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Villa Palizada - 5 Minute Walk to Beach or Downtown - No Car Needed

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 2,600 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

4 BR/3.5 BA Home

San Clemente is the perfect location, midway between Los Angeles and San Diego. Rent our ideally located, beautiful beach home with 2,600 square feet of living space, peek-a-boo ocean view decks and 2 master suites to explore Southern California. Enjoy an easy 5 minute walk to the Pier, Linda Lane Beach or the volleyball courts and a 2 minute walk to the shops, restaurants and community center/library on Avenida Del Mar. Bring the family and friends to enjoy this 4 bedroom 3.5 bath home, that easily sleeps 8+ in comfort. Each bedroom is themed to the surrounding environment of San Clemente. Enjoy the Casa Romantica master suite with private ocean peek-a-boo deck, the Surfs Up room for the younger kids decorated in flip-flop decor, the Golf suite with separate street access and an attached kitchenette for the early risers in the crowd, and the Beach Blue room with sliding door access to the backyard. Two master suites (King beds) make it perfect to share with two families. There are 3 flat screen cable TVs; the main 50 inch plasma in the living room is internet accessible, and the two 32 inch TVs in each of the two master suites allow for private viewing. The house has a Cox wireless high speed internet.

You will never be bored, day or night. During the day stroll to the beach and enjoy the use of surfboards( 2 beginners and 2 advanced), boogie boards, skateboards and bikes. Pull the beach wagon loaded with umbrellas, ice chest, beach toys and towels on the short walk to the beach. At dinnertime BBQ on the view front deck or walk 2 minutes to any of 40 restaurants on quaint Ave. Del Mar. Dinner on Fisherman's wharf is our favorite. Afterwards visit some of the trendy boutique shops, wine bars or clubs on Del Mar.

Ours is a child friendly house with crib, high chair, double stroller, paypen, toys,play pools, games and craft closet plus a list of local babysitters! A great park with playground is around the corner on the way to Linda Lane Beach. Rinse the little ones in the outdoor shower in the yard and fill the play pools.

Ladies enjoy local Yoga / Pilates classes or visit Mingee's for a mani/pedi or try several great salons and spas on Del Mar. Make life easy, don't drive to the market, just pick up organic fresh fruit, veg, seafood, eggs, bread, jam and other goodies at the local farmer's market on Sunday morning.

Golfer's you are close to three public courses: ShoreCliffs, San Clemente or Talega or go further afield to Monarch, Pelican Hill or Aviara. Surfers can enjoy the world famous surf breaks at the Pier Bowl, Linda Lane Beach, North Beach, T-street, Trestles and San Onofre. With easy freeway access you can take children to enjoy Disneyland (40 min), Mission San Juan Capistrano (10 min) , Legoland (35 min) or San Diego Wild Animal Park and Zoo (50 min). Don't miss the world famous Laguna Beach Art festival and Pageant of the Masters. The Amtrack Surfrider stops at the pier (a 5 minute walk) and can take you on a day trip down the coast. Fireworks, Farmer's market, car show, art show, community events and great boutiques and restaurants makes San Clemente a charming vacation town.

Make Villa Palizada your home base for exploring Southern California this summer!

More Details

Steve Cortes
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 21, 2018

About Steve Cortes

The owners of Villa Palizada, Steve and Laurie Cortes, both grew up in Southern California, and have lived here their adult lives. We are both CPAs and involved in local businesses. When our boys were growing up we would often take them to San Clemente and the surrounding beaches to surf, one day dreaming that we might own a house in San Clemente. Although they are in college now they love to come and surf at the Pier Bowl and T-street. We know you will too!

Steve Cortes purchased this house in 2012

Why Steve Cortes chose San Clemente

After a 2 year long search starting in 2010 to find the perfect beach house we were delighted to discover Villa Palizada, a newer house with a 5 minute walk to the beach and a 2 minute walk to the shops and restaurants of Del Mar. The perfect house in the perfect location. Since we recently bought this house and completely furnished from scratch with the beach environment in mind, you will find each room is unique and meant to enhance the vacation feeling of our guests. Life is so easy at Villa Paliza, we walk or ride our bikes everywhere.

What makes this house unique

One of the unique benefits of Villa Palizada is the dual master suites each on a different level of the house (one with a separate kitchenette). This allows two families to share the house, or for parents or nanny to come along on a vacation with the family. The upstairs has a large great room with high ceilings which is a perfect place for guests to gather and socialize before sitting down for a meal in the adjoining dining room or at the 4 bar stools facing the kitchen.

We have tried to supply every amenity for our guests to including 4 surfboards, 4 boogie boards, 2 beach cruiser bikes, skate boards, a beach wagon ready to be taken to the beach stocked with a cooler, umbrella, frisbees, beach chairs volleyballs,and other beach toys, a set of golf clubs, and other sporting equipment. There is a craft closet and plenty of games and toys, as well as movie and book collections.

This house is quite new and was completely repainted just months ago, so every room looks fresh and clean. Each bedroom in Villa Palizada is decorated in a theme that reflects the surrounding San Clemente landmarks. There is the surf room for the kids decorated in a flip flp theme, the Casa Romantica master suite, the Blue room which evokes the feeling of the deep blue sea and the Green master suite which reflects the many golf courses in the surronding area. The ultimate benefit of this house is the location, you can walk to everything; 5 minutes to the beaches and children's park, 2 minutes to the restaurants, salons, shops and community center/ library. Put the little ones in the double stroller and you are on your way.


San Clemente House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3.5
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • King size beds (2) There are 2 master bedrooms with Eastern king beds in each., Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2) In kids room are 2 top of the line Sealy twin beds, Baby Cribs (1) rolling baby crib, can be moved to different bed rooms, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen blow up mattress and 3 extra futons for kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • limited accessibility ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Child friendly with play pen, crib, changing table, high chair and toys and games for small children. Garage is filled with 5 surfboards, 4 boogie boards, skate boards, bikes, beach wagon and ice chest, beach chairs and towels. BBQ and seating on upstairs deck. Craft closet and table in garage with lots of craft kits for kids.


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average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews

Great location. Great amenities. Till next time

  • 5 of 5

Great owner communication. Fit our needs perfectly. Thanks for everything

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful place for a family reunion

  • 5 of 5

Our family gathered for the first time in too long at this relaxed seaside town. Though the town is expansive, the neighborhood in which the house is situated makes it feel like a village-by-the-sea. There were lovely walks to the shopping area, to the beach, even to a candlelight Christmas Eve Service. The house has an open floor plan which allows for easy movement among conversational groups, with options for indoor or outdoor seating. The kitchen is well stocked with pans and utensils, with lots of plates and glasses from which to choose. There were puzzles, games and books to keep one busy when not out of doors riding bikes, skateboarding, surfing, beaching, shopping, touring Casa Romanitica, or playing Frisbee at the nearby park. The owners were very easy to work with and very responsive to questions. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and would definitely go back here again.

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Las Vegas, NV

Everything You Need

  • 5 of 5

Great, family-friendly house in the heart of San Clemente. Our multi-generational family enjoyed the ambience, proximity to beach, parks, and restaurants, for a mini-reunion with 5 small children. House was well kept and as described in listing. We appreciated how well stocked it was with anything you might need for a stay at the beach. Steve was responsive & easy to work with--made the whole experience stress-free. Would definitely recommend this property & hope to stay there again.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2014
  • Stayed: June 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Upstate NY

Great place for our large group!

  • 5 of 5

Thoroughly enjoyed our recent stay at the Villa Palizada! The place was nicely furnished and the pictures were an accurate reflection of the home and neighborhood. We really liked the area. We were able to walk to the beach, restaurants, and shops but it was also convenient to travel to other locations including Laguna beach, Las Angeles, and the wineries in Temecula ((great day trip!!!) The owners, were great to work with! They made the process hassle-free and went out of their way to make our stay pleasant . They even purchased an extra air mattress to accommodate our large party. The house was nice, clean, and it had all the comforts of home. We didn't have to purchase any of those extras that are often missing when you rent a house. It was great to find a variety of spices, condiments, boxed goods, plenty of dishes, glasswear, pots and pans. The availability of games, arts and crafts, beach chairs, and boogie boards was a great convenience. I really enjoyed our stay and hope to get back there again sometime! Thank you Steve and Laurie for sharing your beautiful home!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2013
  • Stayed: June 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Villa Pallizada

  • 5 of 5

We had a GREAT stay at this home a few weeks ago. It was perfectly located between the town and the beach so all of our teens could safely walk around and be entertained. The owners were very attentive and responsive from the get go (even before we arrived) to ensure we had everythig we needed. San Clemente is clean, safe and lovely. The town has a bevy of shops and restaurants that vary in price points. A wonderful Farmer's Market is also offered on Sunday mornings within easy walking distance of the home. I would highly recommned booking your next vacation here.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2013
  • Stayed: July 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect For A Low-Key Bachelorette Party

  • 5 of 5

If you're looking for something fun and relaxing for a bachelorette party, I recommend staying here! My close friend is getting married soon and she loves the beach so I was searching for the perfect place. So glad I found this lovely place in San Clemente. It was by far one the best experiences I've had with vacation homes.

The location of the house is perfect with no loud noises, no traffic and walking distance to the beach and other great places to eat. When we entered the house, we saw that the stairs were decorated with pretty wedding decorations and the best part was that there were bottles of wine, cheese, crackers, and other amazing refreshments for us to enjoy! We were all moved by how thoughtful Steve and Laurie were in making our stay all that more amazing. Our favorite room was the large spacious living room upstairs which was next to the kitchen. It was so cozy and perfect for our large group of women! We had such a great time!

Thanks again for everything and I highly recommend this place if you're looking for a relaxing getaway.

  • Submitted: Feb 7, 2013
  • Stayed: February 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Orange County - SNA (Santa Ana)
Nearest Barpub
0.05 Miles
Two wine bars on Del Mar , plus sports bars
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
San Clemente Municipal Golf Course
Nearest Train
25 Miles
Amtrak surfliner (walking distance)
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
interstate 5 Freeway
Nearest Restaurant
0.05 Miles
Cafe Mimosa (around the corner on Del Mar)
Nearest Ski
110 Miles
Big Bear
Nearest Beach
0.01 Miles
Steps away

This beach close house is right around the corner from the Cultural center and Library, where daily activities are abundant. One block away is the landmark Casa Romantica which hosts many events, and down the street is the Cabrillo Playhouse where summer plays are presented.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

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

Cleaning Fee is $200.

Check, money order in advance

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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