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 402 Pasadena Court
Sea Cliffs - One of San Clemente's Finest Showcase Homes from the 1920's. This One-of-a-kind property has been graced by Greta Garbo, Humphrey Bogart, Gary Cooper & Errol Flynn to name a few. Poised on one of the best settings along the Coast with breathtaking views of the Ocean, White Water, Pier, Beach, Coastline, Dana Point Harbor, Catalina Island & incredible Sunsets from inside the Estate home or from the expansive Historical Gardens that surround a naturalized Water Cascade inspired by ...$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...$4,500,000
San Clemente 243 Avenida La Cuesta
Step through the arched door and step back in time to the Great Gatsby Era of the rich and famous of 1928! The walls will hug you & welcome you to your vintage sanctuary, home, sweet home. The private 2/3 acre offers you refuge yet the location rests just a few minutes above the charming Spanish Village by the Sea with its beautiful beach, fabulous restaurants, friendly people & best climate. Step down into the grand ballroom with its giant arched window overlooking Catalina Island and be...$2,600,000