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Coastal Three Bedroom Retreat In The Tree Tops. 3 story designer home + Hot Tub

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Three Bedroom (one king & two queen bedrooms), 2.5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6 in beds

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)

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.

More Details

Annette Merriman and Frederick Isaak
Member since: 2013
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, german
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 8, 2018

About Annette Merriman and Frederick Isaak

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

Why Annette Merriman and Frederick Isaak chose Half Moon Bay

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. Hot tub makes the relaxing even easier.

What makes this house unique

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.


Half Moon Bay House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Please - no outside shoes in home. This is a very sanitary and clean home and outdoor shoes are not acceptable.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Main living floor - toilet , Lovely half bathroom on middle / living floor
    Master Bathroom - top level - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub , Walk in shower + soaking jetted tub
    Downstairs - full bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Nice bathroom to be shared with queen bedrooms. Tub/ shower
  • Home includes two full bathrooms plus one half bathroom. Master bathroom on top level has walk in glass shower plus large 'whirlpool' tub looking out toward the trees and in the distance the ocean through the trees. Master bath includes a soaking jetted tub plus double vanity. Downstairs two bedrooms share a full bathroom with double vanity and tub/shower combination. Main living level has a half bathroom - sink and toilet.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Second bedroom - Queen Bed - 1 queen , Lovely bedroom on lower level with queen bed
    Master Bedroom - Cal King bed - 1 king , Spacious Master on top floor with full wall of window views
    Third Bedroom - Queen Bed - 1 queen , Third Bedroom includes a Queen Murphy Bed and Couch/desk
  • One master bedroom with California King bed and en-suite luxurious master bathroom. Master bathroom includes soaking tub, walk in shower dual sink vanity and walk in closet and dressing area. This bedroom is on the third floor of the three level home. Second bedroom with queen bed and adjacent full bathroom with tub shower and double sink. This bedroom is on the lower level of the three level home. Third bedroom with queen bed and also adjacent to above full bathroom with tub shower and double sink. This bedroom is on the lower level of the three level home. This is a Queen Murphy Bed that has a couch and desk.
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • forests
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Please do not request any group activities. A group is anything beyond what you have identified as total number of guests (maximum is six) on your reservation. We will notify, evict and prosecute anyone that breaks our contract. Please only request booking by guests that are at least 30 years of age and above. Sadly we have had too many incidents with guests that took advantage of the retreat. We cannot allow more than six individuals at the house at any one time. If you have a reasonable request - please ensure we communicate ahead of time in writing. This is a retreat atmosphere to be enjoyed in a relaxing and quiet manner. The neighborhood is very quiet and prefers those that enjoy the quiet. Please note quiet time after 10pm - if you are outside or in hot tub - please do not use jets and use quiet voice after 10pm. Please plan your trip accordingly for no pets, no smoking on premises and no shoes in home. Additional cleaning fees will be charged. Thank you


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Coastal Three Bedroom Retreat In The Tree Tops. 3 story designer home + Hot Tub
average rating of 4.8965516 based on 29 reviews

Absolute wonderful!!!!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

Such a beautiful and family friendly property. The kitchen is remarkable with fabulous cooking components!!! All of the helpful touches, I.e., charging stations and charging chords. We all loved the accommodations!!!!!!

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are thrilled you enjoyed our retreat. We love ensuring our guests have everything we can imagine to make their stay relaxing and enjoyable.
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Amazing property!

  • 5 of 5

Gorgeous home in the hills above Half Moon Bay, everything top of the line. It felt like a brand new home and they spared no expense making it comfortable. Very quiet and peaceful, perfect for a couple or family. Great kitchen and open concept for gathering or lounging on one of their two super comfy couches to relax and read a book. We especially liked the hot tub on the deck overlooking the eucalyptus trees. Once you arrive you won't want to leave, but if you have to, groceries, restaurants and nightlife are a short distance down the hill. Both the owners were VERY nice and super helpful. We know we'll be back for sure.

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Even more than we expected a comfortable, beautiful retreat.

  • 5 of 5

What a beautiful home in a beautiful setting. I spent the weekend here with my daughters and granddaughters as we celebrated and prepared for my daughters beach wedding in Pacifica. The kitchen was a delight for my culinary trained daughter, the dining room was a delightful place for an evening before the wedding dinner for the small wedding party and of course we all enjoyed the hot Tub. The amenities are all high end and the little notes around the kitchen were both helpful and a little amusing to us. My only regret was not having an additional night in this beautiful setting

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cedar Falls

Lack of privacy: owners staying in basement

  • 3 of 5

Nowhere in the property description does it say that the owners are in the building. It made us uncomfortable for the whole stay (8 days). We would not have rented if we had known this. Otherwise, the house was impeccably clean. The kitchen was well equipped. We cooked all our meals there. It was just my husband and I.

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are sorry that you may have felt awkward. We wish you would have called us and we could have let you know a friend of mine was staying in the completely separate apartment with access only from the side entry for a few nights while she was in town for work. It is very common on the coast here to have an apartment and we do mention the fact we may be on property from time to time. We appreciate your comment and will ensure we let other visitors know if someone may be coming and going to or from the apartment during their stay. We are glad that you enjoyed the home.
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Liberty Twp, Ohio

Perfect! Beautiful! Attention to detail!

  • 5 of 5

Our family celebrated Christmas at this lovely home. The owner put up a beautiful tree for us, the dining table comfortably seated everyone and the living area was perfect. This home was like a seven-star hotel with top-of-the-line linens, bedding and bathrobes. The hot tub was always occupied and a highlight along with the view!

  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This home was beautiful and perfect for our Thanksgiving vacation. All accommodations were perfect!

  • 5 of 5

We were in need of a nice home to gather with our adult children for the holiday. We enjoyed the cozy setting and wonderful kitchen. Cooking together is an important part of our family joy and this kitchen was fully stocked with fantastic appliances to work with. Our family was thrilled to relax in the hot tub, play games on a nice big table and take a short drive as well into town. We are thankful for the owner's who graciously left their contact info and assistance when/if needed.

We hope to come again!

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.75 Miles
Hop Dogma Brewery
Nearest Ferry
35 Miles
San Francisco
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Ritz Carlton Golf
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.75 Miles
SAMS Chowder
Nearest Ski
150 Miles
Lake Tahoe Area
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Surfers Beach El Granada
Car: recommended

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.




Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $99
Cleaning Fee $195
Tax Rate 12.0%

Please carefully review the Tree Tops Retreat house rules.

This is a retreat atmosphere. No parties, no events, no loud guests, no guests beyond those identified on the reservation.

Do not disturb neighbors, park in driveway and in front of house. Please do not park in front of neighbor houses or driveways.

Hot tub / outside / deck quiet hours at 10pm please.

Non smoking, no shoes and no pets allowed in home.

Check in / out is expected to be at 4pm unless specified otherwise. Different times can sometimes be accommodated - please let us know any special requests in writing well before your stay to best assist us in helping you.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 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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