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Comfortable retreat.... EPIC VIEWS.. Large and a GREAT value

Bedrooms 1
Space 900 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

Apartment, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

This hidden San Clemente Treasure boasts epic panoramic ocean views from every room. Stroll downtown in five minutes to explore the quaint shops and restaurants on Del Mar street.. follow Del Mar all the way into the pier bowl and right onto the infamous San Clemente pier.. where you can enjoy the beach for swimming and surfing, have a shrimp cocktail at the Fisherman's restaurant on the pier or just sit and relax taking in the serenity that San Clemente is known for. Or enjoy the amazing sunsets...

You can also enjoy the sunsets from your living room, kitchen, or bedroom after a full day of exploring! The kitchen has all the amenities of your kitchen at home.

For those of you who want to venture further out all the California theme parks, museums, famous surf towns, amazing shopping and culture are all within a 10 to 80 minute drive!

Fly into Orange County's John Wayne airport (20 miles) or San Diego (60 miles) Long Beach (40 miles) or LAX (60 miles) . Easy access to the I-5 freeway.

Keywords: Large, roomy and comfortable 1 bedroom, 1 bath apartment located in a triplex, full kitchen, AMAZING ocean view close to downtown and 15 minute walk to beach.

More Details

Russell and Lisa Parks
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 16, 2018

About Russell and Lisa Parks

We met 26 years ago at a Club Med in Mexico and have loved the beach and travel ever since. Russ has been a hairdresser for 46 years and I have an after school and summer art program here in San Clemente for the past 15 years. We love the Spanish Architecture and history in San Clemente as well as the ease of walks and hiking on the trail by the beach or in the surrounding hills.

Russell and Lisa Parks purchased this apartment in 2003

Why Russell and Lisa Parks chose Rancho San Clemente

Russell and I have lived in San Clemente for 21 years.. having raised our daughter Autumn here we became very involved in the community and fell in love with the little Spanish Village by the Sea... its rich history and charm have made us proud to live here. We have several rental properties and had one other we listed through VRBO with much success.

What makes this apartment unique

We are blessed to live at this location with our 3 pups... The view is breath taking .. we wake up to it and count our blessings.. the sunsets make you believe in magic... true magic.

We love walking down to the trail with our 'boys'... they love it to! Every Sunday we walk to the Farmers Market for our weekly fruit and vegetables. We also enjoy venturing down in the evening for dinner at Vine (our favorite) or a cheese platter and a glass of wine at The Cellar. Or a cold beer at Ole's. The festivals are a favorite of ours.. the Ocean Festival... the Chowder festival..sooooo many fun things to do and to see.. the Arts and Craft Fair the first Sunday... the art at the SC art gallery at the Community Center. We treasure this home and its location we hope you will too!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Lisa and Russ,

Thank you so much for letting us stay in this beautiful house. Our 10 year anniversary could not of been better! The pool table was so much fun and the views .. breathtaking! Thank you for the wine it was delicious. We definitely will be back we love San Clemente and now we have the perfect place to stay!


Carlos and Josie
Sep 2013
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Rancho San Clemente Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Not suitable for children
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1) Pillow top comfort! Please note that there is a futon in the living room to sleep 2 more.
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Comfortable retreat.... EPIC VIEWS.. Large and a GREAT value
average rating of 4.882353 based on 54 reviews
West Wyomissing, Pennsylvania

Hidden Treasure was wonderful! Very clean and had everything we needed! Lisa&Russ were perfect hosts

  • 5 of 5

Lisa & Russ were the perfect hosts and the Hidden Treasure was a wonderful place to stay! They left a welcome basket full of goodies which was so sweet! I felt very much at home there! Everything was very clean (and I'm kind of a clean freak) and decorated beautifully! The bed was really comfy...I loved the comforter! The view out the window was amazing! The walk into town was just down the hill and around the corner! The shops downtown are fun and quirky! We ate at LaRoccos pizzeria and it was so yummy!! Just another few blocks and you were at the San Clemente Pier! Beautiful waters and lots of surfers! Another day We had breakfast at the Fisherman! What a great view and delicious food! I will definitely be coming back to stay! Thanks so much Lisa for going above and beyond the "hostess with the mostest!!" I look forward to seeing you again soon!!

  • Submitted: May 5, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your appreciation ... You are a very special woman and it was out pleasure to host you! See you sooon.....
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Loved The Hidden Treasure

  • 5 of 5

We had a great weekend with a clean, comfortable house and warm hosts! We would definitely recommend The Hidden Treasure!

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Hospitality! Very Comfortable!

  • 5 of 5

Russ and Lisa spoiled us! They had the futon and an air bed waiting for us when we arrived. We found yummy snacks and drinks! The unit was very clean and comfortable. We spent very busy days at Disney and Universal and we were so thankful to have such a beautiful home to relax in after the parks. We spent one day in beautiful San Clemente enjoying the beach, the shops and the trolley! Everything was perfect and Lisa was super helpful with anything we needed. We would stay here again!

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dearest Diane.... It was our pleasure to host you and your wonderful family.. so glad it all worked out.. You are definelty one of the most ADVENTUROUS guests we have ever hosted... Thank you for your kind comments and for your expceptional care you took with our HIDDEN TREASURE .. Russell and I so appreciate people who care and "get it"... thats why we LOVE doing this.. We truly hope to host you again..'Blessings.. and best with the new acquisition and schooling... YOU ALL DESERVED a break.. Happy summer , Lisa and Russell
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Loved it !!!

  • 5 of 5

Property was beautiful. Views were amazing.

  • Submitted: May 20, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you.. it was our pleasure hosting you and yours.. Take care! Happy trails, Lisa and Russsell
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Overall great stay!

  • 5 of 5

- Great location. Close to everything.

- Great views and sunsets!

- Very fast Wi-Fi connection which was nice.

- Very comfortable furniture.

- Very good water pressure.

- Owners Lisa & Russell were great and very quick to respond to all e-mails/texts.

  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Todd for taking such great care of our HIDDEN TREASURE... we appreciate your pride as a guest... Take care and hope you get to go home soon! Lisa and Russell
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Simply amazing!!

  • 5 of 5

We were so comfortable and had a very pleasant stay! Thank you for your great hospitality! Hope you enjoyed the wine!

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you sweet Carrie.. SOOOOO glad you had fun in SoCal and you could come home to the HIDDEN TREASURE to recoup for your next adventure.... See you sooooon.. Thank you for the wine! Happy New Year! Lisa and Russell
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
John Wayne / Orange County Ca
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Red Fox, So of Nicks, Oles,
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
San Clemente Municipal Golf Course
Nearest Train
1 Miles
AmTrak San Clemente Pier
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
5 so
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Antiones, So of Nicks, Vine, The Cellar
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
San Clemente
Car: recommended

Disneyland 45 minutes, San Diego Zoo and Wildlife Animal Park, Sea World 45 minutes to 1 hour, San Juan Mission 10 min. Laguna Beach 20 minutes, Legoland 15 minutes,Newport Beach 30 minutes, Universal Studios and Hollywood 1 hour, Getty Museum 70 minutes Dana Point 5 minutes... GREAT whale watching and water sports. Catch the train by the San Clemente pier to San Diego or L.A. San Clemente boasts wonderful small town shops, restaurants and World class surfing! Farmers Market on Sundays on Del Mar Street (5 minutes) First Sunday of every month Arts and Crafts Fair fills Del Mar with creativity and LOADS of happy people. Ole Hanson Community Center (Del Mar and Seville) has many activities and festivals through out the year.. especially the summer. Also a wonderful art gallery featuring local artists! Pick up a pair of famous RAINBOW sandals. Visit the beautiful Casa Romantica and discover the history of San Clemente and Ole Hanson's (San Clemente's founder) dream for our quaint city.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75
Pet Fee $20
Damage Deposit $300

MUST BE 21 years old to rent
Monthly rental negotiable.
Rates are subject to change until security deposit has been received.

CANCELLATIONS (Please see rental application for special cancellation agreement. The entire rental application is incorporated and made part of this agreement)

o If you cancel more than 60 days before check in, your security deposit will be refunded minus 50%.

o If you cancel less than 60days before check in you will forfeit your security deposit.

o If you cancel less than 29 days prior to your first day of the rental your monies will only be refunded if the unit can be rerented and you wll receive the rerented monies back accordingly not to exceed the full refund minus your security deposit.

o The first day of the rental there will be NO refunds for ANY reason.

o No credit will be given for shortened stays due to late arrival or early departure.

o No cancellations due to weather.

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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