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Beautiful Beach House steps from the Beach and Hiking Trails!

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,850 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

This Beach Cottage Offers 3 Bedrooms And 2 Bathrooms Plus Den.

When you walk through the door it feels as though you just stepped into a issue of Costal Living Magazine!

Enjoy the outdoor living by the fire pit, BBQ and outdoor heat lamp - Step inside to a true beach cottage inspired by all things nautical. This beautiful beach cottage has everything you need. Luxury linens and towels, movies, two DVD players, two televisions, board games, a library of books and magazines and a wood burning fireplace. Enjoy the fully stocked kitchen or take a 5 minite drive to one the many restaurants in the area.

It is the perfect home to come back to after enjoying all the Bay Area has to offer.

5 minute walk to the beach

7 miles to Half Moon Bay and Ritz Carlton Resort

20 miles to San Francisco International airport

25 miles to San Francisco/Bay Area

48 miles to Santa Cruz

*PLEASE NOTE* We do not have a lock/key box at the house. It is important that you provide your travel arrangements at the time of booking. You will be personally greeted upon check in.

Check in time is 4 to 8 pm - Check out 9 to 11am.

In your request, please tell us more about yourself and each guest who plans to stay with you, and your plans during your visit.

Once your reservation is completed, you will receive a welcome letter with further details about the house and area.

The property is for the enjoyment of the guest on the reservation only and that any outside guests, visitors, events, or ceremonies are not permitted without prior written approval. Monthly rate discounted to $6000 for stays exceeding six months.

More Details

Glenn Gilliam
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
16 August, 2018

About Glenn Gilliam

Our family loves to travel! Being a first generation American and fortunate enough to bring our sons to my mothers Greek island of Zakynthos, and exploring beaches all over the world, we are always happy to return to the beautiful beaches and countryside that is Half Moon Bay.

Glenn Gilliam purchased this house in 1998

Why Glenn Gilliam chose Half Moon Bay

This property is set up exactly the way we would want to find a property when we travel. We have given this a lot of thought and touched on just about everything one could want while on vacation. Ironed sheets, fluffy towels, lush bathrobes, fully stocked kitchen, commercial washer and dryer, current magazines, (Teresa's addiction), books, games, movies, music, wine, cheese, coffee and cake!

What makes this house unique

Central location to San Francisco, Monterey, San Jose and the wine country. SFO just minutes away.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful home with us. We instantly felt at home when Joey met us at the house; music playing and wonderful treats awaiting our arrival - chocolate cake, breakfast essentials, wine, cheese, fruit... truly a wonderful welcome - Some of the words used to describe this home - cozy, clean, beautiful, comfortable, coming home!

We had an absolute wonderful time with our nieces... and the Aunties survived! Some highlights, Santa Cruz, whale watching, Haight/Ashbury city tour, biking across the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz, Twin Peaks, HMB, beach combing, Morie nights.

We are truly blessed to have been able to take this high school graduation trip with are nieces your home made it much more special. Thank you!!
Jul 2016
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Half Moon Bay in California

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1850 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • The property is only for the enjoyment of the guests on the reservation. Outside guests or visitors are not permitted without prior approval.
  • Events are not permitted. Please no mail or packages delivered to the address.
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • 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
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Master En Suite - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Leather bed
  • Master Bedroom with queen size bed with en-suite bathroom with jacuzzi tub, separate shower and double sinks.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • Rock Climbing
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


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(72 traveller reviews)

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average rating of 5.0 based on 74 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We've stayed in places all over the world and never been to a more accommodating home. There was cheese and fruit and a welcoming cake with our name on it when we arrived. We were given a tour of the residence that included the garage with washer and dryer. There were products for use in every area, cleaners, laundry and dishwasher detergent, down to reading glasses in each room. Timers turned the outside lights on and off. The back yard offered a lovely sitting area around a fire pit (for use with the s' more's kit in the kitchen) and a large grill. I can't think of anything else that could have been there for our comfort. Highly recommend this residence and will be back!

  • Review Submitted: 05-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the kind words Annita. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to your return. Best Regards, Teresa
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Amazing coastal Beach Home...

  • 5 of 5

My daughter and I spent 5 amazing days at the stunning Boxwood House. Talk about location, location, location. One would think it doesn’t get any better than this. But it did...once we got out of the car and met Lorrie, things continued to get better. The house is set back a little, so it’s size and depth is a little hard to judge until you get inside and check it out. Lorrie was very welcoming and so easy to interact with. She was great at showing us the layout of the house and where things were located. Every where we turned, there was more to look at and appreciate. My daughter selected this property, as part of her birthday celebration, because of the location and of course the ever so elegant/tasteful yet homey decor and well maintained landscaping. We spent lots of time in the backyard enjoying the sound of the ocean and birds, the sea breeze, and peaceful views. We used the bbq and cooked about half of our meals ourselves. The kitchen was fully equipped, clean and really organized. Of course, we appreciated the wine, chocolate cake, croissants and fresh fruit awaiting us. We watched a DVD movie most nights after spending time out in the yard. We also enjoyed Sam’s Chowder House, Benito’s Deli, and Pasta Moon Restaurant and spent time on Main Street checking out some of the stores. There is also a wonderful used book store a few blocks off Main Street that we spent time at. (Yes, I was actually looking for a used book so I could finish reading one that I started reading toward the end of my stay...that I came across in my bedroom...).

On our last evening there, my daughter surprised me with tickets to the HMB Coastal Repreitory Theatre show, “39 Steps” that was playing. The show was really a lot of fun and had just 4 actors playing 30+ different roles.

We look forward to returning to this lovely home again. Half Moon Bay is one of our favorite places to be. We had such a nice time together while on this trip, we are already looking forward to our return.

Also, my daughter was so inspired by all the beautiful landscaping, she said she wanted to spend some time working in her garden once she got home. I too felt the urge to do a little gardening, clean up my yard and my kitchen...and be outside enjoying Mother Nature.

Thank you, Teresa and Glenn, for making it possible for us to come and stay at your lovely home and property.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Susan, Thank you for your kind words. We are glad to hear that your family had such a wonderful time and fully enjoyed your stay at the house and your time in our beautiful town of Half Moon Bay. And it was great to hear that you found the beds so comfortable, so pleased you slept so well! See you again soon!
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Heaven on earth! Simply beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

My mom, niece and I rented this beautiful home for our "3 Generations" getaway. I was sold from the pictures alone; however, upon arrival, I realized that the pictures truly don't do this home justice!

The house is immaculate and well designed. You can tell a lot of love and care went into the decor/design of this home.

We arrived on 7 June. Only I had seen the photos of the house. The trip was a complete surprise to my mom. She was already overcome with delight when she found out (on June 7 - I wish I could show you the that she was headed to the Bay Area. When she entered the home, she was speechless!

We were greeted by Lorri, who is an absolute jewel! She showed us the home, walking us through every room, explaining what was what, where things were, and how to operate the gadgets in the house. Her personality was a breath of fresh air. She loves what she does, she loves this house, and it shows!

We were treated to a delicious cake, wines, fruit/cheese/crackers, and the absolute necessity: COFFEE! (lol).

The beds were super comfortable, and the sheets were a dream...clean and crisp, yet soft to the touch. The bathrooms were amazing! The softest towels, and the most comfortable bathrobes I've ever seen!

Stocked with every cooking utensil you'll need, the kitchen was paradise. We wanted for nothing in the kitchen!

We also enjoyed the fire pit, which we used on our last night. We made smores, also provided by owners. What a nice touch! I'm telling you, they thought of everything!

This home was just what we needed after each day of sightseeing in the Bay area. I'm so glad we didn't stay in the city. The drive home was relaxing, because we knew that the Box House was our final destination: hot showers or jacuzzi baths, followed by relaxation in the most comfortable living room, and then a peaceful and restful night's sleep in the most amazing bedrooms.

We enjoyed being able to go to the beach, just a short 5 minute walk away. Great restaurants (Sam's Chowder House and the San Benito Deli are MUST-Dos!).

Again, I go back to Lorri. She was just great! She's the perfect hostess! Thank you for everything, Lorri! I can't wait to come back...and I AM coming back! :-)

Half Moon Bay is a perfect place to stay: quiet, nice neighbors, everything you need: supermarkets, farmers' markets, great restaurants, and awesome beaches.

Take it from me: don't pass up the opportunity to stay at this lovely home.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Yvette, Thank you so much for the very kind words! We strive to make our home even better than the pictures, we get that reaction often and we love it! We are so glad to hear that you had such a great time in San Francisco as well as at the beaches and restaurants in Half Moon Bay. We are blessed to be in such a fabulous location. You are welcome back at any time. We look forward to your return in the near future. Best Regards, Teresa
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Outstanding! Every thing you need to have a wonderful stay.

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed the location at Half Moon Bay and its close proximity to San Francisco. Wonderful home with everything possible included. Beautifully decorated and very clean. We had an excellent stay.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Bob, Thank you so much for the kind words about our home. We are so happy you were able to celebrate your retirement in Half Moon Bay and enjoy your time in San Francisco. We look forward to hosting you again!
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This was more than perfect

  • 5 of 5

I had a wonderful time. Not only is the house spacious, it is also equipped with everything that could be needed, from dishes, a washing machine and dryer, to extra towels and blankets, the most tasty chocolate cake (upon arrival), fruit, coffee, tea etc. I also appreciated the music selection a lot.

The garden is the perfect location to soak up the sun all day.

A lot of care and love went into the refurbishment of the property, and this was felt in every corner of it.

It is also perfectly located to access the beach and Quarry Park. Several restaurants are close (Sam's Choweder House, the Japanese place "Monster Chef", and Barbara's Fish trap can definitely be recommended).

And the star of all this was, of course, Lorrie, who showed me around and gave me the warmest and easiest welcome ever.

I can fully recommend the house to everyone who would like to relax in Half Moon Bay.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. We take great pride in delivering the very best for our guests and we are excited that you noticed! We are very fortunate to have Lorri, the best person possible to greet guests when they arrive, she truly is special. We look forward to having you back soon.
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Beautiful, cozy beach home

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay at the Half Moon Bay beach house!! It is beautifully decorated, very roomy for a family with children, and has all of the amenities you need. It is a very short walk to Miramar beach (surfer's beach). The back yard is also wonderful-fire pit (even accessories and ingredients for s'mores), grill, large chair and tables, and even a little play house for the kiddos. We were even welcomed with wine, cheese & crackers, cake, and croissants and juice for the next morning! We loved cooking in the fully stocked kitchen, and were always surprised that they had thought of everything you could need for a beach vacation (ample beach towels and blankets). Washer and dryer are wonderful, so great to go home without a lot of laundry! The city of Half Moon Bay is very quaint, and has all of your basics, while San Francisco is a short 30 minute drive. We would definitely come back, and will refer others to this home. Thank you so much for your hospitality!!

My only recommendation-maybe get rid of some of the knick-knack type decorations. While it is all beautiful, there is a little too much to work around, especially when you are just there on vacation. There were a lot of things on the kitchen and bathroom counters especially. But again, they were all very tasteful pieces, just kind of in the way. Overall, I love all the light fixtures, wall décor, and furnishings!

  • Review Submitted: 22-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
San Francisco
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Half Moon Bay
Nearest Train
15 Miles
San Mateo
Nearest Motorway
0.15 Miles
Highway 1
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Nearest Ski
180 Miles
Lake Tahoe
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
Car: necessary

Nestled between forested hills and the beautiful Northern California coastline, lies the town of Half Moon Bay. Starting as an agricultural hub for the Bay Area, this coastal hamlet remains well known for it's farming roots. On the drive in you can expect to see fields of flowers, and depending on the season, you can find rows of Christmas trees and pumpkin patches, or the waves of professional and amateur surfers driving into town for the legendary Mavericks surfing events off the coast of Pillar Point, a five minute drive from the house.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £231.75
Property Damage Insurance £76.48
Refundable Damage Deposit £386.25

We ask that everyone that will be visiting the Beach Cottage be on the lease agreement and the maximum number of guests never exceeds 6 people. No mail permitted to be delivered to the house. Weekly house keeping included for extended stays. This is an all inclusive rental included Dish Network TV, gas and electric, trash and water, along with weekly gardening service.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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