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Hop, Skip and a Jump to the Beach"""

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Den, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

This charming cottage is located in desirable South West San Clemente, 1/2 block to a path down to Califia State Beach which is next to Riviera Beach - two of the most beautiful beaches in Southern California!

Exquisitely furnished. Charming living room with a brick fireplace, hardwood floors, Pottery Barn slip-covered sofa and oversized chair - plus formal country dining. There is a spacious cottage kitchen with breakfast area adjoining a cozy family room.

The master bedroom boasts of an extremely comfortable King bed with antiques side tables and lamps. Bedroom #2 has two twin Pottery Barn Seagrass beds (that convert into a king) & #3 also has two pillow top twin beds. There is also a sofa bed in the family room. All are perfect for a great nights sleep!

Enjoy the ocean breeze on the patio in front of the home under the magnificent cypress tree. Patio dining for 6 and 3 very comfortable teak Adirondeck chairs. Feeling energetic? -- San Clemente now has a beach path that goes the entire length of the town from California Beach to North Beach. Surfing? -- enjoy some of the best surf in the world!

Recreational areas close by include Dana Point Harbor for trips to Catalina Island, fishing & marine exploration, Laguna Beach for it's art festivals & shops, San Juan Capistrano & it's incredibly beautiful Mission & Equestrian Park that hosts world-class equestrian events.

Keywords: Beach Cottage,close to beach,SouthWest San Clemente,bright,cheery,single story

More Details

Cherie Hartman
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 19, 2018

About Cherie Hartman

Nick & Cherie Hartman are the owners of this delightful cottage. They reside in San Clemente. Cherie has been a real estate agent for over 30 years and presently is associated with Sotheby's International Realty, Laguna Beach.

Cherie Hartman purchased this house in 1990

Why Cherie Hartman chose San Clemente

This location is very desirable because it is in a quiet part of town with only a couple of streets of income units, surrounded by high-end single family homes. The street is a 'loop' with very little traffic except for the people living on the two streets.

What makes this house unique

If you are looking for a cozy, well maintained cottage with extremely comfortable furnishings - this is the place. Close to restaurants, shops -- but not on top of them! The beaches are less inhabited in this location.


San Clemente House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1) Two Twin Beds/King, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(20 traveler reviews)

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Hop, Skip and a Jump to the Beach
average rating of 4.6 based on 20 reviews

Perfect place for a beach getaway

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay here. The owner was very hospitable and accommodating to our needs and requests. We had a 2 and 4 year old with us and it was a nice surprise to see the house equipped a few toys and a high chair. The owner's son who lives in the unit behind the house was very friendly, giving us advice on surf spots and even lent us one of his boards since the board shops were closed for the holiday. The house was the perfect size for our family of 6 with plenty of space to hang out. We bbq'd and ate outside most of the time and enjoyed the nice weather in the relaxing chairs. The house is a little dated but everything worked and was nicely decorated with comfortable beds. The beach is a 5 minute walk away and the pier 1 mile north from the beach with 2 surf spots along the way. This was one of our favorite vacation rentals and hope to stay here again!

  • Submitted: Dec 7, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rustic but charming in an ideal location for walking or driving to the beach

  • 5 of 5

We picked this house based on location and we are glad we did. Easy freeway and beach access. Also includes parking.

  • Submitted: Nov 15, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Super nice people and perfect for us.

  • 5 of 5

Nick and Sherie feel like family. The cottage was perfect for us.

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Sweet Home!

  • 5 of 5

This beach house is sweet, quaint and cozy! We had a really fun time staying here with our 4 kids. It's a short walk to the beautiful beach, and a short drive to downtown. The owners are really friendly and helpful!

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Clemente Jewel

  • 4 of 5

Our Family enjoyed this home. We were a short walk to a great beach. This home has a great outdoor area to enjoy a meal or a cool drink. We will return for our next beach vacation.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here with some friends from Argentina and our little dog and we absolutely loved it. The location is perfect - SO close to the beach. The neighborhood is lovely and there are so many wonderful places to eat. Just up the road is Adele's which has the best breakfast. The best Peruvian restaurant is also not too far - Inka Mamma's. The kitchen was very roomy and comfortable to cook in... we also did a barbecue. The front patio is so lovely with a gorgeous tree hanging overhead which provided such a lovely atmosphere and shade. We spent a lot of time on that patio with our pup, eating, having a glass of wine...

The guys ended up surfing most of the time at the beach that was only a half block away instead of heading into Trestles since it was a little less crowded and the beach was so comfy for us to hang out at. There is a lot of space in the house and having 2 bathrooms was very handy. Cherie was very accommodating with our arrival time and they had 2 parking spots for us which was perfect as well. It couldn't have been more convenient and comfy for all of us.

  • Submitted: May 16, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
John Wayne Airport - SNA
Car: necessary




Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $200
Cleaning $150
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 10.0%

Cleaning fee for 3 days is $100.00

Summer Season bookings are a minimum of 1 week Saturday to Saturday or Sunday to Sunday
Weekly stays only - no portions of the week

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 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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