The best locations in Niguel Beach Terrace this two bedroom, two full bath ocean view condo is a 1 minute walk to the entry to Salt Creek (Dana) Strands Beach. The 'Lighthouse' has undergone complete renovation featuring maritime and nautical themes, a color scheme of sand, beige, cream and blue, all new furnishings and furniture, and porcelain tiled patios. Niguel Beach Terrace is located between Laguna Beach and Dana Point Harbor in the California Riviera, and is on the ocean side of Pacific Coast Highway in the Monarch Beach area. An easy walk to Starbucks, the Ritz Carlton, St. Regis Resort, public library, and a commercial center. Ocean view from the living room, guest bedroom and one of the large patios. Living room features an electric fireplace, queen size sofa bed and a 42' LCD flat screen HD TV. Two large tiled private patios; one with an ocean view and the other with a picnic area and George Foreman electric BBQ. Bright, airy, open, ground floor unit open to ocean breezes.
A fully equipped kitchen with all new appliances features a microwave, ice-maker, coffee maker, toaster, blender, crock- pot, espresso machine, waffle maker, dishes, silverware and pots and pans. Cooled by ocean breezes and 52' Hunter ceiling fans in the living room, both bedrooms and the dining room, the Lighthouse has a mild, temperate climate all year around. Three new flat screen (a 42' and two 37' cable televisions each with DVD/VCR player with one TV featuring high definition (HD) and a DVR (Tivo) recording function enable all guests to enjoy the programs of their choice from the living room and both bedrooms. The master suite features an office area with an antique cherry wood desk, a new computer and high-speed cable internet (broadband). The extra long twin beds (can be made into a king by request) in the guest bedroom, which is large enough to be a second master bedroom. A queen size pull out sofa bed in the living room can accommodate up to two extra guests.
For your convenience and comfort the following are provided - Washer, dryer, iron, and ironing board; Four cherry wood suitcase stands; Fine linens and plush towels; Six beach towels and a beach umbrella; Four beach chairs and two Boogie boards; Two beach coolers; Two hair dryers; Selected DVDs and VCRs; Library stocked with books; Reserved covered parking space #24 and guest parking is available in the complex and on Selva road. A pool and spa are a short walk away with another spa closer to the Lighthouse. Weekly vacation rental rates are from 4:00 PM Saturday until 11:00 AM the following Saturday: Absolutely No Smoking and No Pets
Tom & Vonne Barnes are the proud owners of the Lighthouse Vacation Rental in Dana Point.
They are semi-retired, Tom after a 35 year high school teaching career and Vonne after 25 years in the medical field and have a number of interests they engage in. Besides running the Lighthouse Vonne is involved in community activities including saving open space and beach access. She also serves on the Board of Directors in Rancho San Clemente.
Tom does some tutoring of high school students and has written two books. He is a former political columnist for San Clemente Patch on-line newspaper with his column Barnes-Eye view of San Clemente.
They decided to convert their Dana Point condo into a vacation rental six years ago after renting it out long term for twenty years. When Niguel Beach Terrace was built Tom was an original owner and he and Vonne lived in the unit after they were married.
Many of the ideas the Barnes' have used in setting up the Lighthouse have come from their extensive travels to more than 100 countries.
They live in San Clemente with their two cats Sunnie and Katie and enjoy visits from their son Dan and two grandkids Marissa & Jonathan.
They enjoy being the proprietors of the Lighthouse and are especially grateful for the many kind comments that guests have said about their stays in the Lighthouse.
Besides travel Tom & Vonne enjoy reading, walking on the beach, and Tom has been playing Rotisserie Baseball for 21 years.
There is no finer place to be than in the 'gold coast' area of South Orange County. We have lived in this area for 36 years and believe it is the finest area in the world to live.