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Unique Mavericks Beachfront Loft on the Sand by Pillar Point!

Half Moon Bay, CA, USA
  • Apartment751 sqft
  • Bedrooms1
  • Sleeps4
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay3 nights

1 Bedroom, 1 Bath Amazing Harbor Beach & Ocean Views!

3 NIGHT MINIMUM!!! 3 to 4 guest limit (NO EXCEPTIONS) Please don't ask.

If you are interested in booking, please tell me about yourself, your other guests; & reason for visiting the HMB area.

NOT SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN UNDER 7yrs---ADULTS & YOUNG ADULTS ONLY!!! Small Pets Only! (My Art Gallery is located below the Loft & there is a noise issue with children (under 14yrs)and large pets).


Warm & inviting colorful space, with amazing views of the harbor, and beach below. Cresting waves on the jetty, sailing boats, wind surfers, and visiting wildlife are only a few of the sites to enjoy while sipping gourmet coffee in the "Crow's Nest Seat" by the expansive bay windows.

Take your coffee along for an early morning stroll on the beach. The kitchen is fully equipped with everything you might need for a great seafood dinner, which you can buy fresh from the Fishing vessel "Sadie K" in Pillar Point Marina 3 blks east, or hop on the bikes and cruise over to have great Italian food at the Mezza Luna.

The bath features a roomy walk-in shower, with on demand piping hot water, so it never runs out.

Enjoy a complementary bottle of wine under the stars on the side deck overlooking the beach or around the fire pit located in the private garden with a beach view. Then hop into the comfy queen bed, in the glow of the remote control wall fireplace, and watch you favorite cable channel, (choose from over 100 entertainment or music channels) .Beatspill & DVDs are provided for your listening & viewing pleasure, or choose an interesting book from the shelf.. Have a relaxing night's sleep lulled by the sound of the waves.

Guest Access

There are 2 bicycles also available located in the back garden.

Interaction with Guests

I am in and out of the gallery, but am always on call for guests concerns., and am generally around weekends during the day.

The Neighborhood

A short stroll or paddle to Mavericks Big Wave ocean beach & tide pools, shell gathering, a short 3 block walk or bike ride to Pillar Point Harbor Marina Sea Food & Shops! The local yacht club is a few doors down, and there are boat and equipment rentals the same distance. Amazing hiking on the pillar point bluff to hidden beaches, wildlife & Bird watching at the estuary across the road.

Getting around

Marina is an easy 3 blk walk, or take the bikes! There is a new bike path that goes all the way down the coast to Half Moon Bay, about 3 miles south.

Other Things to Note:

Beach Towels, folding chairs and umbrellas are available. No parties or loud music. This is my home also, and I expect the property and neighbors to be treated with respect!


Mike Auliso

Member Since 2014
Premier Partner
This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.
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Response time:
within a few hours
Calendar last updated:
Apr 22, 2018
About Mike Auliso

Greetings! My name is Michael and I run the Tribal Art Gallery located below the Loft & above the Garden Flat.. I live in the Redwood Forest in the Santa Cruz Mts, but am close by & always available for the needs of guests. The gallery is by appointment, so foot traffic is minimal

Mike Auliso purchased this Apartment in 2009

Why Mike Auliso chose Moss Beach

Princeton by the Sea, where the property is located, about 9 square blocks in size, was the original center for crab & general commercial fishing in the Bay Area, and still is mostly Boat repair, crab trap storage, the Yacht Club, boat rentals, and other marine related businesses or local artists. There is no commercial manufacturing allowed, and generally businesses must be marine or art related, like my gallery. Basically Pillar Point is a working Harbor, with a few artists & craftspeople in residence. The 'Romeo Pier' in front of our property was the unloading point for fishermen's catch since the early 1800s. Many of the 'crabbers' have gone, and the community is slowly turning back into the small creative enterprise, private residence & artist colony, that it was back in the 1920's through the 1960's, when many famous artists and musicians lived in the old warehouses. We are continually working to beautify the old buildings & general area, particularly the 3 blocks of beach road between the Harbor Marina, and West Point Beach where we are located; so that hopefully soon, there won't be as much of a contrast between the two areas, without having Princeton be 'touristy' like the Marina. Sometimes it's interesting to get out of your normal environment, and experience something completely different, and that is why I was so taken with the property. Also it is the closest building to Mavericks Big Wave surfing beach, which to surfing enthusiasts is what a cozy chalet at the foot of Mt Everest would be to avid climbers. We have a lot of water sports and fishing activity in the harbor, as well as wonderful hiking on the Point & bird watching at the estuary across the street.

What makes this Apartment unique

Half Moon Bay has a quaint downtown with lots of amazing restaurants, and a variety unusual Art, as well as amazing shopping opportunities. Renting the Loft is my way of sharing the HMB experience I enjoy with others.


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 1 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
        • One Queen Bed sleeps 2, Twin Trundle Beds in Alcove sleeps 2, 2 Single Bed Fold Down Euro-Divans in Living Room--sleeps 1 each


        • 1 Bathroom
        • Bathroom 1
          toilet, shower

          Location Type

            • Beach View
              Loft overlooks West Point Beach, Pillar Point Harbor, Mavericks Big Wave Surf Spot
            • Beachfront
              Access to West Point Beach
            • Near The Ocean
              Pacific Coast
            • Ocean View
            • Oceanfront
            • Resort
              3 blocks from Pillar Point Harbor Village shops & Seafood Restaurants
            • Water View
              Pillar Point Harbor
            • Waterfront


                • Adventure
                • Away From It All
                • Historic
                • Romantic
                • Sports & Activities
                • Tourist Attractions


                    • Guests provide their own meals


                        • Iron & Board
                        • Air Conditioning
                          STANDING, WALL & TABLE FANS
                        • Fireplace
                        • Hair Dryer
                        • Heating
                        • Internet
                          Comcast Cable
                        • Clothes Dryer
                        • Linens Provided
                        • Living Room
                        • Parking
                        • Towels Provided
                        • Washing Machine


                            • Coffee Maker
                            • Dishes & Utensils
                            • Dishwasher
                            • Kitchen
                            • Microwave
                            • Oven
                            • Pantry Items
                            • Refrigerator
                            • Stove
                            • Toaster


                                • Dining
                                  Seats 4
                                • Dining Area
                                • comfy seating for 4 people


                                    • Books
                                    • DVD Player
                                    • Satellite / Cable
                                    • Television
                                      HDTV CABLE


                                        • Bicycles
                                          2 available first come first serve
                                        • Boat
                                          available for rent nearby
                                        • Deck / Patio
                                        • Golf
                                          in Half Moon Bay
                                        • Kayak / Canoe
                                          available for rent nearby
                                        • Lawn / Garden
                                        • Outdoor Grill
                                        • Water Sports Gear
                                          available for rent nearby


                                            • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                            • not suitable for children
                                            • wheelchair inaccessible


                                                • bay/sound
                                                • cinemas
                                                • coin laundry
                                                • festivals
                                                • forests
                                                • nude beach
                                                • pond
                                                • reefs
                                                • winery tours

                                                  Leisure Activities

                                                    • paddle boating
                                                    • antiquing
                                                    • bird watching
                                                    • eco tourism
                                                    • horseback riding
                                                    • beachcombing
                                                    • photography
                                                    • scenic drives
                                                    • sight seeing
                                                    • walking
                                                    • whale watching

                                                      Local Services & Businesses

                                                        • ATM/bank
                                                        • Babysitter
                                                        • fitness center
                                                        • groceries
                                                        • hospital
                                                        • laundromat
                                                        • massage therapist
                                                        • medical services

                                                          Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                            • pier fishing
                                                            • cycling
                                                            • fishing
                                                            • fly fishing
                                                            • golf
                                                            • hiking
                                                            • jet skiing
                                                            • paragliding
                                                            • deepsea fishing
                                                            • sailing
                                                            • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                            • sound/bay fishing
                                                            • surf fishing
                                                            • surfing
                                                            • swimming
                                                            • wind-surfing


                                                                • 4 Person Limit, 3 DAY MINIMUM! Check-in 2pm Check out 11am

                                                                  House Rules

                                                                  Check-in: 2:00 PM

                                                                  Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                                  Cancellation Policy

                                                                  100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                  39 Reviews


                                                                  Latest reviews

                                                                  Beautiful with breathtaking views and impeccable home amenities!

                                                                  Katrina D.Redding, Ca

                                                                  The extra touches, cleanliness, views, and superb responsiveness from Mike made my stay incredible! I look forward to returning!

                                                                  Perfect for relaxing, with hospitality and comfort beyond expectations

                                                                  Jo D.

                                                                  We loved the place! Truly. The huge windows, being right on the beach, loads of extra amenities, very clean, very helpful labels everywhere. (No fun when you have to waste vacation time searching for light switches or how-to run things). Thank you Mike, for sharing your beautifully decorated home and tending to all our needs before we even knew we needed anything! Jo and Jamey

                                                                  Hidden gem

                                                                  Irina B.

                                                                  The place is absolutely gourgeous! Kitchen is fully stacked, wine in the fridge, grapes and fruits on the table. You come to this condo and feel like you are coming home. Great location, close to SanFran and San Jose, exactly how we planned. Fresh air, relaxing ocean waves. The best stay in north California. Thanks!

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  Thanks Irina! It was great having you visit! Mike

                                                                  Wonderful location

                                                                  Laura M.

                                                                  The apt. is in an excellent location to watch the beach activity and convenient to both El Granada and Half Moon Bay. Everything was very clean and up to date in the kitchen with every need. We appreciated the bottle of wine, coffee, etc. We hope to come back again.

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  Thanks Laura! Please do come again! Mike

                                                                  Outstanding! (4.5)

                                                                  Gino M.

                                                                  If you're looking for a nice, clean, and quiet space, with stunning ocean views, this is it! Very easy process and the apartment even came stocked with snacks and a bottle of wine! Easy beach access and wonderful walking trails right out the front door. Full kitchen and nice bathroom.

                                                                  Our only complaint was that the bed was a bit small and the "low-flow" shower head was VERY low flow. We would highly recommend this beautiful space! Everything was clearly labeled and the owner provided very clear instructions on how to use everything. This was a great place to unwind and relax. It was slightly off the beaten path but just close enough to make everything an easy walk. It was nice to get exactly what we paid for!

                                                                  Book it now! We'll be back!

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  Thanks Gino, The shower on/off handle can be a bit confusing, it needs to be fully turned on to have it blast water...in the middle position, you just get a medium flow, the shower head is normal not low flow.,. The bed is the largest size that fits while allowing enough room to walk by on each side. I mentioned the queen bed size in the description, so guests can decide ahead of time if it might be an issue. Sorry to hear you had problems, I am available by text or phone 24/7 to explain or fix problems. Contacting me might have made your stay more pleasant. Mike

                                                                  2nd Visit

                                                                  HolleeandKevin O.

                                                                  We'd spent a week here 2 years ago and had been itching to come back ever since. We made it back for another week in December, and it was as good as we remembered. Clean, comfortable, cozy, IDEAL location, & well-appointed. We cooked almost every night as the kitchen has everything you could need. The owner was available anytime we had a question. HMB is one of our favorite California coastal towns and we'll stay here every time we visit. Thank you for a great week & we can't wait to come back!

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  Thanks guys, hope to see you back soon! Mike


                                                                  Half Moon Bay, CA, USA

                                                                  Close to Mavericks Big Wave Surfing

                                                                  Rates & Availability

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                                                                  Additional Guest Fee

                                                                  4 Person Limit, 3 DAY MINIMUM!

                                                                  39 Reviews
                                                                  Wonderful 4.9/5
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