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Welcome to the Nantucket Whale Inn

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We invite you to stay with us in Half Moon Bay’s new boutique Bed and Breakfast Inn which opened in May 2015. Inspired by the grand homes on Nantucket Island, the Nantucket Whale Inn offers guests a relaxing and luxurious stay in our gorgeous coastal town, just 28 miles from San Francisco.  David and Jerry bring years of experience from New York, Los Angeles and the Midwest to the operation of the inn. We are known for our special balance of friendly, outstanding service and absolute respect for your privacy during your stay.

Conveniently located on the quiet end of Main Street in the charming and historic village of Half Moon Bay, guests can plan their visit to meet a variety of needs. For those wishing to simply relax and not drive, the Nantucket Whale Inn is the perfect place. Enjoy reading a great book in your room, in the living room or outside in the garden.  Walk to the shops, the beach and the many fine restaurants and eateries nearby.

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Or, for those who have come to explore the coast, make the Inn your home during your stay. The Coastside offers so many things to do – choose from over 20 beaches (yes 20!), hike for miles through the giant redwood forests only a few miles from the Inn or along the high cliffs above the sea, bike the shoreline, visit a goat farm where fine goat cheese is made, taste local wines and micro brews, explore the tide pools with seals basking in the sun at the Fitgerald Marine Reserve or tour and picnic at Filoli, one of America’s architectural treasures with lush gardens. After your adventures, relax in the privacy of the Inn where the owners, David and Jerry, have oil paintings and other original artwork displayed.  Some of the colorful plein air pieces were painted by the previous owner, Kathryn Ellis.

Take pleasure in our exclusive array of complimentary wine, cheeses, meats and other delicious offerings every day in the late afternoon/early evening. For a sublime experience, unwind in the garden, an outdoor living room, as the cool evening air rolls in and get warm by the fire table. Watch the numerous birds and butterflies as the sun begins to set. After a wonderful dinner out, enjoy a great night’s sleep in one of our very comfortable guest rooms. In the morning, savor our fair trade organic coffee, teas, cider, hot chocolate and delicious breakfasts.

A Truly Extraordinary Experience

The Nantucket Whale Inn is the perfect getaway where anyone can relax in total privacy in one of our newly styled rooms. After months of renovations, the property is now open to guests.

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The Innkeeper, David, and his life partner, Jerry, have brought some of the East Coast charm of Nantucket Island to the West Coast. Their love of Nantucket is evident throughout the Inn. For those, who have had the good fortune to spend time on the faraway island 30 miles off Cape Cod and only reached by boat or plane, one remembers the beautiful grey shingle houses and grand mansions, rose covered cottages, the omnipresent hydrangeas and the tremendous respect for whales. The “Grey Lady,” as the island is affectionately called by locals, has the same wondrous misty, ethereal fog that sometimes blows through Half Moon Bay. Like Nantucket, there are miles of spectacular beaches. It is amazing how secluded and quiet the beaches are and still so close to San Francisco! Nantucket Whale Inn offers guests the ultimate environment in which to relax and create a magical, memorable experience.


We offer seven unique guest quarters - six in the main house and one off the garden. Each of our guest rooms has HD DirecTV and DVD player and a private full bathroom. Some rooms have gas fireplaces and whirlpool tubs. Amenities include thick luxurious towels, our own spa bathrobes and HERMES bath products from France.  There is free wireless internet access available. And please always Book DIrectly with us for the guaranteed lowest prices.


We invite you to the Nantucket Whale Inn, where we hope you will feel truly comfortable and always welcome.

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Sumptuous Breakfasts

Wake up to the aroma of our Nantucket Whale blend Fair Trade USDA certified organic coffee. Choose from our extensive selection of organic and herbal teas, hot chocolate and hot cider. Next, enjoy a wonderful, hot, homemade breakfast served in our dining area. Daily offerings vary between sweet and savory. We can usually accommodate special dietary needs with some advance notice.

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