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Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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About the property

The Water & Sportsfisherman Lovers Dream 3 Bedroom/2 Bath

BAYSIDE RETREAT is the perfect place for active singles, couples, and families who want to be conveniently located near the WATER and have a great WATER VIEW. ESPECIALLY, if you love watersports: SURFING, BOATING, FISHING, KAYAKING, WIND-SURFING, PADDLE-BOARDING, KITE-FLYING, CLAM-DIGGING...

Bayside Retreat is a comfortable, unpretentious 3 bedroom/2 bath home, (but the floor plan is like two homes). It comfortably accommodates a couple, a couple with children or TWO FAMILIES . There are TWO FULLY EQUIPPED KITCHENS! The larger of the two sides of this home has a spacious 'great' room with a woodstove and two bedrooms. It sleeps 4 adults. The 'Blue' Room has a queen sized memory foam mattress; and the 'Green' Room has a memory foam double mattress. There are air mattresses and futons for the kids.

The smaller one-bedroom side of the home sleeps 4 (1 double bed and 1 sofa bed); A door between the two sides of the home can be left open or closed to provide privacy as desired. It is available as a stand-alone vacation home.

There are board games, a telescope and books to entertain, along with DIRECTV on (one 42' flat-screen TV, one 36' and two more TV's in bedrooms (with HBO, SHOWTIME, CINEMAX, STARZ, etc.,). Oh, and you'll notice lots of original oil and watercolor paintings on the walls done by the owner and friends (they're for sale...).

The view of the bay from the great room is breathtaking. Relax in the backyard with a glass of wine, watch the seals frolic in the bay and the boats come in to dock. Grill fresh fish or oysters on the barbeque in the backyard.

After the sun goes down, curl up on the comfy sectional in front of the wood-burning stove and RELAX...RELAX...RELAX!

Either the one-bedroom side or the two-bedroom side may be available if you do not need a three-bedroom vacation home. Please contact the owner for details and inquiries on availability of a smaller space.

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Pamela Wallace
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
November 14, 2016

About Pamela Wallace

We are native Californians who migrated from San Francisco to Sonoma County in the 60's. We currently live in the Sonoma Valley in the hamlet of Glen Ellen.

Pamela Wallace purchased this house in 2008

Why Pamela Wallace chose Sonoma County

It has always been a dream of ours to have a home on the coast (there's only so much property on the coast and there won't be any more added, so....). We wanted a home with a view of the water that we could live in when we retire; but until that time, we are happy to share it with other water lovers!

What makes this house unique

The wonderful view, the spacious open-beam ceiling in the great room, the wood-burning stove, two kitchens...and, did I mention the wonderful view. ALL that--and the sound of the foghorn and seals barking--makes this home a perfect place to retire. But, until then, it's just a great, comfortable place to relax...relax...relax!


Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(30 traveler reviews)

average rating of 4.5333333 based on 30 reviews

Great place for group

  • 4 of 5

We stayed 2 nights, one night 2 adults, `one night 4 adults. We didn't spend much time at the home as we were busy with wedding near by. Our deposit was cheerfully refunded. A plus is there are no steps to front door-living space. No stairs in the living space. Parking is right on the same level as the floor.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cute and comfortable!!

  • 5 of 5

A total of nine family members including 1 little dog stayed over Christmas weekend and had plenty of room with both units rented. We all had a great time and enjoyed the home. Kitchen was well stocked with almost everything we needed. Having 2 kitchens really helped with keeping food/drink organized. Bedding and blankets were cute, cozy and warm. The wood stove provided the greatly needed heat for the living room and kitchen, but didn't really reach the rooms, esp. the apartment! I would recommend space heaters, as there is no central heat. We were lucky not have any RV campers parked in the spots right beyond the backyard, so we always had a view of the Harbor. From the house, Salmon Creek Beach is a 25 min walk over the dunes, restaurants are just a walk above the hill and in Porto Bodega (RV park), launch your kayak into the harbor from a little beach just 2 houses down. Would stay again for sure!

  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Vickie E: So happy to hear you enjoyed Bayside Retreat and I really appreciate that you left my home in such wonderful shape. Thoughtful guests like you and your family are always welcome back. (I've made a note to get another space heater.) ~Blessings, Pamela~
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Fantastic home

  • 5 of 5

We loved the was so comfortable and well stocked ! Everything about it was wonderful!

The location...the fireplace( because it was very very cold) the added apartment with full kitchen and

Queen size bedroom and the blow up mattress's And we appreciated the added Christmas decorations !!

The view of the Harbour and Bodega Head were great..

The pictures on the website don't give the true size of the home...its bigger than what you see !

We definitely would stay there again !!!! Thank you ..thank you ..for the fantastic memories we made for

our family !!!

  • Submitted: Dec 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Maureen H and Family: Thank you for the wonderful review and "backatcha...." You are welcome back make more great memories! ~Blessings, Pamela~
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Super comfortable! Great location!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our Thanksgiving Holiday here! The house is very comfortable and the extra kitchen space came in really handy. We would definitely return.

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very enjoyable and relaxing

  • 4 of 5

Love the house. We only used the 2 bedroom side and it was very clean and had everything we needed including a bottle of wine from the owner. The beds were extremely comfortable and my dogs loved the little yard. Thank you Pamela.

There are a couple of things I would note:

The house is on the road that leads to Bodega Head and it is very busy street. The other is that the house backs up to an RV park. You can see the bay, but the view is mostly RVs. We could hear the early risers from the RVs laughing and talking loudly.

I would definitely recommend this home

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Susan for your review. You were great guests, and I'm happy to hear you enjoyed Bayside Retreat. I hope you'll come back again.
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Ideal place for a family with older children.

  • 4 of 5

The house was very pleasant & comfortable. There was only 2 of us and our dog so we only used 1/2 the house. This place would be excellent for a large family. Location is ideal and in walking distance of restaurants and shops. It is on a busy road but you do not hear the noise of automobiles. Overall a very nice house and the price per night is very reasonable.

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for choosing Bayside Retreat. I hope you'll come again!
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Sonoma County Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
The Tides
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Bodega Bay Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Hwy 1
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
The Crab Pot
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Doran Park
Car: recommended

A guest book at Bayside Hideaway contains information about all available activities and restaurants.


Rates & Availability

Bodega Bay House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Midweek Winter Special
Jan 4 2017 - Mar 31 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
May 26 2017 - Jun 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
Jun 30 2017 - Aug 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Pet Fee $50
Cleaning $125

A Processing Fee of $25 may be assessed for all cancellations which occur 30 days or more from scheduled arrival date.
Your deposit may be retained by the owner if cancellation occurs less than 30 days from scheduled arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Bodega Bay House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
  • Bedrooms are clean and cozy. Beds have comfy memory-foam mattresses. Two of the three bedrooms have TV's.
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets considered ...
  • smoking allowed ...
  • wheelchair accessible
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Bayside Retreat is arranged like two connected homes. The one-bedroom/one bath side has a full kitchen and front room; and the two-bedroom/one-bath side has a full kitchen and large living room. The door between enhances privacy when wanted or needed.

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