Click to download market report: Bodega Bay Market Report December 2015

Dear Clients and Friends,

Hello 2016! Happy New Year! The surf has been so big and the swales coming in crashing way over seal rock are amazing. This is a great time for hiking and photo ops. In between the raindrops and rainbows, that is! The rain has brought the green landscape back and juxtaposed to the deep blue ocean, it’s just stunning!

Thanks to our community in supporting us again this past year with all your referrals and recommendations. We feel blessed to continue to be the #1 agents on the coast and we know it is because of clients and friends like you. With the median house price increasing in a 12 month period from $680,037.50 to $767,000 and very low inventory, we expect 2016 to continue to be busy.

We have included interesting news and photos below that we hope you find helpful and informative, then our local events calendar and finally our current listings. Many links are provided for more information. Go to our website: for these reports, all local listings, maps, events, local business info and more!

Market Report

Above is a link for our Bodega Bay Market Report for 12 months ending December 31, 2015. The median price rose month over month from $754,040 to $767,000 12 month rolling average. December saw 3 properties placed in escrow (2 in Bodega Harbour) priced from $719,000 to $1,035,000. 7 homes and 1 large ranch sold last month (4 in Bodega Harbour) priced from $525,000 to $3,800,000. The ranch is located on Estero Lane just south of Bodega Harbour and was purchased by the open space district of Sonoma County. Total listing inventory is 12 homes, total sales for 12 months is 63 homes of which 34 are in Bodega Harbour. 1 lot in Bodega Harbour went into escrow for $269,000 and one sold (approximately 10 acres) for $400,000 on Bodega Head. We have kept monthly median house prices since 2000 and have market reports going back to 1994. If you are interested in the historical perspective, please email us and we will send it to you.

Local News You Can Use

Dramatic Surf Heavy Rescue Drills

Although this photo is from last month, the Coast Guard was out there again today and it is truly amazing to watch they and their vessel ride the waves! Check out 17 more photos by clicking here: Dramatic Heavy Surf Rescue Drills.

Spoons Up: Chowder Day Bodega Bay
ChowderDay Getty Images

January 30th marks the 13th Annual Chowder Day! Get your tickets for $10 per person and go to various restaurants throughout Bodega Bay, you be the judge! Here’s a fun article: Spoons Up Chowder Day Bodega Bay. For further information, see the Bodega Bay Chamber Events Calendar further down below

Struggling Bodega Bay Crab Fishermen Get Boost From Community With Grocery Gift Cards
Crab fishermen take a break from loading crab traps onto their boat at Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

After the devastating close of crab season this year, many fisherman are struggling. Bodega Bay residents came together to help their own. Read the touching story here: Fishermen get boost from Bodega Bay Community.

Local Events and Coupons!

Check out what’s happening at Gourmet au Bay, our local wine tasting and gift shop, this summer: Gourmet au Bay Events. They are hosting some fabulous events: Dollar Oyster nights, Special Sip and Shop dates, Science Uncorked, pairing great ideas with great wine (see dates through link). They have also offered our clients and friends receiving this newsletter 10% off:


East Shore Outfitters is also offering our clients and friends who receive this newsletter a Buy One get the next item 50% off Coupon:

Our Bodega Bay Chamber is going strong! Check out great events for all to attend such as a book signing, a financial seminar and wine raffle, a barn party and fundraiser: Bodega Bay Chamber Events Calendar.

January 2016

  • Postponed: Annual Dungeness Crab Feed, 5:00pm – 9:00 pm at the Tides Wharf Restaurant, 835 Highway One, Bodega Bay, CA 94923. $54.95 plus tax and gratuity
  • January 15th: Papapietro-Perry Winery Winemaker Dinner, 6:30pm at the Inn at the Tides, 800 Highway One, Bodega Bay, CA 94923. 4-course menu including wine. $119 per person plus tax and tip. Reservations required. Call 707-875-2751.
  • January 30th: 13th Annual Chowder Day in Bodega Bay, 10am – 3pm. Take a culinary tour of Bodega Bay. You’ll spend the day tasting chowder and meeting the chefs. Visit all the stops and you’re eligible for an entry into a prize drawing! Tickets are $10 per person and are on sale from 10am – 2pm on the day of the event only.

Duncan’s Mills Farmer’s Market Saturdays, 11am – 3pm behind the Blue Heron Restaurant in Duncan’s Mills
FREE Bodega Marine Lab Scientific Seminar Lecture Wednesdays, 4 pm
FREE Bodega Marine Lab Tours on Fridays (except Holiday weekends), 2-4 pm

Herring Season
Dungeness Crab Season
Whale Watching at Bodega Head

February 2016

  • Postponed: Annual Dungeness Crab Feed, 5:00pm – 9:00 pm at the Tides Wharf Restaurant, 835 Highway One, Bodega Bay, CA 94923. $54.95 plus tax and gratuity
  • February : Kosta Browne & Trecini Wineries Winemaker Dinner, 6:30pm at the Inn at the Tides, 800 Highway One, Bodega Bay, CA 94923. 5-course menu including wine. $129 plus tax and gratuity. Reservations are required. Please call (707) 875-2751.
  • February 14th: Bluewater Bistro Valentine’s Day Dinner, 5:00pm – 9:00pm at the Bluewater Bistro, 21301 Heron Drive, Bodega Bay, CA 94923. $55 per person plus tax and gratuity. Reservations required. Please call (707) 875-3513.
  • February 27th: Bodega Volunteer Fire Department Polenta & Beef Stew Dinner, 5pm – 8pm at McCaughey Hall, 17184 Bodega Highway, Bodega, CA 94922. All proceeds benefit the Bodega Volunteer Fire Department. Please call (707) 876-9438 for more information and ticket prices.
  • February 27th & 28th: The Beach Cabaret, shows at 6pm & 8:30pm. Tickets go on sale February 1st at Business Services Unlimited, Candy & Kites, and Gourmet Au Bay. Shows do sell out, so get your tickets early!

Duncan’s Mills Farmer’s Market Saturdays, 11am – 3pm behind the Blue Heron Restaurant in Duncan’s Mills
FREE Bodega Marine Lab Scientific Seminar Lecture Wednesdays, 4 pm
FREE Bodega Marine Lab Tours on Fridays (except Holiday weekends), 2-4 pm

Herring Season
Dungeness Crab Season
Whale Watching at Bodega Head

Featured Listings

Sold! December 1, 2015
Sale Price: $779,000

553 Oceana Drive, Dillon Beach
List Price $779,000
Dramatic views overlooking open space to crashing waves of Dillon Beach sits this well maintained home all on one level with open floor plan, floor to ceiling windows, vaulted ceiling with skylights, wind protected deck, tastefully remodeled kitchen, newer siding, windows and roof. Living/dining/kitchen great room plus a family room that could be a 4th sleeping area. Note new mantel fireplace with updated sage wall color for living room and hall. New Kitchen paint, whitewashed walls in family room.
Property Highlights:
3 Bedrooms
2 Bathrooms
2 Car Garage
1700 Square Feet
11,500 Square Foot Lot
White Water Views
View Deck

424 Loon Ct., Bodega Harbour
List Price $1,595,000
Property Website: 424 Loon Court
Food & wine lovers delight, completely renovated & expanded home 2007 includes 2000 bottle wine cellar, amazing chef’s kitchen & expansive dining room. Located perfectly to capture stunning panoramic views to Dillon Beach, Tomales Bay & Point Reyes south & views west over Doran Beach & Bodega Head. Living room, dining room, kitchen , master bedroom, bedroom & bath on main level. Two bedrooms, bath, wine cellar & laundry on lower level.

Property Highlights
3,030 sq. ft. home
0.13 acre lot
4 bedrooms, 3 baths
Built 1995, renovated 2007
2000 bottle wine cellar
Views to Bodega Head
Views to Tomales Bay
Located in Bodega Harbour


In Escrow!
20863 Pelican Loop, Bodega Harbour

List Price: $1,800,000
Property Website:
20863 Pelican Loop


Completed 2009 this David Kingwill contemporary design employs flowing, curvilinear forms throughout capturing stunning Pacific Ocean views on quiet Pelican Loop just minutes from the beach. Thoughtfully laid out with guest suite, gym, wine cellar and oversized garage on entry level with large entry inviting you up the harp hung stairwell to great room, second guest suite, master suite with office, view deck and private courtyard. A sophisticated blend of natural materials coupled with superior finishes; the design and structure are inseparable from the natural beauty of the powerful and evocative landscape.

Property Highlights
3,234 sq. ft. home
6,098 sq. ft. lot
Oversized Garage
Wine Cellar
View Deck
Asian Inspired Courtyard
Close Walk to Beach
Located in Bodega Harbour
Approximately 1 hour north of San Francisco

22164 and 22160 Umland Circle

Listed at $1,495,000
Property Website:
22164 and 22160 Umland Circle
Aerial Drone Video: 22164 and 22160 Umland Cir. Aerial Drone Video

Looking for privacy perched above the Pacific, surrounded by Redwoods, in sunny, wind protected spot, close enough to see and hear the surf? This location is like Big Sur, 2 view decks, extra 800 sq. ft. studio on 1st floor with bar, 1/2 bath. Main house has 2 other rooms used as sleeping areas. CLark’s Cove on Jenner Vacation Rental program. Also included is separate 56,192 sq. ft. lot adjacent to property at 22160 Umland Circle.

Property Highlights

Overlooks Pacific
Private surrounded by trees
Sunny, Wind Protected Location
87,120 sq. foot lot
56,000 sq. foot adjacent vacant lot
2,050 sq. foot house
Approximately 800 sq. foot studio with bar and half bath
2 bedrooms plus 2 other rooms used as sleeping areas
2 bathrooms
1 half bath
2 car garage
Ocean Views
Sounds of the surf
Redwood Trees

SOLD! 11/12/2015
1930 Sea Way, Bodega Harbour
Sale Price: $629,000
Rare opportunity to own single level spacious, well-thought-out floor plan in Bodega Harbour. Large living room and family room with wine room/bar. Master at one end, guest bedrooms at the other end. Large windows out to mature landscaping in front and back. Lots of privacy, cathedral ceilings, 3 fireplaces, large kitchen. New roof, skylights, carpet, and interior paint. Coastal living at its best in wonderful community about 1 hr. N of SF!
Property Highlights
Single Level
Living Room and Family Room
Wine Closet/Bar
Large Rooms
Cathedral Ceilings
3 Bedrooms
2,154 sq. ft. home
7,841 sq. ft. lot
2 Car Garage
3 Fireplaces
Open Floor Plan
Mature Landscaping

VACANT LOT 9.96 Acres
1835 Bay Flat Rd.
Link to property website:
1835 Bay Flat Rd.
Aerial Drone Video: 1835 Bay Flat Aerial Drone Video

9.96 acres of Bodega Dune property situated on Bodega Head between Doran Beach and the bay/marina to the south and State Park and Salmon Creek Beach to the north. Hear waves crashing on both beaches! This very private location has stunning vistas and striking property house plans situated to take advantage of all the beauty that surrounds you. A rare opportunity to own an estate property like no other on the Sonoma Coast. ​

1900 Bay Flat Rd.
Property Website:
1900 Bay Flat Rd.

One of few remaining view parcels on Bay Flat overlooking Spud Point Marina, bay, and town. Close walk to Bodega Head and miles of hiking in State Parks. Level lot with utilities at street. Build your dream home and live the dream life on the beautiful Sonoma Coast, 1 hour north of San Francisco. 5,998 sq. ft.


20438 Osprey Dr., Bodega Harbour
Property Website:
20438 Osprey Dr.

One of the few remaining lots in the Pinnacle Gulch area of Bodega Harbour development with panoramic views on a quiet cul de sac off the golf course with open space behind it. Seller has approved building plans or build your dream home.

Property Highlights
Building plans available
Utilities at property
6,970 Sq. Ft. Lot
Corner Lot
Ocean View Lot

Feel free to email or call us with any questions you may have about real estate or coastal living.
Enjoy the bounty of our county. Share your experiences with us or news we can use, we love hearing from you!

All the best,

Dennis and Kathleen Erba
Broker Associates/International Previews Specialist
Selling “The Pacific Ocean in Your Front Yard, Wine Country in Your Back Yard!”
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Coldwell Banker at the Coast
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