VILLA TORTUGA - LUXURY BEACH CONDO - CALIFORNIA RIVIERA!

Gus Mechalas

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
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VILLA TORTUGA - LUXURY BEACH CONDO - CALIFORNIA RIVIERA!

Monarch Beach Condo Rental Photos and Description

Condo, 3 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Treat yourself to this amazing upper level, 3 bedroom, 2 bath 'Craftsman Style' beach condo on the beautiful California Riviera. This ocean and pool view unit is located on the bluffs of the Dana Point headlands. It sleeps 6 comfortably and has been uniquely upgraded to accommodate the California lifestyle.

Share the beach with the famous Ritz Carlton Laguna Niguel and enjoy the great amenities. The local beach directly below the condo is bordered by the Dana Point Headlands to the South and the Ritz Carlton Laguna Niguel (one of the ten best hotels in the world) to the North. The Ritz side of the beach boasts the popular 'Gravels' surf site at 'Salt Creek', Monarch Links Golf Course and beautiful Salt Creek park, which has trails, great views, public BBQs, rest room facilities and a snack bar. Numerous benches and overlooks provide views of gray whale migration routes, Catalina Island and the coastline.

Although just steps two beautiful beaches and resorts, Coastal Accommodations is also conveniently close to all the major attractions, restaurants, and activities Southern California has to offer. The renown artist's community of Laguna Beach, with its many art galleries and annual summer Laguna Arts Festival is just north (15 minutes); Dana Point Harbor, less than a mile south, offers deep sea fishing, whale watching, a museum and historical ships. It is also host to many shops, restaurants and the ferry to Catalina Island. All types of restaurants, from fine dining international cuisines to casual eateries, line the coast from Newport Beach ( and north) to San Clemente (and south). Nearby attractions (45 minutes or less) include Disneyland, Legoland, Knott's Berry Farm, Six Flags, and Sea World. An hour away in either direction) is Los Angeles, Universal Studios (north), and San Diego and Baja Mexico (south).

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • children welcome
Gus Mechalas (Owner)
Advertiser since 2007
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Why Gus Mechalas chose Monarch Beach

I bought my place as a primary residence and soon realized what a gem of a location it was. Career opportunities moved me to San Diego, but I could never part with this property. It's nice to be able to visit whenever it's not being rented, and also nice to be able to let others enjoy this incredible area.

What makes this condo unique

The idea behind the upgrade to this property was to make the interior as special as the spectacular outdoor surroundings. I did not want the vacation to end for my guests when they came indoors. If all you need is a roof over your head, this place might not be for you. But if you want all aspects of your trip to be special, then you'll appreciate the mind set that went into Villa Tortuga.

Click out the link to my personal web site in the section above and check out the detailed photos of the unit and surroundings.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Guestbook: Dear Gus. Thank you so much for providing such a warm, home from home, vacation home!!! We don’t want to leave! Also, the earthquake was an added extra to our vacation – amazing! We will be back!!
Apr 2010
  • 1 of 6
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 31 traveler reviews

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Villa Tortuga - Luxury Beach Condo - California Riviera!
average rating of 5.0 based on 31 reviews
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Villa Tortuga - Luxury Beach Condo - California Riviera!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p147000vb
+01 (858) 673-5903 (California, USA)
Monarch Beach Orange County
5

Great condo & location - highly recommend!

Great condo & location - highly recommend!
  • 5 of 5
This was our first time using vrbo and we were so happy with the result. You can trust this listing - all is as described and pictured. The condo is so well decorated and Dana Point is a lovely, peaceful area. We easily went sightseeing in San Diego, Laguna, Disney/Anaheim, LA and Santa Monica from this location and it was wonderful at the end of the day to return to what felt like "home" at Villa Tortuga. It is so comfortable and has everything you need. The beach here is beautiful and feels like a private beach because it is not crowded at all. Gus was very helpful and provided all the information we needed. We (husband, two teenage boys and I) loved our stay! Thanks, Gus!
  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks Janetta. You guys were so clean and such a big help during the crazy summer season. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay and are of course welcome back anytime. Thanks again for choosing me. Gus
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Villa Tortuga - Luxury Beach Condo - California Riviera!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p147000vb
+01 (858) 673-5903 (California, USA)
Monarch Beach Orange County
Las Vegas, NV
5

Perfectly rennovated condo with all the comforts of home

  • 5 of 5
Gus has done an amazing job rennovating this space with the majority stemming in the master bedroom, kitchen and living areas. Each room of the house was tastefully done, modernized with all the comforts of home. We made the mistake of over packing kitchen items, because Gus had spared no expense at ensuring all condiments and other paper items were fully stocked.

We took full advantage of the close proximity to the beach, and learned that there was another route besides the steps. We travelled with 3 small children and the seperate room in addition to the bunk beds worked out fantastically. We were all very comfortable and felt great about the use of space.

The luxury of having the full kitchen allowed us to cook breakfasts and lunches in the condo and explored the surrounding areas and did dinners out. The towels, beach toys, umbrellas and other conveniences were all included and thought of by Gus.

This was a great stay and would recommend this property to anyone looking to get away and have the luxury of California beach living.
  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks guys! It was great having you stay. And thanks again for helping with the laundry and keeping the place so clean. See you next time! Gus
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Villa Tortuga - Luxury Beach Condo - California Riviera!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p147000vb
+01 (858) 673-5903 (California, USA)
Monarch Beach Orange County
5

Beautiful location and immaculate condo!

  • 5 of 5
My daughter and I stayed here and had a wonderful time. The condo is located in a beautiful area with a beach close by. The condo was very nicely decorated and had everything we could think of to make our stay easy and enjoyable. Gus was great to work with also! Thanks so much!
  • Submitted: May 29, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks Barbara! And thank you for leaving the unit in such great shape. It really helps. Hope to see you again. Gus
business
Villa Tortuga - Luxury Beach Condo - California Riviera!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p147000vb
+01 (858) 673-5903 (California, USA)
Monarch Beach Orange County
5

Wonderful Beach Condo in Dans Point!

  • 5 of 5
We had a wonderful vacation in Dana Point thanks to the owner, Gus and his beautiful beach condo in Dana Point! The weather was a little chilly for us coming from Arizona but that didn't stop us from having a great time. The time, thought and love put into this condo unit makes it feel like a home away from home and not just another vacation rental. Gus was easy to work with and was a plethora of information about the area, where to eat and things to do. The kids loved the surfer-themed bunk bed room as well as the colored lights in the whirlpool tub! The pool was a hit, too. The ocean view from the front patio was awesome and the walk along the park across the street was lovely. We hope to return soon!
  • Submitted: May 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Kathleen, thanks for being so respectful of the property. I'm glad you had a good time and you are always welcome back.
business
Villa Tortuga - Luxury Beach Condo - California Riviera!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p147000vb
+01 (858) 673-5903 (California, USA)
Monarch Beach Orange County
United States
5

First Class

  • 5 of 5
This property is beautifully decorated, well appointed, and perfectly located across the street from the beach. We were in town to celebrate a wedding. At the last minute we needed an additional condo for family and guests. The owner was not only willing to rent at the last minute, but rent for a partial week. We couldn't have gotten luckier! What a great surprise this condo was. It had everything we needed and more. Luxury accommodations with a gracious owner. We'll definitely be back!
  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks Michael. Great having you and look forward to seeing you again.
business
Villa Tortuga - Luxury Beach Condo - California Riviera!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p147000vb
+01 (858) 673-5903 (California, USA)
Monarch Beach Orange County
Scottsdale AZ
5

Family Reunion!

  • 5 of 5
WOW! That sums it up. We've rented many places over the years, and I have to say Gus's is one of the very best. It's not just super clean and beautifully decorated, but its the little touches we so appreciated! Great beach toys, beach towels, well stocked kitchen, jetted master tub, great dvd collection, views of both the pool and the ocean, (the list goes on) and even Ice cream in the freezer to welcome us. We were there with 4 other families, and none of their units even came close to being as beautifull. I couldn't imagine anyone not loving the place. We're already trying to arrange our stay for next summer!
  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Map

1,000 Steps Beach
"One of the coolest "hidden beaches" on the coast."
Strand Beach Upper Level Condo steps to Beach
Nearest Airport
30 Miles
JWA - Orange County (John Wayne Airport)
Nearest Train
6 Miles
AmTrak San Juan Capistrano
Nearest Motorway
0.25 Miles
Pacific Coast Highway
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
Strands at Salt Creeek
Car: recommended
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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Monarch Beach Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Fall
Sep 3 2014 - Dec 19 2014
3 night minimum stay
$285
 
 
Holiday
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 2 2015
5 night minimum stay
$421
$3,098
 
 
Winter
Jan 3 2015 - Feb 28 2015
3 night minimum stay
$315
 
 
Spring Break
Mar 1 2015 - Mar 28 2015
4 night minimum stay
$350
 
 
Spring
Mar 29 2015 - Jun 26 2015
3 night minimum stay
$315
 
 
Summer
Jun 27 2015 - Sep 7 2015
7 night minimum stay
$3,098
 
 
Standard pricing
3 night minimum stay
$350
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $49
Cleanig $150
Tax Rate 10.0%
Notes The 10% Hotel Tax is eliminated on stays of 30 days or longer. Please contact me directly about 30+ duration lodging and I can make the adjustment to the pricing.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Amenities

Monarch Beach Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Internet
  • Heating ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Telephone
  • Computer Available ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Covered Parking
  • Broadband Access
  • Parking Off Street
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Oven ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , Room can be configured with single King or Twin beds
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Other (See Description) - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , There is a Pak-N-Play crib and a queen aerobed in the unit.
  • King size beds (2) 2 of the twin beds can be combined to make an Eastern King upon request., Queen size Beds (1) Inflatable bed., Twin or Single Beds (4), Baby Cribs (1)
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • Stereo
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Television ...
  • Games ...
  • Books ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Balcony ...
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • children welcome ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Communal Pool ...
  • jetted tub ...
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • festivals
  • zoo
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
  • live theater
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • museums
  • cinemas
Leisure Activities:
  • photography
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • shelling
  • boating
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
  • antiquing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • sailing
  • mountain biking
  • golf
  • rock climbing
  • surfing
  • cycling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • water skiing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • swimming
  • fishing
  • hot air ballooning
  • wind-surfing
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • pier fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
Notes:
Ceiling Fans in all rooms and sound Resistant Windows.
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