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Relax And Enjoy The Beach Life

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 6 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
6 - 7 nights

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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Patricia Farquhar
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
August 7, 2016

About Patricia Farquhar

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 Patricia Farquhar chose Orange County

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

What makes this house unique

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.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(8 traveler reviews)

Relax And Enjoy The Beach Life
average rating of 4.75 based on 8 reviews

A neighborhood we had not stayed in before. Up and coming. Owners very nice and welcoming.

  • 4 of 5

Property a little rough, carpets not very clean, dishwasher and cabinets need some updating. Convenient for walking. Felt secure. Loved the little outdoor garden and proximity to beach.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Austin, TX


  • 5 of 5

When we took our trip to Southern California we were looking for a great location to stay and a property that was spacious and clean. We were pleasantly surprised when we came upon this home. The owners answered all of our questions in a timely manner and were very professional. Upon arrival we found the property to be clean and just as the pictures showed. There was a driveway to park our car safely and we were within walking distance to beaches, parks, restaurants, and a delicious wine bar we found on Del Mar street! We enjoyed our stay and hope to return again this next summer.

As a side note- this property is great for families with young kids and 55+ Because there are not any stairs to go up and down (rare in SC) and there is a step in shower along with a bath tub in the 2nd bathroom.

  • Submitted: May 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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walking distance to everything edible!

  • 4 of 5

San Clemente, a fabulous little town with the best food ever! All you need to rent this adorable home is state it is a hop, skip and a jump to Pedros tacos, and many other fine restaurants in town. I like to cook , and the kitchen is fabulous for those who eat in, but never on vacation so the location was perfect for our family. There are too many great restaurants to name.

The home is cozy but roomy, the patio is delightful in the afternoon, and there are fresh veggies growing in the garden! The new bathroom was a delight for all. Also this home is managed by the most generous, kind and accommodating woman I have ever met. Loved our stay!

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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West Jordan, UT

family time

  • 5 of 5

Awesome 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom home, very clean and had everything we needed and if it wasn't there the owner had it there within an hour. Responded quick to any questions we had and left great suggestions of places to eat. Walking distance to everything, beach was a little further than expected for our older parents but there was parking down at the beach which made it nice!! The only thing that could have made things easier would have been a microwave. Would definitely stay here again!!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Amy, we're glad you had a great time and hope you can return next summer! We just purchased a microwave too:)
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Rancho San Diego, CA

Great location, lovely home, off street parking, and a hot tub!

  • 5 of 5

This is a very nice 2 bedroom, 2 bath home in a great location. We were able to walk everywhere, the beach, the pier, shopping, restaurants. The house was clean and comfortable. The hot tub was a real plus! We also found the owner's to be very responsive and helpful. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay!

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Las Vegas, NV

Great house! Within walking distance to beach, shops, and restaurants

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time staying here! The house is located in a quiet neighborhood and within walking distance to everything you need. There was plenty of sleeping room to accommodate 4 adults and 4 children (ages 4 & 5 and 1 & 6months) . The house was well equipped with everything we needed and the kids had a great time playing in both the front and backyard. The outdoor shower is great after a day at the beach and the Jacuzzi is perfect for relaxing at the end of the day. If you're vacationing in San Clemente, this is a great house to stay at. The owners are so nice and made us feel very welcome in their home. We will definitely keep this house in mind for future vacations!

If you love Mexican food like we do, Pedros Tacos was really good and just a short walk from the house.

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
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Nearest Airport
27 Miles
John Wayne Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
Beachfire, El Ranchito, Goody's, Ole's, Duke's
Nearest Ferry
6 Miles
Dana Point
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
San Clemente Municipal, Talega, Shorecliffs
Nearest Train
0.6 Miles
SCP (San Clemente Pier) or North Beach station
Nearest Motorway
0.3 Miles
Pacific Coast Highway and I-5 Freeway
Nearest Restaurant
0.4 Miles
Pizza Port, The Vine, Nick's, Brick, Mimosa,
Nearest Ski
120 Miles
Big Bear
Nearest Beach
0.4 Miles
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:)


Rates & Availability

San Clemente House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter Holiday
Dec 18 - Jan 8
7 night minimum stay
4th of July Week
Jul 2 - Jul 9
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
6 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $250
Property Damage Protection $79
One Time Cleaning Fee $125
Tax Rate 10.0%

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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San Clemente House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1150 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , outdoor shower , Beautiful walk in shower with dark stone and rainmaker
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Bathroom located between the bedrooms.
  • 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!
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , California King
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , French doors open to 6 person jacuzzi
  • Both bedrooms are furnished with plenty of drawers and closet space!
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
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
Right in the heart of downtown. Short walk to the beach!

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