San Clemente is well known for being a small beach town that had it's origins of being a vacation destination for those who lived in the greater Los Angeles area. Back in the 1920's many rich owners would build small residences in San Clemente to use part time vacation properties. Because of these factors it's not uncommon to find smaller beach cottages that are often under 1,000 square feet of living space and feature one to two bedrooms. The Spanish style homes dating back to the 1920's and 30's are called "Ole Hanson" named after the founder of the city. These cottages often feature two to three bedrooms and located on the ocean side of the 5 freeway in the Southwest San Clemente, North San Clemente and Downtown San Clemente areas. There are a few select Ole Hanson properties that are larger than 1,000 square feet but for the most part these are considered tiny houses in comparison to other houses on the market.
Tiny Houses still have a lot of value and can command a premium in price. For example, Ole Hanson properties typically will command a 10% premium since there are only a handful of these properties left in San Clemente. Also, smaller houses are very competitive in rental prices as well. Many renters come to expect houses in San Clemente to be on the smaller side, especially if they want to live close to the Pacific Ocean and will pay comparable rental prices to other larger properties. The Tiny House movement has really come alive and many love living in smaller spaces since homes tend to be less expensive than larger properties which allows them to travel and doing other things with their money. Also, maintenance on the home tends to be less than a larger home which also saves money in the long run. We have gathered the current list of available properties under 1,000 square feet below. Please reach out to us at 949-204-5110 today for a free buyer consultation of where to buy in San Clemente.
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 ...$1,070,000
San Clemente 151 W Avenida Cornelio
This house is all original and has been well maintained and cared for. It is an excellent opportunity for an investor or buyer who wants to remodel and create their dream home in Southwest San Clemente. This single story home has original wood floors throughout and original tile in the kitchen and bath. This low maintenance home could also be used as an income property or personal getaway with very few changes.$1,050,000
San Clemente 216 Avenida Serra
Don’t miss out on the opportunity to be the new owners of this fabulous beach cottage! The location is perfect, just a short distance to the beach and all the shops and restaurants on Del Mar. This cute home features a large great room with beautiful hard wood floors, a cozy fireplace and french doors that open out onto a private front patio. The kitchen has been tastefully upgraded with granite counter tops, a center island and beautiful stainless steel appliances. The dining room looks out ...$894,900
San Clemente 122 Avenida Santa Margarita
This two bedroom San Clemente beach cottage located in the highly sought after Trestles Neighborhood features a cozy living area with open beam ceilings, a fireplace and original hardwood floors. The rear of the property backs up to the hills of Camp Pendleton’s property line and offers direct access from the backyard to trails with gorgeous views, this homes location is a surfing/mountain biking and hikers dream! Ocean view with possible full ocean views if you want to add a second story. Th...$799,000
San Clemente 198 Del Gado Road
AN ENCHANTING AND SERENE SANCTUARY! This Eichler inspired mid-century beach cottage is only .75 walk to Poche Beach and is the crown jewel in the Vista Del Pacific Del Gado community. This meticulously upgraded bungalow will delight you as soon as you walk in the front gate from the open beamed ceiling down to the door knobs. The lavish front patio has a view of the hills where you can admire the picture perfect sunrises in the morning. Once inside, the open floor plan will delight you as you...$630,000
San Clemente 256 Del Gado Road
Mid-Century Modern Perfection! West of 5 & 1/2 Mile To The Beach. Secret Vacation Hideaway Or Year-Round Resort Living! Stunning Home With Newer Interior Renovations to Include All New Engineered Wood Flooring, High Profile Baseboards, Custom Paint Colors, Skylight, NU-FLOW Epoxy Pipe Coating, New Kitchen With Quartz Countertops, Stainless Steel Appliances, Stylish Barn Door For Built-In Laundry Area, Remodeled Bath W/ Stone Tiles, and Energy Efficient Dual Glazed Windows & Sliding Pati...$620,000
San Clemente 190 Del Gado Road
Welcome to the private Vista Pacific Del Gado community! This light and bright home features two roomy bedrooms, a large open kitchen with granite counter-tops and island. Tile flows throughout the home with new plush carpet in the living room and bedrooms. Large open beamed ceilings add to the charm! Private front and back patios. Large detached garage with plenty of storage space. Walking distance to the beach, plenty of taills, local shopping at the Outlets, community pool and clubho...$545,000