10 Best Airbnb Vacation Rentals In Half Moon Bay, California - Updated 2021

airbnb in half moon bay

Located in western United States, California is such a lovely place to visit. This state stretches along the Pacific coast, offering so many amazing beaches for locals and tourists. California has a lot to offer tourists, from Disneyland, Death Valley, Hollywood, delicious Napa Valley wine, famous Redwood trees, and, to of course, surfing. Half Moon Bay is a coastal city located just south of San Francisco. place. History buffs should stroll through downtown where are there many historic locations to explore. If you’re more into nature, then a visit Rancho Corral de Tierra is a must. To help you choose your accommodation for your visit, scroll down for our list of the best Airbnb vacation rentals in Half Moon Bay, California.

1. Vibrant cottage a walking distance to the beach (from USD 151)

This is a lovely, vibrant cottage that is the perfect place to stay if you like to walk to the beach. Surfers Beach can be reached in only 0.4 miles (0.6 kilometres). This cottage is a private studio apartment that comes fully equipped. Also, there is private parking, a private zen patio, an exotic bamboo garden, and a barbeque area. There are even some indoor and outdoor entertaining areas featuring a fire pit, a TV, a hot tub, and a wooden seating area. The neighbourhood around is so green and sunny with plenty of spaces to explore as well as hiking trails. Also, there are a lot of great restaurants, shops, and harbours nearby.

Coastal Zen Cottage - Walk To Beach!
Half Moon Bay, California, United States
233 reviews
Entire apartment 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
a super stylish bathroom with beautiful subway tiles and a spacious shower
the apartment looks exactly like it does on the photos
we loved staying at this brand new stylish suite kitchen is complete bed super comfy hot tub awesome
as described this is a lovely apartment w great amenities
though it's attached to a larger house it feels like it's own space and is quiet and comfortable
the space was very clean and as advertised
super clean and super cozy
the place was very clean and comfortable
it was clean very comfy bed
the apartment is beautiful and very clean
melanie and her husband were great hosts
she has 2 super friendly and well behaved dogs
melanie and mathew were very friendly and helpful hosts
melanie was super hospitable and fast to respond whenever i had questions
cute little apartment under the hosts house
very relaxed location and quiet
great location lots of privacy
great location for a safe fun stay
it's a wonderful location
beautiful place in a great location
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2. Coastal surfers' delight (from USD 100)

This is a cute, private vacation rental that can accommodate three guests. This property has one bedroom with two beds, one bathroom with all essentials, a living space, as well as a kitchenette. The kitchenette comes fully equipped and is perfect for cooking your meals. A laundry room, as well as a parking space, are both available too. There is WiFi throughout the property. Also, there is a beautiful garden outside, with many colourful flowers. The neighbourhood is amazing, with so many restaurants, shops, and fun things to do. Half Moon Bay is only a few miles away.

Coastal surfers delight
Half Moon Bay, California, United States
89 reviews
Entire guesthouse 2 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
i highly recommend staying here very clean cute little breakfast and coffee set up in the kitchen
the room is exceptionally clean and quite
the apartment is very clean and well equipped
it’s not right on the water but very clean and private
her place was clean comfortable and larger than expected
the house was clean and had everything we needed to be comfortable
violet was an amazing host
violet is a wonderful host
violet is a wonderful host
violet is a gracious host
violet is an amazing host
the location was great
it's the perfect location
walking distance to a beautiful beach too
such a lovely place in a great location
close to the beach and good restaurants
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3. Separate studio with ocean views (from USD 135)

Another great beach vacation rental is this separate studio with a lovely ocean view. Perfect for two guests, this rental features one bedroom, one bathroom and one kitchenette with a small refrigerator, a microwave, and a coffee maker. There are many bathroom essentials as well as WiFi and a flat-screen TV. This studio has an amazing private wooden entrance leading through the garden. Even a vast decking area is available and it is a must to relax there. A Weber grill and the amazing ocean view make a good combination. Beaches, restaurants, and hiking trails can be found within 1 mile (1.6 kilometre).

Separate Studio with Ocean View private/Quiet
Half Moon Bay, California, United States
257 reviews
Entire guest suite 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
mavericks creperie for great breakfast and coffee hmb kebab for an awesome lunch
nice room with a beautiful view from the patio
nice room with a great view
tiles in the bathroom were a nice touch
the room is fully equipped with daily essentials loaded with lots of thoughtful amenities
everything was clean and orderly
very clean very quiet - highly recommend
phil’s place was clean comfy and convenient
it is sparkling clean and very well-maintained
the place is very clean
hosts were a pleasure
owners were very attentive and helpful
phil was a great host
phil is the perfect host
phil was a great host and he was quick to communicate
the location of the place was pretty central to a lot of shops food and beaches
such a cute place with the most detailed decorations
phil's place was great perfect location for exploring half moon bay
best place in half moon bay hands down close to all the local hiking/walking trails and beaches
very nice location and nice view
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4. Family-friendly rental close to Poplar Beach (from USD 295)

This spacious rental is an entire home, suitable for families. It has three bedrooms, two bathrooms, a living area, and a kitchen. The kitchen is well-equipped with a stove, oven, refrigerator, cooking essentials, dishes, dishwasher, and many more. There is a backyard with grill facilities and a kid-friendly den. Children’s tableware, toys, and books are available, too. Private parking and WiFi are available in this property. It takes only a five-minute walk to go to Poplar Beach.

Poplar Beach Getaway
Half Moon Bay, California, United States
117 reviews
Entire house 3 Beds 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
comfortable beds and amenities as expected
we especially loved the play room which has lots of toys and a big couch
the kitchen had everything we would ever need and the nice outdoor grill was a perk
the children can read in the living room and play in the game room
the house is huge we had lots of room
beautiful home clean and spacious
clean and comfortable exactly as advertised
it was super clean and all communication was quick
very comfy beautiful clean home
the beds and linen were extremely clean and comfortable
very nice owner
mary ann is a great host
mary and edith are extremely helpful and friendly
mary-anne was a great host for and always responded my messages immediately
mary anne was very helpful and quick to respond to questions
fantastic location walking distance to the beach
the location was excellent
great location near the beach
great location close to the beach
fantastic location near the beach
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5. Lovely accommodation at Casa Blue (from USD 182)

This one-bedroom, one-bathroom vacation rental is a good choice for up to four guests. The dining facilities in this property include a kitchen with a stove, microwave, refrigerator, coffee maker, and cooking basics. There is WiFi and free street parking is available. The entrance is private and there is a lovely garden and patio with glass sliding door. A grill can be used in the patio if you want to have a barbecue. When here, you can enjoy breakfast at The Press and then walk for 15 minutes to get to the beach.

Casa Blue: Walk to Beach, Breakfast & Brewery
Half Moon Bay, California, United States
92 reviews
Entire apartment 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
great space & the sofa bed was actually comfortable
easy access with a touchpad lock wifi was great
the space is a good size with a comfortable bed for 2 and couch
the amenities were great and comfortable and the decor made it feel cozy and like home
mattress and pillows were super comfortable
very clean and comfortable
quiet & clean neighborhood
the space was very clean very nicely decorated and comfortable
casa blue is beautiful everything was clean & welcoming
the space was really good and sparkling clean
the hosts are excellent
the hosts had great recommendations and were very attentive
william is a great host
the hospitality was kind and caring but not intrusive
will was a wonderful host
the location is in a lovely little neighborhood really close to restaurants
it’s in a really great location and close to everything
very comfortable space close to the airport and the beach
great location - walking distance to the beach but quiet so you cannot hear the highway
excellent location minutes away from delicious food the beach safeway & new leaf
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6. Charming beach casita with private patio (from USD 222)

Add some charm to your vacations with this beautiful and sweet rental. Perfect for couples, friends, or even families, it can accommodate up to four guests. This rental has two queen beds, a toilet with shower, and a small kitchenette for your basic needs. Its outdoor dining area, fireplace, and large patio make this property a very popular one. Some of this property’s great amenities are WiFi, air conditioning, TV, bathroom essentials, and beach essentials. They are pet-friendly so even beds for dogs are available. The beach and other attractions can be reached in a few minutes’ walk.

A Tiny House With Private Patio on the Coast
Half Moon Bay, California, United States
388 reviews
Entire guest suite 2 Beds 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
nice amenities very comfortable bed and bedding
the cottage was super quaint and cozy and used the space efficiently
the patio was so cute and the bed was very comfortable
the downstairs bed is the most comfortable bed i’ve slept on maybe ever
the heaters are very efficient and make the space toasty even when the coastal chill sets in
very clean quiet homey
well appointed clean and quiet
very clean space inside and outside
very cozy and clean beach cottage
the space itself is small but clean and well maintained
they are truly great hosts
hosts are very thoughtful and helpful
matthew and guliz are very responsive and helpful hosts
matthew and guliz were very responsive with any questions we had
the owners were incredibly responsive and thoughtful
super cute casita great location
close to amazing beach
such a charming little place in an amazing location - walking distance to the beach
cute studio loft that is close to everything in half moon bay
great stay cute cozy place
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7. Amazing rental with coastal garden (from USD 417)

If traveling up to six people, this three-bedroom rental is a great option. Some great amenties found in this property are modern furniture, sliding doors, a garden, a large patio with a firepit and coaches, a hot shower outdoors, plus so much more! There is even a 4K TV with free Netflix. You can choose to enjoy indoors or outdoors, as you prefer, and you will be totally private. The neighbourhood is quiet and lovely and you can use bikes to go to the beach.

Coast garden retreat w/firepit, hot outdoor shower
Half Moon Bay, California, United States
157 reviews
Entire house 3 Beds 3 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the kitchen appliance is best
the beds were comfy and the house was neat
super amazing heated floor in bathroom
the additional outdoor shower is a fun touch and the backyard is very peaceful
we appreciated ample space for hanging towels and the heated floor in the bathroom
super clean and lovely decor
it was very clean and tidy
sparkling clean is an understatement
comfortable and clean house
the space was clean and beautifully furnished
merideth was a wonderful host
thank you for being a great host
meredith is a great host
meredith is a superb host
the host is really friendly helpful and considerate
the location is perfect - so close to everything
we were blown away by this beautiful place
the location is within walking distance of the beach and a nice costal walk into half moon bay
gorgeous immaculate super close to a great beach
the location was great providing easy access to both the beach and downtown half moon bay
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8. Quiet beach getaway (from USD 165)

This quiet beach house is the perfect getaway for couples or even single travellers. It is a nice, modern studio featuring one bedroom, one bathroom, and a great living room facing El Granada Eucalyptus forest, as well as a big kitchen. Both WiFi and TV are available too. One of the best features of this studio is its private deck where you can enjoy your cup of coffee, listen to nature sounds, and even watch deers walking nearby. Otherwise, you can go and explore hidden trails nearby that lead to some amazing views. Also, you can choose to cook your own fresh meals. There are some great local markets very near this property where you can shop for daily fresh catches.

Quiet Beach House for Vacation or Weekend Getaway
Half Moon Bay, California, United States
81 reviews
Entire house 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
comfortable open space with a great back deck view and convenience to coast locations
great views comfy cozy place up on a mountain
ryans house is lovely with a full kitchen
super clean and straight forward
very clean and comfortable space
truly sparkling clean and neat
ryan's place was just as advertised -- clean and cozy
fantastic place clean beautiful
the host is very helpful and reliable
very responsive host
ryan is an amazing host
ryan has been an amazing host
ryan was such a wonderful host
cosy place in a great location
this place is also close to nice restaurants and it is also close to the water
we love the that we are close to nature; we even saw a family of deer
excellent place to relax in a quiet forest environment located at only 30 minutes from sfo
awesome spot for a weekend getaway great location close to our favorite restaurants and a beautiful view
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9. Sunny beach apartment

This sunny beach apartment is a spacious vacation rental that would accommodate four guests comfortably. This property is a very modern one and it has two bedrooms featuring a queen bed, two spacious bathrooms with bathtub, a lovely living room, as well as a large kitchen. Also, there is a barbeque area outside with wooden seating and a beautiful green garden. There are so many other amenities that we should mention. Let’s include free parking on premises, washing machine and dryer, dishwasher, WiFi, TV, bedroom essentials, bathroom essentials, and even beach essentials. You can easily walk to Miramar Beach in just a few minutes and a lot of restaurants, shops, and bars are available nearby.

Explore Seaside Trails near a Sunny Beach Apartment
Half Moon Bay, California, United States
208 reviews
Entire guest suite 2 Beds 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
a roomy comfortable modern home away from home with a functioning kitchen a washer/dryer dishwasher and netflix
the beds were comfortable and the bathrooms had shampoo conditioner and body wash available
really good apartment beds really comfortables awesome hospitality and even quiet so closed from the highway
the two bedrooms/2 bathes worked great for us and spoiled us with our own individual beds
beds were very comfortable with quality pillows and bedding
it was spotlessly clean
a nice clean spacious place to stay
the apartment was clean and well equipped
extremely clean super easy check in
very clean nicely decorated abd wonderful amenities
the hosts were very friendly and accommodating
host responded quickly check in was easy
jason & nicole were so accommodating and helpful
jason and nicole are fantastic hosts and they are very kind
jason is very helpful and responded quickly to help us fix problems every time
great location near the beach
great location for exploring all in and near half moon bay
beautiful home and convenient location
the location was the greatest we loved how close we were to beach access
great place and close to the beach
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10. Newly built home near the beach

This newly built and modern home is a smart choice for friends and families up to four people. With two bedrooms and one bathroom, there is plenty of space for everyone. The ambience here is very cosy and warm and there is a lot of skylight. Also, the kitchen is very modern and well-equipped for every need. Even the bathroom is spacious and features EO bath products. One of the best amenities is its outdoor shower. Beach towels are also provided. The beach is just across the way and you should also check Spangle’s market that offers countless delicious choices.

Newly Built Home near the Beach
Half Moon Bay, California, United States
231 reviews
Entire house 2 Beds 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
lots of amenities that made our stay very comfortable
this cozy yellow cottage is charming and comfortable
the bathroom is very functional as well with shampoo soap hairdryer etc
excellent beds and pillows
my husband was especially pleased with the bedside tables in the back bedroom
super clean and beautifully furnished
expect friendly welcome and a clean cozy and comfortable space
lovely clean space with a great floor plan
it's a great place that is very clean and freshly decorated
everything you need in a clean modern well-appointed unit
host is very quick to respond to special requests
highly recommend the house and hosts
they were also communicative and responsive to questions
amy and john were awesome hosts
awesome hosts and great place
great place and great location
nice space close to the beach
wonderful drive to amy’s place
it was close to the beach the perfect location to enjoy half moon bay
close to great beaches coastal highway
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Enjoy your vacation with these perfect rentals

From modern, newly built homes to sweet wooden cottages, there are plenty of choices for Airbnb vacation rentals in Half Moon Bay. Enjoy your trip to this historic and nature-filled city!

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