A real estate professional.
This was a huge disappointment. The 10 reviews were positive but I realized (after the fact) they were for the host’s Dana Point listing, not Long Beach, where I stayed.
As for the photos:
Ocean view from the unit is a lie. The unit is NOT waterfront – it faces the apartments next door (yes, they can see into your apartment). The lone window in the unit faces west, so for about 4 hours each day the apartment is unbearably hot, stuffy, and blindingly bright. NO AC.
TV, Piano and Bed. Yes, and golf clubs, a clothing rack and valet, beach chairs, old DVDs, oversized stuffed animal, boxes of files and other junk/clutter in a small 500 sq. ft. studio apartment. Saggy sofa with holes. TV had spotty reception, sometimes none at all. Windows were caked with dirt.
City view from the unit? Maybe, if you lean out and stick your camera out of the window.
Ocean / beach view is not from the unit.
Now, I could have put up with all of this but for the funky bathroom. The toilet was dirty and there were pubic hairs around the rim, ring in the bathtub and mildew on the shower curtain. Towels were shabby. Bed comforter and linens were old and worn. We purchased cleaning supplies to clean the bathroom and kitchen ourselves. We also purchased towels and washcloths.
It is extremely overpriced for what you get. Don’t be deceived by the photos.
Great location, corner 2nd floor, street parking out front. Neighbors bang on the wall if you make normal volume kitchen noises early in the morning. Other than that, good value. I would definitely stay again.
I needed a place to work and sleep within a reasonable drive of both San Diego and LA, and Steven's place was perfect. Good price, clean, reasonably spacious (but I live in NY, so everything feels spacious), and it has access to a pool so I could steal away for a quick s(website hidden)ring the workday. Not far from the Dana Point harbor, where there are bars, restaurants and boat trips available, and decently close to the nightlife in Laguna Beach.
Nice apartment. Well located for those who want to explore the different beaches around there.
Nice clean Condo! Location is great, second floor in quiet neighborhood with friendly people! Only blocks away from the main street area of Dana Point. Great access to Laguna, San Clemente, and freeways. Garage to keep rental car in, internet access and flat screen TV. Host always available to answer questions! I used as a home base for a project I'm working on nearby, much better than staying in hotel.
I rented out this condo with three other friends and we had a blast. The area was very quiet and the couple downstairs very nice. It is within 5-10 min walking distance to the shopping and dining area in Dana Point and the grovery store either a 15 min walk or 3 minute drive. The condo had everything we needed, hot tub and pool access, and a laundry facility next to the pool area. I definately recommend staying there if you are in town.
Communication about the key hadn´t been so good: we had to phone, because we stand in front of the houses, didn´t know which is the right condo and where the key is. The condo is ok, but the kitchen wasn´t really clean and there were only three glasses and no smaller plates for breakfast. We all liked the pool. And the garage is nice too.
This was a wonderful little condo to stay in for a vacation. It is on the second floor of a multi-unit building, and you enter from outside. The outdoor pool and hot tub were clean and quite awesome to jump into after a hot day at the beach. The condo itself was clean and surprisingly spacious- we were very comfortable with four adults. Nice stove, fridge, large microwave, and a DISHWASHER! Plus a private garage to park the rental car in. The couch fold-out bed had the usual lumps in it, but the bedroom bed was NICE! Good neighborhood too- lots of fancy houses and friendly people. 5-10 minute walk to the shops and a 10-15 minute walk to the beach. Our host was friendly and quick to answer our questions whenever we called. Highly recommended.
We really enjoyed the condo and the area. It was convenient to all locations. The condo was clean and comfortable, it had all the necessary items for a comfortable stay and the price was right!
Thank you Steven!
Durch die Umrechnung Square Feet zu Quadratmetern etwas verwirrt, hatten wir viel weniger Platz erwartet. Tatsache ist: hier findet man eine großzügige Zweizimmerwohnung mit Balkon und Pool/Whirlpoolzugang vor! Komplett eingerichtete Küche, allerdings sind die amerikanischen Spülmaschinen nicht so gründlich wie aus Deutschland gewohnt. Ansonsten ohne jede Beanstandung, wir haben uns zwei Wochen lang sehr wohl gefühlt. Die Wohnung liegt in einer kleinen Straße weiter oben am Berg, aber sehr verkehrsgünstig zur I-5 oder dem Pacific Coast Highway. Neben dem Pool ist ein Hauswirtschaftsraum mit mehreren Waschmaschinen und Trocknern (1 Dollar in Quarters pro Wäsche/Trocknung).
Dana Point als Oft ist recht günstig gelegen auf halbem Weg zwischen L.A. Und San Diego. Einkaufsmöglichkeiten im Ort vorhanden.
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