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The romance of a classic knotty pine beach cottage with white water ocean and beach views far up the Sonoma Coast is available at The Beach Cottage. This very warm, cozy and somewhat quirky cottage is decorated in authentic vintage 'beach'; colorful, joyful and fun. Bask in the views of sand, surf and Salmon Creek where it meets the sea. Watch the sun set on the ocean from your front row seat by the (gas) fireplace. Get lost in the ocean’s symphony as it crashes to shore. You can take a 5 minute stroll to the beach through our tiny hamlet on narrow streets filled with wonderful old beach houses. Take a few moments as you walk by Salmon Creek to feed the geese. The kitchen has everything necessary to create dinners of fresh seafood from the marina. Or go out to eat...there are several wonderful local restaurants. Interested in the 'art scene'? Let us know and we can provide a private artists studio tour within the village. To do or not to do...that's the question at The Beach Cottage!! Important Note:: Please be aware that dogs are not allowed on Salmon Creek beach in order to protect the Snowy Plover, an endangered local bird. However, dogs on leash ARE allowed on the following beaches, Doran (a safe, fun place for both children and pets), Bodega Dunes, just south of Salmon Creek, Wrights Beach and Portuguese Beach, both just a very short drive north of Salmon Creek. Also, doggies ARE allowed off leash in the dunes right here around the village where they can run and run and chase all those things real and imaginary that dogs like to chase. The Local Art Scene: There are several artists living and working in Salmon Creek village. If you would be interested in a studio tour let us know and we will set one up for you. Other local art/galleries in the Bodega Bay area include: West County Gallery (Valley Ford), Ren Brown (Bodega Bay), Local Color (Bodega Bay), Hand Goods (Occidental) and for the best bread you've ever had stop in at Wild Flour in Freestone, about 15 minutes inland through the delightful town of Bodega (where Alfred Hitchcock filmed 'The Birds').
Local Restaurants: For clam chowder you can't beat Spud Point Crab Co. on Eastshore Rd by the marina. Our best local restaurant for intimate dining, excellent food and delightful owners is Terrapin Creek Cafe, located just after the turn onto Eastshore Rd. Bluewater Bistro at the clubhouse in Bodega Harbour has great views and Thursday night jazz. The Duck Club (Bodega Bay Lodge & Spa) on the way out to Doran Beach has fabulous views and high end dining. On Friday nights the local wine shop, Gourmet au Bay, has happy hour so come enjoy some wine or beer while you sit on the back deck and enjoy the best harbor view and picture perfect sunsets.
The Beach Cottage is a non-smoking home.
We provide beach toys such as kites, dune sliders, shovel/sand toys and more!
Varied and extensive music collection
There is no land line phone but Verizon works here...AT&T sometimes works at the house but most cells work at the end of the street.
If you would like something special to make your stay more enjoyable or memorable (flowers, wine, cheese/crackers) let us know 3 days prior to your visit and we will be happy to provide it for an additional fee.
Children's beach toys are at the cottage including dune sliders and sand toys....moreless
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Enjoy incredible sunsets from the back deck. ...moreless
The Beach Cottage enjoys views of the beach where from the back deck you can watch the surfers, the beach strollers and kite flyers and all the sea birds living where Salmon Creek meets the sea. ...moreless
From the cottage front porch you can see the coastal hills across the highway. You'll see some of the most incredible soaring birds land at the wetlands across the road....moreless
Near The Ocean:
VERY near the ocean!! Smell the salt air, hear the birds, feel the crisp breezes...ahhhh, it's life at the beach....moreless
Watch & listen to the ocean from the cottage deck. See ocean storms while you're cozy by the fire. Watch the whales or the fishing boats then go have what they caught for dinner!...moreless
The little town of Bodega Bay has delightful shops, restaurants, parks and marinas to stroll and enjoy. Something for everyone!...moreless
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The dining table is set up for four but there is a leaf in the small bedroom which will make the table comfortable for 6....moreless
3 nite minimum for the following holidays: New Years, MLK, Presidents Day, Easter, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas.
Linens are not provided...you must bring your own bed and bath linens. We provide the kitchen linens and, of course, all the pillows and blankets are already at the cottage.
TOT Certificate # 535N
Payment due at time of reservation. If more than 30 days from date of arrival 1/2 will be charged at time of reservation, the remaining 1/2 will be charged 30 days from arrival date. All cancellation will incur a $95 cancellation fee. In addition, cancellations occurring within 2 weeks of arrival will be charged 1/2 of the rental fee.
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Strolling to the beach is a delightful walk thru an unspoiled, vintage beach hamlet without a highway between you and the ocean. You can beach comb for miles along the coast. The Beach Cottage is quiet and peaceful where you can hear the ocean and shore birds calling. Sit on the new rear deck and watch exquisite sunsets or sit on the front deck and watch the sunrise over the hills to the east. Ahhh, life at the beach....
Year Purchased: 2004
About the owner: We are an artist and a general contractor who have been living and working in the Bodega Bay area for over 17 years.
Why the Owner Chose Bodega Bay: We chose this property mostly because it's across the street from our permanent residence which makes it perfect for our families to visit with all the grand children. We've lovingly upgraded the home but have been careful to maintain its unique beachy-ness and vintage, warm feel.