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Spacious Yet Cozy Bodega Bay Experience!

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Space 1,600 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

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.

More Details

Property Manager
Beth
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 22, 2017

Why Beth chose Sonoma County

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!

Amenities

Sereno del Mar Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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
Bedrooms:
  • 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
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
We are dog friendly and have a 20' cable dog run that will keep your dog safe outdoors!

Reviews

Excellent! 4.4/5 -
(28 traveler reviews)

Spacious Yet Cozy Bodega Bay Experience!
average rating of 4.428571 based on 28 reviews
Bellflower, Napa, Norwalk and Whittier, CA
1

Disappointed/deceptive photos

  • 1 of 5

I write of my disappointment with Papy's Cottage due to the deceptive photos of the backyard area and hot tub deck and the overall feel of the place. The place felt dirty, dated and not well cared for at all. I understand the cottage is old, but stains on the carpets, rugs and no beach/spa towels or even decent bath towels tells me there is lack of concern for the renter. The rental is not cheap, even though I understand it can house up to 10 people. It was only my husband, me and our dog. The blinds would not come down, the window in the front is full of condensation, the back door handle hard to operate. The refrigerator is broken inside with a make shift door handle that screams upgrade. Broken and rusty outside furniture and the backyard had broken glass, old beer cartons and no draw to play Bocce ball or horse shoes, light the rusty fire pit or even stay out in the backyard. There are old rubber mats covering holes and drains right off the back porch steps. If anything it is a safety issue. Gopher or ground squirrel tunnels and piles of dirt all over. Total lack of care. Photos are deceptive. At best it is a work in progress which should be reflected in the rent decrease.

Overall, we were disappointed and a partial refund would be appropriate. I hope you allow others to view this review.

  • Submitted: May 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so sorry to hear of your disappointment with the condition of the home. What you describe is unacceptable. I will communicate with you directly to discuss compensation. There is good news - I'm excited to announce that beginning this week we have new owners at Papy's! They are energized to make positive changes at the cottage!
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Pictures were a little decieving

  • 4 of 5

Could definitely use some tlc and updating but it was close to everything we wanted to do. The pictures were a bit decieving as far as the yard, deck etc. also thought the back of the house was on the highway. Overall the stay was nice but the house could use some attention. The fridge door had a fence handle on it, the pans they had were minimal and sketchy at best which made cooking a little discouraging. You can't beat the location, and the weather ended up being great which made up for the few minor things that lacked in the house.

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Penny, We have new owners at Papy's. As manager of the home, I am excited to address the issues! Thanks, Beth
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Nevada City, California
5

Awesome and beautiful and very comfortable

  • 5 of 5

Our first experience renting a house in Bodega Bay was the best at Puppy's cottage. I couldn't ask for any better. It was perfect for our family. Thank you

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Beautiful Location

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time. Really got to experience Northern California coastal living! Thanks for having us

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Third year in a row.... perfect stay!

  • 5 of 5

Awesome stay, as always!

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Oakland
4

Great for a group

  • 4 of 5

We had plenty of room with the den and living room. Loved the deck and hot tub.

  • Submitted: Dec 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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!

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Rates & Availability

Sereno del Mar Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
Jun 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$295
From
$335
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,820
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 22 2017 - Nov 27 2017
3 night minimum stay
$335
$1,820
 
 
Christmas Season
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 1 2018
3 night minimum stay
$335
$1,820
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$275
From
$335
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,775
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Cleaning Fee $165 + Tax
Pet Fee $50
Tax Rate 12.0%

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.

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