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Fran Hardcastle

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english

Ocean Views Throughout near Beach

4 Reviews
Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Overview

Pacifica House Rental Photos and Description

Spacious, Modern, Ocean Views, Ideal Location, Walkable to beaches

Our spacious, open and solar-powered 3 bed / 3 bath home is across the street from the Pacific Ocean and a 20 minute drive to San Francisco. Please enjoy the comfort of our modern, clean and family-friendly home with ocean views throughout and 3 private balconies.

The contemporary kitchen is fully equipped with All Clad cookware, black granite countertops, stainless steel hooded range, rice cooker and espresso machine. The kitchen extends into the dining area that comfortably seats 8.

The Master bedroom is en suite with walk-in shower and also opens to the back patio. The 2nd bedroom is the children's room with twin over full bunk beds that comfortably sleeps 3 adults. The 3rd bedroom is also en suite.

The Family Room has a full wall of plantation shutters that opens to the front balcony where you can soak up the sun and see the ocean in front of you, or stay indoors and play with games and toys. The Living Room is also spacious and has a 46' flat screen TV, as well as plenty of books for you to enjoy.

Explore the natural beauty of Pacifica, which offers plenty of surfing, hikes, whale watching, mountain biking trails and weekly Farmer's Market all within a 5 minute walk from the house. Our home has a high walk-ability score with beach, local shops, restaurants, cafe, wine bar, bowling, Mori Point (part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area) and bus stop to the subway or city within a 5 minute stroll. You'll love the views of Mt. Tamalpais from Mori Point and the easy access to the city!

Sleeps 7 adults comfortably in hypo-allergenic protected beds, laundry, wireless internet, flat-screen TV and parking for two cars. Ocean waves included.

Inflatable mattresses, 2 toddler bed mattresses, additional bedding, bath & beach towels and a Pack N Play are available.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Fran Hardcastle (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english

About Fran Hardcastle

We are a family of four: Matt, Fran, Devon and Dillon. We love the beach, and we love to travel! Matt works in IT, is British & recently became an American citizen and loves to surf. Fran grew up in New Jersey, recently retired from corporate life and enjoys running. Devon and Dillon were both born in the Bay Area, but named after a couple of our favorite places in the UK and the US.

Fran Hardcastle purchased this house in 2009

Why Fran Hardcastle chose Pacifica

But we love it for its natural beauty, diversity, culture and innovation. Only in Pacifica can you enjoy the ocean waves and surf or whale watch, hit some wicked mountain biking trails and get to SFO and one of the world's most beloved cities in 20 minutes!

What makes this house unique

We love this neighborhood and were specifically looking here for a home due to its proximity and walkability to the beach. We fell in love with the house for its openness, with its 16' ceilings and circular and flowing floor plan. We can see whales from the front balcony and kitchen window! Also, the house sits uniquely at the bottom of Cattle Hill, part of Sweeney Ridge Golden Gate National Park, so there is nothing behind the house except the Hill. From our viewing platform and various locations within the house, you can see and hear the ocean waves.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We only stayed for 3 nights as we were driving down the California coast with our friends from out of the country. My wife and I, our 2 kids (teenagers) and friends (also a family of four) had a wonderful time in this spacious and well kept house in Pacifica. The house had everything we needed and is conveniently located very close to San Francisco, the beach, and other attractions in the area. The owners were responsive, hospitable and provided a great information packet about the house, fun things to do in the area, restaurants, and other area recommendations. We would love come back to this lovely home!
Jul 2013
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Reviews

5
based on 4 traveler reviews

Ocean Views Throughout near Beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews
5

Great Location, Great House!

  • 5 of 5

This house is the perfect location for a Pacifica getaway. Every morning we would start our day with a walk to the small beach down the street. It is a short drive to other locations like San Fran and Half Moon Bay. The house is very nice and feels like your own home. Fran the owner was very easy to work with and left lots of details on what to do in the area. This has to be one of our family's best vacations!

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect home away from home

  • 5 of 5

We were delighted with our stay at this home. The house was very comfortable for a family of 2 adults and 3 children. It is very conveniently located off PCH with easy access to SF as well as other California attractions. We could easily get on PCH for a scenic drive to Half Moon Bay, Monterey, Carmel... It offers a view to see the Pacific ocean right from the house and a few minutes walk to the beach makes it fun to enjoy the beach every day. There is also an observation deck behind the house at a higher elevation which gives a fantastic view of the ocean and we were lucky to observe dolphins and a whale in the waters on some days and obviously this depends on the time of the year and weather conditions. The owner is very responsive and takes great effort in making sure your stay is comfortable. We look forward to staying here for our future visits ~ highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Raj and his family were great guests!.... We'd welcome then back at any time. They were very responsive, respectful and friendly. They were easy and gracious guests that treated our place like their own, with great care.
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5

great family home

  • 5 of 5

We were very pleased with our stay. We had six adults and two children under two. The three bedrooms and bathrooms were spacious and worked well for our needs. The house was large and well maintained. We enjoyed the large dining table as we could all gather around the table for meals. The location is great for access to San Francisco. A short drive to Golden Gate park and the zoo. It is also a short walk to the beach. It was a very enjoyable week for our family.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful home!

  • 5 of 5

My family stayed here for Our Christmas and the pictures do not do it justice. There were 5 adults and one child and we were all very comfortable. Wonderful place to stay!

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
15 Miles
San Francisco International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
A Grape in the Fog, Pacifica, CA.
Nearest Ferry
17.3 Miles
Ferry Terminal, San Francisco, CA.
Nearest Golf
1.7 Miles
Sharp Park Gold Course, Pacifica, CA.
Nearest Train
14.6 Miles
Millbrae Caltrain Station, Millbrae, CA.
Nearest Motorway
0.1 Miles
Hwy 1, Pacifica, CA.
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
Nick's Restaurant, Pacifica, CA.
Nearest Ski
200 Miles
South Lake Tahoe, CA.
Nearest Beach
0.3 Miles
Rockaway Beach, Pacifica, CA.
Car: recommended

Within 30 minutes, enjoy San Francisco's finest museums, shopping, restaurants and other attractions such as Chinatown, Alcatraz, Pier 39 and Golden Gate Bridge & Marin Headlands. In approximately an hour's drive, further explore the local attractions and activities such as the lovely town of Sausalito, a walk through the redwoods at Muir Woods, Sonoma & Napa's finest wineries and spas, the Santa Cruz boardwalk & surf scene and Monterrey for its world renowned aquarium.

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Rates & Availability

Pacifica House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Labor Day Weekend
Sep 2 2016 - Sep 5 2016
3 night minimum stay
$349
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
July 4th Weekend
Jun 30 2017 - Jul 5 2017
3 night minimum stay
$349
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$349
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

House Cleaning Fee $200
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 10.0%

No shoes worn in the house please. At NO TIME shall tenants in the property exceed the number of guests that the property was contracted for.

IMPORTANT!!! In order to avoid fees, please pay by Paypal ECHECK (do not use credit card option) or your refund will be reduced by 2.5% on the TOTAL (incl deposit). Thanks for your understanding!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

Pacifica House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2100 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Main bathroom - toilet , tub , Claw footed tub with hand held shower.
    Spare Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • The Master bathoom is en suite with walk-in shower and his & her double sinks. The 2nd bathroom is shared. Feel free to enjoy a bath in the claw footed tub. The 3rd bathroom is en suite where you can experience a hotel-like walk in shower (extra large with amazing water pressure).
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen , En suite and access to back patio and viewing platform.
    Children's Bedroom - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed , The twin over full bunk bed comfortably sleeps 3 adults.
    Spare Bedroom - 1 queen
  • The Master bedroom is en suite with walk-in shower and his & her double sinks. The plantation shutters open to the back patio and private viewing platform. The 2nd bedroom is the children's room with twin over full bunk beds that comfortably sleeps 3 adults. One end of the bedroom opens to the back patio and another door opens to the 2nd bathroom with claw footed tub. The 3rd bedroom is en suite and decorated in Asian decor. Enjoy the 5 star hotel-like walk in shower (extra large with amazing water pressure).
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
House rules: No shoes worn in the house please and please keep all drinking and eating to the dining room / kitchen. We like to keep our home clean and sanitary for you and others to enjoy. Thank you! FYI: we do not have cable or a BBQ grill. You are welcome to use our Netflix or Apple TV (with your own account or use ours and reimburse us.)

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