Charming Oceanfront Cottage at Schoolhouse Beach

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Last updated: 11/23/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Enjoy a romantic getaway for two or bring family and friends - either way, you'll have a wonderful time at our charming cottage by the sea. For the active, the beach is just steps away - fly your kite, picnic, build sandcastles, explore the tidepools or dive for abalone. For the more passive, sip a cool drink on the deck and enjoy the spectacular view or curl up in front of the fireplace with a good book.

Our home is well suited for two couples - two of the bedrooms each have a queen bed and ocean views. There's a 3rd bedroom with twin beds plus a den with fullsize futon if you bring the family. All linens are provided. There are also beach toys, towels, chairs, picnic supplies, plenty of books and games for all ages - and high speed wireless internet access.

The northern California coast is beautiful and relaxing and you don't need to leave the house at all - but if you do, you'll find almost limitless activities to fill your days. The area has many quaint villages, shops and galleries filled with local arts and crafts, restaurants serving fabulous fresh seafood, wonderful wineries, historic sites and natural wonders galore. Just be sure to return for the incredible sunsets!

Our cozy home is filled with antiques and comfy furniture. We think you will feel right at home. We have visitors who have returned year after year with their family and friends and now think of the cottage as their second home. We hope you will too! Please check our availability calendar.



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Property Type

  • House
  • 1700 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Children Welcome
  • Pets Considered

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Steps from Beach, amazing ocean view, great tidepools and whale watching, nearby Sonoma and Napa County wineries, Free Wireless Internet, Large Deck, Books, Games, horseback riding and golf. Sonoma County Certificate 718N...moreless


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games


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


  • Churches
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront:

    Incredible views of ocean and beach from main living areas and deck...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage
  • Internet:

    free highspeed wifi...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    wood burning fireplace, sliding glass doors to deck, panoramic ocean views...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Lots of additional parking...moreless

  • Telephone:


  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Outdoor Grill


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from 49 traveler reviews
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My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$160 $198
Fri, Sat

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning $110 + tax
  • Tax Rate 9%


$250 refundable reservation/security deposit due with rental agreement. I hold the deposit with rental agreement and return deposit within a few days of departure. Rental fee is due 30 days before arrival date.

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Last updated: 11/23/2015
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85 Miles
Nearest Airport
Oakland or San Francisco
2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Bodega Bay
6 Miles
Nearest Golf
Bodega Harbour Golf Course
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Bodega Bay
Bodega Bay
Nearest Beach
Schoolhouse Beach

Car: Necessary

Wine tasting, Whale Watching


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1960

About the owner: I am an entrepreneur and workaholic. I have been an editor of a scientific journal, a travel agent, a paralegal, a real estate agent and property manager, a commodity trader, a financial newsletter editor, and resident neighborhood psychic. I currently produce video biographies of seniors, interviewing them and recording some of their family history and stories so they can be permanently saved on DVD for future generations. I have helped raise 7 children. I love to read, garden, dance, travel and practically have my own personal zoo. I am a gatherer of information about almost anything. And I have an incredible husband, Jeff, who puts up with all my nonsense.

Why the Owner Chose Bodega Bay:
My parents bought the cottage more than 50 years ago. It is the closest beach community to the Sacramento area. It is close to San Francisco, Sausalito, Berkeley, Napa Valley and Sonoma wine country. I grew up spending vacations there and so did my children. It is a great place to share with family and friends.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
It is only a minute out the front door down the path onto the beach. But if you don't feel like a walk, you can lie in bed, sit on the sofa or at the dining room table, or out on the deck and have a wonderful view of the ocean and the waves crashing on the rocks. I never tire of the wonderful sunsets - every one is different but terrific in its own way. And the most amazing thing - you can actually see millions of stars because the night sky is so dark. We also have deer, lots of shorebirds, and great tidepools.

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  • Schoolhouse Beach - Bodega Bay

    Schoolhouse Beach - Bodega Bay

  • View from Dining Area

    View from Dining Area

  • Living room w/large fireplace

    Living room w/large fireplace

  • 2nd Queen bedroom - has ocean view

    2nd Queen bedroom - has ocean view

  • Den with Futon

    Den with Futon

  • Kitchen


  • Schoolhouse Beach from deck

    Schoolhouse Beach from deck

  • View from living areas

    View from living areas

  • Dining area

    Dining area

  • Dressing table in on of the queen bedrooms

    Dressing table in on of the queen bedrooms

  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • Partial view of deck off living area

    Partial view of deck off living area

  • Queen bedroom - has ocean view

    Queen bedroom - has ocean view

  • Twin bedroom - the deer sleep under the tree in back

    Twin bedroom - the deer sleep under the tree in back

  • Dining/Kitchen


  • Sunset from Schoolhouse Beach

    Sunset from Schoolhouse Beach

  • Another view from bedroom

    Another view from bedroom

  • This is where the deer play - another view from dining/kitchen area

    This is where the deer play - another view from dining/kitchen area

  • Desk & bookshelves in twin bedroom

    Desk & bookshelves in twin bedroom

  • Fireplace living room

    Fireplace living room

  • Always a beautiful sunset

    Always a beautiful sunset

VRBO #95417

This listing was first published here in 2006.

Date last modified - Monday, November 23, 2015

Minimum stay: 2 nights
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