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Bahia Retreat - Dream Ocean View Home Near Beach - Low Season Specials

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Overview


Details
Property
house
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
3
Bathrooms
2
Half Baths
1
Minimum Stay
2 - 3 nights

About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Den, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

The Bahia Retreat is a large, modern home located in the South Harbour area of Bodega Bay. Sweeping ocean views from Bodega Head to Pt. Reyes allow fantastic westerly views with amazing sunsets. Situated at the back of a court, the home backs to open space where deer, hare, quail and other birds and animals are often present. The home is also across the street from a trail that is a 1/2 mile walk down to a secluded cove along Bodega Bay.

The South Harbor of Bodega Bay is home to the Links at Bodega Harbor, a highly rated Robert Trent Jones designed course that offers some of the most scenic and challenging rounds in Northern California. The Bluewater Bistro is the excellent restaurant located at the clubhouse, and offers lunch 7 days a week, dinner Thursday through Sunday and breakfast on weekends.

The home features an open 2,700 square foot floor plan with water views from the living room, dining room, all bedrooms, den and kitchen. There are designer touches throughout the home. The kitchen is well equipped, and includes a modern gas stove/convection oven, microwave, blender, Cuisinart, two coffee makers and cooking equipment typically required to cook full meals.

The dining area features a large designer table that seats 8 on chairs and benches, with a 'lazy susan' in the center for serving ease.

A deck off the kitchen and dining areas has a table with seating for four, and additional seats may be added for larger groups. There is a propane barbeque on the deck, and an additional Weber charcoal BBQ available if needed.

The large light-filled living room contains two oversize chairs and a couch, allowing relaxing reading, HDTV television viewing, listening to the stereo system or enjoying the woodburning fireplace. There is also a game table with four chairs. The game table and game chest hold a variety of games including cards, chess, checkers, cribbage, Scrabble, Yahtzee, Monopoly, Tripoly and others. There are DVD/VHS players and a large video library with dozens of selections. The televisions in the living room and den have the full Comcast premium package including HBO, Showtime, Cinemax, and other premium channels, and "On Demand" video. A high-power telescope is available to watch boats, marine mammals and wildlife.

The master bedroom is located on the upper floor of the home and looks directly across open space to the ocean. It features a king-sized bed, fireplace, flat screen television, walk-in closest, bath with separate jetted tub, two sinks and large shower.

The two additional bedrooms are located downstairs, each with sliding glass doors that open out to the open space at the rear and ocean views. Each has a queen size bed and a flat screen television. These bedrooms share the downstairs full bathroom. The second downstairs bedroom connects to the den, where there is also a convertible sofa that may be converted into a queen size bed.

The den features an HDTV television, DVD and VHS players, wet bar and mini-refrigerator, allowing a separate entertainment area. Along with the convertible sofa, there are two large and comfortable easy chairs. There is also a computer with a Comcast high-speed internet connection and a wifi modem. A five-person hot tub is located just outside the family room, offering incredible views of the Milky Way on clear moonless evenings and the sounds of sea lions and surf.

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Owner
Lee Lambert
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
January 17, 2017

About Lee Lambert

We are long time Bay Area residents who love the ocean.

Lee Lambert purchased this house in 2004

Why Lee Lambert chose Sonoma County

We purchased this home in Bodega Harbour first and foremost because we love the ocean. There are few places along the California Coast where you can purchase a modern home in a well kept community. Bodega Harbour offers a superb location, convenience to the North Bay cities and easy reach for weekenders in the Bay Area.

What makes this house unique

The house has a reputation as a modern and comfortable place to unwind. Many people who rent spend their time reading, walking beaches and relaxing. Others go inland 20 miles to the wineries and superb eateries of the North Bay, or golfing at the Bodega Harbour course (open to the public). The house has fantastic ocean views from the living and dining rooms and all bedrooms - it is easy to spend the day watching the ocean and the weather.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Our stay was fantastic! We found everything we needed and more! Thank you for the winery and restaurant tips - you can be our reviewer anytime! The Bistro Des Copain restaurant in Occidental has quickly become one of our favorites anywhere. Your home was the perfect place to relax after our days of wine tasting and feasting. Thank you for everything and we hope to see you again!
Mar 2011
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Exceptional! 5/5 -
(61 traveler reviews)

Bahia Retreat - Dream Ocean View Home Near Beach - Low Season Specials
average rating of 4.9508195 based on 81 reviews
4

Great location, great views.

  • 4 of 5

I have stayed at Bahia Retreat over the New Year's weekend/week for the last few years and we will continue to come back for a number of important reasons. The views are spectacular and varied- hills, homes, bay, and ocean. The area of landscape just outside the windows is busy with all kinds of wildlife. A very scenic trail to the beach is right nearby and the walking possibilities are endless.The house itself is arranged in a way that is very comfortable, provides areas for gathering, yet also allows the opportunity to get away too. The kitchen has always worked very well for our group and accomodates many people in the coooking process without treading on one another. Some of the fixtures and appliances are showing some age and the ravages of salt air, but it's a smal annoyance that seldom detracts from all the benefits.

The owner has always been extremely flexible to accommodate our needs and responsive about any issues we've had with the house. This is porbably not the ideal house to visit with small children due to stairs, but for adults and older children, this is hard to beat. Enjoy

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A Wonderful Weekend Getaway. . .

  • 5 of 5

Bahia Retreat was the perfect setting for a girlfriends weekend getaway in celebration of a 70th birthday. Spacious, well-stocked, comfortable and offering a gorgeous panoramic view of the bay, the house sits up on a hillside. The hot tub and large comfortable dining table were especially nice features. Many hours of hysterical laughter were shared playing card games and enjoying great meals. The weather was outstanding and a very welcome surprise: tank tops in November!!!!?!!! We highly recommend this rental. Working with the VRBO website, Bahia Retreat owner, and the local rental staff was seamless from start to finish. Thank you for the opportunity to create an unforgettable group experience!

  • Submitted: Nov 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Splendid!

  • 5 of 5

Location, location, location. All the homes in this area have fabulous views of the ocean, but because this home was built on the outskirts of the development, the view is in a class of its own. We have rented a number of homes in this area, and this one was the first one that we were sure we would want to revisit. Lots of good things to be said, but just trust me when I say you'll love this house. The owner is cool too!

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

We loved the house and locationl.

  • 5 of 5

The house is probably one of the best stocked houses we have ever rented. However, some of the glasses need to be replaced due to wear. We did find that some of the dishes were put away dirty, so the housecleaners aren't paying attention. Probably putting them away from the dishwasher without checking to see if they have been washed.

I would recommend that the light switches be labeled. Just a helpful suggestion.

One other thing we would have liked, would be a bar of soap for each bath. I appreciate the hand soap in liquid form, but it is not the best for showering.

Whoever decorated the house did an outstanding job. it is truly beautiful. I love the furniture, all so unique and interesting.

Thank you for sharing this lovely home which all three of us will recommend to our friends. We had a wonderful time, and were fortunate to have 3 beautiful clear days and could see clear to China.

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review - we are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay! Thank you for drawing our attention to the glasses - we will be replacing them with new sets shortly (already on order). We will also check into the other items mentioned, We appreciate your choice of our home for your stay!
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Retirement stay exceeds expectations

  • 5 of 5

We just spent two lovely weeks in Bahia Retreat. Our son and his family moved to Sonoma County several years ago. When we visited them for the first time, they took us to Bodega Bay for a walk on the beach. We decided then to return one day for an extended visit. Luckily for us, we found Bahai Retreat on the VRBO website. Pictures on websites often exaggerate the size and beauty of a location: Not this one! Immediately upon entering we knew we had a treat in store. Windows from end to end opened up the entire Bodega Bay landscape to our eyes. When we first arrived in late afternoon, the mist was gathering but soon cleared to reveal the entire panorama. In addition to the seashore, daily we watched huge hares, great blue herons, quails, and even a bobcat in the brush and fields behind the house. The walk down to the beach revealed barn owls, more quail, hummingbirds, jays and many other small birds flying around. How to describe the beach? Great flocks of pelicans, seagulls, rails and other shore birds. The ancient rocks of the California coast created truly mystical scenes in the shifting clouds. The kitchen was amply supplied with almost any device one needs to cook. The bedrooms shared the panoramic windows. On our first night we watched the full moon set over Bodega Bay from the master bedroom. Our children and grandchildren reveled in the hot tub. Having just retired, we hoped our two weeks in Bahia Retreat would recalibrate our sense of reality. It truly happened and we hope to return again for another visit.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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An outstanding place to relax and enjoy beach atmosphere!

  • 5 of 5

This home is absolutely lovely, well-kept , well-stocked and with gorgeous views. We spent almost a week here and each had separate beds. The area is great for walking, although the beach path is not for the faint-hearted! Beautiful kitchen, and the living room area was so comfortable and, also with a great view! I would recommend this home to anyone!

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Trail downhill to the beach begins close to the house (5-10 minute walk). Game chest and game table with many games available, Video, book and magazine libraries.

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Rates & Availability

Bodega Bay House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Low
Jan 2 2017 - May 25 2017
2 night minimum stay
$295
From
$350
Fri,Sat
$1,800
$5,500
 
 
Memorial Day Weekend
May 26 2017 - May 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
$375
 
 
Early Summer
May 29 2017 - Jun 29 2017
2 night minimum stay
$325
From
$375
Fri,Sat
$2,100
$6,500
 
 
Prime Summer
Jun 30 2017 - Aug 12 2017
3 night minimum stay
$350
From
$395
Fri,Sat
$2,400
$7,500
 
 
Late Summer
Aug 13 2017 - Aug 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$325
From
$375
Fri,Sat
$2,100
 
 
Labor Day Weekend
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
$375
 
 
Low
Sep 4 2017 - Nov 21 2017
2 night minimum stay
$295
From
$350
Fri,Sat
$1,800
$5,500
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 22 2017 - Nov 25 2017
3 night minimum stay
$395
 
 
Low
Nov 26 2017 - Dec 19 2017
2 night minimum stay
$295
From
$350
Fri,Sat
$1,800
$5,500
 
 
Holiday
Dec 20 2017 - Jan 1 2018
3 night minimum stay
$350
From
$395
Fri,Sat
$2,400
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$350
$2,100
$6,400
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Cleaning $160 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.0%

LOW SEASON SPECIAL - Three nights for a total price of $1,052 before VRBO service fees ($800 rental, $160 cleaning and $92 tax) and $273 per additional night (includes tax) + $250 deposit (excludes major holidays). Contact owner to receive this rate if you would like to rent for three nights or more outside of major holidays and the high summer season.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Bodega Bay House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2700 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , Off living room in upstairs area
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Adjoins Master Bedroom on upper level.
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Between bedrooms 2 and 3 downstairs.
  • Master Bedroom has jacuzzi bath and separate shower, two sinks. Downstairs bathroom has shower/tub combination and one sink. Additional 1/2 bath off of upstairs living room.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Large master bedroom on upper level with adjoining bath.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Enclosed bedroom with queen bed.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Bedroom with queen bed.
    Den - 1 queen , Convertible queen sofa - open and downstairs from Bedroom 3.
  • King size bed (1) in master bedroom., Queen size Beds (2) in bedrooms 2 and 3, Convertible Queen size sofabed in the den (stretched canvas fold-out). Televisions located in master bedroom, bedroom 2 and den (one more in the living room).
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • jetted tub ...
Attractions:
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Sonoma County Certificate 578N

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