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Experience all of San Clemente!: Start here. Go everywhere.

Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment


About the property

The location is perfect to walk, stroll, meander & enjoy: All of San Clemente!

Owner-occupied duplex is quiet, private, and perfect for couples, friends, or families wanting to experience the best of San Clemente. Located in the desirable SW quadrant, Paseo Mateo is the perfect starting point for all San Clemente has to offer. Coffee is in the kitchen, but if you want to start your day at Starbucks, or any of San Clemente's great breakfast spots, they are just a short stroll away. Now that you’re awake: walk to the beach, play golf, run the trail, or hike the hills. Whatever you choose, make sure you work up an appetite, because you’ll be staying around the corner from San Clemente’s best restaurants, wine bars, gastro pubs, and micro breweries.

Your second story vacation home has an ocean view, 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. The master bedroom is furnished with a luxurious queen bed and has a walk-in closet to store your personal belongings. The second bedroom has a full bed, desk, walk-in closet, and direct access to the second bathroom. If you have more than four, the daybed in the living room is very comfortable. The living room features a 50” flat screen HDTV with a DVD player. A complete cable package and a strong Wi-Fi signal are included. The newly renovated kitchen is equipped with a gas stove, dishwasher, and a refrigerator with an ice-maker and water filter.

Amenities include: surf boards, boogie boards, beach towels, beach chairs, coolers. Make yourself at home, but get out and explore the wonderful beach town of San Clemente.

I hope you choose to stay, but more than that, I hope you choose to come back again, and again!

More Details

John Ridgeway
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 6, 2017

About John Ridgeway

I've been training to be your San Clemente host for over 40 years. Beaches, Restaurants, Golf Courses, and Running Trails; I've tried all of them for you and can certainly point you in the right direction based on your pigment, appetite, handicap, and endurance level.

John Ridgeway purchased this apartment in 2000

Why John Ridgeway chose San Clemente

Paseo Mateo is in a perfect location for all San Clemente has to offer. If you arrive by car, park it in the driveway and leave it there. All of the best restaurants and coffee houses are within a few blocks of your vacation home. Avenida Del Mar (San Clemente's thriving retail and restaurant hub) is only 2 blocks away and a short walk down the street will have you at the San Clemente Pier.

What makes this apartment unique

I purchased Paseo Mateo in 2000 and it has been a very special place to me ever since. The first tenant was a friend from San Clemente High School (1981) and he and his wife raised a lilttle boy who is now a student at San Clemente High School (2015). Another great tenant was a Marine, his wife, and eventually, their beautiful daughter. Our most recent tenant moved in when they returned from their honeymoon and a few years later moved out with adorable twin boys. These people and memories will always be a part of my life, and so will the baby girl that I carried up the stairs in 2002. 2015 will be the first year of listing the apartments as vacation rentals and I hope your memories become as precious as mine.


Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Orange County
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
San Clemente GC
Nearest Train
0.7 Miles
Pier Bowl
Nearest Motorway
0.25 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.7 Miles
Car: not necessary


Rancho San Clemente Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Village ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Each bathroom has a Tub/Shower, Toilet, Pedestal Sink, Thick and Thirsty Towels, and other Bathroom Essentials.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Bed (1), Full size Bed (1), Day Bed (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
If you have any special request, just ask.


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Experience all of San Clemente!: Start here. Go everywhere.
average rating of 4.857143 based on 7 reviews

Lovely apartment, well furnished, comfortable, great location, very friendly

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in the apartment, John was friendly and helpful throughout, it's furnishing very well and is ideally located for days on the beach at San Clemente, surfing at Doheny or San Onofre or for driving into Orange County/LA/San Diego etc...

Definitely recommend this place and we're already looking to come back next year.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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quiet charm

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay. The property was clean and were accurately described on Home Away. The beds were very comfortable and we enjoyed playing with John's dog. It was only a short walk down the hill to the beach, pier or to Casa Romatica Cultural Center.

  • Submitted: May 28, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location

  • 5 of 5

We loved this property! Just enough room for our family of 5, but the real bonus was the extra amenities. A full gym in the garage, with a rower (my husband was in heaven!), and all the necessities for a beach outing. Since we drove from out of state, we didn't bring our chairs with us. It was extra nice to be able to us the beach chairs, boogie board, and surfboards. Our kids loved the large selection of board games and movies to pick from. Owner has a super friendly Golden Retriever that my children wanted to take home with us. We ate at Biggies Burgers and More, just down the street to our delight. The owner surprised my kids with a free shake he needed "taste tested". John, the property owner, was super helpful and had great communication. Would definitely recommend staying here.

  • Submitted: May 18, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic Little House in Paradise!

  • 5 of 5

The best thing about the property is the owner, John. He had lots of insight on where to eat, where to go for a hike/run. He was very helpful and the house was fully stocked and immaculate. The furniture was high quality, and bedding and towels were great. We were only a short walk to the beach, and restaurants and retail were within easy walking distance. We chose San Clemente for our vacation because it is central to Orange county (Disneyland) and San Diego. We stayed 5 nights and had a wonderful time. Our favorite place to eat was Schwack Burger (John's suggestion) in Dana Point. The house has a large front room and two bedrooms which comfortably sleep 4. We put our 5th on the large couch in the entry. We would definitely recommend the property and John! Thanks for a wonderful week!

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Our family of 6 travelled from MT to SoCal. This was a good clean space for our family. This Property had plenty of amenities, including surfboards, coolers, beach towels and a pass to local state parks. Perfect for a whole day out! Centrally located and within walking distance to most things. Most importantly the beach. Also within a few miles from other beaches like Doheny(a family favorite of ours). John the property owner was very helpful and welcoming. Thank you for opening up your property to us.

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent visit!

  • 5 of 5

John was helpful in every way, including answering questions on the area or helpful restaurant tips. Walking distance to the beach and restaurants was a plus. The property was well maintained and our unit lacked for nothing. If you wish to enjoy the quaint town of San Clemente, California, John's property is an excellent choice.


Jeff Baker

(We visited from 3/20/16 to 3/26/16)

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 10.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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