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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


San Clemente House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 950 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
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!


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Hip Beach House - Great Summer Getaway Location!
average rating of 4.714286 based on 17 reviews
San Ramon, CA

Great location!

  • 5 of 5

This sweet place has a cottage feel and Debbi and TJ were wonderful hosts. The location is only a short two block walk to restaurants and shopping. We loved the front deck and spent an afternoon just visiting there.

Debbi went out of her way with a welcoming birthday sign and chocolate chip cookies.. thank you! Hope to return for another weekend stay.

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Los Angeles, CA

Great Vacation Location!

  • 5 of 5

My friends and I loved our stay at this beach house! Debbi makes it so warm and welcoming—personal note and cookies as we arrived. She was available to answer any questions we had, and we enjoyed talking with her the couple of times that she came around. She was a great hostess. The house was comfortable and had everything we needed. The location is great—not far from the beach and pier and two blocks from the main street. T.J. returned from a trip before we left, so we were able to meet him too. It was just a lovely place for a happy and relaxing time for me and my friends. We hope to return in the future. We highly recommend it!

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Las Vegas, Nevada

Cute and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

Nicely decorated and super comfortable, combined with a great location two short blocks from main restaurants, shops, and the farmers market make this a winner.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gilbert, Arizona

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: July 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: September 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Minneapolis, MN, USA

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: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Property Manager

Debbi Orr
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 17, 2018

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 San Clemente

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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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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Insurance $59

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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