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Lovely Remodeled Beach House Next to Ocean, Hiking & Biking

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Overview


Details
Property
house
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
3
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
2 nights

Description

Half Moon Bay House Rental Photos and Description

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

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Owner
John Ortiz
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 7, 2016
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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 San Francisco Bay Area

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

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(133 traveler reviews)

Lovely Remodeled Beach House Next to Ocean, Hiking & Biking
average rating of 4.93985 based on 133 reviews
5

Awesome location and welcoming home

  • 5 of 5

I had never booked a rental home before and was very impressed with the experience from start to finish. Communication was prompt and expectations were very reasonable, straight forward and appreciated. We especially enjoyed the binder with lots of helpful information on dining and recreation.

The property is very nicely updated and the location is perfect. Thank you for a wonderful, memorable vacation!

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
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5

Great!

  • 5 of 5

Great house and location. Very clean...the listing describes house and location perfectly. Very short walk to beach. Owner is great to deal with...checked in before trip to make sure we had everything we needed and checked in after to see if anything in the house needed attention for the next renters. Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Half Moon Bay Haven

  • 5 of 5

This beach house met our family of 4 needs perfectly! The the location within of few blocks of the beach and very close to path along the ocean bluff was spectacular. We also made good use of home's barbecue and fire pit in the backyard. A complimentary bottle of wine made us grownups cheer and a box of toys and games made the kids happy too. Washing our sandy feet off at the outdoor shower was a bit of a fun novelty. We also used it as a home base to visit friends in the Bay area and travel up to San Francisco and wine country on day trips. An all around VRBO "win".

  • Submitted: Nov 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
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5

Five Stars - no question!!

  • 5 of 5

Our family had the pleasure to stay here for a quick weekend getaway and it was everything we needed and more. First of all, the house is extremely nice and clean on the inside. The pictures almost don't do it enough justice. John was a great host, very accommodating, so that was much appreciated! Short walk to the beach, quick drive into town, overall the location was perfect.

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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5

Great vacation location

  • 5 of 5

The house is located within a five-minute walk from the beach in a nice town.

Plenty of space for a large family or group of friends with two bedrooms offering a kingsize bed and one with a bunk, a kitchen, integrated dining room and a living room with a fireplace. We spent two weeks here (three people) and had a great time. Nice neighbours too.

All appliances are explained in a folder with pics (especially important if you are not from the US and not used to these), garden with grill, driveway for the car (might not need it if you are going for a beach holiday but it helps for shopping too)...

We found everything to be in the house that you could possibly need even in an extended time, everything was ship-shape and the whole communication with John was absolutely flawless and very timely.

We REALLY enjoyed every minute and I can only recommend this location.

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks again for the nice review. It is truly our pleasure to host you and your family. We are glad that you enjoyed the stay. I would like to clarify your review: three BEDROOMS include a queen sized bed in the Master Bedroom, full sized bed in Bedroom #2, and a bunk bed 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.
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Wonderful beach house

  • 5 of 5

Our family (2 adults and 4 kids) completely enjoyed our stay at this beach house. It was stocked with everything we needed. It was great having the beach stuff already there. The firepit was so enjoyable after a long day. We are looking forward to returning again. It was wonderful.

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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Map

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

Half Moon Bay House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Late-Nov-Mid-Dec-16
Nov 28 2016 - Dec 22 2016
2 night minimum stay
$175
 
 
Dec-Holidays-16
Dec 23 2016 - Jan 2 2017
2 night minimum stay
$210
$1,400
 
 
Winter-17
Jan 3 2017 - Feb 28 2017
2 night minimum stay
$185
$1,225
 
 
Summer-17
May 1 2017 - Sep 17 2017
2 night minimum stay
$250
 
 
Late-Nov-Mid-Ded-17
Nov 27 2017 - Dec 15 2017
2 night minimum stay
$210
$1,400
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$195
From
$215
Fri,Sat
$1,275
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaners $115
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 12.0%

• 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.
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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.
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
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
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.

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:

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