About the property
- House1300 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 - 3 nights
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!
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* 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
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- english, Vietnamese
- Calendar last updated:
- May 23, 2018
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.
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A Beauty of Bodega Bay
Harbor Cutie is just that - a cutie. It feels like home the minute you arrive. We had a great time sharing with friends great meals ( everything you would possibly need for cooking and grilling), sitting on the porch or the swing facing the bay, we even played a little hoop shoot with the basket and basketballs that were there. This is a great place for hiking, (there’s lots of parks and trails), We drove and walked to the beach and hiked the hills and beach almost everyday.
This is a perfect location and house for fishermen and ocean lovers and is a central location to many eateries and points of interest (they provide a binder with most everything to do while there). This was not my first time at Harbor Cutie and won’t be the last.
Awesome place and so kid friendly!
Eight of us stayed here and we all had a blast. There are beaches nearby and hiking trails. The home is well equipped with everything you will need for a perfect get away! Jodie was easy to work with and she answered quickly to emails and texts. Would love to come back here again.
Relaxing from the swing
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!
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Well equipped home. Nice views overlooking the bay. Very convenient to beaches, restaurants and wineries.
We had young children so it was an ideal venue.
Very clean, lovely situation, ideal, safe play environment for young children.
Great location. Close to everything!
Enjoyed our stay, hope to return again soon. Especially enjoyed the outdoor space
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
Additional information about rental rates
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.