March 2015

Found 5 blog entries for March 2015.

Mar 31

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The Pointe Monarch community is a luxury community in Dana Point that has a very nice ocean view homes.  The community is one of the newer communities in the Monarch Beach area of Dana Point with homes built 10 years ago.  The homes have a really unique beach close location that has direct beach access by going through the tunnel that runs from the St Regis Hotel to the beach.  The best ocean view homes are those located on the front row and on the street "Via Corsica."  All of these homes will have great golf course views of the Monarch Beach golf links that sits in front of the St Regis hotel.  The lower number homes on this street tend to have the best ocean views.

The community itself is very small and only has three residential streets that end in

Mar 24

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Finding a single level home in a gated community can be difficult depending on what price range one is looking.  There are many one story homes throughout Dana Point but very few are on the market for sale located in a gated neighborhood.  The number gets even more limited if a buyer is looking for an ocean view as well.  There are two gated communities that we recommend that have a large number of one story homes which will be explained here.

First, the Monarch Bay oceanfront neighborhood is the number one location for finding one story homes in Dana Point located in a gated community. The large majority of properties located here are single level in order to maximize the views.  The community sits next to the Laguna Beach community Three Arch Bay to

Mar 17

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It really feels like summer already with the heat wave that we have experienced in the last week in Dana Point.  As with every summer many flock to the beach for the annual vacations, especially in the Dana Point area where one will find an abundance of properties located on the sand that offer homes as vacation rentals.  There is a wide variety of properties available from small two bedroom houses to large compounds on the beach.  Rental prices will really vary but typically will be much higher in the summer time that renting during the winter months.

We strongly recommend booking early as the summer months are the busiest time in Dana Point.  One thing to note about the Southern California weather is the June gloom we experience for the entire month

Mar 10

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The Ritz Pointe community is one of the top communities in the Monarch Beach area of Dana Point and features stunning golf course views homes.  There are several individual tracts within Ritz Pointe that sit next to the Monarch Beach golf links course that include the California Cortina neighborhood.  There are two streets that run parallel and front the golf course which consist of Via Monarca Street and Cassis Street.  Via Monarca street is located in the Ritz Pointe neighborhood and sits directly next to the golf course.  The below photo shows exactly who close the homes sit next to the golf course with the St. Regis hotel in the background.  Many times these homes will have panoramic ocean views as well.

The other street known as "Cassis" is

Mar 3

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The Portofino condo building is located near the Del Prado Lantern District in Dana Point, California between 24421 and 24435 Santa Clara Avenue.  This is a small condo complex of 7 luxury townhouses that sit on the ocean side of Pacific Coast Hwy and one block to the bluff front with tremendous views of the Dana Point Harbor as pictured below.  The condos were originally built in 1991 in the Mediterranean style with two levels of living space.  The condos here are more like a luxury townhouse with attached 2 car garages and a secure gated entrance.  Units here don't have views of the ocean but offer a very unique location that is within walking distance to the newly renovated Lantern District with great shopping and restaurants.  

There is a great