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3rd/nt FREE at 'Steps to the Beach' in Sereno Del Mar Walk to Portuguese Beach!

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


Minimum Stay
2 - 4 nights

About the property

Just'Steps to the Beach'! This open, bright and clean beautiful ocean view home is located in the desirable area of Sereno Del Mar across from Portuguese Beach. With 3 bedrooms and 2/full baths, sleeps 6-7 guests.

As you enter this home you will find pretty, comfortable beach décor throughout with amazing views from every picture window! A fully equipped galley style kitchen, granite countertops, large stainless steel sink for your catch of the day.

Relax on the big comfy couch while reading a good book, watching a 3-D movie on the 47” LG/LCD/LED HDTV! Or, just take in the spectacular views and all the wildlife. From the majestic bucks with their big antlers (no hunting!) doe-a-deer with her fawn/s, grey foxes, bunnies hoping around, a shy bobcat if you’re so lucky verity of birds from, migrating geese, soaring hawks, gliding pelicans, great blue herons, shorebirds and of course seagulls!

Our home faces westward to take in the maximum and exceptional sunsets with ocean views from the kitchen to the living room. The master bedroom suite has a nice sitting area with ocean views a California king size bed and full bath. The charming second bedroom has 2 twin beds, an Eastern king in the elegant 3rd bedroom that also has a large leather chair that makes into a twin bed. Great for little ones that don’t want to be too far from Mom & Dad!

Outside is beautifully landscaped with flagstone and trex patios that wrap around from the kitchen to the master suite. We even have an outdoor shower to rinse off those sandy toes, as you are that close to the beach! “Steps to the Beach, how many? Well you’ll just have to come and pace them off for yourself and be sure to let us know! Happy trails...

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Property Manager
Bodega Bay 'BEST' Vacation Rentals
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within an hour
Calendar last updated:
January 18, 2017


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(10 traveler reviews)

3rd/nt FREE at 'Steps to the Beach' in Sereno Del Mar Walk to Portuguese Beach!
average rating of 4.6 based on 10 reviews
Hillsborough, CA, U.S.A.

Good Value, Great House

  • 5 of 5

What you like depends on what you want. Here are the many virtues of Steps to the Beach, for us: 1) Quiet. No street noise (you can hear the waves in the distance outside), no barking dogs (common in this area); 2) Visually private, with enough separation from nearby houses that you are not looking at each other--you can walk around in your underwear; 3) exceptionally well-decorate and maintained--clean, with nice granite counters, good quality appliances, good beds, etc.; great heating system, plenty of hot water; 4) carpet in only two bedrooms, helping to avoid the mold problem common in vacation homes where the heat is not always on and the climate is moist; 5) nice location, out of town but not too far, close to nice beaches and walking trails. The house and its rooms are small (fine for the two of us), and there is only one relatively small eating area. It is a great choice particularly for couples who, for less than the price of a decent hotel, get a whole house and two bathrooms!

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Girls getaway

  • 5 of 5

I just returned from a great long weekend at Steps to the Beach. We had plenty of room for our girls getaway. We stayed very comfortably here. We loved the outside deck, the comfy couch and the well stocked kitchen. The home is very clean and no detail was over-looked. We walked straight down to the beach every day and did lots of dipping our toes in the water and combing the beach for shells. This is a great home and we would highly recommend booking your next vacation!

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Windsor, CA


  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved staying at Steps to the Beach! It was a paradise for our family. The kitchen was bright and fun to cook in with all the needed supplies and gas cook top on hand. I timed the drive to the beach at 1 minute (literally, 1 minute). You can get to 4 or 5 beaches in 5 minutes time. The management company was great to work with and very helpful. The property is clean and well maintained. The master bedroom has a great bed that is adjustable with a tempur pedic type top. The family room has a great tv and comfortable couches with recliners built in to the couch. The views were also great.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice getaway for seven

  • 4 of 5

We had a great experience staying in "Steps to the Beach!" It was the perfect size for us. We walked to the beach a few times and that was no problem for our particular ability levels. Some might find it a bit too long. The stairs down to Portuguese Beach directly across Hwy 1 are pretty difficult. To get to the main parking lot with the more gradual sandy descent to the beach, you have to walk about 50 yards along Hwy 1. We were there during the week so it wasn't too busy or scary. But on a weekend, I would find it very scary to make that short walk with my senior parents or young children.

My experience with the office was generally good. I asked about a weekday-only price and they took $25 off each night. I appreciate that kind of flexibility from a business. There was a mistake in the original paperwork, including the price, and they fixed that quickly. The only problem was that the instructions for getting into the house involved stopping at the office for the key with office listed as open until 4pm but the office actually closed at 2pm. It was a little confusing that we couldn't check in until 4pm and the office would close before that time. Turns out they sent an email that day with the lock box code, which I think should have been sent earlier to help with our planning and avoid an unnecessary stop. Bonus was there's a coffee house right next to the office so we made it a coffee stop instead. When we got to the house at 3:55pm, the cleaning crew were just finishing up, which is fine but tarnished the curb appeal just a bit.

Just a few small issues in the house 1) the can opener didn't work and I can't believe we would be the first people to notice that when it was as jacked up as it was and 2) there was a stain on the sheets in the king bedroom that was pretty gross. I tried to wash it out but it wouldn't come out. I don't think sheets with a stain should be put on a bed in a nice place like that. 3) be aware that the grill is charcoal. They provide charcoal so that worked for us but if you'd never used one, it might be disappointing for you.

Overall a good experience in the house and with the property managers.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beach living!

  • 5 of 5

I really enjoyed this home. This modern beach house was a family friendly home with indoor and outdoor activities available. For the outdoor activities, the house had Frisbees, kites, beach balls, etc. For the indoor activities, there were board games, binoculars and 3-D glasses for movies. The neighborhood was nice and quiet with beautiful views of the ocean. The beach is walking distance and makes for a fun day. A local deer family came and visited the front yard daily. Lastly, the home beach décor was lovely. I would definitely recommend this house for a fun family stay.

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hillsborough, CA, U.S.A.

Fits All of Our Requirements Perfectly

  • 5 of 5

We are fussy beyond belief, and Steps to the Beach meets all of our many criteria. No carpet in most of the house, which means no mold, no dust smell. Immaculately clean. Two good king-sized beds with great mattresses--none of the "valley of death" experience. Great forced-air heating, so the home is comfortable and cozy. Completely level, so great for people with bad knees. Good equipment in the kitchen and living room. Attractively decorated (the pictures are really accurate) with nice high ceilings in the living room area. Well located a little "out of town" so you don't feel like you are in a subdivision. Close to the beach and good walks. Ten minutes from Terrapin Creek, a 1-Michelin star restaurant that was exceptional. Good ocean view, and you can even hear the ocean. Good privacy from other houses and neighbors, so it is extremely quiet. Bedrooms, baths, and kitchen area are a little on the small side but this is a vacation rental and there are only two of us anyway. For us, the best place in Bodega Bay by far.

  • Submitted: Jan 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
San Francisco/Oakland
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Sereno del Mar House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jan 17 2017 - Feb 16 2017
2 night minimum stay
Presidents' Day
Feb 17 2017 - Feb 20 2017
3 night minimum stay
Feb 21 2017 - Apr 11 2017
2 night minimum stay
Apr 12 2017 - Apr 19 2017
4 night minimum stay
Apr 20 2017 - May 25 2017
2 night minimum stay
Memorial Day
May 26 2017 - May 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
May 30 2017 - Jun 29 2017
2 night minimum stay
Independence Day
Jun 30 2017 - Jul 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
Jul 5 2017 - Aug 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Labor Day
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
Sep 5 2017 - Oct 5 2017
2 night minimum stay
Columbus Day
Oct 6 2017 - Oct 9 2017
3 night minimum stay
Oct 10 2017 - Nov 8 2017
2 night minimum stay
Veterans' Day
Nov 9 2017 - Nov 12 2017
3 night minimum stay
Nov 13 2017 - Nov 18 2017
2 night minimum stay
Nov 19 2017 - Nov 26 2017
4 night minimum stay
Nov 27 2017 - Dec 21 2017
2 night minimum stay
Dec 22 2017 - Dec 26 2017
4 night minimum stay
Dec 27 2017 - Dec 27 2017
2 night minimum stay
New Years'
Dec 28 2017 - Jan 2 2018
4 night minimum stay
Jan 3 2018 - Mar 31 2018
2 night minimum stay


  • See above.
  • US Dollars
  • See rate details for nightly minimums.
  • PLEASE NOTE: Dates will not be held until you have signed a contract through the
  • property management agency.
  • All bookings are subject to a cleaning fee, 9% TOT tax and 2% Tourism tax.
  • TOT Certificate No.: 1769N
  • *SPECIALS* exclude ALL holidays. See rate details for pricing.
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Sereno del Mar House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , California King
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Eastern King
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

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