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Bird Watch @ Norcal Land's End with Amazing Views of the Harbor and Pacific

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Kitchen for a gourmet With full water views from the windows while you cook.

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Last updated: 07/27/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Bodega Bay house description

From the entrance of this lovely, beachfront home you'll marvel at the stunning views of Bodega Harbor, and the vast Pacific beyond. The Birdwatch sits perched above the water - a vantage point from which you'll enjoy the spectacle of hundreds of shore birds feeding happily along the tide line below. From your private outdoor spa you'll be lulled by the distant roar of ocean waves as they crashd onto the giant rocks off Bodega Head. The house is newly constructed of marble, granite, wood and glass, and comes equipped with wi-fi, propane fireplaces, and spectacular vistas beckoning from both richly-appointed bedrooms, a living room made to live in, and the marquee attraction - an incredible gourmet kitchen that'll make your time spent hanging around the house seem well-spent. Lounge on the deck if you like, or take the stairs down to the beach and breathe deep that bracing ocean air. We guarantee you will have an unforgettable Northern California adventure at the Birdwatch.


Activities: The Bodega Bay Surf Shack rents bikes, kayaks, surfboards, wetsuits and windsurfers. Cruise on a bike along the beach or out to Bodega Head. Surfing lessons with experienced instructors are available, and Bodega Bay Pro Dive has a full service dive center, including air fills, scuba lessons and equipment sales. We highly recommend Bodega Bay Kayak Tours. There are tours of Salmon Creek, Willow Creek and the Russian River. Kayak guide Bob Miller has been sharing his love of the coast for over 20 years. He even has a Wine Country Kayak Tour that includes a picnic lunch with great views of the Bodega Bay coastline, complemented by a good bottle of Sonoma County wine. There are tours of Bodega Bay by sailboat, with sights of sea lions and, if you're lucky, whales, depending on the time of year. Modern fiberglass vessels can take you sport fishing from Porto Bodega Marina. There are miles and miles of stunning beaches - secluded and empty - for long beach walks, or whatever you like.

Places For Food & Drink: Should you choose to leave your awesome Birdwatch kitchen and venture out ... just across the road you'll find Ruby's Porthole for morning lattes, or a classic burger at the Hot Dog House, or fine cuisine just down the street at Lucas Wharf Restaurant. Roam a little further and find world class wine tasting at the nearby Gourmet Au Bay wine tasting room, or just take a scenic drive through the countryside where you'll find many world renowned wineries. They're all fun to visit. Other great places to eat locally are The Duck Club (five star rating), The Boat House, Underwood, Howard's Station, Tony's Seafood Restaurant, The Union Hotel, and Gold Coast Coffee & Bakery. Other day trips should include stops at Wild Flour Bakery and Willow Wood Cafe. High end dining can be found at John Ash & Co. and Zin Restaurant & Wine Bar, to name a couple. We have an extensive guide to local eateries in our self-published guide book that resides comfortably at The Birdwatch. (It even has maps.)

Parks & Other Places: Sonoma County Regional Parks recently constructed a bird walk trail. The trail begins at the front door of Birdwatch and 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 so that you can walk along Canadian Geese nesting sites, and over an estuary filled with Leopard Sharks and Bat Rays, to reach crashing ocean waves along a sandy beach that stretches four miles. (The paved trail is moderately accessible for the disabled.) If you're looking for a garden to meditate in, combined with specialty massages, or maybe an enzyme bath, then try Osmosis Day Spa Sanctuary. Bodega Bay Marine Laboratory located on Bodega Head gives weekly tours to the public, and Chancellor Stables has guided horseback riding on the beach. To learn how a community can become ecologically, economically and culturally sustainable in today's world, visit The Occidental Arts and Ecology Center

Property Type

  • House
  • 1500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Optional

              Suitability

              • Non Smoking Only:

                no smoking in the house, on the decks or anywhere on the property outside at any time....moreless

              • Pets Not Allowed:

                No pets we are allergy free...moreless

              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

                At least 25 for adults and no younger than 10 for children...moreless

              • Low Allergen Environment
              • Not Suitable For Children:

                Toddlers are not a good idea because of interior stone stairway, propane heating stoves, hot tub and direct access to the water out back and the road out front...moreless

              Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

              • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

                Guest bedroom-queen bed...moreless

              • Bedroom 2: 1 king

                Master bedroom-king bed...moreless

              • There's a pull out twin sofa in the sitting area of the master bedroom and sofas in the living room. There are TV's in the living room and master bedroom....moreless

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

              • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

                Guest bathroom...moreless

              • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

                Master bathroom...moreless

              • Guest and master baths are made of marble, granite and decorative glass tiles. The master bath has a full, private water view and one can see ocean birds feeding along the shore while soaking in the tub....moreless

              Other Amenities

                  • Bodega Bay is the magic spot where you can experience untamed Northern California coastal living amid the splendors of Nature – whether your passion is wine tasting, kayaking, windsurfing, fishing, or just roaming the spectacular hills – launch your adventures from the house you'll rent... The Bird Watch; your Bodega Bay vacation Hideaway....moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • Video Library:

                    DVD - 'The Birds' Alfred Hitchcock filmed this in Bodega and Bodega Bay...moreless

                  • Television:

                    Yes we have 2 flatscreen tvs....moreless

                  Theme

                  • Adventure
                  • Away From It All
                  • Family
                  • Historic
                  • Sports & Activities
                  • Tourist Attractions
                  • Romantic

                  Attractions

                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Museums
                  • Cinemas
                  • Library
                  • Playground
                  • Pond
                  • Water Parks
                  • Autumn Foliage
                  • Botanical Garden
                  • Churches
                  • Coin Laundry
                  • Reefs
                  • Restaurants
                  • Winery Tours
                  • Marina
                  • Live Theater

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Shopping
                  • Boating
                  • Antiquing
                  • Walking
                  • Beachcombing
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Eco Tourism
                  • Paddle Boating
                  • Whale Watching
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Sledding
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Miniature Golf
                  • Shelling

                  local services and businesses

                  • Groceries
                  • Medical Services
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Hospital
                  • Laundromat
                  • Babysitter
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • ATM/Bank

                  Location Type

                  • Beach:

                    Beach out our door of small pebbles on the Harbor and a 8 min walk to sandy Doran Beach on a nature trail....moreless

                  • Near The Ocean:

                    About a 7-8 minute walk from front door on the state park coastal trail to Doran Beach Park a sandy ocean beach....moreless

                  • Waterfront:

                    Within a few steps of the back door you are on the water....moreless

                  • Beachfront:

                    Beachfront, directly on the water within Bodega Harbor...moreless

                  • Waterfront:

                    The house is directly on the water, with harbor beach and views on the horizon of the Pacific Ocean...moreless

                  • Beach View:

                    On Bodega Harbor beach-- small pebbles...moreless

                  • Ocean View:

                    Ocean view is on the horizon of Doran Beach Park and Bodega Head...moreless

                  • Water View:

                    Surrounded by water views of Bodega Harbor...moreless

                  sports and adventure activities

                  • Basketball Court
                  • Freshwater Fishing
                  • Water Tubing
                  • Wind-Surfing
                  • Rock Climbing
                  • Hot Air Ballooning
                  • Kayaking
                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • Swimming
                  • Golf
                  • Surfing
                  • Rafting
                  • Surf Fishing
                  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                  • Hunting
                  • Sailing
                  • Cycling
                  • Fishing
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Deepsea Fishing
                  • Hiking
                  • Pier Fishing
                  • Snorkeling
                  • Sound/Bay Fishing
                  • Equestrian Events
                  • Tennis

                  catering options

                      • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

                      Dining

                      • Dining Area
                      • Dining:

                        Dining area and countertop at the kitchen island...moreless

                      • Seating for 8 people

                      forms of payment

                          • Accept Credit Card

                          General

                          • Iron & Board
                          • Gas Heating
                          • Activities Guide
                          • Hair Dryer
                          • Laundry Soap
                          • Local Activities Guide
                          • Local Maps
                          • Paper Towels
                          • Local Restaurant Guide
                          • Shampoo
                          • Basic Soaps
                          • Toilet Paper
                          • Gas Fireplace
                          • Towels Provided:

                            Bath and beach towels are provided....moreless

                          • Parking Off Street:

                            Parking is off street in front of the house....moreless

                          • Living Room:

                            There is comfortable furniture and full views of the water. Propane fireplace, flat screen tv and a deck off of the living room....moreless

                          • Wireless Internet:

                            Yes, wireless internet!...moreless

                          • Telephone:

                            There is a telephone in the house....moreless

                          • Heating:

                            Heating consists of 2 propane fireplaces....moreless

                          • Linens Provided:

                            All cotton sheets and down comforters....moreless

                          • Washing Machine:

                            Washing machine and detergent provided for the guests....moreless

                          • Clothes Dryer:

                            Clothes dryer provided for the guests to use....moreless

                          • Fireplace:

                            Propane fireplaces with a flame showing....moreless

                          house cleaning

                              • Housekeeper Optional

                              Kitchen

                              • Grill
                              • 4 Ring Stove
                              • Blender
                              • Coffee Grinder
                              • Ice Maker
                              • Lobster Pot
                              • Stove
                              • Cooking Utensils:

                                Yes, and many specialty items like espresso maker, rice cooker...moreless

                              • Kitchen:

                                Gourmet kitchen with commercial oven and cooktop...moreless

                              • Dishwasher:

                                Stainless steel, quiet dishwasher...moreless

                              • Refrigerator:

                                Commercial stainless steel refrig....moreless

                              • Freezer:

                                Pull out drawer freezer....moreless

                              Outside

                              • Deck / Patio:

                                upper and lower decks overlook the water, with furniture. Table and chairs for morning coffee and lounge chairs....moreless

                              • Golf:

                                Links at Bodega Harbor are about a minute drive....moreless

                              • Balcony:

                                Upper deck over looks water....moreless

                              • Kayak / Canoe:

                                Kayak out back door....moreless

                              • Outdoor Grill:

                                Yes, outdoor gas grill...moreless

                              • Water Sports Gear:

                                Rent kayaks at Bodega Bay Surf Shack...moreless

                              • Wood Deck
                              • Outdoor Grill Gas
                              • Patio
                              • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
                              • Walkway To Water
                              • Beach Chairs
                              • Beach Towels
                              • Binoculars

                              Payment Type

                              • Amex
                              • Visa
                              • Mastercard

                              Pool / Spa

                              • Hot Tub:

                                A small hot tub perfect for 2-3 people over looking Bodega Bay...moreless

                              • Outdoor Hot Tub
                              • Jacuzzi
                               

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                              My Standard Rate
                              2 night min stay
                              $290 $370
                              Fri, Sat
                              $2,150 $6,500
                              * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                              Additional information about rental rates

                              Fees:

                              • House cleaning fee $120 + tax
                              • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
                              • Tax Rate 9%

                              Notes:

                              We ask that the guest please pay with Echeck. IF a credit card is used for payment then a separate fee, between 2.75% and 3.75% will be added after the fact. Cancelation must be 90 days prior to arrival date in order to receive a full refund.


                              Cancellation policy:

                              100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.


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                              Last updated: 07/27/2014
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                              Location

                              35 Miles
                              Nearest Airport
                              Santa Rosa
                              50 Miles
                              Nearest Ferry
                              Larkspur, CA
                              60 Miles
                              Nearest Train
                              Oakland, CA
                              Bodega Bay
                              Nearest Motorway
                              Bodega Bay, CA
                              Bodega Bay
                              Nearest Beach
                              Doran State Park
                              Bodega Bay
                              Nearest Barpub
                              Lucas Wharf
                              180 Miles
                              Nearest Ski
                              Lake Tahoe
                              0.5 Miles
                              Nearest Golf
                              The Links at Bodega Harbor
                              Bodega Bay
                              Nearest Restaurant
                              Lucas Wharf

                              Car: Recommended

                              Bodega Bay, Ocean, Fishing, Hiking, Kayaking, Surfing, Wine Tasting, Windsurfing, Sailing, Whale Watching, Kite Boarding, Clam Digging, Redwoods, Golf, Horseback Riding, Sport Fishing, Trout Farm, Fisherman's Festival, Wine Festivals, Art Galleries, Abalone Diving, Gourmet Restaurants, Native American History, Diving, Scuba, Bodega Marine Laboratory, Crab Fishing, Charter Boats, Biking, Beach Combing, Museums, Massage, Spa, Hot Springs, Coastal Trails, Antiquing, Marina, Skunk Train, Occidental Arts and Ecology Center, Dairy and Sheep Ranches, Pt. Reyes and Pt. Arena Lighthouses, Russian River, Estero Americano.

                              Golf: The golf course at Bodega Harbour is an 18 hole Scottish links style course by Robert Trent Jones Jr. It is open 7 days a week, year round, and the public is invited. The Links is one of the most beautiful golf courses north of the Golden Gate Bridge sitting along the shoreline at Bodega Bay. The Duck Club, a five star restaurant, located on the edge of the golf course has amazing views of the various holes.There are 15 other golf courses within a 30 mile radius of The Links at Bodega Harbor.

                               

                              Owner info

                              Year Purchased: 2002

                              About the owner: Birdwatch house took us 10 years of searching to find. We have an excellent real estate agent, who knew that the moment he saw the house it was perfect for our family. There were 12 offers in competition and ours was chosen! We would spend every free moment at Bodega Bay while our two children were growing up. It is a place where a family can spend quality time together making the most wonderful memories. For that reason, there is no value that can be placed on the property. We will never sell it and hope to give it to our children to enjoy forever. Because it is such a tranquil sanctuary and a place of the most incredible views we decided to rebuild the house entirely with the finest finishes. Natural wood, glass and stone make up the house. From our front door we can walk for miles, often without seeing a soul, along a nature preserve, over creeks and along the open sandy sea with waves crashing. We love to surf, windsurf, kitesurf, stand up surf, kayak and sail as a family. We are fortunate that our home provides all those wonderful activities for us.

                              Why the Owner Chose Bodega Bay:
                              After living in this area for many years, it's no wonder that we chose to invest in a place that is so special to us in so many ways. We know every little cove/point/headland of that coast. We know all the wineries and restaurants and parks. Without that kind of background, we would never attempt this.


                              Contact us

                              Speaks: spanish, english

                               

                              Photos

                              • Kitchen for a gourmet With full water views from the windows while you cook.

                                Kitchen for a gourmet With full water views from the windows while you cook.

                              • Bird Watch kitchen with commercial oven and water views.

                                Bird Watch kitchen with commercial oven and water views.

                              • Kitchen with bar seating

                                Kitchen with bar seating

                              • Bird Watch setting on Bodega Harbor beach

                                Bird Watch setting on Bodega Harbor beach

                              • Guest bath with double shower heads on opposite sides of shower for two

                                Guest bath with double shower heads on opposite sides of shower for two

                              • Master king bed with a wall of water views in front of the bed.

                                Master king bed with a wall of water views in front of the bed.

                              • State of the art appliances.

                                State of the art appliances.

                              • Dining area with water views.

                                Dining area with water views.

                              • Bodega Head a 5 minute drive?

                                Bodega Head a 5 minute drive?

                              • Looking to the south and towards Doran Beach.  Trail from our door to the ocean.

                                Looking to the south and towards Doran Beach. Trail from our door to the ocean.

                              • Goat Rock State Park is north about a 15 minute drive.

                                Goat Rock State Park is north about a 15 minute drive.

                              • Looking toward dining.

                                Looking toward dining.

                              • Off of one of two waterfront decks, this one off the kitchen.

                                Off of one of two waterfront decks, this one off the kitchen.

                              • Kitchen and living-family area

                                Kitchen and living-family area

                              • Hot tub on the water

                                Hot tub on the water

                              • Guest bedroom also has full water views

                                Guest bedroom also has full water views

                              • Master bath big views while taking a bath

                                Master bath big views while taking a bath

                              • Master bath with shower and separate soaking tub.

                                Master bath with shower and separate soaking tub.

                              • What you see from our home.  It's our namesake!

                                What you see from our home. It's our namesake!

                              • If you can take your eyes off the view there is cable tv.

                                If you can take your eyes off the view there is cable tv.

                              • Tide moves in and out throughout the day bringing birds by it's edge.

                                Tide moves in and out throughout the day bringing birds by it's edge.

                              • View of water and looking into the guest bedroom.

                                View of water and looking into the guest bedroom.

                              • Kitchen looking into private courtyard and nearby hot tub.

                                Kitchen looking into private courtyard and nearby hot tub.

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                              Date last modified - Friday, June 27, 2014

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                              2 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                              Sleeps 4

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                              Minimum stay: 2 nights
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