|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
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.
Thank you for allowing us to stay at your charming cottage! We didn't want to leave! Loved the view, the garden and hot tub! Everything just comfy cozy! Can't wait to come back again!
The view of the ocean here is just spectacular. We loved the garden and just being able to sit out and relax. The spacious kitchen was a nice feature. Robin was a joy to work with.
San Martin, CA
I stayed at Hattie's Cottage for 6 nights and I found it to be absolutely perfect. The cottage is cozy and beautifully decorated, the kitchen is well-appointed and very cook-friendly, the upstairs bedroom is one-of-a-kind with a very comfy bed. The ocean views from just about every room are lovely, the garden is gorgeous! My daughter joined me at the weekend and We had a great time relaxing, reading, walking on the beach and exploring the area. She declared that it was the most relaxing weekend she's ever had. I'm definitely coming back for more rest and relaxation.
We had a wonderful weekend with your kids at your cottage. Our kids LOVED the back yard and played out side all day long. We enjoyed the view, the hot tub, the beautiful kitchen and much much more. We already looked at our calendar and are planning a trip back at the end of the year. It was a magical weekend!!
Hattie's Cottage was a wonderful place to spend our anniversary. We have stayed here many times before, and have always loved it, which is why we keep coming back! Only comment this time is that the window in the sitting room that looks out on the wonderful view should be cleaned. We arrived close to sunset, and the window really detracted from our viewing of the sunset; very streaked and coated . We actually washed the window by the kitchen table the next morning, and it helped immensely. The "view window" was a little too high up to reach! Other than that: great!
Down 0-2 to the Reds, my beloved Giants roared back to take the last 7 games and the World Series.
Not that I'm superstitious (though my sweet Mom's been gone for 7 years & I still avoid sidewalk cracks), sitting in the very comfortable blue swivel/rocking chairs watching the game, binoculars poised to check the river/beach/waves/ocean proved to be a very good omen. Perhaps I digress....
This is a wonderful spot to forget anyone's business world, to walk on the beach, through the woods, kyack in the river, to rejuvenate the senses. The bedroom perch is uber comfortable, and for those who love to sleep with all windows open, windows on all 4 sides allow ultimate ocean air. As a clogged valley from Folsom, I could breathe, far better than even at Tahoe!! My wife won't camp w/ me anymore, but sleeping w/ all that wonderful fresh air is as close to camping as she'll get. One CAN close all windows & BE TOASTY.
Good kitchen, spa to watch the stars if not foggy-we'll be back!!
Take it from Uncle Flash und Auntie Ina
Bring your kayak and explore Salmon Creek (navigable for 1 mile upstream); horseback riding immediately adjacent at The Chanselor Ranch; several art galleries; fishing trips/whale watching from Bodega Bay Marina; wine tasting; a few great espresso cafes; yoga/Pilates; kites and salt-water taffy; Children's Bell Tower memorial; Marine Lab tours Fri 2-4; Spud Pt. Crab Co: best-ever clam chowder! Frequent events at the Bodega Bay Grange.
Check out the just re-vitalised Bodega Bay Community Center only 1/2 mile away: Sunday Farmer's Market May through October; yoga classes, book discussion group, 12 step meeting, and more.
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2 night minimum stay
|Discounts: 3 nights or more: $190 Nightly|
Weekdays and weekends are same rate.
Rates are year-round.
2-night stay is $220 per night. Additional nights are $190.
A one-week stay is $1250 plus cleaning and tax.