About the property
- Cottage1000 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 nights
We work very hard to make The Cottage at Where Water Falls a magical oasis just for you. After all, this mid-century cottage was built by my grandfather!
When you open the gate you'll discover an AMAZING private backyard. You'll hear a waterfall splashing next to a hot tub that's awaiting you & your favorite beverage. You'll feel the warmth of a fire pit (that uses real wood) to snuggle up & roast a s'more or two or three... Take a midday snooze on the hammock tucked in a small grove of redwoods. Rekindle that child within with a game of Ping-Pong or horseshoes.
Wanna come inside?
The interior is decorated in a fun yet relaxed retro style. The living room has a 'kick back & relax' feel with original wood walls, a wood burning stove, Foosball, lots of games & books to keep you entertained and of course many personalized touches throughout.
The updated kitchen is fully loaded - just bring the food!
Slip into the king size bed in the master bedroom and... RELAX. The bedroom has views of the redwoods & its own private bathroom. The second bedroom has a king size bed & decorated in a lighthearted style with original artwork & views of our garden. A second full bathroom is just down the hall.
There are twin roll-away beds (that can be rolled outside for the more adventurous!) to accommodate two more people.
The deck overlooks 70-year-old apple trees (that were planted by my great grandmother!) & the iconic redwoods. You'll hear chickens crowing in the distance and even an occasional wild turkey! I guarantee if you sit in our rocking chairs with your favorite beverage, you'll notice your worries melt away...
Whether it’s outdoor solitude that you desire or a little good old fashioned fun – you are sure to find it at The Cottage. Give yourself a reboot in our neck of the woods!
Other Amenities Include: gas BBQ, wood for fire pit & wood stove, cable TV, free Wi-Fi Internet, free local & long distance telephone, CD/DVD player, iPod cable to sound system, washing machine & dryer, parking off the street and of course the mountain views!
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- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 22, 2018
About Amy Blomquist
I grew up in Loma Mar and graduated from Pescadero High with 16 in my class! I'm a graduate of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and worked as an actor for almost 6 years in Los Angeles. But I started to experience withdrawals from not being around the redwoods and had to come back ;-) I currently work in health care with the elder population and run The Cottage with my parents!
Why Amy Blomquist chose Loma Mar
The Cottage was built by my grandfather in 1946. The home was a weekend getaway for my grandparents. My family goes back many generations in the Loma Mar area. Come see why Loma Mar is a very special place...at The Cottage!
What makes this Cottage unique
There aren’t too many places left wherein less than an hour’s drive from the city, you are embraced by massive redwood trees, birds, banana slugs, running water and the stars in the night sky. In a time where it’s becoming more and more difficult to keep up with our busy lives, The Cottage offers a much needed retreat to de-stress and rejuvenate your soul - all surrounded by the pace of nature. Our wish is that guests will experience the tranquility and uniqueness The Cottage and Loma Mar has to give.
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Wonderful Getaway experience!
Great cottage/home that was all that was advertised -- and more. The owner provided many nice surprise touches that made our experience very enjoyable. Well-equipped kitchen, nice backyard/Jacuzzi tub/fire pit/waterfall and beautiful landscaping!!! Very Peaceful for a nice getaway where you want to unplug from everything. Only at 15 minute drive to the beach. Definitely try Alice's Restaurant in the area and if you need any groceries La Honda Supermarket nearby was a great grocery store where the people were very friendly. We would definitely consider staying here again.
Thank you for picking our cottage for a little getaway to unplug. We strive to keep the outdoor areas relaxing so it’s easy to sink in and forget about life’s worries for a bit. The garden is looking so good this year too! Happy to hear you tried Alice’s. A great place to enjoy yummy food (I love their omelets) and people watch as well. In the evenings, they often have live music – can’t beat that under the redwoods!
Amazing Weekend Getaway
They house was immaculate, so clean and nice. Beautiful porch to sit on and watch the sun set beyond the trees. They hot tub was great for a relaxing soak after adventures. The location is great for wanting to get away. It's far enough from everything to feel like youre in a different place but close enough if you want to go to the coast or the city. The fresh baked cookies and spa water in the fridge were a great addition and welcome gift.
It was such a great experience that we all decided that it would be a great place to visit again with more time.
Thank you for picking The Cottage for your little getaway and most importantly, you found it relaxing. Loma Mar is a great place if you need some recharging in your life. Country life forces you to slow down. We hope you enjoyed your friend’s wedding and got to experience some of the sights too. If not, you need to come back! Thanks again.
This was by far the best VBRO house we have rented! Amy was amazing from the initial contact. She goes above and beyond to make sure you are comfortable and know all the sights and places to eat in the area. My husband and I were traveling with my cousin and her husband and our only regret was that we did not have more time to spend at the house. It is out in the country, but only about 15 minutes to the interesting little town of Pescadero, where we ate at Duartes (tried the artichoke/green chili soup) and a few minutes more to the beautiful Pescadero Beach. We used this cottage as home base for our drive down Highway 1. It was also an easy and beautiful drive into San Francisco from there as well. As for the house, it was very comfortable, nicely decorated and stocked with everything you could possibly need. Amy had music playing for us when we arrived and we were also treated to a wonderful welcome basket and note. The front porch was so peaceful with it's rocking chairs and swing. The back patio was amazing, nestled in the beautiful landscaping. We played ping pong, horseshoes and soaked in the hot tub by the little water falls. There was a hammock and swing up a little path behind the house also. The beds were very comfortable and the linens and towels were like new. We used the washer/dryer and were comfortable in the living room which was stocked with games for every age. I highly recommend this property. You will not be disappointed!
I’m impressed with how much you all took in for your California road trip! 1000 miles - wow! We are especially pleased that you included Loma Mar and our beautiful Coastside area for one of your stops. I try and do my best to include all the hidden gems that I think folks would enjoy. We wish you could have stayed a little longer as well, but California’s a big state! We’ll let you off the hook on that one ;-) It was such a pleasure meeting you all and I’m happy a banana slug showed up on your morning departure too. Thanks again!
4 Moms+1 amazing sanctuary= an unforgettable weekend. We literally spent our first hour there just oooooohing and ahhhhhhing and discovering the endless amenities. We were already blown away with the website, correspondence and the welcome postcard in the mail, but then all the personal touches in the house, the amazing garden and whimsical decor, the welcome note and goodies....every sight line was filled with joy. The serenading frogs in the evening by the hot tub are a nice touch too ;) We will be back!
It feels so rewarding when our labor of love is acknowledged. We really do think about each detail and hope it brings a smile to our guest's face. I’m always thinking of what more can I do. How can I make The Cottage a magical spot to leave life’s stress behind? I also don’t want the house to feel like a vacation rental. I want the house to feel like a home and I'm happy you felt some of that. I’m also grateful you all found us and got to spend a few days in Loma Mar and with the serenading frogs too. ;-) You gals are the best!! Hope to see you soon!
Wow! Loved the Cottage !
Everything was spotless, cottage was very thoughtfully decorated and equipped. Amy was very responsive.
Thank you for picking Loma Mar to get together with family! We hope you took in everything that our area has to offer. We just added a new addition (or a seasonal employee as we like to say), a scarecrow. He greets all when you drive up the driveway now. If you’re ever back our way, you’ll get to meet him. Thanks again for everything!
It’s impossible to describe in words how great this cottage really is. I stayed here with four friends over New Years, and our three nights could not have been better. During the booking process, Amy took the initiative to provide us with information about the region, including activities, sites, and stores for supplies.
A generous welcome basket greeted us upon arrival, and it took us less than a minute to realize that the cottage managed to exceed our already sky-high expectations. The house is cozy and comfortable, and the kitchen (and grille) is fully equipped and spacious enough for all of us to lend a hand when making meals. With ping-pong, puzzles, board games, foosball, hot tub, horseshoes, a fireplace, etc, it was tempting to stay in the house for the full 72 hours! However, we were glad that we did venture out into the beautiful surroundings to enjoy the forest and coastline.
I’ve stayed in numerous vacation rentals while traveling over the last few years (and my mom actually owns one in San Francisco), but what sets Amy’s apart from all the rest is her attention to every minute detail. Nothing was out of place and everything that we could possibly need was provided.
I highly recommend Amy’s cottage and am looking forward to another trip in the near future!
I'm so grateful you all got to ring in the New Year in Loma Mar! We're always thinking of what more can we do at The Cottage and how can we make it even more special. It feels good to hear that we exceeded your ‘sky-high’ expectations, especially since your mom owns a vacation renal! Phew. Happy that all the info I provide is helpful, even if you don’t want to leave the house. ;-) Hope to see you soon!
Enjoy many hiking trials, parks or take a beautiful 15 minute leisurely drive out to the Pacific Ocean. Cruise along the coast, past windswept beaches and majestic 30-foot bluffs, through quaint coastal towns, all while enjoying some of the most mesmerizing scenery in the country. The historic town of Pescadero offers shops, dining and an award winning goat dairy farm. Nearby attractions include Pescadero State Beach, Pigeon Point Lighthouse, Año Nuevo State Reserve, historic whaling town of Davenport, and Half Moon Bay.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
10% CA tax + onetime non-refundable $59 damage security fee (2 night minimum on weekends and a 3 night minimum on weekdays) *No children under 12 years, non-smoking home, you must be over 25 years to book and sorry no pets allowed.