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Country House in Park Like Setting-Minutes from San Francisco

Bedrooms 4
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Chateau / Country House, 4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Our lovely home is located on a private, beautiful park like acre of land, less than a mile from the beach. It's three levels offer space to be together and space for privacy too. Plenty of room for great family and friend's meals. You can start your vacation by relaxing on the deck with a glass of local wine, while the kids swing, play basketball and climb trees in the yard.

When you tire of that you can hike or mountain bike the hills behind the house, walk to one of the local ranches to ride horses, or go to the beach for sailing, kayaking, boating, fishing, surfing, shelling, paddle boarding, or wind surfing. Then off to the Bach Dancing and Dynamite Society for wonderful Jazz and into Half Moon Bay for shopping. After a day at the beach or shopping, stop by the Harbor to pick up fresh fish to bring back to the house and grill on the deck.

Don't forget to save a day to golf at one of the two world famous Ocean Colony Golf Courses. And a day, or two, to visit San Francisco which is only 20+ minutes away. Within a few minutes you can be enjoying the world class restaurants, museums, shopping, Broadway shows, and music venues that the City has to offer. The San Francisco Zoo is only 30 minutes away from the house.

If you go South, you can be at the Santa Cruz Boardwalk in an hour. Or inland to Silicon Valley to visit the Tech Museum. The house is also a perfect beginning point for the Half Moon Bay Pumpkin Festival, World Famous ESPN Maverick's Surf contest and in 2013, to experience the once in a lifetime America's Cup Sailing Race.

Our home is equipped with everything you need to enjoy all that the Bay Area has to offer.

I am sorry, but we are not doing Weddings at this location.

Keywords: Modern family home, large enough to accomodate family and friends. Easy access to hiking, biking, kayaking, surfing, paddle boarding, wind surfing, horse back riding, boating and the Maverick's Surfing Event. All this and just 25 minutes from San Francisco.

More Details

Susie Hughey-Haas
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 25, 2017

About Susie Hughey-Haas

Hello, we are Susie and Jeff Haas. Jeff is an Attorney and Susie is a Realtor in San Francisco. We have raised 7 children in this home and it has been full of friends, love and laughter. All the children have graduated and now live all over the world. So we felt like it was time to share this wonderful place with others. We feel exceedingly blessed to live in the beautiful San Francisco Bay Area. We take advantage of all that is has to offer. From our lovely location you can swim, boat, hike, bike, kayak, golf, horse back ride, and fish. You can also take advantage of all that San Francisco has to offer. In a matter of minutes you can be eating in San Francisco's world class restaurants, visiting her lovely museums or partaking of the glorious night life. We feel that this peaceful place is the perfect place to enjoy all that the Bay Area has to offer and then come back to your own piece of Heaven. We hope you and your family enjoy it as much as we have.

Susie Hughey-Haas purchased this chateau / country house in 1979

Guestbook comments from the owner

Our family departs today after four fun filled days in your lovely home. Our 5 & 7 year old grandchildren were completely charmed by the house, loving the high ceilings, the "cat" walk, the kitchen on the second floor. We had daily "nature walks" outside. Our granddaughter loved the blue passion flower vines.

We had fierce Frisbee competitions and lots of swinging. Even built an outdoor "play" kitchen out of bricks.

In the area we enjoyed the beach, had a great morning of fishing at Princeton Pier, a wonderful dinner at Sam's Chowder House, pony rides and a visit to the carnivorous plant store - we sell them at our nursery back in Virginia.

We had cookouts on the grill and a final meal with Olallieberry Pie from Half Moon Bay Farmer's Market. Your home was a great spot to create memories with our 2 California sons and their children. Thank You!

PS That master bedroom was so comfortable we loved waking up in a cloud every morning.
Aug 2013
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Montara Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
  • King size beds (1) and Queen size Beds (3)
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
house on acre of land in park like setting, patio, swings, benches, basketball court


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(68 traveler reviews)

Country House in Park Like Setting-Minutes from San Francisco
average rating of 4.882353 based on 81 reviews

What a great home to rent for a family gathering!

  • 5 of 5

What a beautiful home and property! We enjoyed our stay very much. The owners were so easy to work with and the home had everything we needed to enjoy our family gathering.

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Santa Clara, CA

Beautiful, Quiet and Relaxing!

  • 4 of 5

This is a lovely home with lots of room and the property is wonderful! Walking the grounds is an event in itself especially if you end at the swings! The location is great being away from the crowds of Half Moon Bay but the traffic can be difficult if it's a sunny weekend. But, still, well worth the drive!

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mokelumne Hill, CA

"Girls'" Weekend Out

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful stay in this lovely house. We always do some cooking and this kitchen is very well equipped - even a good spice/herb collection. Knives could be sharper. The house has lots of natural light. We ended up at the kitchen table a lot. The living/dining area is the least light & open area. We gravitated to the sunnier room off the deck. One odd thing about this house is that there is not a bathroom that is not attached to a bedroom. All the beds were reported to be GREAT! Ala in all, a very good weekend.

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Getaway

  • 5 of 5

This is a wonderful house in a quiet location. So close to everything yet still surrounded by nature. The owner and property manager are terrific communicators, and very helpful.

We (7 adults) stayed 2 nights, ate all of our meals at the house, ambled through the grounds, walked in the neighborhood, walked to the ocean, bought excellent fresh fish at Princeton Seafood Co.

Enjoyed ourselves and hated to leave.

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A beautiful rustic home!

  • 5 of 5

It is a beautiful spacious house in a amazing atmosphere surrounded by nature. We had a some pluming issues but the owner of the house took an immediate action and care of the problem. I enjoyed whole experience of staying Susie's house. Thank you Susie!

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful time with the whole family

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the house with our 87-year-old mother, our sister and her husband and two teenaged boys and everyone had space and things to do. It was a rainy weekend so we stayed inside and worked a puzzle and played games. There are delicious restaurants nearby. Great get-a-way!

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Half Moon Bay Pumkin Festival, World Famous ESPN Maverick's Surf Contest,34th America's Cup - 2013


Rates & Availability

Montara Chateau / Country House Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning Fee $160
Tax Rate 10.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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