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Property Details

Updated: May 19, 2015
1 Bd 1 Bath sleeps 1-4

One of a kind vintage vacation cottage. The Dana Point Petite Retreat is located within walking distance to the picturesque Dana Point Harbor and downtown Lantern Village neighborhood. There you will find lively cafes, boutiques and coffeehouses. We are a mere 3 minutes by car to Strands and Salt Creek beaches! Don't feel like driving? Make yourself a refreshing drink, venture out to relax on the ocean view deck and watch the world and the sailboats go by. Perfect for small families, honeymooners, and the couple who needs a romantic getaway… the Dana Point Petite Retreat awaits your arrival!

Year round fun!: Year round activities, please call or email for more information!

  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets welcome
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

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Dear Dana

We stayed here for 10 days and from the first sight we felt like home! Petite Retreat is a lovely cottage with everything we need and Dana Point has beautiful beaches which our little daughter just loves.

Thank you for everything
Jul 2011
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Dana Point Petite Retreat
- (949)280-2740
Dana Point Orange County
Stockton, California

Vintage Shore Cottage

  • 5 of 5
The Petite Retreat is a vintage shore house that takes visitors to a place of relaxation and great views. The garden yard and decking around the house provide a cozy and warm atomsphere and not to mention a great place to read or sunbath. The ocean view can be enjoyed from the deck and is especially nice in the evening when the sun is going down. The inside accomdations are reminiscent of beach houses along the northeast coast. The quaintness of the cottage still allows for modern conveniences, like the big screen T.V. our two teenagers enjoyed viewing. The cottage is in walking distance of the Dana Harbor were we enjoyed shopping and drinks. San Juan Capistrano is about a 5 minute drive and the town is still one of our favorites. Also, Anaheim and San Diego are not too far away and the cottage is a great home base to explore south orange county. We will never stay at a hotel again in Dana Point(Orange County), at Petite Retreat we felt like a guests in home at the shore.
  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2009
  • Stayed: May 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Dana Point Petite Retreat
- (949)280-2740
Dana Point Orange County
Portland, Oregon

Perfect Dana Point Vacation!

  • 5 of 5
What a gem! The photos on line don't reflect just how cozy this place is - and actually large! My Husband and myself and our Labrador traveled to Dana Point and could not have found a more perfect home. With a fenced yard and beautiful grounds, we could relax and enjoy the ocean view from either the deck or house! Loved the decor and loved coming "home" to our twinkle lights after a fun day in Dana Point and surrounding beaches. We walked to several restaurants and parks, especially loved Heritage Park for our dog with it's off leash secure area - and did I mention the views! Fantastic. We walked to Shwack Grill for the best breakfast (dog friendly on the patio) and had fun at the Still Water for some live music on Saturday night! The homeowner is wonderful to work with, prompt and responsive to any questions that we had. She is the BEST. If you are looking for a quiet, relaxing retreat, this is the place for you! The bed was comfortable and loved the linens, towels, and had everything you could want or need in the kitchen. I loved having the washer and dryer! We will definitely stay here again! - would love to live here permanently! Thank you Dana! Can't say enough wonderful things about your home! You won't be disappointed if you book!
  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Tourists without a Car, Romantic Getaway
Dana Point Petite Retreat
- (949)280-2740
Dana Point Orange County

Darling Dana Point Petite Retreat

  • 5 of 5
I honestly couldn't wait to get home and write a review of this property. My husband and I, along with our 2yr.old son, just got back from this quaint beach cottage...personally I don't think the pictures fully capture how great of a place this little petite retreat is. We loved waking up and having a cup of tea on the front porch while gazing out to the ocean. The decor is welcoming and cozy, my son especially loved walking up and down the steps to the cottage at night as they are lined with "twinkle" lights. There was a nice cool breeze that filtered through the house, making the temperature very comfortable (Dana, the owner, even provides blankets for those who might want to gaze at the night sky from either of the two porches). The shower was great-good water pressure and temperature. Having a washer and dryer was definitely helpful- especially when traveling with a toddler. I wish this review would allow me to post some of the pictures my family and I took while staying here, because you would see that THIS is the place to stay. Dana, responds fast to inquiries, I felt that if my family needed anything she was only a phone call away, and I loved her recommendations on where to eat and what to do while staying in Dana Point. Bottom line... the location can't be beat, nor can the price. I look forward to staying here again in the future.
  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Dana Point Petite Retreat
- (949)280-2740
Dana Point Orange County
Tucson, AZ USA

More Than The Photo Suggests!

  • 5 of 5
This retreat was just what we needed. The stairs leading up to the house were lined by a variety of colorful roses and a beautiful shade tree -- wonderful to wake up to! Everything we could possibly need was in the kitchen from appliances to small tools and plastic ware. We loved the large windows surrounding the entire home. The master bed was comfortable with a variety of pillows to choose from. The wifi and large TV were an added plus. After each day at the beach you could ask for nothing more than to sit on the wrap around deck and enjoy the view of the ocean while sipping a cool drink. The quiet rolling streets in this sweet Lantern District retreat, were wonderful for morning and evening walks. Close by was a terrific breakfast and lunch place where we met and enjoyed the company of several great locals. I forgot my picnic thermos and umbrella and was tickled to find both--and more-- in the linen closet, to pack up snacks for going to the beach!! Who would have guessed! The enclosed wash-dryer made coming home as pleasant as arriving. The three of us loved everything about this retreat and are planning on arranging our schedules to try and return next August and stay for a month, to get away from the Arizona heat. We have stayed in other Dana Point beach houses and in San Clemente, by far the Dana Point Retreat is the most comfortable, quiet, and amenable. You can't help but love it!
  • Submitted: May 12, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Hi Sharon,
Thank you for taking time out of your busy day to write such a glowing review! I am so glad you enjoyed your stay and found there to be everything you needed and more.
If you can think of any suggestions to make your next stay even better just let me know.

I appreciate all of your kind words.

Have a great summer,
Dana Point Petite Retreat
- (949)280-2740
Dana Point Orange County
Baker, Nevada

Clean, quiet, cozy and comfortable!

  • 5 of 5
This was my second winter "retreat" at Dana's Petite Retreat and - like the first time - I felt as though I was "coming home" the minute I stepped inside the front door. Petite Retreat has a kitchen with every appliance and utensil you'd need to prepare a meal, thick and thirsty bath towels, beach towels, an umbrella, TV, WiFi, toaster, microwave… even a first aid kit. The views from inside and outside on the deck are incredible. I highly, highly recommend treating yourself to a stay at the Petite Retreat.
  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car
Owner's Response: Hi Margaret!!!
You are so kind. A million thanks for posting this awesome review. looking forward to your next visit too! Happy travels, and let me kow when you need help painting LOL
Dana Point Petite Retreat
- (949)280-2740
Dana Point Orange County
Fremont, MI

Perfect Petite Retreat

  • 5 of 5
We really enjoyed our October stay at the Petite Retreat! Your cottage was cozy, clean and comfortable and a great location for spending time in the Dana Point area. We walked several mornings to the harbor for breakfast and a stroll along the beachfront. We also appreciated your hospitality and timely response to our questions prior to arriving.

We'll definitely consider staying there again! It was a perfect "home" for us and so thankful it worked out to stay there. Thanks again, Dana.
  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway


Activity and Interests

Nearest Barpub : Henneseys, Stillwater at 0.5 Miles Nearest Golf : Monarch Beach, San Juan Hills at 2 Miles Nearest Train : San Juan Capistrano at 7 Miles Nearest Motorway : Pacific Coast Highway, Interstate 5 at 0.5 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Jacks, Harpoon Henry's, Wind n Sea at 1 Miles Nearest Beach : Salt Creek, Strand and Doheny at 1 Miles Car: necessary

The home is located within walking distance to downtown and many fine dining restaurants and coffeehouses. We are very close to the areas most popular beaches.


From $100 Per night

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Oct 9 2014 - Jun 13 2015
3 night minimum stay
Jun 14 2015 - Sep 1 2015
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

  • Pet Fee $50.00 + Tax
  • Cleaning $100.00 + Tax
  • Tax Rate 10.0%

$700-1250 weekly,

SUMMER SEASON June 14 - September 1 $1250 weekly or $200 nightly with 3 night minimum.

FALL-WINTER-SPRING SEASONS September 1 to June 13 $700 weekly, $100 nightly with 3 night minimum.
Absolutely No Smoking on Property.

Check-in: 3:00 p.m. Check-out: 10:00 a.m.

$200 Security
3 Night Minimum

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Updated: May 19, 2015


Property Type

  • cottage


  • Family
  • Romantic


  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking On Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • Beach
  • Downtown
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Village


  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 454 sq. ft.


  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet, combination tub/shower


  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen, 1 sleep sofa /futon


  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs


  • Guests provide their own meals

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