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Jerry Quinlan

Member since: 1998
Speaks English

The 'Top of the World' Surfview Penthouse! 3BR/2BA

24 Reviews
People9
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

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Overview

Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday condo in Orange County

Condo, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8-9)

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'

Also Look at VRBO.com/722590

Keywords: 2Bedrooms+1 extra sleeping area,Penthouse Unit

Suitability:
  • pets considered
Jerry Quinlan (Owner)
Member since: 1998
Speaks English

About Jerry Quinlan

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

Why Jerry Quinlan chose Orange County

'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.

What makes this condo unique

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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

In the East, we have warm oceans... In the West you have ' the waves' ! Wow! The view! The town, the people, the weather... all add up to total nirvana. We have been her for a month... and it just isn't enough!

A special thanks to Maryann and Jerry for all their hospitality and the fun we had together. And... we even fixed the old long board and I even used it ... at "Old Mans"... quite fitting I suppose. I know we have all had the best time and.... We will be back!
Jul 1999
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Reviews

4.3
based on 24 holidaymaker reviews

The 'Top of the World' Surfview Penthouse! 3BR/2BA
average rating of 4.2916665 based on 38 reviews
4

Gorgeous View

  • 4 of 5

This property was a little run down but the deck area made up for the small imperfections. Jerry was very friendly and accomadating. Very roomy and had all the amenities you could want. Would definitely stay here again and recommend this booking to friends and family!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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3

Great Family Getaway in Sunny San Clemente

  • 3 of 5

Best: Amazing unobstructed view of Pacific with warm sunshine and cool breezes of San Clemente. 3 min walk to beach, pier, and train to anywhere along the coast. 10 min walk to main drag with plenty of restaurants an bars. 10 min walk to San Clemente Gym and Starbucks. OK: Interior higher end with great kitchen. Two bedroom (master and kids room with 2 bunk beds). Two bath. Sun room with day bed (kids favorite place to relax). Bad: Has seen significant use (microwave door bent, stove dents, dishwasher leaks / has missing bottom panel, old filter in refrigerator, no remote / cable on master bedroom TV, bar stool sinks to lowest setting, not all burners on gas grill work, some blinds don't work, tub doesn't drain very fast, hot/cold faucets backwards on sink, etc.). Not enough towels / washcloths to last the week. Washing machine in garage is great, but good luck on finding a time when it's not being used by someone else. Overall: Loved our stay, but overpriced for all the grief. Owner doesn't want the penthouse to be used as party place, which is understandable. But what wasn't, is the owner called me a few days before our stay and said the Penthouse was "rat infested." This was to scare us off / double booked? My wife called, after I pulled her from the ceiling, and once the owner realized we are just on a family vacation and not there to party... the "rats" miraculously where never there. Definitely something we didn't want to go through just before our trip. So, lost 2 stars... 1 for the wear & tear and 1 for the "rats."

  • Review Submitted: Mar 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

FANTASTIC LOCATION!

  • 5 of 5

I booked this home because my oldest son was getting married in San Clemente. I wanted a place for us all to enjoy on this lovely weekend.

This house has the most amazing view. We had a fantastic time staying here. My youngest son, 22, even asked for the owners number, so he can use it on future trips with his friends.

We had a great time and highly recommend booking this place!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 6, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Palo Cedro
5

Wow! Incredible views and amazing owners!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed in the penthouse. Had guests for dinner some nights - everyone's immediate response was (as was ours) 'WOW' when they saw the view. Also loved the set-up and the unique decor in the apartment. Our dog loved the dog trail and park. Easy walking to lots of fun places. Natasha and Jerry were accommodating way beyond expectations (thank you again). We were so sad to leave our 'home away from home' with the shining ocean view. We'd go back in a heartbeat! Thank you, this was way beyond our expectations! We'd give it six stars if we could!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 7, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fort Lauderdale
3

Beautiful View..Poor Customer Service

  • 3 of 5

Great location and beautiful view. Enjoyed having our own secure parking space and lots of beach accessories. The only thing missing is customer service. This was our third visit to this property. We stayed in the Surfview penthouse for 11 days. During the entire time Never Once were we asked if we needed anything!! Ran out of Paper towels & garbage bags in the first few days. Did not want to spend our precious vacation time tracking down management and asking for Basic necessities. Wish there was better communication between customers and management.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 17, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

OUTSTANDING LOCATION, DREAM COME TRUE, INCREDIBLE VIEWS & SERVICE

  • 5 of 5

THIS PROPERTY MET ALL MY EXPECTATIONS I WAS LOOKING FOR AND MORE. THE LOCATION WAS FANTASTIC AND VIEWS WERE UNBELIEVABLE. ACCESS TO THE BEACH WAS EASY YET CLOSE TO TOWN AND ALL THE AMENITIES. THE OWNERS WERE INCREDIBLY ACCOMMODATING AND MADE SURE THAT ALL MY NEEDS WERE MET. IN ADDITION TO THIS THE OWNERS TOOK ME UNDER THEIR WINGS TO BE SURE I WAS DOING WELL. NATASHA AND JERRY WERE NOT ONLY GREAT LANDLORDS, BUT ARE NOW FRIENDS AS WELL. I WAS THERE 5 WEEKS AND HAVE ALREADY MADE A RESERVATIONS FOR NEXT YEAR FOR 6 WEEKS!!!!!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 6, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Dana Point Harbor, Marine Institute Museum

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday condo in San Clemente, Orange County

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Summer
1 Jun 2016 - 30 Sep 2016
3 night minimum stay
£746
for 3 nights
From
£249
£1,907
 
 
Mild season
10 Nov 2016 - 19 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
£547
for 3 nights
From
£182
£3,067
 
 
Christmas Holiday
20 Dec 2016 - 2 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
£746
for 3 nights
From
£249
£1,741
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
£1,078
for 5 nights
From
£207
From
£249
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,244
£4,278
 

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £151
Tax Rate 10.0%

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday condo in Orange County in California

Property Type:
  • condo
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available ...
  • Covered Parking
  • Garage
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Sunroom - Trundle Bed-Sleeps two
Entertainment:
  • Stereo
Suitability:
  • pets considered
Leisure Activities:
  • Boating
  • Shopping
  • Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • Kayaking
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
Notes:
Cable Plasma TV, VCR/DVD, Gas BBQ, Walk to Beach & Pier, Surf, Kayaks, Bugibords, 2 Baiks, Beach Gear included

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