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- Minimum stay:4 nights
- Pets considered:Ask Owner
- Wheel chair accessible:No
BEST LITTLE SECRET!!!!!! **AMAZING VALUE ** AMAZING
REVIEWS ** AMAZING LOCATION**
MUCH LESS THAN A HOTEL ROOM AND SO MUCH MORE TO OFFER. AND PRIVATE. . Your private little retreat....... Monthly rentals only for winter except Holidays/Spring/Summer/Fall.
A 'KICK BUTT' VALUE FOR A LOW PRICE!! IF YOU LOVE ARTISTIC, COOL, UNIQUE, PRIVATE, HAPPY, SUPER CLEAN, AND COMFORTABLE THEN THIS IS FOR YOU!
NO COOKIE CUTTER HERE!!!!!! VERY UNIQUE!
PLEASE NOTE: WE DO NOT OFFER PRIVATE VIEWINGS OF OUR FOUR PROPERTIES. WE HAVE A POLICY OF NOT DISTURBING OUR STAYING /PAYING GUESTS. WE ALSO HAVE A 90% BOOKING RATE, AND A VERY HIGH GUEST SATISFACTORY RATE...... OUR PHOTOS AND GUEST COMMENTS REPRESENT US WELL. THANK YOU KINDLY FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING...........
THE PRO'S ( AND THERE ARE MANY!!!)
1. NEW, IMMACULATE , HIGH QUALITY FURNISHINGS
* It is quiet, snugly and very secure in our special compound created from this original 1928 two story home. When built, it had a killer ocean view and there were no other structures for blocks.
3.HISTORIC She is a historic building and a true gem! We have lovingly restored her to bring her back to life.....
4.3 MIN TO NORTH BEACH
5.INDOOR WASHER/ DRYER
6. PRIVATE OUTDOOR LIVING SPACE!
7. AN ENCLOSED GARAGE.. VERY RARE!
8. PROFESSIONALLY DECORATED
THE ONLY CON... For you non beach dwellers
Our garage is on an alley.... she isn't pretty but she takes you to our garage.... which is good right? But once you enter garage, then into your adorable and private patio... You are in your own snugly sanctuary!!
The reality of San Clemente, like all old Southern California beach communities was designed with an alley system that stretches from North to South. If you walk two minutes around the corner to the beach, but are not sure of the idea of an alley, (even safe ones like ours), you probably will want the newer part of town. (Let's face it.... alleys are meant to be functional)
That choice will not have an enclosed garage, will be further from the sand and you'll pay PREMIUM PRICES for a 'TYPICAL-WELL USED' and SPARSE vacation rental with little charm
IF YOU LOVE PRIVACY, COMFORT, CLEANLINESS AND AMENITIES JUST STEPS FROM THE SAND, WHILE KNOWING YOUR CAR IS SAFE AND SECURE IN OUR TWO CAR GARAGE, THEN WELCOME!! YOU ARE IN FOR A TREAT!
3 min to train station!
3 min to beach!
3 min to coffee!
3 min to beach trail!
3 min to outdoor cafe for breakfast or lunch!
1 min to take out sushi!
1 min to bakery for fresh bread, gourmet salads,
THIS OUR DOWNSTAIRS APARTMENT AND LITTLE PRIVATE HIDEAWAY.....
UPSTAIRS IS OUR VRBO 173237 UNIT...
OUR BUILDING IS A TOTALLY ENCLOSED, PRIVATE, ENCLAVE WITH TWO UNITS....... BOTH WITH SEPARATE ENTRIES, PATIOS, LIVING SPACES...... BOTH AFFORD PRIVACY AND REALLY UNIQUE LIVING SPACES!!!
OUR DOWNSTAIRS GARDEN APARTMENT IS A LOVELY LITTLE ROMANTIC, MODERN, COOL, PRIVATE, CLEAN, HIDEAWAY FOR COUPLES, HONEYMOONERS, ANNIVERSARIES, SINGLE PROFESSIONALS, SMALL FAMILIES.....
STEPS TO TRAIN STATION, DINING, BEACH TRAIL, 3 MIN TO SAND, KAYLANI COFFEE, BIKE AND SURFBOARD RENTALS, PIZZA, SUSHI, FLOWER STAND, HOMEMADE BURGERS, OUTDOOR BREAKFAST AND LUNCH CAFE, NAIL SALON, CLOVER MASSAGE, NUTRITION CENTER.....
***VERY UNIQUE***VERY COOL*** VERY PRIVATE
VERY CUTE, CLEAN garden apartment (on ground floor, no stairs!!!!) is very private, CLEAN ,professionally designed and decorated with NEW COMFORTABLE and stylish furnishings and appliances.
We are continuously updating, replacing, adding to make our little apartment VERY comfortable for our guests. We appreciate our guests and we listen to what they say.
We had a previous guest who advised us that a really comfy chair would be a great addition to the sectional sofa in living room. We purchased a brand new recliner to add even more comfortable seating.
Another guest recommended that another window (to bring in extra light )would be great. Within the week we added a window in our Dutch door. It is perfect!!
We have a GREAT team that does an EXCELLENT job cleaning, managing, and making quick repairs when needed.
My husband and I are very hands on with the maintenance and upkeep on our building.
Our upstairs unit 173237 is really special as well. We LOVE this special little place of ours!
Our cozy little downstairs apartment hideaway offers approx. 650 sq. ft. Of indoor space, another 250 sf of outdoor space offering comfort AND style... GREAT FOR COUPLES, SINGLES...... Small but lovely with a great use of space to insure comfort......
Great for honeymooners.. anniversaries.. two family (or friends) vacationers renting upstairs( VRBO 173237) and downstairs units to provide together and alone time!!!!!!!!
PERFECT SETUP FOR TWO FAMILY VACATIONS, MINI REUNIONS, RETREATS, OR GIRLFRIEND'S GETAWAY, WEDDING PARTIES AS OUR #173237 IS UPSTAIRS.....
We own our building with our two apartments(#173237 AND #304202) fully enclosed once you enter the garage or gate, A MINI VACATION COMPOUND!!
BOTH have separate entrances,patios,and living space, indoor laundry facilities. Only thing shared is the garage.
Our building offers PRIVACY from the outside neighbors, like a mini vacation compound.. We offer our guests many amenities. It is a peaceful spot; very close to family friendly North Beach, the train station, the historical Ole Hanson Swim Club, and the beach trail that takes you to the pier and beyond along the coastline!!!
THIS IS THE PERFECT LOCATION IF YOU WANT BEACH LIFE WITHOUT THE NOISE, TRAFFIC, LATE NIGHT SUMMER PARTY NOISE AT THE PIER BOWL......... NORTH BEACH IS FAMILY FRIENDLY and
Beginning of the New Beach Trail!!!!
An EASY 3 min. walk to beach, beach trail, train, bus, pool,Kaylani Coffee,BEACH snack bar, Bull Taco, Super Bowl Teriyaki and SUPERBOWL EXPRESS sushi, Ichibieri's , Dominoes pizza,and the RIDERS CLUB for the best burger ever!!!
An eclectic neighborhood combining retail, homes, businesses, eateries, hotels, Ole Hanson Beach Club, and the beach! Pier is an easy 15 min. walk on beach trail along coastline....
Shared garage parking for one mid size car or smaller ( NO LARGE SUV'S OR TRUCKS) opens into your private garden outdoor patio area complete with outdoor chandelier, dining for four, LOUNGE AREA... Great spot for relaxing! Dining! A cup of coffee! A glass of wine! Or just reading a book.... Very private from the outside world
Beach style dutch door leads you into our adorable and private apartment from your charming patio, with dining for 6.
We have a 37' new HDTV flat screen, DVR, modern (and very cool) electric wall fireplace, gorgeous high end custom art, great furnishings, a chrome 1960's' circa Swedish mid-century dining set, new high end wall air conditioner unit, sectional sofa, recliner chair, ceiling fan, recessed lighting, fireplace, TV, and air conditioner... all have remote controls for your ease and comfort!!!
Open floor plan which offers a full kitchen (very 'beachy', cottage style) complete with large stainless frig. micro., full size oven/stove, floating shelves, recessed lighting.
Very well stocked..... Spices, coffee filters, etc.
Professionally designed and decorated!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Feel free to view our other 'rental listings to view our guest comments and peruse our photos':scroll half way down page( in green ink)on our VRBO site.) WE TAKE PRIDE IN OUR HOMES AND OUR GUEST COMMENTS. YOU MATTER TO US AND WE APPRECIATE OUR GUESTS!!
________________________________________________OUR VRBO'S ARE 173237,226172,173452____________________________
Our downstairs retreat has french doors which lead you into cozy master bedroom retreat. Mirrored night tables, recessed lighting, ceiling fans, leather padded queen bed with down comforter and high end bedding. A very peaceful retreat that is very comfortable and quiet. New Serta queen bed, TV w/ remote.
The ceiling fan in living room, the fireplace, and flat screen TV work off of separate remote controls for your convenience. YOU NEVER HAVE TO LEAVE THE COUCH!
Bathroom is very Pottery Barn feel!!!!!!!! Beautiful chandelier, glass floating shelves, stand-up 4 ft. shower(no tub), pedestal sink, 1920's style white floor tile. White, fluffy towels, toiletries. So pretty!!!!!!!!
**** WE ALSO HAVE VRBO 173237 (UPSTAIRS UNIT)
BOTH CAN BE RENTED FOR FAMILY AND FRIEND VACATIONS TO ASSURE YOU TOGETHER AND PRIVACY TIME!!!
****PLEASE VIEW CALENDAR FOR AVAILABILITY,RATES,4 NT. MINIMUM STAYS BEFORE CONTACTING OWNERS. RATES ****AND MINIMUM STAYS ARE FIRM**** THANKS SO MUCH FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING!
_______________________________________________PLEASE NOTE THAT WE DO NOT SCHEDULE PRIVATE SHOWINGS OF OUR PROPERTIES. OUR GUESTS COMFORT AND PRIVACY IS UP OUR UTMOST CONCERN. OUR PHOTOS AND GUEST COMMENTS ARE VERY REPRESENTATIVE OF OUR PROPERTIES.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING. NO EXCEPTIONS PLEASE.
___NO SMOKING IS ALLOWED ON OR IN PROPERTY. DEPOSIT WILL BE FORFEITED.
THANK YOU .......
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- 700 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3, Beds for 1-3
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- Our CASA Tortuga is a 1920's historical building that we have lovingly CLEANED UP and modernized while keeping her authentic charm and character. She is a gem and we feel that we are lucky to have restored her to her original glory. She will be our place to plant our roots after traveling! She is a happy, cheerful and peaceful place to lay your head at the end of the days spent at the beach! Many wonderful memories have been made here by family, friends, guests, and guests that have turned into friends!!...moreless
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- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Recreation Center
- Theme Parks
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Horseback Riding
- Outlet Shopping
- Paddle Boating
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Whale Watching
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Deepsea Fishing
- Jet Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Mountain Climbing
- Pier Fishing
- Roller Blading
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Surf Fishing
- Water Skiing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 4 people
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Private, outdoor living area! Ceiling fan. GORGEOUS WOOD/SLATE DINING TABLE SEATS SIX. Rattan sofa/ chair lounging area.. Private PLANTS lounging area w/ sofa , chair, table!!!! Gorgeous plants.....moreless
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4 night min stay
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- CLEAN FEE for daily/week $120
- Dep ref. for daily/ week $500
- Tax Rate 10%
MONTHLY RENTALS DURING WINTER. Summer: $500 refundable deposit, $120 cleaning fee, 10% city lodging tax for less than monthly stays. All VRBO credit card processing fees may be charged to guest depending upon the type of card and the country of origin. All credit card processing fees will be deducted from refunds.
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Car: Not Necessary
LOCATION LOCATION LOCTION!!!
We are located in North Beach... Old timers called it "the gateway to San Clemente". We have an outlet mall being completed by Dec 2015. It is a 1/3 mi away. We have food shopping within a 5 min drive. We have eateries, coffee houses, cafes, bakery, Take out pizza, flower shop, bike rental, car wash, Ole Hanson Historic Pool, train station, sushi, surfboard rentals all within a 1/4 mi or less. Our North Beach has a snack bar, showers, family friendly, restrooms. This is the stRting location of the Beach Trail as well. It will take you along the coastline to the pier and beyond. Easy walk with stunning ocean views!!!!! Bring your camera!!! You may see Dolphins playing in the surf!!!
Year Purchased: 2006
About the owner: My husband and I have lived in San Clemente for years and love the small town feel our 'little village by the sea' offers to all who are fortunate to visit it. The town offers a friendly atmosphere, great restaurants and outdoor cafes, beautiful scenery, an actual downtown (Del Mar Ave.), and world renowned surf spots!! Old and young love it here and share a bond of pride for our little piece of Paradise! I owned an interior design firm for years in town and my husband is a well known photographer in town. His art is shown here in town, Aspen, Sheraton Carlsbad, Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, and Disney resorts in Anaheim. He found the ocean and beaches great inspiration for his ocean landscapes. The beauty and heartfelt friendliness make this the perfect vacation stay. But better yet, the best place to call home. Once you arrive you never want to leave!!
Why the Owner Chose San Clemente:
We bought our 1928 building with the idea of just remodeling it and using it for our own use when not traveling. We just learned that it was one of the very first homes built in San Clemente. It has a busy history. I then talked my husband into trying out VRBO to rent while we weren't in town. It took off from there and I found that I love opening up our homes to guests from all over the world. When we travel we want very nice, clean, and safe accommodations that felt like home. So we decided to offer to guests the things that we wanted and required while traveling. I think that we have succeeded......
The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
Our garden apartment is Modern and clean! It is very unique and peaceful. You feel very safe and sequestered inside it's walls....... Our location is really great being so close to the beach, public transportation, new restaurants, THE NEW BEACH TRAIL, the 1933 CASINO AND OLE HANSON WEDDING VENUE. If you chose to skip a car, you could walk pretty much everywhere... We love it's charm. And the fact that it has all brand furnishings and appliances. New and sparkly clean!!!!!!!!!!!!
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A great outdoor space that leads to your front Dutch door! Private from garage!!
Summer 2015 newly renovated outdoor living space!!! We are always improving !!
Outdoor lounge area in the evening... So peaceful,comfortable, opens to home!!
Enjoy the views, fish, relax.. only a 15 min easy walk from our place. Dine,shop
Custom art, professionally designed with comfort , functionality, and STYLE
3 min. from our home.... catch a beautiful Dana Point sunset from North Beach!!!
BIG SURF ON A STORMY DAY!!! Pier only 15 min. away on beach trail! GORGEOUS
All the special touches... cotton towels, toiletries, large shower, chandelier!
Comfy queen Serta with memory foam top, down comforter, leather headboard, TV
WELCOME to North Beach.'Gateway to San Clemente'Our 1920's historic remodel loft
3 min. Walk from our beach cottage....😎☕️🎂🍔
NEW! Great place to lounge, have coffee, relax outdoors on covered outdoor space
A fun place to dine outdoors for four..... A very, happy, private space**
Hi def TV, high speed wifi, electric fireplace, ceiling fans, recliner 😀
all the personal and lovely touches... no bare bones here
fun kitchen to cook in! From making snacks to cooking a Thanksgiving dinner!
Fully equipped kitchen with beach charm
Pretty Cottage bathroom with Large Shower. VERY CLEAN!! Lovely towels, toiletrie
SAN CLEMENTE!!! SAND, SURF, RELAX!!! WE LOVE IT!!
A cozy space to rest, unwind, and sleep like a baby.... Many little touches
Indoor personal washer/dryer for your convenience! Attention to details matter!
Front of our historic gem. Garden unit is hidden in back of building.PRIVATE😀
This listing was first published here in 2010.
Date last modified - Saturday, November 21, 2015
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