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Cottage By The Harbor

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,100 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Walk to beach and Dana Point harbor plus explore Laguna Beach and San Clemente

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The location of our listing is quite ideal, located in the 'Lantern District'—the essential heart of Dana Point and Dana Point Harbor. From our location you can take a short walk to many renowned restaurants, beaches, and shopping locations. You can also walk to the Harbor—where you can participate in many amenities—such as going to the aquarium, whale watching, or water rentals. Being close to the harbor is one of Dana Point's greatest treasurers because it always offers something to do. From festivals and concerts to laid back weekend boat rentals; there is never a shortage of things to do.


The cottage is the ideal space for a relaxing vacation. With a white picket fence, lush tropical landscaping, this home offers the key essentials for ultimate tranquility, with two bedrooms, and one large bathroom and a comfortable space for its guests. A spacious covered and private patio in the backyard, and fenced front and rear yards—this cottage has plenty of room for your family and pets.


Dana Point and Laguna Beach has a free transit system during the summertime to save visiting travelers on parking expenses and congestion. The Famous Dohney Beach is a short drive down Pacific Coast Highway.

Dana Point is located in the middle between San Clemente and Laguna Beach, which are both approximately 15 minutes away. And From Laguna Beach, if you keep traveling up the coast, you will find Newport Beach, and Balboa Island. Further north, in Anaheim, is Disneyland! Other theme parks in the area include: Knott's Berry Farm located in Buena Park, and Legoland, located in Carlsbad.

Other destinations very close to Dana Point are, the Mission in San Juan Capistrano. South of Dana Point, you will find San Diego, the tourist destination- a sea World, and night life hot spot!

More Details

Property Manager
Edwin Wright
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 20, 2018

About Edwin Wright

This has always been my dream home where I will retire with my wife someday. I have been an active residential Real estate Broker since 1982 and operate a local Real Estate company. We enjoy the vacation rental business with our Dana Point and Big Bear Lake homes. We try to enjoy the best of all seasons. As I am a long time resident of Dana Point and the surrounding Orange County area, feel free to use me as your concierge at any time. I have put together a brief overview of some of the places to visit and things to do while you are visiting our wonderful coast community. Go to the guide and this site.

Edwin Wright purchased this cottage in 1999

Why Edwin Wright chose Lantern Village

This cottage is located in the heart of Dana Point! With an ideal location—a 5 minute walk finds you at the nearby town centers, and local restaurants. Down the street, is Dana Point Harbor—with many additional amenities for a fun get-away! The famous Doheny Beach where the singing group "The Beach Boys" got there start singing and living the surf life style.

What makes this cottage unique

The home has a warm and inviting feeling, It is a one story cottage with wood beam ceilings and wood surfaced walls. The interior has been recently upgraded along with a new kitchen with granite countertops. The spacious bathroom has also been upgraded to include granite countertop and ceramic tiled custom shower. It is perfect for a relaxing get away. Whether you're resting in the lush tropical landscaped front and rear yards, walking to the beach, playing at the beach or enjoying the local cuisine, there is no shortage of near by activities.


Lantern Village Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • 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 Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Spacious and nicely upgraded with Granite countertops plus an oversized custom shower. All towels are provided
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , This is the living room with queen sized sofa bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 double , 1 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed , Bunk bed with two double mattresses and a twin trundle bed
  • Master bedroom features a queen bed, full size television, and a door to the outside patio. Second bedroom features a full size bunk bed capable of sleeping 4 plus a pull out trundle for 1 additional person. The living room sofa opens into a queen size bed for two. 9 people can sleep in a bed but ideally the Cottage is comfortable for up to 7 people.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • 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
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
We are located in a beach community close to the harbor for boating and water activities. The famous Doheny beach is adjacent to the harbor as well as other popular beaches from Laguna Beach to San Clemente It is a very short walk to the town center and numerous restaurants' and night clubs.


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Cottage By The Harbor
average rating of 4.7 based on 10 reviews

Very cute cottage within walking distance to many options.

  • 5 of 5

We had such a great time at the cottage. It's cosy, but with enough room to have several people join you and be comfortable. The back patio was perfect for hanging out and playing games. We had a great time.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your great review. It is important that you and your family/guests have a good time and are provided a quality experience. Hope to see you again and thank you once again.
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Deerfield Beach, Fla

Very comfy.

  • 5 of 5

Walking distance to the harbor, great restaurants!!

  • Submitted: Feb 2, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. Hope things are better for your brother. Please consider us for your future trips to visit family or vacation.
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No complaints

  • 4 of 5

Had a great time as the house perfect for our family. Walked to good restaurants and really close to Doheny. BBQed on nice covered back patio and slept like a large well fed baby. Highly recommend

  • Submitted: May 28, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review. Hope to see you again for another visit.
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Santo Domingo

Great Location

  • 5 of 5

Dana Point is a great place to stay and this cottage was a great place to enjoy all that it had to offer. Well appointed with everything you need to be comfortable from kitchen utensils to boogie-boards. Walk to restaurants and markets. We are a family with three small children and we had ample space.

  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is always a pleasure to hear from our guests. Thank you very much for your generous review and hope you will come back for another visit. Take care,
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Westlake Village

Near all the recreation

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I enjoyed this little house with our two small dogs. We stayed 5 nights. The location was perfect for my bike riding adventures, since all the scenic routes are nearby.

The outside of the house is great because of the enclosed back yard. The front yard is upbeat looking: pickett fence, water feature, tropical landscaping.

Inside, the kitchen and bathroom was spotless, and living room has a nice wood-like floor.

The reason for 4 stars, not 5, is that the carpet in both bedrooms is stained and well below standard, and the bedroom linens & pillows need replacement. They are stained and have bad odors. The couch and all couch pillows are dirty. All this is not expensive to repair, and I am sure the responsive owner will have this taken care of soon.

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I appreciate your review and your comments regarding the bed linens and living room couch and pillows. It is always a pleasure to hear from such a fastidious guest. This feedback enables us to do a better job in making our guests comfortable and happy. All bed linens and couch/pillows have been inspected and replaced as necessary.
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Great Place

  • 5 of 5

This house is very comfortable, has everything you need and the manager is available if needed. It is centrally located with an abundance of shopping and dining nearby. The price is very reasonable

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2015
  • Stayed: October 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Renaissance-Dana Point -- CLOSED
Nearest Airport
12 Miles
John Wayne
Nearest Barpub
0.01 Miles
Nearest Ferry
9 Miles
Newport Beach
Nearest Golf
2.5 Miles
Ben Browns, Laguna Beach
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Metrolink Station in San Juan Capistano
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Interstae 405, 5
Nearest Restaurant
0.01 Miles
Wine tavern and Hennesey's Pub
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Car: not necessary

This is a well established beach community. a short distance away is Historical San Juan Capistrano Mission, Laguna Beach Art Festival and San Clemente Pier. Stay locally in Dana Point and enjoy pristine beaches, harbor activities and the historic Pilgrim square sail boat. Concerts at the park during the summer within a short walk. Whale watching cruises are well worth your time or take a day tip to Catalina Island from the ferry departing Dana Point Harbor daily.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Pet Fee $150
Damage Insurance $79
Damage Deposit $300

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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