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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 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 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.


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 4.7 based on 20 reviews

Super charming!

  • 5 of 5

If you are the type of person who prefers a "home away" instead of a hotel stay, this is for you. You can walk to the beach trail from the cottage and Poplar Beach is walkable or a short drive. Right near downtown Half Moon Bay. We really enjoyed the stay!

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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It was nice and quiet,except for the people right behind you, let their Dog bark at 11.oopm

  • 5 of 5

So after he would,nt shut his Dog up I went and said something rude and he took the Dog in the House and we didn,t hear another peep out of that Dog for the remainder of our visit.

Overall it was great, our Dogs got to see the Ocean for the first time, and we got a break from hectic Pool Building Business. It,s a adorable little House, we,ll never forget it.

Thank you so very much

Todd and Anna Fisher

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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Nice location, charming space

  • 5 of 5

The beach neighborhood in a small, convenient town is probably what we liked best about this rental. The kids enjoyed the loft and had plenty of room for their suitcases up there. The hosts were friendly and made themselves available if we needed anything, but totally respected our privacy. Everyone loved seeing the animals on the property, and it was our choice of whether or not to let the very friendly cat in, which we did.

The trails along the cliffs by the beach are great for exercising or walking. It's truly a beautiful and very desirable area in Half Moon Bay.

I wouldn't hesitate to stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Small but cozy!

  • 5 of 5

My family of four stayed here for a 5 nights. We really enjoyed the place. Beds were super comfortable and we got great sleep after our busy days. The shower was a little tight for me but it does the job. My wife said she would never be able to shave her legs in there but we survived. 😄 Awesome location as well, a short walk to the beach and a mile or so from Main Street.

  • Submitted: May 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A great little house for a couple.

  • 4 of 5

We have been to Half Moon Bay may times, but usually just for an afternoon lunch or beach visit. We stayed 3 nights this time and really explored the area. The house is a short walk to a great stretch of beach. Beautiful neighborhood with friendly folks. Wonderful yoga studio (Enso) nearby.

The house is small, but bigger than a hotel room. Stairs to the loft are tight. We used the downstairs bed. Very comfortable. Chiminea for fires is on the deck.

Best seafood in the area is Sam's. Great Italian is at Via Uno.

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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
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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:
per property
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Standard pricing
1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $50
Additional Guest Fee $20 per person per night
Pet Fee $25
Damage Deposit $200

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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