Bay Hill Mansion is a private, luxurious and romantic Queen Anne Victorian estate, in Bodega Bay, California with panoramic views from every room (except the kitchen) of the Pacific Coast and vast horizon. It is a place where one can breathe easy and soak in the rare beauty of this rich area. Almost immediately upon arrival, one is struck by the welcoming atmosphere, the immensity of the sky and the sound of the ocean. The property has a formal setting with a casual ambience, Bay Hill Mansion’s classic appointments like old-world chandeliers and plush over-sized chairs as well as the original art throughout the home highlight its unique and whimsical charm.
5 on August 01, 2013
We like to get away to the coast to r-e-l-a-x & have enjoyed a variety of lodging - HOWEVER, Bay Hill Mansion outshines them all. Chris & Gina are outstanding: pampering, accommodating & just plain delightful. The mansion rooms were all designed & equipped for the ultimate experience of 'nothingness' (total relaxation). Bed was extremely comfortable (plus 1,000 thread-count sheets - scrumptious), quiet, great view, lots of windows, large bathroom...all the amenities. We stayed in the Master Suite, but toured the other rooms: gorgeous! Both inside & out were immaculately maintained; very tastefully decorated, plenty of areas to curl up with a book, watch the waves crash, or enjoy all the birds dancing in the trees. FOOD: did I mention the food?? Truly fantastic breakfasts. We booked for 2 nights...ended up staying for three :)...YES, that wonderful!!
5 on March 11, 2013
Our room was spacious, light-filled and filled with tasteful furnishings and art. The beds were very comfortable; in fact we're tempted to replace ours at home with the same mattresses. The bathroom was large and modern. The common rooms are elegant and inviting for socializing or relaxing. The hosts are wonderful: Attentive to every need and great fun to talk to. The breakfasts were memorable. All in all, highly recommended.
5 on March 10, 2013
We came here, recently engaged, and loved our experience. Chris and Gina were friendly and provided top notch service. We followed their recommendations and ended up on a beautiful coastal hike followed by crab sanwiches and a horseback ride on the beach. Chris helped me make all the necessary last minute reservations. When I asked how we could get a copy of The Birds to watch in our room, they went out of their way to get us a new copy- that's real service. Our room was immaculate with great touches like organic soaps and plush towels and robes. The bed was really comfortable. We had a hard time getting out of it in the morning. They even provided a water filter - they pay attentions to the details and it shows. Breakfast was amazing! Make sure to plan a hike to walk your guilt off because you will seriously enjoy yourself. Easy to have a busy bay at the bay or just relax in your comfy room. We had a great time and will be coming back soon.
The Stateroom King guestroom welcomes you with Its sky blue walls that mimic the panoramic views above treetops of sunsets, the garden and vistas of the ocean. Relax in the ultra-comfortable King bed and join us for a sumptuous brunch in the morning. The pillow top bed has an additional plush 600-count Egyptian Cotton Mattress Pad for extra-snuggle and is topped with high-thread count hand-finished linens so only the best touches your skin as you sleep. Wi-Fi throughout the landscaped property and a library and reading room for those curious and quiet types.
$259 - $359
King Size Zen Bedrooms luxury memory foam bed. Largest suite and bathroom on top floor with panoramic views of surrounding vistas. Ensuite entertainment and a relaxing Eco-Smart remote-controlled infrared fireplace-heater for those romantic evenings. Bed is topped with 600 count luxury mattress pad and 600 count hand finished cotton sheets and pillow cases. Wifi throughout the landscaped property and a library and reading room for those curious and quiet types
Nightly Rate: $269 - $489
Away from the worries of the world and located at the far end of the hallway sits a hushed retreat called The Captains Suite. It is a self-contained plush oasis that sits high above it all: panoramic views of the sky, sunrise to sunset, the garden and vistas of the ocean horizons await you from four enormous windows that line four sides of the octagonal-shaped sleeping area. The super-pillow top King bed has an additional plush 600-count Egyptian cotton Mattress Pad for an extra-snuggly bed and topped with a Hungarian high-count goose down comforter for warmth.
Nightly Rate: $279 - $489
Dedicated to the romantic traveler, The Promenade features its own full-size weather vane (seriously!). The only guest accommodations on the main floor, the private Promenade is steeped in romance from the dark inlaid head- and footboards of the king size bed to the Tuscan ceramic cherub wall-hanging. Two doors separate the sleeping area from the rest of the house. The super-pillow top King bed has an additional plush 600-count Egyptian cotton Mattress Pad for extra-snuggle and is topped with high-thread count linens so only the best touches your skin as you sleep.
Nightly Rate: $269 - $489
Sonoma Coast, Fish and Crab town, Oceanview, Small town
San Francisco, CA (SFO) 75 miles
Directions:From the south: Drive North on 101 to Petaluma. Exit at E. Washington and turn left. Go through town. E. Washington turns into Bodega Highway. Continue on to Valley Ford Road. Continue on to CA 1-North. Bodega Bay is about 1 hour from the Golden Gate Bridge and 27 miles to the west of Petaluma. Once you enter the town of Bodega Bay head north through town until you have passed the second S curve. Bay Hill Road is the first street on the right, the Mansion is the second driveway on the right.
Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Gourmet/Fine Dining, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Picnic area, River
Board games, Ceiling fans, Electric vehicle charging, Library, Movie library, Outdoor grilling, Parking, Piano, Private entrance, Telephone, Videos, Wedding Facilities, Wet bar, Wi-Fi , Super Pillow Top or Luxury Memory Foam Beds, Organically washed & hand finished linens, In-room private Pilates, Yoga & Massage, Professional Concierge, Remote controlled infrared fireplace heaters, Rain-showerheads & deep soaking tubs
Bath robes, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Desk, Hairdryer, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wired internet
Bird watching, Canoeing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Kayaking, Sight-seeing
Kirtis Johnson & Kristopher Kolkema
Dogs , + Lot's of wildlife and
We love where we live and are excited to share our appreciation of the coastal environment with visitors and travelers. Our two yellow labrador retrievers are our loving welcoming committee and we're pet friendly to similar vacationers.
special dietary and allergy contingent meals by request
Almond or Walnut Granola
Homemade Almond or Walnut Granola and our Specialty Scones in one of a variety of flavors including lemon / chocolate chip, walnut apple, or chocolate chip along with other freshly baked goods like Fresh fruit crisp or coffee cake, apple pumpkin muffins or chocolate banana cake.