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Beautiful Beach House steps from the Beach and Hiking Trails!

43 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights

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Minimum Stay
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Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday home in Half Moon Bay - The Boxwood House

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

Just a 5 minite walk to the beach. Spend the day at the beach or walking along the coastline all the way to the Ritz-Carlton. Then come back to the Beach House.

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

Enjoy the outdoor living of a 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 miles to the beach

4 miles to Princeton Harbor

8 miles to Half Moon Bay and Ritz Carlton Resort

20 miles to San Francisco International airport

25 miles to San Francisco/Bay Area

50 miles to Santa Cruz

No parties or gatherings are permitted beyond the number of registered guests (6) allowed to stay. We are in a quiet neighborhood and want to respect our neighbors.

Please have a completed VRBO/HomeAway profile before requesting a reservation. In your request, please tell us more about yourself and each guest who plans to stay and your plans during your visit.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Joseph Bordi
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
13 October, 2016


based on 43 holidaymaker reviews

Beautiful Beach House steps from the Beach and Hiking Trails!
average rating of 5.0 based on 43 reviews
Greenwood Village,Colorado,USA

It felt like home

  • 5 of 5

Our family (6 adults) stayed in this wonderful house while 3 of us went to a medical conference at the Ritz Carlton. We are so glad we did not choose to stay at the Ritz. The Ritz is beautiful but 3 times as expensive and clearly lacking some things. Like the two bicycles available in the garage, the fire pit in the back yard for some- mores, the back patio for a lunch, and the incredibly comfortable decor. It is a very well cared for house and we also felt well cared for, from the wine and cheese waiting for us to the ability of Joseph to flex a little with an earlier departure time. The house is very comfortable and very clean and well supplied. It felt like we were at home. The location is in a nice residential neighborhood, a short hike to the beach, and a short drive to several good restaurants and markets, including a fish market where we bought grouper and grilled it on the back patio. We found 2 sand dollars walking on the beautiful nearby beaches, and rented a long board for a couple hours at nearby Maverick's. When we come back we won't bother looking at other places.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Best Vrbo Ever!

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in many vrbo homes and this one wins hands down! I wish the owners of this property would buy and renovate a home in every locale that we like to go to! The home, treats, wine, yard.....everything perfect! My family was ecstatic when they walked in and everyone was feeling a bit sad to leave. Even though we were very busy with a wedding, it was so nice to come back to a peaceful retreat! Thank you so much! Joseph is wonderful to work with and made the whole process smooth and comfortable!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Greer, SC

Beautiful home in a quiet location. Close to the beach, great restaurants and fun places to explore

  • 5 of 5

This has got to be one of the best VRBO experiences we have had in our years of travel. The home is not only beautifully appointed, but warm and comfortable, and full of "extras".

Our host was there to greet us and show us around the home and all that it had to offer. All of the rooms were beautifully furnished and extremely comfortable. Everything was immaculate. Sitting on the dining room table was a welcome gift of cheese, crackers, fresh fruit and a bottle of wine. Robes were hanging up for us in the bathrooms. Soaps, scents, tissues - everything we needed was included. No quick trip to the local market to stock up on those personal items required! The Kitchen not only had all that was needed for any cooking that you wanted to do, but had fresh ground coffee and premium teas waiting for us along with pound cake and a delicious chocolate cake for midnight snacks.

The landscaped back yard had a dining area set up with a gas grill and a patio warmer which was perfect for enjoying the early evenings together. And a fire pit complete with a s'more making kit (discovered in the pantry) was available for a fun night around the fire.

Commercial quality washer and dryers made quick work of refreshing our wardrobe for the stay. And bicycles complete with helmets and locks were available for exploring the beach. We even rode down into town.

Comfortable beds and clean, crisp linens were a joy to fall into at the end of the day. We cannot overstate how wonderful this home was to stay in and how gracious our host was in making our time there a great vacation for our family.


  • Review Submitted: Aug 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Stunning rental, amazing hospitality!

  • 5 of 5

The house was so unbelievably adorable and worked so well for my husband and I, our daughters (3 and 4 months) and my mother in law. The reason for our stay was to look for homes in the Bay Area, as we were living in Texas. Most of our time was spent scouring neighborhoods but it was nice to be close enough to downtown to fit in more touristy things. The house was very clean and tidy and the owners had made sure to make us feel right at home with bites to eat and even gifts for my 2 young girls. My now 4 year old still talks about wanting to go back to this house. She was also a big fan of the little playhouse and getting to run around the beautiful backyard. I would definitely come back!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely Property and the owner has thought of everything!

  • 5 of 5

I have rented multiple VRBO properties and this was by far the best at making our family feel at home. We were greeted by Joseph personally who handled everything from the time the property was booked until we walked out the door. They had a wonderful cake and fruit to greet us. What I also loved was plenty of supplies such as toilet paper, paper towels, dishwashing detergent, laundry detergent, spices, olive oil, coffee. And not just small quantities, more than enough for the whole stay. They even provided fire wood and a selection of 4 liqueurs. The house itself looks like it came out of Architectural Digest. Beautifully decorated!! We loved staying in Half Moon Bay. Initially I considered staying in SF but am so happy I chose this house. We were able to easily (and usually against traffic) visit many great attractions like Muir Woods, Tiburon, Angle Island, Pier 39, Stanford and The Golden Gate Bridge. (Easy access to San Mateo and Foster City where I had to go for other reasons). The property is walking distance to a beach. They even had two bikes that we could use!! Very thoughtful owner. I highly recommend this property if you are traveling to the Bay Area!!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing getaway

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home! Really looks like something out of a magazine. Everything was spotless! Also, anything you could think of was there waiting for us to use (including the ingredients to make smores for the kids)--there was no need to run out to the store right away. There was cake and pastries when we arrived along with coffee and orange juice for the morning. The owners are very thoughtful. We ate a few meals at home and enjoyed the nearby restaurants. We used the fire pit several times and enjoyed being able to sit down and relax together as a family. We loved being able to see San Francisco and come back to a home away from home. My favorite part of this whole trip though was being able to walk to the ocean every day and see the whales. It was incredible. Thank you for such a great stay. We would recommend this place to anyone.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • 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

Prices for this holiday house in Half Moon Bay, The Bay Area

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4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Property Damage Protection £81
Cleaning £247
Refundable Damage Deposit £411

Daily rate requires advance reservation of 30 days or less.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Half Moon Bay in California

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
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
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • 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
Housekeeping included for at additional fee

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