Discover a selection of 465 vacation rentals in Half Moon Bay, CA that are perfect for your trip. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or even pets, Vrbo vacation homes have the best amenities for hanging out with the people that matter most, including swimming pools and WiFi. Prices start at $135 per night, and houses and cottages are popular options for a stay in Half Moon Bay. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

What Half Moon Bay offers seasonal vacationers

The coastal city of Half Moon Bay is in San Mateo County about 25 miles south of San Francisco. Fishing, surfing, and assorted water sports are popular activities in a city with several quaint neighborhood shops and cafes. Mild weather is typically enjoyed throughout the year by residents as well as travelers staying at Half Moon Bay vacation rentals. Restaurants often serve fresh catches made by local fishermen at Pillar Point Harbor, and local lagoons have several excellent spots to watch the sun set.

Things to do

Places to visit in Half Moon Bay

Half Moon Bay attractions often visited by seasonal travelers include historic buildings such as the Methodist Episcopal Church at Half Moon Bay and the James Johnston House. Surfers are usually challenging waves that can climb to over 50 feet at Mavericks, a big-wave surf area by Pillar Point. Hikers can make their way from Montara Mountain to nearby San Pedro Valley County Park and continue to San Pedro Creek. Cultural sites include the 18,000-square-foot Peninsula Museum of Art, the Hiller Aviation Museum, and Wild Child, a family-friendly children's museum.

Activities

Things to do in Half Moon Bay

How activities Half Moon Bay has to offer are enjoyed doesn’t really depend on the season since there is no bad time to be outdoors. Public and private tours of historic homes are offered year-round, as are aerial helicopter tours. Travelers staying at Half Moon vacation rentals may sign up for various classes and workshops in the city's bustling downtown arts district, while hikers and campers can frequent nearby Montara Mountain. Water activities include swimming, surfing, waverunning, snorkeling, and fishing. Many of the community parks have picnic areas and kids' play spots perfect for family outings.

Weather

Half Moon Bay's climate and seasons

The Half Moon Bay climate is characterized by dry summers and warm winters. Afternoon winds from adjacent waterways contribute to an average yearly temperature of around 70 degrees. January is the coolest month, with temperatures sometimes dipping into the 40s, while July is the warmest, bringing temperatures in the 70s. Travelers at Half Moon Bay vacation rentals are sure to appreciate a comfort index rating considerably higher than the national average. Annual rainfall is just below 21 inches.

Natural features

Geographic and natural features of Half Moon Bay

Pillar Point Harbor is home to an assortment of fish and crab species, while dolphins are sometimes spotted off the jetty in front of Pillar Point RV Park, and whales have been known to pass by while on seasonal migrations. Leashless dogs are welcome on Poplar Beach, one of the 3 main Half Moon Bay beaches for travelers to visit in the area. A small lagoon is adjacent to Pomponio State Beach, and a freshwater lagoon can also be found by San Gregorio State Beach. Many plants and animals native to the region can be found at Fitzgerald Marine Reserve, which is also home to a tide pool habitat and marsh.

How to get there

Transportation options to and around Half Moon Bay

Fly into San Carlos, CA (SQL), the closest airport, located 10.4 mi (16.8 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you might consider flying into San Francisco, CA (SFO-San Francisco Intl.), which is 10.8 mi (17.3 km) away.

How many vacation rentals are available around Half Moon Bay, CA?

Our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 465 vacation rentals around Half Moon Bay. From 255 house rentals to 17 cottage rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Half Moon Bay?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Half Moon Bay:

  • Tenderloin: 194 vacation rentals
  • Financial District: 387 vacation rentals
  • Marina District: 320 vacation rentals
  • Nob Hill: 350 vacation rentals
  • Hayes Valley: 580 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular point of interests near where I can stay when traveling to Half Moon Bay?

Vrbo offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Half Moon Bay. From Vrbo travelers, the top most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Pillar Point Harbor: 967 vacation rentals
  • Half Moon Bay Golf Links: 564 vacation rentals
  • Waterfront Coastside Trail: 875 vacation rentals
  • Mountain View: 633 vacation rentals
  • Twin Peaks: 1,910 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Half Moon Bay listed on Vrbo where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Half Moon Bay?

Yes, of course. Vrbo has 255 Houses in Half Moon Bay. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Half Moon Bay include:

  • Cottages: 17 rentals available
  • Cabins: 17 rentals available
  • Condos/Apartments: 115 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Villas and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Half Moon Bay?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 82 vacation rentals with pool available in Half Moon Bay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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