Bayside Realty
Where The Redwoods Meet The Sea
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About Us

Mendocino Bayside Realty was established by Birdie and Howie Holmes with the spirited independence and 24/7 work ethic of the long-time self-employed. Mendocino Bayside Realty is the evolution and expansion of their residential design/construction and property sales/management business, established in 1992, Whole Earth Enterprises.

Now they are excited to bring to fruition Mendocino Bayside Realty. It’s the next adventure in the creative life and career built by Birdie and Howie on the solid foundation of their over 3 decade partnership, and between them, almost 70-years experience working in residential design/construction, property development, and real estate sales/management.

Sold Listings
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Little River $2,000,000

4 Bed, 3 Bath – 3,200 Sq Ft Home

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MENDOCINO $1,038,000

Courtesy of Meg Wilson at Pamela Hudson Real Estate Mendocino

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LITTLE RIVER $1,125,000

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MENDOCINO $1,400,000

Courtesy of Johanna Hopper at Mendo Sotheby's International Realty Mendocino Branch

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CASPAR $1,200,000

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FORT BRAGG $665,000

Courtesy of Cheryl Covington at Gale Beauchamp Realty Fort Bragg

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MENDOCINO $850,000

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FORT BRAGG $1,170,000

Courtesy of Cheryl Walters at Century 21 Seascape Realty Mendocino Branch

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MENDOCINO $1,185,000

Courtesy of David Coddington at Big River Realty Mendocino

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Our Mission

The mission statement for Mendocino Bayside Realty is to share the beautiful qualities of the Mendocino Coast with others, have fun, work hard to produce the best outcomes with few regrets, live life with gratitude, and find joy in the journey. The dedication to service for the highest good, teamwork, and a solution-oriented approach to doing business is the cornerstone of Mendocino Bayside Realty’s success.

Birdie and Howie bring a sincere and “down-to-earth” sensibility to every relationship. With Mendocino Bayside Realty, they have the ability and desire to provide to all who are interested in these things, a comfortable, genuinely engaged, and informed experience when buying or selling real estate. 

Local. Loyal. On The Level.

“The joy and excitement I share with clients when a transaction closes is one of the main reasons I work in real estate.”

Birdie Holmes, 707-357-4085

“Mendocino! It’s such a fun word to say. It’s unique and beautiful. It invokes thoughts of both splendor and tranquility.”

Howie Holmes, 707-357-1470

Meet Howie

My wife Birdie and I have been together sharing our experiences in construction and real estate since 1988. We started our residential home design, construction, and property management business, Whole Earth Enterprises, in 1992.

After 16-years as a Realtor, Birdie became a Broker in 2018. I followed her into the business when I was licensed as a sales agent in 2019. We now own our own brokerage Mendocino Bayside Realty. She and I are a great team. We enjoy our live/work lifestyle and love using our years of experience and skills to help folks find their way here, to the heavenly coast of Mendocino.


Based on information from the Coastal Mendocino Association of Realtors (C.M.A.R. MLS), and BAREIS, as of the date the AOR/MLS data was obtained, all data, including all measurements and calculations of area, is obtained from various sources, has not been, and will not be, verified by broker or MLS. All information should be independently reviewed and verified for accuracy. Properties may or may not be listed by the office/agent presenting the information.