wall, wraps around the corner and greets you as you enter the highly-polished marble foyer. And, when you look up to the ceiling, there are two expansive, retractable skylights that open up with a press of a button, allowing the sun to peer in. This five bedroom home has beautiful, well appointed Decor at ever turn. With a fantastic location to shops, beaches, restaurants and hotels, this home was truely an experience we will treasure. Thank you to the owners for allowing us to stay in their amazing home.
Mike and Barb.
It was truly a pleasure to have you as guests at our home. We are thrilled that you thoroughly enjoyed your stay. Thank you for the kind remarks and we look forward to seeing you again soon!
Greg and Loretta
An Experience of a Lifetime
There are times in our lives when an experience leaves an impression that lingers long after the actual experience has come and gone. An impression that evokes memories among those who were there and provides the backbone of conversation among family and friends who were not. One such lifetime experience was our stay at The Estate, or as we now call it “our number nineteen.” But, there is more to this experience than a 5200 square foot rental estate with expansive ocean views. If you’re a frequent visitor to the Golden Coast, then you already know there are many rental homes claiming to offer similar accommodations. We know. We’ve seen them. We’ve stayed in them. However, none of the homes we’ve stayed in come close to providing the “at home” feeling that The Estate offers. Without giving away too many of the special surprises and personal touches that await your arrival, we can tell you that these folks definitely know how to make perfect strangers feel welcome. From the moment you step across the threshold and into this truly exquisite home, you feel as though you've somehow been here before. The attention to detail is second to none. In fact, the warm conveyance of this home and its many amenities rival high-end resorts such as the Four Seasons and the St. Regis. Nicely updated throughout, tastefully decorated and perfectly situated on one of the finest sites in the quiet, guard-gated community of Monarch Beach. Take a stroll around the meticulously landscaped yard and remember: You are not merely a guest at some fancy public resort. You are the king of your own private resort. Continue your stroll just beyond the beautiful golf course this home overlooks and you’ll find your feet in the fine sands of the nearby beach. Many locals refer to this area as the California Rivera. The finest shops and restaurants as well as award-winning beaches are within a short walk or drive of the home. Yes, our first stay at The Estate will undoubtedly be an experience that we’ll remember for years to come. And, we emphasize our “first stay” because we are already planning a return visit. Compare those other vacation rentals. Then, treat yourself to an experience of a lifetime at The Estate. This home is among the finest we’ve ever had the opportunity and privilege to stay in. Eclipsing the aforementioned tangibles, it is by far the wonderful family who did so much to make their home feel like our home - our number nineteen.
Thank you for taking the time to write such an amazing review on your stay at our home. You and your family will always be welcomed back and we look forward to hearing from you soon.
Dana Point/Monarch Beach is a fabulous Beach community located half way between Los Angeles and San Diego where you can enjoy fine restaurants, spas and shopping. The Dana Point Harbor, home to 2500 yachts and the Ocean Institute, is one of Dana Point's highlights and a great place to learn how to kayak or paddle board. Salt Creek Beach boasts of 18 acres of public beaches with landscaped grass park area, sandy beaches and approx. 300 ft cliffed headlands, known for its great surfing. The Mission in San Juan Capistrano is a 15 minute drive away and popular visitor destination. Truly, this fabulous resort destination is a place to visit anytime of the year for moderate weather and with an abundance of locations and activities to explore!
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Summer months and other peak seasons are subject to a higher rate. Please contact owner for further details.