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Great Location for the beach lover!

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,250 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom, Sleeps 6


This lovely 1st floor 2 bedroom 2 bath beach condo calls you to enjoy the best that Southern California has to offer. Located in a quiet gated community along with the Ritz Carlton, St Regis Hotel, and Monarch Beach Golf Links, the walk through the lovely gated neighborhood and down through Monarch Golf course to reach Salt Beach is scenic and delightful. For the golfer, Monarch Links features natural beauty along the bluffs, designed by Robert Trent Jones, Jr. - an intriguing layout in the Scottish links tradition, it is one of California’s rare oceanfront golf courses.

Day trips to Disneyland, San Diego Zoo and Safari Park, Dana Point Ocean Institute with its Tall Ships, Whale watching (Dave’s is stellar and does rescue work), Huntington Library and Gardens, Laguna Art District, the Getty Museum, Mission at San Juan Capistrano are all within reach of your comfortable home base. There are hiking and beach options to plan galore and we have books to help guide you.

Well-mannered pets are welcomed and our family friendly 1st floor condo affords you the comforts and schedule to fit your family and there are local options for pet daycare. You will find unlimited dining choices close at hand, including at the neighboring hotels. A well equipped kitchen allows you to dine in comfortably and convenient food sources such as the San Clemente farmers market or nearby grocers, including Trader Joe’s, make shopping a snap. Cookware, dinnerware, cutlery and conveniences that we use at home outfit this kitchen (you won’t face second hand hodge podge here). Note: please let us know if we miss anything so we can continuously improve.

Your condo is outfitted with high speed wireless and an internet capable high definition flat screen TV and Roku where you can stream your NetFlix or Amazon Instant Video. Cool nights? Enjoy the warmth and ambiance of our gas fireplace. Each bedroom has a queen bed with plenty of pillows. Larger groups may use the pull out queen sofa and additional sleep options include 2 blow up twins (with electric pump). Hotel quality linens and towels. Beach gear includes: two 7-speed beach cruisers with a cable lock, rolling cooler, 4 portable beach chairs, beach mats, assorted beach towels, beach Frisbee game and unbreakable glasses. We have dog bowls, pet mat and bed (small) and Doggy Daycare options such as Camp BowWow (recommended by neighbors here) about 10 miles away. We stock a few games for relaxing at home base. A grill and outdoor dining set as well as a bistro outside the master bedroom help take advantage of the fresh air. Sliders in the living room, kitchen, and master give easy access to the patio.

Relax by the pool or enjoy the ocean overlook hot tub that is a stroll away or take advantage of the exercise facility. Your private laundry is conveniently located outside the Master Suite. Why limit yourself to a single room when you could come home to Sol Awakenings and enjoy the best balance between a resort and the conveniences of home."

More Details

Member since: 2012
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 a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 19, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a wonderful stay here at this condo. Beautifully furnished and stocked with everything plus it was so clean! Short distance to Aliso beach. Which we went to everyday. We recommend the Peking Dragon in town - delicious!

So many great places to see & explore.
Dec 2015
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Monarch Beach Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1250 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • 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 , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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Great Location for the beach lover!
average rating of 4.625 based on 27 reviews

Great property & location with so many amenities!

  • 5 of 5

Mike was a great host & quick to respond. The condo was clean & well stocked with anything that could be needed. The kitchen especially. We loved the location, as it was a 10 minute walk to the Monarch Beach Resort. We enjoyed the sunset walks in that immediate area & morning walks to the beach. The beach gear & towels came in handy! Overall, we definitely recommend this beach close property for so many reasons. Thanks Mike, for making this stay so memorable for our family.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying with us. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay. Please come back again!
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Geneseo Illinois

Great place in great location.

  • 5 of 5

This is a great condo located in a great gated community up the hill from Monarch Beach. Everything was pretty much as represented and owner was very responsive.

  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice condo within walking distance of the beach

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at Sol Awakenings. The condo had everything our family (5 total plus 2 small dogs) needed. We walked to the beach (about 20 minutes) multiple times and walked to the nearby Monarch Beach Resort for lunch and dinner. The weather was great, so we were able to swim in the outdoor heated pool even in late December and early January. The whirlpool spa was great for relaxing.

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Location for a Beach City Visit

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at Mike's condo. The location was very nice and convenient for long walks through beautiful neighborhoods, golf courses and the ocean. We enjoyed the trail with our dog everyday while we were there.

The neighborhood was within a guard gated community so we felt very safe as myself and my girls arrived by ourselves before my husband joined us. When our teenage kids were not at the beach, they were able to enjoy the pool and the various spas within the condos. The view from the spa between buildings 38 and 40 was amazing. Although there wasn't a view from the condo unit itself, (we chose the bottom unit because we brought our dog) we had everything we could possibly need for our stay. (However, it took me a long time to find the wine bottle opener that was in the wine glass cabinet instead of the drawers. LOL)

The cleanliness of our rental is always the top priority and Mike's unit was very clean, with plenty of clean linens for use. It was decorated nicely without a lot of excess clutter and everything was neatly in it's place. There was a booklet with instructions/answers for just about anything that could possibly come up which proved to be very helpful. The unit and the amenities were all as he described.

It was cold the first couple of mornings and Mike promptly responded and remotely changed the HVAC unit for us. This place was a great value and had everything for our family of 5 with a pet. We would certainly stay here again.

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Stay

  • 4 of 5

I had a wonderful time. The condo is very well appointed and convenient to the Monarch Beach Golf Course. Although not on the beach, the condo was close enough that I had a nice daily walk on the beach. I rented a different condo on each of 3 weekly stays in Dana Point this Summer and I must say this condo was the nicest and best priced of the 3. I had two sets of golfing guests, each spending the night, and they too were impressed with the quality of the condo's amenities. I am considering staying longer next year and this place will certainly be on the top of my list.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Enjoyable Condo, Great Family Place to Stay

  • 5 of 5

Overall, I was left with a very good impression of this condo. The directions were easy to follow and locate. Dana Point is convenient to all the locations that we traveled including Laguna Beach, Universal Studios, Disney, Santa Monica, and of course their own beach in Dana Point. The people in the complex are very nice and it is quiet. This unit is downstairs which made unloading and loading easy. Covered parking is plus. The unit is tasteful and was plenty of room for my family of 4. We had everything we needed. The contact person Mike is very responsive and offers advice/solutions if you need anything very fast. I would recommend this condo to anyone.


  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying with us Lacey! So glad you enjoyed your stay. You and your family are always welcome back anytime.
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $150
Property Damage Protection $79
Tax Rate 10.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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