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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 5 cars

Text or call me with any questions and for last minutes specials at 510-209-0518.

*1 night stay and last minutes special may be available.

'Harbor Cutie' has been enjoyed immensely by our family during weekends and the holidays. Many happy memories from out families and our guests over the years happened here! Built in 2000 with 3 bedrooms / 2 full 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. The closest beach is Doran Beach which is located within 5 minutes drive from the Harbor Cutie and so is Salmon Creek beach in the back of the property that you can also hike 20-30 minutes. There are at least 4-5 popular restaurants, the Terrapin Creek (Michelin star rated), Gourmet Au Bay, Ginochino's Kitchen Spud Point Crab Company, and Fisherman's Cove, are within walking distance to the Harbor Cutie. The Secret Garden (where most weddings are held) is also on the same street and is less than 5 minutes walk as well.

This charming escape is conveniently located across the street to Porto Bodega Marina where you can purchase fresh locally caught seafood or book fishing, and crabbing trips depending on the season. Multiple 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, and other beautiful beaches. Step over to the Bay for Kayaking, Clamming (low tide only), go crabbing at the jetty in Doran Beach 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, is family friendly and has most amenities of a home away from home, high chair, stroller, portable child bed/crib, plasma TVs, internet access 24/7, 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. Family with children will love our enclosed front yard where they can play with toys, shoot some basketball on the Beast system, enjoy a home cooked meal with our Weber BBQ over looking the bay in front or simply relax on the multiple chairs and a large swing provided at the premise. This is truly a superb location for those who enjoy being closer to the water...

House layout: The entry door open up to the living room, dining room and kitchen . To the left of the kitchen is the master bedroom with window looking out to the bay. It has a king size bed and a twin sleeper sofa and has its own bathroom. On the opposite end of the house is the 2nd bathroom. Next to it is the kids' room with 2 twin sized beds and two additional mattresses underneath. Across the way is the 3rd bedroom with a queen size bed and it also has a bay view.

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.

**Well behaved pet weighing 30 pounds or less negotiable with $75 fee.

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

TOT Certificate # 676N

4-5 Outdoor Parking Spaces on Premise

Early check in possible whenever available.

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

More Details

Property Manager
Member since: 2008
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, Vietnamese
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 22, 2018

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 Bodega Bay

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
  • Heating
  • 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
  • Dishes & 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 4.8539324 based on 89 reviews

Relaxing from the swing

  • 5 of 5

Seven of us enjoyed the Harbor Cutie for a week. We love all the sightseeing available from Bodega Bay, but often we decided to stay put and share the swing in the front area. From there you could watch the bay, the birds, and hear the fog horn.

Jodie had everything you could possible want available in the kitchen. She was great to work with and very quick with communication.

We will be renting here again!

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Kingston, ON, Canada

Lovely home

  • 4 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Well equipped home. Nice views overlooking the bay. Very convenient to beaches, restaurants and wineries.

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We had young children so it was an ideal venue.

  • 4 of 5

Very clean, lovely situation, ideal, safe play environment for young children.

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Grass Valley California

Great location. Close to everything!

  • 4 of 5

Enjoyed our stay, hope to return again soon. Especially enjoyed the outdoor space

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Francisco

Very enjoyable property

  • 5 of 5

Four of us spent four days here. There is plenty of room. There were many amenities. The kitchen is well stocked. The living room is very comfortable. The house is well kept. We would recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Harbor Cutie is superb!

  • 5 of 5

We thought the house was first class and would be great if you have kids. We loved be able to sit out on the patio and see the bay. There were a lot of hikes in the area and we enjoyed the restaurants where we went. We would highly recommend it.

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
The Terrapin Creek
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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $75 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning $135 + Tax
Processing $30
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

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

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