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5 star reviews! Sunny room short walk to beach, pier and historic downtown.

Bedrooms Studio
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


Minimum Stay
2 - 4 nights

About the property

Walk to T-Street Beach and downtown from this sunny room in cool San Clemente

Sometimes all you need is a cozy place to rest your head after a fun filled day in beautiful San Clemente, the "Spanish Village by the Sea". Welcome to Casita Laurita...

French doors lead into this sweet beach getaway in charming San Clemente, California. A spanking clean room with polished original hardwood floors is perfect for a solo business or holiday traveler or a couple. It is all you'll need for a few days at the beach (8 minute walk) historic downtown (10 minutes) or lounging around on the porch, the deck complete with barbecue grill, one of two outside patios or under the shady Jacaranda tree to watch the world go by. (0 minutes walk). The sleeping room is 175 sq. feet which includes a large bathroom with tub and shower. There is flat screen TV, a mini-fridge, micro, toaster and coffeemaker to get your day going. This listing does not include the kitchen but does offer a large living and dining area. Laurita (that's me) has all 5 star reviews and prides herself on accommodating any request her treasured guests may have.

Casita Laurita is a room in a 70 year old typical San Clemente beach bungalow in the older section of town.It's located on a street that leads down to popular T-Street beach, one of the most famous surf spots in the world. The owner, Laurita, lives at the other end of the house and is available 24-7 for her guests. IF YOU ARE THINK YOU WILL BE NEEDING A KITCHEN, Look up property #888777 for those rates.

I don't believe in "extra charges" . In fact, early check-in and late check-outs are always possible if I don't have a same day guest on those days. In addition, I always have a welcome gift with wine/beer (whatever you choose) waiting for my guests upon arrival.

From Casita Laurita it's a short walk everywhere: famous T-Street beach, downtown, bars, restaurants, grocery store. The Amtrak train makes daily stops at the pier to take you San Diego, Santa Barbara and other coastal cities. The Amtrak train stops at the pier and will take you to all points up and down the coast. The #1 bus at the end of the street will take you all the way up the coast to Dana Point, Laguna Beach, Newport Beach, Surf City USA (Huntington Beach) and beyond!

More Details

Laura Clark
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, dutch
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 16, 2017

About Laura Clark

I've lived in San Clemente for 20 years after 10 years in Europe. My home is filled with eclectic pieces from many countries so of course the adjoining Casita Laurita reflects my style!

Why Laura Clark chose Orange County

I've always loved the 'southwest' section of San Clemente, the older, sought after area close to well known surf spots and pristine beaches. From the moment I stepped foot into this house, I knew it would be my 'home' for a very long time. And now I welcome guests from around the world to share in this little bit of paradise, San Clemente Beach.

What makes this studio unique

The casita is walking distance to the beach, pier, downtown, shops, bars, restaurants, grocery stores, train stop (catch the train to LA or San Diego right from the pier!)


San Clemente Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Resort ...
  • Village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom approx. 44 sq. ft. - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower , Towels, hair products, lotion and other amenities
  • Towels, hair products, lotion and other amenities. If you need anything, just ask the owner. She has everything!
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Studio - 1 double , Suitable for max two people.
  • Private entry through french doors lead into this sweet little beach getaway. A spanking clean room with polished original hardwood floors is perfect for the business traveler or a couple. The room is 144 sq. feet (13.5 sq. meters) and has a full size bed, large bathroom with tub and shower (44 sq. ft) mini-fridge, micro, toaster and coffeemaker.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
All guests will receive a customized 'Casita Laurita' welcome gift upon arrival! Wine or beer, chocolates, etc. PLEASE NOTE THAT THERE ARE TWO OPTIONS TO ENJOY CASITA LAURITA: Private entry room with full bathroom, mini-fridge, micro, toaster OR the extended option with full kitchen, dining and living room. Still maximum of two people. Please inquire with owner. All beach gear - beach chairs, umbrella, boogie boards, ice cooler, picnic basket, beach towels provided at no extra charge. Just bring your sunscreen!


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(37 traveler reviews)

5 star reviews! Sunny room short walk to beach, pier and historic downtown.
average rating of 4.891892 based on 37 reviews

Cozy and quiet!!

  • 5 of 5

This property is a cozy hideaway close to all amenities. It is just as perfect as the pictures indicate. Its close to all amenities such as grocery store and attractions such as the pier and beach. Many good restaurants in the area as well. Laura is a very lovely

lady, we truly enjoyed our stay. Also the bottle of wine was awesome!!!

  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind words. I enjoyed hosting such a delightful couple. I'm glad you found my place to be situated well and "as perfect as the pictures indicate". That's what I strive for, of course. Come back again when your temps get too low! You are always welcome. Have a great New Year.
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Excellent choice for a couple

  • 5 of 5

Laura's Place is ideal for a couple seeking a base for a short or long vacation in southern Orange County. It is totally separate from her home, although it is attached to her home you have your own private entrance to your studio apartment with a small kitchen and separate private bathroom. Laura has decorated the studio very nicely, and the kitchen is fully stocked with dishes and cookware. It is on a very quiet residential street that has a terrific location in SW San Clemente. A Ralph's supermarket is a block away and the main restaurant and shopping area in San Clemente is an easy walk. There is a nice outdoor seating area in front of the studio for breakfast or afternoon wine. There are not that many places in San Clemente that are for a couple, most rentals seem to be for larger groups, so this setup was perfect for us as it was exactly what we were looking for. Highly recommended!! We plan to make Laura's place our regular place when we visit our grandchildren several times a year.

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: A lovely couple who will always be welcomed back to Casita Laurita while visiting family nearby. Thank you for the compliment on your visit. Yes, my studio is just perfect for a couple just like you! I'm so pleased that you were happy, not only with the accommodations, but the location: downtown, restaurants, beach, shopping, etc. I enjoyed our chats and look forward to welcoming you back soon.
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charming casita, lovely host, walk to beach

  • 5 of 5

Laura was warm and welcoming. The casita was lovely and a short walk to the beach. Great restaurants all in walking distance. I will visit again!!

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Calm vacation

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time!!! Laura made us feel right at home. Take her suggestions on where to eat, didn't have a bad meal.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Just Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

My mom and I stayed here for 4 nights and Casa Laurita could not have been better. The location is just a short walk to the beach and a grocery store is one block away. The place is very cozy and clean, making it a wonderful vacation. Laura was very accommodating and we will definitely be back to stay!

  • Submitted: Nov 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best host and casita!!!

  • 5 of 5

I would highly recommend casita laurita to everyone!!! A kind, friendly lovely host who made my stay that extra bit special, a charming casita just as in photos with a perfect location in lovely San Clemente. I will be staying here again when I return!!!

Solo female traveler.

  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
John Wayne Orange County (SNA)
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
Goody's, Ole's, Red Fox, Duke's, Nick's
Nearest Ferry
18 Miles
Balboa Island, Newport Beach
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
San Clemente Golf Course
Nearest Train
0.4 Miles
San Clemente Pier
Nearest Motorway
0.3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
Antoines, Nick's, South of Nicks, Carbonara
Nearest Ski
50 Miles
Big Bear
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
Car: not necessary

San Clemente, known as the 'Spanish Village by the Sea, is a charming Mediterranean style beach resort perfectly tucked away halfway between San Diego and Los Angeles. San Clemente is famous for our surfing spots, T-Street and Trestles and nearby Salt Creek.

Historic Avenida Del Mar, the quaint downtown district, has an eclectic mixture of restaurants to choose from - Classic American, huge portions NOTE: yes doggie bags and sharing is perfectly acceptable!, Thai, Italian, Chinese, Japanese, Mediterranean, Vietnamese, Classic American, etc. Wine bars and other pubs are all within walking distance from Casita Laurita. Downtown hosts a monthly Village Art Fair, a Sunday Farmer's Market and specialty shops to keep you busy all day.

If you want to venture away from town, we are close to everything! Take a drive on the Pacific Coast Highway (Highway 101) driving north along the beautiful coastline, in minutes you'll be at Dana Point Yacht Harbor, then the popular Art Colony of Laguna Beach, Balboa Island and Newport Beach. Further on, but less than an hour to Disneyland, Knotts Berry Farm, Huntington Beach (Surf City U.S.A.) and just a little further to Hollywood, LAX, Universal Studios.

If you head south from SC, visit beautiful San Diego and its surroundings, La Jolla and other beach towns along the coast. About one hour east is Temecula Wine Country, Old Town Julian, also a little over an hour away in the mountains.

Remember this song? - 26 miles across the sea....Santa Catalina is waiting you! Catch the early morning Catalina Express from Dana Point and in 1.5 hours you are in another southern California treasure. The 5 pm ferry should get you back to San Clemente in time to unwind at our popular Fishermans Restaurant and bar on the pier, to watch the sunset, enjoy a cocktail and share stories of an unforgettable holiday on the California Riviera.

WEATHER IN SAN CLEMENTE: Warmest in July/August with average temp of 76F (25C). December/January is coolest at 47F (8C)


Orange County (John Wayne) Airport SNA is approximately 25 minutes away and has easily connectable service to and from European destinations and all around the world. Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) is approximately an hour and 10 minute’s drive from San Clemente. Flights arrive here from many other U.S cities as well as international airports including Amsterdam (AMS), Beijing Capital (PEK), Frankfurt (FRA), London-Heathrow (LHW), Madrid (MAD), Moscow-Sheremetyevo (SME), Paris-Charles de Gaulle (CDG), Tokyo-Narita (NRT) and Toronto-Pearson (YYZ) and others. San Diego (Lindbergh Field) SAN is also an easy 50 minute drive away.


Rates & Availability

San Clemente Studio Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Jul 3 2017 - Jul 5 2017
2 night minimum stay
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Nov 21 2017 - Nov 25 2017
4 night minimum stay
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Dec 22 2017 - Jan 1 2018
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $55
Tax Rate 10.0%

CANCELLATION POLICY: Full refund if cancelled before within 60 days of arrival less 5% or $50 fee, whichever is higher. No refund after 60 days. Please consider purchasing travel insurance for your peace of mind!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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