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 329 Avenida Cabrillo
One-of-a-kind, 1926 Ole Hanson treasure located within walking distance to the San Clement Pier, the beach, the San Clemente Beach trail, Casa Romantica and Avenida Del Mar! Own a piece of history in a phenomenal location! Walk to all the best San Clemente has to offer! This single level, 2bdr/1ba iconic home exudes an ideal combination of Spanish style and coastal charm. On the Mills Act for a huge tax savings! Step inside to find unique spaces beaming with original flair! Incredible wood be...$1,188,000
San Clemente 137 Avenida Princesa
Updated single level beach cottage in popular Southwest San Clemente! Turnkey! This cozy 2bdr/1ba home is full of coastal charm and meticulously selected details! Completely remodeled with phenomenal attention to detail! In pristine condition with an incredibly flawless interior! Updates included windows, doors, copper plumbing, a tankless water heater, lighting, electric wiring, custom closets, and so much more! Exterior updates included underground wiring and drainage, a custom covered pati...$1,150,000
San Clemente 306 Encino Lane
500 STEPS to the SAND! Literally, everything is just down the street: Linda Lane Beach, 2nd Spot Beach, San Clemente Pier, and Del Mar Street dining and shopping. all of these accessible via foot! With over $150,000 in recent upgrades and renovations this 2 bed / 2 bath beach cottage offers the ultimate opportunity to experience the true San Clemente Lifestyle. Everything is New: Roof, Furnace, Plumbing, Electrical Wiring, Interior Laundry room, Samsung Appliances, Cabinetry, Countertops, En...$1,065,000
San Clemente 230 W Canada
Back on the market! Located in the quaint Spanish Village by the Sea in central San Clemente, this property is zoned RM with a premium lot which has street to street access. Architectural plans for a contemporary duplex , designed by the talented Micheal Luna, are available with the sale of property. The duplex will have 3 levels, 2 car garage for each unit, a bedroom, bathroom on the lower level, living room, master bedroom, kitchen, master bathroom on the second floor, and a roof top deck...$849,900
San Clemente 159 Monte Vista 31
Beautiful 55+ community home, completely remodeled ready to move in. This home has a Great Location!! close to the Beach, shopping and dining. You will love the layout open and airy, has two bedrooms both with full bath, built in washer and dryer. The home has been re-piped, new electrical panel and wiring, water purifier and brand new appilances. Special features: - New roof (2017) - New vinyl fence (2015) - Was completely remodeled in 2015 with new entry doors, interior doors, wind...$659,500