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Charming Beach Cottage

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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.

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Guliz des Tombe
Member since: 2014
Speaks: french, spanish, turkish, mandarin
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
January 15, 2017

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 San Francisco Bay Area

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.


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(15 traveler reviews)

Charming Beach Cottage
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 15 reviews

Very charming as titled! Definitely recommended and was a very pleasant stay! Thanks so much!

  • 5 of 5

Very pleasant and comfortable, incredibly close to the beach! Owners are very nice and caring, would highly recommend to others!

  • Submitted: Dec 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great beach cottage in Half Moon Bay

  • 5 of 5

Property was very clean and everything that was promised was there. The bed was very comfortable. They furnished coffee , and a nice bottle of wine. A short walk to the beach from the house. Greeted everyday by a sweet kitty and chickens. Great location near my family for Thanksgiving visit!

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely and peaceful cottage with awesome deck

  • 5 of 5

My two friends and I wanted a quiet place near the beach and near town for a weekend getaway and this quaint cottage provides both. Add to that a beautifully decorated and cheerful studio (with loft) that extends out to a spacious patio and large deck where we had our own private happy hours. Matt, our host (and kitty Pedro) couldn't have been more welcoming and made sure we had everything we needed, including cold beers in the fridge. The place is small but everything is very new and clean. The super efficient use of space, loft, and large yard made it perfectly comfortable, with a very indoor/outdoor feeling. The birds (doves and sometimes chickens) are the most prominent soundtrack. A lovely escape from the city!

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A little pricey for a room with no soap

  • 2 of 5

We had no soap. No bar soap, and an empty hand-soap dispenser. I can't give good marks under circumstances where I couldn't wash my face and hands on arrival. Soap is a pretty basic amenity.

  • Submitted: May 22, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Mark, We are so sorry for this oversight. There is always soap and extra shampoos under the sink. As I mentioned when I personally greeted you upon check in, we work and live next door and we are always there to assist our guests. This would have been an easy fix with a phone call/text/e-mail or a knock on our door. We would have been happy to supply you with all the necessities that you missed. This was an unfortunate oversight and will not happen again.
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Great time

  • 5 of 5

Last July 2015 we had a great week at the Beach Cottage in Half Moon Bay. The cottage is nice and cozy and everything you need is in there. The owners were very helpfull and friendly. We felt at home and would love to come back once.... Our kids (8 and 4 years old) liked it as much we did.

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect cozy getaway!

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was the perfect cozy getaway! Guliz was fantastic and quick to make sure we were ok when the storm knocked power out for a short time! I would highly recommend this property to anyone looking for a nice, quiet and cozy beach weekend getaway!

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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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

Half Moon Bay Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Low season
Jan 17 2017 - Mar 29 2017
1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
High Season Rate
Mar 30 2017 - Nov 2 2017
1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $25
Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning Fee $50
Tax Rate 12.0%

The one night minimum does not apply to weekends. Weekends are 2 nights minimum.

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.
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Half Moon Bay Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 310 sq. ft.
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • 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 ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • 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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