Half Moon Bay Apartment Rental Photos and Description
1 Bedroom, 1 Bath Amazing Harbor & Ocean Views!
3 NIGHT MINIMUM!!!
IF YOU HAVE PETS, SMALL CHILDREN or THE LOFT IS NOT AVAILABLE FOR YOUR DATES, PLEASE SEE OUR KID & DOG FRIENDLY BEACH LEVEL SUITE AT THE SAME LOCATION #3728032 (http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3728032)
Warm & inviting colorful space, with amazing views of the harbor, and beach below. Cresting waves on the jetty, sailing boats, wind surfers, and visiting wildlife are only a few of the sites to enjoy while sipping gourmet coffee at the table by the bay windows. Take out cups are available in the kitchen in case you want to take your coffee with for an early morning stroll on the beach. The kitchen is fully equipped with everything you might need for a great seafood dinner, bought fresh from the crabbers in the marina, or hop on the bikes and cruise a few blocks to had great Italian food at the Meza Luna. The bath features a roomy walk-in shower, with on demand piping hot water, so it never runs out. Enjoy a complementary bottle of wine under the stars in the courtyard, warming by the gas fire pit. Then hop into a comfy double bed, in the glow of the remote control wall fireplace, and watch you favorite cable channel, (choose from over 100 entertainment or music channels) .Beatspill & DVDs are provided for your listening & viewing pleasure, or choose an interesting book from the shelf.. Have a relaxing night's sleep lulled by the sound of the waves.
An enclosed private tropical Courtyard with Fire Pit, picnic table, Gas BBQ & Koi pond is located at the back of the building. There are 2 bicycles also available on a first come first serve basis, as Courtyard may be shared other visitors to the property. Beach chairs, umbrellas, etc are stored in the courtyard.
Interaction with Guests
I am in and out of the gallery, but am always on call for guests concerns., and am generally around weekends during the day.
A Landmark Building, near Mavericks Big Wave Beach, a short 3 block walk or bike ride to Pillar Point Harbor Marina Sea Food & Shops! The local yacht club is a few doors down, and there are boat and equipment rentals close by. Amazing hiking on the pillar point bluff to hidden beaches, wildlife & Birdwatching.
Marina is an easy walk, or take the bikes! There is a new bike path that goes all the way down the coast to Half Moon Bay, about 3 miles south.
Other Things to Note
Beach Towels, folding chairs and umbrellas are available, as well as a picnic basket. If you have pets (small pet only) or little ones(children over 4yrs), or special needs, please get in touch so we can discuss features that may or may not work for you. Free street parking. No parties or loud music. This is my home also, and I expect the property and neighbors to be treated with respect!
- Minimum Age Limit for Renters
- non smoking only
- not suitable for children
- pets considered
- wheelchair inaccessible
About Mike Auliso
Greetings! My name is Michael and I run the Tribal Art Gallery located below the Loft & above the Garden Flat.. I live in the Redwood Forest in the Santa Cruz Mts, but am close by & always available for the needs of guests. The gallery is by appointment, so foot traffic is minimal
Mike Auliso purchased this apartment in 2009
Why Mike Auliso chose Half Moon Bay
Princeton by the Sea, where the property is located, about 9 square blocks in size, was the original center for crab & general commercial fishing in the Bay Area, and still is mostly Boat repair, crab trap storage, the Yacht Club, boat rentals, and other marine related businesses or local artists. There is no commercial manufacturing allowed, and generally businesses must be marine or art related, like my gallery. Basically Pillar Point is a working Harbor, with a few artists & craftspeople in residence.
The 'Romeo Pier' in front of our property was the unloading point for fishermen's catch since the early 1800s. Many of the 'crabbers' have gone, and the community is slowly turning back into the small creative enterprise, private residence & artist colony, that it was back in the 1920's through the 1960's, when many famous artists and musicians lived in the old warehouses.
We are continually working to beautify the old buildings & general area, particularly the 3 blocks of beach road between the Harbor Marina, and West Point Beach where we are located; so that hopefully soon, there won't be as much of a contrast between the two areas, without having Princeton be 'touristy' like the Marina.
Sometimes it's interesting to get out of your normal environment, and experience something completely different, and that is why I was so taken with the property. Also it is the closest building to Mavericks Big Wave surfing beach, which to surfing enthusiasts is what a cozy chalet at the foot of Mt Everest would be to avid climbers. We have a lot of water sports and fishing activity in the harbor, as well as wonderful hiking on the Point & bird watching at the estuary across the street.
What makes this apartment unique
Half Moon Bay has a quaint downtown with lots of amazing restaurants, and a variety unusual Art, as well as amazing shopping opportunities. Renting the Loft is my way of sharing the HMB experience I enjoy with others.
Guestbook comments from the owner
about hesitating to review a place I want so bad to be available next time we're planning to visit HMB (for the umpteenth time).
My (now) wife and I rented the upstairs unit for four days during our wedding weekend and we couldn't be more pleased with the experience.
We'd mentioned in passing that we were getting married and Michael and his team blew us away with an amazing first impression that included a welcome basket with wine and treats (plus music playing!) upon arrival.
The pictures do the rest of the place justice and don't lie -- it's an incredibly peaceful place with myriad options to have fun nearby: a short walk to The Old Princeton Landing (great bar!), stand-up paddle or kayaking in the bay, a short hike to view Mavericks, fishing charters, and lots of great food options.
And of course it's RIGHT ON THE MOTHER F-IN BEACH with a shared backyard patio type area (con Koi pond) and master chef area that's great for BBQ'ing. Perhaps better is the space just off the private parking area where you can settle into chairs and enjoy a book and/or glass of wine from a perch overlooking the dogs and families and fellow tourists taking the area in. Don't let the the shared component of the BBQ area deter, unless you're trying to duck federal agents and not be seen by anyone or something. It made for a cool way to meet the "neighbors", who were super cool and ended up sharing GIANT fresh salmon with us and visiting friends. The more the merrier!
Last couple points:
- unlike a bunch of places I've stayed this place has ben meticulously customized with guests in mind. All drawers etc. (even the shower settings) are labeled so you don't feel lost acclimating to the place. You never feel like you're crashing at someone's place while they're gone.
- we took our dog and he loved it! it's a very dog friendly beach with miles of beach for dogs to run. I think he slept for four days after.
I'm sure my wife could add tons of commentary about the cool little touches with the decor and whatnot, and I surely appreciated it, but I'll save you my surely feeble attempt.
In sum: never stay here. Ever. It's terrible and Michael is not accommodating or welcoming at all... ;o) In fact, just stay away from Half Moon Bay. I've heard Pacifica is where all the cool kids stay anyway...