News You Can Use PLUS Bodega Bay Market Report April 2018

Click to download market report: Bodega Bay Market Report April 2018

Dear Clients and Friends,

May is here!  Cinco de Mayo, The Triple Crown Horse Races, Mother’s Day, Prom, Memorial Day, the start of Farmer’s Markets!  Such a busy time of year and yet we also enjoy the tranquility and beauty of our coast that is magical, colorful, providing us with amazing sunsets, sounds of nature and the surf combined for a wonderful symphony to delight the senses.  Lots of great information to follow this month.
dennis and kathleenThis month also means the culmination of Dennis’ training for the full Ironman which is this Saturday, May 12th.  The race starts early with the 2.4 mile swim at Lake Sonoma, the 112 mile bike through Geyserville, over Chalk Hill Road twice and transitioning in Santa Rosa’s courthouse Square for the 26.2 mile run along the Santa Rosa Creek Trail.  Temperatures look to be upper 80s.  His training since September has given him over 500 hours under his belt.  As his #1 fan and supporter, I pray he has a safe, fun and fast race!  I’ll follow up next month with more.
Below please find our market report and summary/analysis, local news about real estate, fishing, and other interesting topics 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 April 2018

Above is a link for our Bodega Bay Market Report for 12 months ending 31 March 2018.

The median price went up for Bodega Bay from $952,000 to $979,000 for a 12 month rolling average and is the same as last month at $1,045,000 in Bodega Harbour.  This median price is up from $768,500 and $854,500 respectively from 12 months ago. April saw 7 homes placed in escrow (5 in Bodega Harbour) list price from $665,000 to $1,595,000.  There were 4 closings in March, 2 in Bodega Harbour) from $870,000 to $1,734,000.  Two lots were placed in escrow last month priced at $325,000 and $279,000, both in Bodega Harbour.  One lot sold outside Bodega Harbour for $150,000.  Total listing inventory is at 14 homes (7 in Bodega Harbour), total sales for 12 months is 79 homes of which 49 were in Bodega Harbour, up from 45/28 respectively 12 month prior.

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 and Events

Our local 76 gas station is closed for 5 weeks starting May 1st, 2018. 

Please make sure you conserve your gasoline as the closest gas station is Jenner north 12 miles away or inland East about 14 miles to Sebastopol.  They are installing diesel tanks and new gas pumps.

California Coastal Commission Postpones Highway One Realignment Vote


THE PRESS DEMOCRAT | May 7, 2018, 9:49PM


highway one rebuild

The Coastal Commission’s three-day meeting will be Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors chambers, 575 Administration Drive, Santa Rosa.The meetings begin at 9 a.m.The full reports and additional meeting information are available online here. A drive on the south Sonoma Coast takes visitors past impossibly beautiful ocean vistas, rocky shorelines and crashing waves, but the coastline could soon include an imposing new feature — a broad concrete bridge spanning Scotty Creek between Bodega Bay and Jenner. Read more here:

Tracking Marine Life on the Edge of the Pacific

by Rebecca Fanning  Medill Reports | May 4, 2018

tracking marine life

Bodega Bay, California. I’ve spent the past several weeks working with marine ecologists –holding tiny porcelain crabs, named for their propensity for losing limbs, picking seaweed out of small buckets to be dried and weighed for an animal diet experiment, peering through microscopes at fish larvae … Read more here:


Exploring Rancho Bodega’s Fascinating History

by Janet Balicki Weber, THE PRESS DEMOCRAT | April 26, 2018

Rancho Bodega History

1 of 14 Honoria Tuomey, a Bodega Bay historian, placed a marker in 1925 to honor the discovery of Bodega bay by Juan Francisco Bodega y Quadra in 1775.  Bodega was a Spanish naval officer born in Lima, Peru.  (Courtesy of the Rancho Bodega Historical Society)

Alfred Hitchcock’s thriller, “The Birds,” brought worldwide attention to the picturesque communities of Bodega and Bodega Bay, but the region itself has a rich and interesting history.

With periods of occupation by Miwok, Pomo, Russian, Spanish and American inhabitants the area has a fascinating international past preserved by the records of the Rancho Bodega Historical Society.  want to join?  Find out more here:

Fish Report


The fishing is hot and the sea conditions have been calm for the past several days. On Saturday 5-5 Rick on the New Sea Angler 24 limits of all quality rockies adding 19 lings to 17 pounds fishing at Pt Reyes.

Captain Jeff Caramella ran in the opposite direction to Timber Cover and reported limits of lings to 15 pounds and BIG blacks, vermilions and every other color of the rainbow.  Both Rick and Jeff have room all this coming week.

The New Sea Angler (707-875-3344) and the six-pack Miss Anita (707-875-3474) out of Bodega Bay.  They will take you on a trip to catch crab, rockfish and other fish.

Farmers Markets

farmers markets

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

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I’ll always have childhood memories of flowers on May Day, so here are some for you:

May Day flowers

By Jackie Sones



Local Events

May 2018

  • May 5th: Castles & Kites Festival, 10am – 5pm at Doran Beach State Park in Bodega Bay, CA 94923. Fly kites, build sand castles, join the sand castle building competition. This is an event not to be missed. Admission is free, however, there is a day use fee for parking at Doran Beach State Park.
  • May 18th: Grgich Hills Estate Winemaker Dinner, 6:30pm at the Inn at the Tides, 800 Highway One, Bodega Bay, CA 94923. 5-course menu including wine. $119 plus tax and gratuity. Reservations are required. Please call (707) 875-2751.
  • May 20th: Pancake Breakfast, 7:30am – 12 noon 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 pricing.
  • May 27th: Oysterpalooza, 12noon – 7pm at Rocker Oysterfeller’s Kitchen & Saloon, 14415 Highway One, Valley Ford, CA. Tickets are $20 pre-sale, $25 at the door, $10 for kids 6 – 12, kids under 6 are free. Call 707-876-1983 for more information.
  • 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
  • Salmon Season Dungeness Crab
  • Season Seal Pups at Goat Rock State Park

June 2018

  • June 22nd: Comstock 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.
  • June 23rd & 24th: Russian River Rodeo, 1:00pm in Duncan’s Mills, CA 95430. Rodeos on both days, barrel races, roping, and more. Snack bar available. Admission is $12 per adult, $7 for seniors 60 and over, and $5 for kids 12 and under. Please visit the website or call (707) 865-9854 for more information.
  • 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
  • Dungeness Crab Season
  • Seal Pups at Goat Rock State Park

Featured Listings

Gourmet au Bay is for Sale!

It’s for sale and a rare opportunity to continue the legacy started in the 80s, be the 4th owner of this expanded and widely acclaimed place.  Started in a different location with just wine surfing in mind, it has expanded to a new larger location while keeping the local flair but adding world class, local ingredients, small plates, all from a wood-fired oven.

Check out all the information here: Give us a call to discuss if you have further interest: (707) 484-9857.

20090 Oyster Catcher Loop, Bodega Bay
Listed at $1,595,000
Property Website:
  20090 Oyster Catcher Loop Property Website
Aerial Drone Video:

Uniquely positioned to provide dramatic views overlooking protected open spaces where the coastal hills gently roll towards the Pacific. A quiet setting to observe nature at its best just 6 minute walk to beach. Architecture that promotes the location; spacious rooms with high ceilings, warm woods, remodeled in early 2000s with elegant finishes and framing the stunning location with several banks of large windows. Private, mostly one level.  7 minute walk to the beach! Built 1987, remodeled early 2000s 3,161 sq. ft. house 7,148 sq. ft. lot 3 bedrooms plus den 3 bathrooms, 1 half bath Two decks, back patio Backs up to open space and looks over open space

270 Los Santos Drive, Sereno del Mar
List Price:  $869,000
Property Website:
  270 Los Santos Property Website
Aerial Drone Video:


This beautifully appointed home located in Sereno del Mar includes one large master bedroom, a den, laundry room, two full baths and two separate expansive decks. It features a fire pit area and room for gardens. This home sits on over half an acre with expansive views of the ocean and coastal hills, across from Portuguese Beach. The kitchen and bathrooms were recently updated. It has an additional approximately 490 square feet of finished storage space and an approximately 120 square foot storage shed, plus solar panels. This home offers comfortable coastal living at its best! Built 2003, remodeled kitchen and baths in last year 1 bedroom, plus den, plus 500 extra sq. ft. of finished storage space 2 bathrooms 2 car garage wide wraparound decks Solar 1,500 sq. ft. house 26,402 sq. ft. lot Across from Portuguese Beach

SOLD 05/04/2018
21575 Heron Drive, Bodega Bay
List Price:  $1,300,000 Sale Price $1,300,000 with $1,325,000 back up offer
Property Website21575 Heron Property Website
Aerial Drone Video:  21575 Heron Aerial Drone Video


Thoughtfully renovated in 3 separate stages from top to bottom, this property provides the indulgences of quality finishes, warmth and natural textures against the cool backdrop of the surf in the forefront of the views. With the garage on the first floor, the second floor is one level living elevating the views with a great room, interior courtyard, gourmet kitchen, great for entertaining inside and out. A short walk to the beach and clubhouse. Built in 1983, remodeled top to bottom in last 8 years 3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms Interior courtyard 1,983 sq. ft. home 6,098 sq. ft. lot

Back on Market! 
796 Kittiwake Court, Bodega Bay
List Price:  $2,395,000
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

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

SOLD! for $1,399,000 on 12/06/2017
List Price: $1,395,000
256 Spyglass Court, Bodega Bay
Property Website: 256 Spyglass Website
Aerial Drone Video:
Quiet cul-de-sac location overlooking North Harbour Gulch and coastal hills out to Pacific Ocean. Peaceful and yet dramatic in location and architecture. Expansive property on large lot, the architecture takes advantage of the site and maximizes the privacy & views. Completed in 2005, very spacious 3,712 sq. ft. home, 19,550 sq. ft. lot, 4 bedrooms, 5 baths, storage & bonus rooms, courtyard, deck, terrace. Appointed with beautiful finishes.
Completed 2005
4 Beds
4.5 Baths
3,712 SqFt
0.45 Acre Lot
19,550 Sqft Lot
SOLD for $979,000 on 01/16/2018
List Price:  $979,000
108 Condor Court, Bodega Bay
Property Website: 108 Condor Property Website
Aerial Drone Video:
First time on market, owners built to take advantage of the views 360 degrees; bay, ocean, Bodega Head, golf course and coastal hills, quiet cul-de-sac location with extra parking. High ceilings upstairs with great room (hardwood floors), large grill deck, large master off great room, large 2nd bedroom, wind protected back deck with hot tub, large storage room and extra golf cart parking off garage. Lots of natural light, slate, glass and space!
Completed 2002
3 Beds
2 Baths
2,262 SqFt
0.15 Acre Lot
6,534 Sqft Lot
SOLD for $839,000 on 01/29/2018
List Price:  $879,000
21002 Heron Drive, Bodega Bay
Aerial Drone Video:
First time on market! Long driveway for RV or boat parking. Great location opposite Gull Dr., short walk to the beach. Comfortable floor plan with great room upstairs, enclosed deck and views to Bodega Head. Three bedrooms downstairs with access to lower patio. Backs up to 11th fairway. New windows, new roof, new exterior paint. Lovingly maintained, never on rental program, always a second home. A great beach getaway or full time residence.
Completed 1982
3 Beds
2.5 Baths
1,821 SqFt
0.13 Acre Lot
5,663 Sqft Lot
SOLD for $1,550,000 on 01/16/2018
List Price:  $1,595,000
827 Gull Drive, Bodega Bay
Property Website:  827 Gull Aerial Drone Video
Aerial Drone Video:  827 Aerial Drone Video
Contemporary, clean, close to the beach. Beautifully maintained property inside and out .Everything you could want in a beach house; high ceilings, lots of light, hardwood floors, radiant heat, plenty of room to spread out inside, great outside spaces with two view decks. Mature gardens with rock pathways and large, private patio. Hear and see sounds of the surf, close to pool, tennis courts, clubhouse & 1st tee on prestigious Gull Dr. Oversized 938 square foot garage.
Property Features:
Built 2002
4 Beds
3 Baths
2,495 Square Foot house
0.16 Acre Lot
6,970 Square foot Lot
SOLD for $1,100,000 on 12/22/2017!
List Price: $1,195,000
19 Kailua Way, Dillon Beach
Property Website: 19 Kailua Property Website
Beach House Bliss is a beautiful frontline property that sits on the bluff looking down the surf of Dillon Beach. You can gaze out and be mesmerized by the crashing surf and natural dunes. Enjoy the whales, dolphins and surfers from your living room, dining room and newly renovated decks and private patio areas. A majority of the windows and doors have been replaced. The home has been a popular vacation rental. This is coastal living at its best!
Built in 1968
3 Bedrooms
2.5 Baths
2,292 Sq. Ft.
0.21 Acre Lot
SOLD for $679,000 on 10/26/2017!
List Price: $679,000
1960 Bay Flat Rd., Bodega Bay
Property Website:  1960 Bay Flat Rd. Website
First time on market in 24 years, this cottage has all new wiring, electrical panel, carpet, flooring, paint, kitchen cabinets & roof. Bonus room, deck, enclosed patio & covered, fenced side yard, bay front views of marina & hills with city and boat lights looking southeast, backs up to state park land with miles of trails, open space. Mature front & back yard for privacy/ space from neighbors. Short walk to marina & restaurants.
Built 1966
2 Beds
1 Bathroom
0.14 Acre Lot
SOLD! $1,466,000 9/2017
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
SOLD!  $925,000 9/2017!
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.

SOLD! $910,000 11/14/2017
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

SOLD $1,100,000 10/30/2017
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 07/28/2017
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
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

SOLD $500,000 11/09/2017
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!


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,

erba250x250Dennis 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
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