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Charming 1 BR/1 BA Ocean View Beach Suite in SF Bay Area

Moss Beach, CA, USA
  • Apartment800 sqft
  • Bedrooms1
  • Sleeps5
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 nights

Beach rental in San Francisco Bay Area close to city and Silicon Valley

Our spacious 1 BR ocean view suite in Moss Beach is a delightful coastal retreat. Nestled along the bluffs of a protected marine reserve, the apartment has a kitchenette and private entrance. Comfortably sleeps 1-4. Relax to the sound of the waves!

The Space

This newly-remodeled custom-designed house is near the ocean front cliffs overlooking Seal Cove, a small residential area inside the surrounding Fitzgerald Marine Reserve. Moss Beach is an alcove of secluded natural beauty one half hour south of San Francisco on the famous coastal Highway 1.

The rental unit is a brand new private suite with easy street parking. The unit is a spacious 800 sq ft on the ground floor facing the ocean, with its own entrance, kitchenette, and spa accent bathroom.

The suite is well-appointed with quality furnishings and motifs from Asia and Latin America. Offers a full living room, kitchenette, breakfast bar, microwave, coffeemaker, mini fridge, sink, complimentary Kangen alkalinized drinking water and breakfast sitting area. Comfy sofa and chair, futon with quality queen mattress, large flat screen internet TV, wireless, expansive and worldly library. Corner windows offer plenty of light also ocean and magnificent sunset views. The adjoining spacious bedroom has a queen bed with hotel quality linens, large closet, dresser and shelves. A rocking chair to sit and enjoy the expanded library. The en-suite private bathroom has a stall shower quality fixtures and the fluffiest of towels. Outdoor seating is on the front porch facing the ocean.

The space is ideal for a single traveler or a couple. There is an additional queen size futon in the living room which can sleep an additional 2 persons.

Access to laundry area available by arrangement for long term guests.

The Neighborhood

Seal Cove is named for the adjacent seal habitat and breeding area. A hidden gem off of world famous Highway 1, the neighborhood is quiet and friendly. Footsteps from the front door take you to the coastal trail through the Fitzgerald Marine Reserve. Explore the tidal pools, hike along the bluffs and relax at the beach. Or enjoy the pathways through the cyprus forest. The trails are so beautiful they are incorporated into the new Half Moon Bay International Marathon held each September. The acclaimed Moss Beach Distillery oceanfront bar and restaurant is a stone’s throw away (an easy 3 minute walk) for a beverage, dinner or sunset viewing.

Activities nearby include beach-combing, hiking, biking, surfing, kayaking, stand up paddling, golfing, sailing, wind surfing, salmon and deep sea fishing and boat tours, horse riding tours and whale watching. The Fitzgerald Marine Reserve is famous for its tidal pool nature walks and seal nurseries. Runners, walkers and trail bikers will enjoy the trails along the cliffs. The Coastal Trail passes by the house and continues 14 miles to the south along the ocean to Ritz-Carlton. Visit quaint Half Moon Bay 6 miles south known for its gift shops, antiquing, nurseries and flower shops, restaurants and live entertainment. In adjacent Princeton Harbor multiple options abound for arranging fishing, kayaking, paddling and whale watching expeditions. Farmer’s Markets are on Saturday mornings in Half Moon Bay and Sundays in Princeton. The trail head for Montara Mountain hiking is 5 minutes by car, and climbing to the top affords beautiful views of the entire Bay Area from the Golden Gate to Berkeley.

There are many fantastic restaurants in the area---we will give you our skinny on the best, the cheapest and the most appropriate for any occasion. Plus recommendations on the local wineries and other goings on!

For SFO and Berkeley adventures drive 20 min to the Colma or Daly City BART stations, where you can leave the car. For off the beaten trail winery adventures, Highway 35 winds through several dozen wineries in the nearby Santa Cruz mountains.

Getting around

The Coastside does not have convenient public transportation and a car is ideal for getting around the coast and connecting to other parts of the Bay Area. This is part of what keeps our Coastside relatively undeveloped and natural. There is a BART from Colma or Daly City which will take you to San Francisco and the east Bay (Berkeley and Oakland). There is also a local taxi service. Buses do connect within walking distance but are infrequent.

Other Things to Note

Bicycles are wonderful to enjoy the coastal trail. We have one to lend you, (security deposit only) and certainly bring your own if you are local. There are also bikes to rent nearby.

We are happy to supply you with complimentary Kangen alkalinized drinking water. Its purified and super good for you. Better than bottled or tap water!

The TV is Neo TV internet with apps: Netflix, Pandora and many other apps are already preloaded. It will also upload streams from various personal devices.

Property Manager

Nancy Harris

Member Since 2014
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within one hour
english, spanish, portuguese
Calendar last updated:
Feb 13, 2018


    • Internet
    • Accessible
    • Heater
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 1 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
        • Master bedroom with queen-size bed and ensuite bathroom with shower. 2ND bed is queen-sized futon in living room.


        • 1 Bathroom
          • Shower

          Location Type

            • Ocean View
              100 feet from the bluffs of Fitzgerald Marine Reserve with ocean view from rooms


                • Adventure
                • Away From It All
                • Budget
                • Historic
                • Romantic
                • Sports & Activities
                • Tourist Attractions


                    • Guests provide their own meals


                        • Clothes Dryer
                          on request for long term rental
                        • Hair Dryer
                        • Heating
                          2 convection heaters and 1 space heater
                        • Internet
                        • Iron & Board
                        • Linens Provided
                        • Living Room
                          With TV, additional queen-size futon
                        • Parking
                          free plentiful on street parking
                        • Towels Provided
                        • Washing Machine
                          on request for long term rental


                            • Coffee Maker
                            • Dishes & Utensils
                            • Kitchen
                              Microwave, fridge and coffee maker--for light meal preparations.
                            • Microwave
                            • Refrigerator
                            • Toaster
                              Panini grill


                                • Dining
                                  Nook with table.
                                • Dining Area
                                • comfy seating for 4 people


                                    • Books
                                    • Television
                                      Internet TV only with Netflix, no cable TV


                                        • Deck / Patio
                                          Sunset viewing on front porch.


                                            • wheelchair accessible
                                              Not specifically modified for wheelchair access but is on ground floor. Let us know and we will do our best to help!


                                                • marina
                                                • restaurants
                                                • winery tours

                                                  Leisure Activities

                                                    • scenic drives
                                                    • beachcombing
                                                    • eco tourism
                                                    • horseback riding
                                                    • paddle boating
                                                    • photography
                                                    • boating
                                                    • shelling
                                                    • 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
                                                            • mountain biking
                                                            • pier fishing
                                                            • sailing
                                                            • sound/bay fishing
                                                            • surfing

                                                              House Rules

                                                              Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                              Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                              Cancellation Policy

                                                              100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                              21 Reviews


                                                              Latest reviews

                                                              We will be back!!

                                                              Sheri F.

                                                              Very close to the ocean and quiet neighborhood. My husband and I stayed for 2 nights and would like to go back. The room was warm when we got their and had everything we needed.

                                                              Clean and cozy.

                                                              Barbara W.

                                                              My husband and I enjoyed our stay in this property during a extended weekend trip recently. The owner Nancy provided good instructions and was very prompt in all communication with us. My husband's only feedback was that he would have appreciated an alternative method for making coffee such as a single cup Keurig coffee brewer. (or any other type of coffee maker) We both thought the bed was incredibly comfortable!!! Thanks for an enjoyable stay.


                                                              Barbara M.

                                                              We loved our stay and hope to be back!

                                                              Thank you for sharing your place with us! Cannot think of anything we needed or wanted that was not there. Very nice!

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              Thanks so much, it was a pleasure to have you and welcome back!

                                                              Very nice, great location

                                                              bob w.

                                                              Moss Beach is a very quite place (if that's what you are looking for). The Distillery is very close (walk) and a nice beach is just pass that. Everything else is a drive. Place is nice (not 5-star-- Ritz is 5 star), with acceptable appointments. Don't count on watching TV... if you are good at it, you can watch Netflix, but like all internet stuff, it too is not that reliable.

                                                              Fabulous seaside getaway for 2 with easy SF access

                                                              Stephen K.

                                                              Very comfy apartment in a lovely area. Much closer to the sea than we realised... about 1 minute walk to a bench (it soon became 'my bench') overlooking the cliffs and an absolutely gorgeous view of the sea, seals and pelicans. Actual access down to the beach is about 15 minutes walk.

                                                              It was very quiet and had a real away-from-it-all feel even though San Francisco is only a 30 minutes drive away.

                                                              The Princeton end of Half Moon Bay is an easy walk mostly along coastal paths and takes about 30-40 mins. We liked the Old Princeton Landing, a locals' sports bar that Nancy thought was rough, but we enjoyed the casual ambience and very good, cheap seafood.

                                                              The Moss Beach Distillery is only 10 minutes walk and more upmarket, also with very good food. And amazing views.

                                                              We mostly pottered about locally, using buses and hired bikes. The coastal trail south from Half Moon Bay is wonderful. The local airfield was busy with light aircraft, but not intrusive or noisy. Actually, it was quite fun to see the small planes buzzing around.

                                                              The apartment was clean and comfortable. We were glad to have access to Netflicks for viewing on the big screen TV whilst lounging on the comfy sofa and armchair and snuggling in the soft throws.

                                                              The cooking facilities are very limited - a microwave and toasted sandwich maker - but that was as advertised, and a bit cramped. We got quite confused about what to do with our rubbish. Nancy put her dustbins out for us when we asked, but we weren't sure what went in each one, and where to put mixed rubbish, as it all seemed to be recycled.

                                                              We had a lovely time and would definitely recommend this for one person or a couple. I think there is a sofa bed, but as access to the bathroom is through the bedroom, its for close family and friends only!

                                                              The apartment was great for a quick getaway

                                                              Dean L.

                                                              We really enjoyed our brief stay in the apartment, especially being able to escape the Sacramento valley heat. What was really neat was to be able to enjoy watching whales through the apartment window (when we weren't enjoying a walk). The place was very clean and comfortable. The only downside was our stay wasn't long enough to adequately enjoy the abundant library.

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              Thanks Dean, I am so glad you had a good stay, and welcome back again--with a stay long enough to read all you like!


                                                              Moss Beach, CA, USA

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