Highly sought after and impeccable single-level Essex unit fully accessible with elevator access or direct from parking garage to unit level – door to door with no stairs! Greeted instantly by your gated private front patio, the casual coastal sophistication is evident and intoxicating as it pulls you through the leaded glass entry door and into the foyer. Custom paint and porcelain tile flooring graces this space coupled with custom baseboards and recessed lighting which further adds to the allure of this upgraded home. Moving into the formal sitting room, natural light streams through the French doors and bathes your abundant living space in a blissful combination of warming sunshine with cool ocean breezes. The attached office shares this same view and adds to it the ambiance of the reflective crystal filled gas fireplace, encased in travertine and accented by built-in shelving and a wooden mantle for showcasing your favorite memorabilia. The formal dining room is an ample space with plenty of room for large family meals yet cozy and welcoming to host intimate affairs alike. Moving into the kitchen the marble counter tops are paired with espresso stained wood flooring which adds a touch of contrast to the bright space. Expertly finished with a Stainless Steel appliance package including a Thermador 5-burner cooktop, recessed lighting, pull-out pot and pan cabinets, pantry with lazy-susan insert and a large wet bar which opens to the dining room for effortless entertaining. The breakfast bar connects the adjoining family room with its plantation shuttered windows and a second warming fireplace to enjoy on those crisp coastal evenings. The master suite is a delight with its own set of French doors leading to the unit long balcony and 3 closets to choose from – including an immense custom walk-in. The en-suite is another private oasis which has been fully upgraded to meet the most refined taste. Dual vessel sinks, framed his-and-her vanity mirrors, a spa-like soaking tub with custom walk-in shower, & glass enclosure with multiple shower heads. The secondary bedroom is complete with dual closets, plantation shuttered windows and its own fully upgraded en-suite. Finished with an indoor laundry room, central AC, NEST thermostat and 2 subterranean parking with Electric Vehicle Charging Stations available, this is the perfect place to call home. Lantern Bay Villas offers many benefits: Clubhouse with Fitness center, Pool, Spa, Sauna, Tennis Courts & the only luxury townhome development nestled between the Dana Point Harbor and Del Prado Towne Center which currently hosts dozens of great restaurants, coffee houses & shopping all within a five minute walk from your doorstep! Highly anticipated $200 million dollar harbor renovation is underway, ask for details making what is already great, even better!