Montara house rental - View from deck and living room.
View from deck and living room.
 
  • Bedrooms5
  • Sleeps12
  • 4 Bathrooms
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights
 

Montara House Rental Photos and Description
House, 5 Bedrooms, 4 Baths, (Sleeps 12)

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:

*Shampoo, Conditioner, and Shower Gel provided in all bathrooms

*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!!

*We can do the grocery shopping for you to make sure you have everything you need upon your arrival.

*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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Alex and I have owned this house for over 11 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.

30 Reviews of Property 413894 in Montara, California

Moss Beach Home with Ocean Views and Magical Forest
average rating of 5.0 based on 30 reviews
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

Best Rental in Half Moon Bay - Hands Down

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
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
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls 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

Wonderful experience!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
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.
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, 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
South San Francisco, CA
5

Are you kidding me with how awesome this place is?

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
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.
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
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p413894vb
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
  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
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. :)
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, 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
Hilo, Hawaii
5

A PERFECT VACATION RENTAL

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
Our multi generation family (ages 2-75) had a wonderful time at this beautiful retreat. We have stayed at many vacation rentals, but this house, by far, had exceeded our expectations. Our host thought of many details that made our stay extra special. Some of our highlights were spending time in the hot tub on the multi level deck overlooking the Pacific Ocean framed by trees and watching movies in the high tech media room with our whole family. We would love to return to this truly "enchanted" retreat.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, 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
Oakland, CA
5

Lovely stay!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
We had a wonderful stay! The house was beautiful - very clean, extremely comfortable, and lots of beautiful touches. Our group of 7 kept remarking on all of the special touches (snacks and treats provided, a towel at every turn, easy to use lock code, umbrellas to shade the sunny porch, etc.) -- it seems like Allison has thought of everything! I hope I get to come back here again, and I would highly recommend a stay here to anyone! Allison was generous and easy to work with.
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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
London, England
5

Great house by the coast!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
Moss Beach is a beautiful location on the coast and the house is perfect. Beautifully decorated, great entertainment for children and adults, with the hot tub and cinema room. We had a perfect stay, would definitely recommend it.
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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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
Burlingame, CA
5

Wonderful Family Reunion

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
I recently organized a family reunion and many of us stayed in this gem of a Moss Beach home. We had an AMAZING time! The owner is an absolute dream to work with - she is very passionate about providing the most hassle-free, relaxing stay possible for her guests. Although she provided plenty of information and answered questions promptly in advance, she personally met us at the door when we arrived and gave a detailed tour of her incredible rental. Her warm, humorous and welcoming demeanor really got our reunion started on the right foot. The house itself is simply terrific - everyone who stayed there or visited for the reunion was awestruck at how nice it was. It feels brand new and is very tastefully decorated and laid out. It has modern appliances/entertainment systems to make your stay easy/fun and comfortable furnishing to put you at ease. We had the whole family plus a few local guests over one evening and had the best time - we were able to cook a huge, fantastic meal as well as easily mingle both inside and outside. The kids loved the entertainment room and hot tub while the adults were taken by the view and beauty of the place. All this and it is located in amazing Moss Beach! Many of those who visited asked me to give them information on renting this place themselves and I plan on returning again with my family soon. Loved it!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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 Vacation Spot

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
Great house, modern, very well kept, clean. Lots of room for larger groups. Wonderful area for a relaxing vacation. Landlord helpful and accommodating. A great choice.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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

Perfect

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
So clean it could have been built yesterday, this house was everything advertised and more. The owner was a joy to work with and we were thrilled with this property.

The kitchen made me feel like a gourmet and every room was spot-on perfect for our needs.