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Make it your "Happy Place"!

Bodega Bay, CA, USA
  • House2000 sqft
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps6
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 - 3 nights

2 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, sleeps 6

The View is spectacular.The house is spacious and comfortable. Newly remodeled bathrooms. The kitchen is a cooks delight. It features a 6 burner gas stove, stainless steel appliances, double ovens, wine refrigerator, prep sink in the center island and granite counter tops. BBQ on the gas grill on the deck just outside of the kitchen while enjoying outdoor seating with a view. Both bedrooms have Cal King size beds and flat screen TVs. There is a small room off of the living room that has a day bed with a trundle, just big enough for a couple of kids or pushed together can make another King size bed. The Hot Tub is located on a private deck just outside the Master bedroom and is great for late night star gazing, early morning sunrise soaking and daytime relaxing. The living room is cozy with a wood fireplace and a large flat screen TV that is connected to Directv Satellite programing, and there is a wide variety of movies on Blueray & DVD. But who has time to watch TV when there is so much to do? Stay in or go explore the area, either way you'll love it.


Elaine (aka Nikki) Scoggan

Member Since 2011
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Calendar last updated:
Apr 20, 2018
About Elaine (aka Nikki) Scoggan

We have lived most of our lives in Northern California. Bodega Bay is our 'Happy Place'. We work full time and plan to retire one day to Bodega Bay.

Elaine (aka Nikki) Scoggan purchased this House in 1997

Why Elaine (aka Nikki) Scoggan chose Bodega Bay

We spent our Honeymoon at a home up the hill and around the corner from Southern Exposure. We've rented vacation homes in Bodega Bay and vacationed with our family for many years until we were able to buy Southern Exposure.

What makes this House unique

The house is spread out, it's nice to separate from family or other guests if you choose. I love being able to hear the ocean when the windows are open. The beep from the fog horn on Bodega Head is comforting. I love walking on the beach and looking for shells. Every season has special events that are fun to do, for instance in April the Fisherman's festival is always fun with a boat building contest and race along with craft booths and the blessing of the fleet. In October Art Trails is fun to explore different local artists studios. Local farms and wine tasting are always fun to visit. I love to take a drive along the coast. And after doing all or none of that I can come back to the house and relax! The house is a Home!


    • Internet
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Hot Tub
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
      • Bedroom 1
        1 king, Cal-King
      • Bedroom 2
        1 king, Cal-King
      • Cubby
        2 twin/ single, Daybed w/trundle
      • Living Room
        1 sleep sofa /futon, Hide-a-bed in sofa
      • Sun room
        1 sleep sofa /futon, Futon
      • Although we have enough sleeping space for more than what is listed, truly the most comfortable accommodations are what is listed. The beds come with linens, extra blankets and pillows. The Master Bedroom has a wood burning stove.


      • 2 Bathrooms
      • Master
        toilet, tub, shower, Claw-foot bathtub. Three shower heads in the shower.
      • Guest
        toilet, shower
      • Both bathroom have vessel sinks, (raised sink bowls). The master has a large slate shower with pebble floor and mood lighting. Three shower heads, a rain shower head, a wall shower head and a hand held shower head. A new claw-foot bathtub for relaxing bubble baths has been added to the master bathroom. The guest bath has a new slate shower with higher shower head and hand held shower head. Both bathrooms have new wood flooring and fan heaters. New lighted mirrors too.

      Location Type

        • Beach
        • Beach View
          Doran Beach is within view of the house and is a short walk.
        • Near The Ocean
        • Ocean View
          Panoramic view of Tomales Bay,Point Reyes, Pacific Ocean and Bodega Head.
        • Town


            • Away From It All
            • Family
            • Romantic
            • Spa
            • Tourist Attractions


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Living Room
                      Please treat the blinds gently. Use the cords to raise and lower. wrap along side on hooks when up.
                    • Clothes Dryer
                    • Firewood
                    • Garage
                      Please don't park in the garage. You are welcome to load and unload your vehicle but no parking.
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                      The house stays warm on sunny days because of all the windows. Leave the doors closed between the sunroom and kitchen and the sunroom and living room during sunny days traps the heat in the sunroom.
                    • Internet
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Laundry Soap
                    • Linens Provided
                      Sheets are provided for all beds.
                    • Fireplace
                      Firewood is kept in the garage downstairs.
                    • Paper Towels
                    • Parking
                      The driveway is steep.
                    • Parking Off Street
                      There is parking in front of the garage and to the right of the entry deck.
                    • Sofa Bed
                    • Telephone
                      Cell phone service is different per provider. I will give guests the house number so they can give it to family and friends to stay in touch. No international calling. Local and long distance O.K.
                    • Toilet Paper
                    • Towels Provided
                      Bath towels are provided. Beach towels are in a basket next to the back door to use after hot tubbing or take to the beach. Please shake out sand before bring back into the house.
                    • Washing Machine
                      HE detergent is preferred.
                    • Wireless Internet
                      I supply guests with the passcode.
                    • Wood Fireplace
                      In Livingroom


                        • Kitchen
                        • Blender
                        • Coffee Maker
                          Coffee beans are included.
                        • Cooking Utensils
                          Plenty of pots, pans, knives, spatulas, whisks, you name it! There is even a zester and a garlic press.
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                          Plates, cups, bowls and plenty of utensils. Just bring the food.
                        • Dishwasher
                          This is ultra quiet! No need to add much detergent either. The detergent is under the kitchen sink.
                        • Freezer
                        • Grill
                        • Coffee Grinder
                        • Microwave
                        • Oven
                          Double ovens make cooking on Special Holidays much easier. Make desert or bread in one oven while cooking a turkey or roast in the other.
                        • Pantry Items
                          The house has an assortment of condiments and spices. Flour, sugar, baking soda, etc. just bring eggs and butter and you can have cookies for dessert!
                        • Refrigerator
                          Separate wine refrigerator in the lsland
                        • Stove
                          Six large gas burners.
                        • Stove
                        • Toaster


                            • Dining
                              The dining room table can be extended to accommodate 8 with the table leaves that are kept in the Blue Bedroom closet. The extra chairs are in the master bedroom, bathroom, Blueroom and Sunroom.
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 10 people


                                • Books
                                • DVD Player
                                  Blueray player in the living room and both bedrooms.
                                • Games
                                  We have an assortment of board games and puzzles.
                                • Games for Kids
                                • Radio
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                  Upgraded to Directv Genie 3/15/2013, record your shows during the day when you're out exploring and watch them at night.
                                • Stereo
                                  Bluetooth speakers so you can connect and play your own music from your phone, tablet or laptop. Satellite radio (Sirius/XM).
                                • Television
                                • Video Games
                                  Bring your game console and plug it in on the side of the TV. Plug and play.
                                • Video Library
                                  Parental discretion advised


                                    • Balcony
                                    • Beach Towels
                                    • Deck / Patio
                                      The deck wraps from the front of the kitchen to the back where the hot tub is. There is seating for 4 at the table in front of the kitchen.
                                    • Golf
                                      The Links at Bodega Harbour is just across the Hwy.
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                      Propane gas grill. Extra propane tank is in the garage downstairs.
                                    • Outdoor Grill Gas
                                    • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
                                    • Wood Deck


                                        • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
                                        • wheelchair inaccessible
                                          There are about 12 to 15 steps to enter the main living area.

                                          Pool / Spa

                                            • Hot Tub
                                              Maintained by Clearly Coastal Spa Care every week for your health and safety.
                                            • Outdoor Hot Tub


                                                • bay/sound
                                                • churches
                                                • festivals
                                                • health/beauty spa
                                                • marina
                                                • restaurants
                                                • winery tours

                                                  Leisure Activities

                                                    • outlet shopping
                                                    • antiquing
                                                    • bird watching
                                                    • boating
                                                    • gambling casinos
                                                    • horseback riding
                                                    • beachcombing
                                                    • paddle boating
                                                    • scenic drives
                                                    • shelling
                                                    • sight seeing
                                                    • walking
                                                    • whale watching

                                                      Local Services & Businesses

                                                        • groceries
                                                        • laundromat
                                                        • massage therapist

                                                          Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                            • pier fishing
                                                            • cycling
                                                            • fishing
                                                            • golf
                                                            • hiking
                                                            • hot air ballooning
                                                            • kayaking
                                                            • mountain biking
                                                            • deepsea fishing
                                                            • sailing
                                                            • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                            • snorkeling/diving
                                                            • sound/bay fishing
                                                            • surf fishing
                                                            • surfing
                                                            • wind-surfing


                                                                • The house main living space is upstairs from the entry of the house. There are approximately 12 to 15 steps up to the main part of the house. There are hand rails but no wheelchair access. If you are an elderly person in good health you should have no problems. I would caution families with small children, this house is not child proof.

                                                                  House Rules

                                                                  Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                                  Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                                  Cancellation Policy

                                                                  100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                  81 Reviews


                                                                  Latest reviews

                                                                  The perfect R&R

                                                                  Marleen M.

                                                                  We absolutely loved Southern Exposure! Besides having a mesmorizing view, convenient location, privacy and room to chill, it has the most well equipped kitchen of any vacation rental I have rented ( and I have rented a lot!) It has been well maintained with many upgrades. The beds are very comfortable ( important) and having a hot tub was a bonus. We would definitely stay here again.

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  Hello Marleen,

                                                                  I am so glad you enjoyed your stay! I strive to make Southern Exposure comfortable and homey. I have to give credit for the view to a higher power. Please come back again.


                                                                  My Happy Place Too!

                                                                  Laura V.

                                                                  Southern Exposure is my dream come true. This was the third stay to celebrate my birthday and each stay is better than the last. I love the new rockers in the sunroom, perfect for reading a book and looking at the amazing view. Kitchen has everything you could ever need, beds are very comfortable and a soak in the hot tub each night is perfect for a peaceful slumber. Mother Nature puts on a show each day with the view of Bodega Head, the bay and the ocean, many sights are easily accessible, although just relaxing is my favorite activity. Nikki has added many little touches to make it even more welcoming. She is wonderful to work with and stays on top of every detail. My only suggestion is to put a lighted magnifying mirror in the master bath for some of us over 50!

                                                                  As I drive away each year I dream of my next stay at this little slice of heaven. Thank you Nikki and Jim for sharing this special place.

                                                                  Stunningly beautiful.

                                                                  Mary B.Dearborn, Michigan

                                                                  We couldn't have found a more beautiful home to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday with our family. We arrived in time to enjoy a glass of wine on the deck as we watched the sunset. The state of the art kitchen, clean and comfortable hot tub and a home perfectly stocked with an incredible view created the best VRBO experience we've had. I hope to return in the future.

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  Thank you Mary. I’m so glad you and your loved ones had a wonderful Thanksgiving at Southern Exposure and I look forward to having you return.


                                                                  Wonderful and restful weekend

                                                                  Sharon R.

                                                                  We had a wonderful time in this beautiful home. Beautiful and well-stocked kitchen, recently remodeled with all new appliances. As great as the house is, even more amazing is the fantastic view. Many thanks for a fantastic weekend.

                                                                  Absolutely stunning

                                                                  Kenny S.

                                                                  Great place! The place was so accommodating. I don’t think there is anything missing that a person would need. Needed shucking tool for the oysters and there was one. Thank you Nicki we will be back.

                                                                  I would definitely rent this home again the sunset was beautiful and access to beaches great

                                                                  angela s.

                                                                  Beautiful home we had a great time


                                                                  Bodega Bay, CA, USA

                                                                  Bodega Bay is a small fishing village north of San Francisco by about an hour. The bay itself is a sheltered cove. There is plenty to do fishing, canoeing, diving, surfing up the coast a little ways, and playing on the beach. There is horseback riding, golfing at the Bodega Harbour Golf Links, and wine tasting in nearby Sonoma Valley. In April, the Fisherman's festival brings out many arts and craft booths, they host a boat building contest and have live music. In July, they have a fireworks show that can be seen from our deck. In August, the food, and wine festival features many local restaurants, beer and wine makers. In October, Art trails offers open artist studios to the public featuring local artists in Sonoma county. Twice a year there is whale watching on Bodega Head, park rangers are there to answer questions and give information. Year round enjoy the beaches, fly kites, explore the many little shops in Bodega Bay and eat crab and clam chowder! Other Activities: Art Galleries, Wine tasting, Nature hikes

                                                                  Rates & Availability

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                                                                  New Rates effective 3/26/2018. Holidays that fall on a Monday and New Years, Thanksgiving, Christmas are subject to a 4 night minimum.

                                                                  81 Reviews
                                                                  Wonderful 4.9/5
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