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Coastal Cottage. Walk to Rockaway Beach, Pacifica

Bedrooms 1
Space 700 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

Private, detached cottage.Fully remodeled.Close to beach, dining, entertainment.

This beautifully remodeled Rockaway Beach cottage is a 20 minute drive to downtown San Francisco, 15 minutes to SFO and a one minute walk to the ocean. It is on the east side of Coast Highway 1. The Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and Monterey Bay are a scenic 1 hour drive south along the coast. Half an hour's drive north across the Golden Gate Bridge will bring you to beautiful Mount Tamalpais, Muir Woods and the wine country.

The property is an original 1920's 'Snug Harbor' cottage newly remodeled with a queen sized bed, plush carpet, Pergo floors, cherry wood kitchen cabinets, tile shower and skylights. There is a large redwood deck at the front and a patio out back that are wonderful for stargazing, an evening cocktail, or your morning coffee. The patio has a love seat, coffee table, chairs, an outdoor fire pit and BBQ. This private cottage is on a large lot in a quiet, friendly neighborhood with driveway and street parking.

Surfing, paddling, diving and fishing at Rockaway and Linda Mar beaches are at your doorstep. Nearby hiking, biking and horseback trails link to the wide open spaces of the San Mateo County Coastside and the Peninsula beyond.

Rockaway Beach is also the home of local landmark Nick's Restaurant - a legendary steak and seafood spot that plays host to live jazz and rock and roll every weekend. Across the street the Breakers Cafe serves up a fantastic Eggs Benedict. Gorilla BBQ, and Lovey's Tea Shoppe round out the list of favorite eateries - all within easy walking distance. Last but not least, if you're still searching for recreation options, on the east side of the Coast

Highway are the Sea Bowl lanes and the Surf Spot - a popular watering hole and grill that comes equipped with a beach volleyball court and fire pit.

Less than a mile south in the Pedro Point district you'll find La Playa Taqueria and the Devil's Slide Taproom - where you can sample the latest and greatest microbrews produced in N. California today.

A little farther afield, a 10 minute drive south along the twists and

turns of Devil's Slide itself will bring you to the quiet wooded town of Montara. Perched on a spectacular bluff top, La Costanera Peruvian Restaurant and Tapas Bar is an ideal spot to watch the sun set over the waves.

We know and love the Bay Area and the Central Coast with all the beauty and culture it has to offer. Please call or email if you have any questions. We want your stay to be a pleasant one!

More Details

Jane Nicholson
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 24, 2018

Why Jane Nicholson chose Rockaway Beach

This beautiful little house is our first home. As our family grew we moved to a larger home and lovingly remodeled our sweet cottage. We love Pacifica and the Rockaway Beach neighborhood especially. We enjoy walking to the beach, restaurants and shops nearby. We also hike and bike all along the coast.

Our Rockaway home is on a quiet street and very private. It is a true getaway from the busy city, yet just a short drive to San Francisco's world class museums, theater, shopping, sight seeing and, of course, restaurants! We know the Bay Area inside and out and are happy to help you plan your stay with us.


Rockaway Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • There is a queen bed in the bedroom. The back room, off the kitchen, can be used as an additional bedroom.,It has a futon couch that opens to a double bed.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Coastal Cottage. Walk to Rockaway Beach, Pacifica
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 18 reviews

Comfortable Cottage in a Great Location

  • 5 of 5

This is a very nice cottage in a great central location right off of the Pacific Coast Highway. My husband, two daughters and I spent a week here while on vacation in the San Francisco area. The cottage is a very clean and comfortable space in a quiet neighborhood. Well stocked with the essentials, good coffee, books, movies, comfortable beds and a nice, private patio area in the back with grill, fire pit and seating and good size deck in the front. Pacifica seemed a good location since our plans included traveling south to Carmel and north to Bodega Bay. (Only 15-20 minute drive into San Francisco.) There is a grocery store just down the road, Linda Mar beach across from that with surfers from morning until sundown and some amazing coastline views just a short drive south of Pacifica. We had a lot of good food while on vacation but our favorite ended up being right across HWY 1 at Moonrakers overlooking Rockaway Beach. Jane was great to work with and offered helpful recommendations. Would definitely stay here again if we ever make it back to the area.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to review our cottage. So glad you made the most of your trip to the Bay Area and beyond! We hope to see you again. With gratitude, Jane
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Perfect location for our vacation

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying in this cottage. Very clean place, with everything we needed. Jane was very nice to deal with. Very accessible. We appreciated her tips on places to visit. Location was great for visiting San Francisco, San Jose, Muir woods, and driving down the coast to Big Sur. Easy walk to the beach, and good hiking right from the house also.

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Trabuco Canyon

Lovely Cottage close to beach, and only 20 minute drive to SF.

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay. Cottage was clean, comfortable, and in quiet neighborhood. Jane was a pleasure, and very helpful. We will definitely stay here again when we visit SF again.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Arturo for reviewing your stay at our cottage. It was a pleasure to meet you and family. We welcome you back anytime! With gratitude, Jane
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Parker, TX

Exactly as Advertised

  • 5 of 5

Cottage was exactly as expected and advertised. Very clean. Owner was perfect. Non obtrusive, but also very available if needed. When asking questions or about a potential issue (or operator error :) ) the owner was super responsive. Easy walk to the sea front.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to review the cottage. We hope to see you again! :)
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Haven of relaxation in Pacifica

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this lovely cottage in June- 2 adults, 2 kids- and it was perfect for everything we wanted to do. We were able to hike and go to several beaches nearby and then get to SF in no time. We had everything we needed in the cottage, and it was so nice to wake up to the beautiful lighting of the house and look out the window and see the big hill- and wildlife! The owners were very kind and quick to respond to our inquiries (I accidentally thought we were leaving the day before our actual flight- which I realized late at night- and the owner responded very promptly to our request to stay one extra night- YAY!). We could not have had a better vacation and I hope the house will be available the next time we visit the area! Thank you for sharing your home with us! :) Sonja and Clay

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to review our cottage. Really glad you had a chance to have some time to "disconnect" and just hang out with your family! We will happily welcome you back anytime!
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Wonderful little cottage.

  • 4 of 5

Very comfortable, very nice. One warning, not a single sliver of soap on the premises. ;)

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Sandra, Thank you for your review. I'm glad you were comfortable. We have foaming hand soap in the bathroom and kitchen, as well as dish soap. I do check on the cottage before every rental and I did not notice that there was no soap. I am so sorry. I will be sure to check on that in the future. Possibly you're talking about body wash for the shower? That is a good idea. I will implement that for our future guests! We hope to see you again in the future. All the best, Jane
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Nearest Airport
9.6 Miles
San Francisco International
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Nick's, Moonraker, A Grape in the Fog, Surf Spot
Nearest Ferry
17 Miles
SF. Ferry Building
Nearest Golf
1.5 Miles
Sharp Park Golf Course
Nearest Train
7.6 Miles
San Bruno Caltrain Station, San Mateo Ave
Nearest Motorway
0.1 Miles
Highway 1
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Nick's, Breakers, Moonraker, Gorilla BBQ,
Nearest Ski
190 Miles
Lake Tahoe Ski Resorts, Sugar Bowl
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
Rockaway Beach
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125
Pet Fee $25
Damage Deposit $350

Quiet time is after 10:00 pm.

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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