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First Floor Steps to beach. June or July Open Now by Strand Beach

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,250 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 30 - 31 nights


About the property

Newly decorated.The Harbor House ...beside heated pool ocean view too!!.

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This condominium, the Harbour House is ocean view in Dana Point, Orange County is located just across from the public beach access to the Steps to Stand Beach. It is a pool-side, two-bedroom unit with accommodations for four or five. It has a king, queen an additional family room with French doors. The unit has been professionally decorated. The furnishings combine gorgeous pine, teak, marble, and glass with a color scheme focusing on natural sands and sea shades. You step from the front porch and there is a beautiful ocean view.

The ocean is also viable from the family room. This unit is approximately 1250 square feet, has an outside entrance, and is located on the ground level.

Sitting atop of the Famous Dana Point Headlands, you will enjoy the smell of the sea air, with nothing between you and the ocean except eucalyptus and palm trees. Public beach access to the private and secluded STRANDS BEACH is via stairs in the County Park directly across the street. From the family room and front porch great ocean view for you to enjoy. The beach is the same beach the guests at the Ritz Carlton and St. Regis guests use just down the street.

The master bedroom offers a private bath with double sinks, a luxurious king-size bed, and a private patio overlooking the pool. The guest bedroom has a queen-size bed, and has access to he main bath bedroom has a nice TV. The modern, light and bright, completely-equipped kitchen adjoins an elegant dining room with seating for six and a private patio area as well. A separate den with French doors for privacy, has a big-screen TV and a giant down-stuffed sectional for the ultimate relaxation experience. The entire condominium has white-wood plantation shutters.

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Beth Everett
Member since: 2001
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 16, 2018

About Beth Everett

The Harbour House it is extremely comfortable with 1250 sq ft of space for your family vacation. It is the Perfect Beach House with Unique Benefits of a family room plus a sitting room with the fireplace. This is a Unique Benefit.

We are committed to making your stay a personalized one, meeting the needs of all our guests from small groups to a family of six or just an intimate getaway. For more information on our Dana Point vacation homes, please contact us.

All of us in Southern California, Dana Point Vacation Rentals are dedicated to catering to your individual needs and tastes, making your vacations and accommodations in our luxury condos most memorable. _(picture Betha Bill and new grandbaby) Betha & Bill Everett

Beth Everett purchased this condo in 1997

Why Beth Everett chose Monarch Beach

The Unique Benifits of The Harbour House is the location. On one side is the pool and on the other side is the ocean view you can enjoy from that condo. We are just across from three lookout points. 1) There is a public access entrances directly across from the condo 2) beautiufl walking trails and pathways to Strand Beach just steps away 3) trails around the Headlands and around the ocean. There is a variety of animals in this area that you may spot on your walk. The wonderful views of the ocean and the beach is breathtaking. We also have a Funicular, the only one in Orange County which is now in operation and free. It operates daily in the summer and on weekends off seas. It will take you down to the beach. Who can resist a beautiful condo with salt air to breath, fog horns blowing plus seals barking on the beach? You can even watch the whales swim by across from the condo. There are picnic tables waiting for you directly across from so just come and watch the sunset. A perfect place for any family.

What makes this condo unique

Our most unique benefit is our funicular which is similar to a ski lift that will take you to the beach fast and bring you back up from the beach or you can walk up and down our new steps, if you are a excercise buff. The funicular carries eight passengers at one time to the beach.. It is now in operation to the public. The beautiful walkway is a dream for any family to enjoy and view the sunset around 5 each evening straight across from the condo. It can be breathtaking.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Lyn (Rochester NY)

Review submitted: October 11, 2011 Date of arrival: September 27, 2011

We have stayed all over the US and Carribean. This condo was very clean, had an excellent location and was extremely quiet. Within 200 yards of the Ocean Front and $10,000,000 dollar homes on the ocean sands ( The Strand Beach ). Lots of room for 6 or so people, but only the two of us. Includes all the ammenities you could ever need except wine! Owner very assessable and friendly. Easy access to condo from parking and walking from street. Ocean view from front sitting area. Easy ride to Laguna Beach and Dana Point Harbor just off PCH. Nice breeze to cool condo all times during the day from the Ocean. Highly recommended as one of the best values for the money.

Recommended for: adventure seekers, families with teenagers, romantic getaway
Sep 2011
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Monarch Beach Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1250 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 23
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
  • We only ask that you be considerate of our neighbors.. .
  • Please park in our reserved two parking spots if you have two cars. #124 & #125
  • Before departing empy trash and take off sheets to be washed.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • This condo has two complete bathrooms. Each provide showers, and one bathroom has shower plus tub.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Den - 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 child bed , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Ca King size beds (1) You will sleep like a dream on this $2600 Mattress. We just purchased a new Flat Screen TV for you in the Master Bedroom., Queen size Beds (1) TV in each Bedroom and large screen new HD TV in in this guest room., Child Beds (1) We do have a pack and play for the baby plus a highchair., Baby Cribs (1) Pack & Play, high chair and play pen provided.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Motorboat
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Sailboat
  • Sand Box
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • Tennis Court
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • Sauna
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
  • Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Cox Fast Internet Connection WIFI provided , Lap Top Computer provided for your search or your e-mail use,located beside pool and hot tub. Sorry, no Smoking or pets allowed. We try to provide a very clean and comfortable condo for your enjoyment.


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First Floor Steps to beach. June or July Open Now by Strand Beach
average rating of 4.736842 based on 46 reviews

Superb! Beautifully furnished and equipped with everything you need for your coastal vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We rent vacation homes regularly in the Dana Point area and I can tell you: this was a dream! One thing that stands out is the professional grade furnishings (not 'left over' things from Auntie Millie's place!). Everything was so beautifully prepared for our stay - lovely kitchen appliances, upscale and really comfortable 'adult-size' sofas and arm chairs. This is an important point because the large majority of owners DO NOT TAKE THIS INTO CONSIDERATION when purchasing/furnishing! The beds are new and so dreamy to sleep in. And if this isn't enough - the big screen theater-quality electronics are a wonderful surprise. Easy WIFI access from this location - a must when you work from home - and just steps to the most famous beaches on the California Riviera. We are coming back as soon as we can!

  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Cathy: Wow what a nice surprise to open my computer and read this. I am so happy when I know my guests enjoy themselves while staying in my vacation condo. So my thanks to you, Cathy, for writing such a beautiful review for me. You have a special family. They were so considerate and thoughtful and left the condo in such great shape. Your family is welcome back any time. Dana Point is such a special place for guests to visit, so having a nice place to stay in Dana Point is paradise. Thanks again for everything. Betha
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Noisy Summer

  • 2 of 5

Unfortunately, this was the wrong property for us. We (seniors) live in the desert and desired a quiet two months in a much cooler climate near the beach. The climate cooperated.

This property might be ideal for young families but not for us. Located next to the community pool, there were screaming kids from early morning until well after 10PM. The neighbors upstairs/across the walkway had a 2 year old who never stopped crying and hollering. The unit above us was mostly vacant but when it was inhabited, every footstep could be heard; there must not be any noise insulation between the floors and certainly no carpet up there.

Worst of all, there was a continuous construction project to replace the stairwell railings (and rotted steel supports anchored in concrete) of every unit in the complex which lasted a good part of the summer. The work commenced daily at 8:00AM; hammers, chisels, saws, grinders, etc. Gardeners arrived at 7:20 several times a week and didn't finish until almost noon; edgers, mowers, blowers in waves. Once a month they would stand in the planters to clip the bushes back (and look through our windows at us).

The owner attempted to make our stay better by replacing a mattress and other (foam) bedding that had been soaked with pee and sagged in the middle as well as coffee makers that were filthy and still had dirty water in them when we arrived. The toaster did not work but there was a toaster oven which we used instead. The padding on the dining room chairs had to be covered with towels as they were quite soiled. There were some ants in the house and there was rat droppings on the patio (with barbeque). A good cleaning and better pest control will alleviate most of these issues.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Every bit of feedback we get is appreciated. Our customer above was kind to take time to advise others who read his review that, yes, sounds of children, property repairs, the landscaping work that keeps our community pristine, and the comings and goings of neighbors are the things you hear through the open windows. Open windows that bring ocean breezes, moist fresh air, and the perfect coastal temperatures are well worth the sacrifice. Southern California is a unique place, and we live in near proximity to 23.77 million people. There are sounds and nuisances that must be overlooked on occasion. The 2nd bedroom mattress our guests mentioned was replaced quickly during his stay. The complaint regarding the coffee pot is regretful. Our long-term loyal cleaning team overlooked that item on this occasion. We extended our apologies and replaced the coffee pot in its entirety immediately. We subscribe to an environmentally friendly pest service, but yes, ants exist here; but generally are under complete control with the except of unusual periods of rain. In summary, our tenants concerns are ALWAYS addressed as quickly as humanly possible. We want your visit to be WONDERFUL and we take many steps to assure that in the case. We tend to agree, that in this case, this couple is best advised to choose another location.
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Pittsburgh, PA

Gem of a Place

  • 5 of 5

Bill and I returned to this condo, Harbour House, season after season. Everything is clean and well decorated, the kitchen had every amenity we could want, and there’s nothing like the cozy den off the living room for watching TV. Betha is sweet and responsive to any question; she even brought us a treat when my fiancé broke his collarbone. Once, when it appeared that a fuse had blown, Betha's husband knew exactly where the fuse box was hidden. The problem turned out to be the microwave oven that had died. Betha brought over a new microwave that very evening. Combined with a beautiful view of the Pacific steps away, Harbour House is a winner of a place. We highly recommend it.

  • Submitted: Feb 8, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ann & Bill: Thank to you for your kind words Ann . I can say having two guests like you and Bill make my job so much fun and enjoyable. It was such a delightful experience getting to have you come all the way from PA for these last two years and stay in our condo. You and Bill will always be welcome back anytime. Happiness & Cheers to each🚕򵐽𹒥💥𹐼􇟝💌𳁂etha
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Simply the best !

  • 5 of 5

I have rented at least a dozen vacation rentals through VRBO over the years. This experience without a doubt was the most pleasant. Betha makes you feel so welcome, That you instantly relax. Harbor House is so tastefully decorated and well appointed you feel like you are in a 5 star hotel. Pelican Hill Resort is the highest rated resort in North America. We often stay in their villas, it's an amazing experience and obviously not cheap. Harbor House with Betha as a host is like that experience but at a fraction of the price. If you ever get the opportunity to stay here you are very fortunate.


  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mark: Wow, what a nice review you gave me. Thank you. It was such a pleasure having you as my guest staying in the Harbor House. I was pleased that you chose my condo for your vacation. That is what I love about this job, I just meet the most wonderful people from all over the world just like you. . It is so much fun.. The best part is they all love it here in Dana Point and want to return. Thank you for being the perfect guest. I was happy to know that your visit was comfortable and enjoyable too.. Thanks again Mark. I hope you can return again... The very best to you. . Betha ..
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Palm Desert, CA

Great Accommodations

  • 4 of 5

We truly enjoyed our stay at the Harbor House! The condo was very clean upon arrival and Betha was a terrific owner and very accommodating. She proactively replaced large appliances and did anything we asked of her! The weather was beautiful, except for a little hot a couple weeks, but the location was great and we enjoyed being so close to the ocean! We highly recommend this property to anyone wishing a close-to-the-beach setting!

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sherri & Jack: Thank you for the lovely review. It was such a pleasure having each of you spend the month of September in The Harbor House.. Being a property owner in Niguel Beach Terrace and meeting guests like you two, is such an enjoyable experience. Tell me what could be more fun than having guests that come happy and leave happy? . That is my goal for everyone. I love that you have made my job so much fun . I am so happy you had a lovely vacation in Dana Point. Did you know that Dana Point is known as the most romantic beach town in Orange County?. Thanks so much for sharing your experience with others. I really appreciate it. Please come back again someday. Betha & Bill
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Ross and Ann from England

  • 5 of 5

Stayed at Harbour House in May and could not fault anything with the accomodation. It was spotlessly clean with everything you could possibly need provided. We thought we had a problem with the bar-b-cue and within 5 minutes of phoning the owners Beth arrived at the condo to sort the problem but only to find it was our own fault. The only slight criticism Is that the patios were very small but the overall quality of the accomodation far out weighs this minor criticism. Strands beach opposite the condo was excellent for families. Highly recommend as excellent value for money.

  • Submitted: May 24, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Loved your nice review and thank you so much for that. I thought it was quite exciting that both of you arrived from London and your daughter was able to fly in from New Zealand to join you both this May. Now that is a special happy reunion!!!. You have a very beautiful daughter, and I know it was extra special for her to be able to spend time with her parents Wish your son could have joined also. You were wonderful guests and I hope someday you can return. Betha
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Harbor Point Park
Ocean Institute
Dana Cove Park
Dana Point Harbor
Sea Canyon Park
Thousand Steps Beach
Pines Park
El Niguel Country Club
Mission San Juan Capistran
Shorecliffs Golf Club
Aliso and Wood Canyons Wilderness Park
Arroyo Trabuco Golf Club?
Soka University of America
San Clemente Pier
Talega Golf Club
The Shops at Mission Viejo
Laguna Art Museum
Heisler Park
Divers Cove
Laguna College of Art and Design
Crescent Bay Point Park
San Clemente Municipal Golf Course
Pacific Marine Mammal Center
Mission Viejo Country Club
Trestles Beach
Crystal Cove State Park
Mastro's Ocean Club
Fine Dining Restaurant
MemorialCare Saddleback Medical Center
Bear Flag Fish Company- Crystal Cove
Seafood Restaurant
Organic Restaurant
Pizza Restaurant
Japanese Restaurant
Modo Mio Rustic Italian Kitchen
Italian Restaurant
Settebello Pizzeria Napoletana: Newport
Pizza Restaurant
Marche Moderne
French Restaurant
Javier's Restaurant - Newport Beach
Mexican Restaurant
Laguna Hills Mall
Laguna Woods Golf Club
Ruby's Shake Shack
Hamburger Restaurant
The Beachcomber Cafe
Lake Forest Golf and Practice Center
Tijeras Creek Golf Club
Coliseum Pool & Grill
Bar & Grill
Mustard Cafe
Shady Canyon Golf Club
Gallo's Italian Deli Corona Del Mar
Nagisa Restaurant
Japanese Restaurant
Five Crowns
Fine Dining Restaurant
Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Orange County John Wayne Airport (SNA)
Nearest Barpub
0.05 Miles
Two Blocks Away
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Dana Point Harbour 15 min walk or 1 mile
Nearest Golf
0.05 Miles
Monarch Beach Golf Link/Pelican Hill Golf Club
Nearest Train
2 Miles
San Juan Capistrano/San Clemente
Nearest Motorway
0.05 Miles
Pacific Coast Highway (1 block away)
Nearest Restaurant
0.05 Miles
Several wonderful cafes close wark or drive.
Nearest Ski
25 Miles
Big Bear (snow Skiing)
Car: recommended

Monarch Links Golf Course (located steps away from Salt Creek Beach), Close to Disneyland, Disney's new California Adventure, Knotts Berry Farm, Universal Studios, Hollywood, Getty Museum, Six Flags Magic Mountain, Sea World, Legoland, San Diego Zoo, & Wild Animal Park, Catalina viewed above condos on a clear day, Boat trips may be taken to the Island one mile away


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $250

Please pay VRBO. The first $500 will go toward reserving your condo and also will go toward your full rental fee. the remaining fee will be due 30 days before you arrive.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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