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Unique, private with views of Catalina, DP Harbor & San Clemente Island.....

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,450 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

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...

More Details

Owner
Russell and Lisa Parks
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
July 14, 2017

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 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.

Amenities

Rancho San Clemente Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1450 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Guest - toilet , combination tub/shower , Double sink. Plenty of storage
    Master - toilet , shower , Beautiful ocean view while you shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Guest - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , Large comfortable room with 1 queen and Trundle bed.
    Master - 1 king , Spacious: 2 large closets, bathroom and a balcony with VIEW
  • Master Bedroom ...Wake up every morning to the beautiful ocean welcoming you and yours to another day!!!!! Have coffee on your private deck... or enjoy reading a favorite book on the double chaise lounge while catching a few 'rays'. Two closets to hold all your belongings. A 3/4 private bath The Guest room comfortable sleeps 4 with a queen bed and a trundle bed. Large closet
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
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.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(26 traveler reviews)

Unique, private with views of Catalina, DP Harbor & San Clemente Island.....
average rating of 5.0 based on 26 reviews
Henderson, Nevada
5

Awesome plus plus

  • 5 of 5

Lisa is the nicest, helpful, friendly host. Love this house. I don't feel like going back to Vegas. Everything is perfect. Thank you very much. We will spread the words and share pictures that we took to all our friends. Thank you again for your lovely hospitality.

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Eliza... it was our pleasure hosting you and yours.. So happy you got to enjoy our ARTISTS PENTHOUSE and relax. San Clemente is such a wonderful place to do everyting or nothing! Best with your daughter! Hope too see you again! Lisa and Russell
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5

A Room with a View

  • 5 of 5

I should say a penthouse with many views. This place is so enchanting. My husband and I have stayed in wonderful places all over the world, and this one would rate in the top. The setting is lovely overlooking the city of San Clemente and the ocean. Beautiful sunsets seen from a cozy comfortable deck with its trickling fountain. The penthouse is filled with beautiful art. Everything you need has been taken care of by Lisa and Russ, the friendly helpful hosts. San Clemente is a delightful city with many quaint restaurants and shops. There are many points of interest nearby. A drive along the Pacific coast is a must. I would highly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Sandy... it means alot to me being the seasoned travelers and creative homeowners that you both are to write such kind words... Safe, happy, healthy vibes coming your way from San Clemente to where ever you are in your journeys... ( your shoes are in da mail) Lisa and Russell
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5

Beautiful Weekend Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We stopped off at the Artist Penthouse for a weekend getaway prior to my business trip in Laguna Niguel. What an amazing property ~ truly special! You could tell Lisa and Russ put so much love into this rental property! The apartment is beautifully decorated, and it was impeccably clean -- but the view from the deck were gorgeous! We prepared a few meals in-house and the apartment was equipped with everything we needed including an outdoor grill. Nothing like preparing a great meal and sitting on the deck with the beautiful view and a glass of wine! The area is safe and beautiful, we slept with the sliding glass doors wide open every night and were at peace. Beach, pier, restaurants, supermarket (Ralph's was the best, they sell wine/liquor) and shopping all within walking distance or a short drive. We will definitely be back in the future, such a great find! Thank you Lisa and Russ for making our 19th wedding anniversary so special! Regards, Jasmine

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect Ocean Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic time at this San Clemente property. Our stay was perfect from start to finish! Upon arrival, we found a huge basket of goodies waiting for us along with sodas in the fridge. The owners were so hospitable and made sure we had everything we needed. They truly are pet-friendly so we were able to bring our small dog with us on vacation. The house had all the comforts of home and more! The ocean breeze and view from the deck was amazing. Proximity to the beach, shopping, restaurants and grocery store was excellent. We only planned to stay for a few days and when it came time to leave we regretted not being able to stay longer. The home was the perfect size for our family of five (plus pooch). The neighborhood was quiet and relaxed. No noisy neighbors. We will be back for sure!!

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words... It is our pleasure to host you and yours... Wait a wonderful family!!!! Thank you for choosing our ARTISTS PENTHOUSE... We truly hope to host you again... Happy Trails, Lisa and Russell
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5

The property is as described with an excellent view of the Pacific and the town in between.

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay in San Clemente at the Artist's Penthouse. It was just like home to us as we also have a great view where we live. Lisa was quite responsive and helpful with the logistics and was available for questions and excellent restaurant suggestions. The top three restaurants in town per TripAdvisor and Lisa are all within walking distance of the Penthouse although the jaunt home requires a bit of a climb. The apartment was well appointed with plenty of comfortable furniture inside and out, lots of extra towels and bedding if needed, all the necessary kitchen utensils and a large screen TV with all of the channels. When we come to CA we usually go on daily adventures (Festival of the Arts and Pageant of the Masters in Laguna Beach) and various hikes from Newport to San Clemente so we are usually only "home" in the evenings. However, on this trip we spent a lot of time outside on the balcony during the day where we had our choice of direct sun or not and it was very relaxing. The view of the ocean and the town is spectacular. After the first day of our five day stay we were already plotting our next trip and this is where we would stay - especially if we were traveling with another couple. There is plenty of privacy within the apartment as well as with the other two occupants of the building. The I-5 Freeway is just a few blocks away and can be a little noisy but we got used to it. All in all it was a great and refreshing trip.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your honest and effusive review...I love the way you embrace life and go for the "gusto". I am excited to hear you will be joining us again!!! Thank you and yours.. Happy Trails
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West Virginia
5

Amazing views!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful experience at Lisa and Russell's Artist Penthouse. We were greeted by Lisa and immediately knew we had made a great choice. The warmth of her personality matched the warmth of the Penthouse. Beautifully decorated and spacious, it felt like a home. The deck had an incredible view of San Clemente and the ocean. Believe me when I say the pictures did not do it justice... this place was really nice!

We enjoyed the beach community of San Clemente and it's eclectic restaurants , downtown, and pier. Also, for you craft brew lovers, two great breweries in San Clemente. We loved the area and it was nice to come back to our "penthouse" in the evenings to enjoy the incredible views (day and night)! Thanks very much Lisa and Russell... we hope to be back! :)

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for these lovely words... Really warms our heart to hear how much you enjoyed your "home away from home".... Blessings to you and your family! Til we host you again.. Lisa and Russell
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Map

Nearest Airport
23 Miles
John Wayne / Orange County Ca
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
The Fox
Nearest Ferry
6 Miles
To Catalina : Dana Point Harbor
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
San Clemente Municipal Golf Course
Nearest Train
1 Miles
AmTrak San Clemente Pier
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
5 Fwy
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
San Clemente Pier
Car: recommended

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.

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Rates & Availability

Rancho San Clemente Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
SUMMER TIME
Jul 1 2017 - Sep 5 2017
3 night minimum stay
$275
$1,875
$6,500
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$225
$1,400
$3,900
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $125
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 10.0%

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'.....

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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