BIRD WATCH @ NORCAL LAND'S END WITH AMAZING VIEWS OF THE HARBOR AND PACIFIC

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Annie McNeil

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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BIRD WATCH @ NORCAL LAND'S END WITH AMAZING VIEWS OF THE HARBOR AND PACIFIC

Bodega Bay House Rental Photos and Description

House, 2 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

From the entrance of this lovely, beachfront home you'll marvel at the stunning views of Bodega Harbor, and the vast Pacific beyond. The Birdwatch sits perched above the water - a vantage point from which you'll enjoy the spectacle of hundreds of shore birds feeding happily along the tide line below. From your private outdoor spa you'll be lulled by the distant roar of ocean waves as they crashd onto the giant rocks off Bodega Head. The house is newly constructed of marble, granite, wood and glass, and comes equipped with wi-fi, propane fireplaces, and spectacular vistas beckoning from both richly-appointed bedrooms, a living room made to live in, and the marquee attraction - an incredible gourmet kitchen that'll make your time spent hanging around the house seem well-spent. Lounge on the deck if you like, or take the stairs down to the beach and breathe deep that bracing ocean air. We guarantee you will have an unforgettable Northern California adventure at the Birdwatch.

Activities: The Bodega Bay Surf Shack rents bikes, kayaks, surfboards, wetsuits and windsurfers. Cruise on a bike along the beach or out to Bodega Head. Surfing lessons with experienced instructors are available, and Bodega Bay Pro Dive has a full service dive center, including air fills, scuba lessons and equipment sales. We highly recommend Bodega Bay Kayak Tours. There are tours of Salmon Creek, Willow Creek and the Russian River. Kayak guide Bob Miller has been sharing his love of the coast for over 20 years. He even has a Wine Country Kayak Tour that includes a picnic lunch with great views of the Bodega Bay coastline, complemented by a good bottle of Sonoma County wine. There are tours of Bodega Bay by sailboat, with sights of sea lions and, if you're lucky, whales, depending on the time of year. Modern fiberglass vessels can take you sport fishing from Porto Bodega Marina. There are miles and miles of stunning beaches - secluded and empty - for long beach walks, or whatever you like.

Places For Food & Drink: Should you choose to leave your awesome Birdwatch kitchen and venture out ... just across the road you'll find Ruby's Porthole for morning lattes, or a classic burger at the Hot Dog House, or fine cuisine just down the street at Lucas Wharf Restaurant. Roam a little further and find world class wine tasting at the nearby Gourmet Au Bay wine tasting room, or just take a scenic drive through the countryside where you'll find many world renowned wineries. They're all fun to visit. Other great places to eat locally are The Duck Club (five star rating), The Boat House, Underwood, Howard's Station, Tony's Seafood Restaurant, The Union Hotel, and Gold Coast Coffee & Bakery. Other day trips should include stops at Wild Flour Bakery and Willow Wood Cafe. High end dining can be found at John Ash & Co. and Zin Restaurant & Wine Bar, to name a couple. We have an extensive guide to local eateries in our self-published guide book that resides comfortably at The Birdwatch. (It even has maps.)

Parks & Other Places: Sonoma County Regional Parks recently constructed a bird walk trail. The trail begins at the front door of Birdwatch and passes through a revitalized salt water marsh, which is home to thousands of migratory and native birds throughout the year. A bridge connects Doran and Bird Walk Coastal Parks so that you can walk along Canadian Geese nesting sites, and over an estuary filled with Leopard Sharks and Bat Rays, to reach crashing ocean waves along a sandy beach that stretches four miles. (The paved trail is moderately accessible for the disabled.) If you're looking for a garden to meditate in, combined with specialty massages, or maybe an enzyme bath, then try Osmosis Day Spa Sanctuary. Bodega Bay Marine Laboratory located on Bodega Head gives weekly tours to the public, and Chancellor Stables has guided horseback riding on the beach. To learn how a community can become ecologically, economically and culturally sustainable in today's world, visit The Occidental Arts and Ecology Center

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for children
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters

Annie McNeil

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2009
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Birdwatch house took us 10 years of searching to find. We have an excellent real estate agent, who knew that the moment he saw the house it was perfect for our family. There were 12 offers in competition and ours was chosen! We would spend every free moment at Bodega Bay while our two children were growing up. It is a place where a family can spend quality time together making the most wonderful memories. For that reason, there is no value that can be placed on the property. We will never sell it and hope to give it to our children to enjoy forever. Because it is such a tranquil sanctuary and a place of the most incredible views we decided to rebuild the house entirely with the finest finishes. Natural wood, glass and stone make up the house. From our front door we can walk for miles, often without seeing a soul, along a nature preserve, over creeks and along the open sandy sea with waves crashing. We love to surf, windsurf, kitesurf, stand up surf, kayak and sail as a family. We are fortunate that our home provides all those wonderful activities for us.

Annie McNeil purchased this house in 2002

After living in this area for many years, it's no wonder that we chose to invest in a place that is so special to us in so many ways. We know every little cove/point/headland of that coast. We know all the wineries and restaurants and parks. Without that kind of background, we would never attempt this.

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Bird Watch @ NorCal land's end with amazing views of the harbor and Pacific
average rating of 4.96 based on 75 reviews
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Bird Watch @ NorCal land's end with amazing views of the harbor and Pacific
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Bodega Bay North Coast California
San Jose, CA
5

A sanctuary.

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2010
  • Stayed: Dec 2009
The Bird Watch was a gift to myself and it was worth it, absolutely. I was fortunate enough to be able to spend a month there, and it was perfection. As soon as you walk into the house, you can’t help but take a deep breath and feel the quiet, the calm, and see the breathtaking view of the harbor. The home is clean, comfortable, and tastefully done in every sense, including the way the windows were designed/placed to frame certain views (like a tree branch) and the whimsical details from the tile inserts to the colored glass in the fence. The bedding is heaven on earth and you can’t help but sink into blissful slumber each night. And the views…from the moment you open your eyes, the views are something to behold, as are the birds. Depending on when you catch the tide going out, the birds are there; sometimes right in front of the house, and sometimes farther into the harbor. (There was one particular snowy egret that I’m convinced came every morning to say hello.) On one sunny but rather windy day, para- and windsurfers, kayakers, and kites seemed to be everywhere. Crab season runs from Nov. to May, so there was crab right off the boats. The nearest wharf is a 5-min. walk, or you can go to the marina on the northside of the harbor, a 10-min. drive; totally yum. Cooking at Bird Watch was a joy with a fully stocked kitchen for any gourmet chef or wannabe. Oh, and the wine – Bodega Bay is in Sonoma County! Enough said. Annie was wonderful to communicate with, not only for the transaction but for recommendations and local info. I spent countless hours walking the trails (Doran Beach and oceanside, an ideal whale watch point), reading, listening to and playing music, and communing with all that was around me. Bird Watch was the perfect sanctuary for a much-needed time of rejuvenation and I look forward to getting back there for another extended stay. 5 stars all the way!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 8/8
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Bird Watch @ NorCal land's end with amazing views of the harbor and Pacific
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p244027
+1 808-214-3171
Bodega Bay North Coast California
5

A beautiful home in a peaceful setting.

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
I recently stayed in this beautiful home. Upon arrival, you are greeted with a well appointed kitchen, comfortable beds, and a peaceful setting. Out on the decks you are treated to an absolutely stunning view. The home owners were very easy to work with. All emails were quickly answered. Time, and care has been taken to make you feel at ease on your stay. I would definitely recommend this property. Thank you for sharing your home!
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Bird Watch @ NorCal land's end with amazing views of the harbor and Pacific
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p244027
+1 808-214-3171
Bodega Bay North Coast California
Chippewa Falls, WI
5

Beautiful home; beautiful views!!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
We recently stayed in this lovely home and found it perfect for our needs. It was great to spread out since we were traveling with two teenagers. The kitchen was well stocked, but sadly we were too busy to use it. The views are absolutely stunning and the birds were fun to watch. We wish we had more time to just hang out at the house. The owners were very nice to work with. All emails were quickly answered. We would definitely recommend this property. Thank you for sharing your home!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Teenagers
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Bird Watch @ NorCal land's end with amazing views of the harbor and Pacific
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p244027
+1 808-214-3171
Bodega Bay North Coast California
Atlanta GA
5

Beautiful Birdwatch!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
From the moment we arrived, we knew we'd selected the perfect home for our Sonoma County vacation! From the gourmet kitchen (which we used primarily for breakfasts - so many great restaurants to choose from) to the comfy beds & dual decks overlooking the bay. Loved watching the tides come & go & all the birds (Birdwatch is next to a bird sanctuary), we could not have been happier with our choice. While we explored all the towns of Sonoma County (so much to see & do), we were so happy to come back to Birdwatch & Bodega Bay - our favorite part of an incredible vacation!
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Bird Watch @ NorCal land's end with amazing views of the harbor and Pacific
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Bodega Bay North Coast California
SF Bay Area
5

Absolutely wonderful!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
The pictures and description are great, but still don't match seeing it for yourself and staying here. This is a beautiful home, very comfortable, with top-notch amenities, and it's within walking distance to some nice restaurants and shoreline trails. It absolutely dumped rain the first two days of our stay and didn't dampen our experience one bit. The owners are an extreme pleasure to deal with and couldn't be more professional or nicer. Thank you for a wonderful getaway!
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Map

Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Santa Rosa
Nearest Ferry
50 Miles
Larkspur, CA
Nearest Train
60 Miles
Oakland, CA
Nearest Motorway
Bodega Bay, CA
Nearest Beach
Doran State Park
Nearest Barpub
Lucas Wharf
Nearest Ski
180 Miles
Lake Tahoe
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
The Links at Bodega Harbor
Nearest Restaurant
Lucas Wharf
Car: recommended

Bodega Bay, Ocean, Fishing, Hiking, Kayaking, Surfing, Wine Tasting, Windsurfing, Sailing, Whale Watching, Kite Boarding, Clam Digging, Redwoods, Golf, Horseback Riding, Sport Fishing, Trout Farm, Fisherman's Festival, Wine Festivals, Art Galleries, Abalone Diving, Gourmet Restaurants, Native American History, Diving, Scuba, Bodega Marine Laboratory, Crab Fishing, Charter Boats, Biking, Beach Combing, Museums, Massage, Spa, Hot Springs, Coastal Trails, Antiquing, Marina, Skunk Train, Occidental Arts and Ecology Center, Dairy and Sheep Ranches, Pt. Reyes and Pt. Arena Lighthouses, Russian River, Estero Americano.

Golf: The golf course at Bodega Harbour is an 18 hole Scottish links style course by Robert Trent Jones Jr. It is open 7 days a week, year round, and the public is invited. The Links is one of the most beautiful golf courses north of the Golden Gate Bridge sitting along the shoreline at Bodega Bay. The Duck Club, a five star restaurant, located on the edge of the golf course has amazing views of the various holes.There are 15 other golf courses within a 30 mile radius of The Links at Bodega Harbor.

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Availability & Rates

Bodega Bay House Rental Rates

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My Standard Rate
$290
$370
Fri,Sat
$2,150
$6,500
2 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500.00
House cleaning fee $120.00 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.0%

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Bodega Bay House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Beach View ...
  • Beach ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Iron & Board
  • Gas Heating
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Living Room ...
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Ice Maker
  • Lobster Pot
  • Stove
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Kitchen ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Stove ...
  • Oven ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Guest bathroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Master bathroom
  • Guest and master baths are made of marble, granite and decorative glass tiles. The master bath has a full, private water view and one can see ocean birds feeding along the shore while soaking in the tub.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Guest bedroom-queen bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Master bedroom-king bed
  • There's a pull out twin sofa in the sitting area of the master bedroom and sofas in the living room. There are TV's in the living room and master bedroom.
Entertainment:
  • Video Library ...
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • DVD Player ...
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Wood Deck
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • not suitable for children ...
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi
Attractions:
  • library
  • playground
  • pond
  • water parks
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • marina
  • live theater
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • walking
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • whale watching
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • medical services
  • fitness center
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • rock climbing
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
  • basketball court
  • freshwater fishing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • hunting
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • mountain biking
  • deepsea fishing
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • surfing
  • rafting
  • surf fishing
  • tennis
Notes:
Bodega Bay is the magic spot where you can experience untamed Northern California coastal living amid the splendors of Nature – whether your passion is wine tasting, kayaking, windsurfing, fishing, or just roaming the spectacular hills – launch your adventures from the house you'll rent... The Bird Watch; your Bodega Bay vacation Hideaway.
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