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Schoolhouse Beach - Bodega Bay

Schoolhouse Beach - Bodega Bay Living Room View from Dining Area Partial view of deck off living area Living room w/large fireplace Queen bedroom - has ocean view 2nd Queen bedroom - has ocean view Twin bedroom - the deer sleep under the tree in back Den with Futon Dining/Kitchen Kitchen Sunset from Schoolhouse Beach Schoolhouse Beach from deck Another view from bedroom View from living areas This is where the deer play - another view from dining/kitchen area

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  • Minimum stay:Contact owner
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Bodega Bay house 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.

Keywords: PRIVATE HOME, COTTAGE

Property Type

  • 1700 sq. ft.
  • House
  • 1 story

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome
          • Pets Considered

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Dining Area Seats:

            6...moreless

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

          Amenities

          • Living Room:

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

          • Parking Off Street:

            Lots of additional parking...moreless

          • Washing Machine
          • Wood Fireplace
          • Linens Provided
          • Clothes Dryer
          • Fireplace
          • Iron & Board
          • Garage
          • Towels Provided

          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....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Television
              • DVD Player
              • Games
              • Books

              Communications

              • Wireless Internet
              • Free Long Distance
              • Broadband Access

              Outdoor Features

              • Outdoor Grill

              Theme

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

              Location & View

              • Oceanfront:

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

              • Beachfront
              • Ocean View
              • Beach View

              Car

                  • Necessary

                  Activities

                  • Fishing
                  • Rafting
                  • Wind-Surfing
                  • Sailing
                  • Hot Air Ballooning
                  • Hunting
                  • Cycling
                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • Parasailing
                  • Swimming
                  • Surf Fishing
                  • Paragliding
                  • Sound/Bay Fishing
                  • Deepsea Fishing
                  • Hunting Small Game
                  • Hiking
                  • Surfing
                  • Golf
                  • Rock Climbing
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Whale Watching
                  • Walking
                  • Beachcombing
                  • Museums
                  • Restaurants
                  • Marina
                  • Churches
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Shopping
                  • Kayaking
                  • Groceries
                  • Boating
                  • Antiquing
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Shelling
                  • Horseback Riding

                  Other Activities

                      • Wine tasting, Whale Watching
                       

                      Reviews

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                      • Briley's 1st trip to California Coast

                        Briley's 1st trip to California Coast

                        • Guest Carol B.
                        • Date of stay 03/26/14
                        • Review Submitted 04/12/14
                        This rental was excellent for our vacation trip to Bodega. We fell in love with the coast. The views from the house were amazing. It is everything it is described to be and more. Not only the views were great but the sound of the waves crashing in at night was very soothing. It is totally amazing and we can not wait to make another trip there in our future. The home was so equipped, very clean with everything that you would need. Very roomy. Great to be able to sit on the deck sofa or at the dining room table and watch the sunset is wonderful. We absolutely loved it. Thank you for a great few days!! Hope to stay longer on our next visit!

                        Recommended for: Families with teenagers, girls getaway, sightseeing, romantic getaway, adventure seekers.

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

                      • Family getaway

                        Family getaway

                        • Guest kimo's girl (Napa)
                        • Date of stay 02/14/14
                        • Review Submitted 02/18/14
                        The location of the house is truly amazing as it affords spectacular views of the ocean from Salmon Creek to well past Jenner. We even had a Humpback whale put on quite a show right in front of the living room window. You can sit for hours just staring at the ocean from either the dining room, living room or one of the 2 bedrooms with ocean views. The house was totally comfortable and immaculately clean, one of the best stocked houses I've stayed at through VRBO. We enjoyed 2 beautiful sunsets and had wonderful fires every evening. The photo's posted on the website are accurate for the interior of the home, but I would have to suggest that the exterior could use some TLC, paint or siding, repair the garage door and the front deck. I believe all basic maintenance items for living on the coast, average wear and tear. I have already suggested the cottage to 2 coworker for family and friend getaways. Thank you for an excellent President's Weekend!

                        Recommended for: Age 55+, pet owners, girls getaway, families with young children, sightseeing.

                        Owner response: I'm so sorry about the garage door. Unfortunately the previous guests locked themselves out but did not call me for help. I do have an extra key hidden for emergencies. Instead, they called the fire department who broke in through the large garage door and also broke in the door from the garage to the house . Spring painting and repairs are scheduled. Outside painting is difficult with the damp weather at the coast. We need to wait until it gets a little warmer. Glad all was well otherwise.

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

                      • Awesome vacation

                        Awesome vacation

                        • Guest Nancy (Rancho Cordova)
                        • Date of stay 12/04/13
                        • Review Submitted 12/10/13
                        As always a wonderful vacation getaway. Our blended family loved our vacation. The house is always warm and welcoming and we feel like we are at home. thanks again

                        Recommended for: Age 55+, girls getaway, families with young children.

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

                      • September get-a-way

                        September get-a-way

                        • Guest Terri (Greenwood, CA)
                        • Date of stay 09/08/13
                        • Review Submitted 09/12/13
                        This was our first house rental so I wasn't sure what to expect. The house was comfortable, clean, and very well stocked. There were six of us in the house including a baby and my 73-year-old mother.. oh, and our dog. We enjoyed hanging out at the dog-friendly beach even though the weather was overcast/foggy most of the time we were there. We had never been to Bodega Bay before, so I didn't realize that the beach areas are quite a bit lower than the street level. It was good footing but a pretty steep climb down to and back up from the water for my elderly mom. It was an overall great experience and we'd definitely come back again.

                        Recommended for: Pet owners, families with young children, romantic getaway, tourists without a car.

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 3/3

                      • WONDERFUL!!!!!

                        WONDERFUL!!!!!

                        • Guest Don (Los Angeles, CA)
                        • Date of stay 04/25/13
                        • Review Submitted 04/30/13
                        Most everything was fantastic and the few drawbacks (could use more lighting and better heating) were not deal breakers. In fact, these were the only reasons I didn't rate it as excellent.The accommodations were marvelous and the house was stocked with practically everything one could ask for. The best weather we had was the evening we arrived and the day we left (of course!) but we took trips into Bodega Bay, Sebastopol and Petaluma where the weather was great. The price was more than right so will definitely go back.

                        Recommended for: Families with teenagers, age 55+, families with young children, sightseeing.

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 3/3

                      • Thank You!!

                        Thank You!!

                        • Guest J.Y. (Phoenix, AZ)
                        • Date of stay 12/09/12
                        • Review Submitted 12/29/12
                        Nina, Once again your beach cottage provided us with a much needed and much appreciated chance to relax far from the desert. The winter visit was perfect, with plenty of chilly mornings and evenings. We found the cottage to be as welcoming as we remembered and wondered how it could’ve been so long since our last visit! In spite of the busy calendar, your cottage is so homey that it always feels like our own special place. I’m sure anyone that’s stayed there has felt the same way. Thank you again for sharing your home - we're already looking forward to the next time!

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 2/2

                      • OUTSTANDIMG, AMAZING AND AWESOME

                        OUTSTANDIMG, AMAZING AND AWESOME

                        • Guest Nancy (Rancho Cordova)
                        • Date of stay 11/28/12
                        • Review Submitted 12/03/12
                        Nina, Again thank you so much for the use of your home. It feels like home to us, and we have already decided to book it again for the same time next year. It's a really cool house to watch a wicked storm, the waves were large and rough, mother nature at it's best. Thanks again nancy

                        Recommended for: Families with teenagers, age 55+, families with young children, romantic getaway.

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                      • very cozy

                        very cozy

                        • Guest lebenheimer (W.Sacramento)
                        • Date of stay 03/03/12
                        • Review Submitted 08/03/12
                        Came here to celebrate my moms 80th birthday and really enjoyed it. Plenty of room for 4 fincky women, good kitchen with plenty of supplies. Weekend we were there it was crazy windy, 70 miles etc and the stones on the roof were blowing off so the beach wasn't appreciated much. Traffic pretty busy on the weekend, weekdays were wonderful. Noticed the local transit stopped right outside so we will check that out next time - and there will be a next time. Soon I hope.

                        Recommended for: Age 55+, pet owners, girls getaway, families with young children.

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 5/5

                      • Rain or not...

                        Rain or not...

                        • Guest Anonymous
                        • Date of stay 01/21/12
                        • Review Submitted 01/26/12
                        We visited on a very stormy weekend, but even though we couldn't do much exploring on the beach, we still had a wonderful time. The views from the living room and kitchen table are gorgeous. The house is very cozy, and has all the essentials like a well equipped kitchen, cable and wi-fi, and extra blankets. There were also various toiletries in the big bathroom closet in case you forgot conditioner or something. The decor is charming, and the furniture was very comfortable. I highly recommend staying here.

                        Recommended for: Families with teenagers, pet owners, girls getaway, families with young children.

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 5/5

                      • Wonderful way to spend a new year!

                        Wonderful way to spend a new year!

                        • Guest Cathy (Vacaville)
                        • Date of stay 12/30/11
                        • Review Submitted 01/06/12
                        We had a wonderful week at the ocean..everything was better than what we expected. The weather was beautiful, and we had lots of private time at the beach. The beach house had EVERYTHING and then some! Great new TVs, ample cooking supplies, fun games and puzzles, and comfortable seating for a family. This is my favorite vacation house for sure! I'm booking another week for next year.

                        Recommended for: Families with teenagers, age 55+, pet owners, people with disabilities, girls getaway, families with young children, sightseeing, romantic getaway, tourists without a car, adventure seekers.

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 6/6

                       
                      Weekend - $395
                      Sun-Thu ....... from $150/night
                      Plus Cleaning Fee and Tax
                      * $250 Refundable Security Deposit
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                      Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.


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                      Location

                      • Nearest Airport: Oakland or San Francisco at 85 Miles
                      • Nearest Beach: Schoolhouse Beach at Bodega Bay
                      • Nearest Barpub: Bodega Bay at 2 Miles
                      • Nearest Golf: Bodega Harbour Golf Course at 6 Miles
                      • Nearest Restaurant: Bodega Bay at 3 Miles
                       

                      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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                      Speaks: english

                       

                      Photos

                      • 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

                        Kitchen

                      • Schoolhouse Beach from deck

                        Schoolhouse Beach from deck

                      • View from living areas

                        View from living areas

                      • 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

                        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

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                      This listing was first published here in 2006.

                      Date last modified - Wednesday, December 25, 2013

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                      3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 6

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