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On Bluff Over Crashing Surf, Elegant 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath House

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,000 sq ft
Property type house


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Sunroom, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

**2 night minimum on weekends in Summer/Fall**

For decades friends who come for a visit tell us this is their favorite place on earth. We now share our home travelers via VRBO. Beautifully appointed, dramatic views, relaxing atmosphere: 3 Bedroom, 2 BA house on a coastal bluff above the crashing surf. Pt Montara Lighthouse on the neighboring bluff. Artist designed and decorated. Breathtaking views.

Each bedroom with queen bed with additional queen hide a bed in sun room. Sleeps 8.

Two full bathrooms offer choice of bathtub, shower, marble steam room with 5 foot bench. Washer/Dryer. Modern spacious kitchen, fully stocked and two dishwashers, refrigerator drawers, Viking commercial range.

All bedrooms have HDTV with 185 digital channels with premium movie channels including 8 HBO, 8 Cinemax and 8 Showtime.

Many great cafes and restaurants are only minutes away.

We live upstairs and are available if you need anything, otherwise you won't see us or hear us after we welcome you and tour you through the house. For a video tour look at the end of the photos.

Keywords: Point Montara bluff top, oceanfront, scenic, views, Half Moon Bay, Retreat, Pacific Ocean, Nourish Your Spirit, renewal, peaceful, sunsets, whale watching, breath taking,


Privacy, Vistas, Cypress trees, sunshine, Fresh Air,

Beauty Artistic, Serenity Waves Surf

Wild, flowering,ice plant, Gulls, tide pools,

Whales, Sanctuary, crashing surf, bluffs, temperate climate, beach, light house,

sunsets, peaceful, relaxing, local restaurants, seafood,

Renters are asked to pay a refundable security deposit of $800 or take out insurance for $59 that covers up to $1500 in damage. We live upstairs and have the house soundproofed so you won't hear (or see) us unless you need something. Then we appear and do whatever we can to be helpful.

More Details

Nancy & Gary
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 23, 2018

About Nancy & Gary

Gary owns and operates a telescope company and Nancy works with communities and companies to help develop visions of the future. She is also an artist and author. We enjoy meeting new people and sharing our spectacular home.

Nancy & Gary purchased this house in 1976

Why Nancy & Gary chose Montara

This is our home. We live upstairs and welcome guests to use the first floor. This is one of the most beautiful spots on earth and it is a short drive to San Francisco or south to Palo Alto or Santa Cruz.

You can't get closer to the ocean without getting wet. The views are spectacular. We are a few minutes away from one of the largest tide pools in the nation. Hiking, beaches, redwood forests, all nearby.

What makes this house unique

Extras that we offer: Spa package week end including private yoga classes, massage, couples get-away, small meetings or special gatherings. Nancy specializes in drawing a visual representation of people's personal vision or a couple's shared vision. This is a service she offers to interested guests.

Guestbook comments from the owner

The view from this gorgeous home is fantastic; ocean views across the whole west side of the house, gulls flying by at eye level. We even saw whales. Very artistic and elegant furnishings, murals on the walls, and a kitchen that even included a juicer and Cuisinart. We especially appreciate the warm welcome and friendly manner of our hosts. They provided information about local restaurants and nature walks, and made us feel very welcome from the start. We will be back!
May 2012
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Montara House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Queen size Beds (3) one queen bed in each of 3 bedrooms, Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) In Sunroom with amazing ocean views to south and west. Another sofa bed in fireplace bedroom
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna ...
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
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
  • pier fishing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • wind-surfing
Neighboring Lighthouse, Artist designed and decorated, bathtub, shower, marble steam room with 5 foot bench, Modern spacious kitchen with two dishwashers, refrigerator drawers, Viking commercial range. The photos and video say it all.


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On Bluff Over Crashing Surf, Elegant 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath House
average rating of 5.0 based on 41 reviews

Peaceful, perfect home away from home!

  • 5 of 5

Gary & Nancy are the warmest hosts ever! We had an exceptionally wonderful time. The view, sunsets, being right on the bluff , and listening to the ocean created an atmosphere and expectation that can not be topped.

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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north east

If you have an affinity for the ocean,stay here!!!

  • 5 of 5

This home is a 2 story in which the owners live quietly upstairs & rent the first floor. The layout is comfortable for a family, there is a closet full of beach & regular towels, extra sheets & there is plenty of paper goods,etc available. Nancy is an artist & there are her lovely paintings everywhere. Gary is helpful & knowledgeable of area & steered us on great directions for things to do & where to eat. Our favorite part of the place was it’s openness & proximity to the ocean-being able to hear the sound of the ocean, day & night was incredible. Sunsets were amazing,too This is a gem of a place.

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Los Gatos

Amazing property--wish we could stay forever!

  • 5 of 5

Spent a girls' night away at Gary and Nancy's place. What a beautiful property. Everything we needed was there---including the amazing ocean view. Nancy's artistic talent could be seen throughout the house including our own personalized welcome sign. They were attentive and positive to all of our needs. Definitely a place to come back to!

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We appreciate guests like the Michelle and her friends -- easy to work with, enjoyed their stay and wrote a review the same day as check out. Thanks to them and our many guests over the years who we have enjoyed hosting!
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A memorable and homely experience at Oceanfront, akin to vacationing on a beautiful island

  • 5 of 5

While looking out for vacation properties in the bay area, my filter criteria were 1) under 1 hr of driving distance 2) close proximity to the ocean 3) comfortable and budget friendly. This vacation spot satisfied all three, and easily surpassed my expectations.

Ocean facing, this property had a spectacular views throughout the day. The interior furnishings were lovely and exquisite. They even had some musical instruments, which helped keep the group entertained in the evening.

There were some beautiful and inspiring paintings at their home, and it was very evident that the hostshave taken a lot of effort to keep their home as inviting as possible.

Gary and Nancy, the hosts, reached out prior to my visit and ensured they were aware of any special requirements our party needed to make our stay more comfortable. They stay on the first floor of the premises (with a separate access door), ensuring that we have complete privacy on the ground floor of their home.

I highly recommend this property for anyone looking for a quick and comfortable getaway from their home in the bay with a modest budget.

  • Submitted: Nov 22, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Warm home with incredible sunset views

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying at Nancy and Gary’s house. They were super chill and showed us around when we arrived. House was well stocked for some serious cooking we did and the steam shower room was a nice bonus. The house was cozy and comfortable and the unobstructed ocean views were amazing.

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Federal Way, Washington

Just what the doctor ordered!

  • 5 of 5

Restful and with all the homey touches for one to settle in and enjoy the area. Comfy beds, many places to eat and things to do. Plus Board Games!

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Whale watching, tide pools, forests, mountain trails, long beach walks, beaches, surfing, ten minutes drive to Ocean Colony the Ritz Carlton with two golf course -- one designed by Arnold Plamer and the other an oceanfront links course. We can arrange massage and yoga lessons on premises.




Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $120 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $800
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 10.0%

We offer great discounts so be sure to ask about the current special offers - (866) LOOK FAR
Refundable $ 800 security deposit or $ 59 for $ 800 property damage coverage.

**2 night minimum on weekends in Summer/Fall**

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 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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