Discover a selection of 1,000 vacation rentals in San Clemente, CA that are perfect for your trip. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or even pets, Vrbo vacation homes have the best amenities for hanging out with the people that matter most, including swimming pools and kitchens. Prices start at $136 per night, and houses and condos are popular options for a stay in San Clemente. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

San Clemente celebrates sun, surf, and sweeping sands

San Clemente is a mid-size city based in California’s sun-kissed Orange County. Located on a golden stretch of the California Coast – with its sugary-sand beaches and rolling, white-tipped Pacific surf – San Clemente celebrates Spanish colonial architecture, flower-rich gardens, and farmers’ markets. Outdoor adventurers will also love the beach walks and nature trails that crisscross the surrounding coast. With the wide array of San Clemente vacation rentals on offer, you’re sure to find your perfect California paradise – whether it’s an oceanfront condo, elegant townhouse, or ritzy apartment.

Things to do

Out and about in San Clemente

Why not spend a morning at The Casa Romantica Cultural Center and Gardens? This early 20th-century historic house, which was once home to Ole Hanson, the founder of San Clemente, is built in a Spanish architectural design and surrounded by palm shaded gardens. Casa Romantica isn’t just an historical and architectural highlight – it also hosts community cultural activities and events, including workshops, theater, and lectures. For more local culture, experience San Clemente’s surfing history at the Surfing Heritage and Culture Center museum. Back by the beach, take a romantic stroll along San Clemente Pier, an old-fashioned timber structure stretching into the aquamarine waters.

Activities

Surf the waves in San Clemente

Surfing’s likely be top of the San Clemente activity list for any lover of the outdoors – the city is famed for its surfing heritage, enjoying impressive turquoise waves which crest and tumble against an ensemble of secluded surfer beaches. There’s an abundance of beachside surf shacks selling locally crafted boards, and surf schools for beginners. If surfing isn't for you, take a rejuvenating hike along the grassy bluffs and palm-lined sands of the San Clemente Coastal Trail. Of course, there are endless opportunities to relax on San Clemente’s beaches and catch some honey-like California sunshine.

Weather

Year-round sunshine in San Clemente

San Clemente is renowned for its blissful climate – very hot summers, balmy spring and fall seasons, and a short sun-struck winter season where the temperature hovers around 65 degrees during the day. San Clemente’s climate is obviously suited to sun-worshippers – there are around 300 days of sunshine per year, and very little rainfall. And any surfers hunting for San Clemente vacation rentals aren’t restricted by season, as the coast catches swells throughout the year – although, as to be expected, the beaches are busiest during the summer months.

Natural features

Pristine beachfront and wild parkland

San Clemente is based right on the California Coast in Orange County, about halfway between the buzzing city of San Diego to the south and the sprawling, glitzy metropolis of Los Angeles to the north. The city itself is grouped tightly around the wide, sandy beachfront – the midpoint of which is marked by the San Clemente Pier. There are plenty of San Clemente vacation rentals right by the beach that look out over the Pacific Ocean. Behind the city, the landscape transforms into rocky golden hills, with sporadic highways winding toward ranches and canyon-cut regional wilderness parks.

How to get there

Traveling to and around San Clemente

The nearest airport is in Orange County, CA (SNA-John Wayne), located 21.6 mi (34.7 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could also fly into Carlsbad, CA (CLD-McClellan-Palomar), which is 29.5 mi (47.4 km) away.

If you prefer train travel, the main station serving the city is San Clemente Pier Station.

How many vacation rentals are available around San Clemente, CA?

Our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 763 vacation rentals around San Clemente. From 301 house rentals to 284 condo and apartment rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to San Clemente?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in San Clemente:

  • Townsite: 748 vacation rentals
  • Balboa Peninsula: 822 vacation rentals
  • Balboa Island: 273 vacation rentals
  • Monarch Beach: 172 vacation rentals
  • South Oceanside: 282 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular point of interests near where I can stay when traveling to San Clemente?

Vrbo offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in San Clemente. From Vrbo travelers, the top most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • San Clemente Pier: 1,118 vacation rentals
  • Bella Collina Towne and Golf Club: 1,124 vacation rentals
  • San Clemente Wine Company: 1,139 vacation rentals
  • San Clemente Pier Station: 1,117 vacation rentals
  • Surfing Heritage Foundation Museum: 1,151 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around San Clemente listed on Vrbo where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in San Clemente?

Yes, of course. Vrbo has 301 Houses in San Clemente. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in San Clemente include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 284 rentals available
  • Cottages: 66 rentals available
  • Villas: 36 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in San Clemente?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 285 vacation rentals with pool available in San Clemente. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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