Remodeled Home with Bay View, 2 Bedrooms, 2 baths (Sleeps 4-6). fenced yard, spa
Coming to the Sonoma Coast every year for the past 25 years I dreamed of someday calling this amazing area home. In 2004 I decided it was time to focus on my dream. So after watching the area real estate listings diligently for the next 7 years (for just the right fit) it finally happened . Christmas Eve 2010 we decided to pack up the dog and take a road trip to check out the home as soon as it was listed. It was in total disrepair from years of neglect. The outside of the house from the roof down was rotten. The inside was better, but required much work. I loved the layout and location of the home. I have always loved interior design and decorating in addition to any kind of DIY activities (both structural and creative)...and decided to accept the challenge. Five years of work and a lot of weekends later... The Bay View is now a cozy coastal retreat. The home has given me a place to both be creative and relax while escaping the Sacramento Valley heat. It has been a true labor of love.
Janice purchased this House in 2011
Why Janice chose Bodega Bay
We love the Sonomoa Coast! When we found the Bay View House (in spite of its condition at the time) we fell in love with the convenient central location and the open floor plan that enables you to visit and enjoy the view from the entire living area. The house is just a few minutes from town and restaurants, the Sonoma Coast Beaches and Bodega Head (our favorite place to go) We also loved the large 1/4 acre fenced yard and of course the hillside peek-a-boo view of the bay that is framed by trees and a small valley (providing constant changing scenery, including night time activity of boats returning from sea). So many things close by (yet the location is peaceful): Within a few minutes are restaurants, trails, Bodega Bay, Bodega Head (whale watching), Bodega Habour Golf Course, Porto Bodega (charter boats), Chanslor Ranch (ocean view horseback rides), Doran Beach, and entrance to the beautiful Sonoma Coast State Park (comprised of 15 miles of sandy beaches). Getting to the beach or bayside is a 20-30 minute walk (3 minute drive). The Children’s Bell Tower, Coastal Prairie Trail to Salmon Creek Beach, and Bodega Dunes are also only a few minute walk from the house.
What makes this House unique
Large 1/4 acre fully fenced yard (a rarity at the coast). One of our favorite features was a pleasant surprise...the temperature/weather relative to the position of the home! Bay View is located in a micro-climate (known as the sun belt) which is often clear even when the coast and bay are foggy. Additionally, the position of the home allows the yard protection from the chilly ocean winds. The yard is often sunny, and the temperature can vary 10-20 degrees from the front to the back of the house! The sun heats the home through the large windows on chilly days!...But if it is too warm, simply open the front windows and the ocean breezes quickly cool the home. Eco-friendly heating and cooling! We often escape the fog banks, but are still close enough to hear the ocean waves and sea lions play in the distance in the evening.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Fantastic, well kept central location for Bodega Bay
Janice was a dream to work with when booking. The cottage is very well supplied, quiet and cozy. It was hard to leave some mornings! So much to do.. kayaking, sailing, hiking and eating in the great local restaurants. I will be back!
Thank You! Glad you were able to enjoy some of the many activities Bodega Bay has to offer ( in spite of the temptation to just hang out and enjoy our cozy house). We look forward to your return!
This is a great place to stay. It has two roomy bedrooms, a nice kitchen and living room/den, and a nice bathroom. Further, the owner has thought of all of the details. The place works. If you need something (coffee, a grinder, filters, tea bags, shampoo, soap, etc.), it is there. There are detailed instructions for all of the appliances (like the hot tub). The owner was also super-communicative and responsive (although we didn't need anything). The location is also a convenient drive from anything you want to do. Definitely stay at this place.
Thank you for the great review. We try hard to make our guests’ vacations worry free and relaxing. Glad you enjoyed our super convenient location too.
Great coastal getaway!
What a wonderful house! All the furnishings are top notch, and the beds were very comfortable. Great location, close to beaches and restaurants. Excellent kitchen, that is very well appointed. Quiet and restful!
Thank you for the kind review. Glad you enjoyed our great location, well stocked kitchen and furnishings. You already told us you plan to return again. That is our highest compliment! Thanks again.
Bay View was very nicely furnished, and in a great location. It was pretty windy and cold during our visit, and we loved being able to enjoy the sun porch. I would recommend it to friends and family.
Thanks Cindi. I was glad to hear your enjoyed your stay and our sunroom ( a guest favorite - especially in winter) . We have had an unusually cool Spring this year. We are fortunate to have such a great location where our 1/4 acre yard is almost completely protected from the ocean breezes on windy days and is sunny when it is often foggy down on the bay and coastline !
Great Get-a-way House
Janice's house was just what we were wanting. It was bigger inside than we expected. Everything was where you'd expect - Janice does an over and above job of clearly documenting everything. Comfy bed and couches. Kitchen was well appointed. Back porch and hot tub were very welcoming. We spent our days either lounging around the house or taking day trips up or down the cost and dinners out. Next time we vacation in Bodega Bay, we will look up this place again!
Thanks Matt! Glad you enjoyed your stay at the Bay View. Sounds like you had a great stay and had time to just relax. Bay View is a great place for that ! We look forward to your return.
This was our second stay at Bay View. We took our two dogs for a two night get-a-way. The Bay View house is spotless, comfortable, warm, very nicely decorated and has all the modern conveniences including a very well stocked kitchen. The beds are very comfortable as is the sectional in the living area. The back yard is perfect for the dogs and the deck is so nice to sit and have a cocktail on as well. Plus, it's a very short drive to our favorite clam chowder place, Spud Point, on the way to Bodega Head. We will definitely stay there again!
Thank you for being great return guests. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay and the kitchen. We love our location too!. See you again!
Bay View sits on a fully fenced 1/4 acre overlooking Bodega Bay through tree lined valley. The home is centrally located at the north end of the town of Bodega Bay, putting it less than 5 minutes from the restaurants and shops, bay shore, Bodega Dunes, the Sonoma Coast beaches, Bodega Head (for whale watching) and several hiking trails. Our convenient location puts you in the heart of all the activities that the Sonoma Coast has to offer... while offering a private, cozy & well appointed home to relax at the end of your day of exploring. Convenient yet peaceful location!