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Gorgeous Views, Big Beach House Sleeps 12, Fun for All! Quiet, Peaceful Beauty

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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
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  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Dillon Beach house description

All weekends are sold out in Feb and March. We have just a few midweek openings - book today: Any open midweek dates through March 27, book 5 nights, pay just $1500 plus fees. Don't have that long? Book 3 Midweek nights for just $1050, plus fees.

Come play in the beautiful area of Dillon Beach, on the Marin County Coast. Our vacation beach home sleeps 12 in 5 bedrooms. Views are gorgeous, area is awesome! We do book far ahead, so plan and book your visit soon.

Summer is booking up fast. Book a week in 2015 for your reunion with your family in this beautiful and special place. Many of our guests return every year, booking the same week each year. Reunions, Corp. Retreats, Family and Friend time, our home is perfect for any occasion.

We first found our home that way, my in-laws gave us all a week in this very house. We all coordinated our summer vacations, spent the spring planning the fun we would have, and then all gathered for a great family week of fun! We loved it so much, we bought the house!

Every season is beautiful at the coast, fog can surround you one minute, then sun the next. You never know what to expect, even in the next 10 minutes! Beautiful views and a family friendly house - You can't believe how quiet and beautiful it can be on the California Coast.

Come vacation in Dillon Beach! Our property sits atop a mountain overlooking the beautiful whitewater of the Pacific Ocean and to the other side, Tomales Bay, famous for Hog Island Oysters. Our Dillon Beach vacation property is on a corner at the top of the hill, with both bay and ocean views. From the great room, there are nearly 360 degrees of views.

The coast is just gorgeous no matter what time of year. The weather can be warm or cool, even in the same day! Fog or clear skies, you never really know, but it's all wonderful in our California Beach vacation rental home, Almost Paradise.

A huge deck comes off the kitchen, directly connected to the dining room. The deck has incredible views of the area, a BBQ, and space for quite a few people. Off the deck is a staircase leading to the fully fenced yard, fun for kids and Fido alike. Also on the lower level is a wonderful little hideaway, our greenhouse. You can sit and getaway from it all with a cup of tea, and kids love to dig in the dirt and explore all around.

We have plenty of parking which is usually quite a problem for folks in the Oceana Marin area of Dillon Beach. We can take 4 cars in our driveway, plus one in the garage.

We sleep up to 12 in our 5 bedroom home, with 3 full bathrooms. The house is very big, with most of it being taken up by the great room. We have Dish TV, a Wi-Fi network, DVD and VHS players and movies, and a wonderful library collection of books in almost every room.

This is one of the largest, and most beautiful vacation homes Dillon Beach has to offer. We extensively renovated the home in 2000, which marks our home as very modern and updated in contrast to many Dillon Beach vacation rentals you will find. Kitchen is a chef designed cooking heaven. There is an antique chopping block, microwave/convection oven, stove and a huge over-sized fridge with side freezer.

Walk along the hilltop to the end of the street for some of the best hiking in West Marin. Or head down the hill to spend the day at one of the best beaches in Northern California - the only dog friendly beach I know of, as well as the only one I know that will allow BarBQue's and fire pits. Watch fog roll into Bodega Head from this stunning Dillon Beach vacation rental!

Head down to the beach for a BBQ, and watch lovely sunsets. Walk along looking for seashells, bird watching, and just smelling the great ocean air. Dillon Beach is a magical place, come see why!

This home is really amazing and gorgeous! It was crafted to be a retirement dream home, so the house is really a step above a lot of the available homes here. Very comfortable and family friendly, the owners have 6 young grandchildren who often enjoy the beach house. It is also very easy to have a retreat or multi-generational gathering, plenty of room for all, plus most of the main living area is very accessible for anyone with disabilities.



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Property Type

  • 2 story
  • House
  • 2400 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Renter must be 25 years or older and remain on premises during time of stay....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    We have beach toys and skim boards and games for the kids! We have 5 grandchildren, so we know how much fun this home is for kids!...moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Extra fees apply - small deposit of $50.00 per pet. We do have one of the only fully fenced yards, nice for kids & dogs...moreless

  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    2 steps up to house from front porch, easy access to all main level rooms...moreless

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 12

  • Main Level Quilt Room: 1 double

    Features a round window with street view, shared bathroom...moreless

  • Main Level Masterbedroom: 1 queen

    Large Master w/ private bathroom, views and deck access...moreless

  • Lower Level Armoire Room: 2 twin/ single

    Ask about the story of the armoire! ...moreless

  • Main Level - The 'Tree Room': 1 double

    This has deck access, a large closet and shared bathroom...moreless

  • Lower Level Music Room: 1 queen

    Lower level off of family room, shared bathroom...moreless

  • Lower Level Family Room Sofa Sleeper: 1 double

    Family Room has a double sofa sleeper with shared bathroom...moreless

  • Queen size Beds (2) 2 Bedrooms have Queen Beds, Double Beds (2) 2 Bedrooms have double beds, plus there is a double sofa sleeper in the lower level Family Room, Twin or Single Beds (2) One bedroom on the lower level has 2 twin beds., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Family Room has a double sofa sleeper...moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • Lower Level Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower, tub

    Off of Family room, shared with 2 bedrooms...moreless

  • Upper Level Hall Bathroom: toilet, shower

    Great tile, good step in shower ...moreless

  • Master Bathroom: toilet, shower

    ...moreless

  • 3 clean and comfortable bathrooms with easy shower access. One bath tub....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Beach chairs and beach toys are available, Large Green House outside has a sitting area. Incredible hiking begins just a block away and our surf here is known worldwide...but is almost never crowded. You can rent surf/boogie boards and wetsuits at the local store down the street. Small deer and rabbits graze on our property daily and are fun to watch as well. Occasionally you may be able to see a whale! Use our binoculars to view the 'green light' at sunset....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Enjoy our collections, from history to art to poetry, and current and classics in between. We are readers, and love to share our books!...moreless

  • DVD Player:

    In Living Room, we don't have many DVDs. ...moreless

  • Game Room:

    Small alcove area in family room with table and 4 chairs, perfect for poker or any game...moreless

  • Games:

    Many games, also a game area is set up in the family room...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Dish TV...moreless

  • Television:

    Living Room has Dish TV and a DVD player Family room has Dish TV and VCR...moreless

  • Toys:

    Some toys are there for young children. Look in Tree Room closet and under stairway...moreless

  • VCR
  • Video Library:

    Family Room has Dish TV and a VCR with a collection of off beat films...moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    The best in town! We overlook the beautiful and pristine Tomales Bay, and the whitewater of the Pacific. As we are located at the top of the hill, you can see for what seems like forever!...moreless

  • Mountain View:

    Sonoma County mountains in the distance on the opposite side. Bodega Head from certain views....moreless

  • Ocean View:

    We have Bay Views, Beach Views and Ocean Views! Sometimes the sunsets are bright and amazing, other times we are wrapped in the cozy arms of coastal fog, either way is enchanting. Beautiful sunrises!...moreless

  • Oceanfront:

    Beautiful Tomales Bay is just part of the stunning view from the dining room, living room, kitchen and deck. These rooms also overlook the ocean towards Bodega and the Pt Reyes National Seashore. See wildlife right in your yard, deer roam freely, as well as bunnies. Watch soaring Falcons, and take a hike to Eagle Rock. ...moreless

  • Resort:

    Dillon Beach Resort and Lawson's Landing are at the bottom of the hill. A cafe and small store, plus fishing info are there....moreless

  • Water View:

    Overlooking Hog Island, you can see boats in the Tomales Bay going out towards the open sea. Sometimes the Coast Guard practices drills which you can watch with our 3 sets of binoculars, and of course, whale watching is also possible, though not many have really been sighted. See if you can 'see the green' at sunset!...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Table opens up on each end to seat 12. Please use our collection of glassware and dishes. Views from this room are gorgeous, you can also observe wildlife - bunnies, deer and birds. 1 booster chair...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 12 people

General

  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    Wood burning stove , we provide firewood...moreless

  • Garage:

    Can park 1 car...moreless

  • Heating:

    Room heaters heat up fast! ...moreless

  • Internet:

    Dish Satellite - wireless...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Cleaning/Linen Fee is $175.00...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Wood stove and library style bookshelves are a great feature. Views from every window! Has an additional dining table which can seat 6...moreless

  • Mobile Phone:

    Most carriers have coverage in Dillon Beach...moreless

  • Parking:

    Driveway holds 4 cars. NO STREET PARKING. We can arrange for off site parking if necessary....moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    Must park RV off site - boat is ok in driveway...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    We provide all linens...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    We have both a washing machine and dryer for your use. We provide a small amount of detergent....moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Satellite through Dish TV...moreless

  • Wood Fireplace:

    Wood stove in Living/Room...moreless

  • Wood Stove:

    We provide firewood...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Standard...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Everything you need - pots & pans, cookie sheets, several appliances, several sets of dishes...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Fully stocked, more than enough. Pots and Pans, too.. We have lots of pretty collectibles, use them and enjoy setting a pretty table....moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Large capacity...moreless

  • Freezer:

    Large Side by side built in...moreless

  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Incredible kitchen remodeled with cherry cabinets, tile floor, Corian counter tops. Antique chopping block...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Spices and some simple condiments...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Extra large Refrigerator and side by side freezer....moreless

  • Stove:

    4 Burner electric stove and self cleaning oven. Microwave oven also. ...moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony:

    Large balcony overlooks the greenhouse, back yard and Tomales Bay. Beautiful views!...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    This is one of the best features of the home -large balcony right off the kitchen with a BBQ, incredible 240 degree views, fits 12 easily...moreless

  • Gazebo:

    Greenhouse, read, relax, enjoy!...moreless

  • Golf:

    Bodega Bay is the closest golf course...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    You can rent these to use on the Bay down in Marshall, or you can head to Lawson's Landing (entry fee)...moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    We have an enclosed greenhouse which kids & dogs love! Feel free to dig or just sit and enjoy...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Large front area and fully fenced back yard...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    You will need briquettes...moreless

 

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Fees:

  • Pet Fee $50
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $350
  • Cleaning/Linen Fee $240
  • Tax Rate 10%

Notes:

Holidays 2014: Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's : Minimum 1 week rental

We do offer last minute discounts when possible, inquire about dates.

Extra night fee is $350.00

Pay Pal or personal check 60 days prior to visit. $350.00 refundable deposit to hold reservation.


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Location

  • Links at Bodega Harbour, The

  • Dillon Beach Cafe

    "Overlooking the beach, and right next to our small general store, the cafe is surprisingly g..."

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  • Lucas Wharf Fish & Deli

    "Nice place for a leisurely lunch or dinner, overlooking Bodega Bay. About a 30 minute drive..."

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  • The Girl and the Fig

    "A fun day trip is to visit the historic town of Sonoma. There are wineries, the Californian ..."

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  • Train Town

    "So fun!! Any little train lovers will really enjoy a visit here. It's just off the town sq..."

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  • Point Reyes National Seashore

    "Really beautiful area, so much to see and explore. Stop at the visitor's center where you c..."

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Car: Necessary

Dillon Beach is a beautiful Dog Friendly Beach, and no leashes are needed at water's edge. You can have fires on the beach which is not allowed elsewhere. There are great rocks to climb at the shoreline, and tide pools to explore as well. We provide a free beach pass for our renter's use. Have fun exploring the bay with a visit to Lawson's Landing. There is an entrance fee. Fish or crab from the pier, or dig for clams.

World famous wineries are not far, just over 30 minutes will take you into Sebastopol and loads of small, fun wineries along the Gravenstien Highway. Bodega Bay is a beautiful drive along the Bodega Highway, where you can explore the marina, or golf at a world famous championship course.

Investigate the charming town of Petaluma, where you can go antiquing, shop at interesting shops, and find a great place to dine. A fun drive is along the Tomales Bay Road, down to the quaint town of Pt Reyes Station. Not far from there is the lighthouse, and places where you can pull over to the side of the road to see the Sea Lions bathing on the rocks.

The small town of Tomales has a great restaurant, The William Tell, and without a doubt the world's best bakery. Buy local cheeses at Diekman's Store. There are two old churches in town, the Catholic Church overlooks Highway 1, and the Presbyterian is just up the road.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1999

About the owner: We first stayed at Almost Paradise as renters, in the summer of 1999. Our family had always held a family reunion at Tahoe, but that year decided on the beach. It was love at first sight! We spent a lovely week, our first visit to Dillon Beach, and by the end of the week, we had decided to buy. We were living in Santa Rosa at the time, and continued to rent it out as a vacation rental. However, after a year, we decided to make the Beach House our permanent home. We moved out to Dillon in August 2000, and began renovating and remodeling in 2001. We lived there full time until 2006, when life brought us to Orange County. We now enjoy sharing our home again and hosting families, couples and groups in what we consider to be the most beautiful place on earth! We know you will enjoy your visit.

Why the Owner Chose Dillon Beach:
Dillon Beach is a magical place. Many people have come here to heal from injury, bond with their families, and enjoy the beauty of Dillon Beach's landscape. There is indeed an energy that can be felt upon arrival, and when we visited this town for the first time years ago for a family reunion, we felt it, and decided to move here. Almost Paradise is a comfortable family home, decorated with our collections of antiques, art, quilts and books. Yet, we are perfectly set up for kids and teenagers, as well as a corporate retreat group. We encourage you to use our collection of dishes and glassware to enjoy a beautiful dining experience. Or, you can just as easily bring paper plates and still enjoy the beauty of the home.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Relaxing on top of a mountain overlooking the Bay and the ocean is an experience in and of itself. With an incredible beach just down the hill, leisurely walks in the neighborhood, and great hiking just a block away, this house serves the needs of all who enter. There is enough room in the house for everyone to have their own space, or gather all together in the Great Room area or the deck. We even have a crazy 'Dr. Suess' stairway down to the lower level where there are 2 bedrooms, a full bathroom and a family room.


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  • Sunsets and Wind Surfing

    Sunsets and Wind Surfing

  • Looking into Kitchen and down hallway.This level has 3 bedrooms and 2 full baths

    Looking into Kitchen and down hallway.This level has 3 bedrooms and 2 full baths

  • Living room is cozy & comfy, has a wood stove, loads of books, and views!

    Living room is cozy & comfy, has a wood stove, loads of books, and views!

  • Table can seat 12 - Our collection of antique dishes and glassware is fun!

    Table can seat 12 - Our collection of antique dishes and glassware is fun!

  • Master bedroom has a queen bed, private bathroom and French doors to the deck

    Master bedroom has a queen bed, private bathroom and French doors to the deck

  • Quilt Room with Double Bed is on the Main Floor

    Quilt Room with Double Bed is on the Main Floor

  • Main Bathroom is off the Hallway on the street level, has a walk in shower.

    Main Bathroom is off the Hallway on the street level, has a walk in shower.

  • Beautiful sunsets aren't guaranteed, but sure are nice!  This is the deck view.

    Beautiful sunsets aren't guaranteed, but sure are nice! This is the deck view.

  • Lazy Boy recliners in Living Room, which has awesome ocean views

    Lazy Boy recliners in Living Room, which has awesome ocean views

  • Armoire Room has 2 Twin beds, off of family room

    Armoire Room has 2 Twin beds, off of family room

  • Deck View of area locally known as 'The Pit', breeding ground for Great Whites

    Deck View of area locally known as 'The Pit', breeding ground for Great Whites

  • Surfers can catch a wave year round.  Every season is Dillon Beach Fun Season!

    Surfers can catch a wave year round. Every season is Dillon Beach Fun Season!

  • Welcome to Almost Paradise!  We're glad you're here.

    Welcome to Almost Paradise! We're glad you're here.

  • Galley kitchen has plenty of room for several cooks at once. Oversized Fridge

    Galley kitchen has plenty of room for several cooks at once. Oversized Fridge

  • Living Room has plenty of seating, a wood stove and wonderful views

    Living Room has plenty of seating, a wood stove and wonderful views

  • Beautiful view from the Dining Room overlooking Pacific Ocean and Tomales Bay

    Beautiful view from the Dining Room overlooking Pacific Ocean and Tomales Bay

  • Master Bedroom, door into private bathroom

    Master Bedroom, door into private bathroom

  • Tree Room has a double bed, and French Doors to the large deck, views of the Bay

    Tree Room has a double bed, and French Doors to the large deck, views of the Bay

  • Main Bathroom, walk-in shower

    Main Bathroom, walk-in shower

  • Double sofa sleeper in Family Room, with private exit to fenced back yard

    Double sofa sleeper in Family Room, with private exit to fenced back yard

  • The Piano Room has a queen bed, off of family room

    The Piano Room has a queen bed, off of family room

  • A perfect end to a perfect day at Almost Paradise.

    A perfect end to a perfect day at Almost Paradise.

  • This is our fun and funky greenhouse.  Kids are welcome to dig!

    This is our fun and funky greenhouse. Kids are welcome to dig!

  • All kinds of ways to have fun at the beach, for Fido, too!

    All kinds of ways to have fun at the beach, for Fido, too!

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  • Sleeps
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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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  • Reviews
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Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
  • Calendar last updated: 02/28/2015
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