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Montara Bluff House-Amazing Views-Perfect Couples Retreat

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 2,600 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

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

More Details

Owner
Kathy Rain
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 25, 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.

Amenities

Montara House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • not suitable for children ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Marble Bathrooms and showers, luxurious towels. Hair Dryer, shampoo, conditioner provided.
Bedrooms:
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 4 garden chairs
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
Security cameras at outside front entry.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(44 traveler reviews)

Montara Bluff House-Amazing Views-Perfect Couples Retreat
average rating of 4.818182 based on 44 reviews
5

Bluff house makes weekend even better

  • 5 of 5

Super relaxing weekend for the family. My son graduated from Menlo College and we reserved this place for his grandparents and cousin. Beautiful views of the Ocean and Mountains and lots of room in the house to spread out and enjoy the scenery. Even though this home sits on highway 1 directly below it you would never know. No car sounds super peaceful at end of street.

Finally a vacation rental that has awesome bedding. Slept too good and woke up refreshed. Most of the vacation rentals I've stayed in seem to cut corners on the bedding but not this place.

Overall it was an incredible weekend and the Bluff House made it even more special. Waking up refreshed and drinking coffee in the morning overlooking the Pacific is hard to beat. Do yourself a favor and reserve this place. You can't go wrong here.

  • Submitted: May 17, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Albert for the kind words. We are so glad the family enjoyed their stay. Look forward to hosting you again. Kathy and Michael
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5

Absolutely stunning!

  • 5 of 5

I want to start by saying the view is to die for!! Absolutely breathtaking. I watched the sunset from the front window. Just gorgeous. You can hear the sound of the ocean from inside. Very relaxing. The beach is right across the street and easy to get to. The house is very clean and well kept. The beds are beyond comfortable. I could have stayed in bed all day! I would recommend this rental to friends and family and will definitely be going back. A wonderful experience to say the least.

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Gorgeous view and super comfortable beds!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I needed a last minute weekend get away and we were debating between a hotel and this house. I am so glad we found this house!!! Kathy was very easy to work with and very responsive. The house is beautiful and the view from inside the house and the front porch is unbelievable, I seriously wish I was still sitting on the front porch drinking a glass of wine, ahhh we would love to come back!!! Beautiful gardens, extremely comfortable beds (and I am picky about beds), awesome kitchen to cook in, and great location (across the street from beautiful beach and a very short walk to great bakery, coffee shop, and restaurants). Highly recommend it, you will feel right at home, so much better than a hotel!

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy your enjoyed your stay. We hope to have you back. You were a great guest. Kathy
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5

Outstanding Experience

  • 5 of 5

The property was better than terrific! A lovely home with beautiful furnishings. We felt at home! Each room was nicely furnished and sparkling clean. The reception by Michael was totally warm and welcoming. The property is literally 5 minutes from the beach by foot! Without exception a terrific experience.

JN

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great location , view our living area was breathtaking. House has everything you need.

  • 5 of 5

We would go back tomorrow. The bluff house was perfect weekend get away for east coasters like us to experience the unreal California coast line. Near Half Moon Bay and San Francisco it was perfectly located. House was clean and Directtv in every room. We watched the sunset from the deck and hiked each day . Great restaurants very near.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful delightful dream home

  • 5 of 5

Nothing less than five stars is accurate for this property. We loved our stay and everything was just as we had hoped. Not one disappointment. The photos are all 100% accurate (that view!) and we already felt at home the minute we walked in the door. The location of the house is wonderful, on a quiet dead end street, with spectacular views of sunsets, beach, and mountains from panoramic windows all over the house. What more could anyone want? We were treated to awesome whale crossings and breaching right from the living room window. That was a first for us! We were thirty minutes from the airport, but felt a world away. This is an easy escape from SF or from out of town. The spacious house is appointed beautifully and was very comfortable and homey. Clearly the house has had many recent updates and felt new in many ways. Spotless as well. The beds and linens are luxurious. Both bedrooms are on opposite sides of the house, with their own baths, so it really is a perfect couples getaway. The open kitchen was a delight to work in and was very well stocked with pots, pans, gadgets, casual and fine china, cookbooks, everything you would need. Kathy, the owner, kept in touch with us during our stay to ask how everything was going and to alert us to the whale activity. She was a nice as she could be and we were honored to be enjoying her lovely home. She has anticipated almost everything anyone could want from sunscreen to binoculars to a wine tote for the beach. Flowers were blooming all around the front and back deck area. We found the house very quiet and the neighbors were delightful. We enjoyed many strolls through the neighborhood (saw hawks and owls), over to the McNee Ranch trails, down to a dinner at La Costanera, and down to gorgeous Montara Beach. And for the tech amenities...the high speed internet was great and DirectTV plus a blu-ray/DVD player was nice for snuggling up with a good show in front of a fire. This house is simply divine in all ways. We enjoyed pretending it was ours and we can't wait to return.

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Doug. We are so happy the whales were out during your stay and thst you found Montara to be a special place. You took care of our Bluff House like it was your own and we would be delighted to have you return. Thank you for being such great guests. Kathy
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Map

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.

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Rates & Availability

Montara House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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2 night minimum stay
$450
 

Additional information about rental rates

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

$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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