Discover a selection of 399 vacation rentals in Bodega Bay 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 $150 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

Transportation 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. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could book a flight to Novato, CA (NOT-Gnoss Field), which is 29.8 mi (48 km) away.

How many vacation rentals are available around Bodega Bay?

Our 2021 property listings offer a large selection of 399 vacation rentals around Bodega Bay. From 367 house rentals to 59 cabin rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.