About the property
- House1500 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 - 3 nights
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.
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Low Season: Oct.-Mar.: $275/night for Friday and Saturday nights, $250/night for Sunday through Thursday nights; $1575/week ($225/night)
High Season: Apr.-Sep.: $300/night, $1925/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 include 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 the 4th of July.
**** Call for last minute specials for same week reservations 5 days or less in advance of arrival date ($250/night for summer and $225/night off-season Sunday to Thursday and $250/night off-season Friday and Saturday nights!)
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
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 23, 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 17 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.
What makes this House unique
One of the best things about this house is the huge deck on the back of the house. It has a raised hot tub from which you can enjoy the sun setting over the ocean in the evening. The large fenced in backyard is also great if you have children that want to play ball or dogs that need a place to roam. The fire pit is the backyard is great for making s'mores or just roasting marshmellows together as well.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Wonderful home beautiful location
We loved staying here. We were here for a conference at the Bodega Lab and this was perfect -- close enough to be easy and a bit of an escape as well. The house is clean and very well kept and appointed, and the proprietor very responsive and helpful. Highly recommend it but almost don't want to so that it is available for another stay!
This house was the perfect place for us and perfect location.
This house was perfect for all of us, 2 families and nana had her own room. We had a wonderful time and the views are amazing and watching the sun set while in the spa was heavenly! Will definitely come back again!
Everything you want in a Bodega Bay Beach House
Big spacious deck with a 104 degree hot tub, tons of windows in the living room, kitchen, and dining area... All of it looks out over the ocean which is just a couple hundred feet away. The house was clean, well-maintained, wifi and heat worked great, basically everything was convenient and as you’d hope for on a vacation and it all went down without a hitch. Would stay here again.
Modest, Yet Charming, Very Clean and Roomy Accommodations by the Beach!
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this property. We really appreciated how roomy it was inside and out with plenty of different areas for people to sit and visit or find their own space to relax, as well as the property being pet-friendly. The property was very clean. The kitchen was well stocked with dishes, pots, pans, etc. There was a wonderful supply of quality extra beddings and linens to keep everyone warm and comfortable. We especially enjoyed our time in the hot tub, our view of the coastline from the back of the property and its close proximity to the beach and tide pools. We were generally very pleased with this property. Gretchen was very nice to deal with and we are very much looking forward to our next opportunity to stay there again. Thank you, Gretchen!
We have been coming to this property for the past 4 years as a girls getaway. This home is in a great location and has all the comforts. There is just something amazing about sitting in the hot tub, with a glass of wine staring at the ocean! The beach is just a short walk from the driveway. The place is always clean and is well stocked. I would highly recommend this home!!
Just PERFECT for our family of 8 and two dogs!!
Oh my goodness, this home is absolutely PERFECT! Not one thing I would change-these owners have thought of every necessity. My family of 8 were so comfortable, we felt like we were HOME! Short walk across the street and the spectacular Pacific ocean will take your breath away. The views from the deck were amazing, and the yard was perfect for our dogs! My children so enjoyed the raised hot tub! The home was clean, welcoming and the beds were all very comfortable! Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful home with us- we are already planning our next trip, and your home will be our home away from home once again! Kathie and family!
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
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.