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Experience all of San Clemente!

Bedrooms 2
Space 800 sq ft
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Welcome to your vacation home called Paseo Mateo in the heart of San Clemente!

My name is John and I own and operate this charming San Clemente vacation rental. I live on-site and work nearby and will do all I can to make sure you have a wonderful stay. The location is perfect to enjoy of all of San Clemente’s best beaches, restaurants, walking trails, stores, surf spots, golf courses, etc. In between your vacation activities, you can rely on Paseo Mateo as a place to relax and unwind. Again, Welcome!

Paseo Mateo is quiet, private, and perfect for couples, friends, or families wanting to experience the best of San Clemente. Your vacation home is nicely furnished and has an open floor plan with a fully equipped kitchen. It is on the second floor perched above the single story neighbors with views of palm trees and the Pacific Ocean.

Located on the ocean side of the highway in the desirable southwest section of San Clemente, Paseo Mateo is the perfect starting point for all San Clemente has to offer.

Your second story vacation home has an ocean view, 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. The master bedroom is furnished with a queen bed and has a walk-in closet to store your personal belongings. The second bedroom also has a queen bed, walk-in closet, and direct access to the second bathroom. If two queen beds are not enough, the daybed in the living room is the size of a twin bed and is very comfortable. Bedding for the daybed is in the closet near the front door. The living room features a 50” flat screen HDTV with a complete cable package, DVR recording, voice activated remote control, and Netflix. High speed Wi-Fi internet access is strong throughout the apartment. The fully equipped kitchen has a gas stove, dishwasher, and a refrigerator with an ice-maker and water filter.

Amenities include: surfboards, boogie boards, beach towels, beach chairs, coolers, and bikes. Make yourself at home, but get out and explore the wonderful beach town of San Clemente.

I hope you choose to stay, but more than that, I hope you choose to come back again, and again!

More Details

John Ridgeway
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 22, 2018

About John Ridgeway

I've been training to be your San Clemente host for over 40 years. I've tried all the Beaches, Restaurants, Golf Courses, and Running Trails and can certainly point you in the right direction. Please let me know how I can help to make your stay a great one!

John Ridgeway purchased this apartment in 2000

Why John Ridgeway chose Rancho San Clemente

Paseo Mateo is in a perfect location for all San Clemente has to offer. If you arrive by car, park it in the driveway and leave it there. All of the best restaurants and coffee houses are within a few blocks of your vacation home. Avenida Del Mar (San Clemente's thriving retail and restaurant hub) is only 2 blocks away and a short walk down the street will have you at the San Clemente Pier.

What makes this apartment unique

I purchased Paseo Mateo in 2000 and it has been a very special place to me ever since. My first tenant was a friend from San Clemente High School and he and his wife raised a little boy who is now a student at San Clemente High School. Another great tenant was a Marine, his wife, and eventually, their beautiful daughter. My most recent tenant moved in when they returned from their honeymoon and a few years later moved out with adorable twin boys. These people and memories will always be a part of my life, and so will the brand new baby girl (my daughter) that I carried up the stairs in 2002. 2015 was my first year hosting vacationers, so now you can book a stay and make some memories as precious as mine.


Rancho San Clemente Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • I live on property and will be enforcing the rules. Rule 1: Smoking is not allowed anywhere on property.
  • Rule 2: Parties are prohibited and only registered guests will be allowed on property. There are plenty of nearby bars / restaurants for gatherings.
  • Rule 3: Please keep noise to a minimum, especially during typical sleeping hours between 10:00PM to 6:00AM.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Village ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Each bathroom has a Tub/Shower, Toilet, and Pedestal Sink
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • 2 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
If you have any special request, just ask.


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average rating of 4.888889 based on 9 reviews

Cozy and sweet.

  • 5 of 5

Loved this place, and made wonderful memories with my best friends. Walking distance to everything.

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Bronwyn and her friends are the kind of guests you hope for. Super friendly people, clear and easy communication, respectful of the property, and left the place very clean. I hope they visit again!
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Well maintained and organized property

  • 5 of 5

John is an excellent host he is very organized and runs a tight ship. We were very pleased with our stay and recommend it highly Bernie Arenas

  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely apartment, well furnished, comfortable, great location, very friendly

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in the apartment, John was friendly and helpful throughout, it's furnishing very well and is ideally located for days on the beach at San Clemente, surfing at Doheny or San Onofre or for driving into Orange County/LA/San Diego etc...

Definitely recommend this place and we're already looking to come back next year.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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quiet charm

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay. The property was clean and were accurately described on Home Away. The beds were very comfortable and we enjoyed playing with John's dog. It was only a short walk down the hill to the beach, pier or to Casa Romatica Cultural Center.

  • Submitted: May 28, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location

  • 5 of 5

We loved this property! Just enough room for our family of 5, but the real bonus was the extra amenities. A full gym in the garage, with a rower (my husband was in heaven!), and all the necessities for a beach outing. Since we drove from out of state, we didn't bring our chairs with us. It was extra nice to be able to us the beach chairs, boogie board, and surfboards. Our kids loved the large selection of board games and movies to pick from. Owner has a super friendly Golden Retriever that my children wanted to take home with us. We ate at Biggies Burgers and More, just down the street to our delight. The owner surprised my kids with a free shake he needed "taste tested". John, the property owner, was super helpful and had great communication. Would definitely recommend staying here.

  • Submitted: May 18, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic Little House in Paradise!

  • 5 of 5

The best thing about the property is the owner, John. He had lots of insight on where to eat, where to go for a hike/run. He was very helpful and the house was fully stocked and immaculate. The furniture was high quality, and bedding and towels were great. We were only a short walk to the beach, and restaurants and retail were within easy walking distance. We chose San Clemente for our vacation because it is central to Orange county (Disneyland) and San Diego. We stayed 5 nights and had a wonderful time. Our favorite place to eat was Schwack Burger (John's suggestion) in Dana Point. The house has a large front room and two bedrooms which comfortably sleep 4. We put our 5th on the large couch in the entry. We would definitely recommend the property and John! Thanks for a wonderful week!

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Orange County
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
San Clemente GC
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Pier Bowl
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
All the best!
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Car: not necessary

Located on the ocean side of the highway in the desirable southwest section of San Clemente, Paseo Mateo is the perfect starting point for all San Clemente has to offer.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Damage Deposit $200

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.