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Starting at $1,795
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Seabrook at Bear Brand
56 Sea Terrace St
Dana Point, CA
1 Bedroom
$1,795
2 Bedrooms
$2,169
3 Bedrooms
$3,203
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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Starting at $1,893
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Monarch Coast
32400 Crown Valley Pkwy
Dana Point, CA
1 Bedroom
$1,893
2 Bedrooms
$2,205
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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Starting at $2,117
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Harbor Pointe Apartments
32762 Pointe Sutton
Dana Point, CA
1 Bedroom
$2,117
2 Bedrooms
$2,723
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.
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Starting at $2,500
Updated 1 hr ago
33932 Silver Lantern Street
33932 Silver Lantern Street
Dana Point, CA
2 Bedrooms
$2,500
Starting at $13,500
Updated 1 hr ago
15 Vista Cielo
15 Vista Cielo
Dana Point, CA
5 Bedrooms
$13,500
Starting at $3,800
Updated 1 hr ago
29 Antigua
29 Antigua
Dana Point, CA
3 Bedrooms
$3,800
Starting at $2,750
Updated 1 hr ago
34528 Camino El Molino
34528 Camino El Molino
Dana Point, CA
2 Bedrooms
$2,750
Starting at $3,300
Updated 1 hr ago
34372 Camino El Molino
34372 Camino El Molino
Dana Point, CA
4 Bedrooms
$3,300
Starting at $2,850
Updated 1 hr ago
33842 Olinda Drive
33842 Olinda Drive
Dana Point, CA
2 Bedrooms
$2,850
Starting at $2,800
Updated 1 hr ago
33852 Del Obispo Street
33852 Del Obispo Street
Dana Point, CA
2 Bedrooms
$2,800
Starting at $5,500
Updated 18 hrs ago
24131 Windward Drive
24131 Windward Drive
Dana Point, CA
3 Bedrooms
$5,500
Starting at $7,000
Updated 2 days ago
32072 Sea Island Drive
32072 Sea Island Drive
Dana Point, CA
3 Bedrooms
$7,000
Starting at $1,350
Updated 3 days ago
33910 Orilla Road
33910 Orilla Road
Dana Point, CA
Studio
$1,350
Starting at $7,000
Updated 3 days ago
24562 Santa Clara Avenue
24562 Santa Clara Avenue
Dana Point, CA
2 Bedrooms
$7,000
Starting at $3,975
Updated 3 days ago
33991 Manta Court
33991 Manta Court
Dana Point, CA
3 Bedrooms
$3,975
Starting at $2,350
Updated 3 days ago
33771 Alcazar Drive
33771 Alcazar Drive
Dana Point, CA
2 Bedrooms
$2,350
Starting at $3,950
Updated 3 days ago
24982 Danamaple
24982 Danamaple
Dana Point, CA
4 Bedrooms
$3,950
Starting at $3,800
Updated 4 days ago
26381 Via California
26381 Via California
Dana Point, CA
3 Bedrooms
$3,800
Starting at $5,500
Updated 4 days ago
33252 Astoria Street
33252 Astoria Street
Dana Point, CA
3 Bedrooms
$5,500
Starting at $5,000
Updated 6 days ago
33465 Abalone Drive
33465 Abalone Drive
Dana Point, CA
3 Bedrooms
$5,000
Starting at $7,500
Updated 6 days ago
23601 Sidney Bay
23601 Sidney Bay
Dana Point, CA
3 Bedrooms
$7,500
Starting at $4,150
Updated 6 days ago
53 San Raphael
53 San Raphael
Dana Point, CA
3 Bedrooms
$4,150
Starting at $4,800
Updated 6 days ago
34300 Lantern Bay Drive
34300 Lantern Bay Drive
Dana Point, CA
2 Bedrooms
$4,800
Starting at $2,395
Updated 7 days ago
34151 Granada Drive
34151 Granada Drive
Dana Point, CA
2 Bedrooms
$2,395

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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.

September 2018 Dana Point Rent Report

Welcome to the September 2018 Dana Point Rent Report. Dana Point rents declined 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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