About the property
- Apartment1450 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 - 4 nights
Apartment, 2 Bedroom, 1 3/4 Bath, (Sleeps 6)
Situated on the top floor of a multi unit building .. with epic views from both decks and almost every room of the apartment of Catalina Island, San Clemente Island, Dana Point Harbor, seal rock.. crazy amazing sunsets and views of our little 'Spanish Village' by the sea! This 2 bedroom 1 3/4 bath home away from home is equipped with everything a discerning traveler would need!
A short walk to downtown ... main street San Clemente ( Del Mar) where you can find great shopping, super restaurants, beach goodies and lotsa surf shops.. candy stores, bakeries, wine bars, ice cream, yogurt and sooo much more. Each Sunday local farmers come to sell their bounty and the first Sunday of each month the street fills with artisans displaying and selling their crafts. Festivals and fairs are sprinkled through out the year either at the pier or on Del Mar.
Please come to visit our ARTISTS PENTHOUSE in San Clemente...
Russell and Lisa Parks
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- Calendar last updated:
- Mar 30, 2018
About Russell and Lisa Parks
We met 30 years ago at a Club Med in Mexico and have loved the beach and travel ever since. Russ has been a hairdresser for 50 years and I have an after school and summer art program here in San Clemente for the past 19 years. We love the Spanish Architecture and history in San Clemente as well as the ease of walks and hiking on the trail by the beach or in the surrounding hills. We purchased 204 La Esperanza as a long term investment and rental property. We fell in love with the location and configuration of the building. The VIEWS ... then the close proximity to downtown. When the real estate market took a turn we were fortunate enough to move into this unit... we have lived here almost 5 years.... it has been a joy. Now we have decided we will move downstairs into the larger unit so Russell can have his pool table and I can have a studio... and this sweet home filled with sooo much TLC and goodness will be shared with our guests!!!! We hope to meet you!
Russell and Lisa Parks purchased this Apartment in 2004
Why Russell and Lisa Parks chose Rancho San Clemente
We purchased 204 La Esperanza as a long term investment and rental property. We fell in love with the location and configuration of the building. The VIEWS ... then the close proximity to downtown. When the real estate market turned we were fortunate enough to move into this unit... we have lived here almost 5 years.... it has been a joy. Now we have decided we will move downstairs into the larger unit so Russell can have his pool table and I can have a studio... and this sweet home filled with sooo much TLC and goodness will be shared with our guests!!!! We hope to meet you!
What makes this Apartment unique
As I have mentioned again and again..... the views are amazing... the indoor outdoor living is what Cali is all about and the ARTISTS PENTHOUSE celebrates it!!!! Unique designs and fun colors through out. Beautiful watercolors feature local venues in San Clemente, Balboa, Catalina and Newport. All the artwork has been chosen for its special memories they hold for Russell and I. Larger parties can also rent the HIDDEN Treasure VRBO #363053 that is located in the same building.. GREAT for family reunions, holidays, weddings.... a great way to have your whole family and friends here and still be able to 'get away'..... Ask Russell for details... 949 290 5726.
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
We stayed over Thanksgiving with four "adult" children, and the penthouse was easily large enough to accommodate all of us. The double sink in the public bath made sharing the space easier. Beyond that, the views are simply spectacular. The private balcony off the master gave us a chance to lounge without company, and the large deck overlooking the town and ocean was perfect for playing Scrabble, eating dinner, and sharing a bottle of wine. Lisa and Russ met us upon arrival, and immediately responded to our questions about grocery stores, shopping, and beaches. We used the beach towels, umbrella, boogie boards, and cooler - and found the local beach to be our favorite. The kitchen was well stocked, making meals here a breeze. We have never booked the same property twice for travel, but this might be the exception!
Thank you Deedee...
So glad your Thanksgiving was a great one... you certainly had GORGEOUS weather!!! And a couple of EPIC sunsets!!!
Russell and I would love to host you again! ( it would be an honor!
Stop reading this review and book the Artist's Penthouse NOW! This was a last minute trip, so my husband and I thought we'd just book a hotel for ease. I can't tell you how thankful we are that we re-thought that plan. For less than the price of a nice hotel room, we had a large, well-appointed home with a killer deck and too many amenities to name. Russ and Lisa even include the use of the washer and dryer. If you're looking for luxury on a limited budget, you've found it. These folks are insanely accommodating, and just plain awesome. Aside from all the unexpected things like a beautiful gift basket, there were also super helpful small touches like a folder full of local menus and cozy blankets for sitting by the fountain outside. If I could've found a way to haul the ridiculously comfortable living room sofa back to Texas, I definitely would've tried to buy it from them! Get this place now before someone else does. You won't be disappointed.
Peaceful, uplifting, energizing retreat
I am so glad we found Russ and Lisa's property! The Artist's Penthouse is just what we needed, and it was perfect inside and out.
You walk up the stairs, open the barn style door, enter the balcony and face a breathtaking, panoramic view of the ocean -- this is the go to place of the day. We had coffee, wine and conversation in this remarkable and well appointed outdoor space. We watched the sun rise and set, gazed at the starry night and cuddled up in the blankets to stave off the late summer chill.
The inside space is tastefully artsy and warm; it felt like home. Wonderful music filled the air when we arrived, luring us inside ... where we found a welcome basket filled with goodies and a bottle of wine waiting for us! In our 10 years of being VRBO renters, this was a first! The kitchen was clean, and full of everything you need, including coffee to get the morning started. The sofa in the living space is great -- I think we sat 10 people around it comfortably. Bathrooms were spotless, loads of extra linens and towels, comfy beds and windows galore that allowed for more ocean views from inside. For beach goers, there are beach chairs, games and a boogie board.
To top everything off, Russ and Lisa are onsite, and getting to know them is delightful. If we lived closer, I would pursue a great lifetime friendship with these two!
If you're thinking about renting this VRBO, don't hesitate, snag it now. The Artist's Penthouse is a GEM.
What a wonderful review... this actually made Russell and I get a little choked up !! How serendipidious that it all worked out that way... I do believe in the power of attraction and that we were meant to meet... Hopefully we will see each other again.. Blessings and many thanks ... it means the world to us that you were comfortable and happy!
Lisa and Russell
Fabulous property, fabulous owners and a magical view !
My husband and I just returned from our amazing stay at Lisa and Russell's exceptional condo that we loved! It's better than in the pictures, and from the minute you open the door, a calmness takes over and it feels better than even being at home! The view is magical, the deck is so perfect for an afternoon or evening glass of wine, and the inside is equipped with everything you'll ever need for your vacation stay or extended stay. We use VRBO everywhere we travel and this is definitely one of the top and favorite one of ours. The only thing that can top how perfect the accommodations are, are the owners Lisa and Russell, who are very generous, and I felt like we've known them forever. Thank you both (and thank you to your daughter as well). We were blessed to find not only your place, but you. Thank you again for the lovely bottle of wine and birthday card that you so kindly left for me. That was very very special! We will definitely see you both again!
How special... thank you Tamara and Andrew for being such GOOD peeps... YOU are the reason Russell and I love this biz!!! Kind, generous and fun... we hope to have you back!!! And yes next visit to AZ we will look you up!
Lisa and Russell
The Artists Penthouse is the perfect spot to relax and take in beautiful views of the Pacific ocean and sunsets! The accommodations were ideal for us and our 2 teenagers. Everything you need is there. The indoor/outdoor living was the best! The BBQ unit worked perfectly too. Loved the "stay-cation" long weekend there! Close to town with lots to do. Lisa and Russell are the best hosts! Highly recommend Artists Penthouse!
It was a pleasure to host you and yours!! So glad you had fun!! Thank you for the kind words and for taking such good care of the Artists Penthouse.. RUSSELL and look forward to hosting you again!! And Boston!!!
The accommodation is very nice and the owners couldn't have more helpful and welcoming.
If you are bothered by traffic noise, you may have trouble, but that would be my only criticism.
Thanks ... hope to see you again at any one of out ther rentals as well...
Our 'Artists Penthouse' is located on a tiered hillside that offers epic views. Within walking distance are a variety of shopping options to please all tastes... Home decor, beach themed knick knacks, trendy clothing, surfing gear, candy stores, bakeries, restaurants, wine bars, cheese shops, If you are a surfer or a beach goer this is the place to be.... WORLD FAMOUS: Trestles, Old Mans, Churches, San Clemente Peir, 204 and soooo many more. Casa Romantica ( the founder of San Clemente: Ole Hanson's home) historical building provides a look into the beginnings of San Clemente and the beauty of its 'Little Spanish Town by the Sea' architecture. Street Fairs and events fill the year from The Ocean Festival to The Fiesta. The first Sunday of each month on Del Mar ( the main street) artisans display their arts and crafts.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
MUST BE 21 YEARS OLD TO BOOK Monthly rental negotiable. Rates are subject to change until security deposit has been received. Larger parties can also rent the HIDDEN Treasure VRBO #363053 that is located in the same building.. GREAT for family reunions, holidays weddings.... a great way to have your whole family and friends here and still be able to 'get away'..... PETS There will be an additional pet fee per pet per night unless already discussed. If a guests does not have prior approval of their pet (s) the pet fee, per pet, per night, will be incurred and need to be paid immediately or the pet(s) will need to be taken elsewhere. Excessive barking/ whining etc cannot be permitted and you will be asked to have your pet cared for in doggy daycare. If your baby is left alone they must be crated for no longer than 4 hours.