Sunny, refined and understated. Located in the guard-gated community of Historic Beach Road in Dana Point, this hip and sophisticated beachfront home is a special retreat. Both levels of the four-bedroom, four-bath residence are enriched with spectacular whitewater, sunset, city-light and Catalina Island views. A lushly landscaped private entrance with palm trees and succulents welcomes visitors to the approximately 2,062 square-foot villa. The chic kitchen features Carrara marble countertops with a waterfall edge, farmhouse sink, as well as Miele and Bosch stainless appliances. The kitchen and its dining nook with fireplace open on to an outdoor living room and your own sandy beach, creating seamless indoor-outdoor living. Upstairs, a large and sun-filled family room overlooks the beach and showcases a balcony that welcomes refreshing Pacific breezes. A large roof-top deck and Mediterranean garden offer yet another tranquil setting for casual entertaining. Three of the four bedrooms are ensuite with two located on each level, and select baths retain their pristine 1950s-era ceramic tile. Teak, shiplap, wood-style plank flooring complements the home’s seaside setting, and parking includes a two-car garage and four driveway spaces. Guard-gated Beach Road beholds a vibrant history rooted in Southern California’s surf scene. Past residents include Hobie Alter of Hobie Cat fame, Joyce Hoffman, Gordon Clark, and pro surfers Sean, Brian and Terrance McNulty. Located at the south end of Beach Road and named for a railroad sign that once marked the location, the Poche section of beach was the heart of the region’s surfing community in the late 1950s and 60s. Today, residents enjoy Beach Road’s outstanding location near top restaurants, shopping, parks, excellent schools, luxury resorts, miles of trails and Dana Point’s vibrant harbor.