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Lovely Remodeled Beach House Next to Ocean, Hiking & Biking

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Space 1,150 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Den, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 6-8)

CUTE COASTAL HOME on the ocean side of Highway 1 only 40 yards to the entrance of Poplar St. Beach and Open Space. Our home is fully remodeled 3BR+/1 BA. A WALK ON THE BEACH is less than a 5 minute stroll.

Just minutes outside your door, you can walk to the BEACH, run/hike OPEN SPACE TRAILS along ocean BLUFFS, and BICYCLE along the Half Moon Bay Coastal Trail. Less than 15 minutes away are an assortment of beaches perfect for walking, wading, surfing, sunning awaiting your discovery.

Less than 5 minutes by car is downtown Half Moon Bay with its assortment of fantastic, quirky RESTAURANTS; shops; two major grocery stores including an organic option; golf; RITZ-CARLTON HOTEL; spas; hiking trails.

Indoor amenities of our FULLY REMODELED home include a cozy sealed gas fireplace in the living room, whole house furnace for comfy temperatures, updated and fully equipped new kitchen with sea green granite counters, bathroom with a deep tub and beautiful beach themed decorations and lighting.

THREE BEDROOMS include a queen sized bed in the Master Bedroom, full sized bed in Bedroom #2, and a bunkbed with two twin sized mattresses in Bedroom #3. (There is also room for a child's cot.) The living room has a couch that converts to a sofa bed and pocket door that can be closed to create a 4th bedroom area.

Outdoor amenities include an OUTDOOR SHOWER with warm water (perfect for rinsing after beaching or surfing), brand new BBQ GRILL in a fenced backyard, BACKYARD FIREPIT with comfy adirondack chairs, and a pretty natural stone slate patio in the front yard.

KID FRIENDLY home with Graco NEW Pack-N-Play CHILD'S PLAY YARD. Also, kids locks, books, crayons available.

This home and location has a special feel being close to the ocean that is hard to capture in writing. We and our friends love the DESIGN and UNCLUTTERED COMFORT of our beach home and we are confident that you will too. Relax and enjoy! (Check out the GREAT reviews)

Keywords: House, beach house, cottage, beach, half moon bay, san francisco, pumpkin, moon, hiking, biking, coast, open space, coastal trail, downtown, Mavericks, pillar point harbor, Ritz Carlton

More Details

Owner
John Ortiz
Member since: 2012
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 a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 25, 2018

About John Ortiz

We are a family of beach lovers (especially my wife) who enjoy having a beach retreat that is easily accessible to San Francisco, San Jose, and the SF Bay area.

John Ortiz purchased this house in 2002

Why John Ortiz chose Half Moon Bay

We love this location because it is easy to get to, and it is next to the beach, bike trails, hiking trails and so many ocean activities. We also find the people in Half Moon Bay to be very friendly.

What makes this house unique

Here are 9 of our favorite Activiteis:

(1) Easy beach outings!

(2) Evening hot dog and marshmallow roasts on the beach

(3) Taking a run along the bluffs and returning along the beach collecting shells.

(4) Biking along the Coastal Trail up to Princeton by the Sea for a seafood meal at Sam's Chowder House or Barabara's Fish Trap (2 local Favorites)

(5) Biking or driving a few minutes to town for a Sunday morning chocolate croissant or Farmers Market (seasonal)

(6) Easy access to Coastal Repertory Live Theater

(7) Enjoying a romantic evening sunset on our beach at the end of our street

(8) Savoring a sunset glass of wine at the Ritz-Carlton hotel while listening to the bagpipers playing the sunset tunes

(9) A cozy nighttime fire in the living room listening to music with the sounds of waves crashing and occasional blares of the foghorns drifting through the windows

Amenities

Half Moon Bay House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1150 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Lovely Zen layout with a deeper than average tub
  • Additional outdoor shower with warm water to rinse off sand and clean up before going inside
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master - 1 queen , Mirrored 10' closets
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , Full size bed sleeps 2
    Bedroom 3 - 2 bunk bed , Two twin beds
    Den - 1 queen , Sofa Bed folds out. Almost queen size.
  • Queen size Bed (1), Full size bed (1), Bunk Beds (1) Two twin beds, Baby Cribs (1 New Pack-n-Play Portable Crib stored in the bunk bed room closet), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1 Sofa Bed located in the Living Room with pocket door to provide privacy and fireplace for a cozy mood)
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Porthole view towards Pacific Ocean through living room window.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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5

The beach house is amazing!

  • 5 of 5

I loved my stay. The house is nice, well equipped and close to the ocean. I enjoyed hearing the surf from my bed! I hope to come back and stay again sometime in the future.

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect beach house!

  • 5 of 5

From the minute we entered, we felt right at home. Clean, spacious & bright! Everything we needed was available in abundance - towels, bedding, beach toys, kitchen supplies, etc.

The private backyard with BBQ & firepit was awesome and the ocean view was just a 5 minute walk down the street.

Half Moon Bay is a beautiful area with so much to offer. Horseriding, beach time, dining out, whale watching - we did it all & cant wait to return one day!

John, the owner, was kind and accommodating beyond expectation. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonder time!!

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed our time while staying in this home at HMB.

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Roomy, delightful house in HMB

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time staying at the house. The bedrooms were very comfortable. The living space is large and can accomodate family of 6 or 7 quite easily. We didn't have any problems sharing the one bathroom. It's just steps to the beach and the neighborhood was quiet and quaint. Would definitely return.

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
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5

The house was very clean and well laid out. Great location close to the beach and central HMB.

  • 5 of 5

The house easily accommodated 4 adults. The house was laid out well and very well organized. The owner provided a thorough instruction manual and the light switches were labeled, etc.

The location of the house was perfect. Literally a block from a beautiful hiking trail overlooking the beach. The house is also just minutes from old town Half Moon Bay as well as the main shopping center.

During our stay we took advantage of the tide pools in nearby Moss Beach as well as the hiking in Purisima Creek Reserve.

There are many great restaurant options in HMB and surrounding towns. We also used the well appointed kitchen to eat in.

Thanks John for a wonderful experience.

Frank Martinez

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
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5

Perfect family beach get away

  • 5 of 5

We've been staying here for years and are never disappointed. It's perfect for our family. We love the warmth of the home, easy access to the beach, and walk to town. My kids love it. The house well appointed and has everything we need. Can't wait to come back next year!

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
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Map

Poplar Beach
A nice city beach where people frequently cook hot dogs, walk dogs, and run along the beach ...
Cameron's Restaurant & Inn
Great fun on the coast. This pub serves great root beer floats, milkshakes and an assortmen...
Tres Amigos
A classic and popular taqueria in Half Moon Bay. Food is predictable and fast with plenty o...
The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay
The Ritz may be expensive but you don't need to stay here to enjoy it. My wife loves gettin...
Pasta Moon
A lovely restaurant on Main Street in Half Moon Bay. They have lovely local ingredients wit...
It's Italia
A beautiful, well-run Italian restaurant on Main St. in downtown Half Moon Bay. Very popula...
Cafe Classique -- CLOSED
The restaurant is a little bit of a drive from downtown Half Moon Bay (about 10-15 min with ...
Nearest Airport
22 Miles
San Francisco International
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Camerons or Cetrella's
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Half Moon Bay Golf Links at Ritz-Carlton, HMB
Nearest Motorway
0.3 Miles
California Highway 1
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Cetrella's
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
Poplar St. Beach, Half Moon Bay
Nearest Point of Interest
Poplar St. Beach, Half Moon Bay, CA
Nearest Point of Interest
Coastal Trail - Biking & Walking
Nearest Point of Interest
Open Space Trails Along Beach Bluff
Nearest Point of Interest
Maverick's Giant Wave Surf Site
Nearest Point of Interest
Pacific Ocean Sunsets
Nearest Point of Interest
Downtown Half Moon Bay - Pumpkin Festival Site
Car: recommended

Tucked near to undeveloped coastal bluffs, this beach home provides excellent walking access to beaches, bluff top trails, paved bike trails. Easy access to Highway 1 makes more beaches, the beautiful Ritz-Carlton Hotel and Golf Links and a number of tasty dining options just minutes away. In general, no pets allowed.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $115
Damage Deposit $300

• Rates are subject to change until initial payment is made.
• Bookings canceled at least 30 days before the start of the stay will receive a 100% refund.
• Bookings canceled at least 14 days before the start of the stay will receive a 50% refund.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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