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Executive Retreat & Surfers Paradise- Panoramic Ocean Views - 150 yds from Beach

Bedrooms 4
Space 3,200 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

4 Bedroom/3 Bath, Gourmet Kitchen, Beautiful Family / Executive Home


This well cared for non-smoking home is located across from Golden Gate National Recreation Area with beautiful unobstructed views of the Pacific Ocean, Montara State Beach and Devils Slide. Just minutes to Pacifica, San Francisco & the Peninsula. Beautiful Brazilian cherry wood floors, a chef's dream kitchen with a formal dining room allowing access to the back patio. Soaring ceilings take full advantage of the views from both levels. 4 bed/3 bath home offers 1 bed & bath on the main level, all others up including spacious master. New furnishings throughout. You will fall in love with this one of a kind Montara Beauty!

• View of beach and ocean; located across Highway 1 and walking distance (about 150 yards) from Montara State Beach Park;

• Located directly across the street from McKnee Ranch State Park and Rancho Coral de Tierra with lots of hiking/biking trails;

• Located across the street from bar and restaurant

• 20 miles south of San Francisco and 8 miles north of Half Moon Bay

• Sleeps 10

• Kitchen: Gourmet chef's kitchen includes counter top informal seating for eight, double stove, dishwasher, filtered water, and wine fridge; cabinets are stocked with two sets of dining ware including all plates, bowls, cups, wine glasses, and cutlery; we also provide all pots, pans, serving dishes, baking ware, and electric appliances; We stock the pantry cabinet with basic essentials including salt, pepper, cooking oils, basic seasonings, paper towels, dish towels, soap, and clean sponges. Drip coffee maker, french press, and Italian espresso maker included.

• Dining Room: Formal dining room seats eight, formally, with additional folding chairs provided. Outside patio table for eight with umbrella located in the garage.

• Family Rooms: Leather couch and occasional chairs in the living room seat ten comfortably. Large wall mounted 72-inch TV with surround sound system. There are many family board games and young children's' toys located in the credenza. Views of the beach, and endless ceilings make this space welcoming for the whole family. An additional sitting / reading area off of the kitchen. This is where the foldout futon is located.

Smart TV's in all bedrooms (except bunk room); WiFi, Comcast cable, surround sound (living room), and a Bose Wireless speaker system.

• Master Bed / Bath: Upstairs, you will find a well appointed Master Suite with an ocean and mountain view balcony. This room sleeps two in a King bed, has seating area with massage chair, and a large wardrobe and dresser to hold your personal items. A large on-suite spa like bathroom with walk-in shower, double sinks, and beautiful jetted soaker tub. Enjoy a book while glancing out the window at the Pacific Ocean, or cozy up in the comfy bed with a movie.

• Queen I: Downstairs, off of the living and dining rooms, you will find a queen bedroom with attached full bathroom (double wide shower stall only). This room has a sliding glass door which accesses the backyard patio. Queen bed, TV, full closet, and dressing tables complete this light-filled space.

• Queen II: Upstairs you will find a second queen bedroom. This room connects to the bunk room, with adjoining jack-and-jill bathroom, which makes this an ideal space for a family with kids, or teenagers and smaller kids. Queen bed, TV, full closet, and dressing table complete this room. Bathroom has a double sink, and separate closing toilet / shower room.

• Bunk Room & Office: The bunk room includes one full (bottom) bed, and one twin (top) bed. This room also has a built in desk with beautiful views of the ocean, and built in closet wardrobe. The bunk room connects to the upstairs queen room via a jack-and-jill bathroom. This is a perfect kids room, or overflow space for extra guests.

• Parking in driveway for four cars.

• Gas look-through fire place in the living room provides ambiance and warmth.

• Linens: Each bed is made with clean linens, and two shower towels & wash cloths are provided for each guest. In addition to the futon, there is a queen sized inflatable mattress available for extra guests;

• BBQ: Brand new propane grill with one full propane take provided;

• Washer/Dryer Laundry Room with drying rack, iron, and ironing board.

• Bikes: Two bicycles (1 male, 1 female) are provided for cruising the area. Please use locks and helmets provided (extra fee incurred for lost/damaged bikes);

• Traveling with Baby? We have you covered with optional use of pack and play sleeping crib, high chair seat, baby carrier for hiking, bouncer, play pen folding gate, and toys. Please indicate if you would like to utilize these items.

• Pets: Please review detailed pet policy. A tote which includes food/water dish, dog towels, poop bags, chew toys, etc. is available.

• Beach Fun: beach toys, folding chairs, beach blanket, shade tent, and beach towels are provided for use (extra fee incurred for lost/damaged items).

• Check in with keyless entry, or request personalized check-in and tour with property manager.

• Land line telephone service with free phone calls within the US

• Central heat

More Details

Property Manager
Monique Mead
Member since: 2017
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
18 August, 2018

About Monique Mead

My name is Monique and I live in San Francisco. My parents own the home and I act as the property manager when they're away.

Monique Mead purchased this house in 2017

Why Monique Mead chose Montara

I've lived in San Francisco for over 13 years. After their first grandchild arrived last year, my parents wanted to get a home closer to us that we could all enjoy. I am SO glad that after searching for the perfect home, they landed here! Montara is a beautiful area that is close enough to San Francisco but away from the hustle and bustle of the city. The setting is gorgeous with mountain and ocean views, a restaurant/bar across the street and hiking trails on the north side of the home. We absolutely love spending time here with our family!

What makes this house unique

You can literally hear the waves crashing when you open the windows at night. It is the most amazing sound to hear before falling asleep. I also enjoy getting up in the morning and taking long walks on down on the beach with the dog. It is so quiet and empty, we often have the whole beach to ourselves in the morning. We can sit and watch the surfers for hours! So many small details have been included in the rental that really make it easy and comfortable to stay - you have music players, TVs, bikes, an awesome BBQ, and all stocked with everything you need to get away. All I have to pack when I come here are clothes and my toothbrush :) I love spending time here with my family, and playing with our dog on the beach. My husband loves the close proximity of so many delicious places to eat and drink. If you love the outdoors like we do, I'm sure you will enjoy this space too.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Montara in San Mateo County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Max. adults: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Please remove shoes and rinse feet when coming from beach Please clean outside grill after use Please load and run dishwasher before leaving
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Mountain View
  • near the sea ...
  • Ocean View
  • village
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - upstairs - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Jack and Jill
    Bathroom 3- downstairs - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , Opens to both bedroom and guest area
    Bathroom 1 - upstairs master - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi , on suite
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - downstairs - 1 Large Double Bed , sleeps 2
    Bedroom 2 - upstairs - 1 Large Double Bed , sleeps 2
    Bedroom 3 - upstairs - 1 Bunk Bed , sleeps 2
    Bedroom 4 - upstairs master - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , sleeps 2
    Other - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , sleeps 2 - and an additional queen blowup mattress provided
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • wind-surfing
No more than 10 adults can stay in the house. No parties or events are allowed. The noise ordinance will be enforced between 10 PM and 8 AM. Please remove shoes and rinse feet when coming from the beach. No shoes upstairs. Please clean gas grill after use and load and start dishwasher before leaving. The house is friendly for surfers, families, couples and executives. There is a permanent child gate upstairs to keep kids away from the stairs.


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average rating of 5.0 based on 16 reviews

Fantastic location - luxurious accommodations

  • 5 of 5

Great location for exploring the coastal towns. Spacious and top quality accommodations

  • Review Submitted: 06-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home! Had everything we needed and we felt so comfortable and welcome.

  • 5 of 5

The house was beautiful and we were all able to relax comfortably. There was 8 of us and we all had plenty of our own space to relax alone but we also had plenty of space to comfortably sit together and watch a movie. We walked to the beach several times during our stay. We also visited San Francisco while staying here and it was nice to come back from such a busy city to a quiet little town and a spacious home. Oh and the view of the ocean from the home was amazing. I loved waking up and seeing that view every day!! We had a great time and would love to go back.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Extended Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Our family met here from three different locations: Portland, OR, Sparks, NV, and Portola Valley, CA. We usually meet annually close to Portola Valley for a vacation. We enjoyed the spacious, relaxed atmosphere of the house: tv watchers could comfortably hang out in the main living room, readers and relaxers had the smaller lounge for them, and there was ample space outside, too. The kitchen lay out, upscale appliances, and thoughtful provisioning of the hosts/owners made our time easy and delightful. We especially enjoyed easy access to Montara State Beach, and the hiking trails nearby.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful luxury

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic home to spoil yourselves in. Great location and amenities. Loved our stay.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
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Great Home

  • 5 of 5

This home is more stunning than the pictures portray. We immediately feel in love with the design of the home and decorations throughout the home. It was definitely very easy for every to feel comfortable. My family enjoyed the home so much that we are already looking for future opportunities to return for another visit.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
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Absolutely amazing home, location and hospitality.

  • 5 of 5

My family has rented vacation property for nearly 20 years. None have compared to this property. The views are wonderful, as is its access to the shore and wilderness trails. The home is magnificently appointed with everything one needs. The host is exceptionally responsive and delightful. This is a jewel. No question about it!

  • Review Submitted: 18-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
19.3 Miles
San Francisco Airport (SFO)
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
La Costanera Bar
Nearest Ferry
20 Miles
South San Francisco Train/Ferry Terminal
Nearest Golf
11.3 Miles
Half Moon Bay Golf Links
Nearest Train
20 Miles
South San Francisco Train/Ferry Terminal
Nearest Motorway
0.1 Miles
CA-1 S/Pacific Coast Highway
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
La Costanera Restaurant
Nearest Ski
209 Miles
Heavenly Ski Resort
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Montara State Beach Park
Car: recommended

Within Walking Distance

Across the street is La Costanera Restaurant and Bar. There is a bar area downstairs and restaurant upstairs. They serve great Peruvian food and have large windows for ocean front dining. Located right below the restaurant is Montara State Beach. It is one of the cleanest beaches in CA and is known for its surfing and fishing. There is a large beach area, bike, hiking and horse trails. During whale season it is a great place to see whales. Dogs are permitted on leash. Point Montara Lighthouse is part of the state park is 1 mile north. Located just north across the street from the house are miles of gorgeous hiking, biking, and horse trails. Dogs are permitted on leash.


Need surfing, kiting, or windsurfing lessons? Head about 4.5 miles south to find a school. If golf is your cup of tea the Half Moon Bay Golf Links are 11.3 miles south next to the Ritz Carlton Hotel. There is also a public course that is only 6 miles away at Sharp Park. Pillar Point Harbor, 4.3 miles south, is the place to go for charter fishing and whale watching tours. Needing surf gear? Mavericks Surf shop is the iconic place to go for gear and T-shirts but Nor Cal Surf shop in Pacifica (4.2 miles north) is where many of the locals go. The Mavericks Surf Competition takes place yearly sometime between November 1- March 31 depending on the waves. This one-day, invitation-only surfing competition is held at the legendary Maverick’s surf break located near Half Moon Bay.


In Montara there is a few small coffee houses, Gherkins Sandwich Shop, and a small grocery store. They are south within walking distance. Sam's Chowder House is located just 4.2 miles south. They also have a great outdoor bar with live music. Half Moon Bay Brewery is a great place to get a beer and Old Princeton Landing is a casual locals bar with a surf flair. La Nebbia Winery - 9.4 miles south - has a tasting room, gardens, and a picnic area while Half Moon Bay Distillery - 4.2 miles south - offers tours and spirits.

Half Moon Bay Mainstreet

A great place to stroll. There are many shops, restaurants and cafes. You may also like to go down to the Ritz Carlton. They have a restaurant, weekend brunches, and spa. The Coastal Repertory Theater is also located in Half Moon Bay.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £176.49
Pet Fee £78.44
Property Damage Insurance £77.66
Refundable Damage Deposit £392.2

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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