|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
The McKinney Cabin is located on a sand bluff in the small community of Salmon Creek which is 1 mile north of Bodega Bay. Salmon Creek is a former fishing village overlooking Salmon Creek and Salmon Creek Beach. The cabin has large picture windows overlooking the the beach, creek and Pacific coastline. It is just a short walk to the beach. You will find the location to be very peaceful, quiet and tranquil. A wraparound deck surrounds the cabin on 3 sides.
You enter the cabin into a large room with a living room on your right with picture windows on 3 sides, a dining area ahead and an open kitchen to the left. A sliding glass door off the living area leads to the deck. The dining table seats 6 people. A comfortable chaise lounge for relaxing and reading is to the right of the entry. A comfortable sofa looks out to the ocean views. A woodstove with seasoned hardwood adds ambiance to this room. The kitchen features a gas stove and has an ample island and counter space for food preparation. A door leads off the kitchen to the large gas barbecue on the deck. A custom made plate rack stores the dinnerware.
A hall off the large room leads to 2 bedrooms and the bathroom. The bedroom facing the north coast has a queen bed and has views to the ocean and coastline. A 2nd bedroom has 2 twin beds with a dune view. The bathroom has a shower.
A collection of books are available throughout the cabin. Many puzzles and games for all ages are for your enjoyment. A radio/CD player, HD TV, Comcast Cable, Internet Blu-Ray Player and high-speed internet are all available.
Sonoma County TOT #815N
Quiet Hours (10 PM-7 AM)
Maximum of 2 cars allowed
My husband's family owns the McKinney Cabin. The entire family would gather here when our children were growing up.
Cherie McKinney purchased this cabin in 1961
Dr. Mckinney and Barbara McKinney had several friends in Davis, CA that had vacation homes in Salmon Creek. They started coming to Bodega Bay in the 50's to enjoy the beach, gather clams, enjoy the crabs and visit with friends.
Our family loves just enjoying the views out to the ocean, we can sit for hours just looking out the windows. We shop for fresh salmon, live crabs and oysters and often have a barbecue on the deck. We drive to Bodega Head to hike the cliffs and see the surf or just stroll down to Salmon Creek to take in the ocean and birdwatch. Our favorite drive is to over to Occidental to the farmer's market and back over to the coast on Coleman Valley road. The views are breathtaking.
My family of 4 (with kids-11,13) stayed at this lovely cabin in late July. The location was PERFECT for so many activities. The public beach was an easy and enjoyable 5 minute walk, the waves are high and cold but the area where the creek feeds into the ocean is perfect for wading. Even my teen loved "snorkeling" for guppies. This is a great location for easy day trips like the Russian River and the wine country. The house was immaculate with comfortable furniture, a well stocked kitchen, quality linens, good toiletries and a beautiful view. Cherie was easy to work with.
Date of arrival
My mother and I stayed in the cabin for six nights on our annual "girls' trip" this summer. We were immediately wowed by the views from the cabin and the extensive decks all around the property. Although we did adventure out each day (Schoolhouse Beach was a favorite), most of our hours were spent at the cabin cooking, chatting, reading, and watching the water. We got wonderful fish-n-chips from The Fishetarian as well as a lovely fillet of salmon to cook later - highly recommended. Grilling on a deck at the ocean is pretty much a dream come true! At night, the beds were cozy and the cabin was quiet and dark. We loved everything about our experience, and we will be back!
We booked this cabin on late notice when we suddenly were able to get two days off work. Cherie was fantastic to work with despite our last minute request. Everything was handled professionally and logistics were very smooth. The cabin is in a prime location, off highway 1 by several blocks in a very quiet small neighborhood. Road noise was not a problem. Sleeping with the windows open, we could hear the ocean waves all night. The cabin is very comfortable. The kitchen is well equipped with full gas stove, microwave, BBQ grill and all the appliances you need. We had no problem cooking some pretty gourmet meals with fresh crab right off the dock. The kitchen cabinets and countertops are a bit dated but totally functional. There is no dishwasher but hand washing dishes is not a problem for us. The queen bed is very comfortable with a view out the windows. The bathroom is a bit dated and small with an older shower and sink but it all is very functional and very clean. There is no soaking tub or hot tub but the ocean is only a short walk away! The living room is the highlight of the cabin with spectacular views out the super large windows. There is satellite/cable TV and wireless internet but we came to the cabin to escape and barely used either. Cell phone service is spotty so if you are on call, make sure you give out the phone number at the house, otherwise enjoy not looking at your phone all the time. Strolls on the beach are a short (< 10 min) walk away. Surf conditions can be dangerous so be careful if you go into the water. The property is as advertised with no surprises. The coast is beautiful in all weather. I'd highly recommend the McKinney Cabin to others. If you enjoy cooking, bring the food you can't live without as the grocery stores nearby are a bit limited. Cherie has a very helpful list of where to get fresh fish and restaurants around the area.
My husband and I were very impressed with the McKinney house. It fit us perfect and we felt we could relax and be ourselves without neighbors looking in. The place was very clean and it was so peaceful and quiet that we could sit back and enjoy the solitude of the ocean and creek views. We loved that you could have a wood burning fire with firewood, kindle and newspaper available....a bonus here.
The bed was the most comfortable we have ever experienced in a VRBO rental and we have been renting for many years now up and down the coast. Most are firm mattresses that are meant to last so you wake up with sore hips, etc. Cherie just purchased the mattress last year and you just sink in without it being too soft.
The binoculars were the best we've ever used in a rental too. My husband couldn't get over how clear they were as you could see people on the beach and distance ocean beyond.
The Deck is the highlight of the place and having the barbee in the back of the house was a bonus, as there are no neighbors and the winds are kept to a minimum. Very Private!!
As other reviewers have said you couldn't ask for anything more in preparing a meal in that kitchen. Fully stocked with dishes, pots and utensils.
The beach and sand dunes were awesome and if you don't want to walk down their with a cooler, the parking lot is just down the street.
Breakfast at The Sandpiper is a treat as other restaurants in Bodega Bay open at 11:00. Also Diekmans grocery in Bodega Bay is our favorite place for supplies and pizza to take back. Try The Birds for lunch in Bodega Bay, sitting outside on their huge deck overlooking the bay is so relaxing and such a treat. Good fried Shrimp also!
Cherie was very easy to deal with which made booking and questions a breeze. The price is very reasonable and I think you get all the comforts of a higher priced rental.
This is the second time I've stayed at this place. It doesn't disappoint. Great views from inside in case of bad weather. The cabin is charming and cozy, and fully stocked with everything you need. The beach is just a short walk away and we even saw the sunset from the house. I will come back again and again...
My husband and I stayed here for our 18th anniversary to reconnect and relax without the kids. The view was great, hearing the ocean while we slept was dreamy. We loved eating and watching the waves in the morning for breakfast. We'd love to return to show the kids how magical this area is. Thank you!
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|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Cleaning Fee||$100 + Tax|
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