Accommodates 4-6 with kitchen, living room and bathroom near the beaches
- spanish, italian
About Steve Michelson
Originally from New York I fell in love with the Bay Area while visiting in the late 1960's. I'm from a media family and have been a documentary filmmaker and film distributor in the Bay Area for over 40 years now and still going strong. Currently I run a non profit that supports the engagement activities around films on the environment, social justice, health and sustainability. I've travelled all over the world and have an extensive background in adventure travel. I've always felt the Bay Area was a perfect home base.
Steve Michelson purchased this Lodge in 1974
Why Steve Michelson chose Half Moon Bay
There aren't many places in the world where you can live in a secluded and natural environment yet be as close to a major metropolitan center like the San Francisco Bay Area. The Bunk House at Lobitos Creek Ranch is surrounded by thousands of acres protected by land trusts, county and state parks. It is only minutes from unpopulated beaches, Redwood forests and fantastic vistas of the Northern California coast.
What makes this Lodge unique
The weather on Northern California's coast is divine. All year round the temperature is moderate. The Bunk House is located at an elevation of 1000 ft. above sea level so it is not nearly as prone to fog as most properties by the beach. On hot days in the summer there is always a cool breeze. On cold days in the winter it can be warm and sunny. One would think they were in Idaho when at the Ranch. The rolling hills, the coastal fog, the vibrant sense of nature and wildlife are everywhere. From your base at the Bunkhouse you will also be able to venture out to enjoy the big city excitement, the culture and the humanity of the Bay Area.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Children allowed - Beware of fireplace when you have small childrenBeware of fireplace when you have small children
Pets allowed - Dogs need to be on leash when walking aroundDogs need to be on leash when walking around
Parties/events allowed - Please check with us regarding any eventsPlease check with us regarding any events
No smoking - There is an smoking area with a nice view outsideThere is an smoking area with a nice view outside
Max guests: 6
- Driving on Lobitos Creek Road Please stay to the right and don't drive in the middle of the road. Leave room for bikes and cars to pass
Great weekend getaway
Quick trip from the city beautiful location for a quiet and peaceful stay. Our kids enjoyed the large lawn to play on and we enjoyed the views and animals. Steve was very welcoming and helpful.
Lobitos Creek Ranch Reunion
Got away from stress of epidemic worries and spent two days in peaceful quiet with family. Enjoyable walk to Hobbit Tree and great kitchen in Canyon View House for family meals.
Only stayed one night, but the place was lovely.
Short stay in the bunkhouse
We recently stayed in the bunkhouse and loved it. We were only able to stay for two nights and were sad to leave, especially our three year old. We definitely want to find a time to visit again for a longer time. It was soo beautiful and quiet. It was a unique experience with amazing views. We took the walk to Hobbit tree and it was breathtaking. Steve is such a kind and helpful host. We highly recommend this rental.
Rustic cabin away from it all
We booked a last-minute trip to stay on the ranch and thoroughly enjoyed it. It's less than an hour from San Francisco, but being there felt like being in middle of nowhere. The cabin is well laid out and the surrounding outdoor space is beautiful. We especially loved the basketball hoop.
Our only area of opportunity was in the kitchen – there isn't enough counter space to cook a big meal, and the kitchen itself was missing some staples (eg: only 5 forks, dull knives)
If you're planning on simple meals and want the peace of mind that comes from being away from it all, I would highly recommend.