Magnolia by the Bay - Family Beach Cottage - the Purple House(18 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:3 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
2 bedroom, 2 bath, walking distance to the Pacific Ocean
New paint inside and out, newly refinished floors and a new kitchen. The living room has a queen-size fold out couch, comfy chairs, books and games. The Sunroom has a twin-sized daybed that begs for nappers and book reading. The master has a single king-size platform bed and private bath with tub. The second bedroom has two bunk beds (four twin beds) with its own bath, including washer/dryer.
Like the outdoors? The house has an outdoor shower for cleaning off the beach, a fire pit, and hike or bike to Main street or down the 7-mile, paved coastal trail that stretches all the way thru the harbor and on to Mavericks.
Member since: 2015
- 1200 sq. ft.
- Max. occupancy 8
- Children Welcome
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 7-8
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- DVD Player:
- Away From It All
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
Local Services & Businesses
- Medical Services
- Horseback Riding
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Whale Watching
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Equestrian Events
- Mountain Biking
- Dining Area
- Seating for 8 people
- Clothes Dryer
- Hair Dryer
Replace the wood stove with a gas stove that retains the charm yet is safer, more efficient and adds a remote-control + thermostat. We also have several space heaters to tailor your sleeping comfort....moreless
- Linens Provided
- Living Room
Sea air hates metal. The spokes suffer from this so if you find a broken spoke on a wheel, go to Bike Works on Kelly St. We will reimburse you should basic maintenance be needed. www.bikeworkshmb.com...moreless
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My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Tax Rate 12%
Owner's cancellation policy:
50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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San Benito house deli on Main street. Sandwiches. If it's warm, eat them in the courtyard, if cold you can eat them in the bar area. Super cheap and super yummy and pretty busy on the weekends. My favorite is the egg and avocado on the walnut bread. A half sandwich is generally all an adult really needs. www.sanbenitohouse.com
Cetrella - super duper Italian and steaks. Renovated warehouse is super romantic but probably not where you want to take the kids. On Main street at Spruce so very close. Closed Monday. www.cetrella.com
Cameron's Pub - about a half-mile south of the house on 1. Awesome shepherd's pie and can't go wrong with just about anything else. Lots of beers, too. www.cameronsinn.com
3-Zero cafe - it really is the HMB airport a few miles north of HMB on 1. Think Kerbey Lane and Magnolia wrapped into one with an airplane theme. Lunch or breakfast. AWESOME! www.3-zerocafe.com
Sam's Chowderhouse - north of HMB on 1. Big, seems touristy but great food. Lobster rolls rock, great chowder, great crab cakes, awesome lobster stuffed prawns wrapped in bacon. www.samschowderhouse.com
Barbara's fishtrap - some of the best seafood on the coast.
just north of Sam's on 1. lunch or dinner, cash only and on weekends they've got outdoor counter service. www.barbarasfishtrap.com
Alice's Restaurant - Yes, THE. It's not really in HMB - it's in Woodside and about a 30-ish minute drive depending on traffic and how aggressively you drive. The food is excellent and the drive is half the fun. Take CA-92 back toward 280 but at the top of the hill (that's what they call it there) turn right on Skyline blvd. On the weekends, Skyline is the place you're most likely to see a Ferrari. Drive 12.4 miles thru the redwoods and it's at the intersection with CA-84 (La Honda Road). www.alicesrestaurant.com
Year Purchased: 2010
About the owner: We are Texans who love California's water, mountains, and people.
Why the Owner Chose Half Moon Bay, CA, USA:
Built in 1920, the home at 307 Magnolia was in a little fishing development called Arleta Park and wasn’t a fancy place at all. It was a stop on the Ocean Shore Railroad which connected Santa Cruz to San Francisco from 1908 to 1921. The old Depot is now the home of a friend. Later, the city of Half Moon Bay put their dump on the coast between this community and the water. An unintended consequence of the dump location is that the space can now never be developed. Long since disused as the community dump, it’s beautiful coastal open space. The home has been completely renovated, adding things like modern kitchen appliances but retaining as much of the original charm such as an enclosed gas log fireplace and refinishing the original hardwood floors.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
What's really unique about the Purple House is the location. Out the front door, beautiful, protected open spaces. To the west, a family-friendly path to the beach without having to cross a major road. To the east, downtown Half Moon Bay is accessible to walkers or cyclists via the traffic signal across Highway 1 at Poplar Street. Very few other locations in Half Moon Bay offer such access to all these gems.
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The purple house on Magnolia
Goats "mow the grass" for the open space along The Coastal Trail in August
Reading nook and extra twin bead (privacy curtain, no door).
Two of the four twin bunk beds in the second bed room
The new kitchen
The beach in mid-March
Two of the four twin bunk beds in the second bed room along with the wet suits.
Dining table seats eight comfortably.
The couch contains a foldaway, queen bed
The view just down the way at The Ritz-Carlton
The Coastal Trail in mid-February
Wee ones and tall ones alike have plenty of space to run and play
This listing was first published here in 2015.
Date last modified - Friday, March 24, 2017
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