About This Listing
This 3 bedroom condomium in Half Moon Bay is in a lovely Northern California costal setting off Highway 1, and is only 3 blocks from the ocean with a coastal walking path next to a golf course and a Ritz Carlton. Plus, it is only 25 minutes from San Francisco!
My condo is spacious with two bathrooms and cathedral celings in the livingroom and master bedroom. A guest (s) would use the bedroom next to the master bedroom with a queen-size bed and its own private full bath, and a small deck and access to the kitchen. In addition for a single guest, there is a smaller room with a twin bed. The facilities are shared with the owner. As an upstairs unit, there are two decks that afford privacy. My unit has a single car garage and a carport that a guest can use if driving a rental car. As a coastal area, it is necessary to have a car although I am willing to provide some limited transportation and at an additional cost, sightseeing trips can be easily set up (use to those coming from another state or another country). For the first night, I can supply dinner, if needed. and a daily continental breakfast.
From my condo and easily within a short walk, a guest can quickly reach the coastal path which circles a large golf course.
If guests want to see the coastal areas of Northern California, Half Moon Bay is a good starting point. It is a small town with a variety of restaurants, a lovely habor, great biking paths or hiking paths with adjacent redwoods. Santa Cruz and Monterey are both easily reached by car for day trips, although the later is about a 2 hour drive south of my location. San Francisco is only about 25 minutes north, but our local rail system (Bart) can take one downtown or across the bay. Daily ferry trips (from San Francisco) can take one across the bay to visit Sausalito or Tibueron. The wine country is about 2 hours north of my area.
When requesting to be a guest, please include the following information. Also, you need to be verified prior to booking.
1) A brief desciption of yourself and your companion (if the booking is for 2).
2.) The purpose of your trip and what you might like to do while staying on the coast.
3) Any additional imformation needed to make your stay a comfortable one.
For access, a lock box on the outside door with a key inside and a combination for it - to make access an easy process whether we are home or not home.
Interaction with Guests
Interacting with my guests as much or as little as the time and purpose of their trip permits is a our prolicy. My boyfriend and I have traveled a great deal, so sharing different cultural views is a stimulating experience for me.
You can walk to the beach in less than 5 minutes, and the Ritz Carlton is a very short walk. It has a large, scenic golf course along the cliffs and the coastal path. Downtown historic Half Moon Bay is 2 miles. Redwood Forests and great hiking is within 5-10 miles.
Being on the coast, bus transportation exists but is limited. Guests need their own car unless I have made a special arrangement with them to set up sightseeing trips (if I am available). Also, I live within a very short walk to the Ritz Carlton by the sea, so hotel pick up can be arranged with any tour company.
Other Things to Note
I do not rent to people with pets or childen under the age of 12.
No smoking inside the condo. I expect guests to pick up after themselves in any common area. Please do not take food into the bedroom.
The house is very clean and everything is functional. Sandra lives in the house, and she is a pleasure to have around: she is making coffee and serving breakfast in the morning. We needed two separate beds so she put us in two different rooms with only a small surcharge of 20$ per night. She gave us lots of recommendations for restaurants and places for hiking (close by: the wild cost and a very nice hotel and surroundings). A great experience.
I stayed with Sandra while attending a conference at the Ritz-Carlton. Sandra was very responsive by email, making it easy to arrange a time to check-in. She was also very helpful during the visit, making sure I stayed comfortable.
The condo was just as pictured: cute, clean, and comfortable. The location is a 3 minute drive to the Ritz-Carlton, and very close to the ocean.
I would stay with Sandra again, and would recommend it to others.
Sandra is a fabulous host! The home was very clean and comfortable. The area is beautiful area, with the beach close by. Each morning Sandra would have the coffee ready, with breakfast foods available.
Had a great time with Sandra, I'll most likely return again....
About the Host, Sandra
I am a retired teacher and an educational consultant. I also am an artist and co-author of a handbook for beginning and substitute teachers. I am an avid reader and like historical fiction, but also enjoy biographies. I am active in my community and part of a non-profit that raises money for scholarships. Traveling has always been important to me, and I've lived outside of the U.S. twice (Brazil and Guatemala), traveled extensively in Europe and recently went to (website hidden) and eating good food is definitely something I like to share. A variety of exercise is important to me, but dancing is my favorite social activity.Living next to the ocean is "food for my soul"!