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Amazing Ocean View, Walk To Beach, Cozy Carmet Cottage

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Overview


Details
Property
house
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
3
Bathrooms
2
Minimum Stay
2 - 3 nights

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 1 queen bed, 1 full bed, 1 bunk bed with full size bed on the bottom, 1 twin bed, 4 color TVs, 3 DVD players, and a stereo. For families with children there are 2 pack-n-plays for babies, 2 booster seats, and lots of toys and videos. 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
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
January 12, 2017

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 Sonoma County

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.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(76 traveler reviews)

Amazing Ocean View, Walk To Beach, Cozy Carmet Cottage
average rating of 4.7763157 based on 76 reviews
5

What a surprise

  • 5 of 5

The owner is awesome

Hands on from the word go

Made sure everything was ok before

During and after our stay

The hot tub is on a raised platform with an amazing view of the water

Sunsets are amazing as you relax in the tub

Very large comfortable home with two large tvs to accommodate everyone

Kids room has 3 separate beds

Thirst steps and you are at the waterfront

Huge backyard

Don't miss this opportunity for a family vacation that will make the best memories

We are all ready planning our next stay

  • Submitted: Dec 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
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5

Great views. Family friendly.

  • 5 of 5

Everything was great. The view is awesome. Very spacious. The deck is a great place to hangout. Very kid friendly.

  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
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5

Love This Home

  • 5 of 5

Staying at this home in Bodega has become a yearly trip for my family and I. It is the getaway that I look forward to the most.

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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Girls Getaway

  • 5 of 5

This cozy cottage was the perfect getaway beach house for our annual girls weekend!!! The cottage was roomy, comfortable and stocked with everything we needed. It felt like home! The windows surrounding the back of the home brought in tons of natural light plus a wonderful view of the ocean. Off the back decks we could see and hear the ocean as well and we also enjoyed wonderful sunsets at night. The small Carmet subdivision was quiet and serene plus gave us access to a wonderful beach that was easy to walk to across the street. The fire pit was cozy, the backyard huge (great for a pet and small children) and the HUGE HOT TUB was very inviting!!! We will definitely book this beach house for next years girls getaway!

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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Great house for all ages

  • 4 of 5

The house was perfect for our multi-generational family get-together. We enjoyed the large deck and backyard, the neighborhood and the close proximity to the beach. We are already talking about coming back next year!

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Vacation at Bodega Bay

  • 4 of 5

We had a very nice time at Gretchen house.

It is very conveniently situated just outside Bodega Bay, it is very well equipped and rooms would be convenient for the party like ours (4 adults and two kids).

Outdoor spa is a very nice addition.

Thanks Gretchen!

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Map

Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Carmet Beach
Car: recommended

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Rates & Availability

Bodega Bay House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
President's Day
Feb 17 2017 - Feb 19 2017
3 night minimum stay
$975
Flat fee
 
 
High Season Rate
Apr 1 2017 - May 25 2017
2 night minimum stay
$300
$1,800
 
 
Easter
Apr 14 2017 - Apr 16 2017
3 night minimum stay
$975
Flat fee
 
 
Memorial Day
May 26 2017 - May 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
$325
 
 
High Season 3
May 29 2017 - Sep 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
$300
$1,800
 
 
4th of July
Jul 3 2017 - Jul 5 2017
3 night minimum stay
$975
Flat fee
 
 
Labor Day
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
$975
Flat fee
 
 
Veteran's Day
Nov 10 2017 - Nov 12 2017
3 night minimum stay
$975
Flat fee
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 22 2017 - Nov 24 2017
3 night minimum stay
$975
Flat fee
 
 
Christmas
Dec 24 2017 - Dec 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
$975
Flat fee
 
 
New Year's Eve
Dec 30 2017 - Jan 1 2018
3 night minimum stay
$975
Flat fee
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$250
From
$275
Fri,Sat
$1,575
 

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.
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Amenities

Bodega Bay House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
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
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Baby Cribs (2) There are two pack and plays and two children's booster chairs for eating., Bunk Beds (1) Bunk bed has a double bed for the bottom bunk that can sleep two
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
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

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