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5 star reviews! Sunny rooms short walk to beach, pier and historic downtown.

Bedrooms 1
Space 600 sq ft
Property type guest house
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

Walk to beach and downtown from this sunny accommodation in cool San Clemente

French doors lead into this sweet beach getaway in charming San Clemente, California. The sleeping room (approx. 175 sq. ft) is spanking clean with polished original hardwood floors and includes a flat screen TV, a mini-fridge, micro, toaster and coffeemaker to get your day going. There is a large bathroom with tub and shower, as well as a large living and dining area. Please note that the sleeping arrangement is for two people in the double bed in the bedroom. The sofa in the living area is not used for overnight sleeping.

Laurita (that's me) has all 5 star reviews and prides herself on accommodating any request her treasured guests may have. I live on the property, at the opposite end of the house, so I am available to my guests 24-7.

Casita Laurita is a room in a 70 year old typical San Clemente beach bungalow in the older section of town.It's located on a street that leads down to popular T-Street beach, one of the most famous surf spots in the world.

I don't believe in "extra charges" for early check-in or late check-outs. They are always possible if I don't have a same day guest on those days. In addition, I always have a welcome gift with wine/beer (whatever you choose) waiting for my guests upon arrival.

There is a large patio area with barbecue grill, seating area, perfect for relaxing in the afternoon after a day at the beach or sightseeing around our beautiful 'Spanish Village By The Sea'.

From Casita Laurita it's a short walk everywhere: famous T-Street beach, downtown, bars, restaurants, grocery store. The Amtrak train makes daily stops at the pier to take you Los Angeles, San Diego, Santa Barbara and other coastal cities. The #1 bus at the end of the street will take you all the way up the coast to Dana Point, Laguna Beach, Newport Beach, Surf City USA (Huntington Beach) and beyond!

More Details

Laura Clark
Member since: 2012
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, Dutch
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 April, 2018

About Laura Clark

I've lived in San Clemente for 20 years after 10 years in Europe. My home is filled with eclectic pieces from many countries so of course the adjoining Casita Laurita reflects my style!

Why Laura Clark chose San Clemente

I've always loved the 'southwest' section of San Clemente, the older, sought after area close to well known surf spots and pristine beaches. From the moment I stepped foot into this house, I knew it would be my 'home' for a very long time. And now I welcome guests from around the world to share in this little bit of paradise, San Clemente Beach.

What makes this guest house unique

The casita is walking distance to the beach, pier, downtown, shops, bars, restaurants, grocery stores, train stop (catch the train to LA or San Diego right from the pier!)


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday guest house in San Clemente in Orange County

Property Type:
  • guest house
Building Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • near the sea ...
  • resort ...
  • village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom approx. 44 sq. ft. - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Towels, hair products, lotion and other amenities
  • Towels, hair products, lotion and other amenities. If you need anything, just ask the owner. She has everything!
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom - 1 Double Bed , Suitable for max two people.
  • Private entry through french doors lead into this spanking clean room with polished original hardwood floors. It is approx. 144 sq. feet (13.5 sq. meters) with full size bed, mini-fridge, micro, toaster and coffeemaker. Large bathroom with tub and shower (44 sq. ft) Large living and dining room also included in the rate for this listing.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • Racquetball
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
All guests will receive a customized 'Casita Laurita' welcome gift upon arrival! Wine or beer, chocolates, etc. All beach gear - beach chairs, umbrella, boogie boards, ice cooler, picnic basket, beach towels provided at no extra charge. Just bring your sunscreen!


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(43 traveller reviews)

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5 star reviews! Sunny rooms short walk to beach, pier and historic downtown.
average rating of 4.883721 based on 43 reviews

Charming and Clean

  • 5 of 5

I wish there had been a choice between "I loved it!" and "Not really," as that would have been where we fit. Although I gave Laura five stars because of her personality and aim to please, I did not feel this was a five-star stay.

The facility itself is very clean, well-decorated and charming. Laura goes out of her way to make you feel welcome. She had a little basket of Easter candy and two drinks waiting. She shows you around and spends time with you.

However, there are some things that were not up to par.

The bed is a double, which did not make for a comfortable fit. We felt at least a queen would help. It was unseasonably cold, and there is no central heating. So the first night, even with every blanket/duvet I could find, it was way too cold...and we are from Northern Idaho. The house is 65-years-old, so the wood flooring and tile do not help. That being said, Laura did provide extra bedding and a space heater the next day, which made a world of difference. The shower was difficult to pull on and turn off. It took me quite awhile to get it to stop the slow stream and trickling. Water in the sink takes a long time to heat - shower better. The neighbor on the side could look right into the bedroom, as he was doing some sort of cleaning/remodeling in the day and the window covering does not block that out. You have to really close all the curtains well at night, as visibility into the house/room is pretty darn good from the street. I thought the location was much closer to T-Street based on a photo on the site. The hill looking down is about a mile away. I assumed the house was where the photo was taken. I used to live in this area, so I know it pretty well. Not a major biggie, but it is slightly deceiving. It is very close to El Camino Real, so the location to the main street is good.

Overall, though a lovely lady with a flare for hospitality and decorating, we would not stay again.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Great space for relaxing and healing! We walked to the beach daily. Laura is amazing! The only downside is that the neighbor on the side of the property where we stayed is loud.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautilful and Refreshing

  • 5 of 5

The host Laura was awesome and very welcoming! I love to walk and her location is walking distance to beach, downtown, restaurants etc.. The location is very peaceful and charming and was grateful I was able to book at her location. I could not ask for a better place to spend my vacation! The wonderful weather, location, and the host..... it was perfect!

  • Review Submitted: 24-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Stay

  • 5 of 5

Thanks Laura for a great stay at your home in San Clemente.. Lovely home, Clean and great location.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much! It was lovely having you here for your father and son get-away. I'm glad to hear you found my place clean and situated well to everything within walking distance. All the best to you and with kind regards, Laura
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Perfect, Relaxing Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

This was my husband's and my first experience using VRBO, and Casita Laurita was the perfect choice for our San Clemente vacation. We were in town for our friends' wedding and we were looking for a small, quiet place that exuded the charm of the town. Laura's house is so beautiful and peaceful, and she was the absolute perfect host. We actually felt like she was a friend of the family and she made us feel like Casita Laurita was our home away from home. The space we stayed in was cozy and clean, and it had everything we needed for our time there. Laura also went out of her way to make sure we were comfortable and had everything we needed, checking in every now and then, but still giving us plenty of privacy. If we find ourselves heading back to San Clemente in the future, we would definitely stay at Casita Laurita again. Thanks for such a wonderful time, Laura!

  • Review Submitted: 07-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You guys were just terrific guests. It always makes me feel good when I see people enjoying their time together and the amenities Casita Laurita offers. Have a great summer and please come back again - and send your family, as discussed!
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A Comfortable home base for exploring the Coast

  • 4 of 5

The Casita Laurita isl located on a quiet street close to to the beach, restaurants and the freeway.

Staying there is almost like visiting grandmother's house. The furniture and layout is not modern but is functional. There is very little in the way of a kitchen.

Laura is an energetic host. She goes out of her way to ensure that her guests enjoy their time in San Clemente.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your review! Yes, my place is indeed very convenient to the beach, downtown and restaurants while also being easy access to the freeway to venture further out of town. My eclectic take on furnishing has always appealed to my guests so my apologies to you if it was not in a more modern vein! I hope you guys continued on to complete a lovely tour of our beautiful coastal California. If you find your way back this way, of course you will always be welcome at Casita Laurita. Next time, if you would like to really cook, you can choose to add the full kitchen if the microwave, mini-fridge, toaster, coffeemaker, etc., did not prove to sufficient enough for this short stay. Perhaps you didn't see that option when booking. So sorry! Thanks again to a couple of delightful travelers. All the best, Laura aka "Laurita"'
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
John Wayne Orange County (SNA)
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
Goody's, Ole's, Red Fox, Duke's, Nick's
Nearest Ferry
18 Miles
Balboa Island, Newport Beach
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
San Clemente Golf Course
Nearest Train
0.7 Miles
San Clemente Pier
Nearest Motorway
0.3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
Antoines, Nick's, South of Nicks, Carbonara
Nearest Ski
50 Miles
Big Bear
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Car: not necessary

San Clemente, known as the 'Spanish Village by the Sea, is a charming Mediterranean style beach resort perfectly tucked away halfway between San Diego and Los Angeles. San Clemente is famous for our surfing spots, T-Street and Trestles and nearby Salt Creek.

Historic Avenida Del Mar, the quaint downtown district, has an eclectic mixture of restaurants to choose from - Classic American, huge portions NOTE: yes doggie bags and sharing is perfectly acceptable!, Thai, Italian, Chinese, Japanese, Mediterranean, Vietnamese, Classic American, etc. Wine bars and other pubs are all within walking distance from Casita Laurita. Downtown hosts a monthly Village Art Fair, a Sunday Farmer's Market and specialty shops to keep you busy all day.

If you want to venture away from town, we are close to everything! Take a drive on the Pacific Coast Highway (Highway 101) driving north along the beautiful coastline, in minutes you'll be at Dana Point Yacht Harbor, then the popular Art Colony of Laguna Beach, Balboa Island and Newport Beach. Further on, but less than an hour to Disneyland, Knotts Berry Farm, Huntington Beach (Surf City U.S.A.) and just a little further to Hollywood, LAX, Universal Studios.

If you head south from SC, visit beautiful San Diego and its surroundings, La Jolla and other beach towns along the coast. About one hour east is Temecula Wine Country, Old Town Julian, also a little over an hour away in the mountains.

Remember this song? - 26 miles across the sea....Santa Catalina is waiting you! Catch the early morning Catalina Express from Dana Point and in 1.5 hours you are in another southern California treasure. The 5 pm ferry should get you back to San Clemente in time to unwind at our popular Fishermans Restaurant and bar on the pier, to watch the sunset, enjoy a cocktail and share stories of an unforgettable holiday on the California Riviera.

WEATHER IN SAN CLEMENTE: Warmest in July/August with average temp of 76F (25C). December/January is coolest at 47F (8C)


Orange County (John Wayne) Airport SNA is approximately 25 minutes away and has easily connectable service to and from European destinations and all around the world. Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) is approximately an hour and 10 minute’s drive from San Clemente. Flights arrive here from many other U.S cities as well as international airports including Amsterdam (AMS), Beijing Capital (PEK), Frankfurt (FRA), London-Heathrow (LHW), Madrid (MAD), Moscow-Sheremetyevo (SME), Paris-Charles de Gaulle (CDG), Tokyo-Narita (NRT) and Toronto-Pearson (YYZ) and others. San Diego (Lindbergh Field) SAN is also an easy 50 minute drive away.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £38.71
Tax Rate 10.0%

CANCELLATION POLICY: Full refund if cancelled before within 60 days of arrival less 5% or $50 fee, whichever is higher. No refund after 60 days. Please consider purchasing travel insurance for your peace of mind!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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