About the property
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- Minimum Stay3 - 30 nights
2 Bedrm,2 Bth,FAMILY FRIENDLY!sleeps up to8!Casual elegance.
This exclusive beautiful guard-gated community is a tranquil retreat that will allow your family respite and fresh ocean breezes after touring Orange County-(Disneyland/Knott's Berry Farm/Fashion Island in Newport Beach & Laguna Beach), Los Angeles (Universal Studios/Hollywood), and San Diego (San Diego Zoo, SD Wild Animal Park, Legoland, Balboa Park, SD Children's Museum). as Dana Point is half way between Los Angeles and San Diego. The five-star St. Regis Hotel & Spa in the beautiful upscale Monarch Beach area is located adjacent to our condo (can walk there in 10-15', see under amenities/additional info), as well as the World Famous Ritz Carlton Resort & Spa (tea time, shopping, tennis and dining)! Monarch beach is situated just between Los Angeles and San Diego on Pacific Coast Highway. You can walk to Monarch Beach on an tranquil pathway along the golf course until you reach a secluded beach. Who wants to pick up and pack up after a day or two and move from city to city, or county to county, when you can have it all here, at 54 Corniche in Dana Point....Disneyland, Knott's Berry Farm, San Diego Zoo, San Diego Wild Animal Park, Legoland, Universal Studios, Newport Beach Fashion Island Shopping/Dining, and of course------- local gorgeous unprecedented Dana Point beaches to unwind in between such excursions. This makes our condo a one-stop vacation! You can take a short walk to enjoy the scenic grassy hills & sand at Salt Creek Beach, or a shorter walk to the Five Star St. Regis world famous Golf resort. One can definitely get away from the hustle and bustle of downtown San Diego, Los Angeles, or Anaheim, while relaxing in the charming ambiance of Dana Point. Your cares will melt away as you enjoy the local sunsets and the warm sand between your toes! If you enjoy fine dining or high tea, you can stroll over to the legendary Ritz Carlton Resort & Spa. While visiting Orange County, you can restore your soul after a long day of boogie boarding/surfing at Monarch Beach, and do some unique shopping at the upscale Fashion Island in Newport Beach or the artsy seaside town of Laguna Beach (5 miles away). Stay locally and chill out in the soft leather recliners at the Luxurious Cinepolis, while watching th elatest blockbuster movies and be served your favorite cocktail/appetizer during your flick. If a more soothing and relaxing plan entices you, you can cook a nice meal in a fully equipped kitchen in our condo, and enjoy the meal on the outside patio, or poolside, just steps away from the condo. Maybe stay in, dim the lights, light the candles and watch the glow of our fireplace over dinner. There are so many opportunities at fine dining while in Dana Point/Laguna Niguel, that you will not be disappointed. Be sure and browse through our many menus and local information we have provided for you in the retreat of our lovely condo you can call home while away! The Dana Point Harbor offers kayaking and boating excursions and also allows a nice stroll through some quaint shops and oceanfront dining. If shopping, golfing, spa time, or amusement park hopping is not your faire, then try our favorite....grab our umbrella, sand toys, beach chair & towel (we have provided) and head on down to our favorite Salt Creek Beach, with your favorite drink, snacks, & magazine to enjoy the beautiful sunset while nuzzling your toes in the soft warm sand. You can watch as the local surfers provide a dazzling show of agility and strength as they caress the waves and tame the board all the way to the shoreline! You will refresh your mind, restore your soul and replenish your needs as you relax and let go of the stresses of the world, and take in the cool ocean breezes and enjoy the world renowned sunsets and ambiance that call Dana Point a true gem of Southern California.
What is amazing, is that you can do so many things, yet have an absolutely relaxing and soothing time unwinding in our charming and beachy, shabby chic, retreat, which is comfy for families or couples. As we have 4 children, we have left many treasured toys for your children to enjoy while visiting with us. Our bunk bed AND trundle, as well as our comfy sofa sleeper, allow a family w/ children or 2 families to share in on the joy! What are you waiting for? Don't miss out, you deserve to relax, enjoy, and take in the cool Ocean Breeze and warm charm of Dana Point and all it's offerings. It is just waiting for you to take part in the vacation of a lifetime! Aloha!
Paul and Lisa
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About Paul and Lisa
When we had our wedding reception in Dana Point Harbor 18 yrs ago, we knew that this city held such a special place in our heart, that we decided we wanted to someday have a second home in Dana Point, to enjoy the beauty and paradise of this lovely city and it's wonderful beaches! Our children love to play at Salt Creek Beach, and we enjoy the outings and activities provided in Dana Point and Laguna Niguel, as well as Laguna and Newport Beach. After making several trips on the weekends from San Diego up to Dana Point, we asked ourselves why we didn't consider buying a second home/condo in DP.... so we did! We are truly blessed to have done this! What a treasure this city is, and the beaches are breathtaking and allow such peace and tranquility that cannot be met elsewhere in the country! This property is perfect for two families or a larger family looking for a beach retreat. You can escape the hustle and bustle and just melt into relaxation as you take in a warm Monarch beach sunset, or take in High Tea at the Ritz Carlton, or even strolling the local surf shops in San Clemente, or getting a great Cappuccino and a great pair of shoes at Fashion Island in Newport Beach! Dana Point is centrally located between San Diego and Los Angeles in Southern Orange County, so it has been such a special retreat for us as we visit family in OC and also take in a few waves locally! We hope you also partake in the beauty and serenity of Dana Point and the amazing scenery of the local beaches.
Paul and Lisa purchased this Condo in 2012
Why Paul and Lisa chose Monarch Beach
Believe me, we have crammed our 4 children into swanky nice hotels, but WE prefer condos when we stay away from home for so many reasons. Once the kids are down, we don't have to sit on the bathroom floor watching netflicks on a lap top propped on a bathtub side (or toilet lid seat), but can enjoy a nice breeze on the patio, sit on the comfy leather couch and enjoy a bottle of wine and cheese or home made Pina Coladas while taking in a nice movie on one of two modern flat screen TVs (32 & 40') provided. We also have a DVD player for your convenience. While your delicious warm toasty coffee is brewing, you can make up a nice omelette or pancakes, instead of eating out so often in a hotel and feeling crammed and stifled. There is a weight room/work out room right next to the pool and spa, which is literally steps away from our condo. Would you like an ocean view while sipping your favorite refreshment from a jacuzzi, then you can walk a tiny bit further to the other pool/hot tub in the condo which has an ocean view! How about pack a nice picnic, and take our beach bag, chair and mat to Salt Creek Beach (less than 1 mile away...15 minute walk), and enjoy some bubbly and a nice appetizer while enjoying the majestic sunsets of Orange County that can't be beat!? There is so much you can do in Orange County, and you can take a quick trip down to San Diego (Legoland 25 minutes away, and San Diego and Sea World is 60 miles away, and Disneyland is just 31 miles away). If you are feeling adventurous, you can tour Universal Studios and Hollywood, about 1 hr from Dana Point. The master bedroom offers a luxurious TempurPedic Mattress, and the second bedroom provides a bunk bed w/ 2 twins as well as a trundle bed w/ two twins.
What makes this Condo unique
With all the proximity to amazing destinations in San Diego, Orange County & LA, you would be remiss to not take advantage of this lovely vacation rental for you and your family!
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
This was a clean and comfortable place to stay.
Paul was very responsive and very concerned about our comfort. Thank you for the gift of wine- that was a nice touch. It is especially good for people with children. The second bedroom has beds that are small and not as comfortable for adults as for children. I am a bit of a clean freak and overall it was very clean so I was comfortable staying there. We had a great time and would certainly stay there in the future.
Overall disappointed. Anything that slides doesn't work. Screen doors (if present, bedroom and kitchen had none and the front screen needs repair), the trundle bed in the 2nd bedroom is a joke for adults) the window coverings besides not sliding are not attached, the shower door (which we put back on the track), even the utensil drawer in the kitchen doesn't slide.
...expected a nicer complex, but so many units are in disrepair. And be careful where you walk, dog dew everywhere. The jacuzzi had so much chlorine in it that it bleached our sons underwear.
Good thing we didn't have plans to use the patio because the crew was painting it on Friday morning, even at that wouldn't want to, since it was so dirty. Don't expect to have to clean and sweep when you are going somewhere to relax and be comfortable.
Gave up on the heater. It works for back bedroom but living area always was cold, the fan went on and off so many times and wasn't doing its job anyway.
It is a quiet complex and the master bedroom mattress is comfortable, and space is good for a family maybe with kids but didn't work well for adults. Kitchen was well stocked with dishes, glasses and utensils and there were plenty of towels and blankets. Two good TV's. Owners left us a bottle of wine, which was appreciated.
We did not stay 3 nights, left one day early. Cost was less than the value.
This review is unfortunate. The guest never voiced their concerns during their stay as I would have responded and done my best to address these issues.
The condo is decorated and equipped for families with children. A twin trundle bed which advertised was never meant for adults. When multiple adults have inquired about our condo in the past, I have pointed out that the condo is equipped with twin beds. There is a fold out queen bed in the living room for extra adults use. The condo was recently upgraded with new flooring, microwaves, extra ceiling fans and new shower fixtures. I will check into the heater.
I will talk with the hot about the chlorine in the jacuzzi and the animal droppings but those issues are out of my control. Thank you for the constructive input.
Clean and comfortable place. Worked great for us.
The location was great and we really loved it. Suggestion: it would be nice to have soap provided... maybe even shampoo.
Property is well kept and comfortable.
We would stay here again.
Clean, Great Location
We had a wonderful stay recently the condo was clean and great location by the pool. We did have one issue with the water getting hot in the showers Paul was quick to get back to us and even offered to send a plumber over which wasn't necessary. We did agree with previous reviews that it was dark but honestly after being out in the sun all day we actually didn't mind it and we felt they had adaqute lamps to help with the dark feel. The only complaints we had were the mattress on the daybed in the kids room was so lumpy it was pretty much unusable our daughter only last two nights on it and the other issue was you were unable to use any of the outlets unless they had an adapter plugged into them because it would just fall right out.
Overall we were pleased with the property and also the owners and would definitely rent from them again it was a wonderful place for our family to vacation.
Large condo, nice area.
We stayed at this condo for 10 days in April. It is located in a very nice gated community, right near the pool. The gated community makes it feel very safe and is extremely well kept. Parking space is very close by and convenient. It is only a few minutes drive to beaches and shopping. The condo itself is a very good size with a good layout. The down side is that many of the things need updating. The shower faucets are extremely difficult to turn and adjust the temperature. They could also use new shower doors in the one bathroom and a new curtain and drain in the en-suite. The linens are also showing wear so could be replaced. The kitchen was really lacking in pots and pans, and we could not find any large size bowls to use. The screen doors stick and one fell off and there is no screen door on the living room. The BBQ is in need of replacement. They did have buckets and shovels for the beach, unfortunately the boogie boards and such that were there were all broken. On our last day we ended up with no hot water, it seems the water tank stopped working. Paul the owner was fantastic, he replied immediately and got back to us, he came and supervised while the tank was replaced. These things do happen! The important part is that it was most definitely taken care of in a timely fashion. We used the wifi and it worked great for us. If some things were updated and replaced we would definitely stay again.
Thank you very much for staying and I thank you for your review. I am always working to make our condo a great, family place to stay and will be addressing the items that you mentioned. Thanks and hope to see you in the future!
Local attractions (per map quest): 30 minutes to Disneyland 37 minutes to legoland 67 minutes to San Diego zoo 35 minutes to knots berry farm 5 minutes to Laguna beach 5 minutes to Dana point harbor 40 minutes to Del mar racetrack adjacent to golf course 15' walk to beach see Amenities: 'additonal info' for route/directions