Charming cottage inspected and licensed by the city of Dana Point. Not a condo/apartment but a house. No adjacent walls. Walking distance to the Harbor/Marina with a great variety of recreational activities, shopping and restaurants. Very comfortable 2 bedrooms/1 bath cottage radiates good energy as described by some guests. Parking in the long driveway. Comfortable patio furniture in the backyard. A queen size bed in the Master Bedroom and trundle bed in the second guest room unfolds into 2 twin beds. There are two identical large dressers in both bedrooms. In addition, there are 2 folding couches (futons) in the living room. Close to shopping and services. The area is known for its perfect climate. It seldom gets real hot or real cold. We are constantly updating the property to make it better. Most sheets we provide have a high thread count. Pets will be considered on a case by case basis. The city of Dana Point is very strict about noise disturbances. Please be cognizant of Dana Point regulations concerning a noise disturbance. There has never been an issue with security. However to make our guests feel even safer in the new environment we have installed a camera on the outside ONLY!
- Cottage826 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Min Stay3 nights
Very Appealing Cottage In The Older Section Of Town, private patio/backyard
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within one hour
- English, Russian, Spanish
- Calendar last updated:
- Aug 14, 2018
About Alexander Vallin
World traveler excited about life, new experiences and California, a state of unparalleled beauty.
Alexander Vallin purchased this Cottage in 1986
Why Alexander Vallin chose Lantern Village
This house is owned by my Mom. I manage it. It is cozy and very comfortable. It is within the walking distance to shopping, restaurants and recreational activities. Practically all guests have been saying that the location is superb.
What makes this Cottage unique
The location is hard to beat. There is a great variety of all kinds of activities, beautiful Harbor/Marina and of course the beach. Doheny Beach is very famous but I prefer the Strands Beach which in my opinion is wide and spectacular. The adjacent Salt Creek beach is spectacular as well.
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Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Start to finish was one of our best experiences w/VRBO
From the beginning, I knew our California visit was going to be a good one. Alex responded to our request in under 15 minutes and our place was booked w/in 20. Our stay in Dana Point was a good one from the time we pulled up. The neighborhood felt very safe and the home was cozy for my family of six. Two kids shared a room and two kids had a futon of their own in the family room. The kitchen was more than adequate for our stay. Our beds and pillows were extremely comfortable. Everything was clean and was a nice respite from days at the beaches. There is a grocery store down the street and coffee houses easily within reach. Honestly, Alex's responsiveness and genuine interest in our overall enjoyment of his home were huge factors in why such a good review. We will happily seek out this home the next time we're looking in the Dana Point area.
Thank you for staying at our vacation rental. You have a great family and we are looking forward to your return. Alex
Alex was a very considerate host. Our family of 4 (plus our small pup) thoroughly enjoyed discovering the beautiful Dana Point area. Lots of great restaurants, wonderful vistas, and gorgeous beaches. We will definitely return!
A lovely little home base
This humble cottage is located on a quiet street and within walking distance to the Dana Point waterfront. I enjoyed watching 4th of July fireworks from the park overlooking the waterfront.
The home was stocked with many basic necessities and if I needed anything, I need only ask and was quickly accommodated.
For the heat intolerant, there is no AC. The breeze through the open windows were adequate enough due to the low humidity. We did have what I believe to be record temperatures on one day of my stay where my phone thermometer 🌡 registered 105. On that day, we hid in the shade of the small palm tree out back, with cold drinks and ice compresses. That was NOT typical weather for Dana Point. I only mention this at all for people with medical issues who may need to consider this.
If I could make a request for this VRBO, I would request steak knives for the kitchen and a small container kept in the garage that someone might use to soak their feet on a hot day.
Unfortunately, I missed the opportunity to sail. I’m hoping to return to this VRBO. It felt like Home.
Lovely holiday weekend get-away!
This cottage was perfect for our family of 4 visiting family in the LA-Orange County area. Beautifully decorated, nice amenities, and cozy.
Thank you for staying at our place. Please come back anytime. Alex
Charming beach cottage
This home has a fantastic central location in a quiet neighborhood. The house had plenty of parking and garage . We had everything we needed and felt at home. Alexander was a pleasure to work with and we would highly recommend this Home. We hope to return again soon.
Perfect for all our needs, lovely home
Thank you Alex! Your home is just as described. We found it very comfortable and cozy, close to everything, neat and clean with plenty of blankets, pillows, towels and a well stocked kitchen. You are a wonderful host!
Thank you for staying at our place. We are trying hard to provide superior accommodation, in a great area at a reasonable price. It will be a pleasure to host you again. Best regards, Alex
I have traveled all over the world and can attest that California is one of the most beautiful places that one could visit. Dana Point is an absolute jewel. It has beautiful beaches and a stunning marina, where one can rent a kayak, go deep sea fishing, or take the Catalina Express to Catalina Island. A great hike would be to leave the house and walk down to the water. The views are so breathtaking that it's easy to get exhilarated. In addition to the scenic marina and the exceptional views from the hills up above, Dana Point is renowned for some of the best beaches in the world. It is a friendly and a very happy environment and I would be happy to introduce visitors to Dana Point and California in general. I have lived most of my life in Southern California and I am still excited about it.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Check In 4:00 PM. Check Out 10:00 AM. The house is ideal for 4 people. When the number exceeds 4 there are some extra expenses. Therefore there is a charge of $18 per person per night for any number of people above 4.