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John Ortiz

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english

Lovely Remodeled Beach House Next to Ocean, Hiking & Biking

125 Reviews
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Overview

Half Moon Bay House Rental Photos and Description

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
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
John Ortiz (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Call Owner
Speaks: english

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 The Bay Area

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 Fishtrap (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

Reviews

4.9
based on 125 traveler reviews

Lovely Remodeled Beach House Next to Ocean, Hiking & Biking
average rating of 4.936 based on 125 reviews
5

The perfect place for our family of 3, our second year in a row, we hope it is a yearly tradition.

  • 5 of 5

This is our second year in a row visiting this lovely Half Moon Bay home. We love all the comforts of this house and the location is perfect. Every evening we grab a few beach chairs and sand toys and make our way down to the beach for relaxing, playing and whale/bird watching. We have a 4 year old and it's so nice to be able to stay in a house that's accommodating for him while still very nice for us as well. We cook most of our meals in the kitchen and enjoy eating in the dining room where we also enjoyed playing Legos and card games. The beds are all very comfortable and we slept great. We love bringing our bikes and biking down the road to the bike trail and going all the way down to Maverick's with a lunch stop at Barbara's Fish House. We are making amazing family memories. We have discussed doing a few other things next summer and our son just wants to go back to Half Moon Bay. That's ok with me! Thank you for creating such a lovely place.

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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5

Great vacation home and location.

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our weekend away in Half Moon Bay. The home is located a short walk from the beach entrance...where we walked every morning, and watched the whales along the shoreline.

The home is clean, comfortable and well organized. We spent our evenings around the fire pit in the backyard...very cozy. Owner was very responsive and made the stay very convenient in every way.

We would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Relaxing

  • 4 of 5

Nice small home but great location and relaxing

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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5

Simple but Tasteful

  • 5 of 5

Although we did not get to spend a lot of time in the house, I am able to say, it was very nice and felt like home. The beds were comfortable and the house was well-kept and clean. It is a block away from a very beautiful beach and the neighborhood is great. The owners put in a lot of extra touches to make you enjoy your stay. I would also like to add a special "thank you" to the owners. John was quick to respond when I had inquiries and was very accommodating when I asked if we could go in early in order to refrigerate my daughter's bridal bouquet and her bridesmaids' bouquets. I would highly recommend this property and I would rent it again one of these days.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Great location

  • 4 of 5

A great base for exploring the area, but also only a few minutes from the beach if you don't feel like going far. The whales were in Half a Moon Bay when we stayed, and the proximity to the beach meant we saw them every day during our stay. Not forgetting the seals and a dolphin as well!

The beach house is well equipped with plenty of towels which saves having to pack your own, a real plus if travelling from overseas like we did.

The washer and dryer meant I didn't come home with a case full of dirty washing.

Having a code for the front door was a great idea as it meant we didn't have the worry of where to put a key when we were on the beach.

Overall a great home from home. Would definitely stay again if we ever head back to Half Moon Bay.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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clean and cozy

  • 4 of 5

This was a great home to stay with good amenities with a good description of local attractions and restaurant by the owners. . The shops where fantastic and you can access the beaches.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Map

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
Cetrella's
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.

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Rates & Availability

Half Moon Bay House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Early-Nov-16
Nov 7 2016 - Nov 22 2016
2 night minimum stay
$175
$1,050
 
 
Thanksgiving-16
Nov 23 2016 - Nov 27 2016
2 night minimum stay
$240
 
 
Late-Nov-Mid-Dec-16
Nov 28 2016 - Dec 22 2016
2 night minimum stay
$175
 
 
Dec-Holidays-16
Dec 23 2016 - Jan 2 2017
2 night minimum stay
$210
$1,400
 
 
Winter-17
Jan 3 2017 - Feb 28 2017
2 night minimum stay
$185
$1,225
 
 
Summer-17
May 1 2017 - Sep 17 2017
2 night minimum stay
$250
 
 
Late-Nov-Mid-Ded-17
Nov 27 2017 - Dec 15 2017
2 night minimum stay
$210
$1,400
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$195
From
$215
Fri,Sat
$1,275
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaners $115
Tax Rate 12.0%

Rates are subject to change until initial payment is made. Cancellation Fee: $50 prior to 30 days in advance. Less than 30 days, cancellation fee is 50%.

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.
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Amenities

Half Moon Bay House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1150 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
General:
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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
Bedrooms:
  • 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)
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
Porthole view of Pacific Ocean through living room window

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