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Bedrooms 2
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

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

Text us at 916-849-0455 with any questions or to check on current specials. We respond quickly to inquiries - if any questions be sure to send an inquiry, call or text first.

Mar/April - Rates for 2 guests are $15-$25 off per night (as posted)

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

This beautifully 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 large newly updated kitchen, living/dining room, bar area, and sun room while enjoying the view of the bay.

There are 2 beautifully decorated bedrooms, with queen size beds with heated mattresses. 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 space for an extra guest or two, and a great place to relax and enjoy the view or watch streaming 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.

The 10 foot glass mosaic topped bar opens the kitchen to the great room and provides a fun place to sit and visit with the chef(s) in your group 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 wind-protected fully fenced yard where you will find the seasonal fire pit/conversation area, a gas BBQ, and new Sundance spa and patio.

“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. In the evening the view is softly illuminated by fishing boats and local inns. On a clear night the sky is filled with stars to enjoy while relaxing in the spa.

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! 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.

Sonoma County Vacation Rental Code requirements:

Total Maximum occupancy of 6 guests.

Maximum of 3 vehicles (including boats)

Sonoma County Quiet hours of 10pm-7am

Sonoma County Occupancy Permit: 1059N

Guests are required to speak to owner within 12 hours of booking and return a signed contact after on-line booking to verify your booking.

Guests with pets or small children should contact us via the inquiry form before booking. Please send an inquiry prior to booking if you have ANY questions. We always respond promptly (usually within an hour).

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Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
March 19, 2018

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. Five 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 Bodega Bay

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 and the open floor plan that enables you to visit and enjoy the view from the entire living area. The house is just a few minutes from 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). So many things close by (yet the location is peaceful): Within a few minutes are 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 15 miles of sandy beaches). Getting to the beach or bayside is a 20-30 minute walk (3 minute drive). The Children’s Bell Tower, Coastal Prairie Trail to Salmon Creek Beach, and Bodega Dunes are also only a few minute walk from the house.

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:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Max. adults: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Children: Children are Welcome. You must Inquire before booking with small children. Children under 12 years of age are not allowed in hot tub
  • Only number of people listed on booking request at time of booking are allowed in home. Additional people require prior approval. Limit 6 people max
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • 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 , combination tub/shower , Spacious granite counter & heated towel rack
  • Main bath has private entry from both bedrooms (jack & jill) Second bath conveniently off main living area for easy access from main living space
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • 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
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • 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
  • outlet shopping
  • 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
  • fly 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, Extremely Well Equipped Kitchen, Binoculars, Area Guide Books, Games, Printer, Ample parking right at the front of the home in a large circular driveway providing easy loading and unloading. General attention to Detail and Peaceful Comfort.


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Sacramento, CA

Best Vacation Home Ever!

  • 5 of 5

The Bay View House is awesome! It is now our favorite home to visit in Bodega Bay! This extremely well maintained home is decorated beautifully with comfortable furniture and many special touches throughout. It has the most completely stocked kitchen we have found (feels like your own home). The location is convenient yet peaceful. Walking trails, beaches, restaurants, shops, and the bay are all close by. There are so many things we love about this house. The sunroom, kitchen, long mosaic bar/counter, open floor plan, decor and artwork, and large yard and deck are just a few of our favorites. There are too many special things to list. We plan to return again and again. Thanks for sharing your cozy retreat!

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for making the Bay View your "go to" home in Bodega Bay! We look forward to your return!
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Everything you need in an amazing well thought out VRBO

  • 5 of 5

We loved both bedrooms and 2 separate baths. The Hardwood floors, open floor plan, updated appliances, kitchen and bathrooms earned 5 stars. The neighborhood was great, centrally located with some of the best Mexican food I have had within easy walking distance. The backyard was huge, fenced with a fire ring, BBQ, beautiful deck with great views and a viewing garden with lots of grass for my two dogs. Thank you so much for allowing dogs! Our dogs are part of our family and your willingness to allow them to stay with us is truly appreciated. We will always check this property first when staying on the Sonoma coast.

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic house and yard

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time. Janice has thought of everything you might need and makes it so easy to have a great time. Great place for our small dogs too.

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Favorite Place To Stay in Bodega Bay!

  • 5 of 5

I have been traveling to Bodega Bay frequently for the past 25 years. The last 6 years I have stayed at the Bay View House every time. It is by far my favorite place to stay on the Sonoma Coast. The location is perfect (convenient yet peaceful), beautifully decorated, extremely well stocked, and so many extra special touches you don’t normally see in vacation rentals. Janice has literally thought of everything to make your vacation relaxing and worry-free! The hot tub is awesome. It is true that often when the coast is foggy the large back yard at this gem is sunny, cozy and protected from any harsh cold ocean winds. The owner found a special place and it is apparent tons of love and care went into the renovation of this great coastal getaway. I plan to make this my home away from home on the coast as long as they Bay View is available to rent! You won’t be sorry if you choose this home. The owner is helpful and very responsive.

  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks! We always look forward to your return to Bay View. We always say return guests are our greatest compliment!
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Can't wait to come back

  • 5 of 5

Everything was perfect, the house was cozy and well equipped. Even comes with dog items!! Love it!

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks! Glad you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to your return. Return guests are our biggest compliment!
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Great accomodations and location

  • 5 of 5

With 3 sleeping areas, a huge kitchen, an awesome sun room and a large back yard with a view, this was the perfect spot for our family of four to enjoy a getaway in Bodega Bay. It's centrally located and minutes away from all the Bodega Bay restaurants and attractions, but also on the North end of town for easy exit to Sonoma Coast beaches and other destinations like Jenner and Fort Ross. After a long day of outdoor activity, we enjoyed the multiple streaming media subscriptions, huge sectional with recliners and the cozy heat from the gas stove. We are definitely planning a return visit.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Kenji! So glad you enjoyed the house and the location. We look forward to your return.
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Terrapin Creek Cafe
By far our favorite fine dining in Bodega Bay. Located right around the corner from the Bay...
Bodega Bay Surf Shack
This is the place to rent a kayak! The laid back staff will assist you with recommendations...
Chanslor Stables
Close to the Bay View! Horseback rides with beautiful views! We have not gone ourselves. ...
Links at Bodega Harbour, The
If you are a golfer this is an ward winning course with stellar views
River's End Resort
Reiver's End located about 20 minutes from the Bay View is the destination for special occas...
Bodega Head
Bodega Head is an easy 5 minute drive around Bodega Bay from Bay View. This is our favorite...
Gourmet Au Bay
Great place for relaxing and tasting wine while sitting on the deck overlooking Bodega Bay
Valley Ford Market
If you like smoked salmon stop at the Valley Ford Market on your way to Bodega Bay (about 15...
Spud Point Crab Company
This is the place for the best clam chowder (they have New England and Manhattan) ! The pla...
Osmosis Day Spa Sanctuary
This is our favorite spa experience....very Zen-like. This spa truly is a sanctuary, with a...
Bodega Dunes
Bodega Dunes is a 2 minute drive (15 minute walk from the Bay View). In additional to dunes...
North Salmon Creek Beach
Just a few minute drive North from the Bay View begins a long string of sandy beaches (all u...
Bay Hill Road
A short (but steep) walk....or couple minute drive from the Bay across Coastal...
Bodega Marine Reserve
Friday afternoons the Marine Biology Lab offers tours.
Duck Club Restaurant
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!
Bodega Bay Sports Fishing Center
One of a few fishing charters available in Bodega Bay (no review because we just aren't fami...
Goat Rock Beach
Great beach - one side is dog friendly. Just one of many beaches in the long string of Sonom...
Fort Ross State Historic Park
Historic Fort from the original Russian Settlers to the Sonoma Coast
La Bodeguita Mexican Grill
Convenient it you don't feel like cooking....just walk across the street for some authentic ...
Sonoma Coast State Beaches
starts a 3-5 minute drive from Bay View House
Sonoma Canopy Tours
excellent for the outdoorsy and adventurous
Armstrong Redwoods State Natural Reserve
Sea Ranch Chapel
built by famous "onion house" architect - long drive up the coast to get there
Goat Rock State Beach - Sonoma Coast State Park
one side of the beach is dog friendly. about 15 minute drive from Bay View
Lucas Wharf Restaurant
good place for fish and chips with a view
Fort Ross Vineyard Tasting Room
nice place to visit if you are already going to Fort Ross...little bit of a drive but beauti...
The Children's Bell Tower
Hauntingly beautiful memorial tower of bells - 5 minutes walk from Bay View at the head of t...
Mammoth Rocks at the Sonoma Coast State Beach
interesting...but a bit of a hike
Shell Beach Access Trail
Fisherman's Cove
The lines are not quite as long as Spud Point...but their food is just as good and with a la...
River's End
Excellent fine dining with spectacular sunsets where Russian River flows into the Pacific Oc...
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
50 Metres
La Bodegita
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Salmon Creek/Bodega Dunes
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 activities 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. Convenient yet peaceful location!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

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

The service fee listed is a VRBO imposed fee.
Please send a message through inquiry before choosing Instant Book if you have pets or small children to insure your quote is accurate and to provide contract info We respond promptly! Contact us for extended/monthly stay availability and rates.
Regular Rates: $275/Night
Regular Weekly Rate: $1550 - $1650 (includes 1 free night)
Holiday & Holiday Weekend Rates $325/night with a 3 night minimum stay.
$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).

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.