Landis Shores Oceanfront Inn

211 Mirada Road, Half Moon Bay, California 94019
Innkeeper(s): Ken & Ellen Landis
 
  • Introduction

    Does falling asleep to the soothing sounds of the surf and waking up to fresh brewed coffee and a gourmet breakfast sound enticing? How about nibbling appetizers while sipping premium wines (selected by our sommelier) each afternoon? That’s part of the experience at Landis Shores Oceanfront Inn in Half Moon Bay, California. Choose from eight elegant oceanfront rooms with fireplaces, whirlpool tubs, flat screen TV’s w/Blueray Players, natural stone showers and all of the amenities you would expect from a five star inn.
     
    Sink into the ultimate bed for the dreamiest sleep. Spacious well-lit bathrooms have large stone counters, thick Egyptian cotton towels and luxurious robes. There’s even a fitness center. Just outside is the coastside trail or steps away, feel sand between your toes on the beach.
     
    Relax in The Common RoomWhy wait? Travel a few miles from San Francisco or San Jose and enter another world on the ocean in Half Moon Bay. Don’t delay, come visit and experience the serenity, comfort, and personalized service for yourself!
     
    Half Moon Bay, California's newest luxury oceanfront bed and breakfast, Landis Shores Ocean Front Inn on Miramar Beach overlooking a beautiful beach along the Northern California coast. We are located steps from the sandy beach, 25 miles south of San Francisco, 100 miles west of Sacramento and 50 miles north of Santa Cruz.
     
    Enjoy it all at your new oceanfront escape
    in Half Moon Bay on the Northern California coast!
     
    Discover what oceanfront really means at Landis Shores, a luxurious bed and breakfast inn in beautiful Half Moon Bay. Listen to the waves crash below your private balcony as you enjoy a private gourmet breakfast. Fall asleep to the soothing sounds of the surf, nestle in your room with your private fireplace and whirlpool tub. Welcome to the premier small inn experience on the Northern California coast. Welcome to Landis Shores. Plan your escape today.

     

  • Insider's Info

    Travelers are always looking for memorable and relaxing experiences. Let’s discover more through the words of our innkeepers. Many thanks to Ken & Ellen Landis for sharing their own secrets with BBOnline.com!
    Why do most travelers stay at your inn?

    We are an Oceanfront B&B. You can toss a ball from your private balcony and it will hit the water/sand.

    What are you best known for? What makes your inn unique? What do you love most about your inn?

    Along with the ocean and red woods, our inn has a huge wine list. Our cellar contains over 1500 wines.

    If someone has never been to your city, what is the #1 reason to come visit?

    The entire community is on the ocean.

    What’s the best compliment you have ever received about the inn?

    “We love'd the ocean views, wonderful breakfast, and attentive staff.”

    What’s the best kept secret about the area?

    We are in a rural oceanfront community and only 30 minutes from San Francisco

    If a traveler is staying at your inn for 4 nights, what should he/she do in the area?

    Hike in the mountains/red woods, visit area wineries, kayak or fish in the ocean, walk the 10 mile coastal trail, visit quaint Downtown Half Moon Bay, watch Maverick's Surf Competition.

    Is there anything within walking distance of your inn?

    The Beach/Ocean along with the Miramar Beach Restaurant and the Coastal Trail.

    What is your favorite restaurant/food in the area?

    Pasta Moon (Italian) is my wife's favorit, Cafe Gibralter (Mediteranian) is my favorite.

    Any good area guides/websites that travelers could reference?

    www.LandisShores.com

    VisitHalfMoonBay.org

    How many rooms does your inn have?

    Eight.

    Do you accept pets?

    We have 1 pet friendly room.

     

  • About the Innkeepers

    Meet Owner and Chef Ken Landis

    In addition to devising the inn's Gourmet Breakfast program, Chef Ken Landis is a frequent wine judge at competitions across the state of California. He also conducts cooking demonstrations at major food and wine events, and creates the inn's legendary New Year's Eve dinner.

    Meet Owner and Sommelier Ellen Landis

    In addition to directing the wine program at Landis Shores, Ellen is a frequent wine judge at national and international wine competitions. Ellen is a wine educator, speaker, and consultant, and would be thrilled to arrange a private tasting event at the inn for couples or small groups. She'll work with you too customize a tasting event you won't forget! Contact Landis Shores for more details: 650-726-6642.

     

  • About Our Inn

    Eight elegant oceanfront rooms await you with all of the amenities you would expect from a five-star inn. In addition to a sweeping, unobstructed ocean view, each room offers a private deck, fireplace, television with VCR, stereo CD player, two phones with modem access as well as high-speed Internet access, and queen or king bed. Private bathrooms have extra deep whirlpool tubs and separate showers, except for the ADA-compliant room, which has an extra-large limestone shower.

    Each Inviting Room Offers

    • A sweeping, unobstructed ocean view
    • Private balcony
    • Large bathrooms with whirlpool tub & shower
    • San Francisco Bay only has a shower, which is ADA compliant
    • Luxurious robes
    • Romantic fireplace
    • Sound proof walls
    • TV/VCD/VCR and stereo CD player
    • Mini-refrigerator
    • Phone and private voice mail
    • High speed wireless Internet
    • Queen beds (King beds in Tuscany and Bordeaux)
    • Extensive wine list & sommelier on staff

    Included In Your Stay

    • Homemade, fresh gourmet breakfast (special diets accommodated)
    • Afternoon wine and appetizers
    • Movies to watch from our private library
    • Fitness room (cycle, treadmill, weights)
    • All rooms are on the second floor, which is elevator accessible

     
  • Dining

    Gourmet Breakfast (included with your room). Each morning, Chef Ken Landis has devised a gourmet breakfast program that combines new twists on old favorites (Banana Bread French Toast) with exquisitely prepared New American inventions (Smoked Gouda Egg Tart With Spinach). And that's just the beginning...Fresh fruit and juice accompany each hot breakfast. Coffee and tea are available throughout the morning, starting at 7 am. With a different breakfast menu every day, you'll have to stay a while to enjoy them all! Vegetarian and other dietary restrictions can be accommodated. Please indicate your special needs when booking your room.

    Afternoon appetizers and wine (included with your room). From 4:30-6:00 in the afternoon, enjoy a selection of red and white wines and appetizers in the inn's common area. Relax by the fireplace, play a chess or card game if the mood strikes you, or enjoy your refreshments on your private balcony.

     
    Savor the moment with a fine wine During your stay, Owner and Sommelier Ellen Landis invites you to savor an exquisite wine from the Inn's vast wine list. Landis Shores prides itself on providing terrific values on wines that can be found elsewhere on the coastside for up to three times the price. We want to make it easy for you to share in our love of fine wine! The Inn's vast wine list offers wines from around the world and is designed to suit a wide range of palates. Enjoy a wine from your room's namesake appellation, or create your own tasting menu by combining wines from various varietals. Ellen is at your service with advice and counsel on selecting the perfect wines to match your tastes, your mood, your whims.
     
    Set the right tone from the moment you arrive, and have a bottle waiting in your room upon your arrival. Let us know your selection at the time you make your booking, or before your arrival.
     
    After a sumptuous breakfast and perhaps an early-morning workout in the fitness room, head out to experience Half Moon Bay and the coastal community of San Mateo County. The Coastline comfortably takes its place between the dramatic, green Santa Cruz Mountains to the east and the powerful blue-green Pacific Ocean to the west. Because of its geographic isolation, the area has not changed dramatically over the years. Dating back to 1840, Half Moon Bay is the oldest town in San Mateo County. Traces of its past are visible in the many historic buildings. Abundant open space and native wildlife in this largely rural setting contribute to the area's unique appeal.

     

  • Activities

    Hike, walk, or bike along the dramatic bluffs that jut along the Pacific -- Landis Shores is located on the six-mile Coast Side Trail that extends into historic Half Moon Bay. Explore tide pools, go whale watching, or bring your binoculars for some amazing birdwatching. Bring your sunscreen and explore the Half Moon Bay beaches. Wander and shop on the historic Main Street or play a round of golf at the Arnold Palmer-designed Half Moon Bay Golf Links, ranked number one in the Bay Area. Half Moon Bay is home to many flower growers and nurseries as well as some great coastal vineyards.
     
    After an excitement-filled day, return to the Inn for an in-room massage and complimentary wine and hors d'oeuvres served every afternoon. In the evening, dine at one of the nearby restaurants, then take a romantic stroll. Enjoy it all at Landis Shores, your new oceanfront escape on the Northern California coast!
  • Things to Do in Half Moon Bay

    The Bay Area's number-one ranked course, Half Moon Bay Golf Links, designed by Arnold Palmer, affords great views out to Miramontes Point.

    For horseback riding along the beach, visit Sea Horse Ranch, a local landmark.

    Stroll Historic Main Street and visit the boutiques, restaurants, bakeries, and cafes.

    Visit the local Flower Market at Main and Kelly every third Saturday (May through September).

    Pick your own berries at Coastways Ranch.

    Enjoy the Tours des Fleurs in July and visit local nurseries with guided tours.

    Discover the Pescadero tradition of Phipp's Ranch, featuring over 100 varieties of legumes, organic veggies, plants, herbs, and farm animals. A fun activity for the whole family.

    Fitzgerald Marine Reserve, accessed from Moss Beach, is a great place for tide pool exploring and whale watching.

    Pillar Point Marsh, fed by fresh and salt water, attracts a noteworthy collection of birds. Bring your binoculars!

    Landis Shores is located in the 6-mile Coast Side Trail, which extends into Half Moon Bay. Hike, walk, or bike along the dramatic bluffs.

    Take the Montara Mountain Trail for an inland-to-coastline walk.

    Another beautiful hike is the Purisima Creek Trail, which leads to the majestic redwood groves and year-'round creek of the Purisima Redwood Preserve.

    Watch the migration of the California Gray Whale from December to April as they make their journey to the Baja Peninsula. Boating or airplane tours available.

    Be the 'Big Kahuna'. Visit Maverick's Wave November through April or be an athlete and explore with California Canoe & Kayak.

    Bring your sunscreen and explore the Half Moon Bay beaches.

    Visit Año Nuevo State Reserve to watch the elephant seals in their natural habitat.

    Pillar Point Harbor offers more than just surfing and boat building; the water is so pure that abalone is farmed within the boundaries of the breakwater. Shop Pillar Point Harbor for the fresh catch of the day.

    Start a family tradition and visit Half Moon Bay for one of the Annual Festivals:

    • In October, enjoy our famous Pumpkin Festival
    • In December, visit El Granada and watch the Harbor Lighting Company
  • How To Find Us

    Landis Shores is situated directly on the coast in beautiful Half Moon Bay, California, less than a half hour from the San Francisco airport and nearby Silicon Valley.

    From San Jose

    1. Take 101 or 280 North to Highway 92
    2. Proceed West on 92 toward Half Moon Bay
    3. Turn right (North) onto Highway 1
    4. Travel 2.4 miles up Highway 1
    5. Turn left, toward the ocean, onto Medio Rd
    6. Turn right at the ocean onto Mirada Rd

    From San Francisco Airport

    1. Take 101 South
    2. Take Highway 92 West toward Half Moon Bay
    3. Turn right (North) onto Highway 1
    4. Travel 2.4 miles up Highway 1, turn left, toward the ocean, onto Medio Rd
    5. Turn right at the ocean onto Mirada Rd

    From San Francisco

    1. Take 280 South to the Pacifica exit
    2. Proceed onto Highway 1 South toward Half Moon Bay
    3. Turn right onto Magellan Ave and left at the ocean onto Mirada Rd

    You may also wish to fly your personal plane into the Half Moon Bay airport.

 
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