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5-star 180 Degree Oceanfront Luxury Villa

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 3,200 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace


About the property

Premium Luxury Oceanfront Property With 3 Master Suites

Splendor in the Glass is a spectacular multi-million dollar oceanfront luxury home perched high atop a bluff overlooking the Moss Beach coastline, with an unmatched 180-degree view of the Pacific Ocean. Consider it for your next luxury getaway or executive function!

Located only 23 miles south of San Francisco, this ultra-private and secure home is the perfect rental if you are considering an adult family gathering, off-site meeting or executive retreat, an Empty Nester adventure, a girls’ getaway, a golfing weekend, a small intimate wedding or special event. It can even serve as accommodations for a working vacation or sabbatical! Sleeps 6 in 3 suites.

Beautifully decorated to showcase original works of art and sculptures from renowned artists, this one-of-a-kind home features stunning architectural details; many of which are designed to let you and your guests enjoy breathtaking panoramic views of the Pacific.

Beyond its custom-made, hand-carved wood and brass doorway, you’ll find:

*Floor to ceiling windows that create the illusion that you’re floating above the waves and are eye-level with the Pelicans hovering in mid-air;

*Three Master Suites, each with its own private marble bathroom (one of which boasts a steam shower, another a gas fireplace);

*A gourmet “cook’s” kitchen with towering custom-made cherry cabinets all fully stocked with cooking utensils and gadgets; as well as double sinks, double ovens, gas stove-top grill, and an additional small beverage fridge;

*A soaring glass atrium that casts geometric patterns of sunlight and shadow throughout;

*Two formal dining areas with combined seating for 16 (plus a breakfast nook) are ideal for larger gatherings and intimate special events;

*An open floor plan with plenty of conversational seating areas and cozy nooks where you can soak in the view, crack open a book or listen to the surf;

*A natural stone fireplace, large flat screen TVs, and WiFi!

*Plus a different vista around every corner – from the expansive sunsets. . . to a seaside garden with resident hummingbirds. . . to playful seals in the whitecaps. . . to jagged bluffs and windswept Cypress jutting out over the Tide-pools.

Two cots are available which could provide additional sleep space for 2 with a maximum overnight capacity of 8. Daytime or evening meals, meetings or other gatherings of more than 8 require prior approval by the owner and may be subject to "event pricing" or contract default.

There is no end to the splendor you’ll discover!

More Details

Property Manager
Dell Williams
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
May 19, 2017

About Dell Williams

Initially, when we purchased this property, it was a small cottage that we used on weekends and holidays. Eventually, we replaced that cottage with a custom-built home that we spent 2 years designing and building. From selecting the bronze stair rails to the peaked atrium ceiling to the massive hand-carved custom wooden door, we scrutinized every design detail. When it was complete, it became our primary residence -- a retreat we relished daily.

Now, as we transition to our next phase of life, we hope to share this Coastside home's architectural details, unique panoramic views and luxurious comforts with you, our guests.

So please consider Splendor in the Glass for your next occasion -- be it a vacation, wedding, girls' getaway, business retreat or off-site event!

Dell Williams purchased this villa in 1989

Why Dell Williams chose California

When we designed this home, we envisioned an architectural work of art that would offer magnificent and ever-changing views of the Pacific. Through the years, we have found it offers all that and more.

In fact, it's such a rare and splendid property, that we married here on its bluffs more than 25 years ago. As a vacation rental it offers a blend of privacy, seclusion and comfort, with unmatched views of the Pacific. No other vacation rental property on the Coastside can match it! But it also offers convenience and access to one of the world's most vibrant, cultural cities.

What makes this villa unique

Splendor in the Glass offers: an unmatched oceanfront property with 180 degree views of the Pacific. It also offers upscale architectural design and an element of luxury not often found in vacation properties. Best of all, it's less than 30 minutes to all of the area's top attractions!

Guestbook comments from the manager

We have stayed in this amazing home on the cliff several times, and did get out and enjoy this unique setting. A short walk to the old WWll military area, then down to the Montero lighthouse, then down to the beach in a lovely small cove were very enjoyable. Plus the Fitzgerald tidal pool area is a must see. We took the easy walk from the house which brought us to this unusual and unique place. And, we could see from the house which way the tide was running so it was easy for us to time our excursion. When we didn’t feel like going out, just watching the constantly changing interaction with the waves and the rocks, the cloud formations reacting with the wind, and the graceful sea birds made for a view that was never tiring. I like photography and had many chances for some great shots walking along the bluff with the ocean and rocks making for great subjects. And was fortunate enough on one visit to have the wildflowers at their height, and what a foreground that was!
Mar 2013
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Moss Beach Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for children ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 16 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Suite Bathroom (1) - toilet , shower , Double sinks and vanity.
    Suite Bathroom (3) - toilet , shower , Walk-in shower features steam shower.
    Suite Bathroom (2) - toilet , combination tub/shower , Marble bath and tile throughout, with skylights.
    Powder-room - Dramatic slate walls and atrium peek-a-boo windows.
  • Both upper level bathrooms feature marble throughout, with skylights. The main level suite bath features steam shower.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom Suite 2 - 1 king , Private suite bathroom features skylights and marble.
    Bedroom Suite 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , FULL sized American Leather Sleep Sofa.
    Master Suite 1 - 1 king , We have two cots that can fit in this room.
  • The largest master suite, located on the second floor, features spectacular views, a marble bathroom with skylights and windows, and full-size walk-in closet. Room also features coffee bar area, plus original works of art and custom cherry cabinetry. The second bedroom suite, also on the second level, is tucked amid the windswept cedars; also with skylight windows in the bathroom. The third bedroom suite has expansive views overlooking Fitzgerald Marine Reserve.
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • 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
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • surfing


Exceptional! 5/5 -
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5-star 180 Degree Oceanfront Luxury Villa
average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews

The Best People and Place for our Special Moment

  • 5 of 5

My newly married wife and I stayed here over the weekend and actually hosted and performed our wedding onsite. Dell and Annette couldn't have been more kind, generous, and giving for our special day. They went above and beyond what 99% of other owners would do in order to ensure our event was a success. Annette actually designed and provided most all of our floral arrangement after consultation. Each arrangement was beautiful. We made the event work for ourselves utilizing their gorgeous Bay Window overlooking the Pacific and extremely unique design of the house. There would be possible ways to include outside portions for a wedding, but the best use of the house is a small private gathering, quaint wedding, reunion or "get out of town" weekend. We plan to return for our first anniversary. It's great when you have a good experience, but we would go so far to say we now welcome them into our lives as friends. Salt of the Earth. All our love and gratitude. Our friends and family can't stop complimenting us for the location and event. You won't regret your time here.

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Congratulations and Best Wishes on your future life together!! We so enjoyed "the enjoyment" you expressed about celebrating your marriage in our home with your friends. While the rain wasn't planned (or probably wished for) the beautiful surf that day made a great backdrop for your lovely ceremony. Thanks for your nice comments and welcome back anytime! -Dell
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  • 5 of 5

the home and location are both stunning-we had a wonderfully relaxing visit and highly recommend it.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Karen- happy that you and your guests had such a good time. Come back later this fall or winter when the waves are at their best and skies are bright. But then again, it's always a nice day in Moss Beach at Splendor in the Glass!
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Breathtaking views and wonderful stay

  • 5 of 5

We were blown away by the stunning experience of staying in this space. It's definitely an unparalleled experience. I would describe it as living within a moving painting. There are sweeping views of the Pacific from every angle and the pictures here really don't do it justice. It is definitely a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

We were so inspired by this space that we asked Dell if we could have our wedding reception here and he kindly obliged after a few conversations. Annette, the concierge, helped us throughout the process, giving us ideas and offering help and guidance during the actual day of our wedding.

This really is a perfect space for someone wanting to get away and have a wonderful retreat in a space that celebrates the beauty of the ocean.

Thanks so much Dell and Annette. We loved staying in your wonderful house!

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jaireh & Jon- Thanks so much for the nice comments and for sharing the wonderful occasion of your wedding reception with your guests in our home. I'm glad the open spaces worked so well for the fairly large group and that all appreciated the views and ambiance that make this home so wonderful for us also. Once again, CONGRATULATIONS and best wishes for a happy life together. Come back for all those special anniversaries. - Dell
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A beautiful home with a stunning view

  • 5 of 5

We held a small team-building weekend at Dell's. The owners were very responsive, and offered to help set up any services we might need. The views from the main room were even more amazing than the pictures suggest - we could see whales were breaching and swimming past.

Everything was clean, all facilities worked, it was a memorable spot.

I would recommend this home for anything ranging from a couples retreat to a small team/company retreat.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Andrew- thanks so much for your nice comments. I'm glad that the house, the views, and even the whales met your expectations. It truly is a memorable place, one where the views and moods are never tiring and are never quite the same as ever before. Come back soon and often! - Dell
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very nice property

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay. The property is very nice and well decorated. The views are beautiful. Dell, the owner, is very nice and helpful. There is not a single negative aspect to this property. We would highly recommend this property. We will likely return with the family.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Hiren for your nice comments! It is really gratifying as a host to find guests such as yourself who begin to love the property and the location as much as we do. Please do come back with the family soon...and often! Dell
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Great location and stay!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful views, super roomy accommodation with plenty of privacy for everyone! Our family and mother in law stayed for three days and loved the location and proximity to San Francisco, Santa Cruz and being right off but no road noise from RT 1.

Dell was a fabulous host and greatly accommodated our 2 am arrival from Hawaii making our first night a very restful one! He even provided us grocery items for breakfast which my family super appreciated.

Overall great stay and awesome memories!

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay and your visits to Santa Cruz and San Francisco. I hope you had ample time to also just relax and enjoy the peace and quiet and our views. I understand from neighbors that the humpback whales were hanging in close to our Coastside while you were here, so if you had the time to gaze out the windows, I'm sure you must have seen some spouts and tail flukes. You were perfect guests and we'd love to have you back any time and every time you are visiting the Bay Area. Dell
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Nearest Airport
16.57 Miles
San Francisco International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Moss Beach Distillery, Moss Beach Wine Bar
Nearest Golf
7.51 Miles
Ritz Carlton Golf Resort
Nearest Motorway
0.3 Miles
Highway 1
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
La Costanera, Moss Beach Distillery, Mezza Luna
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Mavericks, famous surfing spot, Montara Beach
Car: recommended

Splendor in the Glass is a spectacular multi-million dollar oceanfront luxury home perched high atop a bluff overlooking the Moss Beach coastline, with an unmatched 180-degree view of the Pacific Ocean. Walking distance to Montara Beach and Lighthouse, as well as to Fitzgerald Marine Reserve where you can explore the tidepools and magic windswept forest. A brief drive to the famous Mavericks surf spot and to Half Moon Bay where art galleries, restaurants, renowned golf courses (Ritz Carlton) and wharf activities await. Also, located only 23 miles south of San Francisco, an easy drive to Golden Gate Park, Fisherman's Wharf, and all city attractions.


Rates & Availability

Moss Beach Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Jun 9 2017 - Jun 12 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Property Damage Protection $99
Tax Rate 10.0%

Please inquire about additional fees associated with events and gatherings.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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