BLUE DOLPHIN COTTAGE - BEAUTIFUL OCEAN VIEWS! - STEPS TO SAND!

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Ralph Matillo

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 5 nights

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BLUE DOLPHIN COTTAGE - BEAUTIFUL OCEAN VIEWS! - STEPS TO SAND!

Dana Point Condo Rental Photos and Description

2 Bedrooms, 2 Full Bathrooms, Queen Size Sofa Sleeper - Sleeps 2 to 6 People

Located on the California Riviera, in the prestigious Monarch Beach area of Dana Point. This light, bright & airy condominium is only a short walk (five minutes) from Dana Strand/Salt Creek Beach. The Fabulous Five-Star Ritz Carlton and Saint Regis Hotels are l mile away The incredible Montage Resort & Spa is just 3 miles north and the walk along the bluff over-looking the ocean is one you will always remember. The beautiful Dana Point harbor is less than one mile away and features fine dining, water sport rentals and boutique shops. This is a ground floor easy access condominium that is beautifully decorated in a beach cottage style. It features a luxurious king-size bed, two twin beds and queen-size sofa sleeper. You have a full kitchen, dining room, laundry room, High Speed Internet Wi-Fi, two TVs with cable access, DVD and CD player. All bed and bath linens are provided as well as beach towels, beach chairs and umbrella. Your will find area maps, guide books and dining suggestion.

Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome

Ralph Matillo

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Jeanette & I know just how important it is to have that special family vacation. Vacation memories with your family will be savored for years and we will do our best to provide your family with everyhting needed to make that happen

Ralph Matillo purchased this condo in 2000

Ocean views, walks and breezes make our Blue Dolphin Cottage that special vacation destination. Our vacation rental was remodled 3 years ago and has an open spacious floor plan.

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 5 nights

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Property Reviews

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BLUE DOLPHIN COTTAGE - Beautiful Ocean Views! - Steps To Sand!
average rating of 5.0 based on 18 reviews
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BLUE DOLPHIN COTTAGE - Beautiful Ocean Views! - Steps To Sand!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p256942
+1 949 230-6732
Dana Point Orange County
Dexter, Michigan
5

Great Sister's Vacation

Great Sister's Vacation
  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
My sisters and I had a great Sister's Vacation. Before arriving I told Ralph how important this vacation was going to be with my sisters and it was everything we could have ever hoped for. We arrived a little early and Ralph was gracious enough to allow us in before the 3:00pm check-in time. That was nice because one sister came from Long Beach, two from Illinois and I was from Michigan and we were all very tired.
The condo was clean, well maintained and just as it was described. We were pleasantly surprised with the closet space and all the different space to place your personal belongings (very important for females). Also the complimentary kitchen and dining items were also a surprise. We often said during our stay that everything we need is here.
Our first full day was spent at our nephew's wedding in Long Beach. Our 2nd day we visited two churches in the Long Beach area and ate at The Yard Restaurant where the food and atmosphere was excellent. The 3rd day we shopped at a mall in the area of Dana Point, 4th day was spent on Catalina Island where we took a tour around the island, 5th day at Glen Ivy Spa in Corona, mall shopping again and endless days and nights walking that beautiful Strand Beach. We really liked the idea of having a choice of walking the boardwalk overlooking the beach or walking down to the beach ~ and the Pacific sunsets were breathtaking.
We had many days and nights of talking, taking pictures and creating loving memories that will be with us forever. The owner Ralph was very nice. The many activities, attractions and restaurants in the area help to make this location a five star.

Thank you Ralph and we hope to return again someday!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: To the Motley Sisters,
Thank you for your wonderful review. We know how important this vacation was for all the sisters. It was a pleasure meeting and working with you on makeing this vacation a special one.

All you need is LOVE! Warmest Regards, Jeanett & Ralph Matillo
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BLUE DOLPHIN COTTAGE - Beautiful Ocean Views! - Steps To Sand!
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Dana Point Orange County
5

Perfect Stay!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
The pictures don't do this place justice! The condo is well furnished and decorated and has ample pantry and closet space. The beds are comfy and the kitchen is well stocked. We appreciated having a washer and dryer in the condo and also appreciated the closet full of beach chairs, umbrellas, coolers, toys, etc ... everything needed for a day at the beach!

The overall complex is well situated for exploring Orange County and beyond! The grounds are well maintained and we enjoyed the pool and hot tub after a day at the beach or sight seeing!

The owner was pleasant to work with and was always quick to respond to inquiries. We would definitely recommend this place to friends and relatives.

We enjoyed visiting Laguna Main and Aliso Beaches, San Clemente and eating at the restaurant on the pier, and the beach area close to the condo. Our only disappointments were Crystal Cove (not easy access) and Balboa Island (too crowded).

We hope to return again someday!
Owner's Response: Thank you Jan for your rave review of our Blue Dolphin Cottage,the city of Dana Point and the towns near by. It was our pleasure have you and you family stay as our guests and hope you will return soon.

Warmest Regards, Ralph & Jeanette
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BLUE DOLPHIN COTTAGE - Beautiful Ocean Views! - Steps To Sand!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p256942
+1 949 230-6732
Dana Point Orange County
5

August 2012

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
We had a great vacation in CA, of which we spent 10 days in this wonderful condo. It has everything you can wish for, good beds, tv, wifi (very important for teenagers!). The pool close by and the beach across the street. We hope to return some day as it is very convenient to have our own place when visiting our relatives here in Dana Point.
Owner's Response: Thank you for your 5 star review. We do hope you will come stay with us again.
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BLUE DOLPHIN COTTAGE - Beautiful Ocean Views! - Steps To Sand!
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+1 949 230-6732
Dana Point Orange County
5

Fairfax, Va

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2011
  • Stayed: Sep 2011
My husband and I spent a delightful month in Dana Point at
the condo. It is clean, comfortable and well equipped with everything you need to keep house. The location is amazing. We watched whales from the patio and saw some gorgeous sunsets. A short walk across the street and down the hill takes you to a long, sand beach. There are a number of restaurants close by and jogging, hiking and biking trails outside your door. It is centrally located for any sightseeing you want to do in southern Cal. The owners
couldn't have been more accommodating or easier to work with. We highly recommend this property and would
like to return. The Knights
Owner's Response: We are glad you enjoyed your visit to Dana Point. Thank you for your kind words and great review regarding our Blue Dolphin Cottage. We try to make everyone's visit as special as possible.
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Dana Point Orange County
Bilbao, Spain
5

Family stay in August

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
The condo was beautiful inside, extremely well equipped and very well located. You can see the ocean and are close to the pool without being bothered by it. We are a family of 4 with kids aged 9 and 12 and we all loved it. Local restaurants were excellent (we liked Mahe and Lucianas). Location was super with central LA 1 hour North and San Diego (visit the zoo) 1 hour to the South.
Ralph, our host was very attentive. The condo was very clean and well maintained.

One note - this is a condo and is the ground floor. For europeans note that the wooden construction of the building means you WILL hear the people above you. That was the only negative point.

We have stayed in larger places (like 7 bedroom homes in Florida) and this condo although smaller had a great feeling of space. We were never crowded. Southern California has such a sence of peace and is so pretty - we can't wait to visit again.
We were surprised by the August weather. It was between 25-30 degrees C most days - very mild - which was great. Inland and the parks were very hot. Kids loved Knotts Berry Farm, Legoland.
Try a helicopter tour of LA to get close to the Hollywood sign..
We would recommend this town and this condo to anyone.
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. It is greatly appricated. We hope you can stay with us again in the near future.

Regards, Ralph Matillo
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Map

Nearest Airport
10 Miles
John Wayne/Orange County 15 Miles - LAX
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Dana Point Harbor
Nearest Train
5 Miles
San Juan Capistrano
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Interstate 5
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
Dana Strand Beach / Salt Creek Beach
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Dana Point Harbor
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Monarch Beach Resort
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Dana Point Harbor
Car: recommended

1) Located on the coast 60 miles south of Los Angeles and 60 miles North of San Diego. Dana Point is located 5 miles south of Laguna Beach and 15 miles south of Irvine.

2) Guests will enjoy visiting Disneyland, Knott's Berry Farm & Angels Baseball (40 minutes north), Universal Studios & Hollywood (60 minutes north), Legoland, Sea World, The San Diego Zoo & Del Mar Raceing (1hour south).

3) Drive along the beautiful Pacific Ocean on PCH to Laguna Beach just 5 miles north of your vacation rental. Laguna Beach with it's world class dinning, shopping, art galleries, Art Affair & Pagent of the Masters.

4) Walk along the beautiful ocean walking path to the San Clemente Pier 2 miles south.

5) Southern California is renowned for world class golfing experiences as well as many beautiful affordable municipal courses averaging $40 - $75 per 18 hole round of golf.

6) Shop Till You Drop (as they say) at South Coast Plaza, Fashion Island and Mission Mall all within a 30 minute drive.

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Availability & Rates

Dana Point Condo Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Minimum Stay
 
Winter Season
Sep 16 2013 - Jun 30 2014
$143
$1,000
$2,000
5 nights
 
 
Summer Rates
Jul 1 2014 - Sep 15 2014
$270
$1,900
5 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $170.00
Refundable damage deposit $400.00
Notes Bed tax applies to stays of less than 30 days.
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Amenities

Dana Point Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Waterfront
  • Beach ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View
Theme:
  • Family
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Living Room ...
  • Covered Parking
  • Broadband Access
  • Free Local Calls
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Iron & Board
  • Wireless Internet
  • Internet ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Parking ...
  • Fireplace
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Backpack
Kitchen:
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Kitchen
  • Ice Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Blender
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Washer & Dryer
  • The master bath features two sinks with a separate shower/ tub & toilet area. The second bath in addition to being a full size bathroom holds your full size side by side washer & dryer.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master Suite W/Private Bathroom & Ocean View Patio
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , With Private Patio
    Living Area - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen Size Sofa Sleeper
  • Your master suite has a beautiful ocean view, private bathroom and a patio with an ocean view. Beautifully appointed in a beach cottage style. You will be sleeping on a California King bed. There is a large closet with plenty of dresser space for all those bathing suits. The second bedroom has two twin beds and is also in the beach cottage style. Large closet with plenty of dresser space. This bedroom has its own private patio with table and chairs.
Entertainment:
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • DVR
  • DVD Player
  • Books
  • Music Library
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • Audio Tape Player
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Large Cooler
  • Small Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Porch Furniture
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Water Sports Gear
  • Walkway to Water
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Barbecue
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Shared Hot Tub
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • Heated Pool
  • Communal Pool
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
  • festivals
  • recreation center
  • synagogues
  • health/beauty spa
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • whale watching
  • beachcombing
  • walking
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
  • outlet shopping
  • eco tourism
Local Services & Businesses:
  • laundromat
  • fitness center
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snorkeling/diving
  • kayaking
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • sound/bay fishing
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
  • deepsea fishing
  • jet skiing
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • water tubing
  • pier fishing
Notes:
1) We supply everything you will need! All you need to bring is your clothes! 2) SO MUCH TO DO OR NOT! 3) The Niguel Beach Terrace complex includes a large swimming pool (heated April 1 - December 1), 2 Jacuzzis, clubhouse and you have 2 reserved parking spaces. It is centrally located for easy access to all Southern California's major attractions: Disneyland, Disney's California Adventure Park, Downtown Disney, Universal Stuidos, Knott's Berry Farm, Hollywood, Getty Museum, San Diego Zoo, Wild Animal Park, Legoland, Sea World & more! 4) The Dana Point Marina offers daily cruises to Catalina Island, whale and dolphin watching, sport fishing, jet ski and boat rentals, It is home to the Ocean Institute, Blues Festival, Dohney Days Music Festival, Tall Ships Festival and Festival of the Whales. Dana Point is five miles south of Laguna Beach with it's Pagent of the Masters, Sawdust Festival, Festival of the Arts, world renowned art galleries, fine dining and unique boutiques.
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