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Coast Side Living in the Puffin House

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House sleeps 6 in beds

The Puffin house (so named because of the puffins carved on the shutters and on the wind-vain) sits on a large 8000 square foot corner lot. The Puffin House is a 3 bedroom/2.5 bathroom 1300 square-foot house that sleeps 6 people in three bedrooms (two queen beds in separate rooms and a bunk bed in the third room). We live in this house year round and rent it when we go on vacation.

The yard has a trampoline and a fire pit as well as a chicken coop. Also plenty of room for dogs and kids to run around. We welcome well behaved dogs that also get along with chickens.

Our house fills with warm light all day long and has all the conveniences and comfort you will need to make you feel right at home.

We are half a mile away from the beach and walking distance from main st.


More Details

Guliz des Tombe
Member since: 2014
Speaks: french, spanish, turkish, mandarin
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 15, 2018

About Guliz des Tombe

We moved to Half Moon Bay to be close to family and fell in love with this beach town, voted one of the top ten beach towns in the world!

This is our home and we only rent it when we are out of town.

Guliz des Tombe purchased this house in 2014

Why Guliz des Tombe chose Half Moon Bay

Convenient location

Kid and dog friendly.

Large and unique property.

What makes this house unique

Fun for kids due to hammock, trampoline, and chickens.

Clean, updated interior with classy and sparse furniture and great light through out the house.

Walking distance to the beach, the coastal trail, and downtown.

Sorry no TV


Half Moon Bay House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , Closet toilet in bedroom 3
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Master Bedroom with en suite bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Second upstairs bedroom with an en suite closet toilet
    Bedroom 3 - 1 bunk bed , Office/Bunk Bed down stairs bedroom
  • Stereo ...
  • Toys
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


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(5 traveler reviews)

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Coast Side Living in the Puffin House
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews

Puffin House-Christmas 2017 Stay

  • 5 of 5

Very comfortable house in Half Moon Bay. Great location-walking distance to Poplar Beach. Our family spent Christmas and it made for a great experience for us all. The chickens were cool to watch and the fresh eggs were delicious. I would recommend this house to others and would stay here again if available. The homeowners were very accommodating and helped to make our stay very comfortable.

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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We enjoyed our weekend at the Puffin House.

  • 5 of 5

Puffin House is comfortable, with lots of windows and sunlight. Chickens are fun to observe, and our first time getting eggs from a hen-house. Walked to the Pumpkin and Art Festival on Saturday, enjoyable events there with many great art booths. Dining Room table is perfect for games in the evening. Owner is very good at communicating, very helpful. Overall, a positive experience.

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Danville, CA

Half Moon Bay charmer

  • 5 of 5

Nice, charming, clean home, walking distance to the shore. Highlight of the house for us was the yard, which not only gave ample room for our dog to explore, but also kept our four kids busy and happy with a hammock and trampoline. Owner was great - very responsive and knowledgeable about the area.

We rented the main house, and there is a cottage in the back yard that was being rented out to another family. Was not a problem for us, but something to be aware of (in case privacy is an issue for you). We knew there was no TV, but be aware there is also no microwave. Otherwise, kitchen is well-equipped. The location was close driving distance to the "downtown" area of Half Moon Bay, which was great.

All in all, it was a carefree, relaxed experience. I have no qualms recommending this place!

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pleasant Hill, CA

Puffin House Rocks

  • 5 of 5

Our group stayed at the puffin house and adjacent guest house over New Years and we had an amazing time. The location is fabulous and the house and guest house are adorable. The large yard was an added bonus and the outdoor firepits made for great cozy evenings. It's a quick walk to the beach and minutes from downtown as well as a large grocery store.

Both locations were very well equipped for our every need including extra towels, blankets, cookware, dishes and glassware.

The owners were very attentive and extremely responsive to both our questions before we arrived as well as knowing where to go/who to ask for anything that came up during our stay.

I would highly recommend the puffin house for groups. The guest house by itself would be a great getaway for a couple or small family.

I look forward to returning to Half Moon Bay and staying at the Puffin House again!

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2015
  • Stayed: December 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review! You and your party were great guests and are welcome back any time! Hope your 2015 got off to a great start!
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Orange California

The Puffin House

  • 5 of 5

Our family rented the Puffin house for our 2014 family Thanksgiving. Not only was the house sweet, the kitchen was perfectly equipped for our cooking Thanksgiving dinner. The house is perfectly located for walks to the beach, visiting the village and exploring Half Moon Bay. The owners and managers of the property are wonderful, we enjoyed meeting them and they made sure we had everything we needed! We would definitely stay again!

  • Submitted: Dec 23, 2014
  • Stayed: November 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
San Francisco International (SFO)
Nearest Beach
700 Metres
700 Yards (meters)
Car: recommended

Great hiking, world famous road biking and mountain biking, many walking trails, a great beach.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $200
Pet Fee $100
Damage Deposit $500

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.

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