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Spacious Yet Cozy Bodega Bay Experience!

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,600 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Ocean & Pasture Views From Our Family & Pet Friendly Cottage; 3 bed, 2.5 bath

For your next visit to Bodega Bay, we offer you our comfortable, family and pet friendly, ocean view cottage. “Papy’s Cottage by the Sea” was once a fisherman’s cabin. For the past 20 years we have steadily expanded and made improvements. Now, at this special place, you can enjoy the dramatic beauty of the Sonoma Coast in the warmth and charm that reflects its fisherman heritage.

From our deck and spa you will relax and feel surrounded by nature. You’ll enjoy vast views of the ocean and coastline clear to Bodega Head. To the East are lovely pastures, complete with cows grazing and rancher’s roundups. If you prefer to be indoors, you’ll have these same expansive views from our Great Room. Out in the backyard, we have a new bocce ball court and horseshoe pit for friendly competition!

Our spacious 1600 sq ft. floor plan (3 good sized bedrooms, plus a bunk room, and 2 ½ bathrooms) is perfectly designed for up to three couples, two small families, or one larger family. It is also ideal for “Girls (or guys) Get-aways.” Maximum capacity is 6 adults and a couple kids. Our Great Room with kitchen, dining/living areas with an effortless gas fireplace is connect by French doors to our family room, with a 40' smart TV and Blu-Ray. So, when the “youngsters” and the “young at heart” in your group are ready for some space of their own, you simply close the French doors! All are furnished with comfortable, cozy furniture, decorated with a fisherman’s cottage theme.

Papy’s Cottage by the Sea is Located 6 miles north of Bodega Bay and 5 miles south of Jenner, in the historic Cliff Ave. neighborhood. To feel the sand on your feet at Wright’s Beach or Duncan’s Cove will be a 5-minute walk down state maintained pathways.

Use Papy’s as a second home to access the variety of activities the area offers. Minutes away are some of Sonoma County’s best hiking trails and cycling roads. The fine Russian River Valley wineries are only about half an hour away. The young and old can enjoy beach combing, tide pooling and whale watching. Or simply relax, stay put, and take in all that nature brings you from our comfortable family cottage.

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Property Manager
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
March 21, 2018

Why Beth chose Bodega Bay

Living in the mountains, we were drawn to the ocean for a second home. We loved the charm of the Cliff Ave/Wright's Beach neighborhood. There is nothing like it in the Bodega Bay area. We bought the little cottage when it was not more than a shack and have steadily added and improved so it is now a comfortable place for family and friends. We are happy to share it you!

What makes this cottage unique

Unique to Papy's is our great big lot! It provides a feeling of openness with miles of ocean views to the South and rolling hills to the East. Yet, in the backyard you have fenced privacy, with bocce ball and horseshoes!


Bodega Bay Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
  • Home is suited for maximum 6 adults and two children. Any additional guests please get manager approval.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , Off Doubles bedroom
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Across the hall from the Family Suite
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Doubles - 2 double , Two Full beds with attached half-bath
    Master Bedroom - 1 king , Very spacious with attached full bathroom
    Family Suite - 1 queen , Full bathroom across the hall, attached bunk room
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • rock climbing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
We are dog friendly and have a 20' cable dog run that will keep your dog safe outdoors!


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average rating of 4.5094337 based on 53 reviews

Super beach stay, hot tub, fireplace, etc. Would definitely recommend

  • 5 of 5

We were so relaxed here and are already planning our return!

  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sacramento, California

Perfect layout and location

  • 5 of 5

Our group loved staying at Papy's Cottage. The location was perfect, being right next to Duncan's Landing and Wrights Beach, and right between Jenner and Bodega Bay. The layout is nice because almost every room is separate from the other and has it's own bathroom, providing enough privacy for everyone. We had 6 adults in our group and it was big enough for all of us. The hot tub took a while to heat up, but once it was warm it stayed nice and toasty for the rest of the trip - perfect on those cool nights. The house is older and while it doesn't have a lot of modern updates, it worked well for our group. The only "complaint" would be the slow internet, but, it forced everyone to unplug and enjoy each others company and the beauty the coast had to offer. I hope to snag this little gem again next year.

  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Simply Amazing!

  • 5 of 5

We LOVED Papy’s Cottage - it was so comfortable and easy to enjoy. We had 6 adults & 1 child in our party - the bedrooms provided privacy for each couple and the house accommodated everyone very easily. Our daughter loved the bunk room and we liked that she was near us but had her own space too. Plenty of bathrooms and hot water. Our only negatives were that the kitchen sink faucet was difficult to turn all the way off (drippy) and that the coffee maker was slow. Neither are deal breakers and we will definitely rent this house again. You cannot beat the amenities and proximity to the beach. Did I say that we LOVED our stay???

  • Submitted: Jan 25, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Family Trip Home

  • 3 of 5

We loved the location and size of the house. Walk to the beach, great views, lots of games, fire pit, hot tub. We brought a family of five and our dog. There would have been ample room for two more adults and a child. Our first night we figured out our bed had someone’s BO on it the heating blanket wa completely saturated in it. I reached out to the manager I never got a response, we had to wash our

bedding. Papys is well loved and a bit run down for the cost it’s in need of some TLC. It would have been 4 stars if the bedding was clean. We might return as our three kids loved it.

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We take comments from guests very seriously. I notified our cleaners as soon as became aware of your issue. We have wonderful new owners at Papy's who are making significant improvements!
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Quiet location, great view and close to beach

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time. Beautiful weather. Home was as expected. Only negative was we had a toddler and the walk trail to beach required us to carry her. We did end up driving to Wrights beach campground instead which is less than a mile north. Walk to beach for adults and kids is great. We were told by a life guard to stay far back from the surf so we did not play in the surf at all. So if you want to play in the ocean we saw a few spots south on the way back to Bodega Bay.

  • Submitted: Dec 26, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cazadero, California

Great property!!!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our time at Papy's. Nice dog beach very close by, the Bocce court was fabulous, good kitchen for card games into the night. We were all very cozy around the fire and thrilled wih our stay!!!!

  • Submitted: Dec 14, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Sonoma County Airport
Nearest Beach
Wright's Beach

Bodega Bay is an ideal location for a vacation get-away with a broad array of activities: Horseback riding at Chandler Ranch, wine tasting in the Russian River Valley region, surfing at Salmon Creek, hiking among ancient redwoods at Armstrong Grove, swimming in the Russian River, zip-lining at Sonoma Canopy Tours in Occidental, abalone diving, tide-pooling,.... the list goes on and on. And we can offer suggestions!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $165
Pet Fee $50
Damage Deposit $250

Winter Special! Pay for two or more nights and get one free - Good in January, February and March
3-night min for holiday weekends, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.