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 17 blog entries about Monarch Bay Dana Point.

Dec 19

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This was a great year for the luxury real estate market in Dana Point as two of the top three highest sales this year took place in the ocean front community of Monarch Bay.  It seems like every year the highest sales tend to be in the newer Strand at Headlands community which offers some amazing homes including the third highest sale this year.  However, the Monarch Bay community has really gone through a wonderful transformation that first started when the homes switch from being located on leased land to where you own your own land.  Since then we have seen a higher interest in this community and even the front gated entrance is seeing a major face lift as well.  

63 Monarch Bay Drive, Dana Point comes in as the highest sale at $33 million dollars

Nov 29

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For those looking for a property that is located blocks to the beach in Southern California one of the best places to look is the city of Dana Point.  One of the main reasons for this is that there are many luxury neighborhoods that are located on the ocean side of the 5 freeway as this was the master plan of the city, especially for those homes located in the Monarch Beach area of Dana Point.  Within this area are some of the most expensive neighborhoods like Monarch Bay, Ritz Cove, Niguel Shores and The Strand at Headlands.  These offer some spectacular ocean front homes as well as properties that are located within a short walking distance to beach.  These can be very expensive homes so for those looking for some more affordable options we always

Apr 8

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Dana Point is well known for having wonderful panoramic views from many locations throughout this beach town.  While having an ocean view is always a selling point an upgrade to this would be having a sit-down ocean view.  What exactly does this mean.  A sit down ocean view is where you can be sitting down in your home and have a nice view of the ocean.  Many real estate properties online that advertise an ocean view can range from a small peek-a-boo view where you have to stretch to see the ocean while other views can be seen while you walk through the home but not when sitting down.  When you have a sit-down view it's considered a premium view in the eyes of real estate agents.  There are several places to look in the Dana Point area to find these kind

Feb 11

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What makes a good investment property generally comes down to how much income the property will generate plus how much appreciation can you expect from the home.  These are the two factors every real estate investor looks at when looking to invest in a property.  Some prefer to have a property that will appreciate in a much faster pace which results in more equity as the property is worth more at a later date.  Others prefer to have a higher net income coming into the property on a monthly basis to cover any mortgage payments, taxes and insurance.  There are several properties in Dana Point which are currently being advertised as good investment homes.

One of advertised properties is located in the Marinita gated community.  The 3 bedroom townhome has

Oct 16

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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

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