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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Dana Point Condo Rental Photos and Description

Condo, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths (Sleeps 6-8)

The Sand Dollar recently had an “extreme makeover”, including: - New beds (same as the Westin Heavenly Beds) linens, pillows, towels and rugs - 3 HDTVs, 1080p Blue-ray player with Internet@TV - New hardwood floors - New lamps, cordless phone, clock-radios with iPod/iPhone charging docks - All new kitchen appliances, cookware, dishes and silverware - New sofa and chairs, - New dining tables and chairs inside and out on the patio - New electric grill, beach chairs, umbrella, surfboard and sand toys.

We hope you like the improvements. Check our calendar for availability to enjoy them this Spring. The Sand Dollar is a perfect beach getaway in the best location in California. Stroll out the door and you are a short walk from beautiful Strands Beach. Fabulous dining, artist galleries, shopping, golf and sport activities await you in Dana Point and nearby Laguna Beach.

Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
Guestbook comments from the manager
We stayed at The Sand Dollar for the holiday weekend and really enjoyed walking to the beach and down to the harbor. It was nice to stay at a place that had all the amenities. Next time we will plan to stay longer.
May 2010
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Todd

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Like you, we don't like surprises when we travel. We wanted a place we could return to year after year and build family memories to last forever.

We commit to providing everything you need for a great family vacation at the beach. The Sand Dollar is a perfect location for all the attractions in southern California with perfect weather year around.

Todd purchased this condo in 2010

We chose Dana Point since it had more parks, activities, restaurants and city amenities than most beach cities. Music concerts, whale festivals, outdoor movies are just a few fun activities in addition to the beach. Neighboring Laguna Beach and San Clemente expand the options with just a 15 minute drive.

The Unique Benefits at this Condo: : Our condo is in Niguel Beach Terrace, directly across the street from Strands Park and the new Strands at Headland development. We share the same beach as the Ritz Carlton, at a fraction of the price. The new beach funicular is 'one of a kind' and a fun experience for young and old.

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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4.8
based on 31 traveler reviews

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average rating of 4.83871 based on 31 reviews
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Plan Your Family Beach Vacation Now!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p327454
(214) 507-9317 (Texas, USA)
Dana Point Orange County
4

FAMILY CHRISTMAS VACATION

  • 4 of 5
Our family's Christmas vacation was relaxing, memorable and rewarding in large part because of the excellent location, amenities and condition of this condo unit. It was an easy drive to our many destinations and a wonderful walk or run to the beaches, Dana Point, and the Marina. The condo was tastefully decorated and very comfortable. Thank you for making our stay feel like we were at home !
  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Dana Point Orange County
5

WONDERFUL PROPERTY ,CLEAN AND WELL STOCKED.

  • 5 of 5
This was a perfect place to stay,close to the ocean and amenities. We had everything we needed for cooking meals and plenty of room for five people. The heated pool was enjoyed by our teenage grandsons, since it was too cold to swim in the ocean. We arrived in time for the whale festival and the many activities. It was also close to shopping and family living in Mission Viejo. We had a great time and would like to return again when we can fit it into our schedules.
  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Dana Point Orange County
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3

JUST OKAY....

  • 3 of 5
We stayed in this condo in 2010 and loved it. We decided to stay again this time for an extended period (about 7 weeks). Things have changed since 2010. The condo is still nice but needs some "freshening up". There were 2 wash clothes and 2 dish towels in the unit. I ended up buying some more. The sheets really need to be replaced as well as the bedspread in the master bedroom. The fan in the master bedroom could not be used because of the hum. The living room furniture is not comfortable (especially for an extended stay). You could hear every move of the neighbors upstairs...they have a toddler. There was construction going on in the complex..lucky not on our unit..but the staging area for the construction crew was directly in front of our condo. This area is beautiful and close to everything including the beach. The owners were responsive to my questions (there wasn't any cleaning supplies or tools and they had some delivered). When you are staying for that length of time it is nice to have a dust mop to do quick clean ups. Also for tenants that like to cook most of their meals like we do the owners should get better knives and bakeware. A couple of the baking dishes that were there was in pretty bad shape. I ended up borrowing some from a friend that lived close by. A 3 star rating is all I can give the condo this time around.
  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We appreciate all our return guests and strive to keep them coming back. After your feedback, we replaced towels, sheets, master bedspread with a new comforter and duvet cover. In the kitchen we replaced the cookware and added new towels. We also added two new chairs in the living area for more comfortable seating.

I am also pleased to say the property improvements have been completed so the construction material has been moved out.

Thank you for your feedback and we look forward to having you return for many years to come.
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Plan Your Family Beach Vacation Now!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p327454
(214) 507-9317 (Texas, USA)
Dana Point Orange County
3

SMALL COZY CONDO

  • 3 of 5
We stayed at the Sand Dollar for one week. My decision to stay at The Sand Dollar Condo was based on good reviews and location. It is a small comfortable condo.
Most earlier reviews are accurate.
The owner was very accommodating in expediting the contract process.
However, I would like to add the followings based on my stay and experience :
When we checked in the place smelled like someone had Salmon Fried for breakfast. I contacted the owner he asked to open the windows and if the smell does not disappear he will send the cleaning crew. I went out and bought odor eater spray which masked the fish smell. The owner has kindly reimbursed me for the cost of odor eater.
The most annoying problem , thus the 3 stars , was the constant grinding fan noise from the mechanical equipment outside next to the second bedroom . I had this bedroom and the noise would wake me up several times during the night. It is not a problem during daytime. I informed the owner about this issue but did not get a response. The sound insulation between first and second floor is not that great, I could hear the second floor tenants as soon as they woke up in the morning. Other than that it is a nice small condo unit on the ground level
  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: I appreciate your feedback to help us improve The Sand Dollar. We have added deodorizer to our cleaning checklist to make sure our place smells as fresh and clean as possible. The additional noise is from a shared hot water service for the complex and unfortunately is not an adjustment we can make. This is the first feedback we have had from a guest and apologize it affected your stay.
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(214) 507-9317 (Texas, USA)
Dana Point Orange County
5

AMAZING! BEAUTIFUL! BEACH! WHEN CAN I RETURN?

  • 5 of 5
For our last family trip, we decided to do a home rental based on recommendations from friends. We have a 17 yo daughter, 15 yo daughter, and 11 yo son. A hotel room just pushes it size wise and sharing one bathroom. And, hotels aren't very forgiving of families of 5 or larger. We all don't fit in the family of 4 anymore. That being said, I really did my research. We were planning a week for So. Cal sites and experiences. I emailed Todd, the owner quite a bit with questions, he was quick and very detailed with my inquires. We decided to book and all 5 of us were BEYOND happy. Todd, had made arrival and getting into the unit very easy. The condo was immaculately clean. It has everything you could thing of and more. Games, books, WIFI, cable, beach accessories. The condo was very comfortable, and I was very pleased. It is on the first level which is nice. Strands beach is basically across the street from the condo unit. It was very relaxing to have more room, make meals at the unit, everything you need is there. The drive into Anaheim was about 15-20 mins, traffic not to bad. When we did drive into L.A., traffic was worse, but, hey, that's LA traffic for you. Dana Point is a GORGEOUS beachy/coastal town. Very charming and cute. As much as I loved it, that is the "one negative"-- not too many shops for stocking the condo. 2 smaller grocery stores, but they do have a Costco. But there are larger cities a few minutes away. But again, that does not reflect on the property. In a pinch, the city does have what you need. The condo property was clean, well lit. We felt very safe, I allowed my kids to explore off on their own and wasn't worried. Everything Todd has in the listing is accurate. The pics are exactly as it is. Strands Beach is beyond gorgeous, There are a lot of stairs down to the shore, the funicular does not always work. But that by far, is one of the best beaches I have been too. It was so nice that Todd provides all the beach stuff you can imagine. Chairs, toys, even boogie and surf boards. One thing we didn't have to take. This unit is perfect for any traveler. Any age, any family.After our vacation, Todd was quick to communicate with us, and then to return our full deposit. (I was most leary of this! Todd is a great, honest man!) It would be great just for a relaxing getaway. My hubby is already asking if we can re-book for this Spring. Who knows, we might just end up at the Sand Dollar again!! Thank you! Thank you!
  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
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Dana Point Orange County
5

AWESOME CALIFORNIA GETAWAY

  • 5 of 5
This place was better than we expected. The listing was very accurate. It had everything we needed, plenty of room and kid-friendly. The property was very clean and well-maintained, the only thing they didn't have was recycling. The owners left a small gift and a welcome note with contact information. We would recommend this place to anyone visiting California, in fact we are hoping to return and stay here again. This property was near many activities and attractions, close to Disneyland, aquariums, beaches, and many cute little shops. We really enjoyed this place and would totally recommend to anyone. It was AMAZING!!!
  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
25 Miles
John Wayne Orange County (SNA)
Nearest Motorway
Pacific Coast Highway 1
Nearest Beach
Strands Beach
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
The Point
Nearest Golf
1.4 Miles
Monarch Beach Golf Links
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Cannon's Seafood Grill
Car: recommended

The Sand Dollar is located across from Strands Beach in beautiful Dana Point. The area known as 'the California Riviera' shares the beach with the Ritz Carlton and St. Regis hotels. Popular Laguna Beach is nearby offering art galleries and festivals.

Other Activities: Basketball Court, Boating, Shopping, Kayaking, Wildlife Viewing, Shelling, Health/Beauty Spa

Golf: Orange County is a great destination for golf, with a selection of courses for variety of skill and budget. Options in the area include:

Better courses: www.monarchbeachgolf.com, www.talegagolfclub.com, www.arroyotrabuco.com, www.tustinranchgolf.com;

Smaller courses: www.alisocreekinn.com, www.sanclementegc.com, www.sanjuanhillsgolf.com;

Private Clubs: www.marbellacc.net, www.bellacollinagolf.com;

The Premier golf destination: www.pelicanhill.com

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Dana Point Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer Peak
Jun 28 2014 - Sep 5 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,980
 
 
Late Summer
Sep 6 2014 - Oct 3 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,390
 
 
Fall
Oct 4 2014 - Nov 21 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$980
 
 
Thanksgiving Week
Nov 22 2014 - Nov 28 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,390
 
 
Late Year Winter
Nov 29 2014 - Dec 19 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$980
 
 
Holiday
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 2 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,390
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150.00
Refundable damage deposit $500.00
Tax Rate 10.0%
Notes Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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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:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
Theme:
  • Family
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Backpack
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Water Cooler
  • Hair Dryer
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Internet ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Freezer
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave ...
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Blender
  • Ice Maker
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - toilet , shower
    Guest Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master - 1 queen
    Guest - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , Bunk bed
    Convertible Bed - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen Size Sleeper Sofa
  • Crib: Pack-n-play provided.
Entertainment:
  • Games ...
  • DVD Player
  • Books
  • Music Library ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Small Cooler
  • Barbecue
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • marina
  • museums
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • bay/sound
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • zoo
  • churches
  • winery tours
  • health/beauty spa
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • whale watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • paddle boating
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snorkeling/diving
  • kayaking
  • basketball court
  • pier fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • mountain biking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • deepsea fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
Notes:
Perfect location in SoCal just across street from beach with great waves, 2 boogie boards, computer laptop desk in master, Internet TV access to Pandora through Samsung Blue-ray player. If your ideal vacation includes relaxing indoors, enjoy comfortable new mattresses (same as Westin Heavenly beds), high thread count linens and spa towels. The living room features comfortable couches and a 40in 1080p HDTV with Internet-connected Blue-ray player to catch your favorite movies, shows or sports. Each bedroom has new HDTV screens to make sure everyone can watch what they want in their own space. A large ceiling fan in the master bedroom helps erase any stress as you breathe in the ocean air, read a book or sneak in a mid-afternoon nap. Your stay at the Sand Dollar also includes an on-site pool and your choice of 2 spas that are heated year around. Minimum Age Limit for Renters: Must be at least 25 years old.

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