10 Best Vrbo Vacation Rentals In Bodega Bay, California - Updated 2021

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Anne Marie
Anne Marie 
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There are so many wonderful spots in northern California that it can be hard to decide where to base your vacation: do you stay in bustling San Francisco, the rolling hills of Napa Valley, or the dramatic coastline of Big Sur? For a little bit of everything northern California has to offer, consider vacationing in Bodega Bay. This small, picturesque fishing village is named after the beautiful bay it sits on. The bright blue water is surrounded by rocky cliffs that create many small beaches perfect for tide pooling. Many of the activities in Bodega Bay are water-based, but there are also many other things to do. Hike along Bodega Head, a cliff that overlooks the ocean, and try to spot migrating whales in the water. Further inland in Sonoma County, there are many other hiking and biking opportunities in the hills—not to mention dozens of wineries to visit. If you need further convincing that this is the place for your next trip, take a look at the 10 best Vrbo accommodations in Bodega Bay, California below and see if you can resist booking a vacation.

1. Spacious home great for large groups (from USD 316)

With room for up to eight guests, this rental is an ideal pick for travelling with friends or a large family. There are three master suites and a sleeper sofa in the game room, so the space will never feel crowded. The driveway even has room for four cars, making it a great pick for a reunion of several groups. Inside the house, everyone can enjoy the game room, complete with a pool table, huge living room, and fully-equipped kitchen. Outside there is a barbecue with tables in the backyard as well as another picnic table around the side of the house offering great views of the bay. The home is within walking distance of grocery stores, restaurants, coffee shops, and even art galleries.

Across from Marina, Fishing, Watch the Sea Lions, Great Parking for Boats
Bodega Bay, CA, US
115 reviews
House 7 Guests 3 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 7
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
Downstairs also has its own bedroom bathroom and small kitchen
The beds are cozy and the view is great
Big living room and kitchen Rooms are great very comfortable beds Great pool table room with big screen and music downstairs
Wonderful kitchen and space for gathering with friends and family Closer to the Secret Garden than its own parking lot
Loved the view from the kitchen where we spent a lot of time cooking and playing games
Cleanliness:
Very spacious and clean great location
Great location very clean and beds are comfortable
Host:
Gary was a great host and provided a perfect home for our getaway
This is a beautifully updated home
We were very happy with our stay
It worked out extremely well with the Gardens so close by for the wedding
Outdoor firepit and chairs were great View of the bay
Location:
The best coffee shop is right around the corner and spectacular hikes are not far away
This house is in a greAt area
The stairs were a little bit of a problem for our elderly parents but overall we had a great time
A clean nice place with a great location
We had a great stay at this home for a wedding weekend at the Secret Gardens Very conveniently located to the venue (easy walking distance) with a nice view of the bay
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2. Cabin with beautiful views of the ocean (from USD 150)

The ocean views from this cabin are absolutely spectacular. Situated on top of a sand bluff overlooking Salmon Creek, the ocean and the rocky coastline you could spend all day watching the waves and the changing weather patterns. The home is designed to maximize the views, with a wraparound porch on three sides and huge picture windows off the living room. It’s the perfect place to sit in the warmth of the wood stove while watching the fog roll in. The cabin has two bedrooms and room for up to four guests. There is a kitchen with lots of counter space and a barbecue out back.

McKinney Cabin Salmon Creek - Spectacular Coastal Views
Bodega Bay, CA, US
162 reviews  Wifi Available
cabin 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
Wonderful view and very comfortable beds
The kitchen has everything you could need and more
The beds were super comfy and open floor plan let you see the view from the kitchen
and oh so well equipped kitchen Lovely comfortable beds and an extensive library
Little tricky finding it in the dark but worth the effort
Cleanliness:
The cabin was very clean
Everything was clean and well appointed
The cabin was really clean comfortable and had everything we needed
kitchen had everything and the beds were very comfortable
Host:
We loved the proximity to the beach
Amazing stay really quiet good accommodations beautiful view of the ocean
We were pleasantly surprised at how close to the beach we were Very convenient to the amenities in Bodega Bay also heading out to the Russian River area was an easy and a beautiful drive
A very peaceful beautiful restful and healing time these past 3 days Loved the view of the ocean and quietness of the area and this place Highly recommend this place to others and we will be back
Just rustic enough but with all the charm and comforts of home
Location:
The house has the greatest location
Such a quaint and lovely beach house
the cabin is a perfect beach get-away
And the wraparound deck and lack of street lights were perfect for stargazing
A warm comfortable and well equiped house in exciting countryside
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3. Spacious Bodega Bay cottage (from USD 300)

Surrounded by views of the ocean, rolling hills, and pastures complete with cow’s, a stay at this cottage will feel blissfully secluded. There is plenty to do right at this former fisherman’s cottage, like a soak in the hot tub on the deck, grill up a meal on the barbecue, or play bocce ball in the fenced-in backyard. With three bedrooms that can host up to eight guests, the home feels spacious and there are plenty of areas to gather as a group or enjoy solitude too. Though the area feels quiet, you will still be in close proximity to all that the area has to offer. Wrights Beach and Duncan Cove are just a short walk away on foot. Bodega Bay and Jenner are a short drive away, and there are dozens of options for hiking, cycling, or wine sampling in the immediate area too.

Spacious Yet Cozy Bodega Bay Experience!
Bodega Bay, CA, US
134 reviews
cottage 8 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 8
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
well integrated kitchen/dining room/living room space and easy access to the beach
There was plenty of room for 6 adults
The master bed was so comfortable and it was nice having a bathroom for each bedroom
Plenty of room for everyone
Loved the outdoor fireplace enjoyed our dinners outside
Host:
The backyard had a great bocce court and horseshoe ring All very nice
Beth was easy to communicate with which was wonderful
we had some great meals together
and they loved the hot tub
I was here with my wife three kids and one of their girl friends
Location:
It really is a great place for families
The beach was about a 7 minute walk to the edge of the bluff
Papy's cottage is perfect for families with kids homey and comfortable and walking distance to a lovely protected beach; few minutes drive to several other larger beaches Outside deck and large ...
this house is just wonderful
and we were so happy to discover Pappy's Cottage
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4. Home with lots of activities and nearby a golf course

If you’re looking to add some “staycation” into your vacation, this lovely home would the perfect pick for a relaxing stay. It is a two-bedroom home that can accommodate up to four guests. Inside is a large open floor plan with huge windows that let in lots of light and great views. The hosts have provided lots of activities to keep you occupied during your downtime, like a variety of board games, a library of books, and even a telescope for stargazing! The beach is visible from the windows, but even closer is the South Harbor Golf Course right outside. If you’re a golfer, be sure to build some time into your itinerary to play a game.

Harbour Lights in Bodega Bay South Harbour on the Golf Course!
10 reviews
House 2 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
but the bed was REALLY comfortable
The view of the lights in the harbor at night is just enchanting
The beds are very comfortable and the toilets came with enough towels and toiletries
This home was one of the best stocked and equipped we have ever stayed in
so we only used the master bedroom
Host:
Huge great room with fire place was nice to sit around and relax
but this was so loud and for so long
We watched some beautiful deer who came around to visit often
I appreciate that some maintenance has to occur
we slept great With a great outdoor front entryway & two decks & tons of windows
Location:
The property sits in a safe golf course community which has access to the beach below
There are other homes on the cul-de-sac but being right on the golf course means of course just lovely manicured green & no other houses except across the golf course Very much enjoyed our stay ...
The neighborhood is beautiful very safe feeling & very quiet
The place is very close to all the best restaurants and shopping in Bodega Bay (under a mile)
It's a gorgeous place with big windows right on the beautiful bodega bay coast
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5. Cozy and modern cottage with a loft

This charming cottage manages to be both trendy and cosy inside. It is a two-bedroom rental with a second-story loft, making an airy and spacious interior. Two people can sleep upstairs, bringing the total capacity to six guests. There are also bathrooms on both levels. The décor is a mix of industrial and natural, with the metal spiral staircase contrasting nicely with the wooden ceilings and vintage art on the walls. There is a kitchen and a dining table with space for everyone to sit. There is also a separate living room with comfy seating and a wood burning stove.

Adorable Bodega Bay Loft Cottage – Walk to the Beach!
280 Bean Avenue
33 reviews
cottage 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

6. Beautiful beach house with rustic touches

The rustic interior of this stunning beach house makes this home feel like a cabin on the ocean. The home has beautiful wood-panelled walls and a large stone fireplace that creates a warm and cosy feel. It has a master bedroom with its own reading room and a loft bedroom too, sleeping up to four guests. The entire house has large windows looking over the bay, and you’ll surely spend hours out on the wraparound porch peering out at Seal Rock and the Bodega Headlands. Located in a private subdivision, guests will have access to golf, tennis, a heated swimming pool, and even more great amenities.

BODEGA BAY, CA HOME W/ STUNNING OCEAN AND BAY VIEWS OVERLOOKING DORAN BEACH PARK
109 Poppy Ct
House 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

7. Modern day fisherman's cottage

This former fisherman’s cottage has the exact kind of weathered wooden exterior you’d expect near the ocean! Inside, the home is bright, spacious, and completely modern. It has three bedrooms with the capacity to sleep up to eight guests. The open floor plan of the living room and kitchen make it an ideal place to spend time together. The kitchen is fully stocked with ingredients needed for meals, so whip up something to eat inside or grill outside on the barbecue. Outside there is also a deck with a hot tub. The fenced in backyard makes it an ideal place to bring your dog, and the rental is pet-friendly.

Pelican Perch - Great Location in Old Town!
13 reviews
House 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
The home is immaculate spotless
The kitchen was well appointed with plenty of pans and quality appliances Great area to visit
Cleanliness:
The house was clean and well maintained
Nice and quiet Very clean
Host:
they have an electric range toaster oven and
We all adults and teenagers enjoyed our stay in a house big enough for us all
The kids room had toys for our child to enjoy lovely bunk beds and a full washer and dryer While you could walk to the shore
Great getaway spot for families well appointed and comfortable with lots of room to hang out and visit
Perfect for us to escape to for the anniversary of the Tubbs fire and the Santa Rosa
Location:
Pelican's Perch is in a great location near the Bay shops and restaurants
I love that it's walking distance to the corner market
Easy walk to the general store Very relaxing atmosphere
It's a lovely home in a beautiful location
Charming place but run down needs some TLC
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8. Live your coastal dream

Though it may look small, this charming cottage can sleep up to five guests, making it a great value for the price! There are two bedrooms and a sleeper sofa in the living room, along with a bathroom and kitchen that is stocked with basics including a Keurig coffee maker. Relax in the living room or get fresh air out on the deck. It has a barbecue for grilling up meals and tables to eat al fresco. There is even an outdoor hot tub which is the perfect place to wind down after a long day exploring. Two state beaches are within walking distance of this rental, with stunning views and lots of treasures like sea glass and driftwood to discover.

Carmet "Coastal Dream" Walk to 2 Beaches! *Hot Tub!*
65 reviews
House 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
The kitchen is wonderfully stocked with excellent cooking utensils
Was clean and comfortable beds Could have used more shade on the deck
the beds were very comfortable
Ended up leaving at 10:30 instead of noon
The view was great and the spa was excellent
Cleanliness:
House was clean with a well stocked kitchen
Very clean and nicely decorated Great ocean view from the deck
House was decorated very nice
and i had everything i needed to create and enjoy
Host:
Great escape from the heat Nice to getaway with no agenda
The rental agency was responsive and friendly All around one of my favorite bodega bay stays Excellent
Hot tub was super clean
What a wonderful property Immaculately clean and comfortable
Garage had ping pong and darts Yard is covered in different kinds of flowers
Location:
The beaches near the house had lots of stairs
but it was still very nice
but we found a couple that were within a couple of miles that had easier access Look forward to returning for whale watching
One block from the house is School House Beach perfect spot for morning walk with our dog
We loved this house Perfect location and super cozy interior
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9. Stylish cottage at Wrights Beach

Nature lovers, this cottage is for you! Like many accommodations on this list, the cottage has picturesque views of the ocean and nearby Wrights Beach. What sets it apart is the gorgeous and colourful surrounding garden and the rolling hills. The home is actually a converted barn with high ceilings that lets in bright sunlight. It has two bedrooms and can sleep up to five guests. Located in a peaceful community just a few miles north of Bodega Bay, you’ll appreciate the quietness of the area and the friendliness of the neighbours.

Stylish Cottage at Wrights Beach - Views of Ocean, Gardens and Rolling Hills
55 reviews
House 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
Ocean view from the living room
the bed in the smaller bedroom needs to be fixed
and it was just as wonderful as the first time Welcoming and comfortable Loved sitting on the front porch watching and listening to the ocean
This cottage is bigger than I expected with ample space for lounging and relaxing
But in our bed was a little much
Cleanliness:
and we were able to put the slats back in
Beautiful cottage clean and spacious with great view of the ocean
The house was very enjoyable
cute clean property with ocean view
Stylish Cottage is clean well laid out and charmingly decorated
Host:
but she was worried it was going to happen again
We felt at home instantly We loved the back deck and ate almost every meal out there
The back sliding door was also almost impossible to open and close That should be fixed for future guests
like home Good for families
It was hard to choose whether we wanted to hang out on the spacious back deck or the more intimate front deck and listen to the ocean waves
Location:
We have never seen a better selection of games anywhere some from the 70's that were all in very good shape
It is a 5 minute walk down to the beach (which you do have to walk out on the highway for a brief period but not a big deal)
My friends and I really enjoyed the house and location
We've stayed at the "Alley Barn" 4x now and we love it
Quiet neighborhood yet close to town and other activities
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10. Charming and peaceful top-rated home

You’ll feel right at home in this elegant rental. The remodelled house has two bedrooms with room for up to five adults and six people if children are in your party. The open floor plan makes it easy to relax at the end of the day while cooking up a meal, watching TV, or enjoying the local Sonoma wine. The home has a large fenced in backyard for privacy, and you’ll spend time out there night and day! By day, eat a meal on the deck or sun in the lounge chairs while watching boats pull in and out of the bay. By night, relax in the hot tub or build a fire in the fire pit as a multitude of stars twinkle above you.

‘BAY VIEW' A CHARMING REMODELED 5 STAR HOME! FENCED YARD-SPA! NEAR EVERYTHING!
163 reviews  Wifi Available
House 5 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 5
Minimum Nights: 3
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
Comfy bed and couches Kitchen was well appointed
The furniture is all high end and comfy and the house is equipped with anything and everything you need to make your stay effortless
The beds are very comfortable as is the sectional in the living area
The best equipped kitchen in Bodega Bay Comfortable beds with heated mattresses
We enjoyed the hot tub in the cooler evening and made use of the grill
Cleanliness:
Everything was clean and very relaxing
Everything was very clean and well organized
As I said it is very clean
Can't say enough good things
The property is extremely clean and is well equipped with everything you need and more
Host:
It was spotless and Janice made us feel so welcome
has become a friend of ours Always available to answer questions and make sure we feel comfortable
Hubby and I checked in along with our golden retriever to kick start my retirement
We are all about energy and for us
Janice is very communicative and makes the check in process very clear
Location:
close to beaches and restaurants
The location is very centrally located in Bodega Bay very convenient to get to the beaches hiking and to restaurants
The location to all the beaches north of Bodega Bay was great
The location was perfect close enough to the beach and little towns and restaurants
The house is beautifully decorated and in a very convenient location to all the area beaches
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The best of California at beautiful Bodega Bay

Bodega Bay is perfectly located to everything there is to do in the area: it takes just a couple of hours to drive to San Francisco, the vineyards of Sonoma County, or Sacramento. Within a few miles, there are hiking and biking trails, relaxing vineyards, and historic beach towns. Right outside the front door of many of these rentals are restaurants and galleries, access to boating at the marina, and quiet little beaches. Best of all, the pace of life is so relaxing compared to more popular destinations in northern California that you can spend all day exploring or just looking at the views from inside your Vrbo accommodation - it’s entirely up to you.

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Anne-Marie works in publishing by day and aspires to travel as much as she can. While she has not yet seen the whole world, she's eager to learn and write about it!

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