Enjoy staying in an immaculate studio apartment in lovely downtown Half Moon Bay. The apartment is part of an original coastal craftsman home built in 1902 with its own private entrance. The space has high 9ft ceilings, gorgeous hard wood floors, one large bedroom, a full (but small) bathroom, and a full kitchen. Only one block off historic Main Street, shopping, dining, and entertainment are just minutes away. Have a vacation from your car! Anything you'll need is in easy walking distance: Cunha's country store, It's Italia restaurant, Sushi Main Street and San Benito House are all only one block away. HMB Bike Works is two blocks down the street and they rent bicycles. The beach is only .8 miles away and the paved coastal trail is fun and easy to access. We have free high speed internet and are glad to answer any questions about where to go and what to do while staying in town.
Paul, Meg and Poppy
There is no shared space between the main house and the apartment. You have your own kitchen and bathroom and private enterance. There is free wifi as well as a sound dock for your iPhone or iPod. Free parking is available right in front of the house.
Interaction with Guests
Most of our guests, we never meet in person. We do enjoy meeting our guests however and love to give tips on great places to dine as well as places to go during your stay in Half Moon Bay.
Historic downtown Half Moon Bay is full of small coastal town charm. There is a wonderful selection of restaurants, bookstores, gift shops, and more that is unique to Half Moon Bay. We are located right in the middle of downtown but it never feels noisy or crowded, except maybe during Pumpkin Festival in October.
Please no smoking in or around the house.
We try to keep noise down after 10pm.
We have a cat that does not go in the apartment but it's best to leave your pets at home.
Please NO SAND in the apartment. It ruins the finish on the hardwood floors. If you go to the beach, your shoes and clothes and everything else will be covered in sand. Avoid bringing the beach indoors by removing your shoes and thoroughly brushing off your clothes, towels, beach bag, cooler...etc. before entering.
The apartment was perfect for us. Located a block off of downtown HMB, it was a convenient walk to shops, stores, and markets. For a small studio it was well appointed, comfortable, quiet, located in a nice (oldish?) house, and very relaxing, not to mention fruit and cupcakes on our arrival.
We only saw Paul once, by chance as we arrived, and could easily have spent our stay without ever seeing him, even though he lives right there. Great place and great bargain.
The studio was very clean and in a great location with quick access to cute shops and restaurants as well as a quick walk to the beach.
Paul was very welcoming, prompt at returning emails, and flexible about checkin/checkout.
We had a wonderful time. Paul was a great host. Place was exactly as described. The bed linen was really good.
The backyard is really nice with lots of fruit trees and some nice wooden chairs to sit and enjoy the evening
What a beautiful place for a great weekend in Half Moon Bay! My husband and I arrived at the apartment to find it incredibly clean and spacious. In the the kitchenette, waiting for us, were homemade brownies and fresh fruit! The apartment is ideally situated, as it's in the heart of downtown, plus it's very close to the coast. We were able to enjoy beautiful, long beach walks in in the area, and were completely satisfied with our visit. Thank you!
We stayed at this quaint little studio during a very challenging time for our family. Our hosts were wonderfully accommodating and thoughtful. We especially loved the champagne and brownies such a nice touch. Everything that was needed was there and it is perfectly located. The feeling is like a small European studio many of which we have rented in Paris. No frills but clean and well equipped!
Enjoyed my stay. Thank you for providing a comfortable space in Half Moon Bay! Cute studio and convenient location. Recommend for locals and travelers alike.
Hi my name is Paul and I live in Half Moon Bay with my lovely wife Meg and my wonderful daughter Poppy. I love mountain biking and have raced all over the state. Meg is an amazing yoga practitioner and has studied in India. Poppy loves pre-school and swimming. We traveled all over staying as guests through Airbnb before we bought our home and became hosts ourselves. Hosting has been a wonderful experience and we have had to opportunity to meet people from all over the world. Our rental is very private however; many of our guests we never meet in person, but we always enjoy it when we do. We look forward to meeting you if you stay with us or if we stay with you!