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OCEAN FRONT Cottage with Panoramic Views!!!

Bedrooms 1
Space 600 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 30 nights


About the property

Cottage, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (sleeps 2)


Sorry .....31 Days or more rental. This is not a short - term rental.

Nothing Between you and the ocean atop the bluffs of the Fitzgerald Marine Reserve along the coast of San Mateo County. A few miles from Half Moon Bay, Fifteen minutes from San Francisco Airport, a peaceful retreat in our Coastal Community of Moss Beach.

You have stumbled, upon an incredible ocean front beach property. This Half Moon Bay, Cottage is luxuriously furnished with our guests comfort and privacy our priority. Falling asleep and waking up 30 Feet from the Pacific Ocean is like a dream. It really, doesn't get much better.

Not appropriate for young children, there is a 40 Foot Cliff to the beach below, at the end of our property.

The shared, garden area has a gas firepit, with a lounge sectional overlooking the ocean. Nothing in between you and the expansive pacific ocean. This area is shared between both of our cottages, situated far enough away from the cottages to have your private time with the beautiful ocean views.

There are 2 separated cottages on this property. These two cottages were built in 1906, visited by Jack London. They both have been designed to take full advantage of the Ocean Views , you're able to view the ocean from every living space inside each cottage, including each comfy king bed.

The luxurious king bed is a white leather pillow top king bed with an added memory foam for an unbelievable nights sleep. Our guests repeat each other , how visiting this close to the ocean is Relaxing, Rejuvinating for the body and soul. You cannot be closer to the ocean, unless you were camping on the beach below.

The garden area is shared between the two cottages. There is a lounge seating area around the Gas fire pit also recliner lounge chairs. For your privacy they both have their own private decking with beautiful outdoor furniture. Its all about your comfort your privacy with views of the Ocean.

Within a minute from the front door your able to walk to the beach below. Exploring the tide pools at low tide is another activity, bring sturdy shoes. You may take an easy 5 minute hike through a magical 100 Year old Cypress Forest above the Marine Refuge. This 5 min. hike leads to another beautiful calm sandy beach to explore. Another 5 minute walk to the Distillery Restaurant situated on a cliff overlooking the Ocean, with the Legend of the Blue Lady.

The proximity of our cottage to Hiking, Beaches, Harbor and Restaurants is within 3 miles. There is a paved Bike / Walking trail from the Princeton Harbor to Half Moon Bay along the Beautiful Beaches on the coast (about 10mi long). Our proximity to San Francisco, the Wine Country or Monterey makes it easy for a day trip in any direction in the San Francisco Bay Area.

After a day of activity, it is Amazing to sit at the Gas Firepit and watch the Sun sizzle into the Pacific Ocean with your favorite beverage in hand, a warm cozy blanket and toast, to another day at the Beach!

Aloha! and Welcome to a Slower Pace at the Ocean...

some ammenities:

Luxurious Bedding 600 count linens

White Leather King Bed with Tuffted Leather

Extra Blankets , lots of bed pillows

Wall scones , beach inspired above Bed for Ambiance lighting!

White Leather Sofa Queen Bed

Large Spa Bath Towels w/ lotions, shower gel, q-tips etc.

Hand Scraped Oak Flooring Throughout

Beachy Vanity, w/ water fall inspired faucet

Reclaimed 100 + yr Redwood used for Open Shelving in the Kitchen

Marble Counter tops/ White Kitchen Cabinets

Fully stocked Kitchen, coffee maker w/ complimentary Coffee, Coffee Beans, Grinder and Coffee Press.

Toaster, Panini maker, microwave, all utensils , pot & pans to cook in.

barbecue grill

Complimentary WiFi

52' HDTV w/ DVR Flat Screen w/ DVD player

Desk / Office Area if you must work a little

Spacious Closet with organized shelving to store luggage etc.

Keywords: Beach Cottage, Ocean Front Cottage, Unobstructed Ocean Views, Bungalow, Beach Front, Beach Apartment, beach house for two, romantic beach weekend getaway, Half Moon Bay Romantic Beach Weekend

More Details

carol brolan
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
March 18, 2018


Moss Beach Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets considered
  • not suitable for children
  • smoking allowed
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • bath tub/ shower combo with glass enclosure Full Bath with shower gel / shampoo, q-tips, mouthwash
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • King size beds (1) This Bed is a Pillow top with Added Memory Foam and 600+ count sheets with Luxurious White beautiful Linens!! Ocean Views from BED!!
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • tennis
luxurious finishing touches and amenities, king bed with pillow top and 600 plus count linens for your comfort, private deck with outdoor furniture. 2 minute walk to Marine Life Refuge, and Hiking / Bike Trails


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OCEAN FRONT Cottage with Panoramic Views!!!
average rating of 4.8863635 based on 88 reviews

Amazing location, GORGEOUS cottage, great value!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this beautiful cottage for a full month, and could not have been happier. The views from the cottage were unbeatable. The cottage itself was adorable, clean, and very comfortable. Perfect amount of room for a couple. Carol and Jerome were fantastic hosts! When we arrived there were fresh flowers and champagne in our cottage. What more can you ask for?

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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McAlester, OK USA

Great stay!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here in November of 2014. This is a great cottage. The lady owner was gone but her husband and son took care of us. One of the best views I have ever seen. Had great walks through the nearby cypress forest and marine refuge. Bought great fish and mussels at the nearby market at the harbor. Cooked out on the gas grill and hung out at the fire pit every night. Property is totally enclosed at end of road right off Highway 1 in Moss Beach. About 30 minutes to airport. Little store is one minute away with great wine selection. It was the perfect size for the two of us. Would definitely go back to and visit again. Oh yes, go to the restaurant at the local airport for the best breakfast in the world!!

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Subtle Perfection

  • 5 of 5

Sweeping ocean views, with spectacular sunsets. A peek over the property edge will bring the neighboring tide pools into view... seals...pelicans....and people exploring the environs -- 50 feet below.

If you are fortunate enough to find an opening for this peaceful slice of perfection, do not hesitate.

While modest in size (estimate ~400 sf, excluding deck), design in layout and appointments are perfect for the property (Driftwood Cottage). It balances upscale and comfort while avoiding any sense of fussiness.

Our hosts were gracious and welcoming -- they provided restocking of paper supplies as needed along with fulfilling some miscellaneous requests. All low key and efficiently.

Just what we were looking for --and the best vacation in the area we've ever had.

We've spent time in HMB each summer for the past 4 years--having stayed at the Beach House, Cypress Inn and Landis Shores -- with a priority on the "ocean front" experience. By far, this property offered the best atmosphere, views and overall comfort. We were actually sad to leave.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect cottage.....perfect setting

  • 5 of 5

This little gem of a cottage is absolute heaven. I watched the sun go down every night, slept better than I have in years, and awoke each morning ready to sightsee. The bed was snugly warm, and comfy, with an incredible view. The only sound you hear are waves on the marine reserve below. Our host and hostess were spot on with dinner recommendations. If we needed anything, they were there to help. I'm glad they shared with me their little slice of heaven.

  • Submitted: Dec 23, 2014
  • Stayed: December 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lafayette, IN


  • 5 of 5

Awesome view, adorable cottage, everything you need at your fingertips, close to attractions, relaxing. Everything we hoped it would be and more! Loved exploring the tide pools at low tide, seeing seals on the beach and walking the trails nearby. Could have sat on the deck and watched the ocean all day! Loved it! Hope we can return soon! Thanks for sharing your little piece of paradise!

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2014
  • Stayed: September 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful view

  • 4 of 5

this cottage is quite clean and had everything we needed for a 3 day stay. The fire pit was enjoyable particularly since it is on the bluff just above the ocean. Easy access to the beach a few blocks away where the seals relax and play.

The bed is quite comfortable and the kitchen, although small had everything we needed and was pretty well stocked with essentials. Plenty of space for the luggage and clothes. The deck is quite nice but the chairs closer to the bluff were too alluring to use the deck.

Carol is a great hostess and even made cookies for us when we arrived - warm from the oven. We would definitely return. I would pick this over their other unit.

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2014
  • Stayed: September 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
san francisco Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Distillery Restaurant or La Costanera Restaurant
Nearest Ferry
30 Miles
san francisco
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Ritz Carlton Half Moon Bay
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Highway One / Route One
Nearest Restaurant
La Costanera
Nearest Beach
Fitzgerald Marine Life Refuge
Car: necessary

Distillery Restaurant 5 minute walk. Fitzgerald Marine Reserve is our Back Yard, 1 minute walk. 5 minute walk to Seal Cove Beach, Walking and Hiking trails right out the front door. Mavericks Surf beach, 1 hour hike.




Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $200
cleaning fee $150

Secure Online Electronic Check -Preferred no FEE
Secure Online Credit Card fee of 2.5%
Accept 31 days or more reservations.
VRBO booking fee ~ Non Refundable
cleaning fee $100.00 ~ non Refundable
1st and last month rent due at time of booking. Monthly payments due 1st of the month.
check in 3pm - check out 11am

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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