|Minimum Stay||30 nights|
**Due to a recent association rule changes for short-term rentals in this complex, I am only allowed one renter per 30 days. Some seasonal pricing my show a lower minimum stay, but that is just due to pricing table limitations. Guests can stay fewer than 30 days, but I must block out the full 30 day period per customer. That means if it's off-season, I can quote you for only the dates you are actually at the unit, but still issue a 30-day contract. Nightly prices would also be higher for shorter stays. If you have any questions, please contact me. Thanks! Gus**
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).
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.
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!!
I discovered this condo early in my search to find the perfect location for my family to enjoy our California vacation. I searched long and hard but kept coming back to this listing and sure am glad I did. The owner is first class and will take care of all of your vacation needs. You really need to bring nothing but a suitcase full of clothes because everything else is provided. Towels, linens, beach toys, cooking supplies (even spices), firewood and so many other amenities.
Everything is close to this condo from the SNA airport, Disneyland, restaurants, grocery, ocean institute, Capistrano Mission, lots of beaches etc.... It is an easy drive or bus ride to anything you could possibly need or would want to visit.
My 5 year old spent almost everyday at the kid friendly pool which is located just outside the front door of this unit.
The neighborhood is very quiet and very upscale with multi-million dollar homes surrounding the property. It is an extremely safe area to visit.
There is so much to see and do within 5 to 10 miles of this unit that I could not think of a better spot to vacation.
Highly recommended and I hope to return soon.
This was our first all family Trip to California. While we were in California 10 days we only got to spend 4 days in Dana Point. We all hated to leave Villa Tortuga!
The condo was absolutely beautiful and it was in the perfect location. We couldn't believe all of the ammenities- top notch, and Gus has thought of everything! (I really mean EVERYTHING! I expected things like beach towels and some equipment; but first aid kit, binoculars, pantry items? WOW!)
We had breakfast on the airy deck and dinner in the spacious dining area. WiFi worked well and there were plenty of DVDs as well as books and magazines. Gus has all the information you need printed up and well organized. The beach is wonderful and just a short walk (or taxi ride) to the Ritz Carlton, where we attended a wedding.
The location is also very close to the harbor and the Ocean Institute. We got to see some of the tall ships while we attended a reception there.
Maybe I shouldn't say so many good things about this condo-- it might not be available next time we want to stay in Dana Point.
Exceptional place, Gus. You really have a winner in Villa Tortuga.
This was our first time using vrbo and we were so happy with the result. You can trust this listing - all is as described and pictured. The condo is so well decorated and Dana Point is a lovely, peaceful area. We easily went sightseeing in San Diego, Laguna, Disney/Anaheim, LA and Santa Monica from this location and it was wonderful at the end of the day to return to what felt like "home" at Villa Tortuga. It is so comfortable and has everything you need. The beach here is beautiful and feels like a private beach because it is not crowded at all. Gus was very helpful and provided all the information we needed. We (husband, two teenage boys and I) loved our stay! Thanks, Gus!
Gus has done an amazing job rennovating this space with the majority stemming in the master bedroom, kitchen and living areas. Each room of the house was tastefully done, modernized with all the comforts of home. We made the mistake of over packing kitchen items, because Gus had spared no expense at ensuring all condiments and other paper items were fully stocked.
We took full advantage of the close proximity to the beach, and learned that there was another route besides the steps. We travelled with 3 small children and the seperate room in addition to the bunk beds worked out fantastically. We were all very comfortable and felt great about the use of space.
The luxury of having the full kitchen allowed us to cook breakfasts and lunches in the condo and explored the surrounding areas and did dinners out. The towels, beach toys, umbrellas and other conveniences were all included and thought of by Gus.
This was a great stay and would recommend this property to anyone looking to get away and have the luxury of California beach living.
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!
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!
|Refundable damage deposit||$350|
Please contact me directly about 30+ duration lodging and I can make an adjustment to the pricing.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.