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Sleeps 8-10 Located the Desirable So Harbour, Vast Ocean Views!

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

"The Compass House" located in the South Harbour at Panicle Gulch is uniquely designed and named for all its points face North, South, East and West taking advantage of the HUGE 200* views of the vast Pacific Ocean, Tomalas Bay, Point Reyes, and Bodega Head. To the East of this home are hundreds of acres of pastureland grandfathered in that flow down to the sea. A picturesque old farm house and barn sits on the hillside with weathered cypress trees.As you enter this spacious elegant home you'll just smile! It's bright and light, windows all around, tall ceilings with recessed lighting that can be altered to set the mood. The fully stocked, circular gourmet kitchen has a gas stove, granite countertops and a wet bar. Enjoy gathering around the formal dining table ready for a party of eight. Share great meals together, laugh, play cards and board games. Adjacent is the family room that has a gas fireplace, TV, over sized chairs, comfy couch a nice place you'll just want to hang out and visit."The Compass House" has 4 roomy bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms. All beautifully decorated, the master bedroom suite has a California King Size bed that sits kitty corner in the middle of the room with breathtaking views. A romantic double sided gas fireplace can be lit with just a flick of a switch! Wait until you see the bathroom in this master suite, you won't want to come out! Relax in the Roman jetted Jacuzzi tub, look out through the one-way glass windows at the views and have the luxury of watching a flat screen TV. There is also a well lit vanity and a beautiful big open walk-in shower. To top of that, can it get any better? A charming sitting area with 2 large chaise lounges for indulging in a good book, or a nice afternoon nap. Downstairs are the other 3 bedrooms and a good size full bath. Two rooms have queen size beds and the fourth has 2 twins. All pretty and very inviting with colorful bedding that makes you feel like you're in a beach home! Also downstairs is the game room a favorite place for the kids to play video games, watch movies, or listen to music.Outside we go; the private beach is an easy 5 minute walk where there are many surprises that await you along the way. From the deck with views galore, you can BBQ, observe amazing sunsets, an abundance of wildlife that range from the curious local black tail deer, a variety of birds, coveys of quail, bunnies, bobcats and so much more is waiting for you. Don't forget to bring your compass!

Property Manager
Bodega Bay 'BEST' Vacation Rentals
Member since: 2008
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 a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 11, 2018


Bodega Bay House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • whale watching
Minimum age limit is 25 years of age.


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Sleeps 8-10 Located the Desirable So Harbour, Vast Ocean Views!
average rating of 4.4615383 based on 13 reviews

Gorgeous views and great location too!

  • 4 of 5

This house is exactly as pictured— light, airy, architecturally dramatic and with gorgeous views of both pastureland and ocean. it is the perfect place for a family getaway in beautiful Bodega Bay. We were there with adult children and grandchildren and the stay couldn’t have been easier and more fun. The house is set up perfectly for a family— lots of room for togetherness in the kitchen, living room, and dining areas— but much-needed privacy in the bedrooms. The children were able to nap quietly while we adults spent time in the upstairs living room. The dining room seated all of us comfortably and served as a great gathering spot not only for eating, but for laptops, doing puzzles, and playing board games too. The kitchen was extremely modern and well-equipped with absolute gorgeous views out the window by the sink. The beds were also super comfortable and there were plenty of linens and towels. The location of the house couldn’t have been better. My husband was 2 minutes from the Bodega Links golf course, and Doran beach was less than 5 minutes driving time away. Directly across from the house was access to a small private beach, but due to the steps and relatively steep climb down, we weren’t able to take the small children there. I would recommend this, however, as a wonderful place for older children and adults. it is obvious the owners of the Compass House are hospitable people who want others to enjoy their home. The house had so many “loving” touches like sea shells, books, board games, and pretty dishes and mugs. The Compass House is located in a lovely neighborhood with tasteful homes and incredible views. It is a quiet neighborhood where you feel very much at home. Overall, I’d give our stay an “A.” Thank you to the owners and management company for helping make our family vacation so special.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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I loved this place and look forward to coming back here again !

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home with plenty of space fir everyone. The kitchen was the best !

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Spot

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay. The house is close to the beach, town, and golf. There was plenty of room for our group of ten! I highly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Rafael, CA

Wonderful family weekend w/ perfect beach access

  • 5 of 5

Our family with kids and grandkids spent the weekend at the Compass House. The house with its large living room, large kitchen, and comfortable bedrooms, was the perfect home for us. The short hike to the beach and the beach itself were a wonderful addition to peaceful coastal atmosphere in the home.

One thing to improve: please provide coffee next time :))

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Francisco

Great space for 8 people.

  • 4 of 5

Overall the house was great. It needs a couple items fixed. 2 of the dining room chairs are wobbly. One of the twin beds needs to be replaced as it is leaning.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, well-appointed home but experience was tainted by booking hiccups

  • 3 of 5

Tl; dr: Beautiful house in a great location, but a booking mistake by management company made for a stressful experience.

Pros: Couldn't have asked for a better place to stay for a trip to visit family in Sebastopol. We had 3 couples and two single people and all fit very comfortably. Home is right on the coast with great views, and a path nearby to take to the ocean. It was equipped with everything we needed, from throw blankets for chilly weather to a fully equipped kitchen. We were able to have my 80-year-old grandmother over for a family dinner and the dining area easily accommodated 10 for a sit-down dinner.

The management company, Bodega Bay Best Vacation Rentals (BBBVR) quickly responded to my request to book, and you could tell many small steps had been taken to ensure that guests had everything they needed while at the house. Instructions for turning on lights etc. were clear, and they did not have extensive or unusual requirements for preparing the house on check-out, which I appreciated.

Cons: We had some issues with BBBVR when booking the home. I requested to book in February for a July trip, and received a prompt reply from BBBVR with a docusign agreement and deposit information. I executed that agreement, but in March our dates needed to move up by two days, so I contacted BBBVR to see if that would be possible. They said that would be fine and we executed a new agreement with the new dates.

A week before our check-in date, I received an e-mail from BBBVR stating that they had double-booked the house for the first night of our stay and we wouldn't be able to check in until the next day. I tried to get in touch with the owner, and she eventually texted me that a staff member would call me to book an alternate house. No one called, so I called them later in the day and it turned out that there were no other properties that would work for our party as they didn't have any other 4-bedroom homes available.

They eventually refunded the night they double-booked, and we shortened our stay. No apology was made beyond a perfunctory "sorry for the inconvenience" in the initial e-mail. We scrambled to figure out alternate housing for our group, a stressful process as the stay was part of a multi-stop trip, with people flying in from various points on the day we were supposed to check-in, and we had only a few days to make alternate arrangements.

Great spot, but can't recommend for out-of-state travelers due to unreliable booking.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional


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  • *SPECIALS* exclude ALL holidays. See rate details for pricing.
  • TOT #1752N.
  • All bookings subject to a cleaning fee, 12% TOT tax, and 2% tourist assessment
  • $25/ night charge for extra guests over 8 guests (up to 10 guests total)

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