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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 an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 21, 2017

About Allison

Alex and I have owned this house for over 15 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:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Max. adults: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 35
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
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


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Moss Beach Home with Ocean Views and Magical Forest
average rating of 4.986842 based on 76 reviews

Great place for the whole family

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time staying at this house. We stayed with our five kids and grandma and grandpa and we all had plenty of space. The house is clean and well stocked. There a lot of areas for everyone to spread out and relax. The little kids loved the forest trails behind the house as well as the park that is easily within walking distance. The tide pools in town are a lot of fun also. The owners are great communicators and were always available. We will be returning in the future.

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Oct 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Placerville, ca

The home had plenty of space and the decor was amazing!

  • 5 of 5

Everything was spotless including the kitchen, bedrooms and spa. The view of the ocean from the living room is breathtaking and my wife’s favorite part. The street is quite with very little traffic and the home is located close to fun and relaxing activities. The Moss Beach Distillery is a must if anyone comes to the area. We definitely will be staying here again!

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Walnut creek


  • 5 of 5

We were in Montara for our son's wedding and we couldn't have asked for a better place to stay. Starting with the EXCELLENT communication with Allison answering all our questions so fast and efficiently. Allison kept us well informed when it came closer to our stay with instructions and information that we might need during our stay. But it gets better...the house!! Waiting for us was a bottle of wine and lots of snacks. Allison has thought of everything for her guest to feel comfortable. Everything was so clean, the beds were very comfortable, the views, well stocked kitchen...I could go on and on! I wish we could have stayed longer!

Thank you Allison for sharing your beautiful home!!

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

My friends and I thoroughly enjoyed our weekend in Allison's spacious, welcoming home. It had absolutely everything we needed and more!! Would definitely stay again!

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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House was beautiful.

  • 5 of 5

Allison made our visit very enjoyable. Our family loved the house & location was great. Not to far to travel to SF. This house is a gem & would recommend it to anyone looking for a great experience!

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful family fun and a truly lovely and superbly equipped home!

  • 5 of 5

Allison was very warm and hospitable from our very first contact. It was great having a coded entry system so we didn't need to worry about keys. The house is really large and accomodated our family well. The interiors were furnished comfortably and in excellent taste. Beautiful art work! The kitchen was super well equipped and we did a lot of cooking. Allison encouraged us to use whatever was there. We loved being able to walk in the woods and hills just above the house and go to visit the horses. We walked to the beach too which was wonderful, though it was a bit challenging, depending on the time, to cross Rt. 1. We also very much enjoyed the hot tub but were so busy eating and adventuring that we didn't get around to the great home theater. It was a bit costly for us, but we decided to go for it and are so glad we did. We had a really wonderful time being together in that great house! Thanks, Allison.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Refundable damage deposit $650
Cleaning/Laundry $275 + Tax
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.