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Great Views/Short walk to beach/Gull Dr/Hot tub/Ocean VIEWS!

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


About the property

3 Bdrm/2 Bath/Hot Tub/Great VIEWS! Gull Drive/WALK to beach/Clubhouse

‘Pacific View' is a 3-bed/2-bath 2000 sq.ft. private home on Gull Drive in the Bodega Harbour South subdivision of Bodega Bay. CLOSEST street to beach trail/beach.

* Backs up to 1st Fairway of the Bodega Harbour Golf course ; Gorgeous views of Bodega Head, Doran Beach and the Pacific Ocean.

* The house is well-laid out with vaulted ceilings in all rooms, beautiful wood molding, skylights and tall picture windows. There are 2 beach access trails off of Gull Drive so you are literally minutes from the water.

Layout of House: All bedrooms/kitchen/bathrooms/dining room are located on the main-level. The living room is on the upper level-up about 6 carpeted steps with a railing. 2-car garage.

There are 2 low-level cement steps and 2 wooden steps prior to front door. As you enter the front door on the main floor the Master Bedroom is to your right & sits facing the front of the home with ocean views from all its windows.

MASTER BDRM/BATH: Lrg room with a King size bed, HDTV/Cable/DVD/HBO/Blu Ray. There is also a separate full bath with double vanity/toilet closet in this room. Room is large with a trundle bed in it as well (2-twins...great for kids). The beds have reading lamps for all guests.

DINING TABLE/KITCHEN: The kitchen is fully-equipped and the dining table sits next to it and seats 6-8 guests. We keep the pantry stocked with various seasonings, teas, coffee, foil, saran wrap...etc. There are two decks off these rooms. A deck to the back facing the golf course with 2-lounge chairs and an enclosed deck to the side with the HOT TUB. The hot-tub deck is enclosed with a 4.5 foot fence with a barked in area behind it. Here sits a Weber propane barbecue as well.

BDRMS #2 & #3: Located back wing of home affording privacy from Mstr. Both these rooms are spacious with vaulted ceilings , Queen beds/TV/DVD. Both have reading lamps for all guests.

All King and Queen beds have memory foam Pure Comfort Mattress Topper's on them making for a comfortable night's sleep. The 2nd full bath is along this same hallway and houses the laundry closet (washer/dryer). These back rooms have a view of the golf course. The 3rd bedroom has a water view from its front facing windows.

LIVING ROOM: Only rm on 2nd floor with wonderful views out 4 very large picture windows. There are two vacant lots across from us which add to the open view. Beautiful sunsets and a great view of Doran Beach, Bodega Head and Pacific Ocean beyond. Lrg. Screen 55' HDTV/BLU-ray/DVD, stero-cd player, bookcase with a lrg. assortment of books & magazines, and a lrg. assortment of DVD's. Leather couches and a fireplace in this spacious room make it a wonderfully relaxing area to spend with family/friends.

Families: For guests with kids we have located in closets: hi-chair, infant seat. Closet full of games & Super Nintendo Video games. Furniture has no sharp edges or glass and outlets are covered.

Beach items: Beach blankets, chairs, umbrella, boogie boards, ice chests, sand toys located in garage. We even keep a beach pass for families wanting to drive to the State Beach at Doran entrance with all their 'stuff' saving you the $6 parking fee.

What do we/guests love most about the home? The house has a very open uncluttered feel with all the sunlight from skylights/windows and vaulted ceilings. Love being able to walk out the front door and hit the beach in 2-3 min. The Master Bdrm in the front and the Guests Bdrms in the back wing of the home give a measure of privacy to couples/families with kids. We clean the home ourselves so know it's clean, functioning and is always well stocked with soap/paper products/supplies. Extra pillows/blankets in all rooms.

More Details

Debbie & Dave Tarca
Member since: 2006
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 20, 2018

About Debbie & Dave Tarca

**pic of Vineman Triatholon 2015**

Dave and I are both college graduates [Dave Business Degree SSU/Debbie RN Degree PUC]. Dave grew up in Penngrove & Debbie is from the Bay Area. Dave runs Acrat Plumbing & Heating, LLC and is a LICENSED General Contractor, Electrical Contractor, Plumbing & Heating Contractor. Debbie runs Bodega Bay Rentals, LLC and cares for our 3 children. We love the outdoors. We are also supportive Sponsors of Sonoma County 4H and FFA. We also own vrbo 330680.

Our goal...YOU have a seamless vacation in a home that runs top to bottom. We clean/prep so have hopefully headed off any unwanted issues. We live 20 min away so are available 24/7 to help at any time...even if just a texted question. Dave is a plumbing/electrical contractor. If an issue pops up...we respond asap. Our homes are self entry and guests given door code so entry at your leisure. Lots of extras. Questions don't hesitate to ask.

Debbie & Dave Tarca

Debbie & Dave Tarca purchased this house in 2001

Why Debbie & Dave Tarca chose Bodega Bay

Gull Drive is the closest road to the Beach with two beach trails. We wanted a home as close to water as possible. Great views and an easy walk to beach and clubhouse.

What makes this house unique

Doran Beach is a wonderful location to enjoy with children; Armstrong Woods with its majestic redwood trees; Hwy 1 is a beautiful scenic Drive; the restaurants in the Bodega Bay area are fabulous!; Close drive to everything but far enough to feel like you are away from everything!

As a family that travels we so appreciate when owners have pre-stocked THEIR homes well. I like to think we've done the same. A fully stocked kitchen with foil/ziplocks...dishes/pots & pans that are in GOOD glasses...seasonings; family supplies that include games, baby gear, beach supplies.... A home that functions and is clean is what I look for in a home. A hot tub that sparkles and works is a MUST. These are things we look for in homes we rent and they are a must in our own.

Guestbook comments from the owner

This home had everything we needed as a group of 3 couples... hot tub/private bedrooms/Weber barbq (the same one I have at home!)/comfortable furnishings and a full kitchen. I love a home that has everything and we were time & again both surprised and pleased to the attention to the 'little details' that make a stay that much more enjoyable. Great linens & CLEAN! VERY HIGHLY RECOMMEND!
Apr 2011
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Bodega Bay House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8 ...
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Camera at entrance to home only. Not watching...BUT...PLEASE - no Unauthorized pets. Contract signed at booking. Pet listed if bringing.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Golf Course Front
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 full baths
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Queen #2 - 1 queen , Queen Bed/Cable TV/DVD/Nintendo system
    Master Suite - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , Large Bdrm with King bed and trundle (2-twins); Cable HDTV
    Queen #3 - 1 queen , Queen Bed with Cable-TV/DVD
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2)
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 5 beach chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Fireplace, Lrg screen TV w/HBO, Stereo w/CD Player, Washer/Dryer, Super Nintendo & Games, Board Games/Books, Puzzles, Art Supplies. Hi-chair. Beach gear. Family friendly. Great for couples!


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Great Views/Short walk to beach/Gull Dr/Hot tub/Ocean VIEWS!
average rating of 4.995146 based on 247 reviews

Beautiful home, great location, accommodating host

  • 5 of 5

We had a very smooth check-in, facilitated by the clear and prompt communication with the owner. The home was clean and well organized, with thoughtful touches throughout.

It is a great location with ocean views from the living room and master bedroom. A short walk from the beach and the clubhouse, the house is also only a short drive away from great restaurants and coffee shops.

We would definitely stay there again.

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Brian... We really enjoyed having you. Forgot to mention in prior email...thank you for suggestion of bathtub grab bar in guest bath. Ordered and soon to be installed. It was a great suggestion! Take care!
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Chico, California, USA

beautiful Bodega get away

  • 5 of 5

The house was amazing. The kitchen had everything imaginable. The furnishings throughout were super comfortable. Every imaginable amenity from video games and movies, geocaching gps and info; family games and toys. Great ocean views. A nice place for walks. Right on the golf course. There were long beautiful beaches close by. The local restaurants are great. Be sure and visit Occidental for the Italian food at Negris or the Union Hotel and definitely go to Osmosis spa in Freestone. It is truly amazing. Gorgeous Japanese gardens there.

There is a local ranch where you can go horseback riding on the beach. The kids loved it.

The owners made the process of renting very simple.

All in all - one of the best vacations ever.

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2009
  • Stayed: June 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful home,very clean!!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time!! Home is very close to beach... Would stay here again☺️. Debbie is very helpful..

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Debbie's rental makes you feel like you are at home. It is perfect for a family.

  • 5 of 5

We were so thrilled to discover the Tarca's Bodega Bay home to be comfortable, clean, well stocked with towels, bedding and everything a family needs for cooking. Debbie's has thought of everything for a family! We loved our stay and it is conveniently located close to the beach! We had a fantastic experience and can't wait to visit again!

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome place, great views and easy access to the beach.

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time!! The house is is in a perfect location and has everything you need, from cooking supplies to beach chairs. Beach is very short walk away. Debbie was so easy to work with, was always available to answer any questions, and had great recommendations on places to go. Would highly recommend the house, we will be back!

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sonoma ca

Comfortable beach house

  • 5 of 5

Very well-appointed property with beautiful ocean views.

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
80 Miles
San Francisco International Airport
Nearest Golf
0.25 Miles
The Links at Bodega Harbour
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Bluewater Bistro
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
Doran Beach

San Francisco is a 90 minute drive; Wineries are 30-60 min away. Bodega Bay is a great fishing village with wonderful little shops; Town of Bodega is a 10 min drive where Alfred Hitchcock filmed 'The Birds'. The town still houses the original school house and church that were featured in the movie. Occidental about 30 minutes away has Sonoma Canopy Tours (ziplining...NOT to be missed!) and follow up with a great home style meal at Union Hotel or Negris. Great shops in Occidental as well all within walking distance; In Freestone visit Osmosis Day Spa & Freestone Wild Flour Bread Bakery.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $150 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Pet Fee $75
Tax Rate 12.0%

Happy to offer 3PM check-out on 3+ nt rentals or early check-in when available.

Rental Agreement/Occupancy List signed at time of booking.

OCCUPANCY: Rates based on 1-6 guests (adults & kids). Additional guests day &/or night may be an additional fee (ie: adults). 8 guests max at anytime (adults & children).

No events/parties; Camera's front & garage entrances facing street. ?'s regarding occupancy pls Ask.

Renter must be 25 years or older to rent home and must be present in home the entire stay.
No Smoking

Pets considered - listed on contract; 18+ months or older; fixed; shots; flea maintenance; never left alone; stay off furniture; 2 max. $50-75 each pet.

Holiday rates may see 15% increase; 3-4 night stay required.

**Rates may change without notice; booking not confirmed until signed contract/Payment received**

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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