2 bedroom, 1 bath quiet home, walk to beach, for work or fun in the Bay Area.
- english, spanish
About Mary-Anne Giglio
My husband, two children and I have lived in the Half Moon Bay area for 20 years and in El Granada for 17 years. We can't imagine living anywhere else - the community is very friendly and quiet and the local natural beauty outstanding. I enjoy walking by the ocean daily and witnessing the variety it offers - sunny, calm and peaceful to windswept and stormy. I see wildlife every day - a variety of birds, sea lions, seals, dolphins and even whales can all be sighted regularly from the Surfers Beach area. In addition, we enjoy kayaking in the harbor area, biking along the coastal trail and hiking at the Purissima Creek Redwoods which is less than 10 miles away. We also enjoy the cultural offerings of our community as well - there is a local theater which offers productions throughout the year, the cafes and bars have a variety of live music every weekend as well as during the week and there are local art offerings such as the annual Pumpkin Festival as well as daily in a number of local galleries. We are fortunate to be near a number of tasty restaurants offering a variety of cuisines - Indian, Seafood, Italian, Thai, Japanese, Chinese, Nepali as well as variety of cafes and bakeries. If we feel like venturing a bit further abroad, we are only 40 minutes from San Francisco and less than an hour from San Jose where ballet, opera, a myriad of museums, street fairs, festivals, etc await us. Although we thoroughly enjoy our home here by the sea, we also love to travel even further abroad. I have lived in New York and London and have travelled throughout the United States, the British Isles, France and Italy as well as Asia, Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific. For me one of the greatest pleasures of traveling is meeting people from different places and cultures and we look forward to hosting guests in our VRBO from near and far.
Mary-Anne Giglio purchased this Townhome in 1999
Max guests: 6
Minimum age of primary renter: 21
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Good place to get away
This place is cute and well kept. The property manager was wonderful in communicating and accommodating our needs. A colleague and I needed to get away to write and we were able to do so quite well in the space. The location is close to a great many things practical and exploratory.
The beds were quite comfortable rich is rare to say about being away from home.
The only aspect to take into consideration is that it has noisy water pipes where you can hear the water running through from upstairs.
COASTSIDE COMFORT at the Seaside Retreat
We recently spent a week at the Coastside Retreat in El Granada and could not have been happier. The 2 bedroom, 1 bath flat was well appointed, comfortable and extremely clean. The kitchen was bright and spacious and well appointed for making meals. While located in a quiet neighborhood, a convenience store is a block and a half away.
This ground floor unit of a duplex is walking distance from Surfer's Beach and Pillar Point Harbor, so there were plenty of restaurant and entertainment choices nearby. It is also close to Quarry Park and hiking trails in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area.
We appreciate that the owners, Mary-Anne and Brian, (who live in the upstairs unit) added a personal touch by placing fresh flowers and orchids in the duplex before our arrival. They also left books about the area and local magazines to browse, along with a number of card and board games. The check-in and check-out process was easy and well-detailed in the Guest Binder left on the kitchen table.
I highly recommend this VRBO rental. We left happy and refreshed.
Great for an escape near the ocean
This a beautiful condo near the water and many other amenities In the Half Moon Bay Area . The property is well maintained and communication with owner was easy and fast. Highly recommend for a quick getaway or a longer stay!
My wife and a friend and I stayed for a weekend and it was perfect. It was much bigger than we'd expected from the pictures; the neighborhood was extremely quiet yet very close in proximity to Hwy 1 (EASY walking distance to Sam's, Barbara's, etc). We've stayed at Harbor View for decades, but with the discovery of this gem, I don't think we'll be seeing the view from Harbor View anytime soon. Sincerest thanks, Mary-Anne!
Simply the best
A beautifully presented and maintained apartment, which is obviously greatly cared for by it’s owner.
Conveniently situated for the stunning beachfront and several fantastic eateries, this property had everything we needed for a comfortable and relaxing stay.
Mary-Anne was beyond helpful and went to great pains to make sure we had everything needed whilst we were there - a dream host, and we would not hesitate to recommend her and this property to anyone fortunate enough to visit this beautiful coastline.
Visiting from the UK
Family of 6 and it was great for us. Lovely location and home
Mary-Ann more than helpful!