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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. Small pets are OK, but not allowed on the beach. Both units are now available for monthly, winter rentals and year round rentals beginning in September.

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 4 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

* 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 a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 14, 2017

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 Orange County

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.


A full court Basketball court on the beach is located less than 500 feet away.


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


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(27 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 4.6296296 based on 27 reviews
Los Angeles

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: Jun 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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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: Dec 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: Jul 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: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Madison, Wisconsin

Paradise on Beach Road

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I arrived in Capistrano Beach on January 26, 2016, a graceful curve of southern California coastline between San Clement and Dana Point. As this was our seventh visit, we arrived on a picture perfect winter day with high expectations and were not disappointed. The month long stay was absolute perfection - the Pacific Ocean rich with sea life on one side and the palisades on the other. We so appreciate the quiet beach life and privacy of the community – approximately 160 homes on a mile and a half stretch of beach with constantly changing tides, sand and rock formations. The house, filled with sunshine and warmth, is cozy and offers plenty of space for all of us (ranging in age from 5 years to 98 years). The third floor bedroom has floor to ceiling windows with comfortable seating to enjoy the spectacular ocean views. The second floor has four bedrooms, two baths, a well-equipped kitchen, an open living and dining area, and a balcony. We felt indulged and energized as we savored the pleasures of paradise. Every morning we were greeted with a tasty cup of coffee from Coffee Importers in the Dana Point Marina, and every evening we experienced a culinary delight – all within walking distance. In addition to the comfort and space of the beach house, Lee was very welcoming and responsive to our requests; he did not disappoint. We hated to leave – the mark of a great stay – and dream of our next visit to Capistrano Beach.

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Alexandria, Minnesota

Happy Vacationers

  • 5 of 5

In contrast to a recent reviewer, my wife and I have greatly enjoyed our stay at this beach home! We stayed in the lower or sand level , 2 weeks, and then moved to the upper two floors for the remainder of our 45 day stay! We had stayed here previously and after that 10 day visit , knew we would love to stay at the beach house longer when we returned in February 2016! It has been an enjoyable experience with Lee and he couldn't have been more accommodating !

The beach is fabulous and seems to change with the tides and sand rock formations are fascinating, which I never appreciated before as we had never stayed this long before RIGHT ON THE BEACH, litterally. But there still is easy access to the sand and this past week we sunbathed on it without ever having been threatened by water.

My wife and I became friends with a very fine gentleman, who was hired by Lee, the owner, to build a stairway to the beach when some of the sand washed away. Many of the home owners on Capistrano Beach, have had to build sea walls because of the high surf this year , and hence a very short safe steps down to the beach. Really no big deal.

The air flow is great in the house and screens are not necessary as it is where we come from. We thought the home was clean and never experienced any type of annoyance that other reviewer experienced. The danger to young children does not exist if doors are kept locked to certain areas, which they were when we arrived.

I have to say, that this house is magical in its view of the ocean from the 3rd floor, and the extra bedrooms were great on the second floor for our children and young grandchildren that stayed with us for part of our stay! Believe me, this was a Spring break vacation that our two granddaughters and grandson will never forget!! The beach campfire that we had 4 times, built memories for this family that I will always remember !! Thank you Lee!

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $480
Damage Insurance $99

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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