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Harbor Cutie, Family Friendly & Centrally Located and Beaches nearby

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8) ; Maximum 4 cars

*** Disclaimer: Service fee is an extra charge from VRBO and not a charge by owner. Owner/manager does not receive this fee charged to guests.

*Text me at 510-209-0518 with any questions or concerns.

**1 night stay and last minutes special may be available on Sunday and week days check in.

***4 Nites Midweek Special for $1,000 tax, and clean included from January-May and October -December when available, exclude holidays. Please inquire owner prior to booking special 4 nights.***


Well behaved pet weighing 30 pounds or less negotiable with $50 fee. Inquire owner before booking.****

The quiet hours (10 PM-7AM) to be observed by all guests

TOT Certificate # 676N

3-4 Outdoor Parking Spaces on Premise

Early check in possible whenever available.

'Harbor Cutie' has been enjoyed immensely by our family during weekends and the holidays. Built in 2000 with 3 bedrooms / 2 baths, this retreat (sleeps 6-8) is centrally located in the coastal town of Bodega Bay. It has a panoramic bay view directly in front of the house. Beaches are within 5 minutes drive or less away.

This charming escape is across the street to Porto Bodega Marina where you can purchase fresh locally caught seafood or book fishing, crabbing, and GIANT Squid trips depending on the season. Multiple excellent restaurants, coffee shops, grocery stores, and art galleries are also within easy walking distance or a short drive away.

We are also only minutes from beautiful Bodega Head, the Bodega Marine Lab, Salmon Creek and Doran beaches. Step over to the Bay for Kayaking, Clamming (low tide only) or just to explore the bay to get your feet wet! Schedule Boat trips, Kayaking trips, and Horseback riding to the beach and possibly walk to your adventure from our house. Or you may want to try a moderate hike to Salmon Creek beach accessible from our property.

Our retreat has modern furnishing, most amenities of a home away from home, portable child bed/crib, plasma TVs, internet access, premium cable channels, and books, as well as toys/ video games for the children and adults. Relax with a glass of wine on the front deck while watching passing boats as well as numerous unique birds. This is truly a superb location for those who enjoy being closer to the water...

Master bedroom has a king size bed and a twin sleeper sofa. It has its own bathroom.

The second bedroom has a queen size bed and the third bedroom has 2 twin beds along with 2 additional mattresses underneath of each twin bed.

Plenty of *parking spaces, basketball, and play areas on the 2,500 plus square feet of driveway with bay view. The whole yard is securely enclosed by 3 feet high, 156 feet wide fence and have optional locks which makes it very safe for family with small children. You and your little ones will have a BLAST with so much fun, space, views and fresh air!


(Please make sure to check your e-mail 'in box' and 'Spam' area for my response because I have some guests informing me they found my e-mails in their 'junk' or 'spam' area.)

* Boat & RV parking possible.

** small, well behaved pets negotiable

Keywords: Family Fun, Restaurants, Bay/Ocean View, Wine, Fishing, Deck & Swing

More Details

Property Manager
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, Vietnamese
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 24, 2017

About Jodie

We purchased 'Harbor Cutie' when it was just a house with open land and overgrown weeds. In addition, there were huge eucalyptus trees which had broken branches that kept on falling down every time there was a bit of wind. But the panoramic bay view and LOCATION sealed the deal!

For the safety of our children, we removed the old trees, paved the front yard, and installed the surrounding fence. We also installed over 600 square feet of deck with a gazebo and pergola along with benches for the family to enjoy the outdoor in comfort.

We love it here because of the view, the beach and because of the relaxed feeling we got every time we come here. From inside the house looking out, we can see the soothing water and the coming and going of the tides and of fisherman boats every day which makes 'Harbor Cutie' a truly unique location!

This is also the place where my children first explored nature, learned to ride their bikes without training wheels and helped mommy dig for soft shell and horseneck clams! My son tells me 'Habor Cutie' reminds him of 'The Little House' by Virgina Lee Burton. This house is special and will survive through the generations and she 'may never be sold for gold or silver'!

(Well, we'll have to see about that!) :-)

Jodie purchased this house in 2007

Why Jodie chose North Coast California

The bay and it's varying shores are right across the house. Salmon creek beach is a accessible from the rear of house thru campgrounds and is a vigorous 20 minutes nice scenic hike thru dune shortcuts. Longer if you follow mostly paved roads with directions it is about a 30-40 minutes leisurely walk if you do not accidentally stray from path like inadvertently getting on horse trail etc. Attention to landmarks are needed to return home more quickly and some handwritten tips are in guest book at house. It is more meant to be an adventure and most people can handle it including my kids when they were 4-5 years old and the grandparents in their late 50s. The end result as you get closer and closer to the crashing waves are worth it especially if you go in morning before winds pick up. Many beaches are less than 5-10 minute drive from home such as the above salmon creek beach, bodega head bluffs and beach, doran state beach which requires payment or a beach pass which we have at house. Many other beaches are just a bit further away on highway 1, but the ones close by are probably best each with their own unique characteristics.

What makes this house unique

Large usable outdoor space for children to play safely and a huge 600 square feet deck to have a family meal while taking in the panoramic bay views. Walking distance to many restaurants, fishing trip departures located right across the street as well as hiking to many trails and beaches from our home.


Bodega Bay House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 8
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Backpack
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2) 2 twin size beds , Baby Cribs (1) Portable cot for child weighing less than 70 pounds, 2 Fold Away Cribs for child weighing less than 40 pounds, a KidCo's PeaPod portable bed, 1 high chair, a cradle swing and a Graco play pen., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Twin sleeper sofa in master bedroom
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(72 traveler reviews)

Harbor Cutie, Family Friendly & Centrally Located and Beaches nearby
average rating of 4.875 based on 72 reviews

Lovely home, great location

  • 5 of 5

Harbor Cutie was clean and well stocked with supplies for the entire family, including board games and videos. Great for a family reunion, it has a large dining table and comfortable living room as well as spacious bedrooms and 2 full baths. The location is just down from the harbor and Bodega Head and there are hiking trails nearby. Terrapin Creek Cafe, a Michelin-starred restaurant, is just up the road. There really is something for everyone here!

Jodie was very responsive and accommodating, and made us feel very welcome in her home. She even called to check on us when a big storm came in, but we were all comfortable in Harbor Cutie.

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fabulous Rental

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I rented this house for us and two other couples, because we were getting married at the Secret Garden right down the road that weekend. It was the perfect, relaxing space for us, and within walking distance to our venue. Harbor Cutie has amazing views from the outside area, and is very cozy and cute inside. It fit 6 adults comfortably, was very clean, the beds were great, and the kitchen was stocked. Jodie was a fabulous host, with fast and easy communication. Though we live in Sonoma County, we hope to rent this home again, as it is perfect for a little staycation!

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Family House

  • 5 of 5

Great house for a family. We love coming here and have stayed at Harbor Cutie three times.Wonderful location! House is very well equipped.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A cute and cozy home away from home!

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our time at the Harbor Cutie! The home was cute and cozy and great for hanging out and spending time together as a family. Our 21 month old loved all the toys in the kids' room and enjoyed riding the plasma cars outside. The outdoor play area is large and fenced in, so it felt safe for her to go scooting around. We enjoyed the swing and wooden deck chairs, too. The barbecue in the back yard was a nice feature; we grilled up some fish, veggies, and s'mores one night for dinner.

The house is on the small side: we were a group of 6 adults and 1 toddler, and I don't see how 8 people could have fit in there (the house advertises as sleeping 6-8). The master bedroom had a king-sized bed and a small couch that folded out to a sleeper for one person. The second room had a queen bed, and the kid's room had two twin beds. I suppose another person could have slept on the couch in the living room if need be (large leather couch; it didn't fold out), but keep that in mind when booking: there are really only beds for 7 people. Also keep in mind that the walls are kind of thin. We were staying in the master bedroom with our toddler, and in spite of using a sound machine, she woke up a couple of times because of noise from the kitchen/living room area (right outside the bedroom door). There is a vent in the wall between the kitchen/master bedroom, too, so that carries noise. It also would have been nice if the rooms had been equipped with curtains instead of blinds; the blinds didn't do much to keep light out late in the afternoon or early in the morning.

The house was otherwise well-stocked with pretty much anything you could need, including toiletries. As I mentioned, our toddler got a kick out of all the cool "new" toys and books that are stocked in the kid's room. We also had fun using the beach toys (buckets, shovels, etc) at Doran Beach. And though we didn't use them, the crib and stroller were nice amenities!

All in all, the Harbor Cutie was just what we needed: we wanted a getaway to spend time hanging out with family and creating fun memories with our toddler, and we were able to do just that. And Jodie was very accommodating and returned all emails and texts immediately. Thanks!

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to write us a review. I am glad to hear your family had a good time especially your toddler. We know how priceless that is. We have 3 of our own! For sleeping arrangement, there are two extra mattresses underneath the two twin beds. Sometimes they may be stacked on the twin beds by previous guests. So those could be extra 2 sleeping spaces if needed. For the curtains, I do have black out curtains on hand but it is taking me a long time to persuade my hubby to put them up. I think if I show him your review, maybe this time it may motivate him to put them up before the year end. 😃 Thanks again for your review and we love to have you back soon!
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Great little rental that was perfect for our trip.

  • 4 of 5

From the first minute we booked, Jodie was excellent with quick replies to our questions, and great information about the check-in/check-out process. This was our first AirBnB and we were very pleased with the professional level of customer service she provided. The rental was bigger than the pictures give it credit for including a full kitchen and office space. The rental was very clean when we checked in and the property backed up to a camp ground which gave the impression of more space. Although the weather was misty most of the weekend, we enjoyed all the seating options outside and it was very close to many of the shops and restaurants. We were even within walking distance of the wedding venue we were in town for which was a major plus. Some of the amenities could be updated such as the towels provided, but overall I would definitely rent this property again if we travel to Bodega Bay in the future.

  • Submitted: May 18, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very confortable house

  • 4 of 5

We really liked our stay at Harborcutie. The house is very well equipped and you will find everything you need... And more. Jodie gave us very usefull information about the area (grocery shop i.e.) and answered very quickly to our questions. I would definitrly recommand this property!

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
The Terrapin Creek
Nearest Beach
1.5 Miles
Nearest Point of Interest
Compass Rose Gardens
Nearest Point of Interest
Terrapin Creek Restaurantt
Nearest Point of Interest
The Sandpiper Restaurant

House has access to ( 20-30 minutes hike) Salmon Creek beach.

Board games: The game of Life, Monopoly, Apple to Apple, Yahtzee, Uno, Chess, Checkers, Poker set...

1 portable basketball hoop right ouside the front yard.


Rates & Availability

Bodega Bay House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
January - May
Jan 2 2017 - May 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 7 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Jun 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 7 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Labor Day Weekend
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
September 4-30
Sep 5 2017 - Sep 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 7 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Oct 1 2017 - Nov 16 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 7 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Nov 17 2017 - Nov 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 7 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Nov 27 2017 - Dec 14 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 7 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
December & X-mas
Dec 15 2017 - Dec 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 7 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Processing $30
Cleaning $120 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $300
Pet Fee $75 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

You must read and agree to our vacation agreement from owner upon reservation. Credit card will be charged if damages upon check out.
Cancellation: Full refund if cancel 30 days before arrival.

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