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About San Clemente Villas

History, Founding, Beginnings: San Clemente Villas

paul brazeau smaileen brazeau smWith the intention of bringing quality living and personalized care to South Orange County seniors, San Clemente Villas owners Paul and Aileen Brazeau built this bustling retirement community from the ground up in 2002.

No expense was spared in creating their vision—which includes an 85˚ heated pool, on-site fitness center, beauty salon and movie theater, among its many amenities.

After World War II, Paul Brazeau made his home in Southern California and using his electrical engineering naval training, founded a contracting business, which in no time grew into one of the largest electrical contracting businesses in Los Angeles and Orange Counties. Paul became interested in commercial real estate and built 38 shopping centers in a mere nine years thereafter.

In the early 1990's Brazeau invested in a continuing care facility for seniors in La Jolla and discovered a new passion. With wife Aileen learning everything about management and operations, the couple soon were looking beyond the La Jolla business.  Wasting no time, Paul Brazeau made a significant investment, and after 2-½ years of construction, opened the 3.2-acre San Clemente Villas community.

“We had to be fully-staffed when we opened the doors and each employee required an extensive background check." Despite stringent regulations from the Health Department, Coastal Commission and other agencies, the couple was determined to provide an unprecedented level of services and amenities to its residents without the typical resident buy-in.  According to Aileen, 85 percent of San Clemente Villas' residents come from within a five-mile radius and they find it easy to stay involved in the community in which they raised their families and maintained their careers.

Family owned and operated, "The residents are also 'our family' and we like to see them smile. They come here for easy living; we're very proud of our community." Aileen said.

Senior Living At It's Best

Located near Dana Point, and driving distance to Laguna Beach & Laguna Niguel, our units are operated as monthly senior apartment rentals much like regular apartments.  However, our units provide a broad spectrum of amenitities such as:

    • Three meals per day
    • Restaurant-style dining
    • Activities-filled calendar
    • Peek-a-boo ocean views
    • Casual setting
    • Easy-access to shopping
    • Delicious food
    • Medical call system
    • Water therapy
    • Nightly movies
    • Scheduled transportation shuttle within 10 mile radius
    • Live music and dancing
    • Socialization with people of similar interests
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Alzheimer’s Wing Offering Specialized Care, Including:


  • A private and secure wing
  • Specialized programming
  • Expansive, secure outdoor recreation area
  • Private dining room


Contact us to learn more about our levels of care and Assisted Living services. 

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