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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Apr 28

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The Niguel Shores gated community in Dana Point is made up of several neighborhoods that all share the same neighborhoods amenities and gated entrance.  A very small neighborhood called the Broadmoor community is centrally located and situated next to the Niguel Shores clubhouse and community amenities as pictured below.  There are roughly 75 homes located in this neighborhood that occupy three small streets known as Windjammer, Brigantine and Windlass Drive.  Perched just above the clubhouse the homes have a nice vantage point to include the horizon with nice ocean, Catalina Island and sunset views.  Single story residences can include vaulted ceilings, formal living and dining rooms, atrium courtyard, dual sided fireplaces with two and three car

Apr 21

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Dana Point has many luxury rental communities to choose from that offers many high end amenities.  Prices can really vary depending on the size of the home, location and the time it's available for rent.  The high season for rentals is currently during the spring and summer months when owners can ask for a premium in rent for short term leases.  For those looking for luxury long term rental homes then should consider the following communities.

The Strand at Headlands is by far the most expensive neighborhood in all of Dana Point and offers a wide variety of oceanfront, ocean view and beach close properties.  Some of the first homes were built here in 2008 situated in the North Strand community.  The North Strand occupies three rows of street with a

Apr 14

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Dana Point has several locations where you can find homes that sit directly next to golf course and provide wonderful open views.  The main golf course in the Dana Point area is the Monarch Beach Golf Links.  Hotels like the St. Regis Hotel, as pictured below, is surrounded by the golf course and is the perfect back drop for select golf front neighborhoods.  Here is our guide to the best communities that offer golf front homes for sale.

The most expensive community is the Monarch Cove neighborhood.  Situated within the Ritz Cove community is a small enclave of 6 luxury homes that sit directly on the golf course.  These properties have their own private gated entrance which is inside the guard gated community of Ritz Cove.  This double layer protection

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

Feb 17

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The Meridian homeowners association offers condos located in the heart of the downtown Dana Point area and within walking distance to many of the best restaurants and shopping.  Often referred to as the Harbor Cove condominiums, the Meridian is a small complex comprising of 30 individual two bedroom units that offer one of the best locations in Dana Point for those who want to be able to walk to many amenities without the need of a car.  This complex is a mix residential and commercial building with condos located on the upper floors and retails shops on the street level.  Some of the retail stores include the Luxe Restaurant and Martini Bar, Kardia Life Fitness Center, White Lotus Day Spa and a emergency doctor's office.  

The Dana Point post office

Feb 3

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Del Obispo is a great place to find ocean view properties in the Dana Point area.  The Del Obispo area is located approximately one mile to the beach and runs parallel with the 5 freeway and the San Juan Creek.  Many of the homes that do offer a view will have coastline views looking towards San Clemente.  The two best communities to view ocean view properties is the Bal Harbour and Village at Dana Point communities.

Bal Harbour is a premier gated neighborhood with large scale homes that are pictured below.  The community sits high on a hill side just north of the San Juan Creek and can offer sensational views.  Not all homes in this neighborhood will offer views of the Pacific Ocean with a select few offer peek and panoramic views.  Real Estate prices

Jan 27

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The Ritz Pointe neighborhood is located in the very upscale Monarch Beach area is located next to the St. Regis hotel.  Within this guard gated community are several individual neighborhoods that include residential condos and single family homes.  The condos located here are some of the most affordable units in the Monarch Beach area and offer one to two bedroom units that can offer views of the ocean.  The condos are approximately 25 years old and are located three different levels with a nice community clubhouse, pool and spa area.  

Real Estate prices in the last year ranged from a one bedroom, one bath condo that sold for $275,000 to $485,000 for a two bedroom, two bath ocean view unit.  The majority of condos here will fall in the mid $300,000 to

Jan 13

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Monarch Bay is one of the more exclusive gated neighborhoods in Dana Point and is one of the most expensive ocean front communities.  Only a small select homes will be located on the bluff front which resides next to the "Three Arch Bay" community to the north and the Ritz Carlton neighborhood called "Ritz Cove" to the south.  These are often understated homes that are single level and located on large over-sized lots.  Many of the bluff front properties have coastline and white water views looking towards the San Clemente area.  

The Monarch Bay community has had an interesting period in the last 5 years with the owners being able to purchase the land from underneath their homes.  We discussed this issue in a previous article which talked about the

Jan 6

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The Lantern Bay Villas condo complex is one of the closest communities near the Dana Point Harbor and Doheny Beach.  Situated on the ocean side of Pacific Coast Highway and a half a block to the harbor is a large complex that is well known for their ocean and harbor views.  The complex sits directly across the street from the Lantern Bay Estates community and offers two to four bedroom condos with select units offering views of the Pacific Ocean.  This a gated neighborhood with units offering dual master suites, nine foot ceilings and gourmet kitchens with formal dining rooms.  The interiors often include living room fireplaces, air-conditining and private balconies.

Ocean Views come at a premium in Lantern Bay Villas since a large majority of the

Nov 18

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The headlands is one of the most recognizable spots in the Dana Point area and can be seen for miles down the San Clemente coastline.  The Dana Headlands area is a special area where cliff formations have jetted out into the ocean creating a focal point and incredible coastline views with the Dana Point Harbor to the south and the Strand located to the North.  Homes and condos located at the very tip of this area is called the Dana Headlands and is arguably that best place to find ocean view properties in Dana Point.  

For the most part, the Dana Headlands is filled with individual condos that are perched at the very top of the cliffside and overlook Strands Beach and the Monarch Beach coastline.  Views of the Ritz Carlton, and Monarch Bay area can