Perched on an elevated corner lot at the gates to southwest San Clemente, this coastal Cape Cod is the quintessential beach house. Single level with a clear view of the southern etched bluffs at Catalina Island, the ocean view is quite a nice bonus. French doors and mullioned windows create a classic charm and a subtle elegance. Through the welcoming Dutch door (perfect for capturing the refreshing ocean breeze), the artistic masonry of the home’s original fireplace sets the environment of this cozy beach cottage. Recently updated inside, blonde hardwood Oak floors meander through a light-filled space framed by craftsman style wainscot paneling and crown-molding throughout. Open to the living space, the updated kitchen with stainless appliances, large stainless sink, rustic black granite countertops, white shaker cabinetry, and intimate bar-top seating create a simple yet timeless cottage feeling that seamlessly transitions kitchen to dining. Down the hall, the master suite invites you with radiant light shining through floor to ceiling wood-framed glass French doors. The intimate deck off the master captures peek ocean views and a fun place to people watch with golf carts putting by, beach-goers, bikers, and surfers riding by en route to Trestles, board strapped to bike, ready to surf world class waves on offer. The master bathroom is sure to impress with its traditional vintage-style clawfoot tub and shower coupled with its chic vanity. An additional three bedrooms (two with shared veranda and the other used as an office currently), central powder bath, and full bathroom offers comfortable living for everyone. French doors meld indoor outdoor living seamlessly with strung cafe lights, a wood burning fireplace finished in stacked stone, covered dining areas, copper gutters, and in-line gas BBQ finished in corten steel fencing and coastal flag stone. Truly an amazing outdoor entertaining space! Other values include proximity to T-street beach and walkability to downtown, a finished 2-car garage with carriage garage door, New siding, vinyl windows, a 50-year Presidential shingle roof, refinished flooring, all surrounded by single level homes with ample privacy! For those seeking a laidback, beach lifestyle close to amazing beaches, fine dining, a 2.5 mile beach trail, world class surfing, and great community, this is your opportunity!