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Lovely Remodeled Beach House Next to Ocean, Hiking & Biking

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,150 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Den, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 6-8)

CUTE COASTAL HOME on the ocean side of Highway 1 only 40 yards to the entrance of Poplar St. Beach and Open Space. Our home is fully remodeled 3BR+/1 BA. A WALK ON THE BEACH is less than a 5 minute stroll.

Just minutes outside your door, you can walk to the BEACH, run/hike OPEN SPACE TRAILS along ocean BLUFFS, and BICYCLE along the Half Moon Bay Coastal Trail. Less than 15 minutes away are an assortment of beaches perfect for walking, wading, surfing, sunning awaiting your discovery.

Less than 5 minutes by car is downtown Half Moon Bay with its assortment of fantastic, quirky RESTAURANTS; shops; two major grocery stores including an organic option; golf; RITZ-CARLTON HOTEL; spas; hiking trails.

Indoor amenities of our FULLY REMODELED home include a cozy sealed gas fireplace in the living room, whole house furnace for comfy temperatures, updated and fully equipped new kitchen with sea green granite counters, bathroom with a deep tub and beautiful beach themed decorations and lighting.

THREE BEDROOMS include a queen sized bed in the Master Bedroom, full sized bed in Bedroom #2, and a bunkbed with two twin sized mattresses in Bedroom #3. (There is also room for a child's cot.) The living room has a couch that converts to a sofa bed and pocket door that can be closed to create a 4th bedroom area.

Outdoor amenities include an OUTDOOR SHOWER with warm water (perfect for rinsing after beaching or surfing), brand new BBQ GRILL in a fenced backyard, BACKYARD FIREPIT with comfy adirondack chairs, and a pretty natural stone slate patio in the front yard.

KID FRIENDLY home with Graco NEW Pack-N-Play CHILD'S PLAY YARD. Also, kids locks, books, crayons available.

This home and location has a special feel being close to the ocean that is hard to capture in writing. We and our friends love the DESIGN and UNCLUTTERED COMFORT of our beach home and we are confident that you will too. Relax and enjoy! (Check out the GREAT reviews)

Keywords: House, beach house, cottage, beach, half moon bay, san francisco, pumpkin, moon, hiking, biking, coast, open space, coastal trail, downtown, Mavericks, pillar point harbor, Ritz Carlton

More Details

John Ortiz
Member since: 2012
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 22, 2018

About John Ortiz

We are a family of beach lovers (especially my wife) who enjoy having a beach retreat that is easily accessible to San Francisco, San Jose, and the SF Bay area.

John Ortiz purchased this house in 2002

Why John Ortiz chose Half Moon Bay

We love this location because it is easy to get to, and it is next to the beach, bike trails, hiking trails and so many ocean activities. We also find the people in Half Moon Bay to be very friendly.

What makes this house unique

Here are 9 of our favorite Activiteis:

(1) Easy beach outings!

(2) Evening hot dog and marshmallow roasts on the beach

(3) Taking a run along the bluffs and returning along the beach collecting shells.

(4) Biking along the Coastal Trail up to Princeton by the Sea for a seafood meal at Sam's Chowder House or Barabara's Fish Trap (2 local Favorites)

(5) Biking or driving a few minutes to town for a Sunday morning chocolate croissant or Farmers Market (seasonal)

(6) Easy access to Coastal Repertory Live Theater

(7) Enjoying a romantic evening sunset on our beach at the end of our street

(8) Savoring a sunset glass of wine at the Ritz-Carlton hotel while listening to the bagpipers playing the sunset tunes

(9) A cozy nighttime fire in the living room listening to music with the sounds of waves crashing and occasional blares of the foghorns drifting through the windows


Half Moon Bay House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1150 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Lovely Zen layout with a deeper than average tub
  • Additional outdoor shower with warm water to rinse off sand and clean up before going inside
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master - 1 queen , Mirrored 10' closets
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , Full size bed sleeps 2
    Bedroom 3 - 2 bunk bed , Two twin beds
    Den - 1 queen , Sofa Bed folds out. Almost queen size.
  • Queen size Bed (1), Full size bed (1), Bunk Beds (1) Two twin beds, Baby Cribs (1 New Pack-n-Play Portable Crib stored in the bunk bed room closet), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1 Sofa Bed located in the Living Room with pocket door to provide privacy and fireplace for a cozy mood)
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Porthole view towards Pacific Ocean through living room window.


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Lovely Remodeled Beach House Next to Ocean, Hiking & Biking
average rating of 4.939394 based on 165 reviews
sebastopol, CA

Perfect family beach get away

  • 5 of 5

We've been staying here for years and are never disappointed. It's perfect for our family. We love the warmth of the home, easy access to the beach, and walk to town. My kids love it. The house well appointed and has everything we need. Can't wait to come back next year!

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great stay

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful location, really enjoyed our stay. Owner was very friendly and responsive. Highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect VRBO Experience!

  • 5 of 5

The home could not be better for a vacation. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in every way. The kitchen is very well equipped. The beds were comfortable!! Everything was updated, very well decorated. We loved the fireplace and fire pit out back, the kids made s'mores. There was plenty of space to spread out. We had three teenage girls. They were big fans of the outdoor shower after long days at the beach. The kids loved the video games in the evening, and cable tv. John was welcoming, responsive. All around a great experience. Half Moon Bay is an incredibly beautiful place. This home, in particular, is in an ideal location - such a quick walk to the beach, you can hear the ocean at night, great neighbors and neighborhood. We hope to stay in the home again when it's available! Thanks for a wonderful place to stay.

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent HMB beach house

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay. Great location. Just a few steps to ocean and walking and biking trail. Nicely decorated and well stocked with anything and everything you would need to have an enjoyable visit.

  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Happy Holiday in Half Moon Bay

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I have rented several properties from VRBO, but this one was the best! Easy to access, and easy to understand how the systems worked. Lovely layout, great kitchen, and with the beach less than two blocks away (you can see the surf from the front yard!), we really felt connected.

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ottawa, ON

Highly Recommended!

  • 5 of 5

The house was perfect, exactly as described (even nicer), and you can’t beat the location. John was wonderful to work with which made everything so easy.

We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Dec 14, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
22 Miles
San Francisco International
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Camerons or Cetrella's
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Half Moon Bay Golf Links at Ritz-Carlton, HMB
Nearest Motorway
0.3 Miles
California Highway 1
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
Poplar St. Beach, Half Moon Bay
Nearest Point of Interest
Poplar St. Beach, Half Moon Bay, CA
Nearest Point of Interest
Coastal Trail - Biking & Walking
Nearest Point of Interest
Open Space Trails Along Beach Bluff
Nearest Point of Interest
Maverick's Giant Wave Surf Site
Nearest Point of Interest
Pacific Ocean Sunsets
Nearest Point of Interest
Downtown Half Moon Bay - Pumpkin Festival Site
Car: recommended

Tucked near to undeveloped coastal bluffs, this beach home provides excellent walking access to beaches, bluff top trails, paved bike trails. Easy access to Highway 1 makes more beaches, the beautiful Ritz-Carlton Hotel and Golf Links and a number of tasty dining options just minutes away. In general, no pets allowed.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $115
Damage Deposit $300

• Rates are subject to change until initial payment is made.
• Bookings canceled at least 30 days before the start of the stay will receive a 100% refund.
• Bookings canceled at least 14 days before the start of the stay will receive a 50% refund.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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