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Magnificent Harbor and Ocean Views!

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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About the property

Ocean And Harbor Views In Walking Distance To Restaurants And Other Activities

With a king and queen bed and one bathroom, this home provides the cozy feel perfect for spending some time on the Coast. Enjoy the evening sunset in the hot tub out back or cook yourself a homemade pizza in the outdoor pizza oven. Popular Sam's chowder house is a quick walk away. Ketch Joanne, Barbaras Fishtrap, and (Zagat rated) Mezzalua are also close by.

With gorgeous views of the Princeton Harbor and located on your own private bluff, this quiet, super comfortable and very clean home is perfect for that romantic getaway, quiet personal retreat, or for small families. This charming home is a great escape for any beach/coast lover. The home is tastefully decorated in a contemporary style with a soothing and warm laid back feel. Enjoy the spectacular Harbor and beach views from the cozy dining and living rooms.

Comfortable bedding, clean fresh towels and linen, a kitchen stocked with all the utensils required to make a tasty meal.

The home comes complete with washer and dryer to help wash away the day’s sand.

The backyard is large and has a stone oven for baking anything outdoors and is complete with a hot tub to enjoy the rich, colorful sunsets.

This home is perfect for a peaceful romantic retreat, or a fun family vacation. We are located approx 8 minutes from beautiful downtown Half Moon Bay, 30 minutes from San Francisco, 45 minutes from Santa Cruz and the Silicon Valley, and one and a half hours from Monterey.

Located near some of the great surf spots in the area, take your board and walk to the nearest beach. World famous Mavericks surf spot can be seen across the harbor through the telescope. Watch for the whales and the occasional dolphin from the dining room. Nearby you can walk to the Princeton Harbor for shopping, dining, kayaking, charter fishing, whale watching trips and local nightlife. Or visit downtown Half Moon Bay for a more unique shopping experience, only a 10 minute drive down the beautiful coastline!

We look forward to sharing our wonderful beach cottage with you. Pamper yourself and come experience all the wonders of Half Moon Bay and the beautiful coastal surroundings.

More Details

Property Manager
Glen Mitchell
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 18, 2017

About Glen Mitchell

Licensed Real Estate Broker in California and Hawaii

Member of the National Association of Residential Property Managers (NARPM)

Lifetime of living in the Greater San Francisco/ Santa Cruz Bay Area

Why Glen Mitchell chose California

This is truly one of the most unique vacation rental properties on the Coast. The only home overlooking harbor on ocean side of highway!! Private retreat, but close to everything. Nothing else compares.

What makes this cottage unique

Walk to beach or restaurants. Activities like kayaking, fishing, surfing, sailing, hiking, biking, boating, kite boarding and shopping are footsteps from your door.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(42 traveler reviews)

Magnificent Harbor and Ocean Views!
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 42 reviews

Everything you need !

  • 4 of 5

This home has it all - great view, multiple outside patio areas, outside pizza oven hot tub and more! Loved the home - was wonderful to come home to after a long day of sight seeing. The home does sit on a fairly busy road and is not secluded but it feels like part of the cove - would definitely return!

  • Submitted: Nov 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you had a good time Beverly. Thanks for staying!! Glen
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Long Weekend Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We just got back from the Emerald House and we wish we never left. Pictures on the web page do not do it justice. We have rented quite a few houses over the last 20 years and this ranks right up there on top.When walking in the entryway into the living room one is presented with awesome views of he Pacific Ocean and the quaint harbor filled with fishing boats. Overall, the house had just about everything anyone would need . From umbrellas to needles and thread, flat irons to firewood it has it all.. There is a walking path that goes from the Harbor south along the ocean. The cluster of buildings in the harbor contain multiple restaurants and bars (5 min. walk). Even a small fish market. They cooked, cracked and cleaned our crabs for us for 3$ / crab. No mess no fuss just delicious dungeness crabs. We arrived on Thursday to attend a wedding on Saturday, we left on Monday. There were many things to do within a short drive including Muir Woods, Alcatraz, Golden Gate Bridge and downtown San Francisco. Overall a great house and area. Would have stayed the week and explored additional areas to the south if we had the time.

So if you are going to travel to this area do not hesitate to try this great waterfront house. As mentioned it is well equipped and has a view to kill for. Glenn ( rental manager) was great with timely emails and updates before and during our stay. No negatives for this house, as stated probably our best rental in 20 years.

  • Submitted: Nov 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dave thanks for taking time to write this great review. It is hard to show what a great and different location this is. Everyday is different outside and even the rainy days there is something to watch. IE kiteboarders and the stoorm. Hope you can come again. Glen
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Penang, Malaysia

Wonderful get away

  • 5 of 5

Great property and location for a weekend away. The house has everything you need, you will definitely not be disappointed. We had a great stay and will return at our earliest opportunity.

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Basin, Wyoming

Pictures & words do not do it justice!

  • 5 of 5

Pictures & words do not do the Emerald Cottage justice. Surronded by beauty & nature. My daughter and I had the best vacation here. The accommodations were perfect. The beds were so comfortable and everything was as I would have it in my own home. Walk to the beach was short & easy. I wasn't sure we would be able to access it from the cottage, but; there is a path on the other side of the north side fence. The view is spectacular as you are surronded by water with pelicans, seagulls and sea lions. One night we heard something like a dolphin in the harbour, didn't go down and investigate but I'm pretty sure that is what it was? I only wish we had stayed one more weekend for the pumpkin festivities in Half Moon Bay. I will be back to spend more time here.

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the great review! Very glad you enjoyed your time. Come back next year for the Pumpkin Festival! Glen
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Clean, cute and cozy!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for our anniversary weekend and it was great! The beach was close as well as restaurants. But you did not need to go anywhere because the house was great in itself. Clean, cute and cozy! I will definitely stay again and bring the kids next time. I felt safe and the views were awesome.


We couldn't figure out how to flip the view in the telescope, everything was upside down. And, having stayed at other property's in half moon bay, I missed the sound of the waves because this house is nestled near the pier with rock barriers. However that made it very safe for children, and this is our plan for next time.

More pros:

This area was very popular, there was even a wedding on the beach that weekend. There were signs posted around the house that made the house easy to navigate. The owner has really made it easy for you to not worry and feel comfortable. It really is a delight and the jacuzzi, pizza oven and fire pits are elements that truly make this home a fantastic home away from home!

Thanks very much Glen! You will hear from us again!

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad to hear you want to come again! Look forward to having you. I will have to look at the telescope. There are multiple lenses there and guests tend to change them around.
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Fort Wayne, IN

The Home was very nice and a great location

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a wonderful time in Half Moon Bay California and the Emerald Cottage was the perfect place to stay. We enjoyed all the activities so close to this home. We biked, ran, hiked, kayaked, boarded, surfed, and walked the beaches. We would love to come back again. The home was clean and the customer service was excellent.

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: so glad you had a great time. I hope when you are back in California you can stay again. Glen
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
San Francisco International Airport (30 minutes)
Nearest Barpub
0.01 Miles
Sam Chowder House
Nearest Motorway
0.01 Miles
Hwy 1
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Sams Chowder House
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Surfers Beach
Car: recommended

This charming home is located in the beautiful small town of El Granada just north of Half Moon Bay. Located on the bluffs of the coastline, the home has magnificent views of the Princeton Harbor and Pacific Ocean. Dine and enjoy watching surfers ride waves or look out for whales along the horizon. Take a short walk down to the harbor to kayak and join the fishermen among the docks or go play on the beach for the day! Or bring your bikes and bike along the beautiful coastal trail!


Rates & Availability

El Granada Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jan 3 2017 - Apr 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
May 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Insurance/damage Protect $49
cleaning $100
Tax Rate 10.0%

Rates subject to change until confirmation is confirmed. Guest must read and sign rules and policies and provide copy of driver's license. Failure to sign and return rules/policies as well as provide license may result in cancellation of guests reservation and forfeiture of rents and fees paid. Exceeding the stated occupancy w/o written permission will result in rental termination and NO REFUND.

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El Granada Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1080 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 1 bathroom with shower over tub.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Bedroom 1 king size bed with harbor view and sitting area Bedroom 2 opens to living area and has great views of harbor. Queen sized bed with curtains to close off from living area.
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • 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:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

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