This Unique & Exotic Retro loft, one floor above an Art Gallery, is situated right on the beach at the west end of Princeton by the Sea. A Landmark Building, near Mavericks Big Wave Beach, a short walk to Pillar Point Harbor Marina Sea Food & Shops!
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Warm & inviting colorful space, with amazing views of the harbor, and beach below. Cresting waves on the jetty, sailing boats, wind surfers, and visiting wildlife are only a few of the sites to enjoy while sipping gourmet coffee at the table by the bay windows. Take out cups are available in the kitchen in case you want to take your coffee with for an early morning stroll on the beach. The kitchen is fully equipped with everything you might need for a great seafood dinner, bought fresh from the crabbers in the marina, or hop on the bikes and cruise 3 blocks to had great Italian food at the Mezza Luna, or Fish & Chips with Chowder at Barbara's on the beach. The bath features a roomy walk-in shower, with on demand piping hot water, so it never runs out. Enjoy a complementary bottle of wine under the stars on our private beach front lounge pavilion. Then hop into a comfy Queen bed, in the glow of the remote control wall fireplace, and watch your favorite cable channel, (choose from over 100 entertainment or music channels) Beatspil & DVDs are provided for you viewing pleasure, or choose an interesting book or magazine from the shelf.. Have a relaxing night's sleep lulled by the sound of the waves, and wildlife from the nearby bird sanctuary.
An enclosed gated private Yard on the beach, with Pavillion Deck and Lounge area. There are generally 2 bicycles also available on a first come first serve basis, Beach chairs, umbrellas, etc are stored in the the Bike Hut in the private parking area.
Interaction with Guests
I am in and out of the gallery, but am always on call for guests concerns., and am generally around weekends during the day.
Princeton by the Sea, where the property is located, about 9 square blocks in size, was the original center for crab & general commercial fishing in the Bay Area, and still is mostly Boat repair, crab trap storage, the Yacht Club, boat rentals, and other marine related businesses or local artists. There is no commercial manufacturing allowed, and generally businesses must be marine or art related, like my gallery. Basically Pillar Point is a working Harbor, with a few artists & craftspeople in residence.
The "Romeo Pier" in front of our property was the unloading point for fishermen's catch since the early 1800s. Many of the "crabbers" have gone, and the community is slowly turning back into the small creative enterprise, private residence & artist colony, that it was back in the 1920's through the 1960's, when many famous artists and musicians lived in the old warehouses.
We are continually working to beautify the old buildings & general area, particularly the 3 blocks of beach road between the Harbor Marina, and West Point Beach where we are located; so that hopefully soon, there won't be as much of a contrast between the two areas, without having Princeton be "touristy" like the Marina.
Sometimes it's interesting to get out of your normal environment, and experience something completely different, and that is why I was so taken with the property. Also it is the closest building to Mavericks Big Wave surfing beach, which to surfing enthusiasts is what a cozy chalet at the foot of Mt Everest would be to avid climbers. We have a lot of water sports and fishing activity in the harbor, as well as wonderful hiking on the Point & bird watching at the estuary across the street.
Marina is an easy 3blk walk, or take the bikes! There is a new bike path that goes all the way down the coast to Half Moon Bay, about 3 miles south.
Other Things to Note
Beach Towels, folding chairs and umbrellas are available. If you have a small pet, or special needs, please get in touch so we can discuss features that may or may not work for you. Free private off street parking.
The building is non smoking, but smoking is okay in the lounge area on the beach. Loft is not suitable for small children. Small pets are generally okay. Children and larger Pets are welcome in the "garden suite" on the ground floor only (see listing). The bamboo floors are heated, so we request that sandy shoes be left outside in the shoe racks provided. Return bikes, and beach equipment to their original Bike Hut location, so everyone has a chance to use them.. Always use the bike locks when riding to populated areas. NO PARTIES or LOUD MUSIC! Extra people over the 4 person limit, are an additional charge.
Our family loved staying at this well appointed beach apartment in Half Moon Bay. Not only was the apartment pristine and aesthetically pleasing, the view of the ocean and sound of the waves were so relaxing and beautiful! We loved having a fully equipped kitchen to cook in and we loved having our morning coffee while watching the dogs frolicking on the beach. We even saw a seal sunning itself by the shore one morning! On a couple of occasions we took a short stroll to the nearby shops and restaurants. Michael thought of everything to make the experience of staying at his place a pleasant one. There was a snack bar, a bottle of wine and a pitcher of water in the fridge, coffee, extra bedding and towels, and even beach toys for the little ones downstairs. It seemed all our needs were anticipated by our thoughtful host. I was so relaxed at his place that I did not want to leave. There isn't much to do at Half Moon Bay on the weekdays but for me it was a very relaxing little vacation. I would definitely stay at this Airbnb again! Thanks Michael!
The apartment was quiet, beds were excellent (all important to us) and the view of the beach and ocean were amazing. The rooms were immaculate, all like new with high end finishes. Every detail was complete. Our hosts met us, gave us a tour and information about the area that proved to be very helpful. I think we did everything they suggested and we found their advice to be spot on. There were fresh flowers on the table and a bottle of wine was chilling in the fridge upon our arrival. The listing was accurate and helpful. We liked the working neighborhood very much. We met many friendly people who also walked the beach. We hiked the area and spent time in the most amazing tide pools. We walked or drove to area restaurants for lunch and in the evening for dinner. One of the highlights was sitting at the ocean facing window with a drink before going out in in the evening. I have never felt so relaxed. We plan to return to this home next year and this time for more then a week.
Fantastic experience! Love the panoramic oceanview.
Host was very welcoming and was able to accommodate a change in schedule by offering a very small change in location. Loved the views. Comfortable beds. Walks along the Maverick's beach were spectacular.
We *LOVE* this place. My GF and I had been to Half Moon Bay before so we knew what to expect from the area but this apt is just absolutely wonderful. Right at the beach with the sounds of the waves and the foghorn, fully equipped kitchen, big panorama window etc. we will be back!
Thanks to Mike's detailed instructions the place was easy to find and we found a welcome basket with nibbles, water, some wine and beer as well as extra beach towels etc. - great way to make us feel right at home from the start!
Michael is the perfect host and took care of everything to the simplest detail. In a word, awesome. Beautiful, tranquil location. The loft is cozy and tastefully decorated. The courtyard perfect for relaxing and enjoying a barbeque. The surroundings ideal for walking along the beach and enjoying time "away from it all". I can't wait to come back again.
Great location! Cozy, quaint and tucked away! Loved listening to the ocean. Nice host too!
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Greetings! My name is Michael and I run the Tribal Art Gallery located below the Loft & above the Garden Flat. I love the Half Moon Bay area as it has so much variety, including the wonderful marina, and our local West Point beach, adjacent to Mavericks Big Wave surf Beach. Half Moon Bay has a quaint downtown with lots of amazing restaurants, and a variety unusual Art, as well as amazing shopping opportunities. Renting the Loft is my way of sharing the HMB experience I enjoy with others. I live in the Redwood Forest in the Santa Cruz Mts, but am close by & always available for the needs of guests. The gallery is by appointment, so foot traffic is minimal