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Montara Bluff House-Amazing Views-Perfect Couples Retreat

(43 Reviews)

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Last updated: 04/21/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

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. 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
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Member since: 2008

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/21/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 2600 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 4
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    18 years old...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Not Suitable For Children:

    No Children under 18...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed:

    Hepa Filter-No Pets have ever been in the house...moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included


Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 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. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower


  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Marble Bathrooms and showers, luxurious towels. Hair Dryer, shampoo, conditioner provided....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Security cameras at outside front entry.


  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable:

    (3) HD TV's in Family Room and both bedrooms. I-pod player/radio....moreless

  • Television:

    (3) HD TV's in Family Room and both bedrooms...moreless


  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    Montara Beach with white sand for walking...moreless

  • Mountain View:

    Montara Mountain View where there are a dozen hikes....moreless

  • Ocean View:

    Amazing Pacific Ocean Views for whales, surfers, cruise ship watching...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling
  • Surfing
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    Dine in an amazing setting with ocean views....moreless

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Heating:

    Gas furnace with HEPA Air Filter. No pets have been in the house for over 25 years....moreless

  • Internet:

    Recently installed high speed internet router and modem....moreless

  • Linens Provided:

    Each King sized bed is setup with luxurious linens...moreless

  • Living Room:

    400 sf Great Room...moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    Electric Coffee Maker, Coffee Grinder, Filters supplied...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Full Kitchen setup...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Full Kitchen setup...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    New GE Dishwasher...moreless


  • Golf:

    Links and Ocean Courses in Half Moon Bay Sharp Park Course in Pacifica...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Rentals in the Harbor in El Granada...moreless

  • Tennis:

    Colony Club in Half Moon Bay-Public can use for a fee...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included


Write a review 4.8
from 43 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Cleaning Checkout Fee $195
  • Tax Rate 10%


$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 for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 04/21/2017
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8 Miles
Nearest Golf
Ocean Colony
0.2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Highway 1
0.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
La Costenara
0.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
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.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1992

About the owner: 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.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
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.

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Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/21/2017

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  • Unobstructed Views

    Unobstructed Views

  • Private enclosed deck

    Private enclosed deck

  • Breakfast Dining and Whale Watching

    Breakfast Dining and Whale Watching

  • Gas Fireplace and Views in Family Room with Daybed

    Gas Fireplace and Views in Family Room with Daybed

  • Gourmet Kitchen for multiple cooks

    Gourmet Kitchen for multiple cooks

  • Dining Room with Views

    Dining Room with Views

  • Amazing sunsets

    Amazing sunsets

  • The Bluff House

    The Bluff House

  • 420 sf Living Room/Great Room with Gas Fireplace, Views.

    420 sf Living Room/Great Room with Gas Fireplace, Views.

  • Entertainment leads to Family Room and Gourmet Kitchen

    Entertainment leads to Family Room and Gourmet Kitchen

  • South wing-Guest Bedroom with bath just steps across hallway. King pillow top.

    South wing-Guest Bedroom with bath just steps across hallway. King pillow top.

  • Views from the Kitchen

    Views from the Kitchen

  • Open and Flowing Floorplan

    Open and Flowing Floorplan

  • Dining in the harbor.  Half Moon Bay. Yum, Yum.

    Dining in the harbor. Half Moon Bay. Yum, Yum.

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This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Friday, April 21, 2017

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