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Pescadero Beautiful Beach Front Escape!

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6 adults)

If you like falling asleep to the sound of waves breaking on the shore, you have found the perfect retreat. Captain's Landing is a spacious 3 bedroom 2 bath house, with 2 fireplaces, which sits on over an acre of land with panoramic ocean views from every room. Explore down the private stairs leading to 300 plus yards of sandy beach. Enjoy the Spectacular Sunsets from the wrap around upper and lower decks or stroll along the beach while admiring the tide pools.

Keywords: Beach House, Half Moon Bay, San Francisco, Ano Nuevo State Park

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Katelyn McManus
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 26, 2017

About Katelyn McManus

A Family who loves the beach is now ready to share this great house with new families so that they can make memories.

Katelyn McManus purchased this house in 2008

Why Katelyn McManus chose San Francisco Bay Area

Captain's Landing has been in the family for many years and we have enjoyed the location and the privacy of this wonderful home. Many fond memories with family and friends have been spent here in Pescadero.

What makes this house unique

Captain's Landing overlooks the Pacific Coast with private steps leading down to the sandy beach. Pescadero is centrally located between Santa Cruz and Half Moon Bay. San Francisco being about 1 hour 15 min north. Monterey and Carmel (17 Mile Drive) are approximately 1 hour 30 minutes south. Just south of the house is Ano Neuvo, home to the Sea Elephants and wonderful hikes. Plan to visit historical Pescadero with the famous Duarte's Restaurant, Harley's Goat Farm and wonderful Antiques. Enjoy many areas to hike or pick berries at Swantons farms. A visit at the Pie Ranch for homemade pies is a must. Half Moon Bay is 20 minutes north with wonderful restaurants, shopping, nurseries, wine tasting and home to the famous Pumpkin Festival. Enjoy golf, fine dining or treat yourself to a spa treatment at the Ritz Carlton in Half Moon. Bay. If surf fishing is your thing, don't forget your fishing pole. Our children have always enjoyed kite flying on the beach as well.


Pescadero House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • botanical garden
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
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Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(43 traveler reviews)

Pescadero Beautiful Beach Front Escape!
average rating of 4.837209 based on 43 reviews
Sacramento, CA

One of our favorite locations on the San Mateo coast.

  • 5 of 5

Our second visit. Location is unbeatable, just 25 minutes south of Half Moon Bay. Very private, large and comfortable home nearly on the cliff's edge. Views are amazing!

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic location. Private. Beautiful beach. Comfortable and cozy beach house.

  • 5 of 5

Our family (four adults) had a great weekend enjoying the private beach, exploring the tide pools, shopping at the goat farm, having coffee in Pescadero, and relaxing in the house. We were comfortable and had everything we needed. I hope we have the opportunity to return.

  • Submitted: May 26, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay at Captains Landing... and it will not be our last ;-)

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Captains Landing is 2 homes away from home. Incredible setting.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for a week, my husband, son , daughter-in-law, grandson. We went on a cruise to Alcatraz and down to Monterey Bay Aquarium and cannery row. We had a warm fire on the private beach, of course with S'mores and a perfect sunset.

When in the house we all slept like babies, ate like the rich and snuggled in front of the fireplace. Everything we needed for the whole week was supplied, beach equipment, kitchen items, even bottled water.

Did I forget to mention the view? Windows galore. Didn't even think about work. Too busy ogling the ocean. Thank-you Kaitlyn for a great vacation. See you again soon.

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best Family Vacation spot

  • 5 of 5

I stayed at this home with my family - it was a last minute get away. This home is not a "five-star hotel", but it is definitely a five star get away. The beds are very nice, and the bedding scruptious. There were plenty of pillows, blankets and towels. The views are breathtaking. The grounds are beautiful. The steps to the beach are easy to use (might be a little tough for elderly). The beach was a blast - even had a small beach fire in the evening. Although the house seemed a little pricey - once you stay you realize it is worth every dime. We will be returning. The owner was very hands on, available at any time we needed her, very accomodating, kind. Phone service was limited but there is a house phone for emergencies. The town of Pescadero was a short drive, and Santa Cruz and Half Moon Bay were short drives. It was everything we needed for some much needed down time. Thank you!! See ya again soon.

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Captains Landing owner

  • 2 of 5

The house had a great view. The beach at the house is nice and secluded, but rocks all across the front of the water, so there is no playing in the water there. I was very surprised my deposit check was cashed 27 days earlier than stated in the contract, which could have ended up costing me several hundred dollars in returned check fees. And my cleaning deposit was not returned to me until 30 days after check out date. I feel that if the owners want people to follow the contract when renting the house, that they should follow the rules of the contract also. I was reminded that I would be charged for over usage of the internet, which should be stated in the original advertisement. I would not recommend this property because of the breaking the contract by the owner.

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello, thanks for the review. I wanted to clear a few things up about our contract and deposit policies. 1. I wanted to clarify about the contract process and how we do them. You rented the house a few months before your date of arrival. When sending out our email with contact it clearly stated full payment with one check and we received 2 checks which was not needed per the contract. So we deposited the second check one month in advance. This was also clarified when you reached out to see what the issue was and was explained again at that time with no repsonse. We only ask for partial payment when you rent the house months in advance. 2. The security deposit was returned late as there was a family emergency/death in the family and was unable to send out checks, this was also explained and communicated to all parties via text and email stating it would be sent out a week late. In our contract it states approximately 2weeks to return deposit and is done on time. 3. Overage fees are a new add on to our welcome email and will be added to our contract as cost of having internet at the house had gone up, you were not charged for any overages as you received your deposit returned in full. If you have any other questions please feel free to reach out!
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Nearest Barpub
10 Miles
Nearest Golf
30 Miles
Half Moon Bay
Nearest Restaurant
10 Miles
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Bean Hallow
Car: recommended

Private beach, ocean views, beach front, quiet, romantic getaway, family vacation, tide pools, seals, beach bonfire, firepit, bbq, wraparound deck, whale watching, tide pools, seals, ano nuevo, parks, beaches, Half Moon Bay, Santa Cruz, golf, hiking, remote, private, local town,


Rates & Availability

Pescadero House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
4th of July
Jul 4 2017 - Jul 7 2017
3 night minimum stay
Labor Day
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
Oct 6 2017 - Oct 9 2017
3 night minimum stay
Dec 22 2017 - Dec 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
New Years
Dec 29 2017 - Jan 2 2018
3 night minimum stay
Martin Luther King
Jan 12 2018 - Jan 15 2018
3 night minimum stay
Presidents Day
Feb 16 2018 - Feb 19 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $200
Refundable damage deposit $350

Please include your post dated check along with your initial payment, signed contract (all pages need to be initialed) and mailing address.

CHECKS or paypl. 2 night min. Half the rent plus refundable security deposit of $350 and cleaning charge of $200 is due to confirm reservation. The balance (second half of rent) is due 30 days prior to arrival.

ALL HOLIDAYS have 3 night mininum at $500/n. For non holiday weekends $500/n, stay a third night and that night will be $350. Midweek pricing includes *Sun-Thurs* 2night min. at $350/n

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.