|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
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Wonderful relaxing retreat overlooking the peaceful eucalyptus and pine trees and out to the ocean.
Hummingbirds and finches zig zag in front of you as you relax on one of the houses decks or in the front garden with a cup of tea / coffee in the morning or your wine and cheese at sunset. Its always a wonderful time to relax and catch up with your loved ones, friends and family at the retreat.
Spacious three story designer home with extensive comfortable seating ensures relaxing gathering spots in every area of the home.
This retreat is ideal if you are a couple and would love to get away and enjoy each other and nature. A family that wants to relax and enjoy each other, a few couples that want to enjoy some time together, relax and have group means and most of all for a girls get-away. Our most appreciative reviews cover all of these getaways. There is no time when you are a the retreat and no stress, just each other and great conversation. (Please respect age requirement of 30+ for guests - retreat is best enjoyed by groups that have at least one adult that are at least 30 years of age)
Brand new hot tub on lower deck. Hot tub is smaller and very comfortable with four persons - and cozy with the full house of six. Please respect quiet time after 10pm (no hot tub jets, loud voices or loud music)
Gourmet kitchen enables enjoyable festive meals with views, music and ready for laughter. Fully stocked kitchen with stainless appliances, easy serving and dinning plus an easy clean up. Full sets of dinner ware, serving pieces and glassware to ensure every meal is a celebration.
The master suite on its own level has large full wall of windows to ensure you enjoy the view. View from the over sized jetted tub of the hillside, eucalyptus and ever green trees and ocean in the far. Full double sink area is roomy and spacious. Walk in shower with dual shower heads and a window to enjoy the view.
Second bedroom - Queen bed is on the lower level with the Third Queen bedroom. This level includes a full bath and tub shower, double vanity. These dual bedrooms + bath are a suite with private deck and seating where the hot tub is located.
The living area is spacious, bright and relaxing.
On the mail living area floor are two spacious rooms with warm and cozy furniture awaiting you. Very large couches plus plus large arm chairs allow you to sink in and get comfortable. Plenty of throws and pillows abound - just sit back and relax.
The neighborhood is El Granada, we are less than a mile from the beach and Princeton Harbor where the live catch of the day can be purchased, kayaks can be rented at Half Moon Bay Kayak and Sams Chowder House (Restaurant) or Half Moon Bay Brewery (Restaurant) as well as Barbara's Fish Trap restaurant are ready for fantastic outdoor seating - all by the ocean.
San Francisco is 35 minutes and Palo Alto is 40 minutes. SFO is 45 minutes. Santa Cruz is 45 minutes, Monterrey is 1.5 hours and Napa is 1.5 hours. This is a great home base for your California Adventure.
Please contact us for further local area information and recommendations.
** If you are considering a long stay - Thursday night/ Sunday night- check with us as often our calendar is flexible.
Rental Includes 10% San Mateo County Transient Occupancy Tax paid by owner.
Fred and Annette love entertaining and sharing their property The Coastal Tree Tops Retreat for your relaxation enjoyment. They have created a restful retreat in the hills above El Granada (Half Moon Bay). If you are ready to get away from it all - this is the place. All the amenities you may expect from a four or five star resort are here for you to enjoy.
We have recently added: luxurious robes for guests, beach towels in case you want to enjoy a day at the beach, electronics charging station in the kitchen, outside deck fire pit under the amazing stars and a brand new hot tub.
Whats not to love about this amazing offering? For the most discerning - all of our bedding is new within the last year and includes high end linens, luxurious towels and robes and cushiony rugs underfoot.
For those that may get a chill - we offer slippers which are washed after each guest to use, soft and sumptuous throw towels and warm and inviting gas fireplace in the living room and master bathroom.
If we are missing anything = please let us know. We make it our goal to exceed all expectations.
Annette Merriman and Frederick Isaak purchased this house in 2004
Annette and Fred purchased this property more than 10 years ago when they decided to move out of the city of San Francisco and truly embrace living life on vacation.
This is a perfect relaxing home base for your Northern California, San Francisco, trip. The home is spacious and designed for entertaining. The retreat can comfortably can sleep six in three high end comfortable beds. Brand new Hot tub makes the relaxing even easier.
Placed up the hill from El Granada Surfers Beach (one mile) and Sams Chowder House (Restaurant and Bar) the weather is much sunnier, warmer and clearer than many locations in the Coastal area that are lower or closer to the ocean.
Location is often warm into the 70s during the day with minimal wind. Average year round weather here in El Granada mid 60s to 70s during the day with strong sunshine most days. Evenings are cooler and may include stronger breeze, fog and at times drizzle.
I recently spent two nights with a couple friends, and had a great stay. The house is modern and well kept, with very nice amenities. The living space consists of a large upstairs master with gas fireplace, a lower floor with two bedrooms (one with a murphy bed), and a spacious living area in between on the middle floor: with a living room, dining room, lounge area, and kitchen. There is good wireless internet available throughout the house, and the entertainment system (complete with Apple TV) is well labeled and easy to use.
The location is just 5 minutes by car from Highway 1, situated in a quiet neighborhood overlooking a grove of eucalyptus trees.
We are grateful for the stay and our gracious hosts, and will consider coming again!
My family and I went up to enjoy my daughter's birthday weekend. We all enjoyed the home and would definitely go back and stay there again!
This property was truly spectacular. A beautifully maintained home, the owners made sure they thought of every comfort and convenience their guests might need. Spacious rooms, gourmet kitchen (fully stocked with every gadget/appliance you could possibly need) and formal dining rooms are just some of the many quality features. The hot tub off the lower level deck is a must and what a serene setting! There are several good restaurants nearby as well as grocery stores and hiking trails. I would highly recommend this property.
The home was a wonderful and peaceful retreat for our family of four. The house is beautiful with all the amenities one would need. We ate in both days we were there so we could enjoy the scenery and watch the sunset between the trees. The hummingbirds buzzed around us while we barbecued our dinner. Annette was very professional and quick to respond to any inquiries. We would definitely recommend this home to our friends who are visiting the Half Moon Bay area.
Five stars to this property all the way! The house is beautiful and has absolutely everything to make it the perfect retreat. The kitchen is so comfortable and well stocked, that I absolutely recommend planning for some home meals (New Leaf supermarket is just down the road and has delicious organic and local produce). Annette is an excellent host, and she was very responsive to all our questions and comments. The view from pretty much everywhere in the house is majestic. We had a very lovely, relaxing weekend with our extended family, including two kids who enjoyed the multiple board games and the several movie options very much. My only comment is to avoid turning the jets on if you are enjoying the hot tub in the evening. We got in the tub on a Friday at 10:30, and the sound of the jets made us speak in slightly raised voices, which caused a very unpleasant exchange with the next door neighbor. I also recommend to lower the privacy screen when you enter the hot tub (it will put an additional barrier to avoid bothering the neighbors and interacting with them). I would absolutely recommend this place for a family retreat, and I can't wait to be back myself!
The Tree Tops retreat was unforgettable. It was just a described. My husband & I had our rehearsal dinner at Seville Tapas, our wedding at Hastings House Garden in Half Moon Bay and our reception at Sam's Chowder House. (All incredible places). We needed a place to relax and unwind that we could call home during this time. The Tree Tops is very near these places yet seems secluded. The house is clean, peaceful and very well kept. Bright sunlight pours in from every room and the view of the surrounding Eucalyptus trees is priceless. The fireplace in the master bedroom and living room keep the house warm and cozy. The kitchen is very well stocked with appliances and we loved cooking breakfast there for our family. The Hot Tub is a priceless addition that I wish we'd had more time to enjoy. The home has very clear & detailed instructions that were easy to read and to access. Annette was wonderful- incredibly quick to respond to our every question and just great to work with.
We can't thank you enough for making this magical place available to us for such a special weekend. We highly recommend it!
Amy & Ken
The neighborhood is El Granada, we are approximately a mile from the beach down a steep hill allowing us the Tree Top like setting and Princeton Harbor (an active fishing harbor) where the live catch of the day can be purchased.
In the area Kayaks can be rented (Half Moon Bay Kayak) and Sams Chowder House (restaurant) or Half Moon Bay Brewery (restaurant) as well as Barbara's Fish Trap (restaurant) are ready for fantastic outdoor seating - all by the ocean on the harbor.
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
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Please carefully review the Tree Tops Retreat house rules.
This is a retreat like atmosphere. No parties, no events, no loud guests, no guests beyond those identified on the reservation.
Do not disturb neighbors, park only at rental driveway and in front of house. Please do not park in front of neighbor houses or driveways.
Hot tub / outside quiet hours at 10pm please.
Non smoking, no shoes inside home and no pets allowed in home.
Check in / out is expected to be at 12noon unless specified otherwise.. Different times can be accommodated - please let us know any special requests in writing before your stay to best assist us in helping you.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.