Martin's Beach, Half Moon Bay, CA

Martin's Beach, Half Moon Bay, CA
Martin's Beach cabin, Half Moon Bay, 94019Martin's Beach, San Mateo Co, CA 94019There's something appealing about these little secluded cottages, tucked below scenic Highway One south of Half Moon Bay. From the highway one sees a gated drive and undeveloped land a common sight in this rural area. Not until you wind down toward the Pacific Ocean do the cottages come into view.

Martin's Beach cottages are not for everyone. They sit on leased land, with only about 10 years left on the leases, which are not expected to be renewed.

But for the right buyers, they are near perfect, and create memories to be treasured for decades to come. Read more about Martin's Beach and one buyer's experience below:

Two of these cottages are available today. Contact me if you are interested.


--- Come for a visit; Stay for a lifetime!

Lottie Kendall, Realtor®

Pacific Union International

CA DRE#10215160; 650-465-4547

Peninsula Living Business Page



Comment balloon 6 commentsLottie Kendall • October 25 2011 12:20PM


I had no idea those even existed.  From the pictures, the beach reminds me of Pajaro Dunes.  Even with the lease expiring, being able to enjoy that spot for 10 years would be very nice.

Posted by Bryan Robertson, Broker, Author, Speaker (Intero Real Estate) about 7 years ago

Lottie - they sound very interesting ..... what would they sell for given they only have abut ten years to enjoy them then (I assume) they become the property of the land owner.

Posted by Kathy Clulow, Trusted For Experience - Respected For Results (RE/MAX All-Stars Realty Inc. Brokerage) about 7 years ago

Hi Bryan - you're not alone on the Peninsula/Silicon Valley in not knowing about these--one of the best-kept secrets around. Clients of mine bought one last years--their whole family (grown kids, and grandkids in Palo Alto, San Carlos and San Mateo) as well as extended family and friends love spending time there--lots of good memories being created.

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) about 7 years ago

Kathy, 2 are available now, a 2-BR/2-BA cottage listed at $179,000 and a 1-BR one for $185,000. Definitely not for everyone, but for the lucky family with disposable cash, they are awesome. No where on the San Mateo coast can you find a place on the beach like these--without paying millions, that is!

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) about 7 years ago

Why are the leases not expected to be renewed? Why?

Posted by Mr. Torres over 4 years ago

It's my understanding that the owners have other plans for the property. I do know a group of cottage owners have been discussing continuation of the leases, but any buyer would be prudent to assume that the leases will not be extended.

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) over 4 years ago