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Serene, light and bright Moss Beach apartment, perfect coastal vacation get-away

Bedrooms 1
Space 850 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Roomy one-bedroom apartment with garden and mountain views

Our home sits on the edge of a canyon with a view to the mountain and the ocean. We offer a peaceful, quiet vacation where you can leave your cares behind and recharge while hawks and ravens circle overhead and you can often hear waves crashing on the beach less than a mile away. Our natural surroundings include the the calling of owls and coyotes in the night, and horse ranches across the canyon.

For your stay we offer a roomy and charming apartment with lots of natural light and stunning views of the surrounding hills and mountains. The kitchen is newly remodeled and outfitted with everything you will need if you choose to cook your meals here. The living room has a fireplace, television, Comcast cable and a dvd player. The bedroom has a new top-of-the-line king sized Beautyrest bed and blackout window coverings for an excellent night sleep, and a comfortable sitting area in which to prepare for your day. French doors from the living room open on to a patio and garden, and there is a hot tub available for your use.

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Moss Beach Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 850 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • The bathroom is comfortable - with a tub/shower, toilet, sink, and medicine cabinet. The bathroom has recently been updated.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Brand new, top of the line, Beauty-rest California King Bed
  • The unit has one spacious bedroom with a California King size bed, a sitting area and a large closet. The unit is ideal for one or two people, but we can accommodate a third and fourth person as we have a blow-up queen-size mattress and linens. Contact us to discuss for more than two guests.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


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(18 traveler reviews)

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Serene, light and bright Moss Beach apartment, perfect coastal vacation get-away
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 18 reviews

Great place, Great Location

  • 5 of 5

This was one of the best VRBO experiences ever. Super clean, comfortable and spacious. Owner was super nice and informative about area and attractions. Really nice touch also by having orange juice and champagne waiting in the fridge. I will definitely try and use this location again on any return trip.

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The apartment was perfect. There was plenty of space to relax and feel comfortable in the living room along with a great bed for a restful night's sleep. The scenery was beautiful and the marine reserve was within a short walk of the apartment. If you are visiting the reserve be sure to check on low tide dates for the best experience.The owners checked in with me several times to check that I had what I needed which was much appreciated . And lastly a convient parking space was provided. I will be renting the apartment again as I have family in the area and this spot is the best I have found. ( I have stayed at several)

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Perfect place to relax

  • 5 of 5

The most important thing to say is that when we arrived there was no surprise. the property was exactly what we expected from the online information. It is quiet, it is clean, it is attractive, the bed is warm and comfortable, and the view is as promised. Easy access to the ocean and lots of places to eat. Definitely would come again

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Delightful stay in serene and beautiful setting

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I enjoyed our week-long stay, appreciating the beautiful mountain and canyon views, gardens, and pleasant apartment. We prepared meals in our fully-equipped kitchen and also enjoyed Sam's Chowder House, the Moss Beach Distillery, and High Tide in Pacifica. We visited the Fitzgerald Marine Reserve, viewing harbor seals and taking walks. Our location provided easy access to Santa Cruz, Cupertino, and Menlo Park. Our hosts provided helpful information and responded quickly to our questions and requests. We would stay here again and definitely recommend it to friends and family.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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clean, perfect location

  • 5 of 5

We had a great visit! Place was clean and neat. Location was ideal for us. Hot tub and back sitting area had amazing view and surrounding garden was beautifully landscaped. Quiet (although you could hear occasional footsteps upstairs) and private. We did not need to seek the owners' assistance but they were very friendly when we met them.

Kitchen is small but adequately supplied with pots, pans, utensils, etc so that you could cook if you wanted to. K-cup coffee maker with plenty of k-cups to use. Champagne and OJ in fridge was nice touch. Plenty of towels available.

We love this area- Montara Cafe & Bakery, Sea Bowl, Odyssey Pizzeria & Cafe, Montara State Beach are all great and even the little Coastside Market nearby is well stocked with provisons.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful get-away

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our get-away at this place. It was everything that the previous reviewers described. We were immediately struck by the cleanliness and beauty of the apartment. Fresh flowers and a log in the fireplace welcomed us, as well as mimosas for breakfast. Relaxing in the hot tub was the perfect way to end our days in the cool weather. We would definitely book this place again.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Michael and Resa Schaefer
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 24, 2017

About Michael and Resa Schaefer

We moved from San Francisco to Moss Beach in 2014 and we love it here and look forward to sharing our home with our guests.

We lived in San Francisco for many years but always loved the Coastal areas and would visit often. We have enjoyed hiking, biking and just wandering through the shops in Half Moon Bay. As divers, we are thrilled to be close to the ocean. We are also happy to work and spend part of every day in San Francisco, our beloved hometown, especially during baseball season :)

Michael and Resa Schaefer purchased this apartment in 2014

Why Michael and Resa Schaefer chose Moss Beach

The property is a truly special, serene, beautiful place where it is impossible not to rest, relax, breathe deep, and feel renewed. It is an added benefit that the house is so close to the ocean and mountains, and a short, lovely drive from San Francisco, Half Moon Bay and Santa Cruz.

What makes this apartment unique

There are few locations that have the privacy of this property. We are the last house on a short road. We have the canyon and mountain to one side of the house, the garden to the back, and an empty field looking out to the ocean in the front of the house. Therefore, we have only one direct neighbor, and enjoy views from every room in the apartment.


Nearest Airport
25 Miles
San Francisco International
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Half Moon Bay Brewery
Nearest Ferry
40 Miles
San Francisco Ferrybuilding
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
The Golf Courses @ Ritz-Carlton Half Moon Bay
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Highway 1
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Moss Beach Distillery
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Montara Beach
Car: necessary

We are located 30 minutes south of San Francisco and 10 minutes north of the town of Half Moon Bay. The beautiful coast side communities offer abundant hiking, biking, surfing, horse back riding, bird watching and other outdoor activities. Whale watching is popular during migration seasons, and beaches stretch up and down the coastal region. The Fitzgerald Marine Preserve is less than a mile away, where you can see seals and other marine life.

Half Moon Bay is a vibrant small town with charming local shops and high quality restaurants. Excellent sea food can be found along the coast, where you can sit by a fire pit and dine with an ocean view.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning fee $40

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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