This lovely and comfortable 600 sq. ft. suite adorned in modern art offers stunning views of wild open spaces and the ocean. Just a 3 minute walk to the Montara Light House, beaches and tide pools. If you love the great outdoors this is the perfect retreat to for you to discover the beauty of the California coast. Great local dining and just 30 minutes to San Francisco. Perfect for romantic couples and friends.
- Apartment700 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Min Stay2 nights
1 Bedroom With Full Bath With Leisure Room Separate Entrance & Private Deck
Silvia and James Maher
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- Response time:
- within one hour
- english, spanish
- Calendar last updated:
- Aug 19, 2018
About Silvia and James Maher
My wife Silvia and I (James) have had the great fortune to be able to raise our two kids (Derek and Fasha) in such a beautiful place in the world. Now that they have grown and are about the business of making their own lives we decided to share our good fortune with others.
Silvia and James Maher purchased this Apartment in 1991
Why Silvia and James Maher chose Montara
We originally rented this house from Silvia's father when he temporarily left the medical field to serve as the country administrator of Costa Rica for the Peace Corps. Following he did a similar job in Nicaragua. After a five year hiatus he and his wife decided to settle in Denver Colorado. We were delighted buy this ocean view house and "take it off their hands".
What makes this Apartment unique
A 3 minute walk across the street brings you to Montara Lighthouse with breath taking view of the rugged coast and crashing sea. It also has a youth hostel and a rentable space for events and such. Follow the trail you can you can visit both a beautiful sand beach and rocky tide pool area. If nature is your thing then you be delighted with the many trials for hiking and biking. If it's surfing, kayaking, paddle boarding, fishing, Good eats galore! WALKING DISTANCE * Montara Cafe & Bakery ... breakfas(URL HIDDEN) * La Costanera Peruvian restaurant ... happy hour & dinner WITHIN 10 MIN. BY CAR
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Little slice of the big blue....
Nice, comfortable and private. We enjoyed ourselves!
Home from home!
We enjoyed our stay! Comfortable, quiet and close to the beach etc. Thankyou!
Great place and most gracious hosts!
Perfect location, very comfortable
The property is conveniently located, immaculate, and beautifully decorated.
Silvia and James provided a great retreat, convenient to California beaches and San Francisco. We enjoyed the deck with the view of the ocean, and the fire pit to warm us in the evening chill.
Best of all, we loved the original artwork that hung on all the walls of the apartment!
Most hotels have a bed or two, a TV, a bath/shower room and a mini fridge. This had all of that, plus...
My own private entry way.
Two separate rooms, one of which was a bed room and the second a living room which in my case was set up for me for my two girls to sleep in.
A gas fireplace (cause even in July in San Francisco it gets chilly)
A walk out deck with patio chairs set up around a gas fire pit.
A Keureg coffee machine with coffee,cream and sugar with coffee cups.
A beautiful view of the ocean from the living room and deck in which case we were lucky enough to witness whales. And a small forest right behind the deck.
There was a fan in the closet which we loved, cause we all sleep with fans on for the noise.
Also a wall safe in which you set your own code if you should need one.
Over all I think this is a fantastic alternative to a hotel. It is two houses away from the coastal highway, but you really don’t notice the sound of cars. Also if you want to go to the beach, it’s literally less that a 2 min drive.
Beautiful views are a very close drive away, on your way into the city. If you need your Big box stores like Target or Starbucks, McDonald’s, Taco Bell or what not, they are only about 10 mins to the north. Otherwise there are cute little shops (both convenience and coffee) very near by. Also there are plenty of restaurants very near by should you choose dining out is for you.
I offered to clean up any little mess I made before I left, but was told by Silvia that she would take care of it. Obviously that does not mean she’ll clean up when you trash her place.
I met Silvia on her porch in the front (Mine was the side entrance) and she was very nice and kept our conversation friendly and brief.
Over all I was pleased with my stay.
Great little spot
We really enjoyed our time at the Montara property. Everything from the beautiful landscaping, the friendly hellos from James and Silvia, the fire pit on the back deck and the cleanliness of the apartment was greatly appreciated.