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TROPICAL MAVERICKS BEACHFRONT~~GARDEN LEVEL SUITE! at PILLAR POINT!

Mike Auliso

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

Mike Auliso

Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
March 21, 2015
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TROPICAL MAVERICKS BEACHFRONT~~GARDEN LEVEL SUITE! 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 Garden Suite on the Beach!

3 NIGHT MINIMUM!!!

The Suite

Warm & inviting colorful space, with views of the harbor, and beach from Patio & Garden. Cresting waves on the jetty, sailing boats, wind surfers, and visiting wildlife are only a few of the sights to enjoy while sipping gourmet coffee, relaxing in comfortable lounge chairs on the private yard on the beach. Take out cups are supplied in the kitchen if you want to take coffee along for an early morning stroll on the beach out to Pillar Point to watch the big waves crashing on Maverick's reef. The kitchenette is equipped with everything you might need for a snack, or light meal. Or grill seafood bought fresh from the crabbers in the marina, on the outdoor kitchen barbeque. Hop on the bikes and cruise a few blocks to have great Italian food at the Mezza Luna, or fish & chips at Barbara's restaurant. The bath featuers a roomy walk-in Pebble shower, with on demand piping hot water, so it never runs out. Enjoy a complementary bottle of wine, or local beer under the stars in the courtyard, warming by the gas fire pit, listening to the tide roll in. Then hop into a comfy Queen bed, in the glow of the remote control wall fireplace, and watch your 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 sea.

Guest Access

An enclosed private tropical Courtyard with Fire Pit, bistro set,, 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. Families with smaller children (under 7yrs), Pets, or special needs, please Email me so we can discuss features that may or may not work for you. Free street parking. No parties or loud music.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Mike Auliso (Owner)
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
March 21, 2015

About Mike Auliso

Greetings! My name is Michael and I run the Tribal Art Gallery located below the Loft & above the Garden Flat. I love the Half Moon Bay area as it has so much variety, including the wonderful marina, and our local West Point beach, adjacent to Mavericks Big Wave surf Beach. 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. I 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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Welcoming and accommodating, and the suite was beautiful! We were walking distance to shops and wonderful restaurants, and only a short drive to family-friendly, beautiful hikes and tide pooling. My husband and I were able to relax right outside our door, and watch our kids enjoy playing at the beach. Overall, our expectations were exceeded! We definitely recommend this spot, either for a couple's retreat, or a family getaway. Also, the kitchenette and outdoor kitchen combined, offered everything we needed to prepare our own meals, which was a huge bonus to us! Thank you, Michael, for a wonderful experience!
Apr 2014
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Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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Reviews

5
based on 9 traveler reviews

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TROPICAL MAVERICKS BEACHFRONT~~GARDEN LEVEL SUITE! at PILLAR POINT!
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews
Hilmar, California
5

Great people and dog watching beach

  • 5 of 5

A darling little pad with all the necessary amenities. The place is perfect for relaxing. Love the locked front door to allow fresh air. The people are so friendly and lots of places to explore. We love this area and we are so fortunate to have found this nice clean pad to relax at. The owner is very easy to work with. We will most definitely be coming back again and again.

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for choosing the Loft for your getaway, it was a real pleasure to host such wonderful guests! Mike
5

This place was great!

  • 5 of 5

Clean, well appointed, and better than the pictures, this place surprised my family with it's location (which is right on — as in 20 steps — from Dog Beach), cleanliness, and careful layout. The back yard was a pleasure to spend time in. Our children spent the entire time playing in the beach with the dogs and host of friendly folks that came to visit!

  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Jonathan! It was s pleasure to host you and your wonderful family! I hope you will plan a return visit in the near future Cheers! Mike
5

Maverick's Beach

  • 5 of 5

The location is outstanding. The decor beautiful. We really enjoyed the patio and the ability to sit right outside our door and look at the ocean. We walked to the tide pools - just minutes away. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure having you visit! Please do come again soon, Mike
5

Exceeded expectations

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I and our small dog recently stayed for 5 nights while attending a wedding down the street at Mavericks Event Center. I am not sure who had more fun. I know our dog did not want to leave. Amazing location!! Enjoyed watching and interacting with all the kayak crabbers who use the beach access to set up their rigs. Everything was great. We really enjoyed Princeton-by-the- Sea and especially this very special property. Next time we will stay for at least a week so as to further explore the area. I wish Princeton were not 3000 miles away, as we would visit more often it it were closer.

Thanks for a great stay!!!

  • Submitted: Nov 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Matt, you guys are the best! Please come back when you can! Mike
5

Abolutely stunning location and accommodation

  • 5 of 5

You never know quite what to expect but the photo looked great, the beach allowed dogs, Mike was extremely responsive to my inquiry and accepted our canine family members. We were absolutely elated when we arrived. The beds and linens were comfy, the welcome basket well stocked and condiments already available in fridge. The garden, enclosed but also able to be opened out onto the open area in front and equipped with the most wonderful gas fire pit table I have ever seen was perfect. Everything was spotless. Mike's very detailed suggestions for visitors in the area were expert and appreciated. We did go to the pier and got a lovely fresh salmon to grill. Hikes on the beach and Mavericks overlook trail were lovely with Mike's easy directions - we had tried on a previous visit to locate the way up and failed. Only downside - hardly a downside - is we were so very well situated we did not even bother going into the City! Many thanks!

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Judy! You were the best guest ever! Mike
Dublin, CA.
5

Funky Cool Anniversary Weekend!

  • 5 of 5

This place is awesome! Has absolutely everything you could possibly need and all the electronic comforts of home (HDTV, DVD, WIFI, Apple Tv). The owner Michael was very easy to work with and was never more than a quick text message away from the answer to any question we had. The dogs loved the beach and my wife and I loved being a short walk to the restaurants and bars nearby. We had a great weekend and would definitely recommend this unit to others.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for being such cool guests! Please come again when you can, Cheers! Mike

Map

Nearest Airport
20 Miles
San Francisco
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Princeton Landing
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Ritz-Carlton
Nearest Train
25 Miles
San Francisco
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Mezza Luna
Nearest Beach
Outside Door
Car: not necessary

3 1/2 Blocks to the marina village, pier, restaurants, fishing, etc

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Rates & Availability

From $269 Per night

Half Moon Bay Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
summer
May 13 2015 - Sep 30 2015
3 night minimum stay
$289
From
$299
Fri,Sat
$1,850
$6,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
Holiday
Oct 14 2015 - Jan 13 2016
3 night minimum stay
$289
From
$299
Fri,Sat
$1,850
$6,600
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$269
From
$279
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

Property Damage Protection $49
cleaning $45
Pet Fee $25
Notes 4 Person Limit, 3 DAY MINIMUM! Check-in 2pm Check out 11am

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 1
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Resort
  • Village ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • The main room has a Queen Bed--sleeps 2, and there is a full height twin automatic air twin bed--sleeps 1. The lounge has trundle, with 2 normal twin sized mattresses--sleeps 2.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

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