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Coastal Three Bedroom Retreat in the Tree Tops. 3 Story Designer Home + Hot Tub

(26 Reviews)

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Enchanting front garden with water feature for serenity and peace and birds.


Last updated: 04/30/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2-4 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2.5
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Three Bedroom (one king & two queen bedrooms), 2.5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6 in beds

Wonderful relaxing retreat overlooking the peaceful eucalyptus and pine trees and out to the ocean.

Hummingbirds and finches zig zag in front of you as you relax on one of the houses decks or in the front garden with a cup of tea / coffee in the morning or your wine and cheese at sunset. Its always a wonderful time to relax and catch up with your loved ones, friends and family at the retreat.

Spacious three story designer home with extensive comfortable seating ensures relaxing gathering spots in every area of the home.

This retreat is ideal if you are a couple and would love to get away and enjoy each other and nature. A family that wants to relax and enjoy each other, a few couples that want to enjoy some time together, relax and have group means and most of all for a girls get-away. Our most appreciative reviews cover all of these getaways. There is no time when you are a the retreat and no stress, just each other and great conversation. (Please respect age requirement of 30+ for guests - retreat is best enjoyed by groups that have at least one adult that are at least 30 years of age)

Hot tub on lower deck. Hot tub is smaller and very comfortable with four persons - and cozy with the full house of six. Please respect quiet time after 10pm (no hot tub jets, loud voices or loud music)

Gourmet kitchen enables enjoyable festive meals with views, music and ready for laughter. Fully stocked kitchen with stainless appliances, easy serving and dinning plus an easy clean up. Full sets of dinner ware, serving pieces and glassware to ensure every meal is a celebration.

The master suite on its own level has large full wall of windows to ensure you enjoy the view. View from the over sized jetted tub of the hillside, eucalyptus and ever green trees and ocean in the far. Full double sink area is roomy and spacious. Walk in shower with dual shower heads and a window to enjoy the view.

Second bedroom - Queen bed is on the lower level with the Third Queen bedroom. This level includes a full bath and tub shower, double vanity. These dual bedrooms + bath are a suite with private deck and seating where the hot tub is located.

The living area is spacious, bright and relaxing.

On the mail living area floor are two spacious rooms with warm and cozy furniture awaiting you. Very large couches plus plus large arm chairs allow you to sink in and get comfortable. Plenty of throws and pillows abound - just sit back and relax.

The neighborhood is El Granada, we are less than a mile from the beach and Princeton Harbor where the live catch of the day can be purchased, kayaks can be rented at Half Moon Bay Kayak and Sams Chowder House (Restaurant) or Half Moon Bay Brewery (Restaurant) as well as Barbara's Fish Trap restaurant are ready for fantastic outdoor seating - all by the ocean.

San Francisco is 35 minutes and Palo Alto is 40 minutes. SFO is 45 minutes. Santa Cruz is 45 minutes, Monterrey is 1.5 hours and Napa is 1.5 hours. This is a great home base for your California Adventure.

Please contact us for further local area information and recommendations.

** If you are considering a long stay - Thursday night/ Sunday night- check with us as often our calendar is flexible.

Rental Includes 10% San Mateo County Transient Occupancy Tax paid by owner.
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Member since: 2013

Speaks: english, german
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 04/30/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 3000 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    30, 30 years of age minimum age restriction...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Stairs and doors to outside, not childproof...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

    Not appropriate for wheelchairs. Three story home with lots of stairs....moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Second bedroom - Queen Bed: 1 queen

    Lovely bedroom on lower level with queen bed...moreless

  • Master Bedroom - Cal King bed: 1 king

    Spacious Master on top floor with full wall of window views...moreless

  • Third Bedroom - Queen Bed: 1 queen

    Third Bedroom includes a Queen Murphy Bed and Couch/desk ...moreless

  • One master bedroom with California King bed and en-suite luxurious master bathroom. Master bathroom includes soaking tub, walk in shower dual sink vanity and walk in closet and dressing area. This bedroom is on the third floor of the three level home. Second bedroom with queen bed and adjacent full bathroom with tub shower and double sink. This bedroom is on the lower level of the three level home. Third bedroom with queen bed and also adjacent to above full bathroom with tub shower and double sink. This bedroom is on the lower level of the three level home. This is a Queen Murphy Bed that has a couch and desk....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Main living floor: toilet

    Lovely half bathroom on middle / living floor...moreless

  • Master Bathroom - top level: toilet, tub, shower, jetted tub

    Walk in shower + soaking jetted tub...moreless

  • Downstairs - full bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Nice bathroom to be shared with queen bedrooms. Tub/ shower...moreless

  • Home includes two full bathrooms plus one half bathroom. Master bathroom on top level has walk in glass shower plus large 'whirlpool' tub looking out toward the trees and in the distance the ocean through the trees. Master bath includes a soaking jetted tub plus double vanity. Downstairs two bedrooms share a full bathroom with double vanity and tub/shower combination. Main living level has a half bathroom - sink and toilet....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Please do not request any group activities. A group is anything beyond what you have identified as total number of guests (maximum is six) on your reservation. We will notify, evict and prosecute anyone that breaks our contract. Please only request booking by guests that are at least 30 years of age and above. Sadly we have had too many incidents with guests that took advantage of the retreat. We cannot allow more than six individuals at the house at any one time. If you have a reasonable request - please ensure we communicate ahead of time in writing. This is a retreat atmosphere to be enjoyed in a relaxing and quiet manner. The neighborhood is very quiet and prefers those that enjoy the quiet. Please note quiet time after 10pm - if you are outside or in hot tub - please do not use jets and use quiet voice after 10pm. Please plan your trip accordingly for no pets, no smoking on premises and no shoes in home. Additional cleaning fees will be charged. Thank you ...moreless


  • Books:

    MISC books found throughout the home. Collector of cook books, so unlimited reading materials for the cook in the family....moreless

  • Games:

    Board games available in closet next to TV...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    limited cable - really limited old time comcast here. we cannot guarantee any programing availability. We recommend streaming if you would like to watch tv or movies. Apple tv = best...moreless

  • Television:

    New Apple TV and WII, limited cable programs...moreless


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic


  • Churches
  • Forests
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching

Location Type

  • Ocean View:

    Filtered ocean views through the eucalyptus and evergreen forest behind the home...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    Large dining table that comfortably sits 6+. Any guests beyond six or additional visiting guests of the registered home guests need to be approved in writing prior to stay...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    Gas fireplaces in living area and master bedroom...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Forced Air Heat - there is not any air-conditioning. ...moreless

  • Internet:

    WIFI available. ...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    High end newly purchased bedding and newly purchased high end towels. Linens for dinning are also in new condition and meet the demands of the most discerning guests....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Large living room has sumptuous couch seating with gas fireplace. In addition to living room we have a spacious TV room that includes a twin bed size restoration hardware couch. Apple TV and WII....moreless

  • Parking:

    Driveway / street parking for 3 cars. If more than 3 cars must have approval from owners. Neighbors will complain / ticket / if you park in front of their homes and do no park in front of mail box...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Towels for shower and bath + separate green striped towels for the hot tub and for beach all provided....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Brand new front load washer ...moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    Mr Coffee coffee maker in kitchen and a hot water maker...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Sufficient high end settings for a lovely meal for 6+ including linens and glassware. ...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    please rinse food appropriately....moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Full chefs kitchen ready for the most demanding cook. We have full serving for 8+ of high quality dinnerware, glassware and linens. If having a special occasion-please let me know for further info...moreless

  • Microwave:

    available - please do not put any metal into the microwave. ...moreless

  • Oven:

    Oven plus warming tray under oven...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Basic items including coffee and tea / sugar oil and salt/pepper are provided....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Side by side refrigerator. Mostly cleared out for your use. Please avoid using any food left by owners during your stay...moreless

  • Stove:

    Stovetop on island...moreless

  • Toaster:

    four slice toaster/ bagel maker...moreless


  • Balcony:

    Small Balcony off of the master bedroom. Not large enough for seating....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Spacious deck with lounge furniture to enjoy the view, the fog horn and hummingbirds. New fire pit has been installed ready for you to use. Additional deck off of queen bedrooms where hot tub is....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    highly recommend kayaking, stand up paddle board rental at Half Moon Bay Kayak directly across HWY 1 - in princeton harbor. ...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    New professionally installed garden with fountain and local flora attracts hummingbirds, butterflies year round. Wonderful retreat....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Propane Gas Weber Grill with an extra propane tank. Please cover grill when grill is cool....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub:

    New small hot tub added in September 2014. Quiet hours after 10pm - please no jets/ loud music or loud voices....moreless



from 26 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Mar 25 - May 25, 2017
2 night min stay
Memorial Day Weekend
May 26 - May 29, 2017
3 night min stay
May 30 - Aug 31, 2017
2 night min stay
Labor Day Weekend
Sep 1 - Sep 4, 2017
3 night min stay
Sep 5 - Nov 17, 2017
2 night min stay
Nov 18 - Nov 26, 2017
4 night min stay
Nov 27 - Dec 21, 2017
2 night min stay
Dec 22 - Jan 1, 2018
4 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$3,000 $9,000
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Property Damage Protection $99
  • Cleaning Fee $195
  • Tax Rate 12%


Please carefully review the Tree Tops Retreat house rules.

This is a retreat like atmosphere. No parties, no events, no loud guests, no guests beyond those identified on the reservation.

Do not disturb neighbors, park only at rental driveway and in front of house. Please do not park in front of neighbor houses or driveways.

Hot tub / outside quiet hours at 10pm please.

Non smoking, no shoes inside home and no pets allowed in home.

Check in / out is expected to be at 12noon unless specified otherwise.. Different times can be accommodated - please let us know any special requests in writing before your stay to best assist us in helping you.

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 04/30/2017
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35 Miles
Nearest Airport
0.75 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Hop Dogma Brewery
35 Miles
Nearest Ferry
San Francisco
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Ritz Carlton Golf
15 Miles
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.75 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
SAMS Chowder
150 Miles
Nearest Ski
Lake Tahoe Area
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
Surfers Beach El Granada

Car: Recommended

The neighborhood is El Granada, we are approximately a mile from the beach down a steep hill allowing us the Tree Top like setting and Princeton Harbor (an active fishing harbor) where the live catch of the day can be purchased.

In the area Kayaks can be rented (Half Moon Bay Kayak) and Sams Chowder House (restaurant) or Half Moon Bay Brewery (restaurant) as well as Barbara's Fish Trap (restaurant) are ready for fantastic outdoor seating - all by the ocean on the harbor.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2004

About the owner: Fred and Annette love entertaining and sharing their property The Coastal Tree Tops Retreat for your relaxation enjoyment. They have created a restful retreat in the hills above El Granada (Half Moon Bay). If you are ready to get away from it all - this is the place. All the amenities you may expect from a four or five star resort are here for you to enjoy. We have recently added: luxurious robes for guests, beach towels in case you want to enjoy a day at the beach, electronics charging station in the kitchen, outside deck fire pit under the amazing stars and a brand new hot tub. Whats not to love about this amazing offering? For the most discerning - all of our bedding is new within the last year and includes high end linens, luxurious towels and robes and cushiony rugs underfoot. For those that may get a chill - we offer slippers which are washed after each guest to use, soft and sumptuous throw towels and warm and inviting gas fireplace in the living room and master bathroom. If we are missing anything = please let us know. We make it our goal to exceed all expectations.

Why the Owner Chose Half Moon Bay, CA, USA:
Annette and Fred purchased this property more than 10 years ago when they decided to move out of the city of San Francisco and truly embrace living life on vacation. This is a perfect relaxing home base for your Northern California, San Francisco, trip. The home is spacious and designed for entertaining. The retreat can comfortably can sleep six in three high end comfortable beds. Hot tub makes the relaxing even easier.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Placed up the hill from El Granada Surfers Beach (one mile) and Sams Chowder House (Restaurant and Bar) the weather is much sunnier, warmer and clearer than many locations in the Coastal area that are lower or closer to the ocean. Location is often warm into the 70s during the day with minimal wind. Average year round weather here in El Granada mid 60s to 70s during the day with strong sunshine most days. Evenings are cooler and may include stronger breeze, fog and at times drizzle.

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Speaks: english, german
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 04/30/2017

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  • Enchanting front garden with water feature for serenity and peace and birds.

    Enchanting front garden with water feature for serenity and peace and birds.

  • Brand New Hot tub on lower deck

    Brand New Hot tub on lower deck

  • Brand new Queen Murphy Bed = open for sleeping

    Brand new Queen Murphy Bed = open for sleeping

  • Brand new murphy bed ready to relax on the couch and enjoy the view

    Brand new murphy bed ready to relax on the couch and enjoy the view

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