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Family & Pet Friendly--Just Steps from the Bay

(30 Reviews)

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Last updated: 04/22/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Sleeps:9
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

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 double bed, 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 adults or a couple and kids (1 queen sized, memory foam in the bedroom and a queen-size air mattress, a single air mattress and two single futons for the kids); 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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Member since: 2014

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 04/22/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 2000 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 9
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:


  • Children Welcome
  • Pets Considered:

    Up to two dogs are allowed with deposit of $50 per pet. Contact owner to seek approval for more than two....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Wheelchair Accessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, Beds for 6-9

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower


Other Amenities

  • 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. ...moreless


  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities


  • Churches
  • Duty Free Shops
  • Marina
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Near The Ocean
  • Water View:

    Located on the edge of Bodega Bay...moreless

  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    Drop-leaf table can be moved (CAREFULLY) out from the wall (4 chairs--stored inside the table). When drop leaves are lifted, and table is placed in front of a bench, it seats 8-10 comfortably. ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Clothes Dryer:

    Only available for guests staying longer than two weeks....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:


  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:


  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    Ample room for parking including boats or RV's....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Only available for guests staying longer than two weeks....moreless

  • Wood Stove


  • Coffee Maker:

    Two 10 cup and one small coffeemaker on site....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Plenty of utensils, small appliances (blender), crockpot, and usually foil pans for guests use (so you don't have to scrub baked-on food during your vacation)....moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    TWO complete, fully equipped kitchens. One on the one bedroom side and one on the two bedroom side....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:


  • Pantry Items:

    Pantry items include: salt, pepper, spices, coffee, tea creamer are supplied; usually oil, vinegar, some baking items....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    One in each kitchen....moreless

  • Stove:


  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill


Write a review 4.5
from 30 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 26 - Jun 29, 2017
3 night min stay
$1,800 $6,950
Jun 30 - Aug 31, 2017
3 night min stay
$1,800 $6,950
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$1,850 $6,000
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you 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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Last updated: 04/22/2017
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15 Miles
Nearest Airport
Sonoma County Airport
0.25 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Porto Bodega
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
Bodega Bay Golf Course
0.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Hwy 1
0.15 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Gourmet Au Bay
2 Miles
Nearest Beach
Doran Park

Car: Recommended

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


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2008

About the owner: 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.

Why the Owner Chose Bodega Bay, CA, USA:
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!

The Unique Benefits at this House:
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!

Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 04/22/2017

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  • WELCOME!!!


  • Blue Bedroom One View

    Blue Bedroom One View

  • Walk out the back gate to Charter Fishing Boats

    Walk out the back gate to Charter Fishing Boats

  • Our HAPPY DOG at the beach a few steps away!

    Our HAPPY DOG at the beach a few steps away!

  • View from Campbell Cove Park a 4 mile hike towards Bodega Head

    View from Campbell Cove Park a 4 mile hike towards Bodega Head

  • BAYSIDE RETREAT GREAT ROOM (with "Piper") 2015

    BAYSIDE RETREAT GREAT ROOM (with "Piper") 2015

  • Kitchen #2 With Apples

    Kitchen #2 With Apples

  • Picnic Table and Propane Grill 2015

    Picnic Table and Propane Grill 2015

  • Bayside Retreat Eastside Living Room Area 2015

    Bayside Retreat Eastside Living Room Area 2015

  • View Over Back Fence

    View Over Back Fence

  • A few feet from front door-Bodega Bay Dune Park hiking trails to the right

    A few feet from front door-Bodega Bay Dune Park hiking trails to the right

  • Beach a few steps from the front door!

    Beach a few steps from the front door!

  • Sunset at Bodega Head

    Sunset at Bodega Head

VRBO #603683

This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Sunday, April 23, 2017

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