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Urban Loft Ocean Getaway.

Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 850 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Apartment, 1large room- King bed -

VRBO

The Loft - two day minimum stay.

Deposit is 50% your stay. Balance is due within a week of your arrival.

The Rockaway Beach loft is a 850 sq. foot space located in Pacifica, California, just 15 minutes from downtown San Francisco and a one-minute walk to the ocean. The loft is one large room with a full bath and kitchenette. Pacifica is the first beach town south of San Francisco and just 15 beautiful minutes from Half Moon Bay and an hour from Santa Cruz, one of the best boardwalks on the west coast.

The Loft is located at Rockaway Beach on the frontage road to the Pacific Coast Highway, otherwise known as Route 1. The second floor of a working artist's studio with it's own private entrance, the lower space and adjoining building are the studio of an internationally know sculptor. (It is sound insulated and noise from the lower studio is not an issue!)

Surfing

If you're interested in surfing, Linda Mar Beach (aka Taco Bell Beach) has good waves for both the beginner and seasoned surfer. The setting is beautiful with the hillside community of Pedro Point cradling this great surf spot.

If you are an advanced surfer and like to ride challenging waves, you're just 15 minutes away from Mavericks. This is the largest break in the continental USA, home to the annual Men Who Ride Mountains competition. For both Linda Mar (Taco Bell) Beach and Mavericks, I recommend you go to youtube and see the scene for yourself!

Biking

Pacifica provides a great jumping off point for the cyclist. Just across the highway from The Loft, there is a paved pedestrian and biking trail that connects all the districts of Pacifica. Linda Mar Beach is just to the south over a short rise, and just to the north is a trail which circumvents a former quarry which has become the go-to spot for joggers and dog walkers.

For the roadie, little used coastal roads south of Half Moon Bay lead to small town general stores and spectacular ocean views from the hills. The Tour of California passed through here in 2009, and riders were challenged with beautiful switchback climbs to the aptly named Skyline Drive at the ridge of the coastal range. Serious riders can head north on the Coast Highway and be at the Golden Gate Bridge in an hour.

For the mountain biker, the area is criss-crossed with fire roads leading to such points of interest as the SF Bay discovery site and the top of Montara Mountain at 1800 feet above sea level affording 360 degree views of the bay area, including Mount Tamalpais in Marin County, Mount Diablo in the East Bay, and on a clear day, the Farrallone Islands 26 miles out to sea.

We would be happy to provide maps of the area and guided rides are available.

Hiking and Walking

There are hundreds of miles of trails that are available in and near Pacifica. Walk across to the ocean and you have your choice of a paved path that goes through fields, oceanfront and hills. A great place to take a relaxed stroll and check out the local wild life. In the summer the pampas grass gets to be over 9 feet tall and it's a beautiful thing to walk through the forest of these giant plumed plants and see breaking waves just beyond. Starting your walk in the same spot you can go off the paved path and take any number of trails that lead you up and over the hills with many levels of difficulty available. These hikes can be scenic or extremely vigorous, depending on your preference.

Art

The loft is filled with artwork that has been produced on site. Several of these pieces have traveled internationally and are still in circulation. The studio operates regularly and if you have any interest in seeing what’s being worked on, you're invited to visit and hang out. The San Francisco art scene is quite rich with numerous museums, commercial and experimental galleries. A list of galleries and museums is provided with the literature in The Loft space.

FOOD

The Bay Area hosts some of the best food in the world. There is a spectrum of everything from Head to Tail dinners (at Incanto) where every part of the animal is served, to Weird Fish (in the Mission) serving only vegetarian and fish dishes) to fabulous Crème Brule served from a street vendor's pushcart. Our family is passionate about food and know the Bay Area scene very well.

Give us a call and we will be very happy to help you plan eating as if you've lived here for years, or if you're interested in dinner with this native San Franciscan family, we offer dinners at our San Francisco home. Just ask for further details.

MORE INFORMATION

Heading south on Route 1 from The Loft, you'll pass Linda Mar Beach and then head up and over Devil's Slide. This is a great time to see the amazing geological striations that are a result of continental drift, since a tunnel to be completed in 2012 will cut through the mountain making Devil's Slide a pedestrian/bicyclist road only.

Continue south past Montara to Moss Beach and visit the Fitzgerald Marine Reserve, then down to Half Moon Bay, once the agricultural hub of the northern California coast, and then on to Pescadero. The one-street town of Pescadero boasts DUARTEs, one of the great gems on the coast. Esquire magazine has rated the Ollalaberry pie as the best in America, and we agree! You can also find abalone and green chile and/or artichoke soup, among other homemade fare.

Not to be missed, but perhaps deserving another day would be Santa Cruz, Monterey, and Carmel. As you can tell, we know and love our area of the northern California coast. We'd love to share it with you!

Keywords: oceanside, artist's loft, studio, apartment, urban beach retreat, nature, surfing, biking, ecotourism, fishing

More Details

Owner
cork marcheschi
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, german, italian
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
October 12, 2017

Why cork marcheschi chose Pacifica

We love Pacifica because of its close proximity to the wonders of the ocean, coastal towns, and to the world class culinary and artistic life of San Francisco. A mere 15 miles south of San Francisco, we consider Pacifica another neighborhood!

What makes this apartment unique

While at The Loft, you can awaken in the morning, cross the road (Route 1) and be on one of the most stunning beaches in the world within two minutes. Within five minutes you can walk to another stunning beach (Linda Mar) and watch beginning and advanced surfers tackle the waves. Without getting in your car you can hike, bike, surf, fish, get coffee, eat, shop, or after spending a day outdoors you can jump in your car and be in San Francisco in 15 minutes to see a movie, play, music, street theatre, and go out to a world class restaurant.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We booked this at the last minute and got lucky on a cancellation. We arrived and found a dedicated parking space ( always nice.) The place is big, open and looks just like the pictures on the sight. We walked across the road and had dinner at Nick's, an old fashioned sea food place. This was great fun and the bar was out of 1950 film noir.

The art stuff was crazy fun. Everything lit up and some of it moved. There were books, board games and cable tv.

I do not know where you can find this kind of experience any place else for a 100 bucks a night? We met Steve in the sculpture shop down stairs and he was very helpful with suggestions about the coast and food. We came up to Pacifica to get away from the heat and found a place that we will come back to just to hang out and enjoy the ocean.
Aug 2014
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Amenities

Rockaway Beach Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 850 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
General:
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Bathroom with shower and abundant towels. Hair dryer available.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • King size bed (1), this is one large room with no privacy other than the bathroom. So if you are more than a couple you will have to be friendly. Please ask before booking for more than 2 people.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
Suitability:
  • alternative lifestyle
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
The loft space is one very large room with a bathroom and kitchenette included.

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(25 traveler reviews)

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Urban Loft Ocean Getaway.
average rating of 4.72 based on 26 reviews
5

Comfortable, Quiet, Accommodating

  • 5 of 5

Please, book your stay here. The bed is superior/excellently comfy. Kitchen well stocked for cooking when wanted/needed. It's clean, creative and QUIET. Plus, the host is friendly and helpful. I plan to stay again if it ever unbooks !

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
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5

Perfect for a long-weekend

  • 5 of 5

Great location - centrally located in Pacifica and easy access to SF and Half Moon Bay. Cork's communication about the stay and visit were prompt and informative- would definitely stay again!

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
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5

Definitely an artists studio loft. :)

  • 5 of 5

Amazing views, everything we needed was provided, and the loft was fantastic in all respects.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
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5

Wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

It's just the place if you want the get away of a small town but the closeness of the cosmopolitan city.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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5

Wonderful little place

  • 5 of 5

This place was perfect. I loved all the art work. I will be staying again for sure. I would definately recommend giving it a try.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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5

A wonderful escape

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for 3 nights in March to unwind. The loft was the perfect getaway for us. The spaciousness, hominess, and lightness of the place made us feel completely comfortable. We were so glad we opted for this rental instead of an impersonal hotel room. The other reviews and property have listed the amenities so I will not restate them here. We had everything we needed. Also convenient was the fact of the loft being separated into two main rooms, which provided privacy if you you have someone still sleeping and want to prepare a meal or work on your laptop. Most impressive was the wonderful art on display throughout the loft and due to rain one day, we spent most of the day inside just admiring the decor and playing some of the many games the owner has provided.

We look very forward to our next visit.

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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Map

Nearest Airport
8 Miles
san francisco international
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Nick's
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Pacifica Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Nick's - Rockin Robs-The Breakers - Surf Spot
Nearest Beach
0.3 Miles
Rockaway Beach
Car: recommended

Active Sculpture and Fabrication Studio

Photos

Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $80

This is apartment shares a common wall with another apartment. It is requested that from 10PM on the sound should be
not loud.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.

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