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Moss Beach Home with Ocean Views and Magical Forest

Bedrooms 5
Space 2,900 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

House, 5 Bedrooms, 4 Baths, (Sleeps 10)


Yes you can have it all!

Perched atop a hillside with breathtaking ocean views and located on a cul-de-sac that leads into an enchanted forest, lies a hidden jewel. Imagine waking up in a home surrounded by trees but within sight of the water. Have your first cup of coffee on the deck while gazing at the ocean and experiencing the natural beauty of the coastside. Perhaps you'll see the pair of Red-tailed Hawks who nest in a neighboring tree during parts of the spring and summer, or the hummingbirds that frequent our terrace. Spend your morning exploring the forest and miles of hiking trails, or stroll down to the beach and world-class tide pools. Then, it's a 2 minute drive to Princeton Harbor with fresh seafood, restaurants and even kayaking! Or, maybe a 10 minute drive into Half Moon Bay for unique shopping and fantastic restaurants. But the adventure isn't over! Jump in your car and in no time at all you're in San Francisco enjoying the theater or any of its fantastic attractions. On the other hand, maybe you spend the entire day on the terrace, curled up with a book on the couch, or perhaps watching a movie downstairs in the private theater. Whether you go out or stay in, your coastside experience will create memories of a lifetime.


*Upstairs master suite with king bed, bathroom with shower, TV/DVD, and balcony with ocean views.

*Upstairs guest room with queen bed.

*Upstairs full bathroom

*Downstairs master suite with king bed, full bathroom, TV, and sitting area with ocean view

*Downstairs suite with 2 full beds, bathroom with shower, and TV/DVD.

*Downstairs room with bunk bed (full and twin bed)


*Kitchen with granite counters, microwave, dishwasher and counter seating for 4.

*Many people enjoy cooking but hate cleaning up. For an additional cost with advanced notice, depending on availability, we can coordinate after dinner clean up so you can truly dine and dash!!

*Large great room with 8 person dining table for entertaining.

*Home Theater (blue ray, surround sound and theater seating for 6)

*iPod/MP3 docking station

*Free high-speed wireless Internet.

*Fresh linens, bath/beach towels and spa robes are provided.


*Balcony with bar seating for 8 with views of the ocean

*Outdoor terrace with sofa and loveseat

*6-person outdoor jacuzzi

*Outdoor speakers

*Outdoor shower

*Gas BBQ (propane provided)

Nearby amenities:

*3 minute walk to forest with hiking trails (at the end of cul-de-sac)

*5 minute walk to Moss Beach Park (amazing children's playground)

*5 minute walk to Coastside Market

*7 minute walk to Moss Beach Ranch for horseback riding

*10 minute walk to Fitzgerald Marine Reserve (tide pools and beaches)

*5 minute drive to Princeton Harbor

*7 minute drive to Maverick's Beach

*10 minute drive to Half Moon Bay

*15 minute drive to Ritz Carlton Half Moon Bay and golfing

*25 minute drive to downtown San Francisco

*50 minute drive to Santa Cruz Boardwalk

More Details

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 29, 2017

About Allison

Alex and I have owned this house for over 12 years and we love escaping to the coast. As the children get older, and we spend more time in the city at volleyball and soccer, we find less opportunity to get away. Several friends commented that it was a shame that more people don't know about the magic of this beautiful home and the surrounding area. We believe Moss Beach and the coast are hidden treasures waiting to be discovered.

Allison purchased this house in 2002

Why Allison chose California

We were looking for a quiet getaway from the City. We are thrilled with this home and all that the coast has to offer. When my husband (Alex) was a child, he used to intern at the Steinhart Aquarium - Alex has always had a passion for the ocean. Our family loves to go tide pooling at the Fitzgerald Marine Reserve - this is about as good as it gets! Our home is an 8 minute walk to world class tide pools and beaches.

What makes this house unique

The views are spectacular. The outdoor terrace has comfortable couches to relax and take a nap. We love hanging out on the deck, enjoying a glass of wine, and watching the kids play in the jacuzzi. The house is made for relaxing and spending time with family and friends. We designed the home with the idea of being together, but also wanting some quiet time alone. There are plenty of spots to curl up and read a book. There is a fabulous forest at the end of our street and it has a tree swing that the kids just love.


Moss Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • 4
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (2), Baby Cribs (1) Pak n' Play, Bunk Beds (1) Full and single bed configuration
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 8 garden chairs
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • surfing
Outdoor shower


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(67 traveler reviews)

Moss Beach Home with Ocean Views and Magical Forest
average rating of 4.9850745 based on 67 reviews
gilbert, az

Loved it!!!!

  • 5 of 5

We went to Moss Beach for spring break and just loved it!! the house was beautiful and very spacious and comfy.. there was plenty of room for everyone and boy did we enjoy the hot tub : )

Allison was awesome ! when we left my kids were already asking when were we going to return : )

So Allison we will soon be returning to enjoy your beautiful home once again!

Thank you for sharing your home with my family : )

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

I refuse to write a review telling how good this place is. If I told everyone the truth about how great it is there would be so many renters I would never be able to rent it myself.

(see my longer review from last Thanksgiving)

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Stunning views in luxurious, cozy home!

  • 5 of 5

This house is a great find, and Moss Beach is a gem. The host went above and beyond to make sure we were comfortable and had everything we needed. Her house is beautifully appointed, and you truly feel as if you are at a home, not just another rental house. There are ample bathrooms, all spacious and tastefully decorated, which makes it perfect for a family or group. We loved the open concept layout -- the kitchen flows right into the living room and into the great room -- that allowed us all to be in the same area but with plenty of space!

  • Submitted: Nov 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Folsom, CA

Lovely Home!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for 4 nights in this really wonderful home in the quiet, lovely Moss Beach area. The home is close to Half Moon Bay and only 30 or so minutes to San Francisco. The owners were exceptional to work with and made sure the kitchen is so well stocked that we could enjoy most of our meals with our family at the home. This home is meticulously well kept and clean with so many extra little things that you don't usually find in vacation rentals. The movie room is a real treat! Each bedroom has its own bathroom except for the children's bunk room. The spa is sparkling clean and wonderful to use! We would love to return! Thank you for sharing your home with us!!

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sacramento Valley

Perfect for our Family Reunion

  • 5 of 5

This property was everything we hoped for. Meticulously clean, beautiful and well appointed, it accommodated our group of 10 without difficulty. The upstairs master was perfect for my elderly parents. We enjoyed the spa and deck area and were able to find everything we needed as the house is well organized. We even enjoyed the extra card table we used for a jigsaw puzzle. The downstairs theatre room was also fun. I would love to return.

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Magical Moss Beach Vacation Home

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing week in this lovely Moss Beach home! We truly appreciated all of the “extras” that made our stay even more enjoyable…the bottle of wine, the fresh onions and garlic, movie treats, fully furnished and stocked kitchen, DVD library, games and so much more. Thank you for sharing your home with us. And, thank you for creating a vacation home that is beautifully decorated yet comfortable, meticulously maintained, and fully stocked with all the necessities to lighten our load. It was a magical experience for all of us!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The house is on a cul-de-sac that leads to a forest with a tree swing and hiking trails with ocean view vistas. We are also less than a 10 minute walk to the beach and world-class tide pools (Fitzgerald Marine Reserve). The house is a 5 minute walk to the Moss Beach Park, a fantastic playground for the kids, and a 5 minute drive to Princeton Harbor (fresh seafood, restaurants, fishing boats, kayaking and whale watching).


Rates & Availability

Moss Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
2017 Summer Rates
May 26 2017 - Sep 11 2017
4 night minimum stay
Weekend Rate
Sep 12 2017 - Nov 19 2017
2 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving 2017
Nov 20 2017 - Nov 26 2017
5 night minimum stay
Winter Break
Dec 15 2017 - Jan 2 2018
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $650
Cleaning/Laundry $275 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 10.0%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Please call for holiday rates.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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