L.M.L.'S Cozy Cottage, for a 'Relaxing' Getaway. Great Rates! Linens Included.

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This is the kitchen. Great for groups!


Last updated: 11/30/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

This cozy cottage is in the heart of the Dillon Beach village. It is walking distance from the beach (only 200 steps from the sand). Individuals of all ages would be comfortable walking to the beach from this location.

This house was built in 1915 and has wonderful charming characteristics, but was also updated in the Winter of 2009 for your comfort. The kitchen has a self cleaning propane range, microwave oven, coffee maker, toaster, electric grill, crock pot, electric mixer, blender, and even a nice large stock pot for soups and chili. I think you will find what you need in this well stocked kitchen for preparing delicious meals. The kitchen is part of the living room as well as the dining room. The living room has a comfortable microfiber couch and love seat and a 42' flat screen TV (with cable). We have also provided a DVD player and stereo with CD and an Ipod doc. This living room, dining room, kitchen combination is very warm and comfortable for family and friends.

This home also has a bonus room which is great for kids of all ages. It has 2 twin beds (daybed/trundle), a 37' flat screen t.v.(no cable in this room) for video games, and to play DVDs., There's also a game table and chairs, a small library with books and a selection of magazines (which we try to keep 'fairly' current).

The two upstairs bedrooms each have characteristics of their own. Both have comfortable queen mattresses and 4 pillows per bed for sitting up and enjoying the view while reading. The 'White room' has a refreshing 'beach' theme to it. The 'brown room' has a warm, simple more modern feel to it as well as a unique corner closet. Both rooms have dressers for your personal belongings as well as several hooks. The upstairs bedrooms have relaxing views of the ocean. The upstairs is where the full bathroom is located and there is an easy access 'powder room' downstairs.

This home has an enclosed yard with an outdoor table and 6 chairs. The yard is good for kids and/or a small pet. It also has a nice view of the hills.
We have a propane barbecue for your convenience.

Our home is set up for fun and relaxation. We have a small front porch where we enjoy sitting and enjoying the sun and a unique view of the ocean as well as the people passing by. We have provided several board games, puzzles, DVD's (family friendly selection), CD/Ipod doc for your music, vintage video game system in the 'game room', books and magazines (for all ages) for your enjoyment. This home has been designed for a family or a group of friends of 6 (max.) to spend quality, fun, relaxing, time together.

Keywords: Beach house, Dillon Beach cabin, Vacation rental, Cabin, Cottage, Rental, House, Vacation home, Home, Retreat, Get Away, Dillon Beach, Tomales, Marin, Point Reyes, Lawson's Landing.


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Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    25 and older....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Our home is child friendly, we have an enclosed yard as well as board games, the second t.v. is for movies and there is a game system. We also provide a porta-crib (upon request), and we have a baby gate for the stairs....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    This is a 'non' smoking home. Thank you...moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    We welcome pets but require a small fee. The fee for the pet is $10.00/pet per night. We prefer dogs that are 40lbs. or less. Pets are not allowed to be left in our home unattended. ...moreless

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

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  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    Located upstairs...moreless

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    Located upstairs...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single

    This room is a private room, and is also a 'game' room....moreless

  • A total of 2 comfortable queen beds. There are 2 additional twin beds in the 'game' room and a 'Pop up' porta crib....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 2: toilet

    It has a toilet and a sink. ...moreless

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    Full bathroom, located upstairs....moreless

  • The shower in the upstairs bathroom is a traditional bathtub style, but can only be used for showers....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Our home has a flat screen t.v. with cable and a DVD player. This is located in the living room. We have a small library of DVD's. The game room has a t.v. for DVD movies as well as our video game system the 'Nintendo 64' (with a few games). This game room also has a trundle bed which has two twin mattresses This room also has a 'game' table and chairs. Great for kids..........moreless


  • Books:

    We have several children and fictional adult books as well as a nice selection of magazines which we try to keep current....moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player:

    1 for each t.v. set (2)....moreless

  • Game Room:

    This room has a game table for 4, t.v. with game system and a DVD player. Nice selection of movies for all ages....moreless

  • Games:

    Selection of traditional board games. Cards and Dominoes....moreless

  • Music Library:

    We have provided a 'Sony' IPOD dock/ CD player for your enjoyment in the living room....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    We have a flat screen 37' T.V. with SD card compatibility to enjoy your vacation photos. This T.V. is in the game room with a DVD player. Living Room has a 42' t.v. with cable and a DVD player....moreless

  • Stereo:

    Sony C.D. player and IPOD dock...moreless

  • Television:

    2 t.v.'s 1 with cable reception, the other is hooked up to a vintage game system and DVD player. ...moreless

  • Video Game Console:

    We have the classic, Playstation (vintage) with games.and a DVD player in a sperate room....moreless

  • Video Games:

    Yes, they are provided for the Playstation (vintage)....moreless

  • Video Library:

    We provide a nice selection of DVD's. 'P.G.' as well as 'R' rated movies....moreless


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • Groceries

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Ocean View:

    Beautiful ocean view from the upstairs bedrooms as well as the front porch. It's a quick walk to the beach (200 steps)....moreless

  • Village:

    The area our home is in is often called 'the village'. This is where the original fisherman and their families had their homes when Dillon Beach was established. ...moreless

  • Water View:

    From the upstairs bedroom, during certain times of the year, you can witness a beautiful sunset....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    This is part of the kitchen and family room as seen in the picture....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Space heaters provided. They seem to do the job. No complaints!...moreless

  • Internet:

    Internet is available through private WiFi, though we ask that it not be used for streaming music or video....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Soft cotton sheets as well as fluffy towels. Enough to accommodate each guest....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Comfy space with seating for 6. 1 couch 1 love seat 2 chairs ...moreless

  • Parking:

    We have a driveway as well a parking spot in front....moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Our driveway fits 2 medium to small sized cars....moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    On the driveway. Guests discretion....moreless

  • Telephone:

    We provide 2 cordless telephones. One is located in main living area (downstairs). The 2nd phone is upstairs....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    6 wash cloths 6 hand towels 6 bath towels 3 kitchen towels...moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    12 cups...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    We have tried to provide everything you would desire. We also have the basic utensils needed for our propane barbecue....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    We have service for 12....moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Great kitchen. It is open to the living space and dining area. We try to provide all the regular basics. I think you will be pleasantly surprised....moreless

  • Microwave:

    Effecient stainless steel microwave oven....moreless

  • Oven:

    All in one....moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    We provide many basic spices, flour and sugar, some condiments in the frig. as well as canola and olive oil....moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    Stainless propane cook top and oven....moreless

  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio:

    Front patio to enjoy the view of the ocean....moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    Boogie Boards and sand toys....moreless



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My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$175 $200
Fri, Sat, Sun

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $150
  • Pet Fee $10
  • Tax Rate 10%


'Holiday' rates = 'Standard' rates.

10% tax is added.

We ask for an additional check as a 'refundable' deposit, provided the home is left i its original condition.

We do require a 'pet fee'. Dogs that are 40lbs. or less (owners discretion).

Linens are included in the rental amount.


Our intention of our agreement is to be fair without hidden costs or expectations.




At this time I request personal, Cashier Checks or last minute cash for rental amount. The deposit saves the date, so the sooner I receive the paperwork and check for the deposit it is yours. The rent check is due 4 weeks before occupancy, when applicable.

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Last updated: 11/30/2015
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6 Miles
Nearest Barpub

Car: Necessary

All Activities Listed Are Available Within Surrounding Areas.

As requested, only listed places of interest within 15 minutes, however this is a wonderful area to explore.

Bodga Bay as well as the town of Bodega are quaint areas. You can find great golfing, fun beaches as well as a little market with fresh baked pies and home made chowders (free samples).

We also enjoy the bakery in Freestone, which is on the way to the town of Sebastipol.

Tomales, which is the closest town has 2 small churches, a grocery store, deli and a restaurant with a bar.

Point Reyes is a wonderful place to visit and you won't want to miss seeing the light house. Just be careful of flying hats. It is a bit windy.

Close to Nick's cove is where you can purchase some fresh oysters.

There's always Petaluma just 30 minutes away. They have some wonderful restaurants as well as shops. You can also find an 'Outlet' mall, if you so desire.

If you are willing to drive a little further, you are close to Napa Valley and Sonoma where you can do some wine tasting.

The surrounding areas to Dillon Beach make for a 'must see' in California. The scenic drives are a wonderful form of entertainment.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2009

About the owner: This home was purchased in October of 2009 by 2 families who have grown up visiting Dillon Beach. One family has shared a 'family home' for many years at this beach and decided they wanted a place of her own. The other family started coming to Dillon Beach when their grandmother asked the milkman where he was going for his summer vacation (70+ years ago) and he said 'paradise'. Grandma got the directions, and it has become a family tradition passed down through the generations. Both families wanted their own little piece of paradise. This was made possible by doing it together. We've tried to provide all the amenities that we look for in a quality rental. This was based on our rental experience here in Dillon Beach. We have been in over 30+ homes here in the village. Our experiences have made us very aware of the needs of our guests. We hope our guests will find the the comforts of home with the beach 200 steps away. It's perfect for family and friends who just want to relax.

Why the Owner Chose Dillon Beach:
The partners and their children wanted to have a home at the beach for themselves that suits their needs as well as share it with others. Dillon Beach is where they have spent many wonderful summers with their individual families. It has become a tradition that they wanted to have ownership in. They have fond, wonderful memories and wanted to add to those. When deciding the amenities they wanted to have and provide, the owners used their past rental experiences at the beach and tried to include everything they desired in a 'Dillon Beach' rental. Guests will find it clean, accommodating, and relaxing.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
We look at this destination as a 'true vacation'. Dillon beach is such a lovely place, we have been known to drive in and stay for two weeks with out getting back in our car. This has been a wonderful place for annual family reunions. Our family has been known to rent up to 14 houses at one time, in the village. There is only 1 road in and out of the Dillon Beach area and the kids love the freedom of running back and forth to visit other family members. This is truly a relaxing, family destination. Because of our experiences as renters, we know the importance of a well stocked kitchen, having a land line, television, games, DVD selection, stereo system, books, magazines, and having linens provided as well as comfortable beds and seating inside and out. Our home meets these criterias, for us as well as you.

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  • This is the kitchen. Great for groups!

    This is the kitchen. Great for groups!

  • 66 Ocean view. Simple outside and a comfortable inside.

    66 Ocean view. Simple outside and a comfortable inside.

  • Second upstairs bedroom, also with a queen mattress.  This room has a view.

    Second upstairs bedroom, also with a queen mattress. This room has a view.

  • You can see up the stairs through the octagon window.

    You can see up the stairs through the octagon window.

  • One of two upstairs bedrooms with a queen mattress. This room has a view.

    One of two upstairs bedrooms with a queen mattress. This room has a view.

  • Game Room with two twin beds

    Game Room with two twin beds

  • Well known 'Elephant' rocks. You see them when driving in to the area.

    Well known 'Elephant' rocks. You see them when driving in to the area.

  • She is just....cute.

    She is just....cute.

  • Just a little over 1 hour away...
The Golden Gate Bridge.

    Just a little over 1 hour away... The Golden Gate Bridge.

  • Trans america Building in San Francisco.

    Trans america Building in San Francisco.

  • Driving into Paradise!

    Driving into Paradise!

  • It goes without saying.

    It goes without saying.

  • Looking in from the kitchen, one big room. Great for entertaining.

    Looking in from the kitchen, one big room. Great for entertaining.

  • Great 'Saying' for Dillon Beach!

    Great 'Saying' for Dillon Beach!

  • Group of photos of the area.

    Group of photos of the area.

  • Can not go to the beach with out having a weeny roast!

    Can not go to the beach with out having a weeny roast!

  • His and hers?

    His and hers?

  • San Francisco's Coyt Tower.
S.F. a nice day trip.

    San Francisco's Coyt Tower. S.F. a nice day trip.

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Date last modified - Monday, November 30, 2015

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