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Zaballa House
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Reviewed May 27, 2012

30 miles far from San Francisco, peaceful and cute little village with a couple of good restaurants, beach is nice, the bed&breakfast is in the oldest house in Hald Moon Bay (they say).
Clean, peaceful, comfortable, breakfast at one large table, with other guests.
Nice experience.

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Raul P
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Reviewed May 6, 2012

This place is awesome! Everything about it was good. Nothing negative. Really. Clean, spacious room. Large bathroom. No noise. Very comfortable bed. Breakfast was wonderful. Fresh fruits, delicious homemade breads, quiches, waffles, homemade granola! And Sheila, the owner, and her family were delightful hostess/staff. If we were ever back this way again, we would stay only at Zaballa House.

Stayed: May 2012
1  Thank sbell2852
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Reviewed February 13, 2012

I've stayed at Zaballa house on and off, for many years, from the time when it was still surrounded by a garden. Not very much changed inside since then.

The original house has smaller "cozier" rooms. Each one is different and most of them (possibly all) seem to have a gas fireplace which can be used to warm the room. Most bathrooms seem to be original to the house, the bathtubs are free standing and some have jets. The free-standing tubs do not have shower curtains.

The newer rooms are on the second floor of an adjacent bulding, which was built over what used to be the garden. These rooms are much larger, more modern and a little more impersonal than the rooms in the old house. Most of these also seem to have fireplaces.

Zaballa house is on the Main Street in Half Moon Bay and occasionally (surprisingly rarely, actually) noise can be an issue.

The price includes a warm breakfast. Depending on the time of the year and the day of the week, the price can be a good value. Midweek, during the off season, you can usually find a room without a reservation for $99, as of now. Other times, the value is not so great. I would compare the prices here with the prices at Half Moon Bay Inn (see my other review).

Room Tip: If you can go for the rooms that do not face Main St.
  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled solo
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1  Thank Dara064
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Reviewed January 19, 2012

The price was good for the area. The room was large with a gas fire place. The bathroom was large with a big walk in shower. The bed was comfortable and the room was very clean. Breakfast the next morning was included and was very good. I would stay again.

  • Stayed: January 2012
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Thank Billyberrey560
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Reviewed December 21, 2011

The Zaballa House is located on Main Street in Half Moon Bay. You can easily walk to restaurants, shops, cafes, and the beach. It also offers a great breakfast spread (i.e. quiche, pastries, lots of fruits etc.) It has friendly staff and wine and cheese is offered from 5 - 7 p.m. That said here are some issues I had with the property. If you stay in the main house be aware they do not have tvs. The noise from the staff preparing breakfast can be disturbing if you are a light sleeper. We stayed away from the main house and the room came with a tv but the channels are limited. My room did not have curtains but it had "old" mini blinds that did not close all the way. You could just about read without turning on the light at midnight. That is how much light comes in the room. I like my room to be dark. My husband can handle a lighter room but he found the room too light. The room is warm so you will need to open your window at night. The ceiling fan works but it blows right over your head. The mattress was very very hard and uncomfortable. Someone asked for a soda machine and the staff pointed him across the street. So bring a cooler; pick up ice and your drink/snacks if you are the kind of person who likes a glass of something other than the wine provided.

  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled with friends
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3  Thank Remy2011
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