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4.5 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, 2 Kitchens, 180 Degree Views and a 'Man Cave'

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Man Cave: Watch Baseball on the 46' and Golf on the 60' all while playing pool.

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Last updated: 10/22/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Bodega Bay house description

My wife and I are proud to offer this unique residence to the rental market, we think for the first time since it was built.

Since my wife is a big James Bond fan, since the view from this house is so great, and since there was only one James Bond film focused on the Bay Area we named the house after that movie, 'A View to a Kill.'


*** PLEASE: Read the description carefully, look at the floor plan picture, and preferably watch the walk-through video provided. This is NOT a traditional 4 bedroom house. It is a duplex with a three bedroom, two bath main house on top and a studio apartment (the man cave) below. There are only three 'traditional' bedrooms. The fourth 'bedroom' is the separate apartment with a hide-a-bed. The 1/2 'bedroom' is the lady cave with the futon. ***

The HOUSE features:

- UPPER (Main) Floor has Three Bedrooms, Two Baths and a bonus Sun Room we call the 'lady cave' that has a reading chair and futon couch.
- LOWER (Ground) Floor is a separate Studio apartment with its own private entrance and is complete with full kitchen and full bath. We have it set up 'man cave' style with two TV's, a pool table and hide-a-bed.
- Panoramic, almost 180 degree views from the main level. You can see from Point Reyes in the South all the way through Bodega Bay, Doran Beach and Bodega Harbor to the North.
- Easy five (5) minute stroll to Doran Beach. You arrive at Doran Beach on the South end where to the left are the rocks and tide pools (at low tide) and to the right the full two miles of the beach.
- Full Southern exposure in the living room, dining area, kitchen, and Master bedroom.
- Large rear deck with seven (7) person hot tub, patio table and gas bar-b-que.
- Private rear yard behind the deck - we believe that is one of only two in the entire subdivision. Great for a little quiet time or for those of you traveling with dogs.


Our GOLF COURSE SUBDIVISION neighborhood features:

- Public golf course. Bring your clubs and play the course known lovingly as 'The poor man's Pebble Beach.' But call ahead and try to get a morning tee time so you don't get caught trying to play in the afternoon winds.
- Public restaurant and bar called the 'Bluewater Bistro.' Just a short walk withing the subdivision from our place. The views are great, especially from the bar.
- Public playground for the little ones. Next door to the bar and restaurant.
- Easy walk from our house to the beach. About 5 minutes.


The BEDROOMS feature:

- Master Bedroom has a king bed and a private bath with his/hers separate entrances, his/hers closets and vanities.
- The Master Bedroom also features its own private deck with terrific views.
- The other two bedrooms on the main level share a jack-and-jill bathroom that has two sinks. One has a queen bed and the other a king.
- Both showers on the main floor are over-sized custom tubs and have two separate shower heads - for those romantic times . . . wink. wink.
- The bonus room (the 'lady cave') has a queen futon couch. This is the 'bedroom' we call the 1/2.
- The separate studio (the 'man cave') also has a queen hide-a-bed. This is the fourth 'bedroom' but is not traditional. It is a wholly separate apartment with its own separate entrance.


The LIVING ROOM features:

- 70 inch flat screen TV.
- Sony PS3 game system, which also doubles as a Blu-Ray player. NOTE: We provide the game box and controllers but you need to bring your own games. We have just a few downloaded onto the main living room box.
- Samsung surround system with DVD / Blu-Ray player.
- Electronic Piano.
- Steel string guitar.
- Cocktail Multi-Cade: Remember Pac-Man? Remember Donkey Kong? Dig Dug? Our living room has a cocktail table arcade game (purchased new in 2012) that has 60 classic arcade games from the 1980's programmed into it. Tons of retro fun!
- Large leather sectional with built-in recliners
- Small deck with jaw-dropping Ocean, Bay and Harbor views.


The Upstairs KITCHEN features:

- Bar seating for six.
- Table seating for at least another six.
- Gas Stove.
- Dishwasher with built-in water softener for super clean dishes and glasses.
- Full size refrigerator with ice-maker.
- Large Microwave.


The Downstairs KITCHEN is much simpler:

- Small electric stove.
- Small microwave.
- A very unique mini-fridge that literally 'goes to 11.' Make sure you look closely at it when you visit.

Note: We have almost too much kitchen equipment. Just a partial list: silverware, dishes, pots, pans, glasses, two coffee makers, two teapots, two rice cookers, waffle iron, crock pot, popcorn pumper, blender, citrus juicer, cocktail shaker, shot glasses, margarita glasses, about five different cork screws, sandwich press, etc. etc.

Property Type

  • 2 story
  • House
  • 2400 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            No minimum, but please understand that we have glass tables in the living room and the cocktail arcade console features a glass table top....moreless

          • Children Welcome:

            We have three and they love it here....moreless

          • Non Smoking Only:

            California law prohibits it. You need to be at least 20 feet from the front door....moreless

          • Pets Considered:

            Dogs only and preferably with references....moreless

          Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 10-12

          • Bedroom 1: 1 king

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          • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

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          • Bedroom 3: 1 king

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          • Bedroom 4: 1 sleep sofa /futon

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          • Detached Unit: 1 sleep sofa /futon

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          • NOT a traditional four bedroom house. There are only three traditional bedrooms in the main house. The fourth bedroom is the man cave, which is a wholly separate studio apartment with its own entrance. The '1/2 Bedroom' is the lady cave - a sun room off the main living room with a queen sized futon couch. Bedding is as follows: 2 King size beds - one in the Master bedroom and one in the Northeast bedroom. One Queen size bed in the Northwest bedroom. One Queen Futon - in the 'lady cave' / sun room. One Queen hide-a-bed - in the 'man cave' / separate studio apartment....moreless

          Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

          Entertainment

          • Books:

            A few. Not too many....moreless

          • CD Player
          • DVD Player:

            Yes. Plays regular and Blu-Ray....moreless

          • Game Room:

            You kidding me? Take a look at the pictures of the Man Cave....moreless

          • Games:

            Quite a few board games and decks of cards....moreless

          • Music Library:

            Please bring your mp3 player, your ipod, and your CD's. We have plenty of things to plug them into but we do not provide music directly. Pandora (internet radio) works great here....moreless

          • Pool Table:

            Full size (eight foot) with high end Aramith balls....moreless

          • Satellite / Cable:

            DISH Network for all three TV's with Blockbuster Online....moreless

          • Stereo:

            Robust Samsung with surround sound in main living room. Smaller stereo in the man cave....moreless

          • Television:

            Three (3) TV's. 70 inch flat screen in the living room. 60 inch and 46 inch units in the 'man cave.'...moreless

          • Toys:

            A few kids toys like blocks and puzzles....moreless

          • Video Game Console:

            (3) Cocktail arcade table in living room with 60 classic games like Pac-Man and Donkey Kong. Sony PS3 in living room and man cave / studio: bring your own games because we do not provide them, but we do have a few preloaded on the living room PS3...moreless

          • Video Games:

            60 games in the cocktail table. We do not provide PS3 discs, but we have a few games preloaded onto the living room PS3....moreless

          • Video Library:

            We have lots of movies recorded on the DVR, we have Blockbuster Online that you can access, and you can use your own Netflix account through either of the PS3 units. We don't stock DVDs because they tend to 'disappear.' Please bring your own....moreless

          Theme

          • Away From It All
          • Family
          • Sports & Activities

          Attractions

          • Churches
          • Health/Beauty Spa
          • Library
          • Live Theater
          • Marina
          • Playground
          • Recreation Center
          • Restaurants
          • Winery Tours

          Local Services & Businesses

          • ATM/Bank
          • Groceries
          • Massage Therapist

          Leisure Activities

          • Beachcombing
          • Bird Watching
          • Boating
          • Eco Tourism
          • Horseback Riding
          • Scenic Drives
          • Shelling
          • Shopping
          • Sight Seeing
          • Walking
          • Whale Watching
          • Wildlife Viewing

          Location Type

          • Beach View:

            Almost 180 degree views from Pt. Reyes to the South all the way through Bodega Bay and Bodega Harbor to the North...moreless

          • Beachfront:

            Easy five minute stroll to the beach....moreless

          • Golf Course View:

            Small golf course view from the front and the 11th fairway from the Northeast bedroom....moreless

          • Ocean View:

            Property sits up high enough that you can see the ocean over Bodega Head as well as the Bay and Ocean directly in front of the house....moreless

          • Water View:

            Gorgeous view of the Pacific Ocean, Bodega Bay and Bodega Harbor....moreless

          Sports & Adventure Activities

          • Basketball Court
          • Cycling
          • Deepsea Fishing
          • Equestrian Events
          • Fishing
          • Fly Fishing
          • Freshwater Fishing
          • Golf
          • Golf Privileges Optional
          • Hiking
          • Hunting
          • Hunting Small Game
          • Kayaking
          • Mountain Biking
          • Parasailing
          • Pier Fishing
          • Rock Climbing
          • Sailing
          • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
          • Snorkeling
          • Snorkeling/Diving
          • Sound/Bay Fishing
          • Surf Fishing
          • Surfing
          • Swimming
          • Tennis
          • Water Tubing
          • Wind-Surfing

          Dining

          • Dining:

            Dining table seas a minimum of six people. There is also bar seating at the kitchen counter for another six people....moreless

          • Dining Area
          • Seating for 6 people

          General

          • Broadband Access:

            High Speed from the cable company....moreless

          • Clothes Dryer:

            In main house....moreless

          • Fireplace:

            In the main living room....moreless

          • Free Long Distance:

            Within the United States....moreless

          • Hair Dryer
          • Heating:

            Two heating systems. Original electric baseboard heaters throughout and a newer, propane-driven forced air system....moreless

          • Internet:

            High speed from the cable company set up with a wireless router. Bring your own computers and/or smart phones....moreless

          • Iron & Board
          • Linens Provided:

            Tons and tons of linens and plenty of extra pillows and pillow cases....moreless

          • Living Room:

            Very large living room - opens directly onto the dining area and kitchen. Seating for about 20 people with the bar stools....moreless

          • Parking Off Street:

            About three cars can fit in the driveway. Sorry, no garage access....moreless

          • Telephone:

            Yes. Digital. Unlimited local and long distance within the United States for free....moreless

          • Towels Provided:

            Lots and lots and lots of towels....moreless

          • Washing Machine:

            In main house....moreless

          • Wireless Internet:

            High Speed from the cable company....moreless

          • Wood Fireplace:

            Electric ignition wood fireplace. Very warm and cozy....moreless

          Kitchen

          • Coffee Maker:

            Two. One in main house and one in the studio. Both are drip with flat filters. We provide one bag of coffee beans with every rental....moreless

          • Cooking Utensils:

            Tons and tons. In addition to all of the basics, we have a waffle iron, electric griddle, juicer, popcorn popper, and even a Crockpot....moreless

          • Dishes & Utensils:

            Two full sets of practically everything. One set for each kitchen....moreless

          • Dishwasher:

            High end Bosch with built-in water softener in the main house. One of the only houses in Bodega Bay with crystal clear glass....moreless

          • Ice Maker
          • Kitchen:

            Two (2) full kitchens: One upstairs and one downstairs....moreless

          • Microwave:

            Two. One in main house and one in the studio....moreless

          • Refrigerator:

            Two. Full size one in the main house. The original Marshall Amp mini-fridge in the man cave. Coolest refrigerator ever!...moreless

          • Stove:

            Two. One in main house and one in the studio....moreless

          • Toaster:

            Two. One in the main hour and one in the man cave....moreless

          Outside

          • Deck / Patio:

            (3) Three of them. Private one off Master bedroom. Small one off living room with unbelievable views. Large one in rear with patio table and grill...moreless

          • Golf:

            On the Bodega Bay Golf Links. Stunning public course known as 'The Poor Man's Pebble Beach.'...moreless

          Payment Type

          • Amex
          • Carteblanche
          • Dinersclub
          • Discover
          • Eurocard
          • Jcb
          • Mastercard
          • Visa

          Pool / Spa

          • Hot Tub:

            Large Jacuzzi hot tub. Seven Seats....moreless

          • Jetted Tub:

            Seven Seat Jacuzzi jetted hot tub....moreless

           

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          My Standard Rate
          2 night min stay
          $350 $550
          Fri, Sat
          $2,700 $9,800
          * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

          Additional information about rental rates

          Fees:

          • Damage Insurance Waiver $49 + tax
          • Cleaning $210
          • Tax Rate 9%

          Notes:

          Always call (510-499-9990) for last-minute reservations. They can often be given at a discount

          July / August require one week minimum when booked before June 1st. Non Holiday: Rent three or more nights and get an extra night FREE.

          The minimum daily rate in July / August is $450

          Two night bookings are only done within six weeks of the rental date.


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          Last updated: 10/22/2014
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          Location

          0.1 Miles
          Nearest Barpub
          Bluewater Bistro (At the Clubhouse)
          0.1 Miles
          Nearest Golf
          On the 11th Fairway of the Bodega Bay Golf Links
          0.1 Miles
          Nearest Motorway
          Scenic Highway One
          0.1 Miles
          Nearest Restaurant
          Bluewater Bistro (At the Clubhouse)
          0.1 Miles
          Nearest Beach
          Doran Beach

          Car: Necessary

          Alfred Hitchcock's movie 'The Birds' was filmed here and you should definitely watch the movie on Blu-Ray during your visit. We also recommend the Osmosis spa; Dinucci's restaurant in Valley Ford for the best Minestrone we have ever had; Fresh Beef Jerky from Valley Ford Market - comes out of the smoker about 10:30am everyday; Wild Flour Bakery in Freestone; The U.C. Davis Marine Lab Friday free tour in Horseshoe Cove on Bodega Head; The Roadhouse Cafe here in town; and Sport Fishing from the Harbor

           

          Owner info

          Year Purchased: 2012

          About the owner: My wife and I met at U.C. Berkeley too many years ago. We think our fourth or fifth date was camping at Bodega Dunes (a cool campground on the North end of the Harbor) and we have been coming here ever since. Of all the places we have visited in the world, Bodega Bay has always been at the very top of the list. We simply cannot name another place that is so close to the vibrant and exciting culture of the Bay Area that also has all of the activities here (surfing, beach combing, fishing, golf, tennis, wind surfing, hiking, bird watching, whale watching, wine tasting) while also being one of the most low-key and quiet spots you could ever find.

          Why the Owner Chose Bodega Bay:
          We are 'view' and land people. If you start with a good view on a good parcel, most other things take care of themselves. We are not into 'fancy' stuff in the home. If you have the right outlook and plenty of glass, there is no need for 'stuff' in the house, since most of your time will be spent enjoying the vistas. While we have equipped this house with many 'goodies' like large TV's, pool table and an arcade machine, we think the thing you will remember most are the great views.

          The Unique Benefits at this House:
          One: Southern Exposure. The buildings will come and go; the windows will rot; the kitchen will need remodeling; but as far as I know, the sun isn't going anywhere. The foundation for any design is good, solid, year-round sunlight. This house has tons of it. Even the lower level studio gets year-round light. Two: A space that can ebb and flow with the needs of the occupants. When I saw that this property had an actual rear yard (I believe one of only two in the entire subdivision) and a full studio with separate entrance, I knew that this one had all of the flexibility I needed to be able to enjoy time with just my immediate family, with friends, and with extended family.


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          Speaks: english

           

          Photos

          • Man Cave: Watch Baseball on the 46' and Golf on the 60' all while playing pool.

            Man Cave: Watch Baseball on the 46' and Golf on the 60' all while playing pool.

          • Dining Room. Next to the kitchen. Dramatic views from every chair.

            Dining Room. Next to the kitchen. Dramatic views from every chair.

          • Living Room Reverse: Showing the 70" LCD TV and Fireplace.

            Living Room Reverse: Showing the 70" LCD TV and Fireplace.

          • NE Bedroom: Queen Bed and View of the 11th Fairway. See next photo.

            NE Bedroom: Queen Bed and View of the 11th Fairway. See next photo.

          • NW Bedroom: King Bed and windows looking over the rear patio and back yard.

            NW Bedroom: King Bed and windows looking over the rear patio and back yard.

          • Upstairs showers are doubles with custom tubs. All new valves and heads in 2012

            Upstairs showers are doubles with custom tubs. All new valves and heads in 2012

          • Living Room Detail: Kitchen and Dining Area are in the rear of the photo.

            Living Room Detail: Kitchen and Dining Area are in the rear of the photo.

          • Rear Patio: Aluminum Patio Table, Gas BBQ and Seven (7) person Spa.

            Rear Patio: Aluminum Patio Table, Gas BBQ and Seven (7) person Spa.

          • Man Cave Rev. Left to Right: Club Chair, HIde-a-Bed Couch and Bistro Table.

            Man Cave Rev. Left to Right: Club Chair, HIde-a-Bed Couch and Bistro Table.

          • Line Drawing of the Main Floor. Shows the three decks and rear yard.

            Line Drawing of the Main Floor. Shows the three decks and rear yard.

          • Sunroom / Lady Cave Reverse - picture taken from the hide-a-bed couch.

            Sunroom / Lady Cave Reverse - picture taken from the hide-a-bed couch.

          • Other half of back yard. Spa tub is just visible up the stairs on the deck.

            Other half of back yard. Spa tub is just visible up the stairs on the deck.

          • Main Living Area: Open floor plan with vaulted ceilings. Arcade table in front.

            Main Living Area: Open floor plan with vaulted ceilings. Arcade table in front.

          • Rear Patio Reverse: Looking back into the Sun Room / Lady Cave.

            Rear Patio Reverse: Looking back into the Sun Room / Lady Cave.

          • Master Bedroom. King Bed. Private Patio with great view. Reading Chair.

            Master Bedroom. King Bed. Private Patio with great view. Reading Chair.

          • NE Bedroom View - 11th Fairway and part of the back yard.

            NE Bedroom View - 11th Fairway and part of the back yard.

          • Jack and Jill Bath: Between NE and NW Bedrooms. Separate toilet / shower room.

            Jack and Jill Bath: Between NE and NW Bedrooms. Separate toilet / shower room.

          • Play 60 different classic arcade games while enjoying the amazing views.

            Play 60 different classic arcade games while enjoying the amazing views.

          • UPSTAIRS Kitchen detail: Six bar stools and six chairs at the dining table.

            UPSTAIRS Kitchen detail: Six bar stools and six chairs at the dining table.

          • The Studio / Man Cave Kitchen.

            The Studio / Man Cave Kitchen.

          • Man Cave Bathroom: Shower is sit down with steam. Like a personal sauna.

            Man Cave Bathroom: Shower is sit down with steam. Like a personal sauna.

          • Sunroom / Lady Cave: Between Living Room and rear deck. Couch is a hide-a-bed.

            Sunroom / Lady Cave: Between Living Room and rear deck. Couch is a hide-a-bed.

          • Fenced Back Yard - Rare sight in Bodega Bay. Relaxation spot or dog's area.

            Fenced Back Yard - Rare sight in Bodega Bay. Relaxation spot or dog's area.

          • Music Corner of Living Room. Yamaha Electric piano and steel string guitar.

            Music Corner of Living Room. Yamaha Electric piano and steel string guitar.

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