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Exclusive Private Beach House with Yard!

Bedrooms 2
Space sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Wireless Internet
  • children welcome


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 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 27, 2017

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 Orange County

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:
  • Max. occupancy 6
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Exclusive Private Beach House with Yard!
average rating of 4.8421054 based on 60 reviews

Perfect for our family

  • 5 of 5

My two adult children and their husbands stayed along with the dogs and it was a perfect stay. The home is well laid out with 2 bedrooms and baths and the family room and outdoor spaces were well maintained and pleasant. Location is very good. Nancy was very easy to work with. Would definitely rent again.

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great yard and Location

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at this rental..We picked it because of the yard for our little poodle. The house itself was fine. The kitchen was great and had everything we needed..There are two nice bedrooms and two full baths. We happened to hit some very hot weather and the ac units really came in handy...We were able to walk to the pier and restaurants there..Nice walk back up the hills to the house. Be sure to read street cleaning signs if you or guests park on the street. San Clemente is a cute beach town with beautiful views and great parks, walking path and convenient access to the outlet mall and Interstate 5..

  • Submitted: Nov 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy you and your family enjoyed your time at the house and in San Clemente! We love our beach house and beach city and are so grateful that we are able to share it with others!!! We'd love to have you back in the future if your travels take you here!
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San Francisco

Cute cottage walking distance to the beach and perfect for 4 legged friends

  • 5 of 5

My wife and i stayed at this cute cottage for 7 days with our 2 little dogs and enjoyed it so much we added three more days! Very centrally located to the beach/pier, downtown San Clemente, restaurants, freeways, shops, etc. in San Clemente. Very modern and well appointed kitchen. It was quite warm when we were there but there is a nice A/C unit in the front room to keep things comfortable even when it's hot outside. Very nice backyard and good sized for the dogs to play around or for a nice BBQ. Front porch is nice for enjoying sunrise. Met a couple neighbors who were very friendly. Furniture in front room could use some updating, but it didn't detract from the overall 5* experience. David and Nancy were very communicative and helpful throughout. We will stay again if we are in San Clemente area.

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy you and your family and pups got a chance to enjoy the house and San Clemente! We are in process of adding some new furnishings and you happened to catch us in progress! Hope you will return someday! Glad you were able to get time at the beach! Best to you!
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Great property. Great location. Loved having the umbrellas and chairs for beach

  • 5 of 5

Glad we had off street parking. House very cozy and great to have two outside areas to relax

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin

Wonderful Beach House Stay!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at the beach house. We had come from San Diego and then Disneyland so it was so nice to park the car for 4 days and just walk around San Clemente. We walked to the beach and town and never had to put the kids in the car again until we left. The house was perfect for our family of 4. I really appreciated the "green" cleaners and other amenities. My 4 year old also loved the addition of the Apple TV so she could watch shows. If we are ever back in Orange County we'll look to stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Darling two bedroom home in walking distance to the beach and the shops and restaurants downtown.

  • 4 of 5

This cute bungalow is in a great location. The kitchen has been updated with slate floors, granite countertops, gas stove, etc.

The home has hardwood floors throughout. It was very pristine and well organized. This rental is pet friendly and has a good sized secure back yard. I would highly recommend it.

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very glad you enjoyed your time at our house and in SC. It's nice to hear you were able to relax and feel at home! Nancy & David
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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

San Clemente House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Low Season
Oct 1 2016 - Jun 15 2017
4 night minimum stay
2017 High Season
Jun 16 2017 - Sep 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

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.
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