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 222 Avenida Princesa
Location is everything and this home has it! Walk to the beach in minutes from this beautifully remodeled singe level beach cottage home in the Southwest area of San Clemente. Rarely available location in the 200 block of this small side street. This street is very quiet yet close to everything. Just a short walk to either Lost Winds beach or T-Street beach. Hardwood floors, cozy fireplace, and a beautiful remodeled kitchen are just a few of the wonderful features. This charming home on a 540...$1,249,000
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 246 Avenida Del Poniente
Hurry! Least expensive single family home, west of the 5 and easy Beach access. Walk the Beach Trail to San Clemente Pier & restaurants! Great surfing, either direction! Adorable single level home with faux fireplace in living room, plantation shutters, updated kitchen and bath. Detached garage is completely finished off, with 3/4 Bath & wall to wall closets. Nice separate laundry room of garage. Extra long driveway & covered area, for parking or entertaining. Short walk to Las Palmas Element...$929,900