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Country House in Park Like Setting-Minutes from San Francisco

Bedrooms 4
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Chateau / Country House, 4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Our lovely home is located on a private, beautiful park like acre of land, less than a mile from the beach. It's three levels offer space to be together and space for privacy too. Plenty of room for great family and friend's meals. You can start your vacation by relaxing on the deck with a glass of local wine, while the kids swing, play basketball and climb trees in the yard.

When you tire of that you can hike or mountain bike the hills behind the house, walk to one of the local ranches to ride horses, or go to the beach for sailing, kayaking, boating, fishing, surfing, shelling, paddle boarding, or wind surfing. Then off to the Bach Dancing and Dynamite Society for wonderful Jazz and into Half Moon Bay for shopping. After a day at the beach or shopping, stop by the Harbor to pick up fresh fish to bring back to the house and grill on the deck.

Don't forget to save a day to golf at one of the two world famous Ocean Colony Golf Courses. And a day, or two, to visit San Francisco which is only 20+ minutes away. Within a few minutes you can be enjoying the world class restaurants, museums, shopping, Broadway shows, and music venues that the City has to offer. The San Francisco Zoo is only 30 minutes away from the house.

If you go South, you can be at the Santa Cruz Boardwalk in an hour. Or inland to Silicon Valley to visit the Tech Museum. The house is also a perfect beginning point for the Half Moon Bay Pumpkin Festival, World Famous ESPN Maverick's Surf contest and in 2013, to experience the once in a lifetime America's Cup Sailing Race.

Our home is equipped with everything you need to enjoy all that the Bay Area has to offer.

I am sorry, but we are not doing Weddings at this location.

Keywords: Modern family home, large enough to accomodate family and friends. Easy access to hiking, biking, kayaking, surfing, paddle boarding, wind surfing, horse back riding, boating and the Maverick's Surfing Event. All this and just 25 minutes from San Francisco.

More Details

Susie Hughey-Haas
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
October 23, 2017

About Susie Hughey-Haas

Hello, we are Susie and Jeff Haas. Jeff is an Attorney and Susie is a Realtor in San Francisco. We have raised 7 children in this home and it has been full of friends, love and laughter. All the children have graduated and now live all over the world. So we felt like it was time to share this wonderful place with others. We feel exceedingly blessed to live in the beautiful San Francisco Bay Area. We take advantage of all that is has to offer. From our lovely location you can swim, boat, hike, bike, kayak, golf, horse back ride, and fish. You can also take advantage of all that San Francisco has to offer. In a matter of minutes you can be eating in San Francisco's world class restaurants, visiting her lovely museums or partaking of the glorious night life. We feel that this peaceful place is the perfect place to enjoy all that the Bay Area has to offer and then come back to your own piece of Heaven. We hope you and your family enjoy it as much as we have.

Susie Hughey-Haas purchased this chateau / country house in 1979

Guestbook comments from the owner

Our family departs today after four fun filled days in your lovely home. Our 5 & 7 year old grandchildren were completely charmed by the house, loving the high ceilings, the "cat" walk, the kitchen on the second floor. We had daily "nature walks" outside. Our granddaughter loved the blue passion flower vines.

We had fierce Frisbee competitions and lots of swinging. Even built an outdoor "play" kitchen out of bricks.

In the area we enjoyed the beach, had a great morning of fishing at Princeton Pier, a wonderful dinner at Sam's Chowder House, pony rides and a visit to the carnivorous plant store - we sell them at our nursery back in Virginia.

We had cookouts on the grill and a final meal with Olallieberry Pie from Half Moon Bay Farmer's Market. Your home was a great spot to create memories with our 2 California sons and their children. Thank You!

PS That master bedroom was so comfortable we loved waking up in a cloud every morning.
Aug 2013
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Montara Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
  • King size beds (1) and Queen size Beds (3)
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
house on acre of land in park like setting, patio, swings, benches, basketball court


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Country House in Park Like Setting-Minutes from San Francisco
average rating of 4.866667 based on 88 reviews
Green Valley, California

Phenomenal Family Retreat

  • 5 of 5

We thank you for making a weekend spectacular. Our family is quite large and this home was very spacious, allowing everyone to enjoy themselves. The views of the cypress forest and filtered views of the ocean is just breathtaking. The home has high cathedral ceilings with multiple skylights, allowing for great sunlight to shower in! We scored with the weather. Montara Beach is only minutes away!! It's quite beautiful with not many people, which is surprising in the Bay Area!! And surfing was good! The furnishings and decorations are spot on! I hope to return to this incredible home. You have a real treasure.

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
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  • 4 of 5

Great park like setting

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Plenty of rooms to play games, read, and talk. Lovely deck overlooking the beautiful yard.

  • 5 of 5

Perfect spot to share a few days celebrating our 50th anniversary with the family. Loved the grounds, and nearby beaches. It had everything we needed. Couldn't have been better.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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40th Birthday trip

  • 5 of 5

This house is beautiful, I travelled with six other women and We were very comfortable.

Con: one bed was hard

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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This property was fabulous!

  • 5 of 5

When you take in to account the natural beauty of the landscape, the beautiful floor plan and decore of the property, the location of the property to San Fransico airport, San Fransico proper, the beach, the Redwood Forest and other attractions, I would rate this place a five star out of five stars and a hidden gem in the area. My family loved staying here and the fact that this place added a positive experience to our memories made it worth it our time. Thank you to the owner for sharing this space with us.


  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Newburgh, In

Family vacation to California

  • 5 of 5

Great house and a beautiful flowering back yard. Location was great, just a short drive to the beach and beautiful cliff of Half Moom Bay. The accommodations met every expectation.

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Half Moon Bay Pumkin Festival, World Famous ESPN Maverick's Surf Contest,34th America's Cup - 2013


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning Fee $160
Tax Rate 10.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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