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Exclusive Private Beach House with Yard!

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Bath, (Sleeps 4-6)

This lovely beach house is located less than 400 yards to the Beach and Pier! A short walk takes you to the heart of downtown, where you will find Del Mar street, known for it's charming shops, restaurants, outdoor cafés, farmer's markets, art fairs and classic car shows.

This delightful beach house boasts the quaint charm of a California bungalow. You will find hardwood floors throughout, ceiling fans, a large enclosed yard for your pets to enjoy with enlarged patio & BBQ for outside dining. This appealing beach house has ample off-street parking for two cars.

You will find all the amenities that you need as this beach house, comes fully equipped, even with an outside shower, beach towels & chairs provided!

There is plenty to see in San Clemente, however if you are interested in venturing out, you will find other beach cities such as Dana Point and harbor, where you can picnic, jet ski or catch a cruise to Catalina for the day. Laguna Beach is just a quick ride north and a great way to enjoy its well-known art galleries, shops and eateries.

If you are still not satisfied, you can head south toward Carlsbad or San Diego where you will discover great shops, restaurants, Legoland or even Sea World. If you do not feel like driving, you can always catch the Pacific Surf-liner train, as it stops right at the pier for a day excursion down or up the coast. Of course, there is always Knotts Berry Farm, Disneyland and Hollywood within an hours reach!

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Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
March 12, 2018

About The Owner

Hi, we are Nancy & David , owners of San Clemente Beach House Retreat. We currently live in Los Angeles, CA. We both grew up living near the ocean and have always found it home for us. We enjoy traveling a lot and prefer to rent a home or a condo wherever we go. We know what we like to see in a vacation rental for ourselves so we've tried to incorporate this into our own property. When we first bought the house in 1999 we lived in it for over 3 years. After a few years of long-term rentals we decided that the house would be perfect as a vacation rental and as it turned out, we were right! People from all over the country and the world have enjoyed it.

The Owner purchased this house in 1999

Why The Owner chose San Clemente

When we first bought the house, not only was the location perfect but it had a great California Bungalow style, which we loved. We loved the character and charm of the house. Since the house was a short walk to the beach and town, we found ourselves often walking to our favorite restaurants for dinner or to catch the sunset on a winter's night. We also often walked into town for the farmer's markets and village fairs and of course the many street fairs, classic car shows or surf shows. We loved our little beach house and when it was time to leave we felt so many others would love it too, which is why we decided to share it as our beach house retreat!

What makes this house unique

Every time we come to our beach house there is a sense of calm and serenity. I always feel the warmth and coziness of the house. Each room offers it's own unique feel and energy, which brings me comfort and peace. We love to take our dogs for a walk near the beach and towards town and to window shop on Del Mar st. or stop for coffee and tea at the Hawaiian coffee shop. We also love having breakfast at Antoine's on El Camino Real or dinner at either the Beach Fire or Avilla's Mexican Restaurant. Our beach house is truly a retreat for us and we hope for the many guests who have stayed.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Nancy and David,

Just wanted to let you know that we thoroughly enjoyed our trip to San Clemente and our stay at your house. You have a very nice place and we had a great time there. We especially liked the proximity to the beach and Ave Del Mar. Everything at your house was just fine, and we did not have difficulties with anything. We left your place at 11:00 am on Friday morning, and the housecleaner was there waiting outside to get started on her work!
Mar 2013
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San Clemente House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Large Walk in Shower
  • 2
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1) Pack and Play Available, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen size futon in living room
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Alarm Clocks, Hair Dryer, Beach Towels & Chairs. Umbrellas & sand toys may be available.


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Exclusive Private Beach House with Yard!
average rating of 4.826923 based on 74 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We rented this house for the month of January with our newborn baby and dog. It was fabulous. It is in the perfect location, walking distance to the beach and pier, downtown, and the Camino. The house is fully equipped and has great outdoor space. The owners are also wonderful!! It was the perfect spot to spend the month and we would rent again in a heartbeat.

  • Submitted: Feb 2, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Christmas in San Clemente

  • 5 of 5

Our Christmas stay was very pleasant. The house had everything we needed and more. (especially parking!!!)

The two room suites were perfect and the beds were comfortable. I enjoyed the kitchen, and fire pit was a treat, The wood floors were great for the dogs.

Everything worked, was clean and we would love to return for another visit.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect for Our Family Vacation

  • 4 of 5

The home was very clean, very comfortable beds, equipped with everything you need. The owners put a lot of thought into setting up this home. Location was great! We did have a handicap person with us so the beach access near the home would have been difficult. We found a parking lot very close to the beach which didn't require the hill stair climb. Our stay was perfect and very comfortable.

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great little house. Very comfortable and warming.

  • 5 of 5

This is a great house for relaxation and fun. It is located between the beach, the little town of San Clemente and the Camino Real. A perfect spot for a base camp for fun. It was a block and a half to the pier where you can access the San Clemente Pedestrian/Bike path.

The fire pit in the front deck was great in the evenings.

House was very clean with all the amenities you would need

  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Good stay

  • 4 of 5

Very pleasant and comfortable house. Well equipped and beds were comfortable. Only glitch was a loss of water services for six hours one day. Owner was very responsive and offered to credit one day's rent to compensate for the inconvenience.

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great property + great location = a great time

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic time here. The location was close to both the beach and the main shopping street making both fully accessible even with two toddlers. There was a bit of a climb out of the beach, but it wasn't too bad at all.

The house is lovely, with great outdoor space both back and front. We really enjoyed the fire pit in front in the evenings and ate out back most dinners. The house is well stocked with everything you need.

We met the owners as we checked in - they clearly take a lot of care of their property.

Our boys said they wanted to live there - which means we are likely to be back sometime soon.

Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Disney's California Adventure
Balboa Island
Crystal Cove State Park
Dana Point Harbor
Laguna Beach
True Food Kitchen
Strands Beach
Salt Creek Beach Park
San Onofre State Beach
Laguna Coast Wilderness Park
Carlsbad Village
Oceanside Pier
South of Nick's Mexican Kitchen + Bar
Hanson's Market
Great smoothies, sandwiches and whole natural fresh foods!
Car: not necessary

Beach, Beach Cruising, Boogie & Skim Boarding, Mini-Golf, Live Music, Cinema, Library, Mall Shops, Outlet Mall Shops, Ballooning, Horse-races


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Cleaning $100
Tax Rate 10.0%

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.

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