About the property
- Cottage1600 sq. ft.
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay2 - 3 nights
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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- Calendar last updated:
- May 25, 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!
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Papys by the sea
We very much enjoyed our short stay-easy walk to beach and excellent for watching waves and occasional whale sitings. Would come again.
Relaxing Beach Weekend
Papy's Cottage is a serene piece of property that makes for a wonderfully, relaxing vacation. The house is well equipped with a roomy kitchen and two cozy living spaces which are all connected and provides for an open space where everyone can sit and enjoy each other's company. The house also has three rooms, all with bathrooms. So convenient for our girls trip! While the inside of the cottage was pleasant, the outside was breathtaking. The ocean and pasture views were so stunning we almost didn't make it to the beach, which was just a hop, skp, and jump away.
Thank you, Beth for opening up your family cottage to us!!
Perfect size and location for our extended family of six adults and four kids!
Papy’s Cottage was the perfect halfway meeting point for our family get together. There was something for everybody. We all especially enjoyed the beach, hot tub and bocci ball. We spent one afternoon exploring Bodega and Bodega Bay and ate lunch at the famous Tides Restaurant. Most of our time was spent enjoying each other’s company in a fun, safe, cozy and comfortable vacation home with all the amenities!
Great location, great house layout
We had a great time on our first visit to Bodega Bay! We found the location of this house couldn't be beat. We were within very short walking distance to a small 'private' beach with amazing tidal zone activity. The other beach was huge and expansive. From hot tub on the deck we could see the ocean and it was just beautiful. There's also easy access to the dozen of other beaches in the area as well as the towns of Bodega Bay and Guernville. The house sits on Rt 1 (offset a bit) and across the road were hundreds of grazing cows that greeted us in the mornings and evenings. Very unique and special.
The kitchen was fully stocked with all cooking needs imaginable and there were linens and towels aplenty. The house itself is quite dated, but comfortable. The gas fireplace was a nice feature too. The rugs could use a cleaning, there were some obvious holes in the walls and the window treatments that needed repair. Some of the linens provided were very old, but functional. We made use of the washer and dryer but both could use an upgrade. Seems a small handy-man and cleaning investment would go a long way.
The layout of the house is ideal. There are 'sectioned' areas for 2 families to easily get along without being on top of each other. The house is surprisingly long/large on the inside and could have easily accommodated far more than our party of five.
Again, we had a great time and this cottage was cozy and lovely. We would definitely consider staying there again.
Funky roomy cottage in a great location!
Lots of positives for our family of 3 generations ( 21 months to 68 years) and our 15 pound terrier! Lots of room to accommodate early sleeping and early rising young children away from other folks sleeping in. Comfy sitting areas for everyone. Kitchen pretty well equipped and manageable. Lots of hunting to find things but usually you can find just what you need! Nice deck and super fun hot tub for everyone. You are so close to magnificent beaches and tidal pools - some walkable and/or a five to ten minute drive. We walked over to Duncan's Landing every evening to watch the sun set. You will need to bring beach toys and things for youngers to do in "down time" mode. Some "updating" particularly of the bathrooms is sooner than later needed to improve overall condition of the property. We did not grill outside but that option looks like it could use a remake. We had a positive stay and enjoyed the time in the Bodega area immensely.
Cozy, scenic, quiet.
This was a nice spot to arrive at after a couple of hours on the road. The house is fun and well-equipped, and the location is hard to beat. The hot tub and deck are in a great spot. Definitely left feeling happy and refreshed.
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
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