Lovely Northern California coastal home in beautiful Bodega Bay with unobstructed spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean, Seal Rock, Bodega headlands, Bodega Bay, Bodega Harbor and Marina, coastal marshland, state park wild lands, and surrounding coastal hills of Sonoma County, northern California's exquisitely beautiful wine country. Located in exclusive Bodega Harbour North, private subdivision, with 18-hole ocean-front golf course, ocean view tennis courts, near-Olympic size heated swimming pool beside the Pacific Ocean (limited access), basketball courts, fully equipped gym, locker room and sauna (limited access), nearby beaches with spectacular northern California coastline views, miles and miles of hiking and biking trails, and waterfront fine restaurants. Expansive ocean and bay views from every room in the house (including one huge master bedroom with its own reading room and bath and a large loft above living room, with closet and queen bed, which serves as second bedroom) and from the large wrap-around deck just right for sunning, dining, or just enjoying the marvelous water views. Sleeps 6 (new beds not shown in photos). Located just a few minutes drive from the town of Bodega where Alfred Hitchcock's famous film "The Birds" was filmed. The town and its beautiful Sonoma landscape remain nearly unchanged since the filming. Minutes from the charming towns of Occidental, Freestone, and Jenner. Spectacular ocean and bay views from my home, the stunning northern California beaches and rocky coastline, Sonoma County wine country with vineyards to rival those in Europe, and just 60 minutes drive from Berkeley and San Francisco and 90 minutes from Sacramento. Ocean fishing, charter boats, kayaking, golf, horseback riding, surfing, paddle boarding, wind surfing, wine tasting, historical sites such as Fort Ross, Doran Beach Park, a short walk away from highway below,, the UC Davis Bodega Marine Lab, stunning rocky coastline vistas, and secluded beaches, are all nearby. Deer, quail, coyotes, egrets, and other wildlife frequent our front yard.
- Calendar last updated:
- Nov 21, 2018
Retired college professor. We own this vacation property as well as another in Kona, Hawaii, also listed on VRBO.
Ken purchased this House in 2016
Why Ken chose Bodega Bay
Spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean, Doran Beach Park, Bodega Head, Seal Rock, Bodega Bay, Bodega Harbor. The Alfred Hitchcock film, The Birds, was filmed nearby. The pristine beauty of this area hasn't changed since the Hitchcock film was made here in the 60s. Peaceful, secluded, and amazing panoramic views of Pacific ocean, Bodega Head, marina and bay from large deck and from nearly every room of the house.
What makes this House unique
Spectacular views of ocean, bay, marina, and surrounding Sonoma County coastal scenery; see variety of wildlife up close from our living room ; we have seen deer, bobcats, hawks, vultures, jack rabbits, egrets, and other birds and wildlife just outside our living room in front of our home; walk from our house on a beautiful nature trail along the Bay to the long sandy beaches of Doran Beach Park and beyond where you can swim and sometimes see dolphins playing just offshore. Seafood, bayfront restaurants just a few blocks away. Fresh crab market at marina docks, crab boat fleet, and trails of Bodega Head just a short drive away (just 6 miles).
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 3:30 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Excellent Views and Location!
We just returned from a 3-night stay at this location. The views from the house are fabulous - unobstructed views of the bay. The location is perfect for exploring all the nearby beaches and parks. Some highlights for our family: 1) Fort Ross - great, well-maintained historical location with access to to great beaches and trails...we found abalone shells on the beach and saw whales just off shore...AMAZING!; 2) Armstrong Redwoods...they may not be quite as large as some of the redwoods further north, but this park is so much fun and our children were awestruck by the trees; and 3) Sonoma Coast State Park and Bodega Head Trail...great places for short hikes and playing at the beach:) Finally, if you run, it was very easy to run directly from the house, through the trails at the birdwalk, and down to the ocean - refreshing and challenging. Lastly, I have read a couple of the negative reviews...the only things to be aware of: in addition to the neighbors not liking exterior lights or noise as noted in the description, they also asked us (through the window:)) to close the blinds so the light would not affect their view (we did it and had no other interactions); additionally, there is one true bed in the master (it is comfortable) and the other two are hide-a-beds...they worked out just fine for our kids:)
Excellent view and location. Amenities such as well stocked kitchen, hairdryer, etc., lacking
If you are looking for an excellent view and great location then this is the place for you. If you desire all the amenities such as hot tub, well stocked kitchen, hair dryer, shampoo and shower soap, clean windows to look at the view, towels without holes, etc., I would look elsewhere.
Yes, as stated in this review, our home does provide "excellent views" of the Pacific ocean, Bodega Bay, marina, and Bodega Head, and it does have a "great location" (please see photos of our spectacular views and of our fabulous location on a hill overlooking Doran Beach Park). Also, as stated, we do not have a hot tub (although we do have a huge wrap-around deck with table and chairs and amazing ocean and Bay views) and we do not provide a hair dryer, shampoo, or bar shower soap, just liquid hand soap. All true. However, towels with holes is not true. We provide sets of new towels in each of the two bathrooms for our guests. However, if one goes into our storage closets to get towels for extra guests, one may find older towels there, but these are excess and are not put out for our guests, so this characterization by this reviewer is misleading and unfair. Regarding the kitchen, we provide pots, pans, dishes, silverware, coffee cups, glasses, can opener, etc. We do not provide spices for cooking. Perhaps this is what this reviewer is referring to. Hard to tell. Of all the things that are in a home, I suppose it is always possible to find something less than perfect. I am pleased that this reviewer did take note of our spectacular views and our amazing location. In my view, bringing a couple of bars of soap and a bottle of your own favorite shampoo, and perhaps even your own hair dryer, is worth the effort to enjoy our home and its spectacular water views, while listening to the fog horn and sea lions in the distance, watching the fishing boats go by in the Bay, and watching wildlife, including deer, foxes, and egrets, right outside our living room windows (which may not be spotlessly clean at all times because the fog comes and goes and may leave spots on the glass). I think that perfection comes in many forms. It depends on what you value most.
Beautiful view! Relaxing!
Clean, comfortable home; The view was beautiful and short drive to the beach. Enjoyed our stay very much!
Thank you, Tanja, for letting us know that you "enjoyed your stay very much" and for your very positive review of our home in Bodega Bay, with its expansive views of ocean, Bay, marina, and Bodega Head from our deck and from nearly every room in our house. I hope you also enjoyed watching the fishing boats going in and out of the Bay to the ocean and that you were able to hear the sea lions barking in the distance as well. We would love to have you come stay at our home again soon!
Ah, that view!
Great location overlooking Bodega Bay. Close to shoreline hiking and bird sanctuary. Very peaceful quiet location. The house was spacious but dated (and priced accordingly) and has very minimal supplies. Plan to bring soap, paper towels, Saran/foil. The sunsets are glorious!
Thanks for your excellent review of our Bodega Bay home, Stephanie. Glad to hear that you enjoyed the stunning views of ocean, Bay, and Bodega Head from nearly every room in our home, and those great sunset views over the water from our deck, master bedroom, and living room. We also have great moonlit views of the Bay from our living room, deck, and master bedroom especially when the full moon is setting and it is reflected on the water (see photos taken from our living room). We do provide two rolls of toilet paper and liquid hand soap for each bathroom and a roll of paper towels for the kitchen. We also now provide plenty of salt and pepper, and sometimes other condiments are left in the refrigerator (but sometimes they tend to disappear too). Washer and dryer are also available for use by our guests, but we don't provide the laundry detergent. I'm also happy to hear that you enjoyed our wonderful quiet location at the end of the cul-de-sac which overlooks the Bay and ocean, and that you took advantage of the nearby expansive sandy beach and bird sanctuary. Thanks again for booking with us. Hope you return soon.
Absolutely a Above average Rental.
Fantastic Views, Spotless Clean, spacious living space, and the loft is Gorgeous. Coming Back!!!!
This is a very uncomfortable place to stay the beds are not sleep wirth they swallow you up as does the couch
as soon as you walk in and smells of urine and everything is filthy I would run away from this it was supposed to be a relaxing weekend that only became a nightmare and spiders and rodent
I have been expecting this vengeful review from Lisa, ever since I contacted her about items missing from our home the day after her departure. Fortunately, most of our guests are decent, honest people. See the perfect 5-star reviews and highly favorable comments that our home has consistently received from the vast majority of our guests over the years. Furthermore, contradicting Lisa's "deplorable" comments, our home received perfect 5-star reviews and very positive comments from guests immediately before, and immediately after, her 2-night stay (August 26-28, 2018). Consistent 5-star reviews of our home from the vast majority of our guests over the years, and just before and just after Lisa's stay, speak for themselves and are the best evidence that Lisa's review and comments are grossly inaccurate and unfair. The vast majority of our guests who have given our property perfect 5-star reviews (and highly favorable comments) provide overwhelming evidence contradicting Lisa's distorted and inflammatory review. Lisa should understand that owners do have the right to protect their property and should not be subjected to misguided revenge when they attempt to do so.
Where the Sonoma County Wine Country meets the sea.
Additional information about rental rates
Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. No loud parties are permitted. Property patrolled by 24 hour security force.