Quick Facts

Price Range
High $500s - Low $1Ms
Home Types
Attached, Single-Family
Number of Homes
New And Resale Homes
Age Restrictions
Construction Dates
2005 - Present
Shea Homes
  • 5.00 out of 5 star review
4 reviews

Trilogy® at Monarch Dunes Overview

Trilogy at Monarch Dunes in Nipomo, California is a luxurious active lifestyle community with an award-winning clubhouse, spectacular golf course, full-service spa, and state-of-the-art fitness center. This breathtaking community offers comfortable yet energetic resort-style living and is open to residents of all ages.

Located in beautiful Nipomo, Trilogy at Monarch Dunes is surrounded by wineries, riding stables, shopping, dining, and cultural attractions. The coast, with surfing hot spots like Pismo Beach and Avila Beach, is only 15 minutes away. Even the weather in Nipomo is an ideal 70 degrees 350 days of the year, making it the perfect location for a variety of outdoor activities. Trilogy at Monarch Dunes was formerly known as Trilogy Central Coast until they changed their name in 2010.

Trilogy at Monarch Dunes Amenities

At Trilogy at Monarch Dunes, activities begin at the 31,000 square-foot clubhouse, The Monarch Club. This award-winning facility houses a state-of-the-art fitness center featuring TechnoGym equipment, energizing fitness classes and personal trainers. Residents can rejuvenate at the full-service Sandalwood Spa or expand their minds with a variety of classes offered through the Center for Higher Learning. Adelina's Bistro, also located in the Monarch Club, is just the spot for a lively dining out experience. The restaurant is open all day and hosts many events in addition to private dining. Residents on the go can also drop by The Market for a fresh cup of coffee or to pick up a prepared pasta dish or other goodies, provided through Adelina's Bistro.

Residents can also play a match at one of the four lighted tennis courts or the bocce ball court. There is an outdoor pool complete with a cozy fireplace for enjoying an evening with friends poolside. Trilogy at Monarch Dunes provides serene areas including a Tai Chi garden, and sculpture garden. There are also 77 acres of vineyards in the community.

Set within Trilogy, The Monarch Dunes Golf Club offers 30 holes with spectacular views and challenging play. The original 18-hole Old Course is a beautiful 7,300 yard, par-72 course, while the new 12-hole Challenge Course offers unique play with design techniques drawn from the game's origins in Scotland and Ireland.

Trilogy at Monarch Dunes Homes & Real Estate

Trilogy at Monarch Dunes began construction in 2005 and will have 1,350 homes upon completion. The single-family homes in Trilogy at Monarch Dunes are thoughtfully designed with open floor plans, spacious great rooms, functional kitchen islands, and cozy breakfast nooks. The single-family homes in Trilogy at Monarch Dunes range in size from 1,745to 3,411 square feet and offer two to four bedrooms, two to three-and-a-half bathrooms, and an attached two to three-car garage. There are also a select number of townhomes within the community that range in size from 1,745 to 3,411 square feet and offer three or four bedrooms, two-and-a-half to three-and-a-half bathrooms and an attached two-car garage. 

There are six collections of homes, with a total of 23 floor plans offered throughout the community. Many homes feature variations such as fireplaces, bay windows, and optional dens or extra bedrooms. Built by Shea Homes, Trilogy at Monarch Dunes single-family homes are designed with an eye toward sustainability and green living. Many features throughout Trilogy's homes help them to be more eco-friendly and energy efficient, which is good for both residents and the environment. Other features, such as open floor plans, help create a low-maintenance lifestyle. There are a wide variety of new and resale homes available sure to suit the needs of almost any homebuyer.

Trilogy at Monarch Dunes Lifestyle

Trilogy at Monarch Dunes offers a wealth of top-notch amenities. Residents at Trilogy have many options for staying in shape, whether through a challenging round of golf, tennis or bocce, a visit to the state-of-the-art fitness center, a dip in the outdoor pool, or an invigorating hike. Additionally, the on-site Spa Coordinator at the Sandalwood Spa is ready to help residents arrange an individual massage or spa treatment.

At the Center for Higher Learning, also located in the Monarch Club, residents stretch their minds with classes on a variety of subjects, including digital photography, computers, languages, history, and wine appreciation. Community social events are also hosted at the Monarch Club, and there is ample space for residents to relax together for their own impromptu or planned gatherings. For even more convenience, residents are offered free wireless Internet service throughout the Monarch Club. Trilogy at Monarch Dunes supports and active lifestyle and offers a wide variety of clubs that include book club, chess, easy riders bike group, art group, what's cooking club and much more.


Trilogy at Monarch Dunes is in Nipomo, California, which is 45 miles north of Santa Barbara along the California coast. The community is easily accessible by either Mesa Road, off of Highway 101, or by Via Concha Road, from Highway 1. Both Pismo Beach and Avila Beach are only 15 minutes away.

The surrounding area takes full advantage of the year-round beautiful weather and offers many outdoor activities. Wineries, riding stables, camping, boating, and hiking trails are prevalent in the area. Nearby cultural attractions, such as Hearst Castle, are perfect for an afternoon outing. Antique shopping, hot springs, and historic missions are popular among residents and visiting guests, while California's Central Coast also offers an impressive variety of dining and shopping opportunities. With a wide variety of home options, world-class amenities, and a vibrant social scene, Trilogy at Monarch Dunes is an ideal active lifestyle community in Central California.

Trilogy® at Monarch Dunes Amenities

Monarch Club

The Monarch Club is the focal point of the community and provides the central gathering place for residents.

  • Monarch Club - 31,000 Sq. Ft.
  • Adelina's Bistro
  • The Marketplace
  • State-of-the-Art Fitness Center
  • Grand Living Room
  • Sandalwood Spa
  • Art Studio
  • Aerobics & Dance Studio
  • Ballroom
  • Computer Lab
  • Wine Library & Captain's Room
  • Exploration Lounge Center for Higher Learning
  • Outdoor Pool & Spa
  • Outdoor Patio with Fireplace
  • 4 Lighted Tennis Courts
  • Bocce Ball Court
  • Parks
  • Scultpture Garden
  • Tai Chi Gargen
  • Playground for Grandkids

Monarch Dunes Golf Club

The Monarch Dunes Golf Club provides everything you need to have the perfect golf experience.

  • Monarch Dunes Golf Club
  • Men's and Women's Lock Rooms
  • Butterfly Grille
  • Avila Room
  • 18-Hole Old Golf Course
  • 12-Hole Challenge Golf Course
  • Practice Driving Range & Putting Green
  • Outdoor Patio

Trilogy® at Monarch Dunes Clubs, Groups, Activities & Classes

There are plenty of activities available in Trilogy® at Monarch Dunes. Here is a sample of some of the clubs, activities and classes offered here.

  • 30-Minute Abs
  • Art Group
  • Aqua Aerobics
  • Bridge Club At Trilogy
  • Bridge Lessons
  • Central Coast Bocce Club
  • Chapter Two Book Club
  • Chess
  • Circuit Training
  • Club 21
  • Clubhouse Bunco
  • Coffee Talk
  • Easy Riders Bike Group
  • Farmers' Market
  • Fusion
  • Genealogy Club
  • Hiking Group
  • Les Papillons Social Club
  • Monday Martinis & Sliders Night
  • Pilates
  • Pins & Needles Club
  • Poker
  • Power Hour
  • Scrapbook Club
  • Sew & Sew Club
  • Singles Club
  • Step Aerobics
  • Sunday Brunch
  • Supper Club
  • Tai Chi
  • Texas Hold 'Em (T.H.E. Club)
  • The Rendezvous Club
  • The Shutterflies
  • The What's Cooking Club
  • Trilogy Art Group (TAG)
  • Trilogy Service Club
  • Trilogy Tennis Club
  • Tuesday Margarita & Taco Night
  • Wine Wednesdays
  • Wisdom Circle Charter Club
  • Yoga
  • Zumba


Price Range: High $500s - Low $600s

Townhomes range in size from 1,623 to 2,104 square feet and feature three to four bedrooms, two-and-a-half to three-and-a-half bathrooms and an attached two-car garage. These ideal homes offer a spacious master suite, large kitchen island, stainless steel appliances, and high ceilings.

View Floorplans
Model NameSq. Ft.BedsBathsGarage
Plan A162332.52
Plan B175532.52
Plan C194433.52
Plan D21043 + Den - 432

Monarch Ridge Townhomes

Price Range: Mid $500s - Mid $600s

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Model NameSq. Ft.BedsBathsGarage
Sage1884 - 20562 - 32.52
Acacia1746 - 18172 - 32.52

Lagos Collection

Price Range: High $500s - Low $600s

There are two models offered in the Lagos Collection that range in size from 1,428 to 1,565 square feet. Homes Feature two bedrooms, two bathrooms and a two-car garage.

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Model NameSq. Ft.BedsBathsGarage
Zaca14282 - 2 + Den22
Cachuma15652 + Den - 322

Costas Collection

Price Range: High $500s - Low $700s

The Costas Collection is ideal for homebuyers who don't require excessive space and want a home at a modest price in Trilogy at Monarch Dunes. Homes in this collections range from 1,671 to 1,939 square feet and feature two to three bedrooms, two bathrooms and a two-car garage. The Monterey and Cambria floor plans are available on a resale only basis.

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Model NameSq. Ft.BedsBathsGarage
Cambria18242 + Den - 322
Monterey II17452 + Den - 322
Nice19392 + Den22

Valles Collection

Price Range: High $500s - Mid $800s

Inspired by Coastal architecture, the Valles Collection is all about giving buyers what they want. Options galore and open layouts mean you can find the perfect home to suit your lifestyle. The Lopez and Prefumo floor plans are now available on a resale only basis.

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Model NameSq. Ft.BedsBathsGarage
Lopez20072 + Den22
Corbett20232 + Den22
Genova21802 + Den2.52.5
Prefumo23052 + Den - 32.52

Playas Collection

Price Range: High $500s - High $900s

Want more space? The Playas offers four single-level and one two-story home from 2,164 to 3,209 square feet. Whether you want a quiet room for your hobbies or a large place to entertain family, the Playas Collection has something for you. Buyers will also love that most of the homes feature three-car garages.

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Model NameSq. Ft.BedsBathsGarage
Rincon21642 + Den23
Avila23922 + Den - 32.52 - 3
Carmel25512 + Den2.53
Morro27622 + Den - 32.53
Cayucos32093 + Den3.53

Vinedo Collection

Price Range: Low $800s - Low $900s

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Model NameSq. Ft.BedsBathsGarage

Cerros Collection

Price Range: Low $800s - Low $1Ms

Space and luxury define the Cerros Collection. All homes offer second floors with more room for guests. Whether you want a large home for yourself or the perfect place for the whole family, the Cerros homes will give you what you need, and then some.

View Floorplans
Model NameSq. Ft.BedsBathsGarage
Cabrillo32363 + Den - 4 + Den3.53
Junipero32233 + Den3.53
Romauldo36943 + Den3.53

Trilogy® at Monarch Dunes Reviews

Average Rating:
  • 5.00 out of 5 star review
  • Rating:
    • 5.00 out of 5 star review
    We've looked at retirement locations throughout California, Arizona, Colorado, Oregon, Washington and Nevada. Monarch Dunes was the first place that we both unequivocally agreed on. This is a spectacular place, with consistent great weather (if you like it sunny and 70 almost every day), very friendly community, fantastic amenities, golf course, club house, restaurant, spa, etc.
  • (Resident/Homeowner)Rating:
    • 5.00 out of 5 star review
    We have been here one year and it was definitely the best decision for us! We chose a townhome as we travel a lot and wanted the flexibility of low maintenance ! The amenities are lovely and our friends and neighbors are smart, engaging seniors for the most part. Lovely place to live!
  • (Resident/Homeowner)Rating:
    • 5.00 out of 5 star review
    After retiring early, we were looking for a place to live in retirement, down-size at least a bit, and escape the high utility and maintenance costs associated with our SF Bay Area home. We decided that the ideal place would have an good climate year-round, high quality new homes, a great health club and other facilities, and it should still be in the process of being built so that other new people in similar circumstances would be moving in all the time.

    We looked at or at least considered places in Florida, Indio, Las Vegas, Orange County, Santa Rosa, Pleasanton, the midwest, and Phoenix. We loved the quality of all the Trilogy properties we saw, so we started focusing on Trilogy as our first choice. Of all the Trilogy properties we considered, Monarch Dunes was by far the best choice because of the combination of a perfect climate and great facilities. We sold our house and moved down here in July, renting a house in Trilogy while our new house was being built. Our new Trilogy house is now finished, and it is great. This is the friendliest place we have ever lived.
  • (Resident/Homeowner)Rating:
    • 5.00 out of 5 star review
    From our very first visit here we were completely sold. I could go on and on all day about how beautiful everything is, the clubhouse, the pool, did I mention the views. This place has the WOW factor! The homes are a bit pricey but in my opinion, the location and quality are well worth it. We're not retired yet so we don't have as much time as we want to use all the fantastic amenities but we're looking forward to spending our retirement years here.

    Susan & Bob

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