Bodega Bay Bird Watch, Bay View

Guest Reviews:

In case you're wondering if this place sounds too good to be true, let us share with you some unsolicited reviews and words of thanks from the folks who have been our guest the past few years. They say it better than we ever could imagine ...

Fantastic location. Wonderful, ever-changing view. The best appointed kitchen I've ever seen. Everything you could possibly need is in this house. The place is extremely clean. The local contact was pleasant and very helpful when we had a question. This was our second stay here and won't be our last.

We booked online hoping it would be all that is was lauded to be - and it was! The views were great...the serenity amazing, and the house a great place to land. As noted by others the owner was amazingly attentive and great to work with. We would recommend this location if you are looking for a quiet place away from the hassle of the city ... and close to great ocean sites ... and about an hour from wine country! If you are looking at this as a getaway option don't hesitate to make it your choice!


Quiet, clean and so well equipped. Amazing views, and so peaceful. No reason to leave, we slept in and allowed the birds to wake us along with the crashing of the far away waves. The kitchen is huge and has everything you could possibly need for even a gourmet. Close to all beaches, and RIGHT on the bay, could not be closer. Truly beautiful and special.

Bird Watch is the perfect getaway, only 1.5 hours north of San Francisco. We choose the longer drive up Rt.1, which made getting here a treat, and started the slow down process so we arrived relaxed and ready for our first evening. The house is not in the middle of nowhere, walking distance to a few seafood restaurants, but once you close the door behind you, you are utterly private except for the birds welcoming you, or a seal doing water gymnastics under the deck. The 180 views make the house seem very large and open. The Kitchen dominates the top floor, so anyone who enjoys cooking right will not be disappointed. Nothing was forgotten in this house. So many little extras and so well thought out. The downstairs bed & bath "floor" are heavenly, just what two loves could ever wish for. Come relax, reload, and do as little as you like in a beautiful natural place in simple luxury.


Our long weekend at Bird Watch was one of the most comfortable and memorable stays we've ever had at the coast. You can be any closer to the water; especially when the tide is in. You literally feel perched atop the bay. On our first night the sky was crystal clear. We were able to pick out constellations from the comfortable master bed, looking out the open french doors with the fireplace glowing beside us. Magical. (read more here)


When we opened the door at Birdwatch, we were absolutely blown away. We had high expectations and those expectations were completely exceeded! The house was beautiful, immaculately clean, with lovely furniture and appointments. A bottle of wine welcomed us and we embarked on a truly memorable weekend. Annie was so prompt in all our communications and made wonderful suggestions for food and fun......we walked the beach, watched kite boarders from our living room window and even spotted a whale at Bodega Head. The Tides restaurant served as the setting for romantic dinners. We felt completely at home and can't wait to visit Birdwatch again!


Bird Watch house is by far the most amazing experience, location-wise, amenities-wise and user-friendliness. The house is brand new and amenities are top notch. The view is impressive, we haven't been able to duplicate it either in Bodega Bay or other ocean view location. Interaction with Chris and Annie has been a pleasure.

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