Debbie & Dave Tarca of Bodega Bay Rentals, LLC
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We are Dave & Debbie Tarca and have managed commercial & residential properties throughout Sonoma County for more than 25 years. We’ve owned & rented out homes in Bodega Bay since 2001. Dave runs Acrat Plumbing Heating & Electrical and has licensing in Electrical, Plumbing, Heating & Air; Debbie is Nursing graduate and runs Bodega Bay Rentals, LLC since 2001. In addition, we are active members of our community and in the lives of our three children. Born and raised in Sonoma County we are deeply appreciative of the beauty this area holds agriculturally.
When not working … I can usually be found with one of our furry friends on a beach, hiking a mountain or in one of our gorgeous Sonoma County Parks. Sonoma County cannot be beat for fun, adventure or simple relaxation! It is our hope that families will discover the beauty and warmth of our home while creating lifelong memories during their stay. Check our guestbook’s ~ many of our guests return year after year. Thanks for visiting our website!
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Q & A: Below are some of the more common questions we are asked...Should you have one not listed, don't hesitate to contact us.
How do I book a home?
- Go to page (see TABS above) of home interested in and check Availability & Booking Calendar; Fill in info and Calculate stay.
- An email will be sent to me. I check emails and reply several times a day. I'll verify availability and email YOU back a payment link and Contract to sign.
- If paying via credit card you'll fill in credit card # info and be provided with automatic receipt after processing. Contract will be sent via digital link (digital signage) for quick processing. I use SECURE Authorize.net for credit card payment.
- If paying via check, Venmo or Zelle I'll provide payment link with info for payment. Checks mail via USPS and let me know its on its way. Venmo/Zelle info provided.
- I send out Welcome Packets to the home with all home info: Directions/Address/Key Info/Home Guidelines/Area Activities/Groceries...etc about one week prior to reserved stay. Contact me anytime with questions prior to rental. Emails/texts are easy ways for me to quickly reply.
What is the best way to get in touch? Guests staying in our homes have our cell #'s and we are available 24/7. For inquiries, the fastest way to reach us is via email or TEXT. Every email sent to us gets a response. Sometimes (although we try) its just impossible to answer phone inquiry the minute it comes in as I'm at coast cleaning. Emails are much easier as we can answer late at night/early morning. We check emails several times a day. We are happy to call a potential guest that has questions that cannot be answered via email or at time received, but emails are always the quickest way of reaching us. Guests who stay in our homes have our cell numbers and contact with us 24/7. Leave a msg. and we will return ASAP if you don't reach us immediately. Texting ?'s good option as well.
Should I rent a home from a homeowner or an agency? Although we own our homes in Bodega Bay we also manage them along with a number of other residential & commercial properties throughout Sonoma County. Owning and managing our rentals gives us the opportunity to 'micro-manage' them in a way that agencies never could. Bodega Bay Rentals, LLC is a licensed business. We have rented out homes in Bodega Bay since 2001. See our ABOUT US page for advantages to renting through a homeowner!
Are you available if I have a question? We work in/out of the Harbor and live only 15 minutes from our Bodega Bay homes and are available 24/7 when a guest is in our homes. You'll have our home #'s and cell numbers. In addition we keep binders in the home with guidlelines to the home and surrounding community. We welcome the opportunity to answer your questions. Local managers also keep an eye on our homes and are available when we are out of area.
What if something breaks? Although we can't predict when something will break we often catch things before a guest will simply because we 'manage' our own properties and are so familiar with the home. In addition, Dave has licensing in Plumbing, Heating, and Electrical and runs Acrat Plumbing & Heating. Therefore we not only have the experience and the manpower to 'fix' a problem, we have the supplies in our shop as well.
What time is check-in/check-out? Check-in time is 4pm; check-out time is 11am. That is the STANDARD in the harbor. I'm usually much more flexible and almost always have keys & homes available earlier. If able, I'm happy to provide later check-outs on departure days if home is not booked or maintenance not scheduled. I'll let you know exactly in welcome packet.
OCCUPANCY: Can we have an extra person who will sleep on the floor or on an airbed? Our homes allow for a stated maximum number of guests. The Bodega Harbour Homeowners Association, Sonoma County and Fire Marshal dictate how many can sleep in our homes. I'm STRICT on occupancy! No more then the maximum is allowed in any of our homes. All guests entering homes will be put on a Lease Agreement. No additional day or night guests are allowed. If you are staying over on a holiday and wish to have an extra guest or two in the home for a holiday meal, I'm flexible BUT you must clear it with me first in writing AT TIME OF BOOKING. If our neighbor/manager calls and the home is over-occupied, you will be in violation of occupancy limits which will result in forfeiture of all monies and immediate termination of occupancy. Questions regarding occupancy, ASK! Additional per person charge (day or night) may be charged for guests over 6 in Pacific View and guests over 8 in Gull Harbour. Max adults Pacific View is 6; Max adults Gull Harbour is 8.
PETS: In the past we’ve accepted small non-she’d pet but with continued Covid cleaning requirements, we’ve stopped allowing pets.
What is the rental fee? Our per night rental fee is listed on the homes rental page. There is in addition a non-refundable cleaning fee and TOT of 12%. We do not rent out 3 nights for 2 during the off-season but DO discount our nightly rate on last minute stays. Our homes are less expensive then the homes around us on average. We always encourage guests to shop around.
You list a 3-night minimum part of the year but I can only stay 2-nights. 2-nt stay's offered when available last minute or off-season. Inquire.
What is your cancellation policy? Reservations cancelled 60-days PRIOR to first day of reserved stay are elibible for refund. Cancellation service fee is $75. Reservations cancelled 59-31 days prior to reserved stay are 50% refundable. Cancellations made 30 days or less, no refund will be given unless the home rebooks and then refund will be whatever the home rebooked for during those dates with new guests minus cancellation fee. Cancellations must be made in writing.
Do you offer insurance? You can get travel insurance thru Play Travel. Contact us for information.
What type of cleaning do I need to do? Our departure list is very straightforward. Clean up after yourselves putting trash in containers, clean kitchen, start dishwasher (No need to empty), pile used towels on washer, close all windows and doors, extinguish all fires and turn off heat. We will launder linens, sanitize bathrooms, vaccuum, remake beds, sanitize kitchen, dust, santitize hot tub, haul garbage, etc.
How close to the beach are you? Our homes are on Gull Drive. We have a map on our site indicating where the home is in the Bodega Harbour community. It's in easy walking distance even for a 5 year-old. Pacific View is located 10 driveways or so up from the beach access trail. Yes...you can see the surf, smell the salt and hear the waves crashing from the home. Gull Harbour is across the street from the beach trail. We also keep a parking pass to Doran Beach State Park in each home for guests to use. It's helpful for families who have a lot of 'stuff' to take and want to make a day of it. Gull Drive is the closest street to the Beach in the Bodega Harbor complex.
What are your rates? See rates page on indiv. homes for indiv. rates. We do NOT charge Booking Fee's and even with a cleaning Fee (agencies build theirs into their rates) we are Less Expensive than comparable homes. Shop around. Four Night Min. on major holidays. Personal Checks accepted in advance; MC/Visa accepted via Authorize.net. Venmo & Zelle accepted. NO MONEY ORDERS.
NO SMOKING! Thank you!