House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8) ; Max. 5-6 cars
- english, Vietnamese
We purchased 'Harbor Cutie' when it was just a house with open land and overgrown weeds. In addition, there were huge eucalyptus trees which had broken branches that kept on falling down every time there was a bit of wind. But the panoramic bay view and LOCATION sealed the deal! For the safety of our children, we removed the old trees, paved the front yard, and installed the surrounding fence. We also installed over 600 square feet of deck with a gazebo and pergola along with benches for the family to enjoy the outdoor in comfort. We love it here because of the view, the beach and because of the relaxed feeling we got every time we come here. From inside the house looking out, we can see the soothing water and the coming and going of the tides and of fisherman boats every day which makes 'Harbor Cutie' a truly unique location! This is also the place where my children first explored nature, learned to ride their bikes without training wheels and helped mommy dig for soft shell and horseneck clams! My son tells me 'Habor Cutie' reminds him of 'The Little House' by Virgina Lee Burton. This house is special and will survive through the generations and she 'may never be sold for gold or silver'! (Well, we'll have to see about that!) :-)
Jodie purchased this House in 2007
Why Jodie chose Bodega Bay
Location is .4 mile to Bodega Bay Center. The bay and it's varying shores are right across the house. Salmon creek beach is a accessible from the rear of house thru campgrounds and is a vigorous 20 minutes nice scenic hike thru dune shortcuts. Longer if you follow mostly paved roads with directions it is about a 30-40 minutes leisurely walk if you do not accidentally stray from path like inadvertently getting on horse trail etc. Attention to landmarks are needed to return home more quickly and some handwritten tips are in guest book at house. It is more meant to be an adventure and most people can handle it including my kids when they were 4-5 years old and the grandparents in their late 50s. The end result as you get closer and closer to the crashing waves are worth it especially if you go in morning before winds pick up. Many beaches are less than 5-10 minute drive from home such as the above salmon creek beach, bodega head bluffs and beach, doran state beach which requires payment or a beach pass which we have at house. Many other beaches are just a bit further away on highway 1, but the ones close by are probably best each with their own unique characteristics.
What makes this House unique
Large usable outdoor space for children to play safely and a huge 600 square feet deck to have a family meal while taking in the panoramic bay views. Walking distance to many restaurants, fishing trip departures located right across the street, horseback riding to the horse trail is also next to the Harbor Cutie as well as hiking to many trails and beaches from our home.
Please consider the following guidelines when booking this property:
100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Spring Break Girls Trip
We were looking to have a fun getaway for my daughter & her friends’ last spring break of high school. Jodi’s house was great! It had everything one would need & it’s beautiful.
“What A View”
Me and my family had a wonderful time! We enjoyed staying in the little house, although it was a bit crowded for us, as we were 6 adults! However, we made do, and had a great time! Thank you Jodie, for giving us the opportunity. The view was spectacular! What a sight to behold each morning!
Thanks, Marianne and Family
Bodega Bay Harbor Cutie
We had a wonderful time with friends, dogs and a day time visit from relatives. Loved the fact that the fencing kept dogs inside, there was plenty of car parking, nice trails behind the property and short drive to Doran Beach State Park for a walk, jog and new experience for the 9 month old puppy. So nice to have a parking pass for it. Kitchen was well equipped for our dinners and it was a short drive or walk to local restaurants for lunch. Be sure to try Goumet au Bay just across the road to the left of the trailer park. It was delicious. With a couple of sunny days, we were even able to enjoy all the outside seating. Upon returning to Napa, even my husband commented on all of Harbor Cutie's advantages.
Harbor Cutie is truly a Cutie!
We had a wonderful time! The house and property is so family friendly. The yard being fully fenced was a huge asset with our dogs. Everything was provided from linens to appliances. (The washer/dryer was especially handy when you have teenagers who skimboard.)
The teenagers walked across the street to set their crab trap and do some clamming. We all went to Doran Beach many times and Bodega Head to enjoy the amazing views. The view from Harbor Cutie is so relaxing.
What a great place to relax and enjoy Bodega Bay. Thank you Judie!
This is a nice, cozy place, with a very convenient location right on the bay (just cross the street to the water). Within easy walking also of a couple of restaurants, and a nice hike to others. All the facilities worked, and the owner was very helpful and friendly.
Terrific location for a weekend getaway
We could not have asked for a better location for our weekend getaway. The home is located within walking distance of 3 restaurants and is just across the street from the water so has lovely views. The owner, Jodie, is highly responsive and friendly.
We did find a couple of issues that impacted our enjoyment of the home, however. Firstly, the home was not well cleaned (we found a half-chewed rawhide dog treat in the sofa cushions and the place in general needed a deep clean). Jodie kindly refunded part of our cleaning fee as a goodwill gesture. Secondly, the furniture in the living room does not match the photos -- there is less seating than shown (1 sofa & 1 ottoman, no loveseat or side chair). Normally this really wouldn't be a big deal but we rented the house for SuperBowl weekend and comfy seating for the big game was part of our criteria for selecting this house. For other guests this may not be an issue, and usually it isn't for us either except for the big game.
House has access to ( 20-30 minutes hike) Salmon Creek beach.
Board games: The game of Life, Monopoly, Apple to Apple, Yahtzee, Uno, Chess, Checkers, Poker set...
1 portable basketball hoop right ouside the front yard.