Have you ever watched a reveal and fantasized about what it would be like to live in the house? Now you can find out! A couple of former homes are now available as vacation rentals on Time4Play.com. For about $380 a night, you can get cozy in the charming 1930s house from season 3 or soak up the vibes in the mid-century modern house from season 2, which Joanna described as her favorite reno of all time! Check out the dreamy rentals below, buy a flight to Waco, and then start planning your HGTV dream vacation, complete with visits to Baylor University and Magnolia Market!
City planning commissioners, at the direction of the City Council, have been meeting weekly to draft a proposed zoning ordinance governing vacation rentals. The concept discussed Wednesday night could remove many of the vacation rentals now operating in residential neighborhoods, leaving only ones that are owner-occupied.
Some residents complained to the City Council on Tuesday night about “party houses,” where noise and parking are issues. Others said the majority of vacation rentals are well run and boost the economy, so the council should just go after the few bad ones with nuisance codes.
The opening of Outlets at San Clemente in November will bring high-end outlet shopping to this quaint beach city.
Outlets at San Clemente will offer both an impressive shopping experience and an incredible ocean view from the plaza which will overlook the North Beach oceanfront on the beautiful San Clemente coastline. Phase 1 will open 325,000 square feet of shopping to customers on November 12th, 2015. Orange County's newest outlet shopping center will eventually include over 70 stores spanning across 500,000 square feet in the outdoor shopping center. The San Clemente outlet mall will be one of the largest and most impressive malls in South Orange County spanning the entire distance between the Vista Hermosa and Avenida Pico exits along the I5 freeway. A selection of high-end restaurants will make Outlets at San Clemente into a complete destination for Southern California residents.
The Outlets at San Clemente will offer the beach cities and south Orange County plenty of shopping options from many popular brands and high-end retailers including Adidas, Calvin Klein, Levi's, Nike, Sunglasses Hut, Under Armor and many more.
• Last year, San Juan Capistrano and Dana Point launched free summer trolleys funded by OCTA grants.
Five San Clemente street corners have a fresh splash of color, thanks to the city’s 2013 public-art program.
On Sunday, artists selected by a jury from the city and the San Clemente Art Association put finishing touches on traffic-signal controller boxes. The public artworks are in addition to five boxes dressed up a year ago in the city’s inaugural effort to brighten up the otherwise drab utilities.
We asked this year’s artists (by location of the boxes) about what inspired their artwork:
• Camino de los Mares (entrance to San Clemente Villas): “In Flight,” by Regina Hurley. “I watch the birds a lot. And then we went on a whale-watching trip and saw a lot of dolphins and we did see a whale. I began sketching with the birds … then went into the idea of them transitioning from dolphins into birds. They are abstract forms, so it leads to the imagination, as well as the spirit of it.”
• Calle del Cerro (lower intersection with Avenida Vista Montana): “Sunset at Trestles,” by Ashley Keene. “I’ve lived around here my whole life and I go down to walks at the pier and the beach. I just love painting at the beach. It just seemed like the perfect sketch to do … it’s just that peacefulness. It’s Trestles, or the Cotton’s Point area.”
• Avenida Pico (at Calle del Cerro): “Sunset Dinner,” by Mike Ravetti. “The city wanted to have something that is unique about San Clemente. When I thought about the sunset and the pier and bright color and just kind of that relaxed feel, the pelican that I thought would be a great idea with the sunset and the pier in the background.
• Avenida Palizada (at Avenida de la Estrella): “SC Classic View,” by Meghann Nelsen. “The Classic Car Show is one of my favorite events in San Clemente. The pier and the sunset is another classic scene from San Clemente. So I just combined some of my favorite scenes.”
• El Camino Real (at Avenida Mariposa): “Buried in Nature,” by Josh Barnes. “I’ve just grown up in San Clemente. Growing up as a kid, I remember seeing VW bugs with the surfboards on top and I just loved it.”
It will be up to the City Council to decide whether to fund another round of the street-art program next year. This year’s was budgeted at $5,500.
“I sure hope we do more next year,” Councilwoman Lori Donchak said. “It’s gotten a really great reaction. I cannot see why we would not do another round.”
Donchak was out interviewing the artists Sunday for an episode of “Around Town,” the city’s TV show. It could begin showing in three to four weeks on Cox cable Channel 3 and the city’s website