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Ocean View Retreat Home On Coastside Near San Francisco, Half Moon Bay

Montara, CA, USA
  • House2500 sqft
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps10
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths1
  • Minimum Stay3 nights

3 Bedroom Retreat With Ocean View -- Cozy Horse Ranch Property

Come escape to this luxuriously and cozy modern Montara/Moss Beach vacation rental home! This retreat-like property is a 3 acre horse ranch near the beach and overlooking the ocean. Most rooms in the house have a view of the Pacific Ocean, creating the ideal setting for your upcoming San Francisco Bay getaway. Cuddle up in front of the warm fire with something nice to drink and relax. Get up the next morning and you can be at the beach in moments, and in downtown San Francisco in 35 minutes.

Featuring 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and enough room to comfortably accommodate 6-10 guests throughout 2,500 square feet of beautifully appointed living space, this one-of-a-kind residence is an excellent housing choice for a family or group of close friends or family traveling together. As soon as you pull into the driveway, you’ll be in awe of this property’s unique setting perched looking down on the sea – there is no other like it.

Massive windows perfectly frame gorgeous ocean views, while a spacious upper deck, along with an additional secondary deck, also offer ocean views and views of the property itself. You’ll love spending leisurely afternoons relaxing in the lush professionally landscaped garden with a good book and a glass of your favorite wine, or walking the paths on the grounds. The interior is equally as impressive, boasting hard wood floors, a stone fireplace, recessed lighting, lots of glorious natural light and enchanting views from every room. While this house feels like an intimate upscale retreat, it also provides numerous amenities to keep you as comfortable as possible, including a projected video system (best viewing after dark as it is in a well-lit room) and DVD player, high-end stereo, and in-home laundry machines for your convenience.

When you’re not enjoying one of the delicious area restaurants, prepare home-cooked meals in the professional-grade kitchen with an ocean view, fully equipped with updated appliances such as a convection oven, a lovely bar-top dining area, and a unique inside and outside glass detail. At the end of the day, unwind in the hot tub outdoors, also with an ocean view, or by taking a relaxing bubble bath in the spa-like master bathroom, which features a custom sunken Jacuzzi bathtub and stone slab floors. Once you’re finally ready to call it a night, retreat to one of the 3 gorgeously inviting bedrooms, equipped with cloud-like beds, to rest up for another eventful day. The third bedroom has two double beds.

Situated just 20 minutes outside of thriving San Francisco -- one of the best elements of this exquisite home is its prime location! You can drive to downtown San Francisco in 35 minutes and 45 minutes to Stanford University / Palo Alto / Silicon Valley (times according to Google Maps).

From here, you’ll be within walking distance of a pristine local beach area, in addition to several nearby mountain trails. Many other beaches, as well as a striking coastal nature reserve, are just a short drive away. The outdoor enthusiast in your group will find plenty of activities nearby, such as surfing, swimming, running, biking, horseback riding, and walking on the abundance of local trails. In addition, the foodies in your group are sure to be pleased by the property’s close proximity to several local restaurants - make sure to try Michelin star winning La Costenara, which is just a walk or short drive from the residence. Regardless of how you choose to spend your time here, this spectacular Moss Beach/Montara vacation rental house will quickly become a place you love coming home to at the end of the day! The home is located on the line dividing Moss Beach / Montara, and is easily accessible to each community depending on which direction you come from.

Key Residence Features:

- Amenities include ocean views, large hot tub that can comfortably seat 6-8, a spacious deck, secondary deck, professionally landscaped garden, projector for Netflix/Hulu etc. (best viewed at night as it is in a well-lit room), high-end stereo, fully equipped professional-grade kitchen, and a custom sunken Jacuzzi bathtub.

- Amazing location! Within walking distance of the beach, the mountains and several delicious restaurants

- Massage is possible in the home as available. Please let me know if you'd like to schedule and I can give you the contact info for an excellent local massage therapist who comes on site when she is available.

Bedroom Configuration:

- Master Bedroom: King-sized bed plus Queen-sized Bed (sleeps up to 4 total).

- Bedroom 2: Queen-sized Bed.

- Bedroom 3: Two Double Beds (sleeps up to 4 total).


- No smoking

- No pets allowed (but a dog has lived here, if you have pet allergies)

- No parties or gatherings allowed

- No photo or video shoots permitted without prior agreement

- Must be at least 25 years old to book

- Additional fees and taxes may apply

- Please state your age and nature of your trip in reservation request details (required)

The property has a separate inlaw apartment with a separate entrance. There is a friendly tenant living in the inlaw. You would be unlikely to encounter her.

Inside Guide to the Area




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About Christopher

I am a neuroscientist, technology entrepreneur/CEO, water sports/kitesurfing enthusiast, long-term meditator and non-profit supporter working for positive change in the world. I love the Ritzy Ranch as my peaceful, cozy and calming retreat home. I am renting out the Ritzy Ranch to raise funds to support a project that I am a part of to stop violence in the world using a new technology. Feel free to ask if you are curious -- this is what your payment will be supporting.

Christopher purchased this House in 2009

What makes this House unique

The property has a barn, paddock and was until recently a functioning horse ranch on 3 acres. It also has a lovely short path banked in ferns that makes a sweet meditative barefoot walk out to a moss-covered wooden bench looking out toward Montara mountain. Here is an Inside Guide to the area: http://bit.ly/1PmoJaJ


    • Internet
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Hot Tub
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
      • BEDROOM 2
        1 queen
      • BEDROOM 3
        2 double, Double-over-Double Bunk Bed (sleeps up to 2 top, 2 bottom)
        1 king, 1 queen
        QUEEN BED


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

        Location Type

          • Beach View
            See pictures.
          • Mountain View
          • Ocean View
            See pictures.
          • Rural
            Property is a Small 3 Acre Horse Ranch
          • Water View


              • Adventure
              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Romantic
              • Sports & Activities


                  • Guests provide their own meals


                      • Linens Provided
                      • Clothes Dryer
                      • Fitness Room / Equipment
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Heating
                      • Internet
                      • Fireplace
                        Wood-Burning. There is a quarter cord of wood available. The fireplace is also self-lighting (using installed gas) so you can make a fire in less than a minute.
                      • Living Room
                      • Parking
                        2-3 vehicles can park outside of garage. Additional vehicles can park on unpaved drive to home.
                      • Telephone
                      • Towels Provided
                      • Washing Machine


                          • Coffee Maker
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                          • Dishwasher
                          • Kitchen
                            Gourmet kitchen that is fully stocked with pots and pans, cutlery, plates and bowls, wineglasses, dish soap, etc.
                          • Microwave
                          • Oven
                          • Refrigerator
                          • Stove
                          • Toaster


                              • Dining
                                Dining Table Seats 6, 8 with added table leaf and additional chairs that are available in the home.
                              • Dining Area
                              • comfy seating for 8 people


                                  • DVD Player
                                  • Pool Table
                                  • Stereo
                                  • Television
                                  • Video Games


                                      • Deck / Patio
                                        Can comfortably hold 6-8 people or more. Can be chilly when the wind blows strongly.
                                      • Lawn / Garden
                                      • Outdoor Grill
                                        Propane grill


                                          • not suitable for children

                                            Pool / Spa

                                              • Hot Tub
                                                Seats 6-8, built-in stereo, ocean view.

                                                Onsite Services

                                                  • Massage


                                                      • restaurants

                                                        Leisure Activities

                                                          • scenic drives
                                                          • beachcombing
                                                          • boating
                                                          • horseback riding
                                                          • photography
                                                          • bird watching
                                                          • shelling
                                                          • sight seeing
                                                          • walking
                                                          • whale watching
                                                          • wildlife viewing

                                                            Local Services & Businesses

                                                              • hospital
                                                              • massage therapist
                                                              • medical services

                                                                Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                                  • paragliding
                                                                  • deepsea fishing
                                                                  • golf
                                                                  • hiking
                                                                  • mountain biking
                                                                  • fishing
                                                                  • sailing
                                                                  • surf fishing
                                                                  • surfing
                                                                  • swimming
                                                                  • wind-surfing

                                                                    House Rules

                                                                    Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                                    Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                                    Cancellation Policy

                                                                    100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                    37 Reviews


                                                                    Latest reviews

                                                                    Beautiful home overlooking the small community and the ocean

                                                                    timothy D.

                                                                    This was a great place for us we travel every year with our granddaughters on spring, and decided on this area, very nice home and located in a quiet area but still close to all the things we wanted to see in the bay area. Christopher was very helpful, we had a question and he got back to us right way. I would stay here again. Thanks Christopher

                                                                    Great Mountain Views

                                                                    Jagina M.

                                                                    I stayed in this property with five of my friends for the weekend and it was very well maintained. The owner had the hot tub ready for us and provided an instruction book for most things we would need.

                                                                    The property is lovely. Close to beaches and cities. Very comfortable.

                                                                    Tonya R.

                                                                    We had a couple of minor issues with laundry facilities and WiFi (our fault for unplugging the modem). Christopher responded very quickly and was quite pleasant and helpful.

                                                                    Luxurious and cozy, as advertised

                                                                    Renee B.

                                                                    We spent a delightful holiday week here, with plenty of room for two families to enjoy the views and the peace in comfort. The house is great, the property indeed a retreat, and the location ideal. Christopher is responsive and gracious. We'd love to come back!

                                                                    Spacious, peaceful, great location

                                                                    Joni M.Rancho Santa Margarita, CA

                                                                    We thoroughly enjoyed our stay over the Thanksgiving holiday with family. The kitchen is well stocked and spacious. There was plenty of room for everyone. We enjoyed playing games by the fireplace while others watched football games in the den. Previous reviews were spot on. No surprises. All questions were quickly answered by Christopher. We'd love to stay here again.

                                                                    Quiet, spacious and peaceful getaways on a beautiful property with views

                                                                    Courteney C.New York, NY

                                                                    Thank you Christopher for sharing your beautiful home. I celebrated a long weekend with some old friends on this beautiful and peaceful property with gorgeous windows and views over the valley, hills and ocean in the distance. The gratitude path was a highlight, along with the hot tub - where we were visited by a small pack of deer. The house was well equipped and so quiet. Just lovely.

                                                                    Owner's Response:

                                                                    Thanks so much for your kind words, and glad that you were able to enjoy the wonderful Ritzy Ranch.

                                                                    Look forward to seeing you again.




                                                                    Montara, CA, USA

                                                                    Moss Beach / Montara are sweet beach towns in the Half Moon Bay Area on the coast just south of San Francisco, and a 45 minute drive to Silicon Valley depending on traffic.

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