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Harbor Cutie, Family Friendly & Centrally Located and Beaches Nearby

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180 feet of picturesque bay view and ship channels. 5mins. drive to beaches

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Last updated: 12/06/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Manager
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8) ; Maximum 4 cars

*** Disclaimer: Service fee is an extra charge from VRBO and not a charge by owner. Owner/manager does not receive this fee charge to guests.

*Text me at 510-209-0518 with any questions or concerns.
*1 night stay and last minutes special may be available on Sunday and week days check in.
*4 Nites Midweek Special for $1,000 from January-May and October -December when available, exclude holidays. Please inquire owner.
*** Add 20% for holiday for major Holiday. Minimum 3 nights stay
Holidays are 10%-20% more than posted rate.
Well behaved pet weighing 30 pounds or less negotiable with $50 fee. Inquire owner before booking.

The quiet hours (10 PM-7AM) to be observed by all guests
TOT Certificate # 676N


'Harbor Cutie' has been enjoyed immensely by our family during weekends and the holidays. Built in 2000 with 3 bedrooms / 2 baths, this retreat (sleeps 6-8) is centrally located in the coastal town of Bodega Bay. It has a panoramic bay view directly in front of the house. Beaches are within 5 minutes drive or less away.


This charming escape is across the street to Porto Bodega Marina where you can purchase fresh locally caught seafood or book fishing, crabbing, and GIANT Squid trips depending on the season. Multiple excellent restaurants, coffee shops, grocery stores, and art galleries are also within easy walking distance or a short drive away.

We are also only minutes from beautiful Bodega Head, the Bodega Marine Lab, Salmon Creek and Doran beaches. Step over to the Bay for Kayaking, Clamming (low tide only) or just to explore the bay to get your feet wet! Schedule Boat trips, Kayaking trips, and Horseback riding to the beach and possibly walk to your adventure from our house. Or you may want to try a moderate hike to Salmon Creek beach accessible from our property.

Our retreat has modern furnishing, most amenities of a home away from home, portable child bed/crib, plasma TVs, internet access, premium cable channels, and books, as well as toys/ video games for the children and adults. Relax with a glass of wine on the front deck while watching passing boats as well as numerous unique birds. This is truly a superb location for those who enjoy being closer to the water...

Master bedroom has a king size bed and a twin sleeper sofa. It has its own bathroom.
The second bedroom has a queen size bed and the third bedroom has 2 twin beds along with 2 additional mattresses underneath of each twin bed.

Plenty of *parking spaces, basketball, and play areas on the 2,500 plus square feet of driveway with bay view. The whole yard is securely enclosed by 3 feet high, 156 feet wide fence and have optional locks which makes it very safe for family with small children. You and your little ones will have a BLAST with so much fun, space, views and fresh air!


TO INQUIRE EMAIL OWNER OR CALL FOR MORE DETAILS.
(Please make sure to check your e-mail 'in box' and 'Spam' area for my response because I have some guests informing me they found my e-mails in their 'junk' or 'spam' area.)



* Boat & RV parking possible.
** small, well behaved pets negotiable



Keywords: Family Fun, Restaurants, Bay/Ocean View, Wine, Fishing, Deck & Swing
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Manager

Member since: 2008

Speaks: english, Vietnamese
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 12/06/2016

Property Type

  • House
  • 1300 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Children Welcome:

    Enclosed play area. Huge yard for riding. Large Eurobath infant tub, 2 cribs and cot provided. Perfect for a romantic couple get away with gorgeous bay view, swing and deck....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

  • Bedroom 1

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 2

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  • Bedroom 3

    ...moreless

  • Convertible bed(s)

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  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2) 2 twin size beds , Baby Cribs (1) Portable cot for child weighing less than 70 pounds,
 2 Fold Away Cribs for child weighing less than 40 pounds, a KidCo's PeaPod portable bed, 1 high chair, a cradle swing and a Graco play pen., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Twin sleeper sofa in master bedroom...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Entertainment

  • Books
  • Books For Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library:

    Ipod Docking Station...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    (3) 3 LCD w/ deluxe cable channels...moreless

  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Game Console:

    (2) V-smile (children 3-5); Nintendo 64...moreless

  • Video Games:

    Several video games for V-smile & Nintendo 64....moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Family

Attractions

  • Marina
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • Groceries
  • Massage Therapist

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    Doran Beach and Salmon Creek beach access within 5 minutes or less drive....moreless

  • Near The Ocean
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront:

    Centrally located in Bodega Bay on Bay Flat Road. Prime location with direct, expansive and unobstructed view of the bay and ship channel. Walk to restaurants: Terrapin Creek (0.5 mile, Spud Point Crab Company (1.0 mile), Sandpiper Restaurant(1.2 mile). Beach is 5 minutes drive or 20-30 minutes walk from property....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Paragliding
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Backpack
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided:

    4 X-large beach towels. 1 x-large bamboo mat for beach use....moreless

  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    20 feet wide driveway. over 35 feet long....moreless

  • Shampoo
  • Telephone:

    Free local and long distance...moreless

  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    LG front loader...moreless

  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen:

    coffee maker, toaster oven, waffle maker, slow cook, rice cooker, blender...moreless

  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio:

    600 square feet deck with gorgeous bay view with seating for 6 plus 2 tables in front porch deck and seating for 4-6. There is also a backyard deck....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Walkway To Water
  • Wood Deck
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
November
Nov 28 - Dec 17, 2016
2 night min stay
$240 $250
Fri, Sat
$1,450

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Christmas
Dec 18 - Dec 31, 2016
2 night min stay
$245 $300
Fri, Sat
$1,700

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Summer
Jun 1 - Aug 31, 2017
2 night min stay
$250 $285
Fri, Sat
$1,650

Rates are based on 7 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Labor Day Weekend
Sep 1 - Sep 4, 2017
3 night min stay
$300
September 4-30
Sep 5 - Sep 30, 2017
2 night min stay
$245 $255
Fri, Sat
$1,500

Rates are based on 7 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Fall
Oct 1 - Nov 16, 2017
2 night min stay
$240 $250
Fri, Sat
$1,450

Rates are based on 7 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Thanksgiving
Nov 17 - Nov 26, 2017
3 night min stay
$250 $275
Fri, Sat
$1,650

Rates are based on 7 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

November
Nov 27 - Dec 14, 2017
2 night min stay
$245 $275
Fri, Sat
$1,500

Rates are based on 7 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

December & X-mas
Dec 15 - Dec 31, 2017
3 night min stay
$250 $285
Fri, Sat
$1,600

Rates are based on 7 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$245 $275
Fri, Sat, Sun

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
  • Cleaning $120 + tax
  • Processing $30
  • Tax Rate 11%

Notes:

You must read and agree to our vacation agreement from owner upon reservation. Credit card will be charged if damages upon check out.

Cancellation: Full refund if cancel 30 days before arrival.


Manager's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting manager when booking


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Location

0.3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
The Terrapin Creek
1.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
Beach

House has access to ( 20-30 minutes hike) Salmon Creek beach.

Board games: The game of Life, Monopoly, Apple to Apple, Yahtzee, Uno, Chess, Checkers, Poker set...

1 portable basketball hoop right ouside the front yard.

 

Manager info

Year Purchased: 2007

About: We purchased 'Harbor Cutie' when it was just a house with open land and overgrown weeds. In addition, there were huge eucalyptus trees which had broken branches that kept on falling down every time there was a bit of wind. But the panoramic bay view and LOCATION sealed the deal! For the safety of our children, we removed the old trees, paved the front yard, and installed the surrounding fence. We also installed over 600 square feet of deck with a gazebo and pergola along with benches for the family to enjoy the outdoor in comfort. We love it here because of the view, the beach and because of the relaxed feeling we got every time we come here. From inside the house looking out, we can see the soothing water and the coming and going of the tides and of fisherman boats every day which makes 'Harbor Cutie' a truly unique location! This is also the place where my children first explored nature, learned to ride their bikes without training wheels and helped mommy dig for soft shell and horseneck clams! My son tells me 'Habor Cutie' reminds him of 'The Little House' by Virgina Lee Burton. This house is special and will survive through the generations and she 'may never be sold for gold or silver'! (Well, we'll have to see about that!) :-)

Why Bodega Bay, CA, USA:
The bay and it's varying shores are right across the house. Salmon creek beach is a accessible from the rear of house thru campgrounds and is a vigorous 20 minutes nice scenic hike thru dune shortcuts. Longer if you follow mostly paved roads with directions it is about a 30-40 minutes leisurely walk if you do not accidentally stray from path like inadvertently getting on horse trail etc. Attention to landmarks are needed to return home more quickly and some handwritten tips are in guest book at house. It is more meant to be an adventure and most people can handle it including my kids when they were 4-5 years old and the grandparents in their late 50s. The end result as you get closer and closer to the crashing waves are worth it especially if you go in morning before winds pick up. Many beaches are less than 5-10 minute drive from home such as the above salmon creek beach, bodega head bluffs and beach, doran state beach which requires payment or a beach pass which we have at house. Many other beaches are just a bit further away on highway 1, but the ones close by are probably best each with their own unique characteristics.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Large usable outdoor space for children to play safely and a huge 600 square feet deck to have a family meal while taking in the panoramic bay views. Walking distance to many restaurants, fishing trip departures located right across the street as well as hiking to many trails and beaches from our home.


Contact us

Speaks: english, Vietnamese
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 12/06/2016

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Photos

  • 180 feet of picturesque bay view and ship channels. 5mins. drive to beaches

    180 feet of picturesque bay view and ship channels. 5mins. drive to beaches

  • Long driveway with plenty of space for parking, playing and entertaining.

    Long driveway with plenty of space for parking, playing and entertaining.

  • Comfy sofas, loveseat and fireplace for all those conversations

    Comfy sofas, loveseat and fireplace for all those conversations

  • Kitchen with black galaxy granite counter tops and extra large double sink.

    Kitchen with black galaxy granite counter tops and extra large double sink.

  • Canopy King size bed and twin sleeper sofa looking outside toward bay view.

    Canopy King size bed and twin sleeper sofa looking outside toward bay view.

  • Canopy king size bed in master bedroom.

    Canopy king size bed in master bedroom.

  • Another view of queen size bed in 2nd bedroom with bay view through window.

    Another view of queen size bed in 2nd bedroom with bay view through window.

  • The 2nd remodeled bathroom

    The 2nd remodeled bathroom

  • A nice time spent fishing at Salmon Creek beach accessible via back of home.

    A nice time spent fishing at Salmon Creek beach accessible via back of home.

  • We caught these 2 geoducks after digging down to 3 feet deep! Yummy Sashimi...

    We caught these 2 geoducks after digging down to 3 feet deep! Yummy Sashimi...

  • Backyard view with a Weber bbq

    Backyard view with a Weber bbq

  • Get your feet wet. 50 feet across the street to the bay.  Great for Kayaking.

    Get your feet wet. 50 feet across the street to the bay. Great for Kayaking.

  • Over 600 square feet of deck, a perfect spot for a large family to enjoy the bay

    Over 600 square feet of deck, a perfect spot for a large family to enjoy the bay

  • The Beast for those who love to shoot hoops.

    The Beast for those who love to shoot hoops.

  • Nice and cozy kitchen

    Nice and cozy kitchen

  • Large dining room table with seatings for up to 8.

    Large dining room table with seatings for up to 8.

  • Bath tub in masterbath

    Bath tub in masterbath

  • Queen size bed in 2nd bedroom with own TV and window look out to bay view.

    Queen size bed in 2nd bedroom with own TV and window look out to bay view.

  • Twin Beds w/ 2 Additional Mattresses / Rear View of Bodega Dune's Camp Ground

    Twin Beds w/ 2 Additional Mattresses / Rear View of Bodega Dune's Camp Ground

  • Sand Castles and Kites Festival at Doran Beach.

    Sand Castles and Kites Festival at Doran Beach.

  • One lucky trip landed a 55 pounds Giant Squid !

    One lucky trip landed a 55 pounds Giant Squid !

  • Pathway to Harbor Cutie and deck with tables and chairs overlooking the bay.

    Pathway to Harbor Cutie and deck with tables and chairs overlooking the bay.

  • Deck with a gazebo and a pergola over looking the bay.

    Deck with a gazebo and a pergola over looking the bay.

  • Viewing Harbor Cutie Home Sweet Home From The Bay/Ocean

    Viewing Harbor Cutie Home Sweet Home From The Bay/Ocean

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This listing was first published here in 2008.

Date last modified - Tuesday, December 06, 2016

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