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Ocean view Montara Bluff House

Bedrooms 2
Space 2,600 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Queen sofa sleeper-Walk to Beach and trails.

If you are interested in booking, please tell me about yourself, and your other guests plus your reason for visiting the HMB area. Ideal for one or two couples. Minimum Age for Renters is 12 Years Old. No Pets. No Smoking. Amazing views where the mountain comes down to the ocean. This expansive stunning ranch home has two bedrooms each located at different ends of the home for ultimate privacy. Two gas fireplaces for romantic evenings are located in the family room and the 420 sf. Living Room. Two enclosed decks for privacy as well as a large view deck to watch the ocean and sunsets.

The gourmet kitchen features a subzero refrigerator, dishwasher, trash compactor, two ovens and counter space for multiple cooks. Master bath has Toto bidet with heated seat.

Allergies? No pets have been in the house and the furnace has a HEPA Filter. Hi-speed secure wi-fi connection too!

Peaceful and serene, located on top of the bluff at the end of a cul-de-sac just 25 minutes from the SF Airport and The City. 10 minutes away is the charming town of Half Moon Bay. Montara Beach is one block away and Montara Mountain hiking can be started from the house. The coastal area is perfect for those that love to walk, hike, bike, relax and enjoy each other. A rejuvenating experience for the body and spirit.

OCCUPANCY-In consideration of our neighbors and because of liability issues, OCCUPANCY AND USE OF THE HOUSE IS STRICTLY LIMITED TO THE NUMBER OF GUESTS WE HAVE AGREED TO IN YOUR RESERVATION. Other persons are not allowed on the property and there can be no loud parties at any time. Our neighbors closely monitor the neighborhood and record and report disruptive events as soon as they happen. IF WE RECEIVE A COMPLAINT REGARDING EXCESSIVE TRAFFIC, NOISE OR PARTIES OF ANY KIND YOU WILL FORFEIT YOUR SECURITY DEPOSIT. We understand that many wish to have events and parties and in fact love a good time ourselves. If that is your need then our home is not the place for you.

San Mateo County Certificate #87

Security cameras at outside front entry.

Keywords: Ocean View, one-level, Mountain View,Gourmet Kitchen,Stunning,Light,Open,flowing floorplan

More Details

Kathy Rain
Member since: 2008
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 19, 2018

About Kathy Rain

Michael and Kathy Rain are local Realtors on the Coast for over 20 years. Michael also has a degree in music from Cornish School of Music and plays guitar, drums and vocals. Passionate about the ocean, they also have an oceanfront condo and vacation rental in North Kaanapali Beach in Maui, Hawaii. Avid hikers, both Coasts are ideal locations.

Kathy Rain purchased this house in 1992

What makes this house unique

This beautiful location with views of the mountain coming down to the ocean never ceases to delight our senses. Love to hike Montara Mountain with it's many trails, walk the Coastal Bluff Trail in Half Moon Bay and the Pacifica Coastal Trail at Linda Mar. The Harbor area is a treat with kayak rental, boat excursions, restaurants and fresh fish off the boats. Being just 25 minutes from San Francisco makes for great day excursions. We are within a few hours of several wine regions. Our sleepy little town is amazing and affords a serene respite for the spirit.


Montara House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6 ...
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Not suitable for children ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
  • Marble Bathrooms with tub and shower, luxurious towels. Hair Dryer, shampoo, conditioner provided. Master Bathroom with TOTO Bidet and heated seat
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
  • 2 King size Beds Two Pillow Top luxurious beds with down pillows for your sleeping comfort in bedrooms. Daybed in Family Room. Queen sofa sleeper in Living/Great Room. If you use the Sofa Sleeper, there is an extra cleaning charge of $25 unless you have paid for additional guest over 4 persons
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 4 garden chairs
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Security cameras at outside front entry.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(58 traveler reviews)

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Ocean view Montara Bluff House
average rating of 4.8103447 based on 58 reviews


  • 5 of 5

The views from this house are B E A U T I F U L

We've been coming to Kathy and Michael's Bluff House for years, every time we take our vacation in California... here's why:

It's exactly as pictured, great location, and you can even walk to world-class hiking (McNee Ranch). Open floor plan, spacious with ample opportunity for privacy (for couples), a full kitchen, and a nice washer/dryer in house. Drive into Half Moon Bay and enjoy the downtown, or drive into San Francisco for the day -- for our family, it's the perfect stay on the coast.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Megan, Your are great guests and I was glad to finally meet you! Look forward to your Bay Area trip next year and your stay in our Bluff House. Kathy and Michael
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Newcastle, CA

Gorgeous home in a perfect location with lovely ocean views.

  • 5 of 5

Four of us stayed 3 lovely nights in this beautiful home. The layout of the home is really nice. Plenty of space for all to enjoy. We did day trips to several locations on the coast. We made dinners and breakfasts in the kitchen, which was fun to work in too. The beds were comfortable with good linens and such. Overall, a great place to stay! We will return and hopefully soon. Thank you For sharing your home with us.

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great property. Owners are easy to work with and very helpful.

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful location and beautiful view. Great house layout for two bedrooms- lots of privacy lots of space. Great family area.

  • Submitted: Dec 26, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very nice place with a beautiful view.

  • 4 of 5

Enjoyed our stay here two weeks ago. The house is perfect for a family of four and had everything we needed it to have. The area scenery was just georgeous. Had a slight mix up on the check in but was able to get that worked out fairly quickly. Would stay again. Thank you

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely home with incredible views!

  • 4 of 5

The perfect home for a women's reunion. Lots of room for separate and group gatherings. Hope to return!

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic house and location. Best ever stayed in

  • 5 of 5

My wife, daughter and granddaughter stayed for one week. House is located on a beautiful bluff with incredible views, nearby restaurants and shopping. House has it all and immaculately clean with many, many supplies to make your stay enjoyable. Kathy is a great help with routes to and from SF, Monterey, San Jose, beaches etc. and is of great help choosing restaurants and nearby sights and attractions. Best VRBO ever!!!

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Ocean Colony
Nearest Motorway
0.2 Miles
Highway 1
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
La Costenara
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Montara State Beach
Car: necessary

You wlll arrive at a destination resort area on the Half Moon Bay Coast. Beautiful beach boardwalk, pier and harbor, restaurants, fresh fish to bring back, whale watching and deep sea fishing excursions. 25 minutes to San Francisco.

Hiking trails are literally outside the front door. Kayaking is in the Harbor just 3 miles away where you can also paddel board and wind surf. Montara Beach is a long white sand beach with good surfing. Mavericks surf is 3 miles away. Bicycle trails are everywhere including Montara Mountain with many off path trails for biking and horseback riding. Stables are within a few miles, and yes, you can ride your horse down to the beach in Half Moon Bay.




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning Checkout Fee $195
Tax Rate 10.0%

$395/night plus 10% State Tax, $200.00 cleaning fee, $500 Refundable Security Deposit.
Nightly rate is for 4 Adults/persons. Each additional person $50/night. If you use the Sofa Sleeper, there is an extra linen cleaning charge of $25 unless you have paid for additional guest over 4 persons. Not suitable for children under 12 years old. Checkout is 11:00 am. Late checkout fee is $200.
No Pets. No Smokers. No Events

CA Tax ID Certificate #87 CA State Tax of 10%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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