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Accommodates 6-8 with four bedrooms, kitchen, living room, fireplace and theater
In addition to the four bedrooms there is a loft in the theater with a full bed.
Pool / Spa
- 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.
- 50% refund (minus the service fee) if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.
- No refund if you cancel less than 14 days before check-in.
Damage and Incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Events allowed - Events subject to additional event feesEvents subject to additional event fees
Max guests: 8
Minimum age of primary renter: 18
- Smoking is allowed on the property but not in the Ranch house. We have a nice area dedicated for smoking and a ranch spitune for butts
Property has guest safety measures
Cleaned with disinfectant
High-touch surfaces cleaned with disinfectant (like countertops, light switches, handles, and faucets)
All towels and bedding washed in hot water that’s at least 60ºC/140ºF
Check in and check out with no person-to-person contact
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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 farmhouse 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. 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. The Ranch has so many fun features including trails, horses and cows, a hot tub, sauna, screening room/theater an outdoor shower. It's a perfect place for a family reunion or gathering of any kind. While it sleeps 6-8 one can add on by booking the Bunkhouse or the soon to be completed Canyon View House for groups of 12 or more.
What makes this farmhouse unique
The weather on Northern California's coast is divine. All year round the temperature is moderate. The Ranch 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. The rolling hills, the coastal fog, the vibrant sense of nature and wildlife are everywhere. From your base at Lobitos Creek Ranch you will also be able to venture out to enjoy the big city excitement, the culture and the humanity of the Bay Area.
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