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Oceanside Retreat Bodega Harbour

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Minimum Stay
2 nights

About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Media Room, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Hopefully the photos and location speak for themselves. If not, the more time you spend at our home the more you will come to love it. Located in an unbelievably quiet area away from golf course lawn mowers and constant traffic found elsewhere in the Harbour. The front deck overlooking the ocean is large enough for 6, and receives an incredible amount of sun. The rear patio area is secluded and has a Weber BBQ, spa and large enough for 6 to 8 to dine outdoors comfortably. There are 2 trails, 1 to the North and 1 to the South that take you directly to the beach. When you get there decide on whether hiking/swimming (kinda cool) or kite flying is your thing for the day. You will be thrilled to see all the different wildlife that comes with Harbour living.

The Bodega Harbour Golf course is one of the most spectacular anywhere. This challenging links course has dramatic views every step you take. Our pride and joy are the Home theater systems found in the Living Room and Media room downstairs. There are all new LCD sets in each bedroom, THX speakers in the living room, and the downstairs has a new 70" UHD 4k led, lcd television, and a THX sound system.

Keywords: Oceanfront, Oceanside, View, Golf, Quiet

More Details

Property Manager
Jeff Erkel
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 15, 2017

About Jeff Erkel

We have owned our retreat for a few years and have enjoyed providing our guests with the best experience possible. Enjoy our home!

Why Jeff Erkel chose Sonoma County

Nothing like the coast of California, with the crashing waves, wildlife, and clean air. (The golfing is really good too)

What makes this house unique

We enjoy hiking, driving to Tomales for oysters, or making sandwiches, grabbing a bottle of wine and heading to the beach for a picnic.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(15 traveler reviews)

Oceanside Retreat Bodega Harbour
average rating of 4.9333334 based on 15 reviews
Northern California

Excellent Property and Wonderful Renter

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at his house for a quick break in late December 2015. I've stayed at several properties in this neighborhood over the years and my family has had a house in this neighborhood. Many of the homes are older and dated. This house is not.

The ocean views from the couch as well as the deck are amazing. The house is clean, well appointed and beautiful. Jeff the owner is very personable and responsive, responding to text messages timely and courteously.

We will stay here again. In fact, it will be my first preference of the houses for rent in Bodega Harbor in the future.

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, Beautiful, Beautiful

  • 5 of 5

Our family recently stayed in this amazing home. It was just as great as it looked in the pictures. We were so comfortable, we did not want to leave. The view was breathtaking. We enjoyed the restaurants and shops that are nearby. We also visited a few winery's that were a short drive away. Thank you to Jeff and Katie for helping to make this a wonderful vacation to remember.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A FABULOUS place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

Disclaimer: we know the owners. The property is amazing! Well taken care of, has the feel of a home with personal touches, very nice decorating, nice amenities. Decorations were put up for the holidays - very nice touch! Katie and Jeff take the time to visit often to make sure everything is in order. Jeff is great to work with and is extremely accommodating when working out rental dates. There's a comment about a mattress in the reviews - Katie & Jeff immediately replaced the mattress.

The property is located close enough to drive and see the seal habitat, tour sailing ships that come up out of Sausalito or watch their mock battle in the harbor, great restaurants, art exhibits, just walking the beach is an adventure. The house and view are great to enjoy if the weather isn't the best too.

Stay here - you will NOT be disappointed.

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Mom!! (just kidding)
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Sacramento, CA

Absolutely Amazing

  • 5 of 5

What a great view and a great place to stay. I can't recommend it enough. Our group of 7 had no problems staying at the oceanfront retreat. There was plenty of room for everyone. From sitting out in the hot tub in the cool evening air to enjoying the theater room with a huge viewing screen, everyone had a fantastic time. If there is ever a place to stay, this would be it. The owner was great to work with and we look forward to staying there again in the future.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location Location Location

  • 4 of 5

This property has a million dollar view, in a great area with deer and many birds. The house is nice and appears as advertised. Owner was easy to work with and getting into the house was simple, following the directions provided.

The house could use some updating/repairs, the most glaring area would be the second bedroom mattress. Although it was ok as far as comfort, the springs squeaked loudly every time I moved, waking my wife.

The property is advertised as ok +55, however if one has issues with stairs this property may not be the right choice as the outside access to the upper level is not recommended as an alternate to the interior stairs. We would have to consider other properties for our future stays in this area.

Media room was not used because we came to enjoy the ocean and the surrounding areas.

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We take great pride in providing the best property/amenities available in the Bodega area. We will certainly look at the bed situation, and as advertised, the home is a two story for those who have problems with steps. It's great you enjoyed the panoramic views mentioned.
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Sacramento, CA


  • 5 of 5

Our family has been renting homes in Bodega Harbour for more than 15 years and we all agree that this is one of the best we've ever stayed in. The ocean view from the front windows and deck is simply stunning! You feel like you could jump from the window seat right into the ocean. The open concept floor plan with the kitchen, dining room and living area all in one was ideal. The kids loved watcing TV and playing foosball in the game room downstairs while the adults enjoyed the peace and quiet (and the view) upstairs. All in all, just a perfect weekend in a perfect house.

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Bodega Bay House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $200
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 9.0%

Rates are $475.00 for the first 2 nights and $425.00 per night thereafter. $2,400.00 week.

Holidays are subject to a 10% premium charge.

Special Fall and Spring Pricing, Oct. through March we have 3 nights for the price of two.


We take a $500.00 deposit upon booking your stay. This is a refundable security deposit. The balance of you stay will be collected approx. 3-4 weeks prior to your arrival.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Bodega Bay House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • Each bedroom is afforded their own private bathroom.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Cal King size beds (2), Queen size Bed (1)
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

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