|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
Suitable for childrenAsk
Suitable for the elderlyAsk
Description from the manager
Go up steps to entry deck that faces Pinnacle Gulch and the hills behind it. On your way up these steps, you will pass the outdoor Hot Tub/Spa. This full deck faces the Southeast and is perfect for sunny morning coffee. The deck also contains a Charcoal and Gas BBQ. You enter the home into a hallway, turn right, and the living room is on the left with big screen plasma TV, full sound system, DVD, VCR, woodstove, and has marvelous water views out to open water, Bodega Head, Bodega Rock and the Jetties. Door from living room leads out to small deck and larger patio area. To the immediate right of living room is the dining area and open galley k...Read more
Rental Property is located in Bodega Bay, California, but cannot be displayed on a map. Contact the manager for more details
We do not have the specific location for this property. Contact the manager for more details
Bodega Bay, California
located in Bodega Bay, California, but cannot be displayed on a map. Contact the manager for more details
Additional Location Information
Rates shown in $ USD (change)
|Rate Summary||$325||$325||$1,600||$0||2 nights|
|General Rate||$325||$325||$1,600||-||2 nights|
|Can't find rates for your travel dates? Contact the manager|
AvailableUnavailable Last updated: May 17, 2013 ◀▶
What Past Guests Are Saying
Mike and Joy
Vacation to the extreme
One of the most beautiful and comfortable homes we have ever stayed in. Our check in was fast and we were handled with professionalism. The scenery and location was choice. Actually there was nothing to complain about in our estimation.
Wonderful excape from the valley, comfortable and enjoyable. Gr
I had a lovely time at this home. My family was able to join me and had a lot of adventures such as horsebacking, golfing and hikes. The home has all you need in the way of comfort. Beautiful views. I would love to come back again.
Dennis & Sandra Yeas
We truly loved our stay at Whale Watch in april. The home is perfect for two couples and we enjoyed the golf, the restaurants, and a shopping trip to Duncan Mills over the week-end. Hopefully, we will be able to return soon. Sandi & Dennis Yeast
Chris & Sharon
Loved the home! Loved the fully stocked kitchen.
We will definitely stay again.
Love Whale Watch
I have rented Whale Watch about 5 times now and I will keep coming back. It is a lovely home - very comfortable and best of all dog friendly. The neighborhood is very quiet and the views from the living room are amazing. We love to cook and the kitchen is very well appointed. The beds are comfortable as is all the furniture. I can sit for hours on the couch in the living room just watching the ocean. I look forward to my next vacation at Whale Watch.
Nice view and easy access to beach
We needed easy access to the beach and a place where the grandchildren could work on projects and watch movies in the evening. This house did an excellent job of both.
Very relaxing and care free
Whale Watch is now our must rent again home from BB&B.; The views, two master suites and the over the top equipped kitchen made our stay so easy. We felt at home
Excellent -- but call first to check conditions
We stayed here for 3 days and had a wonderful time, after a rocky start. We arrived after a long drive and looked forward to relaxing with a fire, a soak in the spa, maybe some TV to check the weather forecast. The spa water was filthy -- cloudy and reeking of chemicals -- it was not fit for use. The Comcast remote for the television was missing so we could not watch TV (the TV was locked onto the Disney Channel). The firewood was all large logs that with no kindling so the little chemical firestart packets couldn't get them going. The staff apologized but nothing could be done that day, so we felt we lost the fun of our arrival day.
The staff came the next day, admitted the spa water was terrible and drained/refilled it. They said it wasn't their policy to supply kindling, just the little firestarters and no one had complained about it before us. As to the remote, well, they didn't have any replacements but would call the previous guest to ask where it was; I guess they couldn't reach them as we never received anything to make the TV work.
Aside from these three things, the rest of the visit/house was great!
The view was clear and wide, easily enjoyed from various rooms -- and we enjoyed it tremendously. The house was spotless, exceptionally comfortable, completely stocked with all sorts of kitchen appliances/dishes/spices/etc. and the rooms were just beautiful. We bought some kindling/firestarters in town and enjoyed fires in the evening after hikes on the beach and through the neighborhood each day. We could tell that this house was special and we'd return to it in an instant. It's a pet-friendly home, even has a dog-washing station in the garage -- but the house was spotless with no hint that any animal had ever been in it. The Wi-Fi worked perfectly.
There were helpful little notes here and there to explain how to use things, which we thought were very thoughtful. There were even jackets in the closet for those who might visit and not understand the unique climate of the Coast. The layout was spacious and we'd definitely stay here again. However, before we arrived we would call to get assurance that the TV would work, that the spa water was fresh, and we'd bring along some beefy fire starters.
Our thanks to the owners -- they shared a wonderful place with us and we enjoyed it tremendously.
Rosemary and Bill
Well appointed, clean, excellent kitchen and baths.
We've stayed at Whale Watch for four Thanksgivings and three Easters. The home is well situated affording beautiful sunsets and well-maintained golf greens. We appreciate the "updates" which show up occasionally. This last visit, there was no garage door opener which necessitated getting out of car, going upstairs and then down to the garage to open the door. This is hazardous due to the extremely steep driveway.
San Francisco, CA
What a perfect vacation!
This home was just perfect for our family (2 adults, 2 children). We had one day of sunshine, one stormy day and one partly cloudy day - it was perfect. The house was equipped with everything you could think of or need to make wonderful family meals. I cannot say enough good things about this home and look forward to returning in the very near future.
This home is a very good place to reconnect with your self.
I like every thing about these home,I have been coming to Bodege Bay for over 30 years,now starting my 31st year and this home is the the best ever, you couldn't ask for a better view and the amenities were wonderful,I was very confortable and would likey rent this home again. I hope to stay longer next time.There are twe fireplaces inside and a spa outside and a large T.V.for your enjoyment, I hope you can visit Bodega Bay and plan your next vaction here. Caio.
Better than expected
The views were incredible! We saw bobcats! Were very comfy in Whale Watch, thought it was well appointed, well lighted. We enjoyed the fog, the vistas when sun prevailed, had great walks, wandered the beach. The spa was a treat.
And your attention to the functioning of the tv and our wireless hookup was timely - and appreciated.
Fog we loved it!!
As natives of Sonoma County we come back like the swallows. This was our fifth year at Bodega. The Whale watch is a beautiful little house great for four. Lovely views and well appointed.
Perhaps best of our many stays at BBH
Exceptionally well supplied, especially kitchen. Very clean and much updating of facilities evident. Well appointed. Somewhat small living room area - but made up for by great view. Would prefer staying here again.
Whale Watch Visitor
Bodega Bay in the Spring
We stayed at Whale Watch, which is a very nice house. The bathrooms are a little small but the king size beds in both bedrooms are comfortable. The kitchen is well appointed and the skylight in the center of the living area lets in lots of light. We had sun, wind, rain, sun, wind, etc. But overall, we enjoyed our stay.
Mill Valley, CA
The house is great. The views are terrific. The furniture and furnishings are top notch, and the beds are very comfortable. The kitchen is very well appointed. It is a great place for two couples because the bedrooms are some distance apart and there are two very comfortable king beds.
A Beautiful Weekend
What a great place.Clean, welcoming and you make it what you want. Do nothing but relax or go out and do something! A lot to see. We will be back!
Enjoyable in every respect. Comfortable, attractive house, great view, good location.
Whale's Watch was perfect for two couples and right on the golf course. It became a short vacation in Bodega Bay and Duncan Mills, with a little golf as a bonus.
Tom and Debbie
Long Beach, CA
Whale Watch is very comfortable
We enjoyed spending ten lovely days at Whale Watch. The house is well equipped with new kitchen appliances, comfortable bedding and furniture. If you are like us, and have any difficulty walking, the stairs from the garage to the main living area, will be a challenge.
We love this house and are repeat renters (at least four times). It is perfectly located and the floor plan couldn't be better for a couple or two couples.
My husband and I had a wonderful time enjoying the gorgeous view of the course and ocean. The one downfall was the cat/dog hair on some of the blankets available for use. Otherwise the house was very clean and the location was perfect. We look forward to coming back either by ourselves, with another couple or our children.
The Newly Wed Grays
The view was amazing and we instantly felt relaxed.
The Whale Watch is a really great place. We enjoyed the hot tub every night, slept on really comfortable view woke to a beautiful view of the bay, enjoyed complimentary coffee, and hiked to the beautiful and very secluded beach on the trail adjacent to the house. It was an amazing experience. We are talking about going back next year!
casa grande arizona
What's the one sentence that describes your experience?
The linens in the smaller bedroom smelled very musty.
The large chair in the livingroom was quite stained.
B and J
Wonderful Week at Whale Watch
My husband and I have been using the services of Bodega Bay and Beyond for several stays since July 2006. One of our favorite places to stay (when it's just he and I) is whale watch. We love the home. The owners have done such a beautiful job of opening their home to couples like us and we truly appreciate all they have done to make our stay so comfortable. We love everything about the place and were pleasantly surprised by the gift certificate to Gourmet au Bay. We love our time at Whale Watch and thank the owners again for allowing us to temporarily call this place home for one week out of the year... Very sincerely, Blake and Jamie
Whale Watch, Bodega Harbor
We love the home Whale Watch with its ocean views and proximity to Pinnacle Gulch and the beach. The Harbor is quiet and beautiful.
We were very disappointed however to learn that usage of the tennis courts and pool was not extended to non-residents. The club did not even allow for a day-usage fee. The withholding of those privileges made the atmosphere there unwelcoming, as if to send the message that vacationing tenants are somehow second-class.
We feel that for the price of a week-long rental, a way to use the amenities should be included. This may significantly affect our decision on where to stay next year.
Response from Bodega Bay & Beyond Vacation Home Rentals - 07/16/2010
Thank you for sharing this with us. Bodega Bay & Beyond has been a long-time steadfast advocate for the establishment of a day-use fee for the facilities at the Bodega Harbour Clubhouse, but for years our efforts have not brought a change to their policy. We wholeheartedly agree with your assessment of the situation, and have forwarded your review to the General Manager of Bodega Harbour. He will in turn share it with the President of the Board of the Homeowners Association, which is the body responsible for policy change. We appreciate you staying with us, and hope that you do consider staying with Bodega Bay again.
Mary Ann Wilson
Wonderful 4th of July Weekend
This was our second visit to Whale Watch this year. We love this house. It comfy and cozy and relaxing. It has great water views. The hot tub is wonderful and private. The kitchen is very well equipped (a delight for foodies like us). We were truly appreciative that it is a pet friendly home. I can't wait to go to Whale Watch again!
Bodega Bay Lover
Cozy, Convenient and Very Clean
This is our third time staying at Whale Watch. With many convenient details offered, the home is set up well and clearly the owners enjoy making guests feel welcomed. If you like to cook, the kitchen features all the amenities a great cook would want to have. The views and location are fantastic and it's easy to get to the beach. We always enjoy our stays!
Enjoyed the wildlife at Whale Watch
It seemed like there was always some type of wildlife to see during our stay at Whale Watch...what fun! We enjoyed the use of the hot tub, outdoor grill, and big screen tv. Great location to explore the area.
Nice service. We loved the home - it's the best one we've rented in all the years we've been coming to Bodega Bay. It's furnished very comfortably with many ammenities. We've been vacationing in Bodega Bay for the past 25 years and always rented from Bodega Bay Vacation Rentals (I think that's what they were called) and the homes were just okay but always had several really irritating problems, i.e., mold, tacky furniture, ill-equipped kitchens, etc. We love the area and enjoy going over to the Sonoma wine country to spend a day. I'm a pleinair painter so the areas both around Bodega and the wine country are very compelling to me . We would definitely like to rent Whale Watch again.
Johnson and Johnson
Gold River, CA
Whale of an Anniversary
The house was spectacular. there wasn't a bad view from any room. The hot tub was fun. We didn't lack for any amenity as everything was in the house. The decor was nice. The bed was very soft. The tv was hd and plasma and the wi-fi came in handy. We left feeling relaxed and happy and can't wait for our next visit. P.S. But I do think when people are celebrating an anniversary or a birthday that it would be good service and appreciated to comp a bottle of champagne or cider for those who don't drink.
Relaxing after taxes...
My family and I vacation in Bodega Bay as often as
possible. We work and play in Sacramento area so it
is very nice to go to the coast and live up the sun
and sand. This trip was for my friend who is an
accountant and works very long hours between Jan 1.
and April 15th. This home was perfect. Every useful
amenity was available.
The view was awesome! The furniture was very
comfortable, the kitchen was a pleasure to use, did
I say the view....the beds were incredible. I will
come back to this home for sure.
I have stayed with you now for over 9 years the
crew at Bodega Bay and Beyond are the best.
Discovery Bay CA
BEST Bodega Bay 2-Bedroom retreat!
Whale Watch was by far the most equipped kitchen we've yet to experience! Our gourmet getaways are anticipated year round by our two spouses...and the main criteria is the KITCHEN! Whale Watch not only provided every imaginable utensil, but also had bowls, plates, pans, and just everything! The beds were comfy, the spa CLEAN, the view wonderful. The surprise was the birds...especially the quail! We will definitely be back!
Lovely Comfortable Home
We thoroughly enjoyed staying in this home. Perfect for two couples. It has a wonderful view and is equipped like my own home. It is maintained beautifully too. We were able to take our dog and we so appreciated that. If two couples would like to come to Bodega, I highly recommend the Whale Watch. The beds were so comfy that I hated to get up in the morning. It is unusual to have such wonderful mattresses in a rental.
Palm Springs, CA
The most wonderful week at Bodega Bay!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
We rented "Whale Watch" from Bodega Bay & Beyond for a week and are so very happy we did. The house is lovely, extremely comfortable and very well appointed with fabulous views. Everything was very clean and the floorplan was perfect. The front and back yards are beautiful and we enjoyed spending time both indoors and out. It was a pet friendly home and we were able to take our much loved dog Oscar along and he felt right at home. We highly recommend this house and Bodega Bay & Beyond was wonderful to deal with also. Thanks for the great coffee and salt water taffy! We will be looking forward to another visit to Whale Watch in the near future!
Fantastic Birthday Celebration!
Wow! What a great house! It was a perfect place to celebrate my birthday. This home has the best equipped kitchen of any rental home we have ever stayed in. Which was great for foodies like us! The layout of the home was great and well thought out. The view of the bay, ocean, jetty and Bodega Head were fantastic. We could have stayed on the couch the whole time and stared at the view. The hot tub was very nice and enjoyable. The hot tub doesn't really have any view but very private. The bed was very comfortable. We especially liked that this is a pet friendly home. So it was a real treat to bring the "Hairy Children" along. Bodega Bay and Beyond make it so easy to rent a vacation home. The staff is friendly and helpful. We called the office the day we arrived and asked if we could possibly get in a tad bit early. Marissa told us that we would have to wait until the regular check-in time because the house was still being cleaned. But I'll be darn if Marissa didn't call us back on my cell phone within two minutes! She told us that they had just finished cleaning Whale Watch and we could go in early. We greatly appreciated her taking the time to do that! But that is how great Bodega Bay and Beyond is!!!!!!!!!!!
What a great place!
We had a wonderful stay at Whale Watch. The house had everything we needed including a wonderful view. The open floorplan is so nice and made it so easy to enjoy our meals together. And we enjoyed having a hot tub at the end of a busy day of whale watching (yes, we saw whales at Bodega Head), seal watching and tide pool searching. We always enjoy our visits to Bodega Bay but this one was extra special.
Linda and Fred
The Whale Watch home had everything we needed. The
views were awesome and the weather was good, alittle windy, but thats to be expected. Coming from 103 degree weather to 63 degrees definitely was nice. The bedrooms were very spacious and the updated home was very nice. I would come back again and stay at this home. We liked it very so much...Thanks
Very nice home with a great view of the ocean and Bodega Bay. We brought our dog and the neighborhood afforded us many places to walk.
wonderful at whale watch
During my sister's visit from OK, we wanted to once again spend a few days at whale watch, a favorite vacation spot and home and so conducive to sister-bonding. we thoroughly enjoyed the home and everything about it and a special thank you too to Peggy who certainly went the extra 'mile' for us and with a sincere and gracious understanding of being totally accommodating to the guests at Whale Watch. Love this home and we thank you for sharing it with our family from time to time - it's simply the best along with the spectacular views and close proximity to Lucas and The Tides restaurants.
Fun for Dogs and People!
This was my second time at Whale Watch and I hope to make it a once yearly stay! The house is very comfortable. Love the DCS stove, beds are very comfy, great plasma TV and entertainment system. Awesome view of the ocean from the living room. In a very quiet area with access to trails that lead to the beach. There is nothing that I didn't like about this house. Mia the Boston Terrier and her owner give the house two paws up!
It's All Good
Location -- off the busier streets, but convenient.
Layout -- perfect for a couple or small family; new kitchen; very comfortable bedroom; well-furnished living room with incredible view (especially the sunsets) and great entertainment system.
Look -- view out over the golf course to the ocean, the bay, and Bodega Head.
The whale-theme decor is fun, modern, artistic. You can walk or drive to beach access. Well- equipped kitchen for dinner in. Everything about this home is comfortable and aesthetically pleasing. Great place to relax, rest, enjoy the quiet.