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Cute cottage 2 minutes from the Sand and a short walk to Town and to the Pier

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

Cottage, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Effective, June 1, the City no longer allows weekly rentals.

Sea breezes waft over you as you relax with a drink on front and back decks in our friendly neighborhood, 9 houses from the beach, known for excellent surfing and boogie boarding. Stroll on the beachfront path to the San Clemente pier and a short walk to Del Mar and restaurants.

SC Permit # 314716


Parking for 2 cars in the driveway.

2 fireplaces--there is a wood burning fireplace in the family room and a gas fireplace in the living room.

The large, light-filled family room has a flat screen TV and DVD player. There are many DVDs to enjoy.

Two bicycles.

Enjoy a drink in the backyard while barbequing on the gas grill. The home has new furnishings, and 3 bedrooms, 2 with new queen beds, one with 2 pull out single beds.

The kitchen is fully equipped.

Outdoor shower (cold only).

Ceiling fans in bedrooms.

Complimentary WIFI.

Complimentary cable TV.

Complimentary onsite laundry.

Complimentary beach gear.

San Clemente has something for everyone - shopping, dining and of course, surfing and swimming. It is also a perfect place to relax and read a book.

Our home is located on a quiet, family friendly street so parties are not allowed. We ask that you please be considerate of our neighbors and keep the noise down after 10 pm. Smoking is not allowed both inside and outside the house. All cars must be parked in the driveway. Please load the dishwasher before you leave and turn it on.

Keywords: 1700 sq ft, family-friendly, well-furnished bungalow, ample parking, quiet neighborhood

More Details

barbara a zimmermann
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 11, 2018

About barbara a zimmermann

My husband works for the Nature Conservancy in the Mojave Desert. I have recently retired after working for a natural resource company in Long Beach for many years. We love remodeling and decorating houses and dote on our dogs, all of whom are rescues.

barbara a zimmermann purchased this cottage in 2011

Why barbara a zimmermann chose San Clemente

We both grew up on the east coast, spending summers on the New Jersey Atlantic coast. (Bill's family ran a candy store on the boardwalk in Ocean City, New Jersey). We both love the beach. San Clemente most replicates the small, close-knit, laid back experience of the east coast beach communities that we knew.

What makes this cottage unique

We purchased our home because of its close proximity to the beach and to downtown. We also loved the family friendly and quiet neighborhood. The house is comfortable and was recently renovated with all the modern conveniences. And, there is always a lovely breeze in the backyard.


San Clemente Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • The bathrooms have been updated. One of the bathrooms has a tub.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • There are three bedrooms - two with queen beds. The third bedroon has 2 twin beds.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
We have everything that you need for your stay including beach towels, boogie boards, beach chairs and a beach umbrella. There are two bicycles for your use as well.


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Cute cottage 2 minutes from the Sand and a short walk to Town and to the Pier
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews

We really enjoyed our stay. Everything was perfect. Thank you!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay. The cottage was comfortable and was conviently located to the beach and town. It was beautifully decorated too😊

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the nice review, Marilyn! You are welcome back anytime. Best, Barbara
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Quiet, comfortable , spacious and charming.

  • 5 of 5

This charming large single story spacious beach cottage is well situated on a quiet street in San Clemente. Its an easy walk to the beach about 10 mins away

The family room with fire place opens onto a deck with lots of seating and a small lush rose covered garden.

This is a most comfortable open plan home with timber floors and bright fresh furnishings . There is a formal living with fireplace and library as well as a open kitchen to the family room. The three bedrooms are bright and spacious and the house was pristine clean. I would happily return to stay again.

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay! You were a wonderful guest and we would love to have you stay with us again! Best, Barbara
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Great place, great owners

  • 5 of 5

My family had such a wonderful time staying at this rental. It is beautifully maintained and the owners are easily accessible. We walked to the beach every day and enjoyed the nearby shopping. We really loved staying here and were so impressed by the professionalism and friendliness of the owners. Thank you so much for providing your beautiful home!

  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the nice review. We are so happy when our guests enjoy our home and SC as much as we do. We hope that you will come back again soon! Best, Barbara and Bill
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Wonderful San Clemente Beach Home

  • 5 of 5

Our family of four stayed in this home over Christmas and throughly enjoyed the comfortable, well-appointed home. The photos don't do justice to the spacious family room and kitchen area. The back patio was a beautiful place to relax. The beach is a short walk down the road, great for morning walks! We will definitely try to return on a future visit.

  • Submitted: Jan 23, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the nice review. We hope that you and your family come back soon! Barbara and Bill
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Home Away From Home!

  • 5 of 5

Our family has made Southern California our summer vacation destination for the past 3 years. This rental was by far our favorite! We stayed for 2 weeks and felt right at home. We loved all the space it provided for our family of 5, and the driveway and garage were a huge bonus.The house is located a short walking distance from the beach, restaurants, and shops. You really only need a car if you're planning on exploring outside the area; San Clemente is conveniently located between LA and San Diego and only a short drive to Anaheim. Spending time at the beach is our favorite part of vacation, and the owners had everything we needed - chairs, an umbrella, boogie boards, and sand toys. In addition, Barbara was wonderful to work with! We will definitely stay again.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the nice review! You were a wonderful guest. You treated our home like it was your own and we really appreciate it! We hope to see you next year. All the best, Barbara
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Justin, Tx


  • 5 of 5

Since coming to San Clemente this is the 4th house we've stayed in and is now our favorite!! Spacious and excellent remodel, decorator has great eye for design and style. Immaculate inside and out. This house has such personality, quaint, yet modern decor. We're coming back in July and so sad this house is not available. After staying here, it's been hard to look at other houses that are available. We'll definitely stay here every time we come if it's available.

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2014
  • Stayed: April 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Clemente Pier
San Clemente Municipal Golf Course
Shorecliffs Golf Club
Talega Golf Club
Pines Park
Trestles Beach
Dana Point Harbor
Dana Cove Park
Ocean Institute
Harbor Point Park
Mission San Juan Capistran
Sea Canyon Park
El Niguel Country Club
Arroyo Trabuco Golf Club?
Thousand Steps Beach
The Shops at Mission Viejo
Aliso and Wood Canyons Wilderness Park
Mission Viejo Country Club
Soka University of America
Laguna Art Museum
Heisler Park
Tijeras Creek Golf Club
Laguna College of Art and Design
Divers Cove
Pacific Marine Mammal Center
Crescent Bay Point Park
MemorialCare Saddleback Medical Center
Laguna Hills Mall
Lake Forest Golf and Practice Center
Laguna Woods Golf Club
Crystal Cove State Park
Mastro's Ocean Club
Fine Dining Restaurant
Car: not necessary

Disneyland, Legoland, Hollywood, LA and San Diego museums and attractions, prime surfing and boogie boarding locations nearby (Trestles, e.g.), Mexico, great hiking and mountain biking nearby as well


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Damage Deposit $250

The rate for holidays is $2000 per week.
Monthly rates are negotiable. Smoking is not allowed anywhere on the property. Parties are not allowed. RVs may not be parked in our driveway. Please treat our home as you would want your home to be treated.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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