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This property allows you to book online with a credit card. After submitting a reservation request, the owner or manager has 24 hours to accept, at which time your card will be charged and you will receive an email confirmation
Recent Bodega Bay reviews
Great home away from home
"Very clean comfortable home away from home. Convenient location. Will love to go back soon."
Guest: susannah y.Date of Stay: November 2015Review Submitted: November 24, 2015
"My 77 year old mother and I stayed at this beautiful home for our mother-daughter trip. The home was easy for her to maneuver around with or without her cane. She mostly got around without her cane which was surprisingly nice to see. There is a step down into the sunken living room, and the sturdy separation wall gave her something to support herself for the step up and down. There is a jetted tub in the master bath which I highly recommend. Both bathrooms are nicely updated. I applaude the massive amounts of outlets in the home so you can chargeup everywhere, even on the back patio. There is limited to no cell service (I have TMobile) in this area of Bodega Bay. However, you can use wifi calling if your phone has this function, and there are phones in the home.
The location of the home is just north of downtown Bodega Bay, and west of the quaint towns and wineries of Sonoma. However, with fabulous views of the ocean from literally every angle of the home, you will not want to leave; and, with a modern kitchen you do not have to leave. Listen to the waves rolling in with a sky full of stars and the moon reflecting off the ocean. And, enjoy the best sunsets ever from the front deck.
There is beach access fairly close to the home and across the street (Rt 1). During the day, a few families and couples hang out on the beach, but you do not hear them at all. You can enjoy the ocean from a cliff-like edge above the beach if you cannot maneuver your way down the path to the beach
The rental company folks are very patient and nice since we; checked in late, did not carry the provided directions to the home (Note: use GPS for the home address after you are in Bodega), and were polite when we called them at 8pm with an important question -- how to work the AC (there is none).
There are only a few items I would suggest for an even more perfect stay: clean the windowsills where you twist the windows open; mention in the ad and check-in book how to keep the home cool since there is no AC -- your instructions worked; add screens to the sliders throughout the home; update the outdoor seating and loungers for the back decks.
Overall, the home was clean and nice, with very positive energy. I would stay here again, and have already recommended it to friends."
Guest: Melissa F.Date of Stay: September 2015Review Submitted: October 4, 2015
"My husband and I stayed at the Stern & Anchor for a plein air event he was participating in and we were most impressed with this cottage! We've stayed at many VRBO rentals and other owner owned rentals and this is, by far, the cleanest we have ever been in. Attention to every detail is evident and we loved coming back after a long day of painting and relaxing with a glass of wine with an amazing view of the Salmon Creek and the ocean in the distance. Early morning walks were so quiet and we saw many forms of wildlife and birds. The pictures on this rental are very accurate. We have both been in the hospitality business and this deserves the 5 stars we give it. Now, I only have a few things to mention, especially to the ladies...if you spend time in the bathroom putting on make-up or bring a lot of toiletries, etc...you may be a bit disappointed in the bathroom. There is virtually no space to put anything except maybe a small bag of cosmetics. No drawer space, nowhere to put dryer/curling irons, etc. It's a gorgeous bathroom but designed for men. There was no kleenex tissue anywhere in the house, so make sure to bring your own. Also, the bed in the master bedroom is very, very hard...not firm...hard. We both had a difficult time getting a sound sleep. Some may like a hard bed, but I prefer a pillow-top firm mattress. Also, ladies...the kitchen is great but no dishwasher or disposal. No big deal, just giving a heads up. We loved staying there and plan on returning the next time we are in Bodega Bay!"
Guest: J & JDate of Stay: June 2015Review Submitted: June 29, 2015
"Rarely, are expectations exceeded but in this particular case Casa Bella and the owner Mia accomplished just that! All of the 5 star reviews I read prior to our trip were spot on! (wish I could give it 6 stars) The ocean front location cannot get any better, combined with the private outdoor sitting area allowed our family to truly enjoy the ocean with all of it's sights, sounds and smells. The inside of the home is warm and very comfortable and offers one everything you could possibly required for a vacation stay. Fireplace is wonderful and all beds make for a wonderful nights sleep with the windows open listening to the ocean! Plenty to offer in the way of day trips from this location but the home and grounds are so comfortable you may catch yourself not wanting to leave and spending your entire trip at the house! Mia and her staff were very professional from the first day we contacted them. All in all, Casa Bella and Bodega Bay "BEST" Vacation Rentals Inc offered our family a trip we all will never forget! Thank you."
Guest: David L.Date of Stay: October 2015Review Submitted: October 21, 2015