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Beautiful Beach Cottage Home just steps from the beach!

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,162 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights


About the property

4 bedroom, 3 bathroom home with ocean view, only a 5 min walk to the beach

Our warm and inviting beach cottage has been recently remodeled and newly furnished with a comfortable yet stylish feel. From the breezy mermaid weathervane welcoming you in, to the spacious great room upstairs, every detail is designed for comfort and relaxation. Vaulted ceilings with exposed wood beams, a beautiful 75" flatscreen TV with sound bar, large open floorpan with gourmet kitchen and oversized rustic wood dining table that seats up to 10- everything you need for a vacation by the sea. Enjoy the oceanview while cooking on the Viking range, or enjoy a glass of wine in the backyard by the cozy gas fire pit. The backyard is perfect for entertaining or having family dinners with it's large patio table for 8, new large gas BBQ, bench seating around the fire pit and charming cafe lights suspended above. There's a large grassy area for bocce ball, croquet or throwing a football. 2 bikes are available, as well as a beach wagon, boogie boards, beach chairs and plenty of beach towels for everyone. On the front patio, enjoy a cup of morning coffee in our adirondack chairs, or sip a glass of wine while watching the evening sunset.

Whether dining indoors or out, you will find everything needed for your meal, as well as a fully stocked kitchen.

There are 4 bedrooms, each with large closets, comfortable mattresses, down comforters and plenty of pillows and extra blankets. The master bedroom has a king sized bed, 2 of the other bedrooms have queen sized beds, and the fourth bedroom has a bunk with a single on top, full on the bottom and additional single trundle bed pull out. There are 3 full bathrooms, one attached to the master. The gourmet kitchen includes a Viking stove, dishwasher, wine fridge, and granite countertops with barstools for extra seating. All appliances are stainless steel and the kitchen is fully stocked with dishes, glassware and all cookware needed to create your meals if so desired.

Only a few short blocks to the beach or a five minute drive to quaint downtown San Clemente, there are plenty of options available for fun or relaxation. For art and music there's South Coast Repertoire theater, Laguna Pageant of the Masters and Art Festival, historical museums and missions San Juan Capistrano and San Luis Rey, and concerts under the stars at Irvine Meadows. For family entertainment there's Disneyland, Legoland, Seaworld, the San Diego Zoo, Horse racing at Del Mar and dolphin and whale watching out of nearby Dana Point or Newport Beach. For outdoor enthusiasts, there's golfing, surfing, swimming, kayaking, diving, snorkeling, tennis, hiking and biking at nearby San Clemente and San Onofre State Parks. For sports, there's Angels baseball or Ducks hockey in Anaheim. Or, there's always just relaxing on the beach!

Whatever your desire, there's plenty of options, and the owners are always available to give recommendations or suggestions.

More Details

Lynne and Steve Sargent, Seabreeze Vacation Rentals
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 21, 2018

About Lynne and Steve Sargent, Seabreeze Vacation Rentals

Steve and Lynne are an E Harmony love story. They blended their 2 families together in 2009 and planned to someday move to their beautiful San Clemente home. But life, kids and careers made them choose to stay in their Lake Forest home and instead create a vacation beach house to share with their growing family. With love and attention to detail it was furnished and decorated, filled with whimsy and comfort. Mermaids, whales and an octopus or two can be found throughout our beautiful cottage by the sea!

Lynne and Steve Sargent, Seabreeze Vacation Rentals purchased this house in 2007

Why Lynne and Steve Sargent, Seabreeze Vacation Rentals chose San Clemente

We love this area, the small town feel, the laid-back style. There's history and romance, surfing and leisurely walks on the beach. For us, it's everything we wanted in a beach house, and the only place to have it was in San Clemente.

What makes this house unique

The neighborhood is just the most charming and friendly you could ever want. Hearing the ocean in the evening on a stroll down our street just draws us to the beach. Having coffee on our little balcony off the great room is our favorite way to start the day. Decorative pieces like the wooden mermaid at the top of the stairs and the octopus by the fireplace are what make it unique to us. We love having our family together in the great room, playing games or watching a game.


San Clemente House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2162 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , 2 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed
  • Master bedroom with 1 king size bed, attached bathroom with shower Second bedroom with queen size bed Third bedroom with queen size bed Fourth bedroom with bunkbed-single on top, full on bottom, single pullout trundle There are 2 bedrooms on the entry level, 2 on the lower level and the Great room/ Kitchen and Dining area is on the upper level. Our home does not have air conditioning. There is a large ceiling fan upstairs, and several other fans throughout the house when it gets warm.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
This is a multilevel home with the main living area upstairs to take advantage of the ocean view and breezes. The small balcony is also off the upper level and the bedrooms are on the main and lower levels.


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Beautiful Beach Cottage Home just steps from the beach!
average rating of 4.8 based on 25 reviews

Great property and location.

  • 5 of 5

We liked the layout and decor of property. Great yard, grill and fire pit. And easy walk to ocean, pier and walking trail.

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Absolutely beautiful! Bright and airy with great windows and grassy backyard with fire pit.

  • 5 of 5

Perfect kitchen with everything we needed! Beds were very comfortable and whole house decorated with attention to detail. Close to ocean with short walk to the pier. Only complaint is that one of the beds had no sheets for our daughter who joined us for a couple nights. We called the management company and they did not bring them until the next day when we no longer needed them. I’m sure this was a management issue. Otherwise we loved this house and would definitely stay there again!!!

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I’m so glad you enjoyed our home! Every bed should have sheets on it, so I will definitely follow up on that. Please come back again anytime! Lynne
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Perfect Vacation spot

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely fantastic place to vacation! Great location and perfect home for two families. Such a good set up with the bedrooms downstairs and living spaces upstairs. Overall an A+!

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice house, great location.

  • 4 of 5

Over all great. Not enough cooking pans. No real view but easy walking to a great beach. Walk to the pier from the beach for coffee and pizza. Great useful back yard.

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely home in great location

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for a week before and after our son's wedding at the San Clemente Historic Cottage. It was so convenient for the venue, close to shopping and dining, and a short walk to the beach. All the windows welcome the breezes in to the house, the outside spaces are wonderful for relaxing and gathering as a family, and the open floor plan made it perfect for our extended family in town for the wedding. Lots of nice extras available for guests too! I'd highly recommend the Mermaid Cottage.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great family vacation house

  • 5 of 5

This is the third year that my family and I have stayed at the Mermaid Cottage. The house has everything that we needed for the perfect family vacation. The grandchildren enjoyed the tree house, bocce ball, ping pong and making s'mores in the outdoor fire pit. The house has everything you need for the perfect beach day including beach towels, chairs, boogie boards and beach toys. The adults enjoyed making dinner each night in the well-equipped kitchen. We loved walking to nearby Leslie park to watch the sun go down every night. The outdoor shower and barbecue grill were also very useful. Lynne was very prompt in responding to my questions. Already looking forward to our next vacation at the Mermaid Cottage.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
28 Miles
John Wayne Orange County Airport
Nearest Barpub
1.3 Miles
Ole's Tavern
Nearest Ferry
29 Miles
Newport Landing, Newport Beach
Nearest Golf
1.2 Miles
San Cemente Municipal Golf Course
Nearest Train
2.7 Miles
San Clemente Station
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
5 freeway
Nearest Restaurant
0.7 Miles
MRK Public
Nearest Ski
114 Miles
Bear Mountain Ski Resort
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
San Clemente
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $300
Damage Deposit $1,000

Additional processing fee may be applied at booking, depending on payment type.
Holidays during winter season may be at higher rate.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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