Nestled halfway between Laguna Beach and Dana Point along the California Riviera Coast is the hidden enclave of Monarch Beach, an oceanfront community now part of Dana Point. Located between the world-famous Ritz Carlton and Waldorf Astoria Monarch Beach resorts, Corniche Sur Mer, part of the Ritz Pointe community, is a collection of homes mostly overlooking Pacific Ocean and /or Monarch Beach Golf course views. The 24-hour attendant guard gate on the property set these homes apart. Corniche Sur Mer is a community of one and two-story Mediterranean-inspired residences, designed to enjoy the costal and outdoor life style. The 10-15 minute walk through the professional golf course to the sands of Salt Creek beach is a hidden secret enjoyed by the residents of Ritz Point. Hearing the sound of the waves from one’s bedroom on a warm summer night is another perk few communities can claim. In 2020, most of the homes in Corniche Sur Mer were worth between one and a half million and two and a half million dollars, making Corniche Sur Mer one of the best value home communities of its class anywhere from Santa Barbara to San Diego.
Aside from being only 30 minutes away from John Wayne Orange County airport and about a 1 hour drive from either LAX or San Diego Airports, Corniche Sur Mer is surrounded by great grocery shopping, private and public schools, state of the art medical facilities and emergency services. It also has Mission Viejo, Fashion Island, Irvine Spectrum Center and South Coast Plaza malls within a 20-30 minute drive. Feel like intellectual stimulation? UCI and the Segerstrom Performing Arts Center are only 30 minutes away with world class performers year around. There are almost too many nearby restaurants to choose from.
With average winter daytime temperatures of around 65°F (18.3°C) and 78°F (25.5°C) in the summer, and 300 sunny days in a year, can you think of a better place to be?
So, if you love the ocean with all the luxuries that it has to offer, a world class yacht harbor, great restaurants, excellent climate, Mediterranean style homes in a safe, guard-gated community, with excellent capital appreciation and just steps away from waves, Corniche Sur Mer is your final destination. Summing up the words of the famous French/American actor Louis Jourdan, “there are plenty of desert, mountain and forest homes, but living next to the ocean is reserved for the very few”.