San Clemente ocean view beach condo, your home away from home, located in the "Pier Bowl" area and near downtown for restaurants/pubs/shopping/business district, We're within 600 feet of the beach, pier, and the famous Fisherman's Restaurant and bar. Additional restaurants are across from the pier- The Pierside (fine dining), La Galetta Creperie (Yum!), Beach Garden cafe (great breakfast and lunch - award winning clam chowder), Beachfire Pizza (they also have a restaurant on Del Mar, the main street in town), a coffee and ice cream shop, a small convenience store and gift shop is all there in the pier area. There is a beautiful scenic walking trail right along the beach. It's about a 1 1/2 miles to north beach and about the same distance south to Calafia beach.
Unit is located in a small 13 unit condo complex, in a quiet neighborhood, 1 bedroom one bath unit, fully furnished, kitchen equipped. Elevator from garage to each floor. Laundry facility available in parking garage, one space for parking .The swimming pool is right out the front door for an alternate to the (website hidden)-b-que in the pool area.
Friendly people, stress-free living, and near I-5 for quick access to San Diego, Orange County and Los Angeles. Amtrak and Metrolink rail service within one block for added convenience.
Additional amenities: ice chests, beach chairs, boogie boards, lounge chair, beach towels available.
Residence is located approximately 25 minutes from John Wayne Airport, Orange County, CA.
Interaction with Guests
I like to know when my guests check in and are happy with what they find, so if I am not able to be there to greet you, a quick text of phone call is appreciated! I like you to feel that this is your home away from home so I usually keep contact to a minimum but I am always available for you any time if you have any questions or concerns.
Please let me know when you leave!!
Our neighborhood is located in the "pier bowl". When you walk out onto the pier and look back at the land you will see the housing is situated on the hills in a kind of bowl shape. It's a very unique part of San Clemente!
A metrolink station is by the pier to take you to points north and south.
There are restaurants and shops and a couple of convenience stores within walking distance. The closest market is Ralph's and is just a short drive from the condo.
No pets per HOAs. No smoking in the condo or balcony. Consideration for other tenants and the neighborhood is paramount! This is a quiet building. No parties or extra overnight guests. Strict adherence to pool rools expected. There is a binder in the condo that has the condo rules for using the common areas and should answer any questions you might have.
This was my first airbnb experience and it was absolutely wonderful! Barbara's directions were very good on how to get into the condo and park etc. The breakfast, wine and snacks were such a nice touch. It was so much nicer than staying in a hotel. My niece and I especially enjoyed the electric fireplace and cozy throws for relaxing evenings as the weather was chillier than expected. San Clemente is a wonderful beach with amazing sunsets and very nice people. We never got to meet Barbara in person, but she was available for any questions. I would highly recommend Casita Clemente to anyone. Thanks Barbara!
We had a marvelous time in Barbara's condo. It's just a block up the hill from the pier, cozy, but complete. Parking underneath the building is reassuring. The appliances are adequate, the ambience is comfortable. She was available by phone the two times we called with TV remote questions. She was great. I heartily recommend her spot.
Our host Barbara was very helpful from the time we booked the reservation throughout our arrival. Her follow through with the directions on how to enter the condo building and how to obtain the key(s) were easy to understand. Upon our entrance to the condo we immediately felt at home. Barbara had provided some fruit and wine as our welcome. The condo was well stocked and very clean. The ambiance was cozy and the view of the ocean in the distance is delightful. The balcony is large enough to host your own happy hour or watch the surfers test the waves. The little electric fireplace provided enough heat to clear the December chill. The bedroom provided plenty of room for our luggage and the bed was very comfortable. The area surrounding the condo was convenient for walking to the beach and to the downtown area where there are plenty of shops and restaurants. The beach walk was fun and the city has planted beautiful plants along the way. We felt very safe in the area. Very enjoyable stay.
This was our first airbnb experience and it has far exceeded our expectations. Barbara's directions were very clear and getting to and into the condo was a breeze. Wonderful little snack and wine was here to greet us! Even some essentials in the fridge were there for our use. This was perfect after driving from Las Vegas and just wanting to sit for awhile and not go in search of food just yet. We had coffee in the morning on the balcony - so wonderful to relax and smell the sea air (we're from Minnesota). Laundry facilities on site which is wonderful. Nice little pool (we didn't use it, but I'm sure the kids would if we bring them with next time). Neighborhood felt very safe and we enjoyed walking the short distance to the beach and shops daily. Can't wait to come back someday soon! This has probably been our best vacation yet! Beach is very nice and there are even beach chairs and other beach essentials available if you choose to use them. Thank you for a great vacation!!
My husband and I had a wonderful two week stay in Barbara's great condo! It was better than the on-line photos. It was so nice and clean when we arrived and we settled in so easily. I enjoyed breakfast every morning on the deck looking out at the ocean.....hard to believe we visited SC in November! This condo is a gem! Thanks again Barbara for sharing your condo with us.
Pam & Ralph/MI
Thanks for the great review!! I'm glad you guys enjoyed your stay and hope you will come back again. I'll check Pam when I go to the condo on the 3rd, but I think there are a couple casserole dishes in the drawer at the bottom of the stove. If not, they will be there next time you stay!!!
Lovely apartment in a great location, just 5 min walk from the beach.
Barbara kindly left wine, fruit, chips out for our arrival which was very kind.
Very comfortably furnished and lots of beach gear to borrow.
Wouldn't hesitate to recommend.
Hi Ian! Thanks for staying at Casita Clemente. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay and thanks for the kind review!
Just a couple things - the directions for entering my condo are on the Airbnb website and are very descriptive. As a matter of fact, that is one of the comments I receive from many of my guests - "the directions for entry are complete and very easy to follow." As soon as a guest books a reservation with me on Airbnb the directions for arriving and entering the condo are available to them so they can be printed off immediately. Also included in those directions is the color code for the 2 keys in the lockbox and information about the binder in the condo that has the color code for all 4 keys that you might use. I don't know why you were unable to access that information, but it is there for all my guests!
One other thing, in your review you mentioned the snacks that were there upon "our" arrival. I specifically asked if this reservation was for you alone and you confirmed that it was. I'm only concerned because I like to leave enough towels for the number of guests that stay and I'm a bit confused about your comment........
If you're ever back this way, let's try it again!!! You are always welcome here!
Great little hideaway by the beach. Super clean and comfortable with great new furnishings and a well-stocked kitchen. Having a glass of wine on the patio as the sun set was a treat, and a nice walk to Pierside for dinner afterwards was the perfect start to a relaxing weekend. The walk back from the beach is short but can be steep, but the views make it worthwhile (only a problem if you're mobility-challenged)
Thanks again for choosing Casita Clemente for your stay. I appreciate the care you took with my place and I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay here. That is a pretty taxing walk back from the beach !! I hope you'll return sometime in the future - you and your wife are always welcome back to your little hideaway!!!!