A SMALL SLEEPY SPORT HORSE BREEDING FARM

Kelly McKnight

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type farmhouse

Kelly McKnight

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A SMALL SLEEPY SPORT HORSE BREEDING FARM

Half Moon Bay Farmhouse Rental Photos and Description

Here's A Place You Can Bring Your Horses On Vacation...

Warning --- it's not all green around here like in some of the pictures - we are experiencing a drought like never before... just so you know.

We offer accommodations for guests wanting a different experience in the countryside within reach of civilization.

One that includes rest, relaxation and possibly exploration.

One that could include horses - horsemanship and serious training or simple trail riding.

Bring your horses - let them romp too. (The grass is usually green through June).

There is a cozy two bedroom, two bath farm house decorated in an eclectic post modern way mixed with a certain country flair and a separate cottage with two twin beds and a pool table available.

This is a working horse farm - expect what comes with that... We are set up to accommodate your horses (up to 4) and we are set up to train all levels of horsemanship from the beginners to Grand Prix showjumping... talk to us if you are interested in training, lessons, horsemanship clinics.

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets considered
Guestbook comments from the owner
...we are definitely enjoying ourselves.
Jul 2013
  • 1 of 2

Kelly McKnight

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Speaks english
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This was a working farm for our family for the last 25 years... now it's an empty nest re figured for your enjoyment.

I trained horses here and raised kids - still do.

Kelly McKnight purchased this farmhouse in 1989

Why not experience what it's like to wake up to the sound of song birds... to the nicker of a horse and the crow of a rooster...? Get up do chores or not - sleep in and sit in the hot tub.

Bring your horses - where else can you do all this and get to the airport in an hour and the beach in 5 minutes...

Family friendly

Horse friendly

Great local surf spots

Best beaches

Great restaurant

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type farmhouse
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Reviews

4.8
based on 12 traveler reviews

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A Small Sleepy Sport Horse Breeding Farm
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 12 reviews
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A Small Sleepy Sport Horse Breeding Farm
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p475392vb
3477623353
Half Moon Bay The Bay Area
San Jose, CA, USA
5

PEACEFUL AND PICTURESQUE

  • 5 of 5
Kelly was very hospitable and welcoming to his beautiful horse breeding farm. It was a perfect weekend respite for our family away from the hustle and bustle of Silicon Valley. We very much enjoyed walking around the property and seeing the horses. The cute little town of Pescadero was just a mile away (walkable, with dining options and general store) and the gorgeous Pescadero State Beach is only 2 miles away (hikeable but we drove -- ample parking available at the beach). The farm house was tidy and had many fun games and musical instruments to keep us entertained. Kelly's amazing collection of classic vinyl records kept the phonograph spinning the entire weekend. We plan to go back soon!
  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks Dave -
Glad you enjoyed your stay - we hope you come back again soon!
@mcfarm
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A Small Sleepy Sport Horse Breeding Farm
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p475392vb
3477623353
Half Moon Bay The Bay Area
Portland, Oregon
5

PERFECT PLACE FOR SPRING BREAK!

  • 5 of 5
Absolutely loved our 3-night stay at this delightful refuge from city life. With my 6 and 7 year old grandsons (and without their parents) we had great fun exploring the farm, petting cats, catching bugs, listening to the noisy birds, watching a red hawk, and soaking in the hot tub.

It's a wonderful old farmhouse with a great layout that gives everyone plenty of space and privacy. The kitchen is well supplied and absolutely charming with the butcher block table in the center. The "perfect touch" was the levi jackets hanging in the entry/sunroom, even though we didn't need them.

The boys enjoyed using the baseball net to practice throwing and catching, and riding their bikes up and down the lane. We found the "soccer field" on the last day but had no time to give it a try. There was just so much to see and do we ran out of time. On that last day, we hiked up to the shelter structure and were delighted to see the graffiti art. I also discovered I had cell service up there (unlike at the farmhouse) so we took a selfie and sent it to mom and dad.

Thanks Kelly for sharing your wonderful farm and home. And many thanks to Paul for filling in so well for you. We absolutely loved being there and are already discussing when we can return. We might even invite "the parents" next time!
  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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A Small Sleepy Sport Horse Breeding Farm
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p475392vb
3477623353
Half Moon Bay The Bay Area
5

WEEKEND GETAWAY AT THE MCFARM

  • 5 of 5
Whether you are looking to step away from the city with kids or act like one yourself, the McFarm is one of those rare places where romance is nourished robustly. Myself and the object of my affections rented the McFarm for what was essentially a first date in a long distance relationship. The plan was to go Hot air ballooning over Napa Valley but the weather was not as hospitable a host as Kelly, who is such a charming Show Horse trainer you will want to invite him to dinner. It rained the entire trip and there is no place I can call to mind that I would rather be isolated in. The fireplace, the vinyl record collection, the views of the horses and mountains are a perfect recipe for romance. We shared our first kiss there, and given the environment, it was one of the few movie moments I have had in my life. The small town nearby(Pescadero) is host to a deli that gives rise to the most amazing garlic artichoke bread, an coffee shop with as much personality as the McFarm. It is only 3 miles from the Ocean. If you stay at the McFarm you will fall in love with the place... with the person you are with, or if it has faded you will fall in love with them all over again.
  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Wow!
Makes me want to check in myself!
Thanks.. we hope you will come visit again soon.
Best,
Kelly
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A Small Sleepy Sport Horse Breeding Farm
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p475392vb
3477623353
Half Moon Bay The Bay Area
Redwood City, Ca. 94061
5

GREAT GETAWAY IN PESCADERO

  • 5 of 5
We three adults and 2 dogs stayed at McFarm March 1 and 2. The house is charming, spacious, and fun! It has a nice, big country kitchen where I enjoyed preparing meals.
Bedrooms and beds are very comfortable. We didn't use the hot tub, but it's a definite plus and well located. We really enjoyed seeing the horses too; the property is very quiet and peaceful. The house comes with a wonderful, eclectic selection of books and music....fantastic! We look forward to returning! Thank you!
  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks!
We are so glad you enjoyed your stay - please come again and let your friends know about us.

Thanks again for coming.
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A Small Sleepy Sport Horse Breeding Farm
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p475392vb
3477623353
Half Moon Bay The Bay Area
Southern California
4

TIME OUT FROM LIFE

  • 4 of 5
Kelly's ranch is a breath of fresh air. We needed a place to relax with our dogs and gather with some family members, and that is exactly what we got. If you don't mind a gently used sofa, the rooms were well equipped, clean, comfortable, and charming. Our dogs got along well with the resident animals and we enjoyed our walks around the property. The beds were comfy, too. I have only a few recommendations for Kelly, and that would be to put curtains in the front bedroom and bath, and to fix the front door - it sticks pretty badly. Otherwise, we enjoyed your music, both recorded and your instruments, as well as the Jacuzzi and BBQ. I'm sure young kids would also enjoy the trampoline. The real selling points of this property are the serenity and the scenery, and you'd be hard pressed to find a better place for that.
  • Submitted: Nov 18, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
A Small Sleepy Sport Horse Breeding Farm
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p475392vb
3477623353
Half Moon Bay The Bay Area
4

EXCELLENT PLACE FOR A GETAWAY.

  • 4 of 5
Some girlfriends and I spent an amazing evening at McFarm. The place has a lot of character, is very close to town and close to the beach. The hot tub is perfectly situated for watching the moon pass across the sky. The adorable and friendly pets were an added bonus. My only regret is that the previous renters damaged the record player. Kelly has quite the collection! I'm pretty sure there will be return visitors in the crew. Kelly was a great host — he was kind enough to make himself available for questions and help while also giving space and making it feel like the place was our while we were there.
  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Families with Young Children
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Nearest Airport
41 Miles
San Francisco International
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Pescadero State Beach
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
Half Moon Bay Golf Links
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Duarte's Tavern
Car: recommended

Pescadero is unique. A quaint coastal village in San Mateo.

McFarm is a working horse farm - raising and training show jumpers. It is 70 acres of coastal valley ground one mile inland from the sea.

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Half Moon Bay Farmhouse Rental Rates

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1 night minimum stay
$250
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $49.00
Pet Fee $35.00
House cleaning $125.00
Notes These rates and charges and are subject to change until reservations are confirmed.

ALL RENTALS ARE SHORT TERM AGREEMENTS. THERE IS NO MONTH LONG RENTAL AVAILABLE.

If your pet is approved you still have to clean up after them.

PLEASE NOTE - Stays a week or more will be assessed an additional cleaning fee of $75
Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20.00 per night, per additional guests.
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Amenities

Half Moon Bay Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Spa
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Parking
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Oven ...
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , California King Bed, Spacious with easy access to hot tub
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Side by side room with one queen and one futon
Entertainment:
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • DVD Player
  • Video Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Books ...
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Golf ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets considered
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • churches
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
  • horseback riding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • equestrian events
  • freshwater fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • wind-surfing
  • cycling
  • mountain biking
  • hiking
  • fishing
Notes:
This is a working horse farm - expect what comes with that... We are set up to accommodate your horses (up to 4) and we are set up to train all levels of horsemanship from the beginners to Grand Prix showjumping... talk to us if you are interested in training, lessons, horseman ship clinics or equine guided education.
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