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Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english


86 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Bodega Bay House Rental Photos and Description

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

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FALL SPECIAL - $100 OFF stay of 3 or more nights - contact us for updated quote.

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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  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Janice (Owner)
Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english

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.


based on 86 traveler reviews

average rating of 4.9883723 based on 86 reviews

Beautiful home, walkable to beach/dunes

  • 5 of 5

Great 2 bedroom home with 3rd sleeping area in living room. Comfortable, quiet and relaxing.

Walkable to beach/dunes thru the RV camping site and community garden. Follow the new handicap accessible trail to Salmon Creek, and walk the quiet streets to the dunes. Walk south on the dunes to the pier and back towards the rental.

Walk to "town" not advised on the busy road with no sidewalks, but we coordinated out daily trips to reduce car time.

Great kitchen with staples stocked for cooking.

Fireplace and towel warmers to take the chill out of foggy mornings.

Close to Russian River, Armstrong Nature Preserve (big trees) and great trails/wale watching on Bodega Head.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Roger! We love the Coastal Plains segment of the Bodega Bay Trail that provides a leisure walk from our home to Salmon Creek Beach! Unfortunately, it isn't advised to walk to town from almost any homes in Bodega Bay to town as the main town lies all along Hwy 1. But we are fortunate enough to be located where the trail will soon lead from the house to town also! We can't wait. Glad you enjoyed the house and your stay!
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Beautiful Bay View Home

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved this home! The home is immaculate and beautifully decorated. We loved the local artwork and the candles that are on timers throughout the home. There are heated mattresses that allowed us to sleep very comfortably. The movie collection has some really good movies. We watched the "Birds" and then went sight seeing in town to try to find some of the places where they were filmed. If you enjoy hiking, you can leave your car and walk directly from the house to numerous trails to the beach. We had great Mexican food right across the street from the property and also enjoyed some fabulous meals at Gourmet Au Bay and Terrapin Creek Cafe. I usually don't rent houses that allow dogs because they are usually a bit funky, but this house was different. It was very clean and ...well just perfect. We usually stay at the Bodega Bay Lodge just up the road, but loved having a kitchen and more space for parking our boat. I would highly recommend this VRBO property. Thank you Janice for the bottle of wine - it made us feel welcome and was very nice.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sherry, Thanks for the very kind review. I'm so glad you enjoyed the house and all the amenities. We are always honored when the regular BB Lodge guests prefer our home ( as the BBL it is the nicest regular hotel in town). So glad you were able to take advantage of our large circular drive and bring your boat! We are fortunate to have several great eateries close by too! We hope to see you again soon!
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  • 5 of 5

What an absolutely beautiful home.... and it was immaculately clean!!! It was so spacious and beautifully decorated and the backyard was so nice....we enjoyed the jacuzzi and sunroom very much. All the wonderful touches, like timed lite up candles and local art work added so much. And the owner, Janice, was so nice to work with and very easy to communicate with. We will definitely be back! Thanks for sharing your home with us!

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Tammy, Thank you for your lovely review. I am so glad you enjoyed the home and our special touches. We want every guest's stay to be comfortable and special. We look forward to your return.
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Just perfect!

  • 5 of 5

We had such a great time at this bodega get away!! It's perfectly styled! Very well stocked! With a great floor plan, hot tub and a huge bonus to be able to bring our dogs! Janice was so easy to work with! Her attention to detail with this beach house really shows! We will be back!

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Jacqueline! We are so fortunate to have found a place with such a great floor plan to renovate (good bones). It was a lot of work to get it to the cute little retreat it is today...But so worth it. So glad you love it as much as us. We look forward to your return! Janice
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Very comfortable and well stocked get away.

  • 4 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this house which we found convenient and very well stocked with everything we needed. The extra touches we noticed were the myriad of cooking utensils and supplies as well as all of the extra toiletries available in case we forgot something. The only slight negatives were the 1) the distance between the 2nd bedroom and bathroom (other side of the house), and 2) lack of cable tv. As a golfer, I missed seeing much of the US Open tourney over the weekend. However, if we had been there a different weekend, I probably wouldn't have noticed.

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your input! Wow - our first 4 star review - (I know 4 stars isn't bad...but after 80 FIVE star reviews I was surprised at the two items you mentioned that knocked off that coveted 5th star :) Both things you commented on are clearly described in our listing & the one is inaccurate. 1) I was wondering about the comment about the bathrooms since our large bathroom is ensuite (Jack & Jill) which is attached Directly to BOTH bedrooms! This is clearer described in our listing. You can't get closer to the bathroom than attached to your bedrooms. This gives both queen bedrooms private, equal access during the night. There is a second full bath that is very conveniently located for the guests who may be staying in the main area of the house . This honestly is one of most guests' favorite features. It provides both convenience and privacy for all guests. 2) In terms of TV - For us and most guests the coast is a place to relax and unwind. Most guests appreciate the ability to stream 1000s of movies and programs on demand. We have a wide array of streaming channels and movies (including ESPN where the golf tournament is aired). Most programs can be viewed via the streaming (whenever you wish to watch them) plus an abundance of on demand movies and shows. Guests also prefer this to network TV as you can watch what you want when you want to. Guests wanting to watch a specific program that isn't available generally connect to their own cable TV with a laptop, tablet, or smartphone can get their own cable programing. We provide HDMI cables to enable you to play the device through the it is just like home. Thanks again for your input...but I felt it was necessary to clarify (especially the bathroom distance...since you can't get closer than attached to the bedroom :)
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Excellent across the board

  • 5 of 5

This is a great place to stay in Bodega Bay. We found it spotless, fully equipped, comfortable and well laid out. The location is at the end of town and just off the road, but we found it quiet and peaceful. If you don't feel like driving, just walk out and pick up the coastal prairie trail. Janice is an ideal property owner, communicative, helpful, very easy to deal with and attentive to your needs.

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much! The trail is expanding all the time and will eventually connect all the beaches and Kortum Trail! Glad you had a great stay!
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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 Restaurant
"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..."
Salmon Creek Beach - Sonoma Coast State Park
"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 ..."
Mo Mo's Cafe -- CLOSED
"MoMo's is a unique walk up café with picnic tables just across the street from the Bay View...."
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

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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 9.0%

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.
All Rates Listed include a discount for payment with Echeck or Check. Credit cards are accepted.
Regular Rates: $275/night (2 or 3 night stays) $250 night stays of 4 or more nights. Summer $275/night - 2 night min.
Regular Weekly Rate: $1500 - $1600 (includes 1 free night)
Holiday & Holiday Weekend Rates $300/night -3 Night Minimum
Thanksgiving-4 night min. $300/night
Christmas/New Years 2016 - Dec. 23 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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Bodega Bay House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
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 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
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • 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.

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