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Bedrooms 2
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Remodeled Home with Bay View, 2 Bedrooms, 2 baths (Sleeps 4-6). fenced yard, spa

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Would you enjoy the cozy pampered feeling of an inn but prefer the privacy, convenience and space of a home? Welcome to 'Bay View'!

Words previous guests used to describe the Bay View:

Relaxing, Delightful, Special, Charming, Immaculate, Beautiful, Impressive, Romantic, Thoughtful, Gorgeous, Comfortable, Exquisite, Spacious, Adorable, Fantastic, Convenient, Spectacular, Peaceful, Memorable, Tasteful, Sparkling, Fabulous, Whimsical, Excellent, Cozy, Cute, Serene, Magical, and Simply Perfect.

This recently remodeled coastal cutie is perfect for one or two couples (and comfortably sleeps 5 adults) who want to enjoy a comfortable and relaxing retreat. This spacious 1500 sq ft remodeled home has an open floor plan with unique tree captioned views of the north end of Bodega Bay (visible from most rooms). Bay View's decor is best described as sophisticated beach, with artwork from Sonoma Coast artists throughout the home! The home's layout allows you to visit with guests in the newly updated kitchen, living/dining room, bar area, and sun room while enjoying the view of the bay. Curl up on the large leather sectional sofa (with recliners at both ends) and watch streaming, Netflix, Hulu Plus, Amazon Prime and DVD/Blu Ray movies on the flat screen HDTV or enjoy a book in the overstuffed chair by the cozy blue enamel gas log stove.

There are 2 beautifully decorated bedrooms, each furnished with a queen size bed and heated mattress wrapped in premium cotton sheets for chilly nights. There is a spacious main bathroom with soaking tub / shower combo. private access from both bedrooms, a large granite vanity, and heated towel rack! A cozy double bed with a memory foam mattress provides additional sleeping space for an extra guest or two, and a great place to relax and enjoy the view or watch movies. A second full bathroom and laundry is conveniently located off the main living space. This area also contains a large desk area with a handy electronics charging station and printer.

For the cook there is a recently remodeled large fully-equipped kitchen with a 5 burner gas stove and double electric oven, and separate fridge and freezer units for ample cold food storage. The 10 foot glass mosaic topped bar opens to the great room and provides a fun place to sit and visit with 'the cook(s)' and enjoy a glass of Sonoma Coast wine.

Relax in our enclosed sunroom that leads outside to the 450 square foot deck and large sunny fully fenced yard where you will find the seasonal fire pit/conversation area, a gas BBQ, and hot tub! At times you will hear the ocean waves, fog horn and seals playing in the distance. You can always smell the clean ocean air the minute you step outside!

“Bay View” has a rare view of the tip of the north end of Bodega Bay (captioned by redwoods and cypress trees) and the road to Bodega Head. The view changes constantly with boats heading out to sea during the day and returning home at night. During the full moon the bay glistens. However, when there is no moon the stars fill the sky and the bay sparkles with lights from the area inns and the returning fishing boats.

Centrally located, the 'Bay View House' sits on ¼ acre at the north end of the town of Bodega Bay. Located close to the Ocean, the Bay, and Town our location provides convenience while still providing privacy and solitude. We are less than 5 minutes from Everything! (the restaurants, trails, Bodega Bay, Bodega Head (whale watching), Bodega Habour Golf Course, Porto Bodega (charter boats), Chanslor Ranch (ocean view horseback rides), Doran Beach, and entrance to the beautiful Sonoma Coast State Park (comprised of miles of sandy beaches). Getting to the beach or bayside is a 20 minute walk (3 minute drive). The Bodega Bay Community Center & The Children’s Bell Tower, a gift from Italy in honor of Nicholas Green and the trails surrounding the monument that lead to Bodega Dunes and Salmon Creek Beaches are only a few minute walk from the home. Here you will find the beginning of the Coastal Prairie section of the new Bodega Bay Trail. This is an easy trail that starts near our home and goes to both Bodega Dunes & Salmon Creek Beaches. In the dunes you will pass an old Cypress tree where Monarch Butterflies stop during their yearly migration. As you travel through the dunes to the beach you will see vernal pools which change with each season. Memorial Day through October walk 5 minutes to the community center's Farmer's Market with live music, veggies, baked goods, meats, jams, and more every Sunday till 2 pm. There are many things to explore both on foot and by car. Whether you spend the day exploring or just relaxing, you are sure to enjoy our cozy coastal retreat.

Other amenities include ample parking with loading and unloading right at the front door (and plenty of room for your boat), free long distance calls, Streaming Netflix-Hulu Plus-Amazon Prime Video, Blue Ray/DVD player, movie library (including The Birds of course), area guide books, binoculars, Wi-Fi, and CD/IPod/Mp3 stereo. Our house is equipped with a special tower that enables AT&T cell users to get excellent service (AT&T service is generally poor on the coast). Verizon reception is also good.

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Sonoma County Vacation Rental Code requirements:

Maximum occupancy of 6 guests.

Maximum of 3 vehicles (including boats)

Sonoma County Quiet hours of 10pm-7am

Sonoma County Occupancy Permit: 1059N

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Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
April 30, 2017

About Janice

Coming to the Sonoma Coast every year for the past 25 years I dreamed of someday calling this amazing area home. In 2004 I decided it was time to focus on my dream. So after watching the area real estate listings diligently for the next 7 years (for just the right fit) it finally happened . Christmas Eve 2010 we decided to pack up the dog and take a road trip to check out the home as soon as it was listed. It was in total disrepair from years of neglect. The outside of the house from the roof down was rotten. The inside was better, but required much work. I loved the layout and location of the home. I have always loved interior design and decorating in addition to any kind of DIY activities (both structural and creative)...and decided to accept the challenge. Three years of work and a lot of weekends later... The Bay View is now a cozy coastal retreat. The home has given me a place to both be creative and relax while escaping the Sacramento Valley heat. It has been a true labor of love.

Janice purchased this house in 2011

Why Janice chose North Coast California

We love the Sonomoa Coast! When we found the Bay View House (in spite of its condition at the time) we fell in love with the convenient central location that is just a few minutes to town and restaurants, the Sonoma Coast Beaches and Bodega Head (our favorite place to go) We also loved the large 1/4 acre fenced yard and of course the hillside peek-a-boo view of the bay that is framed by trees and a small valley (providing constant changing scenery, including night time activity of boats returning from sea). The open floor plan was another plus that enables you to visit and enjoy the view from the entire living area.

What makes this house unique

Large 1/4 acre fully fenced yard (a rarity at the coast). One of our favorite features was a pleasant surprise...the temperature/weather relative to the position of the home! Bay View is located in a micro-climate (known as the sun belt) which is often clear even when the coast and bay are foggy. Additionally, the position of the home allows the yard protection from the chilly ocean winds. The yard is often sunny, and the temperature can vary 10-20 degrees from the front to the back of the house! The sun heats the home through the large windows on chilly days!...But if it is too warm, simply open the front windows and the ocean breezes quickly cool the home. Eco-friendly heating and cooling! We often escape the fog banks, but are still close enough to hear the ocean waves and sea lions play in the distance in the evening.


Bodega Bay House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Off maining living area / heated towel rack
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Shower with Seat (ADA), Granite counter & heated towel bar
  • Main bath has private entry from both bedrooms (jack & jill) Second bath conveniently off main living area for easy access by both bedrooms main living space
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Other (See Description) - 1 double , Bed in Living Space is XL Double with Memory Foam Mattress.
  • Queen size Beds (2) Both bedrooms have queen beds with heated mattresses, Double Beds (1) Additional Sleeping in Living Room- Bed is a XL Double Size with Memory Foam Mattress! Ideal for one guest, but can sleep 2 with prior approval.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Heated Mattresses, Towel Warmers, Well Equipped Kitchen, Binoculars, Area Guide Books, Games, Printer, Ample parking right at the front of the home in a circular driveway providing easy loading and unloading. General attention to Detail and Peaceful Comfort.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(94 traveler reviews)

average rating of 4.989362 based on 94 reviews

Our home away from home!

  • 5 of 5

After our visit to Bay View House in September 2015, we wrote reviews in VRBO and Trip Advisor. Those same words of loud applause are still valid. The amenities of the house are enumerated on the web site. This is our updated take.

We checked many pet-friendly rental properties in the Bodega Bay region, but none of them compared to BVH (Bay View House) for our needs. We have stayed here for 6 days at a time, approximately twice a year, most recently in April 2017. We wouldn't even consider staying anywhere else any more. It absolutely "feels like home" to us, and our little Yorkie. A quiet area, yet 2 or 3 blocks from the town's activity. Spacious, clean, with 2 bedrooms, ample closet space, a complete and well-stocked kitchen, laundry area, t.v. (we like Hulu), phones, one and a half baths, multiple areas to eat, including a lovely sun room, standard frig, small freezer, heater, spa, fire pit, bbq, large back yard, circle drive, gas range, microwave, coffee maker, dishwasher, and a wonderful walking path, literally from the front door to the Salmon Creek area (2 miles round trip). Nothing important is missing.

One is greeted with a chilled bottle of white wine. The owner, Janice Hermann, attends to ALL details, and welcomes two-way communication to assure that her guests are pleased, in every way, with the accommodations. She makes a wonderful house feel like a wonderful HOME.

We always look forward to our next stay at BVH, and dread leaving it, once we are there.

Thank you, Janice, for making your wonderful Bay View House available to all of us!!!

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Randolph & Karina, It is always a pleasure to have you as our guests. We were elated the first time you told us you would be returning again and again. With you having previously been regular guests of the the most upscale hotel in Bodega Bay, we felt very honored that you found our home to meet and exceed your prior regular accommodations. Again, being regular Bodega Bay guests you understand the special quiet yet convenient location we have found for our "home away from home". A million thanks, Janice p.s. You probably don't use it much with only two of you....but the second bath is actually a full bath also - so it is 2 full baths (one with a tub/shower combo and the other with just a shower)
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Awesome, relaxing and beautiful home!

  • 5 of 5

My 3 girlfriends and I were so happy with the house. Decor was really cute and all the finishing touches of home made our stay perfect!

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Terrific place and very nice owner!

  • 5 of 5

The house was very comfortable and welcoming. Close to a delish Mexican restaurant! Yard was perfect for our 2 small dogs.

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Deedra for being such great guests! We were lucky to find a location where we could have such a large fenced yard (rarity at the coast). We also love our convenient location near several great restaurants and beaches. Glad you enjoyed the house and location
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Fantastic home, attention to detail, great location to walking trails

  • 5 of 5

This is the third time this year we have stayed at Janice's lovely home just slightly north of the town of Bodega Bay. It is a peaceful and dog- friendly home with a fully stocked kitchen for those chefs like us that appreciate it, and great attention to detail such as bed warmers, towel warmers, comfy day bed, relaxing deck and hot tub, good wi-fi connection (although that is one thing we wanted to avoid!), fenced back yard, and fantastic access to dog friendly trails and beach access (no dogs allowed on this particular beach but Janice gives you a list of all dog-friendly beaches). We love Bayview and look forward to our fourth visit!!

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Pamela! I guess the fact you have been here 3 times in a year speaks volumes! We are actually in Bodega Bay proper (but we are the last street at the North end of town). However, from one end of town to the other is only 5 minutes. This places us directly between the Bay, the restaurants & shops, and the Beautiful Sonoma Coast Beaches! We are right between convenience and beauty on a very quiet end of town. Thanks are always welcome back.
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  • 5 of 5

Wonderful, comfortable, CLEAN home. Great location. Lots of attention to detail.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Jane! Glad you loved our spot & the house!
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Perfect home with everything you could need!

  • 5 of 5

We really loved staying at this wonderful home. The location was great, with a walking trail right from the house for us and our dog to get some exercise. The house was very comfortable, amazing kitchen for cooking our thanksgiving dinner, large fantastic yard, comfy beds, and a delightful sunroom. We truly felt like we had everything we needed. And the owner was extremely responsive to our questions during our stay.

  • Submitted: Dec 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Caren! Glad our well equipped kitchen met the Thanksgiving dinner challenge! We love the new coastal trail also. Glad you enjoyed your holiday at our home. We look forward to your return.
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"Bodega Dunes is a 2 minute drive (15 minute walk from the Bay View). In additional to dunes..."
Salmon Creek Beach - Sonoma Coast State Park
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Bodega Marine Reserve
"Friday afternoons the Marine Biology Lab offers tours. "
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"Fine Dining and nice bar menu with fireplace inside and fire pit outside"
Doran Regional Park
"Nice long sandy beach for walking, sandcastles & kids. Dogs allowed on leash. There is a d..."
Bluewater Bistro
"Good place for lunch. Average food, with an amazing view of Doran Beach. Lunch is served in..."
"Worth the 15 minute drive to take a peek at the School House (currently a residence) and St...."
Sonoma County Wine Country
"dozens of exceptional wineries to explore within 30 minutes of the Bay View."
Fishetarian Fish Market
"Basic food with a great view of Bodega Bay. Definitely our favorite fish and chips!"
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"One of a few fishing charters available in Bodega Bay (no review because we just aren't fami..."
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"Great beach - one side is dog friendly. Just one of many beaches in the long string of Sonom..."
Fort Ross State Historic Park
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"Convenient it you don't feel like cooking....just walk across the street for some authentic ..."
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Santa Rose
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Gourmet Au Bay
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Bodega Harbour Links
Nearest Motorway
0.1 Miles
Hwy 1
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Terrapin Creek
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Salmon Creek
Car: necessary

Bay View sits on a fully fenced 1/4 acre overlooking Bodega Bay. The home is centrally located at the north end of the town of Bodega Bay, putting it less than 5 minutes from the restaurants and shops, bay shore, Bodega Dunes, the Sonoma Coast beaches, Bodega Head (for whale watching) and several hiking trails. Our convenient location puts you in the heart of all the activites that the Sonoma Coast has to offer... while offering a private, cozy & well appointed home to relax at the end of your day of exploring.


Rates & Availability

Bodega Bay House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Spring Special-3+ night rates
Apr 12 2017 - May 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Jun 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning & Services $150 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $250
Pet Fee $50
Tax Rate 12.0%

CALL FIRST BEFORE You Select "Book It Now" for other payment info & rate discounts.
The service fee listed is a VRBO imposed fee.
Contact Us for Customized Specials, Extended Stays, Midweek and Monthly Discounts
February Special (booked after 2/1/17) $50 off each night (as listed) for stays of 3 or more nights. Two nights stay $25 more per night. Week $1350.
Regular Rates: $250-$275 / Night Summer $275/night - 2 night min.
Regular Weekly Rate: $1550 - $1650 (includes 1 free night)
Holiday & Holiday Weekend Rates $300/night -3 Night Minimum (Special Rates exclude Holiday weekends)
Thanksgiving-4 night min. $300/night
Christmas/New Years 2017 - Dec. 20 thru Jan 2 : 3 or 4 night minimum- $300/ night or $1900/week
$250 Refundable Damage Deposit. $150 Cleaning Fee
Pet Fee:$50/pet/stay with prior approval and pet rules
Listed rates are for up to 4 guests w/check payment discount.
Additional guests above 4 are $25/night OR $150/week (any exceptions noted in pricing chart).

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