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Moss Beach Home with Ocean Views and Magical Forest

Bedrooms 5
Space 2,900 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

House, 5 Bedrooms, 4 Baths, (Sleeps 10)


Yes you can have it all!

Perched atop a hillside with breathtaking ocean views and located on a cul-de-sac that leads into an enchanted forest, lies a hidden jewel. Imagine waking up in a home surrounded by trees but within sight of the water. Have your first cup of coffee on the deck while gazing at the ocean and experiencing the natural beauty of the coastside. Perhaps you'll see the pair of Red-tailed Hawks who nest in a neighboring tree during parts of the spring and summer, or the hummingbirds that frequent our terrace. Spend your morning exploring the forest and miles of hiking trails, or stroll down to the beach and world-class tide pools. Then, it's a 2 minute drive to Princeton Harbor with fresh seafood, restaurants and even kayaking! Or, maybe a 10 minute drive into Half Moon Bay for unique shopping and fantastic restaurants. But the adventure isn't over! Jump in your car and in no time at all you're in San Francisco enjoying the theater or any of its fantastic attractions. On the other hand, maybe you spend the entire day on the terrace, curled up with a book on the couch, or perhaps watching a movie downstairs in the private theater. Whether you go out or stay in, your coastside experience will create memories of a lifetime.


*Upstairs master suite with king bed, bathroom with shower, TV/DVD, and balcony with ocean views.

*Upstairs guest room with queen bed.

*Upstairs full bathroom

*Downstairs master suite with king bed, full bathroom, TV, and sitting area with ocean view

*Downstairs suite with 2 full beds, bathroom with shower, and TV/DVD.

*Downstairs room with bunk bed (full and twin bed)


*Kitchen with granite counters, microwave, dishwasher and counter seating for 4.

*Many people enjoy cooking but hate cleaning up. For an additional cost with advanced notice, depending on availability, we can coordinate after dinner clean up so you can truly dine and dash!!

*Large great room with 8 person dining table for entertaining.

*Home Theater (blue ray, surround sound and theater seating for 6)

*iPod/MP3 docking station

*Free high-speed wireless Internet.

*Fresh linens, bath/beach towels and spa robes are provided.


*Balcony with bar seating for 8 with views of the ocean

*Outdoor terrace with sofa and loveseat

*6-person outdoor jacuzzi

*Outdoor speakers

*Outdoor shower

*Gas BBQ (propane provided)

Nearby amenities:

*3 minute walk to forest with hiking trails (at the end of cul-de-sac)

*5 minute walk to Moss Beach Park (amazing children's playground)

*5 minute walk to Coastside Market

*7 minute walk to Moss Beach Ranch for horseback riding

*10 minute walk to Fitzgerald Marine Reserve (tide pools and beaches)

*5 minute drive to Princeton Harbor

*7 minute drive to Maverick's Beach

*10 minute drive to Half Moon Bay

*15 minute drive to Ritz Carlton Half Moon Bay and golfing

*25 minute drive to downtown San Francisco

*50 minute drive to Santa Cruz Boardwalk

More Details

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 23, 2018

About Allison

Alex and I have owned this house for over 15 years and we love escaping to the coast. As the children get older, and we spend more time in the city at volleyball and soccer, we find less opportunity to get away. Several friends commented that it was a shame that more people don't know about the magic of this beautiful home and the surrounding area. We believe Moss Beach and the coast are hidden treasures waiting to be discovered.

Allison purchased this house in 2002

Why Allison chose Moss Beach

We were looking for a quiet getaway from the City. We are thrilled with this home and all that the coast has to offer. When my husband (Alex) was a child, he used to intern at the Steinhart Aquarium - Alex has always had a passion for the ocean. Our family loves to go tide pooling at the Fitzgerald Marine Reserve - this is about as good as it gets! Our home is an 8 minute walk to world class tide pools and beaches.

What makes this house unique

The views are spectacular. The outdoor terrace has comfortable couches to relax and take a nap. We love hanging out on the deck, enjoying a glass of wine, and watching the kids play in the jacuzzi. The house is made for relaxing and spending time with family and friends. We designed the home with the idea of being together, but also wanting some quiet time alone. There are plenty of spots to curl up and read a book. There is a fabulous forest at the end of our street and it has a tree swing that the kids just love.


Moss Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Max. adults: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 35
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • 4
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (2), Baby Cribs (1) Pak n' Play, Bunk Beds (1) Full and single bed configuration
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 8 garden chairs
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • surfing
Outdoor shower


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Moss Beach Home with Ocean Views and Magical Forest
average rating of 4.9875 based on 80 reviews

Absolutely wonderful.

  • 5 of 5

Every detail in this house is perfect. Beautiful view, short walk to the beach, very short walk to a forest that would be a dream come true for children, including a tree swing. First rental we have stayed in with a truly equipped kitchen. Allison had great communication with us. Super comfortable beds, lots of blankets and pillows. Immaculate bathrooms with beautiful fixtures.

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A beautiful home with great amenities for guests!

  • 5 of 5

We have been renting weekend houses for over 25 years and have never stayed in a more welcoming home From the moment we entered to behold beautiful flowers,a tasty gift basket, and fully equipped kitchen, let alone a gorgeous view, we knew it would be a special time. The site was clean, nicely decorated, well appointed with clear instructions for operating the many devices available, including the movie room which had lounge chairs! Allison was attentive to every detail, responsive to all questions, and generous in her willingness to share this beautiful home. The only caution I would make is for those who may not do well with stairs, otherwise this is a lovely home worth renting. Thank you Allison!

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Not ONE thing was bad. NOT ONE!

  • 5 of 5

We rented this home from out of state for a family gathering over the weekend. It exceeded our expectations in every way. There were 10 of us staying over and we had dinner guests as well. The house never felt crowded. Wonderful floorplan. Spacious, spotless and the attention to detail is impressive. This is a quality property through and through with an owner who understands and employs professional, courteous communications and is available for every concern.

Being cooks we were very impressed with the kitchen and ammenities, the extra helpful items tucked away and most everything we would need right down to bag clips and scotch tape. The forethought and generosity that is evident here is downright impressive. Just as impressive as the eclectic art work throughout, the cleanliness and contemporary decor of the property. I am hard pressed to find even ONE thing that didn't meet our expectations. I suppose I could say that the wi-fi (possibly due to location and the number of people using it) could be spotty but honestly... that's about it. We had a wonderful experience and a magical wedding weekend. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful home. Very clean and spacious.

  • 5 of 5

9 women for a long weekend. Plenty of room. Beds were very comfortable. Surroundings are gorgeous. Great area for walking or going into Half Moon Bay to shop and dine. Would definitely stay here again

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place for the whole family

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time staying at this house. We stayed with our five kids and grandma and grandpa and we all had plenty of space. The house is clean and well stocked. There a lot of areas for everyone to spread out and relax. The little kids loved the forest trails behind the house as well as the park that is easily within walking distance. The tide pools in town are a lot of fun also. The owners are great communicators and were always available. We will be returning in the future.

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The home had plenty of space and the decor was amazing!

  • 5 of 5

Everything was spotless including the kitchen, bedrooms and spa. The view of the ocean from the living room is breathtaking and my wife’s favorite part. The street is quite with very little traffic and the home is located close to fun and relaxing activities. The Moss Beach Distillery is a must if anyone comes to the area. We definitely will be staying here again!

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The house is on a cul-de-sac that leads to a forest with a tree swing and hiking trails with ocean view vistas. We are also less than a 10 minute walk to the beach and world-class tide pools (Fitzgerald Marine Reserve). The house is a 5 minute walk to the Moss Beach Park, a fantastic playground for the kids, and a 5 minute drive to Princeton Harbor (fresh seafood, restaurants, fishing boats, kayaking and whale watching).


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $275
Damage Insurance $59
Damage Deposit $650

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Please call for holiday rates.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 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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