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Lovely Beach Cottage-Walk to beach, BBQ, Jacuzzi, and more!

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

Located in the heart of San Clemente; Spanish Village by the Sea.

This delightful beach home is conveniently located in the heart of San Clemente; less than a 2 minute walk to the sand.


*Bright and sunny throughout. There are no two story homes blocking the sunlight

*1 CalKing pillow top, 1 queen bed and 2 twin size beds--all linens updated regularly. Queen and twin bedrooms are jack and jill style rooms.

*Fully stocked kitchen with everything you will need for a comfortable stay

*Jacuzzi, hot outdoor shower

*Private backyard with built in BBQ

*Outdoor dining off of the kitchen

*Sunny front yard with fruit trees

*Complimentary Wi-Fi

*Complimentary onsite laundry

*Complimentary cable TV with 120 channels from which to choose

*Complimentary beach gear


You will find miles of walking trails, beaches, and hiking trails. This house is 8 houses from the beach.

If you like to shop, we have a wonderful downtown area with many unique stores. If you surf, you have come to the right place! There are countless beaches to find the perfect wave! You can stroll along the pier and enjoy a cocktail or dinner at Fisherman's restaurant. San Clemente has something for everyone and this house is located in the heart of it all!

This is not a party house. Our home is located on a quiet street.

This VRBO has a strict 6 person/1 car maximum (driveway parking). Additional overnight guests must be approved and may not exceed 6. All additional guests that are not approved during booking/prior to your reservation are strictly prohibited, resulting in termination of stay.

More Details

Penny Mateer
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 27, 2017

About Penny Mateer

We are Ryan, Penny, Connor, Liam. Penny moved to San Clemente in the 90's and Ryan moved in '97. Both boys were born here. We all love to travel and love travelers! We hope you enjoy our home and our town as much as we do!

Penny Mateer purchased this house in 2003

Why Penny Mateer chose Orange County

I accidentally moved to California. My initial plan was to visit my brother but I ended up falling in love with San Clemente. Back then, it was a sleepy little beach town. It's much more vibrant now with a lot to see and do. Ryan and I met while we were traveling in Indonesia. He also did not plan on staying in San Clemente but almost 20 years later we are both still happy here. We know you will feel the same about our little town.

What makes this house unique

This property is perfect for those who want a little peace and quiet but also want access to all of the fun that San Clemente has to offer. San Clemente is centrally located if you want to travel to Los Angeles or San Diego, see amusement parks, or if you just want to enjoy the beaches of Southern California. This bright and sunny house has amazing charm and you get a great feeling while you're there! We have large yards (beach standards) in both the front and back. French doors open up to a very private back yard. There is a built in BBQ and a beautiful deck right off of the kitchen. You can enjoy outdoor dining almost year round (heater for those "chilly" nights). There is a jacuzzi and a hot outdoor shower to rinse off or to clean up after returning from the beach. The front yard has a very tropical feel where you can just watch time go by. The house is fully stocked, clean, comfortable, and a wonderful place to relax and unwind.

Guestbook comments from the owner

This house was much more than I was expecting. It was just amazing. It is very close to the beach and the sea breeze the flows through the whole house is incredible! There's a deck off the kitchen that leads to the back yard, BBQ, heated outdoor shower, and jacuzzi. Everything was so clean and plenty of the necessities that you need when you are on vacation. The owners have really thought of everything; towels, beach towels, sheets, pillows, blankets, games, TV with cable, DVD player with movies, a speaker to play music from your phone, picnic basket, EVERYTHING! The kitchen was fully stocked with everything from beautiful dishes, to foil, baggies, and tupperware. There is a ton of silverware, pots, pans, cups, bowls, mixing bowls, serving platters, dishes for dips and chips. The built in BBQ comes with all the utensils. They have even provided everything you need for a day at the beach; boogie boards, soft top surf board, chairs, beach toys and games, and a cooler. The owners are friendly, helpful, and down to earth. They have great suggestions on things to do around town and in the surrounding areas. I just can’t say enough about the place! I can't wait to go back. I will be telling everybody I know who is looking for a beach house to go to this one!!!
Jan 2016
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San Clemente House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • 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
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , outdoor shower , Hot outdoor shower as well
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , CalKing pillow top
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(37 traveler reviews)

Lovely Beach Cottage-Walk to beach, BBQ, Jacuzzi, and more!
average rating of 4.918919 based on 39 reviews

Great for family

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful stay in San Clemente! Clean, bright, beach cottage. Nice, responsive owner. Was perfect for our family, we have a 6 mo old and a 3 yr old. Loved the yard and the hot tub. Also nice that beach toys and towels provided. Will definitely be back!!

  • Submitted: May 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect location for this charming beach cottage!

  • 5 of 5

My daughter and I recently spent a week at Penny's property and were delighted with the accommodations and proximity to the beach. There is plenty of parking, the house itself is very cozy and clean, and we enjoyed a brisk walk on the beach trail every morning. There is a great park within walking distance as well for families with small children. Penny even left us a welcome basket full of snacks and tourist info that was very much appreciated after a full day of traveling! I would definitely stay here again and have already recommended it to my family and friends.

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location!

  • 5 of 5

This is our second year staying here and we love it. Very comfortable, clean and walking distance to everything in San Clemente. The neighborhood is very quiet. Penny is very accommodating .

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cousins Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Four cousins, (two sets of sisters) from four different states all meet up in San Clemente for a relaxing long weekend. Although it rained and/or was overcast all four days of our trip, we had an awesome time anyway. San Clemente is the perfect beach town. It’s residents are friendly, the city is beautiful and it’s perfectly located among the OC & San Diego beaches. Our vacation home and it's owners could not have been more wonderful. We would highly recommend this rental to anyone looking for an upcoming beach rental. The home was comfortable, clean, and filled with tons of extra amenities you don’t always find in Vacation rentals. The hospitality of these owners cannot be beat and we are already planning our next visit.

Thank you for sharing your beautiful home and community with us. We hope to be renting with you again next year. Cheers! ~the Elsbury Girls

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Top Quality VRBO Near the Ocean

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at San Clemente was so perfect and we felt so welcome by Penny. The house was bright, clean, well outfitted with all the comforts of home. It was perfect for our one month beach stay in Southern California. Penny had thought of everything and what few questions or concerns we had, she responded quickly and went out of her way to accommodate us. The landscaping was so fitting for this area. The jacuzzi was a great true delight and a perfect way to end the day.

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean and comfortable, great quiet location

  • 4 of 5

Loved the peaceful and quiet location, and only about a block and a half from the ocean. Lemon trees in the front yard, privacy and a good soak in the Jacuzzi in the back yard - awesome. Clean home with great linens and a nicely stocked kitchen. Thanks Penny, you made us feel at home.

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! I hope your family had a nice trip to San Clemente and enjoyed your holiday here. Best, Penny
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Nearest Airport
28 Miles
John Wayne, Orange County
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Iva Lee's
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
SC Muni, Talega, Shorecliffs
Nearest Train
1 Miles
San Clemente Pier/North Beach
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
5 Freeway
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Iva Lee's
Nearest Ski
97 Miles
Snow Valley
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
San Clemente Pier


Rates & Availability

San Clemente House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 22 2017 - Sep 3 2017
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $400
Cleaning Fee $125
Tax Rate 10.0%

Owner'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.

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