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Bedrooms 2
Space 1,200 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

Beautiful resort-style gated community in Ritz Pointe.

PERMIT NO. 14-0156. Guests will definitely feel they have escaped, relaxing in this upper level. condo with a 'pent-house feel.' The decor has been personally selected by the owner and shows pride of ownership.

California Escape is located in the gated community of Ritz Pointe next to the Monarch Hills Resort. Guests will enjoy a short picturesque walk to Salt Creek Beach, a premier vacation destination on the 'California Riviera'.

Ritz Pointe/Monarch Hills grounds are well-maintained and aesthetically pleasing. There is a pool, 3 spas. The south spa is a great spot to enjoy breathtaking sunsets over a panoramic view of the ocean.

Dana Point is Conveniently located between San Clemente and Laguna Beach, (5 miles each way) and midway between San Diego and Los Angeles (approximately 60 miles each way)

As you enter the condo you will find a well-appointed living room with fireplace, flat screen TV and soundbar, starfish and beach decor. The pictures in this site show the beauty of this professionally remodeled condo

You might start with coffee on the two patios or walk to the St. Regis or Ritz Carlton a short distance away where you can plan your day. Perhaps the spa facilities appeal to you in the hotels.

Don't forget your tennis rackets as the Tennis Villas is across the street. Tennis Villas is a professional tournament style club that offers weekly and monthly passes for guests. There is also a spa, gym and pool there.

There are golf links affiliated with both the hotels open to the public. Ritz Pointe borders the Monarch Golf Links which overlooks the ocean and Salt Creek Beach.

When you take your walk to the beach you pass along the Monarch Links golf course. The walk to the beach is a 1-mile flat walk and takes about 15-20 minutes. Owner provides you with beach cart, beach chairs, umbrella, collapsible cooler and beach towels ready to go for your scenic adventure to the beach.

Our very own Dana Point Harbor offers restaurants and shops. Rent paddle boards and tour the harbor on your own. Whale watching trips go out daily.

Catalina Island is 26 miles across the sea. A fun day of shopping, eating and drinking. Catch the ferry in the harbor. If it is your birthday you sail free !!

One of our favorites is the well-known Ocean Institute. They offer many programs to educate the public on the ocean inhabitants. They offer hands-on experience such as dissecting squids!

You can take a 5-minute drive to Laguna or in the summer a trolley will take you to the art colony of Laguna Beach. Pageant of the Arts and the Sawdust Festival are only a couple of the must-see attractions. Leisurely perusing the shops and art galleries will take you into another state of mind.

San Clemente is filled with fun, fun, fun. Music, art, restaurants, antiquing. Don't miss Del Mar Street Sunday for the Farmer's Market.

High-end shopping is 15 miles away at Fashion Island. Outlet shopping is 20 miles away in Carlsbad. It's all here for you.

Action all day and peaceful place to relax in the evening. The perfect location, the perfect setting.

Come and comfortably enjoy one of the most beautiful spots in Southern California.



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Property Manager
Member since: 2006
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
12 July, 2018

About AnnMarie

My name is AnnMarie. I am the property manager for this wonderful condo. I have owned, sold, and managed vacation rentals for 10 years. I am a broker in the area and active in the community and am a member of the Chamber of Commerce. I have met the most wonderful guests throughout the years. It gives me great pleasure to see the guests enjoying their vacations and love directing them to good restaurants, etc.

AnnMarie purchased this condo in 2013

Why AnnMarie chose Monarch Beach

I actually sold the owners this property and it is amazing to see what they've done with it. The owner has a real knack for blending colors and choice of furniture. Everything you need is here to enjoy your stay.

What makes this condo unique

It is up a couple short flights of stairs, but totally worth it when you get there. Nice ocean breeze, view and no one above you !


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday condo in Monarch Beach in Dana Point

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Stunning glass shower with waterfall tile.
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Glass enclosure surrounding shower/soaking tub.
  • Master bath shower is stunning.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Lovely master bedroom. Flat screen. Large walk-in closet
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , Twins beds/or one full. Cable TV. Walk-in closet.
  • Living room has queen size fold out bed
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • gambling casinos
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • Kayaking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Cute and Cozy!

  • 4 of 5

This property is fantastic! This was my second time staying in these condo's (first time in this apartment). Myself and two friends stayed here and it was the perfect place for three people as we could each have our own bed.

A few things that could be improved/addressed/updated: there was no gas in the grill, the soaker tub drain didn't lock, so we couldn't use it and the couch smelled a bit.

A few highlights: Loved that there was beach gear (umbrellas, some towels, beach cart, etc.). There was a nice amount of towels and hand towels for the bathrooms, plus it's nice you can do laundry if you need. The location, gated community and pool, hot tubs are well maintained. This is a quiet spot, perfect for relaxing. Never heard any neighbors. It was the perfect getaway for a quite and girls week. Only 10 minutes from Laguna and so close to tons of amazing places to eat! (URTH Cafe is one of the best spots in Laguna)

After staying in a different location within this community before, one thing that I loved about this property in particular was that it was on the top floor of the building. It had much better light and views than I anticipated! Would absolutely stay here again and would recommend!

  • Review Submitted: 26-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay. It is a wonderful location so close to Laguna and San Clemente. Thank you so much for your feedback, we will take care of those items you mentioned. Next time just give a call and we take care of it on the spot. We take pride in seeing to it our guests have everything they need and cleanliness.
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It truly is an escape.

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely loved the condo! It is spacious and super clean. Condo is 5 minuets drive from the Salt Creek Beach, there is path trough the golf course that takes you to the beach and it is a great afternoon or evening walk not your everyday beach path with kids and all the things you have to carry 😀?

Condo had full kitchen amenities, grill, washer and dryer, awesome balcony, and beach cart with chairs. The complex pool is amazing and super clean. We enjoyed the stay and will be back!

  • Review Submitted: 22-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfy, clean, & quiet!!

  • 5 of 5

Everything was wonderful! The beds were comfy, showers great. The place was very clean & was a very quiet area! Thank you for providing such a great home away from home for our family!

  • Review Submitted: 20-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice place and nice gated community!

  • 5 of 5

This was a wonderful place! The condo was very nice, on the 3rd floor (top). The beds and pillows were very comfortable. The bath towels were nice and soft. My daughter of 2 yrs old kept saying "I love this house" haha. She made the huge walk in closet in the master her bedroom! The kitchen was stocked with necessary pots and pans to cook and utensils. There were some spices and items in cupboard for cooking. The walk to the beach was beautiful along golf course and million dollar homes. I dont know the length but didnt seem that far, may be 1/2 a mile as we rolled a wagon with our 2 yr old along the paved and gravel path. Pool and spa was perfect temperature as it was heated and it was still a little cool outside (mid 60's). So much to do and see around the area! I would stay here again. Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: 31-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful week away with the family!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our week away in Dana Point. The rental property had all the touches and comfort of home. The home was very clean, comfortable and felt very safe. The property manager was responsive to our two requests which gave us great piece of mind. We would highly recommend this property to others looking to travel to the area. We were sad to see our vacation come to an end and hope to return to California again. Thanks Ann Marie for helping us make great memories!

  • Review Submitted: 29-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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April 2018

  • 5 of 5

Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: 21-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
21 Miles
John Wayne Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
St. Regis Hotel/Ritz Carlton Hotel/Beach Hut Deli
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Monarch Beach Golf Links
Nearest Train
6 Miles
Amtak San Juan Capistrano
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Salt Creek Beach 15-minute walk
Car: necessary

We are located just one mile away from Salt Creek Beach, one of the most beautiful white sandy beaches in Southern California.

The harbor is filled with restaurants, shops and water activities. The Ocean Institute is located in the harbor, a reknowned oceanography learning center open to the public. Laguna Beach art colony is five miles north. Enjoy the Pageant of the Arts and Sawdust Festival. San Clemente to the south 5 miles has great specialty shops and restaurants, and a vibrant downtown.

We are perfectly located between Los Angeles and San Diego, Disneyland and San Diego Zoo and Universal Studios, are all within 60 miles of our location.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday condo in Monarch Beach, California

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
1 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning £114.72
Property Damage Protection £45.12

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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