About the property
- Apartment751 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 nights
1 Bedroom, 1 Bath Amazing Harbor Beach & Ocean Views!
3 NIGHT MINIMUM!!! 3 to 4 guest limit (NO EXCEPTIONS) Please don't ask.
If you are interested in booking, please tell me about yourself, your other guests; & reason for visiting the HMB area.
NOT SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN UNDER 7yrs---ADULTS & YOUNG ADULTS ONLY!!! Small Pets Only! (My Art Gallery is located below the Loft & there is a noise issue with children (under 14yrs)and large pets).
Warm & inviting colorful space, with amazing views of the harbor, and beach below. Cresting waves on the jetty, sailing boats, wind surfers, and visiting wildlife are only a few of the sites to enjoy while sipping gourmet coffee in the "Crow's Nest Seat" by the expansive bay windows.
Take your coffee along for an early morning stroll on the beach. The kitchen is fully equipped with everything you might need for a great seafood dinner, which you can buy fresh from the Fishing vessel "Sadie K" in Pillar Point Marina 3 blks east, or hop on the bikes and cruise over to have great Italian food at the Mezza Luna.
The bath features a roomy walk-in shower, with on demand piping hot water, so it never runs out.
Enjoy a complementary bottle of wine under the stars on the side deck overlooking the beach or around the fire pit located in the private garden with a beach view. Then hop into the comfy queen bed, in the glow of the remote control wall fireplace, and watch you favorite cable channel, (choose from over 100 entertainment or music channels) .Beatspill & DVDs are provided for your listening & viewing pleasure, or choose an interesting book from the shelf.. Have a relaxing night's sleep lulled by the sound of the waves.
There are 2 bicycles also available located in the back garden.
Interaction with Guests
I am in and out of the gallery, but am always on call for guests concerns., and am generally around weekends during the day.
A short stroll or paddle to Mavericks Big Wave ocean beach & tide pools, shell gathering, a short 3 block walk or bike ride to Pillar Point Harbor Marina Sea Food & Shops! The local yacht club is a few doors down, and there are boat and equipment rentals the same distance. Amazing hiking on the pillar point bluff to hidden beaches, wildlife & Bird watching at the estuary across the road.
Marina is an easy 3 blk walk, or take the bikes! There is a new bike path that goes all the way down the coast to Half Moon Bay, about 3 miles south.
Other Things to Note:
Beach Towels, folding chairs and umbrellas are available. No parties or loud music. This is my home also, and I expect the property and neighbors to be treated with respect!
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- May 25, 2018
About Mike Auliso
Greetings! My name is Michael and I run the Tribal Art Gallery located below the Loft & above the Garden Flat.. I live in the Redwood Forest in the Santa Cruz Mts, but am close by & always available for the needs of guests. The gallery is by appointment, so foot traffic is minimal
Mike Auliso purchased this Apartment in 2009
Why Mike Auliso chose Moss Beach
Princeton by the Sea, where the property is located, about 9 square blocks in size, was the original center for crab & general commercial fishing in the Bay Area, and still is mostly Boat repair, crab trap storage, the Yacht Club, boat rentals, and other marine related businesses or local artists. There is no commercial manufacturing allowed, and generally businesses must be marine or art related, like my gallery. Basically Pillar Point is a working Harbor, with a few artists & craftspeople in residence. The 'Romeo Pier' in front of our property was the unloading point for fishermen's catch since the early 1800s. Many of the 'crabbers' have gone, and the community is slowly turning back into the small creative enterprise, private residence & artist colony, that it was back in the 1920's through the 1960's, when many famous artists and musicians lived in the old warehouses. We are continually working to beautify the old buildings & general area, particularly the 3 blocks of beach road between the Harbor Marina, and West Point Beach where we are located; so that hopefully soon, there won't be as much of a contrast between the two areas, without having Princeton be 'touristy' like the Marina. Sometimes it's interesting to get out of your normal environment, and experience something completely different, and that is why I was so taken with the property. Also it is the closest building to Mavericks Big Wave surfing beach, which to surfing enthusiasts is what a cozy chalet at the foot of Mt Everest would be to avid climbers. We have a lot of water sports and fishing activity in the harbor, as well as wonderful hiking on the Point & bird watching at the estuary across the street.
What makes this Apartment unique
Half Moon Bay has a quaint downtown with lots of amazing restaurants, and a variety unusual Art, as well as amazing shopping opportunities. Renting the Loft is my way of sharing the HMB experience I enjoy with others.
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 2:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Great location! Well stocked kitchen.... Arrive to orange juice, eggs and wine…mike very helpful .....entire place has everything you need
Great Location for Getting Lost at Last
We took our two teen boys to Half Moon Bay for four nights. Stayed at Mike’s lovely property. He lives on the ground floor. His business is the middle floor, and the Rental is the top floor.
The entry opens into the bedroom and the bedrooms are a little cozy, but comfortable. The property is located in an area that is industrial,but it never affected our stay in a negative way.
The place is very clean and easy to keep clean.
We also brought our two small dogs and the beach that the property is on is very dog friendly. Our dogs had so much fun meeting new friends. The gorgeous Mavericks beach and the amazing coastal cliff hike above were just what we needed for a getaway.
Mike provided a snack basket which the boys really appreciated. He also provides everything you would need in the kitchen, including some condiments, etc. so you might want to look before you go shopping.
I had to remind my teens to have lighter feet, especially during business hours.
It’s a good workout to go up and down the stairs,especially with luggage.
Mike has a special parking spot set aside that has the car behind a gate.
This is an ideal spot for a couple, but it also worked well for our family of four, and two small dogs.
Excellent place to get away and still be close enough to enjoy San Francisco.
Loved this place!!! Drive in from San Francisco was a beautiful winding coastal drive. Lots of lookout points to enjoy a sunset or sunrise. The Loft was really nice, clean and had everything we needed. Very peaceful place to enjoy relaxing quiet time but just a short drive to all the San Fransisco attractions. Plan to be back!! Thank you Mike for sharing such a lovely place.
Beautiful with breathtaking views and impeccable home amenities!
The extra touches, cleanliness, views, and superb responsiveness from Mike made my stay incredible! I look forward to returning!
Thanks so much for visiting, hope to see you all back soon! Mike
Perfect for relaxing, with hospitality and comfort beyond expectations
We loved the place! Truly. The huge windows, being right on the beach, loads of extra amenities, very clean, very helpful labels everywhere. (No fun when you have to waste vacation time searching for light switches or how-to run things). Thank you Mike, for sharing your beautifully decorated home and tending to all our needs before we even knew we needed anything! Jo and Jamey
The place is absolutely gourgeous! Kitchen is fully stacked, wine in the fridge, grapes and fruits on the table. You come to this condo and feel like you are coming home. Great location, close to SanFran and San Jose, exactly how we planned. Fresh air, relaxing ocean waves. The best stay in north California. Thanks!
Thanks Irina! It was great having you visit! Mike
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Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
4 Person Limit, 3 DAY MINIMUM!