Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927

Strands Beach 'California Riviera' Condo

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 30 nights


About the property

Condo, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

MINIMUM STAY: City ordinance prohibits us from Advertising a stay of less than 30 days. Please CONTACT US DIRECTLY for more information on our minimum stay requirements and an ACCURATE QUOTE FOR YOUR DESIRED DATES!

Located in Dana Point, CA (1/2 mile South of Ritz Carlton Laguna Niguel & the St. Regis Monarch Beach). This is a 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom ground level condo in the well maintained Niguel Beach Terrace at Strands Beach complex that comfortably sleeps 6 persons.

Located on a palm lined street on the beach side of Pacific Coast Highway, you have the ocean to the right and our condominium complex on the left. At this point you are 'steps' away from the Strands Beach at Salt Creek Beach Park.

This area of Dana Point with it prominent coastal bluffs, is also known as The Headlands and is part of what is referred to as the 'Gold Coast' or 'California Riviera'. With Laguna Beach to the north and San Clemente to the south, this is the ideal location for your Southern CA visit. You are central to all of Southern California and its attractions! 60 miles from Los Angeles International Airport and 60 miles from Sea World in San Diego.

From here you can day trip to Joshua Tree National Park (2.5 Hrs), Palm Springs (2.3 Hrs) or Snow Ski (2.5 Hrs). Las Vegas is only 5.5 Hrs away.

Strands Beach, favored by locals, is actually the Southern portion of the Salt Creek Beach Park. It is a popular surfing beach that consistently rates an A+ in water quality. It is not uncommon to see dolphins or seals while visiting the beach. This is the same beach that guests from the Ritz Carlton Laguna Niguel and The St. Regis at Monarch Beach use.

Our condo underwent an extensive remodel a few years back were everything was rebuilt and improved. This Strands Beach Condo has the look and feel of a quality California hotel while delivering a comfortable home-like atmosphere.

LIVING ROOM - We have porcelain tile flooring throughout for a clean sanitary environment. Lighting is recessed and dimmable. The sofa converts to a queen size sleeper. We've added a comfortable arm chair and some ottomans for additional seating. We have a 42' LCD TV, DVD Player, an AM/FM/MP3 player, Wireless Broadband, board games, playing cards, assorted children's and general DVD titles as well as a Wii gaming system.

KITCHEN****We've modified the floor plan to open the kitchen to the living area and patio so you're always in the conversation. New cabinets, granite counter tops, stainless appliances. The kitchen is fully equipped with a good selection of pots, pans and utensils. The dining area seats six, has dimmable lights and ceiling fan.

BEDROOMS**** The master bedroom has a king size bed with pillow top mattress. Our guest bedroom has a queen size bed with pillow top mattress as well. Recessed, dimmable lighting with ceiling fans, porcelain tile floors with large area rugs. Both open to private patios. Our large master bedroom has a flat panel TV and a desk . AM/FM clock radios are provided.

BATHROOMS****The master bath has a shower with frameless enclosure, The guest bath has tub w/ shower. Both have extensive tile work, granite, satin nickel finishes and recessed dimmable lighting. Lighted makeup mirror, blow dryer are provided. Plenty of soft towels also.

PATIOS**** We have two outdoor patio areas. One connects off the kitchen/dining area and has a gas barbeque and seating. The other is off the living room and guest bedroom. this one is more of a garden environment, ideal for reading, relaxing, conversing.

AMENITIES: Beach towels, beach chairs, Boogey boards, beach umbrella, a soft sided cooler w/wheels are included. A washer and dryer are also provided.

We are confident that you will find this to be one of the finest Vacation Rentals available!!! The photos don't do it justice.

More Details

Patrick Cornejo or Robert Colacion
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 23, 2017

About Patrick Cornejo or Robert Colacion

The Cornejo and Colacion Families purchased this condo for the enjoyment of our family, friends and now 'Guests!'. Both families are native to Orange County and have witnessed Dana Point's transformation from a small beach community to become a part of the 'California Riviera'.

Patrick Cornejo or Robert Colacion purchased this condo in 2006

Why Patrick Cornejo or Robert Colacion chose Orange County

What's not to like? You are You are in a well maintained condominium complex adjacent to one of the best beaches in the country. When we bring our families here to stay, we feel as though we are at a resort destination .

What makes this condo unique

Comfort, quality, value.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thanks for the beautiful place to stay in. The location was perfect. Wwe found good surf everywhere we went. We'll never stay in a hotel again.
Oct 2007
  • 1 of 3


Monarch Beach Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , shower , Makeup mirror, blow dryer
    Guest Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower , Lighted makeup mirror, blow dryer
  • Well lit bathrooms with granite counter tops.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , Larger Bedroom with desk, TV, King Size Bed with Pillow top
    Guest Bedroom - 1 queen , Queen Size Bed with pillow top mattress.
    Living Room Sleeper Sofa - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Living Room has a Queen Size Sleeper Sofa.
  • King size beds (1) Pillow Top Mattress, Queen size Beds (1) Pillow Top Mattress, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Sofa folds out to a Queen Size bed. Linens, blanket & pillows are provided.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • 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
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
The development has a community recreation room with a full kitchen and enclosed banquet area for entertaining


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(32 traveler reviews)

Strands Beach 'California Riviera' Condo
average rating of 4.96875 based on 35 reviews
Milford MA

Dana Point

  • 5 of 5

Great stay! Clean place, and very accommodating for our family of 5. We made quite a few of our own meals in the fully stocked kitchen. Ralph's grocery store is right down the street.

Comfy beds, and fans kept the place cool.

The beach was gorgeous, surfers out daily.

We went to San Diego zoo and universal studios each within an hours drive. Also Hollywood blvd, you can pack a lot into your stay using Dana point as a comfty convenient home base.

We would highly recommend this place and dealing with Patrick and his quick responses to all our questions was great.

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Patty, I'm glad you and your family enjoyed your stay. I wish you the best of luck on the balance of your Western tour. Take Care, Regards Patick
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Winter Paradise

  • 5 of 5

We have rented from VRBO many times and this condo ranks with the best. It was very clean and beautifully appointed, even nicer than the pictures indicate. My husband and I stayed for a month. We found Dana Point a winter paradise. We biked the Salt Creek Trail and walked the beach everyday. We also enjoyed the pool and the hot tub. We loved that the condo is within walking distance of the beach, the Harbor and many restaurants. The Schwack Beach Grill was our favorite casual dining restaurant. Thank you Patrick, for responding so quickly and professionally to all our questions and concerns.

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0
Monmouth, IL


  • 5 of 5

Very clean and nicely decorated! Very close to the beach! Scenery was beautiful and the beach was the perfect place to watch our first California sunset! Plenty of parking and the neighbors were friendly. Bed was soooo comfortable.

Dana Point is a perfect, quiet, mid-way location between LA and San Diego. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: thank you Lisa, we're glad you enjoyed your stay. Let us know when you would like to come back. Regards, Patrick
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Beautiful area and lovely condo complex

  • 5 of 5

We travelled all over Southern California during our stay and were we ever glad we had chosen Dana Point as our home base. What a beautiful area! I loved that it had everything you could need within a short drive but had the peacefulness of a small community. The beach was just awesome, we went for a walk one morning and saw whales! We were very busy during our stay visiting the many attractions, so only got one beach day:( Next time less attractions, more beach!! The condo was perfect for our family of five, plenty of room and beautifully decorated and stocked. We made some meals there and always had everything we needed. We will definitely try and get back some day, thank you for everything!

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're glad you enjoyed your stay. Dana Pt is spectacular, it's also good to hear that you were able to see the whale migration. We try our best to keep everything stocked and updated. We look forward to having you back. Regards, Patrick.
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0

Best Beach in Orange County

  • 5 of 5

I grew up in Orange County (live in Colorado now) but never visited this beach. It's my absolute favorite! Way less crowded than Laguna and much more picturesque than Newport or Huntington. No high rise hotels in the area, just gorgeous scenery every where you look. Running, hiking and walking along the boardwalk and sand trails above the ocean provide spectacular vistas. As for the condo, it's fantastic. Beautifully remodeled and fully stocked with anything you could possibly need. My kids loved the Wii games and I loved the fact that things like olive oil and spices were on hand for cooking. Having a washer/dryer and two bathrooms was really great for a family of four. We loved the fact that this complex is across the street from the bluffs overlooking the beach. The heated pool was a big plus too since the ocean is just too chilly in the Winter. I can't say enough about this condo and this location. Patrick was wonderful to deal with as well and got back to us immediately with any questions we had. I would stay here again in a heartbeat!

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Shannon, we're really happy you enjoyed your stay. It sounds like your family had an awesome time. We try our best to keep the condo well supplied. Again, thank you for choosing our home for your winter vacation. Regards, Patrick
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0

Chillin On the Beach

  • 5 of 5

I accidentally came across this website and found one of California's best hidden gems, Dana Point. I wanted a week on the beach with no hustle or bustle and that is exactly what I got. The condo accommodated our family of 5 perfectly. Everything was clean and new. The kitchen was perfect for family meals. We got our groceries at Ralphs and I made breakfast and lunch everyday. We ate out for dinner, except for one night we made stakes on the BBQ grill. The kitchen is stocked with everything you need to make a meal. The beach is in walking distance and a great place to chill. The kids used the boogie boards provided by the condo and I relaxed under the umbrella in a beach chair, while they played in the water. Felt at home in this condo rental and will return next time we visit Dana Point.

My 12 and 15 year olds learned how to surf. The Girl in the Curl Surf shop was an excellent resource for surf lessons. We also went on Captain Dave's Dolphin and Whale Safari, we saw many dolphins and one whale. We even went to Disney Land for one day and it only took 30 minutes.

I give this condo a 10 out of 10 but there is one thing needed, air conditioning. You must leave windows open with fans on all the time. We love our refrigerated air. Despite that I highly recommend this condo if you want a relaxing time away from home.

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're glad you enjoyed your stay. I'm very happy that you took advantage of all the amenities the area has to offer. We've looked into getting A/C but with the average high temperature of 76 degrees during the summer months we figured the fresh ocean air is better. Again, we would love to have you back. Kind Regards, Patrick
Did you find this review helpful?
2 0


Nearest Airport
15 Miles
John Wayne Airport (SNA)
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Dana Point Harbor ( To Catalna Island)
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Monarch Beach Golf Links
Nearest Train
2 Miles
San Juan Capistrano
Nearest Motorway
0.1 Miles
Pacific Coast Highway
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Sone Hill Tavern
Nearest Ski
120 Miles
Snow Summit Ski
Nearest Beach
0.4 Miles
Strands Beach Dana Point
Car: necessary

You are central to all of Southern California. Easy drive to Los Angels or San Diego. Great base for visits to Hollywood, Disneyland, San Diego Zoo, Joshua Tree National Park. Dana Point is an authentic California Beach Community, not a tourist trap.


Rates & Availability

Monarch Beach Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
Convert Currency
Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Apr 3 2017 - Jun 14 2017
30 night minimum stay
Jun 15 2017 - Aug 18 2017
30 night minimum stay
Aug 19 2017 - Nov 15 2017
30 night minimum stay
Nov 16 2017 - Mar 15 2018
30 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
30 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $150
Refundable damage deposit $500

Monthly rates vary depending upon the season. Fall, winter $3,500 to $4,000 per month; Spring $4,000 to $4,500 per month. Summer $5,900 to $6,500 per month

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

Enter dates for accurate pricing

Send a Message Send a Message

Partner Offers

You might like these similar properties