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Hip Beach House - Great Summer Getaway Location!

Bedrooms 2
Space 950 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Classy Beach House, Ocean View Deck, Steps To Fun Village, Walk To Beach & Pier

Great house, great value - Great Summer Get Away! Special pricing with only a 2 nite minimum!

We have all wonderful guest reviews - please ask for copies!

Outstanding san clemente 'best climate in the world'.

Classy beach house, with original oak floors, in coastal orange county of southern california, previously owned by pro surfers.

Friendly owners are on site (separate unit) -- we are here, with local insight, to help you have a memorable vacation!

Ten minute comfortable stroll to swimming beaches and our 1,296 foot long pier over the pacific. Two minute walk to dozens of fun restaurants, bars, and shops in san clemente village. Famers market and art fairs on weekends.

Two queen bedrooms (real beds) and one twin, sleeping five comfortably.

One full (tile and stone) bath, recently remodeled kitchen (with dishwasher).

A large, ocean view deck, seating nine, and large bbq.

Charming living room with leather seating, big screen tv/ blue ray/ netflix/ cable tv, and (wait for it...) an upright grand piano. (please see the photos!!)

In short, quite a slice of heaven!...And, in this part of heaven, there are virtually no flying, biting bugs!

We provide a pair of boogie boards, bikes, beach chairs and umbrellas, as well as sand toys. Surfboards and wetisuits available for rent nearby.

Plenty of street fairs, farmer's markets and art shows all year round.

Nearby 't-street' steady surf break and beach. Just ten minute coastal drive north to famous doheny state beach/ park and dana point harbor, with nightlife/ live music/ dancing, several golf courses.

No more than a thirty minute coastal drive north to downtown laguna beach... And about an hour drive to everything else awesome inside and outside @ the oc: surf city/ huntington beach, disney, knott's, angel stadium, newport beach, south coast plaza...

To the south, more beaches within easy ten minute drive, including legendary trestles... Then less than an hour to legoland and lacosta,

A bit further south to all the other san diego delights, such as the harbor and bay cruises, deep sea fishing, old town restaurants and bars, san diego zoo, safari park, balboa park, sea world, the gaslamp district, padres stadium, chargers stadium, hip ocean beach (ob) and pacific beach pb), torrey pines, scripps birch aquarium, and more.


More Details

Property Manager
Debbi Orr
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 28, 2017

About Debbi Orr

Southern California girl met eastern transplant who's been here 20+ years -- 'happily ever after'.

Grown, happy, successful adding grandchildren in the they like the beach, too!

Debbi Orr purchased this house in 2009

Why Debbi Orr chose Orange County

Hip Beach House is a local landmark - built in 1958 - remodeled and updated by former pro-surfer owners - comfortable and fits just right in one of the most legendary surfing communities anywhere.

As an engaged couple looking for our home together, there was no doubt that we had found it. And, we've made improvements which enhanced the home's charm. From the separate unit we reside in, we enjoy sharing Hip Beach House with our guests!

Our San Clemente neighborhood, the homes, architecture of Del Mar (main street) and people, reflect the Southern California 'vibe' which is rarely found anywhere, anymore.

What makes this house unique

Having dozens of restaurants, brew-pubs, wine-bars, shops and more all literally around the corner, PLUS a 10 minute (really) walk to pier and beaches = no driving unless you really want to be somewhere at a distance.

No driving = nice change of pace = a true vacation

Guestbook comments from the manager

Photos do not do this home justice. It's the perfect beach house. Beautifully kept, in the perfect location. We loved it!!
Feb 2015
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San Clemente House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 950 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Village
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tile and stone, glass sliding door shower; supplied
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , premium sleepset. pillowtop
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , premium sleepset
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single , located in living room
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 2 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
Stay local and walk to all the fun in the Village, Pier and beaches, or drive only a short distance (on the coast!) to other nearby unique beach cities, or go all in and get to the major theme parks north and south in less than an hours drive. Talk about having it all!


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(11 traveler reviews)

Hip Beach House - Great Summer Getaway Location!
average rating of 4.6363635 based on 14 reviews

Great location with everything needed

  • 5 of 5

My family had a wonderful time in this Hip Beach House. There were quite a few of us, but the accommodations worked out perfectly. The kitchen was stocked with everything we needed and we took advantage of the big patio and grill. The walk to the pier and beach wasn't too bad and we were able to visit other beaches as well with just a short drive. The house had boogie boards for us to borrow as well as games to play that our girls loved. Overall, we had a great time!

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The property is comfortable and well taken care of.

  • 5 of 5

The property is within a half mile of the San Clemente pier and two blocks from downtown. A very nice and comfortable location. There is a shopping mall at the next fwy exit North with everything you might need. The cottage is fully stocked, with the exception of your food choices. There is a gas bbq on the patio with a large table and umbrella. There is a storage box on the side porch with sand toys and chairs for the beach. The patio is a great gathering area. I will be returning.

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect Location and Wonderful Accommodations

  • 5 of 5

We are a family of 4 and we stay in San Clemente year after year. We loved the location, so close to Del Mar the main drag and close to the beach. The Accommodations where perfect with all the amenities that one needs for a beach vacation. The host where very helpful, easy going and a pleasure to work with. We would highly recommend this rental for your stay in San Clemente.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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AMAZING beach house!!! Thank you!!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you SO much for sharing your beautiful beach house with our family!! I don't know where to start, we had such a fabulous stay. To start off, we were greeted with freshly baked chocolate chip cookies with a welcome note, a binder with all the great places to eat, play, and go. We were excited about the beautiful front deck with bbq, and an awesome view of the ocean at the end of the road. Within walking distance is the cutest downtown area, with great shops and restaurants. Grocery stores are nearby, for stocking up the fridge. The pier was just .7 miles away, and this town is just so very quaint and beautiful! Just about 1/4 mile away is the best park, with a full view of the ocean, so your kids can play, then you just walk over to the ocean and play some more!!

Debbi and TJ were awesome, so kind and accomodating. Our 4 year old turned 5 while we were there, and they even decorated the front door with streamers and birthday banners, with a little gift for our little guy. He opened the front door, and was so delighted by what he saw!

We would LOVE to come back and enjoy more stays here! The town is wonderful, the beach is great, and the beach house is awesome!!! Thank you Debbi and TJ!!


The Shepherd Family :)

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Looming forward to future camps and hosting the rest the family! Love having you guys !!!!! Debbi
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Great place and amazing location

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved staying here!! The location is perfect and the house is beautiful. It had everything we needed. We took the beach chairs and boogie boards to the beach with us. We barbecued on the patio and had coffee out there in the morning. We walked to Del Mar to do some shopping. The beds were really comfortable. Debbi was really sweet and my kids fought over her cookies!! We would absolutely come back and rent this place again. It's wonderful!

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Place!

  • 4 of 5

We have stayed at this cute house twice and enjoyed both visits. It is clean, comfortable and nicely furnished. The owners were very friendly and readily available for questions. We loved being able to see the ocean from the balcony (far away) and being able to access WiFi, Netflix, etc. The beds are comfortable and clean, there are plenty of towels and toiletries, the kitchen is great and leather living room furniture great for relaxing. The notebook provided by the owners was very complete with directions, information and restaurant suggestions. There are so many cute shops and great restaurants within walking distance and the beach and pier are a very short drive away. Would love to stay there again.

  • Submitted: May 20, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
27 Miles
Orange County/John Wayne (SNA)
Nearest Train
0.7 Miles
San Clemente Pier
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
San Clemente

Major surf breaks nearby (t- street, trestles, churches...), plus five mile coastal walking/ jog/ bike trail in san clemente, leading to much more extensive trails and paths.

When you are done with your 'ourdoor' day, bring it on back to san clemente's nice array of restaurants, bars, wine-bars, brew-pubs, and shops, all literally around the corner from hip beach house.

Dana point harbor boating, restaurants and nightlife.

Laguna beach restaurants, art galleries/ festivals.

And newport beach/ harbor, huntington, disney, knotts, sea world, legoland, scripps/ birch aquarium, san diego zoo/ safari park, san diego harbor - all about an hour's drive....


Rates & Availability

San Clemente House Rental Rates

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Summer 2017
May 26 2017 - Sep 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $50 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 10.0%

Reservations must be booked within 24 hours to confirm your stay.

Twenty-eight night maximum stay

See Lodging Agreement (in Description) for other important lodging contact conditions, including cancellation provisions

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.

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