Ocean View Retreat Home On Coastside Near San Francisco, Half Moon Bay


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Come escape to this luxuriously and cozy modern Montara/Moss Beach vacation rental home! This retreat-like property is a 3 acre horse ranch near the beach and overlooking the ocean. Most rooms in the house have a view of the Pacific Ocean, creating the ideal setting for your upcoming San Francisco Bay getaway. Cuddle up in front of the warm fire with something nice to drink and relax. Get up the next morning and you can be at the beach in moments, and in downtown San Francisco in 35 minutes. Featuring 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and enough room to comfortably accommodate 6-10 guests throughout 2,500 square feet of beautifully appointed living space, this one-of-a-kind residence is an excellent housing choice for a family or group of close friends or family traveling together. As soon as you pull into the driveway, you’ll be in awe of this property’s unique setting perched looking down on the sea – there is no other like it. Massive windows perfectly frame gorgeous ocean views, while a spacious upper deck, along with an additional secondary deck, also offer ocean views and views of the property itself. You’ll love spending leisurely afternoons relaxing in the lush professionally landscaped garden with a good book and a glass of your favorite wine, or walking the paths on the grounds. The interior is equally as impressive, boasting hard wood floors, a stone fireplace, recessed lighting, lots of glorious natural light and enchanting views from every room. While this house feels like an intimate upscale retreat, it also provides numerous amenities to keep you as comfortable as possible, including a projected video system (best viewing after dark as it is in a well-lit room) and DVD player, high-end stereo, and in-home laundry machines for your convenience. When you’re not enjoying one of the delicious area restaurants, prepare home-cooked meals in the professional-grade kitchen with an ocean view, fully equipped with updated appliances such as a convection oven, a lovely bar-top dining area, and a unique inside and outside glass detail. At the end of the day, unwind in the hot tub outdoors, also with an ocean view, or by taking a relaxing bubble bath in the spa-like master bathroom, which features a custom sunken Jacuzzi bathtub and stone slab floors. Once you’re finally ready to call it a night, retreat to one of the 3 gorgeously inviting bedrooms, equipped with cloud-like beds, to rest up for another eventful day. The third bedroom has two double beds. Situated just 20 minutes outside of thriving San Francisco -- one of the best elements of this exquisite home is its prime location! You can drive to downtown San Francisco in 35 minutes and 45 minutes to Stanford University / Palo Alto / Silicon Valley (times according to Google Maps). From here, you’ll be within walking distance of a pristine local beach area, in addition to several nearby mountain trails. Many other beaches, as well as a striking coastal nature reserve, are just a short drive away. The outdoor enthusiast in your group will find plenty of activities nearby, such as surfing, swimming, running, biking, horseback riding, and walking on the abundance of local trails. In addition, the foodies in your group are sure to be pleased by the property’s close proximity to several local restaurants - make sure to try Michelin star winning La Costenara, which is just a walk or short drive from the residence. Regardless of how you choose to spend your time here, this spectacular Moss Beach/Montara vacation rental house will quickly become a place you love coming home to at the end of the day! The home is located on the line dividing Moss Beach / Montara, and is easily accessible to each community depending on which direction you come from. Key Residence Features: - Amenities include ocean views, large hot tub that can comfortably seat 6-8, a spacious deck, secondary deck, professionally landscaped garden, projector for Netflix/Hulu etc. (best viewed at night as it is in a well-lit room), high-end stereo, fully equipped professional-grade kitchen, and a custom sunken Jacuzzi bathtub. - Amazing location! Within walking distance of the beach, the mountains and several delicious restaurants - Massage is possible in the home as available. Please let me know if you'd like to schedule and I can give you the contact info for an excellent local massage therapist who comes on site when she is available. Bedroom Configuration: - Master Bedroom: King-sized bed plus Queen-sized Bed (sleeps up to 4 total). - Bedroom 2: Queen-sized Bed. - Bedroom 3: Two Double Beds (sleeps up to 4 total). Policies: - No smoking - No pets allowed (but a dog has lived here, if you have pet allergies) - No parties or gatherings allowed - No photo or video shoots permitted without prior agreement - Must be at least 25 years old to book - Additional fees and taxes may apply - Please state your age and nature of your trip in reservation request details (required) The property has a separate inlaw apartment with a separate entrance. There is a friendly tenant living in the inlaw. You would be unlikely to encounter her. Inside Guide to the Area http://bit.ly/1PmoJaJ

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  1. Krista B.
    I had an amazing few days here. The home is beautiful and looks even better than the pictures. It is so comfortable and peaceful. The views are amazing and there is a great view from almost every room. Spent the mornings sitting on the back porch and the evenings in the hot tub watching the sunset. Went on a great trip to the Fitzgerald Marine Reserve tide pools and trails. Also went to Pillar Point Harbor for a nice walk. Both had amazing views. Went to dinner at La Costanera which was delicious with great views of the beach. Loved every second at this home and cannot wait to return. 01 October 2017 - 03:41:00
  2. Dave G.
    We stayed for 4 nights with 5 of us. The house was perfect for our needs. Everything you could want. Loved the grounds and the location. Extremely comfortable. The owner couldn't have been more responsive or accommodating. Best compliment I could give is that everyone was plotting a return trip even before we left. 28 April 2017 - 15:36:00
  3. Philip D.
    Just in the process of getting packed up, so this has to be short! Lovely view, fabulous stay, house has a great layout, very comfortable. 16 January 2017 - 19:01:00
  4. ashley j.
    We LOVED this property. It was spacious, well equipped with anything you might need, and the views out every window were lovely. It is an easy drive to anything in half moon bay or a great place to stay in and curl up by the fire. We had two families and several friends staying and were totally comfortable. The Hot tub is really nice and the house is well connected (Apple TV, Amazon echo, etc). Christopher is very friendly and responsive and was accommodating with some special requests that we had. Love this place! 04 October 2016 - 00:17:00
  5. Christina P.
    The house was clean and comfortable, however, there were a few items worth noting. First, there was no regular cable TV available. There was a TV but only Netflix type viewing options so no live TV shows. My kids didn't mind ( since they watch on laptops) and it did force me to read more so overall not so bad for us. Secondly, the game room was a big disappointment. It is located down in the old horse barn area and is extremely musty and smelly. I felt it was probably moldy as well do to the smell. It was also filled with a lot of junk, old furniture, etc that is not on the pictures and the dart board had 1 dart. My kids were disappointed and they didn't want to spend any time there because of the smell. The main part of the home was nice, roomy, and clean. Beds were very comfortable. We spent many days in San Francisco which was a convenient and picturesque drive. Also, enjoyed traveling south to Santa Cruz area. Overall, we enjoyed this stay. 30 August 2017 - 18:01:00
  6. Kathy A.
    The Ritzy Ranch is perched on a hill surrounded with tall, beautiful pine trees and a fantastic ocean view!! The house is very spacious and allowed my large family of 8 to spread out and have plenty of privacy. It was great to have 3 bathrooms!! The kitchen is large and open which provided lots of fun cooking breakfast with everyone talking and milling around. That's where we made our plans for the day. Everything was in working condition and my family loved the hot tub at night. My two grandson's spent most of their time in the game room, playing pool. Personally, I loved sitting alone on the deck, enjoying the wonderful view, which was so peaceful and quiet. I also appreciated an ample supply of bath towels and their fresh smell. I was totally satisfied with our stay at the Ritz Ranch. 19 October 2017 - 15:09:00
  7. Grant M.
    The house itself was large, had lots of beds, and was a great location. You can see the ocean from the kitchen and the sunsets are incredible. The biggest issues we had were with the owner himself: On the second night of our stay, Chris showed up at the house, unannounced, demanding that our group "disperse". He was video chatting a man that was impersonating a police officer to try and intimidate us into leaving, but when we asked for a badge or other identification he was unable (or unwilling) to produce it. Chris also called the *real* cops, who showed up and immediately left after confirming that we were not breaking any laws or ordinances. Chris' reason for showing up was that he got reports from the neighbors of a "raging party with firearms". The only people at the property were the ones we booked, and we certainly did not have firearms. We had to leave the doors open in the barn while shooting pool because it smells like mold, and my guess is that the neighbors heard the music we were playing (this was during the day, no later than 5pm). I wish Chris would have called me and let me know his neighbors called and this whole situation could have been avoided. Another thing to note that was not made clear on the rental description is that the apartment downstairs has a tenant living in it full time. The tenant was great, but if you're expecting privacy in a place to yourself, this may not be the best rental. Overall our stay was good, with the exception of the couple hour confrontation we had with the owner. 05 June 2017 - 15:51:00
  8. DAWN A.
    NOT RENTAL READY! there were no paper towels, no napkins we had to finish the laundry in order to have a table cloth on dinning table and cloth napkins. the master bath shower handle pulled right off. we had to use the hand held shower instead of the shower head on the wall. no instructions on how to light the gas fireplace. we turned it on and could hear the gas but after putting the lighter to it no flame. the hot tub was cold. had to wait a day and a half for it to be warm after calling the owner to get it turned on. breaker tripping. the BBQ grill was covered with mold. look like it had never been cleaned. I took on the task of cleaning and as im brushing the grill it starts falling toward the house (flame lit). the bottom left legs broke due to rust. I wrote a detailed email to owner asking for some kind of compensation and I get an email from the insurance company with a claim for 2500.00 with my name on it and I am getting no response now from the owner. beautiful home but needs much work. 25 October 2016 - 20:39:28
  9. Courteney C.
    Thank you Christopher for sharing your beautiful home. I celebrated a long weekend with some old friends on this beautiful and peaceful property with gorgeous windows and views over the valley, hills and ocean in the distance. The gratitude path was a highlight, along with the hot tub - where we were visited by a small pack of deer. The house was well equipped and so quiet. Just lovely. 22 October 2017 - 13:45:00
  10. What an amazing weekend retreat, I tucked out of the city & wanted serenity and a quiet time with a couple close friends. The house was perfect, nestled in gorgeous huge pines & with an unbelievable view of the ocean from every part of the upstairs of the house. Loved hanging out on the deck with a glass of wine, but literally nothing could out do the jacuzzi. House was cozy and clean, and Christopher was an attentive host. Responsive & helpful with recs for coffee & a local dinner spot. Montara was a dream, the house was awesome, would definitely return again. 26 December 2015 - 18:51:42
  11. Melissa R.
    This is a beautiful and unique home perched on the edge of a valley with views through to the Pacific and Montara mountain, peace and seclusion, close to many interesting excursions and great beaches, and only 30 minutes out of San Francisco. Enjoyed hanging out in the hot tub, watching the stars with a glass of wine, sitting by the wood burning fireplace listening to music, and cooking in the very well equipped kitchen overlooking that view! This house feels wonderfully light, comfortable, and elegant, with a great layout allowing for hanging out together as well as privacy. Montara is a bit of a well kept secret- most people drive past Pacifica not knowing that gorgeous Montara is one town away. Horseranches, wildflowers, uncrowded beaches and secret coves (Grey Whale Cove), hiking, lovely seaside restaurants nearby. What an amazing, tasteful place. 25 December 2015 - 21:38:37
  12. Joy
    Home Overlooking the Ocean Close to San Francisco I look forward to staying there again. The house is Gorgeous, well-lit, clean, well-furnished, comfy and romantic. Very upscale. Its a very uniquely beautiful place, with very high wood beam ceilings and modern decor. Almost every place in the house has a view out toward the ocean. Location is a fantastic pastoral setting on a small horse ranch with tall trees, a barn, and a sweet little walking path. I cozied up in front of the wood-burning fire with a glass of wine, and in the super-plush hot tub. The owner/manager is friendly and helpful. 28 December 2015 - 23:45:41
  13. Tahoe Johnny
    My wife and daughter stayed here for two nights with some friends. We could not believe how delightful the experience turned out. We love views, hot tubs, walks in the park like surrounding areas, and a quick drive to exclusive beaches and delicious dining. 08 March 2016 - 19:40:10
  14. timAndindi
    We had a great weekend getting away with a group of friends in this lovely home. The kitchen is big and fully equipped. The bedrooms are comfortable. There was ample space for all, without crowding. Hot tub under the stars and a breathtaking view on waking up. We really enjoyed all the activities that are available around the area, the beaches, and the proximity to san francisco. Definitely recommend. 12 March 2016 - 06:31:25
  15. crl
    This house sits high up at the top of a hill, so the huge windows offer amazing views. In addition to the location being great, the house itself was modern and beautiful. Everything was perfectly prepared and clean; comfortable deluxe beds, luxury vibe, huge kitchen. The owner was super helpful and friendly. Will be back! 08 April 2016 - 17:30:51
  16. Mythili V.
    The place was clean and comfortable for a large group of 10 including 4 kids. Perfect walk down to the beach, relaxing time in the Hot tub and amazing views around. 12 July 2016 - 21:40:43
  17. This is my second stay at the Ritzy Ranch. Was perfect for a getaway with friends! There were 5 beds (so more than enough), and the most gorgeous view while grilling on the deck. Made dinner for 8, and the kitchen was super well stocked. The space is thoughtfully laid out & Christopher pointed us in the direction of El Gran Amigo Taqueria for the best burrito I've had in ages. It's a small Mexican joint, but amazingly delicious...for sure hit it up when you're there. Have to say though, while everything was awesome, the real reason we returned is the *awesome* hot tub and the most amazing view of the ocean while you're soaking. It's just pure heaven. Will definitely return again next year. 09 July 2017 - 19:23:00
  18. Joni M.
    We thoroughly enjoyed our stay over the Thanksgiving holiday with family. The kitchen is well stocked and spacious. There was plenty of room for everyone. We enjoyed playing games by the fireplace while others watched football games in the den. Previous reviews were spot on. No surprises. All questions were quickly answered by Christopher. We'd love to stay here again. 03 January 2018 - 01:16:00
  19. Renee B.
    We spent a delightful holiday week here, with plenty of room for two families to enjoy the views and the peace in comfort. The house is great, the property indeed a retreat, and the location ideal. Christopher is responsive and gracious. We'd love to come back! 03 January 2018 - 23:38:00
  20. Jodel W.
    We had a wonderful and relaxing stay at this home. Christopher, the owner, had excellent communication when something came up or we had questions. Our family especially enjoyed playing music on Alexia, sitting by the fire and relaxing in the hot tub. The kitchen was stocked well, though we didn't see of coffee grinder. The beds were comfortable and the house had plenty of room for us to spread out. The beach was just a short drive down the road and halfmoon bay has plenty to do and places to eat. Check out was the easiest we've ever had, all that was asked was we take out the trash if it's Sunday. We'd love to stay here again and we highly recommend it to others for a nice little getaway. 23 October 2017 - 20:47:00

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