Your own private cottage
Charming cottage 5 driving minutes from the beach
Charming cottage 5 driving minutes from the beach
2 guests
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bed
1 bath
You won’t be charged yet

Studio cottage located on 16 acres just 5 miles from some of the nicest beaches in NorCal. Wild roses and lavender greet you at the front door and a sunny patio off the back is perfect for morning coffee. At night you will be charmed to sleep by the songs of frogs and the occasional barn owl. From here it is a short drive to; hike in the redwoods, picnic on the beach, strolling in the town of Half Moon Bay or make the drive to SF, San Jose or Santa Cruz. There is no WiFi and we call it perfect!

The space

*To start -welcome. Please breath deeply and relax. We love our home and want you to, too. We have left a bottle of wine for you to start the decompression. This is a place for you to decompress from the real world.

* The bed is a queen size with crisp, white sheets. We have offed a variety of pillow firmnesses for all different styles of sleep.

* We love our pets. And we travel with ours. We have a food station and personal towel for you pet. We ask that you do keep you dog or cat on a leash while you are here. Our old dog would love to play with yours but he gets hurt easily so best to keep the animals from ruff-housing.

* We have both coffee and tea in the kitchenette for you to make in the morning. The kitchenette has a small refrigerator for you to use. There is a microwave, small coffee pot/toaster combo and a hot plate for your use. In the refrigerator you will find local pastries for you breakfast, orange juice and yogurt. There is bottled water for you. The tap water is from our well and fine to drink and is great for your coffee and tea. There is no oven for cooking. We can give you a few ideas for eating in the area.

*There is very limited cellphone access (ATnT and Verizon work fine): no internet and no cable TV - take advantage of the peace. The TV has a DVD player in it and there are a few DVD's. Bring you own movies or try some of ours.

*The beach is a 5 minute drive to the west. Hiking in the redwoods is a 7 - 10 minute drive to the east. Or you can stay in and sit at the fire bowl. It is ready to light, please enjoy after you return from your days adventures.

Guest access

Guests access the through the main gate of the property. The entire cottage is for you to use. There is a back patio and fire bowl for you. The rest of the property is our personal home space. When we are here, we would be happy to show you around.

Interaction with guests

We live in the main house on the property. In most cases, we will be home and can help with question of the local area. We understand that everyone enjoys their time away, so we do respect your privacy.

Other things to note

*Because we are 5 miles in from the coast, our weather is much different than coast side and often have warmer afternoons and cooler evenings. The afternoon trade winds often bring in our "air conditioning" or rather, cloud cover.

*There area is well known for cycling so if that is your sport, you will have many friends to meet at the San Gregorio store or Alice's at the top of the hill.

*The main property has a pond and horse barn. They are not included in the cottage rental. Because we do live on the property, we will be working on the property. We will he respectful to your privacy as we expect you will be to ours.

*There is no WiFi. The phone services that reception are AT&T and Verizon. There is also no cable TV. There is a TV and we have a few DVD's. Feel free to bring your own or decide to check out of all media for a little while.

Pets allowed
Family/kid friendly
Free parking on premises

Sleeping arrangements
Common spaces
1 queen bed

House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 2PM
Check out by 11AM
Self check-in with doorman

- We only ask that your respect the privacy and peace of those on the property
- There are unsecured water features on the property. This may not be safe for children.
- Quite evening hours are after 9:30pm.
- We are happy to take you to the horses but please do not go to the barn unescorted.
- We do allow your dog or cat. We ask that you keep your pet on a leash for their safety. And, of course, please clean up after your pet.

You must also acknowledge
Pet(s) live on property - 2 dogs and 3 cats


16 Reviews

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Aloke User Profile
October 2017
Amazing home, secluded from the world. Had a great night’s sleep. So quiet and peaceful. Everything was very clean. Very thoughtful touches all around to make your stay comfortable. Our choice of wine, pastries for breakfast, soft towels for the shower and etc. we wish we could have stayed more than one night.

Rachel User Profile
October 2017
Joanne is extremely kind, friendly, and respectful! She had everything perfectly set up for us and was thoughtful enough to even leave a Happy Birthday note for me upon arrival! She was attentive and there when needed, and gave us privacy all other times. It was truly a pleasure staying at Joanne’s darling cottage!

Terrigal User Profile
October 2017
Beautiful place, close to beaches, quiet. Host was delightful and very helpful.

Chrissy User Profile
September 2017
We really enjoyed this Airbnb. The property is beautiful, especially in the morning light and at night. It was quiet and relaxing and a comfortable cottage. The host, Joanne was very friendly and helpful and easy to get in touch with. I took a tour to meet the horses and check out the property. Lots of wildlife in this area. Great location for quiet and rest or as a starting point for outdoor adventures on the coast or in the woods along HWY 84. I recommend this place!

Yuki User Profile
August 2017
The cottage is lovely, peaceful, and comfortable. The surrounding area is gorgeous and scenic, hard to believe it is so close to the city!! Joanne was super helpful and quick to respond to the few questions I had, and very respectful of our privacy.

Amy User Profile
August 2017
Joanne is a great host, responds quickly & very helpful. Fun visiting the horses with Joanne!

Rachel User Profile
August 2017
I live in the Bay Area, and really needed to get away for a night. Joanne's place was the perfect Bay Area retreat for me. The drive was serene (never driven down 84 before ^_^) The cottage is surrounded by lavender, the dogs were really sweet and friendly, and I appreciated every detail in the cottage. Can't wait to book again for a future self-care weekend. ^_^ Thank you, Joanne!

San Gregorio, California, United StatesJoined in July 2015
Joanne User ProfileJoanne is a superhost.
My husband and I purchased this property as a dream location to have family and friend get togethers. In the last 10 years, we have transformed it into just that. My background is event coordination and design. My husband is a contractor and between the two of us, we have created…
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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