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PANORAMIC OCEANFRONT VIEWS AT OUR SEA GLASS COTTAGE!!

carol brolan

Advertiser since: 2007
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Speaks: english
Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

carol brolan

Advertiser since: 2007
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
December 18, 2014
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PANORAMIC OCEANFRONT VIEWS AT OUR SEA GLASS COTTAGE!!

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

Overview

Montara Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

Listen to the waves below

Take in magnificent views of the Pacific Ocean

Breathe in the fresh, clean air at the beach

Feel all your worries melt away...

This oceanfront Sea Glass Cottage is the picture-perfect place to enjoy natural beauty and serenity on the san mateo coast near Half Moon Bay. Nothing in front of you but the Pacific Ocean. Ideal spot for a romantic retreat to the beach, a honeymoon, or celebrate an anniversary , mom daughter weekend or best of friends getaway. Our guest comments repeat each other with how being close to the ocean seems to melt their busy lives away.

Sea Glass Cottage is a studio layout. The unobstructed ocean views can be enjoyed from the kitchen, living/dining area, as well as the sleeping area where you can wake up to the amazing ocean view from the comfort of your cozy king-size bed. Watch the sea lions, pelicans, seasonal whales, and dolphins go by.

Each of the two cottages on the property has its own small private deck with comfortable outdoor wicker lounge chairs & ottomans, situated to enjoy an unobstructed ocean view.

The views are absolutely stunning from all living areas of this romantic, elegantly appointed cottage. This is the spot to truly get away from it all. And still less than a 30-minute drive to San Francisco! Sea Glass Cottage includes the following amenities:

- High thread count linens

- Pillow-top king bed with white leather tufted head and foot board

- White stained oak flooring throughout

- Sophisticated seaside furnishings

- White spa towels and robes for lounging

- Shampoo/conditioner, mouthwash, soaps, shower gel, lotions

- Fully stocked kitchen for foodies... create your own romantic beach meal. There's even a panini maker!

- Coffees: ground & whole bean, grinder, press, selection of assorted teas

- 37 in. flat screen TV w/ cable, DVD player

- Comcast WiFi internet service (complimentary)

- iPod station

- Warm, cozy blankets for sitting outside at the gas fire pit.... witness the sunset setting directly in front of you!

Two cottages are situated on a bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean and unspoiled Fitzgerald Marine Reserve. There is a common garden area located an appropriate distance from each cottage to enable privacy. The shared area offers a comfortable outdoor sectional, individual lounge chairs, and gas fire pit.

Fall asleep to the sound of ocean waves on the beach below. Wake up to the sound of seagulls in the distant sky. Sip your morning cup of java on the beach, it's only a 2-minute walk from your front door, or sit in bed and enjoy your private oceanfront view.

Our Sea Glass Cottage was built in 1906. This location was a destination spot for weekenders in the early 1900's. Guests traveled by train from San Francisco and Santa Cruz to visit this amazing place referred to as 'Nye's Reef'. At one time the property boasted a restaurant, hotel, bunk houses, and a tavern. Most of the buildings are still standing. This oceanfront cottage has been visited by many well-known individuals over the years including Jack London and Luther Burbank. A little inspiration! The setting makes it ideal for couples or individuals seeking solitude and serenity on the San Mateo Coast overlooking at the Fitzgerald Marine Reserve.

Nearby:

- Fitzgerald Marine Reserve (2-minute walk). Explore tide pools, watch sea lions napping on the rocks in the natural bay.

- 100 year-old forest (2-minute walk)

- Seal Cove Beach, a hidden gem (7-minute walk)

- Historic distillery restaurant (10-minute walk)

- Mavericks surf break (20-minute walk)

- Princeton Harbor for boating, kayaking, restaurants, shopping, or pampering spa. Pick up fresh fish from the local fisherman at the Princeton Harbor Pier for that gourmet seafood dinner you've been dreaming of creating! (3 miles)

- Half Moon Bay, quaint & historic town (6 miles)

Please no weddings, receptions or parties.

The beauty here will astound you. When our guests arrive and open the gate, everyone has the same reaction... 'Wow, this is unbelievable!'

We hope to soon welcome YOU to this breathtaking location and the Sea Glass Cottage.

Aloha, ~Carol & Jerome

More Details
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
carol brolan (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2007
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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
December 18, 2014

About carol brolan

Jerome & I have lived on the coast for 36 years. Jerome visited the area as a youngster with his grandparents in the 60's, fishing and playing on the beaches. I grew up in the South Pacific, my bearings have always been the ocean. The beauty of the coast, the open hills, miles of beaches, and isolation from the fast pace of city life helped us decide to make this place our home. Our choice to live and raise our children here is undeniably our our best decision! ~Carol

Why carol brolan chose Montara

Of the many places around the world we've been fortunate to visit and/or live, this spot is an incredible gem! The views are panoramic, unspoiled and unsurpassed. It is too special not to share with others.

What makes this cottage unique

The awe-inspiring sunsets viewed from the garden area are difficult to describe, they must be experienced. Exploring Fitzgerald Marine Reserve tide pools at low tide is not to be missed. Low tide occurs twice daily. Walking trails along the bluffs above the marine preserve and Seal Cove Beach are magnificent. A quick 10-minute walk through a 100 year-old forest is a fun adventure, ending at the Distillery Restaurant with its legend of the Blue Lady.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Our stay at your cottage was more than words can say! My husband and I were in great need of a getaway. But in no way did we feel our vacation would be soo beautiful & romantic! This place was perfect to re-kindle our love!!! I left all the stress of life on the plane. Please know that we will return and can't wait to tell our friends & family!

Thank you so much.
Jan 2014
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Reviews

4.8
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PANORAMIC OCEANFRONT VIEWS AT our SEA GLASS COTTAGE!!
average rating of 4.7746477 based on 101 reviews
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PANORAMIC OCEANFRONT VIEWS AT our SEA GLASS COTTAGE!!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p158356vb
+650 - 455-4914 (California, USA)
Montara The Bay Area
5

So much fun. :)

  • 5 of 5
This place has everything we wanted in a relaxing weekend get away. We also brought our small dog with us and he had a great time.

Moss Beach is a 5 minute drive north (dogs allowed on leash).
There is a marine preserve with tide pools that is a 5 minute walk from the cottage (dogs not allowed).
There is a Cypruss Tree Forrest that is a 7 minute walk from the cottage (dogs allowed on some parts).
And there is a nice restaurant called the Distillery that is a 15 minute walk from the cottage (dogs allowed on patio). They even had a dog menu for our pug!

Our family had a great time and will definitely be back to visit in the future.

So awesome that you can hear and see the waves crashing at night from your room or outside viewing area. :)
  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Romantic Getaway
business
PANORAMIC OCEANFRONT VIEWS AT our SEA GLASS COTTAGE!!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p158356vb
+650 - 455-4914 (California, USA)
Montara The Bay Area
SF Bay Area
5

Relaxing retreat--Loved it!

  • 5 of 5
Seaglass cottage was amazing! I spent a great, relaxing long weekend here. The tide pools (3 minute walk) were incredible--saw lots of sea life and harbor seals on the beach! The walk along Fitzgerald Marine Preserve to Moss Beach Distillery (10 minute walk) was absolutely beautiful. I brought my dog. Dogs were not allowed on the beach where the tide pools were and not on some of the trails along the coast, but that was ok. The closest dog-friendly beach was a 2 minute drive north and we visited there and had a great time. The pier was about a 5 minute drive away and we were able to get fresh crab off the boats and amazing salt water taffy. When not exploring, it was wonderful to just sit outside and watch the waves, birds, and boats with a cup of coffee or glass of wine. Beautiful and relaxing.

The cottage is next to another cottage (Driftwood Cottage) and both cottages are on the owner's property. So, while there is some privacy, you will see neighbors fairly often coming and going. This was not a problem at all for me. Carol and Jerome are great hosts and made me feel immediately comfortable. The cottage was very clean and everything you could want was there. Wifi worked very well. I will definitely be visiting again.
  • Submitted: Dec 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
business
PANORAMIC OCEANFRONT VIEWS AT our SEA GLASS COTTAGE!!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p158356vb
+650 - 455-4914 (California, USA)
Montara The Bay Area
half moon bay
5

experience life on the california coast

  • 5 of 5
There are no words to describe how incredible the locatiion and cottages are just perfrect. Paradise! The beds are the most comfy luxurious I have ever been in. The view is breathtaking. The kind of place you never want to leave. AFFORDABLE!!compared to many other hotels and b&b in the area!! please keep this place around for all to enjoy. Its a most memorable place that will bring people back to the coast time and time again. We rented both of their cotages for our familys to get together. MY mother and father in law had tears of joy when they saw the place. Their comment was best vacation ever (they are 79)
. Thank you
  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
business
PANORAMIC OCEANFRONT VIEWS AT our SEA GLASS COTTAGE!!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p158356vb
+650 - 455-4914 (California, USA)
Montara The Bay Area
Austin, TX
4

Fantastic stay!

  • 4 of 5
My wife and I had a fantastic time at the Sea Glass Cottage...it was exactly what our tired souls needed for three-four days. We loved the views (pictures don't do it justice), and it was perfect for reading, relaxing, and resting (our main three goals when we booked). We would certainly come back again if we were ever in the area. The owners were fantastic to work with and even gave us some great recommendations for activities/restaurants in the area. For the same price as a hotel room in the city, you can stay right on the coast and listen to the waves crash all day. The views are breathtaking, and the walking trails in the neighborhood were fantastic.

The one negative (out of a whole bunch of positives) was that the house next door was under construction/remodeling (late Sept. 2014) while we were there and so there was some construction noise during the day (office hours). Nothing too major, but it was there. There's nothing the owners could do about that, and I'm assuming that process will be done shortly. Plus, if you're planning day trips/excursions each day into the city or down the coast (which we did a couple of days of our stay), you may not even know it's happening since you'll be gone most of the day.

All that to say, we loved this place, and it won't take long for word to spread!
  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Romantic Getaway
business
PANORAMIC OCEANFRONT VIEWS AT our SEA GLASS COTTAGE!!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p158356vb
+650 - 455-4914 (California, USA)
Montara The Bay Area
5

Steve's birthday surprise

Steve's birthday surprise
  • 5 of 5
My husband & I stayed at the Sea Glass Cottage for 4 nights in August, first time using VRBO.

Everything was outstanding, you can tell that Carol and her family take great pride in their cottages so many small details that made the stay extra special.

Steve loved the Carrot cake said it was one of the best ever.

Loved sitting by the bluff overlooking the ocean each morning with our coffee.

Looking forward to returning.

Aloha
Linda & Steve
  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
business
PANORAMIC OCEANFRONT VIEWS AT our SEA GLASS COTTAGE!!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p158356vb
+650 - 455-4914 (California, USA)
Montara The Bay Area
5

best vacation rental ever !!!

  • 5 of 5
i would like to share my review and hope that it helps anyone considering on renting this cottage for a getaway vacation...my husband & i been on plenty of vacactions, and this was by the far, THE BEST!!!...the cottage was equipped with so many ammentities, the cleansiness, comfortability, and the Panoramic Oceanfront views outside your back door was breathtaking...i would most certainly recommend this cottage for a cozy, quiet get away...i most certainly will return again & again !!! Thank You again Carol for all your Hospitality...
  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway

Map

Nearest Airport
17 Miles
San Francisco Airport
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Ritz Carlton Half Moon Bay
Nearest Beach
Fitzgerald Marine Life Refuge
Car: recommended

Walking distance to Fitzgerald Marine Life Refuge, walking distance to 'Distillery Restaurant' they even have a 'Doggie Menu'. Walking Distance to the Famous Mavericks Surf point and Contest, 7 miles to Quaint Historic Town of Half Moon Bay, 1 mile to Montara Mountain Hiking Trails, 2 miles to Half Moon Bay Airport, 15 minute drive to San Francisco Airport, 1 hour drive to San Jose Airport, 1 mile to La Costanera Restaurant, 3 mile to Sam's Chowder House, 3 mile s to Princeton Harbor

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Rates & Availability

From $215 Per night

Montara Cottage Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Winter
Dec 1 2014 - Feb 28 2015
2 night minimum stay
$215
From
$235
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
 
 
Spring
Mar 1 2015 - May 31 2015
2 night minimum stay
$230
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$250
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Summer
Jun 1 2015 - Aug 31 2015
4 night minimum stay
$250
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2 night minimum stay
$235
From
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Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $100
Tax Rate 10.0%
Notes 10% Transient Tax- non refund
$100.00 Cleaning Fee- non refundable
3 nts min for Holiday Weekends
4 Nt min- during Summer Months
Credit Card payment- 2.5% Fee
Electronic Check payment - No Fee

50% due at time of booking, balance due 50 days before check in.
check in 3pm check out 11 am

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Amenities

Montara Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • bath/ shower combo Full Bath
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • King size beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • non smoking only ...
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
outdoor propane fire pit area is shared between both cottages, common area, to enjoy the sunsets in your private garden area overlooking the Ocean!!

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