Escape to wooded ocean views, stress melts away. Hummingbirds play, you relax enjoying a morning tea/coffee, evening wine & cheese or in the outdoor hot tub, or by firepit
Please no pets, no shoes, no stress. Mature adult renters (30+ years).
A coastal retreat in the hills above El Granada. Relax among the spacious and peaceful eucalyptus and pines as you look out towards the ocean and the splendor of a crimson sunset.
Hummingbirds and finches zig zag in front of you as you relax on the deck with your morning tea/coffee or evening wine and cheese.
Enjoy the spacious designer home with comfortable seating, gas fireplaces, and exception views - all ensuring relaxation.
Gourmet kitchen enables enjoyable festive meals with views, music and ready for laughter. Fully stocked kitchen provides stainless steel appliances, plenty of dinner wear, glassware and serving trays and bowls.
The Master suite's own level ensures privacy while the full wall of windows provides outstanding views.
View from the over sized jetted tub, while getting ready and even from the walk in shower.
The two queen bedrooms are on the third level with a full bath and tub shower.
The hot tub is accessible via the two lower Queen bedrooms
The living area is spacious, bright and relaxing. The main floor, living area separates the master and second master and includes the half bath.
On the living area floor are two large couches (one in the TV room and one in the living room).
The neighborhood is El Granada, we about a mile up hill from the beach and Princeton Harbor.
Princeton Harbor is still a fishing harbor where the live catch of the day can be purchased,
Kayaks can be rented at Half Moon Bay Kayak right off of HWY 1 at the lights into Princeton Harbor.
Sams Chowder House Restaurant or Half Moon Bay Brewery (Restaurant) as well as Barbara's Fish Trap restaurant are ready for fantastic outdoor seating - all by the ocean nearby.
Cafe Gibralter is a Michelin Rated Mediterranean restaurant right in our neighborhood and is a treat to enjoy this fabulous fare and excellent wine list.
San Francisco is 35 minutes and Palo Alto is 40 minutes. SFO is 45 minutes. Santa Cruz is 45 minutes, Monterrey is 1.5 hours and Napa is 1.5 hours. This is a great home base for your California Adventure.
Please contact us for further local area information and recommendations.
Rental Includes 10% San Mateo County Transient Occupancy Tax that is paid directly to San Mateo County by owner.
We will provide guests with a key code the day of, or before your arrival. The key code is for the top lock box at the front door of the property.
Guests will have full access to the property during your stay. We have a few owners closets that are clearly locked. Please do not try to open these closets. We require (non-negotiable) that guests never wear shoes in our home. We do not wear ours and would appreciate that you do not either.
Interaction with Guests
We may meet you on the property upon your arrival to show you around and ensure you are comfortable. We are always available on the phone or email or text. I love texting and am VERY responsive to texting.
This is a quiet neighborhood. We offer a relaxing retreat. Please enjoy the bountiful relaxation in our retreat and take some stress out of the day, week or month. Neighbors are here to help with any questions and you are likely to see a chicken or two at our neighbors homes.
Unfortunately the public transportation is not up to where I wish it was here on the coast. It is almost required to have a car to enjoy the Tree Tops. I hope this changes in the future. We have some bus access about 1 mile down our rather steep road.
Other Things to Note
Please - never have pets in the home, please no smoking on the property and please do not wear shoes in the home.
We have just replaced the carpeting in July 2014 and have new hardwood floors as of November 2014.
The Coastal Tree Tops Retreat
Relaxing retreat looking out at the peaceful eucalyptus trees and out to the ocean Hummingbirds and finches zig zag in front of you as you relax on the deck with a cup of tea / coffee in the morning or your wine and cheese at sunset.
Spacious designer home with plentiful comfortable seating ensures a relaxing stay. If you are a couple, a family or two couples or a girls get away - this is the perfect retreat.
The Master Suite: Upstairs on a level separate from the living area. California King size bed and french doors overlooking the trees out to the ocean. The Master suite on its own level has large full wall of windows to ensure you enjoy the view. These windows do not have shades so if you are sensitive to sun rise please bring eye cover.
Luxurious master bath includes jetted tub available with bath salts. Glass front walk in shower. Dual vanity for your comfort.
Fireplace: gas with a switch to turn on is on wall to the right of the fireplace.
Large walk in closet is empty for your use. We have an iron and ironing board in this closet as well as the guest robes for your use.
Main Living Level: The living area is spacious, bright and urges you to enjoy just relaxing.
Gourmet kitchen enables enjoyable festive meals with views, music and ready for laughter. Fully stocked kitchen with stainless appliances.
Living Room with gas fireplace looking out toward the (website hidden) Room with flatscreen TV and Apple TV (TV Controls in this binder) limited comcast programing.
Thermostat is in the hallway on main floor. Please program to meet your temperature needs, but please be considerate of the environment. Please do not force heat above 70 degrees.
WIFI/ Internet: Connect to “The F&A Guest Network”
Pass Code: F&Aguest (“F” and “A” are in caps, and all one word)
Extra cushions are in the tall bin. Please replace the ‘lock’ on the bin door as the wind blows the doors if they are not secured.
Please do not take our dining room chairs outside. Extra chairs are outside - white and maroon and are very comfy.
Grill – you are welcome to use the grill, make sure the gas is turned on underneath at the tank when you use it and please turn if off when you are finished. If the grill is cool and dry please replace the cover.
Firepit – feel free to carefully remove the glass table top and use the logs that are in the Rubbermaid bin or in a blue recycle bin as well.
Queen bedroom suites are downstairs. Both bedrooms with queen size bed adjacent to a small balcony that has the hot tub on it. This suite has a full bath with tub shower.
Extra Room Heater located in downstairs bedroom or bedroom closet.
Guest robes are found in the closet.
Neighborhood: El Granada, less than a mile from the beach and Princeton Harbor where the live catch of the day can be purchased, Kayaks can be rented and Sams Chowder or Half Moon Bay Brewery are ready for fantastic outdoor seating - all by the ocean.
•See restaurants and local attractions available online on our listing for AirBnB
•San Francisco is 35 minutes and Palo Alto is 40 minutes. SFO is 45 minutes. Santa Cruz is 45 minutes, Monterrey is 1.5 hours and Napa is 1.5 hours. This is a great home base
House Rules and Information:
•No events or large parties
•No Shoes in Home – please wear slippers – we also provide clean freshly washed slippers for you to borrow. Please be careful on the hardwood stairs
Includes all essential utensils and cooking supplies. Please feel free to use what you find, do your best to return it to where you found it.
Laundry can be found in the closet next to the kitchen table. Detergent is available for your use.
Garbage is next to the sink to the left in a silver container and is a trash compactor.
Recyling is in the silver container located under the island on the side near the kitchen table/laundry.
When you are Leaving:
Please leave all used / dirty towels on the kitchen table area.
Please take any garbage out to the garbage can on the side of the house Please ensure the lid is closed– we have raccoons!
Please start the dishwasher with all dirty dishes.
Please ensure the house key is in the lock box. $500 charge for missing (website hidden) Controls – as easy as 1, 2, 3
1. Turn on TV. Always ensure TV is on. The on/off button is on the lower left corner. A blue light indicates that the TV is ready for viewing. If indicator light is red, use TV remote to reactivate to blue.
2. Select viewing option. There are five choices: basic Comcast cable, Apple TV, DVD/CD Player, iPhone/iPod/iPad connection, and Wii. To activate, select one of the following numbered buttons from fhe “Input” section at the top of the TV remote.
Comcast cable: “5” Use Comcast remote to turn on cable TV and to change channels. Use TV remote to adjust volume.
Apple TV: “6” Use “Apple TV” remote (small, slim, silver remote) to turn on “Apple TV” and to selected desired applications. Netflix is available for your use. Use TV remote to adjust volume.
DVD/CD Player: “3” Use DVD remote to turn on player. Press button to open DVD/CD drawer. Insert, close, and play. Use TV remote to adjust volume.
External listening device (iPhone/cell phone, iPod, iPad, etc.): “2” To amplify any device that uses a small earphone jack, plug the “Monster” jack found in the closet into the device. Turn device volume to max and adjust volume on TV, using TV remote, as desired.
Wii: “1” Games and devices can be found in the basket on floor of closet.
Fred Isaak – owner
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Annette Merriman - owner
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Please: No Smoking, No Pets, No Excessive Noise, No Shoes. No Stress. No events or parties. The number of guests must be indicated on your reservation. Any additional guests must be approved in writing before your stay. Any issues with the rules will force us to have you removed from property unfortunately.
Master bedroom/ bathroom.
Three total separate bedrooms and beds(one Cal King , two queen). This accommodated six adults in beds and alternately we can provide linens for couches as sometimes that works better for groups staying for a girls weekend etc.
Two full bathrooms, plus a half bath on main floor. One full walk in shower in the master plus a tub/shower combination in the lower level bathroom provide sufficient bathrooms for six adults during your stay.
Gourmet kitchen with all essential utensils and cooking supplies.
Quiet neighborhood and a short drive or energetic walk to the beach and restaurants.
35 minutes to San Francisco or San Mateo or SFO plus about 45 minutes to Palo Alto and 60 minutes to San Jose.
Annette and Fred were very nice and welcoming to our family. Their house was wonderful and very comfortable for our family of five. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and would not hesitate to stay at their house if we ever vacation in the area in the future. Thanks for helping to make our vacation memorable.
Annette and Fred's home is paradise. We arrived exhausted after the flight and found it perfectly set up for guests with fresh, fluffy towels and even slippers. The house is flexible as well so we were easily able to make the sleeping arrangements work to keep our small children close to us.
The trip was planned last minute so Annette's clear and comprehensive instructions were really welcomed. She ensured we had all the relevant info before arrival.
The kitchen is well equipped and well stocked - my idea of heaven. The living areas are spacious and relaxed so even though we were very much in someone else's home we felt as though we were on holiday. It was the perfect base for our 2 week stay. The house is set in a quiet residential area but neighbours were friendly and I was even shown how to get to the amazing park behind the house (walked all the way down).
The hosts are approachable and responsive in all communications. I can only recommend them and envy their lovely house!
What a wonderful home! We had a great time here. Kitchen had everything we needed to make two beautiful dinners and a big New Year's Day brunch. Will happily stay here again.
We had a great stay at the TreeTops Coastal Retreat! We had 3 couples in town to visit family for Christmas. Annette goes above and beyond to make sure guests have everything they need and the house is well equipped. The home is quiet and peaceful and really made for a relaxing holiday.
This was the nicest vacation home we have ever stayed in. So comfortable and nice. We really enjoyed cooking in the kitchen, having coffee on the patio and soaking in the Jacuzzi. If you are looking for a relaxing getaway, this is the place.
Thank you SO much for your welcome and gorgeous house. It was a true and wonderful surprise, and the perfect way to celebrate a 50th birthday. We will remember it for years to come :-)
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We live in El Granada - Half Moon Bay - We have lived in our home for 10 years and love the area We live life on vacation. We enjoy traveling, exploring new areas and meeting new friends. We appreciate a lovely home - great meal and a glass of wine. Life is meant to share with great friends and a wonderful evening of conversation. We are always looking for new areas to explore.