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Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english

Moss Beach Home with Ocean Views and Magical Forest

Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

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Moss Beach House Rental Photos and Description

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
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Allison (Owner)
Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english

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.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(62 traveler reviews)
Moss Beach Home with Ocean Views and Magical Forest
average rating of 4.983871 based on 62 reviews

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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Wonderful stay in Moss Beach

  • 5 of 5

We had a family reunion in Moss Beach and had a lovely time staying here. Beautiful home with comfortable common spaces and private bedrooms. Allison was very helpful and communicative. We will return for another woods/beach retreat!

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tranquil, warm, home with amazing views

  • 5 of 5

I LOVE this house! I booked the home, with ease, for my birthday weekend. I was welcomed to the gorgeous house with a hand written card and bottle of bubbly from the wonderfully cute owner, Allison. The kitchen had top of the like appliances to cook with, the bedrooms all had comfy beds, the living room was spacious with an incredible view. The hot tub was a great bonus. Hiking is not a far walk up from the house and the beach is also a short walk down. Allison was also very quick to respond when I had questions. I hope to stay again next year. I just love this house!!

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Company Retreat Get-away

  • 4 of 5

We chose to use this home for our employees coming in from out of state for a company retreat.

Here are some of their comments:

"Great accommodation! Acoustics are not great. Walkers on upper level are heard everywhere on next level down."

"I thought it was really good location, large enough central areas (kitchen and living room were sufficiently large for 6 to converse, without feeling cramped, my bed (upstairs) was comfortable and the room large enough (not huge, but certainly large enough) - never seemed to be a wait for the bathroom, the home was generally well appointed. Very clean."

Overall this turned out to be a great solution for our needs. The host was very professional, providing all necessary information for the stay well in advance.

We already have, and will continue to recommend this home to others.

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fabulous Moss Beach House

  • 5 of 5

Our 2nd stay at Allison's wonderful home. In Sept. 2012 and again in May 2016 we had a family get-together at this fantastic place, which offers superior and luxurious facilities in a wonderful environment. Top quality interior, high standard kitchen equipment and super outdoor sitting area with jacuzzi. All well maintained and very, very clean.

Allison's warm welcome was a great start and we felt immediately at home again. This applies to all family members who stayed overnight and those who have visited during these days. Moss Beach House contributed to our unforgetable re-union of family travelling from Europe (Germany and The Netherlands) and California. We highly recommend this home.

Allison a great thank you, we love to come back again !

On behalf of our entire family: Eugen and Marja Seeber

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful stay at Moss Beach Home

  • 5 of 5

We celebrated my daughter's wedding in Half Moon Bay. What a Joyous weekend in a Beautiful Home!

We absolutely love this home and will be back! Everything was Perfect!

Allison added so many special touches. When we opened the door music was playing

and the beautiful fresh flowers welcomed us. This home has so many amenities...

too numerous to mention. Thank you Allison, we appreciate everything!

  • Submitted: May 22, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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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
2016 Summer Rates
May 20 2016 - Sep 12 2016
4 night minimum stay
Weekend Rate
Sep 13 2016 - Nov 18 2016
2 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving 2015
Nov 19 2016 - Nov 27 2016
5 night minimum stay
Winter break
Dec 17 2016 - Jan 2 2017
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $650
Property Damage Protection $59
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.
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Moss Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2900 sq. ft.
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
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
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
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