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Romantic-Stunning, Wall-To-Wall, 180+ Deg. Water Views Pt. Reyes-Bodega Bay, Spa

Bedrooms 3
Space 205 m²
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Prime Views-Location, Sonoma Beach Home, Quiet, High Amenities, Wildlife, FP, 5*

Thank you for your interest and for noting the excellent value (truly stunning seascape views, high amenities, prime - easy walking, NOT "right on the golf course" location in a pristine - ocean side community, realistic housekeeping costs, quick check-in/check-out) of our home. We hope our detailed info and truly relevant photos (accurately labeled, with shades open, not from drones) saves your time when comparing our truly unique home with less expensive as well as more expensive "right on golf course" listings that have lesser water views, and golfers - golf balls - mowers - chemical spraying operations near you; busy highway - street locations, unrealistic cleaning costs, inadequate phone - Internet - Cable TV service, skimpy amenities - nearby dining options, cluttered neighborhoods, no 24/7 security patrol service, etc.

Our home is available many dates (see calendar), including certain holidays in 2017. If your preferred dates are not available, please ask us to suggest another home in our lovely neighborhood.

In addition to receiving guest loyalty - extended stay discounts such as we offer, here are our tips for selecting a truly memorable vacation home: 5* rating - quick, 100% response rate; quick check-in/check-out; relatively comfortable size (sq. ft.); abundance of large - full bathrooms; wall-to-wall panoramic (not just peek-a-boo) views; high - modern amenities in the home, together with many neighborhood activities (golfing, hiking - walking, beach combing, dining, live music, bocce ball, basketball, bird - wildlife viewing, fishing, kite surfing, kayaking, etc.) that appeal to a range of preferences within your group; large - naturally bright rooms (including a modern kitchen); elegant - quiet community; prime location (convenient - easy to walk and drive to diverse - desirable activities); environmentally friendly; views of wildlife - open spaces from the home; reasonable housekeeping costs; cell phone reception, etc.

One of our repeat guests left this review in our guestbook ..."I've been coming to Bodega Bay for 50 years...these are the Best Views!...". When you stay at our home you will see 30+ reviews in our guestbook, mentioning our great views, besides many other unique features we offer. We have a 5 star Airbnb rating. We have many repeat guests and 5 star ratings from other globally important travel websites.

Spacious (2216 sq. ft. living space plus extra large, 180 deg. panoramic water view deck space with wind breaks and seating for 8 - 10), romantic, solar-powered, passive solar designed (skylights, full of natural light) 3 BR/3 BA Bodega Bay, CA home in elegant (landscaped gardens, no overhead utility wires/cluttered neighborhoods with junk cars/boats, etc.) Bodega Harbour South (water) side of 18 hole ocean side golf course community. Sleeps 8 - 10 (8 plus 2 infants) on cozy mattresses (all with mattress toppers) in 2 queen beds, 1 full bed and 2 twin beds, plus the possibility of an infant bed in 2 of the bedrooms. TRULY sweeping 180+ deg. Pacific Ocean white - blue water, beach and lagoon views from Point Reyes (Tomales Point) to Seal Rock, Bodega Head-Harbor-Lagoons. Beautiful water/sunset/golf course/open space views from decks, windows, and hot tub. No views of highways. Ambient sounds include whispering surf and marine sounds. Otherwise, the home is quietly located on park space (front and rear) and cul-de-sac. No traffic/golf course mower-sprinkler noise, or golfers - golf carts - chemical spraying outside your bedroom windows. 1 BLOCK (5 MINUTE) WALK to Doran Beach/tide pool trail heads, ocean side basketball and bocce ball courts, 1st tee, snack bar, and The Bluewater Bistro and Bar (ocean side bistro-bar & restaurant). Water softener, gas range, fireplace, fully equipped - large - modern kitchen, large spa/hot tub, craft table & chairs, electric piano, pool table, 2 car garage, propane grill with sear burner, 24 hour security patrol/on-call maintenance, surround sound system, 4 LED TVs (incl. 55" HD with Netflix, HBO, Amazon, Hulu, Vudu, YouTube, etc. connectivity) with DVD players & cable service, Fast Wi-fi, free long distance calls to USA/Canada, book & DVR library. California native plant garden. Deer, bobcats, foxes, rabbits, herons, egrets, pelicans, quail, & hawks have been seen from the home. Sea lions, seals and whales have been spotted offshore using the home's telescope.

Information for handicapped - disabled guests: from the front of the house, there are stairs (approx. 6 steps) up to the main floor. The large, walk in shower is on the main floor and all bedrooms are downstairs (approx. 13 steps). Two of the three bedrooms downstairs have private entry, ground level access to the rear garden.

Please ask about also renting our romantic - quintessential Victorian home conveniently located in San Francisco's elegant Lower Pacific Heights neighborhood.

House & BHHA (Community) Rules - by submitting your reservation request, you accept the rules stated below, and you agree to all terms and conditions herein.

This is not a home for parties/hosting events/wedding ceremonies-receptions, etc. No pets, no smoking anywhere on the property. This includes all indoor and outdoor areas. We prefer that shoes not be worn in the home. Primary renter must be minimum 25 years old. For meetings, and/or any activity that brings extra guests to the house, there are additional use fees and security deposits based on the size and type of activity. Written permission must be requested from owners and obtained in writing from owners prior to activity. This is a private home in a pristine, oceanside community - quiet and respectful behavior is required. Locked cabinets - cupboards - closets are not to be opened. Entertainment system wiring is not to be tampered with in any way. See also notes under Rates. Additional rules are contained in the guest handbook in our home, which must be read by each guest.


Rules and Regulations from Bodega Harbour Homeowners Association (BHHA)

The goal of the Bodega Harbour Community is for everyone, residents and all guests - visitors, to have a safe, relaxed and enjoyable experience while here. Abiding by the rules, which apply to everyone, will ensure that we fulfill this goal. If any of the following rules are violated by renters and/or guests of renters, owner and/or owner's agent/s reserves the right to immediately evict guests resulting in forfeiture of entire rental agreement, applicable taxes, and all fees. Additionally, you authorize owner and/or owner's agent/agents to charge your credit card for any related fines associated with these violations.

A. Maximum occupancy is 8 persons for this home.

B. Maximum of 4 vehicles (including up to 3 parked off property).

C. No trespassing on any lot (someone else's property).

D. No offensive noises, or disturbance, which interferes with other quiet enjoyment in the community. This precludes use of live amplified music. Quiet and respectful behavior is required 24/7 (at all times - not just 10 PM - 7 AM).

E. Non-residential use of the residence is prohibited, including all educational, religious and commercial functions.

F. No playing or practicing of golf without payment of golf fees. No trespassing, walking or riding on the golf cart paths, or golf course property, except as a registered golfer. Pets are not allowed on the golf course or cart paths.

G. No parking of RVs, motorhomes, boats or trailers within the community.

H. Behavior of all renters and guest should be conducive to that of a small community. Renters and guests in Bodega Harbour need to maintain behavior suitable to mature and responsible adults.

I. All beach access paths close at dark per Sonoma County Ordinance.

J. Schedule of fines - $250.

1. Per occurrence for excessive noise, nuisance or serious annoyance, or other activities which unreasonably disturb the quiet enjoyment of neighbors or results in damage to property owned by BHHA.

2. Per occurrence per person for violation of any other provisions related to the use of Common Area/or the Common Area facilities and amenities. These areas include but are not limited to the swimming pool, exercise room and tennis courts.

3. Per occurrence for use of a residence for a commercial or other non-residential purpose in violation of the Project Documents.

K. Schedule of fines - $250+.

1. Per occurrence per person for any unauthorized entry onto the golf course at any time except as posted.

2. Per person, per occurrence of non-payment of green fees prior to commencement of play. Golf course and golf paths are for registered golfers only.

3. Per occurrence for any pet violation. This includes keeping pet on leash and picking up after pet.

Events, Parties, Receptions, Weddings, etc.: although our home is not to be used for these functions, our ocean view community clubhouse and/or our harbor side yacht club could be perfect venues for your event. Please ask for more info.

Information for handicapped - disabled guests: from the front of the house, there are stairs (approx. 6 steps) up to the main floor. The large, walk in shower is on the main floor and all bedrooms are downstairs (approx. 13 steps). Two of the three bedrooms downstairs have private entry, ground level access to the rear garden.

Security deposit: You hereby authorize owner and/or owner's agent/s to charge against your payment method (credit card or other) provided, for all charges associated with any excess cleaning of home and/or spa, plumbing stoppages, lost keys and garage remotes, damage to the property, or its contents and long distance telephone, cable TV, and internet purchases. If the property does not experience any of the above, no charge will be made for same. Security deposits will be 100% refunded if no issues are found.

Sonoma County TOT Cert. No. 1146N applies to this home.

More Details

Bill Kedem & Laurel P. Rest
Member since: 2014
Speaks english, french, german, spanish, russian, italian, Hebrew
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
22 March, 2018

About Bill Kedem & Laurel P. Rest

We love the outdoors - especially relatively pristine and quiet, natural environments with wildlife. We love cosmopolitan cities as well and we are fortunate to have a Victorian home in San Francisco in addition to our convenient, prime-view home on the Pacific Coast at Bodega Bay. We appreciate good food, good books, good music, good movies, and global travel. We are in the ultra-premium wine business so we love good wine too. We have lived around the globe so we do our best to make travelers feel at home in our homes.

We are semi-retired. Laurel is an attorney specializing in labor and employment law. Bill is in the ultra-premium wine business and he manages real estate investments. Laurel is an alumna of UC Berkeley and Bill is an alumni of LSU.

Bill Kedem & Laurel P. Rest purchased this house in 2012

Why Bill Kedem & Laurel P. Rest chose Bodega Bay

We obtained Whispering Surf because we love the Sonoma Coast seascapes, and wine country. It took us more than 5 years to pinpoint this particular home for purchase because it has a prime (stunning views, 5 - 10 minute walks to clubhouse - beach, etc.) location, and it is not on a busy street/road like many so - called 'view' homes are around Bodega Bay. We wanted to live in an ocean side community home that also has access to a golf course but we did not wish to live on the golf course itself due to noise - privacy - chemical spray issues, etc.

What makes this house unique

When we walked in the front door, we immediately fell in love with the truly stunning, expansive water views from inside Whispering Surf as well as from the extra large size upper deck. The interior of Whispering Surf is naturally bright. We installed a solar power system to take advantage of the surprising power of the sun right on the Sonoma Coast. You will not likely find another home in our price range that truly has our combination of huge water views, spacious - bright rooms/kitchen, convenient - quiet location that is not on a busy street/road/golf course, and high amenities including large hot tub/spa with lounge seats, fireplace, pool table, etc. For any reason, should you choose another home in our area - please contact us by email when you arrive so we can show you why your return visit to the Sonoma Coast would be to Whispering Surf. Thank You!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Bodega Bay, California

Property Type:
  • house
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 205 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Golf Course Front ...
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Resort ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower , This is the master bathroom with water and garden views.
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower enclosure , This bathroom has a large walk-in shower.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , bath with shower , bath (no shower) , shower enclosure
  • Each bathroom is bright and spacious with beautiful brass fixtures, and exquisite tile designs. Toilet paper and bath soap are provided.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed , Spacious & bright with water & garden views. Private entry.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double bed , 2 single bed , Spacious & bright with water & garden views. Private entry.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed , Spacious & bright with water & garden views.
  • All beds have cozy mattress toppers. There is a dresser, Cable - DVD - LED TV, and ample closet space in each bedroom. There is room for an infant bed in each bedroom. The master bedroom (1) has a desk and chair.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 8 bicycles
  • long term rentals available
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Sauna ...
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Area activities: Bodega Bay - Sonoma Coast - Marin County wine/cheese tasting, wine country, beach combing/tide pooling, sand dunes, Ft. Ross, swimming, whale watching, hiking, birding, salmon/trout fishing, crabbing, horseback riding/trail rides, surfing, kayaking, canoeing, river rafting, windsurfing, kite boarding/flying, paddle boarding, sailing, Wild Flour Bread Bakery, antiquing, art galleries, premium outlets, Osmosis Spa, golfing, organic farm trails, hot air balloon tours, Graton Resort & Casino, tall ship adventures/tours, abalone diving, clamming, oyster trail, Michelin rated restaurants, winemaker dinners, SCV (Sonoma Coast Vineyards), helicopter tours, fireworks, zip lining/canopy tours, Armstrong Redwoods, safari park, Santa Rosa Symphony, Sonona State University, Bodega Dunes, Doran/Dillon/Pinnacle/Goat Rock/Portuguese/Salmon/ Schoolhouse/Shell/Blind Beaches, Sea Ranch.


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Romantic-Stunning, Wall-To-Wall, 180+ Deg. Water Views Pt. Reyes-Bodega Bay, Spa
average rating of 4.9473686 based on 38 reviews
Roseville, CA

Lots of space with a fantastic view!

  • 5 of 5

The property was terrific! Great views, tons of space, and a very well equipped kitchen with lots of utensils and appliances. Bill could not have been more pleasant to work with. He was responsive, immediate, and was a stupendous host. For example, my mother in law left her sweater and he found it, and sent it to her at no cost. Furthermore, he checked in via call, upon arrival, just to make sure we were all good. I highly recommend this beautiful rental for your Bodega Bay stay!

  • Review Submitted: 14/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We sincerely appreciate Tu's detailed review as well as her family's affinity for our home and our well-designed, waterfront community. We are pleased to recommend Tu to other hosts and we hope her group will return to our home.
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Welcoming home with a stunning view in a quiet neighborhood

  • 5 of 5

Our family just returned from our stay at Bill and Laurel’s wonderful home. This is the third home we have stayed at on the golf course in Bodega Bay and I think our favorite. It has the most amazing view of the Bay and the ocean. We had our parents with us along with our young children (ages 4 and 1.5) and the house was perfect for everyone. We truly appreciated this well appointed home and easy access to Doran Beach and Highway 1. Also- we feel lucky that we were able to see the resident bobcat along with it’s new cub. A definite treat!

  • Review Submitted: 12/03/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Awesome Home

  • 5 of 5

The views from this home are so beautiful!! The pictures do not do this house justice! The owners Bill and Laurel were so easy to work with, answered email and phone calls instantly. The kitchen is well stocked with lots of dishes, glassware and cookware. Beds were very comfortable, and the hot tub for the win! We will be back for sure.

Thank you Bill & Laurel.


  • Review Submitted: 07/03/2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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the perfect getaway on the coast

  • 5 of 5

a perfect getaway on the coast. beautiful view and spacious, well-appointed kitchen. we enjoyed our stay.

  • Review Submitted: 04/03/2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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The Best Place tp Stay in Bodega

  • 5 of 5

My family and I have been staying at various places in Bodega Bay for many years, but the last three, we've been fortunate to stay at Bill's beautiful home. This property is better managed, better appointed, and has some of the best views we've seen in Bodega. This property is truly exceptional. Bill is a pleasure to deal with. Stop searching, this is the place to book for your Sonoma Coast/Bodega trip.

  • Review Submitted: 14/02/2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Relaxing Experience

  • 4 of 5

Great place to stay, we enjoyed building memories with our next generations. Great views.

  • Review Submitted: 03/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Santa Rosa(STS)-San Francisco(SFO)-Oakland(OAK)
Nearest Barpub
Blue Water Bistro-Drakes-Lucas Wharf-The Tides
Nearest Ferry
45 Miles
Nearest Golf
The Links at Bodega Harbor - 18 holes, ocean front
Nearest Train
55 Miles
Napa-San Francisco-Emeryville-Oakland-Ft. Bragg
Nearest Motorway
HWY 1-HWY 101-I80
Nearest Restaurant
Blue Water Bistro-Drakes-Lucas Wharf-The Tides
Nearest Ski
200 Miles
Lake Tahoe-Bear Valley-Yosemite
Nearest Beach
Doran-Bodega Dunes-Salmon-Portuguese-Goat Rock
Car: necessary

Approx. driving times: 5+ fresh seafood restaurants and 2 wine tasting rooms with harbor views - 5 min.; nearest 97+ point winery/vineyard - Michelin starred restaurant/West Sonoma wine country, UCD Marine Lab/Valley Ford/Bodega - 15 min.; Russian River/Jenner/Duncans Mills/redwood forests/15 beaches - 20 min.; Occidental/Sebastopol/Tomales/Marshall/Monte Rio/Petaluma/Fort Ross - 30 min; Pt. Reyes/Inverness/Santa Rosa/Guerneville/Cazadero - 45 min.; Healdsburg/Sonoma - 60 minutes; Napa/San Francisco - 75 min.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in the Bodega Bay, California

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Memorial Day 2018
25 May 2018 - 28 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add AU$32 per night, per additional guest
Early Summer 2018
1 Jun 2018 - 14 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add AU$32 per night, per additional guest
Summer 2018
15 Jun 2018 - 28 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add AU$32 per night, per additional guest
July 4th 2018
29 Jun 2018 - 8 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
Summer 2018
9 Jul 2018 - 15 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer 2018
16 Aug 2018 - 29 Aug 2018
3 night minimum stay
Labor Day 2018
30 Aug 2018 - 4 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
Columbus Day 2018
5 Oct 2018 - 8 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving 2018
19 Nov 2018 - 26 Nov 2018
4 night minimum stay
Christmas 2018 & New Year 2019
21 Dec 2018 - 1 Jan 2019
4 night minimum stay
MLK Day 2019
17 Jan 2019 - 21 Jan 2019
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add AU$32 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit AU$637.15
Standard housekeeping AU$191.14 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

Min. 3 - 4 nights holiday periods. Summer (June 15 - August 15): min. 3 - 7 nights

Ask about deal/special rates for senior/repeat guests, and weekly - monthly rentals. Mon. - Thur. rates, or free day/discount offers available for non-holiday, min. 6 night reservations Nov. 1 - Feb. 28 only.

Cancellation: See detailed schedule. If guest arrives and decides to leave early, the nights not spent are not refunded.

Rescheduling: Subject to availability of new dates. Detailed cancellation schedule automatically applies if new dates not agreed between owners and guests.

Check-in time is after 4:00 PM and check-out time is before 11:00 AM. Written permission must be requested and obtained in writing (in advance of above check in and check out times) from owner, or local property manager only - for early check-in and/or late check-out. Unapproved late check-outs will result in at least $100 being deducted from the security deposit.

All rates are subject to change until owner's requested payments are received by owner, together with owner's written confirmation of the reservation.

Please immediately contact our property management company first with any operating/damage issues, and emergencies. Then contact us immediately by phone (preferred) or email so we can ensure everything meets or exceeds your expectations. Kindly note your immediate contact is required so any operating/damage issues can be quickly addressed for your own comfort as well as the comfort of subsequent guests. Please do not wait until check out to report operating/damage issues as this will delay the remedy for you and subsequent guests.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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