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On the Sand in Capistrano Bay

Bedrooms 8
Space 4,300 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Two Units, 8 Bedrooms, 5 Baths Total, (Sleeps 18-20)

Ocean front. The house is built on the beach, and step off the porch onto the sand. House can be split in the winter months but is rented with all 8 bedrooms during the summer and holidays. Saturday arrival required June through Labor day. The sound of the waves at night, and the views are unforgettable.

The house is located in a gate-guarded community on Capistrano Bay, one mile south of Dana Point Harbor. The harbor is an easy walk/bike ride away, and is terrific for restaurants, jet ski rental, fishing trips, whale watching and the catalina express. Dolphin pods frequent the bay in front of the house, and you may be lucky enough to be a part of their day! We are 35 miles south of Disneyland, and 55 miles north of San Diego.

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The house has two condos on three stories. Two full kitchens. Each unit has a deck, the beach is communal. Pets are OK for a $100 fee. Rates are higher when the kids are out of school. Units are rented together during the summer, or individually in November through May.

Beach Level Unit:

The unit is on the first floor with three bedrooms, and sleeps 7 in beds. A fireplace is in the living room, and a there is a deck on the sand with a BBQ. A king in the master, a king in bedroom 2, and two bunks with 3 beds in the kids room. Washer dryer, linens provided, and plenty of parking.

Upper Unit:

The unit is on the second and third floors with a spectacular master suite on the third floor. Open your eyes to breaking waves and endless views. Relax, read, exercise, enjoy. Four bedrooms on the second floor are perfect for two families. Each two bedroom set can be closed off and is ideal for adults with children.

Bed Detail:

Lower Unit:

Beach Level -- Sleeps 7

* Master Bedroom - King

* King

* Kids Room -- one bunk plus one single, and one addl mattress under bed

* Living Room

* Kitchen

Unit Two:

5 bdr, Sleeps 10

Second Floor - king, queen, twins, full

Third Floor - Master Suite with King and fireplace

Living Room



Keywords: 8 bedrooms 5 baths

More Details

Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 22, 2018

About Lee

I am a retired Beach Bum where the biggest decision I make is 'which beach?'

Lee purchased this house in 2001

Why Lee chose Capistrano Beach

I grew up here, and I just love Capistrano Beach. It is the birthplace of surfing. This section of California is one of the last true surf communities left in the state, and does not have the urban feel or Los Angeles, San Diego or Newport Beach. Come here to relax, be with family, and nurture relationships.

What makes this house unique

The weather is fantastic and the walks are terrific.


Capistrano Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 20
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Sand Level Master
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Sand Level Guest Room
    Bedroom 3 - 4 bunk bed , Sand Level Childrens - 2 Bunks, 4 Beds
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , Second Floor King
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , Second Floor Queen
    Bedroom 6 - 2 twin/ single , Second Floor Twins
    Bedroom 7 - 1 double , Second Floor Double Bed
    Bedroom 8 - 1 king , Third Floor King with Ocean View
  • Room in three of the bedrooms for a blow up bed (not provided) or a crib.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Fireplace, BBQ


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(29 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 4.62069 based on 29 reviews
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Perfect weather, turquoise water

  • 5 of 5

The owner Lee was great to deal with. The location was fantastic. We had a huge family reunion for a week and everyone raved about the two houses and the view. Having two open concept kitchens with two dining rooms and living rooms plus two decks always gave us lots of space. The house is a tiny bit run down here and there but that's because it's right on the ocean. The water is a gorgeous color and you have 180 degree views. We had plenty of parking for eight cars. Two inside the garage, two in the driveway, three just across the private road and more 100 feet down the road. We rode bikes, walked along the beach to the pier, kayaked in the marina, went deep sea fishing, ran along the beachside bike path, flew drones and had bbq's. We were there in late June and the weather couldn't have been more perfect. The first couple days it got into the low 80's but the rest of the time it was in the low 70's with little wind so it was completely pleasant. The water is a little cold and the surf breaks kind of hard so it's not really a great swimming spot but some people went in. The private road and guard gate make the location feel completely safe and exclusive.

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! We are constantly working on the home and am fighting the salty air. It's like owning a yacht!
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Great Big House!

  • 5 of 5

Awesome & fun house for a large group of people. Beautiful Beach! Big rooms! Lee was very attentive and answers all questions fast! Our group had a wonderful stay here.

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place for a family reunion--of all ages!!

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful family weekend -- with plenty of room for all and weather man

was good to us too.

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Danville, California

Family Christmas Gathering at Capistrano Beach

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful time we had at this Capistrano Beach location. I spent the time with my extended family of 20 (5 siblings, our spouses, and young adult children). It served as our Christmas get-together. The house was well furnished, spacious, and clean. You certainly can’t beat the location right on the sand and Catalina bright in the distance. Spectacular! The weather was perfect! We all had plenty of space to spread out, enjoyed long walks along the beach, delighted in fabulous sunsets, and lounged on the two decks. Some of us even braved the water in December! It was fun watching the changing tides and even though pebbles came and went, they weren’t the least bit bothersome. The owner’s correspondence was thorough, with no surprises. Dealing with Lee was a pleasure. We all had such a great time that we are going to do it again next year!

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Atlanta, GA

Excellent Location for a Big Family Reunion

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at the beach house. We rented the whole house to accommodate our extended family of 18. Everyone had plenty of space. The house was very clean and well-stocked. The beach is literally steps away. We were lucky in that during our stay the beach was very sandy -- it was only on the last day that the rocks washed up. It was amazing to see dolphins and sea lions right outside! The kids had a blast playing in the waves, we all walked along the beach, and it was very close proximity to grocery, parks, restaurants etc. Lee was very responsive and a pleasure to work with - we will definitely come back again!

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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School Trip

  • 5 of 5

I just returned from a fantastic week in Dana Point. The house was clean, comfortable and perfect for our Senior Class Trip. We have only 16 seniors, plus 4 adult chaperones. Lee assured me the beach was in good shape, and boy was he right. It was the best section of beach in the neighborhood! We enjoyed warm weather with whales and dolphins right out in front of us. On two nights we enjoyed a bon fire. The kids told stories and made smores. Not only would I recomend this home to others, I hope I can rent it for myself another day!!

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A full court Basketball court on the beach is located less than 500 feet away.




Additional information about rental rates

Clean/Linens Sand Level $220
Clean/Linens Upper Level $260
Property Damage Protection $99
Tax Rate 10.0%

Standard Rates reflect renting entire house. House can be split during winter months (Upper unit is 800 per night, 2800 per week, 5200 per month, Sand Level is 500 per night, 2300 per week, 4800 per month). May 31 to June 13 - 7000 per week, June 13 to June 27 - 8000 per week, June 27 to Aug 15 - 9800 per week, Aug 15 to Sept 5 - 8000 per week. Standard rates .

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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