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Amber Lantern-Balboa Unit

Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 0 - 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. STR17-0655

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Brian Randall
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
March 22, 2018

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 Lantern Village

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!


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(18 traveler reviews)

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Amber Lantern-Balboa Unit
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 18 reviews

Nice spot in a beach town

  • 5 of 5

Nice unit that fit our needs very well.

The master bed was comfy. In spite of no AC, there was a very nice breeze with the windows open that kept it cool. Having the beach stuff (chairs, cooler, etc) on hand was very helpful. Good refrigerator to bring in your own food. The Wifi worked great, which was important for me since I had to work some while we were there. Pretty much everything is a less than 5 minute drive away.

My only issue, there was a dog that would bark at night, around 3-4am like clockwork. 4 of the 7 nights we were there, he was up barking, and woke us up each time.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Ghost TV

  • 4 of 5

The condo was exactly as advertised. Clean, comfortable bed, convenient location, etc. The only complaint relates to a television that comes on by itself in the middle of the night. It did not happen every night, but did half the time.

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for letting us know about the tv it was a sleep timer on the tv setting.
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Enjoyable Stay

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our weekend stay at this rental property. It's located in a quiet neighborhood a short drive from the Dana Point beach and boardwalk attractions. The property itself was clean and cozy, and had adequate amenities needed for the weekend. The property owner was prompt in his replies to e-mail questions we had before our stay. We would certainly consider staying here again.

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: June 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: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: October 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. .





  • Damage deposit: $150.00

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