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Wind down your summer in September at the beach

37 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 30 nights

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Minimum Stay
30 nights


Lantern Village Condo Rental Photos and Description

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

The Sand Dollar is located across the street from Strands Beach.

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, stainless refrigerator, stainless dishwasher, 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.

Note: Our complex recently changed policy requiring 30 day minimum rental. Please contact me directly for availability of dates to meet your travel needs.

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  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Property Manager
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 20, 2016
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About Todd

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

Why Todd chose Dana Point

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.

What makes this condo unique

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.

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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based on 37 traveler reviews

Wind down your summer in September at the beach
average rating of 4.864865 based on 38 reviews

Great Value, best location, nice condo

  • 5 of 5

We loved this condo. Great ground location. Quiet complex. Nice pool and hot tub. Grounds are impeccable. Walk to the beach in 2 minutes! Nicely furnished. Comfortable beds, nice bedding. Great kitchen with everything necessary for cooking. Washer and dryer. Two nice patios with grill. The location is close to all LA attractions, San Diego attractions, and everything in Orange County. My family wouldn't stay anywhere else. You shouldn't miss this great vacation rental! Todd is wonderful to work with and very responsive to all your travel needs. Two full baths with lots of towels. All the beach gear you could ever want or need is at your fingertips! Three TVs with great reception. We felt so "at home" in this condo that we didn't want to leave!

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
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Loved this condo

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing week at this beautiful condo. It is spacious and clean and you can tell it has been updated recently. Loved having the queen bed and bunk beds in the second room for our kids. Also loved that there was a tv in both bedrooms. Kitchen was well stocked and it was really nice to not have to bring our own beach towels, boogie boards, umbrellas, etc.... they were all provided. Todd was great to work with and we will hopefully be staying here again soon!

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Awesome, Great location, Clean, Great Owner, 2 Kids 8 and Under...we Loved it.

  • 5 of 5

We were there in April this year (Sorry for the late review Todd :-)) coming from Alberta, Canada. Had everything we needed, used the beach toys and supplies, washer and dryer, kitchen, info packet and maps. It was our second trip to the area and that complex, which we have grown to love, and was awesome for our budget. The kids loved the bunk beds and it has a warm comfy feel so they felt right at home. Pool area is great, access to the beach is close and beautiful.

The area is in the middle of all the attractions for the kids, easy drives to Disneyland, Sea World, Safari Park etc. Baby Beach, coffee, restaurants and harbor are a short walk and even shorter drive away. Todd was excellent to deal with and that made everything easy and stress free. Will definitely be back and as long as Todd has it we will be staying here again.

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect for our Family!! We want to come back again!

  • 5 of 5

2 Adults and 5 children (ages 12 down to 1) ... perfect for our family! Comfortable beds, nice kitchen area. Quite condo complex area, nice walk to the beach, the pictures shown are just like the unit is. Unit located on lower level, close to the parking lot, short walk through parking lot to the community condo pool was great. Walk to the beach was great! And I used the unit supplied boogie boards, which worked really well, and the beach chairs and the beach umbrella (also from the unit). We try to come down to Southern California twice a year and this has become our # 1 location unit! Best value by far in a popular location in this area. Maybe I shouldn't be so positive ... because then others will take my desired week! All good... book it and you will have a great time!

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely perfect!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at the Sand Dollar at the end of June 2014. I was a bit apprehensive about using VRBO or HomeAway, since we have always stayed in hotels or resorts. It turned out that I had nothing to be nervous about. The Sand Dollar was even better than the pictures and description online and Todd, the owner, was very easy to work with and provided great suggestions of things the do in the area. The condo is conveniently located within walking distance of Strand Beach, which is breathtaking. We spent most of the week at the beach, with the exception of one day at Disneyland. The condo was well equipped and even had beach chairs, sand toys, boogie boards, a surfboard, a skim board and a cooler that we brought to the beach. The complex also has a nice pool. If you have not visited Dana Point, you should. I feel like it's a hidden gem among the OC beach towns. The harbor is so picturesque. We can't wait to return to Dana Point and the Sand Dollar!

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
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vacation getaway for family of 8

  • 5 of 5

property location awesome , views great we were on the beach for only 3 minutes and seen dolphins about 100 yards out jumping beautiful swimming beach not a lot of people but enough to make it fun. perfectly located between sea world and universal studios. the condo was very quiet, well stocked and everything looked new, even had beach toys, umbrellas and wake boards. Surrounding neighbor hood very nice. Could Not ask for anything more. Neighbors at condo even very nice. LOVED IT !!! We Will Be Back Thank You Very Much. Even has a washer and dryer in this unit.all pots,pans,dishes and linens weel stocked and looked new.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
John Wayne Orange County (SNA)
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
The Point
Nearest Golf
1.4 Miles
Monarch Beach Golf Links
Nearest Motorway
Pacific Coast Highway 1
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Cannon's Seafood Grill
Nearest Beach
Strands Beach
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:


Rates & Availability

Lantern Village Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer 2017
May 27 2017 - Sep 9 2017
30 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
30 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning Fee $150

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.
Credit card fee 3%

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Lantern Village Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Alarm Clock
  • Backpack
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Guest Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Master Bath - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Guest - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , Bunk bed
    Convertible Bed - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen Size Sleeper Sofa
    Master - 1 queen
  • Crib: Pack-n-play provided.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
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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