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A secluded retreat in the redwoods and near beaches in Half Moon Bay

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4 bedrooms, iron/ironing board, WiFi, bed sheets
4 bedrooms, iron/ironing board, WiFi, bed sheets
4 bedrooms, iron/ironing board, WiFi, bed sheets

Overview of A secluded retreat in the redwoods and near beaches in Half Moon Bay

A secluded retreat in the redwoods and near beaches in Half Moon Bay

4.9/5 Exceptional

Popular amenities

  • Pet-friendly
  • Spa
  • Kitchen
  • Hot tub

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Sheets and towels washed at 60°C
Half Moon Bay, CA

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationTunitas Beach11 min drive
  • Popular LocationMartins Beach12 min drive
  • Popular LocationPurisima Creek Redwoods13 min drive
  • AirportSan Francisco, CA (SFO-San Francisco Intl.)52 min drive

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About this area

Half Moon Bay

Located in Half Moon Bay, this farm stay is in the city centre and on a river. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Pescadero Marsh Nature Preserve and Burleigh H. Murray Ranch, while Cantor Arts Center and Rodin Sculpture Garden are cultural highlights. Make sure you get close to the area's animals with activities such as game walks and birdwatching.

What's nearby

  • Tunitas Beach - 11 min drive
  • Martins Beach - 12 min drive
  • Purisima Creek Redwoods - 13 min drive
  • Cowell Ranch State Beach - 14 min drive
  • Manhattan Beach - 16 min drive

Getting around

  • Hayward Park Station - 34 min drive
  • San Francisco International Airport (SFO) - 52 min drive


  • Joe's - 15 min drive
  • San Gregorio House - 15 min drive
  • Ark North Indian Cuisine - 17 min drive
  • Sacrilege Brewery + Kitchen - 17 min drive
  • Navio - 17 min drive

About this property

A secluded retreat in the redwoods and near beaches in Half Moon Bay

Romantic agritourism property with spa tub and sauna
If you have to shelter in place, this is a good place to do that. Safe, clean and private with trails on our own property for hiking.

The Main Ranch House at Lobitos Creek Ranch is the perfect location for a family reunion or leadership retreat in Northern California – steps away from an ancient Redwood forest and a 10-minute drive from the beaches. Worlds away but less than an hour to San Francisco or Silicon Valley, the Main Ranch House is cozy and comfortable yet private.

Situated on 70 acres of pristine farmland, 1000 feet above the ocean, the Ranch has been used for many events. including weddings.

In addition to the Main Ranch House we have two other adjacent lodges listed below that when included with the Main Ranch House the three lodges together can accommodate groups of 16-20:

The Bunkhouse: Vrbo 1237348
The Canyon View House: Vrbo 1749162

The Main Ranch House features a gallery kitchen off both the dining and great room, four bedrooms, with two en suite and two that share a bath, theatre and loft. the Main Ranch house can be rented with the Bunk House to increase capacity to 12. Perfect for family reunions and leadership offsite gatherings and retreats.

Anchoring the great room, the dining room and gallery kitchen, designed for group dining of up to 14 individuals, is a working fireplace that heats this elegant rustic and modern home. En suite master and guest master bedrooms have private baths, while two bedrooms on the main floor share one bath. Downstairs, a theatre can be arranged for family movie nights, or for corporate media presentations, for board room-type discussions, think tanks and leadership training sessions.

Outside, overlooking rolling hills and miles of hiking trails are stables, a fire pit, gardens, a hot tub, a sauna and a sweeping deck with outdoor dining and lounging areas that view the orchards and pastures that surround our property.

Within an hour of top Northern California destinations from San Francisco to Silicon Valley to Santa Cruz. There are hiking trails on the Ranch for visitors. Custom guided horseback rides can be arranged for you. We are about 40 minutes from SFO and 15 minutes from charming Half Moon Bay with its many restaurants and shops.

All of our beaches are open now and Cowell-Purisma, San Gregorio and Martin's Beach are all within 10 minutes of the ranch.

Amenities include WiFi connectivity, private parking, and an outdoor shower just off the master bedroom.

With so many things to do in Northern California, planning your days can be a tough order. Adventures including: hiking, mountain biking, sea kayaking, sailing, deep sea fishing, golf and tennis are all close by. We've had several golfers and their families here who understand the concept of playing at the Ritz and staying at the ranch. We are about 12 minutes from the Ritz Ocean Courses.

The wildlife viewing opportunities in the Bay Area are exceptional. From whale watching to birding, you won t be disappointed. Lobitos Creek Ranch is only 25 minutes from the world heritage site at Año Nuevo State Park where from January to March the spectacle of hundreds of mating elephant seals is on display.

In October there is the renowned Half Moon Bay Pumpkin Festival where a 2100-pound pumpkin can easily tip the scale. From town it s only 45 minutes North to downtown San Francisco. Take a cable car to visit Chinatown or a ferry to Sausalito, discover BART and whip over to Berkeley. It s no accident that Apple, Google, Facebook, Uber, Airbnb and many more call the Bay Area their home. After an exhilarating outing you will be ready to return to your cozy retreat in the hills.

Spend a day in Napa or Sonoma if wine tasting is on your list of destinations when visiting the Bay Area. Or make a day visiting the Monterey Bay Aquarium and the galleries of Carmel. Travel about an hour and a half to the South along Highway 1, one of the most beautiful stretches of the California Coast, stopping at beaches along the way.

We are dog friendly location and have about 3/4 of a fenced in dog park where dogs can go off leash, kids can play games and you can relax on a bench while all that other activity takes place.

Lobitos Creek Ranch is a Northern California coastal treasure. Built 46 years ago for a young, growing family, the Main Ranch House and Bunk House have been lovingly refreshed to provide a retreat for guests ranging from couples to families and from private, non-profit to corporate groups.
Guest accommodation at this farm stay offers fireplaces and DVD players. Rooms open to patios. Kitchens offer fridges, hobs, microwaves and kitchenware and utensils.

Bathrooms include a combined bath/shower unit and hairdryers. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and an iron/ironing board.

Recreational amenities at the farm stay include a spa tub and a sauna.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property manager

Steve Michelson
Speaks Italian, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter


Contactless social distancing
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Internet access

Things to do

  • Golf
  • Sauna
  • Hot tub

Languages spoken

  • Italian
  • Spanish


  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Garden
  • Outdoor furniture


  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • In-room accessibility


  • Books
  • Music library
  • Smoke-free property
  • Stereo
  • Video library

Room amenities


  • Bed sheets
  • Heating


  • 3 bathrooms
  • Hairdryer
  • Shampoo
  • Shower
  • Soap
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels


  • TV/satellite channels
  • DVD player
  • TV

Food and drink

  • Blender
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Coffee grinder
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Electric kettle
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Paper towels
  • Fridge
  • Hob
  • Toaster

Outdoor space

  • Deck or patio


  • Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Phone

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Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions
An adult aged 18 or older must assume all liability for the booking


Pets are allowed
Restrictions apply; for more information contact the property on the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Important information

You need to know

This property is managed by a private host, not a professional engaged in trade or business
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Parties and events are allowed on site
Long-term renters welcome
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a first aid kit and a deadlock
This property is managed through our partner, Vrbo. You will receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, where you can change or cancel your reservation

We should mention

Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
A car is required for transport to and from this property

Property is also known as

A Secluded Retreat in the Redwoods Near Beaches in Half Moon Bay
Secluded Retreat Redwoods Beaches Agritourism property
Secluded Retreat Redwoods Beaches Half Moon Bay
Secluded Retreat Redwoods Beaches Agritourism property
Secluded Retreat Redwoods Beaches Half Moon Bay
Secluded Retreat Redwoods Beaches
A Secluded Retreat in the Redwoods Near Beaches in Half Moon Bay
A Secluded Retreat in the Redwoods Near Beaches in Half Moon Bay

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Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 69 out of 73 reviews
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Rating 4 - Good. 4 out of 73 reviews
4 - Good 5%
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5/5 Excellent

Relaxing family time
We had a great family get together
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5/5 Excellent

Relaxing weekend
Our family had a great time at the ranch.
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4/5 Good

quiet retreat
The Ranch was a special retreat and the owner very friendly. We would have liked better beds in guest rooms. What an awesome kitchen, well stocked.
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5/5 Excellent

Start of a family tradition!
We loved staying at the ranch and hope that becomes a regular family event. It's only 45 minutes from the Bay Area but it might as well be another planet. It's a great place to get away, recharge and enjoy family time. We had 3 generations here and everyone loved exploring the property, going to the beach and relaxing on the deck.
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5/5 Excellent

Just what we were looking for
The main ranch house at Lobitos Creek provided just what we needed: a place to relax and enjoy company. The big deck and grand view were quite amazing.
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