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Nestled in a rural canyon just two miles from fabulous Pacific Ocean beaches and downtown Half Moon Bay, Higgins Canyon Hideaway is the perfect place for a tranquil vacation or retreat you will never forget.
This beautifully renovated 123-year-old schoolhouse, located just outside the coastside town of Half Moon Bay, California, is open, spacious and cozy - with wonderful views from every window.
A tasteful blend of furnishings and decor create a warm atmosphere of rustic elegance. The gourmet kitchen has custom cabinets, a Viking Stove and stainless steel appliances, and it opens onto the living room with wall-to-wall windows and a stone fireplace - perfect for socializing while you cook. Enjoy hundreds of stations and Netflix on the large flat-screen TV. Relax to your own tunes using the ipod dock, or browse our extensive DVD/CD library. High-speed WIFI.
The dining room overlooks the canyon, and the large office offers views of the garden and has shelves full of books and games. Heated floors and radiant heat throughout.
Accommodations Sleeping accommodations include a large master bedroom with a queen-sized bed, two bedrooms with full-sized beds and two full bathrooms, including a Victorian clawfoot tub (with shower). Den/office has a full-sized sofa bed. All of the rooms have views of the gardens and canyon.
Tranquil rural 'farm' setting Enjoy the chickens and their delicious fresh eggs every day. Plus seasonal fruits from the orchard.
Caretaker When we are gone, our trusted friend and caretaker (a beloved community librarian), lives on the property and takes care of the chickens, bunny and outdoor cats and dogs.
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Half an hour from San Francisco and Palo Alto, Half Moon Bay is known for its great hiking, biking, surfing and kayaking, as well as wonderful local restaurants, shops, music and theater. The Ritz Carlton Hotel, two world-class golf courses, and several tennis courts and fitness clubs are located less than five minutes away.
Year Purchased: 1998
About the owner: I am a writer, filmmaker and teacher and have lived on this property since my daughter was an infant. We travel frequently and rent the home when we go away on weekends or extended trips. This makes it even more like a true home for renters -- because it has so many extra conveniences and amenities and personal touches.
Why the Owner Chose Half Moon Bay: I love this rural setting so close to downtown Half Moon Bay and the ocean -- and still only 40 minutes to SF.
The Unique Benefits at this House: Farm fresh eggs and beautiful hens. Quiet mornings, starry nights and great places to hike from the front door. I've created several places to sit and relax - inside and out -- from the hot tub to the greenhouse!