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Bird Watch @ Norcal Land's End with Amazing Views of the Harbor and Pacific

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Gourmet kitchen looks out onto the water


Last updated: 04/26/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

Bird Watch TOT# 728N. From the entrance of this lovely, beachfront home you'll marvel at the stunning views of Bodega Harbor, and the vast Pacific beyond. The Birdwatch sits perched above the water - a vantage point from which you'll enjoy the spectacle of hundreds of shore birds feeding happily along the tide line below. From your private outdoor spa you'll be lulled by the distant roar of ocean waves as they crashd onto the giant rocks off Bodega Head. The house is newly constructed of marble, granite, wood and glass, and comes equipped with wi-fi, propane fireplaces, and spectacular vistas beckoning from both richly-appointed bedrooms, a living room made to live in, and the marquee attraction - an incredible gourmet kitchen that'll make your time spent hanging around the house seem well-spent. Lounge on the deck if you like, or take the stairs down to the beach and breathe deep that bracing ocean air. We guarantee you will have an unforgettable Northern California adventure at the Birdwatch.

Activities: The Bodega Bay Surf Shack rents bikes, kayaks, surfboards, wetsuits and windsurfers. Cruise on a bike along the beach or out to Bodega Head. Surfing lessons with experienced instructors are available, and Bodega Bay Pro Dive has a full service dive center, including air fills, scuba lessons and equipment sales. We highly recommend Bodega Bay Kayak Tours. There are tours of Salmon Creek, Willow Creek and the Russian River. Kayak guide Bob Miller has been sharing his love of the coast for over 20 years. He even has a Wine Country Kayak Tour that includes a picnic lunch with great views of the Bodega Bay coastline, complemented by a good bottle of Sonoma County wine. There are tours of Bodega Bay by sailboat, with sights of sea lions and, if you're lucky, whales, depending on the time of year. Modern fiberglass vessels can take you sport fishing from Porto Bodega Marina. There are miles and miles of stunning beaches - secluded and empty - for long beach walks, or whatever you like.

Places For Food & Drink: Should you choose to leave your awesome Birdwatch kitchen and venture out ... just across the road you'll find Ruby's Porthole for morning lattes, or a classic burger at the Hot Dog House, or fine cuisine just down the street at Lucas Wharf Restaurant. Roam a little further and find world class wine tasting at the nearby Gourmet Au Bay wine tasting room, or just take a scenic drive through the countryside where you'll find many world renowned wineries. They're all fun to visit. Other great places to eat locally are The Duck Club (five star rating), The Boat House, Underwood, Howard's Station, Tony's Seafood Restaurant, The Union Hotel, and Gold Coast Coffee & Bakery. Other day trips should include stops at Wild Flour Bakery and Willow Wood Cafe. High end dining can be found at John Ash & Co. and Zin Restaurant & Wine Bar, to name a couple. We have an extensive guide to local eateries in our self-published guide book that resides comfortably at The Birdwatch. (It even has maps.)

Parks & Other Places: Sonoma County Regional Parks recently constructed a bird walk trail. The trail begins at the front door of Birdwatch and passes through a revitalized salt water marsh, which is home to thousands of migratory and native birds throughout the year. A bridge connects Doran and Bird Walk Coastal Parks so that you can walk along Canadian Geese nesting sites, and over an estuary filled with Leopard Sharks and Bat Rays, to reach crashing ocean waves along a sandy beach that stretches four miles. (The paved trail is moderately accessible for the disabled.) If you're looking for a garden to meditate in, combined with specialty massages, or maybe an enzyme bath, then try Osmosis Day Spa Sanctuary. Bodega Bay Marine Laboratory located on Bodega Head gives weekly tours to the public, and Chancellor Stables has guided horseback riding on the beach. To learn how a community can become ecologically, economically and culturally sustainable in today's world, visit The Occidental Arts and Ecology Center
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Member since: 2009

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/26/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 1500 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 4
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    At least 25 for adults and no younger than 10 for children...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    no smoking in the house, on the decks or anywhere on the property outside at any time....moreless

  • Not Suitable For Children:

    Toddlers are not a good idea because of interior stone stairway, propane heating stoves, hot tub and direct access to the water out back and the road out front...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed:

    No pets we are allergy free...moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional


  • Low Allergen Environment

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    Guest bedroom-queen bed...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 king

    Master bedroom-king bed...moreless

  • There's a pull out twin sofa in the sitting area of the master bedroom and sofas in the living room. There are TV's in the living room and master bedroom. Guest bedroom is small and across from guest bathroom. There is a stairway leading to the master bedroom suite level but no door on the stairway. Please refer to the virtual tour for details....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Guest bathroom...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Master bathroom...moreless

  • Guest and master baths are made of marble, granite and decorative glass tiles. The master bath has a full, private water view and one can see ocean birds feeding along the shore while soaking in the tub....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Bodega Bay is the magic spot where you can experience untamed Northern California coastal living amid the splendors of Nature – whether your passion is wine tasting, kayaking, windsurfing, fishing, or just roaming the spectacular hills – launch your adventures from the house you'll rent... The Bird Watch; your Bodega Bay vacation Hideaway....moreless


  • Stereo:

    2 ipod docks...moreless

  • Television:

    Yes we have 2 flatscreen tvs....moreless

  • Video Library:

    DVD - 'The Birds' Alfred Hitchcock filmed this in Bodega and Bodega Bay...moreless


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Autumn Foliage
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Coin Laundry
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Pond
  • Reefs
  • Restaurants
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Beach:

    Beach out our door of small pebbles on the Harbor and a 8 min walk to sandy Doran Beach on a nature trail....moreless

  • Beach View:

    On Bodega Harbor beach-- small pebbles...moreless

  • Beachfront:

    Beachfront, directly on the water within Bodega Harbor...moreless

  • Near The Ocean:

    About a 7-8 minute walk from front door on the state park coastal trail to Doran Beach Park a sandy ocean beach....moreless

  • Ocean View:

    Ocean view is on the horizon of Doran Beach Park and Bodega Head...moreless

  • Water View:

    Surrounded by water views of Bodega Harbor...moreless

  • Waterfront:

    Within a few steps of the back door you are on the water....moreless

  • Waterfront:

    The house is directly on the water, with harbor beach and views on the horizon of the Pacific Ocean...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    Dining area and countertop at the kitchen island...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer:

    Clothes dryer provided for the guests to use....moreless

  • Fireplace:

    Propane fireplaces with a flame showing....moreless

  • Gas Fireplace
  • Gas Heating
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Heating consists of 2 propane fireplaces....moreless

  • Internet:

    Wireless internet...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided:

    All cotton sheets and down comforters....moreless

  • Living Room:

    There is comfortable furniture and full views of the water. Propane fireplace, flat screen tv and a deck off of the living room....moreless

  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking:

    Parking area provided in the front of the property....moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Parking is off street in front of the house....moreless

  • Shampoo
  • Telephone:

    There is a telephone in the house....moreless

  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided:

    Bath and beach towels are provided....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Washing machine and detergent provided for the guests....moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Yes, wireless internet!...moreless


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker:

    Coffee maker and espresso maker...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Yes, and many specialty items like espresso maker, rice cooker...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Many dishes and utensils provided...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Stainless steel, quiet dishwasher...moreless

  • Freezer:

    Pull out drawer freezer....moreless

  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Gourmet kitchen with commercial oven and cooktop...moreless

  • Lobster Pot


  • Balcony:

    Upper deck over looks water....moreless

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

    upper and lower decks overlook the water, with furniture. Table and chairs for morning coffee and lounge chairs....moreless

  • Golf:

    Links at Bodega Harbor are about a minute drive....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Kayak out back door....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Yes, outdoor gas grill...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway To Water
  • Water Sports Gear:

    Rent kayaks at Bodega Bay Surf Shack...moreless

  • Wood Deck

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub:

    A small hot tub perfect for 2-3 people over looking Bodega Bay...moreless

  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


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My Standard Rate
2 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • House cleaning fee $130 + tax
  • Tax Rate 12%


Bodega Bay is the magic spot where you can experience untamed Northern California coastal living amid the splendors of Nature – whether your passion is wine tasting, kayaking, windsurfing, fishing, or just roaming the spectacular hills – launch your adventures from the house you'll rent... The Bird Watch; your Bodega Bay vacation Hideaway.

From the moment you step through the ornately designed gateway, with its frosted glass accents, and then pass by the hot tub grotto, sheltered by the fragrant branches of ancient cypress trees, you know you've arrived someplace special. Open the front door and your pulse quickens as the senses are overwhelmed. Vast expanses of glass reveal a timeless panorama of water, the Bay, and beyond, the Pacific. You're aware of flocks of birds, swirling in the trees above you, clustering in the tidal shallows below you. You finally exhale. This is where you dwell.But, what of your immediate surroundings? You shift your glance to the roomy kitchen, all gleaming metal and buffed stone, with its massive marble island, bar stools, and a cozy, built-in window dining area looking out over the water. Your gourmet food fantasies will not take a backseat to the outdoor attractions on this vacation.A charming queen size bedroom shares this upper level of the house, with its own view of the Harbor. A beautiful bathroom adjoins, where an inviting two-person shower awaits.Descending from the kitchen is a travertine limestone staircase that leads to the master bedroom level, with its king size bed and equally arresting water views. Serving the master bedroom area is a large bathtub, with a seamless glass shower set against a private window.

From the tub you'll marvel at the view ... water everywhere, and the birds, the sky. Relax on the deck. Protected from the wind, you enjoy another magn

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Last updated: 04/26/2017
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35 Miles
Nearest Airport
Santa Rosa
Bodega Bay, CA, USA
Nearest Barpub
Lucas Wharf
50 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Larkspur, CA
0.5 Miles
Nearest Golf
The Links at Bodega Harbor
60 Miles
Nearest Train
Oakland, CA
Bodega Bay, CA, USA
Nearest Motorway
Bodega Bay, CA
Bodega Bay, CA, USA
Nearest Restaurant
Lucas Wharf
180 Miles
Nearest Ski
Lake Tahoe
Bodega Bay, CA, USA
Nearest Beach
Doran State Park

Car: Recommended

Bodega Bay, Ocean, Fishing, Hiking, Kayaking, Surfing, Wine Tasting, Windsurfing, Sailing, Whale Watching, Kite Boarding, Clam Digging, Redwoods, Golf, Horseback Riding, Sport Fishing, Trout Farm, Fisherman's Festival, Wine Festivals, Art Galleries, Abalone Diving, Gourmet Restaurants, Native American History, Diving, Scuba, Bodega Marine Laboratory, Crab Fishing, Charter Boats, Biking, Beach Combing, Museums, Massage, Spa, Hot Springs, Coastal Trails, Antiquing, Marina, Skunk Train, Occidental Arts and Ecology Center, Dairy and Sheep Ranches, Pt. Reyes and Pt. Arena Lighthouses, Russian River, Estero Americano.

Golf: The golf course at Bodega Harbour is an 18 hole Scottish links style course by Robert Trent Jones Jr. It is open 7 days a week, year round, and the public is invited. The Links is one of the most beautiful golf courses north of the Golden Gate Bridge sitting along the shoreline at Bodega Bay. The Duck Club, a five star restaurant, located on the edge of the golf course has amazing views of the various holes.There are 15 other golf courses within a 30 mile radius of The Links at Bodega Harbor.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2002

About the owner: Birdwatch house took us 10 years of searching to find. We have an excellent real estate agent, who knew that the moment he saw the house it was perfect for our family. There were 12 offers in competition and ours was chosen! We would spend every free moment at Bodega Bay while our two children were growing up. It is a place where a family can spend quality time together making the most wonderful memories. For that reason, there is no value that can be placed on the property. We will never sell it and hope to give it to our children to enjoy forever. Because it is such a tranquil sanctuary and a place of the most incredible views we decided to rebuild the house entirely with the finest finishes. Natural wood, glass and stone make up the house. From our front door we can walk for miles, often without seeing a soul, along a nature preserve, over creeks and along the open sandy sea with waves crashing. We love to surf, windsurf, kitesurf, stand up surf, kayak and sail as a family. We are fortunate that our home provides all those wonderful activities for us.

Why the Owner Chose Bodega Bay, CA, USA:
After living in this area for many years, it's no wonder that we chose to invest in a place that is so special to us in so many ways. We know every little cove/point/headland of that coast. We know all the wineries and restaurants and parks. Without that kind of background, we would never attempt this.

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Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/26/2017

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  • Gourmet kitchen looks out onto the water

    Gourmet kitchen looks out onto the water

  • Views of the water

    Views of the water

  • Kitchen


  • Bar stools next to kitchen island

    Bar stools next to kitchen island

  • Living area off of kitchen

    Living area off of kitchen

  • Dining area off of kitchen

    Dining area off of kitchen

  • The house is on the water's edge

    The house is on the water's edge

  • Queen bed guest room

    Queen bed guest room

  • Lower level TV cabinet, with sofa and king bed master

    Lower level TV cabinet, with sofa and king bed master

  • Lower level king master bath

    Lower level king master bath

  • Hot tub with water views

    Hot tub with water views

  • Bird Watch is on the Water's edge

    Bird Watch is on the Water's edge

  • Farmhouse sink and private kitchen view

    Farmhouse sink and private kitchen view

  • Pecan cabinets, granite countertops

    Pecan cabinets, granite countertops

  • Kitchen


  • Kitchen


  • Living area off of kitchen water views

    Living area off of kitchen water views

  • Tide goes in and out twice a day, outside dining upper deck off kitchen area

    Tide goes in and out twice a day, outside dining upper deck off kitchen area

  • Deck off kitchen living area

    Deck off kitchen living area

  • Shower and bathroom off of queen bedroom

    Shower and bathroom off of queen bedroom

  • King master bedroom lower level

    King master bedroom lower level

  • King master bathroom

    King master bathroom

  • Tide goes in and out daily

    Tide goes in and out daily

  • Bird Watch from the water

    Bird Watch from the water

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This listing was first published here in 2009.

Date last modified - Thursday, April 27, 2017

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