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.
- House1408 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Min Stay2 nights
- Calendar last updated:
- Sep 17, 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.
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.
Two weeks after departing, we still have not received our refundable deposit. We left the house clean and followed check-out instructions to the letter. Prior to making our reservation, I specifically wrote and asked if there was an outdoor grill. I was told yes. Two days before leaving for our trip, the paperwork sent to me stated the grill "may be out of propane and non-functional". Not only was the grill out of propane, the burners were burned out and the grill hadn't been functional for a long time. The house contained nothing homey - just large empty bookcases. The only source for listening to music was to put a CD in the little 30" tv with a built-in DVD player. Obviously this is what visitors used as the speakers cracked and popped. The tv was ROKU operated - not DISH or cable. The kitchen "pantry" contained about a tablespoon of pepper and some salt. Nothing else. No can opener, no baking dishes, and very little to work with. This was an issue because I had to cook all our meals inside. The furniture was not comfortable. Once you sat on the couch, you sank way down and had to get leverage to get up. The chairs weren't much better and were fraying on the arms. The blanket and pillows on the king bed were stained, faded and dingy. In the 30+ years of renting coastal homes, I am sorry to say this was the worst we have ever had. Directions to the house were very poor. I guess it was assumed we had GPS or smartphones. We don't. Ended up at the entry to Doran Beach and the young man got on his phone and got detailed directions for us. On the upside, communication with the owner was very good. Fast responses and very polite. I don't ever like leaving a bad review, but this was our 45th anniversary and I was planning a special weekend. So disappointing.
VRBO handles the security deposit. They take about 2 weeks to credit it to your card. I am confident that your security deposit has been returned to you long ago. VRBO confirms. Please check your credit card statement. I'll bet that you'll see a credit to you on your statement for the full amount from many days ago. If not, please contact VRBO; they keep the deposit & disburse it; I never see it. I don't know how to respond to the critique that "the house contained nothing homey," since I'm not sure what this means. I'm puzzled by this and about what it was that you were expecting. I've not heard this from anyone before. Did you want more books in the bookshelves? Or maybe nicknacks? There are some books, magazines, & brochures for local attractions on the shelves, if that's what you mean. However, we expect that most guests would probably be bringing their own reading material with them. Is this wrong? Note that we don't advertise an outside grill because of the problems with it that you state. I do not believe I told you there was a functioning outdoor grill; I don't guarantee its condition; that's why we don't advertise it as part of the description of our house. Yes, true, we do not have cable/sat TV, just ROKU, as we advertise, with dozens of stations including live TV on CNN, CBS News, and so on, and, by the way, related to your complaint about no place to play music except our CD player in the TV, our ROKU has several music stations. We do provide free WiFi as well. True, we do not supply spices or more than a couple of pans for baking. I will however alert our cleaning person to double check to be sure we have enough salt & pepper in the cupboard & to replace can opener. Yes, because the couch is a fold out bed, I suppose it is true that some people may sink down into it a bit. Sorry if you had trouble getting up. I send directions with the check-in information. I've never had any complaints about the directions before. It's only 3 turns up from the highway. If you are paying much more per night than we charge, I'm sure that you could have found places in Bodega Bay without the minor imperfections you mention; if $50 to $100 more than we charge is worth it to you, then, of course, I would recommend selecting other more expensive places with satellite TV, baking pans, spices, and "homey" things. If price and spectacular views of ocean & Bay matter, small imperfections won't matter to most, as our typical 5-star reviews show.
We loved our short stay here! It was clean, comfortable, and had the BEST views!
Thanks, Anita, for your 5-star perfect review. Glad that you enjoyed our Bodega Bay home with its amazing views of ocean, Bay, marina, and surrounding Sonoma Coast. Hope to see you again soon!
Fabulous location and views!
Homeowner very pleasant and accommodating.
Thank you, Sherry, for your perfect 5-star review of our Bodega Bay home! We hope you will come again and enjoy our wonderful location, walking distance to expansive sandy beaches of Doran Beach Park, and our spectacular unobstructed views of the ocean, Bodega Bay, Bodega Head, and the marina from nearly every room in our home! Our pleasure to have you and your family as our guests!
Great view and location, very detailed instructions
The house is nice, great view and quiet location, Ken is great to deal with and give you great instructions, the heat / gas fireplace instructions were very confusing and the auto blinds did not work, other then that it was a great stay, thanks Ken
Great location, nice home, some shortcomings
Location and views from the home were fantastic as promised. Some minor maintenance at the home was annoying, primarily some lights that were out with no replacement light bulbs handy. My biggest complaint is that the web advertisement and the confirmation letter I received from the owner made no mention of an extra charge for more than 4 guests. We had 5 guests, which was less than the 6-maximum advertised. The extra charge was not unreasonably large, but it was, frankly, not right as it was never clearly explained.
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.