Condo, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8-9)
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 San Clemente
'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.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
We had a wonderful stay at the beach. This property has a gorgeous view of the beach in San Clemente. The amenities were perfect for a quick relaxing family getaway.
Wonderful time in San Clemente
Awesome views of ocean, beach and pier. Location was ideal with walking distance to beach and town. Jerry the owner met us upon arrival and responded quickly to our requests. Overall the place was clean and tidy but could use some cosmetic updates and repairs.
Upon arrival we were met by Jerry the owner and were informed we would not be staying in the Surf View Penthouse, that is named on this VRBO site and we thought that we rented, but rather the unit below the Palm Tree Penthouse Suite. We talked to Jerry about our expectations and he tried to "convince" us that the Palm Tree was the better unit, including the fact that we would of had to "share" the large porch of the Surf View unit with him and another.
As I stated above we had a great visit and the the Palm Tree unit met our needs but overall we felt deceived. We thought we reserved the Surf View with its large wrap around porch and sun room and we did not get that. If you are thinking of renting this property and pick it based on the pictured porch as we did, validate that you will get the Surf View unit and the porch will be private.
The 3 stars for communication with the Property Manager is based on the lack of communication that we would not be in the Surf View. Other than that communication was good.
Over the years, in addition to the closeness of the surf and beach, guests seem to be evenly divided in their preferences enjoying the two very unique 180 degree panoramic ocean views overlooking the sea, pier, islands, and, even Dana Point harbor.
Good size space, enviable location, stellar view! The wrap around deck, grill & firepit in the patio table were highlights. Appreciated having a full kitchen for family meals, and access to a washer/dryer so we could keep our towels clean. One disappointment was this was not a 3BR listing even though HomeAway categorized as such. Yes, there were enough beds but with two families, we were expecting both sets of parents to have a bedroom with kids in the bunkroom & sunroom, which wasn’t the case so be warned, adults will be on trundle beds! One recommendation would be a guide for the property (where things are located, how to use them, which outlets work / don’t work, where to find towels & toilet paper, house rules, area highlights, etc). Overall, it served it’s purpose & gave us a good home base for our week at the beach.
Yes we do have an incredible View. We have three separate sleeping areas including the deck with two trundle beds. That is not a separate bedroom but it is three sleeping areas. There are two sets of paper towels provided as is the norm in the vacation business. There are unlimited bath towels as were provided underneath both sinks in the bathrooms. Otherwise this was a lovely family that respected the quiet time rules and was respectful and considerate of both the property and the neighbors. They did exceed the 6-person limit and were not charged for it.
Breathtaking and magnificent view
The view from the deck was gorgeous and very quiet and relaxing. My family and I truly enjoyed ourselves. Jerry was there when we arrived and departed. He was a great host. We definitely recommend this location and plan on going back for a longer period of time. Thank you Jerry!
Awesome location and views!
Property was clean and had everything we needed. Jerry (the owner) was on site and available if needed. We absolutely loved the view and the location is great..a short walk to the beach and pier and right in between San Diego and LA! Highly recommended!!
Million Dollar View
Your home had a million dollar view! We loved it!! We were not sure what to do with the towels and sheets as there are normally precise instructions on what they want us to do. And we were not sure if we should just walk away without locking up. We went ahead and started the dishwasher. Maybe just a little more clear on instructions would be helpful but we loved it and tried to make sure it looked just as nice when we left. We did not have a pet. Thank you!!! We would love to come back! Verlee
Dana Point Harbor, Marine Institute Museum