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Dana Point Petite Retreat


Property Details

Updated: Oct 17, 2016
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
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Recent Review

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Guestbook comments from the owner

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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23 Reviews

based on 23 traveler reviews

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
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breathtaking views

  • 5 of 5

This cottage is everything as is described and much more. It is completely private, cozy and convenient. You will be within walking distance to stores, restaurants and the harbor. The garden is also lovely. It is very clean and everything is provided, including beach towels and beach chairs. I will highly recommend this cottage to family and friends.

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dana Point Petite Retreat Comfort & Beauty

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Dana Point Petite Retreat was wonderful...I wish we were still there!

The listing description was very accurate, the house and yard were 'move-in-ready' and the owner was very pleasant giving us directions to the house after we took a wrong turn. We really appreciated the fenced in yard for our dog, Daisy. We definitely recommend this property to anyone who wants to enjoy the beauty of Dana Point....what a view we had! We took the boat ride to see whales and saw three humpback whales and one blue whale and a pod of dolphins. Our favorite restaurant was Harbor Grill and every morning we had coffee and bagels at Coffee Importers Deli...delicious way to start the day...followed by walking the entire marina.

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Old Beach California meets modern comfort

  • 5 of 5

Dana has not missed one modern convenience needed in your stay at her vintage cottage. Great home base for those who are sightseeing or just want some peaceful downtime on the deck surrounded by beautiful gardens and amazing views! We were there to visit our military children and our new granddaughter over Easter and with a full kitchen I was able to host our in-laws and even bake beautiful cakes! Make a quick stop at the store and you will not need to leave once you get there if you don't want to but we suggest dinner or brunch at the Dana Point Harbor and a visit to the Pacific Marine Mammal Center and all their great work! A few things to note, yes there are about twenty steps to climb but so worth it and parking after 8:00pm might have you a block away as the street fills up fast. We learned to be in early! This is our home away from home now when we visit Laguna! Thanks Dana! Hope to see you again soon! John & Cathy Penney Meridian MS

  • Submitted: May 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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San Francisco

Best spot in Dana Point

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at the petite retreat while in town for his younger sisters wedding. The rest of the family stayed at hotels in town but we wanted more privacy and a place that was dog friendly. Every one was jealous of our accomodations when they saw how great of a place this is. Its just the right size for a couple, the yard and outdoor space is amazing and the view was perfect for my morning coffee. We were more than thrilled with our stay and we hope to stay here again in the future. Thank you for providing a clean and we'll maintained cottage and thank you for being pet friendly!

Please note, there are quite a few stairs to get to the front door, if you have trouble with stairs or have small children, be prepared. But it's well worth the climb ;-)

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, relaxing, great vacation spot!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful five-night stay at the Dana Point Petite Retreat! We came with our eight-year-old daughter, and the house was perfect for us. The views are so beautiful from the property, the deck is amazing, the kitchen has everything we needed, and we just loved being there. We felt so cozy and comfortable coming back to the house after a day out and about, cooking dinner, relaxing on the deck and taking in the view of the coastline and the night sky. The garden is so pretty too, and we saw lots of hummingbirds and other birds around, which added to the relaxing, natural feeling. The location is great, a ten-minute walk to the harbor, and a short drive to other beautiful locations (Laguna Beach, San Clemente, where we biked along the water, El Morro Canyon, where we did a beautiful hike). Thank you, Dana, for a great vacation!

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sounds like you really had a really fun, memorable time exploring the local area! Thank you for your wonderful comments. It means the world to me. Hope to host another stay in the future too. Sincerely, Dana
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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.


Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jun 17 2017 - Sep 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $100 + Tax
Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Updated: Oct 17, 2016
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Property Type

  • cottage


  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • 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


  • CD 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.


  • 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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