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Peaceful Coastside Canyon Retreat

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Last updated: 07/22/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Half Moon Bay house description

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.

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.

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.

Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental


          • Non Smoking Only
          • Children Welcome
          • Limited Accessibility
          • Wheelchair Accessible

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Kitchen:

            iron & board, coffee maker, 4 ring stove, freezer, blender, grill, spices, oven, coffee grinder...moreless

          • Dishwasher
          • Microwave
          • Cooking Utensils
          • Refrigerator


          • Babysitter
          • Linens Provided
          • Clothes Dryer
          • Washing Machine
          • Garage

          Other Amenities

              • beach chairs & towels, cooler small, telescope, binoculars, outdoor hot tub, central heating, filtered water, firewood, hair dryer, jacuzzi, Water Tank, Hydronic Heating, hot tub, bottled water...moreless


              • Video Library
              • Stereo
              • Music Library
              • DVD Player
              • VCR
              • Satellite / Cable
              • Television
              • CD Player


                  • Wireless Internet

                  Pool & Spa

                      • Hot Tub

                      Outdoor Features

                      • Outdoor Grill
                      • Deck / Patio
                      • Balcony

                      Location & View

                          • Rural:

                            Coastal canyon - trees, horses, farmland....moreless


                          • Restaurants
                          • Laundromat
                          • Massage Therapist
                          • Medical Services
                          • Fitness Center
                          • Deepsea Fishing
                          • Roller Blading
                          • Kayaking
                          • Hospital
                          • Swimming
                          • Sailing
                          • Golf
                          • Tennis
                          • Hiking
                          • Wind-Surfing
                          • Fishing
                          • Snorkeling/Diving
                          • Mountain Biking
                          • Groceries
                          • ATM/Bank
                          • Wildlife Viewing
                          • Live Theater
                          • Churches
                          • Library
                          • Marina
                          • Playground
                          • Health/Beauty Spa
                          • Horseback Riding
                          • Sight Seeing
                          • Antiquing
                          • Bird Watching
                          • Eco Tourism
                          • Scenic Drives
                          • Walking
                          • Whale Watching
                          • Shopping
                          • Boating
                          • Shelling
                          • Cycling
                          • Surfing


                          Write a review 4.5
                          from 8 traveler reviews
                          Rental basis: Per property
                          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                          Base Rate
                          2 night min stay
                          $450 $450
                          Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
                          $2,850 $10,700
                          * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                          Additional information about rental rates

                          Fees and Rental Conditions:

                          • Cleaning $100
                          • Property Damage Protection $49
                          • Taxes Not included

                          Cancellation policy:

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

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                          Last updated: 07/22/2014
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                          15 Miles
                          Nearest Airport
                          12 Miles
                          Nearest Train
                          BART and CALTRAIN
                          2 Miles
                          Nearest Motorway
                          Highway 1
                          2 Miles
                          Nearest Beach
                          many Pacific Ocean beaches
                          2.25 Miles
                          Nearest Barpub
                          Downtown Half Moon Bay
                          3 Miles
                          Nearest Golf
                          Ritz Carlton
                          2.25 Miles
                          Nearest Restaurant
                          many in downtown Half Moon Bay

                          Car: Necessary

                          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.


                          Owner info

                          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!

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                          Speaks: english

                          Guestbook comments from the owner

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                          • View from the road.

                            View from the road.

                          • Kitchen


                          • Autumn garden.

                            Autumn garden.

                          • Downstairs bedroom.

                            Downstairs bedroom.

                          • Back deck next to hot tub.

                            Back deck next to hot tub.

                          • Downstairs bathroom.

                            Downstairs bathroom.

                          • Enjoy!


                          • Cindy and Thumper share a moment.

                            Cindy and Thumper share a moment.

                          • View from the living room into kitchen.

                            View from the living room into kitchen.

                          • Dining area with view onto back deck and canyon.

                            Dining area with view onto back deck and canyon.

                          • Old schoolhouse entry.

                            Old schoolhouse entry.

                          • Daily soak spot!!

                            Daily soak spot!!

                          • Summer lavender in bloom.

                            Summer lavender in bloom.

                          • Fresh from the summer garden.

                            Fresh from the summer garden.

                          • Summer greenery surrounding home.

                            Summer greenery surrounding home.

                          • Salt box house and brussel sprouts.

                            Salt box house and brussel sprouts.

                          VRBO #387210

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                          This listing was first published here in 2011.

                          Date last modified - Wednesday, July 16, 2014

                          $450 per night (USD)

                          3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 6

                          View calendar: Updated 07/22/14
                          Minimum stay: 2 nights
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