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Rejuvenate your spirit with a barefoot walk in the surf and sand

Bedrooms 2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 30 nights


About the property

6 people, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms (Monthly Rentals only)

Monthly rentals only. New bath vanities and all new kitchen in March, 2012. Elegant, charming two bedroom holiday rental with king bed plus bath. 2nd bedroom has two full beds and bath and patio off bedroom. Located on 2nd floor and peek a book ocean view. Squeaky clean and light and breezy location. Dana Point which is known as the most romantic city on the coast of the Pacific Ocean, is located exactly mid-way in between LA and San Diego on the ocean side of the Pacific Coast Highway. Great family room with new TV and dinning table for six. This condo has your family name on for your family vacation. You provide the romance, we provide the rest. Walk just steps down a gentle walkway to the finest sandy beach in sunny Southern California, for your outdoor enjoyment. Close to restaurants, galleries and boutiques at the Dana Point Harbour with 2500 yachts. Take the family to Disney Land one day, the San Diego Zoo the next and Universial Studios next.

Shirley Johnson
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english, English only
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 17, 2018


Monarch Beach Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo (semi-detached)
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Holiday Resort
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Safe
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Two full bathroom with shower and tub. Also washer and dryer provided and all linens provided.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 queen
  • This master bedroom has a king size bedroom with bath and patio view, wonderful TV for your enjoyment. The send bedroom has two full beds and a private patio too with bath and TV for your enjoyment.
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • VCR
  • Balcony ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Pool
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • rain forests
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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(11 traveler reviews)

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Rejuvenate your spirit with a barefoot walk in the surf and sand
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews

Love, love, love

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at The Nest. It was cozy, very clean and complete with everything we needed. Just a short walk to the beach and into Dana Point. The owners were so attentive and took care of our every need. I would highly recommend this condo and hope to return soon myself.

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is a JOY to us to have such nice people enjoy our Beach Nest. Thank you for making and sharing memories in our condo and Dana Point.
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It really is a home away from home!

  • 5 of 5

I agree with the other renters, it was great staying here at the Nest. We were there for over a month and liked it so much we even looked at places for sale in the community. We'd definitely come back.

Even though it was a horrible heat wave during September, while we were there, and there is no ac, it's surprisingly tolerable with all the doors and windows open. We only had two semi rough nights, but understand that was with very odd temperatures of over 98 degrees.

It was just my hubby and myself there, so it was a nice quiet time. You will have some neighbors around, but for the most part, they are very respectable and quiet. You do get some odd weekend renters there off and on who aren't used to being quiet and that can be interesting. It helps to use your library voices around there, unless you'd like your neighbors to be part of your conversation. Everyone has their windows open, most of the time.

The owners of the Nest are a pleasure to deal with and really keep the place up to their own standards as they also stay their part of the time when not renting out.

The place is every bit as lovely as the pictures describe, they keep it very clean and it's a great place for folks like me, that like it hypoallergenic, non-smoking and pet free.

I think if you are a respectful and quiet vacationer you will be very happy here. The beach is beautiful and quite a walk down and quite the walk or run up (think steep and long) if you are in very good shape. I walked it, hubby ran it. lol On the weekends from Sept-May you can take the funicular back up the hill from the beach and it does run all summer.

Side note: Angelina's is a great pizza place in the area, they are from Italy and make true Italian pizza, right on down to the imported flour, espresso and other items.

It's hard to write this review because we want to go back, and it's funny I feel oddly protective of the owners so treat them right! :) They're good folks and they'll treat you right.

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind words and for being a part of our Nest family. We hope our guests will make special memories and make the Beach Nest their home during their stay. It is a joy for us to make new friends with our guests in the condo. Thanks for taking such good care of the condo too. Hopefully, you will return to our NEST.
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Branson mo

Great Vacation Rental.

  • 5 of 5

This condo had everything I could have needed for cooking or baking. It was stocked like my home.Thank you Shirley and Rick for putting so much thought into what people would need. Very clean and beautiful location. We stayed here a month last year and it was very nice. Thank you again for sharing your home with us. Pete and Marti

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2015
  • Stayed: November 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Rick and I are sooooo appreciative of the guests like Pete and Marti who can enjoy the condo and make family memories in our Beach Nest. It means a lot to us to have families who take such good care of the condo too. Thank you, Pete and Marti, for being part of our NEST family. Rick and Shirley
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Flushing, MI

Deluxe condo at Dana Point

  • 5 of 5

The Beach Nest is by far the best vacation rental we have stayed in. Its location can't be beat for touring the many attractions in So. Cal. including access to the beach. The condo was immaculate with many upgrades including granite counters, wood floors, high ceilings, and comfortable beds. The owners have thought of everything. Shirley and Rick were a pleasure to work with and were prompt in answering any questions that I had. We look forward to returning to The Beach Nest.

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2014
  • Stayed: October 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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First Class Everything!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you Shirley and Rick for making our trip to Southern California a memorable and relaxing one!!

To any visitors considering this unit, your search should end with this unit. The furnishings are luxurious yet comfortable. The condo is very clean and well stocked. The owners, Rick and Shirley provide you with just about everything you can think of or dream of. Appliances are new and top of the line. Washer and Dryer actually made doing laundry less of a chore.

More than anything however, Rick and Shirley are very attentive and quick to answer their phones if there are any issues or questions. We would have booked the unit again for our trip in July but its already booked - and now we know why!

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2014
  • Stayed: April 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It means a great deal to us to have such a nice family who come to our Beach Nest to make family memories. Thank you for being a part of our Nest family. We want you to feel welcome in the condo and also want you to feel like it is a home and not just another rental. You are the type of family we want to be in The Nest. Please do return again. Many Thanks, Rick and Shirley
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Pittsburgh, PA USA

Smash Hit!

  • 5 of 5

This condo is a SMASH HIT! You would be hard pressed to find a condo like this one-----squeaky clean, beautifully done----the master suite a true delight with a new bathroom, a kitchen equipped with all the extras you could imagine, a living room so very comfortable, two porches on which to relax and enjoy an evening, beach within sight for some awesome sunsets, excellent restaurants close by, trips to Disney, a snap, the wonders of Laguna Beach just up the road with it shops and restaurants---try C'est La Vie for a real treat---just charming. Dana Point, while being close to the action, has an atmosphere that is quiet and relaxing----just how you want to end the day. The owners, Shirley and Rick, are a pleasure to work with and their Beach Nest shows just how much they care.

We have been renting on vacation websites for years, all over the country and found this one to be in our top three!


Mary and Mike Panczyk

Mt. Lebanon, PA

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2014
  • Stayed: February 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you to Mary and Mike for coming to our condo. It means so much to us when our guests become friends too. Thank you for taking such good care of our Nest. We hope your family made special memories. Rick and Shirley Johnson
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Nearest Airport
21 Miles
John Wayne (SNA) 25 minutes LAX 55 Min

Dana Point is located mid way in between LA and San Diego. If you are flying in from another country you would want to fly in to LAX (about 60 minutes away) or if you are flying in from a state in the US you might want to fly in to Orange County (SNA). only 25 minutes away.

Dana Point a beautiful city located beside Laguna Beach and NewPort Beach on the Pacific Coast.

Other Activities: Sailing to Catalina or Traveling to Disneyland or going Deep Water Fishing...all available


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $200

Please check with owner for Specials on the rates. Depending on the time of year we do occasionally often allow discounts. $200 cleaning fee assuming no damages.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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