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Bedrooms 2
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

Beautiful resort-style gated community in Ritz Pointe.

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.



More Details

Property Manager
Member since: 2006
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 20, 2018

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 Monarch Beach

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 !


Monarch Beach Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • 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 , shower , Stunning glass shower with waterfall tile.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Glass enclosure surrounding shower/soaking tub.
  • Master bath shower is stunning.
  • 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
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • 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


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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average rating of 4.92 based on 25 reviews
Mesa, AZ


  • 5 of 5

Loved this place! Great location to all of the best beaches, pool and spa for after long beach days and quiet complex. Very nice condo with a huge closet that served as my baby’s room! Would stay here again in a heart beat!

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Appartement

  • 5 of 5

Everything was perfect

Will Come back soon

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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South Bend, IN


  • 5 of 5

Our family of five LOVED staying at this condo in Dana Point. Everything was perfect!

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania


  • 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: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: June 2017
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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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning $150
Tax Rate 10.0%

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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