Glad you found me, and welcome to Home Free, guest-described as "better than advertised!"
• Newly renovated modern, warm home
• Clutter-free, always sparkling
• Less than an hour to San Francisco, Santa Cruz, Silicon Valley
• Easy beach and Coastal Trail access
• Skylights, sliding doors, big outdoor spaces
• Custom metal accents
• Hot outdoor shower
• Warm bathroom floor
• Easy parking; flat access
• Large patio, fire table, couches, blankets, café lights
• 60” 4K TV with Netflix, YouTubeTV, Prime etc
• Privacy from street and neighbors
• Native plant garden, birds, skyline views
Drift off to sleep listening to the faint, soothing Pillar Point Harbor foghorn three miles away in some of the best sleeping weather on the planet. Snuggle into high-quality hotel bedding under down comforters. Wake up feeling like a champ after a restful sleep on premier eco-certified mattresses from European Sleep Works in Berkeley designed to eliminate motion transfer between you and your partner. Step onto the therapeutic luxury of a radiant-heated bathroom floor under your bare feet. Enjoy birds (lots of them) singing and bathing in the stone garden fountain, and watch the sun rise over the natural skyline as you enjoy complimentary gourmet local Mountanos dark roast coffee and tea.
Relax on oversized Turkish cotton beach towels on vast and uncrowded white sand beaches. Enjoy a hot shower under the sun or stars in the private backyard outdoor shower structure. Create masterpiece meals or simple delicious picnics on the outdoor gas barbecue or in the completely fully-stocked, sparkling clean kitchen. For dining, choose the indoor glass dining table or outdoor teak table for dining; both easily accommodate six adults. A granite breakfast bar provides seating for three more adults, or enjoy meals around the fire pit on the long couches, rocking chairs, or other ample seating options.
Enjoy total privacy from the street and neighbors behind fences, gates, and front hedge. Even when inside, it feels like you are outside as the sliding glass doors open up views to the private garden areas. Lounge outside on couches by the fire table, wrapped in soft blankets in the cool coastal evenings after the outdoor party lights illuminate. Or cozy up inside to the flickering flames and warmth from the indoor gas fireplace on the oversized down-filled couch and leather recliners. Enjoy being inside, outside, or both!
Guests have access to the entire house, patios, and garden areas, including these outdoor amenities: hot water shower, fire table, gas barbecue, and clothesline. Also, the native garden and fountain is intended to attract many visiting local and migratory birds. Children are welcome to stay, but please do not allow them outside unsupervised. The fountain and water saucers are especially attractive to children who love throwing stones into them, and they are easily broken.
Property is only half a mile from expansive state beaches with easy access from Highway One and the California Coastal Trail, and only 1.5 miles north of quaint, tree-lined downtown Main Street in Half Moon Bay, home of the famous Pumpkin Festival in October. Pillar Point Harbor is just three miles to the north, where you can buy fresh fish directly from boats. Hike the rugged Montara Mountain trails for spectacular ocean views (15 minutes north) or the secluded redwood forest and creek trails at Purisima Creek Open Space Preserve (15 minutes south). Drive along the incredibly scenic cliffs along Highway One to San Francisco or south to Santa Cruz, or along Highway 92 east to Silicon Valley, all within an hour's drive.
There is ample parking on level street in front of house; the driveway is for the owner's use only. The neighborhood, known as Seahaven, is quiet and the residents are friendly. Many work from home, or are raising families and are present during the day. Nights in Seahaven are very quiet by 8 pm. Many residents walk themselves or their dogs around the sidewalks, or cross Highway One to access the Coastal Trail one-half mile away. This trail extends north and south for nearly five miles along the coastal bluffs from Pillar Point Harbor to the north to Wavecrest Open Space to the south. San Francisco is about a 40-minute drive north along the Coast Highway (Highway One). It's a quiet neighborhood with lots of kids, so drive slow and quiet time is at 9pm. An ice cream truck cruises through the neighborhood on some afternoons if you're lucky.
Commandeer a super sharp, Samsung 60" 4K TV with all your favorite streaming services through Apple TV (free Netflix on my account, HBO, Prime, Hulu, etc on yours). TV is located in the living room and has a swivel mount for viewing from kitchen and dining areas. There are no TVs in the bedrooms; however, WiFi is available throughout the house for streaming on your own device.
Combination washer/dryer is inside the house. Outdoor clothesline and indoor expandable drying rack are also available for use.
Host is on-site, but practically invisible to guests unless needed. She is available to answer questions and helps you get settled if needed, but uses separate, out-of-sight private entrance to garage apartment. Guests may never see host unless she is in the yard tending the garden, or they have a question. There is also a backup host that can be available to guests when the host is gone.
Transportation is primarily by passenger vehicle or bicycle along the Coastal Trail. There is no public transportation by train in the immediate vicinity; however, SamTrans Route 18 bus line runs north-south on Highway 1 and there is a stop 0.2 miles (5 min walk) from the house. (Website hidden by Airbnb)
Lyft and Uber drivers are available but it is recommended that guests book rides in advance.