There was a raging waterfall in the Dana Point Harbor during the recent storms. Many people drove down to the Harbor to take videos and pictures of this rare sight. You can either take the short walk to stand right up next to it, or just simply sit in your car and enjoy it. The catch is that you have to go while it’s raining or just afterwards because it quickly downgrades to a trickle and then dries up. If you miss it this time, take a drive down there the next time a rainstorm comes through. The tropical setting with palm trees and lush landscape surrounding it makes you feel like you’re in Hawaii.
Getting there: Once you turn onto Dana Point Harbor Drive from Pacific Coast Highway, park at Baby Beach in the harbor and look across the road at the falls. Pay attention to parking restrictions along the road and don’t get too close to the water when it has a strong flow. It can be dangerous.
Enjoy the sunshine for now but the next time a storm comes through, head down to the harbor to take a closer look at this man made waterfall right in our very own backyard.
We just had some visitors in the neighborhood and wanted to share some pictures we received in case you didn’t get a chance to see them. The Ocean Institute had a couple tall ships visiting the Dana Point Harbor from January 1st-15th. Families, kids and history buffs had fun exploring and learning all about the ships and their crew. Now that they have sailed away, we hope the whale watching cruises will see a lot of grey whales that migrate during this time of year from Baja California to Alaska.
The Strand community gathered at The Beach Club to celebrate the holidays at its annual party on Wednesday evening, December 14th. Friends and family enjoyed fabulous food, libations, music and entertainment. Dana Point’s Craft House and our very own gate guard, Eddie, catered the event. Eddie delivered Michigan-style country barbecue ribs and chicken. Blake Mellgren, a Strand resident and Craft House owner, served an array of holiday appetizers. The Craft House was voted one of Orange County’s best restaurants for 2016.
Chase Perkowski and Alex Davis provided the exceptional guitar music and vocals. Later in the evening, The Orange County Festival Ballet Theater performed a vignette from the Nutcracker which dazzled audiences at the OC Performing Arts Center this season. It was magnificent to see such graceful and talented dancers with the moonlit ocean in the background.
There was a lot to celebrate this year as the Strand welcomed many new families to our coastal community. We have really enjoyed getting to know everyone. It was so much fun seeing our friends at the holiday celebration this year and we look forward to having many more events to bring us all together in the new year!
55 Strand Beach Drive (homesite 45) just sold for $10,000,000. The 11,270 sq. ft. homesite brings the total number of December to September 2015/1016 sales to just over $120 million. There are nine remaining homesites for sale at The Strand. The new owners said one of the many advantages of building at The Strand is the opportunity to build a custom beach home in the architectural style of their choice. They also appreciated that all California Coastal Commission approvals are in place and the expedited Design Review and City building permit approval process.
The newly remodeled Monarch Beach Resort (formerly the St. Regis) hosted The Stand at Headlands’ August 31st Wine Down Wednesday. Strand owners and their friends and family enjoyed selection of delicious wines by Eleven Eleven Winery from Napa Valley and an array of scrumptious seafood and amazing appetizers from the Resort’s Aveo Table + Bar. Chase Perkowski and Alex Davis provided the fabulous live music. We’ll keep you posted for the date our next Wine Down event.
Build your dream home on a double oceanfront lot at the Strand
This rare opportunity to build on a double lot that offers 140 feet of ocean frontage in the prestigious guard gated community, The Strand at Headlands. These two lots together encompass 21,230 square feet of the some the best real estate in Orange County. The oceanfront site will accommodate one estate sized home over 20,000 square feet or two homes of approximately 10,000 square feet.
The Strand’s architectural freedom provides a true custom home experience allowing the homeowner to build the style home they desire. Current homes within the Strand range from California Bungalow, to Contemporary and Modern. All coastal commission permit approvals are in place for the Strand providing a very simple, easy and streamline building process unmatched up and down the Orange County Coast.
These two oceanfront lots are currently available for sale at $12,475,000 per lot or $24,950,000 for the two lots combined. Call us at the Strand sale office of more information at 949-487-2500.
Every other Wednesday thru the end of August, Strand at Headlands owners, family and friends come together at the Strand’s fabulous oceanfront Beach Club to “wine” down with a refreshing glass of wine, delicious appetizers from Craft House, one of Dana Point’s most popular new restaurants, and enjoy the cool ocean breezes Orange County beaches are so famous for. “Wine Down Wednesdays” is a way to welcome new neighbors to the community and reconnect with old friends. This week, August 3rd, the get-together takes place by the Beach Club’s pool. Enjoy!
More than 100 guests attended The Strand Realty’s Parade of Homes. The event attracted real estate brokers, luxury builders, architects and guests interested in purchasing one of the 11 luxury custom built homes featured on The Strand tour. The tour concluded at The Strand’s 9,000 sq. ft. oceanfront beach club with guests enjoying the ocean breezes, the sound of crashing waves and a glass of wine. If you missed the event, please call to schedule a private tour of these magnificent homes.
Once again, The Strand at Headlands was selected as the site for the Orange County Philharmonic House of Design. This year’s home is a fusion of classical Tuscan architecture integrated with the sensibilities and sophistication of contemporary interiors. The combination, in tandem with a stunning ocean view, makes this year’s Design House the best ever. The home tour runs through June 19th. There is a great article on the House of Design in the Los Angeles Times which can you can read here
This beautiful Tuscan estate home offers many luxury appointments and one very unique selling point, included in one of the four car garage is a 2016 Bentley Mulsanne. The seller of this magnificent 9,004 square foot Tuscan-style estate thought it only fitting that a home of this quality and sophistication should include a Bentley as one of its many luxury amenities. They also thought it would be a great marketing idea to help set it apart from other coastal homes.
The estate also features expansive blue water and north coast views. Entertain in the expansive great room, formal dining room and masterfully designed chef’s kitchen. A dramatic ocean view master bedroom and retreat, as well as two secondary bedrooms that offer ocean views. There is a huge game room that includes a bar and walk-in wine cellars. Exquisite architectural and interior design elements marry classical design with a modern flair for style.