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Private And Spacious Ocean View Home Short Walk to Half Moon Bay Harbor

Half Moon Bay, CA, USA
  • House2400 sqft
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps7
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths1
  • Minimum Stay2 - 4 nights

Half Moon Bay Tri-level 3 Large Bedrooms Plus Loft, 2 1/2 Bath Home w/Ocean View

Within walking distance of the beach, harbor, shops and restaurants, our Half Moon Bay beach house will be a wonderful home base for your vacation. The harbor is home to world famous Mavericks surfing, fabulous locally caught seafood, deep sea fishing, kayaking, paddle boarding and more. The house is a mere 4 mile drive north of downtown Half Moon Bay, with its charming downtown Main Street, delicious restaurants, art galleries and boutiques. The San Mateo County coast side has a quiet, rural, small-town feel, yet you are only 45 minutes away from everything San Francisco has to offer, as well as Silicon Valley, also a 45 minute drive "over the hill". Head south on Hwy 1 for a leisurely drive along our stunning coast side, and in an hour you'll find yourself in Santa Cruz and the Monterey Bay area. In the other direction, Napa Valley's amazing wineries are a 2 hour drive north.

If you'd rather stick close to home, our beaches are some of the most breathtaking you will ever see. Hike up into the bills behind the house, or meander down the coastal trail. The Ritz Carlton is nearby, with 2 golf courses and fine dining. You can go horseback riding at local ranches, go tide pooling and view the seals in Moss Beach, or listen to jazz at the Bach Dancing and Dynamite Society right on Miramar beach. A perfect evening may be heading just across the highway to Sam's Chowder House for happy hour with some oysters and clams, then coming back home to curl up by the fire and watch the boats glide back into the harbor as the sun sinks low. Whatever your vacation preferences, you can find them here.

The master bedroom has a queen bed, fireplace, and spa-like bath with a jetted tub. The two downstairs bedrooms each have a queen bed, one bedroom even includes a twin bed also, and there is a full bath downstairs. The upstairs loft also has a queen size futon. There is a full kitchen, gas grill on the deck, and a laundry room downstairs.

Please, no inquiries for wedding parties, or if you have pets. We do require a fully executed Rental Agreement before checkin information is released. (Note all short 2 day stays are charged at the weekend nightly rate)

Please note the pictures carefully as the house has plenty of stairs as it is on an upslope, & is a tri-level home with a loft. Our home is in a quiet location on a non-paved section of road.


Neal and Angie Civjan

Member Since 2015
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Calendar last updated:
Apr 20, 2018
About Neal and Angie Civjan

Neal built the home in 1989 as his primary residence, and has remodeled it extensively over the years. A good friend of his was the designer and architect of the home. Angie moved to the coast in 1999, and they met each other in Half Moon Bay through a mutual friend. Life has necessitated that we move to Palo Alto for now, so we've decided to share our home and love for the coast with others until we are able to move back!

Neal and Angie Civjan purchased this House in 1989

Why Neal and Angie Civjan chose El Granada

This is a beautiful custom built and furnished home with tremendous views, and extensive decking. There are no immediate neighbors on either side of the home. One side is actually a riparian corridor, where a small creek runs down to the ocean from the hills behind the house, so nothing is allowed to be built there. The location is very private, and very peaceful, the loudest thing you will hear is the low call of the foghorn that will lull you to sleep every night. We have occasionally spotted deer wandering on the property, and there are always hawks hunting from the trees. Our section of our street is not paved, so although that adds to the feel of being away from it all, drive slowly over the bumps!

What makes this House unique

This unique property has an ocean view while facing south, making it one of the warmest and sunniest spots in the Half Moon Bay area. The Famous Maverick's surf spot is just down across Hwy 1.


    • Internet
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 2
        1 queen, 1 twin/ single
      • Bedroom 3
        1 queen
      • There is also a queen futon bed upstairs in the loft for a total of 4 sleeping areas


      • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, shower, jetted tub
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, combination tub/shower
      • Bathroom 3

        Location Type

          • Near The Ocean
            A short walk to Princeton Harbor & Surfers Beach. Many beautiful beaches all along Hwy 1 within a few minute drive.
          • Ocean View
            This unique property has an ocean view while facing south, making it one of the warmest and sunniest spots in the Half Moon Bay area. The Famous Maverick's surf spot is just down across Hwy 1.


              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Romantic
              • Sports & Activities
              • Tourist Attractions


                  • Guests provide their own meals


                      • Linens Provided
                      • Clothes Dryer
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Heating
                      • Internet
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Fireplace
                        In living room and in master bedroom
                      • Living Room
                      • Parking
                        Parking in driveway or directly in front of the house
                      • Telephone
                        Local calls only
                      • Towels Provided
                      • Washing Machine


                          • Coffee Maker
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                          • Dishwasher
                          • Kitchen
                          • Microwave
                          • Oven
                          • Refrigerator
                          • Stove
                          • Toaster


                              • Dining
                              • Dining Room
                              • comfy seating for 7 people


                                  • Books
                                    Some books on the shelf in the master bedroom
                                  • DVD Player
                                    DVD Player with each TV
                                  • Games
                                    A few board games in closet in one of the downstairs bedrooms
                                  • Satellite / Cable
                                    DirecTV Premier Package included! Their highest level package, gives you all of their including HBO, Showtime, Starz, and Cinemax movie channels!
                                  • Stereo
                                  • Television
                                    2 TVs 55" & 36" w theater sound system. DirecTV Premier Package included! Their highest level package, gives you all of their including HBO, Showtime, Starz, and Cinemax movie channels!


                                      • Balcony
                                        There is extensive decking on the 1st and 2nd floors.
                                      • Boat
                                        Boating tours are offered just down the street in Princeton Harbor.
                                      • Deck / Patio
                                      • Golf
                                        Excellent golf courses near the Ritz Carlton, at Ocean Colony.
                                      • Kayak / Canoe
                                        Kayak rentals available at the harbor
                                      • Outdoor Grill
                                        Propane tank included


                                          • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                          • not suitable for children
                                          • wheelchair inaccessible
                                            The house is a tri-level, stairs are plentiful so may not be suitable for small children or the elderly.


                                              • festivals
                                              • live theater
                                              • marina
                                              • restaurants

                                                Leisure Activities

                                                  • photography
                                                  • beachcombing
                                                  • boating
                                                  • horseback riding
                                                  • paddle boating
                                                  • bird watching
                                                  • scenic drives
                                                  • shopping
                                                  • sight seeing
                                                  • walking
                                                  • whale watching

                                                    Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                      • cycling
                                                      • deepsea fishing
                                                      • fishing
                                                      • golf
                                                      • hiking
                                                      • kayaking
                                                      • mountain biking
                                                      • surfing
                                                      • wind-surfing

                                                        House Rules

                                                        Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                        Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                        Cancellation Policy

                                                        100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                        25 Reviews


                                                        Latest reviews

                                                        Great location and wonderful views

                                                        Sarah M.

                                                        We really enjoyed the open floor plan and the beautiful views. Easy walk to the harbor and to great bike/ running path.

                                                        Beautiful home with a view of the ocean and walking distance to the harbor.

                                                        Julia P.

                                                        The house was cozy and comfortable with all the needed amenities!๐Ÿ˜Š

                                                        Beautiful views and warm house

                                                        Valerie S.Deerfield Beach, FL

                                                        We had the pleasure of staying in Neal's house during the Pumpkin Festival. Neal was upfront to let us know about the potential for increased traffic, however this property offers the tranquility of HMB and we never once felt crowded because of the Festival. To the contrary, this beautiful home was a convenient, oasis that we thoroughly enjoyed throughout our stay. Clean and comfy!! Thank you

                                                        Owner's Response:

                                                        Thank you very much. You were wonderful guests and we are very thankful for you staying with us! We hope to see you again!

                                                        Excellent Vacation Rental for the area

                                                        Jennifer K.

                                                        This vacation rental was excellent and we would be happy to stay here again! We needed space for 4 adults and 3 children to stay and this location fit the bill perfectly!

                                                        The house was very clean on our arrival and there were plenty of linens. The owners knew we were planning on going to the beach and left beach towels for us. They even left toys and beach toys for our children to play with! There were plenty of pots and pans for cooking and plenty of dishes to eat on. There is even a barbecue (large) in the back and there was an extra propane tank on hand in case the tank in the barbecue ran out.

                                                        The view from the house is beautiful and it is only a 5-10 minute walk to the ocean (with 2 three year olds and a stroller). The neighborhood seems very safe.

                                                        There were a few minor issues (initially the doorbell was making a constant buzzing noise but eventually it stopped [the doorbell wouldn't ring after this], there is one support rod in the spiral staircase that isn't fully affixed [but there is a gate around the bottom of it to prevent children going near it], and light switches in the bathrooms are in slightly odd locations), but none of these caused any problems for us.

                                                        Exterior door locks were a little bit challenging to figure out (there is a special mechanism to reinforce the doors), but the instructions left by the owners were clear enough to solve the issues we might have had. Make sure you READ the instructions when you arrive.

                                                        Stay here and I doubt you'll be disappointed (unless you want a property that is actually on the beach).

                                                        Beautiful Home - perfect for us!

                                                        Kim T.Mount Pleasant, WI

                                                        We enjoyed our stay at this property. There were 5 of us and we each had our own space. My daughter loved the loft and climbing the spiral staircase. The house is very clean and well maintained. We didn't have a problem adhering to the "no shoes" rule as we do not wear them at home. The house is about a 40 minute drive into San Francisco on Hwy 1 through Pacifica which is a beautiful drive. To get anywhere, you are driving, so this was minimal for us. I highly recommend this home if you are traveling to this area. It was reasonably priced, well furnished and the kitchen had plenty of space for preparing meals if you choose. The neighborhood was great for evening walks or morning runs along the ocean. The neighborhood is very quiet except for an occasional dog bark.

                                                        Exceptional vacation.

                                                        Michael R.

                                                        My family and I spent a wonderful 5 days in Half Moon Bay Area. I brought my family with me on a working vacation. The home we stayed in had enough room for all. The owners are very considerate and attentive. My daughters loved having their own space. I also had room for my mother-in-law. We used this location as our base for exploring the coast. The home is in a quiet safe neighborhood and is in short walking distance to the harbor and beach. Several nice restaurants are also in walking distance. All the local attractions are in short driving distance. We enjoyed the Fitzgerald Preserve. My daughters were able to search the tide pools. They were also able to see migrating whales. I would definitely recommend this home for a stay. It works well as a location if you have a medical conference at the Ritz.


                                                        Half Moon Bay, CA, USA


                                                        Additional information about rental rates

                                                        Tax Rate

                                                        All reservations require a minimum fee equal to a two night stay. All short 2 night stays, both nights are charged at the weekend rate. We are sorry but we do have a strict no pet policy, no exceptions. Due to past experience, please no inquiries for wedding parties.

                                                        25 Reviews
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