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.
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 BoatsBodega Bay, CA, US
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.
Top guest reviewsDownstairs also has its own bedroom bathroom and small kitchenThe beds are cozy and the view is greatBig living room and kitchen Rooms are great very comfortable beds Great pool table room with big screen and music downstairsWonderful kitchen and space for gathering with friends and family Closer to the Secret Garden than its own parking lotLoved the view from the kitchen where we spent a lot of time cooking and playing gamesVery spacious and clean great locationGreat location very clean and beds are comfortable
Host:Gary was a great host and provided a perfect home for our getawayThis is a beautifully updated homeWe were very happy with our stayIt worked out extremely well with the Gardens so close by for the weddingOutdoor firepit and chairs were great View of the bayRead more reviewsThe best coffee shop is right around the corner and spectacular hikes are not far awayThis house is in a greAt areaThe stairs were a little bit of a problem for our elderly parents but overall we had a great timeA clean nice place with a great locationWe 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
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 ViewsBodega Bay, CA, US
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.
Top guest reviewsWonderful view and very comfortable bedsThe kitchen has everything you could need and moreThe beds were super comfy and open floor plan let you see the view from the kitchenand oh so well equipped kitchen Lovely comfortable beds and an extensive libraryLittle tricky finding it in the dark but worth the effortThe cabin was very cleanEverything was clean and well appointedThe cabin was really clean comfortable and had everything we neededkitchen had everything and the beds were very comfortable
Host:We loved the proximity to the beachAmazing stay really quiet good accommodations beautiful view of the oceanWe 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 driveA 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 backJust rustic enough but with all the charm and comforts of homeRead more reviewsThe house has the greatest locationSuch a quaint and lovely beach housethe cabin is a perfect beach get-awayAnd the wraparound deck and lack of street lights were perfect for stargazingA warm comfortable and well equiped house in exciting countryside
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
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.
Top guest reviewswell integrated kitchen/dining room/living room space and easy access to the beachThere was plenty of room for 6 adultsThe master bed was so comfortable and it was nice having a bathroom for each bedroomPlenty of room for everyoneLoved the outdoor fireplace enjoyed our dinners outside
Host:The backyard had a great bocce court and horseshoe ring All very niceBeth was easy to communicate with which was wonderfulwe had some great meals togetherand they loved the hot tubI was here with my wife three kids and one of their girl friendsRead more reviewsIt really is a great place for familiesThe beach was about a 7 minute walk to the edge of the bluffPapy'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 wonderfuland we were so happy to discover Pappy's Cottage
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!
Top guest reviewsbut the bed was REALLY comfortableThe view of the lights in the harbor at night is just enchantingThe beds are very comfortable and the toilets came with enough towels and toiletriesThis home was one of the best stocked and equipped we have ever stayed inso we only used the master bedroom
Host:Huge great room with fire place was nice to sit around and relaxbut this was so loud and for so longWe watched some beautiful deer who came around to visit oftenI appreciate that some maintenance has to occurwe slept great With a great outdoor front entryway & two decks & tons of windowsRead more reviewsThe property sits in a safe golf course community which has access to the beach belowThere 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 quietThe 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
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
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 PARK109 Poppy Ct
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!
Top guest reviewsThe home is immaculate spotlessThe kitchen was well appointed with plenty of pans and quality appliances Great area to visitThe house was clean and well maintainedNice and quiet Very clean
Host:they have an electric range toaster oven andWe all adults and teenagers enjoyed our stay in a house big enough for us allThe kids room had toys for our child to enjoy lovely bunk beds and a full washer and dryer While you could walk to the shoreGreat getaway spot for families well appointed and comfortable with lots of room to hang out and visitPerfect for us to escape to for the anniversary of the Tubbs fire and the Santa RosaRead more reviewsPelican's Perch is in a great location near the Bay shops and restaurantsI love that it's walking distance to the corner marketEasy walk to the general store Very relaxing atmosphereIt's a lovely home in a beautiful locationCharming place but run down needs some TLC
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!*
Top guest reviewsThe kitchen is wonderfully stocked with excellent cooking utensilsWas clean and comfortable beds Could have used more shade on the deckthe beds were very comfortableEnded up leaving at 10:30 instead of noonThe view was great and the spa was excellentHouse was clean with a well stocked kitchenVery clean and nicely decorated Great ocean view from the deckHouse was decorated very niceand i had everything i needed to create and enjoy
Host:Great escape from the heat Nice to getaway with no agendaThe rental agency was responsive and friendly All around one of my favorite bodega bay stays ExcellentHot tub was super cleanWhat a wonderful property Immaculately clean and comfortableGarage had ping pong and darts Yard is covered in different kinds of flowersRead more reviewsThe beaches near the house had lots of stairsbut it was still very nicebut we found a couple that were within a couple of miles that had easier access Look forward to returning for whale watchingOne block from the house is School House Beach perfect spot for morning walk with our dogWe loved this house Perfect location and super cozy interior
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
Top guest reviewsOcean view from the living roomthe bed in the smaller bedroom needs to be fixedand it was just as wonderful as the first time Welcoming and comfortable Loved sitting on the front porch watching and listening to the oceanThis cottage is bigger than I expected with ample space for lounging and relaxingBut in our bed was a little muchand we were able to put the slats back inBeautiful cottage clean and spacious with great view of the oceanThe house was very enjoyablecute clean property with ocean viewStylish Cottage is clean well laid out and charmingly decorated
Host:but she was worried it was going to happen againWe felt at home instantly We loved the back deck and ate almost every meal out thereThe back sliding door was also almost impossible to open and close That should be fixed for future guestslike home Good for familiesIt 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 wavesRead more reviewsWe have never seen a better selection of games anywhere some from the 70's that were all in very good shapeIt 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 locationWe've stayed at the "Alley Barn" 4x now and we love itQuiet neighborhood yet close to town and other activities
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!
Minimum Nights: 3
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.
Top guest reviewsComfy bed and couches Kitchen was well appointedThe furniture is all high end and comfy and the house is equipped with anything and everything you need to make your stay effortlessThe beds are very comfortable as is the sectional in the living areaThe best equipped kitchen in Bodega Bay Comfortable beds with heated mattressesWe enjoyed the hot tub in the cooler evening and made use of the grillEverything was clean and very relaxingEverything was very clean and well organizedAs I said it is very cleanCan't say enough good thingsThe property is extremely clean and is well equipped with everything you need and more
Host:It was spotless and Janice made us feel so welcomehas become a friend of ours Always available to answer questions and make sure we feel comfortableHubby and I checked in along with our golden retriever to kick start my retirementWe are all about energy and for usJanice is very communicative and makes the check in process very clearRead more reviewsclose to beaches and restaurantsThe location is very centrally located in Bodega Bay very convenient to get to the beaches hiking and to restaurantsThe location to all the beaches north of Bodega Bay was greatThe location was perfect close enough to the beach and little towns and restaurantsThe house is beautifully decorated and in a very convenient location to all the area beaches
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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