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Stylish Beach Retreat with Affordable Pricing!

Bedrooms 2
Space 700 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Apartment, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

BOOK A WEEK & SAVE $$! This is one of five beach apartments located together, (also see VRBO #757965 or call for availability). It is just a short walk to the coastal trail, beaches, surfing and fishing. Pillar Point Harbor and the world famous Mavrick's surf break are located just one half mile away. Explore the unique downtown of Half Moon Bay, check out San Gregorio and Pescadero. We are just 30 minutes to San Francisco! Hike, bike, paddle board, relax and enjoy all that the San Mateo County Coastside has to offer. The apartments are turn key, ready for coastal living. They are ideal for vacations, reunions, weddings or longer stays.

There are numerous great dining spots close by, as well as live entertainment. The fully equipped kitchen makes eating in quite easy. Accessible and AFFORDABLE!

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Ralph Ely
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
March 13, 2018

About Ralph Ely

Ralph and Chris Ely have owned the Coronado Apartments since 1978, and have rented them as completely furnished properties for over 15 years. Our goal is to provide quality accommodations at an affordable price. Ralph has been a real estate broker on the coastside over 30 years, and can help with any property needs. Chris operates her own Physical Therapy office in Half Moon Bay.

Why Ralph Ely chose El Granada

The Ocean, beaches, sunsets, surfing, fishing, clean air, rural coastal environment,and it's all close to San Francisco!

Guestbook comments from the owner

We spent a week at the Coronado Apartments, Apartmenmt #1, and had a great stay. Our two bedroom was clean and attractively decorated. It was just a 5 minute walk to a broad sandy beach. The coastal trail ran for miles along the beach in both directions. We walked all the way to the Mavericks Beach, where they hold the Mavericks Giant Wave Surfing contest every year. Pillar Point Harbor was an easy walk and was quite beautiful. Fishermen were selling Dungeness crab and fish directly from their boats.

Ralph, the owner, was very helpful and gave us names of several fantastic restaurants which we enjoyed. Sam’s Chowder House was a 10 minute walk, and had indoor and outdoor seating where we enjoyed wonderful seafood while watching the sun set over the Pacific. The Mediterranean restaurant Gibraltar was a great find and a most memorable dining experience.

We enjoyed being able to cook our breakfasts and some other meals in the fully equipped kitchen. We only used the king bed and found it to be very comfortable with lots of thick, warm bedding!

Our two excursions to San Francisco went quite well. It was about a 30 minute drive and we enjoyed taking in the many sights of the city! We also drove Highway 1 to Santa Cruz, a beautiful one hour drive and great town to visit.

The week was a great getaway for us, and we loved the area!
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El Granada Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1)
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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Stylish Beach Retreat with Affordable Pricing!
average rating of 4.75 based on 41 reviews
Lakewood, Colorado

Perfect apartment and perfect location.

  • 5 of 5

I was traveling by myself (female) on this vacation and wanted a place that was safe, quiet, close to beach and restaurants and walking trail. This apartment provided all of that and more. I couldn't have found a more perfect place. All the pictures of the apartment and surroundings were very accurately represented. I felt extremely safe as the apartment was in the middle of a nice neighborhood and I was able to walk to the beach, walking trail and the to the majority of the restaurants. The entire place was very clean and fresh flowers were on the dining room table. I cooked about half of my meals and the kitchen was appointed with everything that I needed and everything was very clean and in good order. My favorite restaurants were Miramar Beach Inn, Ketch JoAnne Restaurant and Sams chowder house which I easily walked to while walking on the beach trail. The couch was very comfortable and the bed was extremely comfortable with excellent quality linens and comforter. I slept better here than I do in my own home. I didn't watch any TV (too many other wonderful things to do), but I did use the wifi and it worked great! Ralph is very pleasant and kind and was quick to answer any of my questions.. He made the whole process of renting very easy. My week here in heaven went way too quickly and I was so sad to leave. I am already planning my next trip here to Half Moon Bay (hopefully next year) and will make it a priority to stay here.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your kind words. The Ocean, beach and wildlife make my job easy! Glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again next year! Ralph
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We loved that we could see the ocean from our front window. Walking distance to the beach!

  • 5 of 5

Well appointed apartment, walking distance to the beach and Coastal Trail.

Will definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much, you are always welcomed. Happy New Year. Ralph
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Great location, responsive owner

  • 5 of 5

Travelled with another adult couple for 3 nights. This location was fantastic, walking distance to the beach, breweries, and restaurants. Comfortable beds, plenty of towels. Small living space but plenty for evening games and relaxing after touring the various nearby coastal towns during the day.

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Windsor, CA

Great little apartment!

  • 5 of 5

This apartment is a couple blocks from the beach. The location is ideal for walking access to the small beach communities and cafes in the area. The Half Moon Bay Coast Walk Trail is very close by and goes in either direction.

The apartment itself is cozy, clean and has all the basics. There was no laundry detergent so we were not able to do laundry until we picked some up. There is no front or back yard. There are two chairs sitting by the front door. They were very nice to sit in during the morning and afternoon, however they are lightweight and flimsy so you might want to consider bringing your own outdoor chairs if you like to relax in the sun.

The beds and blankets were really comfortable, although we did bring our own pillows. The white towels were plentiful and freshly cleaned. The dishware and pots and utensils are all modern and clean. We did not use the kitchen much as we were sampling the local restaurants every chance we got. The fridge works really well and keeps things very cold. They have ice trays in the freezer and there was also a bag of ice in there. We did not use the coffee drip maker.

The wifi was great for web and email. It was just barely good enough to watch Netflix/Youtube, but don't plan on multiple users on video or gaming. We don't watch network television so we didn't use the TV as it was connected to Comcast. We did turn it on just to see the quality of the signal (very low resolution) and we turned it right back off again. We probably would have used it if it was connected via HDMI to a Roku or something like that.

Overall we really enjoyed our stay. The owner was very nice and made sure he was available by telephone when we got there with some questions about how to get in.

Highly recommend this adorable little apartment if you want to bop around Half Moon Bay!

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your review. So glad you enjoyed the apartment and our coastal community!
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Clean, welcoming, and beautiful view

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this retreat in Half Moon Bay. The apartment was spotless, comfortable, and just a short walk from the beach. Ralph was great to work with. We got a little too comfortable and lost track of time, which caused us to stay past check out. Ralph was very understanding and kindly worked with us despite our mistake. I'd highly recommend this beautiful apartment if you're looking to spend time near the beach!

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much and hope to have you back soon. Ralph
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Beautiful to see the ocean from there!

  • 5 of 5

Nice and clean! Comfy and cute! Easy check in and checkout! Love the area.. quiet neighborhood. We loved the condo...had everything we needed!

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Car: necessary

Mavrick's Surf Festival, Pumpkin Festival, Christmas Tree Farms, Lemo's ranch for children pony rides and petting zoo.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.0%

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.