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Moss Beach House with spectacular Ocean View and walking distance of beaches.


Property Details

Updated: Oct 17, 2016
Single Story House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, 6 Sleeps, Garden and Patio

A bright and cheery Great Room under oak-beamed cathedral ceiling and a sun room sheltered under a huge heritage cypress tree have large picture windows with spectacular white-water ocean views, an attractive gas fireplace, grand piano with music, cable/sat TV, Hi-Fi/DVD, plentiful bookcases and books.

There are two full baths and three colorful bedrooms---one with Queen bed and wall unit for clothes storage and a TV, a second with a Double bed, skylight, bookcases and a large desk, and the third with a double Sofa-bed and small desk and chest of drawers--- will sleep six people. In addition there are two inflatable twin mattresses, a Porta-crib, high-chair, umbrella stroller, toys, and children's books available. There are two full baths and custom oak cabinets and granite countertops in a kitchen with all modern appliances and two separate sinks with disposals.

The house is great for families, business conferences, or private vacations. It is on a corner lot with an attached two-car garage, a backyard private garden and patio with flowers, fruit trees, BBQ grill, smoker grill, a Franklin Stove for cool outside evenings, and a side garden and romantic under-the-porch swing with a stunning panorama of the coast. Please no pets, no smoking.

More Details
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the Owner

We are originally from Louisiana and Texas, have also lived in NYC and in Germany, are retired teachers of music and math/science, with long years of musical performance on piano and other instruments, choral directing. Backgrounds include graduate degrees and scientific research. Three adult children, all professional musicians and work in Silicon Valley firms. One of us is an artist with paintings in many exhibits and shows.

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From the Owner

Lived in Los Altos CA for 20 years where we raised our kids and decided to relocate on the Coast for a change of pace after our they grew up. We have never been sorry for that move! The house needed upgrading and the garden was a disaster, but we made it a comfortable and attractive home, or so our family and friends all tell us!

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : San Francisco International at 10 Miles Nearest Barpub : at 200 Metres Nearest Golf : Half Moon Bay & Pacifica at 4 Miles Nearest Motorway : State Highway 1 at 200 Metres Nearest Restaurant : Moss Beach at 200 Metres Nearest Beach : Fitzgerald Marine Reserve at 225 Metres Car: necessary

The house is located in Moss Beach in a quiet neighborhood two blocks uphill from Highway 1, which follows the Pacific coastline. There are a nice small grocery & liquor store, a post office, three restaurants, a fire station, a Sheriff's office, and an emergency hospital, all in the small village of Moss Beach.

Nearby are beautiful hills, bluffs, beaches, and tidepools within walking distance, and also kayaking, surfing, golf at Ocean Shores golf courses, ocean fishing or whale watching from the Pillar Point Harbor where you can buy Dungeness crabs and fish off the boat, or eat fresh fish or a variety of international foods at some of the best restaurants in the Bay Area, attend the famous October Pumpkin and Art Festival, and visit a variety of shops in nearby in Half Moon Bay. There is even a nearby airport for small planes and a wonderful restaurant for breakfast or brunch.

There are big hills surrounding the SF Bay Area and good hiking trails on the Montara mountain trailhead 3 minutes away, horse riding, bicycle riding, and walking on Coastal Trail, tidepools to visit at Fitzgerald Marine Reserve only a 5-minute walk away (contains marine life typical of the coast and is visited by school classes and people from all over the world), and just above the Reserve is a unique cedar forest, site for a couple of movies, overlooking a large group of seals sunning on one of the most beautiful white sand beaches in the world. The small village of Moss Beach has a quiet location near farms of flowers and vegetables, with local produce stands scattered about. The entire area is scenic and attracts many artists to paint the views.

The drive to downtown San Francisco takes 25-30 minutes, 30 minutes to SF Airport or Peninsula cities and trains. And if you want to see California attractions a bit farther away from the coast, the drive by car is 1-1/2 hours to the Napa/Sonoma Wine Country or the Monterey / Carmel Peninsula, and the Sierra Nevada mountains, Yosemite National Park, and the Gold Rush Country are a 3-4 hour drive from our coast.

Rates & Availability

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5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

House cleaning fee $125
Refundable damage deposit $500

5-Night Minimum: $1,350 plus cleaning fee $125. Extra nights @ $250/week-night and $300/night for Fridays, Saturdays, and HOLIDAYS
One Week: $1,650-$1,850 plus cleaning fee $125
Two Weeks: $2,800 @ $200/night plus cleaning fee $125
Three Weeks: $3,675 @ $175/night plus cleaning fee $125
One Month: $4,500 plus cleaning fee $125, additional cleanings available for additional charge

Damage/Security Deposit due upon agreement to confirm reservation. Rental fee and cleaning fee are due two weeks before date of arrival. Security deposit is refundable within a week after departure if all is in good condition and no damages.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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From the Owner

Close to our family and friends, beautiful coastal scenery and the availability of walks along the seashore, easy drive to San Francisco and other places in the Bay Area. SF Airport nearby, also several nationally ranked sports teams, opera and symphony and art museums in San Francisco, and outstanding universities such as Stanford and UC Berkeley. Silicon Valley, Wine Country, the Sierras, and several National and State Parks are nearby.

Property Type

  • house


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games
  • Video Library


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Village


  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • wind-surfing


  • Bathroom 1
  • Bathroom 2


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1--Master - 1 queen, adjacent to sun room with ocean view. TV in wall unit
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 double, Large room with attached full bath, desk, bookcases
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 sleep sofa /futon, Double-bed sleep sofa, corner windows with view.


  • Balcony
  • Boat
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
  • Water Sports Gear


  • Guests provide their own meals


  • Normal utilities include gas and electricity, Cable / Disk TV and Internet WiFi, water with auto sprinklered gardens, weekly trash and recycling pick-up. The home is completely furnished with all linens, dishes, and kitchen supplies, including instant hot water, gas stove with electric dual-convection oven, blender, Cuisinart, microwave, counter-top grill, Crock-Pot, toaster-oven, expresso machine, and coffee maker. The washer and dryer, laundry sink, small refrigerator, linen cabinet, and tools are located in the two-car garage. Monthly garden service is included and also regular housekeeper is available for longer stays at the renter's expense.

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