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Bedrooms 1
Space 640 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 30 nights


About the property

Cottage, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

Enjoy magnificent views of the Pacific Ocean

Breathe in the ocean air, hear the waves hit the sand

Feel all your worries melt away...

This is a : LONG TERM RENTAL - 30 days or More

This oceanfront Sea Glass Cottage is the picture-perfect place to enjoy natural beauty and serenity on the San Mateo Coast near Half Moon Bay. Nothing in front of you but the Pacific Ocean. Ideal spot for a serene retreat to the beach, ideal rental for part - time work in the bay area, or a beautiful location to re-cupurate or just need time for yourself. Our guest comments repeat each other with how being close to the ocean seems to melt their busy lives away.

Sea Glass Cottage is a studio layout. The unobstructed ocean views can be enjoyed from the kitchen, living/dining area, as well as the sleeping area where you can wake up to the amazing ocean view from the comfort of your cozy king-size bed. Watch the sea lions, pelicans, seasonal whales, and dolphins go by.

Each of the two cottages on the property has its own small private deck with comfortable outdoor wicker lounge chairs & ottomans, situated to enjoy an unobstructed ocean view.

The views are absolutely stunning from all living areas of this romantic, elegantly appointed cottage. This is the spot to truly get away from it all. And still less than a 30-minute drive to San Francisco! Sea Glass Cottage , is 640 square feet and includes the following amenities:

- High thread count linens

- Pillow-top king bed with white leather tufted head and foot board

- White stained oak flooring throughout

- Sophisticated seaside furnishings

- White spa towels and robes for lounging

- Shampoo/conditioner, mouthwash, soaps, shower gel, lotions

- Fully stocked kitchen for foodies... create your own romantic beach meal.

- Coffees: ground & whole bean, grinder, press, selection of assorted teas

- 37 in. flat screen TV w/ cable, DVD player

- Comcast WiFi internet service (complimentary)

- Warm, cozy blankets for sitting outside at the gas fire pit.... witness the sunset setting directly in front of you!

Two cottages are situated on a bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean and unspoiled Fitzgerald Marine Reserve. There is a common garden area located an appropriate distance from each cottage to enable privacy. The shared area offers a comfortable outdoor sectional, individual lounge chairs, and gas fire pit.

Fall asleep to the sound of ocean waves on the beach below. Wake up to the sound of seagulls in the distant sky. Sip your morning cup of java on the beach, it's only a 2-minute walk from your front door, or sit in bed and enjoy your private oceanfront view.

Our Sea Glass Cottage was built in 1906. This location was a destination spot for weekenders in the early 1900's. Guests traveled by train from San Francisco and Santa Cruz to visit this amazing place referred to as 'Nye's Reef'. At one time the property boasted a restaurant, hotel, bunk houses, and a tavern. Most of the buildings are still standing. This oceanfront cottage has been visited by many well-known individuals over the years including Jack London and Luther Burbank. A little inspiration! The setting makes it ideal for couples or individuals seeking solitude and serenity on the San Mateo Coast overlooking at the Fitzgerald Marine Reserve.


- Fitzgerald Marine Reserve (2-minute walk). Explore tide pools, watch sea lions napping on the rocks in the natural bay.

- 100 year-old forest (2-minute walk)

- Seal Cove Beach, a hidden gem (7-minute walk)

- Historic distillery restaurant (10-minute walk)

- Mavericks surf break (20-minute walk)

- Princeton Harbor for boating, kayaking, restaurants, shopping, or pampering spa. Pick up fresh fish from the local fisherman at the Princeton Harbor Pier for that gourmet seafood dinner you've been dreaming of creating! (3 miles)

- Half Moon Bay, quaint & historic town (6 miles)

Please no weddings, receptions or parties.

The beauty here will astound you. When our guests arrive and open the gate, everyone has the same reaction... 'Wow, this is unbelievable!'

We hope to soon welcome YOU to this breathtaking location and the Sea Glass Cottage.

Aloha, ~Carol & Jerome

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carol brolan
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
April 26, 2018

About carol brolan

Jerome & I have lived on the coast for 36 years. Jerome visited the area as a youngster with his grandparents in the 60's, fishing and playing on the beaches. I grew up in the South Pacific, my bearings have always been the ocean. The beauty of the coast, the open hills, miles of beaches, and isolation from the fast pace of city life helped us decide to make this place our home. Our choice to live and raise our children here is undeniably our best decision!

Why carol brolan chose Moss Beach

Of the many places around the world we've been fortunate to visit and/or live, this spot is an incredible gem! The views are panoramic, unspoiled and unsurpassed. It is too special not to share with others.

What makes this cottage unique

The awe-inspiring sunsets viewed from the garden area are difficult to describe, they must be experienced. Exploring Fitzgerald Marine Reserve tide pools at low tide is not to be missed. Low tide occurs twice daily. Walking trails along the bluffs above the marine preserve and Seal Cove Beach are magnificent. A quick 10-minute walk through a 100 year-old forest is a fun adventure, ending at the Distillery Restaurant with its legend of the Blue Lady.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Our stay at your cottage was more than words can say! My husband and I were in great need of a getaway. But in no way did we feel our vacation would be soo beautiful & romantic! This place was perfect to re-kindle our love!!! I left all the stress of life on the plane. Please know that we will return and can't wait to tell our friends & family!

Thank you so much.
Jan 2014
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Moss Beach Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 640 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets considered
  • not suitable for children ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • bath/ shower combo Full Bath
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • King size bed (1)
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
outdoor propane fire pit area is shared between both cottages, common area, to enjoy the sunsets in your private garden area overlooking the Ocean!!


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So much fun. :)

  • 5 of 5

This place has everything we wanted in a relaxing weekend get away. We also brought our small dog with us and he had a great time.

Moss Beach is a 5 minute drive north (dogs allowed on leash).

There is a marine preserve with tide pools that is a 5 minute walk from the cottage (dogs not allowed).

There is a Cypruss Tree Forrest that is a 7 minute walk from the cottage (dogs allowed on some parts).

And there is a nice restaurant called the Distillery that is a 15 minute walk from the cottage (dogs allowed on patio). They even had a dog menu for our pug!

Our family had a great time and will definitely be back to visit in the future.

So awesome that you can hear and see the waves crashing at night from your room or outside viewing area. :)

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2013
  • Stayed: December 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming Get Away

  • 4 of 5

The cottage is charming and the location ideal.Thanks for just the right combination of hospitality and privacy. Perfect!

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful setting, and a darling cottage with everything I needed for a comfortable stay. The view is unbeatable, nothing in the world can compare! Carol and her husband Jerome are warm and welcoming hosts, and very responsive to requests. Sunsets, moonsets, stars, tide pools, waves and breeze and sun and coastal flowers. Can't find the words to say how great this month was!

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nicole & Sampson

  • 5 of 5

This is absolute paradise. I opened the gate & saw the beautiful view of the ocean. It was magical. The cottage is perfect. The one thing I loved was the constant sound of the ocean waves... even with the windows closed you can still hear them. The cottage is stocked well with kitchen things & bathroom supplies including shampoo & conditioner & body wash.

I have a cat that traveled with me from Ohio. I stayed in the cottage for 3 months. My cat Sampson has to take medications twice a day. Sometimes I had to go out of town for interviews & Carol was always there to help out. They are animal lovers too. It was so nice to know my baby was in great hands as I was away.

The view of the ocean is amazing, the pictures do not do it justice. I went outside many days to just enjoy the view & hear the ocean to cleanse my mind of everyday life.

I highly recommend coming & staying here. Carol & Jerome are such wonderful people. Very warm & welcoming. Very accommadating to your needs. You will not regret your time here

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great little cottage and better people

  • 5 of 5

My friend and I stayed in Jerorme and Carol's cottage for two nights. The cottage was well equipped and spotless. The outside common area with comfortable seating and a gas fire pit was a great place to hang out in the evening and meet new friends. Thanks to both of you for being such great hosts.

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2015
  • Stayed: December 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Stay

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful little cottage. Thank you for allowing us to stay with you. I am looking forward to coming back when it is a bit warmer. You are a lovely host. Your cottage is adorable and was just the right fit. I hope we turned the heater off!

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2015
  • Stayed: December 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
17 Miles
San Francisco Airport
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Ritz Carlton Half Moon Bay
Nearest Beach
Fitzgerald Marine Life Refuge
Car: recommended

Walking distance to Fitzgerald Marine Life Refuge, walking distance to 'Distillery Restaurant' they even have a 'Doggie Menu'. 2.5 miles to Pillar Point Harbor, Walking Distance to the Famous Mavericks Surf point and Contest, 7 miles to Quaint Historic Town of Half Moon Bay, 1 mile to Montara Mountain Hiking Trails, 2 miles to Half Moon Bay Airport, 15 minute drive to San Francisco Airport, 1 hour drive to San Jose Airport, 1 mile to La Costanera Restaurant, 3 mile to Sam's Chowder House, 3 mile s to Princeton Harbor


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $150
Pet Fee $150

$150.00 Cleaning Fee- non refundable
We Accept Reservations of 30 days or more,
50% due at time of booking
check in 3pm check out 11 am

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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