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The Cottage at Where Water Falls

29 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Loma Mar Cottage Rental Photos and Description

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!

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Amy Blomquist
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 5, 2016
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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 California

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 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.


based on 29 traveler reviews

The Cottage at Where Water Falls
average rating of 5.0 based on 29 reviews

Amazing Cottage

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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!
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  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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!
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Wow! Loved the Cottage !

  • 5 of 5

Everything was spotless, cottage was very thoughtfully decorated and equipped. Amy was very responsive.

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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!
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Great Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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!
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Wonderful Trip for the Fall

  • 5 of 5

What a perfect time we had at The Cottage at Where Water Falls. From the Welcoming Basket to all the other decorating touches, including the descriptions of the decorations on the walls, we felt right at home. The Cottage was full of everything we needed including the Ping Pong Table. There is lots of hiking in the San Mateo County Parks, and fall was a great time to come visit the Loma Mar area. We even went to the Pescadero Farmer's Market and several pumpkin farms. We would definitely come back for a visit to the area and stay at the Cottage!

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Fall is my favorite time on the Coastside with beautiful sunsets, redwood leaf droppings, fall edibles and a sea of orange from the pumpkin farms. So happy you all got to experience that in addition to some quality time on the hammock too ;-) Thanks so much for staying with us!!
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Perfect in every way!

  • 5 of 5

Our weekend at the cottage was amazing! We didn't want to leave and are already talking about when we can go back.

We celebrated a birthday there and invited some guests over and each of them was so impressed by the property! It really has everything! Absolutely impossible to get bored there. It's beautiful, has a ton of fun amenities, and feels very comforting. The owner adds so many thoughtful, personal touches that make you feel truly welcome. What you see is definitely what you get from everything the website shows for this place - there were no negative surprises, only positive ones!

Can't wait to go back!!

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We can’t wait to have you back too! I love to hear that all the little extras we add make it even more comforting. Often my dad has to reel my mom and I in as we see so much we want to include at The Cottage! We just decorated for Halloween and added a few new surprises this year. We also have lots more ideas planned for the yard - so watch out!
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Duarte's Tavern
"The best artichoke soup and Olallieberry pie!"
Harley Farms Goat Dairy
"Stop in to pet a goat and pick up some goat cheese!"
Arcangeli Grocery/Norm's Market
"Artichoke bread....yummy!"
"The quintessential small town."
Pigeon Point Light Station State Historic Park
" One of the tallest lighthouses in America. "
Año Nuevo State Park
"It's a unique and unforgettable natural spectacle that hundreds of thousands of people come ..."
Made In Pescadero
"A working gallery by the area’s most talented craftsmen and artists."
Pescadero State Beach
"You practically have the beach to yourself!"
Coastways Ranch
Pescadero Country Store
"Weekend BBQ’s, homemade pizza, live entertainment...."
Mercado & Taqueria De Amigos
Sam McDonald County Park
"Another great park to hike from The Cottage."
San Mateo County Memorial Park Campground
"The best park to walk to from The Cottage!"
Nearest Airport
32 Miles
San Francisco International (over an hour away)
Nearest Golf
17 Miles
Half Moon Bay Golf Links
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Hwy 84 (from La Honda)
Nearest Restaurant
7 Miles
Duarte's Tavern
Nearest Beach
8 Miles
Pescadero State Beach (15 minutes)
Car: necessary

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

Loma Mar Cottage Rental Rates

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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Security Fee $49
Tax Rate 10.0%

10% CA tax + onetime $49 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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Loma Mar Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Firewood
  • Free Local Calls
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
  • *2 twin roll-away beds in closet
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Deck Furniture
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch Furniture
  • Wood Deck
  • Yard
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • autumn foliage
  • festivals
  • forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • swimming
**Be sure to check out our website for more info!

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