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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 7 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 a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 19, 2018

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 San Clemente

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:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • 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


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Lovely Beach Cottage-Walk to beach, BBQ, Jacuzzi, and more!
average rating of 4.8863635 based on 46 reviews

Darling Cottage near the beach

  • 5 of 5

We loved this property! Kitchen was nicely provisioned, the beds were comfy, the décor was darling. We took all of our meals on the back porch and would then take a dip in the hot tub. The walk back from the beach was steeper than we had anticipated and was a challenge for the adults in their 70's, but the kiddos had no problem running up that hill!

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Between 3-4 stars

  • 4 of 5

First, I feel that it takes true perfection to get a 5 star review. I do not give 5 stars unless it is absolutely above and beyond. With that being said, please see below:


Great House. The house was clean and comfortable. We did have one small housekeeping issue that was resolved immediately.

Great Service - Every encounter with the home owner was pleasant and swift. Great Owners!

Cons - The beach is not very close. When you have little ones and all of their stuff, the beach was a decent walk away up and down some large hills. We chose to drive rather than walk.

The grill is a safety hazard! It has major flare ups. After we killed the large spider that protected the gas tank, starting the grill was very cumbersome. The flare up afterward would have taken another persons hair off (I'm bald thank goodness!).

All and all, the home was comfortable and clean. I would stay again, but I would try and get a home closer to the beach next time.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house for a family that is near the beach!!

  • 4 of 5

Penny is great to work with and the house is perfect for a family looking for a house with plenty of room and a yard near the beach.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect beach house vacation!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second year at the Mariposa beach house.

First the house....

The house is very clean with nice linens. I am pretty squrimy about sleeping anywhere but my own bed and I had no problems here! The shower has also been recently tiled and is very clean. Our favorite about the house is the back yard: outdoor shower, hot tub, and a nice table where we ate all of our meals. We had our 4 kids with us between the ages of 5-12 and didn't feel like there was anything that we needed that we didn't have. The house has lots of fans for us Phoenicians who get nervous to leave the air conditioning, board games, and tons of cable chanels.

The house is a nice walk to the beach down a paved hill and then a dirt trail which we liked for the exercise. We took our packed wagon to the beach each morning and set up our day camp and walked back for lunch and breaks.

Now the host...

Penny does a fantastic job of hosting. It is always nice to see someone enjoy what they do. She has a nice welcome basket with goodies and suggestions for food and fun. She answers every text and phone call right away. She made sure to leave us extra beach and shower towels. We cook most of our meals b/c of dietary restrictions and like that the house has some of the basics for cooking such as oil, spices, and coffee. We felt like we had a friend there if we needed anthing. There really isn't anything that is missing!

We loved going back to our same house this second year.. we hope to be back in 2018! We give our highest recommendation!!

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great host, great location, super cute and cozy beach cottage.

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful place certainly delivered as advertised. Would stay again in a heartbeat.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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So relaxing and accommodating!

  • 5 of 5

Penny is a gracious host and the house is perfect! Suits our young family and has tons of great extras. We look forward to this stay every year.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125
Damage Deposit $400

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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