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Beach Front ~Ocean Views From The Captains Lookout

Bedrooms 1
Space 1,040 sq ft
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

2nd Floor Apartment with views for miles, 1 Bdrm 1 full bath

This very special place is available for you to enjoy.. Watch the dolphins, beach activities & sunsets. This is a warm and inviting getaway to relax and share romantic times or inspire the imaginations & make lifelong memories by your self, great for couples or with your small family. Put your feet up and relax while watching the fireplace candles and enjoying the ocean view. This was our Tree House listing that is not available, but this spacious panoramic view location is.

This family home was designed by international adventures with many details of far away lands. Enjoy the modern amenities in the bathroom and, Granite kitchen

counter tops and bathroom,

Very comfortable queen sized bed in the bedroom and double size futon in the vaulted ceiling living room. This lookout sleeps 1 to 3 comfortably. One bathroom with shower & 6 foot tub. There is also an outdoor shower for you to use after coming down the private beach. No need to cross the street - you are already at the beach!

Includes a HD TV and HD DVD-R . Luxury linens (bedding and towels), paper products, beach

towels, games, books, and sand castle- making tools.

Fully equipped kitchen including basic cooking ingredients (mostly

organic), the kitchen was equipped by a kitchen gadget fanatic!

Modern convinces are a bosch dishwasher, microwave, coffee

maker, coffee grinder, french press, blender, filtered filtered water and more. Private washer and Dryer in bathroom

with non-toxic laundry products provided. Weekly housekeeping arranged.

We have had many wonderful guests stay at our treehouse apartment, that was this listing #. We have made the Captain's Lookout available. A spacious place with massive views.

If you are looking for a place to relax, unwind, heal or a place to work on your creativity, or to get lost in the view..... you have found the right place!

If you are looking for a place to party and entertain & have guests, keep looking - this isn't the place.

Remodeled with those with Respiratory Disabilities, allergies, MCS

in mind. This is a non smoking residence that is pesticide free and

cleaned with non-toxic cleaning products. Since everyone with the

above listed ailments are at varying degrees, please communicate

with us any of your concerns or needs prior to making a reservation.

More Details

Diana & Scot Dodson
Member since: 2005
Speaks English, We can use a language translator. :)
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
18 July, 2018

About Diana & Scot Dodson

We are 2nd generation vacation rental hosts and are happy to share our special home with guests who want to have a memorable adventure at a very special place. Made with love in the 1950's by the 1st generation, with architecture touches from their adventures around the world. We are available and happy to help with any questions or assistance needed to make your stay and time here enjoyable and memorable for you.

Diana & Scot Dodson purchased this apartment in 1950

Why Diana & Scot Dodson chose Sunset Beach

This is a very special place in Sunset Beach that has been admired for it's unique architecture and 60 year old tropical garden. Sunset Beach still has a small town feel with access to near by cities, sites and activities.

As travelers ourselves we provide an incredibly equipped kitchen to make you feel comfortable with all the comforts of home.

What makes this apartment unique

The Captain's Look out is comfortable and inspires creativity and healing.

The inviting vaulted ceiling, drift wood washed walls and amazing views brings joy to all who have a little piece of this place in their hearts.

Enjoy the picture windows and miles of ocean views with a morning or evening beverage or become captivated by the ocean view of dolphins, beach activities or another special sunset. Enjoy the sunsets and amazing views!

We are happy to be of assistance before and during your stay if you have any questions about the place, Sunset Beach or any adventures to local sights.

Sleeps 1 up to 3 guests.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Sunset Beach in Orange County

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1040 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:30
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Max. adults: 3
  • Min. age of primary renter: 35 ...
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • No parties, events or entertaining. Relax, unwind and enjoy the views!
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • 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 Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Outdoor Shower , Also an outdoor shower to enjoy when leaving the beach.
  • Travertine floor with Granite Counter top. M Tile Art in the Travertine Shower, 6 foot Cast Iron Tub. Washer and Dryer.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Ocean view from the bedroom!
  • Carpet room with dresser, side table, sleigh bed with a new queen size bed. Wake up to an view of the ocean.
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • Kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Sleeps 3 guests. Take a romantic stroll on the beach or explore by beach combing. Stroll the greenbelt through residential Sunset Beach. Lifeguards are on the beach from June to September. Walking distance to Huntington Harbor and Peter’s Landing; Kayak and Surfboard rentals, and a variety of Restaurants and “watering holes”. It is nice places to walk, jog, run around town… Or just relax! Sunset Beach is a wonderful family beach community. Your own Private walkway to the beach on the side of the house, no need to go in the street with the kids to go to the beach. Close by: Seal Beach and Huntington Beach Piers are only 10 minutes away. Bolsa Chica Wetlands is less than a 1 mile away. Enjoy the Long Beach Aquarium of the Pacific, Museums. Newport Beach, miniature golf, cinemas, many golf courses, South Coast Plaza and other shopping centers – all about a 15 to 25 minute drive. In the area: Drive 30 minutes or so to Knott’s Berry Farm, Disneyland.


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Beach Front ~Ocean Views From The Captains Lookout
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews

vacation on the beach

  • 5 of 5

Nice location, good weather and nice owners

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Ultimate Beach Location!

  • 5 of 5

We wanted to be in Sunset Beach and preferred a location close to the sand. The Tree House is just steps (I mean it...steps!) off the beach and features a picture perfect ocean view from the dining table. The Tree House is cozy (perfect for a couple or small children) well appointed and convenient to all of Sunset Beach. We have family nearby and could have easily eliminated the rental car. An Uber account would have gotten us everywhere we wanted to drive. Dianne and Scott met us and were perfect hosts. Our new grandson is just blocks away and we love the beach...we'll be back! Another terrific VRBO experience.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic location

  • 5 of 5

"You did good Mike." That was my girlfriend's reaction after we settled in the first day. I had never been to Sunset Beach before but I was so happy we chose this house. The beach is a simple walk to the back and there is a lifeguard straight from the house. There were barely any people on the beach during the week and on the weekends I didn't think it was busy at all. It's nothing like how packed Santa Monica and Huntington Beach can get. On Saturday I saw around 30 people that day. There were chairs, umbrella, body boards and surfboards all provided.

We went out to the beach a couple times at night and I enjoyed runs on the beach in the morning.

The outside shower is perfect and Diana has a laundry machine on site as well. My 11 year-old daughter and my girlfriend's 7 year-old niece stayed too and I never thought we were crammed in there. There was directv with everything so that was right up my alley. There was also wifi so the kids were easily occupied. Dishes, etc. were all supplied but we wanted to check out the restaurants in the area.

The only restaurant in the immediate area we went to was Sunset Pasta and that place was excellent. Personally, I loved the following restaurants; The Donuttery, Grinderz, Jumpin Crab, along with chains like Habit Burger, In N Out, Claim Jumper. We only left the area one day for a Dodger game but we were plenty occupied between Sunset, Huntington and Westminister.

Before the trip, Diana answered all my questions in a timely manner and was an excellent host. If you want a laid back vacation with access to the beach all week, this is the place. We loved our stay and highly recommend it.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfortable, felt like home

  • 5 of 5

The tree house was the perfect getaway for our family of three. I thought it was going to be small, but was pleasantly surprised to see just how spacious it was. All that aside, our main reason for choosing the tree house was the proximity to the beach. It was so nice not to have to worry about parking or packing a million things to spend a few hours by the ocean.

Diana and Scot are very gracious hosts. If you have a question or concern, they are quick to respond, like when my husband got stung by a stingray! Diana was a wealth of information on how to treat it. Or when Diana texted me to let me know the dolphins were out; that meant a lot to my husband and me.

Our family can't wait for next summer. We'd stay at the tree house again in an instant!

  • Review Submitted: 10-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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descanso, ca

weekend get away

  • 5 of 5

Nice clean place with beautiful view. Enjoyed the beach with walking distance. Had a great kitchen. Great Restaurants close by. Enjoyed waking up and drinking coffee while watching the sailboats on the ocean. Owners were very nice and knowledgeable on local entertainment. We will come back to the tree house again. It was awesome.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New Albany, IN

A Fantastic Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Our trip to the Tree House was more than we could have hoped for! When we first arrived, Diana and Scot showed us around and provided many recommendations on things to do and places to eat. They were always willing to give us ideas and answer any questions we had. The house was the perfect size for the two of us! The fact that we were steps from the beach was wonderful! There are grocery stores nearby so we were able to cook at the house and didn't have to eat out for every meal. We did enjoy meals at both the Fish Camp (for a casual meal) and Captain Jack's (for a nicer evening out)! This town is very appropriately named...the sunsets are gorgeous! Be sure to experience as many of them as possible!

During our stay, we ventured out several times to experience all that the area had to offer. We drove to Dana Point, CA for a whale and dolphin watching cruise-it was fantastic and we highly recommend it. (We saw three whales and a pod of ~20 dolphins!) We also spent a day at Disneyland and enjoyed some time in Hollywood visiting the Walk of Fame, the many famous theatres in the area, and also got to go to a Jimmy Kimmel show (be sure to request tickets in advance!). For a great view of the Hollywood sign, go to the Griffith Observatory! This is a unique location by itself, but the views of the Hollywood sign are an added bonus. At the end of the week we went to an Angels baseball game which was an easy drive and a great experience!

We highly recommend this property for anyone looking for a getaway. It was just the two of us in the tree house, but there is a pull-out couch in case you have more people. The location is great if you want to just relax on the beach all week, but is also close to many fun things to do if you want to venture out! We made countless memories on our trip, and also got engaged on the beach one night! This location was an incredible place for us to stay and we enjoyed every minute! We can't thank Scot and Diana enough for their hospitality!

  • Review Submitted: 27-Apr-2016
  • Date of Stay: April 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Alamitos Bay to Long Beach
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
405, 605, 22

This spacious 1 Bedroom 1 Bath 2nd floor apartment with panoramic ocean & beach views is a great place to relax, unwind and have your stresses melt away. This is a wonderful place to rejuvenate. Sleeps 1 to 3 guests.

Miles of ocean views (looking either towards Huntington Beach or towards Long Beach / San Pedro / Palos Verdes), spontaneous dolphin shows, surfing & kite surfing and Catalina Island are front and center from the comforts of your spacious living room, kitchen and dining room.

Enjoy the view before heading out to the beach, or stay in and enjoy the show! So many wonderful views and activities that changes every half-hour. In the winter it is great to stand enjoying the vast and virtually vacant beach and ocean and just a turn of your head you can see snow on the mountains! Guests agree this is the best place to watch the sun set.

This is a unique community located North of Huntington Beach and just South

of Long Beach and Seal Beach.

Sunset Beach is a wonderful one-mile long “small town”, with year

around events, it is close to many Southern California attractions -

but nestled away on a beautiful uncrowded white sandy beach. Its

name gives away our secret of breath taking sunsets and views of

Catalina Island.

Over 60 years ago our family built this elegant yet comfortable

upstairs hideaway. There are magnificent picture windows overlooking the beach and the Pacific Ocean.

If you decide to venture from your vaulted ceiling oasis, down the

stairs, you will find your own private patio. Upon your return from strolling, swimming,

surfing, boggie boarding, sunning, or shell collecting - enjoy the

outdoor shower with endless hot water.

Many wonderful restaurants are within walking distance (or

delivery!); shopping and sites are a short distance away. Enjoy

your home away from home; just relax and get away from it all, or

in the evenings between day trips.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Sunset Beach, California

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Summer High Season
25 May 2018 - 10 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £381.35
Cleaning Fee £114.4

Check in is at 3 p.m. Check out is 10:30 a.m..
We also accept bank checks by US mail and Paypal as payment. Refundable deposit of $500 and 1/2 the rental rate to reserve the dates then the deposit converts to a security deposit and is returned as detailed in the rental agreement. The remainder of the rental rate is due 30 days prior to your stay. For monthly stays requires additional mid month cleaning fee of $150.
For weekly stays, normal cleaning is included, as detailed in the rental agreement.

Sleeps 1 to 3 guests.

Sorry no pets, parties, events, entertaining or revolving door of guests or visitors.
This is an apartment in a beach front home. Considerate and respectful guests only.

NON SMOKING, ADA respiratory disability of owner on property.
HOLIDAYS: 7 night minimum
Enjoy this place all to yourselves and make life long memories here.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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