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Beautiful Beach House steps from the Beach and Hiking Trails!

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • Fireplace
  • children welcome


About the property

This Beach Cottage Offers 3 Large Bedrooms And 2 Bathrooms Plus Den.

Just a 5 minite walk to the beach. Spend the day at the beach or walking along the coastline all the way to the Ritz-Carlton. Then come back to the Beach House.

When you walk through the door it feels as though you just stepped into a issue of Costal Living Magazine!

Enjoy the outdoor living of a fire pit, BBQ and outdoor heat lamp - Step inside to a true beach cottage inspired by all things nautical. This beautiful beach cottage has everything you need. Luxury linens and towels, movies, two DVD players, two televisions, board games, a library of books and magazines and a wood burning fireplace. Enjoy the fully stocked kitchen or take a 5 minite drive to one the many restaurants in the area.

It is the perfect home to come back to after enjoying all the Bay Area has to offer.

.5 miles to the beach

4 miles to Princeton Harbor

8 miles to Half Moon Bay and Ritz Carlton Resort

20 miles to San Francisco International airport

25 miles to San Francisco/Bay Area

50 miles to Santa Cruz

No parties or gatherings are permitted beyond the number of registered guests (6) allowed to stay. We are in a quiet neighborhood and want to respect our neighbors.

Please have a completed VRBO/HomeAway profile before requesting a reservation. In your request, please tell us more about yourself and each guest who plans to stay and your plans during your visit.

More Details

Glenn Gilliam
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 29, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful home with us. We instantly felt at home when Joey met us at the house; music playing and wonderful treats awaiting our arrival - chocolate cake, breakfast essentials, wine, cheese, fruit... truly a wonderful welcome - Some of the words used to describe this home - cozy, clean, beautiful, comfortable, coming home!

We had an absolute wonderful time with our nieces... and the Aunties survived! Some highlights, Santa Cruz, whale watching, Haight/Ashbury city tour, biking across the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz, Twin Peaks, HMB, beach combing, Morie nights.

We are truly blessed to have been able to take this high school graduation trip with are nieces your home made it much more special. Thank you!!
Jul 2016
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Half Moon Bay House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • 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 Room
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Master En Suite - toilet , shower , jetted tub
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Leather bed
  • Master Bedroom with queen size bed with en-suite bathroom with jacuzzi tub, separate shower and double sinks.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • 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
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(49 traveler reviews)

Beautiful Beach House steps from the Beach and Hiking Trails!
average rating of 5.0 based on 51 reviews
Houston, TX

A Wonderful Stay

  • 5 of 5

First, when we checked in for our stay, we were surprised to be greeted with a bottle of wine, cheese and crackers, a cake, and croissants for morning! We arrived late and it was nice to be able to settle in and not need to run out right away for supplies. The home is beautifully decorated and so comfortable.

This house made a perfect base for our family of 5, which includes 3 kids- a15yo and 10yo boy/girl twins. We went hiking, visited Stanford, and rode Segways in Santa Cruz (theres a place there that allows 10year olds), among other things. It was so nice to know that every evening we would be returning to a home where the beds are comfortable, the house is clean, there are lush towels and bathrobes, and activities for the kids.

The patio and yard space were perfect for evening fun. Even though it was chilly in the evening, we were out there every night. Between the heat lamp, fire pit and fuzzy blankets, it was easy to stay warm and enjoy the evening. The kids had plenty of room to kick a ball around and, after dinner, they were delighted to make s'mores with the supplies that were left for us in the pantry.

This is one of the nicest VRBOs that I have come across. Teresa & Glenn, thank you for sharing your lovely home with us.

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful relaxing home

  • 5 of 5

We discovered this place last year but it was already booked. So I made sure to book it early to be able to stay here this year. It did not disappoint! We come to visit our son every year to help out on various projects around his house. After a day of working out on my son's place it is so wonderful coming home to the Boxwood beach house. We enjoyed many dinners at home. Even though we had wild wet weather we were able to enjoy eating outside. A heater and blankets were provided to keep us warm. It was great!

When we arrived at there was some wonderful cheese, cake, muffins, wine and fruit waiting for us. It was presented so beautifully. There were orchids and hydrangea flowers. Our daughter and her husband joined us for a few days and they really enjoyed the place. They were able to take advantage of the bikes that were provided. I could go on and on. But we will be coming back to the Boxwood Beach House.

  • Submitted: Jan 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Our Home Away From Home!

  • 5 of 5

The Boxwood Home in Half Moon Bay was beyond perfect! With a wonderful flow for both relaxing and entertaining and an elegant yet extremely comfortable decor - it truly felt like our home away from home, from the moment we pulled into the driveway. Every detail was thoughtfully organized and arranged - it was as if friends had put everything in place for us. We can't wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Breathtakingly beautiful home that is comfortable for all ages and in a great location!

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing stay in Half Moon Bay because of this incredible beach house! The home is decorated with incredible style, yet is so comfortable and makes you feel right at home. We brought our three young kids along and they loved the home as well. We spent hours playing in the beautiful backyard with a playhouse, fire pit, and full dining table. We arrived late in the evening and were welcomed with fresh muffins, orange juice, and ground coffee to make in the morning. It was fabulous! All the beds are extremely comfortable and the kitchen is great for cooking up meals during our stay. The location is in walking distance to the ocean and right off a highway that seemed to lead us to everywhere we had planned to go. We would go back and stay at this home any day!

  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home-away-from-home!

  • 5 of 5

Lovely home in Half-Moon Bay (HMB). We arrived to find a clean, beautifully furnished, wonderfully landscaped home. Croissants, coffee, tea, cheese, fruit and chocolate cake so appreciated after a flight from Toronto. Our granddaughter loved the playhouse in the yard. We barbequed, used the heat lamps at dinnertime and enjoyed the firepit after dark. Shops a short drive away in HMB, bookstore, bakery, one of specialty clothing shops and we bought a framed painting of HMB by a local artist. Ate at Sam's Fish House and Miramar Beach House Restaurant at the ocean. A trip full of great memories. Loved San Francisco Bay area!

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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It felt like home

  • 5 of 5

Our family (6 adults) stayed in this wonderful house while 3 of us went to a medical conference at the Ritz Carlton. We are so glad we did not choose to stay at the Ritz. The Ritz is beautiful but 3 times as expensive and clearly lacking some things. Like the two bicycles available in the garage, the fire pit in the back yard for some- mores, the back patio for a lunch, and the incredibly comfortable decor. It is a very well cared for house and we also felt well cared for, from the wine and cheese waiting for us to the ability of Joseph to flex a little with an earlier departure time. The house is very comfortable and very clean and well supplied. It felt like we were at home. The location is in a nice residential neighborhood, a short hike to the beach, and a short drive to several good restaurants and markets, including a fish market where we bought grouper and grilled it on the back patio. We found 2 sand dollars walking on the beautiful nearby beaches, and rented a long board for a couple hours at nearby Maverick's. When we come back we won't bother looking at other places.

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Half Moon Bay House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Nightly Rate
Aug 15 2017 - Aug 15 2017
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $99
Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning $300

- A 10% discount will be give for weekly rates
- Monthly rate is 36% off daily rate

We ask that everyone that will be visiting the Beach Cottage be on the lease agreement and the maximum number of sleepover guests never exceeds 6 people.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
San Francisco
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Half Moon Bay
Nearest Train
15 Miles
San Mateo
Nearest Motorway
0.15 Miles
Highway 1
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Nearest Ski
180 Miles
Lake Tahoe
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
Car: necessary

Nestled between forested hills and the beautiful Northern California coastline, lies the town of Half Moon Bay. Starting as an agricultural hub for the Bay Area, this coastal hamlet remains well known for it's farming roots. On the drive in you can expect to see fields of flowers, and depending on the season, you can find rows of Christmas trees and pumpkin patches, or the waves of professional and amateur surfers driving into town for the legendary Mavericks surfing events off the coast of Pillar Point, a five minute drive from the house.


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