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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
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 23, 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
  • 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 ...
  • 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 4.860465 based on 65 reviews

Great location

  • 5 of 5

Perfect little get away house! We were able to walk to everything. Farmers market, shopping, dining, and the beach is all within walking distance. The house itself is very spacious and up to date. Plenty of outdoor space including a driveway to park in.

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cave Creek AZ

Great location and near the beach!

  • 5 of 5

Had a great time at this little casa in the quaint beach town of San Clemente. Owners were very friendly and available if we needed them. Nice backyard for hanging with little ones. We hope to return soon. Thank you.

  • Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great for family retreat

  • 5 of 5

This house has it all and was great for relaxing with my sister and her family. The walk to the shops in San Clemente and the beach were very enjoyable (bit steep with the stroller!) The gas fire pit was lovely - could have spent every night out there. The setup and location of the house makes it feel like you're part of the neighborhood not a tourist.

  • Submitted: May 15, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Peaceful and close to everything

  • 5 of 5

The place was so peaceful and relaxing, my husband and I never wanted to leave! It's also a few minutes walk from anything you need. Overall a lovely stay!

  • Submitted: May 8, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Everett, WA

Great house in great location

  • 5 of 5

My wife, 6 year old daughter, and I had a great stay in this San Clemente house for our Spring Break. The property worked great for us and was as exactly as pictured. As other reviews have mentioned, it is a short (but somewhat steep) walk to the pier/beach. We really like San Clemente and chose the city because we wanted someplace quieter than a big beach town. We weren’t disappointed--nice beach, friendly people and lots of great places to eat.

The only hiccup we had was initially getting into the house. We arrived about 4:20 to check in and my heart skipped a beat when the key wasn’t in the lockbox. It turns out the cleaning staff was still inside cleaning up. We came back a couple of hours later and checked in. The owner was easy to deal with but not terribly communicative—I didn’t receive any emails with check in instructions as is typical—it turns out that it was all loaded in the Homeaway app (that I hadn’t downloaded or installed).

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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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Disney's California Adventure
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Strands Beach
Salt Creek Beach Park
San Onofre State Beach
Laguna Coast Wilderness Park
Carlsbad Village
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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

San Clemente House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
2017 High Season
Jun 16 2017 - Sep 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
Low Season
Oct 1 2017 - Jun 15 2018
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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