Hattie's Cottage is located in charming Salmon Creek, a former fishing village, just north of Bodega Bay. It feels like Cape Cod.
You are just a 4 minute stroll to the beach .
Walking around the quaint little town along small quiet lanes, you'll appreciate that there is no highway between you and the beautiful north coast ocean, wide sand beach, and dunes where you can walk for miles.
Sitting in your private hot tub in the large lovely garden, you will look out over the breaking waves, sand dunes, and creek where it enters the Pacific; you will hear the surf. The shore birds abound.
Inside the cottage you will be warmed by the eco-friendly gas-log fireplace, with full ocean views from living room, dining, and romantic crow's nest bedroom.
Although small, the cottage is great for entertaining, with large kitchen open to dining area and the garden beyond. Nearby you will find many activities, good restaurants, and Sonoma county wine-tasting is a close and lovely country drive.
Special Local Restaurants: In addition to the Spud Point Crab Co., already mentioned, right in town of Bodega Bay you have:
Terrapin Creek Cafe, a small, intimate restaurant, good art on the walls, owned and run by young culinary couple. (Eastshore Rd).
The Bluewater Bistro at Bodega Harbor: great ocean views and fine dining or sit in the comfy bar/lounge; often there is some live music.
The Duck Club at Bodega Bay Lodge and Spa for elegant dining in lovely setting over-looking the harbor .
The well-know Sandpiper Restaurant is in its new location in the Pelican Plaza.
And for wine-tasting: Gourmet au Bay which has a wonderful back deck over the harbor for sunset happy hour.
In the near-by inland town of Bodega (not to be confused with Bodega Bay), check out the Casino Restaurant.
Don't be put off by its look of dark bar room/pool table; they have a fabulous well-known chef making some of the best food ever.
In Valley Ford, do try the Rocker Oysterfeller Restaurant for good food and fun atmosphere.
Art Galleries: In Bodega Bay:
The Local Color Gallery.
The Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery: amazing historical collection of early California artists and the gallery owner's own paintings of the beautiful Sonoma County landscapes .
The Ren Brown Collection, which leans toward the arts of Japan.
In Valley Ford:
The West County Gallery: Here you will see some of the finest local artists' woodwork/furniture, ceramics, sculpture and painting; or just select that perfect-one-of-a-kind gift.
Please Note:: COME ENJOY OUR RECENT RENOVATIONS! YOU WILL HAVE A NEW KITCHEN WITH ALL NEW APPLIANCES/COUNTERS/CABINETS, INCLUDING GAS STOVE. ALSO, NEW BATHROOM, BUNK ROOM, AND HOT TUB AND NEW FRONT PORCH AND DECK.
NOTE: No dogs are allowed on Salmon Creek Beach proper due to protection of the Snowy Plover bird.
However, dogs on leash ARE allowed on adjacent beaches: Bodega Bay Dunes State Park (south) and Wright's Beach (north). Also, there is lots of open land in the dunes behind the Salmon Creek beach where dogs have plenty of room to roam. Unless you have a dog under good voice-control, we do recommend leash so that dogs don't chase the deer.