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Amazing Ocean View, Walk To Beach, Cozy Carmet Cottage

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Large Bonus TV Room, Panoramic Ocean Views (Sleeps 8)

Enjoy ocean views, gorgeous sunsets, and strolls to the nearby beaches. Our beach house is located 3 miles north of Bodega Bay in a quiet, friendly community called Carmet. It has 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a large kitchen, a living room with a wood burning stove, a newly added family room with bar and large flat screen TV perfect for watching Sunday football. It has both travertine and hardwood floors, a large deck and a huge yard. The new deck extends the length of the house and has a raised hot tub to soak in as you enjoy the sunset. The living room, dining room, and kitchen have large windows with ocean views. Walk in either direction for 3 to 5 minutes to enjoy two great beaches. A short drive to the town of Bodega provides excellent dining – Lucas Wharf and The Tides are two favorites. Wine tasting, horseback riding, golf, spa, and fishing are all minutes away. The quaint town of Occidental is only a 15-minute scenic drive away for antique and gift shopping. The amazing River's End restaurant in Jenner is a short 15 minute drive North. Nearby Goat Rock State Park at the mouth of Russian River is a great place for seal watching during the 'pupping season' and rock climbing as well. The house has 2 queen beds, 1 bunk bed with full size bed on the bottom and twin on top, and 1 twin bed, 3 color TVs, 2 DVD players, and a stereo. For families with children there are 2 pack-n-plays for babies, 2 booster seats, and lots of toys. Comfortably sleeps two families.

We want to share our home with families looking to spend quiet time at the beach together. Please no parties or large groups. The house is located in a quiet, family friendly neighborhood and is on a sensitive septic system.

NOTE: We have had some difficulty with presentation of the rate information in the automated system below. Correct rate details are provided here:

Low Season: Oct.-Mar.: $275/night for 2 nights, $250/night for 3 nights and week nights; $1575/week

High Season: Apr.-Sep.: $300/night for 2 nights, $275/night for 3 nights, $1800/week

* 9% Sonoma County Occupancy Tax and 2% Sonoma County Tourism Tax and $150 Cleaning Fee not included in the rates

** The holiday rate is $325/night. There is 3 night minimum for all holidays.

***Holidays incude Christmas, New Year's Eve, New Year's Day, Thanksgiving, Easter, President's Day, Martin Luther King Day, Memorial Day, Labor Day, Veteran's Day and Valentine's Day

**** Call for last minute specials for same week reservations 5 days or less in advance of arrival date ($250/night!) or even better discounts for stays of 2 weeks or more.

Pets welcome with advance notice and $50 deposit/pet. Please mention you plan to bring pet(s) when booking.

Sonoma County Transient Occupancy Tax Certificate No. 1255N

More Details

Owner
Gretchen Polkinghorne
Member since: 2012
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
January 16, 2018

About Gretchen Polkinghorne

We live in Novato, CA about 1 hour from Bodega Bay. We bought our beach house just before our first son was born. We now have 3 boys and a yellow lab, 2 cats, and 3 fish. We have enjoyed taking our family out to the beach for the past 13 years and have made countless, precious memories there! With the boys activities getting more numerous and keeping us away from the beach more than we'd like, we have decided to share our beach house with other families. We hope you will enjoy your time there as much as we have!

Gretchen Polkinghorne purchased this house in 2000

Why Gretchen Polkinghorne chose Bodega Bay

When we considered buying a vacation home, Bodega was appealing because we LOVE the beach and we LOVE to fish! There is nothing my boys love more than being out on the boat with their dad. This property was perfect because it has a large fenced in yard that kept our children safe when they were young and keeps our lab safe now. We can walk to three amazing beaches in less than 5 minutes from the house. There are many amazing restaurants in the area as well as golf, spas, and wine tasting. Even if the weather is foggy or rainy, sitting inside in front of the fire reading a book or watching a family movie is a welcome break from the hectic day-to-day routine.

Amenities

Bodega Bay House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed
  • The two bedrooms located in the orignal party of the house both have queen beds and share a bathroom. The third bedroom is off the newly added bonus room which has a bunk bed with twin over a full size bed and another twin bed. The third bedroom is quite small and works well for four children, However, four adults may find it too cramped in this small space. Ther are two Pack N Plays and two children's booster chairs for eating that guests may use.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

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5

What a wonderful place!

  • 5 of 5

We just spent 3 nights at this wonderful property. The weather was beautiful for our stay and the house was perfect! I loved that we could separate the main area from the other living room/bedroom as the teenagers were able to sleep in and have their own space. The beds were cozy and the large fenced yard was fabulous for our dog. Everything was very comfortable. My only suggestion would be to make sure you have absolutely everything you need to cook your meals. The kitchen is not very well stocked as far as staples go. There was no oil of any kind to be found and the spices are quite old. The cookware and knives however were all great. There's also no coffee grinder, which necessitated a trip to the store to buy ground coffee for us as all we had were beans. The deck and the view are amazing, the access to the beach was very convenient and the hot tub was great. Overall, a fabulous place and I would stay here again for sure!

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

A Wonderful Christmas..,

  • 5 of 5

Our two families enjoyed Carmet. Beautiful views...Thank You, Gretchen!

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Lovely!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay! Cozy home with good spaces to be together in and comfy beds. Clean and well stocked. Hot-tubbing with a beautiful sunset was a highlight, and a walk to the beach. Gretchen was welcoming and available for quick questions (when I misplaced the directions). Thanks!

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your review, Ariel! I am glad you enjoyed your stay. Please contact us on your next visit to the coast! Cheers, Gretchen
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5

Everything perfect

  • 5 of 5

Great beds-view- very clean- lots of space

  • Submitted: Dec 25, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Looking forward to our next stay.

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay. The kitchen is better equipped than most. Plenty of pots, pans, dishes and a good set of knives. We had a big group and still plenty of room. The view is nice from the deck and the walk to the beach was perfect for an after brunch stroll. May want to think about bringing a pad of the beds I found them a bit firm.

Overall we loved it. See you again soon.

  • Submitted: Dec 24, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Lovely house, great hot tub, good value

  • 5 of 5

The house has a great layout and tons of windows. Cross the highway and you can walk down to the beach. The hot tub is raised for a great view. Great kitchen although no dishwasher. Lots of beds but the configuration of bedroom 3 is not great for an adult couple as it is very cramped under the double bed.

  • Submitted: Dec 19, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Carmet Beach
Car: recommended

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Deposit $300
Basic Cleaning Fee $150 + Tax
Pet Fee $50
Tax Rate 12.0%

The rate is $300 per night for stays of 2 nights. The rate is reduced to $275 per night for stays of 3 to 6 nights.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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