VILLA MONTARA SEASIDE ESTATE

William and Christine

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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VILLA MONTARA SEASIDE ESTATE

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:
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Long-term Renters Welcome

William and Christine

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2009
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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
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Travel with confidence
Travel with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Reviews

4.9
based on 34 traveler reviews

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Villa Montara Seaside Estate
average rating of 4.9411764 based on 34 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

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
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Villa Montara Seaside Estate
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p272833
+1 4155185677
Half Moon Bay The Bay Area
Where do you live?
5

GIFT OF PEACE

  • 5 of 5
What a truly inspirational ocean view home this was. We had a beautiful wedding in Montara down the street and stayed here for a few days. Unfortunately we weren't able to spend as much time because of wedding activities but it was a beautiful place to return to. The time spent here was watching nature and listening to waves and watching surfers in the distance. I loved the collection of books they had, you could get a sense of the people who own this space in time and were willing to share this place. It was walking distance to restaurants and cafes and a short drive to Half moon Bay and Pacifica. Convenient to the airport.
  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
business
Villa Montara Seaside Estate
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p272833
+1 4155185677
Half Moon Bay The Bay Area
Elk Grove, CA
5

VILLA MONTARA - HEAVEN

  • 5 of 5
I can't describe our time at Villa Montara except to say "absolutely perfect". Every where you look, you can't help but say "WOW".. We will definitely be back..
  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Villa Montara Seaside Estate
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p272833
+1 4155185677
Half Moon Bay The Bay Area
Lincoln, California
5

BEAUTIFUL OCEAN VIEW HOME

  • 5 of 5
Everything was perfect – Completely exceeded our expectations. The grounds are beautiful and well maintained and the inside is gorgeous. Beds with comforters are perfect-no problem sleeping here listening to the waves crashing, spectacular views from every room. Super clean in every room, bedrooms, kitchens all stocked with what you might need. Hosts Christine and William love the area and it shows, enjoyed spending time with them and talking about Montara. They couldn’t be more accommodating and I would highly recommend staying here. Thank you for a comfortable, relaxing 3 days, we hated to go home.
  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, 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
5

BEAUTIFUL

  • 5 of 5
A beautiful property and beautiful hosts in William and Christine!
This property is amazing. Very quiet and relaxing with the most incredible sea views. The internal design touches, decor and artistic eye shown by William and Christine are wonderful – don’t know where they get their ideas from....but I’m glad they do. The pictures on the web are great, but in real life, it’s another level.
Every member of our party (2 adults, 4 kids) found the property very special in their own way, and everyone loved it in spite of the weather not being great during our stay (it’s a sure sign of a great place if you love it when the weather is not at its best)
You’ll not come across many properties like this, and you certainly won’t find any nicer hosts than William and Christine
If we could give it 6 stars we would! And even though we are from the UK, we can’t wait until the day we return...hopefully very soon
  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Villa Montara Seaside Estate
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p272833
+1 4155185677
Half Moon Bay The Bay Area
World
5

PIECE OF HEAVEN

  • 5 of 5
Well .. What can I say ?! There is no word can describe this place , its a piece of heaven , let me tell you one thing we made a new reseravation on our check out day for our next year vacation , my family and I realy enjoyed our magical moments there , I wish I can give it more than 5 stars .
The owners were very helpful and kind to make sure that we are satisfied , the views are breathtaken ... Ahhhh! As I said there is no word can describe this place .
Thanks william & Christine see you next summer
  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Car: necessary

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

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Availability & Rates

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Half Moon Bay Villa Rental Rates

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Year Round
Feb 5 2014 - Dec 31 2014
2 night minimum stay
$600
$3,600
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $125 + Tax
We accept payment by credit card thru Paypal or by wire transfer
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

Half Moon Bay Villa Accommodation and Amenities

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