Guest room - this is where you will slumberCozy, quiet, with ocean breezes
Private Entrance | Walk to Beach

Private room

3 guests

1 bedroom

1 bed
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Stay in a gorgeous bedroom in an ocean view home located between the prestigious Ritz Carlton & Monarch Beach Resort. Walk to Salt Creek Beach, listed as the most beautiful beach in Calif, or relax by the pool. Enjoy 4,000 movies & TV shows free.

The space

Walk to Salt Creek Beach or Strands Beach on beautiful walking trails, (never cross a road), use the backyard swimming pool, enjoy full use of the kitchen, living areas, patio, free WiFi, 2 fireplaces, outdoor grill and free driveway parking . The home is within the guard gated community of Monarch Beach.

The bedroom is equipped with a comfy queen sized bed, down pillows, flat panel LCD TV connected to a free Netflix-like library of over 4,000 movies & TV shows, full sized private bathroom and a private entrance. We provide beach chairs, beach towels, coffee, and a blow dryer, so you can save room in your luggage.

Area attractions include a funicular to the beach, Dana Point Harbor, Shops and Gourmet Restaurants. Laguna Beach with all it's art galleries and tourists is just up the road. You'll also be surrounded by spas, boating, kayaking, paddle-boarding, water sports, golf and many other amenities just minutes away.

Located in South Orange County, a 1 hour drive between San Diego and Los Angeles. Disneyland is just 40 minutes away. Our beaches are rated top beaches in the USA!

Just to be clear, you are renting a single guest room and private bath within our home and your very quiet hosts will be living here during your stay. We can allow you total privacy or we can be available to provide directions or answer any questions. In addition to the guest room, which accommodates two in a very comfortable queen sized bed, you'll have full accesses to the kitchen, living areas, outdoor patio and pool, etc. If you are traveling with a single child who could share your room, we can set up a portable crib or bring in a comfortable twin sized bed for a small extra fee. (Note: the AirBNB notation that this room accommodates 3 indicates 2 adults and 1 small child who will share your room. Please be aware; with the twin bed set up, floor space in the room is a bit tight.)

We hope you'll choose our place for your beach area get-away. And after you visit once we hope you'll come back often!

Guest access

Entire house (minus master bedroom & office)
Kitchen
Backyard
Swimming pool
Walking trails to the ocean

Interaction with guests

We give you plenty of privacy, but are also available to answer questions or help in anyway.

Other things to note

A Detailed Guest Review:

My fiance and I stayed at the this home in Dana Point in July. We drove down to Dana Point from Northern California in order to attend a wedding of good friends at the nearby Monarch Beach Resort. If you are not willing to pay hefty hotel weekend rates common for the region, this private room rental is exactly what you are looking for.

The Hosts
C & H are the perfect examples of great Airbnb hosts. The kind, welcoming couple turned our trip to Dana Point into a very pleasant stay of which we will have the best memories for a long time to come.

A day before our arrival, H reached out to us by text, confirmed our stay once more and asked us about the approximate time of our arrival in order to be on location once we’d reach Dana Point by car. Right after we rang the doorbell, C & H, who were working around the house appeared at the main door and welcomed us to their home. We immediately were able to connect with our hosts and had great talks about our lives: As it turned out, C’s roots go back to Bern, Switzerland, very close where my fiance and I currently are living. It’s a small world, after all.

During the whole stay, both C & H were not intrusive at all and granted us our privacy. They nevertheless were readily available in case we had special needs and questions: As an example, they let us use their refrigerator to store cheese bought at the local farmer’s market. We also were offered to use the laundry and drier machine without hesitation.

The Property
The home is located within one of the many gated communities in Dana Point, easily accessible from major Dana Point roads through two gates with guards on duty. Friday afternoon traffic from Downtown LA was heavy, so you might add another hour to your total itinerary time.

On our first entrance, the guard - already instructed by the hosts - handed us a entry ticket valid for the whole weekend. On consecutive entries, we just presented the printout and then were let into the neighborhood.

The home is located near the main gate, at the end of a cul-de-sac and thus the surroundings are very quiet with no traffic at all. We weren’t sure whether the two neighbors actually were staying in their homes or not.
During our stay, we were allowed to park our rental car (SUV) right in front of the house.

C & H showed us the separate access to our private room, which leads along the pool all the way around the house. This separate entrance allowed us not to bother the hosts when we left for the wedding, the beach or the town. The big terrace is protected from wind and noise by tall glass windows which gives you a breathtaking view of Dana Point, the sea and sunsets. We didn’t use the pool or the beach chairs, but we assume it’s great to relax at the side of your own private pool with this great view.

Inside the private room, the bed is big and comfortably fits two people. Plenty of closet space is provided to stow away luggage and clothes. The bathroom is equipped one toilet, two sinks and a bathtub/shower. Water pressure from the shower-head was great despite the ongoing drought, and also warm water was readily available. Plenty of fresh towels had been piled up for the two of us.

Free WiFi is provided, as well as a TV with some 3000 streaming movies and TV shows provided free of charge. You get keys for both the home as well as the door for a pathway which leads you to the beach within a few minutes of walking. The hosts also have prepared a map to show you where exactly the path leads you and which turns you have to take.

When looking at the private bedroom and the bathroom, or also when in the building’s main part, you can find H’s signature decorations all over the place. Her decoration style and the attention to detail makes you immediately feel at home. And we've rarely been at a cleaner home than this one. Flawless!

We wish both C & H all the best, great health and rewarding lives. Thank you!


The space
Accommodates: 3
Bathrooms: 1 (Private bathroom)
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: 4PM - 11PM
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Private room

Amenities
Kitchen
Free parking on premises

Prices
Extra people $35 / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee $68
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed, 1 single bed, 1 crib

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in time is 4PM - 11PM

Meals are not included but you will have full access to the kitchen and refrigerator if you want to do your own cooking.
Please clean up clean dishes and put away, thank you.
No smoking please.
We'll change the sheets and wash the towels after you've gone home. After all, you're on vacation!


Cancellations

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

Availability
1 night minimum stay

181 Reviews

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Ruth Ann User Profile
September 2017
We loved the private entrance and the beautiful scenery from the patio. It is lovely and serene. The room is lovely and the bed is very comfortable. We enjoyed the coffee and appreciate the fan in the room, because we sleep with a fan going at home. The shower was very nice with plenty of hot water. The double sink in the bathroom is great. This spot is convenient to the beach and get a bite to eat on the way to the beach. Thank you for the beach bag with towels.

Erin User Profile
September 2017
Heidi and Chuck were lovely hosts, and their home is gorgeous. We took the train from L.A. and used Lyft during our stay, which wasn't an issue in the gated community. The view from the patio is amazing, and to be able to walk to the beach was awesome. The area is hilly - just a head's up. Dana Point and the surrounding areas, including San Juan Capistrano are very cute. Heidi and Chuck provided all the info we needed to get to the beach, along with restaurant recommendations, a coffee maker in the room, a shelf in the fridge, and extra toiletries in case you forgot something. The wifi was strong, there was tons of movies and tv to watch in the guest room, and everything was clean and safe. We went out to eat for our meals, but I loved the patio so much I wish we had spent more time enjoying the space. I did have to do some late night work during my stay, so I wish there had been a small desk or laptop table in the room, but I managed fine without, and really that's more my issue. Don't work during your vacation – enjoy Heidi and Chuck's beautiful place instead!

Debbie User ProfileDebbie is a superhost.
September 2017
We loved so much about our stay at Heidi's beautiful home. We had every amenity we could possibly need from toiletries to beach towels and an umbrella. The view is incredible and within walking distance to a great cafe for breakfast and to a beautiful beach. The price was a great deal when you compare many resorts in the area are $500 and above. The only criticism we have is the bed was on the softer. I'm sure this is a matter of preference but didn't work well for us.
Heidi User Profile
Response from Heidi:
We're so sorry to hear that the bed was too soft for you guys. Most people love it, but we understand not everyone has the same preference. We just wish you would have said something and we could have easily removed the memory foam mattress topper for you. We hope you'll come again and we can make it right.
September 2017

Laura User Profile
September 2017
Beautiful home, quiet and relaxing. Views and sunset are priceless. I loved my time here enjoying the pool and comfy room. Many thanks for a restful and smooth stay.

Amanda User Profile
August 2017
Heidi and Chuck's place is amazing. The home is beautiful and well appointed, located in a quiet residential neighbourhood overlooking the sea. A perfect spot to retreat from the beach. Heidi was warm and helpful. We had a wonderful vacation based in Dana Point and hope to return.

David User Profile
August 2017
A beautiful home in a nice neighborhood near a perfect beach. Great hosts who make you feel at home.

Leandra User Profile
August 2017
Everything Here was perfect. All the special touches you cannot find anywhere else. All of the suggestions in the book that was left with us was great. It was really nice to go somewhere and find nice things to do and great places to eat. The home was such a nice place to go to. You got privacy and quiet. I loved it.

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Dana Point, California, United StatesJoined in July 2012
Heidi User Profile

We are a couple in our 60s. My husband is a retired airline pilot and I am a PBS children's show producer, computer geek, and cellist. We love travel, our 8 grandchildren, volunteer work and our community here in paradise.

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