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Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Minimum Stay
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Moss Beach House Rental Photos and Description

3 Bedroom , 2.5 Bath Beach House with views of Seal Cove Beach & Cypress forest.


$350 per week night.

Comfortable, spacious 2 story beach house with whitewater ocean views and steps to the beach.

This home is directly in front of the spectacular Seal Cove Beach, awesome ocean views, adjacent to the Cypress Bluff Trail along the Marine Reserve. Beautiful views of Seal Cove Beach from the upstairs and downstairs. This Beach House is across from the Fitzgerald Marine Reserve. The Cypress Beach House is the perfect location for your quiet beach vacation. Watch whales from the upstairs deck, walk along the park trails and saunter down to the beach only yards from the front door to watch seals or go tide pooling.

This is a tranquil, quiet neighborhood within steps to Seal Cove Beach across from the Fitzgerald Marine Reserve. Please do not inquire if you are having a large gathering, party, wedding, or reception. There should never be more than 6 guests staying at the home and no more than 2-3 cars in the driveway. Parking is restricted on the streets.

The furnishings and touches are all beach inspired. We provide the most comfortable beds you've ever slept on. You will appreciate the soft white 600 count white linens on all the beds. Everything you expect to find in a fine hotel and more, will be available at the Beach House; lots of towels, blow dryer, shampoo, etc.

A huge bonus is beach access and amazing walking paths through a Cypress tree forest right outside the front door. Walk through this breathtaking forest overlooking Seal Cove Beach and watch the surf from above or explore the tide pools and harbor seals below on the sandy beach. You are also within walking distance to Maverick Surf Break. The bluffs are perfect for mountain biking or hiking. This area is a well kept secret - at least during the week when most visitors park on the other side of the reserve.

This fully equipped home, has a spacious kitchen with brand new stainless steel appliances which opens up to the living, dining, and family rooms - all with the breath taking white water views. The Cypress forest views on one side, the ocean views and sunsets on the other side. The clean smells of the Beach and salt air, and the soothing, smells of the cypress trees are captured throughout this magical Beach Home.

The master bedroom has a California king bed with added memory foam, for a comfortable sleep, with high grade bedding. The spacious master bedroom has its own private master Bath with Peek a Boo Ocean Views from the comfy bed. Open the windows and go to sleep to the sound of the surf.

The second and third bedrooms, share a full bath downstairs. Second bedroom has a king bed with the high grade linens and memory foam for your added comfort and sliding glass doors that open up to the backyard filled with beautiful bougeonvilla, an olive tree and grape vines. Third bedroom has a queen bed with high grade linens and a large window that opens up to the cypress trees.

Laundry is downstairs, with a washer and dryer. The spiral stair case leads upstairs to the great room with a fireplace, entertainment area, large kitchen and half bath. There are two upstairs decks, one off of the living room area overlooking the cypress trees and th ocean. The second deck is off of the dining area overlooking the unobstructed ocean views. A Brinkman propane grill is waiting for you to cook something scrumptious. Four andirondack chairs with new thick cushions welcome you to sit, sun and enjoy the view.

For a long weekend or a holiday week at this beach house , this treasure has something for everybody. Plenty of ocean views, a comfortable large beach home. Once you park your car, there is NO Reason to get in your car again. You are able to walk to the beach, walk to the historic Moss Beach Distillery Restaurant and the Marine Reserve, or hike to Princeton By the Sea Harbor for fish and chips. Watch the whales go by while you are lazing on the back deck.

Welcome to a homey, comfortable, California Beach House in a one of a kind location;

A one minute walk to Seal Cove Beach

A three minute walk to the famous Distillery Restaurant

A 30 Second walk to entry of the Cypress Bluff trail. The path leads to the entrance of the marine reserve on the northern side.

An 18 minute walk to the famous Mavericks Surf Break

from the front door.

Relax, on one of two outdoor decks, among the trees, and the ocean views and enjoy a slower pace of life for a few days at this incredible , comfortable beach house!

Let us know if you have a special request and we will accommodate if possible.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Fred and Terese Bollman
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
October 17, 2016
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About Fred and Terese Bollman

We fell in love with this house as newlyweds, raised two children and now a grandchild. We have loved this house for almost 3 decades. The magic of this place is undeniable and it is fun to share with other families that appreciate and respect nature.

Fred and Terese Bollman purchased this house in 1986

Why Fred and Terese Bollman chose California

Where else can you find tidepools, the beach, and a magical forest right outside your front door?!

What makes this house unique

This is the only place I know of where you can be cooking in the kitchen or reading a book by the fireplace and still feel like you are at the beach! That is how amazing the view is.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thanks so much for everything Teresea! You have been the best host and we have had a wonderful time.
Jul 2016
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based on 94 traveler reviews

average rating of 4.744681 based on 119 reviews

Just Perfect

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this house as part of a two week California vacation that ended in Half Moon Bay. Our party included my husband and our two kids, as well as my parents. Our original goal was to be close to San Francisco, and not knowing much about the area, we chose this house because it looked beautiful. It did not disappoint, and if I were to visit the SF area again, I would chose to stay here! The house was well stocked and maintained. The views were amazing! We truly enjoyed walking down to the beach and the tidepools multiple times each day. We tried to catch as many sunsets as we could from the benches along the trail nearby.

The owners were the most accommodating and thoughtful owners that we have ever used through VRBO. The helped us to get a feel for the area before we arrived and checked in with us throughout our stay. Their tips about seeing whale spouts in the area, led our daughters to having one of their vacation wishes come true when we spotted whales spouts nearby.

We would love to rent this house again in the future!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Erika, Thank you for writing such a wonderfully detailed review. Your family really knows how to vacation. I hope you keep us in mind the next time you tour California. Kindest Regards, Terese & Fred
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Great location. Cute house. Well design house. Very responsive landlords.

  • 4 of 5

Overall it's a great house right be the ocean. The owners are super responsive and accommodating. It would be nice to have a few more kitchen equipment, and to have the BBQ updated, but all in all, tip top!

Thank you for an amazing stay and we will keep you in mind for another get away!

Alexej + family.

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Alexej, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I'm glad your family enjoyed their stay, we will look into an updated Brinkman BBQ . It's only 1 year old but it would be nice to have a gauge on the propane tank. Thank you for the heads up. Kind Regards, Terese & Fred
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Lyndhurst OH

You can wake up to the sound of the Pacific and enjoy a cup of coffee

  • 5 of 5

The house was great and located steps from the beach and walking paths and a nearby restaurant. The house is located in a very peaceful and tranquil area where you can enjoy the beach, walk along the walking paths, see the seal pups on the beach and even see whales yet only 30 minutes from the city.

The house was equipped with everything that you would need. Terese was very helpful and easy to contact before and during our stay.

The next time I plan a visit to the SanFrancisco area I definitely would want to stay there.

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Angela, Thank you so much for writing a great review. You and your party seemed to make the most of everyday; Seeing all the fun and beautiful spots this little slice of heaven has to offer. You are very kind and a welcome guest anytime. Thank you for choosing us. Kind Regards, Terese & Fred
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San Francisco, CA

Sunset Tide Pooling

  • 5 of 5

My family loves this beach house; it is located across a magical forest and 50 steps to Seal Cove Beach.

My children explored the tide pools for hours and were facinated by the sea creatures, seals were everywhere. After sunset, we strolled to the Distillery for a delicious meal and saw whale spouts while we sat on the deck. Back at the beach house, everyone could not be more comfortable; we played games in the upstairs family area and talked about going back down to the beach first thing in the morning.

Everyone slept so well; the beds were very comfortable with soft sheets, fluffy comforters and incredible pillows. The kitchen is well equipped and although there were great restaurants in the area, we wanted to eat most of our meals at the beach house because the view could not be better. Our hostess knew that we were celebrating my husband's birthday so she sent a very nice wine and cheese basket with chocolate for the kids. It was the most thoughtful thing a VRBO home owner has ever done.

Thank you Fred & Terese for an amazing time. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello, Thank you for the kind review. We are so glad your family enjoyed the tide pools and your stay. I hope we see you again soon. Don't wait until your husband's next birthday! Kind Regards, Fred & Terese
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Seoul, South Korea

Best Beach House Vacation Ever!

  • 5 of 5

This was my first trip to the Bay Area. I was lucky enough to find this property and was truly impressed with the beuatiful home, the ocean views, and especially the kind owners. We traveled from Seoul and visited San Francisco as well as other parts of the Bay Area. We stayed at the beach house for three nights and it was the best part of our vacation! The owners were gracious and accomadating. The beds were very comfortable and the kitchen was well stocked. We even saw whales while sitting on the back deck. Thank you for your kindness. We will certainly tell our family and friends about this beautiful destination!

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Anna, Thank you for taking the time to write such a nice review. I hope your trip home was safe. I hope that you and your family return soon. Kindest Regards, Terese & Fred
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I will not rent this property never again. Be aware of the owner that you deal with.

  • 1 of 5

The location is wonderful, and for this reason I have rented this property for several months in the last 3 years while I was working at Stanford as Professor.

The property has problems that have been improved with the time, but the worst to my surprise was the behaviour of the owner.

I kindly ask the owner for a 4 hours late check-out for my son, with no guest coming this day, because he has to travel from SFO to London starting at 8 pm. I left the property at 6 am and in my absence instead to denied him the late check-out, she harrased my son, insulted him and myself in an unexplainable way including a threat to call the police.

I will not rent this property never again and future tenants must be aware of the type of owner that they will deal with.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Carlos, Thank you for writing a review. Home owners need to beware - it's not just rock stars and celebrities that trash rentals; it's professors from Spain too. I have treated you like royalty for 3 years and in return you have treated our home like a third rate, low rent flophouse. Every year, your family takes a 6 week supply of paper towels, toilet paper & detergent from my inventory which is strictly forbidden in the contract. Every year you drag the mattresses off the beds and rip the underlying fabric. Every year you leave my home in a filthy mess. No one in your family picks up trash, cleans up a spill, makes a bed, or cleans a dish for 3 weeks "because you are on vacation." Every year you plug up the toilets with ungodly amounts of paper and the plumber comes out multiple times. No other guest does these things. This year you plugged the toilets to the hilt and watched it flood two floors of my home and never shut the water off or bothered to apologize even after you saw the repair bill for $6800. I believe your words were,"Next time I would like darker drapes in the master bedroom." Then you topped yourself; instead of requesting a late check-out in advance for your son, you told Carl Jr it was okay to stay at the beach house an extra day. My crew came to prepare the beach house for the guest arriving that same day to find Carl Jr sleeping. He insisted his Dad gave him permission to stay the whole day. Who behaves this way? The entitled and oblivious? At this point, I never wanted to see another reservation from you again and canceled your 2017 stays. It would have been so easy for you to ask me for a late check-out. I would have gladly found him another place to stay. We will continue to treat our guests like royalty; send them wine baskets, fresh flowers, and make constant improvements because to us, 99.99% of our guests are worth it. You are the .01% who can go somewhere else. Terese Bollman
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
San Francisco Airport
Nearest Barpub
Distillery Restaurant or La Costanera Restaurant
Nearest Ferry
20 Miles
San Francisco
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Ritz Carlton Half Moon Bay
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Highway One / Route One
Nearest Restaurant
Distillery Resaturant or La Costanera Restaurant
Nearest Beach
Seal Cove Beach
Car: necessary

Steps from pristine Seal Cove Beach tide pools and the enchanting trails of the Fitzgerald Marine Reserve. Views from this home are beautiful everywhere you look! Unobstructed white water views of the Pacific Ocean will await you every morning, watch the whales go by while you eat breakfast in the spacious dining room. Take long walks along the beach, hike the mystical trails through the reserve along the bluffs, gaze at the sleeping seals below, take a bike ride on the newly created coastal trail along side the reserve. It will be the vacation of a lifetime without going anywhere else or take advantage of easy day trips to Napa, Sonoma, Sausalito, Santa Cruz, Monterey and Carmel.


Rates & Availability

Moss Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Oct 28 2016 - Nov 1 2016
2 night minimum stay
Nov 23 2016 - Nov 28 2016
3 night minimum stay
Dec 22 2016 - Dec 27 2016
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $250
Property Damage Protection $79
Tax Rate 10.0%

Note: Parties are NOT allowed at the beach house. You must be at least 35yrs of age.
$350 nightly rate Monday through Sunday. Holiday rates may apply.
No smoking in the house or on the balconies is allowed.
Any and all damages including excessive dirt on furniture, carpet & broken dishes should be reported immediately. We require property damage insurance to be obtained by guest. Refundable physical damage deposits may be required when we are making an exception from our routine contract. We ask that everyone that will be visiting the beach house be on the lease agreement and the maximum number of sleepover guests never exceeds 6 people. Failure to comply will result in instant eviction without a refund.
Garbage must not be left outside for the raccoons. Keep trash covered in receptacles in the back yard. Trash is collected early Tuesday morning. If housekeeping does not take the trashcan to the street Monday night, please take secured bin to the curb or call me so we can handle it immediately.

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:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet , Powder room is conveniently located upstairs.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , Bath & shower, window, sink, counter space, & cabinets.
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub , Table, medicine cabinet, storage, sliding window.
  • We tried to think of everything: soft white bath towels, 3 blow dryers, individual H2O soaps, conditioning shampoo, q-tips, cotton balls, extra soft toilet paper. Two soft cotton waffle weave kimono style bath robes in master bedroom closet.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Closet, sliding glass doors to backyard garden, deck.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master, full bath, sitting area, two closets, 2 windows.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , View of the Cypress forest, sliding window, large closet.
  • Luxurious bedding; soft comforters, quality pillows and mattresses. Open the windows and let the ocean breeze lull you to sleep. A very comfortable queen size pillow top Serta mattress is laso available for a fee. Second bedroom closet stores 2 high back comfortable beach chairs and a skim board for practicing your moves down on the beach.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
Rejuvenating massage. Call Jane @Joy of Being to make arrangements 650-219-7609.Jane's yoga studio is located within walking distance of the Beach House. Mention you area guest and receive $15 discount. Kelly Huber tidepool docent and family photographer at your service. Joanne Duggan fitness trainer available for group or one on one outdoor on the beach training session. Call 650-270-8400. Please inquire regarding availability.

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