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PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A NON-SMOKING PROPERTY. SMOKING IS NOT ALLOWED ANYWHERE ON THE PROPERTY.
Yes you can have it all!
Perched atop a hillside with breathtaking ocean views and located on a cul-de-sac that leads into an enchanted forest, lies a hidden jewel. Imagine waking up in a home surrounded by trees but within sight of the water. Have your first cup of coffee on the deck while gazing at the ocean and experiencing the natural beauty of the coastside. Perhaps you'll see the pair of Red-tailed Hawks who nest in a neighboring tree during parts of the spring and summer, or the hummingbirds that frequent our terrace. Spend your morning exploring the forest and miles of hiking trails, or stroll down to the beach and world-class tide pools. Then, it's a 2 minute drive to Princeton Harbor with fresh seafood, restaurants and even kayaking! Or, maybe a 10 minute drive into Half Moon Bay for unique shopping and fantastic restaurants. But the adventure isn't over! Jump in your car and in no time at all you're in San Francisco enjoying the theater or any of its fantastic attractions. On the other hand, maybe you spend the entire day on the terrace, curled up with a book on the couch, or perhaps watching a movie downstairs in the private theater. Whether you go out or stay in, your coastside experience will create memories of a lifetime.
Bedrooms: *Upstairs master suite with king bed, bathroom with shower, TV/DVD, and balcony with ocean views. *Upstairs guest room with queen bed. *Upstairs full bathroom *Downstairs master suite with king bed, full bathroom, TV, and sitting area with ocean view *Downstairs suite with 2 full beds, bathroom with shower, and TV/DVD. *Downstairs room with bunk bed (full and twin bed)
Amenities: *Kitchen with granite counters, microwave, dishwasher and counter seating for 4. *Many people enjoy cooking but hate cleaning up. For an additional cost with advanced notice, depending on availability, we can coordinate after dinner clean up so you can truly dine and dash!! *Large great room with 8 person dining table for entertaining. *Home Theater (blue ray, surround sound and theater seating for 6) *iPod/MP3 docking station *Free high-speed wireless Internet. *Fresh linens, bath/beach towels and spa robes are provided.
Outdoors: *Balcony with bar seating for 8 with views of the ocean *Outdoor terrace with sofa and loveseat *6-person outdoor jacuzzi *Outdoor speakers *Outdoor shower *Gas BBQ (propane provided)
Nearby amenities: *3 minute walk to forest with hiking trails (at the end of cul-de-sac) *5 minute walk to Moss Beach Park (amazing children's playground) *5 minute walk to Coastside Market *7 minute walk to Moss Beach Ranch for horseback riding *10 minute walk to Fitzgerald Marine Reserve (tide pools and beaches)
*5 minute drive to Princeton Harbor *7 minute drive to Maverick's Beach *10 minute drive to Half Moon Bay *15 minute drive to Ritz Carlton Half Moon Bay and golfing *25 minute drive to downtown San Francisco *50 minute drive to Santa Cruz Boardwalk
Thanksgiving 2015 Nov 21 - Nov 29, 2015 5 night min stay
Holiday Rates Dec 19 - Jan 4, 2016 5 night min stay
Weekend Rate Jan 5 - May 19, 2016 2 night min stay
2016 Summer Rates May 20 - Sep 12, 2016 4 night min stay
My Standard Rate 3 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
Fees and Rental Conditions:
Cleaning/Laundry$275 + tax
Refundable Damage Deposit$650
Property Damage Protection$79
Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Please call for holiday rates.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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The house is on a cul-de-sac that leads to a forest with a tree swing and hiking trails with ocean view vistas. We are also less than a 10 minute walk to the beach and world-class tide pools (Fitzgerald Marine Reserve). The house is a 5 minute walk to the Moss Beach Park, a fantastic playground for the kids, and a 5 minute drive to Princeton Harbor (fresh seafood, restaurants, fishing boats, kayaking and whale watching).
Year Purchased: 2002
About the owner: Alex and I have owned this house for over 12 years and we love escaping to the coast. As the children get older, and we spend more time in the city at volleyball and soccer, we find less opportunity to get away. Several friends commented that it was a shame that more people don't know about the magic of this beautiful home and the surrounding area. We believe Moss Beach and the coast are hidden treasures waiting to be discovered.
Why the Owner Chose Half Moon Bay: We were looking for a quiet getaway from the City. We are thrilled with this home and all that the coast has to offer. When my husband (Alex) was a child, he used to intern at the Steinhart Aquarium - Alex has always had a passion for the ocean. Our family loves to go tide pooling at the Fitzgerald Marine Reserve - this is about as good as it gets! Our home is an 8 minute walk to world class tide pools and beaches.
The Unique Benefits at this House: The views are spectacular. The outdoor terrace has comfortable couches to relax and take a nap. We love hanging out on the deck, enjoying a glass of wine, and watching the kids play in the jacuzzi. The house is made for relaxing and spending time with family and friends. We designed the home with the idea of being together, but also wanting some quiet time alone. There are plenty of spots to curl up and read a book. There is a fabulous forest at the end of our street and it has a tree swing that the kids just love.