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Ocean-front Moss Beach Retreat

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,660 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Ocean-front 3+2 Retreat in Moss Beach

Ocean-front getaway nestled in beautiful Moss Beach. Private beach in front of house! Short walk to Fitzgerald Marine Reserve, Moss Beach Distillery and hiking trails. 5 minutes to Half Moon Bay. Many restaurants and family-friendly activities nearby. Short 25 minute drive to downtown San Francisco! All the creature comforts of home. 2 Queen beds and a double pull out couch, each in their own ocean view bedroom. Perfect for couples, business travelers, families, big groups, and your furry friends.

Guest are responsible for the County of San Mateo's Transient Occupancy Tax of 10% for stays under 31 days. If you are visiting for three weeks or more, it may be cheaper to rent for the whole month, even if you wont be using the house. We can discuss a custom arrangement.

Our home is an architectural asymmetrical A-frame - please note that the master is a loft bedroom above the living room (also an amazing view!). It is visually very private, but some noise from the loft can be heard in the living room, and vice-versa, in case you are a light sleeper and you have noisy friends/family.

- We have white carpets, so please remove your shoes upon entering and wipe your critters paws.

- This is a no smoking property. If you wish, you can smoke on the back deck, but please do not leave butts. We request as a courtesy to neighbors, that you do not smoke in the street in front of the house. Of course we can't make that a rule, but it is a request.

Also, please be aware that the side deck is temporarily closed pending repairs. The front private-patio is available for the fire pit on burn days, and the back ocean view deck also awaits you!

More Details

Jim Scheinberg
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 23, 2018

About Jim Scheinberg

Linday and Jim are global travelers who love the ocean and the trees. That's how we ended up here in Moss Beach. This is the best hidden gem on the West Coast!

Jim Scheinberg purchased this house in 2016

Why Jim Scheinberg chose Moss Beach

We fell in love with Moss Beach and got an intuitional hit about this house months before we even saw it. It turned out to be a block away from where we rented last summer and everything just fell into place. We hope you love this unique retreat as much as we all do.

What makes this house unique

This three bedroom, two bath home is an architectural dream. Reported to be designed by a student of Frank Loyd Wright, this asymmetrical A-Frame is sure to make you feel at home among its soaring ceilings and walls of glass. Each bedroom has an ocean view, but non-better than from the master-loft. We even have a mechanical bed that will lift your view right into the perfect place to watch whitewater waves break over the reef as you wake. Fall asleep to the constant rumble of the ocean as it hits the reef just a few hundred feet away!


Moss Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1660 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • 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 5 people
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Loft Master - 1 queen , The best Ocean Views in the house!
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Very private 1st flr BR with in-suite bath & ocean views
    The study - 1 sleep sofa /futon , A very comfortable pullout couch. Good for 2 kids or 1 adult
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • festivals
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • wind-surfing


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average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews

Best house I have stayed in yet!

  • 5 of 5

Amazing experience, very nice house with the perfect location!! I couldn't have asked for anything more I appreciate the owners letting people have a chance to experience California at its finest! The location is in a great area, secluded, and at the same time just minutes away from San Francisco, so it's all up to you what you want to do here! I loved the place and will definitely book this house for any future vacations!

  • Submitted: May 17, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you had a great visit! Come back and see us again.
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Perfect Beachside Getaway

  • 5 of 5

I couldn't believe how secluded this place felt right on the water line while still being only 20 minutes to downtown San Fran! Truly the perfect weekend getaway for our group. The sunset views out the two story living room window were incredbile. And we could also just walk five minutes to the little grocery store or one of the great little restaurants on the main road. Can't wait to come back for another visit.

  • Submitted: Jan 19, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1100 Metres
Moss Beach Distilary
Nearest Train
12 Miles
Nearest Beach
150 Metres
Fitzgerald Marine Reserve
Car: necessary

There is a secluded little beach right in front of the house if you don't mind a slightly challenging path down to it. The Fitzgerald Marine Reserve, beach and tide pools are only 2 blocks away and are a much easier access to the famous tidal pools and a more public beach!

Please note: There are no dogs allowed on the beaches near our home. Please respect the wildlife.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $40 + Tax
Cleaning fee $130 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $79

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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