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Coastal Home - Walk to Beach/close to San Francisco and San Jose

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4.8 / 5Exceptional
50 reviews


  • Kitchen
  • Washer
  • Dryer


What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Pillar Point Harbor
    16 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Miramar Beach
    3 min drive
  • Restaurant
    Cafe Gibraltar
    8 min walk
  • Restaurant
    Monster Chef
    12 min walk
  • Airport
    San Francisco, CA (SFO-San Francisco Intl.)
    29 min drive

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    About this area

    Half Moon Bay

    Located in Half Moon Bay, this vacation home is by the ocean. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Mavericks Beach and Vallejo Beach, while Peninsula Museum of Art and Burlingame Museum of PEZ Memorabilia are cultural highlights. Our guests appreciate the property's quiet location.

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    What's nearby

    • Popular Location
      Pillar Point Harbor - 16 min walk
    • Popular Location
      Miramar Beach - 3 min drive
    • Popular Location
      Montara State Beach - 6 min drive
    • Popular Location
      Half Moon Bay State Beach - 8 min drive
    • Popular Location
      Half Moon Bay Golf Links - 12 min drive

    Getting around

    • San Mateo Hayward Park Station - 23 min drive
    • San Francisco, CA (SFO-San Francisco Intl.) - 32 min drive


    • Cafe Gibraltar — 8 min walk
    • Monster Chef — 12 min walk
    • The Press — 13 min walk
    • Ketch Joanne — 16 min walk
    • Barbara's Fish Trap — 17 min walk

    About this property

    Coastal Home - Walk to Beach/close to San Francisco and San Jose

    Family-friendly vacation home in Half Moon Bay
    Seaside Retreat is located in a quiet neighborhood just a 5 minute walk to Surfer's Beach and the Coastal Trail, walking distance to Sam's Chowder House and Princeton Harbor and just 4 miles to historic Half Moon Bay. Its the perfect base for enjoying the Bay Area, situated 40 minutes south of San Francisco and an hour north of San Jose. Decorated with a nautical theme, you’ll love our place because of how light and cozy it feels. Corporate friendly! Travelers visiting Seaside Retreat will have access to a completely private, self-contained ground floor unit of a duplex. The unit has recently been completely redecorated including new paint and carpets throughout. There are two bedrooms which have very comfortable beds (one room has a king bed and the other has a queen), luxury bedding and quiet sitting areas. There is a cozy living room with flat screen TV and a pullout queen-size sofa bed to accommodate additional guests. There is a counter area equipped with a laptop station to check your email or catch up on work as needed. Wifi and basic office amenities are provided. The kitchen is bright, spacious and equipped for preparing a simple snack or a full meal. The dining area is adjacent to the kitchen and easily accommodates 6 people with the leaf added to the table. Books about the area, local magazines and card and board games are provided for your enjoyment. The unit has a small deck and access to a back yard with a ping pong table. The main part of the yard is currently being landscaped and will be ready shortly. By prior arrangement with the owner, travelers can have access to a washer and dryer located in the garage area. The host occupies the upper unit of the duplex and is very accessible for questions and assistance as needed. El Granada is a small beach community located just north of Half Moon Bay. Seaside Retreat is located within walking distance of Surfers Beach, the Coastal Trail, Quarry Park with hiking trails leading up into the hills with fabulous views of the harbor and ocean. Nearby are a variety of restaurants including Italian, seafood, Indian, tapas, Hop Dogma Pub and the Half Moon Bay Brewing Company. Fishing, kayaking, paddle boarding, golfing, surfing, whale watching, biking, hiking, wine tasting, shopping and even scenic flights from the local airport are all just minutes away. After a day of fresh air and activity, you can find several local spas offering a variety of treatments to help you relax. It is a short drive to historic Half Moon Bay with its friendly Main Street lined with shops, cafes and restaurants. Further down the coast you will find the Ritz Carlton Hotel for a luxury cocktail or dinner. There is a local bus that has limited service with a stop just around the corner from Seaside Retreat, however, for greatest flexibility, Seaside Retreat is best reached by private car. In addition, there are Uber drivers and local tax services available. There is off-street parking available for one vehicle.
    Guest accommodations at this vacation home offer coffee/tea makers and hair dryers. Kitchens offer refrigerators, stovetops, microwaves, and separate dining areas.
    Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations. Flat-screen televisions are featured in guestrooms.
    The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

    Entire place

    You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

    Property manager

    property manager

    Mary-Anne Giglio

    Speaks English, Spanish


    Special check-in instructions

    Guests will receive an email from the property manager with check-in and check-out instructions.

    Children and extra beds

    • Children are welcome.


    • Pets not allowed

    Property payment types


    Important information

    You need to know

    Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
    Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
    Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

    We should mention

    A car is recommended for transportation to and from this property.

    Property is also known as

    • Coastal Home Walk Beach/close San Francisco San Jose House
    • Coastal Home Walk Beach/close San Francisco San Jose
    • Coastal Walk To Francisco Jose
    • Coastal Home Walk Beach/close San Francisco San Jose House
    • Coastal Home Walk Beach/close San Francisco San Jose
    • Coastal Home Walk to Beach/close to San Francisco San Jose
    • Coastal Walk To Francisco Jose

    Property amenities


    • Internet access

    Parking and transportation

    • Onsite parking

    Family friendly

    • Toys


    • Refrigerator
    • Stovetop
    • Microwave
    • Oven
    • Dishwasher
    • Cookware/dishes/utensils
    • Toaster
    • Coffee/tea maker


    • 2 bedrooms
    • Bed sheets provided
    • Sofa bed


    • 1 bathroom
    • Shower/tub combination
    • Hair dryer
    • Towels provided

    Living spaces

    • Dining room


    • Flat-screen TV with cable/satellite service
    • Table tennis table
    • Books
    • Games


    • Washing machine and dryer


    • Heating


    • No pets allowed


    • Smoke-free property

    Services and conveniences

    • Iron/ironing board

    Location highlights

    • Near the ocean

    Things to do

    • Scuba diving nearby
    • Ecotours nearby
    • Windsurfing nearby
    • Whale watching nearby
    • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
    • Mountain biking nearby
    • Hiking/biking trails nearby
    • Kayaking nearby
    • Sailing nearby


    • Sleeps 6
    • Unit size: 1200 sq ft (111 sq m)

    Nearby things to do




    5 - Excellent
    4 - Good
    3 - Okay
    2 - Mediocre
    1 - Poor
    Service and Staff
    Property condition

    5/5 Excellent

    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

    Great property! Minutes from the beach. Very clean. Fully stocked kitchen. Comfy beds. Host was very accessible. Would definitely rent again.

    Stayed 5 nights in Oct 2019

    5/5 Excellent


      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!

      5/5 Excellent

        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.

        5/5 Excellent

          Visiting from the UK

          Family of 6 and it was great for us. Lovely location and home Mary-Ann more than helpful! Great place

          5/5 Excellent

            very comfortable

            This is a very spacious lower half of a duplex. The owners live on the upper level. They met us upon arrival and are responsive if needed but otherwise completely unobtrusive. The rooms are immaculate and very comfortable. The location allows easy access into Half Moon Bay and even San Francisco (30-45 min). I gave 4 stars rather than 5 for location because the view is simply of the neighborhood. This was a very nice place to stay.

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