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

Bedrooms 6
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


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.


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

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
April 25, 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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Moss Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 15
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Downtown
  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Rural
  • Fireplace ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • Three beautiful, full, vintage baths.
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Queen size Beds 4, Antique double beds 2
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 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
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • 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
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Gas fire pit outside, Gas outdoor heater


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(40 traveler reviews)

Large, Historic, Half Moon Bay Vacation Home by the Beach
average rating of 4.9 based on 45 reviews

Absolutely Delightful! Cozy, spacious! Beautiful light and windows!! Fantastic!!

  • 5 of 5

Fabulous Family home. Everyone wants to return for Thanksgiving and Christmas!! Cozy fireplaces indoors and out! Comfortable everywhere!!

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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San Rafael, CA

Fun place.

  • 5 of 5

We had 12 adults and a 15 month old with us and the house was perfect for our needs. Very well furnished and comfortable with easy access to restaurants and the beach. The family gathered around the fire pit and enjoyed story telling be all, including a 3 year old. We would do it again in a heartbeat.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely Property

  • 5 of 5

Our large extended family came from all parts of the country and stayed here for a family vacation. We so loved this home. Millie was a huge help with all our needs and gave us great advice at local spots. The house was spacious, sufficient, homey, and well located. We enjoyed our stay and would do it again.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Jose, Ca.

Great Property

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful property. The location was great. Close to shopping and good restaurants.

We were greeted by the owner Millie who showed us around the property. The house was tastefully decorated and the grounds were beautiful. We can't wait to go back.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a kind review. I really appreciate knowing that you enjoyed your stay. I've had the pleasure of meeting some wonderful folks , but I think none as sweet as the two of you. I do hope you will come stay at the beach house again, I will look forward to it! Blessings from the beach, Millieanne
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Unforgettable weekend in this beautiful home!

  • 5 of 5

We rented the house and separate cottage for our cousins and friends visiting from all over. Everyone couldn't stop talking about how perfect the house was! All the bedrooms had their own personality to them and the bathrooms were so classic, one with the pull chain porcelain throne and another with a beautiful deep bathtub.

My husband and I stayed in the cottage which was so amazing! From natural light that flowed from the ceiling and windows to the coziness of the bed, it was a great add on to the house itself! Thank you so much Millie! We had an amazing time :)

  • Submitted: May 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful house, excellent location!

  • 5 of 5

We had 10 women coming together for a baby shower weekend and this house was perfect! The house was wonderful - it had plenty of space in the common areas, including a large dining table. The kitchen is well equipped and we had everything we needed. The beds were comfy and there were plenty of blankets, pillows, and towels. We spent a lot of time outside in the enclosed courtyard area, which feels nice and private. The fire pit was really pleasant in the evening! We also used the indoor fireplace one evening, which was quite cozy. The location is close to walks/runs along cliffs above the water and a wonderful spot to watch the sunset. There were a couple places to get down to small beach areas, as well, within walking/running distance. A quick trip to the airport, it was really convenient for arrivals and departures. It's also just a short drive to Half Moon Bay!

  • Submitted: May 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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


Rates & Availability

Moss Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning Fee (House) $225
Refundable 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.
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