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

Bedrooms 1
Space 600 sq. ft.
Property type guest house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

Walk to beach and downtown from this sunny accommodation in cool San Clemente

French doors lead into this sweet beach getaway in charming San Clemente, California. The sleeping room (approx. 175 sq. ft) is spanking clean with polished original hardwood floors and includes a flat screen TV, a mini-fridge, micro, toaster and coffeemaker to get your day going. There is a large bathroom with tub and shower, as well as a large living and dining area. This listing does not include the large, fully equipped kitchen which can be added for an additional fee. (contact Laura for info). NOTE: If you are a solo traveler or couple just needing the sleeping room with private entrance (still with mini-fridge, micro, coffeemaker, toaster, etc.) and bathroom inquire with Laura for a reduced fee. 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, lives at the other end of the house and is available 24-7 for her guests.

I don't believe in "extra charges" for early check-in or late check-outs. They 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.

There is a large patio area with barbecue grill, seating area, perfect for relaxing in the afternoon after a day at the beach or sightseeing around our beautiful 'Spanish Village By The Sea'.

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 Los Angeles, San Diego, Santa Barbara and other coastal cities. 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!

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Laura Clark
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, dutch
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 28, 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 guest house 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 Guest House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • guest house
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • not suitable for children
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Resort ...
  • Village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 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!
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom - 1 double , Suitable for max two people.
  • Private entry through french doors lead into this spanking clean room with polished original hardwood floors. It is approx. 144 sq. feet (13.5 sq. meters) with full size bed, mini-fridge, micro, toaster and coffeemaker. Large bathroom with tub and shower (44 sq. ft) Large living and dining room also included in the rate for this listing. NOTE: If you would prefer the smaller accommodation of the sleeping room with private entrance, and bathroom, I offer a reduced rate. Inquire with owner.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • 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 SEVERAL OPTIONS TO ENJOY CASITA LAURITA: 1. Sleeping room, bathroom, living dining room as described on this page; 2. Added kitchen for a fee;. 3. Just the sleeping room and bathroom with private entry room (includes mini-fridge, micro, toaster, etc.) at reduced rate. 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 -
(38 traveler reviews)

5 star reviews! Sunny rooms short walk to beach, pier and historic downtown.
average rating of 4.868421 based on 38 reviews

A Comfortable home base for exploring the Coast

  • 4 of 5

The Casita Laurita isl located on a quiet street close to to the beach, restaurants and the freeway.

Staying there is almost like visiting grandmother's house. The furniture and layout is not modern but is functional. There is very little in the way of a kitchen.

Laura is an energetic host. She goes out of her way to ensure that her guests enjoy their time in San Clemente.

  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your review! Yes, my place is indeed very convenient to the beach, downtown and restaurants while also being easy access to the freeway to venture further out of town. My eclectic take on furnishing has always appealed to my guests so my apologies to you if it was not in a more modern vein! I hope you guys continued on to complete a lovely tour of our beautiful coastal California. If you find your way back this way, of course you will always be welcome at Casita Laurita. Next time, if you would like to really cook, you can choose to add the full kitchen if the microwave, mini-fridge, toaster, coffeemaker, etc., did not prove to sufficient enough for this short stay. Perhaps you didn't see that option when booking. So sorry! Thanks again to a couple of delightful travelers. All the best, Laura aka "Laurita"'
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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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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 Guest House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Holiday rate
Jul 3 2017 - Jul 5 2017
2 night minimum stay
Holiday rate
Nov 21 2017 - Nov 25 2017
4 night minimum stay
Holiday rate
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 1 2018
4 night minimum stay
Standard pricing
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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