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Surfscape Beach House, Bodega Bay, Crashing Surf, Private Stairs,Secluded Beach"""

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom 2 Bathroom Beach House With Private Stairs To Secluded Beach.

FYI: The devastating Sonoma County fire of 2017 did not in any way effect the area for many miles around our location and did not impact the Coastal Region. Our hearts go out to all those who have suffered a terrible loss.

Welcome to our beach house (completely remodeled in 2013) for the 'Ultimate Pacific Coast Surf Experience'. Perched atop a cliff overlooking the Pacific approximately 4 miles north of Bodega Bay. The photo's will depict views from the actual property and the beautiful coastal inspired interior.

PLEASE NOTE: AS PER SONOMA COUNTY LAW: This home is not permitted for a wedding destination or a venue for gatherings. We cannot accept pre or post wedding gatherings. 6 guests maximum at all times. Thank you! 100% PET ALLERGY FREE. Our guests can enjoy a pet allergy free home!

(Check-in: 4PM Check-out 11AM)

The beach house is built on the bluff over looking a spectacular show of nature at her best. You will have your own private stairs down to a sheltered, secluded beach. You can have beach fun and family time exploring tide pools or a romantic, quiet picnic...Just the two of you and the ocean.

The design and construction team have kept the integrity of the seaside property with it's planked walls and raked ceiling, enhancing the beach house ambiance. Comforting neutrals, warm whites and current pops of fun color punctuate the decor. Driftwood effect ceramic floors, quartz counters and nautical theme accessories carry the beach house motif throughout.

The Pacific, west facing beach house allows you to view the surf at all times and enjoy the most breath taking sunsets, crashing surf, sea mist and bold rugged rock formations.

The great room with it's 35 foot wide wall of pacific facing windows is comfortably furnished with a log-effect fireplace and a Smart flat screen TV. Internet and free US and Canada long distance supplied for your convenience.

Dining for four at the antique table with it's captain's chairs, or at the large quartz peninsula.

All electric kitchen appliances: fast glass top range, and small appliances. Generous quartz counter work space in neutral tones and plenty of cabinet space with ambiance lighting for enhanced cooking and entertaining experience. The kitchen is well appointed for enjoying home cooked faire. Why go out when you can have the best ocean view in town with the surf as your back ground music! Enjoy your cracked crab and chardonnay at sunset with your family or special other.

Gas BBQ on porch.

Two king bedrooms and two bathrooms: the countryside facing room has views of peaceful bucolic rolling hills and a red farmhouse with it's barn. To add to your comfort we have installed a wall mounted fireplace to keep the chill off and a T.V.. It has a large en suite with a tub and shower combo. The second king has a Pacific Ocean and farm view, a wall mounted fireplace and T.V.. A quaint shower bathroom with a quartz vanity services this king room. Both bedrooms offer great privacy and are ideal for two couples.

Attention to detail for your comfort continues throughout. Plenty of towels, linens, comforters (with duvet covers changed for each guest) and quilts. Excellent Memory Foam toppers on both beds. All the mattresses and pillows have protectors and high quality pads. Two folding futon pads for extra two guest (ideal for kids and teens)

If you need more room for extended family or friends we can offer the 'Little Sister Cottage' next door: Seamist Cottage. She is our cute & cozy one bedroom/bath with a sleeping loft/two twins(ideal for kids/teens) Seamist is a smaller version of Surfscape with all the great attention to detail and comfort.

We have designed and furnished the Surfscape Beach House to create a memorable and wonderful experience that will leave you rested, renewed and ready to return again and again!

We look forward to your visit.

More Details

Gay Jardine
Member since: 2010
Premier Partner

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

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 19, 2018

About Gay Jardine

We are a design and construction team with a lot of energy! We love taking something and turning it around. Our vacation rentals and guests are important to us and we enjoy our work. We also have other properties that have been a success and enjoyed by many.

Gay Jardine purchased this cottage in 2013

Why Gay Jardine chose Sereno del Mar

This property is a find in a million! You just don't come by a gem like Surfscape every day. The impact of walking into the cottage and being amazed by the pounding surf right there in your living room was well beyond words! There is really nothing like it!

What makes this cottage unique

Private beach stairs down to a semi secluded beach! Not only do you have an amazing up-close ocean view, but you have access to the beach below. The beach is close to being private with only one other neighbor's staircase leading down. The beach is cut-off from both ends at higher tides. Very few beach-combers and you'll feel as though it were your own!

The cottage has a wonderful coastal cliff location (the seagulls fly past your windows!) Fantastic views of the Pacific and beautiful crashing surf. Large deck and glass railing.

(PLEASE NOTE: AS PER SONOMA COUNTY: We are NOT permitted as a wedding destination location, or a site for gatherings. We cannot hold ceremonies, host pre or post wedding get- togethers or social gatherings.

6 ( SIX) guests maximum at ALL times, no daily gatherings of more visitors.

We are 100% PET ALLERGY FREE . Thank you.


Sereno del Mar Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Owner's Cancellation Terms: If you cancel, you will receive 75% of ONLY the RE RENTED nightly fees and 100% of all: taxes, cleaning and deposit.
  • Max occupancy: As per Sonoma County regulations we are permitted for 2 guests per bedroom +2 additional guests (6 total) & 1 car per bedroom(2 cars)
  • Permit use:As per Sonoma County, we are not permitted for special events, wedding, etc. No additional day guests. Max occupancy is 6 at ALL times.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • The bathrooms have new ocean, beach house inspired touches. Sopft neutral tile, pebble mosaic, quartz and some of it's original planking. New light fixtures, plumbing fixtures and cabinets. Plenty of bath towels and separate beach towels are supplied for outside.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
  • Both bedrooms are about 200 sf with wall mounted electric flame fireplaces and TV . There are fantastic views from both bedrooms with top down / bottom up blinds to give you the view while maintaining privacy. Mattress and pillow protectors, comforters, and extra blankets.
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing


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Surfscape Beach House, Bodega Bay, Crashing Surf, Private Stairs,Secluded Beach
average rating of 4.9122806 based on 114 reviews

Best place to stay in Bodega

  • 5 of 5

We return to Surfscape every year. The views and access to the beach are the best. The home is clean and very comfortable. You will love this home.

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lisa, Thanks so much for visiting us at Surfscape! We really enjoy hearing from our guests and do take an interest in their comments (It was nice chatting with you this morning). Always lovely to know that we were able to deliver on the promise as we work hard to make every trip to "Surf" a happy and memorable one! Thanks again for your business and we will look forward to the next time!
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  • 5 of 5

It was a wonderful weekend. Even with the stormy weather, maybe because of it, it was amazing. It's a lovely house in a spectacular setting. We all had a great time!

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great views of the ocean, wonderful accommodations-couldn’t ask for more. Definitely will be back!

  • 5 of 5

A “10” on the scale. Beautiful house and location. Great ocean views and having our own semi-private beach made it a superb vacation

  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful peaceful time we had. The weather was unbelievable and the peace and quiet was just what our family needed. The home was so beautiful with warm colors and comfy furniture. Thank you for sharing your oasis....We will be back if you will have us....Peace

  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The hidden gem of Bodega Bay

  • 5 of 5

This was our second visit to the Beach House and it was as special as our first visit. Our guests had never seen the Northern California coastline and never Bodega Bay. The views were spectacular and the sounds of the surf was relaxing. The house had everything we could think of from extra pillows, blankets, and towels to everything needed to cook a great meal. The house was very clean and well organized. The television worked well and there was a full lineup of movie channels to choose from. The extra heaters made the stay more comfortable, and the bathrooms were spotless. Thank You for maintaining this beautiful Beach House and allowing us to visit.

  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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There are few places this close to the Ocean in California

  • 5 of 5

This was at least our 3rd time staying at Surfscape. We were still awestruck when we opened the front door to the wall of glass and Pacific Ocean stretched out before us. The accommodations offered all that we needed, and it was nice that they have added shades for the late afternoon sun. It is the stunning ocean front location and going to sleep to the sound of the waves that always stands out and keeps us coming back.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
80 Miles
San Francisco International
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Bodega Bay
Nearest Ferry
40 Miles
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Bodega Bay
Nearest Train
40 Miles
Sonoma / Napa Wine Train
Nearest Motorway
Highway 1
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Bodega Bay
Nearest Ski
200 Miles
Nearest Beach
Car: necessary

SURFSCAPE, a recently remodeled beach house is situated on the bluff near Gleasons Beach on the Pacific Ocean, a short 5 mile drive north of Bodega Bay and 7 miles south of Jenner between Salmon Creek and the Russian River in Sonoma County.

(Check-in 4PM- Check-out 11AM)

This Pacific get-away Beach House is unique and one of only a few actually situated on the ocean with it's own private stairs to the beach.

Upon entering Surfscape Beach House you will be astounded at the visual before you...The Pacific Ocean in all her glory. You are so close you can feel her power and will be awestruck. Gulls fly past your 35 feet of wall-to wall, ceiling height windows. Pelicans land on Elephant rock, which punctuates your spectacular view. Enjoy watching migrating whales 'blow' in the distance. You will experience being alone and away from it all with the pounding surf surely as if it was your own!

This area is revered for it's dramatic coastline, famed wineries and lush farmland. For outdoor enthusiasts, hiking trails along Bodega Head, kayaking, local guided tours on Bodega Bay or waiting for the perfect wave at Salmon Creek, Gleasons (walking distance), Portuguese and Wright Beach, all within very close proximity are great ways to get out and enjoy this amazing location. For equestrians: Chancellor Ranch, a short drive away where you can take trails up into the hills or down to the ocean.

The coastal community offers seafood and family style restaurants, beach shops, galleries, saltwater taffy and kite shops, a marina, golfing and a spa.

The Pacific Coast, Sonoma County with it's many attributes is a wonderful location. Just 70 miles from San Francisco and 7 miles south of Jenner and close to the charming little towns: Bodega, Sonoma, Guernville and Duncan Mills.

Surfscape Beach House is an amazing location where you can restore and redefine relaxation.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning Fee $135 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund