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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 - 7 nights


About the property

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

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.

5 minute walk to the beach

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.

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

In your request, please tell us more about yourself and each guest who plans to stay with you, and your plans during your visit.

Once your reservation is completed, you will receive a welcome letter with further details about the house and area.

The property is for the enjoyment of the guest on the reservation only and that any outside guests, visitors, events, or ceremonies are not permitted without prior written approval.

More Details

Glenn Gilliam
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 23, 2018

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 Half Moon Bay

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: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • The property is only for the enjoyment of the guests on the reservation. Outside guests or visitors are not permitted without prior approval.
  • Events are not permitted. Please no mail or packages delivered to the address.
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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(69 traveler reviews)

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Beautiful Beach House steps from the Beach and Hiking Trails!
average rating of 5.0 based on 71 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: April 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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This was more than perfect

  • 5 of 5

I had a wonderful time. Not only is the house spacious, it is also equipped with everything that could be needed, from dishes, a washing machine and dryer, to extra towels and blankets, the most tasty chocolate cake (upon arrival), fruit, coffee, tea etc. I also appreciated the music selection a lot.

The garden is the perfect location to soak up the sun all day.

A lot of care and love went into the refurbishment of the property, and this was felt in every corner of it.

It is also perfectly located to access the beach and Quarry Park. Several restaurants are close (Sam's Choweder House, the Japanese place "Monster Chef", and Barbara's Fish trap can definitely be recommended).

And the star of all this was, of course, Lorrie, who showed me around and gave me the warmest and easiest welcome ever.

I can fully recommend the house to everyone who would like to relax in Half Moon Bay.

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. We take great pride in delivering the very best for our guests and we are excited that you noticed! We are very fortunate to have Lorri, the best person possible to greet guests when they arrive, she truly is special. We look forward to having you back soon.
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Beautiful, cozy beach home

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay at the Half Moon Bay beach house!! It is beautifully decorated, very roomy for a family with children, and has all of the amenities you need. It is a very short walk to Miramar beach (surfer's beach). The back yard is also wonderful-fire pit (even accessories and ingredients for s'mores), grill, large chair and tables, and even a little play house for the kiddos. We were even welcomed with wine, cheese & crackers, cake, and croissants and juice for the next morning! We loved cooking in the fully stocked kitchen, and were always surprised that they had thought of everything you could need for a beach vacation (ample beach towels and blankets). Washer and dryer are wonderful, so great to go home without a lot of laundry! The city of Half Moon Bay is very quaint, and has all of your basics, while San Francisco is a short 30 minute drive. We would definitely come back, and will refer others to this home. Thank you so much for your hospitality!!

My only recommendation-maybe get rid of some of the knick-knack type decorations. While it is all beautiful, there is a little too much to work around, especially when you are just there on vacation. There were a lot of things on the kitchen and bathroom counters especially. But again, they were all very tasteful pieces, just kind of in the way. Overall, I love all the light fixtures, wall décor, and furnishings!

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Two Harbors, MN USA

This really does have it all!

  • 5 of 5

Hello fellow travelers! When I first reviewed this property I was a little concerned-I mean how many properties get ALL 5's in EVERY review? Well, this one does and let me tell you it is well deserved. We have done many VRBO's and BNB's and while never disappointed, this one takes the cake! Immediately on your arrival you are greeted in person by Lori-who is fab, along with all kinds of welcoming extras, like cake, wine, cheese, muffins-wow. All the bedrooms, bath and kitchen are fully equipped. And you get the feeling of a welcoming, relaxed, yet luxury, while right at "home". I was SO glad we did not stay right in San Fran. (but that's just 30-45 minutes away). Half Moon Bay is close, yet far away from the city life. The Coast is grand. Ano Neuve park with the Elephant Seals (Dec-Apr) was a great bonus, Half Moon Brewery is a nice way to enjoy the sail boats in the harbor over a local brew and lunch, recommend Sam's Chowder for a special night out. And it's all really close to this terrific property. Blankets even provided to sit out on the patio in the nice backyard. They have thought of every thing! Hosts were quick to respond to all my questions previous to the rental. And we had NO issues while there. Lori was very accommodating to our early check out. Would positively stay here again. If I could give it more than a 5 rating, we certainly would. The 6 of us were all completely satisfied.

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the wonderful review of our home! We are so glad your family had such a good time and enjoyed some of our favorite places. We travel quite a bit and we always come back with new ideas on how to make the experience at our house even better. Thank you for mentioning the proximity to San Francisco, that question often comes up. It really is a great location for exploring the entire bay area. Safe travels. We look forward to having you back soon!
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San Diego

Charming beach house

  • 5 of 5

Great week spent at the Boxwood house with our children. We had a warm welcoming with a well stocked kitchen, full of wine and croissants for breakfast. The house itself is a beautifully done beach cottage that was perfect for lounging and cooking dinners.

Can’t say enough great things about our stay!

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming beach house

  • 5 of 5

Teresa, thinks of everything possible for you to have a great time in Half Moon Bay. The house is outstanding and will absolutely make you happy for staying there!!! Love the house and the caring people who own it!

  • Submitted: Nov 25, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi John, Thank you for the very kind words. We are so pleased that you were able to spend another Thanksgiving week at the beach cottage with your children and grandchildren. We look forward to welcoming you back next year!
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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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $300
Damage Insurance $99
Damage Deposit $500

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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