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Country House in Park Like Setting-Minutes from San Francisco

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

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chateau / country house
Minimum Stay
2 nights


Montara Chateau / Country House Rental Photos and Description

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.

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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Susie Hughey-Haas
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
October 17, 2016
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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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Country House in Park Like Setting-Minutes from San Francisco
average rating of 4.9 based on 73 reviews

Large, comfortable, well-equipped house in a beautiful location.

  • 5 of 5

This house was perfect for our purposes -- a weekend home for us, our daughters, their husbands and children. It's very close to the tide pools at the Fitzgerald Preserve in Moss Beach, and near many other wonderful sights and activities. The owner was very accommodating, and we had a great weekend.

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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We loved this place!!!

  • 5 of 5

We were hosting a birthday at Half Moon Bay for friends and relatives and stumbled on this house for our immediate family of 8 at the last minute. It sits a couple of blocks from the ocean, a mile from HMB and it was fabulous!! We could have hosted our party there! The pics don't do it justice. All the rooms are spacious, beautiful and will kept. The kitchen had every appliance and utensil imaginable. There is a beautiful deck, back yard with basketball court. The evenings were soooo quiet in the woods. Her caretaker neighbor could not have been more gracious and helpful. This place is a keeper. We will be back.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Another Terrific Weekend!!

  • 5 of 5

Our group enjoyed our second wonderful weekend at this beautiful home. Everything is absolutely first rate, from the beds, to the stocked pantry, to the beautiful outdoor setting seen from most of the home and porch, and especially the courtesy and helpfulness of the property owner and the property manager. Excellent!!! Five stars isn't even enough to describe this home away from home!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect spot for a family get-together

  • 5 of 5

This home was ideal for after-marathon relaxation and family time. Our family of 7 adults converged from several states with plenty of space to spread out and comfy beds for everyone. The home is exactly what is pictured, with lovely art throughout the house. We had a resident hawk perched in one of the many grand old trees surrounding the home. The location is fantastic; we spent a day in SF and the rest of the time we were at the beaches spotting lots of whales. The owner is extremely helpful, and there was someone there to greet us and answer any questions. I highly recommend this property and would love to stay there again in the future.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful open space.

  • 5 of 5

Had a family reunion here. The space is very homey and large and open. We had an excellent time!

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Family Home

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful house with very comfortable beds and bedding. Fully stocked pantry; lots of spices and basic cooking needs. Wonderful porch and outdoor seating areas. The property manager lives nearby and is very helpful. We couldn't have asked for more

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • 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


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Montara Chateau / Country House Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 10.0%

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Montara Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Guests provide their own meals
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
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • 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

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