'Bay View' From Charming 5 Star Home w/Yard & Spa
- 2 bedrooms
- 2 bathrooms
- sleeps 6
Description from the owner
Do you like the cozy pampered feeling of an inn....but want the space, convenience, and privacy of a home........Welcome to 'Bay View'!
This coastal cutie is perfect for one or two couples (and comfortably sleeps 5-6 adults). This cozy 1500 sq ft home has an open floor plan with views from most rooms (including the kitchen). Bay View's décor is best described as sophisticated beach, with original art from Sonoma Coast artists throughout the home! The home's layout allows you to visit with guests in the kitchen, living/dining room, bar area, and sunroom while enjoying the view of the bay. Curl up on the large leather sectional sofa and...Read more
'Bay View' From Charming 5 Star Home w/Yard & Spa
Bodega Bay, California
Additional Location Information
Bay View sits on a fully fenced 1/4 acre overlooking Bodega Bay. The home is centrally located at the north end of the town of Bodega Bay, putting it less than 5 minutes from the restaurants and shops, bay shore, Bodega Dunes, the Sonoma Coast beaches, Bodega Head (for whale watching) and several hiking trails. Our convenient location puts you in the heart of all the activites that the Sonoma Coast has to offer... while offering a private, quiet, cozy & well appointed home to relax at the end of your day of exploring. Bay View has ample parking right outside the front door (great for loading and unloading) in our convenient circular driveway.
Location Type Away from it all, Ocean, Town
AvailableUnavailable Last updated: December 01, 2013 ◀▶
Rates shown in $ USD (change)
|Date||Nightly Rate||Weekend Night||Weekly Rate||Monthly Rate|
|Dec 20, 2013 - Dec 31, 2013 |
Chrstmas to New Years
|3 night min stay | Any day check-in | $10 per person per night for more than 2 guests|
|All other dates ||$225||$250|
Fri, Sat, Sun
|2 night min stay | Any day check-in | $10 per person per night for more than 4 guests|
|Can't find rates for your travel dates? Contact the owner|
- Damage deposit | $250
- Tax rate | 9% of rent
- Cleaning fee | $125 per stay
- Pet | $25
Additional notes from owner
Rates: $250/night weekends, $225/night midweek $1450/week
Holidays are 3 night minimum at $275/night $1550/week
Thanksgiving: and Christmas are already booked for 2013!
Still Available : (Dec. 27 to Jan. 1): 3-5 night minimum $275 to $300/night
- Hot Tub/Jacuzzi [?]
- Beach Towels
- Pet friendly - Yes
- Suitable for children - Ask
- Suitable for the elderly - Ask
- Wheelchair accessible - Ask
- Away from it all
- 1450 square feet
What Past Guests Are Saying
I rented this house before my wedding which was in the area. The house is beautiful, comfortable, clean and amazingly well equipped! Janice has thought of everything- the beach house is a perfect place to relax. If I can relax there days before my wedding, I know you can!
Response from Janice Herrmann - 11/15/2013
Thanks! Bay View is a great place to Relax!
Beautiful Bodega Bay
This was an absolutely wonderful stay in a great area of California. The house was clean, tastefully decorated and spacious. Our dog had a great time running around in the backyard too! Everything was as described, and the visitors book was full of helpful local information (don't miss the oysters!). Bodega and Bodega Bay themselves were beautiful, quaint little towns. Loved it! Thanks so much for making it such a great time Janice!
Response from Janice Herrmann - 10/18/2013
So glad you enjoyed your stay. We love the yard too!
Group form Ohio
Bodega Bay house
Spacious, open, nicely furnished, clean, comfortable place to stay. Newly decorated. Supplies well-stocked. Owner very helpful and friendly. Nice location. Enjoyed sitting on sun porch in rear of house. Big back yard with good privacy. Close to things to do including Highway 1, Russian River Valley (for wine tasting), Bodega Head, Fort Ross, Port Reyes. Owner has computer and printer to print boarding passes - nice benefit. We're glad we found this place.
Response from Janice Herrmann - 10/10/2013
Thanks! We love our convenient yet private location. We were so fortunate to find a rare place in Bodega Bay with a large wind protected yard too!
Cozy comfort; great location
This is a spotless, comfortable home with luxurious beds and linens, a great sound system, wireless, and a large back yard. We really appreciated all the thoughtful touches, like battery candles, towel warmers, and a notebook full of suggestions and tips--even an audio tour of local sights. The location is close to many great restaurants, beaches, and hikes. We can't wait to return.
Response from Janice Herrmann - 09/12/2013
Thanks Pam! Glad you enjoyed the little special touches. Thanks for the feedback on the "cheesy" CD tour too. I can't wait to try it out and have a good chuckle.
Best Place in Bodega Bay
We absolutely loved the Bay View house. This was our first experience in the Bodega Bay area and we brought our good friends from Virginia to help celebrate my husband's 60th birthday. When we first found it and e-mailed the owner, Janice called us within 20 minutes! She is the only one to have done that for us. She let us know all about the house and asked if we had any questions to just call or e-mail her. About a week before our arrival, she sent us the map to the house and the code for the front door. Her directions were perfect and we found it with nor problems at all. The house was all that was promised, even down to a cupboard filled with various herbs, spices, oils and vinegars. We certainly didn't expect that and as we cooked every evening so, so appreciated! Janice called the first evening we were there to make sure we made it alright, which was really nice. It was great to walk into a beautifully decorated house with all the amenties of home. It's situated in a quiet neighborhood and was sparkling clean when we arrived. We will definitely come back, and maybe even bring our dog as it is a dog friendly house. We loved how well situated the house was; we went down to Muir Woods and Pt. Reyes one day and up to Jenner and the Russian River Valley another day. Perfect jumping off point to explore the northern coast! Thanks again for Janice offering her house!!
Beyond Our Expectations!
Thank you for sharing your beautiful beach home with us! My husband and I decided on an impromptu stay and found the Bay View House online. We couldn't have asked for a more comfortable, warm, quiet and clean home. We have rented 7 homes in various locations over the past years and yours is in our top 2. Janice has paid such attention to details that most people don't think of when renting their homes. A very well equipped kitchen, You would never know the home was pet friendly it was so clean. The utility area where you can just toss your keys, cell phone and forget all about clutter! The back pack and binoculars in the closet for exploring. The lights are all on dimmers to accommodate any mood. The open floor plan makes it easy to be in the kitchen whipping something up while visiting with the living area and enjoying the view all at the same time. We enjoyed the bright and cheery sun room for coffee and afternoon gazing at the bay. The hot tub was wonderful for relaxing with a glass of wine in the evening. We loved the Hitchcock movies on the amazing reclining leather sofa with fuzzy blankets! Tasteful decor and quality of furnishings made this feel like a brand new home! We loved having the spa quality towels warmed and dried by the warmers which is another detail you don't think would be necessary until you live in a coastal climate. It was also nice that there was plenty of space to put our things away. The bed linens were wonderful and comfortable heated mattresses which made for a restful sleep. The ceiling fans helped us stay warm from the easy gas log stove in the main room. The location of the house was perfect for heading to restaurants, shopping etc. The drive to bodega head was short where we saw tons of wildlife. I won't spoil the surprise but each evening there is something magical that happens right around dusk in the Bay View House and we loved waiting for this moment! We couldn't decide which was better day or evening! We stayed an extra night!
Response from Janice Herrmann - 09/11/2013
Thanks Tory for the wonderful review. We try to make your stay at the Bay View as pleasant as possible. - reposted from VRBO.
A little slice of heaven!
Great location, great house, great weather and last, but not least, great owner. Everything was as advertised as far as accommodations were concerned, i.e. clean and well-maintained. What wasn't advertised is how responsive the owner is and how all instructions and details were planted throughout the house to make everything just so easy. Yes, there is fog but there is also sun. I live in Sonoma Valley where it can be quite hot this time of year so the early morning/late afternoon fog and hot tub were perfect for me and my sister visiting from Hot-lanta, Georgia. We arrived on Sunday when the local farmer's market was open (within walking distance) and were able to pick up some last minute fresh produce that we used to cook in the well-equipped kitchen.
Response from Janice Herrmann - 09/05/2013
Thanks for the sweet review. We love our little spot in the sunbelt because we get to enjoy those daily changes with the fog and little bit more sunshine than the homes directly on the water.
Wonderful weekend getaway
Our party of four adults and two kids spent a really nice long weekend at the Bay View house. The house is really well maintained and the kitchen well equipped, it had everything our gourmet cook needed, and more. The weather wasn't the sunniest during our stay and that's why we enjoyed the hot tub a lot. Janice was really helpful and accommodating during our stay, big thanks for that! We warmly recommend this house for anyone looking for a nice place to relax and explore the gorgeous surroundings of the Pacific coast.
Response from Janice Herrmann - 08/05/2013
Thanks! We try to make our home a comfy and relaxing place to retreat to on those occasional gloomy coastal weather days! Lucky for us our house is located in a sun-belt, so those dreary days are less often for us! Glad you enjoyed your stay, the house & the hot tub.
A fantastic stay
After spending a week in January at the Disneyland Hotel with 2 kids in a hotel room the Bayview was a true breath of fresh air! The house was very clean and stocked to the very last detail. After a long flight and late 11pm arrival we had to host dinner the very next day for a party of 8. The huge kitchen was very well equipped so there was no improvisation needed. There was so much room inside and out that we didn't feel the pressure and boredom that forces you to go driving around and find stuff to do. The whole family was content to just lay low, relax, and hit the beach. There are too many small romantic and welcoming details to list. Would we stay here again? Absolutely. Janice (The owner) was great and we are very appreciative.
Response from Janice Herrmann - 08/11/2013
So glad you enjoyed your stay. We often just relax in the house and yard ourselves. We strive to make the Bay View a convenient and peaceful retreat. However, we don't allow large parties or extra guests without prior permission...just an FYI for future guests! Thanks for your kind words.
Wonderful experience as always - can't wait to return.
I absolutely love the Bay View House! I have been several times now and look forward to my next visit. It is the perfect place to just hang out and relax. It is truly magical. I highly recommend it.
Response from Janice Herrmann - 07/05/2013
We look forward to your return to Bay View! It means a lot to us that our guests enjoy our coastal retreat.
El Dorado Hills, CA
Laid back Bodega Bay
Needing a change of scenery and some relaxation after the holidays we decided to head for the coast and opted to stay at a rental house instead of our usual B & B or hotel that allow pets. We picked the Bay View House in Bodega Bay and found a new favorite home away from home. It was a perfect jumping off point to travel north, south or inland for our day trips. And, comfy? Wow! The bath towels were on the warmer when we arrived. Each bed had a heated mattress pad (loved it), including the day bed in the living room, which was outfitted with lots of pillows and big enough for both of us to stretch out and watch movies, read and snooze. We especially appreciated the close parking where we could load and unload upon our arrival, day trips and departure.The glass enclosed sunroom was a big plus. There we could soak up the sun after a cold and windy walk or exhausting day trip. Sam, our Border Collie, loved roaming around inspecting the fenced back yard. And, we were at ease knowing he could not get out and end up lost in the neighborhood. The well selected art; treasured keepsakes; modern, well appointed appliances; inviting, comfortable seating; and all around beautiful seaside-themed ambiance far exceeded our expectations. We will definitely be back! S & G P.S. Upon our arrival the house was spotless and did not have that musty coastal smell and feel .
Response from Janice Herrmann - 07/04/2013
So glad you enjoyed our stay. We strive to make the Bay View as cozy and relaxing as possible...After all isn't that what being at the coast is all about. Thanks!
Patty and Bill
Wow, perfectly wonderful
You can't imagine how wonderful this little jewel is until you get there. Every possible comfort has been supplied. Comfy beds with heated mattress pads, towel warmers, new sponge in the kitchen, fabulous, well stocked kitchen with everything you need to entertain. Love dining on the sun porch and enjoying the view each day of our stay. Wonderful backyard- we brought our pooch- and extra pet supplies in case you forget anything. All you need for your stay here is clothing and food! Close to restaurants, shopping, beaches and hikes. I have stayed in a lot of vacation rentals and this remains at the top of my quality list!
Response from Janice Herrmann - 06/21/2013
Thanks so much! We try to make your stay as relaxing and convenient as possible. Hearing our guests enjoyed the house and had a wonderful vacation is very important to us. Thanks again, Janice
Stayed two nights here and was kicking myself for not doing it longer. Very well maintained home with everything you could ever want plus more. Very clean and Janice is a gracious host. She made sure that everything was in working order before my arrival. There was a new heat stove which I didn't think I would need, but I did !! So peaceful ..and a very cool memorial within walking distant to the house. My dog loved the back yard so much, she didn't want to leave either!! Will stay here again...soon I hope =)
Response from Janice Herrmann - 06/16/2013
Thanks Kim! Glad your stay was peaceful and relaxing. I also love having the Children's Bell Tower monument so close (particularly on a breezy day when the bells ring).
Perfect 25th Wedding anniversary Memories!!
We loved this "Cozy" house...it was everything we had hoped for to celebrate our 25th Wedding anniversary!!! Weather wasn't the best so being "comfortable" inside was perfect!!! Everything we needed for cooking was in the kitchen. All the "Small detail" that Janie has provided was the best!! She truly hasn't missed anything!! Thank you for making our stay very "Memorable"!! Hope we can make it back very soon!!!
Response from Janice Herrmann - 04/12/2013
Thanks so much. I am glad your anniversary was all you hoped for at the Bay View! We try to make our home a special retreat so it is a relaxing place to be rain or shine. Thanks again!
It's the little things that count
We knew Bodega Bay would be gorgeous and, from the photos and reviews, we knew Bay View would likely be perfect for our holiday weekend vacation. What we didn't know was exactly how much the thought the owners have put into the "little things" in the house. Little things like extra toothbrushes under the bathroom sink (I forgot mine), a pizza cutter in the kitchen, the pellet stove being stocked with starter pellets for your first fire, various size wine and martini glasses, plastic cups for kids, towel warmers for a cool morning, a full rack of spices, cooking oils and condiments, and on and on and on. Janice has thought of all of these things in putting together Bay View and it really makes a difference. Oh, and there was a fantastic media collection, including guidebooks, maps and Dvds, with several Hitchcock films. We watched "The Birds" on Saturday night before exploring the sites in the movie on Sunday. All these small touches really add up to one great experience.
The hot tub was out of commission for this trip, so we didn't get to check it out, but Janice was extremely communicative and apologetic, trying to get the problem resolved before we arrived. She was able to offer a pro-rated deal for the weekend in exchange for the inconvenience.
Bay View is close to everything. On my morning jogs, I would run over to the Children's Bell Tower and through the Bodega Dunes campground then across Highway 1 up into the hills for a spectacular sunrise view of the entire bay and outlying ocean. As a photographer, the area is a dream, and the house afforded me easy proximity to stunning views. I could pop out of the house, head five minutes up to Salmon Creek and Miwok Beach or over to the marina for a few photos before heading back to the house for lunch or a quick nap. In all, it was everything I'd hoped for on my 40th birthday weekend. As we left, we knew we'd be back for another weekend very soon. Thanks Janice! - James
Response from Janice Herrmann - 03/22/2013
Thanks for the lovely review. We also love our convenient yet quiet location. Glad your 40th was all you hoped for!
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