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Montara Bluff House-Amazing Views-Perfect Couples Retreat

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


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-only-Not suitable for children or Parties)

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 only. Minimum Age for Renters is 18 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, fisher paykel dishwasher drawers, 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
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 22, 2017

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.


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.


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: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • not suitable for children ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Marble Bathrooms and showers, luxurious towels. Hair Dryer, shampoo, conditioner provided.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • 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.
  • 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 -
(53 traveler reviews)

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Montara Bluff House-Amazing Views-Perfect Couples Retreat
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  • 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: Aug 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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A Perfect Labor Day Weekend with Friends

  • 5 of 5

We rented this charming home for the Labor Day weekend with another couple. It was a wonderful place for a coastal getaway close to home. The house is well laid out allowing both couples privacy and space with both master suites at the opposite ends of the floor plan. It is decorated beautifully with a kitchen true foodies will enjoy cooking in. The family room off the kitchen/dining room was the perfect place to gather in the evening for a glass of wine and watch the sunset. Kathy and Mike have truly created a peaceful retreat for those seeking a seaside escape. Thank you Kathy and Mike, we look forward to coming back!

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Jennifer-So glad you enjoyed our Bluff House and your time on the Coast, especially during the heatwave! Please come back again. Kathy and Michael
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  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this lovely home - so very clean, great location, beautiful views! Great restaurants available nearby. While we didn't stay long enough to use the kitchen, I looked around and was impressed with how well it is supplied. Everything was perfect throughout the home.

The owners are wonderful, too - quick responses, helpful info provided before arrival and great info notebook at the house.

On a scale of 1-10 with 10 being Excellent, we rate it a 15 - Perfectly Amazing!

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Debbie, I'll miss our conversations about places to eat and sites to see. We are so happy you chose our Bluff House for you stay. Please come back again when you want to visit the Bay Area. You are always welcome! Kathy
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Even better than advertised!

  • 5 of 5

Could not have been happier with this property. Beautiful home and view, easy to walk to beach, great restaurants nearby.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Tom, We are so glad you found the house and area perfect for your trip to the Coast. You were such a great guest! Look forward to another visit from you. Kathy
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Beautiful spot, wonderful home

  • 5 of 5

The views are fantastic and well worth the stay -- but the home itself is beautifully and tastefully decorated and equipped with all the amenities anyone could want. Comfortable beds, hearty linens, clean as a whistle inside and out. Kitchen well-equipped with everything in great working order. Bathrooms fresh and complete as well. Lovely grounds and garden an unexpected bonus.

Great location on the coast, just a short walk to reach stairs to the beach and La Costanera Peruvian restaurant -- a splurge, but very tasty.

Most of the rooms have some sort of blue-water/mountain view -- we enjoyed these so much we never turned on the TV. WiFi was fast and reliable, too, for those couple of emails we just had to address.

The location is convenient to much of the best of the coast: short drive to Fitzgerald marine Preserve and the Devil's Slide walk, not far to groceries, dining, and shopping.

We're already plotting our return to the Bluff House!

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Byron, Please do come back when you want a local vacation at the beach. We always try to do something special for return guests. Thanks so much for mentioning the wifi. We invested in a new system with Comcast that is really working well. Hope to see you soon. Kathy
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Ocean & Mountain Views

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful home with spectacular views of the ocean and mountains. Do not hesitate to rent this gem. Patrick & Rosie Haeg

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $195
Damage Deposit $500

$450/night plus 10% State Tax, $180.00 cleaning fee, $99.00 non-refundable Damage Insurance Premium.
Maximum of 4 Adults. No Children under 18.
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.

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