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 501 Elena Lane
Zoned R2. We have schematic drawings for 2 units 2997 sq ft. and 2496 sq ft with Partial Ocean Views from the 1st and 2'nd floor with full Ocean View from the 3rd floor and rooftop deck drawings.Property encompasses the grass and small house in the picture. Currently, 1 unit - 1 bedroom, 1 bath, 2 car attached garage. APN 69204425 shows lot size of 5310 sq ft. Unit size is 876 sq ft with a garage of 494 sq ft. Rental $2,000 per month$1,498,000
San Clemente 114 Trafalgar Lane
Trafalgar Street or "T" Street, known for it's iconic stomping grounds for many professional surfers of the 1980's, is still a favored location for local Southern California water folks and beach enthusiasts. This Hawaiian style two bedroom one bath home sits on a 5720 sq ft south facing lot, situated in the heart of the neighborhood. Trafalgar displays a wide open view to spectacular sunsets, easily seen from the large frontage open deck. Landscaped beautifully with plants of the islands,...$1,275,000
San Clemente 1401 Avenida De La Estrella
Enjoy the Best of Beach Living with this Mid-Century Beach Bungalow, loaded with Charm. Relax with your own Slice of Paradise on a Huge 5800 Sq. Ft. lot and your own Tropical Paradise. It includes Several Decks, Lush Landscaping, Multiple Eating Areas, Huge Hand Carved Tikis, a Vegetable Garden, Landscape Lighting and more. You enter the Dutch Door to the Beach Cottage to an Open Floor Plan with Spanish Tiles throughout the living area and Plantation Shutters throughout. The kitchen has a uni...$925,000
San Clemente 198 Del Gado Road
SERENE SANCTUARY BY THE SEA! This enchanting Eichler inspired mid-century beach cottage is the crown jewel in the Vista Del Pacific Del Gado AND only a 1/2 mile stroll to Poche Beach. This meticulously upgraded bungalow will delight you from the open beamed ceilings down to the door knobs. This Zen Den has been lovingly upgraded with new kitchen counters, a swanky farm sink, new hardwood floor in the bedroom, remodeled bathroom and a spa like shower. The lavish front patio has a view of the ...$700,000
San Clemente 125 Monte Vista
Your dream home by the sea! A fantastic chance to embrace coastal living within the charming 55+ Bay Cliff Village Community! The homes at Bay Cliff Village are clustered around lovely landscaped gardens and lush greenbelts that are connected by walking paths. This single-level home is a rare fixer-upper opportunity overlooking the ocean. The sliding glass doors lead to an enclosed sun room and patio that deliver stunning views of pristine San Clemente beaches. The inviting fireplace in ...$600,000