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Sunny Beach Apt by Pier

Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Apartment, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-6)

This darling two bedroom, one bath apartment is half a block from the beach and pier. French doors in the living room and dining room open onto the large sunny deck shaded by market umbrellas. The deck has a limited but lovely ocean view and is perfect for morning coffee, afternoon sun-tanning or relaxing evening barbeques.

Fully furnished with summery and comfortable colors and fabrics, this apartment sleeps six people (one queen, one full, and one queen fold-out couch in the living room--and after one guest's negative review I have gotten a new sleeper sofa), has two TV's, a full kitchen, beautiful new tile in the bathroom, natural wood beam ceilings and refinished original oak floors. There is parking for two cars (one garage space and the driveway in front of it), and a coin-operated laundry in the building. Beach chairs, sand umbrella and boogey boards are provided for your convenience and seaside pleasure.

Located in the heart of the Pier Bowl and blocks from San Clemente's historic downtown, this apartment is within walking distance to great restaurants, delightful shopping, and the Sunday Farmers' Market.

More Details

Liz Kuhns
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 17, 2018

Why Liz Kuhns chose San Clemente

My mom bought this charming property in the 1970's because it is close to the beach and pier and to the cute shopping and restaurant district of Avenida Del Mar, the downtown of San Clemente. The apartment was built in the 1950's and still has that authentic old California beach feel. The ceilings are weathered light wood. The wood floors are refinished original oak. The big deck is the outdoor living room.

What makes this apartment unique

The French doors that open onto the big deck double the summertime living space. It is fun to watch the world go by down on the street as you bbq and relax up on the deck. The apartment is half a long block away from the entrance to the pier. It is just close enough to be able to run down to the beach in about 90 seconds (you can walk and take a little longer), and just far away enough to be a great bargain. Also, because I try so hard and succeed in getting great permanent tenants in the other four units, the climate of the building is friendly, quiet and responsible. I like buying original art when it isn't too expensive, so the apartment is like an art gallery with dear paintings on every wall.


San Clemente Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 26
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • For everyone's health and comfort there is no smoking at all ever please!
  • In general & always, please be considerate of the other wonderful neighbors in the building. NO partying, NO yelling ...but lovely singing is allowed.
  • Please only park in your specific spots which are the right half of the right garage and the driveway in front of it, the closest space to the ocean.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Kitchen
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    living room - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
Amenities include a gas barbeque on the patio, wood-burning fireplace in bedroom, 2 TV's - with DVD in living room, full kitchen (there is no dishwasher) with gas range and microwave, coffee maker, toaster, blender, bath and beach towels and bed linens, hair blow-dryer, ironing board and iron.


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Sunny Beach Apt by Pier
average rating of 4.9411764 based on 17 reviews
Mooloolaba, Queensland Australia

Very clean and comfortable, great location .

  • 5 of 5

Easy walk to Pier and beach and restaurants. Great walking/running path. Beautiful deck to lounge on. Very comfortable condo has everything you need to cook. Liz is really lovely and easy to reach if you need. This is our second year and we will be back next year again. Love this place❤️

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for the nice review! See you next year!
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Los Angeles

Great little cottage near the beach

  • 5 of 5

We had such a lovely stay and can't wait to come back. Liz was so nice and it fit us perfectly. Just a 5 minute walk to the beach. You can hear the waves crash early in the morning.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Always an Excellent Place to Stay

  • 5 of 5

My family and I stay here regularly. Great beach access, awesome deck, clean!

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am very delighted that you have vacationed here for so many summers. Thank you!
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A perfect place for my family!

  • 5 of 5

This place is actually better than the description. So close to the beach (even with a view from the awesome deck) in such a nice beach community. The house was clean, functioning and with great equipment. My family and I enjoyed a fantastic week including learning to skateboard at San Clemente Skate Park (10 min away) and bodyboarding at the beach. The San Clemente Outlets (5 min away) was not crowded with many standard outlet stores. Liz was so friendly, accomodating and available 24/7, this made our stay amazing! We will be back :)

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Loved this apartment!

  • 5 of 5

I will keep this short and sweet b/c the other reviewers have said it all. This apartment is perfect... location, comfort, deck, everything. Liz is very friendly and helpful, as is the upstairs neighbor. I stayed here while my daughter went to surf camp at nearby San Onofre State Beach and enjoyed some much needed beach-time R&R. I walked everywhere (except the grocery store) because the location is so good. San Clemente is a delightful low-key town. I highly recommend this apartment and will definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Feels like home

  • 5 of 5

I arrived at Liz's property in San Clemente after moving the family (my wife and I and two young daughters) across country from cold Chicago. Needless to say we were going to be pleased with the weather here, but this cozy property with, I think another reviewer said it, "the best deck in town" has made the move so easy. The apartment itself is spacious - plenty of room for our little family, and although Liz mentions the kitchen is small, it's totally functional and I enjoy cooking in it. You also won't find another property walking distance from the beach that competes with this one for perfect indoor outdoor living. The double french doors expand the living space into the outdoors and make the indoor/outdoor transition seamless. Liz has the property tastefully decorated and has thoughtfully included everything you could ever need. She's also swift to respond to any request, be it regarding local information or about the apartment itself - a natural at seemingly effortless (though we know it's not) great hospitality. I won't go into the location, which other reviewers have described well. It's ideal. If I had more time to write this review I'm sure I could bang into VRBO's character limit. Needless to say, we love the place and couldn't be happier here. 5 stars and not a bad word to say. If this unit is available, grab it.

  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Clemente's beautiful five miles of continuous sandy beaches are among the world's best for swimming, boogey boarding, surfing and summer fun, Other nearby activities include hiking, wildlife viewing (seagulls all year long and whales if you are lucky), fine and casual dining, local historical museums, and boating and jet ski rentals in Dana Point harbor four miles away


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning fee $150
Tax Rate 10.0%

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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