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Joseph Bordi

Member since: 2014
Speaks English

Beautiful Beach House steps from the Beach and Hiking Trails!

36 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights

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Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday home in The Bay Area - 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
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Joseph Bordi (Owner)
Member since: 2014
Speaks English


based on 36 holidaymaker reviews

Beautiful Beach House steps from the Beach and Hiking Trails!
average rating of 5.0 based on 36 reviews

The Boxwood House - Half Moon Bay

  • 5 of 5

The Boxwood House was every bit as beautiful as the pictures + description indicated when we booked. The home was decorated exquisitely, and the landscaping lovely. Everything was clean + well maintained, and the property manager couldn't be more accommodating. We even had a delicious chocolate cake + bottle of wine waiting for us when we checked in! Our party included friends working together on a film project, + the house provided just the perfect blend of privacy + commonality so we could work together in a festive atmosphere and still have our own area to retreat to. The backyard is just delightful, large, spacious - with a firepit! - and a great place to entertain. The house sits on a hill, in a neighborhood, near the beach. It was a picturesque short walk to the beach. Highly recommend/you will love it!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Albuquerque, NM

Pristine, Relaxing, and Perfect for Our Family

  • 5 of 5

We needed to escape the Phoenix heat for my birthday! Half Moon Bay always delivers cool weather and spectacular seafood, but this home (and Joseph) just made a vacation impossible to beat! From the time I made the reservation, Joseph was prompt, thorough, and attentive; I have never felt so welcome and appreciated as a guest. It was a stunning home that (hard to believe) is even more ideal than photographed! The amenities were appreciated by my husband, 5 year old and myself...there was not a single thing lacking, and truly made our vacation that much more memorable and stress-free! We have been to the bay area for years, and never had such a quality experience where we could truly sink into "vacation mode" while still functioning with freedom and luxury of a perfect home. Thank you to the home owners and Joseph for sharing your "work of art" with us!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Coastal Living at it's Finest!

  • 5 of 5

Walk into this gorgeous beach home and you can't tell if you are on the Pacific coast or Atlantic ocean! This luxurious house has every detail possible; comfy beds, wood burning fireplace, designed and decorated to an excellent standard far surpassing expectations. It is situated within minutes walk of the stunning coastline of Half Moon Bay with easy access to CA 1 for trips up and down the coast. Downtown San Francisco is within an easy 30 minute drive on most days and Carmel and Monterey are within a scenic 90 minute drive.

Set off the main road in a quiet neighborhood with spacious grounds and a stunning, peaceful backyard with playhouse makes leaving this home hard to do. It is equipped to the highest standard; fully fitted modern kitchen, dishwasher, commercial washing machine/dryer, bikes and a garage that includes a place for the kids to hang out and enjoy time away from the parents.

The main dining room leads out onto the large seating and outdoor dining area which includes a bbq, outdoor heater, blankets and comfortable seating around the outdoor fire pit that begs for S'mores! It's a 10 minute walk away from local mini markets and taverns with some great dining options for anyone's craving just a short car ride away.

The owners have thought about every little detail anyone could want to relax and unwind; reading glasses and a great book and magazine selection for all ages; an eclectic CD and record collection; ample towels, beach mats and bags make trekking to the shore easy; games galore. DVD's and ample TV channels if you need that kind of distraction; multiple coffee makers, waffle irons and even a milkshake maker set this stocked kitchen apart from most other rentals. If you can think of it they probably have it!

This is a property that our family will never forget and will definitely plan to come back to again. The only regret we had was leaving! Next time we plan on spending less time chasing the 'touristy' things in San Francisco and spending more time enjoying what Half Moon Bay has to offer.

Thank you Joseph for making us feel so welcomed and for taking the time to show us around and answer all our questions.

A very special thank you to the owners who have taken their years of travel and vacation experience to make this one of the best VRBO homes available.

  • Review Submitted: May 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, Well Maintained Home

  • 5 of 5

We rented this property for a "girls" weekend. We liked the location right between San Francisco and Mountain View (where our nephew works). To our surprise, the home was everything and more than the pictures show. Due to travel delays we arrived at the home at 1:30 a.m. to be greeted by Joseph to show us around and help us settle in. The owner thought of everything! We had wine and cheese to munch on when we arrived, breakfast pastries & coffee for the morning (which was especially appreciated since we had no idea what we were going to do since we arrived so late) and an awesome chocolate cake! The home is really comfortable, especially the beds, and my sister-in-law said she "wasn't going to leave." That's pretty good since she very particular about where she stays! This home has something for everyone. You can just lounge around, relax in the back yard or go to the beach or make the short trip to Half Moon Bay for shopping & great restaurants. It's also close to San Francisco and wine country. We would definitely recommend this home to our friends & family. We will be back!

  • Review Submitted: May 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Boxwood House April 2016

  • 5 of 5

The property is lovely and well maintained. It is steps away from the beach and walking paths. The kitchen is equipped with everything one would need for cooking a meal or entertaining. The backyard was my favorite, loved sitting in the Adirondack chairs in the sun during the day and at night around the fire pit. The back yard also has a BBQ which I used often during my stay. In addition, there is a play house in the back yard which my niece loved playing in when she came over to visit. The house is very comfortable and relaxing and enjoyed all the amenities that were provided. Wanted to thank the Owners for the Chocolate cake and pasties that welcomed me when I checked in, it was very thoughtful. Also, a big thank you to Joseph for making sure everything was taken care of and questions answered during my stay. I had a great time and look forward to returning in the future.

  • Review Submitted: May 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Jose, CA

Lovely retreat

  • 5 of 5

We rented this beautiful home for a girls weekend in Half Moon Bay and we were not disappointed. The home is exactly what you see in the pictures and even better in person! We wanted a comfy and nice place to retreat for the weekend and we got just that! Everything is so thought out and the amenities far surpassed our expectations, especially given what I've experienced at other beach rentals. We cooked quite a lot and had everything we needed. All the ladies loved this house and many want to return. I hope we have a chance to go back again soon before too long!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 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 £75
Cleaning £228
Refundable Damage Deposit £380

Daily rate requires advance reservation of 30 days or less.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 90 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in The Bay Area in California

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
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
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking 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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