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On Bluff Over Crashing Surf, Elegant 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath House

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About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Sunroom, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

**2 night minimum on weekends in Summer/Fall**

For decades friends who come for a visit tell us this is their favorite place on earth. We now share our home travelers via VRBO. Beautifully appointed, dramatic views, relaxing atmosphere: 3 Bedroom, 2 BA house on a coastal bluff above the crashing surf. Pt Montara Lighthouse on the neighboring bluff. Artist designed and decorated. Breathtaking views.

Each bedroom with queen bed with additional queen hide a bed in sun room. Sleeps 8.

Two full bathrooms offer choice of bathtub, shower, marble steam room with 5 foot bench. Washer/Dryer. Modern spacious kitchen, fully stocked and two dishwashers, refrigerator drawers, Viking commercial range.

All bedrooms have HDTV with 185 digital channels with premium movie channels including 8 HBO, 8 Cinemax and 8 Showtime.

Many great cafes and restaurants are only minutes away.

Keywords: Point Montara bluff top, oceanfront, scenic, views, Half Moon Bay, Retreat, Pacific Ocean, Nourish Your Spirit, renewal, peaceful, sunsets, whale watching, breath taking,


Privacy, Vistas, Cypress trees, sunshine, Fresh Air,

Beauty Artistic, Serenity Waves Surf

Wild, flowering,ice plant, Gulls, tide pools,

Whales, Sanctuary, crashing surf, bluffs, temperate climate, beach, light house,

sunsets, peaceful, relaxing, local restaurants, seafood,

Renters are asked to pay a refundable security deposit of $800 or take out insurance for $59 that covers up to $1500 in damage. We live upstairs and have the house soundproofed so you won't hear (or see) us unless you need something. Then we appear and do whatever we can to be helpful.

More Details

Nancy & Gary
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
February 23, 2017

About Nancy & Gary

Gary owns and operates a telescope company and Nancy works with communities and companies to help develop visions of the future. She is also an artist and author. We enjoy meeting new people and sharing our spectacular home.

Nancy & Gary purchased this house in 1976

Why Nancy & Gary chose The Bay Area

This is our home. We live upstairs and welcome guests to use the first floor. This is one of the most beautiful spots on earth and it is a short drive to San Francisco or south to Palo Alto or Santa Cruz.

You can't get closer to the ocean without getting wet. The views are spectacular. We are a few minutes away from one of the largest tide pools in the nation. Hiking, beaches, redwood forests, all nearby.

What makes this house unique

Extras that we offer: Spa package week end including private yoga classes, massage, couples get-away, small meetings or special gatherings. Nancy specializes in drawing a visual representation of people's personal vision or a couple's shared vision. This is a service she offers to interested guests.

Guestbook comments from the owner

The view from this gorgeous home is fantastic; ocean views across the whole west side of the house, gulls flying by at eye level. We even saw whales. Very artistic and elegant furnishings, murals on the walls, and a kitchen that even included a juicer and Cuisinart. We especially appreciate the warm welcome and friendly manner of our hosts. They provided information about local restaurants and nature walks, and made us feel very welcome from the start. We will be back!
May 2012
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Montara House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Catering Available
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Queen size Beds (3) one queen bed in each of 3 bedrooms, Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) In Sunroom with amazing ocean views to south and west. Another sofa bed in fireplace bedroom
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna ...
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • wind-surfing
Neighboring Lighthouse, Artist designed and decorated, bathtub, shower, marble steam room with 5 foot bench, Modern spacious kitchen with two dishwashers, refrigerator drawers, Viking commercial range. The photos say it all.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(36 traveler reviews)

On Bluff Over Crashing Surf, Elegant 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath House
average rating of 5.0 based on 37 reviews

At the beach without sand in your food

  • 5 of 5

Charming house with a beautiful view from a bluff overlooking the ocean. Open the back doors and listen to the waves while you eat your breakfast. It is as if you are sitting on the beach - but without having to get any sand in your food! Very functionally equipped for cooking and relaxing.

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing experience

  • 5 of 5

The house met all of my expectations. The view off the back porch is unbelievable. The kitchen/dining/living area is huge and lined with window panels that look out onto the ocean. You will feel like you are in paradise. I proposed to my girlfriend on the cliffs behind the house and followed that up with some of us staying in the house for the night. It is a great place for a group of people with a lot of room to hang out.

I can't say enough about how great Gary & Nancy are. They were extremely accommodating and hospitable. Working with great people makes the experience that much better. I can't wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic ocean front retreat

  • 5 of 5

I've stayed at this rental twice now. The kitchen is a cook's dream. Fully equipped to put together dinner parties for you and your friends. The bedrooms are well appointed and comfortable. The master bath even has a steam / sauna! The ocean front view is simply amazing. I sat on the deck on new years day sipping coffee watching a pod of dolphins swim north. Nothing can beat that. The owners are super nice and accommodating. I look forward to staying a third time!

  • Submitted: May 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spring Break Paradise

  • 5 of 5

Amazing home with picturesque ocean views. We brought our 12 year old son and his best friend for a birthday/spring break trip. Could not have had a better time! Highly recommend this home to any and all considering it.

  • Submitted: May 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mothers Day Weekend Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Great area, great hosts, great home and great views. The whales were headed back North and we enjoyed the rest and relaxation - mental, physical and spiritual.

  • Submitted: May 31, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing views, wonderful stay

  • 5 of 5

I stayed for 2 nights with my husband, daughter and her boyfriend. We walked in, saw the ocean view, and knew this was a special place. Gary and Nancy were helpful and gracious hosts and the home had everything we needed . Every room was cozy and comfortable and we loved the art. Such a wonderful spot for our family to relax. We are well traveled but I don't think we have ever stayed in a place with a more beautiful view of the coast! Breathtaking! We are already thinking of when we can return....and we will!

  • Submitted: May 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Whale watching, tide pools, forests, mountain trails, long beach walks, beaches, surfing, ten minutes drive to Ocean Colony the Ritz Carlton with two golf course -- one designed by Arnold Plamer and the other an oceanfront links course. We can arrange massage and yoga lessons on premises.


Rates & Availability

Montara House Rental Rates

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1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $60 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.0%

We offer great discounts so be sure to ask about the current special offers.
Refundable $ 800 security deposit or $ 59 for $ 1,500 property damage coverage. W

Secure reservation with a credit card and pay by check for a 5% discount.

**2 night minimum on weekends in Summer/Fall**

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