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Harbor Cutie, Family Friendly, Centrally Located to most attractions, Beach

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 $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 an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 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 -
(75 traveler reviews)

Harbor Cutie, Family Friendly, Centrally Located to most attractions, Beach
average rating of 4.88 based on 75 reviews
Vacaville, CA

Everything they said it was.

  • 5 of 5

Everything was great.

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful family week-end

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect house and location for our family week-end away! We were 4 adults, 1 teenager, a 3 year-old and a 7 month-old. Beds for everyone! The teenager loved having her own room with the twin beds and our 3 year-old used the crib, high chair, booster seat and LOVED all the toys and videos. And we totally appreciated the black-out drapes in the rooms....especially for the kids naps! The view of the bay is lovely out of all the front windows. We had rain on and off...on the clear day we used the house pass and went to Doran Beach for a few hours of kite flying, sand play and a picnic. We also went on a hike out the back of the property and ended up at the beach! On our way back we walked to Spud Point for clam chowder. On the rainy day we stayed in and played games from the great selection at the house. The house was just as described, well stocked, clean, comfortable with a fabulous location. We can't wait for our next visit!

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Well appointed and centrally located!

  • 5 of 5

Nice house with everything we needed.

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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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
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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
Manager accepts payment in:
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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

Pet Fee $75 + Tax
Cleaning $120 + Tax
Processing $30
Refundable damage deposit $300
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.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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