Local News You Can Use & Market Report January 2016


Click to download market report: Bodega Bay Market Report January 2016

Dear Clients and Friends,

This is by far our favorite time of year at the coast!  Awesome sights and sounds of super surf, warm days with winds from the south, incredible sunsets, star gazing, super low and super high tides. Each day (and night) has it’s own mood which is inspiring and helps us get out of the way of ourselves and appreciate the nature around us.  Oh, and by the way, Hello February!

January has been extremely busy for us with escrows.  More folks of all ages are moving out here full time and taking advantage of our wonderful coastal lifestyle. 

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:  ILoveBodegaBay.com for these reports, all local listings, maps, events, local business info and more!

Market Report January 2016

Above is a link for our Bodega Bay Market Report for 12 months ending January 31, 2016. The median price remained the same month over month at $767,000 12 month rolling average. January saw 5 properties placed in escrow (3 in Bodega Harbour) priced from $549,000 to $1,800,000.  Three homes sold last month (2 in Bodega Harbour) priced from $695,000 to $1,000,000.  Total listing inventory is 16 homes, total sales for 12 months is 63 homes of which 35 are in Bodega Harbour.  3 lots outside of Bodega Harbour went into escrow from $199,000 to $312,000 and one sold for $250,000 in Bodega Harbour.  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

Timber Cove Inn Closed for Room Renovations
timber cove inn

This from their website:  Timber Cove is breathtaking, panoramic coastal views in 60s era modernism rooms, constructed from locally sourced timber and stone.  The new guestroom doors, all forty-six, will be re-opening in late spring.

Check out the design team’s blog about the project here:  The Novgatz Latest Project:  Timber Cove Inn Renovation  An interesting design group you won’t want to miss!

Bodega Bay Elementary School Targets Affordable Housing Problem
bodega bay elementary school
The greatest threat to the school’s student body appears to lie in the inability of families to find affordable housing here.  With long term rentals few and far between, this article takes a look at what problems the schools faces:  Bodega Bay Elementary School and Housing Problem.

It’s Cabaret Time Again!
Beach Cabaret – Last weekend in February The Beach Cabaret is an evening of hilarious lip sync entertainment produced and directed by Michael & Diana Bundy, the current stewards of the Bodega Bay Community Center. The Cabaret, a major sponsor and supporter of the BBCC, is enjoyed by the entire community which participates by being cast, crew or appreciative audience. Ticket sales beginning on February 1st at Gourmet au Bay, Candy & Kites and Business Services Unlimited in Bodega Bay. $25 Per Ticket 6:00 & 8:30 pm shows! Don’t Miss It!

The Return of The Birds
return of the birds
March 12th at the Bodega Bay Grange!  The Birds at 3:30 and North by Northwest at 7:00.  Tickets at www.bodegabay.brownpapertickets.com  $10  Wine/Beer, Popcorn, Candy & Spud Point Award Winning Clam Chowder for purchase!  Benefits the Tomales and Bodega Bay Schools.  Sponsored by the Bodega Bay Area Chamber of Commerce.

The Bodega Bay Fisherman’s Festival is Saturday, April 9th and Sunday, April 10th.

fish fest

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:

Gourme Au Bay coupon, Expiring March 31, 2016

East Shore Outfitters is also offering our clients and friends who receive this newsletter a Buy One get the next item 50% off Coupon:
East Shore Outfitters Coupon, Expiring March 31, 2016

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.


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

March 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
  • March 18th: MacMurray Estate Vineyards Winemaker Dinner, 6:30pm at the Inn at the Tides, 800 Highway One, Bodega Bay, CA 94923. 4-course menu including wine. $95 plus tax and gratuity. Reservations are required. Please call (707) 875-2751.
  • March 20th & 21st: 4th Annual Hitchcock Film Festival, 6:30pm black tie gala on Friday and 12pm – 9pm movie showings on Saturday. Advanced ticket purchases are required for the gala and recommended for the movie showings. Gala tickets are $50 per person. Movie tickets are $10 per person per movie or $25 per person for all three movies.

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
Seal Pups at Goat Rock State Park
Whale Watching at Bodega Head

Featured Listings

369 Los Santos, Bodega Bay
List Price $699,000
Property Website:  
369 Los Santos, Bodega Bay
Located 5 minutes north of town in the 80 home community of Sereno del Mar across from Portuguese Beach on approximately half an acre with ocean views and open space on one side, sits this coastal home with room for the whole family. Large rooms, soaring ceilings, completely remodeled kitchen, open floor plan, newer windows, wind protected deck plus front deck to ocean with built in hot tub, storage shed and more.
Property Highlights
Two Bedrooms
3 Bathrooms
2,171 sq. ft.
0.58 acre
Built in 1976

17475 Bodega Hwy., Bodega
List Price $969,000
Property Website:
 17475 Bodega Hwy., Bodega
Aerial Video:  17475 Bodega Hwy., Bodega
Charming, custom farmhouse with wrap-around porch and sweeping views of rolling hills in historic Bodega. Handcrafted in 1997 with attention to every period detail; high-end fixtures, rich wood floors, chef’s kitchen, office, large master view suite, finished bonus area over garage with amazing possibilities. Large attic with more potential. Private driveway. Mature trees, lovely landscaped pond, fenced garden area, chicken coop and plenty of land to plant on 3.21 acres. City water. Vintage charm with modern amenities on acreage surrounded by larger parcels give sense of space and privacy. Main house has fire protection ceiling sprinklers in every room.  Many upgrades by current owners:
•    newly updated kitchen with Caesarstone Quartz countertops, glass tile backsplash, Elkay large single-bowl SS sink,  SS refrigerator, dishwasher and cooktop/ovens
•    furnace
•    water heater
•    flash water heater in studio apartment
•    high quality carpet upstairs
•    two new Toto toilets with slow-closing lids
•    bright and cheerful art/sewing room
•    20-thousand gallon rainwater catchment system
•    kitchen pendant lights
•    large walk-in kitchen pantry
•    Bodega water tank pump (for house water)
•    Kenmore Elite front-load washer and dryer
•    high-speed internet and dish network availability
Two Bedrooms
Two full baths, one half bath
1,942 sq. ft.
3.21 Acres
Built in 1997

In Escrow!
424 Loon Ct., Bodega Harbour
List Price $1,595,000
Property Website: 424 Loon Court
424 Loon Court, Bodega Harbour, Bodega Bay, CA 94923
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

Escrow Pending!
20863 Pelican Loop, Bodega Harbour

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

20863 Pelican Loop, Bodega Harbour, Bodega Bay, CA 94923

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

22164 & 22160 Umland Circle, Timber Cove, CA 95450

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


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

1835 Bay Flat Road, Bodega Bay, CA 94923
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.

1900 Bay Flat Road, Bodega Bay, CA 94923
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.

20438 Osprey Drive, Bodega Harbour, Bodega Bay, CA 94923
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

Other Recent Sales:
4994 Viking Strand, Bodega Bay
110 Poppy Court, Bodega Bay
553 Oceana Drive, Dillon Beach
1725 Sea Way, Bodega Bay
809 Gull Drive, Bodega Bay
1930 Sea Way, Bodega Bay
4625 Muniz Ranch Road, Jenner

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!”
Top 1% Nationally
Coldwell Banker at the Coast
Direct: (707) 875-2200 ext. 1051
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