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Magnificent Harbor and Ocean Views!

39 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

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El Granada Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Ocean And Harbor Views In Walking Distance To Restaurants And Other Activities

With a king and queen bed and one bathroom, this home provides the cozy feel perfect for spending some time on the Coast. Enjoy the evening sunset in the hot tub out back or cook yourself a homemade pizza in the outdoor pizza oven. Popular Sam's chowder house is a quick walk away. Ketch Joanne, Barbaras Fishtrap, and (Zagat rated) Mezzalua are also close by.

With gorgeous views of the Princeton Harbor and located on your own private bluff, this quiet, super comfortable and very clean home is perfect for that romantic getaway, quiet personal retreat, or for small families. This charming home is a great escape for any beach/coast lover. The home is tastefully decorated in a contemporary style with a soothing and warm laid back feel. Enjoy the spectacular Harbor and beach views from the cozy dining and living rooms.

Comfortable bedding, clean fresh towels and linen, a kitchen stocked with all the utensils required to make a tasty meal.

The home comes complete with washer and dryer to help wash away the day’s sand.

The backyard is large and has a stone oven for baking anything outdoors and is complete with a hot tub to enjoy the rich, colorful sunsets.

This home is perfect for a peaceful romantic retreat, or a fun family vacation. We are located approx 8 minutes from beautiful downtown Half Moon Bay, 30 minutes from San Francisco, 45 minutes from Santa Cruz and the Silicon Valley, and one and a half hours from Monterey.

Located near some of the great surf spots in the area, take your board and walk to the nearest beach. World famous Mavericks surf spot can be seen across the harbor through the telescope. Watch for the whales and the occasional dolphin from the dining room. Nearby you can walk to the Princeton Harbor for shopping, dining, kayaking, charter fishing, whale watching trips and local nightlife. Or visit downtown Half Moon Bay for a more unique shopping experience, only a 10 minute drive down the beautiful coastline!

We look forward to sharing our wonderful beach cottage with you. Pamper yourself and come experience all the wonders of Half Moon Bay and the beautiful coastal surroundings.

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

Property Manager
Glen Mitchell
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
October 26, 2016
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About Glen Mitchell

Licensed Real Estate Broker in California and Hawaii

Member of the National Association of Residential Property Managers (NARPM)

Lifetime of living in the Greater San Francisco/ Santa Cruz Bay Area

Why Glen Mitchell chose California

This is truly one of the most unique vacation rental properties on the Coast. The only home overlooking harbor on ocean side of highway!! Private retreat, but close to everything. Nothing else compares.

What makes this cottage unique

Walk to beach or restaurants. Activities like kayaking, fishing, surfing, sailing, hiking, biking, boating, kite boarding and shopping are footsteps from your door.


based on 39 traveler reviews

Magnificent Harbor and Ocean Views!
average rating of 4.8461537 based on 39 reviews
Albuquerque, New Mexico

Pictures & words do not do it justice!

  • 5 of 5

Pictures & words do not do the Emerald Cottage justice. Surronded by beauty & nature. My daughter and I had the best vacation here. The accommodations were perfect. The beds were so comfortable and everything was as I would have it in my own home. Walk to the beach was short & easy. I wasn't sure we would be able to access it from the cottage, but; there is a path on the other side of the north side fence. The view is spectacular as you are surronded by water with pelicans, seagulls and sea lions. One night we heard something like a dolphin in the harbour, didn't go down and investigate but I'm pretty sure that is what it was? I only wish we had stayed one more weekend for the pumpkin festivities in Half Moon Bay. I will be back to spend more time here.

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the great review! Very glad you enjoyed your time. Come back next year for the Pumpkin Festival! Glen
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Clean, cute and cozy!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for our anniversary weekend and it was great! The beach was close as well as restaurants. But you did not need to go anywhere because the house was great in itself. Clean, cute and cozy! I will definitely stay again and bring the kids next time. I felt safe and the views were awesome.


We couldn't figure out how to flip the view in the telescope, everything was upside down. And, having stayed at other property's in half moon bay, I missed the sound of the waves because this house is nestled near the pier with rock barriers. However that made it very safe for children, and this is our plan for next time.

More pros:

This area was very popular, there was even a wedding on the beach that weekend. There were signs posted around the house that made the house easy to navigate. The owner has really made it easy for you to not worry and feel comfortable. It really is a delight and the jacuzzi, pizza oven and fire pits are elements that truly make this home a fantastic home away from home!

Thanks very much Glen! You will hear from us again!

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad to hear you want to come again! Look forward to having you. I will have to look at the telescope. There are multiple lenses there and guests tend to change them around.
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Fort Wayne, IN

The Home was very nice and a great location

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a wonderful time in Half Moon Bay California and the Emerald Cottage was the perfect place to stay. We enjoyed all the activities so close to this home. We biked, ran, hiked, kayaked, boarded, surfed, and walked the beaches. We would love to come back again. The home was clean and the customer service was excellent.

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: so glad you had a great time. I hope when you are back in California you can stay again. Glen
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Totally funky cool with an awesome view!

  • 5 of 5

Being locals who live only 20 minutes over the hill in Redwood City and walk by the property all the time, we looked up and noticed the Vacation Rental sign. I called immediately and was able to book for Mother's Day weekend.

The description of the place is right on. When we arrived we entered the the house and you're right in the laundry room. Said to myself "hmmmm that's different." Once you get past that though everything is (like the title says) Totally funky cool. Just a really neat house in an awesome location. Great view of Pillar Point Harbor and Walking distance to Sam's Chowder House and Barbara's Fish Trap in Princeton. BUT! Who needs to go out? Just fire up the wood burning pizza oven and have at it. Just for timing purposes it takes about 2 hours to get it to temp. But once you got your dough and toppings ready to go LOOK OUT! Because that baby cooks fast. I was pulling fully cooked pies out of there in about 5-8 minutes and everyone was delicious. Total fun and the family loved it. Then after a great meal it was time to sit back and relax in the hot tub. Tons of property for our kids to run around and explore. Not to mention the beach just steps away. Nirvana. The family said let's try to make this a tradition. I'm In!

  • Submitted: May 31, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review Vincent, I'm a little disappointed I didn't get invited to the pizza party though :) Hope you can come back soon!
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Very plaesant house

  • 5 of 5

Excellent location, we really had a very Nice time iat Emerald cottage.

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed. Hope the rest of the trip went well too!
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Unique location with great treats

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time. This is a unique location above the marina and close to a small beach and not far to the Maverick surf spot..

Outdoor open fire place, amazing BBQ spot with hot tub etc...

Would love to come back!

The kids (7 and 9) were happy too..


P.S. walk to the marina and purchase fresh fish off the boats for your BBQ... also.. look out for seals and dolphins.. we saw both from the cottage..

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you had a good time Hendrick! Come again when you have a chance.
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Jeff Clark's Maverick's Surf Shop
"what would Mavericks be without Jeff Clark "
Princeton Seafood Company
Caffee Mezza Luna
"Need a fast bite, here's the spot."
Cafe Gibraltar -- CLOSED
"Zagat rated"
Ketch Joanne Restaurant
"Feel like a local, with good food"
Two Fools Cafe & Market
"I prefer Peets, but Starbucks is good too..."
Cameron's Restaurant & Inn
"Fun atmosphere..."
3-Zero Cafe
"Watch the planes come in, place gets busy"
Nearest Airport
15 Miles
San Francisco International Airport (30 minutes)
Nearest Barpub
0.01 Miles
Sam Chowder House
Nearest Motorway
0.01 Miles
Hwy 1
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Sams Chowder House
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Surfers Beach
Car: recommended

This charming home is located in the beautiful small town of El Granada just north of Half Moon Bay. Located on the bluffs of the coastline, the home has magnificent views of the Princeton Harbor and Pacific Ocean. Dine and enjoy watching surfers ride waves or look out for whales along the horizon. Take a short walk down to the harbor to kayak and join the fishermen among the docks or go play on the beach for the day! Or bring your bikes and bike along the beautiful coastal trail!


Rates & Availability

El Granada Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer 2016
May 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
Nov 1 2016 - Nov 17 2016
2 night minimum stay
Nov 18 2016 - Nov 29 2016
4 night minimum stay
Fall 2
Nov 30 2016 - Dec 20 2016
2 night minimum stay
Dec 21 2016 - Jan 2 2017
5 night minimum stay
Jan 3 2017 - Apr 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
May 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Insurance/damage Protect $49
cleaning $100
Tax Rate 10.0%

Rates subject to change until confirmation is confirmed. Guest must read and sign rules and policies and provide copy of driver's license. Failure to sign and return rules/policies as well as provide license may result in cancellation of guests reservation and forfeiture of rents and fees paid. Exceeding the stated occupancy w/o written permission will result in rental termination and NO REFUND.

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El Granada Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1080 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 1 bathroom with shower over tub.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Bedroom 1 king size bed with harbor view and sitting area Bedroom 2 opens to living area and has great views of harbor. Queen sized bed with curtains to close off from living area.
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

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