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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 5 nights

Overview

About the property

Upper level 2 bedroom 2 bath condo. Close to beach. You won't want to leave !

PERMIT NO. 14-0156. Guests will definitely feel they have escaped, relaxing in this upper level. condo with a 'pent-house feel.' The decor has been personally selected by the owner and shows pride of ownership.

California Escape is located in the gated community of Ritz Pointe next to the St. Regis Hotel. Guests will enjoy a short picturesque walk to Salt Creek Beach, a premier vacation destination on the 'California Riviera'.

Ritz Pointe/Monarch Hills grounds are well-maintained and aesthetically pleasing. There is a pool, 3 spas. The south spa is a great spot to enjoy breathtaking sunsets over a panoramic view of the ocean.

Dana Point is Conveniently located between San Clemente and Laguna Beach, (5 miles each way) and midway between San Diego and Los Angeles (approximately 60 miles each way)

As you enter the condo you will find a well-appointed living room with fireplace, flat screen TV and soundbar, starfish and beach decor. The pictures in this site show the beauty of this professionally remodeled condo

You might start with coffee on the two patios or walk to the St. Regis or Ritz Carlton a short distance away where you can plan your day. Perhaps the spa facilities appeal to you in the hotels.

Don't forget your tennis rackets as the Tennis Villas is across the street. Tennis Villas is a professional tournament style club that offers weekly and monthly passes for guests. There is also a spa, gym and pool there.

There are golf links affiliated with both the hotels open to the public. Ritz Pointe borders the Monarch Golf Links which overlooks the ocean and Salt Creek Beach.

When you take your walk to the beach you pass along the Monarch Links golf course. The walk to the beach is a 1-mile flat walk and takes about 15-20 minutes. Owner provides you with beach cart, beach chairs, umbrella, collapsible cooler and beach towels ready to go for your scenic adventure to the beach.

Our very own Dana Point Harbor offers restaurants and shops. Rent paddle boards and tour the harbor on your own. Whale watching trips go out daily.

Catalina Island is 26 miles across the sea. A fun day of shopping, eating and drinking. Catch the ferry in the harbor. If it is your birthday you sail free !!

One of our favorites is the well-known Ocean Institute. They offer many programs to educate the public on the ocean inhabitants. They offer hands-on experience such as dissecting squids!

You can take a 5-minute drive to Laguna or in the summer a trolley will take you to the art colony of Laguna Beach. Pageant of the Arts and the Sawdust Festival are only a couple of the must-see attractions. Leisurely perusing the shops and art galleries will take you into another state of mind.

San Clemente is filled with fun, fun, fun. Music, art, restaurants, antiquing. Don't miss Del Mar Street Sunday for the Farmer's Market.

High-end shopping is 15 miles away at Fashion Island. Outlet shopping is 20 miles away in Carlsbad. It's all here for you.

Action all day and peaceful place to relax in the evening. The perfect location, the perfect setting.

Come and comfortably enjoy one of the most beautiful spots in Southern California.

AnnMarie

Manager

More Details

Property Manager
AnnMarie
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
July 28, 2017

About AnnMarie

My name is AnnMarie. I am the property manager for this wonderful condo. I have owned, sold, and managed vacation rentals for 10 years. I am a broker in the area and active in the community and am a member of the Chamber of Commerce. I have met the most wonderful guests throughout the years. It gives me great pleasure to see the guests enjoying their vacations and love directing them to good restaurants, etc.

AnnMarie purchased this condo in 2013

Why AnnMarie chose Dana Point

I actually sold the owners this property and it is amazing to see what they've done with it. The owner has a real knack for blending colors and choice of furniture. Everything you need is here to enjoy your stay.

What makes this condo unique

It is up a couple short flights of stairs, but totally worth it when you get there. Nice ocean breeze, view and no one above you !

Amenities

Monarch Beach Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
Meals:
  • 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:
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Stunning glass shower with waterfall tile.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Glass enclosure surrounding shower/soaking tub.
  • Master bath shower is stunning.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Lovely master bedroom. Flat screen. Large walk-in closet
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Twins beds/or one full. Cable TV. Walk-in closet.
  • Living room has queen size fold out bed
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • 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
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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average rating of 4.909091 based on 22 reviews
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
5

Perfect

  • 5 of 5

Very nice place, certainly one of the best I've stayed in. We were pretty busy to do much there and actually never even made it to the beach but maybe next time.

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pittsburgh
5

Absolute Perfection in Dana Point!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you, Ann Marie, for taking care of every detail in your beautiful condo and making our stay so wonderful! The space is just as beautiful (if not more so) than the pictures and it was such a haven for us at the end of our beach days and sightseeing adventures. We loved cooking in the spacious kitchen and eating out on the patio. The bed was comfortable, the showers were excellent, everything was spotless, and the check-in/check-out was seamless. The walk to the beach was beautiful, through lovely neighborhoods and the Monarch Beach golf course. Salt Creek Beach was lovely, relaxing, and felt very private. Laguna Beach was just a short drive away and the town of Dana Point was so charming! Thanks for making our stay so comfortable and memorable! Should be ever be back out in Orange County, we'll be booking your condo again! :)

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

The property was exactly as described and perfect for our vacation

  • 5 of 5

The owner was very helpful and responsive! The property was very centrally located and just a short drive to beach and other attractions! It was overall an excellent experience and will definitely stay again if visiting the area! Thanks for a great stay!

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Great location. Quiet and relaxing.

  • 4 of 5

Spent a wonderful 2 weeks at this condo. Perfect location to travel in any direction. Close to beach, harbor and all attractions. The comforts of home st our fingertips. Only downfall was parking. We didn't have an assigned parking space and most days had to walk quite a ways with our bags, etc. Guest parking spots were few and far between by the time we got in at night. Other than that a fantastic place to stay!

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Block Island, Rhode Island
5

Great Dana Point Condo!

  • 5 of 5

This is our third year visiting the Dana Point area and by far the best condo and location! The condo was clean, comfortable and updated. We loved the walk to the local beach and enjoyed a lot of nearby scenic hikes. This condo fit our needs so well we booked it for a month next year! Excited to escape our northeast winter again in 2018.

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Efficient accommodation

  • 4 of 5

My family of three stayed at the condo over the New Year week and found it being comfortable, clean and well equipped. Second bathroom, although not en suite, was very nice to have. Washer and drier in the patio closet were very much appreciated, as we hiked every day, occasionally in mud and mist. Due to rain and cold (mid 50s F) we did not use public pool and hot tub (and they were not heated on the days of our stay), but those facilities looked inviting.

The heating system in the condo is somewhat loud by my standards, and woke me up 2-3 times/night when it kicked-in to maintain 68F. We tried to lower the temperature for night, but guest room was getting too cold then. A comforter instead of knitted blankets would be helpful. Master bedroom felt warmer at any setting and also had a comforter on the bed. When we were gathering for dinner in the evening, we would raise the temperature to more comfortable 72F, and the heater would roar for more than an hour to reach that setting, then turn on/of frequently to maintain it. We did get used to its sound eventually, and we were in very little. This condo was a much better, nicer accommodation than any hotel in the area and the price range anyway.

The nearby beach walk is scenic, and we could walk for at least an hour one-way. Location was strategically advantageous as it allowed us to chase the sun. Due to constantly bad weather we had to drive 1h to San Diego/La Jolla, or 2h to Palm Springs area every day to find a good hiking trail that was not closed due to rain the day before. The best nearby hiking is at Crystal Cove Park/Laguna Coast Wilderness Park, both offer similar views and trails of moderate difficulty. These parks are adjacent, and hikers/bikers can cross from one to another on some trails, but parking at Laguna Park is only $3, while Crystal Cove Park charges $15. I recommend visiting Torrey Pines State Preserve/Beach, only 50 min drive but very different long beach stroll (pebbles!), and cliffs. Free parking along the road before park entrance, but gets full by 11am.

I communicated with AnnMarie via email regarding booking and a few questions, and she always responded very fast. Overall, positive experience with this rental.

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Owner's Notes: Thank you for your nice review of your stay and we are sorry the condo furnace seemed loud. It is a fairly standard heating system for the area, using hot water in coils with a forced air blower to distribute the heat. Luckily, heating and air conditioning is not needed much of the year in coastal SoCal! We are checking on the pools/spas, as the three spas available to guests are always to be heated, as well as the pool. We also are big hiking fans and appreciate you providing good information on the hiking you enjoyed in the greater area. The website socalhiker.net is also a great source for selecting hiking trails locally.
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Map

Nearest Airport
21 Miles
John Wayne Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
St. Regis Hotel/Ritz Carlton Hotel/Beach Hut Deli
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Monarch Beach Golf Links
Nearest Train
6 Miles
Amtak San Juan Capistrano
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Salt Creek Beach 15-minute walk
Car: necessary

We are located just one mile away from Salt Creek Beach, one of the most beautiful white sandy beaches in Southern California.

The harbor is filled with restaurants, shops and water activities. The Ocean Institute is located in the harbor, a reknowned oceanography learning center open to the public. Laguna Beach art colony is five miles north. Enjoy the Pageant of the Arts and Sawdust Festival. San Clemente to the south 5 miles has great specialty shops and restaurants, and a vibrant downtown.

We are perfectly located between Los Angeles and San Diego, Disneyland and San Diego Zoo and Universal Studios, are all within 60 miles of our location.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Damage Insurance $59

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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