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

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 2,600 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


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 650 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.

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, 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

More Details

Dennis Ahearn
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 24, 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

650 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 in the way to take away from the view of the beach, ocean, and marine life.


Dillon Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
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 ...
  • Free Wifi
  • 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 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
  • 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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Beauty on the Beach - Oceanfront home 5 minute walk to the beach.
average rating of 4.985507 based on 69 reviews
Central California

Truly a Beauty on the Beach

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our 2 week stay on this beautiful home overlooking the Pacific. The house is perfect for 10 people! Our grandkids (and all of us!) enjoyed every bit of it...the pool table, games, outside BBQ, and walks to the beach to play. This home has been so accommodating for 6 - 10 people, and the owners are just wonderful to work with. The beds are super-comfortable, bathrooms are updated and so nice! And of course the kitchen is perfect for preparing great meals. The views are unmatched, from every room.

We hope to return again with other friends and family. Thank you Dennis & Ava!

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Girl's weekend

  • 5 of 5

My friends and I were looking for a short weekend getaway to relax, with ocean views. When we walked into the house we were absolutely amazed with the breathtaking view! The house is beautiful and comfortable. There was plenty of room for the five of us to gather. We spent most of our time on the deck overlooking the ocean or playing pool with our music turned up, dancing and singing along. The memories we made here will last a lifetime! The beach is just a short distance from the house which sits in a beautiful private neighborhood. A couple of times during the evening hours, deer visited the bluffs right by the deck. They seem to be comfortable with people and for us, quietly watching them enjoy the nature was an added bonus. We are already planning to return next year for another girl's trip. It is obvious that the owners put a lot of thought into the decor and make their guest's comfort an absolute priority. Thank you for letting us enjoy your gorgeous home! The trip was a blessing.

  • Submitted: May 9, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing Views!

  • 5 of 5

Loved this house! Spectacular view and location. House is spacious and well-equipped. Dennis is a great communicator and went out of his way prior to our stay to make sure we were all set. Highly recommend it.

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Breath taking on the Beach

  • 5 of 5

Spent Easter weekend with my family from the East Coast. The location knocked their Sox off. The house is fantastic for adults and kids alike. Lots of places to spread out and enjoy some relaxation. The pool table is quite nice and we all agreed having it in the main room is a hit. All of the rooms and bathrooms are lovely and the kitchen is laid out well too. We watched dolphins swim by the Bay from the deck. We will return again and again.

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beauty on the Beach

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing visit. House is absolutely perfect. Amazing views, hours of watching dolphins playing and feeding in the surf. Very short walk to the beach. Beautiful pool table and house is well equipped. Highly recommended for all to enjoy.

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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Beautiful home with a fantastic view!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful Spring Break mini vacation at this beautiful home. The view was gorgeous and the beach was literally right around the corner. We saw dolphins jumping out of the water from the backyard deck! Many thanks to Dennis and Ava for sharing their home with us.

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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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per property
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $350
Pet Fee $50
cleaning fee $200
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

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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