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Bedrooms 3
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


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.

More Details

Pamela Wallace
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
September 26, 2017

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!


Bodega Bay House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • 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
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair accessible
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • 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 (converted into another bedroom; and the larger side has two-bedrooms/one-bath, a full kitchen and large living room. The door between enhances privacy when wanted or needed.


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(34 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 4.529412 based on 34 reviews
sparks, nv

bodega house

  • 4 of 5

great location, very nice inside - open concept. 4 beds was a big plus. negatives - needs a decent dining table instead of the silly fold out table that was there. also, no washer/dryer as listed under amenities. and the bbq grill was dirty and out of propane. in general though, a very nice property.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful weekend of memories.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the house to get ready for a wedding at the Secret Garden. It was perfect. Nice and clean. Very quite. Well stocked for everything we needed. After calling the owner she reminded me to check out the book with all of the instructions. That's very important! We had a power outage on Saturday afternoon into the evening. Made it just more memorable. Eating by cell phone light. Then found the candles. Would love to return. On a not so busy weekend. It's a five for me.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location

  • 5 of 5

This was my first experience with a vacation rental, and we really enjoyed our stay. It was a convenient location and had space for cars and truck with a boat.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice and clean house

  • 4 of 5

Well equipped and nice house. Could use a bigger eating table. Someone before us had set an electric fan/heater on wood burning stove and melted it part way on. We removed it before using stove

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Sonoma County Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Porto Bodega
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Bodega Bay Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Hwy 1
Nearest Restaurant
0.15 Miles
Gourmet Au Bay
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Doran Park
Car: recommended

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


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Pet Fee $50
Damage Insurance $59
Damage Deposit $500

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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