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Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights

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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.

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Penny Mateer
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 21, 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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Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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average rating of 4.90625 based on 34 reviews

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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Safe, comfortable, clean, and an ideal location for a family.

  • 5 of 5

This home is so thoughtful and filled with so much love. The location is beyond ideal and all of our travel needs were met. I can't imagine staying anywhere else in San Clemente, and highly recommend this home for any family. The owners were a complete joy to work with. They have excellent communication and take such pride in their vacation rental. From the bottom of my heart, thank you for making our fall vacation one of the best ever, we hope to visit again soon!

Blessings and Gratitude,


  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Natalie you were an absolute pleasure to host! You were great with communication and you took such wonderful care of the house! Thank you!!! Best, Penny
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Family blessing

  • 5 of 5

We so enjoyed our stay in San Clemente at Penny's vacation home. It is much roomier than it first appeared. It was close enough to the beach to walk down to the pier and fit our needs perfectly.

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Reta. Thank you for your review. It was great meeting you and hosting your family! I hope you to see you again one day! Warm wishes, Penny
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Cute, comfy house

  • 4 of 5

We loved our stay at the Mariposa house. It's a cute little house with everything we needed for the week. We walked to the beach and downtown daily- although it was a little bit of a trek. The open floor plan was ideal for my 2 little ones. I was disappointed to find that the 2 spare bedrooms were attached- meaning you have to walk through one to get to the other. Not ideal for 2 small children. But after convincing my 3 year old daughter that the big bed was way more fun than the pink twin beds, we didn't have an issue. The baby slept well in the pack and play in the back room and my daughter was able to go to bed later than her brother without disturbing him. Our only other complaint was that it was extremely warm in the house. We knew that was a chance we'd take booking a house without ac, in late August. But, I'd have to say I wouldn't do it again. Although the house was well stocked with fans, it just didn't seem to cool down enough at night. Other than those small issues, we had a great stay and would recommend this house to anyone!

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. I'm sorry you found the house too warm at night. It really, really helps to sleep with the windows open so that you can get the cool ocean breeze. I understand some people aren't used to or comfortable with that though. I'm glad the rest of your stay was enjoyable!!
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So-Cal Charm

  • 5 of 5

Our family of four had an amazing stay at the Mariposa Beach House - the photos don't really capture the incredible charm of the home and the little touches that make it so welcoming. The house is just a quick walk to the beach and my young sons made great use of the supplied boogie boards and beach toys. We spent almost every morning having coffee in the outdoor dining area and more than a few nights watching the sun go down from the front yard with a glass of wine in hand. The home is extremely family friendly and would recommend it highly - the owners were extremely helpful and friendly - thanks for sharing your home with us!

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Absolutely Wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a wonderful stay at the Mariposa Beach House. The house is very clean and well maintained. Penny was extremely helpful and responsive during our stay. She was also very thoughtful and made us feel even more at home with the small “touches” (welcome basket, bubbles for our children, etc.). The house is on a very quiet street, just a short walk to beach access. The hot tub, outdoor shower, and built in BBQ make the yard very enjoyable. One of our favorite features was the outdoor dining area, which we used every day.

We would not hesitate to book this house again. We have rented quite a few homes through VRBO over the years, but with the quality/cleanliness of the rental and the extraordinary thoughtfulness and help of the owners, this has been our best experience.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • 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

San Clemente House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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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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San Clemente House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
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
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • 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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