Ono of the most popular places in Dana Point are the homes located near Strands Beach. The location is just north of the Dana Headlands with several neighborhoods within close proximity to this beach. Often times, many tourists looking for rental properties in the area gravitate to this area due to the large number of rentals that are on the market at any given time. These will range from long term 12 month rentals to short term vacation rentals that are leased out by the month. The views are arguably some of the best in the Dana Point area depending on where the home or condo is located. There are several neighborhoods to consider when looking to live near Strands Beach.
The first, and most popular place to find a rental in this area is the Niguel Beach Terrace neighborhood. This is a very popular condo community due to the lower price points located so close to the beach. Many buy these condos as rental properties and use them part-time and then rent them out during the high-season summer months when real estate rental prices jump way up. If you are looking for a short term rental this is the place to look as it offers a short walk to the beach location along with a nice community pool and common areas. There are also a few select long term rental s in this community but they are becoming very hard to find. We always recommend looking for a long term rental in the off season months as owners are more willing to rent them out for longer terms.
Another place to consider if money is no object is the Strand at Headlands community. This is a guard gated neighborhood that sits directly in front of Strands Beach and features oceanfront and ocean view large estate homes. This is probably one of the most expensive neighborhoods in Dana Point so expect to find rentals at much higher price points than what you can find elsewhere. The homes will average around 6,000 square feet so typically they will be much larger than what the average vacation renter will need. Other close by neighborhoods like Niguel Shores, Monarch Bay and Cape Cove are also good places to look for rental properties in this area.