|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
If you like falling asleep to the sound of waves breaking on the shore, you have found the perfect retreat. Captain's Landing is a spacious 3 bedroom 2 bath house, with 2 fireplaces, which sits on over an acre of land with panoramic ocean views from every room. Explore down the private stairs leading to 300 plus yards of sandy beach. Enjoy the Spectacular Sunsets from the wrap around upper and lower decks or stroll along the beach while admiring the tide pools.
Keywords: Beach House, Half Moon Bay, San Francisco, Ano Nuevo State Park
A Family who loves the beach is now ready to share this great house with new families so that they can make memories.
Katelyn McManus purchased this house in 2008
Captain's Landing has been in the family for many years and we have enjoyed the location and the privacy of this wonderful home. Many fond memories with family and friends have been spent here in Pescadero.
Captain's Landing overlooks the Pacific Coast with private steps leading down to the sandy beach. Pescadero is centrally located between Santa Cruz and Half Moon Bay. San Francisco being about 1 hour 15 min north. Monterey and Carmel (17 Mile Drive) are approximately 1 hour 30 minutes south. Just south of the house is Ano Neuvo, home to the Sea Elephants and wonderful hikes. Plan to visit historical Pescadero with the famous Duarte's Restaurant, Harley's Goat Farm and wonderful Antiques. Enjoy many areas to hike or pick berries at Swantons farms. A visit at the Pie Ranch for homemade pies is a must. Half Moon Bay is 20 minutes north with wonderful restaurants, shopping, nurseries, wine tasting and home to the famous Pumpkin Festival. Enjoy golf, fine dining or treat yourself to a spa treatment at the Ritz Carlton in Half Moon. Bay. If surf fishing is your thing, don't forget your fishing pole. Our children have always enjoyed kite flying on the beach as well.
I LOVE the location of this property!!! The location itself deserves 5/5 stars The views from both living/family rooms, decks & master bedroom were magnificent! We were grateful for its private stair rail to the beach. The beach was closed off by large rocks to the left of the property so the kids could play without any interruption or wander off. It was the perfect secluded location we were looking for!!
Other positives: plenty of space for a family of 6, comfortable master bed, plenty of linen, well stocked kitchen, easy 25 minute drive north to Safeway (Half Moon Bay), 5 minute drive to local Pescadero small shops and yummy restaurants.
My reasons for 4/5 stars: (Had I known or inquired beforehand, we could've been better prepared).
*When we first entered the house, it smelled old, like it had been empty for awhile. Fortunately, I had packed a favorite Bath & Body candle. After a few hours or burning and having all the windows open, the smell went away.
*No washer and dryer. That's a little difficult with little ones. I couldn't find a laundromat nearby either.
*The house Mifi had limited data and didn't allow for much streaming of kids' movies. The beach was wonderful all day but in the evening, we would've preferred to stream our own movies and we couldn't. The kids did watch 2 DVDs that the owner provided.
*The first bedroom on the bottom floor had large cobwebs in the top corner. The blanket in the upstairs bedroom was dirty.
*A few windows were missing screens.
It would've been nice to have beach chairs or beach toys. I made the mistake of assuming there would be. Again, had I asked more questions, I would've been better informed and packed accordingly.
Overall, we are grateful for our time here and would probably rent here again!
My mom and two sisters returned here after visiting two years ago because it was such a perfect place for us to connect, talk, watch the ocean and birds, walk on the beach, etc., etc. Both times we just ended up staying there the whole time--it is a perfect place to sit and marvel at the world and the tidepools and beach is quiet, secluded and stunning. The house has everything you can think of for cooking, sleeping and outside activities. It's an easy drive from SFO and there are places nearby for groceries. We will be back!
What a location! Quiet, private, stunning 180 degree ocean views. Watch how the beach changes as the tide goes in and out. Great tidepools right below the house. Looking out the many large windows was a constant delight.
I've stayed at many vacation rentals and this one was very well equipped - the kitchen has what you need if you really want to cook, or just enjoy a cocktail looking out at the ocean.
The town of Pescadero is nearby - get some artichoke garlic bread at Arcangeli grocery; visit the goat dairy for amazing cheese and to watch baby goats in the spring.
As great as it is, this rental is not for you if you have issues with stairs or want large luxurious bathrooms. For us, these weren't issues and we had a fabulous time.
Truly lovely. This house is exactly as described and is exactly as the pictures portray it to be. We enjoyed the house for 4 nights but wished for more. There were 4 adults and 4 younger children in our group. While the house is set up to sleep 6, they included an inflatable air bed which was more than adequate to sleep our group.
The location could not be more perfect - set atop a small cliff, a few steps off the back porch to a very private, secluded beach. The views over the ocean are incredible and there are wrap around decks on both levels to take in all in. The kids spent every moment on the beach. The home owners provided a ton of sand toys, beach chairs, boogie boards, etc. Hours were spent walking along the shore, collecting shells/stones, creating habitats for the hermit crabs we found (and then releasing them), reading books, building sand castles, etc. The water is cold but they kids didn't seem to mind wading, splashing and very fast swims.
The house itself is very well appointed - we found everything we needed to prepare meals and used the grill several times. Each morning and evening were spent in the upper living room just taking in the views, listening to the surf and watching the sunset. It was gorgeous and so peaceful.
We are already planning to return as aside from enjoying the house, this area of the coast offers many activities. We did go down to the boardwalk in Santa Cruz one afternoon which was a fun change of pace and also LOVED Big Basin Redwoods State Park (though it was a bit of a drive). The town of Pescadero is about 10 minutes away and has a restaurant, small grocery store and coffee shop. We also liked the coffee/pastries offered in Davenport a few miles south. Less than a half mile from the house is a state beach called Bean Hollow which was perfect for a morning run along the ocean and they also have a sandy beach.
The owners are kind and easy to work with. THIS place is a true gem!
Being from the cold Midwest, we loved the experience of staying for a few days right on the Pacific Ocean during our spring break. The house has direct access to a secluded beach, and the owner has made sand toys and beach chairs available. The sounds of the surf and incredible views from any place in the house were wonderful. There are 2 kitchens and were well-stocked with all the equipment we needed. Our entire family (2 adults and 4 kids, ages 14-7) thoroughly enjoyed our stay!
Exceptional property. Quintessential view. Go in either direction on Hwy 1. Totally nothing to be disappointed in, unless you're hunting for a grocery store. Stop in San Francisco on your way down or Monterey on your way up for your wine and bread. Don't miss getting your berries and homemade jellies at Swanton Berry Farm and U-Pick. You buy everything you want on the honor system. Unbelievable. Perfect.
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$350|
Please include your post dated check along with your initial payment, signed contract (all pages need to be initialed) and mailing address.
CHECKS ONLY. 2 night min. Half the rent plus refundable security deposit of $350 and cleaning charge of $250 is due to confirm reservation. The balance (second half of rent) is due 30 days prior to arrival. All holidays have 3 day mininum at $500/n. For non holiday weekends $500/n, stay a third night and that night will be $300. Midweek pricing includes *Sun-Thurs* 2night min. at $300/n