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Cozy & Convenient Orange Co Gem


Property Details

Updated: Sep 9, 2016
Studio, 0 Bedrooms, 1 Baths, Sleeps 2

This Studio apartment with Pacific Ocean view, in my home, has its own entrance and is walking distance to the beach, the marina, restaurants, and local services. 5 night minimum stay is required. Gusts have their own balcony and outdoor patio. An outdoor electric grill, beach chairs, umbrella and towels are provided. The studio has a queen size sofa bed with a tempurpedic type mattress which guests say is very comfortable. Bathroom has two sinks with a mirror running the length of the counter. TV and Wifi equipped.

  • Sleeps 2
  • 0 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

Recent Review

About the Owner

The paradise of Dana Point has proven to be the perfect place for my retirement from teaching. The weather is usually pretty close to perfect, the people are friendly and polite, and everything is close. All the activities available keep me busy.

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10 Reviews

based on 10 traveler reviews


Beautiful view and great location!

  • 5 of 5

The studio exceeded our expectations! We enjoyed sitting outside and taking in the beautiful view! The bed was very comfortable and the studio had all the amenities we needed to stay for an extended amount of time. In addition, Robin was a great host!! We had a wonderful time and plan to stay here again in the future.

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gold Coast, qld, Australia

Great location, clean & perfect for a couple

  • 5 of 5

Our stay was perfect at this vacation rental. It was the perfect location for Dana Point, close to the beach and the harbour. There are also plenty of shops close by. There is your own parking spot out the front and the area is very safe. The studio was clean and tidy and the pull out bed was very comfortable and easy to operate. There is a large kitchenette and a electric BBQ. The outdoor patio was a perk and we used it to store our stand up paddle boards. The shower had great pressure and the bathroom had his and hers. We had no problem getting our bond back either. Robin was very welcoming and helpful. We will be back next year!

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Fantastic Place to Rent

  • 5 of 5

You never know what you are actually going to get when renting a vacation place over the internet. The photographs of this rental do not do it justice. I was so pleasantly surprised at how perfect everything turned out. I drove 13 hours to arrive late with my pets to the rental. Robin was there to greet me and give me the key. I was able to park my car in a safe designated space convenient to the rental, and walk along a lighted path alongside the building to a gate that led to my PRIVATE patio filled with beautiful plants on a drip system and a spiral staircase to a deck just outside my sliding glass door to the room. From the private patio and deck I could see the ocean. Inside the room I found everything immaculate, all the comforts of home. All you need is your clothes because all the linens, and kitchen amenities are there, coffee maker, refrigerator etc. Robin left a basket of delicious muffins and fruit and a welcoming card that was a very nice touch. All the windows have screens and you can leave them open for the ocean breezes. The temperature was perfect. I am a single gal and the place was VERY safe and secure. The homes in the area start at $800,000.00 so a high end area to begin with. Just down the hill is Starbucks, the Dana Point Harbor area, many beautiful parks and the beaches, Salt Creek Beach in particular which I loved, near St. Regis and the Ritz Carlton. The place was very quiet at night for sleeping. Nice neighbors! Robin was delight, the best landlord ever. I am staying again for three weeks coming up soon. It's my home away from home so I can be near my parents often. There is no other rental like it anywhere down there. A great bargain! I forgot to mention that the separate bathroom is great, nice shower, double sinks, lots of storage. The kitchen area is in the same room as the Couch/bed. I just left the fold out couch/bed made into a bed the whole time I was there with no problems. Because of the spiral staircase, someone with walking disabilities would find it difficult to get in and out. It is PET friendly with deposits. The patio is located in such a way as to get maximum sun for suntanning during the day. I loved the place. Wish I could live there fulltime!! :-)

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Phoenix, Az

Great Location! Great Value!

  • 5 of 5

This studio was perfect for our family. My husband, son (5mo.) and I were in Dana Point for a wedding last week and we stayed at Robin's studio. The location was amazing... walking distance to local shops and restaurants. We walked to dinner several times and to the marina and to a park. From the patio you can see the ocean. The accommodations were great. Beautiful patio and deck, comfy sleeper couch (we slept great on the memory foam topper), and roomy bathroom. Having the kitchenette was a nice benefit; we did several meals there using the fridge, microwave and grill. Robin had nice touches that you don't get at a hotel. She had fresh flowers and fruit in our room when we arrived. She also had set out coupons and had printed out info about local attractions. We used this for $20 off dinner one night and it also helped us go to a free concert in the park (also in walking distance). She was very accommodating and nice to work with. We hope to come back next summer! Thanks for a great stay, Robin!

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Relaxing in Paradise

  • 5 of 5

Dear Robin, Thank you so much for having us in your beautiful beach studio. We so appreciated the beautiful gardens that you share with your renters and the views from the patio were to die for. We were so comfortable in the studio and had everything we needed to relax and enjoy the week. The bed was very comfortable and we appreciated the hand-made quilts. Your location is ideal for anyone wanting an upscale beach community with so much to do. The restaurants in the area were fun and the drives to Laguna Beach were awesome. I particularly miss looking at the harbor, hearing birdsong, looking at your beautiful plants and planning another fun day. We can't wait to return.

Nancy and John

Again, thank you for your warm and generous hospitality!!

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Tucson, AZ

Great value, no problems, worked out well for us!

  • 4 of 5

We booked 3 nights in Robin's studio to enjoy a few days near the beach before heading home. Overall, it was definitely a good experience. Robin is an experienced property renter and has put a lot of effort into this place. But moreover, she is a very accommodating hostess who provided all that we needed yet also left us alone except for check-in and check-out.

Here were some nice touches:

1. A very soft memory foam mattress on the sofa bed. Be very clear on this: you are renting a studio, not a room with a separate bedroom. There is a kitchen counter with small fridge and a microwave, plus dishes, etc. But the only bed is a sofa bed w/bedding. We were a bit concerned about this, but it turned out to be comfier than most hotel beds, thanks to the topper.

2. Basket of free fresh fruit and water bottles in fridge.

3. Coupon fliers and local maps to help orient oneself to Dana Point and find deals. Plus, Robin offered tips when we arrived.

4. A basket of toiletries (We didn't use them, but how nice to offer them!)

5. A flatscreen TV with DVD player and a number of movies to watch, tho' we rented from Redbox instead (once at Ralphs and once at Circle K). The home is 3 stories, with the garage on the groundfloor. The 2nd floor has a long-term tenant in the front and your studio around back. You go up a 6-step outdoor spiral staircase then enter thru a sliding glass door. Robin provides you with a key upon getting your cleaning deposit (in cash...we got ours back in full with no problems after a brief walk-thru right before we left.) The 3rd floor is Robin's residence.

Living where we do, we were a little surprised by how tightly packed the homes in the neighborhood were. It was awkward to be looking right down into some neighbors' backyards. There was a dog that barked just a little, and a persistent pigeon. A pet bird nearby made a little noise, but not bad. It's a very nice neighborhood! Parked in driveway.

What kept us from giving it a 5/5 was proximity to the ocean. We had hoped to be very near the water. It is walkable, but we drove with all our beach gear. It's probably 1 mile downhill to businesses and the harbor and equal distance if going to the Strand(?) beach just north of the Point. Parking was free at the beach (steep walk down to sand), and some free/some pay at the harbor.

In summary, this rental was a terrific value, very clean and safe, and comfy! Privacy and beach access were the only downers. Thanks, Robin!

  • Submitted: May 6, 2012
  • Stayed: Apr 2012
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

I have many guests who return for additional stays. They tell me they appreciate the coziness, the convenience, the value, and the pleasant environment my Studio Apartment provides them.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Santa Ana Orange County at 20 Miles Nearest Barpub : Hennessey's at 0.4 Miles Nearest Golf : Monarch at 1.5 Miles Nearest Train : Amtrak at 5 Miles Nearest Motorway : #5 at 1.5 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Many at 0.4 Miles Nearest Beach : Doheny & Salt Creek at 1 Miles

Located conveniently to anything you need: Laguna Beach is our neighbor, 35 minutes to Disneyland, 30 minutes to John Wayne International Airport or South Coast Plaza, 20 minutes to Newport, 40 minutes to Honda Sports Center or Anaheim Angels, 60 minutes to San Diego. Doheny State Beach, the Dana Point Marina, and the Ocean Institute are less than a mile. Ferry to Catalina takes 1.5 hours. Many good golf courses are close and lots of walking along beach or nature trails available.


Rental rates

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Off Season Fall
Oct 1 2016 - Dec 31 2016
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $100
Pet Fee $80

Nightly Rate: $55 - $70

Weekly Rate: $320 - $450
City requires a 10% tax for stays of 30 days or less.

Monthly Rate: $300 - $420

Reservation is secured upon payment in full via VISA or MCG. Deposits refundable for cancellation up to 96 hrs prior to arrival less 5% processing fee.

Reservation is secured upon payment in full via VISA or MChg.

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Property Type

  • studio


  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster


  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library


  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • Downtown
  • Ocean View


  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • reefs
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching

Local Services & Businesses

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 350 sq. ft.


  • Bathroom 1
  • Bathroom has double sinks, full counter length mirror, commode, and shower.


  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen, sofa sleeper with tempurpedic type mattress
  • This studio apt has a kitchenette, closet, queen size sofa bed, recliner chair, table, tv, bookcase in one room


  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...


  • Guests provide their own meals


  • Studio apartment has an equipped kitchenette, bathroom with double sinks, balcony with Pacific Ocean view, 2 available patios, queen size Lazy-Boy sofa sleeper, tv, wi-fi access, bar-b-que. Basic toiletries, hair blower,linens, beach towels,umbrella & chairs provided. Off street parking. Welcome basket of fruit, muffins, and bottled water. Beautiful sunrises. This is a no smoking property.

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