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Mark Sankey

Advertiser since: 2012
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Speaks: english
Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 30 nights

Mark Sankey

Advertiser since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
February 27, 2015
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Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 30 nights


Dana Point House Rental Photos and Description

Spacious 5 Bed/2 Bath (Sleeps12) + Den. 5 min. walk to longest beach in Laguna

Please call us regarding your dates! We may be able to accommodate your desired stay. Newly remodeled five bedroom beach house located in Monarch Beach's first ocean front, private gate guarded community - The Niguel Shores. This property is located on the West side of Pacific Coast Highway, just a five minute short stroll down to the private steps accessing Strands and Salt Creek Beaches. This beach is home to the Ritz Carlton and the longest and most pristine white sand beach in the Laguna-Monarch Beach Area. This house has recently been fully remodeled with updated kitchen and baths. Luxurious all teak furnishings make the the outdoor living areas plush and enjoyable throughout the day. This is a very sunny and bright home that's perfect for large family entertaining. Upstairs there are four bedrooms and bath along with a relaxing media room. This set up is perfect for families with children or several couples wanting to enjoy a get away. Downstairs there's an open fireplace and great room. The downstairs family room, formal dining room, fireplace, formal open dining room and chef's kitchen are all connected in this lovely modernized floor plan. The master bedroom is situated downstairs, with a view onto the back tropical jungle landscaping. The mater suite also has access to an enjoyable and private enclosed outdoor tropical shower - located just outside the master bath. Upstairs, the four additional guestrooms are located upstairs with pocket ocean views out to Catalina - all connected by a well appointed plasma/DirectTV media room with two comfortable couches. High speed wireless internet accessed throughout the home. Two blocks from Strands beach and private Niguel Shores beach park.

From the gate guarded community's private beach park you can dine on the ocean bluff and enjoy spectacular Catalina sunset views, smashing surf, San Clemente Island and coastline views all the way to Palos Verdes. The ocean front community of Niguel Shores includes a 24 hour gated attendant, with access to a wonderful new $3 million dollar clubhouse with pool, spa, sauna, four tennis courts, racquetball courts, plus an ocean front bluff top park. Niguel Shores is located directly next door to the Ritz Carlton Hotel and is next door to The Links Golf Course and The St. Regis Hotel. The home is an easy 30 minutes drive from John Wayne International Airport (SNA). The fees include full access to the clubhouse in the Shores as well as a Ritz card which provides for free valet parking next door and 20% all dining, spa and other purchases.

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  • Events Allowed
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Mark Sankey (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2012
Call Owner
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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 27, 2015

About Mark Sankey

This is the cherished home I grew up in as a young boy. I purchased it recently from my parents and have commenced to remodel it with pride and joy. The private Shores commmunity was chosen by my parents to raise me and my 3 siblings due to the safe private beach and gate guarded community with private clubhouse. For families with children - this is the ultimate vacation destination along the coast. I'm a UCLA All-American Swimmer and continue to do lots of off shore swimming here on the Strands beach. The water is fantastic for surfing, diving and stand up paddle boarding. I'm into sailing - the nearby Dana Point Marina (30 minute coastal walk south) is a great plance to visit the Ocean Institute or take whale watching tours. The village of Laguna - which we spend 2-3 nights a week dining out - is just a 10 minute drive to the North. The Ritz Carlton and St REgis resorts are directly adjacent to our community. Breakfast or sunset at the Ritz looking out along the coast is one of the all time best ocean views I've seen anywhere. I was a composition major at UCLA - so my Steinway at the house is important to me and I'm happy to share it with visiting guests who love playing the piano in a magical environment. For musicians staying - there's nothing mor enjoyable than gathering around the fireplace at night and enjoying some time at the piano.

Mark Sankey purchased this house in 1974

Why Mark Sankey chose Dana Point

Perfect house for larger groups. It's one of the only 5 bedroom homes available that is under a 5 minute walk to Laguna/Monarch Beach's most gorgeous and longest white sand beaches. Safe for families - gate guarded with clubhouse and awesome beach park. Great location - literally walk 5 minutes to th Ritz and St. Regis. Totally remodeled - super stylish home with beach mid century design. Amazing and luxurious teak outdoor living areas.

What makes this house unique

Private Gate Guarded and Exclusive Community - includes access to awesome clubhouse and private beach partk. Direct access to Ritz/St. Regis. Large home for bigger groups or families - rare to have 5 bedroom properties avvailable right next to the Strands/Salt Creek beach.

Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 30 nights
Book with confidence
Book with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.


based on 11 traveler reviews

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Huge 5 Bed/2Ba luxury home, on the beach, gate-guarded, next to the Ritz!
average rating of 4.909091 based on 11 reviews

Monarch Beach Family Gathering

  • 4 of 5

Beautiful location, safe and ideal for families with small children. Walking distance to the beach and pool. Since we had a big family, we dined in the house most of the time. The house is elegantly decorated, spacious with enough amenities. Cabinets in kitchen and bathrooms needed some fixing and reburshing. Need brighter lights in master bedroom bathroom sink. Owners are very accomodating however communication needed improvement.

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway


  • 5 of 5

We were greeted with music, candles and an amazing gift basket. I felt like I was a welcome guest instead of a renter. If you want a charming, relaxing home to stay in this is the place. If you like the pictures of this home you won't be disappointed. We were drawn to the unusual decor and surprised with so much more. The lovely wrap around outside living area is amazing. With the perfect weather leaving the sliders open it becomes part of your living space. The out door shower was a heavenly experience, literally, I loved looking at the sky while washing my hair. We have been renting beach houses for years and never have the owners been so generous with the necessary supplies that make your stay easier. We found everything we needed and more. This house has lots of comfy beds, tons of soft pillows, great basket of beach towels, etc. I could go on and on but I will end this saying WOW. If you don't try this house you will miss a great experience.

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway


  • 5 of 5

This place was awesome. Great sound system and a piano! The beach was amazing and close to everything. Parking was great and security made us feel safe and secure. Fun décor! Love the giant Octopus painting! Mark and Richard the owners were so kind and helpful answering all my questions. I want to buy this place!

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway

Beautiful House for Family Re-Union

  • 5 of 5

We rented the house for our Christmas 2012 Family Re-Union Vacation and it was perfect. The Location was great. A walk to the beach, grocery stores and restaurants close by and 35 minute drive to Disney and Legoland. The house is beautiful and the owner made a special effort to decorate and accomodate our 3 families. Everything was as advertised and we had absolutely no issues. Will rent again if available for future vacations.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Los Angeles

So welcoming and beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this house with a few close friends from LA. This home is so warm, welcoming and comfortable. We all had an amazing time cooking in a fully equipped kitchen(newly remodeled and just fantastic) and enjoyed the beach thats right by the house. This is a very safe and great location. I would highly recommend to everyone. The owners are very gracious.

  • Submitted: May 2, 2012
  • Stayed: Apr 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

great place, great value

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I had been looking for the kind of beach community we enjoyed up in Stinson beach in NorCal and found a great Southern California version at this cozy get-away that gives access to the most beautiful beach I have seen in Southern California. Not only that but the community of people you find on the beach is unbelievable (healthy kids fun parents and great vibe)... And as if that wasn't enough, you also get world class surfing a pleasant and short walk away! You can't beat this at any price and especially at this price... We loved it!!!

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2012
  • Stayed: Feb 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway


Dana Point Harbor
Laguna Beach
San Juan Capistrano
Nearest Airport
20 Miles
John Wayne Interenational Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
The Ritz Carlton and St. Regis
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Catalina Ferry @ Dana Point Harbor
Nearest Golf
0.2 Miles
St. Regis
Nearest Train
5 Miles
San Juan Capistrano Train Station -AMTRAK
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
St. Regis and Ritz Carlton Monach Beach
Nearest Ski
180 Miles
Big Bear
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Strands and Salt Creek Beach

Placed directly between the The Ritz Carlton and St. Regis Golf Resorts just a five minute stroll the longest white sand beach along the Laguna Beach and Orange County coastline. Our beach house is located on the ocean side of Pacific Coast Highway in one of the most prestigious privately gate guarded communities on the Southern California coastline. The home is just a ten minutes drive to historic downtown Laguna Beach which includes the Pageant of the Masters and Sawdust Art Festival throughout the summer months. Within an easy 30-45 minutes of major amusement parks including Disneyland, California Adventure, Knott's Berry Farm, LegoLand, SeaWorld and San Diego Zoo. Scuba diving, sport fishing, Catalina express trips, stand up surfing, kite surfing are all offered by the Dana Point Marina located 10 minutes walk from the home. Daily or weekly housekeeping and full catering services are available for this property upon request. Niguel Shores is a highly secured, 24-hour gate guarded, private community right on the water - perfect for visitors requiring privacy and security during their stay. The community boasts a large clubhouse complex complete with tennis courts, olympic size swimming center, jacuzzi, sauna, children's play areas and outdoor fireplace entertainment areas. The magic of the home's location is that our private back gate is directly adjacent to the Monarch Beach Ritz Carlton Hotel. Our guests have use of our membership which includes free valet and 15% off dining and spa at the resort. Our home has been in the family since 1973 and has been interior designed with a high quality bohemian chic vintage flare - complete with local artists and vintage mid century beach furnishings. It has been meticulously remodeled with plenty of large indoor/outdoor entertaiment space. The home is unique in the community with five bedrooms - perfect for adult parties of 10 with children.


Rates & Availability

From $8,250 Per month

Dana Point House Rental Rates

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Notes Our beach house is located in a private gate guarded community. We will provide you with beach access and club house access durring your stay. The fees include full access to the club house which has tennis courts, olympic size swimming pool, large jacuzzi, saunas, racquetball and a great park for the kids. We also provide guests with a Ritz Carlton Card next door for free valet and 20% off.

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Dana Point House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View ...
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Full 1 -
    Full 2 -
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Master Suit - Downstairrs - 1 king , 2 sleep sofa /futon , Master suite is downstairs. Private outdooor shower & garden
    Upstairs Guest Room 2 - 1 king , Sunny bdoorm with CA King and pocket view to the ocean.
    Upstairs Guest Room 3 - 1 queen , Upstairs Guest Room 3 has a Queen bed & ocean view
    Upstairs Guest Room 4 - 1 queen , Queen bedroom with sunny South exposure.
    Upstairs Guest Room 5 - 1 queen , Upstairs larege office whhich can add queen bed as needed
    Upstairs Media Room & Den - 2 sleep sofa /futon , Upstairs media room with two lovely couches - great for kids
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • Events Allowed
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Sauna ...
  • Shared Hot Tub
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Front yard has outdoor tropical feel with $20K+ in new luxurious teak furnshings. Outdoor barbeque and outside closed-in garden shower, Backyard is fully landscape with a tropical feel with ratan lanai and additional seating that overlooks grassy lawn and tropical landscape yard, fine-tuned parlor Steinway grand piano, beautifully burning gas log fireplace, newly remodeled kitchen has tremendous amount of hardwood butcher-block counter-space - perfect catering large events and outdoor barbeque parties. Beautiful collection of art and furnishings from all around the world.

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