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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

100+ *5* Star reviews!

Call or text us at 916-849-0455 with any questions or to check on current specials.

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 55 inch 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 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 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 15 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 leading 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, 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.

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

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
December 13, 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 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 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:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
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
  • 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, 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.


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Fantastic property and location. Close to town and beaches.

  • 5 of 5

Beautifully decorated, well organized, immaculate home. Janice has thought of every detail to include all the comforts of home and provide a great vacation experience.

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed your stay and the house! We were fortunate to find our peaceful yet convenient spot in Bodega Bay. Looking forward to your return.
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Always Our Favorite Place to Stay In Bodega Bay!

  • 5 of 5

Adorable, spacious, clean, and extremely well equipped home. Tons of detail and thought have gone into this conveniently located home right in Bodega Bay. Great walking trail easily accessed from near the house ( you can walk all the way from Bodega Bay to Salmon Creek Beach without walking on any roads!) When you stay here you are close to everything! ( Beautiful Sonoma Coast Beaches, the bay, Bodega Head, the restaurants and shops, loads of activities like kayaking , horseback riding, charter boats....) Everything is within 5 minutes away. But the home is still a peaceful and relaxing setting. In fact, the home is so lovely we enjoyed just relaxing in the house and yard on a couple days of our week long stay. The owner is great to work with too. We will definitely be returning !

  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words and choosing to to our home one again. We are fortunate to have found such a convenient yet peaceful spot in Bodega Bay. Returning guests are always the best compliment. We look forward to your 4th visit!
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Great property, nice location, very clean and adorable.

  • 5 of 5

Had a wonderful time. Home very clean and all the amenities of home.

Would stay there again.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Kathy, Glad you enjoyed your stay, the location, and all the amenities of our home. We look forward to your return.
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Loved the well kept property. wonderful memories!

  • 5 of 5

This house is lovely to stay in. Spent time in the spa, very relaxing. Very close to walking trails that someone 2 months out of surgery could enjoy with her dog. A lovely view and very quiet. I would definitely like to go back. Many nice little touches that made us feel we really got away to a first class rental. Thank you! I think this is ideal for a family, or friends to gather or in our case a family with adult children and dogs.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review! So glad you could take advantage of the new coastal trail. We love how easy and well groomed it is! Glad you felt pampered during your stay at our home during your post surgery get-away! Hope to see you back soon.
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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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Wonderful getaway weekend

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed the Bay View house. It was very clean, cozy and well equipped. The beds were comfortable and the kitchen was supplied with everything we needed for cooking all our meals. We rarely ate out since the house was so accommodating. The weather was exceptional so we spent our days hiking and our afternoon/evenings enjoying the patio and view. As much as we enjoyed the glorious weather, we want to return during the winter so we can stay in, turn on the fire place, eat, drink and play board games. Thank you Janice!

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: SHANNON, Thanks for the review. So glad you enjoyed your stay. I guess the fact you want to come to the beautiful ocean and coast in the winter to enjoy just staying in the house speaks volumes! We try to make it your home you home away from home (plus a few perks!) See you in the winter!
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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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

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

The service fee listed is a VRBO imposed fee.
Please send a message before choosing Book It Now 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: $250-$275/Night Summer $275/night - 2 night min.
Regular Weekly Rate: $1550 - $1650 (includes 1 free night)
Holiday & Holiday Weekend Rates $300-$325/night
$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 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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