Dana Point Real Estate Agent

Local Dana Point Real Estate Agent Sam Smith specializes in Dana Point Real Estate.  A member of Luxury Real Estate.com and has sold homes in many Dana Point communities.

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May 23

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The city of Dana Point has a large number of gated communities with a large majority of them found in the upscale Monarch Beach area.  These include exclusive communities like The Strand at Headlands, Ritz Cove and Monarch Bay where it's not uncommon to find homes listed for over the $10 million dollars.  While many love the security that comes with living in a gated community some don't like the appeal of them being so large and prefer a smaller and more intimate neighborhood.  There are some small gated areas of homes that we love to recommend.

The first community is a little tract called Point Vista.  The community is only located on one street that has a manual gate at the top of the hill.  Once is inside there are an approximate total of only 20

Apr 29

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The summer months are almost upon us and we are starting to see more and more clients looking for vacation rental properties in the Dana Point area.  For the most part, these short term rental properties come furnished but that is not always the case.  Some properties are more Furnished than others and really depends on the owner of the property and how much they feel like they need and want to furnish the property.  One thing we look for when looking for vacation rental properties is finding a listing that comes fully furnished.  This was we know that the home is equipped to handle all of the needs that a client renting a home for a month or more may request.

During the summer months many of the beach properties in the Dana Point area does see an

Mar 25

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A home that was once the personal residence for the Sidney Woodruff has come on the market for sale. 24401 Santa Clara Avenue is currently on the market for $4,295,000 and has a true Wow factor to it if you enjoy Spanish architecture and historic homes.  Woodruff was one of the leading figures when developing homes here in Dana Point and is so well known that many historic homes are often referred to as "Woodruff homes."  The four bedroom, four and a half bath home has a lot to offer which includes an approximate 4,028 square feet of living space on an approximate 10,125 square foot lot which is good size lot for being so close to the beach.

What I love about this house is the central courtyard that many of the rooms open up to on both the first and

Feb 28

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One of the best places to find a home under the $1 million dollar price point is the Dana Knolls neighborhood in Dana Point.  A perfect example of this is a home listed at 33272 Astoria Street which is listed for sale at $999,000.  It features a total of 3 bedrooms, two baths with an approximate 1,724 square feet of living space and located on a large 7,920 square foot lot with an attached two car garage.  If you are family with the Dana Knolls neighborhood then you know this is a great place to find homes built in 1960's with a lot of one story homes.  

33272 Astoria street was built in 1962 and features a peek ocean and city view.  There are a lot of great selling features with a cute front patio space before entering the home.  The living room of

Jan 25

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The Strand at Headlands community has had a record year in 2021 with some of the most expensive homes being sold in all of Dana Point.  With the shrinking number of listings on the market at any given time we are starting to see more buyers explore the idea of buying a piece of land and building their own custom home to their liking.  One of the good things about many of the Strand listings is that the owners of these lots have taken the time to develop architectural plans for their specific piece of land which in turn can be sent to the design review board and the city planning department for review and approval.  Typically the further the plans go in the process the easier it is to sell a lot here since approval times for both the design review board

Dec 23

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The Dana Bluffs community is a great place to find an ocean view rental condo near the beach in Dana Point, California.  On average, we see around 4 to 5 rental listings come on the market each year which are typically a three bedroom condo that are often between 1,500 to 1,850 square feet.  For the year 2021, we have seen 5 rental listings that have ranged from $3,980 to $6,000 a month with the range depending on the view and condition on the unit.  For the most part these are 12 month leases to start with some shorter term rentals as well.  Landlords in this complex typically will ask for the first months rent, security deposit and a credit check fee.  Some of the listings that have come on the market this year have consideration for those with pets as

Oct 20

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A lot of sales have transpired for the 2021 sales year in the Strand at Headlands with a record number of transactions taking place.  So far in 2021 we have seen a total of 16 home sales ranging from $9,009,000 to $23,500,000.  There is a wide range in pricing found here since there are two different neighborhoods located here.  The two communities consist of North and South Strand which each have their own guard gated entrance with a tunnel used for golf carts that connect the two areas together.  The least expensive homes can be found in the South Strand area which is located high on a hill that overlooks the Pacific Ocean.  Many of the these homes will have wonderful panoramic views, especially for those located on the upper streets.  The more

Sep 14

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We get a lot of clients moving here from a big city where they are used to being able to walk to restaurants, cafe's and grocery stores within a short radius of their home.  Southern California is really spread out and the vase majority of homes and neighborhoods are not within walking distance to any neighboring business's.  This is true for most communities in Dana Point as well with a few exceptions.  One of these executions are the neighborhoods located near the intersection of Golden Lantern and Camino Del Avion which is a major hub for a local of local business's located here.  One of these communities located near these cross streets in the Silvertide community.  One of the reasons I love this community is that even though is located very close to

Jul 21

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The Cape Cove community arguably has one of the better locations in Dana Point for a gated community located near the beach.  Finding a rental property here makes a lot of sense since you have the security of being located behind a private gate as well as a location that is within walking distance down to Strands Beach.  What I really love about this community is the adorable Cape Cod style architecture that can be found here.  Every time I go into this community I feel like I've gone back to the East Coast with white picket fences, white shutters and beautiful landscaping.   There are currently some really nice rental homes available for lease in Cape Cove that range from $6,000 to $9,000 a month.  The first property at $6,000 a month is a two bedroom,

Jun 21

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Dana Point has a limited number of historic properties that are located all throughout the city limits with a high concentration in the downtown area called the Lantern District.  For the most part many of these homes will not offer any kind of a view but there a few select historic properties that will offer nice ocean views.  Depending on your budget there are a couple great places to start your search.  First, on the high end two of the best places to look would be on either the street Beach Road or along the cliffside overlooking the Dana Point Harbor on Santa Clara Avenue.  

Beach Road is a 24 hour guard gated community that features homes that located directly on the sand.  For anywhere in Orange County this is very hard to find and this