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McKinney Cabin Salmon Creek - Spectacular Coastal Views

Bedrooms 2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Cabin, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

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


More Details

Cherie McKinney
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 16, 2018

About Cherie McKinney

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

Why Cherie McKinney chose Bodega Bay

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.

What makes this cabin unique

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.


Bodega Bay Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
  • Water View ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • wind-surfing
Library of books, puzzles and games. Gas furnace, on-demand water heater.


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McKinney Cabin Salmon Creek - Spectacular Coastal Views
average rating of 5.0 based on 25 reviews

Outstanding view of the ocean

  • 5 of 5

Very comfortable house with an outstanding view. Love the proximity to the beach. It is the perfect get away.

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sacramento, California

Perfect - Wonderful - Relaxing

  • 5 of 5

Loved our stay at The McKinney Cabin. The accommodations were perfect and the view was amazing. We really appreciated the book with the instructions for all the appliance's, wood burning stove, cable etc. We plan to return to McKinney Cabin soon for another thoroughly enjoyable stay. Thank you -

  • Submitted: Jan 25, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sacramento, CA

Didn't want to leave this seaside gem

  • 5 of 5

Felt right at home in this lovely cabin! Had been searching for a place to stay with my elderly mother and the McKinney Cabin was just perfect for our few days of seaside R and R . The view from inside or out is spectacular and perfect for absorbing sunsets from the deck or couch. We so enjoyed watching the wide variety of birds and falling asleep to the sound of the surf in very comfy beds. It's just a quick walk down through the dunes to the beach. The kitchen was so well equipped for any type of food prep one might want to make. Even cookie cutters! Cherie is delightful to work with and quickly answered questions I had around my elderly mom's needs and went the extra mile to ensure a comfortable stay. Definitely a place we hope to return to.

  • Submitted: Jan 19, 2018
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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The best view of the ocean as soon as you walk into the home ...

  • 5 of 5

This house has the best views of the ocean and close enough to hear the ocean waves ... so very nice. The house was the perfect size for my husband and I ... although I do feel we would have been just as comfortable if we had a total of 4 people in this cottage.

The walk to the beach from the house took us only 3 minutes... so close !!!

Paper products... dish soap were all plentiful for our stay (3 nights) .. We didn't have to go out to the store to buy anything for the cabin... which is very thoughtful. That's the last thing I want to do while on a little holiday.

The big windows in the living room were sparkling clean!! ... (how did you do that? ... no streaks...) I would love my windows to be that clean at my house.

Thank you very much !!!

  • Submitted: Dec 13, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Home away from home but by the ocean

  • 5 of 5

This is our home away from home! Perfect location just a quick 5 minute walk to the beach and a quick 5 minute ride to the town. The views are amazing! There are some days we don’t even have to leave the place because you are looking at the ocean all day ( which is perfect for the rainy days) We always have everything we need in the kitchen which is nice and the place is very warm and cozy!! My family and I love this place!! Thanks for sharing it!!

  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy with great views!

  • 5 of 5

Had an awesome time!

The cottage is walking distance to the beach with great views. There is absolutely nothing negative that I can say. Highly recommended to families or friends [like us].

Thank you, Cherie

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Highway 1
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Salmon Creek Beach
Car: necessary

Art Galleries, Birdwatching, Whale Watching, and Sports Fishing.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

Personal checks only.