Beside the Seaside in Pacifica, CA

House - Entire home/apt · Danmann Ave, Pacifica, CA 94044, United States
Your host, Virginia
19 Reviews
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The Space

Our comfortable & unique 4 bedroom beach house sleeps up to 8. It's in a rural setting steps from the Pacific Ocean. Take a short walk along the levee to restaurants, markets, stores & the beach. San Francisco & SFO are close by.
You are at the beach, it is very casual and laid back.
**** Sometimes it is busy - surfers, skate boarders, dog walkers, cars, trucks, chickens, ducks or maybe a wedding next door at the Firehouse Community Center.
**** Sometimes it is serene… not a soul in sight -you can hear birds in the field, Llamas across the street, waves on the shore, enjoy the sun or the fog and "the world is your oyster".
Our Pacifica property is located 100 feet from the water. We are surrounded by Linda Mar Beach, the Pacific Ocean, the coastal mountain range and our quaint neighborhood of Pedro Point on the hill to the south. Sit on the deck off the Master Bedroom and watch the surfers and all the activity in the neighborhood.
The master bedroom is on the top floor overlooking the water. It has a king size bed, rocking chair, deck overlooking the Pacific Ocean and private bathroom with walk in shower and jacuzzi tub.

The main floor at street level has the kitchen, living room, dining room and an office.

The lower level has one bedroom with a king sized bed, one bedroom with bunk beds and one open bedroom with TV, musical instruments and two trundle beds. There is also a gym on the lower level.

There are 3 full bathrooms available, one on each of the three floors.
Our Pedro Point neighborhood is an eclectic mix of California homes, all shapes and sizes, that make our (email hidden)ere is a community center next door that can be rented out for special occasions.
Pacifica, California was voted Rand McNally's Most Scenic City for 2011. There is a rural feel even though we are close to the city and all the Bay Area has to offer. It is a short walk, or bike ride, from our door to shopping, dining, trails, beach or to the SamTrans Bus station at Linda Mar Shopping Center across the highway. You can take the bus to the BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) train station in Daly City. BART trains go to SFO, San Francisco, East Bay and a bit beyond. We are a 10 minute drive to Pacifica's wonderful fishing Pier or to our local golf course - Sharp Park (designed by Alister Mackenzie (designer of Augusta National).) You will have easy access to 2 of America's most scenic road ways- Highway 1 to Big Sur & I-280 to Silicon Valley. We're 15 - 30 minutes (depending on traffic) to San Francisco and to the San Francisco International Airport. We are 90 minutes from Napa Valley wineries, 4 hours from Lake Tahoe Ski resorts and 4 hours from Yosemite Valley National Park. Enterprise Rent-a-Car in Pacifica will come pick you up.
You have ACCESS to:
Living room, dining room, kitchen, 5 bedrooms
3 bathrooms, gym, washer & dryer, fireplace
2 ocean kayaks, 2 bicycles, drums, Wii,
Neighborhood playground with sandbox

You have NO ACCESS to:
The garage which belongs to our Golden Retrievers, Gus & Gine. (They will not be in the house while you are there.)
**** The hot tub is not currently operational due to the water shortage in California.****
***** Please note our house rules *****
No parties are allowed
maximum of 8 people allowed in the house
no loud noise or music after 10pm
no smoking in the house or on the decks
no illegal drugs on the premises
no pets allowed in the house
we require a list of all guest names

It is very important to us that our neighbors in our small community are not disturbed after 10pm.
To book you must agree to abide by these House Rules. If you violate the House Rules you may forfeit your security deposit and be asked to leave. We have these rules for the safety of our guest and the comfort of our neighbors. If you agree with these rules you will be very welcome here Beside the Seaside.
We can provide information if you are interested in renting the Firehouse next-door for a special event or if you want to hire local chef Beth Brann to cater a meal for you.
We will be available to contact if you need assistance while you are here in Pacifica. There is free parking on the street in front of our house. Please see our other listing, The Hayloft Room Beside the Seaside, if you need more space. Also note, the Hayloft Room may be occupied while you are staying Beside the Seaside. Both spaces are independent but located in the same building.

We enjoy hosting people from near and far. It is our goal that you feel at home and have a safe and comfortable stay.

We prefer to meet our guest at check-in and give a short tour of the house. We love meeting new people and will work hard so you'll have a lovely time here Beside the Seaside.

Other Things to Note

We love meeting new people. We will work hard so you will have a lovely time here Beside the Seaside!

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 8
Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 3
Beds: 8
Weekly Price: $4000 /week
Security Deposit: $200
Cleaning Fee: $100
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
Cancellation: Moderate
Pet Owner: Dog(s)

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • Loved my first experience with Airbnb. Our host, Ginny (and John) were very welcoming. They made sure that things were comfortable for us. The accommodation was just as described and worked very well for us. It was easy to get to and where we wanted to go. Loved our visit!

    June 2014
    Response from Virginia:

    Peg, we loved having you and Jon here. So glad you enjoyed yourselves. Wanted to tell you about the book I ordered. It is on Amazon and is called Legendary Locals of Pacifica by Chris Hunter. Chris is on the board of the Pacifica Resource Center with me. There are about 100 people profiled including Rev. Herschel Harkins. Many of them are people who lived here during the same years you did. I think you would like it. You could pick one up online or I would be happy to send you a copy signed by the author. If you'd like that I would need to get snail mail address. Ginny

    June 2014
  • This home is truly beautiful and so nicely decorated. My family and I all agree that the home is one of the nicest we have stayed in during our vacations. Number one, the awesome view of the coastline with surfers catching waves and children building sand castles puts it at the top of the charts. Number two, the master bedroom with the balcony overlooking the shoreline was my favorite place in the whole house. I sat in the cushiony lounge chair and read my book, glancing at the water while getting a sun tan. Number 3, I have never been in such a beautiful and well-appointed kitchen fully stocked. Number 4, The family room off the kitchen is large and comfortable with a big screen TV that comes with Netflix, and two guitars for my guitar playing sons. They were happy campers to say the least. We got a puzzle going on the large dining room table which we finished before we left. There were plenty of beds for everyone, and Thena was a doll catering to all of our requests. My only suggestion to the owners would be to leave us more room in dressers, closets and refrigerator to put our belongings. If we had been there for a much longer amount of time that would have been an inconvenience. It was more than generous of the owners to allow us to use their condiments, food in the fridge etc. We definitely would like to come back some day.

    May 2014
  • The house was spacious and perfectly suitable for our group of 15 people. The town was off-the-beaten-path and charming. Nice distance from the city.

    We had some unfortunate exchanges with the owners because my sister had people over after a graduation party, so unless you plan on being pin-drop quiet after 10pm, I'd recommend looking elsewhere.

    Also, they have dogs (as stated) so be cautious when booking if you have allergies.

    May 2014
  • Spending the weekend at John and Ginny's was comfortable and fun. We had nine family staying at the home and my daughter's Baby Shower, on Saturday. We had guests from as far away as Alaska and Florida and more than we expected. Even though it rained most of Saturday, there was room for all.

    John and Ginny, thanks for the hospitality!

    March 2014
  • Lovely home, lovely hosts. The surrounding area is stunning.

    March 2014
    Response from Virginia:

    Brian, Thanks for the kind words. It is wonderful to have guests like your group of friends.

    March 2014
  • Their home was BEAUTIFUL, organized, spotless, and just as advertised. I've grown up in the peninsula but have never been to a Pacifica home that felt like I was on vacation!

    January 2014
  • Ginny and John are incredibly gracious and friendly hosts and their home in Pacifica is beautiful. It is located right on the beach and has incredible, idyllic views of the coastline and ocean. The house is large and perfect for a larger crowd. We had about 16 people for three nights and we were all able to sleep comfortably, cook food together in the kitchen and hang out in the living room and by the hot tub. Ginny and John checked in on us to make sure everything was going smoothly and otherwise left us to our own devices to enjoy the beautiful area. I would highly recommend staying with them and taking a vacation in sunny Pacifica!

    January 2014
  • The house was as advertised, large, in great shape, everything you needed was at your finger tip. Great location off a major highway next to the ocean. When we needed anything they took care of it asap. Would stay again and probably will when we have weddings out there.

    January 2014
    Response from Virginia:

    We would love to have you here again. Hope everyone made it home fine and you are all keeping warm during this "Polar Vortex" variety of deep freeze. Thanks for your booking.

    January 2014
  • I planned a corporate offsite for a team of 9 at Virginia's house. Virginia was incredibly easy to deal with, and was so accommodating. She even tested out a pizza delivery place nearby (Luigi's), and then gave me a review, so I could feel good about recommending it as a lunch option for the team. I would rent this property again, for (website hidden) from my team:

    "The house was perfect, enough rooms, perfect internet connection, hot tub, and perfect equipment."

    "House was very comfortable, nice view, hot tub."

    December 2013
  • ginny & john are super friendly and very accommodating. they greeted us with joyful treats & shared their spacious home for me & my hubby along with 10 other friends for a weekend. their home was the perfect weekend getaway where we celebrated my hubby's 40th bday where we sang karoake, enjoyed fancy dinner in town, enjoyed the beautiful stars in the hot tub on the rooftop. sooo good.

    thank you ginny & john for your hospitality and kindness. we'll put you on our favorite weekend getaways!


    December 2013
    Response from Virginia:

    Will, thanks for the lovely review. Thanks again, we loved having you all here.

    December 2013
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Ginny and John have lived in Pacific, Ca since 1985. Originally from the Philadelphia area they have lived in North Carolina, Virginia, and Mildenhall Village in England. John served in the US Air Force and is now retired from a large accounting firm. Ginny is retired from a large US airline. They both like to work so they now (email hidden) business that they started after they retired. They started hosting on Airbnb in June 2013 and are really enjoying meeting people and helping them to have a great experience while staying with them here Beside the Seaside and in the Hayloft (website hidden) is good, especially when their daughter and her family visit. Their grandson is a joy to have around. Ginny also loves hiking, singing, circuit training, reading and getting together with friends. She sits on the Advisory Board of a local non profit organization. John does some Board work and keeps busy with photography and genealogy. He is a computer guru. He is learning to make musical instruments. His first ukulele is finished and he is currently working on a classical guitar and a few other wood working projects. They both love traveling. Top on their list is visiting family and friends. They are hoping to visit all 50 states. International traveling has always been fun too. They have been to Hong Kong, Norway, England, Australia, Spain, France, Germany, Austria, Czechoslovakia, Fiji, Tahiti, Ireland and Scotland. Two cruises, one in the Caribbean and one in the Mediterranean. There are many more destinations on their bucket lists and they are looking forward to meeting many fellow Airbnb host along the way.
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