MOSS BEACH HOME WITH OCEAN VIEWS AND MAGICAL FOREST

Allison

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Sleeps10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

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MOSS BEACH HOME WITH OCEAN VIEWS AND MAGICAL FOREST

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House, 5 Bedrooms, 4 Baths, (Sleeps 10)

Yes you can have it all!

Perched atop a hillside with breathtaking ocean views and located on a cul-de-sac that leads into an enchanted forest, lies a hidden jewel. Imagine waking up in a home surrounded by trees but within sight of the water. Have your first cup of coffee on the deck while gazing at the ocean and experiencing the natural beauty of the coastside. Perhaps you'll see the pair of Red-tailed Hawks who nest in a neighboring tree during parts of the spring and summer, or the hummingbirds that frequent our terrace. Spend your morning exploring the forest and miles of hiking trails, or stroll down to the beach and world-class tide pools. Then, it's a 2 minute drive to Princeton Harbor with fresh seafood, restaurants and even kayaking! Or, maybe a 10 minute drive into Half Moon Bay for unique shopping and fantastic restaurants. But the adventure isn't over! Jump in your car and in no time at all you're in San Francisco enjoying the theater or any of its fantastic attractions. On the other hand, maybe you spend the entire day on the terrace, curled up with a book on the couch, or perhaps watching a movie downstairs in the private theater. Whether you go out or stay in, your coastside experience will create memories of a lifetime.

Please note this is a non-smoking house. No smoking is allowed on or around the property.

Bedrooms:

*Upstairs master suite with king bed, bathroom with shower, TV/DVD, and balcony with ocean views.

*Upstairs guest room with queen bed.

*Upstairs full bathroom

*Downstairs master suite with king bed, full bathroom, TV, and sitting area with ocean view

*Downstairs suite with 2 full beds, bathroom with shower, and TV/DVD.

*Downstairs room with bunk bed (full and twin bed)

Amenities:

*Kitchen with granite counters, Aga stove and double oven, microwave, dishwasher and counter seating for 4.

*Many people enjoy cooking but hate cleaning up. For an additional cost with advanced notice, depending on availability, we can coordinate after dinner clean up so you can truly dine and dash!!

*Large great room with 8 person dining table for entertaining.

*Home Theater (blue ray, surround sound and theater seating for 6)

*iPod/MP3 docking station

*Free high-speed wireless Internet.

*Fresh linens, bath/beach towels and spa robes are provided.

Outdoors:

*Balcony with bar seating for 8 with views of the ocean

*Outdoor terrace with sofa and loveseat

*6-person outdoor jacuzzi

*Outdoor speakers

*Outdoor shower

*Gas BBQ (propane provided)

Nearby amenities:

*3 minute walk to forest with hiking trails (at the end of cul-de-sac)

*5 minute walk to Moss Beach Park (amazing children's playground)

*5 minute walk to Coastside Market

*7 minute walk to Moss Beach Ranch for horseback riding

*10 minute walk to Fitzgerald Marine Reserve (tide pools and beaches)

*5 minute drive to Princeton Harbor

*7 minute drive to Maverick's Beach

*10 minute drive to Half Moon Bay

*15 minute drive to Ritz Carlton Half Moon Bay and golfing

*25 minute drive to downtown San Francisco

*50 minute drive to Santa Cruz Boardwalk

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Allison

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Alex and I have owned this house for over 12 years and we love escaping to the coast. As the children get older, and we spend more time in the city at t-ball and soccer, we find less opportunity to get away. Several friends commented that it was a shame that more people don't know about the magic of this beautiful home and the surrounding area. We believe Moss Beach and the coast are hidden treasures waiting to be discovered.

Allison purchased this house in 2002

We were looking for a quiet getaway from the City. We are thrilled with this home and all that the coast has to offer. When my husband (Alex) was a child, he used to intern at the Steinhart Aquarium - Alex has always had a passion for the ocean. Our family loves to go tide pooling at the Fitzgerald Marine Reserve - this is about as good as it gets! Our home is an 8 minute walk to world class tide pools and beaches.

The views are spectacular. The outdoor terrace has comfortable couches to relax and take a nap. We love hanging out on the deck, enjoying a glass of wine, and watching the kids play in the jacuzzi. The house is made for relaxing and spending time with family and friends. We designed the home with the idea of being together, but also wanting some quiet time alone. There are plenty of spots to curl up and read a book. There is a fabulous forest at the end of our street and it has a tree swing that the kids just love.

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights
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Reviews

5
based on 32 traveler reviews

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Moss Beach Home with Ocean Views and Magical Forest
average rating of 5.0 based on 32 reviews
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Moss Beach Home with Ocean Views and Magical Forest
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p413894vb
415-235-8729
Montara The Bay Area
5

THIS PLACE WILL BLOW YOU AWAY!

  • 5 of 5
I got married in half moon bay and had some friends along to stay in this amazing house. Alison was so accommodating, leaving a bottle of wine, candy, and all kinds of other goodies for us. You will find games aplenty, a fun hot tub, and too much more to list. This place is very classy and Alison was a joy to work with. So glad we made the right choice and would book again!
  • Submitted: May 21, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Moss Beach Home with Ocean Views and Magical Forest
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415-235-8729
Montara The Bay Area
Las Vegas
5

AMAZING RELAXING GETAWAY

  • 5 of 5
We stayed here for our girls trip this year. Amazing home and environment! Couldn't have picked a nicer home. The renters were extremely accommodating, welcoming and helpful. Especially when 15 minutes after leaving from our tour and some of the group got locked out!
  • Submitted: May 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Moss Beach Home with Ocean Views and Magical Forest
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p413894vb
415-235-8729
Montara The Bay Area
5

BEST RENTAL IN HALF MOON BAY - HANDS DOWN

  • 5 of 5
For my 50th birthday, I invited 9 friends to come for the weekend in Half Moon Bay. Allison’s house in Moss Beach was absolutely perfect for the occasion! It’s in a great location, the view, the layout and the furnishings are fantastic and the owner’s hospitality is unmatched by any previous experience I’ve had.

I am one of those high maintenance types who wants to be sure I have everything I need when I go on vacation. I will rent a home and then wonder....‘What if they don’t have this? What if they don’t have that?’ I’ve rented homes that have been described as ‘fully equipped’ only to find basic items not available and the bottom of the barrel kitchen equipment. Because of this, often I’ll pack pots and pans or special items ‘just in case.’ This time I decided to believe the reviews and assume that the house would be well equipped. I had a backup plan....my girlfriends could bring whatever was missing. Well, no one needed to execute my backup plan--Allison thought of EVERYTHING. Yes, EVERYTHING and MORE. There was not a single thing she has not covered. The kitchen has anything/everything because this is her HOME that she is sharing, not just a rental property. She is passionate about having every detail covered and ensuring her guests are taken care of as if you are at a 5 star resort.

Beds? Very comfortable with high quality sheets and blankets. Bathrooms? Sparkling with high quality linens. Decor? Up to date, tasteful, interesting and eclectic decor that reflects the area as well as Allison’s unique history.

Service? Allison arranged after dinner clean up so I could have a great crab feed and not have to worry about the mess. I rescheduled the time for this a couple of times and it was absolutely no bother. I was late arriving for my check-in time that Allison and I had arranged. She was 100% flexible. She loves what she does and loves sharing her home with people. Any questions I had were responded to very promptly. We accidentally left a couple of items behind and she returned them to us promptly without even the slightest hint of being troubled.

Extras? There were many: fresh flowers, snacks, pantry supplies (including pancake mix, maple syrup), spa robes, etc.

View? Beautiful -- There are so many windows in the house, there is a view of the ocean from almost every room.

Just cool stuff -- Outdoor shower after a nice dip in the hot tub, great movie room with recliner chairs, beautiful outdoor patio protected from
  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway
business
Moss Beach Home with Ocean Views and Magical Forest
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p413894vb
415-235-8729
Montara The Bay Area
5

WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE!

  • 5 of 5
We are a group of women who travel together each year. Our stay in Montara was outstanding. The house is beautifully decorated and very comfortable. The owner greeted us upon arrival. She also has provided little touches such as a bottle of wine, candy & popcorn for movie viewing in the home theater, and directions for the Sonos sound system. The house has a large kitchen and eating area, plenty of seating, a view of the ocean, and large comfortable bedrooms and bathrooms. Linens and towels are provided. We will be returning next year for our third visit. This is a wonderful home and a gracious owner.
  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
business
Moss Beach Home with Ocean Views and Magical Forest
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p413894vb
415-235-8729
Montara The Bay Area
South San Francisco, CA
5

ARE YOU KIDDING ME WITH HOW AWESOME THIS PLACE IS?

  • 5 of 5
My wife and I got the chance to spend some much needed vacation time here. When we first arrived, we were blown away with the amenities and warm invite we got from the owners. The house is that perfect mixture of home comfort and hotel convenience. The large, open rooms were great for the group of people we had, not to mention the large kitchen which was acted as center for everyone to gather and chat.

I can't recommend this place enough for someone looking to get away from it all and relax.
  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Moss Beach Home with Ocean Views and Magical Forest
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415-235-8729
Montara The Bay Area
San Francisco, CA
5

STOP LOOKING! YOU'VE FOUND THE ONE!

STOP LOOKING! You've found the one!
  • 5 of 5
Alex and Allison really have an amazing home, and they're wonderful hosts besides. We spent our New Year's at the Moss Beach house and couldn't have asked for a more lovely accommodation. All the rooms are well-proportioned and well-appointed. There are great cooking facilities, a BBQ, hot tub, a nice sound system, great views, TVs for everyone (including a room properly set up as a home theater), to say nothing of countless little touches that make every inch of the place feel welcoming and luxurious.

Aside from the house and the hosts, the neighborhood is blow-me-away gorgeous: big trees with hawks sailing overhead, coastlines edged by tidepools, Maverick's (if you don't know, look it up!), kayaking, horseback riding, stand-up paddle-boarding, great artsy shops, and on and on. Our New Year's Eve dinner was fresh seafood right off the fishing boat (spot prawns and bacon-wrapped cod). All this just half an hour from San Francisco! It's hard to believe.

I also have to offer a particular hat tip to the glassware...our New Year's toast out of proper whisky glasses, provided by folks who obviously know their business. :)
  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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The house is on a cul-de-sac that leads to a forest with a tree swing and hiking trails with ocean view vistas. We are also less than a 10 minute walk to the beach and world-class tide pools (Fitzgerald Marine Reserve). The house is a 5 minute walk to the Moss Beach Park, a fantastic playground for the kids, and a 5 minute drive to Princeton Harbor (fresh seafood, restaurants, fishing boats, kayaking and whale watching).

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Availability & Rates

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Montara House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
2014 Summer Rates
Jun 1 2014 - Sep 7 2014
5 night minimum stay
$650
$3,900
 
 
Holiday Rates
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 4 2015
5 night minimum stay
$750
$4,500
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$650
$3,900
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $69
Cleaning/Laundry $275 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $650
Tax Rate 10.0%
Notes Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Please call for holiday rates.
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Amenities

Montara House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2900 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Water View
  • Ocean View
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
General:
  • Garage
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Parking Off Street
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Free Long Distance
  • Telephone
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Wireless Internet
  • Heating
  • Towels Provided
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
Kitchen:
  • Oven
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Pantry Items
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Ice Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Catering Available
  • Kitchen
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • 4
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (2), Baby Cribs (1) Pak n' Play, Bunk Beds (1) Full and single bed configuration
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • DVD Player
  • Video Library
  • Stereo ...
  • Games
  • Books
  • Toys
  • Satellite / Cable
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Balcony
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 8 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • beachcombing
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • shopping
  • boating
  • horseback riding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • sailing
  • hiking
  • surfing
  • cycling
  • kayaking
  • fishing
  • golf
Notes:
Outdoor shower
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