"This was our second time staying in Kristine's home in San Clemente, and I highly recommend it! The house is large enough for our family of growing teenagers (4 of them) to spread out and yet it lends itself to family togetherness with the pool table, ping pong table, back yard area for outdoor meals and jacuzzi for the few days the kids were chilled after a sunset swim.
The back yard area is wonderful for grilling every night and eating meals outdoors in the perfect San Clemente weather. We have a cajun grill and like to use lump wood charcoal for our bbq's at home, but we have to say we love the gas grill at this house for feeding the hungry family quickly!
The older I get, the pickier I am about beds and these beds are comfortable. There are ample pillows, and all rooms have a fan, which is all you need at night.
The best thing about this home: you can walk to the T Street beach access. This frees up the older kids to explore on their own. For us, for example: my daughter runs, so it was perfect for her to be able to walk down and run on the beach; I wake up early, so I get to have my early morning walks on the beach; my husband and sons walked to the pier several times to do some night fishing and caught some mackerel; we had a night bonfire on the beach at T-street; and, my youngest daughter and I walked to the pier to have some lunch while the others used the rental car to explore the area. (The walk is a steep hill, so for those that have knee/hip problems like my Mom, you'd probably need to drive down and park near the beach.)
Lastly, as mentioned in other reviews, you have all of the beach equipment that you could possibly need: numerous beach chairs, coolers, umbrellas, towels, and, for kids, there are very good boogie boards (not the cheap ones) and even a surf board. For those of us that fly into CA, this is a huge bonus!
The owner is a pleasure to work with, so I can't imagine what else you'd need for a perfect beach vacation!"
Guest: Mother Of Four
Date of Stay: July 2014
Review Submitted: August 14, 2014