The ultra-exclusive 24/7 gate-guarded Monarch Beach oceanfront community of Dana Point is named after its most unmistakable and topographical feature, "Monarch Bay" which was suitably named for its gentle rolling hills of sagebrush and manzanita which were originally a place of refuge for the Monarch butterfly. The prosperous Monarch Beach homeowners would rather be thought of as residents of the “town” of Monarch Beach versus being "a part" of Dana Point – which they considered a different city altogether. Monarch Beach real estate is a suburban residential neighborhood consisting of; custom-built estates, luxuriant condos and intimate villas, with no commerce taking place within the borders of a community where the crime rate is for all intents and purposes approaching zero. The high-profile Monarch Beach homes are analogous to looking at a remote image on a foggy morning: with patience and time, the fog slowly lifts and these enchanting waterfront homes spring to life with all of their splendor and pageantry.
The majority of the distinguished Monarch Beach ocean view homes are set adjacent to the crashing waves, with awe-inspiring white-water views, while other ocean-close properties savor coastline, Ocean and Catalina Island vistas. The highly-regarded Monarch Beach neighborhoods promises their home owners with a safe and secure, relaxed, comfortable and upper-class way of life, surrounded with the ultimate in privacy. Many of these mesmerizing seaside homes are positioned adjacent to the local, national and internationally acclaimed 18-hole Monarch Beach Golf Links (with many of the holes bumping up against the ocean and sand) which was designed by legendary Robert Trent Jones Jr., other residences are a "hand-shake" from the five-star Monarch Beach Resort, and the world-famous Ritz Carlton Hotel, which are both gracefully perched on a gently rising hillside which looks straight down to the Pacific Ocean. The refreshing and captivating Monarch Beach residential market is considered to be Orange County’s most luxuriant coastal playgrounds - and most illustrious personal living havens/destinations - where the residents reside in their own personal 'slice of Heaven on Earth'. This coastal wonderland delivers exhilarating activities that are a perfect reflection of Southern California’s affluent, out-door orientated lifestyle – from golfing to restorative spa services to "everything under the Sun" water sports and of course, world-class dining with culinary options inspired from countries around the globe.
The classy Monarch Beach, California homes for sale are found in a very influential resort-style, suburban/rural area of Dana Point, where the general contour of the land slopes nonchalantly upwards away from the water - you will also find magnificent rugged cliffs below the Strands at Headlands area where the steps were constructed to provide each access to the Ocean. The area around Ritz Carlton boasts amazing sunsets, and is next to Salt Creek Beach which is a favorite hang-out for the local surfers. The local neighborhoods/communities found within the Monarch Beach housing market are; Monarch Bay, Ritz Cove, The Strand at Headlands, Monarch Bay Terrace, Cape Cove, Chelsea Point, Niguel Shores, and Regatta. All of these sophisticated neighborhoods also share in the guard-gated access, which are also private and sequestered. The breathtaking residences in Monarch Beach are found in a truly quaint, 'sleepy', beach side setting and BanCorp Realty has been serving this contemporary community and its local neighborhoods for over two-decades.
The noble Monarch Beach/Bay homes were fashioned with predominantly Mediterranean architectural styles, but construction-styles reflecting Contemporary/Modern Estates, Craftsman and Spanish Villas merge together with beach-style, and bungalow-like cottages – and many times these properties are located just blocks from each other. Monarch Beach is encompassed by the scenic beauty and natural grandeur of Mother Nature, with the common thread of the homes being; ocean, coastline and harbor view vistas, and their photographic red tile roofs - the residents do not take this resort-style community or granted! Monarch Beach provides numerous community conveniences such as direct beach access, championship tennis courts, beach volleyball courts, pristine and constantly maintained community pools, playgrounds for the children and meticulously-maintained parks with lush, mature landscaping – all designed to enhance and exceed the expectations of the affluent families, captains of industry, professional athletes, investors who own second vacation homes, and Hollywood personalities who yearn for the serenity that is associated with living next to the Pacific Ocean that has been reserved for the fortunate few behind the gate guarded boundaries of the city.
The Villas at Monarch Bay community is a small and well-established neighborhood of Monarch Beach that consists of 52 townhouse-style condos that were built in the 1970’s, and are just a “stones-throw” away from the Harbor and St. Regis Hotel. The individual condos for sale at Monarch Bay Villas are 1-3 bedroom units that range from 700 to 1,838 square feet. Some are single-level residences while the larger units are two-levels with vaulted ceilings. The kitchens flow easily with the other living areas including balconies and patios the are perfect for al fresco dining with friends and families. Many of these villas/townhomes have ocean, hills and golf course views. For those with an insatiable passion for the most modern creature-comforts - the formal and refined Monarch Beach view properties offer a bevy of luxuriant amenities unequaled anywhere along the Orange County coastline. Grounded in prestige and dignity, warmed by the family’s that reside there, and illuminated by the indescribable sunsets, Monarch Beach is home to families that come from numerous cultures from around the globe, who are driven to this diverse infusion of exhilarating and invigorating living - where the ultimate gratification of this tranquil seaside spirit and magnetism of these highly-desirable properties is linked to having one of the best addresses in Southern California - peaceful streets that are a world away from the stress and anxiety, bump-and-grind of main-stream urban living.
Adjacent to Monarch Beach is Salt Creek Beach, an area known for its excellent surfing waves. The reticent, coastal living haven of Monarch Beach is positioned to the south by Dana Point and to the north by Laguna Beach and to the east by Laguna Niguel. The Monarch Beach school-aged kids have access to a top-tier public school system (Capistrano Unified School District). The neighborhoods are bisected by PCH Highway One (with the most expensive properties found on the west side of the highway), which connects the residents to Interstate-five (or they can commute via Crown Valley Parkway). The contour of the land in Monarch Beach slopes upwards, away from the Pacific Ocean and there are beautiful ridges around the Strands area where steps have been built for people to easily walk down to the beach. If you are looking for a good yacht club to join you might want to consider either the Dana Point or the Dana West Yacht Clubs which are found in the West and East Basin of the The Harbor.
Is the trendy real estate in Monarch Beach expensive? Some of the ocean view mansions and estates command asking prices that eclipse the $30,000,000 price range, and it is not uncommon to find rental homes fetching monthly leases that exceed $20,000 per-year. However, you are still able to find stunning residences in Monarch Bay Terrace that sell in the high $3,000,000 range. You will also find condos in the Monarch Hills area that presents a perfect opportunity for first time buyers to own an attached-residence in Monarch Beach. These smaller sized condos start out in the low $400,000's, have one-bedroom and one bathroom, with approximately 800 square feet of living space. Local Monarch Beach Realtors, say that the majority of these dynamic estate homes in Monarch Beach come with massive curb appeal, with indoor and outdoor amenities including (but not limited to) towering, floor-to-ceiling walls of glass that open up to relaxing outdoor view terraces, including many other upgrades and upper-class renovations such as; media rooms, bars, wine cellars, full sized gyms, spas with massage rooms (sauna and steam), Thoemmes fine cabinetry, quartzite counter-tops, butler's pantry, subterranean garages (that can house a large number of cars), Infinity pools and spas with cascading waterfalls, hand-carved wood accents, and hand-hewn ironwork.
Monarch Beach is located just south of Laguna Beach. If you travel north you will find first find Mussel Cove and Three Arches, and a bit further north, 1000 Steps Beach and West Street Beach and Aliso Point, then directly into Newport Beach. The community is found approximately 1-hour and 15-minutes south of Downtown Los Angeles, (basically equidistant between L.A. and San Diego) and are about 1-hour from LAX. The residents will uncover world-class shopping scattered across all of South Orange County including South Coast Plaza, Irvine Spectrum, and Fashion Island/Newport Center.
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