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Amber Lantern-Balboa Unit

Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 4 nights


About the property

1 Bedroom 1 Bath With Large Rear Deck, Close To The Beach And Harbor

The Balboa Unit in the Lantern Village is a very popular get a way spot. This unit is close to all that Dana Point has to offer. Clean and quiet, it allows you to relax and enjoy the coastal harbor town. Walking distance to the newly developed Del Prado restaurant and shopping zone, close to the harbor and local beaches. Laguna Beach is only 10 minutes up the road. The Balboa unit has a front deck that has a partial ocean view as well as a rear deck to have a cocktail or BBQ from. The interior of the unit has been upgraded with granite counters, and tile floors. New Bathroom a subtle beach flair on the decorations. The living room has a Queen sleeper, 50" color tv with DVD player, WIFI and cable. There is even a selection of DVD's if you want to watch a late night movie. The bedroom hosts a Queen Bed, dresser and lots of closet space. The bathroom has a standard shower tub combination with Hair dryer, Iron and Ironing Board. The kitchen is stocked with all the cookware you need, a dining table for 3 and Keurig coffee maker with Microwave, oven, and cook top stove. and full size refrigerator. The unit comes with beach chairs as well. Please note most weekends require a two night minimum stay. This unit does not have A/C as many units at the beach do not.  There are fans inside the unit for those rare days

More Details

Brian Randall
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
June 28, 2017

About Brian Randall

Hi There, I am looking forward to having you stay! I not only own the building the unit is located but I live there as well so I have 'Pride of Ownership.' I have been running vacation rentals for 20 years between Lake Havasu AZ and Dana Point and San Clemente. If there is anything I can do to make your stay more enjoyable just let me know. My goal is to have you return for years to come!! The summer season is going to be right around the corner, however there is plenty to do in the winter in South Orange county! Units in the neighborhood have been booking quickly. This unit will fill fast for the season. Call me for more info! I can do short one month rentals as well for summer and winter visitors. Please inquire about San Clemente properties and studios as well.

Why Brian Randall chose Dana Point

This has been a great year for the Amber Lantern Vacation Unit. We are already taking reservations for the 2016 year. I encourage you to book early. This property has just been gone through with new renovations! New granite counter tops, New tile floors throughout the unit and a brand new bathroom give you a clean modern feeling while staying. The unit has a great deck off the back with a BBQ and furniture that allows for relaxation after a busy day of enjoying the beach or local attractions. It is located in an outstanding area of Dana Point. You can walk to restaurants, bars, shops, and the harbor. It is only 3 blocks from the harbor and the ferry to Catalina.

What makes this apartment unique

Great surfing, fishing, boating golfing destination. Doheny beach is within walking distance of the unit. The harbor has a great beach as well and is also within walking distance. Salt Creek beach along Ritz Carlton Drive is only a 3 minute drive from the unit. Fully outfitted with all the components of home all you need is your clothes. A fully equipped kitchen is ready to go to allow for home meals to keep costs down! If you are looking for a base camp the unit is only 45 minutes from Disneyland, and close to nearby golf courses.


Lantern Village Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Luxury
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Brand new bathroom with tub/shower with sliding glass doors, new vanity, medicine cabinet and new toilet. Clean white walls.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom has new tile floors a queen size bed, closet and dresser, along with new ceiling fan above the bed. There is a sliding door leading to the large 15x15 rear deck. The bathroom to the unit is located through the master bedroom.
  • DVD Player
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Laguna Beach is ten minutes up the road. Starbucks is one block away! Local maps and coupons and information for local attractions located in unit, water bottles provided as well as initial toiletries. Ask about the sailing package!


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(15 traveler reviews)

Amber Lantern-Balboa Unit
average rating of 4.866667 based on 15 reviews

Great location for us, amazing beaches🌊

  • 5 of 5

Clean, great location, small but for a long weekend was perfect. Only negatives were the tv randomly turned on during the night, gas grill didn't get hot. Loved waking up to the birds singing

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for staying, This unit is one of the most popular out of all 21 I own and operate. I wish you would have notified us about the TV and BBQ. We looked into it and someone set the sleep timer on the TV. The BBQ seems to work fine as our next guests had a wonderful BBQ on the deck. We hope you come and stay again!
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well maintained and good location

  • 5 of 5

thank you for our stay at the property. we enjoyed our visit.

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Las Vegas

Great place in a heart of Dana Point

  • 5 of 5

Great small 1 bedroom condo in heart of Dana Point. Extremely close to everything, well kept and clean. Small patio deck in back for outdoor relaxation. Perfect for couple to stay in and blend in with locals. Fairly priced . Stayed here for one weekend and absolutely loved it . Owner Brian lives downstairs and he was very helpful and accommodating. Area is very quiet with minimal traffic noise.

Would definitely return .

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfy and best location for beach!

  • 5 of 5

Well equipped and accommodating for hopping on the nicest SoCal beaches. Best location to be close to favorite hang outs: walk to Doheny beach, Strands, Marina for kayaking/SUP; drive quickly to Salt Creek, Aliso Creek beaches and Treasure Island and Laguna's Heisler Park. Great foods nearby: Sonny's pizza, Las Brisas, Wahoo's fish tacos, Ruby's Diner and Harpoon Henry's in the harbour. Easy drive to San Diego. Brian was available to discuss, give ideas and ensure all is well. Thanks for a great 2 week OC beach stay!

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location!

  • 5 of 5

Very clean, had everything we needed for a comfortable stay. Towels, beach chairs, laundry on property...

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Laguna Niguel CA

Dana Point Location Special

  • 4 of 5

This cute little apartment was a perfect size for my husband and I to have a great 5 days away from the heat in Utah. The furnishings were up to date and very "beachy". The location was perfect. We could walk or ride our bikes to Salt Creek Beach, Dana Point Harbor, restaurants. Kitchen, not that we used it much was much better than most as far as pots and pans and dishes. Cute patio out the back to enjoy a meal and a nice front courtyard to sit and read. Brian was very helpful and available if needed. He let us store our bikes in his side yard. Only issue was neighborhood was a bit noisy at night but the beach and the weather Mir than make up for that.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Conveniently located in the heart of Dana Point, the Lantern Village of Dana point offers great restaurants, shopping, nightlife, quick access to the harbor, and the ferry to Catalina, all within walking distance. Park your car and you can walk to all attractions. 3 blocks from Famous Dana Point Harbor. Easy Commute, located between Los Angeles, and San Diego. Swim, Surf, boating/paddle boat rentals, activities, and famous restaurants at Harbor. Perfect weather year-round. Newport Beach, Laguna Beach, Irvine, and San Clemente are only a short distance drive (15-20 minutes). Near DisneyLand (35 minutes drive), Los Angeles and San Diego are less than an hour drive. This home can sleep 2-4 people. Only 25 minutes from Orange County Airport quick access to Pacific Coast Highway and Interstate 5. .


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  • Damage deposit: $150.00
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