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Bob Rountree

Member since: 2013
Call Owner
Speaks English

Steps To Sand-Beach Gear-Hot Tub

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday home in Orange County - Escalones Beach House

3 Bedroom, 2 Bath, Beach House

…steps to the sand & beach trail

…beach gear: surfboards, body boards, etc.

…well appointed kitchen, laundry, 3 bed / 2 bath

…hot tub, bbq, wireless, parking

...Check out our brand new apartment VRBO #597970 on back property which can be booked together with a discount for larger parties or privacy.

This charming beach getaway is just a 100-yard stroll to the sand, and it comes with all the beach toys, including surfboards, body boards, chairs, umbrellas, towels, etc. Plus, it is uniquely positioned just steps away from our 3.5 mile beach trail. No more loading the car with beach gear, and no more renting equipment and searching for a parking space, ‘cause you are at the beach! After a beach day, enjoy a cocktail on your deck, or soak in the hot tub on the patio. From here, it’s also an easy 10-minute walk to Fisherman’s restaurant in the pier bowl area, or to T-street beach, or to San Clemente’s quaint downtown for shopping and restaurants. World-class surfing at Trestles and San-O is a 10-minute drive south.


This 3 bedroom, 2 bath house is located in a tranquil neighborhood, perfect for sleep-ins and peaceful evenings. Make yourselves at home sunbathing on your private deck, or entertain friends and family while bbq-ing or jacuzzing on your secluded patio. It is the essence of San Clemente beach, with bamboo flooring, palm trees, ocean breezes, and a free-flowing, indoor-outdoor atmosphere. It invites you to lounge outdoors on the deck, or relax inside on the leather sofas while watching a movie on the high-definition flat screen TV with surround sound and fully-loaded on demand options. The open and fully equipped kitchen offers bar-style eating or sit-down dining, with a direct view of your friends on the deck, or of the flat screen inside if you choose. Enjoy the wireless internet throughout, as well as centralized heating. In the master bedroom, sleep tight on your king-sized bed with an attached bath, or wander to the hot tub with direct access from this bedroom. All 3 bedrooms sleep 2 people each, with room for 2 more people. Each bedroom has its own high-def, flat screen TV with on demand, a ceiling fan and plenty of storage. Additionally, complimentary laundry facilities for your use only are located in the garage below. And, there’s parking for 3 cars directly in front.

Beach toys

Wander down to the beach for some great surf, or to Fisherman’s restaurant on the pier for dinner or sunset cocktails. Or, enjoy our beach trail on bike or on foot. Also, at low tide check out our tide pools, with starfish, sea anemones and muscles. Or, spend hours hunting for sea glass.

We offer:


Body boards

Light-weight stand up paddle boards

Beach chairs

Beach towels

An umbrella and ice chest.

Shopping and restaurants: our quaint downtown area is only a few walking blocks away, offering stylish boutiques, spas, surf shops, antique shops, and local or international cuisine. There is also a farmer’s market every sunday, offering souvenirs, art, and locally grown organic fruits, vegetables and herbs. Take a short stroll to our pier, where you can take in the sun and ocean breezes, fish, or relax and dine at the Fisherman’s restaurant.

Daily adventures nearby:

• Theme parks, etc: Disneyland, Seaworld, San Diego zoo, Knott’s Berry Farm and Legoland are one-hour’s drive or less.

• San Clemente’s new aquatic center features an olympic-sized pool, and an “aquatic playground” for the little ones.

• Dana Point Harbor is a ten-minute drive north, with numerous options for shopping, dining, or deep-sea fishing. You can also rent kayaks, jet skis and sail boats, or take the short boat ride to our local Catalina Island.

• Laguna Beach is our neighboring seaside community, renowned for its gorgeous beaches, galleries, art festivals, and Pageant Of The Masters (july).

• Big Bear ski resort is two-hours away, close enough for a day trip or over nighter.

• catch the “Surfliner Amtrak” train from our pier for a one-hour seaside excursion down the coast to San Diego, or to the Del Mar race track (july 17-sept 4), or to Angel’s stadium for baseball games.

45 minute drive to Disneyland, Knotts Berry Farm, Legoland, 1 hr to Sea World and San Diego Zoo. Dana Point Harbor is only a 5 minute drive north. Enjoy Laguna Beach art festivals in the summer, 15 minute drive north. Newport Beach and Fashion Island 1/2 hour drive north. Enjoy the San Cemente beach lifestyle with world famous 'Trestles surf beach' 5 minute drive south. You can't beat this location for your next southern California vacation destination!!

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Bob Rountree (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Call Owner
Speaks English

About Bob Rountree

I moved to San Clemente in 1972 as a young boy and grew up in this beautiful sleepy little beach town. I love that San Clemente has maintained many of its great qualities as it has become very popular as a beach destination. I love the small town feel of it and its great beaches. I realized a dream when this property became available to me and allowed me to get this close to the water. I look forward to sharing that blessing with others while staying here.

Bob Rountree purchased this house in 2002

Why Bob Rountree chose Orange County

This property is uniquely located close to everything, most importantly the beach and beach trail access. It has a very comfortable and open layout that captures the beach lifestyle and weather. Smelling the ocean and feeling the breeze on a daily basis is wonderful. If you are looking to take advantage of beautiful San Clemente and what it has to offer, you are in the heart of it here.


based on 45 holidaymaker reviews

Steps To Sand-Beach Gear-Hot Tub
average rating of 4.9333334 based on 45 reviews

Beautiful, well maintained and fully stocked.

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying in San Clemente at this property - it was clean, spacious, well maintained and came with a fully stocked kitchen. The owner was also very helpful. It is just a few minutes walk down to one of the beaches and a further 15 minutes to the main beach. Beautiful SoCal seaside town, friendly neighbourhood.

  • Review Submitted: May 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful place and perfect for our needs.

  • 5 of 5

All four Generations had a great time. It was centrally located, so, while the young people traveled to Disneyland or Legoland, the grandparents enjoyed the beach and visited with California relatives. Mr Rountree was very helpful. Even took out our trash.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect home for a family stay!

  • 5 of 5

This house was perfect for our family. The location was perfect for having quick access to the beach. The beds were amazing and the kitchen well stocked for cooking. We will certainly return to San Clemente for the sun, beach and low key atmosphere of the area.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Beach Getaway

  • 5 of 5

There are many great things about this house, but I wish to focus on (1) the great location; and (2) the stress-free setup.

First, the house is half a block from the nearest beach access (a steep concrete walkway). At the bottom of the walkway, you have two choices. You can take a tunnel under the railroad tracks to the beach (called Mariposa), or connect to the boardwalk and walk to either the pier (south) or north beach.

From a surfer's perspective, Mariposa Beach was a pleasant surprise. There was a lot of swell during our visit, and most of San Clemente was on the steeper, heavier side. But Mariposa had two distinct breaks. The southern peak was steeper, but the northern peak was somewhat mushy. I was able to ride a longboard, even though it was head high (and bigger on some sets). Bottom line, a short walk from the house to fun surf. That's a vacation!

Access to the boardwalk is also important. You can walk to the pier in minutes. And if you have young kids, there is an awesome park at the halfway point (Linda Lane).

Second, the house is fully equipped for a fun vacation. The full supply of beach chairs, towels, umbrella, etc. turns out to be a luxury. The house has a garage that makes for easy rinsing, storage, and keeping things clean. There are several surfboards that are good for beginners. Washer and dryer. Great setup.

Upstairs, inside the house, is clean and comfortable. Cute decks and patios for lounging and eating. Comfortable beds and living room. And the hot tub works perfectly.

I hope to return. This place is special.

Tom R.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Everything we wanted in a San Clemente beach vacation with family.

  • 5 of 5

When I booked this house for our trip, I thought it had everything we needed and more, and I was right! It is a lovely home. Friends, family, and clothes are all you need to bring with you. The kitchen is stocked with all the dishes and cookware you need. I quick trip to the local grocery store allowed us to have food for meals we wanted to eat in at our leisure. The home is lovely with nice decorative touches, yet casual and relaxed. It really felt like a home where we might live, not a cold hotel. The neighborhood felt safe and friendly. We didn't need the water "toys" such as surf and paddle boards, but they're there for you if you do. The home is a very short walk to the beach and pier, and the front and back patios are fantastic. We are parents who travelled with our grown children. There was plenty of space for us to gather together when we wanted, and have our own spaces when we needed them. If we make plans to stay in San Clemente again, we know the perfect spot.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 2, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rental 476993

  • 5 of 5

We celebrated our 40th wedding anniversary by staying at this lovely beach house for an entire week. It was incredible! The house was more than adequate for our entire family which included toddlers. All the amenities were high quality and everything was provided that we needed. Beach chairs, beach towels, beach toys, cooler - you name it and it was there! The beach house felt like a home that you could truly relax and be comfortable in. The walks to the beach were delightful and the quiet neighborhood was very enjoyable! We'd go back in a heartbeat! What a wonderful vacation with awesome memories made! We'd highly recommend this house!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 2, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
28 Miles
John Wayne
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Fisherman's on the Pier
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
5 Freeway
Nearest Golf
2.6 Miles
San Clemente Municipal
Nearest Train
San Clemente
Nearest Motorway
0.25 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
La Siesta
Nearest Ski
110 Miles
Bear Mountain
Nearest Beach
75 Metres
Mariposa Point
Car: not necessary


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in San Clemente, Orange County

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
High Season
8 Jul 2016 - 30 Sep 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 7 guests; add £19 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 7 guests; add £19 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £102
Refundable Damage Deposit £273
Tax Rate 10.0%

Refunds of 100% on cancellations prior to 30 days of arrival date. No refunds within 30 days of arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 2
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Master w/ King, HD, flat screen TV, private bath
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , HD Flat screen, On Demand, ceiling fan
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , HD Flat screen, On Demand, ceiling fan
  • All 3 bedrooms have HD, flat-screen TVs, w/ On Demand options, new linens & ceiling fans.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Barbecue
  • Water Sports Gear
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

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