|Minimum Stay||3 - 5 nights|
Address of 'Top of the World': 426 Monterey Lane, San Clemente, CA. 92672 [for Mapquest]
This unit is well known locally as 'Top of the World!' It is regarded as one of the world's greatest surf-view decks. Newly remodeled, this Penthouse unit features a spectacular, all glass, insulated view room with two trundle beds for heavenly whitewater sleeping.
The walk is two short blocks down to the beach and pier. Seals can be heard and observed from the deck telescope daily. The best surfing on the west coast of California is just down the stairs and close-by.
Also, you will experience the 'world's greatest scenic, 4-burner, built-in barbecue'
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Keywords: 2Bedrooms+1 extra sleeping area,Penthouse Unit
The Surfview Top of the World owner is a past San Clemente Veteran of Foreign Wars commander and current Service Officer. He is an active volunteer in the community as a certified EMT, Neighborhood watchperson, Senior Center volunteer, and former Boy Scouts of America adult leader. He is a member of the San Clemente Downtown Business Association, Chamber of Commerce, and the San Clemente Men's golf association.
Jerry Quinlan is not an expert surfer, though, he can be found kayaking regularly around Seal Rock, to the south, or, every so often, swimmming around the pier.
He can be recognized on photo #16, with his daughter, Elizabeth, on the top deck at the 'TOP OF THE WORLD' SURFVIEW PENTHOUSE.
Jerry Quinlan purchased this condo in 1997
'Top of the World' is like a pressbox in a sports stadium; looking from a most exceptonal and unique view down over the pier, beach, harbor, and Islands on the horizon. A short two hundred twenty yard walk down to the sand.
The location is equally between Disneyland, Newport, Hollywood; and, San Diego Zoo, Seaworld, Legoland.
Overlooking EVERYTHING! - harbor, beach, waves, surfers, pier, and Islands.
Three block walk into downtown Del Mar street in San Clemente; and, 220 yard walk down to the sand, waves, pier, and restaurants on the pier.
I couldn't make it work with these folks way too many people ...they wanted 3 completely separate bedrooms and they were noisy and, sorry to say, Less pleasant to have than so many others.
Owner was available only by phone, better to call then text. We had 3 couples stay and though it says 3 bedroom, it actually is 2 bedrooms and the sunroom has a twin bed and a pull out under the bed. The 2 bathrooms were accurate and nice. Of all the pictures listed, the 5th pic on the top row (with king size and bunk bed); the third pic on second row, the second kitchen (the tiny one with all silver appliances); the 9th picture on the bottom, and the 10th picture on the top row with the huge leather couch and piano, THESE ARE NOT INCLUDED IN THIS RENTAL.
It ended up working out because our friends stayed in the sun room but BE AWARE WHEN RENTING COUPLES. Other than that, it was enjoyable for the weekend. The view was amazing and had the patio to enjoy meals and to hang out. The kitchen was stocked with necessary appliances. We could easily walk to the pier and shops and restaurants.
There weren't many cozy seating places, there was the smaller couch and a recliner but we had to use the bar stools and other chairs when we watched a movie or the football games.
I brought my 30 lb corgi and our friends brought their kitten and enjoyed their time.
Would we come back? Absolutely, but with these things in mind maybe we wouldn't come with 3 couples, maybe as a family trip or 2 couples.
It is home away from home for us and we love Jerry, the owner! The view is just stunning and the apartment is very nicely decorated with very comfy beds. Over the years we have had anywhere from 2 to 8 people staying there. 8 when our children were young and 2 now that my husband and I go alone. I highly recommend this apartment! You will probably return again and again as we have!
This was not a fun place to stay...at all!
We had 3 couples that rented this "3 bedroom/2 bath penthouse" IT WAS 2 BEDROOMS, ONE WITH TWO SETS OF BUNK BED!!! The photos on the web site are not of the current rooms. The sheets on my bed were old and thin with little balls of cotton.
The floors were so filthy, our feet were immediately black (we all wore flip flops from there on out.)
None of our computers could find their servers, we tried all three wifis. Several of us fell behind on our work that was due while spending 3 long nights in this place.
The dishes were dirty - 3-dimensional food was dried on them.
There were not enough teaspoons or coffee mugs...the kitchen is a miss-match of odds and ends. The appliances all worked well.
The surveillance cameras down in the carport where all guests enter picked out a friend from Jamaica who has brown skin. The owner appeared and interrogated her - What is your business here? who are you visiting?, etc.
The building has 4 apartments and the laundry was always full with someone's laundry
Okay - there is a nice view from the balcony with fake grass flooring but we were not able to enjoy it as a little dog from the adjoining apartment kept coming over and peeing and pooping under the chairs we sat on. There was no way to get the pee out of the fake grass. There was also pee smell in the sun room where one couple had to sleep (it was in a group area). One couple got a hotel room down the road...thank god there was a room available!
I WANT MY MONEY BACK and I CERTAINLY DON'T WANT TO PAY FOR CLEANING - that is all I did for 3 days! UGH
Home is in a fabulous location. We loved the sun deck and enclosed sun room. Views from every direction.
Ample place for our family to hang around and the owner, Jerry, was always there if we needed anything. Make sure you check out the surf shack. This place is loaded with everything one might need for a day on the beach.
Clean and had lots of beach play toys
Dana Point Harbor, Marine Institute Museum
|Rental Period||Minimum Price||Additional Nights||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event Price|
1 Jun 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Rates are subject to change especially during the holiday season. For a detailed quote, please call for assistance. We also offer discounts and specials; call for more information.
* Approximate monthly price. Actual pricing will depend on the days of the month you stay.