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Luxury Nestled in the San Juan Hills

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(40 traveler reviews)


Property Details

Updated: Dec 7, 2016
House, 3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, 6 Sleeps

Villa San Juan Capistrano is a 3 bedroom home nestled in the rolling San Juan Hills, in a quiet gated golf course community that is surrounded by fairways and wildflowers.

We have a second website that has a lot more photos of the Villa and the surrounding area if you would like more than this listing shows. it is VillaSanJuanCapistrano with a . com at the end.


It is conveniently located one mile from the I-5 freeway, a scenic 15 minute drive from Orange County / John Wayne (SNA) Airport.

The naturally landscaped hillsides shield the Villa from the freeway so you will not experience any traffic noise which is common with many of the view homes in the area.

The Villa is located in the southern portion of San Juan Capistrano which experiences daily westerly winds which eliminates the need for air conditioning 99% of the year. However, the Villa has forced air heating and conditioning if you prefer a temperature controlled environment. Our home is located far enough away from the coast, only 3 miles, so we rarely experience morning fog and wake up to mostly sunny days followed by cool nights. The adjacent cities of Dana Point, San Clemente & Laguna Beach typically experience foggy mornings and overcast days at certain times of the year due to their closer proximity to the coastline. The average temperatures in San Juan range from a high of 74 degrees to a low average of 51 degrees year round. Year-round we have relatively low humidity, which is why you will not get any mosquito bites on this vacation.

The gourmet kitchen is equipped with cooking or hosting in mind with a Wolfe 6-burner gas range, Bosch dishwasher, wine cooler, built-in Subzero refrigerator, and every possible cooking appliance and utensil you might need to prepare a memorable meal which can be served in the cozy dining room or at bar stool seating at extra large granite counter top. Filling up the kitchen with groceries not only saves you money on meals, but it is enjoyable to cook in this kitchen or BBQ outside with a great view of the hills.

The home has a beautifully landscaped private yard with a tropical resort feel. A hammock, BBQ, umbrellas, heat lamps and comfy furnishings make this the perfect home for small gatherings or medium size parties or just relaxing, anytime day or night.

There are also over 75 restaurants in San Juan Capistrano, many who deliver. The Villa also has separate interior laundry room and guestroom bath on the first floor with Bosch washer and dryer. A great advantage for guests because it allows you to pack lighter since you will not need as many clothes.

The interior is bright and sunny with lots of windows and San Juan Hill views. The ceilings are high with an open floor plan so when your cooking you can still converse with your guests as well as see the 47' high-definition flat screen TV in the living room. The Villa comes with full cable TV including HBO, Cinemax, and hundreds of channels.

The dining room has high-vaulted ceilings with mission-style furniture that comfortably seats six.

The master bedroom suite is on the first floor and has a fireplace, a very comfortable pillow top California King bed with Egyptian 600 thread count sheets, sliding glass doors to the private backyard, 12' ceiling with a fan that allows for very comfortable napping or sleeping with the windows open or closed.

It also has a flat screen HD TV with full cable service including HBO. In the master dressing area you will find a marble & glass shower stall, a state-of-the art, self-cleaning Jacuzzi tub, double granite sinks, private toilet area and an awesome cherry wood walk-in closet.

The second floor includes another master suite with a high end resort beach theme. It has private shower and dressing area, a separate toilet / bath / shower room, high-vaulted ceilings, ceiling fan and a very comfy queen bed with luxury sheets, a cozy comforter and lots of down pillows.

Also located on the second floor are two spacious office work spaces with a computer and printer with wireless high speed internet, task lighting and ergonomic desk chairs. A third 32' TV with games, DVD, & VCR is located in this room with two large wing back chairs for watching shows or reading. The home also offers a library of over 100 books if you are an avid reader. The hammock in the yard is also a lovely place to read.

A very comfortable Murphy queen size bed is hidden inside the beautifully paneled walls and will comfortably sleep two additional guests who can easily access the adjacent bedroom's bathroom.

The Villa is child friendly and well-behaved pet friendly with beautiful travertine stone and wood flooring throughout and fully fenced yard. A portable crib, high chair and pet beds are available upon request.

Less than 100 feet from our Villa is a gated swimming pool, with a 24 hour a day - 7 days a week heated Jacuzzi spa with dressing areas, showers and restrooms.

We also provide everything you need for some fun in the sun: Bicycles, beach chairs, beach towels, boogie boards and picnic supplies.

Also,within the same area is a well-equipped gym with 11 pieces of gym equipment.

More Details
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
  • Swimming pool
  • Pets considered
  • Accept Credit Cards

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40 Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(40 traveler reviews)


Everything was perfect!

  • 5 of 5

This home is one of the best we have ever stayed using VRBO! The kitchen was amazing, two fireplaces, lovely back patio and plenty of room to host a dinner for our CA families. The pool and hot tub area were so inviting and warm in November. Walking the neighborhood was enjoyable and the little, sweet town of San Juan Capistrano was wonderful! Since we have a new grandson in the area we hope to return often! Thanks also for the nice touch of flowers and cookies upon our arrival! Ginger was the best to work with! Thank you for making our special time a great one!

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your great review! We hope to have you come visit us again soon! - Ginger & Charlie
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Could Not Be Better

  • 5 of 5

Everything was great! Ginger and Charlie when out of their way to provide a small bed for our toddler! The home was impeccable as was the gated community. The hot tub was great and only a couple of houses away. They even let us use their personal bike. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

I had the pleasure of staying at this home with my family and then again with my extended family for 2.5 weeks. It's the perfect home away from home!

Clean, spacious, modern and so nicely decorated. We slept 6 adults easily and comfortably. BEAUTIFUL kitchen to cook and hang out in. Private outdoor patio that we loved! So fun to use the grill and enjoy the outdoors and the pleasant weather. Plenty of patio seating, where we spent every morning and evening outside.

The owners have thought of everything! All beach gear; chairs, tote bags, towels, umbrellas, toys and an ice chest. Spices and baking supplies for the kitchen. Detergent and such for the laundry room. There's even shampoo etc. if you forget yours! Quiet, peaceful neighborhood. The swimming pool is only a few steps away.

It's a short drive to several different beaches and also John Wayne Airport.

Charlie and Ginger are friendly and helpful and I felt quite comforted to have them nearby. Their home is everything we could have hoped for to make our vacation so pleasant and relaxing. Cant wait to stay again!

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you had a great vacation even with it being cut short with the arrival of your new grandbaby! Looking forward to seeing you again next year. Thank you for the lovely review. - Ginger & Charlie
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Amazing! Home away from home!!!

  • 5 of 5

There are very few places that you stay on vacation that you feel so comfortable as if you were at home, this is exactly how this place felt! Such a gorgeous home so beautifully decorated! We stayed with our three kids and they had everything you could imagine to use from kitchen things, yo beach stuff, even golf clubs and bikes! Our four year old even happened to find a dolly to play with in the closet that she was so sad to leave but gave her a hug and told her she could no wait to come back to see her again! The neighborhood was so quiet but the location was still just a short drive to the beach and everything else. I really only have great things to say about this place! You will not regret renting this place at all, we will definitely be back! Thank you so much for so much for everything!!!

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review. We hope to have you back soon! - Ginger & Charlie
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Even better than pictured. Better than imagined.

  • 5 of 5

It is not often that expectations are exceeded, but ours were. The property was clean, quiet, modern and full of comforts and sweet touches. Like we were visiting a friends home. And that is how the owners made us feel. Like trusted and welcome friends. Great pool and walking trails. Private cheerful patio yard.

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your great review. We hope to have you back again soon! - Ginger & Charlie
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Fantastic Villa in San Juan Capistrano!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I, and our little dog Elvis, have stayed in the Villa 3 years in the Feb.-March time period as we sought relief from Seattle weather. This is a terrific place to stay. Truly all the comforts of home in this well equipped and beautifully decorated house. A lovely little outdoor, private, fenced in courtyard for relaxing and enjoying the warm weather. And a great place for Elvis to roam around in the plants. Ginger and Chuck are great hosts taking care of any questions or concerns immediately. And Elvis has enjoyed playing with their two doodles. We are sure you will enjoy Villa SJC as much as we have.

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind words! You are such great guests and our dogs love Elvis. We hope to have you back very soon! Ginger & Charlie
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Activity and Interests

Our home is located within the San Juan Hills Country Club: Orange County's best golf value nestled in the rolling hills of San Juan Capistrano, the facility includes a Championship Par 71 Golf Course with a state of the art Driving Range, and new Sports Bar & Grill.

The Golf Course's Country Club also has large Banquet Facilities available for wedding receptions, celebrations or business conferences.

San Juan Capistrano is well known as an equestrian destination with many stables and boarding facilities. With over 53 miles of local trails and the Olympic Field Trials, San Juan truly has something to offer every equestrian.

We are probably one of the only cities with a hitching rail and corral with shady eucalyptus trees and a water trough AT THE GOLF COURSE.

Oh, and horse riders get happy-hour drink prices all day year-round in the Golf Course sports bar. For more information on boarding or riding check out the internet.

By now you I am sure you can see that San Juan Capistrano is a small town with a big reputation. This historic rarity is full of history, equestrian and mystery. The gateway of the Gold Coast is known for its rich Native American history, famous missions, and the world-renowned annual migration of cliff swallows that travel from Argentina. Home of the state’s oldest neighborhood, this birthplace of Orange County provides a wonderful adventure. Enjoy local tourist sites such as the San Juan Capistrano Mission, the train depot, the oldest neighborhood in Orange County (Los Rios District), downtown dining and shopping, antiques galore, and many annual festivals.

The city developed around the San Juan Capistrano mission. The mission is famous for the swallows who leave on Oct 23 (St. John's day) and return each year on March 19. (St. Joseph's day).

The Serra chapel is one of the oldest buildings still in use in the entire state. It is known as the "Jewel of the Missions" because it is such a beautiful mission and area. San Juan Capistrano has many antique shops and historic buildings area.

The Los Rios District lies directly across the railroad tracks from the Capistrano Depot and is the oldest neighborhood in California. The forty homes that remain here include three original adobe structures.

Most of the homes are private residences, but there are many businesses open to the public. This area provides a relaxing and enchanting experience for locals and tourists alike. To walk the streets of the Los Rios District is to recapture the tranquillity of the slower pace of life that existed before the turn of the century.

Zoomars Petting is home to hundreds of friendly animals to feed, pet, love and learn from. There are goats, emus, llamas, donkeys, alpacas, sheep, geese, ducks, guinea pigs and a bunny patch. After petting the animals, youngsters can saddle up for a pony ride or hop aboard the miniature train. At the front of the property is the century-old Olivares House, listed on the National Registry. Behind it sits an 1890’s bathhouse and picnic area available for birthday parties or family gatherings.

Nearby communities within a few miles boast world-famous beaches, whale watching, and day trips to Catalina Island. You are only 5 minutes from the beautiful beaches of Doheny & San Clemente State Beaches and Dana Point harbor, where you can rent boats, jet skis, go whale and dolphin watching.

Everything you need for some fun in the sun is provided: Bicycles, beach chairs, beach towels, boogie boards and picnic supplies which leaves you more of your vacation budget for all the things you want to do.

There is an awesome fireworks show in town and at the Harbor every 4th of July. During the holidays, there is a boat parade of lights in the harbor.

The Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre (formerly Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre) is located in Irvine, 14 miles north of SJC. It is the larage amphitheater in Orange County. It is the summer home of the Pacific Symphony Orchestra.It is also home to the annual KROQ Weenie Roast and many, many concerts and festivals.

Go 10 minutes north and you are in Laguna Beach; Home of the Pageant of The Masters & Festival of the Arts, with dozens of art galleries, art festivals, and fabulous restaurants for dining and entertainment.

Theme parks such as Disneyland, Sea World, Knott's Berry Farm, Universal Studios, Sea World Parks, and Legoland, are all within 45 minutes to 1 hour drive.

There are also numerous five star resorts nearby such as the Ritz Carlton, St Regis and the Montage for spa treatments if you so desire. The surrounding areas of the Dana Point Harbor, Laguna Beach and San Clemente have some fabulous restaurants if you don’t want to be creative in the state-of-the-art stainless steel kitchen.

The Getty Museum - The J. Paul Getty Museum started from the oil millionair's private

colletion and was house for many years in a Roman-Style villa in Malibu, which is now the Getty Villa.

Today's Getty Museum, occupies 750 acres of land in the Santa Monica Mountain foothills. It includes an art collection%

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Property Type

  • house


  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Spa

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool


  • pets considered

Location Type

  • Beach View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • golf


  • Bathroom 1
  • Bathroom 2
  • Half Bathroom


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3


  • Luxury home, gated-private quiet community, pool, spa, golf course, beautiful views, beaches, harbor, theme parks. Check out more at our website VillaSanJuanCapistrano. com. We provide bicycles, golf clubs, boogie boards, beach towels, picnic basket, tennis rackets, pool toys, and beach chairs.

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