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 212 Avenida Rosa
Historic two-story Ole Hanson home for sale in the heart of old San Clemente. Video tour https://vimeo.com/403456857 Built 1928 it has all of the historical charms with approximately 2060 sqft of living space, it’s a blend of old and new, containing 3 bedrooms and 2 baths on the first floor. The quaint (legal) upstairs apartment is a 1 bedroom 1 bath unit. The front courtyard which is surrounded in bougainvillea has a peek ocean view and the driveway is long enough to park 4 cars. The double...$1,460,000
San Clemente 130 Avenida Rosa
Wow, Rare find residential R-2 lots near the Beach!! Wonderful opportunity to purchase (2) side by side parcels (APN#1 058-091-14 & APN#2 058-091-43) with Included plans and designs to build 4 units - Tentative Designs and plans already approved by City, Buyer simply to pay entitlement fees. Just a few blocks to the gorgeous San Clemente beach, this incredible paradise location is perfect for any Investor, Builder or Developer looking for huge upside and potential! Current designs include t...$1,150,000
San Clemente 205 Avenida Miramar
Historic 1926 Ole Hansen cottage in central San Clemente. This property qualifies and has been approved under the Mills Act. This property has the Spanish characteristics, style and influences Hanson was renowned for.$775,000