Discover a selection of 349 vacation rentals in Bodega Bay, CA that are perfect for your trip. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or even pets, Vrbo vacation homes have the best amenities for hanging out with the people that matter most, including WiFi and swimming pools. Prices start at $209 per night, and houses and cabins are popular options for a stay in Bodega Bay. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Experience Bodega Bay at vacation home rentals

Set on a natural harbor, Bodega Bay is one of several laid-back fishing towns on California's sun-drenched North Coast. From sandy beaches and colorful tide pools to sumptuous seafood and world-class whale watching, Bodega Bay vacation rentals unlock access to this captivating slice of the Golden State. Movie buffs may recognize it as the setting of Alfred Hitchcock's 1963 horror film The Birds. But don't worry, the worst you'll find is enthusiastic seagulls keen to scoop up your unattended fish and chips. Venture inland and you'll find yourself immersed in the rolling vineyards and boutique estates of Sonoma Wine Country.

Things to do

Tourist attractions near Bodega Bay vacation homes

Run by the University of California, the Bodega Marine Laboratory and Reserve is a pioneering research site that's been studying the North Coast since the 1920s. Guided tours offer a unique chance to learn more about Bodega Bay's rocky coastlines, rolling sand dunes, salt marshes, wetlands and sand flats. In the market for a tasteful souvenir? Showcasing Japanese prints and contemporary Californian works, you're bound to find something wall-worthy at the Ren Brown Collection Gallery.

Activities

What to do near Bodega Bay vacation homes

Most sunseekers make a beeline for Sonoma Coast State Park. As well as soaking up the sun on the beach, you can also head up to Bodega Head, a raised peninsula that offers some of California's best whale-watching. The North Coast is famous for its seafood so why not eat your way through the string of upscale restaurants lining the waterfront? Think Dungeness crab cakes, clam chowder, popcorn shrimp and more. If you'd rather whip up your own ocean-inspired feasts, you can always stock up at the famous Fishetarian Fish Market and enjoy a sunset BBQ on the deck of your Bodega Bay vacation rentals villa. Wash it down with a bottle of local Sonoma County wine.

Day trips

Day trips from Bodega Bay vacation rentals

Bodega Bay is the ideal base camp to explore the attractions of Santa Rosa. Vacation rentals are available near places like the Charles M. Schulz Museum and Research Center, a whimsical museum with exhibits on the famed cartoonist, and Safari West, an upscale wildlife preserve with safari tours. You could also visit Trione-Annadel State Park, a huge park with hiking trails, fields of wildflowers, and a large lake for fishing, or Jack London State Historic Park, a vast park dedicated to Jack London with a museum, historic buildings, and nature trails.

Weather

Local weather for the trip to Bodega Bay vacation rentals

Thanks to its coastal location, Bodega Bay enjoys a mild maritime climate. Daytime temperatures hover around the 70s and create perfect conditions for swimming, whale watching and winery hopping. Crowds spike over the summer and during the springtime whale watching season. Snag a beachfront Bodega Bay vacation rentals property and you could spot frolicking whales as you sip a morning coffee. Spring also sees Sonoma County explode in a sea of wildflowers.

Natural features

Bodega Bay's a gateway to Sonoma Wine Country

Set on the coast of California, Bodega Bay is part of the state's coveted Sonoma County region. It's bona fide Wine Country, with scores of oenophiles flocking to sip their way through world-class vineyards. Whale watching is one of Bodega Bay's biggest drawcards, with peak season spanning from March to June. At Sonoma Coast State Park you'll often see grey whales and their calves breaching just offshore. The southbound migration falls from October to November, though the whales tend to stay further out to sea.

Beaches

Best beaches near Bodega Bay vacation homes

Bodega Bay has an array of pristine beaches for sunbathing and swimming. Vacation rentals are close to beautiful beaches like Bodega Head, a small promontory with sandy beaches and prime whale-watching opportunities, and Doran Regional Park, a tranquil beach with a boat launch and campsites. You may also like Campbell Cove Beach, a sheltered beach with calm waters that are great for children.

How to get there

How to get to and around Bodega Bay

The nearest airport is in Santa Rosa, CA (STS-Sonoma County), located 17.9 mi (28.8 km) from the city center.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Bodega Bay?

Whether you're looking for an intimate escape for you and your boo or somewhere roomy to fit all your friends, you'll find some top vacation rentals in and around Bodega Bay. Here are a couple we think you'll like:

  • Take advantage of handy amenities like WiFi and a washing machine at "Views New Hot Tub; Across From Beach Path". Situated around 2 miles from Bodega Bay, this leading option has 4 bedrooms and is a hit with guests.
  • Alternatively, make yourself comfy at "Brambleberry - Idyllic And Private Estate". Located around 25 miles from the heart of Bodega Bay, it has 3 bedrooms and comes with a meal delivery service and a computer monitor.

For even more great options, use the search bar at the top of the page to find the perfect Bodega Bay vacation rental for you.

What are the top-rated vacation rentals for weekend getaways in or near Bodega Bay?

Clock out on Friday and then forget the real world. If you're in the mood for some fun and relaxation, these rentals in and around Bodega Bay promise the ideal weekend getaway:

  • Spend your whirlwind break at "A Stylish Getaway In The Heart Of Sonoma Wine Country", which is around 30 miles to the east of central Bodega Bay. There's plenty of adventure and nature to keep you happy here. Do some fishing and kayaking or simply take in the sights of Petaluma Historical Museum and Bodega Head.
  • Alternatively, leave your worries behind at "Stunning Tuscan House In The Heart Of Sonoma's Wine Country". Stay in and enjoy its comforts, or head out and try your hand at some horse riding and hiking and biking. When you're ready to discover more of the area, visit Northwood Golf Club and Rancho Solano Golf Course. This fantastic vacation rental is around 30 miles east of Bodega Bay.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in and around Bodega Bay?

Typically small, reasonably priced and well located, it's easy to be impressed by a studio apartment. Make yourself comfortable in one of these vacation rentals and experience the culture of Bodega Bay up close:

  • Make "Stunning Tuscan House In The Heart Of Sonoma's Wine Country" your home away from home. This appealing property comes with amenities including a hair dryer and heating.
  • "Let The Sun Shine In" is another top option. Make yourself comfy and enjoy the use of free toiletries, a microwave oven and more.

There are many highlights around Bodega Bay to add to your itinerary. Feed the culture buff in you by visiting Raven Performing Arts Theater and Main Stage West.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Bodega Bay?

Short-term rentals are easy to come by in and around Bodega Bay. Stay for a night or two in a condo, a compact apartment or a large home. No matter what type of vacation rental you prefer, you'll find the perfect place with Vrbo. These are a few of our favorites:

  • "Snowbirds Winter 2023 Available" is close to the center of Bodega Bay, which means you'll have loads of things to keep you on the go. Make your way to cool attractions like Bohemian Grove and Russian River Vineyard when you're not enjoying the comforts of your cozy digs.
  • Eat, sleep and explore from "The Perfect Wine County Couples Retreat", another popular option. Korbel Champagne Cellars and Armstrong Redwoods State Park should be on your itinerary when you're ready to go sightseeing.

What are the best romantic weekend getaways in or near Bodega Bay?

Forget flowers and chocolates. Sometimes all you need is to get away for the weekend, just you and your sweetheart. At Vrbo, we've got romantic getaways in and around Bodega Bay that would make even Cupid swoon. Here are some we think you'll be enamored with:

  • Around 2 miles from Bodega Bay, "Views New Hot Tub; Across From Beach Path" is a perfect place for lovestruck couples. Winery tours and beauty services are among the many amenities you'll find here.
  • Another place where you can spend a few glorious days together is "Brambleberry - Idyllic And Private Estate". Around 25 miles from Bodega Bay, winery tours and a fireplace add to the atmosphere here.

What are the best large group vacation rentals in or near Bodega Bay?

Big groups mean big fun. They also mean finding a place that'll comfortably fit your whole squad. Check out our large group vacation rentals in or around Bodega Bay and get everyone together under one roof:

  • You'll have loads of space to enjoy yourselves at "5 Bedroom 6 1/2 Bath Luxury Home On 3+ Acres". Around 20 miles northeast of Bodega Bay, this impressive retreat has 5 bedrooms sleeping up to 12 guests. Quality amenities include a swimming pool and a garden.
  • Invite up to 12 of your dearest friends to "Luxury Golf Course Home With Spectacular Ocean Views 'royal Pacific" and fill the place with laughter and love. This popular option has 5 bedrooms and is around 2 miles to the southeast of Bodega Bay. It's crammed with features to keep your group happy and comfortable, including an ocean view and a firepit.

What are the best houses for rent with a pool in or near Bodega Bay?

Nothing says fun and frivolity like a pool. Dust off your inflatable unicorn and browse these rental houses in or near Bodega Bay that feature this vacation perk:

  • Get your vacation on at "Stunning Tuscan House In The Heart Of Sonoma's Wine Country", where your highest priority will be enjoying the pool. Amenities including a dishwasher and a microwave oven help make this getaway a guest favorite.
  • Otherwise, put your bags down and your feet up at "Sapphire Canyon Vineyard Guest House". In addition to its inviting pool, you can also make use of cable/satellite TV services and a barbecue grill.

Not sure what the weather's like in Bodega Bay? It has a mediterranean climate, with average temperatures in summer ranging from 55 ºF to 70 ºF. If you're seeking more inspiration on places to stay in this epic destination, use the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to look through our entire selection of Bodega Bay vacation rentals.

What are the best large family vacation rentals in or near Bodega Bay?

It's always more fun when you share the good times with the folks closest to your heart. Whether you're planning a family break or taking time out with your best friends, we'll have a large vacation rental to suit your needs. These are two of our best in and around Bodega Bay:

  • Sleeping as many as 10 guests in 4 bedrooms, "Views New Hot Tub; Across From Beach Path" is the perfect place to enjoy some family time. This popular retreat is 2 miles to the southeast of Bodega Bay and has amenities that include a toaster and a balcony.
  • "Brambleberry - Idyllic And Private Estate" is another good option. It's about 25 miles to the east of Bodega Bay, has 3 bedrooms and accommodates up to 8 guests. Handy amenities here include a porch and outdoor furniture.

If you're eager to sightsee, there are loads of family-friendly attractions close by to stick on your itinerary. Safari West, Sonoma County Fairgrounds and Sonoma TrainTown Railroad are great places to start.

Can I find family cabin rentals in or near Bodega Bay?

Vacation with the kids in a family cabin rental in or near Bodega Bay and get set to create some incredible memories together. Here are a couple we think you'll love:

  • "Rustic Cabin In Dry Creek Valley With Beautiful Views" - This sought-after escape offers cable/satellite TV services and a kitchen and is around 20 miles north of central Bodega Bay.
  • "Mckinney Cabin Salmon Creek - Spectacular Coastal Views" - This property is also perfect for a family getaway and is around 1 mile northwest of Bodega Bay. Offering a barbecue grill, childrens activities and more, it'll get everyone's tick of approval.

For more options, use the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to find the Bodega Bay vacation rental that's perfect for your needs.

What are the best large houses to rent with indoor pools in or near Bodega Bay?

Nothing says fancy-schmancy like your own indoor pool. Pack your favorite swimwear and take a dip in the comfort and privacy of one of these large houses in or near Bodega Bay:

  • Unpack your bags at "Gîte Soleil De Lasmoulères, 12 People In Bedding" and spend your days lazing poolside. This roomy retreat has 4 bedrooms sleeping up to 12 guests along with many other excellent amenities. Mountain views and a swimming pool are among them.
  • Alternatively, treat your gang to a stay at "Myrtle Beach Upscale 1bedroom Condo With Access To Pool And Hot Tub", which has 4 bedrooms and caters for up to 10 guests. Along with that fabulous pool waiting for you inside, a swimming pool and a kitchen will help keep everyone comfortable and happy.

Want to see our full range of options? Find the perfect pad among these the search bar at the top of the page. Simply adjust the filters to find the Bodega Bay vacation rental that's perfect for you.