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The Cottage at Where Water Falls

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

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

Amy Blomquist
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 12, 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 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.


Loma Mar Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Not suitable for children ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
  • We require a 48 hour notice for last minute bookings. Thanks!
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • 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
  • Free Wifi
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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! Search for 'Where Water Falls' in Loma Mar.


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The Cottage at Where Water Falls
average rating of 5.0 based on 31 reviews
Chicago, IL

Wonderful Getaway experience!

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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!
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Amazing Weekend Getaway

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: May 1, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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.
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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: August 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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Santa Monica / Oakland

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: December 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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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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Insurance $59

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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