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Make it your "Happy Place"!

Bedrooms 2
Space 2,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

2 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, sleeps 6

The View is spectacular.The house is spacious and comfortable. Newly remodeled bathrooms. The kitchen is a cooks delight. It features a 6 burner gas stove, stainless steel appliances, double ovens, wine refrigerator, prep sink in the center island and granite counter tops. BBQ on the gas grill on the deck just outside of the kitchen while enjoying outdoor seating with a view. Both bedrooms have Cal King size beds and flat screen TVs. There is a small room off of the living room that has a day bed with a trundle, just big enough for a couple of kids or pushed together can make another King size bed. The Hot Tub is located on a private deck just outside the Master bedroom and is great for late night star gazing, early morning sunrise soaking and daytime relaxing. The living room is cozy with a wood fireplace and a large flat screen TV that is connected to Directv Satellite programing, and there is a wide variety of movies on Blueray & DVD. But who has time to watch TV when there is so much to do? Stay in or go explore the area, either way you'll love it.

Elaine (aka Nikki) Scoggan
Member since: 2011
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Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
27 May, 2018

About Elaine (aka Nikki) Scoggan

We have lived most of our lives in Northern California. Bodega Bay is our 'Happy Place'. We work full time and plan to retire one day to Bodega Bay.

Elaine (aka Nikki) Scoggan purchased this house in 1997

Why Elaine (aka Nikki) Scoggan chose Bodega Bay

We spent our Honeymoon at a home up the hill and around the corner from Southern Exposure. We've rented vacation homes in Bodega Bay and vacationed with our family for many years until we were able to buy Southern Exposure.

What makes this house unique

The house is spread out, it's nice to separate from family or other guests if you choose. I love being able to hear the ocean when the windows are open. The beep from the fog horn on Bodega Head is comforting. I love walking on the beach and looking for shells. Every season has special events that are fun to do, for instance in April the Fisherman's festival is always fun with a boat building contest and race along with craft booths and the blessing of the fleet. In October Art Trails is fun to explore different local artists studios. Local farms and wine tasting are always fun to visit. I love to take a drive along the coast. And after doing all or none of that I can come back to the house and relax! The house is a Home!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hello Nikki,

We all have to say that your home in Bodega Bay is just wonderful. I've found myself daydreaming about sitting in the sunroom gazing out to the Pacific my first day back to work. The house had everything needed and more. Next time we vacation on the Northern Californian coast we will be sure to make reservations with you again. Highlights of our trip included horseback riding at Chanslor Ranch, beach combing on 3 different beaches, a visit to the school house from the movie "The Birds" and last but not least soaking in the hot tub back at the house.

Thank you for the great hospitality and amenities you offer. I can tell you your home tops the list above all the rentals we have stayed in the past.
Mar 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in the Bodega Bay in the Sonoma County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 23 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Do not remove the bromide floater from the spa or you will be charged for the cleaning.
  • Do not clean the ashes from the fireplace. Leave them for the cleaning service. You will be liable if you cause a fire.
  • No noise outside/or in the spa from 10:00 pm to 8:00 am.
Location Type:
  • beach
  • Beach View ...
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View ...
  • town
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Claw-foot bathtub. Three shower heads in the shower.
    Guest - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Both bathroom have vessel sinks, (raised sink bowls). The master has a large slate shower with pebble floor and mood lighting. Three shower heads, a rain shower head, a wall shower head and a hand held shower head. A new claw-foot bathtub for relaxing bubble baths has been added to the master bathroom. The guest bath has a new slate shower with higher shower head and hand held shower head. Both bathrooms have new wood flooring and fan heaters. New lighted mirrors too.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Cal-King
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Cal-King
    Cubby - 2 Single Bed , Daybed w/trundle
    Living Room - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Hide-a-bed in sofa
    Sun room - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Futon
  • Although we have enough sleeping space for more than what is listed, truly the most comfortable accommodations are what is listed. The beds come with linens, extra blankets and pillows. The Master Bedroom has a wood burning stove.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • veranda
  • Wood Decking
  • 6 garden chairs
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • bay
  • churches
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • wind-surfing
The house main living space is upstairs from the entry of the house. There are approximately 12 to 15 steps up to the main part of the house. There are hand rails but no wheelchair access. If you are an elderly person in good health you should have no problems. I would caution families with small children, this house is not child proof.


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Make it your "Happy Place"!
average rating of 4.902439 based on 87 reviews

The perfect R&R

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved Southern Exposure! Besides having a mesmorizing view, convenient location, privacy and room to chill, it has the most well equipped kitchen of any vacation rental I have rented ( and I have rented a lot!) It has been well maintained with many upgrades. The beds are very comfortable ( important) and having a hot tub was a bonus. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Marleen, I am so glad you enjoyed your stay! I strive to make Southern Exposure comfortable and homey. I have to give credit for the view to a higher power. Please come back again. Nikki
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Beautiful home great place to reconnect!

  • 5 of 5

My sisters and I had a wonderful time in Bodega Bay- the home was perfect for enjoying the view, wine and the company. Great kitchen- we all had kitchen envy! I would definitely recommend this home to anyone visiting Bodega Bay.

  • Review Submitted: 23-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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My Happy Place Too!

  • 5 of 5

Southern Exposure is my dream come true. This was the third stay to celebrate my birthday and each stay is better than the last. I love the new rockers in the sunroom, perfect for reading a book and looking at the amazing view. Kitchen has everything you could ever need, beds are very comfortable and a soak in the hot tub each night is perfect for a peaceful slumber. Mother Nature puts on a show each day with the view of Bodega Head, the bay and the ocean, many sights are easily accessible, although just relaxing is my favorite activity. Nikki has added many little touches to make it even more welcoming. She is wonderful to work with and stays on top of every detail. My only suggestion is to put a lighted magnifying mirror in the master bath for some of us over 50!

As I drive away each year I dream of my next stay at this little slice of heaven. Thank you Nikki and Jim for sharing this special place.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Stunningly beautiful.

  • 5 of 5

We couldn't have found a more beautiful home to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday with our family. We arrived in time to enjoy a glass of wine on the deck as we watched the sunset. The state of the art kitchen, clean and comfortable hot tub and a home perfectly stocked with an incredible view created the best VRBO experience we've had. I hope to return in the future.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Mary. I’m so glad you and your loved ones had a wonderful Thanksgiving at Southern Exposure and I look forward to having you return. Nikki
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Wonderful and restful weekend

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time in this beautiful home. Beautiful and well-stocked kitchen, recently remodeled with all new appliances. As great as the house is, even more amazing is the fantastic view. Many thanks for a fantastic weekend.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely stunning

  • 5 of 5

Great place! The place was so accommodating. I don’t think there is anything missing that a person would need. Needed shucking tool for the oysters and there was one. Thank you Nicki we will be back.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wild Flour Bread
Best Bread, Scones and sticky bread anywhere! The smell as you walk in is enough to make you...
Russian River Valley
Bodega Head
Korbel Champagne Cellars
Armida Winery
Hog Island Oyster Farm
Tomales Bay Foods
Wilson Winery
Point Reyes National Seashore
Spud Point Crab Company
Best Clam chowder in Bodega Bay
Hop Kiln Winery
Arista Winery
Art Trails
Charles M. Schulz Museum & Research Center
Brings a smile to my face at every corner.
North Salmon Creek Beach
Pelican Plaza Grocery and Deli
Links at Bodega Harbour, The
Nearest Motorway
0.3 Miles
Valley Ford Cutoff and Bodega Hwy
Nearest Restaurant
0.4 Miles
Lucas Warf
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Car: recommended

Bodega Bay is a small fishing village north of San Francisco by about an hour. The bay itself is a sheltered cove. There is plenty to do fishing, canoeing, diving, surfing up the coast a little ways, and playing on the beach. There is horseback riding, golfing at the Bodega Harbour Golf Links, and wine tasting in nearby Sonoma Valley. In April, the Fisherman's festival brings out many arts and craft booths, they host a boat building contest and have live music. In July, they have a fireworks show that can be seen from our deck. In August, the food, and wine festival features many local restaurants, beer and wine makers. In October, Art trails offers open artist studios to the public featuring local artists in Sonoma county. Twice a year there is whale watching on Bodega Head, park rangers are there to answer questions and give information. Year round enjoy the beaches, fly kites, explore the many little shops in Bodega Bay and eat crab and clam chowder!

Other Activities: Art Galleries, Wine tasting, Nature hikes


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £150.38
Damage Insurance £44.36
Damage Deposit £225.57

New Rates effective 3/26/2018. Holidays that fall on a Monday and New Years, Thanksgiving, Christmas are subject to a 4 night minimum.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.