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Charming and Cozy Beach Cottage in Salmon Creek, White-Water Ocean Views,

(25 Reviews)

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Last updated: 04/20/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

Cottage, 1 main bedroom, 1 bunkroom, living rm sofa-bed, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-5)

CASUAL COTTAGE CHARM, reminiscent of a New England beach house. Fairly recent renovations include: new kitchen and bathroom, new roof, new paint and hot tub.

'Hattie's Cottage' is located in charming Salmon Creek, a former fishing village, just north of Bodega Bay. It feels like Cape Cod.

You are just a 4-minute stroll to the beach. Walking around this quaint little town on small quiet streets, you'll appreciate that there is no highway between you and the beautiful north coast ocean and wide sand beach where you can walk for miles. You can walk south all the way to Bodega Head. On cold, windy days hiking around behind the dunes amidst the cypress hedgerows, ice plant and dune grasses is a special experience, also warm and away from the winds. A soon-to-be-completed coastal trail will enable you to walk (wheelchair accessible too) along the coastal plain from Salmon Creek to the Community Center, alittle over a mile away.

Sitting in your private hot tub within the large lovely garden, you will look out over the ocean, sand dunes, and the creek where it enters the Pacific; you will hear the surf. The shore birds abound.

Inside the cottage itself you will be warmed by the eco-friendly gas-log fireplace. You have full ocean views from kitchen, living room, dining, and bedroom.

Although our cottage is small, it is built for entertaining, with a large kitchen open to dining area and the garden beyond. In adjacent Bodega Bay you will find many good restaurants, and numerous Sonoma county wine-tasting venues are within a short and beautiful drive.

Sundays from 10- 2, May through October, drive a 1/2 mile south on Hwy 1 to the Bodega Bay Farmers Market for great local food and music!

Now you can take a hike on the just-completed Coastal Prairie Trail: a little over a mile of easy walking on decomposed granite, accessible, go from Keefe Avenue to the Dunes Campground and on to the Bodega Bay Community Center and the Nicholas Green Memorial.
You can actually walk to breakfast at The Bodeguita Restaurant, right next to the Community Center. How about some huevos rancheros?
So, come and relax, stick your feet in the sand, and shake off those city cares for a little while at Hattie's Cottage. It's fine to bring your pooch; our yard is fully fenced, just clean up after Fido.

Keywords: Beach Cottage


Member since: 2009

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 80%
Calendar last updated: 04/20/2017

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 1000 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 4
  • Children Welcome:

    Of course. Sand toys in the closet. Games and activities and drawing materials in the desk drawer. Hunt for snails in the garden. Build sand castles and find seashells on the beach....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    No smoking in the house, please. Outside smoking fine. Kindly remove your butts....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Our large double-lot is fully fenced. Up to 2 good dogs okay....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 3-4

  • Convertible bed(s)


  • Bedroom 1

    The crow's nest bedroom is up a steep stair, with hand rail....moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 2 bunk bed

    This is a tiny bunk room, ideal for kids, or 1 adult...moreless

  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen-size sofa bed with memory foam mattress upgrade., Bunk Bed, narrow but full length, in small 2nd bedroom. Kids love this room!...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1


  • Charming, bright cottage-y bathroom has clawfoot tub with shower over. Skylight and windows....moreless

Other Amenities

  • The house will be fully cleaned and made ready before your arrival, but housekeeping is not provided during your stay....moreless


  • Books:

    lending library: take some, leave some....moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player:


  • Games:

    Backgammon, scrabble, cards, jig saw puzzles, drawing materials, etc....moreless


  • Romantic


  • Arboretum
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Marina
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Massage Therapist

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    From kitchen, dining area, living room and bedroom you have expansive views of beach and whitewater ocean, the point where the Salmon Creek empties into the Pacific....moreless

  • Ocean View:

    From kitchen, dining area, living room and bedroom you have expansive views of beach and whitewater ocean, the point where the Salmon Creek empties into the Pacific....moreless

  • Rural:

    Salmon Creek is a small village of modest homes, many converted from former fishing cabins. There is no commerce here, just village roads, some unpaved, no traffic, safe for the kids to run around....moreless

  • Village:

    As described above. Also, the town of Bodega Bay is just 1 mile south on Highway 1 where you can do your grocery shopping at the Pelican Plaza Deli ("Peli Deli" to us locals)....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Parasailing
  • Rafting
  • Sailing
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    Table for 4, with leaf under to expand to 6. Look out to the ocean from dining area....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer:


  • Free Long Distance
  • Gas Fireplace:

    In living room...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    gas log in living room. Wall heater in bathroom. Portable electric heaters in living room closet if needed, probably not....moreless

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Good quality...moreless

  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street:

    Room for 3 cars in front...moreless

  • Telephone:

    free nation-wide long distance....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Ample and good quality...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    NEW washer and dryer in laundry room....moreless

  • Wireless Internet


  • Coffee Maker:

    automatic drip, stove-top espresso, French press...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Fully-equipped for 6-8 people....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    good quality, Fiesta-ware, etc....moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Recently remodeled with all new appliances, including gas stove; custom cabinets, granite and butcher-block counters; spices and condiments provided....moreless

  • Microwave:

    new, micro-hood....moreless

  • Oven:



  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden:

    Beautiful garden with lawn area, several sitting areas....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub:

    Newish hot tub with jets and colored lights...moreless



Write a review 4.9
from 25 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
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My Standard Rate
2 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • cleaning fee is $100 $100 + tax
  • Pet Fee $50
  • Tax Rate 12%


I prefer inquiries via email. I will respond also via email and tell you if dates are available and give you my phone number.

Then call me to give me your credit card info. I can take MC or Visa.

Our Cottage is registered with Sonoma County and maintains Transient Occupancy Tax, Certificate # 519N.

Request inquiries via email. Then to confirm a reservation, I take

payment by credit card, information taken over the phone, not via email.

Payment in full preferred. Full refund for cancellations until 3 weeks prior to stay.

Or I can take a deposit and charge the balance 3 weeks prior to stay.

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Last updated: 04/20/2017
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20 Miles
Nearest Airport
Santa Rosa Airport
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Gourmet au Bay
40 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Larkspur Ferry
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
Bodega Harbour Links
80 Miles
Nearest Train
Amtrak, Emeryville
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Highway 1
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Las Brisas del Mar
Bodega Bay, CA, USA
Nearest Beach
Salmon Creek Beach

Car: Necessary

Bodega Bay, one mile south along Highway 1, is a well-known tourist destination. The Visitors Center, adjacent to the Gas Station, has innumerable brochures about area activities, and Julianne will help you with any questions about what to do on your holiday. Kayak and paddle board rentals are popular, also fishing excursions (salmon and crab, rock fish) on commercial boats. Salmon Creek Beach is a sought-after surfer's destination. For the less athletic among you, there are 2 tasting rooms in town and innumerable restaurants, both culinary high-end and modest. There is a big coffee table guest book in our living room with details about all the local eateries, etc. For the kids, when they are not beach combing for shells or building sand castles, there are several gift shops with toys, salt-water taffy, and kites and banners to fly in our coastal winds. Should you happen to be visiting on a Friday, take the kids (of all ages, adults too) over to the Marine Lab for their public tour from 2-4 pm. The docents will give you a guided tour and talk about the work at the lab and you get to see tide pool activities, etc. Of course, if you are here to relax and get away from the stresses of your jobs and urban life, there is probably nothing more delightful than sitting right at home in "Hattie's Cottage" beautiful, lush garden and looking out to sea. If it's blustery out there, curl up inside on the couch, next to the gas-log fire and pick a book to read or a CD to listen to from our "lending library" bookshelf. The desk in the living room has games, cards and activities. Go out to eat at a local venue (highly recommend Terrapin Creek Cafe, Bluewater Bistro, or Drake's Lounge at The Duck Club), or

prepare your own dinner in our up-to-date, well equipped, and convenient kitchen; it's got everything but -alas- a dish washer, but that's what the husband and kids are for, right? For beautiful coastal scenery, drive either north or south on Highway 1. Or travel inland to Sebastopol area and check out some wine tasting rooms. Have a wonderful time!


Manager info

Year Purchased: 2007

About: We have owned Hattie's Cottage (named after our dog: an Egyptian Pharaoh Hound) for about 10 years now. We live in another beach house nearby, so we can be available should any house problems arise during your stay.

Why Bodega Bay, CA, USA:
We have been drawn to this quirky little village for years and years. It is like a place that time forgot, reminiscent of life before chain stores, high rises, and the pressures of modern life. It is like a different world to come out here. When you arrive in Salmon Creek your cares just seem to evaporate or get absorbed by the coastal fog......

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
We sit and gaze at the ocean a lot, since we can look at it from just about anywhere in the house. Walks along the beach and behind the dunes, especially early morning and at sunset are a special treat. We also enjoy walking our rambunctious dog around Salmon Creek village, enjoying all the bird life and seeing what the neighbors are up to. Never a week goes by without a lunch time trip to Spud Pt Crab Company for their fabulous clam chowder. For a touch of casual sophistication on the bay, it's fun to go to Gourmet au Bay in Bodega Bay for wine tasting; they have happy hour on Fridays. Also, for a great culinary experience, dine at Terrapin Creek in the Blue Whale Center, just a half mile south.

Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 80%
Calendar last updated: 04/20/2017

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  • Entrance and ocean view.

    Entrance and ocean view.

  • New kitchen, counter open to dining room with views to ocean and garden

    New kitchen, counter open to dining room with views to ocean and garden

  • New little double-bunk room

    New little double-bunk room

  • New bathroom with antique claw-foot tub, shower over.

    New bathroom with antique claw-foot tub, shower over.

  • crow's nest master bedroom with 360 ocean and garden views

    crow's nest master bedroom with 360 ocean and garden views

  • Ocean view from dining room

    Ocean view from dining room

  • New kitchen: new appliances, gas stove, granite and butcher block counters.

    New kitchen: new appliances, gas stove, granite and butcher block counters.

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This listing was first published here in 2009.

Date last modified - Wednesday, April 26, 2017

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