Curly's Cove

Tucked in a quiet corner of Bodega Bay right on the water’s edge, this stunning top-to-bottom conversion of a fisherman’s cabin, was recently designed by Olle Lundberg. ( Curly’s Cove is unique for Bodega Bay. It’s a smaller retreat (two bedrooms/one amazing bath) but full of features not typically found in vacation rentals, like custom-designed furniture, original art, a large deck over the water; electric car charging station, flat screen TV … not just in the living room, but in both bedrooms as well; Casper mattresses (one king, one queen); a heated concrete bench on the deck and a Viking gas barbecue. This a perfect spot for a couple or two who value design, savor privacy and love to cook: the kitchen is a fully-equipped chef’s delight.   

A stay at Curly’s Cove is as unique as the place itself. The charm of the old fisherman’s cabin has been retained with beadboard interior walls, exposed-beam ceilings, and period doors. But the cabin has been re-interpreted by the architect as a modern adaptation of a simple dwelling on a stunning site. Surrounded on three sides with decks accessible by almost every room, the design provides a variety of experiences that let the outside in. Curly’s Cove is secluded and private, yet with easy access to Bodega Bay’s shops and restaurants.

Even with the many activities and attractions available to curious visitors on the Sonoma Coast … both man-made and natural … Curly’s Cove is a place that could invite you to just stay put, absorbing life on the Bay in front of the fire and out on the deck. The bird life is endlessly fascinating and is often enhanced by the distant bark of seals or the quiet envelope of a foggy day. Ambitious windsurfers consider the Bay a kind of paradise and watching them travel at high rates of speed is strangely compelling. Curly’s Cove could be that special retreat you schedule a few times a year for special occasions. Or it could be a place to unplug for a week of simple-but-gracious living. It is located near some of the best attractions of the North Coast so Curly’s Cove as a base of operations for a vacation of exploration is always an option. In a word, all senses will be rewarded by a stay at Curly’s Cove.

For more about Curly’s Cove, its owners and Curly, herself, visit You’ll even get tips on what to visit, places to explore and where to eat well.

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You can get a sense of just how private Curly's Cove is ... and how intimate it is with Bodega Bay.
Curly's Cove from the Doran Park Trail
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The experience from the deck enables an up-close view of the extradordinary bird life with minimal intrusion from human forms of life!
Deck with Doran Park trail in the near distance
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Protected from the road by mature cypress trees, all you see is the Bay ... and the spectacular glass end-wall overlooking the deck, and the Bay beyond.
Curly's Cove from the Northwest

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This is a continuation of the large outside living area providing deck access from all Bay-facing doors: bedroom, kitchen, and livingroom.
Along the Bay's Edge
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Once you arrive at your private parking space immediately outside the entrance, you'll experience a sense of calm and order.
What you see on arrival
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The primary deck is large enough for a spectacular barbecue for you and your friends overlooking the Bay.
Picnic on the deck

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The side deck provides a smaller space for a private viewing and reflection.
The intamacy of you and nature
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A half hour of deck-time each day is practically mandatory: you'll get enough spectacular sunsets to last for the year.
From the large sunset facing deck
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Open the front door to simple order. You'll be drawn to the glass end-wall and fireplace. The hallway's pictorial essay of Curly's Cove transformation may capture you on your way to the living area.
As you enter ...

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This is where you'll relax on chilly daysor in the evenings ... mesmerized by the Bay.
Living Area, Glass end-wall and fireplace
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On a sunny day this is what you'll experience. If the sun is somewhere else, light a fire and enjoy.
Sunbathed seating in the Living Area
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The coffee table is custom-designed.
Living Area detail

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The custom-made glass table seats 8 comfortably.
It's all about food: dining ...
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From the dining area, you'll be able to watch meals being prepared in the chef's kitchen ... or grab a bite in process from the breakfast bar.
It's all about food: cooking
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Kitchen for a chef
Kitchen for a chef

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This king-bed haven provides surprizingly private spaciousness within the compact footprint of the cottage.
Larger bedroom with custom-designed desk
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From this smaller, cozy queen-bed, you'll be able to experience bay views from a prone position, covered in a down comforter ... only one of the Curly's Cove highlights!
Smaller bedroom with a bay view
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Everyone needs a place to park their stuff ... boots, jackets, shopping results.
Details enhance the experience: entry bench

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Barn-door exterior sliders create privacy without blocking the view or light.
Filtered light: another welcome detail
Entry Bench

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January 2017
Curly¹s Cove review Can¹t wait to return to Curly¹s Cove. My time there was restorative and calming. Watching the sun setting over the Bay and the moon following over the marshland in the wee hours was magical and spiritual. The space is beautiful, modern and cozy. The architectural details make it an outstanding rental experience. The totally restored fisherman¹s cabin, being perched on the edge of the wild environment of the Bay, begs you to mentally participate, remembering your past and inspiring your future.

January 2017
We enjoyed our stay at Curly’s Cove for a number of reasons. We enjoyed its “edge of the world” calm, tranquility and privacy. Although it is just steps away from commerce and Bodega Bay points of interest, the house is pleasantly separate from other development.

Sitting in the living room or out on the spacious exterior deck, we spent a lot of time gazing at (and photographing) a variety of shorebirds. Curly’s Cove is a bird watcher’s paradise. Sunrises, sunsets, the ebb and flow of fog and tide: these visually complement an outdoor breakfast, sunset cocktails or dinner cooked on the outdoor grill.

The house feels like one’s own home. The interior spaces are light-filled and airy; the contemporary furniture is comfortable and inviting. The kitchen is well equipped with state-of-the-art appliances and a comprehensive set of kitchen tools. Bedrooms and the bathroom are comfortable and nicely appointed. Overall, nothing feels cramped or compromised with respect to utility or comfort. It is clear that guest comfort is a high priority.

I would enjoy visiting again and recommend Curly’s Cove to family, friends and visitors curious about a visit to beautiful Bodega Bay.

Five Stars!!

December 2016
Curley’s Cove is a unique, spiritual place that brings its guests immediately into the magic of Bodega Bay. The architectural design is modern and elegant, highlighted by a spacious multipurpose room for eating, reading, and enjoying the mystical views of the Bay. The two bedrooms and bath are also elegant, comfortable and completely private. In fact, there is privacy in every space including the wrap around deck. There are many nearby hikes and walks to introduce guests to the Bodega Bay peninsula and protected waters, but you may find yourself happy to just stay secluded in this wonderful and peaceful setting. The cabin has been recently renovated, so the heating, wifi, kitchen, fireplace and outdoor seating are all up to date and easy to use. We loved our stay...made us feel we were on our second honeymoon!

December 2106
In a Word, "Dreamy".....

Recently, my Mother and I had the good fortune to stay a weekend at Curly's Cove. We had a large "to-do & see" list for our visit to the coast and were really excited.

Instead, we found ourselves captivated by the exquisite architectural detail (and materials) and the unique, intimate, uninterrupted, bond with nature available in the view out the numerous, generously large, windows. We didn't want to leave. It was happily memorizing to count the different bird species, watch their interplay, gaze into the different water currents, and just sink into to the beauty and relaxing calm. A true elixir in this busy world of ours.

Every creature comfort has been thoughtfully considered and is available from the kitchen full of devices, to the fluffy robes, to the wood-stocked fireplace, and the comfy beds, to the unassuming flat screen TV connected to some great channel that had wonderful movies available for free and the little comforters to cuddle in on the couch.

The only challenge with staying at Curly's was Monday morning when we needed to go home.

Thank you to Olle and Mary for creating and sharing this beautiful, perfectly equipped, unique, healing, no other! It would be great for a honeymoon, or engagement, or small family reunion,
any escape that is hoped to be memorable.

In a Word, Dreamy indeed!


Holidays are subject to 3 or 4 night minimum stays. Holiday rates apply to all major holidays, and reflect a 15% increase in rental rate. Rates subject to change without notice. Rates subject to 12% County Transient Occupancy Tax and 2% tourism assessment. Reservations subject to $45 Processing Fee. No cleaning fees.

At a Glance

- 2 bedrooms
- 1 bathroom
- sleeps 4
- queen
- king
- panoramic harbour views
- short walk to the beach
- wireless internet

- Reviews

2 Nights: $1,505.00
Additional Nights: $650.00
Week: $4,105.00

SC TOT CN: 3122N

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