Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927

It's all about the view! How could you not relax looking at this?

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

2 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, sleeps 6

The View is spectacular.The house is spacious and comfortable. The kitchen is a cooks delight. It features a 6 burner gas stove, stainless steel appliances, double ovens, wine refrigerator, prep sink in the center island and granite counter tops. BBQ on the gas grill on the deck just outside of the kitchen while enjoying outdoor seating with a view. Both bedrooms have Cal King size beds and flat screen TVs. There is a small room off of the living room that has a day bed with a trundle, just big enough for a couple of kids or pushed together can make another King size bed. The Hot Tub is located on a private deck just outside the Master bedroom and is great for late night star gazing, early morning sunrise soaking and daytime relaxing. The living room is cozy with a wood fireplace and a large flat screen TV that is connected to Directv Satellite programing, and there is a wide variety of movies on Blueray & DVD. But who has time to watch TV when there is so much to do? Stay in or go explore the area, either way you'll love it.


Owner
Elaine (aka Nikki) Scoggan
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 16, 2017

About Elaine (aka Nikki) Scoggan

We have lived most of our lives in Northern California. Bodega Bay is our 'Happy Place'. We work full time and plan to retire one day to Bodega Bay.

Elaine (aka Nikki) Scoggan purchased this house in 1997

Why Elaine (aka Nikki) Scoggan chose Sonoma County

We spent our Honeymoon at a home up the hill and around the corner from Southern Exposure. We've rented vacation homes in Bodega Bay and vacationed with our family for many years until we were able to buy Southern Exposure.

What makes this house unique

The house is spread out, it's nice to separate from family or other guests if you choose. I love being able to hear the ocean when the windows are open. The beep from the fog horn on Bodega Head is comforting. I love walking on the beach and looking for shells. Every season has special events that are fun to do, for instance in April the Fisherman's festival is always fun with a boat building contest and race along with craft booths and the blessing of the fleet. In October Art Trails is fun to explore different local artists studios. Local farms and wine tasting are always fun to visit. I love to take a drive along the coast. And after doing all or none of that I can come back to the house and relax! The house is a Home!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hello Nikki,



We all have to say that your home in Bodega Bay is just wonderful. I've found myself daydreaming about sitting in the sunroom gazing out to the Pacific my first day back to work. The house had everything needed and more. Next time we vacation on the Northern Californian coast we will be sure to make reservations with you again. Highlights of our trip included horseback riding at Chanslor Ranch, beach combing on 3 different beaches, a visit to the school house from the movie "The Birds" and last but not least soaking in the hot tub back at the house.



Thank you for the great hospitality and amenities you offer. I can tell you your home tops the list above all the rentals we have stayed in the past.
Mar 2014
  • 1 of 5

Map

Wild Flour Bread
"Best Bread, Scones and sticky bread anywhere! The smell as you walk in is enough to make you..."
Russian River Valley
Bodega Head
Korbel Champagne Cellars
Armida Winery
Hog Island Oyster Farm
Tomales Bay Foods
Wilson Winery
Point Reyes National Seashore
Spud Point Crab Company
"Best Clam chowder in Bodega Bay"
Hop Kiln Winery
Arista Winery
Art Trails
Charles M. Schulz Museum & Research Center
"Brings a smile to my face at every corner."
North Salmon Creek Beach
Pelican Plaza Grocery and Deli
Links at Bodega Harbour, The
Nearest Motorway
0.3 Miles
Valley Ford Cutoff and Bodega Hwy
Nearest Restaurant
0.4 Miles
Lucas Warf
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Doran
Car: recommended

Bodega Bay is a small fishing village north of San Francisco by about an hour. The bay itself is a sheltered cove. There is plenty to do fishing, canoeing, diving, surfing up the coast a little ways, and playing on the beach. There is horseback riding, golfing at the Bodega Harbour Golf Links, and wine tasting in nearby Sonoma Valley. In April, the Fisherman's festival brings out many arts and craft booths, they host a boat building contest and have live music. In July, they have a fireworks show that can be seen from our deck. In August, the food, and wine festival features many local restaurants, beer and wine makers. In October, Art trails offers open artist studios to the public featuring local artists in Sonoma county. Twice a year there is whale watching on Bodega Head, park rangers are there to answer questions and give information. Year round enjoy the beaches, fly kites, explore the many little shops in Bodega Bay and eat crab and clam chowder!

Other Activities: Art Galleries, Wine tasting, Nature hikes

Amenities

Bodega Bay House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 23 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Do not remove the bromide floater from the spa or you will be charged for the cleaning.
  • Do not clean the ashes from the fireplace. Leave them for the cleaning service. You will be liable if you cause a fire.
  • No noise outside/or in the spa from 10:00 pm to 8:00 am.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View ...
  • Town
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Both bathroom have vessel sinks, (raised sink bowls). Towels are included.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Cal-King
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Cal-King
    Cubby - 2 twin/ single , Daybed w/trundle
    Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Hide-a-bed in sofa
    Sun room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Futon
  • Although we have enough sleeping space for more than what is listed, truly the most comfortable accommodations are what is listed. The beds come with linens, extra blankets and pillows. The Master Bedroom has a wood burning stove.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
The house main living space is upstairs from the entry of the house. There are approximately 12 to 15 steps up to the main part of the house. There are hand rails but no wheelchair access. If you are an elderly person in good health you should have no problems. I would caution families with small children, this house is not child proof.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(68 traveler reviews)

92% Complete
5% Complete
0% Complete
1% Complete
0% Complete
It's all about the view! How could you not relax looking at this?
average rating of 4.897059 based on 73 reviews
Napa County, California
5

Wonderful "Girls' Getaway"

  • 5 of 5

Three of us had a wonderful two nights at Southern Exposure. The beds were very comfortable, the master bathroom was fabulous and the view is amazing. We spent most of our time on the sunporch, watching the boats cruising in the bay, and the fog rolling in and out. The kitchen is equipped with just about any gadget, pan, utensil that you could want, and there is a terrific spice cabinet. We were amazed to see a good supply of flour, sugar and coffee too! The house is located in a subdivision on a hill, and we felt safe walking morning and evening. The views on the walk were spectacular, too. Nikki (the owner) was great to work with.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
4 0
5

Absolutely stunning

  • 5 of 5

Great place! The place was so accommodating. I don’t think there is anything missing that a person would need. Needed shucking tool for the oysters and there was one. Thank you Nicki we will be back.

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
4

I would definitely rent this home again the sunset was beautiful and access to beaches great

  • 4 of 5

Beautiful home we had a great time

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
5

Cool retreat.

  • 5 of 5

We left our current residence in southern AL to escape the stifling heat, and Southern Exposure was perfect. Although I was also escaping the chore of preparing meals, the kitchen was so well equipped and modern I could have prepared anything. It was obvious the kitchen had recently undergone an extensive renovation, with a lot of thought put into it. All appliances were top of the line and just what one would want in their own kitchen. Even a built-in wine cooler, which came in very handy. You will not be disappointed in this delightful kitchen, so if you are a gourmet cook, bring it on!

There is a sun porch across the front which provides a spectacular view of the bay, as well as a bright, sunny place to watch the activities below.

The beds were oh so comfortable and the bedding top of the line. After a soak in the hot tub we slept as if in a coma.

Another special treat was the appearance of deer and quail below the deck. I so enjoyed watching them with my coffee in the AM and a nice glass of wine in the PM. They were not skittish and had a very calming effect. We left feeling recharged.

This home is well appointed, provides for all your needs, and being near wine country is a huge plus. Also the owner is most accommodating and a pleasure to deal with.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0
4

Excellent house

  • 4 of 5

A lovely house and the kitchen was the best stocked of any one we have experienced! the hot tub was amazing. All of the details were very well thought out making the stay so easy and comfortable. If you have someone elderly with you I would think twice about it: the number of stairs is very difficult throughout the house. I would recommend bringing more bath towels, as there is just the minimum there.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
5

Great House and View!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved Southern Exposure! My favorite room was the sunroom. What a lovely way to start your day, while waking up with a cup of coffee. The kitchen is stocked with every pot/pan you would need, the hot tub is on it's own private deck right outside of the master bedroom and the house is very spacious. My family of 5 stayed there and we had plenty of room. It was actually our best summer vacation yet. The view from the house is lovely and the sun room was a great place to sit and relax. I highly recommend this gorgeous home.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0

Photos

Rates & Availability

Available
Unavailable
Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Cleaning $150 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

Holidays that fall on a Monday and New Years are subject to a 3 night minimum.
Thanksgiving, Christmas are subject to a 4 night minimum.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.