VILLA TORTUGA - LUXURY BEACH CONDO - CALIFORNIA RIVIERA!

Gus Mechalas

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 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
  • children welcome
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
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Gus Mechalas

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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.

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.

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights
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Book with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Reviews

5
based on 29 traveler reviews

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Villa Tortuga - Luxury Beach Condo - California Riviera!
average rating of 5.0 based on 29 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

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
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
Andover, MA
5

OUTSTANDING!

  • 5 of 5
Hands down the best condo rental we have ever stayed in. Owner has gone to exquisite lengths to make the unit beautifully appointed. Child friendly. High-end kitchen. We had concerns about how busy the road out front would be - turns out this is a quiet dead end cul-de sac. Our visit was truly majestic. Only downside - we couldn't stay longer.
  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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
Vancouver, WA
5

CAN I MOVE IN?

  • 5 of 5
There isn't one thing I could say we were disappointed in during our visit for a high school graduation. I have been on both sides of VRBO, and I have to say, this was the best experience I've had either way.

The owner was extremely easy to work with, considerate and communicated with me often, but not overly so. Not to mention, easy on the eyes. :)

The place, amazing! Immaculate. Beautiful. Location location location! This is one place you better bet I'll return to!

Thank you Gus for creating the most relaxing and peaceful vacation I've ever had! We can't wait to come back!!
  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • 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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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
 
Summer
Jun 21 2014 - Sep 2 2014
4 night minimum stay
$421
$3,098
 
 
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
Mar 1 2015 - Mar 28 2015
4 night minimum stay
$350
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$350
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $49.00
Cleanig $150.00 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.0%

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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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:
  • Water View ...
  • Ocean View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Internet
  • Heating ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Covered Parking
  • Broadband Access
  • Telephone
  • Computer Available ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Stove ...
  • Oven ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Toaster
  • Refrigerator ...
  • 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
  • Television ...
  • Games ...
  • Books ...
  • Toys ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
Attractions:
  • zoo
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
  • live theater
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • museums
  • cinemas
Leisure Activities:
  • wildlife viewing
  • boating
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • shelling
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • rock climbing
  • surfing
  • mountain biking
  • water skiing
  • hiking
  • parasailing
  • jet skiing
  • swimming
  • fishing
  • hot air ballooning
  • wind-surfing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • kayaking
  • golf
  • cycling
  • 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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