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Beautiful Beach House steps from the Beach and Hiking Trails!

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,850 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

This Beach Cottage Offers 3 Bedrooms And 2 Bathrooms Plus Den.

Just a 5-10 minute walk to the beach, and a 10 minute drive to the Ritz Carlton Hotel. Spend the day at the beach or walking along the coastline all the way to the Ritz-Carlton. Then come back to the Beach House.

When you walk through the door it feels as though you just stepped into a issue of Costal Living Magazine!

Enjoy the outdoor living by the fire pit, BBQ and outdoor heat lamp - Step inside to a true beach cottage inspired by all things nautical. This beautiful beach cottage has everything you need. Luxury linens and towels, movies, two DVD players, two televisions, board games, a library of books and magazines and a wood burning fireplace. Enjoy the fully stocked kitchen or take a 5 minite drive to one the many restaurants in the area.

It is the perfect home to come back to after enjoying all the Bay Area has to offer.

1/2 mile to the beach

1 mile to Princeton Harbor

7 miles to Half Moon Bay and Ritz Carlton Resort

20 miles to San Francisco International airport

25 miles to San Francisco/Bay Area

48 miles to Santa Cruz

*PLEASE NOTE* We do not have a lock/key box at the house. It is important that you provide your travel arrangements at the time of booking. You will be personally greeted upon check in. Maximum of six persons allowed at any time.

No mail or deliveries please.

Check in time is 4 to 8 pm - Check out 9 to 11am.

Please have a completed VRBO/HomeAway profile before requesting a reservation. In your request, please tell us more about yourself and each guest who plans to stay and your plans during your visit. Once your reservation is completed, you will receive a welcome letter with further details about the house, area and other.

More Details

Glenn Gilliam
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 21, 2017

About Glenn Gilliam

Our family loves to travel! Being a first generation American and fortunate enough to bring our sons to my mothers Greek island of Zakynthos, and exploring beaches all over the world, we are always happy to return to the beautiful beaches and countryside that is Half Moon Bay.

Glenn Gilliam purchased this house in 1998

Why Glenn Gilliam chose San Francisco Bay Area

This property is set up exactly the way we would want to find a property when we travel. We have given this a lot of thought and touched on just about everything one could want while on vacation. Ironed sheets, fluffy towels, lush bathrobes, fully stocked kitchen, commercial washer and dryer, current magazines, (Teresa's addiction), books, games, movies, music, wine, cheese, coffee and cake!

What makes this house unique

Central location to San Francisco, Monterey, San Jose and the wine country. SFO just minutes away.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful home with us. We instantly felt at home when Joey met us at the house; music playing and wonderful treats awaiting our arrival - chocolate cake, breakfast essentials, wine, cheese, fruit... truly a wonderful welcome - Some of the words used to describe this home - cozy, clean, beautiful, comfortable, coming home!

We had an absolute wonderful time with our nieces... and the Aunties survived! Some highlights, Santa Cruz, whale watching, Haight/Ashbury city tour, biking across the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz, Twin Peaks, HMB, beach combing, Morie nights.

We are truly blessed to have been able to take this high school graduation trip with are nieces your home made it much more special. Thank you!!
Jul 2016
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Half Moon Bay House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1850 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Maximum six persons at all times Mail not permitted to the house
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Master En Suite - toilet , shower , jetted tub
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Leather bed
  • Master Bedroom with queen size bed with en-suite bathroom with jacuzzi tub, separate shower and double sinks.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


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Beautiful Beach House steps from the Beach and Hiking Trails!
average rating of 5.0 based on 57 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We've stayed in places all over the world and never been to a more accommodating home. There was cheese and fruit and a welcoming cake with our name on it when we arrived. We were given a tour of the residence that included the garage with washer and dryer. There were products for use in every area, cleaners, laundry and dishwasher detergent, down to reading glasses in each room. Timers turned the outside lights on and off. The back yard offered a lovely sitting area around a fire pit (for use with the s' more's kit in the kitchen) and a large grill. I can't think of anything else that could have been there for our comfort. Highly recommend this residence and will be back!

  • Submitted: May 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the kind words Annita. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to your return. Best Regards, Teresa
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  • 5 of 5

The attention to details was amazing and much appreciated / from initial inquiry to 'check out'

Glenn and Teresa were responsive and easy to communicate with. Lorri was welcoming and informative.

We loved the cake, cheese & crackers and the croissants!

We rode the bikes, sat by the fire pit, made a fire one morning and ate out on the porch each evening was a perfect long weekend.

We look forward to returning to this special house.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mission Hills

Best of the Best!

  • 5 of 5

For my 50th, my sweet husband and two girls found this house for us to stay in while visiting the CA area. It was by far the most beautiful and comfortable home we have ever stayed in (we use VRBO at least 3 times every year) The photos show you how gorgeous it is, but not until you stay there can you really appreciate all of the amenities (best home library!) The home is fully stocked with the best of everything, it is impeccably clean and the beds are better than what we have at home. No special touch was overlooked. Wine, cheese and crackers were waiting, a birthday cake for me and lovely Lori who greeted us and made us feel right at home showing us all the ins and outs. The home is a short walk to the beach, a 30 minute drive to the city and we did it all.! Hard to leave the house and yard, so perfect in every way. We will be back and can't thank the home owners for this very special place. I will never forget this trip.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy you enjoyed your stay and had a happy birthday! We look forward to having your lovely family back very soon! Teresa & Glenn
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Houston, TX

Beautiful Home in Half Moon Bay

  • 5 of 5

We spent a wonderful week in this impeccable home in Half Moon Bay. The home is beautifully decorated and is within walking distance to the beach. All details are thought of in this home - - treats are even waiting for you after a long flight. The house is spotlessly clean, and the linens are wonderful. The kitchen is well-equipped, and we enjoyed cooking dinner many nights with the amazing fresh California produce. Half Moon Bay offers many adorable (delicious) restaurants within a short drive. We definitely felt at home in this amazing house, and we can't wait to return!

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your time at the beach with your family. We look forward to having you back soon!
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Charming, very well appointed, good base for Bay Area

  • 5 of 5

Overall a very nice, comfortable stay for a family of five visiting the Bay Area. Not a bad base for the Bay Area. Would stay again.


House is beautiful & spacious for 5. My wife chose the house because of the decor and the pictures are accurate. Quiet, good kitchen, nice yard, outdoor fireplace, outdoor grill. Room and beds are very nice, does not seem like a rental. We cooked a few meals at home, did a bonfire.

Location is good - 10 minute walk to beach and another 15 minutes to harbor/restaurants etc. 5 minutes to safeway. May not seem like it but reasonably central (Napa/Carmel 2 hours, SFO 40 minutes, SFO Airport 40 minutes, Mountain View an hour, etc).

Well managed - good communication, easy to coordinate, place was really clean - perfect actually, nice starter package of groceries.


None really.


It's quite a nice place so owners want deposit, which is fine. Refunded promptly. Also couldn't use the address for Amazon deliveries but Amazon locker in Safeway close by.

Thanks for sharing your house with us! Cheers!

  • Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Eric, Teresa and I really enjoyed having you and your family stay with us at the Boxwood House by Sea and welcome your return in the near future. When Teresa and I booked an apartment in France some time back we were greeted with a huge disappointment and regretfully needed to vacate the property. So we decided to open our Beach Cottage to families like yours so that they can have the kind of experience we would want for ourselves. Our guests enjoyment of the house means everything to us. We are glad that you understand the reasons why we restrict deliveries of any sort to the address, as we have had previous guests open bank accounts using the address as their home base. In addition, the junk mail that naturally associates with the mail and deliveries become a severe nuisance. Thank you for your understanding. Teresa and Glenn
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Perfect spot for our family. It had everything we needed. Would absolutely stay there again.

  • 5 of 5

Perfect spot for our family. It had everything we needed. Would absolutely stay there again.

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We loved having you Brian. You're welcome anytime. Sincerely, Glenn and Teresa
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
San Francisco
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Half Moon Bay
Nearest Train
15 Miles
San Mateo
Nearest Motorway
0.15 Miles
Highway 1
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Nearest Ski
180 Miles
Lake Tahoe
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
Car: necessary

Nestled between forested hills and the beautiful Northern California coastline, lies the town of Half Moon Bay. Starting as an agricultural hub for the Bay Area, this coastal hamlet remains well known for it's farming roots. On the drive in you can expect to see fields of flowers, and depending on the season, you can find rows of Christmas trees and pumpkin patches, or the waves of professional and amateur surfers driving into town for the legendary Mavericks surfing events off the coast of Pillar Point, a five minute drive from the house.


Rates & Availability

Half Moon Bay House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $99
Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning $300

We ask that everyone that will be visiting the Beach Cottage be on the lease agreement and the maximum number of guests never exceeds 6 people. No mail permitted to be delivered to the house. Weekly house keeping included for extended stays. This is an all inclusive rental included Dish Network TV, gas and electric, trash and water, along with weekly gardening service.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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