|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
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Would you enjoy the cozy pampered feeling of an inn but prefer the privacy, convenience and space of a home? Welcome to 'Bay View'!
Words previous guests used to describe the Bay View:
Relaxing, Delightful, Special, Charming, Immaculate, Beautiful, Impressive, Romantic, Thoughtful, Gorgeous, Comfortable, Exquisite, Spacious, Adorable, Fantastic, Convenient, Peaceful, Memorable, Tasteful, Sparkling, Fabulous, Whimsical, Excellent, Cozy, Cute, Serene, Magical, and Simply Perfect.
This recently remodeled coastal cutie is perfect for one or two couples (and comfortably sleeps 5 adults) who want to enjoy a comfortable and relaxing retreat. This spacious 1500 sq ft remodeled home has an open floor plan with unique tree captioned views of the north end of Bodega Bay (visible from most rooms). Bay View's décor is best described as sophisticated beach, with artwork from Sonoma Coast artists throughout the home! The home's layout allows you to visit with guests in the newly updated kitchen, living/dining room, bar area, and sunroom while enjoying the view of the bay. Curl up on the large leather sectional sofa (with recliners at both ends) and watch streaming, Netflix, Hulu Plus, Amazon Prime and DVD/BluRay movies on the flat screen HDTV or enjoy a book in the overstuffed chair by the cozy blue enamel gas log stove.
There are 2 beautifully decorated bedrooms, each furnished with a queen size bed and heated mattress wrapped in premium cotton sheets for chilly nights. There is a spacious main bathroom with private access from both bedrooms, a large granite vanity, and heated towel rack! A cozy double bed with a memory foam mattress provides additional sleeping space for an extra guest or two, and a great place to relax and enjoy the view or watch movies. A second full bathroom and laundry is conveniently located off the main living space. This area also contains a desk with a handy electronics charging station and printer.
For the cook there is a recently remodeled large fully-equipped kitchen with a 5 burner gas stove and double electric oven, and separate fridge and freezer units for ample cold food storage. The 10 foot glass mosaic topped bar opens to the great room and provides a fun place to sit and visit with 'the cook(s)' and enjoy a glass of Sonoma Coast wine.
Relax in our enclosed sunroom that leads outside to the large sunny fenced yard where you will find the seasonal fire pit/conversation area, a gas BBQ, and hot tub! At times you will hear the ocean waves, fog horn and seals playing in the distance. You can always smell the clean ocean air the minute you step outside!
“Bay View” has a rare view of the north end of Bodega Bay (captioned by redwoods and cypress trees) and the road to Bodega Head. The view changes constantly with boats heading out to sea during the day and returning home at night. During the full moon the bay glistens. However, when there is no moon the stars fill the sky and the bay sparkles with lights from the area inns and the returning fishing boats.
Centrally located, the 'Bay View House' sits on ¼ acre at the north end of the town of Bodega Bay. Close to the Ocean, the Bay, and Town our location provides convenience while still providing privacy and solitude. We are less than 5 minutes from Everything! (the restaurants, trails, Bodega Bay, Bodega Head (whale watching), Bodega Habour Golf Course, Porto Bodega (charter boats), Chanslor Ranch (ocean view horseback rides), Doran Beach, and entrance to the beautiful Sonoma Coast State Park (comprised of miles of sandy beaches). Getting to the beach or bayside is a 20-30 minute walk (3 minute drive). The Bodega Bay Community Center & The Children’s Bell Tower, a gift from Italy in honor of Nicholas Green and the trails surrounding the monument that lead to Bodega Dunes are only a few minute walk from the home. Continue on this path and you will pass an old Cypress tree where Monarch Butterflies stop during their yearly migration. As you travel through the dunes to the beach you will see vernal pools which change with each season. Memorial Day through October walk 5 minutes to the community center's Farmer's Market with live music, veggies, baked goods, meats, jams, and more every Sunday till 2 pm. There are many things to explore both on foot and by car. Whether you spend the day exploring or just relaxing, you are sure to enjoy our cozy coastal retreat.
Other amenities include ample parking with loading and unloading right at the front door, free long distance calls, Streaming Netflix-Hulu Plus-Amazon Prime Video, Blue Ray/DVD player, movie library (including The Birds of course), area guide books, binoculars, Wi-Fi, and CD/IPod/Mp3 stereo
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Sonoma County Occupancy Permit: 1059N
Coming to the Sonoma Coast every year for the past 25 years I dreamed of someday calling this amazing area home. In 2004 I decided it was time to focus on my dream. So after watching the area real estate listings diligently for the next 7 years (for just the right fit) it finally happened . Christmas Eve 2010 we decided to pack up the dog and take a road trip to check out the home as soon as it was listed. It was in total disrepair from years of neglect. The outside of the house from the roof down was rotten. The inside was better, but required much work. I loved the layout and location of the home. I have always loved interior design and decorating in addition to any kind of DIY activities (both structural and creative)...and decided to accept the challenge. Three years of work and a lot of weekends later... The Bay View is now a cozy coastal retreat. The home has given me a place to both be creative and relax while escaping the Sacramento Valley heat. It has been a true labor of love.
Janice purchased this house in 2011
We love the Sonomoa Coast! When we found the Bay View House (in spite of its condition at the time) we fell in love with the central location that is less than 5 minutes to town and restaurants, the Sonoma Coast Beaches and Bodega Head (our favorite place to go) We also loved the large 1/4 acre fenced yard and of course the hillside view of the bay that is framed by trees and a small valley (providing constant changing scenery, including night time activity of boats returning from sea). The open floor plan was another plus that enables you to visit and enjoy the view from the entire living area.
We also loved the large 1/4 acre yard (a rarity at the coast). One of our favorite features was a pleasant surprise...the temperature/weather relative to the position of the home! Bay View is located in a micro-climate (known as the sun belt) which is often clear even when the coast and bay are foggy. Additionally the position of the home allows the yard protection from the chilly ocean winds. The yard is often sunny, and the temperature can vary 10-20 degrees from the front to the back of the house! The sun heats the home through the large windows on chilly days!...But if it is too warm, simply open the front windows and the ocean breezes quickly cool the home. Eco-friendly heating and cooling! We often escape the fog banks, but are still close enough to hear the ocean waves and sea lions play in the distance in the evening.
Staying at the Bay View is like being home, there is not one detail that has been missed! My husband and I, along with my parents were looking for a place that we could go to relax and take our "fur" children. We rarely get to vacation together, and wanted somewhere that we would all be comfortable. In looking at the various properties available in Bodgeda Bay, we kept coming back to this particular home as it just seemed to fit every need that we had. Let me say, it exceeded our expectations! The home is beautiful and so cozy. We cooked every meal in the well equipped kitchen, enjoyed watching movies, relaxed in the hot tub, slept like a dream on the wonderful beds, and loved having a view to look at everyday! Needless to say, it was difficult to leave when our time was up, so when we arrived home we re-booked for next year! Janice, I have to especially thank you for this amazing home you have created, and your willingness to share it with others! We are counting down the days until we return!
This home was exactly what we were looking for as a getaway haven at the beach. It was very comfortably furnished, from the bed linens to the kitchen pots and pans. And best of all, the back yard was completely secure for our dog. It's not right on the beach, but there is a view of the bay. And every night we went to sleep to the sound of the fog horn. We stayed five nights and this was a good home base from which to explore the surrounding area. If you are traveling with your dog, don't miss Dillon Beach - about 20 miles south. It's a private beach where dogs can run free! There is a charge for parking. And we found the town of Sebastopol to be very charming. But, back to the house. Janice was a very conscientious host - easy to reach and ready to answer all our questions. We really enjoyed the sun room, as our visit was in early March. If we ever find ourselves back on the Sonoma coast we will definitely try to book this place again.
Our stay at the Bay View house was amazing! It was the perfect getaway for my birthday. The beach is a short 10 minute drive, where we went hiking and whale watching. And relaxed in the hot tub at night under the stars.
My only regret is not staying longer!
I can't wait to come back again.
The house was everything promised. We have stayed in many homes and by far this is one of our best stays ever. Everything was perfect. The house, location, spa, fenced in back yard, and property owner. She took the time to make sure we had everything we needed for the perfect stay. We will definitely be back (with our sheena).
This house was great! Every little attention to detail was thought of. The property owner is fantastic and really made our weekend a great one. We will definitely be back!
We had our family of 4 staying for a few nights. The house was very clean and very quite. All you need is there including laundry, work space and a nice yard. We would definitely stay there again.
Bay View sits on a fully fenced 1/4 acre overlooking Bodega Bay. The home is centrally located at the north end of the town of Bodega Bay, putting it less than 5 minutes from the restaurants and shops, bay shore, Bodega Dunes, the Sonoma Coast beaches, Bodega Head (for whale watching) and several hiking trails. Our convenient location puts you in the heart of all the activites that the Sonoma Coast has to offer... while offering a private, cozy & well appointed home to relax at the end of your day of exploring.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Jun 1 2015 - Sep 4 2015
2 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest|
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest|
|Refundable damage deposit||$250.00|
|Cleaning & Services||$150.00 + Tax|
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Standard Rate: $250/night for nights 1-3, $225 additional nights- Weekly Rates: $1450-$1600(includes 1 free night)
Summer Rates: $25/night additional w/3 night minimum. (May 1 thru Labor Day)
Holiday Weekend Rates $285-$300/night -3 Night Minimum
$250 Refundable Damage Deposit
Listed rates are for up to 4 guests w/echeck discount (credit cards are accepted with booking fee).
Additional guests $25/night OR $150/week (any exceptions noted in pricing chart).
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