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Beautiful Beach House steps from the Beach and Hiking Trails!

People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,850 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights

Overview

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.

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

More Details

Owner
Glenn Gilliam
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
23 August, 2017

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 The Bay Area

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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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Half Moon Bay in San Mateo County

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • 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
  • 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 ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Master En Suite - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi
Bedrooms:
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • 2 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • 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

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
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Beautiful Beach House steps from the Beach and Hiking Trails!
average rating of 5.0 based on 61 reviews
5

Magnificent!

  • 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: May 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 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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5

Perfect spot for family fun and relaxation

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a wonderful time at the Half Moon Bay house. My parents, wife and two boys, 2 and 4, truly enjoyed our stay. Lori greeted us and made us feel at home with wine and cheese and, most importantly for our kids, a chocolate cake. Our boys loved the backyard and playhouse while the adults appreciated the fully stocked kitchen, outdoor grill and fireplace. We took advantage of the short walk to the beach as well as the nearby hiking trails. Teresa and Glenn's home had everything we needed (down to a spare pair of reader's glasses!) to have a comfortable, stress-free vacation. The quiet, peaceful neighborhood provided the ideal backdrop to sleep deeply and rejuvenate. We can't wait to come back!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank's Greg! So glad you all enjoyed your stay. It's great to have three generations under one roof. We look forward to hosting your family again.
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5

Amazing house with attention to very detail!

  • 5 of 5

We adore staying at the Boxwood house. Every detail is thought through - it's extremely clean and decorated beautifully. It feels like house right away and the goodies left for you definitely help. Our girls were delighted with the playhouse, smore's and special gifts left for them. We loved the comfort and warmth of the home. The location is perfect for exploring the area, going to the beach or hiking. We will be back!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind words. We look forward to having you back for the third time!
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5

Beautiful home!

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying in this beautiful home by the beach! Half Moon Bay is such a great area and so close to SF. We will never stay in the city again.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Exquisite!!

  • 5 of 5

July 2017

Words do not begin to describe the magical charm of the Boxwood House! After a long day of travels Lori, who immediately made us feel like we were in the house of our dreams, greeted us! The attention to detail goes way beyond what the pictures might show. We were amazed at the personalized cake and goodies that were thoughtfully presented for our arrival! The home is beautifully decorated with truly unique treasures from around the Bay area. It did not take us long to settle in and begin to enjoy the treasures of being here. The kitchen is fully equipped and made it very enjoyable to make special meals while enjoying the serenity of the surrounding area. Oh yes, there are even supplies and goodies for smores. We had a blast and will never forget making our yummy treats around the fire pit! The master bedroom is a dream come true with a bed and decor that is beyond words. It was such a wonderful thought knowing it was ours for a few days. The master bath has a shower that you can get lost in and a jetted tub that will ease any stress or tension for sure! The genuine thoughtfulness and personalization that is placed in every room will never be forgotten. We were able to explore the coast, go to the beach and hunt sea glass, go "surfing" for the first time, and discover several of the wonderful restaurants around the area. The best part? Everything you might need for towels, coolers, laundry, is all there ready for the next adventure. On a scale of 1-10, the Boxwood House at Half Moon Bay is easily an 11 and we will always appreciate the genuine beauty the home has to offer. Thank you for letting us share your incredible, magical home. One final word, EXQUISITE!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 28, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Jana, Thank you so much for your kind words! We are so happy that your family enjoyed your stay. We look forward to your next visit!
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5

Perfect

  • 5 of 5

The attention to details was amazing and much appreciated / from initial inquiry to 'check out'

Glenn and Teresa were responsive and easy to communicate with. Lorri was welcoming and informative.

We loved the cake, cheese & crackers and the croissants!

We rode the bikes, sat by the fire pit, made a fire one morning and ate out on the porch each evening ...it was a perfect long weekend.

We look forward to returning to this special house.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Melanie, We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and were able to have family time at he beach. We look forward to your return! Teresa
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Location

Nearest Airport
20 Miles
San Francisco
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Distillery
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
Miramar
Nearest Ski
180 Miles
Lake Tahoe
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
Miramar
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.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Half Moon Bay, California

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
£1,543
for 4 nights
From
£308
£2,179
£5,498
 

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £233.97
Damage Insurance £77.21
Damage Deposit £389.95

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.
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