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Pam Hill

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english

Affordable Family Friendly Cottage At The Beach

82 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Salmon Creek Cottage Rental Photos and Description

1 Bedroom With Ocean View Balcony, Queensized Murphy Bed, And 2 Bathrooms

Don't miss 'Grace at the Sea' where the Wine Country meets the Pacific. Take advantage of this affordable Five Star vacation, located at Salmon Creek, just outside of Bodega Bay It is an enchanting place where outdoor enthusiasts partake in adventure and beachcombers find solace.

Lovely two-story cottage is well suited for one or two couples or a small family. Home will sleep 4 adults, or 2 adults and 2 children. Upstairs level of home has one beautiful bedroom, queen sized bed, flat screen T.V., with a connecting veranda overlooking the Pacific Ocean and Salmon Creek. Separate full marble bathroom with roomy glass shower. Downstairs has queen sized Murphy bed that is tucked away in wall when not in use. Cozy living room has wood/log burning stove to add ambiance to any evening. Downstairs full bathroom is equipped with Jacuzzi bathtub, shower, and washer and dryer. Delightfully clean fully stocked kitchen has view of beautiful Sonoma Coast rolling hills. Enjoy the outside fenced BBQ sitting area and flower gardens. If you need to keep in touch with the outside world, we offer free high speed wireless internet, satellite t.v. and complimentary local and long distance calling. Please no smoking in home.

There are quaint villages, shops and galleries filled with local arts and crafts, excellent restaurants, wineries and tasting rooms. Enjoy world class golfing, surfing and GREAT bird watching. Short 5 minute walk to beach while enjoying the quail and local deer in a quaint fishing village of years past.

Bodega Bay Marine Laboratory located on Bodega Head, offers weekly tours to the public, of local sea life. Chancellor Ranch Stables has guided horseback riding on the local beach.

We hope to see you at 'Grace at the Sea,' an experience you will not soon forget.

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  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pam Hill (Owner)
Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english

About Pam Hill

Purchased cabin in need of love and attention in 2001 to follow my dream of one day living at the beach. Completed remodel in 2005 while living full time until recently. I am now willing to share my labor of love so that I may spend more time with my two beautiful grandchildren and daughter. I have been so blessed in my life, and 'Grace at the Sea' is a reflection of all the love in my heart.

Pam Hill purchased this cottage in 2001

Why Pam Hill chose Sonoma County

Prior to buying this cottage, I would walk my dog at Salmon Creek (when dogs were still allowed) every weekend to unwind from the stress of Corporate America. I retired, started project and never looked back.

What makes this cottage unique

You will feel at home the moment you walk in the front door. The beach, the dunes, the is all the best Sonoma Coast has to offer.


based on 82 traveler reviews

Affordable Family Friendly Cottage At The Beach
average rating of 4.902439 based on 82 reviews

A gem by the sea

  • 5 of 5

Grace by the Sea is a gem by the sea. Sure glad we found it on VRBO. The house is ever so clean, comfortable, and serene. You can tell the owner takes great pride in the decor and the remodeling she has done. We appreciate the lemon cake that the owner left for us. We discovered it on our arrival and enjoyed it during our stay. The house is equipped with just about everything you need. It makes us not want to stay at motels anymore.

Thank you and we will be back!

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for sharing your stay. Exceeding guests expectations is my goal.There are many choices in accommodations. An experience at Grace at the Sea is intended to be one my guests will always remember. The highest complement we can receive is to have our guests return. My guests are like inviting my friends, I want everything to be perfect. Welcome to the Salmon Creek Community.
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Steve & Peggy

  • 5 of 5

Thanks again Pam. Everything was fantastic as usual. I recommend this peaceful an lovely place too anyone who wants to relax. This was our third stay, a little high fog but a short ride over the hill too Occidental for lunch an sun. Thanks again Pam

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for putting out the good word about Grace at the Sea. It is nice to have guests that like to return to relax. You and Peggy have a keen eye for any changes I have made to cottage from prior visits. Have you driven to Occidental driving Coleman Valley Road? It is quite spectacular. You are high above, and can see fantastic ocean view. It is a one lane road thru the hills with grazing cows. Takes a little longer but is worth it.
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A perfectly delightful time

  • 5 of 5

Was our experience at Grace by the Sea here in the quiet seaside village.

Pam has done a great job of providing for whatever we needed.

From comfortable bed to a well equipped kitchen. She was quick to respond and delightfully gracious. The view off the terrace of the Pacific Ocean was lovely.

We hope to stay again on our next trip to California. Thank you, Pam, for the time we enjoyed at your piece of paradise here on the west coast.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Happy to have been able to provide a comfortable stay for your West Coast adventure. Thank you for taking the time to post a 5 star review. I take great pride in offering travelers a clean and comfortable place to stay. Each guest's experience is important to me. If you should return to our area, I will look forward to hearing from you.
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Cozy Cottage by the Sea

  • 5 of 5

Grace by the Sea and Salmon Creek was the perfect destination for a getaway with my girls and mom. My daughter said the lemon cake was better than hers :-) What a wonderful touch. The location of the house is perfect for exploring Highway 1 or just staying in the neighborhood and walking to the beach. We will definitely be back. Thank you Pam for a wonderful vacation and great memories!

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Better than hers'? Now that's a compliment:) I enjoy leaving something that I have baked with each of my guests. I am glad you enjoyed the lemon bars. They were made from lemons from my tree. The community of Salmon Creek started in the late 1920's as a fishing village for the Farmer's in the Central Valley. I purchased the cottage in 2001 from the original owner since 1925. It was in desperate need of love and attention. Four years later (took two remodels) after first floor, had to wait 3 years for permits to do the second floor. It was worth every minute. She now stands proud, and enjoys sharing all her charm with others. Thank you so much for your review.
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Wonderful Experience

  • 5 of 5

This was our first time staying at this property. We were lucky enough to meet the owner Pam as she was finishing up some yard work upon our arrival. As we entered the home we could tell that she took great pride in maintaining and presenting a clean and comfortable place for you to stay. Pam had baked us a zucchini bread and I enjoyed every bite. The property is located in a quiet neighborhood close to the new hiking trail. There was a farmer's market on Sunday and the nearby trail allowed you to walk the 1 mile to the community center where it was held. The beach is very close and within walking distance. Everything you could need was in the kitchen as it was well stocked. I loved being able to sit on the couch and look out the windows into the backyard which was blooming with beautiful flowers. This home is the perfect place to stay for a cozy weekend away or a girl's weekend. I truly look forward to being able to stay there again. I appreciated the cleanliness of the home and the yard. Don't think twice about staying here, you will love it as much as we did.

The Caudillo Family

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so sorry that I have not responded to your wonderful review in a timely manner. The review listings are now listed by date stayed not most recent reviews and I missed seeing it. I could feel your heart felt message and truly appreciate every word. Grace at the Sea's goal is to provide comfort for all who choose to visit. I am happy that you were able to experience her warmth. I hope you will come again soon. Yes, the trail is a wonderful addition to our community. Great way to meet new friends.
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Attractively decorated, very clean, and comfortable for two adults

  • 3 of 5

This home was comfortable for our seven day stay. It was convenient to Sonoma Coast beaches, Russian River, and wine country. The price was reasonable considering the location and quality of the home. The kitchen was adequately stocked with dishes, pans, utensils, and spices for basic cooking. This was a working trip, and we needed to soothe sore muscles at the end of the day. However, we felt that we should not use the indoor whirlpool tub because signs placed around the house strongly discouraged the use of water, including the tub. An outdoor hot tub that did not need to be drained after each use would have worked better for us.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Water conservation is Important to all of us. I did not intend to keep you from using the Jacuzzi bathtub. I am sorry that you interpreted my guidelines so strictly. The tub does take 70 gallons of water for a bath, but an occasional soak is not prohibited. Discretion on usage is all I intended to say. The outside area of the cottage is not large enough for an outside tub. I am glad that you found the home to be comfortable for your working visit. I encourage each and every guest to call me or text if they have any questions on their stay. I want everything to be perfect. Thank you for your review.
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Car: recommended

If you choose adventure, Bodega Bay Surf Shack rents, bikes, kayaks,surfboards and windsurfers. Cruise on a bike along the beach or out to Bodega Head. Surfing lessons with experienced instructors are available. Bodega Bay Pro Dive has a full service dive center. Bodega Bay Kayak Tours offer tours of Salmon Creek, Willow Creek and the Russian River. Sport fishing from Porto Bodega Marina is always popular with many anglers.

If natural wonders is your pleasure, there are great parks and nature reserves. Sonoma County recently constructed a bird walk trail. The trail passes through a revitalized salt water marsh, which is home to thousands of migratory and native birds throughout the year. A bridge connects Doran and Bird Walk Coastal Parks. You can walk along Canadian Geese nesting sites, and over an estuary filled with Leopard Sharks and Bat Rays to reach crashing waves.


Rates & Availability

Salmon Creek Cottage Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $70 + Tax
Linen fee $50
Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 9.0%

Rental agreement will be mailed to guest at time of reservation and must be returned prior to check-in.
Check in is at 3:00 p.m. unless previously arranged.
Check out is at 11:00 a.m. unless previously arranged.
U.S. currency, $135.00 nightly rate 2 night minimum. Until confirmed, rates and fees are subject to change without notice.
9% Sonoma County lodging tax. Certificate Number 1073N
Cancellation fee $50.00 to cover credit card processing fees, 30 day notice prior to arrival date

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Salmon Creek Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 1 upstairs marble bathroom with clear glass shower. 1 full bathroom downstairs with jacuzzi bathtub and shower.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

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