Large, Historic, Half Moon Bay Vacation Home by the Beach

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Enjoy the company of friends and family around our gas fire pit.


Last updated: 10/17/2016
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  • Minimum stay:Contact owner
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Half Moon Bay Vacation Home for rent, only 20 miles from San Francisco, 6 miles from Half Moon Bay, and a scenic 50 mile drive from Santa Cruz California.


This recently remodeled 6 bedroom, 3 bath coastal home was once part of a prohibition-era train station. Located in tranquil Moss Beach, the house is only a block from the internationally recognized tide pools and beach at the James Fitzgerald protected Marine Reserve. It is a wonderful place to enjoy, walk, take the kids to learn about the tide pools, etc. It is in a beautiful and quiet neighborhood, with plenty of nearby restaurants and shopping. And don't forget to catch the yearly Half Moon Bay 'Art and Pumpkin Festival'. Also nearby is Mavericks, a world-famous surfing location that holds regular big-wave contests in Pillar Point Harbor, just north of Half Moon Bay at the village of Princeton-By-The-Sea.

The bedrooms are as follows:
One private queen bedroom and bath suite on the first floor. Upstairs you'll find the spacious master bedroom (and private bath) which contains a gorgeous 160-year-old hand carved bed, with an adjacent enclosed room containing an additional double, size antique, brass bed, which can be used as a private sixth bedroom. This room gets great sunlight. Also upstairs are three more spacious bedrooms, all with queen size beds. Altogether, you have 6 bedrooms.

Two full baths upstairs, one with claw foot tub and separate marble and travertine shower and a third vintage inspired bath with shower only. Rooms are spacious, and beds are comfortable. Ample room for dining, with separate common rooms for relaxing and socializing. You will love it.

If you enjoy hiking, nearby Montara Mountain is a popular outdoor recreation spot, and home to the old Highway 1.
The coastside hosts several state parks and beaches, including: Half Moon Bay State Beach, Venice State Beach, Poplar State Beach, San Gregorio State Beach, and Pomponio State Beach.

Please Note: Though individuals under 18 are welcome at the property, we require that the person making the reservation be at least 25+ years old and accompany any minor guests.

Separate charge for events and/or large parties may apply.


BOOK EARLY, as the summer months and Holidays normally fill up in quickly.

With limited exceptions, there is a two night minimum. Summer months and Holiday weekends usually require a three to five night minimum stay.

Check with us for last-minute discounts and mid-week specials!

Keywords: Large Yard, Beach House, Cottage, Fire Pit, Coastside, Ocean, Wedding, Reunion, Tide Pools

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Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Renter must be 25+...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    No smoking on property....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 11-12

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Gas fire pit outside, Gas outdoor heater


  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys:

    We have many family games and some children's toys....moreless


  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • Fitness Center

Leisure Activities

  • Boating
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Open dining room with large table and seating for 12 +...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 12 people


  • Fireplace:

    gas fireplace...moreless

  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    gas heating throughout....moreless

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Two connecting living room areas fit several guests in comfort....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio


Write a review 4.9
from 39 traveler reviews
$400-$600/night depending on the time of year and day of the week.
$100-$175 per night for separate cottage
Monthly rates are negotiable
Ask us about midweek specials and last minute discounts
Holiday rates may vary
Refundable Security Deposit & Cleaning Fee Required
Additional charge for events and/or large parties may apply.

Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.

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Last updated: 10/17/2016
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Owner info

Year Purchased: 1978

Why the Owner Chose Moss Beach, CA, USA:
My home was not purchased to be a rental. When I don't have guests, I stay at the house, so that I can make sure that it is always welcoming to my guests. I have lived in this house for almost 40 years, and have raised my children here. I worked as a stager (decorator) by trade and I have used my creative talent in decorating my home and garden, for my own enjoyment and that of my guests.

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Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Enjoy the company of friends and family around our gas fire pit.

    Enjoy the company of friends and family around our gas fire pit.

  • Living Room #1

    Living Room #1

  • Marine Reserve

    Marine Reserve

  • Sunroom


  • Bedroom


  • Separate Cottage

    Separate Cottage

  • Separate Cottage Kitchen

    Separate Cottage Kitchen

  • Front view of home

    Front view of home

  • Kitchen


  • Bonus Bedroom

    Bonus Bedroom

  • Master Bathroom

    Master Bathroom

  • Bedroom


  • Separate Cottage #2

    Separate Cottage #2

VRBO #230355

This listing was first published here in 2009.

Date last modified - Tuesday, October 25, 2016

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(650) 302-4653 (California, USA)

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