Villa, 3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, Two Fireplaces (Sleeps 6)
About Ginger Nelson
We own two homes in San Juan Capistrano. Our friends have always commented on what a beautiful area we live in. It's hard to find a nicer place to go on vacation, but that's a good predicament to be in. It makes sense to us to allow others to visit this beautiful part of the country and have all the comforts of home during their stay.
Why Ginger Nelson chose San Juan Capistrano
We have lived in San Juan Capistrano for 18 years. We love the small town charm of San Juan but also appreciate all the conveniences such shopping, dining, beaches, and beautiful harbor that would normally create a very congested, over-populated vacation destination. The Villa is only two miles from downtown San Juan Capistrano and only one mile from the I-5 freeway on ramp. It is surrounded by golf course fairways and beautiful flower covered hillsides. It is truly paradise.
What makes this House unique
The Villa is located in a gated, private community. It is very quiet and serene. The views are gorgeous. We love hiking in the hills or riding our bikes down to the beach, which only takes about 20 minutes. However, the drive by car to the beach & harbor is only 5 minutes. There are 75 restaurants in San Juan Capistrano and most are not your typical chain restaurants. They are very unique, with great atmospheres and friendly people. Doheny State Beach is gorgeous. A favorite surfing beach and fishing area. We love to go down and walk our dogs in the beautiful Dana Point Harbor or watch the Sunset over the Pacific Ocean in one of the many fine restaurants in the area. There are also at least a half a dozen theme parks within an hour of San Juan Capistrano: San Diego Zoo, Sea World Park, Disneyland, Knott's Berry Farm, Legoland, Universal Studios, etc. There are wineries, race tracks and casinos all less than an hour's drive. Check out our website villasanjuancapistrano . com for a lot more information.
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Six weeks in a lovely, well-appointed villa
How lucky we were to stay in such a well-appointed villa with outstanding hosts. Due to career related training of our son-in-law, we needed a home for six weeks in OC to accommodate ourselves, daughter, two grandsons (ages 2 & 5), and a small dog. We required a very family-friendly environment with easy freeway access. Additionally, we wanted a chef's kitchen, patio, bbq, pool, gym, quick access to beach, and a open kid-friendly home. We definitely got all that, plus more.
Attention to details makes all the difference! We first contacted Ginger via message/email. She called us back within minutes and was so positive and warm. When we checked in, she and Charlie brought cookies and we felt very welcomed. As they showed us the many amenities of the villa, we were extremely pleased with the abundance and quality of cooking/baking items, sharp knives, & variety of spices, in a well-arranged kitchen. We used the bbq often and Charlie was quick to arrive and set up the propane tank when we ran out. The master bedroom was quite comfortable, and the high windows let in plenty of light. So, we did need eye shades on full moon nights. There is plenty of closet space and providing comfortable bathrobes was such a plus. We never lacked basic supplies.
The flow of the house is excellent for kiddos. On our first day, Ginger came over with the baby gate for the stairs, but felt it was too old, so she ordered a new one with next day delivery. She was so accommodating. The patio/side area is fully enclosed so there was never any worry about our grandsons or dog. They provided dog beds, bowls, and even a chew toy. We enjoyed the beach/pool toys, totes, and the full supply of towels. The proximity of the gym & pool/jacuzzi and quick drive to the beach made it easy.
Having Ginger and Charlie live close by was such a plus for us. We could not always be back to take out or bring in trash cans. With a quick text, they took care of it.
We have stayed in numerous home rentals and Ginger's 'book' that explains the home, rules, etc. was by far the best! She clearly explained the house appliances and had excellent maps & directions to local places, etc. Very complete.
Thank you Ginger and Charlie! We hope to be back.
Thank you for such a wonderful review. You were excellent guests and made our role as hosts much easier especially with such a clean home when you departed. - Ginger & Charlie
This was our second stay in Ginger & Charlie's rental property. We really liked it so much before that this time we stayed for the months of Feb and Mar 2019. As before, everything continued to exceed our expectations. Our hosts were always there to offer suggestions and they even went out of their way to provide special sleeping quarters for our grand daughter. The home was very clean when we got it. The yard is such that it always has sun! Walking trails are part of the community. The hot tub is about 50 paces away and everyone in the community was ever so friendly. And our grand daughter really enjoyed picking lemons in the yard. Ginger & Charlie, thank you, you are the best! We have every intention to come back again!
You are five stars guests! Thank you for such a nice review.
Fantastic Vacation at Villa San Capistrano
We loved this vacation rental.!!! It is a beautiful house in a great neighborhood...The location is convenient to so many things. We loved going to the San Clemente Pier and walking on the beach trail.. The town of San Juan Capistrano is very charming and only a few miles from the house..There are great restaurants, a small petting zoo and the Amtrak station plus shops and the Mission San Juan Capistrano ...access to the 5 is also very close and easy.. The house was well maintained , very clean and had everything we needed. The kitchen is amazing .. It was fun to cook and enjoy our meals out on the patio. We loved that the master bedroom with the Cal King was on the first floor with access to the beautiful patio. The queen bedroom upstairs was very spacious and had a private bath..Both mattresses were extremely comfortable. Ginger and Charlie were so nice and helpful and responded to any questions we had quickly...We would definitely rent this house again if we travel to that area in the future.. Thanks Ginger and Charlie!
So sweet! Thank you for the kind review. - Ginger & Charlie
Best Vacation Home Ever!
I cannot say enough about this property and the hosts! My siblings, parents and I (ages 84 - 48) rented this home for a family trip. We are from Pennsylvania, and had only the previous reviews to guide us. Those reviews proved to be right and they did not let us down! This home was absolutely perfect! It had everything you could ever need......Everything! From pots and pans in the kitchen to bikes, beach chairs and beach towels in the garage. You can seriously bring your clothes and a toothbrush and everything else is there!
We arrived on a Thursday to a plate of delicious fresh baked cookies and settled in to the house. Ginger was a fantastic host, giving us a tour of the house to show us where everything was. She offered suggestions on where to eat and places to visit. We ate out a few nights but because the house was so well appointed and comfortable, we spent the majority of time making meals and eating in. The beauty of it, was you had the option to do either!
In addition to everything the house had to offer, it was immaculate! The beds were comfortable and the furniture was beautiful yet functional (and comfortable , too!).
The private outdoor space had plenty of seating and a large grill!
We took long walks, at first in the community but then ventured onto the hills of San Juan Capistrano. The views were absolutely stunning.
Last but not least, Ginger and Chuck were readily available if we had need of any assistance. They were prompt and attentive when asked, but gave us complete privacy,
We are all planning our next trip out to California with our respective families! I can assure you, we will all be visiting Villa San Juan Capistrano again!
Thank you, Ginger and Chuck, for sharing your lovely home with us and helping to make our stay in California the trip we will always remember!
*Note, This house would also work well for younger families too!
Wow! Thanks for the wonderful reviews. Your family was so sweet. We are glad you had an awesome vacation. - Ginger & Charlie
Absolutely amazing place.
When we first walked in the door it was breathtaking. Beautiful property in a gated community on a gulf corse. The back yard felt like our own tropical paradise. It felt very safe and family friendly. Just an awesome area. Dana Point is only 5 miles away. Plenty of activity’s to do. Definitely recommend staying and getting a taste of the rich life.
Started out with some amazing cookies waiting! The owners were very helpful and the home is beautifully decorated. The only thing is that this is really not a 3 bedroom. It is a 2 bedroom with a trundle.
Thanks for your hospitality!!!
Thanks for nice review. The 3rd bedroom is actually a loft that is as big as both the other two bedrooms with a nice queen murphy bed. We do not have a trundle bed which is a bed under a bed.
Smoking is not allowed inside the Villa. However, there are several comfortable areas to smoke outside.