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Nancy & Gary

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english

Elegant 5 Bdr, 3 bath, as close to ocean as possible

35 Reviews
Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 30 nights

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Luxury, relaxation, stunning, spacious kitchen, 2 steam rooms, hot tub

**two week minimum for renting the downstairs plus an additional two bedrooms, one full bath upstairs. Discount specials every month, so check with us for details.

For decades friends who come for a visit tell us this is their favorite place on earth. We now share our home travelers via VRBO. Beautifully appointed, dramatic views, relaxing atmosphere: 5 Bedroom, 3 full BA house on a coastal bluff above the crashing surf. Pt Montara Lighthouse on the neighboring bluff. Artist designed and decorated. Breathtaking views. Check our reviews.

Each bedroom with queen bed with additional queen hide a bed in sun room. Sleeps 8 downstairs and another 4 upstairs.

Three full bathrooms offer choice of bathtub, shower, two marble steam rooms with 5 foot bench. Washer/Dryer. Modern spacious kitchen, fully stocked and two dishwashers, refrigerator drawers, Viking commercial range.

All bedrooms have HDTV with 185 digital channels with premium movie channels including 8 HBO, 8 Cinemax and 8 Showtime.

Many great cafes and restaurants are only minutes away.

Keywords: Point Montara bluff top, oceanfront, scenic, views, Half Moon Bay, Retreat, Pacific Ocean, Nourish Your Spirit, renewal, peaceful, sunsets, whale watching, breath taking,


Privacy, Vistas, Cypress trees, sunshine, Fresh Air,

Beauty Artistic, Serenity Waves Surf

Wild, flowering,ice plant, Gulls, tide pools,

Whales, Sanctuary, crashing surf, bluffs, temperate climate, beach, light house, and a new walk that is over a mile long right over the ocean Devil's Slide Park, amazing sunsets, peaceful, relaxing, local restaurants, seafood.

Renters either put up a refundable security deposit of $1200 or take out insurance for $79 that covers up to $1200 in damage.

More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Nancy & Gary (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Nancy & Gary

Nancy is an artist, actor and author. Gary owns a coin-operated telescope business. We are both affiliated with the Bainbridge Graduate Institute (a Green MBA program). We love having visitors and have hosted many events in our home. Gary is from Hollywood and Nancy is from Des Moines, Iowa. Go figure. Gary was the first director of the Institute of Noetic Sciences. Nancy worked as a corporate consultant for many years. She currently has a one-woman theatrical show in San Francisco.

Nancy & Gary purchased this house in 1976

Why Nancy & Gary chose The Bay Area

This is possibly the most beautiful location in the world. No exaggeration. We have updated our home to make it especially beautiful, comfortable and welcoming. Our reviews are consistently very positive -- people love staying here, feel the peace of hearing the ocean at night, seeing amazing sunsets, relaxing. The kitchen is big enough for several people to cook together while enjoying the company of those in the rest of the open living space.

What makes this house unique

Beaches on either side of us, bluff over the ocean, you can hear the ocean lull you to sleep. Wonderful restaurants nearby, only 30 minutes to San Francisco, hour's drive to Santa Cruz. We can arrange a total spa experience with massage, Yoga, Feldenkrais, meditation in house or at nearby spas and Yoga studios.

Guestbook comments from the owner

The view from this gorgeous home is fantastic; ocean views across the whole west side of the house, gulls flying by at eye level. We even saw whales. Very artistic and elegant furnishings, murals on the walls, and a kitchen that even included a juicer and Cuisinart. We especially appreciate the warm welcome and friendly manner of our hosts. They provided information about local restaurants and nature walks, and made us feel very welcome from the start. We will be back!
May 2012
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based on 35 traveler reviews

Elegant 5 Bdr, 3 bath, as close to ocean as possible
average rating of 5.0 based on 36 reviews

Amazing experience

  • 5 of 5

The house met all of my expectations. The view off the back porch is unbelievable. The kitchen/dining/living area is huge and lined with window panels that look out onto the ocean. You will feel like you are in paradise. I proposed to my girlfriend on the cliffs behind the house and followed that up with some of us staying in the house for the night. It is a great place for a group of people with a lot of room to hang out.

I can't say enough about how great Gary & Nancy are. They were extremely accommodating and hospitable. Working with great people makes the experience that much better. I can't wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic ocean front retreat

  • 5 of 5

I've stayed at this rental twice now. The kitchen is a cook's dream. Fully equipped to put together dinner parties for you and your friends. The bedrooms are well appointed and comfortable. The master bath even has a steam / sauna! The ocean front view is simply amazing. I sat on the deck on new years day sipping coffee watching a pod of dolphins swim north. Nothing can beat that. The owners are super nice and accommodating. I look forward to staying a third time!

  • Submitted: May 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spring Break Paradise

  • 5 of 5

Amazing home with picturesque ocean views. We brought our 12 year old son and his best friend for a birthday/spring break trip. Could not have had a better time! Highly recommend this home to any and all considering it.

  • Submitted: May 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mothers Day Weekend Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Great area, great hosts, great home and great views. The whales were headed back North and we enjoyed the rest and relaxation - mental, physical and spiritual.

  • Submitted: May 31, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing views, wonderful stay

  • 5 of 5

I stayed for 2 nights with my husband, daughter and her boyfriend. We walked in, saw the ocean view, and knew this was a special place. Gary and Nancy were helpful and gracious hosts and the home had everything we needed . Every room was cozy and comfortable and we loved the art. Such a wonderful spot for our family to relax. We are well traveled but I don't think we have ever stayed in a place with a more beautiful view of the coast! Breathtaking! We are already thinking of when we can return....and we will!

  • Submitted: May 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Base Camp for Bay Area and Beyond

  • 5 of 5

Simply put, the view from the deck is nothing less than poetic. Bluff, check. Crashing waves, check. Quiet beach, check. Oh, let's throw in a lighthouse attached to the beach. We rented the main portion of the house and it had plenty of room for our group of 6 (Ages 16 - 49). It was well stocked and equipped. Gary and Nancy were great hosts and helped with suggestions. Every day we woke up to a choice between the city and the local coast. We would ponder the question while walking Devils Slide, an old stretch of Hwy 1 that was converted into a trail/park (walks for me, runs for my teen and college kids). San Francisco is about 30 minutes away, Santa Cruz is an hour south, Carmel 2 hours south, and there were too many local beaches to visit within the week. We even visited Armstrong Redwood Reserve north of San Francisco. We would definitely recommend this rental for families. Amazing vacation.

  • Submitted: May 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Andy: We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay so much. It was a great pleasure meeting you and your family. Gary & Nancy
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Half moon bay (5 minutes) SFO
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Princeton Harbor
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
walking distance large beach

The largest tide pools in the US are blocks away. Kayaks for rent and both rough waters and a calm protected bay are great options.

Mavericks is a world renowned surfing location, very nearby. Half Moon Bay has great restaurants, shops. Yoga studio is 2 blocks away.


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Cleaning Fee $200 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.0%

We offer discounts so be sure to ask about our current Special Offers.
Refundable $ 800 security deposit or $ 59 for $ 1,500 property damage coverage.

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Monthly rental rates will vary according to season.

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The Bay Area House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower , steam room
  • 2
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , working fireplace, ocean view
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Sunroom - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 6 - 1 queen
  • Queen size Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1) available if you request in advance, play pen, high chair, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) 4th bed is a couch that makes into a comfortable queen bed with excellent mattress.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Sauna ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
We are unlike other properties due to our on-the-ocean location AND we offer a menu of special services such as a masseuse who will come to the house or use her space a few blocks from us. A yoga instructor will come to you or meet you at a nearby yoga studio, a personalized piece of artwork that is created with our in-house artist on the topic of your vision/dreams of your future. This 'vision map' created by Nancy Margulies is a skill she developed over decades of working with individuals and corporations to 'map their future'. Other options, for woman's groups or bridesmaids groups: a lesson in belly dancing complete with costumes provided for the event.

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