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UNIQUE MAVERICKS BEACHFRONT LOFT AT PILLAR POINT!

Mike Auliso

Advertiser since: 2014
Speaks: english
Sleeps5
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Mike Auliso

Advertiser since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 14, 2014
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UNIQUE MAVERICKS BEACHFRONT LOFT AT PILLAR POINT!

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

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)

The LOFT

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.

Guest Access

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.

The Neighborhood

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.

Getting around

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!

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Mike Auliso (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 14, 2014

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...



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Reviews

5
based on 4 traveler reviews

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Unique Mavericks Beachfront Loft At Pillar Point!
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews
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Unique Mavericks Beachfront Loft At Pillar Point!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3722709
Half Moon Bay The Bay Area
Sacramento, CA
5

Great location.

  • 5 of 5
I really enjoyed this property. The location is perfectly located for walks on the beach, hiking to beautiful private beaches, exploring tidal pools, paddle boarding, delicious seafood, etc.

The loft is very cozy with amazing views. It was really clean and was fully stocked with cooking supplies, serving ware, etc. They also provided coffee, tea, hot chocolate, sugar, paper towels, etc.

There is a steep staircase to access this property. We brought two small dogs. I didn't love hauling them up and down the stairs to do their business, but the owner was very open about this. They also have a ground-level property in the same building. If I go back, I will still stay in the loft, even with the dogs, because I loved the views.

The owner was very helpful. Very easy reservations. I didn't meet him, but didn't really need to. He gave us great instructions and everything that we needed was there. I loved that they have everything labeled with instructions! I'm not mechanically inclined, so that was very helpful.

A few hints:
- I didn't think the local water tasted very good. I would bring bottled water next time.
- Loved the Princeton Seafood Company. Great food. Easy walk from the property.
- The beach in front of the property is VERY dog friendly. Lots of dogs running and playing unleashed. We loved it.
- Our favorite part was hiking to the private beach just on the other side of the point. It's a really steep trail, but worth it. Just stay on the trail. We saw some poison ivy off the trail.
  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 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, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Donna and her family are the best kind of guests, amiable and caring, with adorable little dogs who seemed to really be enjoying themselves at the beach! I hope they will come to stay again in the near future! Thanks Donna!
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Unique Mavericks Beachfront Loft At Pillar Point!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3722709
Half Moon Bay The Bay Area
5

Amazing, amazing, amazing!!!

  • 5 of 5
This place was amazing! Everything that we would or could need was there, it was like being at home. Amazing dishes, coffee cups, bathroom, shower, view!!! We don't travel at all but our daughter was getting married in Half Moon Bay so we rented this place. Our daughter rented a house 2 miles down the road and it was bad. She enjoyed staying the first night with us here at the loft and wished she could have stayed with us the entire trip. Thank you guys so much for providing everything we could ask for. OH!! Comp wine, beer, chocolates, chips, snacks. Collected a ton of sea shells to make a gift for our kids. Love it and will be going back!! Thank you so much
  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Catherine and her lovely family are all you could hope for in guests! Besides being incredibly personable and friendly, they were very tidy, organized & treated the loft with great respect, and I sincerely hope they will come again soon! Their little dog Ellie was a perfect lady as well!
The Coleman family are what Homeaway is all about! Mike
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Unique Mavericks Beachfront Loft At Pillar Point!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3722709
Half Moon Bay The Bay Area
5

Better than expected - Functional, beautiful

  • 5 of 5
This location was one heck of a find and the loft was better than promised - very functional and comfortable. The views were outstanding.

A short 10 minute walk (we had a 3-yr old with us that explored on the way) to Pillar point is very enjoyable for good eats / fresh fish.

The owners were very attentive. Everything is clearly labeled, instructions easy to follow and the loft is very clean and modern. The loft we were in does not usually accommodate young children, but the owners were kind enough to allow us to stay there with our 3 1/2 year old daughter and I have to say, I am glad they did because she was right at home. The owners are correct that there is a lot of glass and modern furniture which may not be suitable for toddlers - but a well-behaved 3+ year old should be fine.

The bay is most often frequented by dog-owners (with dogs of course) and water sport enthusiasts. It makes for great people watching and wonderful conversations on the beach. All dog owners are very good about picking up after their dogs. It was also fun seeing the fishing boats pull-in in the evenings. The walk to the open ocean beach is extremely pleasant and scenic - including tide-pools with crab and anemone.

There is a nautical horn that constantly sounds (sounds very much like a distant ring-tone of a long-distance phone call) but it is faint and you get used to it and certainly don't notice it at night but I thought this was still important to mention.
  • Submitted: May 27, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Imran & his family were wonderful guests, very conscientious, and appreciative of the area, and the property. Generally as mentioned I don't consider the loft suitable for younger children, but I was glad I made an exception in Imran's case, as his daughter is obviously a very well behaved child, which is a testimony to what great parents she has! It was a real pleasure hosting them, I hope they will return for another visit very soon! Thanks Imran, you're the best! Mike
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Unique Mavericks Beachfront Loft At Pillar Point!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3722709
Half Moon Bay The Bay Area
5

Beautifully decorated, amazing view on the beach!

  • 5 of 5
We loved staying in the loft - it was perfect for me, my daughter, and my wife. It is decorated are remodeled beautifully. As you can see from the pictures, it is directly on the beach... it was great to be able to mosey on down whenever we wanted. They even have many added perks, like beer in the fridge, two loaner bikes, a beautiful backyard with BBQ and more. So much fun - we will definitely go back.
  • Submitted: May 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much, It was great having you and your lovely family stay at the Loft, please come back often! Mike

Map

Nearest Airport
12 Miles
San Francisco
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Princeton Landing
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Ritz-Carlton
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Highway 1
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Mezza Luna
Nearest Beach
West Point Beach
Car: not necessary

Close to Mavericks Big Wave Surfing

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Rates & Availability

From $279 Per night

Half Moon Bay Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Holiday
Oct 1 2014 - Jan 15 2015
3 night minimum stay
$289
From
$299
Fri,Sat
$1,850
$6,800
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer
May 20 2015 - Sep 20 2015
3 night minimum stay
$289
From
$299
Fri,Sat
$1,850
$6,800
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$279
From
$289
Fri,Sat
$1,650
$6,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $25
Property Damage Protection $49
cleaning $45
Notes 3 Person Limit, 2 DAY MINIMUM!

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Half Moon Bay Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 3
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • One Full Sized Bed sleeps 2, one twin Bed in Alcove sleeps 1, Trundle 2 Single Bed Divan in Living Room--sleeps 2
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • nude beach
  • pond
  • reefs
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
4 Person Limit, 3 DAY MINIMUM! Check-in 2pm Check out 11am

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