Monarch Bay Dana Point

The Monarch Bay Dana Point community is the best place to find oceanfront and ocean view homes.  The community sits directly south the Three Arch Bay community in Laguna Beach and is a 24 hour guard gated community.

Found 12 blog entries about Monarch Bay Dana Point.

Mar 6

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It seems like everyone in Southern California wants to own a home by the beach or at least be able within walking distance to the beach.  Dana Point is no exception that offers a wide range of properties that are an easy walk to the beach from these various neighborhoods.  Real Estate prices will vary a lot from one and two bedrooms priced under $500,000 to luxury homes listed up to $20 million dollars.  Here is a quick guide on where to look if you want to walk to the beach from your Dana Point home.

First, the Ritz Point community is a great place to start.  Here you will find both detached single family homes as well as residential condos.  Expect to find 3 bedroom homes in this community starting around $1.6 million dollars for an approximate 2,400

Nov 2

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Having a home with a dedicated wine cellar is truly a luxury item that is often reserve for very large homes that have the extra space to dedicate to the proper climate control storage of wine.  This is not always the case with smaller homes as their are some wine enthusiasts who have dedicated enough space for a wine cellar. Here is our guide on where to find these homes.

The large majority of these can be found in the new community of "The Strand at Headlands."  These are grand newer construction homes that often feature 7,000 to 10,000 square foot homes that are steps away from the sandy beach and Pacific Ocean.  One of the most common features in the Strand homes is having a dedicated wine cellar room.  The below photo was taken from a home in the

Nov 7

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Dana Point is a small beach town with many homes offering various price points.  For those seeking an oceanfront home or a new construction home on the beach then there are several neighborhoods that offer luxury properties listed for over $10 million dollars.  Here is a quick guide to help you determine the right neighborhood for you.

The first luxury community is commonly known as "The Strand."  This is one of the newest neighborhoods in Dana Point that offers parcels of land directly on the beach or several streets up from the beach with stunning ocean views.  This was advertised as one of the last oceanfront communities in Southern California which is located in front of Strands Beach and south of the Ritz Carlton Hotel.  The neighborhood first

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

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

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

Dec 30

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Dana Point has seen some great home sales in 2014 with the highest sale coming in at $9.4 million dollars in the luxury Ritz Cove community.  The home pictured below featured four large bedrooms, four baths and 5,200 square feet of living space.  It was situated on the front row and featured direct ocean and park views.  The upstairs suite was located on the second level and had it's own private balcony.  The interior was equally stunning with a spiral staircase, soaring ceilings and classic Mediterranean arches to carve out the view.  The Ritz Cove community is a 24 hour guard gated community that is located adjacent to the 5 star Ritz Carlton hotel.  It's considered one of the premier oceanfront communities in Dana Point and holds the prize for having

Oct 28

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Dana Point is a beautiful harbor town here in Southern California and there are many opportunities to buy new construction homes that offer views of the Pacific Ocean.  Dana Point is located just south of Laguna and Newport Beach and is often the go to place for those looking for more homes that offer more value for the money.  For those looking for new construction homes built in 2014 there are several neighborhoods to consider that we will cover here.

First, the best place to look if budget is no option is The Strand development in the Monarch Beach area of Dana Point.  A large number of homes are still being built for this community that is only several years old.  The land in this area was sold at the height of the market and quickly sold out

May 7

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The Pointe Monarch Beach Resort Estates are located in the gated community known as "Pointe Monarch."  The community offers one of the best locations in the Monarch Beach area and located directly across the street from the ocean front homes in the Monarch Bay and Ritz Cove community.  What makes these homes a great value is the accessibility to the beach and local shopping.  Within the gates of Pointe Monarch you will find a secret gate that takes you down to the St Regis walking trail that leads directly down to the beach through an underground tunnel.  Within a matter of minutes you are sitting on the beach and enjoying the sunny South Orange County weather.  The community also offers a secret gate that connects with the Monarch Beach shopping center

Apr 23

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If you live in the Monarch Beach area of Dana Point then you will love the walking trails that are provided through the grounds of the St Regis Hotel.  The trails take you directly down to the beach by the luxury Ritz Carlton Hotel and Salt Creek beach.  The Trails begin at the St Regis Hotel.  If you live in one of the surrounding communities then you want to walk through the golf course in front of the hotel.  Communities like Ritz Cove and Monarch Hills condos have walking trails that begin at the edge of those communities and meander through the golf course.  The trails are easily recognizable and make their way down to the beach and if you stay at the St Regis hotel that have special trams that will take you directly to the beach using these trails.