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.
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Must include total number of guests when booking !
No smoking allowed anywhere on property!
2 Dogs Max-must 1st accept pet rules! -$50 per dog
Kids between 6 mo & 5 yrs require prior approval
Minimum age of primary renter:25
Max guests:5 (sleeps up to 5 adults)
Children: Children are Welcome. You must Inquire before booking with small children. Children under 12 years of age are not allowed in hot tub
Only number of people listed on booking request at time of booking are allowed in home. Additional people require prior approval. Limit 6 people max
Well behaved pets- Never allowed on furniture or beds. Must be on flea and tick prevention. Dogs can Never be left at house alone. No bad barkers!
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
We were impressed with the amenities: well stocked kitchen, stuff for dogs, everything clean and fresh, safe yard, comfortable bed, interesting art, great little fireplace, lots of clear instructions. The RV park across the street is the only drawback. It dampens the experience.
Not sure what you mean about RV park?
There is a vacation RV park across the street from us that is very quiet and not noticeable at all except when you drive into the street or you walk to the trails. Once you enter the home you don’t even know it is there? Our home is much more private than most ( including the Bodega Harbour subdivision) as we have 1/4 acre fenced lot. We ask potential renters to read our 150 five start reviews stating our location is perfect! (easy access to beaches, restaurants, and many area attractions) That RV area allows us easy access to the beautiful 2 mile Coastal Prairie Trail and Bodega Dunes and Salmon creek beach. ( A favorite place for guests like yourself to walk their dogs.) Once in Bay View you have no idea it is even there, as the living space and view is all to the back of the house. We have one of the quietest houses in Bodega Bay proper. Our other guest reviews can attest to that. A five star review indicates you had a wonderful stay. We are sorry if a few minute walk past other vacationers after leaving the house (to access the beautiful coast) indeed hampered your otherwise perfect stay. We have one of the best and sunniest locations in Bodega Bay!
Outstanding home and location
The weather gods were smiling on us during our weekend stay here in February. And the home is ideally situated to take full advantage of the sun and warmth. The owner has thought of every convenience to make your stay comfortable--including supplies of all those items so often forgotten. Clear directions for using appliances, electronics, etc are contained in a large binder, along with menus of local restaurants and comments on each. The owner also responds quickly to any question that comes up.
We heartily recommend Bay View and plan to return ourselves.
Thank you! We strive to make your vacation as relaxing and easy going as possible. We love our location in our micro-climate sun-belt. We rarely have foggy days! Looking forward to your return.
We had an amazing time. The home was exactly as described. Janice was amazing to work with. Thank you for making our Christmas memorable.
Thank you! Glad you enjoyed the house and your stay. See you again soon!
A lovely getaway
Thank you for a lovey stay. The house was perfect and decorated so cute. The hot tub was nice and relaxing. We enjoyed walking our dogs on the nearby trail. There were also a lot of nice touches that made our stay special such as the towel warmers, the mattress warmers and the treats for the dogs. Thank you!
So glad you enjoyed your stay! We love that the BB Coastal Prairie Trail is so close and goes all the way to Salmon Creek Beach! We can’t wait for the expansion of the trail that will take us from the South end of Bodega Bay all the way up the coast to several beaches and restaurants.
Everything was wonderful from the owner, Janice, to the property, to the location. It was a perfect getaway for us with our pup. We will definitely stay here again!
Thanks Becky! Glad you enjoyed everything. Guests who return are our biggest compliment!
Bodega bay family fun
We were greeted with a bottle of wine 🍷
Clean well stocked home. Location close to all the fun stuff.. professional property owner Janice.. ensured we got into the home ok.
Really nice home. With all the bells and whistles
I recommend this home slept 5 comfortable
Nice relaxing back yard and hot tub
Thank you very much
Joeann Aisha Rachel candyce Jesse
Thanks. Glad you enjoyed the house and location!!!!
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!