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Charming Beach Cottage

Bedrooms Studio
Space 310 sq ft
Property type cabin


About the property

Private entrance, small kitchen, wonderfully clean, hear the waves and relax

Our Charming Beach Cottage is located about 500 yards from the beach and was completely redone on the inside and outside. As of March 2016 we have made the cottage a completely private, retreat with your own private entrance. It is about 240 square feet and features a pull out day bed that pulls out into a king size bed on the first floor -- there is a small loft that also sleeps 2 people in a queen bed. The cottage has a great set of french doors that open out on to your own private deck with fireplace, love seat swing and seating area.

The cottage is on the same property as our house but is completely separate with a fence between the cottage and house and your own private entrance.

We have a cat, dog, and chickens but they do not have access to the Casita or your private fenced yard either.

More Details

Guliz des Tombe
Member since: 2014
Speaks: french, spanish, turkish, mandarin
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 20, 2018

About Guliz des Tombe

We are a small family of three -- plus a dog and a cat. We chose to live in Half Moon Bay because we believe in the quality life. We both work from home and our son Aiden goes to school but when he is home he spends a lot f time in the backyard playing. We travel quite a bit for fun and we welcome new friends. Our door is always open.

Guliz des Tombe purchased this cabin in 2014

Why Guliz des Tombe chose Half Moon Bay

This is a very unique house with a very unique history. Everyone in Half Moon Bay knows this house as the Puffin house. We will be happy to tell you the history of the property.

It is conveniently located in a wonderful and friendly neighborhood, very close to the beach ad Main St..

What makes this cabin unique

Truly next to the ocean -- we bike, walk, run next to the ocean every day. Watching the birds, the whales, dolphins, seals -- we have a 5 mile beach that seems to be endless about a 7 minute walk right outside your front door.

You can bike to the Ritz Carlton (4 miles of ocean front biking) and have a happy hour beverage while listening to the bagpipes. (Beware though the gates back close at sunset).

The air is so pure here it tastes sweet -- we think we live in paradise and we hope you think so too.

The temperature here is always a tad bit chilly -- more rainy in the winter, more foggy in the summer. Our best times are during the fall and spring.


Half Moon Bay Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 310 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Studio, Sleeps 4
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • festivals
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • wind-surfing
Nice semi private patio/deck with chairs and an outdoor fireplace and a private entrance off to the side and not connected with the main house.


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Charming Beach Cottage
average rating of 4.766667 based on 30 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Great cozy little place, a perfect base of operations for beach trips and exploring HMB. Appreciated that is was pup and 9 year-old friendly too!

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Manteca, CA

Adorable beach-town bungalow

  • 5 of 5

My two daughters and I lucked out by finding this fabulous cottage on HomeAway! So well-appointed, darling patio deck with Adirondacks and a fire pit, and simply adorable interior. Every need fulfilled in this tiny, but open-feeling bungalow, and felt safe in this quiet, family neighborhood. Nice walk to the beach. Very central to Downtown Half Moon Bay, or take a short drive up Hwy 1 to get to numerous other beaches and small towns. Amazing hosts who immediately answered a question we had, and have obviously put their hearts into this sweet getaway. Will be sharing this spot with friends and can’t wait to return, myself!

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Don't even think twice...BOOK THIS PLACE!!!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent 2 wonderful nights in this lovely cottage and we're ready to come right back! Matt and Guliz are very attentive and accessible if needed, and make you feel right at home. The cottage decor makes you feel like your right on the beach (it's just down the street!), you can make small meals and sit outside on the back deck with the fire pit, listen to the surf and star gaze to your hearts content. The double bed is uber comfortable and it was so fun waking in the middle of the night and seeing the stars out the skylight. Seriously, we'll be back as HMB is my fav place to get away. Thank you for sharing your beach casita with us!!

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great beach vibe!

  • 5 of 5

We loved the laid back, inviting feel of this super cute cottage. The owner, Guliz, met us on arrival and was so welcoming. Many details well thought out for guests, we especially enjoyed the back patio fire place to use in the evening, and it was so nice to be able to bring our dog! Very close to beach, within easy walking distance, and short drive into town for dinner. Much better alternative to typical hotel options!

  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Minneapolis, Minnesota

The coziest!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at the beach cottage! So

cozy and well-appointed, and the bed is insanely comfortable! So many nice touches like the attention to lighting, as well as supplies like olive oil and coffee ...and of course the welcoming bottle of wine! The deck and outdoor firepit are also a nice touch.

As another reviewer mentioned, good to note that the compact kitchen only includes a 2-burner stove ...which is great because then you feel no guilt about not staying in and cooking! Lots of great restaurants to choose from, though, and the doggie bag from dinner at Sacrilege was brilliant reheated for lunch the next day.

The fluffy orange cat is sleeping in the sun outside our door right now; he’d like to be on the bed, but sadly we’re heading out. Next time, kitty, hope we’ll be back!

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Francisco, CA

Beautiful space, great hosts

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect spot to stay in Half Moon Bay for the weekend to see the pumpkin festival. It was easy to walk to both the beach and the downtown, easy to park, easy to find... it was just easy! The hosts communicated well and made sure we had everything we needed.

The space is cozy and well-lit. I particularly enjoyed the skylight that frames a great view of the stars at night. Would highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
23 Miles
San Francisco
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
San Bonito House
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
2 Miles (Ritz Carlton)
Nearest Train
12 Miles
San Mateo Cal Train Station
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Many Different Good Restaurants
Nearest Beach
500 Metres
Half Moon Bay State Beach

We are about 500 yards from the beach on the west side of Highway 1 -- you can hear the waves crash at night!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $25
Refundable damage deposit $150
Cleaning Fee $50
Tax Rate 12.0%

The one night minimum does not apply to weekends. Weekends are 2 nights minimum. Please double check the privacy of the place as the shower opens up on to the main sleeping area directly and may not be suitable for some guests.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.