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Relax and Enjoy the Beach Life

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Last updated: 02/17/2017
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  • Minimum stay:6-7 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

2 Bed, 2 Bath, Sleeps 6, Jacuzzi, Hammocks, Fireplace, Surf

Casa Tres Palmas feels like home.
1.5 blocks to the beach
5 minute walk to downtown and San Clemente's best restaurants
Come enjoy the San Clemente beach life!

The front door opens to a spacious living room with fireplace and flat screen TV. Next are the dining room and kitchen, where 6 people can sit comfortably over a nice home cooked meal. The rear bathroom has a beautiful wall length walk in shower and there is another full bath between the two bedrooms.

French doors lead from both the dining area and the master bedroom to the rear patio. The patio has a propane barbecue, hot outdoor shower for after the beach, and a 6 person jacuzzi that is warm 24/7.

If you need to do laundry during your stay there is a brand new washer and dryer. There's also Wi-Fi, Nintendo Wii, and Apple TV, along with a bunch of board games and a few books to borrow while visiting. We have two 8' foam surfboards for those looking to learn or for those who forgot theirs!

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Member since: 2013

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 02/17/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 1150 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Small dogs under 20lbs considered...moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Private Chef


Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    California King...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 double

    French doors open to 6 person jacuzzi...moreless

  • Both bedrooms are furnished with plenty of drawers and closet space!

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower, outdoor shower

    Beautiful walk in shower with dark stone and rainmaker...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Bathroom located between the bedrooms....moreless

  • Rear bathroom has beautiful calibrated blue slate tile with upgraded brushed nickel fixtures and wall-to-wall glass. A great way to start and/or finish the day!...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Right in the heart of downtown. Short walk to the beach!


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Games
  • Video Library


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Boating
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    Very short walk to downtown restaurants and shopping. ...moreless

  • Village:

    Home is located in the San Clemente downtown village...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    Wood burning...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:


  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    one space in driveway. Plenty of street parking also....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker:

    Espresso machine and french press...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Nice open kitchen...moreless

  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator:

    Brand new stainless LG with icemaker and cold water dispenser...moreless

  • Stove


  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf:

    3 courses within a 5 minute drive. Talega GC, San Clemente Municipal, and Shorecliffs...moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    Covering hot tub...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill:

    Propane barbecue...moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    two 8' foam longboard surfboards for those looking to learn and not pay for rentals....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub:

    Private 6 person spa that is always warm!...moreless



Write a review 4.8
from 8 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
4th of July Week
Jul 2 - Jul 9
7 night min stay

Winter Holiday
Dec 18 - Jan 8
7 night min stay

My Standard Rate
6 night min stay
$275 $285
Fri, Sat, Sun
$1,750 $6,750
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Pet Fee $250
  • Property Damage Protection $79
  • One Time Cleaning Fee $125
  • Tax Rate 10%


No taxes on stays over 29 days

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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Last updated: 02/17/2017
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27 Miles
Nearest Airport
John Wayne Airport
0.3 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Beachfire, El Ranchito, Goody's, Ole's, Duke's
6 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Dana Point
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
San Clemente Municipal, Talega, Shorecliffs
0.6 Miles
Nearest Train
SCP (San Clemente Pier) or North Beach station
0.3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Pacific Coast Highway and I-5 Freeway
0.4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Pizza Port, The Vine, Nick's, Brick, Mimosa,
120 Miles
Nearest Ski
Big Bear
0.4 Miles
Nearest Beach
Linda Lane Beach Park, Mariposa point, 204's

Car: Recommended

Casa Tres Palmas is conveniently located 1 hour from Los Angeles and San Diego, and less than 25 minutes from John Wayne Airport. There are so many things to do within a short drive, but we also recommend you spend as much time as possible enjoying the tranquil lifestyle you'll find living near the beach in San Clemente in your home away from home.

As you drive north along Pacific Coast Highway you follow the coast for about 10 minutes to Dana Point Harbor. Here you can rent kayaks, sailboats, paddleboards, join a fishing trip, or even take the ferry to Catalina Island for the day.

Another 10 minutes and you're in downtown Laguna Beach, where you can find excellent restaurants, shopping, art galleries, beaches and the Pageant of the Masters and Sawdust Festival in the summertime. Another 15 minutes north and you're in Newport Beach, home of 'The OC' complete with an active nightlife and just about all the high end shopping you could ask for.

LA is another 30 minutes north taking the 405 FWY. Classic sights include Venice Beach, Hollywood, China Town. You can catch a Hockey game, there are two basketball teams including the Laker's, Dodger Stadium if you love baseball, and plenty of action sports events.

If you take the I-5 FWY for 10 minutes you pass the historic downtown area of San Juan Capistrano. There is a beautiful Mission that was founded in 1776, a definite must see for those interested in California history. There is also a large train station nearby. You can also find excellent hiking if you drive into the Ortega Mountains about 20-30 minutes east of San Juan Capistrano. Make sure to get a wilderness adventure pass from the local merchants to use the designated parking areas, and make sure you have a map!

Another 10 minutes north and you'll find the Irvine Spectrum which is a huge shopping center with top of the line retail stores and many familiar restaurant names such as Yardhouse, Cheesecake Factory, and Javier's. There is an IMAX and 20+ theaters.

Disneyland and California Adventure are only about 35-40 minutes away from the house! These are a must for every family, an unforgettable experience. There is also Knott's Berry Farm nearby which is a Western theme park. We also have our local Orange County teams, the Anaheim Ducks hockey team and the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim baseball squad.

For the surfers: World famous Trestles Beach is just a short drive to the south side of town. If you decide to take the beach path you'll start at Linda Lane Beach and head south. You'll pass the following beaches in order: San Clemente Pier, T-Street, Lost Winds, Riviera, State Park (Calafia Beach), Cotton's Point, Upper Trestles, and the world class Lower Trestles where the tour stops every Summer.

For the longboard and paddleboard enthusiasts: San Onofre is the southernmost fwy exit in town. You'll find it very easy to spend all day hanging out down at 'San-O's', which is undoubtedly a landmark of surf history. Make sure you get down there early in the summertime, as people line up starting at dawn to get the best parking and a few waves before the crowds arrive.

Casa Tres Palmas is a two block walk from the water, and about four blocks to Del Mar Avenue which is our 'Main Street'. We try to never miss a sunset down walking the beach trail and always try to catch the Farmer's and craft market on Del Mar Ave. every Sunday morning. Happy hour at the Fisherman's restaurant on the pier Mon-Fri is also a local favorite.

There is also plenty of fun to be had to our south. There is a harbor in Oceanside about 20 minutes down the I-5 where fishing trips can be arranged. Del Mar Racetrack is another 15 minutes south and opens some time in July and finishes in September. There are usually free concerts held every Friday and Saturday which are always super fun.

San Diego is about one hour by car or train from the house, and is a very fun city. Daytime activities for the family include the San Diego Zoo, SeaWorld, San Diego Wild Animal Park, and LegoLand for the younger ones. If in season you can catch a San Diego Charger football game or watch the Padres play baseball.

Above all we hope you enjoy yourself. Save as many days to do 'nothing,' because it feels really good doing nothing by the beach in San Clemente:)


Owner info

About the owner: I've been fortunate enough to grow up in San Clemente and go to college at Concordia in Irvine, so I've never really had to leave town. Around twelve years ago I met my wonderful wife, who moved here while in high school. Thankfully, like me, she never plans to move away! We love to travel, ideally to remote tropical locales with good waves. Because we travel so often it only makes sense to give others the opportunity to enjoy our beach house while we're gone.

Why the Owner Chose San Clemente, CA, USA:
We chose this home because it was perfect for us. It is the quintessential San Clemente Beach Cottage which we upgraded to our tastes. I grew up in the neighborhood and must say it is really a great neighborhood

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Location Location Location...Everything you need is within walking distance. It's downtown and by the beach. The street is family oriented and definitely on the quiet side.

Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 02/17/2017

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  • Sunset Pier View

    Sunset Pier View

  • Looking back from end of pier

    Looking back from end of pier

  • Ole Hanson Beach Club is a short walk away

    Ole Hanson Beach Club is a short walk away

  • Coastline view

    Coastline view

  • Low tide at sunset

    Low tide at sunset

  • View from the water on a typical San Clemente morning

    View from the water on a typical San Clemente morning

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This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Monday, April 24, 2017

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