Villa of Aphrodite. California’s most intriguing mansion.

Southern California is known for its spectacular coastal areas, with sunny beaches and fragrant oceanic air. And Dana Point, a small and affluent beach town just south of Los Angeles, is no exception. The Strand, a gated neighborhood within Dana point, consisting of 118 homes including 49 Beachview (Villa of Aphrodite) is about as exclusive as a beach can be in California.49 Beach View 035 copy49 Beach View 052 copy

Legally, the public is not prohibited from enjoying the area. But, because it is located between two natural hillsides. It’s rarely visited by outsiders. Furthermore, the home itself is protected by a private driveway and security gate.49 Beach View 059

 Despite its relative seclusion and built-in privacy, Villa of Aphrodite is perfect for the Southern Californian social life. A host could easily entertain 150-to-200 people on the terraces that cascade down to the quiet beach. The property at 49 Beach View Ave, Dana Point, has approximately 10,000 square feet, 4 beds, 5 full and 3 half bath and a dining room inside could serve as a more intimate gathering spot, with room for 16 guests.49 Beach View 001 copy

 Mediterranean Coastal Limestone Design

49 Beachview features Italian Mediterranean Revival style throughout. Reclaimed limestone Barre Blonde floors give the mansion a warm and inviting vibe, while cathedral vaulted ceilings with reclaimed wood beams, a dedicated two thousand bottles wine cellar, a reclaimed limestone sink surrounded by Barre Montpelier stone wall cladding from the Mediterranean, Dalle de Bourgogne reclaimed limestone pavers. A great room evidence of its luxurious expansiveness. 49 Beach View 047 copy49 Beach View 03349 Beach View 041 copy


The kitchen features a six-burner stove, double oven, gas stove, grill, warmer oven drawer, and granite counters. There are three Mediterranean style limestone fireplace mantels which can be seen throughout the villa. 49 Beach View 010 copyAn 18th century French style fireplace mantel can be seen in the center of the open space living room. The firebox, is cladded with herringbone pattern reclaimed terracotta tiles.

On the left of the fireplace a breathtaking view of the Pacific Ocean where Catalina Island could be seen in the distance.49 Beach View 006

A spacious Mediterranean style bedroom that many desires and very few lucky individuals acquire. Huge glass windows providing plenty of natural light enhancing the design of the reclaimed French style limestone fireplace mantel.49 Beach View 045 copy49 Beach View 028 copy49 Beach View 025 copy49 Beach View 014 copy

One of the guest powder room is luxuriously fitted with reclaimed Carrara marble flooring and a nicely carved acanthus leaves marble sink. The other powder room has a rougher finished to it; it is fitted with dalle de Bourgogne flooring and a rustic half egged shape Grecian limestone sink.49 Beach View 04849 Beach View 049

Elsewhere, the home features a bar, outdoor limestone barbecue, cabana, balconies, a terracotta paver deck, mature garden. 49 Beach View 002 copy

To the side, you will find an exquisite swimming pool with a reclaimed terracotta pool coping. 49 Beach View 058 copy49 Beach View 055 copy


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