USA California San Francisco Bay Area Bodega Bay Listing #17195

Mar-Tiny - Bodega Bay, CA

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48 reviews
Max. occupancy: 2 1 Queen Bed 1 bedroom 1 bathroom 4 dog max 
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Waterfront home with views of the mountains and Salmon Creek - dogs welcome

Kick back and relax at this charming and dog-friendly home in Bodega Bay! Situated right on Salmon Creek, you'll be able to enjoy the views of the water and nearby mountains right from the back deck. While on the smaller side, you will still have plenty of space to enjoy your next getaway. Be sure to take advantage of the convenient kitchenette and back deck with plenty of seating and a grill.

What's nearby:
The home is located in Salmon Creek, just two miles north of Bodega Bay. The closest grocery stores are Pelican Plaza Grocery & Deli and Diekmann's Bay Store. Nearby coffee shops include Left Coast Latte Organic Espresso Bar, Roadhouse Coffee, and Terrapin Creek. Nearby restaurants include La Bodeguita, Boat House and Gourmet Au Bay.

Things to know:
Kitchenette available (no dishwasher/oven)
Dogs allowed for an additional nightly fee

County tax number: 3325N

You must be 21 years or older to rent this property.


Heating & cooling

Central AC


Partial AC

Gas fireplace

Space heater

House rules


Kitchen & dining





Ocean view



Water view


Beach access


Internet : AT&T


Cable : DirecTV

Nearby activities & attractions

Golf nearby


Gas grill : Private

Beach towels



48 reviews

Alma M. Nov 2022
This was hidden gem, comfy sofas, full equipped kitchen, loved the on demand hot water and super warm bed. Next time we will stay for at least three nights. So close to shops and restaurants but far enough to be a quiet cozy getaway. We enjoyed the beach at the end of the road and hiked up at the Sonoma headlands and what a gorgeous coastline. We will come here again.
Laura F. Oct 2022
What a lovely little place. The decor is perfect, we loved the art and the kitchen is beautifully appointed. We would défi stay there again and have already recommended to a friend
Wayne B. Oct 2022
It is a charming beach house and very comfortable.
Lisa S. Sep 2022
Beautiful view and peaceful nature surroundings. It was the perfect size for two people. It’s a great spot to really escape and be at peace.
George G. Sep 2022
Love the porch, the view and the comfortable living area as well as access to the beach.
Oneal J. Aug 2022
Located on the banks of Salmon Creek, near the beach this small home has everything two people need and it is so quiet and peaceful. We sat on the deck and watched the egret and the great blue heron back and forth in the marsh. Lots of other wildlife also
Kimbra E. May 2022
The furnishings, address, all adds up to a humble site for its unique accommodations. It is a special place.
Bill B. Apr 2022
Exactly as described in the listing. Nicely outfitted. Porch sits right above the creek. Watch the water fowl all day. We had 3 cloudless nights, and saw a sky full of stars. 5 minute walk to the beach. One day was warmer than usual, but afternoon wind kept it cool, so A/C is not an issue.
Wifi is very poor, as advertised, but we were able to stream shows each night.
Loved this place.
Leslye P. Jan 2022
The house was wonderful. Very clean and had everything I needed. I just took a two night stay away from the city with my puppy and we had a great time. Could NOT get the internet working at all. A bit frustrating as I needed to get to my computer for work. The sunsets were amazing and the walk to the beach 5 minutes. The price for the one bedroom was reasonable but the fee charges were really high. Almost $700 for two nights. I would stay there again. It was charming!!
Ines S. Dec 2021
The perfect spot for a quiet, cozy getaway! Lots of wildlife to see.
The beach is within walking distance… B E A -utiful sunsets…Would highly recommend!
Shauna P. Oct 2021
Had a wonderful time in this lovely cottage. Location was awesome, lots to do close by. Enjoyed watching the birds and deer around Salmon Creek from the back deck. Absolutely loved the furnishings and decorations and was happily surprised by how well equipped the place was. Will definitely be back...and my husband and dogs agree!
Simona S. Aug 2021
Pro's: The location is wonderful and sitting on the deck was amazing too. The home is tastefully decorated and super cute. They provide gas for the gas grill too. Kitchen is stocked well with plates and utensils.

Cons: The home is old so there is an old smell particularly in the bathroom. I think a diffuser would have helped. I'm sensitive to smell, but there is some good quality ones and Target.

It was warm and stuffy in the house until well into the evening/night. We weren't able to open windows that had no screens due to the swallows (birds). We tried the windows with screens behind the microwave and the whole window almost fell out. We used a long stick to close it from the outside. Same with the one in the bathroom. My suggestion is to get that fan working as suggested by other guests or at least provide a fan so the house can get some air circulating. We were able to leave the two doors open with the curtains closed, but needed a fan to get the air moving.

I would also offer guests coffee pods for the Keurig coffee maker as that is unique and you don't want to buy a bunch of pods and then don't have anywhere else to use them unless you had one at home.

I was disappointed with the 10 AM checkout. I tried to call to get an "hour" extension with a "NO" and told it was because of Covid and back-to-back listings. I used to be a Superhost on Airbnb and I would never have my guests check out that early regardless of Covid or back-to-back listings. The Mar-Tiny home is small and easy to clean and hour later shouldn't be a problem. It wouldn't take 6 hours to clean. We felt rushed.

The front door carpet has a stain in it on the corner and the one in the bedroom has a stain it as well.

The table outside is rusting so badly that I got rust on my clothing and it was falling on the deck. I swept it up.

*I would have kept these suggestions private to Vacasa, if only I had the option too. I think that would help your business so you can make improvements, but not effect your listing.
Manager response:
We appreciate your consideration while leaving your review. The property manager is working with the homeowner to address the screens, carpets, and exterior furniture. We are very sorry late check-out is not available at this time as we work hard to keep our guests and staff safe. Thank you, Simona!
Vanessa W. Jul 2021
This place was fantastic, it’s a great location and it’s wonderful to sit on the deck and soak up the sun and wildlife. Short walk to the beach and definitely a great spot for kayaking or standup paddle boards. Wifi was pretty weak so keep that in mind if you’re hoping to work remotely there.
Manager response:
Thank you for your feedback, Vanessa. We will be sure to bring your comments about the wifi to the attention of the local staff and the owner. Again, we appreciate your comments which help us improve for our future guests.
Kim G. May 2021
Comfortable, clean, great views
Daniel Y. May 2021
We had an incredibly relaxing stay here. The location near the water was amazing; we were able to launch our canoe straight into the water. Sitting on the deck watching deer and ducks go by was simply magical. Would definitely come back
Jessica F. May 2021
We were so cozy and comfortable, it was overcast so it made it relaxing. The beach house has everything, we even used the bbq. Even our ginormous dog was relaxed the whole time. Definitely would stay there again in the future💙
John O. Aug 2020
This lovely place is situated on Salmon Creek which is like a bird sanctuary. We loved sitting on the deck, watching the egret and heron in the water and looking out to the ocean
Tanya W. Jul 2020
A clean and comfortable place for two in a wonderful spot. It was lovely to sit on the deck and watch the wildlife.
Shade P. Jul 2020
We had a very relaxing time at Mar-tiny watching the deer and birds in the marsh and walking the beautiful close-by beach and dunes. Had most everything we needed to cook. Beware of swallows flying into the house! We spent a few hours trying to get five of them out. Also, the cottage was dusty and had lots of dog hair; it hadn’t been thoroughly vacuumed or dusted before our stay.
Manager response:
Thank you for staying with Vacasa! We are sorry the local birds kept wanting to join you in your awesome home! We sincerely appreciate your feedback with the home and I have passed it along to the local staff so they can ensure this doesn't happen to future guests. We look forward to hosting you again soon!
kevin a. Jul 2020
Very nice cottage, close to everything.
Barbara S. Jul 2020
Your cleaning crew needs to be informed that they are not doing a good enough job, especially in the time of COVID-19. The guests previous to us left a message about the lack of kitchen cleanliness in the Guest Book.

Many of the windows wouldn’t open, the overhead fan is non-functioning, the dirt under the living room carpet was disgusting, there was (bird?) poop on the flag blanket covering the ottoman, the plastic kitchen garbage can was full of dirt on the lid (a quick spray of Fantastic cleaned that up, but why would I have to notice that and even do that??). Two birds flew into the cottage when we left the door open to get air flow. We finally drew a curtain over the open door to prevent further fly-ins. But one bird stayed overnight in the rafters. It wasn't easy to get them out and that was the least of our issues.

The refrigerator froze our milk and vegetables.

The cooktop needs to be lit with a match every time you cook, that's sort of okay, but there were very few matches available and the local grocery was out of matches.

We left a day early because we’d had enough. The local Vacasa rep, Tracy, did her best, but...

BTW: there is only room for one car to park, not two as listed. Yes, the place is decorated nicely and it is a great location, just didn't live up to it's previous (pre-pandemic) reviews.
Manager response:
Your feedback is much appreciated, Barbara. We apologize for the frustrations you experienced and want to assure you the property manager is getting them addressed. Please keep in mind this is an older, rustic home with all the fun quirks that come with that. Thank you!
Carolle V. Jun 2020
The view was beautiful, the location was amazing. The view from the deck just what the doctor ordered for a relaxing few days. However the over all space was very disappointing. There was such a thick coating of dust and grease on everthing in the kitchen that we spent most of our time cleaning utensils, dishes, pots and pans. The shower was so full of mold we never used it. 2 1/2 days without a shower was upsetting. The fan was not connected to any electrical switch to make it work. The heater had so much dust coming out of it lighting the pilot light could have been dangerous. Some Fabreze on the furniture would have worked on taking out the musty small in the whole cabin. We were very very disappoint. If changes were make we would definately go back again.
Manager response:
Thank you for your review, Carolle. We are glad to hear you enjoyed the fantastic views and location of the home. We apologize for the cleanliness and condition of the home upon your arrival. We have worked closely with our local staff to address these concerns thoroughly and to ensure that our future cleanings live up to the Vacasa standard. We hope for a chance to impress you in the future!
Lanette F. Feb 2020
Although there was the fireplace user's manual available, we couldn't get the fireplace to work. Fortunately, there was a wall heater as it was cold when we were there. We also had to go purchase matches to light the heater pilot light and the stove. OTHERWISE, this home was very comfy and cozy and the sound of the ocean was relaxing. Thankyou! Must say, tho, that taxes/fees were more than the rental amount. Boo! Also so wonderful that this property was pet friendly!!!
Manager response:
Hello, Lanette! We apologize that the fireplace was not working during your stay. Our local management team has addressed this issue. We apologize for the inconvenience and do hope you will allow us to host you again in the future.
Elizabeth R. Feb 2020
We loved that Cozy Place at the beach , we Went to celebrate our 7th year wedding Anniversary and I came home with so much Memories. Natures is in front of your eyes and Soothing waves Sounds to wake up , and the starts at night just gorgeous. We loved that Beach was really Close for a Morning walk, I can go on and on , you need to stay there !!! You would not want to leave k.
Lynn S. Jan 2020
This place is cute and well equipped. Decorated like a home magazine feature, but still comfy. Right on the creek with view of the breakers. Now that I don’t expect wifi or phone service and know how to start the heater, I’d like to go back.
Manager response:
Thank you for the glowing review! This is an awesome property. The unit does feature the internet. Please call us at our 24/7 Guest Services line if you experience an issue. We can't wait to host you again soon!
Laurence Paul F. Jan 2020
The Cabin was cozy and private. Close enough to see & hear the ocean yet far enough away to feel secluded.
Lynn H. Jan 2020
Mar-Tiny was lovely. We spent two days there as part of our 25th anniversay vacation. The cottage is tastefully appointed and is situated right on Salmon Creek. Highly recommended.
Jenny K. Oct 2019
Wonderful space with views and light. Loved being so close to the water and walking distance to the beach.
Cynthia P. Oct 2019
So close to the beach you can hear the waves, 1/4 walk. Cozy, comfie, everything we needed was there. The bed linens are perfect, especially the fluffy comforter, and the huge sectional is perfect for afternoon naps with the French doors open. We loved sitting on the deck watching the birds and a heron walking along the shore of the creek getting his breakfast. Very sweet place.
Greta P. Sep 2019
Cozy and well equipped. Being so close to the ocean made it the best for us.
Needs a little caretaking.
Tamie A. Aug 2019
This is the sweetest little spot in a perfect location. Thank you and I will be back!
Karen D. Aug 2019
My husband and I recently stayed at this beach house and loved every minute of our stay. The location was perfect for a short get away from busier spots on the coast. We loved the easy beach access, the creek right off the deck and the quiet solitude. The beach house was everything they described. Although it was chilly at times in the evening or early morning, the house is so well stocked with blankets and other supplies, we truly enjoyed every moment. It was the perfect size for the two of us. Hope we can return some day!
Max B. Jul 2019
Great spot to relax for a few days! Wished we could have stayed longer- explored area both days and made dinner on the deck watching the sun set each night! We will be back
James C. Jun 2019
Mar-tiny is set in a beautiful location. The home is well with kitchen ware (pots/pans, dishes, utensils) as well as bedding supplies.

Although Verizon cell reception did not extend quite to the house, their Wifi worked well and allowed us to stay connected at the home.

The host communicated instructions about the house very well especially with their "Welcome" email that came in advance of the start date and detailed everything one needed to know.

It was a very pleasant stay.
Pamela S. May 2019
Enjoyed being able to walk to the beach and the quite. I start judging a place when I get there on if I can walk barefoot in the place and this home did not disappoint. Clean as can be.
Connor M. Apr 2019
My wife and I stayed here to celebrate our anniversary. We absolutely loved it. Waking up every morning by sitting on the deck, watching birds (and deer) while listening to the ocean was perfect. Cute little place for an weekend escape.
Justin L. Apr 2019
Nice quiet place to get away just disappointed they don’t allow dogs on the beach but still just a quick 5 minute drive up the road to a beach for the pup.
Lisa C. Mar 2019
Location, location, location.
Note there is no cell phone reception here and no internet at house. Also dogs are NOT allowed on the beach here.?
Deidre . Feb 2019
This lovely little home is in a great location- quiet with great ocean views and beach access. Vacasa was very responsive and helpful. We’ll be back for sure!
Kristen . Jan 2019
Great stay, beautiful location. Just as expected and no wifi/service was ideal to unplug.
Anthony S. Jan 2019
All the great amenities!
gerald k. Oct 2018
we enjoyed the location the deck and abunt wildlife we viewed deer otters different birds and little fish jumping in salmon creek every day. beach is a short walk we could hear the waves from the ocean. nice spacious and stocked kitchen plenty of seating to relax and talk and enjoyed the gas fireplace lots of charter would definitely return for a future trip.