|Montara||Flat Rock||Ross’ Cove||Mavericks||The Jetty||Dunes|
Each of our six individually decorated rooms, named after a famous surfing spot in the area, has its own unique style.
About a mile south of Moss Beach Distillery and another half mile out lies a reef break known as Flat Rock, which lies on the edge of a steep underwater ravine. Getting to this spot takes courage and stamina. First there's the treacherous near free-falling drop down 100 foot sandstone cliffs, then the long reef-hopping hike through sea urchins and finally a short but vigorous paddle in shifting currents to a large, cumbersome rock that is both intimidating and refuge. Only the southern portion is truly surfable, which works best on west swells. The swells wrap around the rock creating a right that is both hollow and steep. You rarely see other surfers at this spot. It is a badge to even make it this far! However keep plenty of energy stored in your system, as the hike back to your car can be much worse on the body.
What makes the Flat Rock Guestroom so special…
Located in the quaint village of Princeton-by-the-Sea just minutes north of historic Half Moon Bay, you will find beachcombing, hiking, tidepooling, shopping, kayaking and oceanfront dining all within easy walking distance.
“Excellent stay! Only wish it could have been longer!!!” Accommodations and hospitality was excellent! We checked in late and our room key was waiting us in the designated spot. Cleanliness was exceptional, bathroom was bright and clean with amazing soaking tub and great shower, soft robes as well. Comfy bed, nice gas fireplace, wonderful view of the bay, a few snacks (a good variety!) and waters were left upon check-in and very much appreciated after a long day of travel! Dining area, mini-fridge, microwave and single serve coffee maker round out the large and relaxing room. Large deck area was a pleasure for this east coaster to watch the sun rise and the glow over the sailboats early in the morning. The inn is walking distance to town for a bite to eat, a few drinks or just a stroll through this great town. We explored the beach the next morning and were delighted by the binoculars left in the room we could use to watch the amazing waves at Mavericks breaking just around the point from the Inn. There is mention of a fog horn that can easily be heard throughout the Half Moon Bay area but after an hour I honestly didn't even hear it anymore. If you stay anywhere at Half Moon Bay you will hear it but don't let that deter you from this great small inn with first class service! We also enjoyed the easily accessable high speed internet with no added charges! Thanks for an exceptional stay, we'd love to return!