Private Beachfront Retreat W/ Large Deck, Fire Pit and Hot Tub


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The perfect oceanfront location for a relaxing vacation or retreat; quiet and private, yet close to excellent restaurants and with easy access to San Francisco. Ideal for photographers, artists, nature lovers, tide pool explorers and children of all ages. This beachfront home is located in one of the most picturesque areas of the coastline. The beautiful beach just a hundred feet from your deck is part of a well known marine life refuge with countless intertidal species, harbor seals, sea birds and the like. A private tropical lanai features a large multi-jetted spa/hot tub, a gas firepit, outdoor heater, BBQ grill, romantic lighting and more. Huge decks, beautiful ocean views, a spacious living room, ultra-comfortable beds, and a gourmet's kitchen promise an unforgettable vacation experience. Please note that we are NOT open to PARTIES, WEDDINGS, RECEPTIONS, or COMMERCIAL EVENTS. We look forward to welcoming you to our beach house! Keywords: home, beachfront, ocean view, Half Moon Bay, beach house, beach, San Francisco, bay area, oceanfront, private luxury, Fitzgerald Marine Reserve.

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  1. Solly
    What a pleasure to be welcomed with scones and wine on our arrival. Thank you. The house has such an abundance of supplies that you have forgotten nothing. The house and location were perfect for our mini vacation from the city. We all had a wonderful time. 31 October 2014 - 03:30:12
  2. Kathy H.
    What a beautiful beach house! My husband and I brought our adult daughter and son/girlfriend. We had such a great family trip. Cooked a great dinner (the kitchen is amazing!) and had a nice hot tub soak. The house is very clean and comfortable. Our stay was way too short... well work on coming back soon. 01 November 2014 - 12:24:11
  3. Anita M.
    I just wanted to let everyone know this beach house was AMAZING! We loved everything about it, my two boys had a great time playing on the deck and exploring the beach and little caves :) It was a perfect vacation! The hot tub was lovely for us adults after the kids were tucked away at night. The heater on the lanai was also perfect for cool winter nights. We also loved the fully stocked kitchen and the large living room with those gorgeous ocean views. The owners think of everything and really do make this a home away from home! Thank you Jim and Kathy! 04 December 2014 - 19:07:45
  4. Buckeyes
    We enjoyed our weekend in Half Moon Bay. Three Adult couples celebrating old times and a surprise Birthday. Nice place for 6 with the three bedrooms. Pretty much everything is there for a very comfortable weekend. The kitchen seems to have everything needed and the beds comfortable. We did eat at the Half Moon Bay Brewery and it was very good with excellent service. The Chowder restaurant was too busy to try but heard good things about it. We would stay here again if we return to the area. Enjoyed the sunsets. 06 May 2015 - 12:37:54
  5. Gwynn R.
    We rented the Beach House for the first week of our honeymoon. What an amazingly lovely place! We practically lived in the hot tub for both the relaxation and the birds flying overhead. The beach was always empty - it was wonderful to have it to ourselves every day, and being the 50+ set, it was easy to get down to the beach. The view from the front windows was lovely and the sunsets were amazing. The house is perfectly outfitted for anyone wanting to cook during their stay, which we did. Everything about the Beach House was perfect for our needs, including the very close-by neighborhood grocery store...which has a great wine selection. We loved the Beach House so much that we look forward to returning for our first anniversary. Thank you for sharing your gem! 06 July 2015 - 18:31:01
  6. Sherry S.
    I rented this beach house as a short vacay for my family which included 2 children and 4 adults. We had 3 generations represented in age from 3 years old to 81. We found the house most comfortable and easy to maneuver. The kitchen is very well stocked with plenty of cookware and dishes. The owners were so thoughtful to include sea life place mats for my 3 and 7 year old grand children (which they so loved to look at.) There were toys for the kids to play with and plenty of things to keep them occupied. We'd love to come back and hopefully will . . . 12 July 2015 - 20:53:23
  7. Lillian F.
    Ditto to all the positive reviews below! We've been renting houses for several years through VRBO/Homeaway for our vacations and this is the best yet! It was the little touches by the owners that made all the difference- like leaving the house lights on for our late PM arrival; providing EVERTHING you ever would need for your stay, no matter how long or short. I personally loved the endless trails with breathtaking views where I was able to continue to train for my fall marathon. If you are ever in the SF area, do NOT pay for the overpriced hotel rooms. Stay here. It is located only about 30 minutes away; it's much more low key; and oh, did I mention the ocean views everywhere? You and your family will surely enjoy this beach house. 19 August 2015 - 05:38:41
  8. Chris M.
    Our family LOVED our stay at this Ocean Front Beach House only 30 minutes from downtown San Francisco. We have rented through VRBO for a few years now and have been satisfied with each rental, but this rental takes the grand prize. The location, the ocean views, the amenities, THAT KITCHEN! It's true that the owners have thought of everything. I SO appreciated the fresh flowers and the breakfast treats. It made us feel so welcomed and so special. I caught our two teenage boys a number of times looking out at the ocean, having a relaxed conversation occasionally pointing at a harbor seal bobbing in the ocean tide. They were honestly mesmerized by the place and take it from me, they are not easily mesmerized. Without question, I would recommend this place to anyone considering a stay in this area. We also appreciated the inside scoop by the owners on restaurants in the area. We took them up on their recommendations and we were very pleased! We drove along the coast and the gorgeous views of ocean, dramatic cliffs, sea caves, parasails, sand dunes, cypress trees and surfers go on for miles and miles. Find a way to get here! 28 August 2015 - 02:11:51
  9. Joan Q.
    This is a really special place! We were visiting our daughter who lives in San Francisco and rented this home for a few days away from the city for all of us to relax... and we all just LOVED it! It's filled with charm and is the perfect beach house. The views are stunning and everything is very comfortable... well equiped in every way! The other reviews are "spot on". Definitly one of the nicest homes we've ever rented. Don't miss hiking along the coast over to Moss Beach Distillery... words can't describe that walk! We will be back for sure! 11 February 2016 - 17:47:29
  10. Elizabeth Y.
    My husband and I had a great stay at this comfortable and well-appointed beach house with breathtaking views. We loved walking along the coast, watching the birds and animals, breathing in the ocean air, and strolling through the quaint surrounding neighborhood. But the absolute best part was coming back to a homey but luxurious abode at the end of the day and watching the sunset from the front of the house. The owners made us feel very welcome and we enjoyed dining and shopping in nearby Half Moon Bay and Pescadero. It was the perfect romantic getaway and we hope to return soon! 20 May 2016 - 02:09:35
  11. gene d.
    My fiance and two friends enjoyed this seaside retreat, more than we imagined we could. When we arrived with fresh produce from the nearby produce stands, they had already settled in to the comfortable and gracious vacation home offered by Jim and Nancy. Our stay included nearby dining, who knew there would be Peruvian in Half Moon Bay? We had coffee at the beach lookout every morning and ended our days with stargazing and hot tubbing. Heaven. In the end, we left more than friends, we left feeling like family. That is the testimony to the beauty and peace of the place. Two soon to be marrieds and two friends became family. We hope to stay again, maybe the four of us, maybe with other friends and family This beachside retreat will always bring happiness and peace. 30 October 2016 - 05:17:15
  12. mary f.
    Took our Mom to the beach for a quick weekend getaway and it was fabulous. The kitchen is well equipped -perfect for cooking and cocktails. All sizes of coffee mugs too. The fresh flowers were a lovely touch and the muffins were delicious. The view is spectacular and the deck is a perfect place for games. This is a home where many memories have been made~we are already planning our revisit. Thank you for sharing your home. 14 November 2016 - 00:25:22
  13. Ron C.
    My family (wife and 2 teenage children) and I stayed here while attending graduation services at Stanford, and had a wonderful experience. The home was very neat, clean and had a fully stocked Keurig selection for chilly mornings by the seaside. We chose this home because of its convenient location between Palo Alto and the city (while also being on the ocean). There are so many great spots nearby, from the city to the north down to Pescadero, you will find so much to do. Use Tripadvisor to help plan your itinerary and get the best scoop on all local dining and entertainment. 14 November 2016 - 16:37:58
  14. Susan W.
    Visiting from Minnesota and we were amazed to find such a perfect place so close to San Francisco. Population of Moss Beach is only 400 and feels like a small coastal town. House is very well maintained, comfortable with the best view ever - the ocean! We did lots of hiking, watching wildlife. I'd definitely stay here again. Thank you! 28 February 2017 - 15:34:00
  15. Stephanie W.
    This VRBO was perfect for our holiday escape. We loved the location with its gorgeous views. It was away from it all but still close to good restaurants and the sights of San Francisco. Be sure and try the 3-Zero Cafe for breakfast and Half Moon Bay Brewing Company for lunch! Don't over pack this place has it all. Thanks to wonderful hosts Kathy and Jim. 06 June 2017 - 02:07:00
  16. Katharine G.
    Everything you need for a nice relaxing beach vacation. Beautiful view with deck. We loved the Jacuzzi. The house made you feel like you were having a true beach vacation. The hosts left us muffins and wine which was an appreciated touch. Would go back again and again! 20 November 2017 - 18:32:00
  17. David R.
    What can I say about this beautiful home that already hasn't been said. We had a business Summit for several Doctors from along the West Coast meet here for an annual retreat. Most places along the coastline here do not have beach access, but this one does. The hikes along the coastal trails are magnificent and the sunsets are spectacular. The house is just absolutely amazing. It has a gigantic deck for morning breakfasts and sunset cocktails, and when it cools down, a protected area with a large gas fire-pit for enjoying cigars and nightcaps. The kitchen had everything we needed and then some. The beds were comfortable, and the pillows were soft and fresh. The Wi-Fi and electronics all were in perfect condition, and allowed us to have a very successful and enjoyable Summit Weekend. We will be back for sure. 11 November 2017 - 19:13:00
  18. Heather G.
    This home has it all! Charm, comfort and beautiful view and the conviences of home all in one! We enjoyed every minute of our 3 day vacation in this home! We were welcomed with a sweet note, fresh flowers and muffins! What a surprise! Each room was fully equipped with all the luxuries of home, and when traveling with different age groups all wanting something different...this home had it all! I felt as if family was sharing their home with us! I would love to come back again! 23 July 2017 - 03:56:00
  19. Andrea H.
    My husband and I stayed here with our 2 yr old and 5 yr old sons for a week in July and it was simply perfect. The location is beautiful. We prefer to stay outside San Fran when we visit, and this location made it convenient to take the beautiful drive into the city, as well as to Montara Beach, Half Moon Bay, Pacifica, Pescadero and more. There is a beautiful trail 1 minute up the driveway where you can walk the bluffs with stunning views of the ocean/passing whales too. 10 minutes walking in the other direction is a marine reserve where you can see tide pools and harbor seals right on the beach. Big hit for everyone! The home is full of great amenities, from the coffee provided by the owner, spa-style toiletry items in the bathrooms, beach toys for the kids, well-appointed kitchen and 3 nice sized bedrooms. The views of the ocean from the kitchen and living room were great to wake up to each morning as well! It was an easy home to stay in with small children and would also be great for couples. We even entertained several friends on 2 occasions at the house and it was a piece of cake to prepare meals for everyone. The hot tub and fire pit were perfect at the end of each day, and we really couldn't have asked for a better rental. The owner was very easy to reach any time we needed anything and we would certainly stay here again! 13 July 2017 - 15:03:00
  20. Patti S.
    Best VRBO my four friends and I have stayed at in the past 5 years for our annual "Get Away Weekend Retreat". A perfect place for any group or family. Right on the beautiful coast, away from any road noise on Hwy 1. The owners had us overwhelmed and spoiled with their fresh daffodils in every room on arrival, wine, pastries, a beautifully stocked beach house, and pristine spa. We "toasted" the sunset every evening, and were greeted by an added surprise in the morning..whales! Thank you Jim and Kathy for a wonderful and most memorable stay! 29 March 2017 - 22:20:00

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