|Minimum Stay||5 nights|
A bright and cheery Great Room under oak-beamed cathedral ceiling and a sun room sheltered under a huge heritage cypress tree have large picture windows with spectacular white-water ocean views, an attractive gas fireplace, grand piano with music, cable/sat TV, Hi-Fi/DVD, plentiful bookcases and books.
There are two full baths and three colorful bedrooms---one with Queen bed and wall unit for clothes storage and a TV, a second with a Double bed, skylight, bookcases and a large desk, and the third with a double Sofa-bed and small desk and chest of drawers--- will sleep six people. In addition there are two inflatable twin mattresses, a Porta-crib, high-chair, umbrella stroller, toys, and children's books available. There are two full baths and custom oak cabinets and granite countertops in a kitchen with all modern appliances and two separate sinks with disposals.
The house is great for families, business conferences, or private vacations. It is on a corner lot with an attached two-car garage, a backyard private garden and patio with flowers, fruit trees, BBQ grill, smoker grill, a Franklin Stove for cool outside evenings, and a side garden and romantic under-the-porch swing with a stunning panorama of the coast. Please no pets, no smoking.
We are originally from Louisiana and Texas, have also lived in NYC and in Germany, are retired teachers of music and math/science, with long years of musical performance on piano and other instruments, choral directing. Backgrounds include graduate degrees and scientific research. Three adult children, all professional musicians and work in Silicon Valley firms. One of us is an artist with paintings in many exhibits and shows.
Linda & Charles Jordan purchased this house in 1998
Lived in Los Altos CA for 20 years where we raised our kids and decided to relocate on the Coast for a change of pace after our they grew up. We have never been sorry for that move! The house needed upgrading and the garden was a disaster, but we made it a comfortable and attractive home, or so our family and friends all tell us!
Close to our family and friends, beautiful coastal scenery and the availability of walks along the seashore, easy drive to San Francisco and other places in the Bay Area. SF Airport nearby, also several nationally ranked sports teams, opera and symphony and art museums in San Francisco, and outstanding universities such as Stanford and UC Berkeley. Silicon Valley, Wine Country, the Sierras, and several National and State Parks are nearby.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$500|
|House cleaning fee||$125|
5-Night Minimum: $1,350 plus cleaning fee $125. Extra nights @ $250/night
One Week: $1,650 plus cleaning fee $125
Two Weeks: $2,800 @ $235.71/night plus cleaning fee $125
Three Weeks: $3,675 @ $235.71/night plus cleaning fee $125
One Month: $4,500 @ $150/night plus cleaning fee $125, additional cleanings available for additional charge
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.
Top Thing to do in City:
* walking/ biking /horse riding on the beach.
* tidepools @ Marine Reserve.
* surfing and boating.
* Golf & Spa @ Ritz-Carlton.
* local restaurants & boat harbor.
Top Thing to do in Budget:
* Drive Highway 1 along coast.
* Watch the sunsets.
* Enjoy the garden & patio dining.
* Hiking, biking, and beach walking.
* San Francisco, Berkeley, Oakland.
Top Thing to do in Family:
* Beaches, surfing.
* Tidepools @ Marine Reserve.
* Walking along coastal trail, hiking.
* Visit the harbor with fishing boats.
* Eat at local restaurants.
The house is located in Moss Beach in a quiet neighborhood two blocks uphill from Highway 1, which follows the Pacific coastline. There are a nice small grocery & liquor store, a post office, three restaurants, a fire station, a Sheriff's office, and an emergency hospital, all in the small village of Moss Beach.
Nearby are beautiful hills, bluffs, beaches, and tidepools within walking distance, and also kayaking, surfing, golf at Ocean Shores golf courses, ocean fishing or whale watching from the Pillar Point Harbor where you can buy Dungeness crabs and fish off the boat, or eat fresh fish or a variety of international foods at some of the best restaurants in the Bay Area, attend the famous October Pumpkin and Art Festival, and visit a variety of shops in nearby in Half Moon Bay. There is even a nearby airport for small planes and a wonderful restaurant for breakfast or brunch.
There are big hills surrounding the SF Bay Area and good hiking trails on the Montara mountain trailhead 3 minutes away, horse riding, bicycle riding, and walking on Coastal Trail, tidepools to visit at Fitzgerald Marine Reserve only a 5-minute walk away (contains marine life typical of the coast and is visited by school classes and people from all over the world), and just above the Reserve is a unique cedar forest, site for a couple of movies, overlooking a large group of seals sunning on one of the most beautiful white sand beaches in the world. The small village of Moss Beach has a quiet location near farms of flowers and vegetables, with local produce stands scattered about. The entire area is scenic and attracts many artists to paint the views.
The drive to downtown San Francisco takes 25-30 minutes, 30 minutes to SF Airport or Peninsula cities and trains. And if you want to see California attractions a bit farther away from the coast, the drive by car is 1-1/2 hours to the Napa/Sonoma Wine Country or the Monterey / Carmel Peninsula, and the Sierra Nevada mountains, Yosemite National Park, and the Gold Rush Country are a 3-4 hour drive from our coast.