Bodega Bay cottage rental - Ocean view from back deck where the creek meets the sea.
Ocean view from back deck where the creek meets the sea.
 
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps4
  • 1 Bathroom
Minimum Stay 2 nights
 

Bodega Bay Cottage Rental Photos and Description
2 bedrooms, 1 bath, sleeps 4 in beachy bliss ~ well behaved pets welcome!

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.

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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.

16 Reviews of Property 248463 in Bodega Bay, California

The Perfect Beach Cottage in Salmon Creek ~ Ocean views to 'Ahh' over
average rating of 4.875 based on 16 reviews
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The Perfect Beach Cottage in Salmon Creek ~ Ocean views to 'Ahh' over
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p248463
+1 707-875-9609
Bodega Bay North Coast California
5

Perfect Little Beach Cottage

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
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.
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: We're delighted you and Roxie enjoyed your visit. Thank you for the nice comments. Come again anytime!!
Diana :)
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The Perfect Beach Cottage in Salmon Creek ~ Ocean views to 'Ahh' over
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p248463
+1 707-875-9609
Bodega Bay North Coast California
5

Vintage beach cottage makes for perfect coastal getaway

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
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!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: You really did have a rainy weekend! So pleased you got to enjoy the area and the cottage despite that. Sometimes its just plain fun to be at the beach in the rain. :) Come on back to the cottage anytime.
Diana
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The Perfect Beach Cottage in Salmon Creek ~ Ocean views to 'Ahh' over
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p248463
+1 707-875-9609
Bodega Bay North Coast California
Sacramento, CA
5

Perfect location, quiet, snuggly, peace!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jan 31, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
The cottage was perfect for my need to get away and have some quiet time by the beach. Easy access to Bodega Bay shops and good seafood. Also convient to great walks and beache
Owner's Response: We're pleased you got your quiet time at the beach and very much appreciate the nice comments. Thank you! :)
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The Perfect Beach Cottage in Salmon Creek ~ Ocean views to 'Ahh' over
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p248463
+1 707-875-9609
Bodega Bay North Coast California
5

This Really is the Perfect Beach Cottage

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
My two friends and I stayed here this past weekend and we absolutely loved it. We were up in Bodega Bay to do some crabbing and this was the perfect location for a home base to hit up all of the spots around the area.

It got pretty cold at night in the area. Lucky for us this cottage was extremely warm and comfortable. After a long day of fishing and crabbing, this is a great place to come back to and relax.
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Hope you got lots of crab! :) So pleased you enjoyed your stay...come on back anytime...maybe for Salmon Season!!
Helpful votes: 2/2
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The Perfect Beach Cottage in Salmon Creek ~ Ocean views to 'Ahh' over
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p248463
+1 707-875-9609
Bodega Bay North Coast California
Pine Grove, CA
5

Perfect get-away for us!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
My husband and I needed a few days - somewhere, anywhere - and the week prior, found two nights in an old favorite, Bodega Bay. The transaction went smoothly, and we arrived on a Sunday afternoon to gorgeous weather - a welcome relief from our 100 degree plus hometown. The cottage was delightful, from it's cheerful colors and joyful art, to its comfy couch and chairs. It's just the sort of place I'd like to own someday: old, with character and very well maintained, small but not too small, cozy, comfortable and efficient. The owners were friendly and accommodating and even brought us some freshly cooked, home-grown artichokes from their garden one evening. What a treat! My goal was to explore a little, relax a lot, and I read two books in the lovely quiet time we were there. My husband got to fish a few hours, and we used Diana's recommendation list in the kitchen to locate the best bread over in Occidental and the best clam chowder from a little place in the harbor. So good, we brought some home with us. The views are lovely, and we enjoyed both sun and fog, and fantastic sunsets from the back deck. I especially enjoyed the music collection and played fabulous jazz and old standards throughout our visit. Nice! Exploring the villages up the coast is so enjoyable, each beach as beautiful as the last. Overall a perfect experience for us, and we liked it so much we extended our stay. We will definitely return! Thank you, Diana and Mike!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Karen, for the lovely note! We just love it when guests enjoy our little cottage and create a wonderful vacation for themselves. Come back anytime!
Diana
Helpful votes: 1/1
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The Perfect Beach Cottage in Salmon Creek ~ Ocean views to 'Ahh' over
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p248463
+1 707-875-9609
Bodega Bay North Coast California
United States
5

Absolutely loved it!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
We have two sons in college, so budget is very tight. We also have a beloved canine family member and wanted to bring her along. This was JUST THE PLACE! The cottage is quaint, charming, cozy and pet-friendly, which is much appreciated. There is a fenced yard--although you should not leave your pet unattended there--use for brief breaks only. We had such a wonderful time walking on the beach and just hanging out with our young adult-aged sons. There is a nice collection of DVDs and VHS movies to enjoy once the sun goes down. Oh, I should mention that the last night there we saw a beautiful sunset--visible from both the sliding glass door AND the master bedroom. We will be back!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We're delighted you got to see one of Mother Nature's sunsets at the coast...they can be spectacular! Thank you for visiting and for the lovely comments. Diana :)
Helpful votes: 1/1
business
The Perfect Beach Cottage in Salmon Creek ~ Ocean views to 'Ahh' over
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p248463
+1 707-875-9609
Bodega Bay North Coast California
5

Excellent Weekend Getaway

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
We were looking for a weekend getaway at the beach to escape the hot summer Sacramento area weather and found The Beach Cottage. The rustic charm and eceltic decor appealed to my wife and me. The property was as advertised and the view from the deck was magnificent. We particularly enjoyed watching the sunset & the beautiful night sky (without all of the suburban lights). The Beach Cottage was well equipped with items to enjoy time on the beach or in the Cottage - beach towls, toys, mats, TV, movies, CDs, full kitchen, etc. The kitchen was great in helping us stick to our budget. We ventured into Bodega Bay a couple of times to shop and have dinner.
During one visit we picked up some salt water taffy which was nice for watching movies & sunsets. Being in walking distance to the beach was really nice particularly since the parking near the beach entrance was very limited. We really liked the way that Salmon Creek flows up to, but not in to the Pacific. So, you can go for a swim in the ocean or wade in Salmon Creek (warmer water) about 30 feet away. Saturday afteroon/evening we spent about 2 hours relaxing on the edge of Salmon Creek in folding chairs with our feet buried in the water & sand - ocean watching & people watching. My daughter & I took an early morning stroll on Saturday and she found a perfect sand dollar in the surf. Despite being 16 years old, she raced over to it like she was 5 years old! We also had a nice visit with Diana & her Art Studio and got to see some of her fabulous glass work projects. We look forward to coming back to the Beach Cottage and highly recommend it to anyone looking for a nice place to getaway and enjoy the beach!
Owner's Response: Thank you, Mark, for the very nice comments! We're so pleased you, Rose and LeeAnn enjoyed your stay in Salmon Creek. Hope to see you again some time soon. Diana :)
Helpful votes: 1/1
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The Perfect Beach Cottage in Salmon Creek ~ Ocean views to 'Ahh' over
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p248463
+1 707-875-9609
Bodega Bay North Coast California
5

A beautiful retreat from hustle and bustle.

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
The property has a fine ocean view. The location is quiet and relaxing. Our stay was very comfortable -- beds were good, kitchen was well equiped, AV equipment worked well. We would recommend this cottage to anyone who asked. We hope to return soon.
Owner's Response: Glad to hear your enjoyed your stay. Thank you for the nice comments!
Diana :)
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The Perfect Beach Cottage in Salmon Creek ~ Ocean views to 'Ahh' over
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p248463
+1 707-875-9609
Bodega Bay North Coast California
Rocklin, CA
4

Quick Getaway

  • 4 of 5
  • Submitted: May 13, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
My husband & I have been going to Bodega Bay for over 20 years but never stayed in Salmon Creek. The beach cottage was just the ticket for us. Our trip was planned around the annual Fisherman's Festival and again the cottage was ideal - not too far to drive. The cottage was very comfortable, with a fun and eclectic decor fitting the beach. We enjoyed our quick getaway and promise to return to the beach cottage. Highly recommend for a couple seeking the real beach style.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thanks, Deb, for the nice comments. Glad you got to see one of our local Spring events! We've got many more fun beachy events coming up that you may want to come back for!! Come again any time...we loved having you at The Beach Cottage. Diana :)
business
The Perfect Beach Cottage in Salmon Creek ~ Ocean views to 'Ahh' over
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p248463
+1 707-875-9609
Bodega Bay North Coast California
Mountain Home idaho
5

Great Time :)

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
We had a great quite time at this cottage. It was great for 3 people. It was nice to go walking on the beach.The sunset from the chair on the back deck every evening was breath taking. We emjoyed the great view . There was great dinning in Bodega Bay . We learned that they had filmed the Movie "The Birds" in Bodega Bay. We went Beach combing in the early morning and found shells and Sand Dollars and red crabs. Grocery's were a little spendy. There was great dinning in Bodega Bay. Dianna was very helpful with what ever we needed. We would go back again :)
Owner's Response: Thank you, Michela and Michael!! We very much appreciate your comments and are so pleased you enjoyed your stay at The Beach Cottage. Hope you had a chance to watch the movie "The Birds" while you were in the cottage. The new deck on the back porch, overlooking the ocean and up the coast, is something we had been wanting to add and finally found the time...now we know folks are enjoying it!! Come again anytime!! Diana :)