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Private Beachfront Retreat W/ Large Deck, Fire Pit and Hot Tub

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Minimum Stay
2 nights

About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

The perfect oceanfront location for a relaxing vacation or retreat; quiet and private, yet close to excellent restaurants and with easy access to San Francisco. Ideal for photographers, artists, nature lovers, tide pool explorers and children of all ages. This beachfront home is located in one of the most picturesque areas of the coastline. The beautiful beach just a hundred feet from your deck is part of a well known marine life refuge with countless intertidal species, harbor seals, sea birds and the like.

A private tropical lanai features a large multi-jetted spa/hot tub, a gas firepit, outdoor heater, BBQ grill, romantic lighting and more. Huge decks, beautiful ocean views, a spacious living room, ultra-comfortable beds, and a gourmet's kitchen promise an unforgettable vacation experience.


We look forward to welcoming you to our beach house!

Keywords: home, beachfront, ocean view, Half Moon Bay, beach house, beach, San Francisco, bay area, oceanfront, private luxury, Fitzgerald Marine Reserve.

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Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 13, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

My husband and friends surprised me with a spectacular birthday gift -- a trip to the Beach House on Moss Beach. What can I say? It was perfection. Thank you to all involved. The house is excellent in every way. The thoughtful touches everywhere made it so special!
Jan 2013
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Exceptional! 5/5 -
(23 traveler reviews)

Private Beachfront Retreat W/ Large Deck, Fire Pit and Hot Tub
average rating of 5.0 based on 28 reviews
Atlanta, GA

Great location by the Pacific Ocean

  • 5 of 5

My family (wife and 2 teenage children) and I stayed here while attending graduation services at Stanford, and had a wonderful experience. The home was very neat, clean and had a fully stocked Keurig selection for chilly mornings by the seaside. We chose this home because of its convenient location between Palo Alto and the city (while also being on the ocean).

There are so many great spots nearby, from the city to the north down to Pescadero, you will find so much to do. Use Tripadvisor to help plan your itinerary and get the best scoop on all local dining and entertainment.

  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mother ~ Daughters ~ weekend away

  • 5 of 5

Took our Mom to the beach for a quick weekend getaway and it was fabulous. The kitchen is well equipped -perfect for cooking and cocktails. All sizes of coffee mugs too. The fresh flowers were a lovely touch and the muffins were delicious. The view is spectacular and the deck is a perfect place for games. This is a home where many memories have been made~we are already planning our revisit. Thank you for sharing your home.

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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seaside holiday

  • 5 of 5

My fiance and two friends enjoyed this seaside retreat, more than we imagined we could. When we arrived with fresh produce from the nearby produce stands, they had already settled in to the comfortable and gracious vacation home offered by Jim and Nancy.

Our stay included nearby dining, who knew there would be Peruvian in Half Moon Bay? We had coffee at the beach lookout every morning and ended our days with stargazing and hot tubbing. Heaven. In the end, we left more than friends, we left feeling like family. That is the testimony to the beauty and peace of the place. Two soon to be marrieds and two friends became family.

We hope to stay again, maybe the four of us, maybe with other friends and family This beachside retreat will always bring happiness and peace.

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A serene retreat

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had a great stay at this comfortable and well-appointed beach house with breathtaking views. We loved walking along the coast, watching the birds and animals, breathing in the ocean air, and strolling through the quaint surrounding neighborhood. But the absolute best part was coming back to a homey but luxurious abode at the end of the day and watching the sunset from the front of the house. The owners made us feel very welcome and we enjoyed dining and shopping in nearby Half Moon Bay and Pescadero. It was the perfect romantic getaway and we hope to return soon!

  • Submitted: May 19, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Atlanta and Fernandina Beach, FL.

Absolutely Gorgeous!

  • 5 of 5

This is a really special place! We were visiting our daughter who lives in San Francisco and rented this home for a few days away from the city for all of us to relax... and we all just LOVED it! It's filled with charm and is the perfect beach house. The views are stunning and everything is very comfortable... well equiped in every way! The other reviews are "spot on". Definitly one of the nicest homes we've ever rented. Don't miss hiking along the coast over to Moss Beach Distillery... words can't describe that walk! We will be back for sure!

  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lino Lakes, Minnesota

Simply Lovely!

  • 5 of 5

Our family LOVED our stay at this Ocean Front Beach House only 30 minutes from downtown San Francisco. We have rented through VRBO for a few years now and have been satisfied with each rental, but this rental takes the grand prize. The location, the ocean views, the amenities, THAT KITCHEN! It's true that the owners have thought of everything. I SO appreciated the fresh flowers and the breakfast treats. It made us feel so welcomed and so special. I caught our two teenage boys a number of times looking out at the ocean, having a relaxed conversation occasionally pointing at a harbor seal bobbing in the ocean tide. They were honestly mesmerized by the place and take it from me, they are not easily mesmerized. Without question, I would recommend this place to anyone considering a stay in this area. We also appreciated the inside scoop by the owners on restaurants in the area. We took them up on their recommendations and we were very pleased! We drove along the coast and the gorgeous views of ocean, dramatic cliffs, sea caves, parasails, sand dunes, cypress trees and surfers go on for miles and miles. Find a way to get here!

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
San Francisco SFO

Adjacent to Fitzgerald Marine Reserve. Located on California Coastal Trail. Walking distance to other hiking/biking trails, tide pools, Seal Cove, view spots for Maverick's surfing, Montara lighthouse, and Moss Beach Distillery restaurant. Two miles to Princeton Harbor with fresh fish and crab on sale, fishing & whale-watching boats, and kayak rentals. Many excellent restaurants 1-3 miles away. Small local grocery 2 blocks away. Short scenic drive to San Francisco.


Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning Fee (no-refund) $150
Tax Rate 10.0%

Rates subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

50% deposit to book; balance due two weeks prior to arrival. Payment by check, credit card (VISA, Mastercard, Discover Card, JCB), or PayPal.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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Moss Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub , Beautiful custom marble and designer fixtures. Skylight.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Beautiful tile; dual shower; large skylight
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master bedroom - 1 queen , Ultra-comfortable bed with high quality linens; TV & DVD
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Ultra-comfortable bed with high quality linens; TV & DVD
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Ultra-comfortable bed with high quality linens; TV & DVD
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Master bedroom has luxurious private master bath, peekaboo ocean views, and i-pod docking and charging radio.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • jetted tub
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Private Lanai with large MasterSpa hot tub, gas copper firepit, and patio heater. Extensive ocean views. Semi-private, secluded beach with tide pools at lower tides 100 feet away.

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