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VILLA MONTARA SEASIDE ESTATE

William and Christine

Advertiser since: 2009
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Speaks: english
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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William and Christine

Advertiser since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
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Calendar last updated:
November 18, 2014
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VILLA MONTARA SEASIDE ESTATE

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Overview

Half Moon Bay Villa Rental Photos and Description

2 Bedrooms, 1.5 Bathrooms, Convertible bed(s), Sleeps 6

A Secluded Country Retreat on the Pacific Ocean to Nourish and Embrace Your Spirit.

Experience:

Privacy Vistas Sky Hills Trees Sun Fresh Air Sea Air Mountain Air

Beauty Art Serenity Waves Surf Clouds Mist Fog Color Movement

Space Texture Light Dark Sounds Wild Flowers Hawks Gulls Sparrows

Doves Ravens Whales Sea Lions Warm Cold Wet Windy Calm Sanctuary

Storms Thunder Sunsets Peace

View a video of our property on You Tube; search for 'Villa Montara-Half Moon Bay, CA'

Featured in the Faith Evan's video 'Never Gonna Let You Go-1999' also available on You Tube

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
William and Christine (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2009
Call Owner
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Speaks: english

About William and Christine

William Giffen, an architecturally trained designer, has resided in Montara for the past 25 years and has enjoyed this property as a design laboratory and retreat. 'It's such a spectacular place that I feel it's time to share it with friends and family of the world.'

William and Christine purchased this villa in 1985

Why HomeAway

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Travel with confidence
Travel with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

Reviews

4.9
based on 39 traveler reviews

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Villa Montara Seaside Estate
average rating of 4.948718 based on 39 reviews
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Villa Montara Seaside Estate
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p272833
-+1 4155185677
Half Moon Bay The Bay Area
5

Gorgeous and unique

  • 5 of 5
We loved our stay at this home. The house itself is beautiful, very unique in its design. And we could not stop gazing at the view. It is stunning. The location is perfect, right next to both Montara Beach, a beautiful cove beach, and a great restaurant. Despite being so close to civilization, you feel a hundred miles away once you enter the property, which is extremely large and very quiet. The house was perfectly clean and the owners very nice. I am so thankful they share this house because despite being from the area, I've never encountered anything so beautiful on the coast. We will definitely be back, hopefully sooner than later.
  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Villa Montara Seaside Estate
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p272833
-+1 4155185677
Half Moon Bay The Bay Area
5

Heaven on Earth

  • 5 of 5
We feel so fortunate to have found this perfect place for our wedding. We wanted a private, cliffside, dog-friendly venue with cypress trees and breathtaking views reminiscent of Big Sur. The beauty and serenity of this estate surpassed all our expectations. Our guests (many of whom are long time Bay Area residents) were amazed of this hidden gem and could not stop raving about it.

Our weekend stay in the house was like living inside a cozy, contemporary art museum. Every inch was carefully thought out in terms of design and function. The curated interior brought a great sense of peace, harmony, and relaxation. We enjoyed exploring the grounds, soaking in the hot tub, and watching panoramic ocean views during the day. At night, we were lulled to sleep by the sounds of crashing wave while resting in the most comfortable bed we've ever slept in.

On top of that, William and Christine are such warm and gracious hosts. They went above and beyond to make sure that we had an amazing wedding day and weekend. We cannot thank them enough for sharing this piece of heaven on earth with us!
  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Villa Montara Seaside Estate
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p272833
-+1 4155185677
Half Moon Bay The Bay Area
5

Heaven on Earth

  • 5 of 5
We feel so fortunate to have found this perfect place for our wedding. We wanted a private, cliffside, dog-friendly venue with cypress trees and breathtaking views reminiscent of Big Sur. The beauty and serenity of this estate surpassed all our expectations. Our guests (many of whom are long time Bay Area residents) were amazed of this hidden gem and could not stop raving about it.

Our weekend stay in the house was like living inside a cozy, contemporary art museum. Every inch was carefully thought out in terms of design and function. The curated interior brought a great sense of peace, harmony, and relaxation. We enjoyed exploring the grounds, soaking in the hot tub, and watching panoramic ocean views during the day. At night, we were lulled to sleep by the sounds of crashing wave while resting in the most comfortable bed we've ever slept in.

On top of that, William and Christine are such warm and gracious hosts. They went above and beyond to make sure that we had an amazing wedding day and weekend. We cannot thank them enough for sharing this piece of heaven on earth with us!
  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Villa Montara Seaside Estate
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p272833
-+1 4155185677
Half Moon Bay The Bay Area
5

Memories will last a lifetime

  • 5 of 5
Hands down the most gorgeous view we have had the opportunity to experience. With lots of travel under our belts we had no idea how captivated by the view we would be, but alas we were awestruck. Each day we bird-watched, star gazed and looked for sea lions and mermaids (pun intended). The pictures speak for themselves, William and Christine are often mentioned and the descriptions are spot on. The pictures and reviews are accurate, but the home and the hospitality take it to a level that cannot be done justice in pictures or words. I do want to add some "local color" that isn't much mentioned in previous review. 1st, ask William and Christine about your interests in the area as they are locals. We received information about Harley Farms (goat farm and merchant), Duartes Tavern (Artichoke Soup and Sauteed Halibut), and Pasta Moon should not be missed. 2nd, there are loads of activities within a short WALK... Hiking, fishing, beaches or within a few feet and biking, kayaking, golfing, and fine dining are all within a quick car ride... The view and property coupled with the fully appointed kitchen and views kept us coming back and we dined on property for all but 2 meals. 2 words: Breathtaking and unforgettable...
  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
business
Villa Montara Seaside Estate
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p272833
-+1 4155185677
Half Moon Bay The Bay Area
Dothan, Alabama
5

Felt like royalty!

  • 5 of 5
Villa Montara is stunning - from the architecture, furnishings, and the view, you get the feeling that every detail was lovingly handpicked just for your pleasure. It is a place to retreat and recharge, peaceful and playful with many opportunities to explore this area of California coast. The estate was spotless, the linens divine. The hot tub overlooking the ocean and coastline under the stars??? No words. Warm and attentive, William was very informative about his home and area. Villa Montara is a one of a kind luxury experience. Indulge! Thanks, William and Christine, for a truly wonderful stay.
  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
business
Villa Montara Seaside Estate
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p272833
-+1 4155185677
Half Moon Bay The Bay Area
5

My Wedding Weekend

  • 5 of 5
Villa Montara is absolute magic. There is sense of awakening the moment the gates open. It's as if it was the first time I've ever seen the ocean. On the left sits a massive yet delicate concrete piece of art that fits so naturally in place on the cliff. An antique wood trailer is nestled in the corner like it's been there as long as the house has. The plants around you seemed carefully and thoughtfully picked out. That's one of the best qualities of this place. It is apparent that every single object was carefully chosen to complement earth and architecture.

I can go on and on about the finest details of this property, however, what I want to emphasize most on is the interior design. Rolled up brown paper in a hollowed out drum. Who knew that would look so beautiful? The floors are exquisite. I felt as if I was walking on a pier. Turtle doves in the upstairs bathroom truly look like a pair in love. Every chair, every sofa is meant to sleep on - not to just lay on - but to dream on. The pillows and the seats envelops you and invites you to stay all night. The bridge has the sofa of my dreams. Looking out west towards the sunset laying on feathers of I'm assuming goose down is the most calm I've ever been. I was at complete peace and awe at that moment knowing that the next day will be the start of my beautiful married life. After the sunset, the wind kicks in and the fort transforms into another world. I love the sound of treacherous weather and here you can hear the heavy whistling of Mother Nature through the windows. I almost wanted to take cover but the glow of the romantic lights and the burning pellet stove reminded me that this house will protect us. You walk outside in the absolute dark lit only by a star - I felt frightened and secure at the same time. I fortunately experienced all this on the weekend of my beautiful wedding.

Lastly, William and Christine. They are kind, kind souls - the kind that you get to meet only if you're lucky enough and meeting them was a great wedding gift. Thank you William and Christine for welcoming us in your home.
  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway

Map

Map

Car: necessary

Other Activities: Boating, health/beauty spa, shopping, kayaking

Photos

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Rates & Availability

Rates & Availability

From $600 Per night

Half Moon Bay Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Year Round
Feb 5 2014 - Dec 31 2014
2 night minimum stay
$600
$3,600
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $125 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.0%
Notes RATES FOR 2014
Two night minimum

$1000 for 2 nights for 2 guests; $125 cleaning fee and $100 lodging tax
$1500 for 2 nights for 3-4 guests; $150 cleaning fee and $150 lodging tax
$1800 for 2 nights for 5-6 guests; $165 cleaning fee and $180 lodging tax
$3600 per week for $150 cleaning fee and $360 lodging tax
$12,000 per month; $250 cleaning fee
*$300 refundable security deposit for all stays
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Amenities

Amenities

Half Moon Bay Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Oceanfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telescope
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 3 Half Baths
  • Full 1 - toilet , shower
    Half 1 - toilet
    Half Bathroom -
    Half Bathroom -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Two twin sleeping areas available elsewhere in the house.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 12 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeper
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • nude beach
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing

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