OCEANFRONT GEM, SONOMA COAST, GOAT ROCK, PANORAMIC

Dave and Megan

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights
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OCEANFRONT GEM, SONOMA COAST, GOAT ROCK, PANORAMIC

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3 beds/1 bath, unobstructed Pacific coastline, wildlife, 2 beaches and river

The Goat Rock House sits on a bluff along the Sonoma Coast and is uniquely located inside Goat Rock Beach Park, more than one mile west of Highway 1. Our house is about 1 hour and 45 minute drive (73 miles) north of San Francisco and the Golden Gate Bridge; 4 miles south of Jenner; 10 miles north of Bodega Bay; and only 5 minutes south of the Russian River Bridge.

As you drive down the winding road and rock formations towards the sandy beaches of the Pacific Ocean, near the mouth of the Russian River, you know that you have arrived at a special place. Our house is one of a small handful of homes that are grandfathered in the State Park and blessed by the park’s sweeping panorama of the Pacific Ocean and status as a natural reserve.

The 3-bedroom house fronts a small road on a spectacular 1 acre oceanfront lot. As you enter the driveway, you will be struck by the sense of privacy offered by the Cypress and Pine trees that border the land. From the living room and kitchen windows, enjoy an exclusive front-row seat and 180 degree view of the Pacific Ocean and Arch Rock – the dramatic rock formation that photographers frequently use to typify the natural beauty of the Sonoma Coast. As you turn to the southern, western, and northern windows, you will be mesmerized by the park’s beauty, its peacefulness, and the signature of Goat Rock that endears visitors year round, the incredible panoramic views of the Pacific coastline.

With the Pacific Ocean and Russian River at its base, this house and its surroundings have something for everyone. Relish a cup of coffee or glass of wine on the deck, enjoy the tranquility offered by the ocean's panorama or revel in the activities offered by the park’s rugged trails, beaches, and river terrains. The house is within walking distance to two beaches directly below: (1) Blind Beach where the Kortum Trail begins and (2) Goat Rock Beach as defined by the isthmus and the mouth of the Russian River.

We are less than an hour's drive to the award winning Pinot Noir vineyards of the Russian River back country, the new appellation of Fort Ross, and the town of Healdsburg. Whether you choose to do a little or a lot, you will find yourself coming back to Goat Rock.

AMENITIES

This 1,000 square feet home has an open floor plan for the kitchen, dining, and living room areas. The house can accommodate up to 6 people comfortably. State-certified well water (very drinkable) is trucked to the house for storage and use.

All rooms are situated on a single level. There are 5 steps leading from the driveway to the wrap-around deck that surrounds three sides of the house. The house has tile flooring throughout and furnished with craftsman-style décor with a blend of modern. The kitchen is fully equipped, with commercial faucet and gas stove. New counter-height dining table and waterfall seats are ideally set up for staring at the ocean. The beds and pillows are covered by quality linens and allergen-proof liners. Gas BBQ and bar-height tables on the deck. Complimentary load of firewood for use in the large, brick fireplace for times when the coast is foggy, cold, and windy.

Complimentary use of TWO tandem kayaks (value of $140 per day), each large enough to hold 2 people and a small dog. Enjoy bird-watching, canoeing, and fishing (upriver from Russian River Bridge). October begins the small Steelhead run; November begins the larger Steelhead run that would continue to April. From mid November through April begins the whale migration to the south.

Electronics: Free wireless internet, HD-TV with sound bar, DVD/CD/ blue-ray player, and iPod docking station. Free phone calls within the US by land line (except Alaska). Most cell phones do not work here.

WILDLIFE AND ACTIVITIES (INSIDE PARK)

The Goat Rock State Park is located more than a mile west of Highway 1, far from the glare of ambient lights, and separated from the small town of nearby Jenner by both the Russian River estuary and the Goat Hill peninsula. As a result, on a clear night, the house offers some of the darkest night skies and unbelievable opportunities for star gazing and night photography.

Besides its two beaches, the Goat Rock State Park offers many miles of walking trails, including the Kortum Trail and the western section of the Pomo Canyon Trail. These trails lead you to ocean vistas, wind-swept grasslands, wild life and faunas. The unique rock formations along the Kortum Trail near the park’s entrance are used by rock climbers for a wide variety of climbing challenges.

The Park has also earned the distinction as a wildlife refuge -- home to a variety of migrating birds and, between mid-February and August, a colony of quiet, state-protected harbor seals and their nurseries. During weekends, the small road in front of the house can be popular as visitors drive to the estuary. When the park closes at sunset, relish the privacy that only a state park preserve can provide. Turn off the lights, step onto the front deck and hear the roar of the ocean below. On a clear night, see the shimmers of a dark night sky stretch across the ocean’s horizon.

ACTIVITIES OUTSIDE PARK

Outside of the Park, you are 5-mins drive from the Willow Pass Trail; 15-mins drive from the start of the Pomo Canyon Trail; 20-mins drive from the trails at Bodega Head and also, to the newly constructed Bird Walk Trail in Bodega Bay; 35 mins from the start of the advanced bike ride up King Ridge Road, and 40-mins from the Armstrong Redwood State Natural Reserve in Guerneville.

For the northern coast of California, expect unpredictable weather during certain times of the year (especially spring and summer), when the coast can have 30F degree drop in temperature within a day. On days like this, we recommend that guests explore inland, where temperatures can be 10 to 15F degrees warmer. The house is about 30-mins drive from zipline activities in a redwood valley of Forestville, delightful general stores of Valley Ford and Duncans Mills, gourmet deli in the Korbel Champagne House, famous breads of Wild Flour Bread in Freestone, and many fine restaurants in Jenner, Bodega Bay (1-Michelin star), and Guerneville.

About 30 mins drive lies the start of several award-winning Pinot Noir vineyards along River Road and Sonoma’s back roads. Add another 15 mins and you reach the lovely town of Healdsburg, from which to explore Alexander Valley. Sonoma County was named the #1 of wine destinations in the U.S. Travelers' Choice for 2012.

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Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
Guestbook comments from the owner
May 2013



Dave and Megan's home in Goat Rock is spectacularly situated on a small road just above the oceanfront along a stretch of gorgeous Sonoma coastline. The spacious, open kitchen was well-stocked with the basics and we enjoyed cooking and dining there. The hosts were responsive, helpful and friendly. They provided ample information about the local attractions and helped us get to know the area during our stay. We are very grateful for our time at Goat Rock, which in sunny weather is a truly amazing place to stay.
May 2013
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Dave and Megan

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As owners, we strive to make our home a special place for our guests to relax, rejuvenate, and reconnect with nature. What sets us apart? Perhaps, it's making the extra effort and paying attention to the small things that make a difference to the enjoyment of a stay.

Unlike other coastal homes, this home sits on a 1-acre hillside bluff that provides a sweeping panoramic view of the Pacific Ocean - a vast horizon defined by unique rock formations. In addition, this 1,000 square foot, 3-bedroom house is also a private home that is grandfathered into a state park on a spectacular 1 acre oceanfront lot. It is one of a small handful of homes that are blessed by the park's status as a natural reserve. In the morning and at sunset when the park closes, you will understand the full benefit of this unique location. We hope you find peace, relaxation, and an opportunity to reconnect with nature as we have.

The house is situated on a bluff, flanked by two state beaches directly below, yet far enough to afford residents with privacy. You can walk or drive down the small road in front of the house to below the bluff: (1) Blind Beach where the Kortum Trail begins and (2) Goat Rock Beach where the famous Russian River empties into the Pacific Ocean. From the living room and kitchen windows, the house has a direct view of Arch Rock – the dramatic rock formation that photographers frequently use to typify the natural beauty of the Sonoma Coast. From the home’s wraparound deck, you’ll enjoy the panoramic ocean view, plentiful wildlife, quiet days and gorgeous sunsets…and the use of a large, brick fireplace for times when the coast can be wild, cold, and windy.

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 26 traveler reviews

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Bodega Bay North Coast California
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5

2nd visit to Goat Rock!

  • 5 of 5
The many upgrades Megan has made are great! Very comfortable house. Enjoyed our four days there with perfect weather. Everything you need in the kitchen. Comfortable beds - very clean. Recommend to anyone wanting a private get-a-way on the beach.
  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Bodega Bay North Coast California
5

Fabulous Retreat

  • 5 of 5
This was my first VRBO stay so I was a bit nervous but it couldn't have been better! The property was beautiful with the best location. We enjoyed escaping the heat of the Central Valley and being able to have that spectacular view from the deck, kitchen, dining and living areas. Dave & Megan were great and the complimentary champagne was appreciated. The kitchen was well-stocked and they even provided board games as well! The beds were super comfortable and warm. Our dogs are family too and it meant a lot for us to have them with us. They enjoyed the walks (Blind beach/road) and hanging on the deck. The locked gates made it very nice! We stopped at Lagunitas in Petaluma on the way in for a dog-friendly patio for meal/beer and at Korbel on the way out for a dog-friendly patio yummy meal/glass of bubbly. We will be back!!! Thanks again!
  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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5

Writers retreat

  • 5 of 5
My two friends and I stayed at the Goat Rock House for a three-night get-away and writers retreat. The weather was stormy and spectacular, and the windows provided a great view of the clouds and rain coming in off the ocean. The sunsets were amazing, and we also saw plenty of rainbows! Inside, we were cozy and inspired and were able to tap our creativity. Plus, we could always escape for a windy walk to get recharged. The owners have really gone out of their way to make this a special and comfortable house, and they're exceptionally responsive to emails. They even called once we'd checked in to make sure we had everything we needed. I hope to come back again and bring my family next time. The location is stunning and very convenient for all the activities we like to do (hiking, beach-combing, kayaking, zip-lining).
  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Bodega Bay North Coast California
5

beautiful property

  • 5 of 5
We loved our stay at goat rock. We are already thinking of when we will be back.
  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, People with Disabilities
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Bodega Bay North Coast California
La Center Washington
5

Wonderful spring break

  • 5 of 5
The VRBO pictures of the ocean don't do this home justice. The expansive views of the ocean from the deck, kitchen and great room were breath taking. If you enjoy cooking, the owners have gone above and beyond to make sure you have everything you need. Comfortable home with all the amenities less an iron and ironing board and washer and dryer. The owners go out of there way to make sure all your needs are met including a comprehensive review of local attractions including restaurants, grocery stores and wine country. They were quick to respond to email communication and followed up to confirm they addressed our questions. Deposit was returned within 24 hours of our departure. Would highly recommend this property.
  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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Oceanfront Gem, Sonoma Coast, Goat Rock, Panoramic
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Bodega Bay North Coast California
5

OUR BEST VRBO EXPERIENCE EVER

  • 5 of 5
These owners know how to treat a guest! They have a spectacular location with terrific views but even better are the furnishings and the way they keep it stocked. Anything you forgot to bring? It will be there, including all kitchen utensils (even the exotic ones) coffee, tea, a bottle of champagne, I could list the wonderful surprises to fill the page. No cheap paper products here! It's just like home or a first class hotel. Enjoy!
  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Car: necessary

The house is located inside a beach park, which has its own list of attractions. If you do venture outside of the park, there are several riverside and coastal towns that are worth visiting: Jenner (4 miles), Duncans Mills (7 miles), Bodega Bay (10 miles south), Guerneville (15 miles), Occidental (17 miles), and Sebastopol (26 miles). Because you are close to green pastures and wine country, there are several quality restaurants that serve grass-fed beef and fresh organic produce. For those who like bird-watching, walk along the estuary in Goat Rock or drive along the marina shoreline of Bodega Bay to spot a variety of seabirds. The closest large town is Guerneville, where you will find the Armstrong Redwood State Natural Reserve and a 24-hour supermarket. From there, head east on Route 116 and onto River Road, where you take in the scenic drives and stops of some of the Sonoma’s back wine country....

Sonoma County was named the #1 wine destination in the U.S. Travelers' Choice for 2012. Many of California’s finest wineries are less than an hour's drive.

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Availability & Rates

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Bodega Bay House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
High Season 2014
Jun 16 2014 - Oct 31 2014
3 night minimum stay
$325
From
$340
Fri,Sat
$2,100
 
 
Nov 26 - 30 (Thanksgiving)
Nov 26 2014 - Nov 30 2014
4 night minimum stay
$350
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$295
From
$325
Fri,Sat
$1,925
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $100 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $200
Pet Fee $20 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.0%
Notes * 2-night rental available for last minute. Please inquire.
* Security deposit is refundable after stay via VRBO.

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Amenities

Amenities

Bodega Bay House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Oceanfront
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
  • Rural
  • Mountain View
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Family
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Adventure
General:
  • Internet ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Living Room ...
Kitchen:
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Oven ...
  • Microwave
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Shower only (no tub) -- Hair dryer, shampoo, conditioner, liquid soap, and lotion included. Egyptian cotton bath robes provided for guest use in each bedroom.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Trundle bed converts to 2 twins. Dust/allergen protectors.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Dust/allergen protectors for mattresses and pillows
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Dust/allergen protectors for mattresses and pillows
  • Tile floor throughout house, including bedrooms. All rooms are situated on single level. Egyptian cotton robes provided for guest use in each bedroom.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Games
  • DVD Player ...
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets considered ...
Attractions:
  • winery tours
  • restaurants
  • marina
  • botanical garden
  • playground
  • health/beauty spa
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • shelling
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
  • outlet shopping
  • shopping
  • boating
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • laundromat
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • equestrian events
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • fly fishing
  • deepsea fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • kayaking
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • fishing
  • rock climbing
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