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North Beach Beauty

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,500 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

2 bedroom, 2 bathroom with ocean views

Totally upgraded with tile floors throughout, a brand-new entertainers kitchen. High open-beam ceilings, great game room with pool table. Nice deck front and back for lounging, and barbequing. Plush over sized master suite with another bedroom down the hall. Spacious master bath with stand-up shower, and second bathroom with shower/tub combo. Huge family room loft and living room with fireplace. Ocean views from the deck and the loft. This unit is rented fully furnished.

This home is seconds away from a stairway down to the beach, making it irresistible to walk down to the sand every day. Walk a few minutes north on the San Clemente Pedestrian Beach trail and you will arrive at the spacious sandy stretch of San Clemente’s North Beach. San Clemente’s North Beach features a small playground equipped with swings, a slide, restrooms, fire pits, and picnic tables. Perfect for a day at the beach with the little ones. This popular beach is also surrounded by lots of great local restaurants and cafes like Kaylani Coffee, Ellie’s Table, Ichibiri, and much more. If instead you choose to proceed south on the pedestrian beach trail you will reach the San Clemente pier. You will find a lot more restaurants, local shops, stunning ocean views, and beautiful blue waves down at the pier. You can even dine over the water at the famous Fisherman’s restaurant.

The historic Casino San Clemente is less than half a mile away, so if you’re attending a wedding at the Casino, the Ole Hanson Beach Club, or at The Casa Romantica Cultural Center and Gardens, this San Clemente vacation rental is the right place for you. The new oceanfront San Clemente outlets are just one mile away, so if you love luxury shopping go ahead, treat yourself.

Looking for even more adventure? From this location you can easily explore lots of other Southern California destinations and attractions. Drive 10 minutes north to the Dana Point Harbor to take a whale watching cruise. 25 minutes north will take you to the gorgeous coastline, incredible tide pools, and rugged hiking at Crystal Cove and Laguna Beach. Fashion Island, the Balboa Fun Zone, Balboa Island, and other adventures await in Newport Beach, just 30 minutes away. Disneyland is a 45-minute drive, while the San Diego Zoo and other San Diego attractions are about an hour away. If you don’t feel like driving take the train. The metro link station is conveniently located just a half mile away.

We know you’ll have a great time visiting San Clemente, so give us a call to start planning today!

More Details

Property Manager
Gina Russo & Brent & Dru Hall
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 20, 2018

About Gina Russo & Brent & Dru Hall

This house was built in 1954 as a 2 bedroom, 1 bath summer residence. In the 1970’s, our uncle purchased it for his parents, our grandparents, who had often vacationed at the beach, and loved the sea breezes and quiet lifestyle of San Clemente.

After they moved in our uncle and his brother, our Papa, got busy with some remodeling. They added the master bath, dining room (now the game room), and loft. And a covered patio was enclosed creating a laundry area and nook.

Before our grandparents passed, our Papa moved in to help care for them and the house. After their passing, our father lived here, welcoming family and friends, creating delicious meals, and sharing his love for great music.

When our Papa passed he left this house for us, his children. He wanted us to keep it in the family and continue the tradition of gathering, enjoying good food, music and each other.

We’ve upgraded some things, but kept the original charm of this beach home. The kitchen was original, and needed major updating, so that’s where we started. What we have now is all new, including the kitchen door for easy access to the herb garden and fruit trees. Dining space was another issue. Whenever we visited as children, the nook was the place where we gathered for meals. Everyone would just squeeze in on the window benches to make room for one more, so it made sense to make that our dedicated dining area, and eliminate the formal dining room. We toyed with ideas for the now empty dining room space and decided we needed something for entertainment when the beach wasn’t beckoning and the pool table kind of fell into our lap. The fun part was choosing cabinets, paint, flooring,

… And putting it all together!

We hope you’ll sign the guest register and let us know what you think, and return to see our progress as new projects unfold.

Gina Russo & Brent & Dru Hall purchased this house in 1978

What makes this house unique

A chance to stay in a fully upgraded single family residence where one can be just moments from the surf.


San Clemente House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Large stand-up shower, double sinks, 2 large closets
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 sleep sofa /futon , Loft with large sectional, sleeps 2, or 2 thick floor mats
  • Books
  • Games
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Beach chairs, umbrella, Boogie boards, Frisbee, beach toys available upon request.


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North Beach Beauty
average rating of 4.9 based on 20 reviews

Perfect place

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay here. It was spacious clean and had a great location! We will be back!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to review your stay and for the positive comments about the location and cleanliness! We look forward to your return visit. Gina, Dru & Brent
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Purely Amazing

  • 5 of 5

Such and amazing experience at this house! The owners and landlord were great at keeping in touch and very nice. The house, location and scenery were beautiful! Nothing wrong in my opinion!

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect Southern California vacation spot

  • 5 of 5

Our family of five had a wonderful 5 night stay over the holidays. The house is amazing. So much space. The master is very large with a comfortable king sized bed and en-suite with dual vanity and walk-in shower. The 2nd bedroom has a nice queen bed. Our teenage girls stayed in the loft and loved having their own space. The kitchen was perfect, although we only had breakfasts there since we were out exploring a lot. Completely updated with high end finishes and appliances. All of the dishes, pots, and pans you would need were available. The house also had a washer and dryer, but we didn’t have the chance to use them. The outdoor area was also great with a patio table and chairs and nice garden. The off street parking in the driveway was really convenient. We also played some pool and enjoyed some board games that were available at the property.

San Clemente is an ideal location. Lots to do if you want to just hang out in town. Great walking path along the beach that is accessible down stairs at the end of the street (one house away). A nice walk down the path takes you to the pier and a nice big beach. Lots of restaurants and shops in town too.

If you want to explore SoCal like we did, San Diego and L.A. are both about an hour or so drive from the house. We enjoyed the San Diego zoo Safari Park, Old Town San Diego, the mission at San Juan Capistrano, Laguna Beach, and had a good tour of Santa Monica, Beverly Hills, and Hollywood. We also went to Pasadena and saw the Rose Bowl stadium. Highly recommend flying into John Wayne Airport in Orange County. Easy in and out and only about a 30 minutes drive to the house.

This house was great for our brief vacation stay, but would also be fantastic for an extended stay to “live” the beach life for a while. I highly recommend the El Portal dream house!!

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Boulder, CO

Great location

  • 4 of 5

Our family spent Thanksgiving here and enjoyed the home, the location, and the town of San Clemente. The kitchen is well stocked with utensils, but only spices and some cooking oils are in the cupboards. All other homes I've rented have had frozen foods/staples such as flour, sugar, coffee, condiments etc. left behind by previous renters. The master bedroom is large, but I found the bed to be too hard for my liking. There is no door on the large bathroom area so if you want privacy, you need to lock the bedroom door and not be shy around your roommate. The pool table is a bonus and the upstairs loft/tv room is roomy and comfortable. The owners provided boogie boards, beach chairs, umbrellas and a frisbee which was nice.

  • Submitted: Dec 7, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location, amenities, value!!!

  • 5 of 5

We loved everything about the house and will definitely be back. Pics don't show how well it's been updated and how comfortably it would sleep four to six people. I want to copy the kitchen design!! Thanks for great service and a lovely stay.

Jennifer and Shea from Tulsa, OK

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jennifer and Shea, Our kitchen cupboards are IKEA, along with the refrigerator and oven. The cooktop, dishwasher and microwave we found elsewhere. We are updating photos to show the changes you mentioned. So glad you enjoyed your stay, and thank you for the great review. We look forward to having you again! The Russo Sisters
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Walking distance to the beach and pier

  • 5 of 5

Very Spacious and Clean. Has everything you need and more. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
28 Miles
John Wayne Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
The Cellar
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Catalina Express
Nearest Golf
2.8 Miles
San Clemente Municipal Golf Course
Nearest Train
0.5 Miles
San Clemente Metro Link Station
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Interstate 5
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nicks San Clemente
Nearest Beach
North Beach

This home is located just North of the main area of town. Only two minutes to the stairs down to the beach trail that takes you to the famous San Clemente Pier. The trail is a total of 3.5 miles and provides a lovely walk along the white sandy beach. Dogs can be walked on a leash on this trail all year long. At the most south end is State Beach and Park and the North end is Pico State Beach and train station. San Clemente is full of numerous shops and high rated restaurants that you can either walk to or take a short drive. Temperatures remain mild in the summer and rarely goes over 85 degrees. Our winters provide a warm and inviting climate for our many travelers coming from winter climates. Whether you enjoy sitting on the beach with a good book, surfing the world class waves at Trestles Beach or just relaxing in the beautiful surroundings of this home, you won't be disappointed. Come and enjoy all San Clemente has to offer.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $225
Refundable Damage Deposit $500

Damage protection fee for 29 nights or more is $1,000.
An application will be emailed to each tenant. Fax or email completed application(s) along with copies of drivers license(s) for any tenant 18 years or older.

Manager'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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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