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Beauty on the Beach - Oceanfront home 5 minute walk to the beach.

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
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About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms 2 1/2 Baths, (Sleeps up to 10)

No telescope necessary! This place has expansive ocean views from large windows inside the house, as well as the huge 800 sq ft private deck just yards above the surf. To the north, Bodega Head is visible in the distance. To the west, you have full unobstructed views of the sun as it sets behind the horizon. To the south, the full length of Dillon Beach is in view, along with Tomales Point rising up across the bay inlet.

Our guests enjoy watching surfers catch a wave in the morning lineup and dog owners walking the beach as their pets run off leash. Another favorite activity is to belly up to the deck railing in the late afternoon to watch the sun sink toward the horizon, and enjoy a cold beer, glass of wine, or beverage of your choice. Those in the know have also enjoyed returning to the deck after dark to gaze at the constellations, when the Dillon sky on a clear night shows them off like they were just above the rooftops.

In addition to the fabulous views, access to the beach itself is quick and easy. A flat two minute walk down the street to the marked beach trail, then another minute or two on the trail down to the sand. Once on the sand, you can hike the entire 2 mile length of Dillon Beach, explore the rocky tidal pools, or run your dog off leash on what is a rare legal spot to do so.

Beauty on the Beach is an older comfortable house, recently updated inside by new owners. The furniture and decorations appeal to those looking for a fun yet unpretentious spot to temporarily call home. The large open floor plan is specifically designed to encourage interaction with family and friends, and the ocean is ever present. There are ocean views from almost every area of the home whether you are fixing a meal in the kitchen, playing pool in the entertainment area, or walking out of an upstairs bedroom.

The upstairs sleeping area has three bedrooms with two full baths. The balcony running the entire length of the second story is open to allow conversation between those upstairs and down. The master has a Cal King bed and full bath. The middle bedroom has two queen beds and a twin bunk bed. The third bedroom also has a Cal King bed. A second full bathroom is also upstairs for easy access.

Downstairs is the entertainment area, which includes the open kitchen, dining area, fireplace conversation pit, and TV/Wet Bar area with pool table. A large sofa and pub table ensure there is seating for all to gather round. The kitchen and dining area are on the beach view side of the ground floor. The dining table with breakfast bar has enough seating for the entire group to be together while a meal is being prepared, or have a sit down dinner for 10. The kitchen is well stocked with all of the basic items, and many extras.

For those who can't live without their gadgets, there is free wireless internet service along with Dish Satellite TV. The smart TV has 250 channels, HBO, and Showtime, along with access to Pandora, Netflicks, etc. if you have an account. Apple folks will find convenient docks located in the bedrooms to charge I phones. All bedding and limited number of towels are provided. Both a washer and dryer are on the premises and available for limited use.

Nearby restaurants include American, Italian, and Seafood cuisine, all within a short drive. Convenience store and bakery located within 5 minute drive. See the binder in the house for specific references and directions. Nearby day trip locations include Napa and Sonoma Valley (hot air ballooning and wine tasting), Bodega Bay (golf and quaint shops), Sausalito (upscale boutiques), San Francisco, Point Reyes, and Armstrong Park.

I hope we have provided enough information to give you a mental picture of the house and it's amenities, but please view the actual photos to see for yourself. If you decide you are ready for a relaxing stay at the beach, please consult the calendar to view available dates, and hit the "book it" button. You may also contact us at the number listed if you have further questions. Thank You!

Keywords: 2600 sq. ft. House

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Dennis Ahearn
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 20, 2017

About Dennis Ahearn

My wife an I were looking for a vacation home, and have friends who owned a home at Dillon. While visiting on several occasions we were struck by the awesome views, beach access, and small "beach town" feel.

Dennis Ahearn purchased this house in 2013

Why Dennis Ahearn chose San Francisco Bay Area

Location, location, location. 2 minute walk to the beach, unobstructed beach and ocean view, and lots of potential for improvement both inside and out.

What makes this house unique

800 square foot deck that spans the entire ocean side of the house directly over the bluff. Many homes claim to have an ocean view, but very few can deliver like the homes on the Kailua Way Bluff. No rooftops, wires, or roads to take away from the view of the beach, ocean, and marine life.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(61 traveler reviews)

Beauty on the Beach - Oceanfront home 5 minute walk to the beach.
average rating of 4.9836063 based on 61 reviews

A lovely way to end 2016 and bring in 2017!

  • 5 of 5

We've been going to Dillon for new years since 1996 and our stay at Beauty on the Beach was the best! The house is beautifully outfitted making us feel completely at home. The views are spectacular but its really the home that made our visit special. We intend to return year after year!

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gorgeous Views and Spacious Immaculate House!

  • 5 of 5

We had a family get-together including 8 adults and 2 young children. We all loved the house! From the moment you walk in and see the incredible view to retiring in the comfy beds at night, it is a treat. Everything you need is there, we cooked in, had pool tournaments, enjoyed the wine Dennis left for us, and spent hours enjoying the views and gathering around the wood burning stove. Access to the beach is a very short walk. Thank you Dennis for making us feel so welcome! We didn't want to leave!

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Top notch accommodations

  • 5 of 5

Upon opening the front door the first thing we noticed was the view! 'Beauty on the Beach' is such an appropriate name. The bottle of wine was a nice touch and not expected! The home was clean and fully stocked... down to the spices. The beach is walking distance. Finally, Dennis Ahearn made sure the entire trip was perfect. Very responsive! Will be coming back! Thank you!!!

  • Submitted: Nov 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
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  • 5 of 5

Our family loved everything about your beach house!!! Looking out at the view in either direction was spectacular. The bedrooms were spacious and comfortable. The Kitchen had plenty of everything needed to cook, bake and entertain. The living room and dinning room were large enough that we didn't feel like we were on top of each other. Thank you so much for opening up your beach house to us Dennis. The Higbees (stayed Oct. 2016)

  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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It was beautiful! Everything you need is there,including a pool table!

  • 5 of 5

We definitely want to return, thanks Dennis!

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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Good times

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for a weekend with grandparents and kids and had an absolutely amazing time. The house main feature is the breathtaking view of the ocean being directly on the cliff. We saw the dolphins play in the waves, the deer and turkey come by in the morning and coyote crossing the road. The house is well set up with great kitchen and a large kitchen table with seats for everyone. Play a game of pool or cards it has it all. The beach is great and just a short stroll. Lots of activities to do and great restaurants in the neighborhood. Would recommend highly to everyone!

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Nearest Golf
18 Miles
Bodega Bay
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Dillon Beach
Car: necessary

Wine tasting, clam digging


Rates & Availability

Dillon Beach House Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $200
Refundable damage deposit $350
Pet Fee $50
Tax Rate 10.0%

The initial 350.00 payment is the amount of the refundable security deposit, plus the VRBO service fee. The service fee amount is determined by VRBO and based on a percentage of the total booking amount. The fee is imposed by VRBO and that portion of the payment goes directly to them and not the owners.

The second payment is for the balance of the total rental, cleaning fee, pet fee if applicable, and mandatory Marin County Occupancy Tax.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Dillon Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , sink
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 3
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 (master) - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 queen , 1 bunk bed , 'The Dorm' sleeps 6
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
  • Cal King size Beds (2), Queen size beds (2) Bunk bed (1). Master has Samsung 40 in flat screen smart TV.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

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