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Large, Historic, Half Moon Bay Vacation Home by the Beach

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

6 Bedroom, 3 Bath house (+ detached cottage that can be rented separately)

Half Moon Bay Vacation Home for rent, only 20 miles from San Francisco, 6 miles from Half Moon Bay, and a scenic 50 mile drive from Santa Cruz California.

This recently remodeled 6 bedroom, 3 bath coastal home was once part of a prohibition-era train station. Located in tranquil Moss Beach, the house is only a block from the internationally recognized tide pools and beach at the James Fitzgerald protected Marine Reserve. It is a wonderful place to enjoy, walk, take the kids to learn about the tide pools, etc. It is in a beautiful and quiet neighborhood, with plenty of nearby restaurants and shopping. And don't forget to catch the yearly Half Moon Bay 'Art and Pumpkin Festival'. Also nearby is Mavericks, a world-famous surfing location that holds regular big-wave contests in Pillar Point Harbor, just north of Half Moon Bay at the village of Princeton-By-The-Sea.

The bedrooms are as follows:

One private queen bedroom and bath suite on the first floor. Upstairs you'll find the spacious master bedroom (and private bath) which contains a gorgeous 160-year-old hand carved bed, with an adjacent enclosed room containing an additional double, size antique, brass bed, which can be used as a private sixth bedroom. This room gets great sunlight. Also upstairs are three more spacious bedrooms, all with queen size beds. Altogether, you have 6 bedrooms.

Two full baths upstairs, one with claw foot tub and separate marble and travertine shower and a third vintage inspired bath with shower only. Rooms are spacious, and beds are comfortable. Ample room for dining, with separate common rooms for relaxing and socializing. You will love it.

We also have a separate cottage on the property that sleeps three and consists of one queen bed and one twin bed. The cottage rents for an additional $175 per night and requires a separate cleaning fee of $100. Please note in your inquiry if you wish to book the cottage and I can update the amount of your quote.

If you enjoy hiking, nearby Montara Mountain is a popular outdoor recreation spot, and home to the old Highway 1.

The coastside hosts several state parks and beaches, including: Half Moon Bay State Beach, Venice State Beach, Poplar State Beach, San Gregorio State Beach, and Pomponio State Beach.

Please Note: Though individuals under 18 are welcome at the property, we require that the person making the reservation be at least 25+ years old and accompany any minor guests.

Separate charge for events and/or large parties may apply.

* SEPARATE COTTAGE ON PROPERTY ALSO AVAILABLE, SLEEPS 3 *

BOOK EARLY, as the summer months and Holidays normally fill up in quickly.

With limited exceptions, there is a two night minimum. Summer months and Holiday weekends usually require a three to five night minimum stay.

Keywords: Large Yard, Beach House, Cottage, Fire Pit, Coastside, Ocean, Wedding, Reunion, Tide Pools

More Details

Owner
Owner
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
August 22, 2017

Why The Owner chose California

My home was not purchased to be a rental. When I don't have guests, I stay at the house, so that I can make sure that it is always welcoming to my guests.

I have lived in this house for almost 40 years, and have raised my children here. I worked as a stager (decorator) by trade and I have used my creative talent in decorating my home and garden, for my own enjoyment and that of my guests.

Guestbook comments from the owner

I rented this house for me and six friends for my birthday weekend. It was perfect for our needs and better than I expected in terms of sleeping accommodations. The linens are great, beds are super comfy. The house was very clean, quiet and cozy. We spent lots of time in the "piano room" socializing in front of the fire, and we enjoyed that we could all easily fit around the dining room table so we could eat together. Lots of great conversation and bonding, and we loved the easy walk to the shore. We had a wonderful time and staying in your house made all the difference. We would definitely come and and highly recommend your home! Thank you!
Jan 2010
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Amenities

Moss Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • We ask that you have your guests using the fire pit area come in by 10:00 at night as to not disturb our neighbors. They know of our curfew. Thanks!
  • Please clean the BBQ grill after use so that it will be clean for our next guests. We would appreciate that you leave it as you would like to find it
  • The fire pit is gas. DO NOT place any wood or accelerants on the flame. Access the switch in the opening in the stone. Turn the gas OFF when done.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Downtown
  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Rural
General:
  • Fireplace ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • Three beautiful, full, vintage baths.
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Queen size Beds 4, Antique double beds 2
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Gas fire pit outside, Gas outdoor heater

Reviews

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Large, Historic, Half Moon Bay Vacation Home by the Beach
average rating of 4.8163266 based on 54 reviews
Bakersfield, CA
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Moss Beach Vacation

  • 4 of 5

Moss Beach was so much fun...thank you for sharing your wonderful home...We had fun at the beach, just blocks away...the seals were very close, very exciting...San Francisco was just minutes away...cant wait to take our family there maybe next summer.We had plenty of room, and the kitchen was very stocked, so we were all very content...Thank you again Millie

The Gonzales Group

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We had a great time!

  • 5 of 5

Several of our family members stayed here for my sister's wedding. The house was great and big enough to handle all of us. 12 adults and 1 child. Loved the area!

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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Big, mostly kid friendly, great location old house

  • 4 of 5

Pros: perfect location, nice host, big kitchen space that is well equipped, firepit, outdoor toys and furniture. Clean, but not sterile.

Cons: queen mattresses quite soft, traffic news in some bedrooms, bathroom locations (relative to rooms) somewhat inconvenient if you have a group that minds going through bedrooms to reach a bathroom (only 1 is accessible from a hallway).

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

Great area, great neighborhood, great beaches. House is awesome. Definitely consider coming back.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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superb location, location, location and a great house besides

  • 5 of 5

Our family reunion was greatly enhanced by the wonderfully proportioned house that gave us gathering space and space to be alone. The location within a half hour drive to superb redwood hikes, to walking to ocean bluffs to walking to explore the tide pools and a short 10 minute drive to watch the whales frolicking amongst the surfers. Highway one is very close to those who are disturbed by road noise and the road can get very busy, but we seemed to manage without any problems. Millieanne was away in Oregon, but promptly returned text questions and was a most amiable host

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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It is a beautiful property very close to a quaint scenic beach. The house is beautiful.

  • 5 of 5

We were a team of 16 people and we rented the cottage along with the house. It was a beautiful home with a good view. There were enough rooms for all of us. If you are looking for a family retreat with kids, this is the place to stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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Map

Nearest Airport
14 Miles
San Francisco Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Half Moon Bay Brewery & restaurant
Nearest Ferry
20 Miles
San Francisco Ferry
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Half Moon Bay Golf Course
Nearest Train
14 Miles
Bart Train
Nearest Motorway
Coast Highway 1
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Moss Beach Distillery & restaurant
Nearest Beach
James Fitzgerald Marine Preserve
Car: recommended

World Famous Surf Location,

"MAVERICKS" Well known to Surfers as the Best and most difficult surfing conditions, where only the Pro"s dare go.

One mile from our beach house.

Photos

Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $225
Additional Guest Fee $25 per person per night
Damage Insurance $59
Damage Deposit $500

Rates quoted above are for the house only. If you wish to rent the cottage as well the nightly rate is an additional $175 with a $100 cleaning fee. Please let me know in your inquiry if you want to rent the cottage and I will send you an updated quote.

We have a four night minimum for the months of June, July, August, September and October.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.