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Picturesque Greenbelt & Ocean View Getaway - Ritz Carton

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 2,400 sq. ft.
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 1 - 4 nights


About the property

Townhome, 3 Bedrooms + Den, 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Panoramic views and memorable ocean sunsets from a 2,600 square foot, three bedroom, three and a half bath residence located on Half Moon Bay’s 'Old Course' golf course next to the Ritz Carlton.

Comments from past guests:

'We just wanted to thank you for the use of your house in Half Moon Bay. We did many

things while in the area, Alcatraz, Muir Woods, Wine Country, Fishermans Wharf Etc.

But when I asked our family what was their favorite thing, they said 'where we stayed'

It really is a nice place, and so peaceful. Everyone had their own space...'

R.D. Kansas - 7 adults

Family Gathering/Sightseeing

'Thank you for letting us stay in your beautiful house.'

S.G., Germany - 6 adults and 2 children

Family reunion and sightseeing holiday

“We thoroughly enjoyed our trip to San Francisco and surrounds. The house was very comfortable and included everything, except for the keys to your car, required to maximize our experience. We especially appreciated the provided Internet access for planning our day trips.”

D.N. Manitoba, Canada – 6 adults

Family sightseeing holiday

“…I've passed your number on to several of my friends who travel frequently and highly recommended it… Your place was so much better than the other house that was rented for other members of our family.”

J.R. Fort Worth, TX – 6 adults & 1 child


“….Please keep our deposit for the same time next year.”

J.R. Portland Oregon – 5 adults

HMB Pumpkin Festival

“We enjoyed your home very much. And so did the family. It is in such a lovely setting and fit our needs perfectly. We will recommend your vacation house.”

S.H. Sacramento, CA – 7 adults


“Many thanks! We enjoyed the house and Half Moon Bay very much.”

C.S. England, 4 adults

Part of a 3 week family holiday to California

“The best house we have ever rented.”

T.L., Washington, 3 couples

40th Anniversary Celebration

We enjoyed our stay and are going to tell our friends and associates about your house.

E.D., Paris, France – 4 adults and 2 children


“… a quick note to let you know how happy we are with your house. It's so spacious, comfortable and clean, and the high ceilings are just spectacular. … we should come back every summer.”

R.C., Hong Kong – 3 adults and 3 children

Summer holiday

“…Your location was absolutely perfect! It is true that the pictures do not show how truly beautiful and inviting it is. It felt like home away from home. We will definitely recommend you…”

D.S., California – 6 adults and one child

Birthday Celebration

“…we would like to come back next year…”

B.D., California, USA – 3 couples

This time next year group

“…wonderful house…”

D.A., Denmark – 5 adults & 2 children

See America Yosemite, San Francisco

This getaway is perfect for mature adults who want a relaxing upscale environment and amenities in a quiet community setting. Two skylights and surrounding windows provide natural light in the vaulted ceiling main living area, situated on the second floor, which gives its one of the best views in the gated community of Ocean Colony.

Each large uniquely decorated bedroom has view of either the fairway or mountains and is appointed with a quality queen-size bed and a full private bathroom. Hardwood floors abound. There is a balcony off the living/dining area and garden patio area off the downstairs bedrooms. A large drive plus a two-car garage provide off street parking. The residence is just a five-minute walk to the famed Ritz Carlton Hotel and ocean walkway.

As my guest and hopefully future friend, I am committed to make your stay enjoyable while respecting the quiet enjoyment of my neighbors and rules that govern the community.

General Location: Half an hour from San Francisco, San Francisco International Airport (SFO), Stanford and Palo Alto. Half Moon Bay is known for its hiking, biking, surfing, and kayaking, and picturesque downtown area with its local restaurants, shops, music, and theater. This coastal home is in the private gated community of Ocean Colony, and is a five-minute walk to the Ritz Carlton, beach and walking trails. Nearby beaches include Montara, Moss Beach, Half Moon Bay, San Gregorio, and Pescadero. This is also a great jumping off point for day trips to the wine country, and the cities of Santa Cruz and Monterey, Muir Woods, Stinson Beach and Stanford.

Nearby is Princeton Harbor, a working harbor where you can buy your fresh/smoked fish, go on a deep-sea fishing trip, or fish/crab from the pier. The protected beaches within the harbor are wonderful for children, and the bluff walks above provide views of the world-famous Mavericks surfing area, elegant cypresses, and pounding waves. A flat paved 14-mile long bicycle trail runs from the Harbor along the beaches past Half Moon Bay and other trails are to be found along the bluffs, and coastal mountains.

The seaside town of Half Moon Bay with its galleries and restaurants are a short five minute drive north. Enjoy the culinary talents of chefs at a host of restaurants, like the Navio at the Ritz-Carlton, or the award-winning Cetrella, or Zagat-rated Cafe Gibraltor, or watch the sunset from the Moss Beach Distillery or go to Duarte's in Pescadero and order their delectable artichoke soup.

Further south are San Gregorio and Pescadero with their beautiful beaches, bird marshes and Pigeon Point Lighthouse. Ano Nuevo State Park is home to the famous Elephant Seals (November through March reservations required). Sunny Santa Cruz has wonderful surfing beaches and Boardwalk is a short hour south. 20-min East you will find yourself in the redwoods, Skyline Blvd with its panoramic vistas of the Peninsula. Easy day trips include Napa/Sonoma Valley, Monterey Bay, Sacramento and Sausalito/Stinson Beach/Muir Woods.

Close by are several science/tech museums (Exploratorium/ San Jose Tech Museum), the Santa Cruz Boardwalk, Great America.

Keywords: house or Townhouse next to Ritz Carlton

More Details

Jeff Chew
Member since: 2006
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 23, 2018

Why Jeff Chew chose Half Moon Bay

Vacation rental since 2006. Rented all year around. Non-owner occupied.

2 night Minimum stay. Rates for longer stays dependent upon number of people, seasonality, weekday/weekend nights and availability. Property is licensed by the City of Half Moon Bay and is subject to a 12% tax. There is a $145 cleaning fee.

What makes this townhome unique

Superior value...for those looking for upscale living at a reasonable price.


Half Moon Bay Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Any noisy activities must cease by 11pm. No boats, boat trailers, other trailers of any kind, campers or mobile homes are permitted to be parked.
  • Please place all food scraps in the garbage can.
  • Please park in the driveway as on-street parking is not allowed overnight. In an effort to keep the peace with my neighbor please park in the driveway
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front ...
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • downstairs master Bathroom - toilet , shower , jetted tub , 2 sinks
    downstairs guest bathroom - toilet , near front door entrance
    downstairs Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    upstairs Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • downstairs bedroom with full bath - 2 queen
    downstairs master bedroom - 1 king , master bedroom with full bath attached and walk in closet.
    upstairs bedroom with full bath - 1 queen , room for additional queen air mattress
    upstairs Den off living room - sometimes used as a place for a queen air mattress
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (3) additional queen air mattress bed upon request, Baby Cribs (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
  • churches
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Granite wet bar, 37" LCD TV, DVD/CD Player, high-speed internet access, personal computer, gas BBQ, gourmet kitchen, built-in refrigerator, cooking and eating utensils provided, high quality linens provided, washer and dryer, No smoking and no pets are permitted, Bedroom #1 - Situated on the second floor queen-size bed with a private bathroom, tiled shower, walk-in closet, and ceiling fan, Views of the surrounding mountains, Bedroom #2 - Situated on the first floor king-size bed with a private bathroom with a separate shower and a Jacuzzi tub, garden patio with a view of the golf course fairway, Bedroom #3 - Situated on the first floor two queen-size beds with a private bathroom and combination bath and shower, Two mirrored closets, A queen-size auto inflate mattress is also available upon request.


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Picturesque Greenbelt & Ocean View Getaway - Ritz Carton
average rating of 4.8076925 based on 78 reviews

It was a nice older home

  • 4 of 5

Mr Chew is very nice but home is little older than I thought it was

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
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Huntsville, AL

Great location but.....

  • 3 of 5

Lovely setting! All went well but... we had a problem with ants. We called and texted the owner and received no response.

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
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Comfortable, Quiet, Secluded, Safe

  • 4 of 5

Hard to believe Half Moon Bay is only 28 miles from SF, whereas 28 miles from downtown LA you're in the middle of millions of people, at HMB, well I'd say your pressing a few thousand, max. We actually went to lunch at Scoma's at the Fisherman's Wharf, and made the entire trip in less than 3 hours. Jeff's place big, comfortable, security gated, loved the gas fireplace for those cold, misty Northern California nights in January, looks right over the 16th tee box. Bedding ultra comfy. A bigger screen TV would be welcome, as would a new one in the Master, kitchen could use some updating and hand appliances, but reefer was huge and brand new, knives excellent and with a sharpener. Plenty of room for 2 couples, 2 children. Stroll down to the Ritz Carlton in 5 minutes for an unbelievable gorgeous coastline, have a drink at the golf club. Zone out and reduce your blood pressure here, you'll be glad you did.

  • Submitted: Jan 26, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
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serene view

  • 5 of 5

Nice location. Walk to Ritz and beach. 2 miles to downtown. Comfortable bedding.

Roomy accommodations for six. Good value.

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
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Sacramento, CA

New Year's Eve Weekend at Half Moon Bay

  • 4 of 5

1. Jeff, the owner is very responsive and easy to work with.

2. Very nice setting within walking distance to the Ritz and a very nice ocean side costal walk.

3. The 3 bedrooms and beds fit our needs quite well.

4. The kitchen was somewhat lacking in basic utensils and veggie peeler, no blender, only 3 champagne glasses, mismatch of wine glasses, only 1 dishtowel, no bar soap in bathrooms.

5. The property does have a minor very small ant problem.

6. Although the TV setup in the living room is quite nice, the largeness of the room and the all hardwood floor and the very high ceiling makes for poor sound quality and a minor hearing struggle for Medicare age guests.

7. We would stay there again. Great place for group of golf buddies.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
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Beautiful house and location

  • 5 of 5

The house had so much room for my family. The process for checking in and out was very easy too. We were very comfortable and the home is very clean. On top of everything the view is amazing. Will definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Dec 11, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
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Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $355
Cleaning Fee $145 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

I recommend using "ALTERNATIVE PAYMENT METHODS" TO AVOID "ONLINE BOOKING FEES". Please contact me directly for further understanding.

Any noisy activities must cease by 11pm. No boats, boat trailers,other trailers of any kind, campers or mobile homes are permitted to be parked in Ocean Colony. No flying of Drones.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.