Harbor Cutie, Family Friendly, Centrally Located, Beach 5 Minutes
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- Wheel chair accessible:No
Bodega Bay house description
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'Harbor Cutie' has been enjoyed immensely by our family during weekends and the holidays. Built in 2000 with 3 bedrooms / 2 baths, this retreat (sleeps 6-8) is centrally located in the coastal town of Bodega Bay.
This charming escape offers a 180 feet of expansive view of the Bay, and is across the street to Porto Bodega Marina where you can purchase fresh locally caught seafood or book fishing, crabbing, and GIANT Squid trips depending on the season. Multiple excellent restaurants, coffee shops, grocery stores, and art galleries are also within easy walking distance or a short drive away.
We are also only minutes from beautiful Bodega Head, the Bodega Marine Lab, Salmon Creek and Doran beaches. Step over to the Bay for Kayaking, Clamming (low tide only) or just to explore the bay to get your feet wet! Schedule Boat trips, Kayaking trips, and Horseback riding to the beach and possibly walk to your adventure from our house. Or you may want to try a moderate hike to Salmon Creek beach accessible from our property.
Our retreat has modern furnishing, most amenities of a home away from home, 500-1,000 thread count sheets in king & queen beds, portable child bed/crib, plasma TVs, internet access, and books, as well as toys/ video games for the children and adults. Relax with a glass of wine on the front deck while watching passing boats as well as numerous unique birds. This is truly a superb location for those who enjoy being closer to the water...
Plenty of *parking spaces, basketball, and play areas on the 2,500 plus square feet of driveway with bay view. The whole yard is securely enclosed by 3 feet high, 156 feet wide fence and have optional locks which makes it very safe for family with small children. You and your little ones will have a BLAST with so much fun, space, views and fresh air!
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* Boat & RV parking possible.
** small, well behaved pets negotiable
Keywords: Family Fun, Restaurants, Bay/Ocean View, Wine, Fishing, Deck & Swing
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Children Welcome:
- Non Smoking Only
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8
- King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2) 2 twin size beds , Baby Cribs (1) Portable cot for child weighing less than 70 pounds,
2 Fold Away Cribs for child weighing less than 40 pounds, a KidCo's PeaPod portable bed, 1 high chair, a cradle swing and a Graco play pen., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Twin sleeper sofa in master bedroom...moreless
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Dining Area Seats:
- Cooking Utensils
- Linens Provided:
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:
- Parking Off Street
- Clothes Dryer
- Video Games:
- Video Game Console:
- Satellite / Cable:
- Music Library:
- DVD Player
- Broadband Access
- Wireless Internet
- Deck / Patio:
- Outdoor Grill
Location & View
Centrally located in Bodega Bay on Bay Flat Road. Prime location with direct, expansive and unobstructed view of the bay and ship channel. Walk to restaurants: Terrapin Creek (0.5 mile, Spud Point Crab Company (1.0 mile), Sandpiper Restaurant(1.2 mile). Beach is 5 minutes drive or 20-30 minutes walk from property....moreless
- Basketball Court
- Winery Tours
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Horseback Riding
- Bird Watching
- Scenic Drives
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"Girl's" week in Bodega Bay
"Girl's" week in Bodega Bay
Spent a week at Harbor Cutie in April. Springtime is GLORIOUS in Sonoma County. Beautiful weather, hills are green, wildflowers in bloom! The house itselft was extremely well-kept, clean, spacious, and in a great location.The kitchen was fully stocked (even with staples) which makes for really easy meal preparation for those not wanting to eat out a lot. There are a few restaurants within a 10-15 minute walk (but many more within a couple of miles) and the bay is right across the street. Bodega Head is only a few minutes drive. Bedrooms and bathrooms are all a nice size - plenty of storage for your "stuff". Free WIFI a plus! Jodie (the owner) is extremely accomodating, considerate and very responsive. What we did from Harbor Cutie: Lots and lots of coastal walking (be sure to get out of your car - the most beautiful scenery is "off road"; our favorites - Salt Point St. Park, Goat Rock area), Mendocino, Armstrong Redwoods, Marin Headlands, Mt. Tamalpais, Bohemian Highway. We would HIGHLY recommend Harbor Cutie and Bodega Bay for your vacation rental!
- Guest Karen G (Cherry Hill, NJ)
- Date of stay 04/20/13
- Review Submitted 06/21/13
Recommended for: Families with young children, age 55+, romantic getaway, families with teenagers, girls getaway, sightseeing.
We had a good time in Harbor Cutie. The 3 bedroom worked well for 6 of us. We had everything we needed at the house. It was foggy all three mornings but cleared quickly. Accomodations were roomy. Jodie was wonderful to deal with.
- Guest Roxie (Wisc)
- Date of stay 05/09/13
- Review Submitted 05/26/13
Recommended for: Families with young children, age 55+, families with teenagers, girls getaway, adventure seekers, tourists without a car, sightseeing.
Manager response: Thank you Roxie. The weather in Bodega Bay can be unpredictable and we love it when there are days that are nice and sunny.
We had a lovely time at Harbor Cutie. The house is located right at the bay and provides a wonderful view. It is also equipped with a lot of things for little kids which was great for our little baby boy. It could not have been a better vacation. Thanks Jodie!
- Guest Diana (san Jose)
- Date of stay 05/17/13
- Review Submitted 05/21/13
Recommended for: Families with young children, adventure seekers.
Manager response: Thank you so much for your review. With 2 kids and a little infant too we understand how important it is to keep them happy, comfortable and occupied. :)
Great Place to Stay!
Great Place to Stay!
The Harbor Cutie was very nice and had everything we needed and more for our 3 night/4 day stay. Close to everything, very clean and Jodie was great and had answers to any questions we had. If you stay here make sure to eat at the Terrapin Creek Cafe, their corn soup and tuna melt are amazing!
- Guest Erika (Lincoln, CA)
- Date of stay 09/12/12
- Review Submitted 09/18/12
Recommended for: Families with young children, age 55+, romantic getaway, girls getaway, adventure seekers, sightseeing.
Ages 1 - 60 this place worked for us!
Ages 1 - 60 this place worked for us!
There are just too many things that are not listed here but here we go: bay harbor, fishing charters, whale watching, seals, dolphins, fully loaded and stocked kitchen, fenced yard with both adult and children's activities and toys, safe, friendly, easy to find. Nearby: beach combing, tide pools, restaurants, Johnson's beach in Guerneville, the Redwoods, wine tasting in both Sonoma and Napa, hiking, surfing, kayaking, crabbing, fishing..... Not much cell service while driving around but great WIFI and reception at the house.
- Guest magoo (Elko, Nevada)
- Date of stay 07/21/12
- Review Submitted 07/29/12
Recommended for: Families with young children, age 55+, pet owners, romantic getaway, families with teenagers, adventure seekers, tourists without a car, sightseeing.
My family and friends had a relaxing few days at the Harbour Cutie...a lovely, well maintained, well equipped home in a great location. The owner, Jodie, is so accommodating, she even left a bottle of wine to welcome us. We look forward to another visit.
- Guest Ann (Solano County)
- Date of stay 04/04/12
- Review Submitted 04/13/12
Recommended for: Families with young children, age 55+, romantic getaway, families with teenagers, girls getaway, adventure seekers, sightseeing.
Girl's Weekend = Success!
Girl's Weekend = Success!
A few friends & I stayed at Harbor Cutie for a long "girls' weekend" and we truely enjoyed the house. Even though we had some rainy weather, it was comfortable enough for us to just hang out, watch "The Birds" and laugh until our abs hurt! Jodie was very responsive to any questions we had prior to our arrival and made sure to let us know to contact her should we need anything during our stay. The house was very clean and had everything we needed and more. You never know what you are going to get when you rent a vacation home but we highly recommend this property and we will be back - hopefully SOON!
- Guest Barb (Lincoln, CA)
- Date of stay 03/16/12
- Review Submitted 03/28/12
Recommended for: Families with young children, age 55+, romantic getaway, girls getaway.
Manager response: Thank you Barb. Always a pleasure to hear our guests have a good time at our home. I love reunion since it brings back so much nice memory of the good old days.
Perfect for kids
Perfect for kids
We had two families with children staying at Harbor Cutie this past weekend and we can't say enough good things about it. From the scooters and sand toys outside, to the step stools, cribs, toys, and baby bathtub inside, you don't need to bring a single thing other than your kids and their clothes. The property is on a road, but it's very safe with the gated front area (complete with kid-sized picnic table), so we never felt unsafe with her running around out there. For adults, there's a good selection of movies, the kitchen is well-stocked, and there's a gas fireplace that is SO toasty. The beach on the harbor is right across the street, with other larger beaches minutes away. We will definitely be back.
- Guest AnnieG (Oakland, CA)
- Date of stay 03/08/12
- Review Submitted 03/12/12
Recommended for: Families with young children, age 55+, romantic getaway, sightseeing.
Manager response: Hi Anne, my husband and I are always happy to hear that our guests had a good time at the Harbor Cutie! Thank you.
Wonderful home & location !
Wonderful home & location !
We LOVED Harbor Cutie!! It is a great home with everything we needed and more, very well stocked & cozy. It is really kid friendly especially with the finced front area, lots of room to play and the deck/gezebo was great to look out at the harbor view and relax with a glass of wine. The beach pass was nice to have also we put it to use at Doran Beach, the kids had so much fun finding star fish, crabs, and even little hermit crabs on the rocks. My mom had a wonderful Birthday weekend, and it was so nice of Jodie to leave her a bottle of Wine that said "Happy Birthday" Thank you Jodie! We had a great experience, we would totally come back again and recommend this house to others as well
- Guest Darci (Citrus Heights,ca)
- Date of stay 09/08/11
- Review Submitted 09/11/11
Recommended for: Families with young children, age 55+, pet owners, girls getaway, adventure seekers, tourists without a car, sightseeing.
Manager response: Thank you Darci, Chris & family. We love to have you all back. Happy to hear your mom enjoyed the wine!
Thoroughly enjoyed my stay
Thoroughly enjoyed my stay
My family totally enjoyed staying at Harbor Cutie. It was our first visit to Bodega Bay and found it a lovely spot to explore and eat delicious seafood. And our stay at Harbor Cutie made it all the more enjoyable. It surpassed my expectations of what makes a place child-friendly. My boys (aged 5 & 2) loved riding on the outdoor plasma cars, playing basketball and scootering. And inside, they loved the game system. We brought our Wii along, but they spent so much more time playing the Nintendo system & games already there. There was also a great selection of DVDs (loved that Hitchcock's "The Birds" was there, given Bodega Bay's starring role in it.) I was surprised by all the other toys too -- puzzles, games, books. Like I said, it completely surpassed my expectations for helping to keep 2 active little boys busy. Loved it! I can't wait to return again. And the owner was super-responsive and helpful throughout booking and in prepping for the trip. She provided recommendations for restaurants, shops, etc. It was a fantastic experience!
- Guest Jane (Bay Area, CA)
- Date of stay 04/10/11
- Review Submitted 06/06/11
Recommended for: Families with young children, age 55+, families with teenagers, adventure seekers, sightseeing.
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Year Purchased: 2007
About: We purchased 'Harbor Cutie' when it was just a house with open land and overgrown weeds. In addition, there were huge eucalyptus trees which had broken branches that kept on falling down every time there was a bit of wind. But the panoramic bay view and LOCATION sealed the deal! For the safety of our children, we removed the old trees, paved the front yard, and installed the surrounding fence. We also installed over 600 square feet of deck with a gazebo and pergola along with benches for the family to enjoy the outdoor in comfort. We love it here because of the view, the beach and because of the relaxed feeling we got every time we come here. From inside the house looking out, we can see the soothing water and the coming and going of the tides and of fisherman boats every day which makes 'Harbor Cutie' a truly unique location! This is also the place where my children first explored nature, learned to ride their bikes without training wheels and helped mommy dig for soft shell and horseneck clams! My son tells me 'Habor Cutie' reminds him of 'The Little House' by Virgina Lee Burton. This house is special and will survive through the generations and she 'may never be sold for gold or silver'! (Well, we'll have to see about that!) :-) Pic. Salmon Creek Beach in Bodega Bay, September 2007.
Why Bodega Bay:
The bay and it's varying shores are right across the house. Salmon creek beach is a accessible from the rear of house thru campgrounds and is a vigorous 20 minutes nice scenic hike thru dune shortcuts. Longer if you follow mostly paved roads with directions it is about a 30-40 minutes leisurely walk if you do not accidentally stray from path like inadvertently getting on horse trail etc. Attention to landmarks are needed to return home more quickly and some handwritten tips are in guest book at house. It is more meant to be an adventure and most people can handle it including my kids when they were 4-5 years old and the grandparents in their late 50s. The end result as you get closer and closer to the crashing waves are worth it especially if you go in morning before winds pick up. Many beaches are less than 5-10 minute drive from home such as the above salmon creek beach, bodega head bluffs and beach, doran state beach which requires payment or a beach pass which we have at house. Many other beaches are just a bit further away on highway 1, but the ones close by are probably best each with their own unique characteristics.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
Large usable outdoor space for children to play safely and a huge 600 square feet deck to have a family meal while taking in the panoramic bay views. Walking distance to many restaurants, fishing trip departures located right across the street as well as hiking to many trails and beaches from our home.
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180 feet of picturesque bay view and ship channels. 5 mins. drive to beaches
Long driveway with plenty of space for parking, playing and entertaining.
Comfy sofas, loveseat and fireplace for all those conversations
Kitchen with black galaxy granite counter tops and extra large double sink.
Canopy King size bed and twin sleeper sofa looking outside toward bay view.
Canopy king size bed in master bedroom.
Another view of queen size bed in 2nd bedroom with bay view through window.
The 2nd remodeled bathroom
A nice time spent fishing at Salmon Creek beach accessible via back of home.
We caught these 2 geoducks after digging down to 3 feet deep! Yummy Sashimi...
Backyard view with a Weber bbq
Get your feet wet. 50 feet across the street to the bay. Great for Kayaking.
Over 600 square feet of deck, a perfect spot for a large family to enjoy the bay
The Beast for those who love to shoot hoops.
Nice and cozy kitchen
Large dining room table with seatings for up to 8.
Bath tub in masterbath
Queen size bed in 2nd bedroom with own TV and window look out to bay view.
Twin Beds w/ 2 Additional Mattresses / Rear View of Bodega Dune's Camp Ground
Sand Castles and Kites Festival at Doran Beach.
One lucky trip landed a 55 pounds Giant Squid !
Pathway to Harbor Cutie and deck with tables and chairs overlooking the bay.
Deck with a gazebo and a pergola over looking the bay.
Viewing Harbor Cutie Home Sweet Home From The Bay/Ocean
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