Beautiful Beach Cottage Home Just Steps from the Beach!

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Last updated: 09/28/2016
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  • Minimum stay:4-5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

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.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 2162 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

  • 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....moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • 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....moreless


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo:

    Bluetooth player in great room I Home in master bedroom...moreless

  • Television:

    75" Samsung flat screen TV in great room 50" Samsung flat screen TV in master bedroom...moreless

  • Toys:

    beach toys, boogie boards, bocce ball, corn hole boards, beach wagon, volleyball...moreless

  • Video Library


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

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

Location Type

  • Ocean View:

    Enjoy the beautiful ocean view from the great room or kitchen upstairs....moreless

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


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    indoor fireplace in the great room upstairs, outdoor fire pit in the backyard on the patio....moreless

  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    bath towels for 10, and beach towels for 10 provided...moreless

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    dining room/family room open to kitchen and great room Very open floorpan with lots of windows and light...moreless

  • Parking:

    Parking in driveway for 2, parking on street limited to 2 more vehicles. This is strictly enforced in consideration of our neighbors....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Kitchen:

    gourmet wine fridge granite countertops ...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    stainless steel double oven...moreless


  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio:

    3 large strands of cafe light for outdoor evenings over patio. Large table with umbrella to seat 8 on patio...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill


Write a review 4.7
from 12 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter 2016-2017
Sep 6 - May 26, 2017
4 night min stay
$2,575 $7,200
summer 2017
May 27 - Sep 3, 2017
5 night min stay
$3,100 $10,250
My Standard Rate
4 night min stay
$2,575 $7,200
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning fee $300
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $1,000
  • Tax Rate 10%


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 for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 09/28/2016
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28 Miles
Nearest Airport
John Wayne Orange County Airport
1.3 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Ole's Tavern
29 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Newport Landing, Newport Beach
1.2 Miles
Nearest Golf
San Cemente Municipal Golf Course
2.7 Miles
Nearest Train
San Clemente Station
0.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
5 freeway
0.7 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
MRK Public
114 Miles
Nearest Ski
Bear Mountain Ski Resort
0.1 Miles
Nearest Beach
San Clemente

Car: Recommended


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2007

About the owner: 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!

Why the Owner Chose San Clemente, CA, USA:
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.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
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.

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Speaks: english



  • The Great Room

    The Great Room

  • Foyer


  • Gourmet kitchen into dining area

    Gourmet kitchen into dining area

  • Master bedroom

    Master bedroom

  • second bedroom-main level

    second bedroom-main level

  • Third bedroom-lower level

    Third bedroom-lower level

  • Bunk room

    Bunk room

  • Fire pit for relaxing at the end of the day

    Fire pit for relaxing at the end of the day

  • Large backyard for games

    Large backyard for games

  • Gourmet kitchen into Great room

    Gourmet kitchen into Great room

  • Gourmet kitchen

    Gourmet kitchen

  • Dining area/fireplace and seating area

    Dining area/fireplace and seating area

  • Dining room

    Dining room

  • Master bathroom

    Master bathroom

  • Main level bathroom

    Main level bathroom

  • Lower level bathroom

    Lower level bathroom

  • Welcome to the Mermaid Cottage

    Welcome to the Mermaid Cottage

  • New BBQ and cafe lights for dining outside

    New BBQ and cafe lights for dining outside

  • Patio table seats 8

    Patio table seats 8

VRBO #692846

This listing was first published here in 2015.

Date last modified - Tuesday, October 18, 2016

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