|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
3 NIGHT MINIMUM!!! (NO EXCEPTIONS)
If you are interested in booking, please tell me about yourself, and your other guests; & reason for visiting the HMB area.
Warm & inviting colorful space, with views of the harbor, and beach from Patio & Garden. Cresting waves on the jetty, sailing boats, wind surfers, and visiting wildlife are only a few of the sights to enjoy while sipping gourmet coffee, relaxing in comfortable lounge chairs in your private walled garden. Paper cups are supplied in the kitchen if you want to take coffee along for an early morning stroll on the beach out to Pillar Point to watch the big waves crashing on Maverick's reef. The kitchenette is equipped with everything you might need for a snack, or light meal. Or grill seafood bought fresh from the crabbers in the marina, on the outdoor kitchen barbeque. Hop on the bikes and cruise a few blocks to have great Italian food at the Mezza Luna, or fish & chips at Barbara's restaurant. The bath featuers a roomy walk-in Pebble shower, with on demand piping hot water, so it never runs out. Enjoy a complementary bottle of wine, or local beer under the stars in the courtyard, warming by the gas fire pit, listening to the tide roll in. Then hop into a comfy Queen bed, in the glow of the remote control wall fireplace, and watch your favorite cable channel, (choose from over 100 entertainment or music channels) DVDs are provided for your listening & viewing pleasure, or choose an interesting magazine or book from the shelf.. Have a relaxing night's sleep lulled by the sound of the sea.
An enclosed private tropical Courtyard with Fire Pit, dining table,, Gas BBQ & fish pond is located at the back of the building, with access from the suite. There are 2 bicycles also available on a first come first serve basis, Beach chairs, umbrellas, beach toys, etc are stored in the Bike Hut in the parking area.
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.
A Landmark Building, near Mavericks Big Wave Beach, 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 close by. Amazing hiking on the pillar point bluff to hidden beaches, wildlife & birdwatching.
Marina is an easy 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, as well as a picnic basket. Families with smaller children (under 7yrs), Pets, or special needs, please Email me so we can discuss features that may or may not work for you. Free street parking. No parties or loud music.
Greetings! My name is Michael and I run the Tribal Art Gallery located below the Loft & above the Garden Flat. I love the Half Moon Bay area as it has so much variety, including the wonderful marina, and our local West Point beach, adjacent to Mavericks Big Wave surf Beach. 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. I 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
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.
Welcoming and accommodating, and the suite was beautiful! We were walking distance to shops and wonderful restaurants, and only a short drive to family-friendly, beautiful hikes and tide pooling. My husband and I were able to relax right outside our door, and watch our kids enjoy playing at the beach. Overall, our expectations were exceeded! We definitely recommend this spot, either for a couple's retreat, or a family getaway. Also, the kitchenette and outdoor kitchen combined, offered everything we needed to prepare our own meals, which was a huge bonus to us! Thank you, Michael, for a wonderful experience!
I love the coziness of this beachfront getaway, being that close to the beach, nature to take walks, hikes along with great eateries is beyond amazing. Mike, is a 5 star rental owner being onsite, is available for quick responses/fixes if we needed anything. I love the backyard fire pit and the koi pond, the shared front porch deck is very spacious and since we were the only ones there during our 1 week stay, we had ample space to spread out and lounge. Wonderful view for my meditation, and walks to enjoy mavericks.
I would do a 4.5 star rating, only because there isn't a typical kitchen inside the rental, but if you're an outdoor, grilling enthusiast - PERFECT.
I appreciate that Mike asks renters to tell him about themselves and the nature of the stay, as this helped him to navigate and prepare us for our visit. Mike was very transparency on what the property can offer, and the open communication helps in bridging the expectation for the stay.
Definitely will come back either for the Garden level suit or the upstairs room. Many thanks for a great Thanksgiving holiday getaway.
My husband and l requested an early check in and Michael e-mailed us back the day before our arrival stating to feel free to check in anytime. As we were leaving we were having a hard time leaving behind our dog Athena so again we e-mailed Mike requesting to bring her and within 2 to 3 minutes he replied back stating he woudnt have it any other way. From the minute we arrived we knew we'd picked the perfect place for our romantic getaway. The location is great and literally right on the water. The view was breath taking. The suite had everything we could of ever wanted or needed. Michael has thought of everything from shampoo, lotion, snacks, drinks even a very good bottle of wine. Oh and of course doggy treats. This suite is very well appointed. There is large private gardan that is verv beautiful with a large waterfall and a pond, beautiful flowers and plants it is very relaxing and soothing. It rained the entire time we were there but there are 2 fireplaces in the unit so that made it that much more romantic. This unit is extremly clean with plenty of big fluffy towels and lots of extra blankets. I would highly recomend this vacation spot to anyone looking for a fatastic rental at a very good price. Theres not enough l can say about this suite Michael has truly thought of everything to make anyones vacaion very comfortable and truly enjoyable. The one thing we regret is that we waited until the last minute to contact Mike hoping to meet with him and see what appeared to be a spectacular gallery but werent able to due to him being out of the area for the nite. Thank you Michael for sharing you place with us and giving us memories we will never forget. You by far are the hostest with the mostest. We definatley will be requesting to book another fantastic weekend at your spectacular property.
This beachfront suite was perfect for our family. The location could not be beat and the place had everything that we needed - plus many additional touches that really were fabulous. Thank you Mike!
We enjoyed our stay. It would of been nice to have a kitchen.
Mike could not have been a better host, and the property was absolutely fantastic. The location was perfect: Right on the water (definitely bring your kayaks and SUPs) and just a very quick five minute walk to the entertainment area of El Granada. The suite itself was extremely comfortable, well appointed, and fun. In short: Highly recommended and a property we would gladly stay at again.
Thanks again, Mike!
Our stay at the beachfront property was more than charming, so unique and one of a kind. The locale was as good as it gets. We had three generations, and they all found their favorite niches. So many to choose from. Thank you Mike for everything.
Penny, Kas, and Gracie
3 1/2 Blocks to the marina village, pier, restaurants, fishing, etc
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Oct 26 2016 - Jan 11 2017
3 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest|
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest|
|Property Damage Protection||$59|
4 Person Limit, 3 DAY MINIMUM! Check-in 2pm Check out 11am
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.