USA California California Coast Capistrano Beach Listing #64197

Dana Point Parkside Cottage - Capistrano Beach, CA

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Max. occupancy: 6 2 Queen Bed, 1 Sofa Bed 2 bedrooms 2 bathrooms 2 dog max 
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Beautiful Beach Cottage w/ Ocean Views, Yard+Outdoor Living

This quiet Dana Point classic is a great house in a great little neighborhood. Recently renovated, with great attention to its design and details, it has beautiful wood floors and lots of enormous windows to let the classic California sunshine in so this home feels light and airy. City of Dana Point Permit #ST21-1203

Your front yard is Sunset Park with a playground and an ocean view beyond. Sit on the front porch and enjoy watching the sunset, all while the children enjoy safe places to play at the playground or in the beautiful back yard.

This cottage is only minutes from all the best beaches, shopping, and recreation southern California has to offer. It’s location halfway between Los Angeles and San Diego makes 1-day trips to Los Angeles (Universal Studios, Dodger Stadium, Beverly Hills, Hollywood), Anaheim (Disneyland, Anaheim Stadium) and San Diego (Sea World, San Diego Zoo) very doable.

You may want to stay at the cottage and take advantage of the recently renovated, fully equipped kitchen and a beautifully decorated backyard with top of the line teak furniture for al fresco dining anytime.

The dining table has a great distant view of the sunset reflecting on the ocean, and the sun pours in in the morning to make a delightful beginning to the day. It is next to a spacious living room, which is separate from the family room, where the TV is. You may find this to be a great place for finding your calm or just reflecting on your life or what matters to you.

There is also a new, fabulously appointed large patio and a garden with a really nice barbecue off the family room where you can enjoy your meals and entertain if the mood strikes you, or just sink into a chair, put your feet up, and get lost in a book. .

There is an epic collection of DVD's (action, adventure, documentary, romantic comedy, kid-friendly), books, (for all ages) and a variety of board games. This family room is separate from the living room so kids and adults can do different things without disturbing one another.

You may be tempted to never leave the property, but remember you're within a mile or two of some of the greatest beaches in California and also the Dana Point Harbor. You'll find plenty of things to do no matter what your taste or mood - golf, tennis, surfing, sport fishing, or sitting on the beach reading – all waiting for you to decide and go for it.

There are 2 bedrooms with queen beds and a TV room with a queen pull out sofa. This home sleeps 6 comfortably. There are 2 baths, one in the house and the other off the patio that is easily accessible.

There's a Trader Joe's down the street along with restaurants and movie theaters. Costco is 10 minutes away. San Juan Capistrano, San Clemente, Laguna Beach, and Newport Beach are just minutes away if you want to go exploring other areas.

This can be your new home away from home. Imagine great happy hours, stellar sunsets, and endless days relaxing on the beach. It’s Classic Southern California living in a Classic California cottage. Life is good here!
Beautiful back yard for family gatherings and pets. Wonderful park beyond front yard for children.

Ocean view for watching the changing western sky and sunsets.

Upgraded amenities throughout the house so it feels both classic and contemporary.

No Smoking on the property - NO EXCEPTIONS (this is inside and outside the property)
Fireplace is non-operational
Due to the moderate coastal climate, this house (like most in the area) DOES NOT have air conditioning.
This home is located in a quiet neighborhood and is only suitable for quieter groups. Our rental agreement includes a no tolerance policy regarding excessive noise, occupancy and/or parties. Deposit forfeitures and/or evictions are strictly enforced. Please make sure you are comfortable with these policies before renting.

Please note: reservations for this home will not be refunded if cancelled within 60 days of arrival.
For more information on this reservation, please call the local team at (858) 227-9414 7:00am - 3:30am PST or email

This unit is managed by Vacasa Seasonals Inc. and may require a Security Deposit. DRE: 02160171

City/town permit number: STR14-0097

City/town tax number: 14-0097
City/town tax number: 001696

You must be 25 years or older to rent this property.




Washer/dryer : Private

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Central AC


Partial AC

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Ocean view

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DVD player

Nearby activities & attractions


Golf nearby

On-site activities

Board games


Gas grill : Private



15 reviews

Janice T. Jun 2022
We stayed in this lovely house just across the sunset park near Dana point. The location is excellent, within 3 mins to get onto I-5 and 7 mins drive to Dana Point pier for sport fishing. This house is a bit old, but very comfortable. The second bathroom located in the garage is a huge plus for our family of five. The backyard is spacious with a nice grill and grass for activities.
Coleen M. May 2022
This house was perfect for our stay while we remodeled our home. It was very quaint and in a great location. Loved sitting on the porch watching the ocean! Vacasa was very responsive with any questions or problems we had.
Tomi R. Feb 2022
Great house with beautiful backyard for the pups to play.
Rebecca S. Dec 2021
We loved our stay at DP Parkside Cottage. The location across from the park and up off the single lane road made a peaceful and restful atmosphere. We were pleasantly surprised to see a nice horizon view of the pacific ocean through the trees. The house is vintage but well kept. It felt like home and we will be back. Also the backyard area was great for our lab.
john T. Jul 2020
Great summer getaway location. Expansive grass back yard and with the park right across the street make this house a great pick for families with kids and dogs. Close to many beaches as well. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
sally K. Dec 2019
We stayed in this cottage for 3 weeks and happened to get a bargain rate due to the time of year (Dec). This home is well furnished and had several charming points: the view of the ocean, the view of the park, the lovely large floor to ceiling windows that let in tons of light, a large backyard that was also well furnished and attended to, linen drapes, beautiful classic barrel light fixtures and lots of interesting art . Books galore! Kitchen was well stocked with everything you would need to cook a gourmet meal, along with scads of cookbooks. Can`t say that I`ve ever seen Vilroy and Boch flatware in a VRBO before. If you have a dog or kids you will love the yard and the park right across the street. House was spotless. Overall we loved it. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
quinn G. Aug 2018
Cool house in a great location. Drive to countless beaches in 5 - 10 minutes. Quiet neighborhood. Great for kids! This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
paul D. Jun 2018
The property is relatively larger for a California home with a nice view of a park and more distant view of the ocean. It was only a half mile from Trader Joe`s and very close to a number of lovely restaurants including a place by the beach that served excellent Poke Bowls. On days when we did not go to Disneyland or the San Diego Zoo (which were both reasonably close), we hung out at the beach and relaxed. Customer service was excellent and the property itself was quite clean and taken care of. I cannot recommend highly enough! This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
hunter M. Jun 2018
The property had a lot to offer such as gorgeous view of ocean in distance as well as relaxing park across the street. The placement was close to beach as well as restaurant and stores. The overall feel of the place was just what we needed for a relaxing vacation! This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
debra S. May 2018
Just a wonderful place! Great windows that let all the light in with a view of a gorgeous little park! Great place to stay if you have small children as the park has a playground. Beds were very comfortable, but it`s time to replace the pillows & a few blankets. We will stay here again next time in Dana Point! This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
jennifer K. Mar 2018
We loved staying at this adorable little house! It was everything our family needed in a vacation rental! Amazing backyard and patio area! Kitchen was well stocked and made cooking at home easy. Beds were comfy and everything was nice and clean! The park across the street is a nice bonus! This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
karen D. Dec 2016
We wanted a place to gather for Christmas near my daughter`s home in Dana Point. This cottage was ideal for my husband and me, our son and his wife, and our dear friends and kids` godparents. We all like to cook and the kitchen is well laid out for a chef. Terrific stove and oven, large fridge, and just about everything we needed to cook. Recommendation: add some wine glasses to the tableware! The living room was spacious enough for us to put a Christmas tree and hang stockings by the fireplace. Very comfortable master bedroom and second bedroom, with a very serviceable pull out in the TV room. We were surprised by the location of the second bathroom off the patio/in the garage, but it had a terrific shower and lots of light above the vanity. Great if you are staying in summer and want to come in from the patio. We all walked in the park and enjoyed the peaceful neighborhood. Our family is growing with the addition of our grandson so we may look for a larger rental this year - otherwise, we would definitely rent this property again. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
simon . Apr 2016
The house was perfect for our family. The grandchildren are 7 and 4. The park across the street was wonderful and the proximity to the beach was excellent. Everything one needed was available at this property. This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
jewel . Mar 2016
This cottage is everything it`s advertised to be. The rooms are all spacious and nicely decorated. The back patio is extremely well furnished for family get-togethers, complete with a really nice grill. The dining table has a great distant view of the sunset reflecting on the ocean, and the sun pours in in the morning. We loved the proximity to San Clemente, Laguna Beach, Newport Beach, San Juan Capistrano, and Huntington Beach, all fun spots to tour while you`re here. It`s a really nice place to perch in the sunshine, and look over the park. The management made sure we had contact info. in case we needed anything, which we did not. They had great instructions for the TV/DVD... great satellite and tons of DVDs.. in a nice family room atmosphere apart from living room. Great VRBO in So Cal if you want to feel like you`re in a comfortable home, not a condo. Definite recommend! This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.
art . Feb 2016
We spent one week at the cottage in Dana Point and were sad to leave. The management bent over backwards to make us feel welcome after our long international flight, and we loved the book of ideas and shops to make us feel like locals. The design details of the house are extremely well thought out with an exquisite eye and taste, from the door knobs to the beautiful dining table that I covet. While it was perfect and inspired some changes to our own home, it was comfortable and inviting for our two very young children. The kids, 3 and 5, found they were more than catered for as well, with kids plates and table setting, but they were most impressed with the outdoors: a fabulously appointed patio, garden with a great gas grill and an enormous, fun playground just in front of the house. They had so much freedom to move about in a safe and exciting environment. The windows are enormous and the entire house feels airy and light. We had a BBQ with friends and found everything we needed and more already equipped in the kitchen. As our sunday lunch turned into dinner, the kids were all able to take advantage of the wonderful DVD collection and big screen TV in a room separate from all of the grown ups. It was perfectly located for all of the beaches, Disney and San Diego, although the weather was so lovely we never did make it to the Zoo. We will have to come back and I plan to stay here again when we do! This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.