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Steps to the most beautiful sandy beach in Orange County Califonria

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Bedrooms 3
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 30 nights

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Lantern Village Condo Rental Photos and Description

Dana Point is the most romantic city in Orange County California

The Cleopatra Unit is an ocean-side two bedroom unit with accommodations for six. The unit combines nautical themes with pines and a spicy color scheme of eggplant, sage, and rust with plush white carpets and white-painted woodwork. The Cleopatra floor-plan utilizes a spacious Great Room concept, with a marble fireplace providing a wonderful and cozy centerpiece. The down-stuffed sofa is a fold-out bed for extra accommodations.

The dining area provides seating for six, and the kitchen is completely equipped with all modern appliances.

Both bedrooms in the Cleopatra provide a king and a queen and sofa bed too, have private patios, and offer access to separate, full-size baths. From the living room there is ocean view, and the fabulous yet subtle sound of the surf.

Beautifully appointed, this vacation rental offers all of the amenities of home and the luxuries of a fine resort.

Public beach access to the private and secluded STRANDS BEACH is via stairs steps from condo.

Location. . .Great location across from Beach access This condo is located directly across from the ocean public beach access . Ocean view and we have a great network of trails to walk beside the ocean if interested.

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Betha Lea Everett
Member since: 2001
Speaks: english, English
Calendar last updated:
October 8, 2016
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About Betha Lea Everett

My husband & I are both retired now. We moved here from Omaha, Nebraska to be close to our children and grandchild. We love Orange county and Dana Point especially. It is totally paradise. We enjoy meeting our guests that come here from all over the world.. We invite you to come and stay in one of our three condos. Ivory Coast, Cleopatra or The Harbor House. They are all in the same complex close to each other and each one has ocean views. You can just walk down to the beach or ride our funicular.which is free in the summer. Let me know if you have any questions. We promise you will love the area and the condos. We provide everything. Just bring your swimsuit.

Betha Lea Everett purchased this condo in 2001

Why Betha Lea Everett chose Dana Point

This condo has a resort location. It has panoramic ocean view on one side and it overlooks the pool from the patio on the other. Now how can you beat that loacation when you are on a vacaiton. It is light and bright with the ocean sounds early in the mornng and trails to walk jsut across the street. You cannot beat this condo with the cool ocean breezes blowing through the condo from the salt air of the ocean.

What makes this condo unique

You will fall in love with the ocean view, the sunset and the beauitful Orange County. It is close to Lego Land, Disney Land, Sea World plus , steps from the Pacific Ocean and beautiful beach. We are located on the ocean side of famous Pacific Coast Highway too. It is a great location and so many beautiful beach trails around very close for you to enjoy too. We have a funicular which will take you down to the beach, it is like a ski lift.. The only one in Orange County. Our guests come happy and leave happy so what more can we ask. I welcome you to come to Dana Point. The weather is paradise year round.


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Steps to the most beautiful sandy beach in Orange County Califonria
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews

Fun Times in Cleopatra

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I escaped the relentless Seattle rain to stay the entire month of February in Dana Point.

Even though workers were demolishing the complex pool right outside our window, we had a wonderful time and will go back every chance we get.

The owner, Betha, is one of the kindest and most accomodating people we have ever met. Because of the construction noise, she moved us into another unit she owns in the complex until the worst of it was over, and gave us some of our money back. During the entire stay, she made us feel so cared for-- she delivered our mail, dropped off Valentine's chocolates, clucked over us in commiserating e-mails when the weather was bad for a few days, and even rounded up items we left and mailed them to us back home. She had exactly the right friendly touch.

Both of the places we stayed were clean, well-stocked, and so creatively decorated that it really added to the experience. It is obvious Betha puts her whole heart into what she does.

We were a little surprised that the "steps" to the beach description meant 156 actual steps, but that was partly because construction on The Strand across the street meant we had to use a far-away access point. Because we like exercise, we actually enjoyed the steps, and walked them several times a day. It was wonderful being right across the street from the beach, and even with February storm systems we got to walk the beach for part of almost every day.

The Dana Point location is ideal. We loved being so close to Laguna Beach, and made effortless day trips to Carlsbad, San Diego, LA, Santa Monica, and every place inbetween. Check out the singer/songwriter Tuesday nights and the weekend bands at the Marine Room in Laguna, the piano player at the incredible Montage in Laguna, the jazz brunches and weekend music at Salt Creek Grille in Dana Point, Javiers restaurant in Newport Beach and the wonderful rocky beach across the street with the frequent whale sightings and the historic cottages, take a day trip to Catalina Island (you'll see dolphins on the way!) and go hiking or visit the psychic there, have high tea at the Four Seasons in Carlsbad... you are going to have so much fun!

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2009
  • Stayed: Jan 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Diana for your kind words. You and John were the best. Yes, you came at a time of action ...we were in the middle of lots of improvements... I am happy to say things are much better now with our new pool soon to be completed. We also will soon have four new beach access paths for our guests to use just across the street.. so next time you can cut out the long trail Switchback trail that you enjoyed.. You guys have to be in great shape. doing that several times a day. Also, there will soon be a million dollar funicular (similar to a Ski Lift) to deliver guests down to the beach fast. We are the only beach in Orange County that will have this available to the public. It will only take about 1 min. going down and will be great to ride back up if you choose. Thanks again for all and until next time.. Cheers. Betha
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Nearest Airport
65 Miles
LAX or John Wayne
Nearest Ferry
1 Kilometres
Just down the steps to a beautiful beach
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Dana Point Harbour less than 1 mile
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Train Station 2 miles
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Strand Beach & Salt Creek Beach...across street
Car: necessary

Disneyland (40 minutes north)...Knotts Berry Farm (40 minutes north)....LegoLand (35 minutes south).....SeaWorld San Diego (1 hour south)....Aquarium of the Pacific (40 minutes north)......Universal Studios (1 hour north)All about Dana Point ***Disneyland ***Knotts Berry Farm ***Catalina Island ***Sea World ***San Diego Zoo & Wild Animal Park ***Lego Land *** Universal Studios ***Beverly Hills ***Getty Museum ***



Whale Watching - 2.0 mi/3.2 km

Sportfishing - 2.0 mi/3.2 km

Ocean Institute - 2.0 mi/3.2 km

Catalina Island - 2.0 mi/3.2 km

Dana Point Harbor - 2.0 mi/3.2 km

Doheney State Park - 3.0 mi/4.8 km

The Mission San Juan Capistrano - 5.0 mi/8.1 km

Laguna Art Museum - 8.0 mi/12.9 km

Irvine Spectrum - 12.0 mi/19.3 km

Fashion Island Shopping Mall - 12.0 mi/19.3 km

Balboa Island - 15.0 mi/24.1 km

South Coast Plaza - 20.0 mi/32.2 km

Orange County Fairgrounds - 20.0 mi/32.2 km

Orange County Performing Ar

Other Activities: Close to Disneyland, San Diego Zoon, Lego Land, Hollywood, and Universal Studios

Golf: Monarch Links Golf Course: Few golf experiences can match the blend of stunning natural beauty and variety of challenges presented at Monarch Beach Golf Links. Here, along the dramatic bluffs of Southern California, master architect, Robert Trent Jones, Jr., has fashioned an intriguing layout in the Scottish links tradition on one of the select few oceanfront golf courses in California. Commanding sweeping views to the sea, this par-70 championship course offers an unending variety of play.

Ski: Kayak Rentals

Dana Point Jet Ski rents only the finest Hobie kayaks. Single, double and fishing kayaks are available and include comfortably cushioned seats, paddles and life vests. Whatever your speed or need, we’ve got you covered. All units are launched directly from our large private docks inside Dana Point Harbor and the open ocean is just a few short minutes after departure. You and your family can also enjoy famous Doheny Beach, which is just steps from our facility. For your other beach activities, we also offer jetskis and surfing for your enjoyment. Both full and spring wetsuit rentals are available for $10.


Rates & Availability

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30 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $250
Refundable damage deposit $500
Pet Fee $300

the first payment will be a $500 deposit remaining rental fee due 30 days before arrivial.

Dana Point is located mid way in between LA and San Diego on the Coast of the Pacific Ocean.
Just steps from the ocean. Ocean view located in Dana Podint a very upscale area.

Perfect for your family vacation.
Please write for questions. 2 baths, 2 bedrooms, besdie pool and steps from the ocean.
Everything is furnished. Just bring your swim suit

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Lantern Village Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo (semi-detached)
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Ocean View
  • Town
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Living Room
  • Telephone
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower
  • We have two wonderful bathrooms with a washer and dryer also.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , California King bed...provided.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 1 queen , 1 child bed , 1 sleep sofa /futon , california King, Queen for guest room and sofa bed. baby bed
  • California King bed in master bedroom with bath room. The 2nd bedroom has a queen bed and a priviate bath too for them.
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Toys
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Deck Furniture
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing

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