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Custom Home just steps from Sand Surf Dining Boutiques Entertainment & the Pier!

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

Perfect for Multiple Families and Larger Groups, Spacious and Well Appointed!

-Custom single family home

-Steps to sand, surf and pier

-1 block to San Clemente's 'Del Mar District' with dozens of unique boutique shops, restaurants, wine bars and live entertainment

-Large well appointed Chef's kitchen complete with most all culinary tools you may need

-Beach gear included - soft learner surfboards and plenty of boogie boards, sand toys, beach chairs, umbrellas and more

-Kid friendly - large open playroom, 2 indoor swings & 60' zipline

-Elderly friendly (downstairs 'mother-in-law suite' included)

Located in the heart of San Clemente's most desirable 'Pier Bowl' and 'Del Mar' shopping/dining district, only one street over from main street, steps from the sand... an ideal gathering place for family vacations in SoCal! Short walking distance to everything - just 1 block away from all of the excellent restaurants, wine bars and unique boutique shops on Avenida Del Mar. Or step in the sand just minutes from walking out the door...a brief 2-3 minute stroll will get you both!

Central location for exploring southern California by car. Located right in the middle of Los Angeles and San Diego (approx. 45 minutes either way). Disneyland, Legoland, Sea World, and the San Diego Wild Animal Park are all within a short drive. It's also just a short walk from the house to the Metrolink train station at the pier.

- Beautiful old-growth cherry hardwood floors all throughout the house

- Open floor plan is relaxing and ideal for groups vacationing together - open up the double doors at the front patio and backyard for a seamless indoor/outdoor flow throughout.

- Large professional kitchen with top of the line appliances will accommodate most any chef

- Peak ocean views from one of three upstairs balconies.

- One and one-half baths downstairs and two full baths upstairs with an oversized double shower in the master.

- Master bedroom and two other bedrooms are located upstairs.

- A 4th bedroom is located downstairs - it's just off the kitchen and can be locked off from the rest of the house while having its own full bath, backyard and kitchen access (considered a 'mother-in-law suite').

- Two INDOOR swings with full range of movement located in a large upstairs playroom with high vaulted ceilings.

- Dozens of board games, dress-up clothes, play kitchen, toys etc.

- Dedicated kid's art room.

- Upright piano.

- High-speed wireless internet with range extender.

- Large HD wide-screen TV with cable service and Blu-Ray DVD player with dozens of movies on site.

- Fun 60-foot zip-line and two-story playhouse in the backyard.

- Elevated patio/lounge area with pergola and oversized hammock.

- Exterior hot water shower for rinsing off after the beach.

Beds: Sleeps 7 to 12 comfortably in beds – 1 King, 2 Queens, 3 Twins, 1 Toddler Bed, multiple day beds and fold flat couches. There's plenty of large couch space throughout the house as well.

Backyard: The slate stone hardscaped backyard is 900 square feet and has a large natural gas grill, a 2-story playhouse in one corner, the pictured deck with arbor on the other side, an outdoor shower and zip-line just around the corner (zip-line goes down one side of the house and ends at the arbor). The lighting is great at night with dimmable controls over the arbor and outdoor teak dining table. A wood burning fire pit that can be moved to wherever you need it to go. If the nights get a little chilly there is a movable restaurant-style propane fueled outdoor patio heater on site as well.

Beach trail: San Clemente completed building a great pedestrian beach trail just a few years ago. It runs all along the coast for about 2.2 miles and can be accessed just down the steps from the house. At the north end of the trail is North Beach - here you can rent bikes for use around town and on the trail. At the south end of the trail is Calafia State Beach with world famous surf break Trestles a little further beyond.

More Details

Tim Mashburn
Member since: 2007
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
March 17, 2018

What makes this house unique

This house really is unique - it's location is ideal, the street itself is super close to everything (but it's not crazy busy), neighbors are pretty chill (whats up guys!), and the layout of the house is cool (open concept flows well). My family loves staying here too!

I'm just a quick text, call or email away if you need anything during your stay. Hope to have you and your group as our guests!



San Clemente House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View ...
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , downstairs
    Outside - outdoor shower , Hot and cold water
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , downstairs
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , upstairs; 2 sinks
    Master - toilet , tub , shower , upstairs; oversized double shower; 2 sinks
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Master - 1 king , 1 child bed , upstairs
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , upstairs; sofa folds flat if needed as an additional bed
    Mother-In-Law Suite - 1 queen , downstairs; direct outside and kitchen access w/ full bath
    Playroom - 1 twin/ single , Tons of space in the large playroom for a few air mattresses
    Bedroom 3 - 3 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , upstairs; has a day bed that can be used for a smaller child
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Piano
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
The downstairs 4th bedroom (aka 'mother-in-law suite') is perfect for older family members who would prefer to avoid using stairs - it has direct outside and kitchen access, its own full bath, and it can be locked off from the rest of the house.


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Custom Home just steps from Sand Surf Dining Boutiques Entertainment & the Pier!
average rating of 4.92 based on 50 reviews
Bay Area

Great Beach Vacation House

  • 5 of 5

The house is beautiful, very convenient to the beach and to downtown, and full of toys for the kids. We had a great stay with our two kids (who are 1.5 and 3.5 years old).

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2009
  • Stayed: March 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for my mom's 60th birthday celebration (4 adults total). After spending two nights here, we did NOT want to leave! The house is amazing! This is especially suited for families with kids--all of the special touches to make families feel at home are truly unique and so appreciated! The house is close to town and to the beach--perfect location.

To give you a sense of how much we loved it...we spent our last night looking at calendars to see when we could come back to rent the same exact place!

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Franklin, TN

A vacation home, yet feels like home

  • 5 of 5

The house feels like your home. Open floor plan, spacious, designed for kids in mind, yet adults are at home also. Easy walking distance to downtown San Clemente and the beach. Well appointed kitchen and craft/play rooms for young children. Well maintained home.

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A great kid-friendly stay

  • 5 of 5

This is a nicely maintained home with a quaint backyard, comfortable rooms, spacious and well-equipped kitchen, and best of all it is very kid-friendly. Plus, the location is great: very close to downtown San Clemente and the beach.

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location perfect for kids

  • 5 of 5

The house was perfect for what we needed. Our kids loved the play room and the zip line. We would definitely stay there again.

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fort Wayne, IN

Wonderful family vacation home!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this beach house Oct.3-10, 2017. I was so impressed with this home. You could tell it was well maintained and clean. It was exactly as described and more. There were ample supplies of everything including towels, beach towels and a fully stocked kitchen. It was convenient in every way. From the spacious rooms to the awesome kid's playroom, upstairs laundry, large bedrooms and outdoor areas. It is only a 5 minute walk to the beach and a 5 minute walk to the shops and restaurants downtown. We were close to San Diego, Disney, Legoland, San Juan Capistrano, Newport Beach, etc. If you want to catch the Surfliner train to visit up and down the coast, it is a 5 minute walk. I look forward to booking this house again for future family trips to San Clemente.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Orange County (John Wayne) Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Beachfire, The Cellar, Duke's, many others
Nearest Train
0.1 Miles
Metrolink Station at pier
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
5 freeway
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
The Fisherman's, Cafe Mimosa, Avila's, many others
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
San Clemente Pier

Central location for exploring southern California by car. We're right in the middle of Los Angeles and San Diego (approx. 45-50 minute drive either way). Disneyland and Legoland are each about a 25 minute drive. Sea World and the San Diego Wild Animal Park are both 45-50 minutes down the road. 25 minute drive to Laguna Beach (Arts Festivals, etc). Hollywood/Universal Studios are about 70 minutes away.

A block away from the house is San Clemente's own Village Art Fair (held on the first Sunday of every month). Our Farmer's Market is held on every Sunday (also only a block away). Free 'Bands in the Sand' concerts are held at sunset most Thursdays throughout the summer by the pier (5 min walk from the house). Some of the other special events held within a block or two from the house: San Clemente Ocean Festival, Seafest (huge chowder cook-off), Fiesta, many different world-class surfing contests, Classic Woody car show on the pier, and much more! A schedule of events will be provided.




Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $300 + Tax
Pet Fee $75 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Tax Rate 10.0%

Standard check-in time is 4PM and check-out time is 10AM.
HOLIDAY RATES will vary throughout the year.
The fully refundable security deposit is $1000. It will be collected at the time of submitting your final payment and withheld by HomeAway Payment Systems - homeowner does not personally withhold your security deposit. It will then be automatically refunded by HomeAway Payment Systems 14 days from departure unless homeowner notifies HomeAway Payment Systems differently.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.