House, 3 Bedrooms + Den, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 6-8)
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
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Fabulous Beach House
Wonderful beach house for our family vacation. The house is just a short walk to the beach and a beautiful coastal trail. We brought our bikes and enjoyed a beautiful bike ride along the coast. Hope that we will be able to go back soon!
Great home, wonderful owners, amazing location!
We came across this home while looking for a place to stay for three weeks while my son had surgery in the area and post-op care until he would be cleared to fly home to the east coast. My hope was that the experience would be enjoyable enough that it would feel like a vacation instead of medical procedures and appointments, and it delivered! I love that Half Moon Bay is nestled close to San Fran, Santa Cruz, and Palo Alto area, allowing plenty of family friendly activities, but even better regarding this particular home - walking distance to the coastal trail and beach, with plenty of beach toys and equipment to keep little ones entertained for hours. For me, the house couldn’t have been more user friendly - it was so organized and well kept. The owners were also so accommodating, kind, and hospitable. I couldn’t recommend them and their home more highly. It was our first time visiting this area of CA, and I wasn’t expecting to plan to return because of the nature of our trip, but we would love to come back and stay here again in this home for a family vacation! There would be no reason to look elsewhere after such a wonderful experience for me and my family! Thank you, John and Catherine!!!
Super clean, cozy weekend beach retreat!
John’s place is immaculate, fully stocked, and a block from beautiful Poplar Beach. Beautiful hospitality, including a perfectly chilled bottle of wine waiting for us at check in. Half Moon Bay is amazing. Look forward to visiting again next summer!
This was my second stay at this house. What a great treat to stay do close to the ocean beach. Every day I could walk about a block to the shore multiple times a day !!! I love this place. Clean, convenient, comfy, and relaxing. Friendly owner interaction, quick response to any questions, and overall a great experience.
Fresh paint, rooms beautiful colors, bathroom fresh w beautiful tile.
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.