|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
The romance of a classic knotty pine beach cottage with white water ocean and beach views far up the Sonoma Coast is available at The Beach Cottage. This very warm, cozy and somewhat quirky cottage is decorated in authentic vintage 'beach'; colorful, joyful and fun. Bask in the views of sand, surf and Salmon Creek where it meets the sea. Watch the sun set on the ocean from your front row seat by the (gas) fireplace. Get lost in the ocean’s symphony as it crashes to shore. You can take a 5 minute stroll to the beach through our tiny hamlet on narrow streets filled with wonderful old beach houses. Take a few moments as you walk by Salmon Creek to feed the geese. The kitchen has everything necessary to create dinners of fresh seafood from the marina. Or go out to eat...there are several wonderful local restaurants. Interested in the 'art scene'? Let us know and we can provide a private artists studio tour within the village. To do or not to do...that's the question at The Beach Cottage!!
Important Note:: Please be aware that dogs are not allowed on Salmon Creek beach in order to protect the Snowy Plover, an endangered local bird. However, dogs on leash ARE allowed on the following beaches, Doran (a safe, fun place for both children and pets), Bodega Dunes, just south of Salmon Creek, Wrights Beach and Portuguese Beach, both just a very short drive north of Salmon Creek. Also, doggies ARE allowed off leash in the dunes right here around the village where they can run and run and chase all those things real and imaginary that dogs like to chase.
The Local Art Scene: There are several artists living and working in Salmon Creek village. If you would be interested in a studio tour let us know and we will set one up for you. Other local art/galleries in the Bodega Bay area include: West County Gallery (Valley Ford), Ren Brown (Bodega Bay), Local Color (Bodega Bay), Hand Goods (Occidental) and for the best bread you've ever had stop in at Wild Flour in Freestone, about 15 minutes inland through the delightful town of Bodega (where Alfred Hitchcock filmed 'The Birds').
Local Restaurants: For clam chowder you can't beat Spud Point Crab Co. on Eastshore Rd by the marina. Our best local restaurant for intimate dining, excellent food and delightful owners is Terrapin Creek Cafe, located just after the turn onto Eastshore Rd. Bluewater Bistro at the clubhouse in Bodega Harbour has great views and Thursday night jazz. The Duck Club (Bodega Bay Lodge & Spa) on the way out to Doran Beach has fabulous views and high end dining. On Friday nights the local wine shop, Gourmet au Bay, has happy hour so come enjoy some wine or beer while you sit on the back deck and enjoy the best harbor view and picture perfect sunsets.
We are an artist and a general contractor who have been living and working in the Bodega Bay area for over 17 years.
Diana Bundy purchased this cottage in 2004
We chose this property mostly because it's across the street from our permanent residence which makes it perfect for our families to visit with all the grand children. We've lovingly upgraded the home but have been careful to maintain its unique beachy-ness and vintage, warm feel.
Wonderful cottage! Clean and well maintained - all amenities as described and then some! Binoculars, beach chairs, umbrella and sand toys! VCR tapes and DVDs!
The owners were always available and prompt to respond to my questions.
Wonderful times basking in the sun on the protected deck - watching and hearing the ocean waves - watching spectacular sunsets.
Beautiful beaches to explore close by!
Serene, quiet, peaceful, and renewing.
Even better than expected...especially the view from the back deck. Could hear AND see the surf and smell the salt air.
Cottage is stocked well and clean as a whistle.
Diane and Michael are wonderful hosts as is their doggie Capri.
Easy access to creek, dunes, beach. Charming artistic cottages, lovely succulent gardens and very friendly locals.
Bike rides to Valley Ford, Freestone, Bodega variety of climbs, long beautiful stretches of ranch land and rewarding views. Be sure to visit the location sites for "the Birds" and come back to cottage to watch the classic. Bike ride around bay good choice for a more leisurely ride. YUMMY chowder and tri tip sandwich at Spud Point and deeelish crepes at Artisan Cheeses. Get a kite at Second Wind or Candy and Kite and walk minutes from the Cottage to the dunes and catch a great wind. After doggie roams the dunes,there is a hose in both front and back yard to wash of the sand. Stars are sooooo bright and sunsets/sunrises are breathtaking.
Our short visit in early June, 2014 couldn't have been better. This little seaside gem is exactly how the owner/VRBO describes it. We appreciated the honesty, accuracy and generosity of the owner. The Beach Cottage is delightful. Small and personal, nicely appointed and comfortably homey. Instant relaxation! Great views, easy walk to the beach, just far enough away from Bodega to be convenient yet independent. It is definitely on our return list.
No sooner had we settled on the deck with our first cocktails, then we spotted a pod of 6 whales blowing their spouts and breaching the waves, giving us a warm welcome! How cool is that! Enjoyed the quaint cottage with our two dogs. Well appointed with lots of local art. Had great weather so spent a lot of time at the dog friendly beaches close by.
Had a little trouble finding the cottage as the road sign to the little neighborhood is missing from HW1. But we eventually figured it out.
Nice relaxing stay at the beach and change of pace from our home in the Sierra. Thanks!
We LOVED our stay at the beach cottage and will definitely be back. It was reasonably priced with amazing ocean views and my furry four legged "kid" was welcome there. It was a perfect relaxing getaway.
Just rented the Beach Cottage for a long weekend with some family who were in town visiting. The cottage provided the perfect cozy spot to relax and catch up during a rainy weekend. The cottage is a very comfortable size for 4 adults and is very well-appointed with everything one could need; from making dinner in the very cute kitchen, to picnicking at the beach (within an easy walk). The decor and ambiance contribute to the cottage's vintage beachy feel and it has been upgraded and modernized in a manner that maintains all the desirable vintage qualities while being very clean, warm and comfortable. There are even ocean views from the living room and quaint backyard. The neighborhood is very quiet and peaceful and the location is very convenient to all the Sonoma Coast has to offer. We are looking forward to our next visit!
Strolling to the beach is a delightful walk thru an unspoiled, vintage beach hamlet without a highway between you and the ocean. You can beach comb for miles along the coast. The Beach Cottage is quiet and peaceful where you can hear the ocean and shore birds calling. Sit on the new rear deck and watch exquisite sunsets or sit on the front deck and watch the sunrise over the hills to the east. Ahhh, life at the beach....
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Cleaning Fee||$110.00 + Tax|
3 nite minimum for the following holidays: New Years, MLK, Presidents Day, Easter, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas.
Linens are not provided...you must bring your own bed and bath linens. We provide the kitchen linens and, of course, all the pillows and blankets are already at the cottage.
Payment due at time of reservation. If more than 30 days from date of arrival 1/2 will be charged at time of reservation, the remaining 1/2 will be charged 30 days from arrival date. All cancellation will incur a $95 cancellation fee. In addition, cancellations occurring within 2 weeks of arrival will be charged 1/2 of the rental fee.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.