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116 Apartments for rent in Dana Point, CA

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Last updated August 9 at 06:29 AM
25 Units Available
Marea
32400 Crown Valley Pkwy, Dana Point, CA
1 Bedroom
$2,310
764 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,575
1110 sqft
1-2 bedroom units, recently renovated with giant walk in-closets, fireplace and granite countertops. Extra storage available. Perfect for active lifestyles, with tennis court, yoga, gym, pool, playground and hot tub on-site.
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Last updated August 9 at 03:32 AM
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18 Units Available
Seabrook at Bear Brand
56 Sea Terrace St, Dana Point, CA
1 Bedroom
$2,077
705 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,406
997 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Residents live in units with laundry, patio or balcony, granite counters and hardwood floors. Community offers access to clubhouse, fire pit, pool, gym and hot tub. Conveniently located close to beach and shopping.
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Last updated August 9 at 03:32 AM
3 Units Available
Harbor Pointe Apartments
32762 Pointe Sutton, Dana Point, CA
1 Bedroom
$2,320
780 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,692
1235 sqft
Cozy homes with quartz counters, extra storage and patios. Enjoy the on-site playground, business center and gym. Close to Sea Canyon Park, Pacific Coast Highway and Salt Creek Beach.
Last updated August 9 at 07:44 AM
1 Unit Available
35 Seastar Court
35 Seastar Court, Dana Point, CA
1 Bedroom
$2,765
700 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Surrounded by nature, we welcome you to the premier rental community in the heart of Goleta, CA. Arrive Los Carneros features a variety of spacious one, two, three bedroom floorplans so you can find your perfect fit for luxury living.
Last updated August 9 at 07:03 AM
1 Unit Available
34402 Via San Juan
34402 Via San Juan, Dana Point, CA
2 Bedrooms
$2,650
1225 sqft
Stunning 2 bedroom, 2 bath unit in Capo Beach!! Move-in ready! Close proximity to the beach, Sprouts, local restaurants, and shopping. Comes with 1 car garage and plenty of additional parking along the driveway.
Last updated August 9 at 07:03 AM
1 Unit Available
31 Antigua
31 Antigua, Dana Point, CA
3 Bedrooms
$3,895
2000 sqft
Truly a fantastic opportunity to lease within the 24 hour guard gated community of Monarch Beach! This exceptional detached 3 bedroom, plus loft and 2.
Last updated August 9 at 07:03 AM
1 Unit Available
6 Logo Vista
6 Logo Vis, Dana Point, CA
3 Bedrooms
$3,800
1878 sqft
End Unit Town-home in the Gated Encantamar Town-home Community. This is a Three Bedroom, Two & a Quarter Bathrooms, 1,878 Square Foot Town-home w/Two Car Garage.
Last updated August 9 at 07:03 AM
1 Unit Available
33792 Olinda Drive
33792 Olinda Drive, Dana Point, CA
2 Bedrooms
$2,400
1057 sqft
4 Bedrooms
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Beautiful Lantern area shopping restaurants and Marina near to enjoy you can walk, jog, ride your bike to the beach. You are near the Outlets of San Clemente and Laguna Beach Is not far.
Last updated August 9 at 07:03 AM
1 Unit Available
34034 Selva Road
34034 Selva Road, Dana Point, CA
2 Bedrooms
$3,950
873 sqft
Awesome location across the street from Strands Beach in Dana Point to Vacation. Fully Furnished, Upstairs Condo with 2 Bedrooms & 2 Full Bathrooms.
Last updated August 9 at 07:03 AM
1 Unit Available
33855 Manta Court
33855 Manta Court, Dana Point, CA
3 Bedrooms
$6,500
1525 sqft
Pack your suitcases and move right in! This gorgeous, OCEAN VIEW home in the exclusive gated community of Niguel Shores. Niguel Shores is a gated, oceanfront community offering resort-style living.
Last updated August 9 at 07:03 AM
1 Unit Available
24242 Santa Clara Avenue
24242 Santa Clara Avenue, Dana Point, CA
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$4,800
1014 sqft
For Lease. Immaculate ocean view, fully furnished condo on the most desirable street in Dana Point! This home has been completely remodeled with brand new, high-end custom upgrades throughout.
Last updated August 9 at 07:03 AM
1 Unit Available
41 Wightman Court
41 Wightman Ct, Dana Point, CA
2 Bedrooms
$3,400
1357 sqft
Gorgeous, remodeled golf course and ocean view upstairs end unit condo in gated Tennis Villas! Custom cabinetry with soft close drawers and granite counters in the kitchen, remodeled bathrooms with marble counters, upgraded flooring throughout,
Last updated August 9 at 07:03 AM
1 Unit Available
62 Ritz Cove Drive
62 Ritz Cove Drive, Dana Point, CA
5 Bedrooms
$21,500
6400 sqft
Truly an outstanding custom residence located in the 24-hour guard gated community of Ritz Cove! 5 bedrooms, main floor office, 7 bathrooms, and some of the most dramatic coastline views displaying the most incredible sunsets and full on view of
Last updated August 9 at 07:03 AM
1 Unit Available
51 Saint John
51 Saint John, Dana Point, CA
3 Bedrooms
$3,900
2018 sqft
Exceptional opportunity to lease in Monarch Beach!! THE lowest priced lease in Monarch Beach!! Fantastic floor plan is light and bright, open and spacious with 3 Bedrooms plus a loft, 2.
Last updated August 9 at 07:03 AM
1 Unit Available
28 Bright Water Drive
28 Bright Water Dr, Dana Point, CA
2 Bedrooms
$2,495
951 sqft
Truly an outstanding opportunity to lease this newly refurbished 2 bedroom, 2 bath condo in the ocean close community of Silvertide.
Last updated August 9 at 07:03 AM
1 Unit Available
34465 Via Espinoza
34465 Via Espinoza, Dana Point, CA
2 Bedrooms
$2,700
1400 sqft
*** BEACH CLOSE SHORT TERM RENTAL*** Upper level owner unit available for short term furnished rental Aug 1- Aug 31,2020. Main floor entry adjacent to the left side of the garage.
Last updated August 9 at 07:03 AM
1 Unit Available
35107 Beach Road
35107 Beach Road, Dana Point, CA
4 Bedrooms
$32,000
5188 sqft
Oceanfront right on the sand in Beach Road Customs, Capistrano Beach. Gorgeous newly upgraded 4 bedroom, 5,000 SF residence with beautiful furnishings and coastal contemporary decor.
Last updated August 9 at 07:03 AM
1 Unit Available
23282 Palawan Circle
23282 Palawan Circle, Dana Point, CA
3 Bedrooms
$10,500
2662 sqft
Fantastic lease opportunity in highly sought after 'Monarch Bay Terrace' Community! Incredible panoramic ocean/city light views! An open and spacious single level floor plan with 3 bedrooms, 2.
Last updated August 9 at 07:03 AM
1 Unit Available
38 Corniche Drive
38 Corniche Dr, Dana Point, CA
2 Bedrooms
$2,800
1165 sqft
Come live in this highly upgraded Monarch Hills condo with Panoramic Ocean, Catalina, Golf, Hills view you will find ...2 bedrooms, 2 baths lower level with a few steps up to street level.
Last updated August 9 at 07:03 AM
1 Unit Available
34142 Cambridge Road
34142 Cambridge Road, Dana Point, CA
4 Bedrooms
$12,500
3978 sqft
Breathtaking ocean and mountain views capture this family beach house in the heart of Dana Point. Overlooking the iconic Dana Point Bridge & Pacific Ocean, the moment you enter you see the glistening Koi Pond solarium and hear its tranquil waterfall.
Last updated August 9 at 07:03 AM
1 Unit Available
32 Tennis Villas Drive
32 Tennis Villas Dr, Dana Point, CA
2 Bedrooms
$6,500
1357 sqft
Sits overlooking the Links Golf Course. Amazing private view. This gated community of Tennis Villas is within walking distance to the ocean. Located across from Famous Monarch Beach Resort. Stunning remodeled upper unit.
Last updated August 9 at 07:03 AM
1 Unit Available
33906 Cape Cove
33906 Cape Cove, Dana Point, CA
3 Bedrooms
$6,900
2005 sqft
This 3 BR, 2 & 1/2 BA Beach City cottage is located in the gated community of Cape Cove. This fully renovated home has a wonderful connected feeling.
Last updated August 9 at 07:03 AM
1 Unit Available
106 Tennis Villas Drive
106 Tennis Villas Drive, Dana Point, CA
2 Bedrooms
$4,500
1045 sqft
Golf Course and Ocean and Catalina Views. Amazing views from everyroom. Plus wonderful private spacious patio with Custom Bistro table from Italy and BBQ Grill.
Last updated August 9 at 07:03 AM
1 Unit Available
24752 Sea Shell Way
24752 Sea Shell Way, Dana Point, CA
3 Bedrooms
$4,100
1859 sqft
Welcome home to your 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom 1800 sq ft Townhome. This wonderful home has panoramic ocean, harbor, and coastline views. Along with a gourmet kitchen and hardwood floors a cozy fireplace is the focal point of the living room.

Median Rent in Dana Point

Last updated Jul. 2020
The median rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in Dana Point is $2,112, while the median rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $2,713.
Studio
$1,774
1 Bed
$2,112
2 Beds
$2,713
3+ Beds
$3,688
City GuideDana Point
In 1990, a 16-foot megamouth shark, one of only a large handful ever captured, was caught and tagged in Dana Point. But relax and go for a swim. They eat plankton, not people.

Known for some of the best waves in the nation, Dana Point serves as the home base for many of the first surfing companies, publications, and films. Huntington Beach may be Surf City, but The Endless Summer was filmed in Dana Point, and the city remains heavily influenced by its legendary surfing history. It’s now filled with successful families as much as it is surfers. In fact, it’s not unusual to see middle-aged corporate hot shots squeezing their beer bellies into wetsuits after the 5 p.m. whistle blows. Of course, it’s not all surfboards and rash guards here. The rich and varied amenities, gorgeous mountain and sea views, and charming downtown area sing as loudly as the waves, making this town one of the most desirable places in California.

Feel the Romance

Dana Point was named after Richard Henry Dana, who remarked that the area was "the only romantic spot on the coast." While that seems a silly statement when considering the splendor of Highway 1, it does suggest just how arrestingly beautiful the cliffs, beaches, and harbor are in these parts. Perhaps thats why families flock to the area, which boasts plenty of planned gated communities, upscale apartment living, and neat, modern condos throughout the approximately 29 square miles of land and sea mass. You can even pull into a slip and live on a boat. After all, it’s less expensive, and the waves will lull you to sleep each night.

Besides the natural beauty, Dana Point has a variety of super-fun amenities, ranging from independent designer boutiques and world-class restaurants to luxury cinemas and professional golf courses. The overarching theme is luxury. It costs a lot to live here, but there are undeniable perks for the price. Nearly every home has a stunning view, and many rental properties and apartments do as well. But the cost of living here can give one pause, as it’s roughly 93 percent higher than the nation’s average. High graduation rates make that more palatable, but lets be honest, this isnt a place for tight budgets.

There's good news for renters, though. The vacancy rate is a comfortable 9 percent, meaning there are lots of options in every category, ranging from single-family homes and townhomes to studio apartments. Well, no, studio apartments are pretty rare, but there are some sweet two-bedroom apartments that will knock your socks off. With these rents, you’re gonna want a roommate anyway.

Become a Local: Dana Point Neighborhoods

Finding the right location in Dana Point is pretty easy, as there aren’t really any neighborhoods, per se. But there are areas with a little more or less going on, as well as places with a higher density of rental housing. Most spots arent walkable, so plan to drive nearly everywhere. Some people even drive to their mailboxes.

Capistrano Beach: Kind of Dana Point and kind of San Juan Capistrano, this is a less expensive section with some slightly rundown businesses (consignment stores), a beautiful beach area, and less-expensive housing. Oh, and theres a Costco. Easy access to PCH and the 5-Freeway is also nice.

Monarch Beach: People arrive in droves from all over the world to visit Monarch Beach, and the high-end hotels attest to that. There are plenty of rental properties here, but celebrities and other Richie Rich types typically scoop them up. Gorgeous views and a stunning sandy beach make it hard to resist if you have the scratch.

Salt Creek Beach: There are a few eye-popping properties surrounding Salt Creek Beach, and they’re just as pricey as the ones at Monarch. Anything right on the water is a playground for multimillionaires only. Inland, however, is where many of the main neighborhood streets lie, with mostly single-family homes and condos available.

Bear Brand: Close to the major shopping areas, including upscale grocery stores and a luxury cinema, Bear Brand is a mix of apartments, single-family homes, and retail stores. The communities are planned and spacious, but the beach is 5 to 10 minutes away.

Dana Point: The heart of the city is a true mix of accommodations. The harbor has all the boats (yacht-city) while inland has seasonal rentals, condos, single-family homes, and a few apartment buildings. It has the broadest selection and price range. Search well, and you can find a great deal with sea breezes.

Lifestyles of the Rich and Fabulous

Expect a lot of bottle blond trophy wives in yoga pants driving Range Rovers and Botoxing themselves into wrinkle and emotion-free oblivion. What you do, what you drive, and what your politics are matter here since Orange County is that rarest of beasts in Southern California: conservative. Also, it can be pretty quiet in a lot of the neighborhoods, in part because many of the houses are seasonal rentals.

Dana Point culture is unabashedly prosperous, but residents love to relish in the simple, natural beauty of the coast. Festivals are common throughout the year, with the Summer Concert Series, Festival of Whales, and Tall Ships Festival as three of the most popular. Both locals and visitors get in on group fishing trips, whale and dolphin watching, and scuba diving; every season seems to bring a different opportunity to explore the ocean’s offerings. This energetic style overlaps with other physical pursuits, as yoga, golf, and Pilates are a serious way of life. It’s not a party town, and singles will feel their differentness, though youths trek in from all over the county to surf. It’s a quiet, happy place with a touch of romance that makes it an exceptional choice for couples and families who have already seen their ships come in to shore.

August 2020 Dana Point Rent Report

Welcome to the August 2020 Dana Point Rent Report. Dana Point rents increased over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Dana Point rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the metro, state, and nation.

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August 2020 Dana Point Rent Report

Welcome to the August 2020 Dana Point Rent Report. Dana Point rents increased over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Dana Point rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the metro, state, and nation.

Dana Point rents increased significantly over the past month

Dana Point rents have increased 0.5% over the past month, and have increased moderately by 2.0% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Dana Point stand at $2,112 for a one-bedroom apartment and $2,714 for a two-bedroom. This is the fifth straight month that the city has seen rent increases after a decline in February. Dana Point's year-over-year rent growth leads the state average of 0.0%, as well as the national average of 0.2%.

    Rents falling across the Los Angeles Metro

    While rents prices have increased in Dana Point over the past year, the rest of the metro is seeing the opposite trend. Of the largest 10 cities that we have data for in the Los Angeles metro, 6 of them have seen prices fall. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the metro.

    • Lancaster has the least expensive rents in the Los Angeles metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,650; the city has also experienced the fastest rent growth in the metro, with a year-over-year increase of 2.4%.
    • Over the past year, Santa Clarita has seen the biggest rent drop in the metro, with a decline of 1.4%. Median two-bedrooms there cost $2,652, while one-bedrooms go for $2,064.
    • Irvine has the most expensive rents of the largest cities in the Los Angeles metro, with a two-bedroom median of $2,706; rents decreased 0.3% over the past month and 1.2% over the past year.

    Many large cities nationwide show more affordable rents compared to Dana Point

    As rents have increased slightly in Dana Point, other large cities nationwide have seen rents grow more modestly, or in some cases, even decline. Compared to most large cities across the country, Dana Point is less affordable for renters.

    • Although rents across cities in California have been slightly on the rise, the state's growth as a whole has held steady over the past year. For example, rents have grown by 0.1% in San Diego.
    • Dana Point's median two-bedroom rent of $2,714 is above the national average of $1,193. Nationwide, rents have held steady over the past year.
    • While Dana Point's rents rose slightly over the past year, the city of Phoenix also saw an increase of 1.7%.
    • Renters will generally find more expensive prices in Dana Point than most large cities. For example, Houston has a median 2BR rent of $1,023, where Dana Point is more than two-and-a-half times that price.

    For more information check out our national report. You can also access our full data for cities and counties across the U.S. at this link.

    City
    Median 1BR Rent
    Median 2BR Rent
    M/M Rent Growth
    Y/Y Rent Growth
    Los Angeles
    $1,360
    $1,740
    -0.2%
    -0.9%
    Long Beach
    $1,390
    $1,780
    0
    0.3%
    Anaheim
    $1,670
    $2,150
    0.1%
    0.9%
    Santa Ana
    $1,450
    $1,860
    0.1%
    -0.6%
    Irvine
    $2,110
    $2,710
    -0.3%
    -1.2%
    Glendale
    $1,400
    $1,800
    -0.4%
    -0.5%
    Huntington Beach
    $1,830
    $2,350
    0
    -0.9%
    Santa Clarita
    $2,060
    $2,650
    0.5%
    -1.4%
    Garden Grove
    $1,630
    $2,100
    0
    0.2%
    Lancaster
    $1,280
    $1,650
    0.2%
    2.4%
    Palmdale
    $1,480
    $1,900
    0.2%
    0.8%
    Pomona
    $1,110
    $1,420
    -0.3%
    -1%
    Torrance
    $1,620
    $2,080
    -0.2%
    -0.4%
    Pasadena
    $1,610
    $2,070
    0
    -1.8%
    Orange
    $1,810
    $2,320
    0.1%
    -0.3%
    Fullerton
    $1,570
    $2,020
    0
    0.6%
    El Monte
    $1,460
    $1,880
    -0.1%
    6.6%
    Downey
    $1,570
    $2,020
    0.1%
    -0.1%
    Costa Mesa
    $1,840
    $2,360
    0
    -0.3%
    West Covina
    $1,810
    $2,320
    0.4%
    -0.1%
    Norwalk
    $1,600
    $2,060
    -0.1%
    0.4%
    Burbank
    $1,600
    $2,060
    -0.2%
    -1.2%
    South Gate
    $990
    $1,270
    -0.1%
    2.2%
    Mission Viejo
    $2,090
    $2,690
    0
    -1.2%
    Carson
    $1,580
    $2,030
    0.7%
    8.9%
    Santa Monica
    $1,710
    $2,200
    -0.6%
    1.6%
    Westminster
    $1,610
    $2,070
    0.2%
    1.8%
    Newport Beach
    $2,890
    $3,710
    0.4%
    2.8%
    Hawthorne
    $1,270
    $1,630
    0
    1.6%
    Lake Forest
    $2,000
    $2,570
    0.2%
    3.3%
    Bellflower
    $1,350
    $1,740
    0
    0.2%
    Tustin
    $1,970
    $2,530
    0.4%
    1.6%
    Redondo Beach
    $1,930
    $2,480
    -0.1%
    2.2%
    San Clemente
    $2,370
    $3,050
    0.2%
    1.9%
    Laguna Niguel
    $1,760
    $2,270
    0.1%
    -3%
    Fountain Valley
    $1,840
    $2,360
    0
    -2.4%
    Paramount
    $1,480
    $1,900
    0.4%
    1.1%
    Placentia
    $2,070
    $2,670
    0.1%
    -0.8%
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    $2,040
    $2,620
    0.2%
    0.9%
    Rancho Palos Verdes
    $3,880
    $4,980
    -0.5%
    -0.2%
    Brea
    $2,030
    $2,610
    0.1%
    1.8%
    West Hollywood
    $2,020
    $2,590
    0
    1%
    Beverly Hills
    $2,680
    $3,440
    -0.2%
    1.7%
    San Dimas
    $1,920
    $2,470
    0.3%
    2.3%
    Dana Point
    $2,110
    $2,710
    0.5%
    2%
    Laguna Hills
    $1,900
    $2,440
    -0.4%
    -2.7%
    Seal Beach
    $1,840
    $2,360
    0.4%
    -0.7%
    Calabasas
    $2,460
    $3,160
    0.6%
    -0.7%
    Laguna Beach
    $2,130
    $2,730
    0.5%
    3.7%
    Agoura Hills
    $2,250
    $2,890
    0.3%
    -2.4%
    Hermosa Beach
    $2,020
    $2,600
    0.3%
    -0.1%
    Stevenson Ranch
    $2,750
    $3,530
    -0.9%
    -2%
    Marina del Rey
    $3,530
    $4,540
    -0.5%
    -3.4%
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    Methodology - Recent Updates:

    Data from private listing sites, including our own, tends to skew toward luxury apartments, which introduces sample bias when estimates are calculated directly from these listings. To address these limitations, we’ve recently made major updates to our methodology, which we believe have greatly improved the accuracy and reliability of our estimates.

    Read more about our new methodology below, or see a more detailed post here.

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    Apartment List is committed to making our rent estimates the best and most accurate available. To do this, we start with reliable median rent statistics from the Census Bureau, then extrapolate them forward to the current month using a growth rate calculated from our listing data. In doing so, we use a same-unit analysis similar to Case-Shiller’s approach, comparing only units that are available across both time periods to provide an accurate picture of rent growth in cities across the country.

    Our approach corrects for the sample bias inherent in other private sources, producing results that are much closer to statistics published by the Census Bureau and HUD. Our methodology also allows us to construct a picture of rent growth over an extended period of time, with estimates that are updated each month.

    Read more about our methodology here.

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    We are continuously working to improve our methodology and data, with the goal of providing renters with the information that they need to make the best decisions.

    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

    How much is rent in Dana Point?
    In Dana Point, the median rent is $1,774 for a studio, $2,112 for a 1-bedroom, $2,713 for a 2-bedroom, and $3,688 for a 3-bedroom. For more information on rental trends in Dana Point, check out our monthly Dana Point Rent Report.
    What colleges and universities are located in or around Dana Point?
    Some of the colleges located in the Dana Point area include California State University-Fullerton, University of California-Irvine, University of California-Los Angeles, University of California-Riverside, and University of California-San Diego. If you are looking for off-campus housing near your school, follow the links above to see apartment listings in the area.
    What cities do people live in to commute to Dana Point?
    Some of the nearby cities that people commute to Dana Point from include Los Angeles, San Diego, Long Beach, Anaheim, and Riverside.

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