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Bodega Bay Harbor Cutie, Centrally Located, Family Friendly, Close to Most

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,300 sq. ft.
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 $75 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:
July 27, 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
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
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


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Bodega Bay Harbor Cutie, Centrally Located, Family Friendly, Close to Most
average rating of 4.875 based on 80 reviews
Vacaville, CA

Beautiful View

  • 5 of 5

My family and I had a great time during our stay 7/3/17-7/10/17. The kids especially liked the outdoor play area. We all shot some hoops! The house is roomy and clean. I would definitely recommend the "Harbor Cutie".

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Was Great

  • 5 of 5

So much to see and do!! Would definitely rent again!

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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Great place

  • 4 of 5

Great place to stay! Kids loved it, close to shops and beaches.

  • Submitted: May 27, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Great Family Vacation Home!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful stay at the Harbor Cutie in Bodega Bay! The house had everything we needed for 5 adults and a young child and baby. All the baby equipment available at the house made for much less to pack and totally sufficient for our needs. The house sits on a street that has a lot of traffic; however, it is totally gated and allowed for the 4 year old to play with ease while at the house. We loved watching the boats come in the harbor. The house is situated close to the pier and Bodega Head as well as the UCD Marine Lab. We enjoyed visiting them all and eating delicious clam chowder at the Spud Point Crab Company. A great find!

  • Submitted: May 25, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Reno, Nevada

Awesome location, great host, lots of room with everything you can imagine provided!!

  • 5 of 5

The house is super clean, stocked with everything you can imagine. The location you can't beat! Jodie is an amazing responsive host. The best VRBO I've stayed in! It's a definite do over!!

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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Vacaville, CA

Everything they said it was.

  • 5 of 5

Everything was great.

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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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:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
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

Cleaning Fee $120
Additional Guest Fee $25 per person per night
Pet Fee $75
Damage Deposit $300

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.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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