News You Can Use and Bodega Bay Market Report August 2017

Click to download market report: Bodega Bay Market Report August 2017

Dear Clients and Friends,

The first few days of September brought record temperatures to the Bay Area including a high of 93 degrees at the coast!  As reported in the Press Deocrat; “Every single parking space between Bodega Bay and Jenner is taken — legal and illegal,” said a state parks aide at the Bodega Dunes campground. “People are scrambling to find any way to park, to get to the beach. It’s a zoo.”

Below please find our market report and summary/analysis, local news and events, coupons and then our various featured listings and sales with photos.  We have placed hyper links along the way to click through for more information.

If you want to explore everything on the coast currently on the market in MLS (not just our listings) from Dillon Beach to Sea Ranch and all in between click here:

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!

Market Report August 2017

Above is a link for our Bodega Bay Market Report for 12 months ending 31 August 2017.

The median price went up for Bodega Bay from $825,000 to $847,000 for a 12 month rolling average and up from $949,500 to $980,000 in Bodega Harbour. August saw 9 homes placed in escrow (7 in Bodega Harbour) list price from $729,000 to $1,495,000.  There were 7 closings in August (4 in Bodega Harbour) from $800,000 to $1,300,000.   1 ranch went into escrow listed at $1,800,000 and 1 lot sold in Bodega Harbour for $325,000.  Total listing inventory is at 22 homes (10 in Bodega Harbour), total sales for 12 months is 54 homes of which 33 were in Bodega Harbour, this is down from 63/40 homes respectively for the prior 12 months.   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

$4.4 Million Dollar Dredging of Bodega Harbor Well Underway! Yeah!

As reported earlier in the Press Democrat by Mary Callaway:  Navigation channels used by boats to enter and leave the small port — one of the few available to ocean-going fishermen and pleasure boats north of the Golden Gate — have gradually accumulated wave-washed sediment and runoff over the years. Storms this winter added more mud and debris to the mix as a massive plume of sediment spread south from the mouth of the rain-swollen Russian River.

As a result, deep-hulled craft, including many fishing and sailboats, have been forced to travel in and out of the harbor at high tide to avoid running aground, scrambling regular traffic patterns and threatening access critical for distressed or disabled vessels, according to maritime veterans and officials. Coast Guard operations at the Bodega Bay base also have been hampered.

“It affects everybody,” said seasoned local fisherman Dick Ogg.

Sonoma County officials announced some relief is in on the way for the harbor, where the Army Corps of Engineers now plans to carry out an overdue dredging project this fall. The work, slated to cost about $4.4 million, will remove an estimated 110,000 cubic yards of excess sediment — enough to fill roughly 8,000 dump trucks — that has settled into the harbor since 2004, when the channels were last dredged.

Alfred Hitchcock put Bodega Bay on the Map with his film The Birds

Because Nothing is Sacred, BBC is Set to Remake Alfred Hitchcock’s The Birds.

BBC hitchcock remake

Posted August 20th, 2017 by Stuart Conover

But, not in Bodega Bay, in Cornwall, UK…hmmm… Conover writes; “It looks like BBC doesn’t feel that Alfred Hitchcock‘s iconic ‘The Birds’ is sacred and is planning on expanding the story by giving us an ongoing television series based off the film. While Platinum Dunes has had a cinematic remake in pre-production hell for years, it sounds like this one will be based more off of the 1952 novelette which was penned by Daphne du Maurier than the cinematic masterpiece we all know and love.”  Read More HERE…


18 Best North Bay Places for Wine Learning, Tasting, Dining, and Having a Good Time

wine learning, tasting, and dining

Best Winery Tours:  No. 1: Emeritus Vineyards, Sebastopol JEFF QUACKENBUSH


“Eighteen North Bay vintners, hoteliers and event promoters won Readers’ Choice Awards on USA Today’s for best wine-related tours, restaurants, tasting rooms and festivals, and four local distillers are in the running for craft gin, whiskey and other spirits.” Read More Here…

Fish Report

September 2, 2017 Salmon Hit and Miss, Rockfish Limits

salmon fishing

Temps are still tolerable along the coast with great rockfishing on tap. On Saturday 9-2 Rick on the New Sea Angler ran north. His 29 anglers took limits of nearly every species of rockfish available along our coast. They had everything from vermilions to blacks, yellowtail and blues, chinas and browns adding 39 lings to 20 pounds. Rick said the weather was dead calm with no wind over a 3 foot swell and temps along the beach or 80 to 85 degrees. We are still waiting on the salmon that were being taken off Ft Bragg earlier in the week to push into the local waters and push soon they will. Rick has lots of space available in the coming week.

Call Rick at 707-875-3344 to book a trip on his boat.

Bodega Red Potatoes, Back from Brink, Find Home at Table Top

Read More Here… by Anna Guth

Bodega Red Potatos

Bodega Red Potatoes 2

From the Tabletop Farm Website:

These potatoes are called Bodega Reds.  From the 1800’s through the middle of the 1970’s, they were a major potato variety grown on the north coast, mostly around Bodega Bay.  Due to blight that killed off the variety, they fell off the radar and no one saw any for decades, until about 11 years ago, when one turned up.  It was genetically tested and found to be this type.  After a successful seed generation program at the USDA in Washington State, this variety is back in action!  We were very lucky to have found some seed commercially this year and it performed outstandingly in the field.  Come get some and taste the past! Our farm stands are self-serve, open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We have two, separate locations: 33 Cypress Road, Pt. Reyes, and our farm stand at Brickmaiden Breads is on the commons in downtown Point Reyes.

Farmers Markets

farmers markets

TIS THE SEASON:  Click here for a list of all Sonoma County Farmers Markets
The Press Democrat | April 5, 2017
by Shannon Brown

Bodega Bay Certified Farmers Market, Sundays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. from May 28 through the end of October at 2255 Highway One in Bodega Bay.

The Natural History of Bodega Head

Be sure to sign up for the Natural History of Bodega Head Blog Spot by Jackie Sones.  You’ll receive emails with great photos and information you won’t want to miss:


Red-Tailed Hawk

By Jackie Sones
Immature Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis), probably hunting for California Voles (Microtus californicus).

Cruisin’ the Coast – A Beachy Car Show at Bodega Bay Community Center

Our Car Show returns each year on the 3rd weekend in September with lots of vintage cars, trucks and even some cool vintage RVs. Already there are car enthusiasts lining up for future shows. Any vintage ride considered “Beachy” is welcome with People’s Choice awards given. Live Music, BBQ, Tiki Bar…it’s all here.

Campfire Programs, August 5th through November 25th

Bodega Bay: Sonoma County Regional Parks begins its interactive campfire discussion program on nature topics at the Doran Beach amphitheater, 201 Doran Beach Road on Saturdays 6 to 7 p.m. through Nov. 25. Dress appropriately for the weather, bring a snack and water. Call 707-875-3540 for information.



Local Events

September 2017

  • September 29th: Hartford Family Winery Winemaker Dinner, 6:30pm at the Inn at the Tides, 800 Highway One, Bodega Bay, CA 94923. 4-course menu including wine. $109 plus tax and gratuity. Reservations are required. Please call (707) 875-2751..

Bohemian Farmer’s Market in Occidental, Fridays, 4 pm-dusk

Bodega Bay Farmer’s Market Sundays, 10am – 1pm at the Bodega Bay Community Center, 2255 Highway One in Bodega Bay

FREE Bodega Marine Lab Scientific Seminar Lecture Wednesdays, 4 pm

FREE Bodega Marine Lab Tours on Fridays (except Holiday weekends), 2-4 pm

FREE Doran Park Kite Flying, Fridays 6-7 pm

Salmon Season

October 2017

  • October 7th: Polenta & Beef Stew Dinner, 5:00pm – 8:00pm 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.
  • October 20th: Carol Shelton Wines Winemaker Dinner, 6:30pm at the Inn at the Tides, 800 Highway One, Bodega Bay, CA 94923. 4-course menu including wine. $89 plus tax and gratuity. Reservations are required. Please call (707) 875-2751.

Bohemian Farmer’s Market in Occidental, Fridays, 4 pm-dusk

Bodega Bay Farmer’s Market Sundays, 10am – 1pm at the Bodega Bay Community Center, 2255 Highway One in Bodega Bay

FREE Bodega Marine Lab Scientific Seminar Lecture Wednesdays, 4 pm

FREE Bodega Marine Lab Tours on Fridays (except Holiday weekends), 2-4 pm

FREE Doran Park Kite Flying, Fridays 6-7 pm

Salmon Season

Fabulous weather – this is the best time of year to visit the coast!

Featured Listings

Coming Soon!
$1,595,000: 827 Gull Drive, Bodega Bay
$679,000: 1960 Bay Flat Road, Bodega Bay
List Price $995,000
133 Surfbird Court, Bodega Bay
Property Website:  133 Surfbird Ct.
Aerial Drone Video:  Aerial Drone Video
This single level home backs up to the 15th fairway on quiet court close to the clubhouse & beach. Meticulously renovated by the current owners. The natural light from the skylights & windows & open floor plan with vaulted ceilings offer a great room,3 bedrooms plus a home office/4th sleeping area & 2 baths. The large gourmet kitchen with skylights opens to the family room, dining room & bar. Decks with views of ocean, bay, golf course & coastal hills.
Built 1988, Renovated in past few years
3 bedrooms plus office, 2 baths
2,033 sq. ft. house
0.13 acre lot
Close to clubhouse and beach.
New and In Escrow!
List Price $1,495,000
760 Gull Drive, Bodega Bay
Property Website:  760 Gull Website
Hear and see whitewater waves crashing on Doran Beach w/ direct trail to the beach. Ideally located adjacent to clubhouse, restaurant, pool, between 1st and 9th fairways. Was a popular vacation rental because of its great location and views. Tastefully renovated in 2016, retaining contemporary open floor plan, high ceilings, tons of glass, decks, patios, lots of space for everyone, living + family room or 4th sleeping area on an oversized lot!
Built in 1982 Extensively remodeled 2016
3 bedrooms, 3 baths, living room and family room
2,698 sq. ft. house
0.26 acre lot
Short walk to clubhouse and beach
List Price:  $925,000
20719 Heron Drive, Bodega Bay
Property Website:  20719 Heron Dr.
Spectacular ocean, white water, marina lights & golf course views. Cathedral ceilings & walls of towering glass in main living area, master bedroom & guest room afford panoramic views & stunning sunsets. Architect Bill Rummonds combined redwood paneling & drywall to create warm yet contemporary interior & that wonderful atmosphere of a cozy house at the beach. This home offers an enclosed and private courtyard with barbecue, hot tub, & seating.
Built in 1979 with may upgrades
3 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
1,455 sq. ft. house
8,712 sq. ft. lot
Amazing views

Large private courtyard with built in bbq and hot tub.


List Price:  $969,000
and 9072 Balboa Avenue, Jenner By the Sea
Property Website:  9069 Balboa Ave.
Property Drone Video:  9069 Balboa Ave. Video
Completed in 2007 from the ground up.  Purchased with uninhabitable cottage in, lovingly restored from the ground up.  Property is completely fenced with rare parking spaces across the street (9072) and private from the road and neighbors.  Built into a massive rock high above a year-round creek that feeds to the Russian River, just minutes to the mouth of the Pacific Ocean.  Looks out to large Mann Ranch and backs up to Sonoma Land Trust property.
Great Room
Gourmet kitchen
2 bedrooms
2.5 baths
Gated and fenced with gardens
Extra lot for parking
Private, great views

List Price:  $1,159,000
19924 Heron Drive, Bodega Bay
Property Website:  19924 Heron Dr.
The owners have renovated (2016) and impeccably maintained this single-level Doran Beach view home on the 15th fairway. Bright and airy great room has excellent views of Bodega Head and Doran Beach from both inside and the exterior, often wind protected deck. An entry courtyard features a sheltered hot tub. Spa like bathrooms. Views to coastal hills from the front. A long-time and successful vacation rental with multiple 5 star reviews.
1,903 square foot house
5,502 square foot lot
Built in 1988, renovated 2016
3 bedrooms
2 full baths
Front Courtyard
Back Deck with great views
SOLD! $1,045,000
List Price:  $995,000
21133 Hummingbird Court, Bodega Bay
Property Website:
 21133 Hummingbird Ct.
Aerial Drone Video:
Seaside Hideaway, currently a popular vacation rental home or could be full-time residence, you choose! One level living overlooking the 10th fairway and green to Pacific Ocean and Bodega Head. Beautifully situated with great room, high ceilings, wind protected deck, private front courtyard, master suite on one side, 2 guest bedrooms on other side create privacy. Quiet location, close walk to beach and clubhouse.
Built in 1996
6,098 sq. ft. lot
1,914 sq. ft. house
3 bedrooms
2 full baths
Close to clubhouse and beach

List Price:  $2,495,000
796 Kittiwake Court, Bodega Bay
Property Website:  796 Kittiwake Ct.
Aerial Drone Video:

Renovated and tastefully upgraded to complete luxury living at the coast! One of the largest homes in Bodega Harbour overlooking Pinnacle Gulch w/ dramatic panoramic views to Pacific; soaring ceilings, walls of glass and amazing outdoor spaces. An established vacation rental. Come and stay with family and friends where every room has an ocean view. Gourmet kitchen expanded and opened up to great room, new bathrooms, wine room and much more!
4,286 square foot house
13,504 square foot lot
Built in 1992
4 bedrooms plus den
3 full baths, 1 half bath
Living room, wine room, family room
Large outdoor patio, plus hot tub courtyard, upper deck, lower grass patio
SOLD! $529,000
List Price:  $489,000
10883 River Drive, Forestville
Property Website:  10883 River Dr.

Adorable 1934 Cottage remodeled & revitalized from top to bottom. Features granite counters, stainless steel appliances, custom tile bath, new roof, energy efficient windows and LED lighting. Boasts open floor plan with cathedral ceilings & skylights, enhanced by natural grain woods throughout. Big lot with room to garden and space for RV’s. Short walk to Russian River beaches and close to many world class wineries. Enjoy The Good Life!
950 square foot house
Built in 1934
8,034 square foot lot
2 bedrooms
1 bathroom
large basement
large deck
perimeter fenced
raised garden bed

9.96 acres
1835 Bay Flat Road
List Price: $550,000 REDUCED

Link to property website:
 1835 Bay Flat Road
Aerial Drone Video: 1835 Bay Flat Road
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!

20922 Heron Drive, Bodega Harbour

List Price:  $325,000
Property Website: 20922 Heron Drive


Wonderful opportunity to own land in Bodega Harbour and build your dream home! This property sits up high giving you panoramic ocean views, public utilities, a 5 minute walk to the beach and the clubhouse and backs up to the 11th fairway.
Property Highlights
Ocean View lot
Utilities at property
6,011 sq. ft. lot
Close walk to the clubhouse and beach

Other 2016/2017 Sales Representing Buyers:

2551 Tuscan Drove, Santa Rosa
1215 Bay View Street, Bodega Bay
216 Condor Court, Bodega Bay
118 Widgen Court, Bodega Bay
316 Deer Hollow, Silverado Napa
20560 Heron Drive, Bodega Bay
21483 Heron Drive, Bodega Bay
4994 Viking Strand, Bodega Bay
110 Poppy Court, Bodega Bay
1725 Sea Way, Bodega Bay
140 Surfbird Court, Bodega Bay
20061 Oyster Catcher Loop, Bodega Bay
376 Sanderling Court, Bodega Bay
1023 Seaeagle Loop, Bodega Bay
10883 River Road, Forestville
1339 Canyon Drive, Petaluma
667 Gull Drive, Bodega Bay
5330 El Camino Bella, Bodega Bay
3100 Muniz Ranch Road, Jenner
2141 Muniz Ranch Road, Jenner
140 Surfbird Court, Bodega Bay
894 Seaeagle Loop, Bodega Bay
147 Surfbird Court, Bodega Bay
369 Los Santos Drive, Bodega Bay
315 Tom Jones Court, Bodega Bay
20438 Osprey Drive, Bodega Bay
20872 Heron Drive, Bodega Bay
17475 Bodega Highway, Bodega
424 Loon Court, Bodega Bay
20863 Pelican Loop, Bodega Bay

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,

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