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Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

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San Clemente House Rental Photos and Description

House, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 12-14)

Our 1955 beach home has been beautifully remodeled inside and out. Whether your looking for a family vacation stay or a place to get ready for your wedding, (the Ole Hansen Beach Club and The Casino are within walking distance), our home is perfect!

The backyard it perfect for entertaining with it's outdoor kitchen area for BBQ'n and it's over the top spa to ease the tension of everyday life. It is just 1 block away from the Ole Hansen Beach Club and The Casino and just a 3-4 minute walk to the ocean shore. The beginning of the beach trail which leads to the San Clemente Pier is also a 3-4 minute walk away. North Beach is the name of the beach and it has a playground for the kids, volleyball net, firepits, snack bar and bathroom too.

There also is a Amtrack train station at North Beach. Just a short walk away there are a few restaurants, sandwich shops, a coffee house and a convenience store. The Dana Point Harbor is just minutes away. Disneyland is about a 40 minute drive north. SeaWorld and other San Diego attractions are about a 45 minute drive south. The Mexican border is just 1 hour away. Our family lived in this home for years and with 8 children we just outgrew it. We love this home and it's easy access to the beach. We hope you enjoy it a much as we did!!!

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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Lori McLaughlin
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
October 21, 2016
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About Lori McLaughlin

My husband and I bought this home is 1997. It was our first home together. We love the beach and we were so fortunate to be able to buy so close to it. As our family grew we knew we would have to relocate but the thought of selling our beach home made our hearts ache. So we decided to fix her up and let others enjoy what we had for so many years. We hope you will get the rest and relaxation you need while at our beach retreat!

Lori McLaughlin purchased this house in 1997

Why Lori McLaughlin chose Orange County

We chose this location because of the close location to the beach.

What makes this house unique

We love to go on walks or runs along the beach on the new beach/bike trail that the city of San Clemente built. The kids can ride their Razors or bikes and it's fun for the whole family. It takes you straight to the San Clemente Pier where there is a great restaurant called The Fisherman. You can have a nice dinner or sit on the bar side to have appetizers and a cold drink. The sunsets are amazing especially in the late summer/early fall.

Guestbook comments from the owner

To add a few comments to Nick's glowing have a great eye for detail and remembered even the little things that made the house so special. My daughter loved the story books, games, and we all loved the smores you left us! The fresh cut flowers, extra linens and beach toys were also appreciated. Having everything on hand made our vacation that much more enjoyable at a time in our lives when we really needed it. We will be back!

May 2010
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Great weather for the beach right now!
average rating of 4.847826 based on 48 reviews

Perfect Mini Get Away!

  • 5 of 5

We had a leadership retreat for our church and this place was just perfect. We loved how close it was to the beach and esp the BBQ patio and backyard ambiance. We had a wonderful time grilling and spending time together. The kitchen was fully stocked per our convenience and almost everything we needed was provided. This house is beautiful and the owner was helpful with any questions that I had. Thank you so much for a wonderful weekend! Hope to come back soon!

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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American Fork

A Little Time Out for Family!!!

  • 5 of 5

This vacation home was the perfect setting for family to gather for fun, relaxation & to start summer off right!!! We have a large family, all of whom were able to join us, including a few small grandchildren, for the week & everyone fit comfortably as far as relaxing in & around the tropical hot tub/water fall & fire pit (voted the family's "favorites spots"), as well as for sleeping accommodations. The entire property's theme was inviting & relaxing. I must say that we haven't slept as well as we did in the light & airy Master bedroom in a very, very long time! Funny thing also...what began as the "left-over" place to sleep for our youngest two children out on the Master balcony, became the most coveted spot of all...who would've thought?!!

Plenty of space on the backyard patio as well as inside in the family room & around the table, although our preference was to be outside as much as possible. The kitchen was stocked with everything imaginable in terms of pots/pans/cookware/utensils. We brought our own food to prepare throughout the week & had no problem using the outdoor grill as well as the gas range/oven to prepare many an outstanding meal.

The property location was close to the beach (5 minute walk), to the local coffee shop/bakery (3 minutes), to the local community swimming pool (unfortunately under re-construction due to open this fall), to a few very nice city parks. We had no problem walking (& riding bicycles) to & from places easily. We also became familiar with the local area quickly & visited (by car) several parks with tennis courts available, a VERY nice swimming pool/discovery water park within just a few minutes driving. Shopping at the outlets (not our thing but in case it's YOURS!) & reasonably-priced eating establishments were close by as well (5 mins driving).

The ONLY request I would make as a renter is that the carpets be cleaned routinely (like maybe every few months), including the area rug in the family room! With several small children (crawling babies) that would be really nice!

All in all, our whole family would very definitely say, "COME ONE, COME ALL...TO THIS BEAUTIFUL, RELAXING BEACH HOME PROPERTY!!!" We certainly will be back soon! Thank you so very much for the memories.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Upland, CA

Fun and Relaxing Beach Home

  • 5 of 5

We had a great experience at this house for the 4th of July weekend. We packed 6 adults and 4 small children and easily could have fit more comfortably. There was plenty of privacy with the sleeping arrangements among several couples. The spa was a favorite with kids and adults. S'mores were provided and taken advantage of. The walk to the beach was no more than 3 minutes. Overall we were very impressed with the house and would recommend to anyone looking for a calm and relaxing getaway.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Getaway

  • 4 of 5

Took my management team on a retreat for the weekend. Property was gorgeous, and we loved the privacy of the backyard. Hot tub was awesome. The appliances all were a little quirky (grill, stove, disposal). Each had some challenges. Otherwise everything was great!

  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
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Family Wedding Destination

  • 5 of 5

I actually stayed here in 2014 (November) but am finally getting around to writing a review. We came to San Clemente for my brother's wedding. The house was amazing and the yard, even better. We hosted a big BBQ one night and a lot of wedding guests came over. Everyone was able to stay outside and enjoy the space. The location is an easy walk to the beach and a great running/walking path along the beach. We had a lot of people sleeping in the house and it was easy for everyone to have space. When we arrived the hot tub heater wasn't working and the owners had someone out there first thing in the morning to fix it (we got in late the night before).

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family memories

  • 5 of 5

Our family get-together was not the ordinary "vacation". Family members gathered from near and far to celebrate the lives of our parents and to scatter their ashes at sea. This home provided us with everything we needed to relax, re-live the memories of years that had gone by and be close to the ocean that our parents so loved. The owners were so accommodating, their home was complete - beach toys, bikes for young and old, beach chairs, games - extra towels and linens and a fully functional kitchen. The landscaping and the jacuzzi lent itself to an air of being in a tropical paradise. The fire pit and the makings for s'mores in a gift basket from the homeowners was a special added touch upon our arrival. The beach and the beach path was just 2 short blocks if we chose to spend time laying on the beach or take a stroll along the ocean. Bikes provided allowed us to venture north to Dana Point Harbor. Both a lovely little eatery and a wonderful coffee shop were both within walking distance for baked goods, coffee or shave ice. The Metrolink Station at North San Clemente along with a flower stand and bike rental place was located in the same area. Great location for getting around! All in all, the whole experience was nothing less than perfect! Thanks for allowing us the time in your home to re-live many fond memories and to build many more.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
27.3 Miles
John Wayne Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.18 Miles
Nearest Golf
2.1 Miles
Shorecliffs Golf Club
Nearest Train
0.3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
Nearest Ski
118 Miles
Snow Valley
Nearest Beach
0.3 Miles
North Beach

Our home is conveniently located just 1 block walking distance from the Ole Hansen Beach Club and The Casino. Both of these venues rent for weddings and other functions.


Rates & Availability

San Clemente House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Nov 19 2016 - Nov 27 2016
4 night minimum stay
Christmas/New Years
Dec 18 2016 - Jan 1 2017
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500

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San Clemente House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2600 sq. ft.
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (4), Baby Cribs (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Fire pit in backyard, fireplace on deck upstairs

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