4 Bedroom/3 Bath, Gourmet Kitchen, Beautiful Family / Executive Home
About Monique Mead
My name is Monique and I live in San Francisco. My parents own the home and I act as the property manager when they're away.
Monique Mead purchased this House in 2017
Why Monique Mead chose Montara
I've lived in San Francisco for over 13 years. After their first grandchild arrived last year, my parents wanted to get a home closer to us that we could all enjoy. I am SO glad that after searching for the perfect home, they landed here! Montara is a beautiful area that is close enough to San Francisco but away from the hustle and bustle of the city. The setting is gorgeous with mountain and ocean views, a restaurant/bar across the street and hiking trails on the north side of the home. We absolutely love spending time here with our family!
What makes this House unique
You can literally hear the waves crashing when you open the windows at night. It is the most amazing sound to hear before falling asleep. I also enjoy getting up in the morning and taking long walks on down on the beach with the dog. It is so quiet and empty, we often have the whole beach to ourselves in the morning. We can sit and watch the surfers for hours! So many small details have been included in the rental that really make it easy and comfortable to stay - you have music players, TVs, bikes, an awesome BBQ, and all stocked with everything you need to get away. All I have to pack when I come here are clothes and my toothbrush :) I love spending time here with my family, and playing with our dog on the beach. My husband loves the close proximity of so many delicious places to eat and drink. If you love the outdoors like we do, I'm sure you will enjoy this space too.
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
No parties. Quiet time between 10 pm - 9 am
Upon approval and pet policy agreement - Maximum 2
Upstairs has permanent baby gate
Minimum age of primary renter:25
Max guests:10 (sleeps up to 10 adults)
Please remove shoes and rinse feet when coming from beach Please clean outside grill after use Please load and run dishwasher before leaving
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Great place to stay, very comfortable
My friends and I had a great time staying at this property over New Year’s! No rental is 100% perfect, but this may have been the closest that we’ve stayed at. The house was well-lit, airy, and comfortable, with all the amenities and gadgets. Also possibly the most elegant baby gate on the stairs that I’ve ever seen! You’ve got a nice view of the ocean and it’s walkable to some cafes and restaurants. Short drive to groceries. It is so close to SF and SFO, but feels like a true getaway! Host was very responsive and also very thoughtful about letting me know about all the baby equipment around the house in advance so I hardly had to pack anything for our toddler. Checkout process was a breeze. We couldn’t find any olive oil or dishwasher detergent in the kitchen, but it was a minor oversight in an otherwise very well-stocked kitchen, so we just walked down the street and got some. I would definitely recommend this rental!
Lovely Beach Home
My husband and I, our two daughters and their families (8 total) spent four nights here for Thanksgiving and had a terrific family gathering. The house is immaculate and arranged so you can get away if you need some quiet time or be all together for meals, cooking, playing board games, etc. Everything in this home is top of the line and well thought out. It is furnished completely down to the espresso maker and shampoo/conditioner/soap dispensers in the showers. BBQ on patio, lots of seating (which so many homes do not have). The beach right across the street is pristine and perfect for walking or just sitting and watching the waves come in. A perfect home for any get together.
This rental met our family's every need, and surpassed our expectations -- welcoming and responsive hosts, beautiful views, spacious interior, comfortable and quality furnishings, ample parking, first floor bedroom, walking distance to event venue, well organized kitchen with thoughtful amenities (lifesaving coffee!), convenient everything. We would love to return! Thank you.
This property is exactly as advertised. We enjoyed our stay there.
Great place to stay
My family and I had a wonderful stay here at your beautiful beach house. House was perfectly clean and absolutely lovely. We all enjoyed the beach view from the house and the close proximity to the beaches, shopping and food in Half Moon Bay! The house was equipped with everything we could possibly need and close to local grocery store. (Also for those with special dietary needs-great health food grocery store in Half Moon Bay). I can’t thank you enough for the memorable times at your home. We will definitely return in the future.
Shattuck/Oldroyd Family get-away
A beautiful home with great accouterments, especially for families and babies. If I nit-picked anything, it would be that having red wine glasses would be great, but I feel badly even suggesting it as everything else was perfection. We hope to return some day. Thanks again for giving us the memories.
Within Walking Distance
Across the street is La Costanera Restaurant and Bar. There is a bar area downstairs and restaurant upstairs. They serve great Peruvian food and have large windows for ocean front dining. Located right below the restaurant is Montara State Beach. It is one of the cleanest beaches in CA and is known for its surfing and fishing. There is a large beach area, bike, hiking and horse trails. During whale season it is a great place to see whales. Dogs are permitted on leash. Point Montara Lighthouse is part of the state park is 1 mile north. Located just north across the street from the house are miles of gorgeous hiking, biking, and horse trails. Dogs are permitted on leash.
Need surfing, kiting, or windsurfing lessons? Head about 4.5 miles south to find a school. If golf is your cup of tea the Half Moon Bay Golf Links are 11.3 miles south next to the Ritz Carlton Hotel. There is also a public course that is only 6 miles away at Sharp Park. Pillar Point Harbor, 4.3 miles south, is the place to go for charter fishing and whale watching tours. Needing surf gear? Mavericks Surf shop is the iconic place to go for gear and T-shirts but Nor Cal Surf shop in Pacifica (4.2 miles north) is where many of the locals go. The Mavericks Surf Competition takes place yearly sometime between November 1- March 31 depending on the waves. This one-day, invitation-only surfing competition is held at the legendary Maverick’s surf break located near Half Moon Bay.
In Montara there is a few small coffee houses, Gherkins Sandwich Shop, and a small grocery store. They are south within walking distance. Sam's Chowder House is located just 4.2 miles south. They also have a great outdoor bar with live music. Half Moon Bay Brewery is a great place to get a beer and Old Princeton Landing is a casual locals bar with a surf flair. La Nebbia Winery - 9.4 miles south - has a tasting room, gardens, and a picnic area while Half Moon Bay Distillery - 4.2 miles south - offers tours and spirits.
Half Moon Bay Mainstreet
A great place to stroll. There are many shops, restaurants and cafes. You may also like to go down to the Ritz Carlton. They have a restaurant, weekend brunches, and spa. The Coastal Repertory Theater is also located in Half Moon Bay.