One of the best attractions in San Clemente is visiting the historic Casa Romantica home in San Clemente that sits majestically above the San Clemente Pier. In recent weeks there has been a huge television campaign letting people know that the historic home built in 1927 is now open to the public. The home belonged to the founder of San Clemente, Ole Hanson, who kept this home as his personal residence when building many of the homes built in the 1920's and 30's in San Clemente. It's best well known for it's "key hole" entrance as pictured below and it's large interior courtyards.
The actual living quarters are modest but still large for it's time with large bathrooms and walk-in closets. The biggest attraction is the main living room with soaring 20 foot plus wood beam ceilings with sliding door that overlook the San Clemente Pier. For a long time the historic residence was only open to special events and weddings but lately there has been a big push to open it up as a major tourist attraction for those visiting the South Orange County area.
For locals, the best time to go is on the first Sunday of every month from 10am to 12 noon when the admission is free. Other times the admission is a reasonable $5.00 and open on Tuesday through Thursday from 11am to 4pm and Friday & Saturday from 10am to 2pm. There even a small gift shop and lots of shopping nearby on Avenida Del Mar street. For those who love historic homes this is something not to miss. For directions head down to the San Clemente pier and go to 415 Avenue Granada. We have included all the available historic homes in San Clemente for lease below as well. Please contact us at 949-204-5110 with any questions.
San Clemente 4100 Calle Isabella
This is the most significant and private oceanfront estate in Southern California. Its 5.45 acres of pristine oceanfront property, with 450 linear feet on the beach, are enveloped in the most magnificent coastal gardens and grounds found in California. The completely walled compound affords panoramic views of the ocean and sunsets from its preferred elevation. The Spanish Colonial Revival architecture of the restored and modernized main residence, circa 1927, has been featured in Architectura...$57,500,000
San Clemente 402 Pasadena Court
Sea Cliffs - One of San Clemente's Finest Showcase Homes from the 1920's, offers an extraordinary setting along the Coast with huge potential for increased value. Unparalleled views of the Ocean, White Water, Pier, Beach, Coastline, Dana Point Harbor, Catalina & breathtaking Sunsets from inside this Historical Estate home or from the expansive Historical Gardens that surround a naturalized Water Cascade inspired by Italy's 'Villa Lante', a Moorish Style Fountain & Terraced grounds. This One-o...$4,995,000
San Clemente 803 Buena Vista
Welcome to Casa de las Flores, a spectacular approximately 1,814 square foot estate situated on an oceanfront bluff encompassing approximately 16,156 square feet. This amazing historical Spanish Colonial Revival home is nestled on a quiet cul-de-sac and has been owned by one family since it was built in 1937. Incredible panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean, San Clemente Pier, coastline, and Catalina Island are offered in this floor plan that features two bedrooms and two baths. Elegant appoin...$3,200,000
San Clemente 704 Calle Puente
SUPER, SUPER LOW PROPERTY TAXES, Approx. $2,700 a year! Home is part of the Mills Act and a true Historic Home and only 2 Blocks from the Beach! This charming and colorful 2 Bedroom 2 Bathroom Ole Hanson gem was built in 1928 & has been in the current homeowner’s family since the 1960s. A Spanish Revival home, it has been lovingly restored to its original beauty with an exact attention to detail. Many original architectural elements remain: the red tile roof, plaster walls, open beamed ceilin...$1,300,000
San Clemente 120 Avenida Algodon
Ideal combination of casual beach charm and elegant coastal living, this outstanding 1926 Ole Hanson cottage is one of a kind and approved for the Mills Act property tax advantage. Hanson, is renowned for his distinctive style of Spanish-influenced architecture. Professionally remodeled down to the studs and expanded in 2017, the home carefully retains the original look and feel of its historic Hanson character while incorporating state-of-the-art technology and building techniques. Now spann...$1,275,000
San Clemente 230 Avenida Rosa
Iconic Ole Hanson treasure in the heart of San Clemente! Currently on the Mills Act for a HUGE tax benefit! Current property taxes are approx. $2,400 annually – an incredible tax savings! Celebrate downtown living in this popular location surrounded by multiple SFR’s and only a short walk to to Avenida Del Mar with multiple shops and restaurants, the beach, the SC Pier and more! Having been meticulously maintained, this 2bd/1ba Ole Hanson home exudes charm, character and an exquisite Spanish ...$1,025,000
San Clemente 143 Avenida Granada
Current use is a business and the property is zoned for mixed use. An Ole Hanson home that qualifies for the Mills Act and can easily be converted back to a residence. In the heart of vibrant Downtown San Clemente, with wonderful shops and restaurants. Check with the city about conversion to Single Family Residence and Mills Act qualifications and applications.$899,000