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Miramar Beach Ocean Front Home With Amazing Views Just Steps From The Beach

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom Beach Front Access And Views Of Princeton Harbor

Welcome to this two story home built right on Miramar Beach, steps away from the beach and with magnificent 180 degree views of the Pacific Ocean, Pillar Point and the Princeton Harbor. The home is also steps away from the Miramar Beach Restaurant as well as being located on Mirada Road, which is part of the Coastside trail leading as far north as the harbor and all the way south into the charming town of Half Moon Bay. Miramar Beach is a destination spot for travelers all over the bay area.

The home is a beach front getaway with 2 levels and a reverse floor plan in which the living area, dining area and kitchen are located on the second floor with an upper level deck all with stunning views, and the bedrooms are on the ground or first floor. The home has 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms on the first floor. One is a master suite with its own entrance, bathroom, and walk-in closet. The two other bedrooms are located just down the hall with a separate floor-heated bathroom just across from them. There are brand new flat screen TVs with cable in the master bedroom, the bedroom at the far end of the hall (Yellow Room) and upstairs in the entertainment area. The middle bedroom (Bird Room) does not have a TV. All bedrooms have lots of storage including dressers and closets.

A staircase from the bottom bedroom level leads up to a large open floor living space which includes a newly remodeled kitchen with stainless steel appliances, a dining area and an entertainment area. Enjoy the spectacular views from anywhere upstairs. Additionally there are two smaller room/areas leading to the deck. One can be used as a nice cozy spot to sit and read, work on your computer (internet included) or just take in the view. The other room is an enclosed patio with a large wooden bar built in the 1950s and for kicking back with a drink in your bathing suit, weather permitting. Both of these room/areas have sliding glass doors to the deck that lead directly downstairs to the oceanfront road. The deck is a great place to catch some rays, whale watch or enjoy one of our stunning California coastal sunsets. There is plenty of parking and you also have one covered carport area for a vehicle as well.

The home is located on the north side of a world renowned jazz club established in 1964, an Event Center and the Ebb Tide café for your pleasure too, which serves coffee, pastries, light meals and snacks. The café is on the south side of the building and completely separate from the vacation rental. The cafe is open Wednesday-Sunday. We do not rent the home when other events are occurring so rest assured that you will have privacy and quiet. There is also a cottage on the property where the caretaker resides. If you see a Sunday that is marked unavailable and you are interested in attending a music concert and including a Sunday night with your vacation, contact us to discuss options.

Ideal renters are a large family or three couples. Minimum age is 25 years old. No pets and no smoking.

We will consider Events such as small weddings but there is an additional fee for this and must be arranged by contacting the property manager. An event can be held in the home or in connection with the Event Center which is also at the Douglas Beach House. See

There is plenty to do in the coastal area. The Princeton Harbor is just a 5 minute drive north where you can walk the pier, shop, dine (Ketch Joanne, Barbara’s Fishtrap, and (Zagat rated) Mezzaluna) kayak, surf, take charter fishing and whale watching trips and partake in local nightlife. There is walking/biking along the Coastside Trail that runs right in front of our home. The Fitzgerald Marine Reserve is a 10 minute drive north in Moss Beach. There is plenty of hiking including at Pillar Point where the famous Mavericks surf competition is held and Montara Mountain which has sweeping 360 degree views of the bay area and is about a 15 mile drive addition to hiking the beach!

The charming town of Half Moon Bay is just a 10 minute coastal drive south with unique shopping and dining (Pasta Moon and Cetrella’s). There is golf at one of the two world famous Ocean Colony Golf Courses and a driving range at Ocean View Driving Range. As mentioned above, the home is attached to a jazz venue called the Bach Dancing & Dynamite which hosts world class jazz on Sundays.

This home is just 30 minutes from San Francisco and the SF Airport. Therefore within minutes you can be in the world class restaurants, museums, shopping, Broadway shows, and music venues. The San Francisco Zoo is only 35 minutes away.

One can also head South and be at the Santa Cruz Boardwalk in an hour or inland to Silicon Valley to visit the Tech Museum or 1.5 hours to Monterey and the famous Monterey Aquarium.

We truly look forward to hosting you at our beautiful home and ideal location, right on the Beach!

More Details

Property Manager
Claire Hummel
Member since: 2016
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 24, 2018

About Claire Hummel

My name is Claire and I am the property manager at The Douglas Beach House. I live in the front cottage on this wonderful coastal getaway. I have so much admiration for this place and the owners. Please feel free to email me any questions you might have.


Half Moon Bay House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower , this bathroom is loacted within the master suite
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Master includes a large soaking bathtub. All recently updated.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • Master bedroom includes a King Bed and pull-out couch. Much of the space in Master will be taken if couch is pulled out. Master also includes a TV wCable, walk in closet and separate Master Bath. Bedroom 2 (Bird room) does not have a TV. Includes a queen bed and an armoire closet. Bedroom 3 (Yellow Room) does have a TV and cable, a queen bed and closet.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Miramar Beach Ocean Front Home With Amazing Views Just Steps From The Beach
average rating of 4.866667 based on 15 reviews

Right on the beach, just as advertised.

  • 4 of 5

Great location. Easy access to what half moon bay has to offer. 3 good sized bedrooms and great to have a full laundry.

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
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Amazing view with hip, cabinlike vibe. We loved everything about our stay.!!

  • 5 of 5


  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
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Magical Christmas

  • 5 of 5

The beauty of Half Moon Bay and the magic of the Douglas Beach House called our family back once again for Christmas at the ocean.

There is so much to say about it! First, the location is perfect. Half Moon Bay is close to everything, including the airport, San Francisco and all it offers, the peninsula and all it offers, the redwoods, golf, hiking, walking, tide pooling, and the ever present ocean! Add in fantastic early morning views of the Bay and the most beautiful sunsets ever - right from your own deck, I might add - and oh my sakes, it is heaven. People drive down to watch the sunset that you will watch right from your deck.

The house itself is very well laid out. The bedrooms are comfortable and cozy, the bathrooms are nicely updated and have heated floors, the kitchen has everything you need to cook, the living areas are well thought out and diverse enough that a large family can gather all together, yet have spots to break away for quiet time or conversation. The deck is heaven, perfect for sunsets, whale watching, reading, or anything else your heart might desire. There are two glassed in porches that offer the same views the deck does, and also allow one to be away from the weather while enjoying the views. They also allow spaces for different family activities to happen at once.

We traveled as a family, with 2 groups staying at the Douglas Beach House and one staying down the street at a B&B. All gatherings happened at the Beach House. We had grandparents, parents and children. The children ranged from 1 to 5. While the house is certainly set up for adults, we had no problem having children along this year or last. The deck and porches offer such an interesting twist to their play! They all adore the Beach House and I know they will be asking when we are going to revisit it!

The Douglas Beach House truly holds magic. Allow yourself to relax into it, you will have the best time ever.

  • Submitted: Jan 31, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place to relax

  • 5 of 5

2nd time we have stayed at the Douglas Beach House and it is absolutely awesome. Picture perfect view, restaurants close by... everything available for a great time.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
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Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We went on a family vacation to HMB which we have done for the past 5 years. Had to rent a new house since the one we used previously had been sold. Loved the location directly across from the beach. Lots of room for the grandkids, they loved it! Really spacious, everyone had a great time there were 9 of us. Just loved the new appliances and the heated bathroom floors! It is 2 story with stairs inside and off the front deck. Loved the front deck!!! We were so close to the water you could hear it as if you were out on the beach! We will defiantly choose this house again!

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great time!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our time at The Douglas Beach. It is within walking/biking distance to many restaurants and shops and a short car ride into Half Moon Bay. From our balcony we were able to watch abundant wildlife including whales and sea lions.

The house itself was very nice and we loved having the doors open in the evenings and listening to the ocean and feeling the cool ocean breezes.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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Nearest Airport
23 Miles
San Francisco International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.08 Miles
Miramar Beach Resturant
Nearest Golf
6.3 Miles
Half Moon Bay Golf Links
Nearest Motorway
0.3 Miles
Highway 1
Nearest Restaurant
0.08 Miles
MIrarmar Beach Resturant
Car: recommended

The Douglas Beach house is located on the Pacific Ocean just off Hwy 1 in Half Moon Bay, Ca. It is just 35 minutes south of San Francisco and 40 minutes west of Silicon Valley on the magnificent Miramar Beach. A day trip to the Golden Bridge or park is only 28 miles. There are many beautiful public beaches very close to the property within walking and driving distance. You are 4 miles from the Fitzgerald Marine Reserve tide pools in Moss Beach and also stop by the Montara Lighthouse There is the scenic Half Moon Bay Coastal Trail for walking and biking directly in front of the house. The path is a wonderful way to explore all the way from historic Main Street downtown to Pillar Point Harbor. Downtown is lined with resturants and boutiques. The harbor is full of eateries, bars and shops. From there you can continue walking all the way along the harbor to the world famous Mavericks Beach. You might get lucky and catch some big wave surfers out there braving the huge waves. Along the coast there is public access to many different beaches many known for their sandy picnic spots, kayaking, swimming, surfing, paddle boarding and wind surfing. Some beaches include Roosevelt, Kelly, Venice, Dunes and Half Moon Bay State Beach. The jetty (also known as Surfer's Beach) and Ross's cove are also are both well know surf spots in the area. You are 6 miles south of Montara and the gorgeous Gray Whale Cove Beach. You are 7 miles south from the Devil's Slide Coastal Trail and 11 miles south from Pacifica/Linda Mar. There are so many delicious restaurants in the area including Miramar Beach Restaurant, Sam's Chowder House, Half Moon Bay Brewery, The Barn, Flavor, Pasta Moon & Sushi Main Street Lounge. In the daytime you could stroll down Main street and grab a sandwich at The San Biento House or enjoy a cold beer overlooking the harbor at the Half Moon Bay Brewing Company. A few miles up the coast is the Moss Beach Distillery with ocean front dining. Fun Fact: It is said to be haunted by a famous ghost. If you want to travel south about 20 miles to Pescadero you can visit Duarte's Tavern and grab a bowl of their world famous Cream of Artichoke soup and a slice of their pie. There is also the Pigeon Point Lighthouse on the coast. If you want to take a day trip to Santa Cruz to see the beach and the boardwalk it's only about 1 hour south (50 miles).


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $175
Damage Insurance $59

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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