Destination guide

Head to the charming city of Montara

The beaches and mountains provide a pleasant backdrop to your vacation home in Montara. This romantic and relaxing city entices travelers with its hiking and whale watching. Mavericks and Twin Peaks are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. Many rental homes come with outdoor spaces, separate dining areas and full kitchens, perfect if you want to enjoy some home-cooked meals.


Sightseeing in and around Montara

Do you want to discover attractions to visit in the area? Venture out of your vacation home and experience everything that makes Montara a fun spot to vacation. Here are some of the most popular attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • San Francisco Zoo (12.5 mi / 20.1 km)
  • Sharp Park Golf Course (5 mi / 8.1 km)
  • Crystal Springs Golf Course (6.6 mi / 10.6 km)
  • Half Moon Bay Golf Links (8.9 mi / 14.3 km)
  • Poplar Creek Golf Course (9.9 mi / 15.9 km)
  • Harding Park Golf Course (11.8 mi / 18.9 km)

Seasonal weather averages in Montara

If you're planning a vacation around the weather, August, September, October and July are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 66°F.

Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Montara

Montara is famous for its pristine beaches and beautiful ocean views. Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to take in the scenery, Montara is a great place to get out in nature. These are a few of the area's most eye-catching sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Mavericks (3.6 mi / 5.8 km)
  • Twin Peaks (13.9 mi / 22.4 km)
  • Golden Gate Park (14.7 mi / 23.7 km)
  • Japanese Tea Garden (15.1 mi / 24.2 km)
  • Montara State Beach (0.7 mi / 1.2 km)
  • Gray Whale Cove State Beach (1 mi / 1.7 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around Montara

The nearest airport is in San Francisco, CA (SFO-San Francisco Intl.), located 7.6 mi (12.2 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you might consider flying into San Carlos, CA (SQL), which is 14 mi (22.6 km) away.

Where to stay around Montara?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 84 vacation rentals near Montara. From 51 Houses to 2 Cottages, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Montara for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Montara?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Montara:

  • Fisherman's Wharf: 730 vacation rentals
  • Downtown: 617 vacation rentals
  • Marina District: 393 vacation rentals
  • Mission District: 585 vacation rentals
  • Union Square: 560 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Montara?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Montara. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Gray Whale Cove State Beach: 1,265 vacation rentals
  • Miramar Beach: 818 vacation rentals
  • Moscone Convention Center: 2,175 vacation rentals
  • Pacifica State Beach: 1,397 vacation rentals
  • Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Assumption: 2,175 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Montara listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Montara?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 51 Houses in Montara. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Montara include:

  • Cottages: 2 rentals available
  • Condos/Apartments: 23 rentals available
  • Cabins: 2 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Montara?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 3 vacation rentals with pool available in Montara. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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