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Welcome Retreat a Spectacular Panoramic Oceanfront View

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Half Baths
Minimum Stay
2 nights


Dillon Beach House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2.25 Baths, (Sleeps 2-11)

Welcome Retreat sits on a bluff overlooking the panoramic sweep of the ocean waves breaking on the over a mile of sandy beach protected by dunes. On a weekend you will see surfers, windsurfers, and kite boarders mastering the waves. Across the ocean inlet stands the long peninsula Pt. Reyes National Park where herds of tule elk roam.

We consider Welcome Retreat a gift of God which we delight in sharing with those who come to enjoy it. It provides a place of serenity, peace, joy, laughter, fun, sharing with family and friends, or a place to cozy up with a book around the fireplace.

The large master bedroom upstairs with its own bathroom and king sized bed provides great rest with Tempurpedic mattress. The upstairs sunroom off the Master Bedroom with its own bath allows for private extra sleeping space on 2 queen sized futons. Separate living spaces allow individual down-time when families share accommodations together. Each of the downstairs bedrooms has a queen sized bed.

The large Circular living room and couch provides a great place for families to visit. The kitchen is very well equipped. Every living space has an ocean view. There is a separate dining room off the kitchen with a large table. Or, eat in the downstairs sunroom with ocean and beach surrounding and the view of the national park.

Keywords: Luxury Home

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  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible

Russ Llewellyn
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
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Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
November 6, 2016
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About Russ Llewellyn

I'm a father, grandfather and Christian clinical psychologist and author. My wife had a career in human resources and now works with me as we do couples counseling work for people in Christian ministry.

Russ Llewellyn purchased this house in 1987

Why Russ Llewellyn chose San Francisco Bay Area

We love the sights and sounds of the ocean in all its moods and its sunsets. It sits high on a bluff and the sandy beach curves around the ocean to the bay with dunes. It's easily accessible from the Bay Area, but has the feel of the pastoral countryside of England, Ireland or Scotland.

What makes this house unique

You'll be staying in a unique, and we think delightful home with a redwood panneled circular living room and windows with a panoramic veiw of the beach and ocean. There is a second story of windows over the living room, supported by a ceiling tha slopes upward toward the middle. Also, we are novel readers, so stock the baskets with great books. Happy page turning!


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(21 traveler reviews)

Welcome Retreat a Spectacular Panoramic Oceanfront View
average rating of 4.952381 based on 21 reviews

Great retreat!!

  • 5 of 5

We rented this property for our fellowship annual retreat. Twelve of us had a great relaxing and sharing moment in this property with an awesome ocean view. It takes only 10 mins to walk to the beach by using shortcut. Taking about half hour to 45 mins to walk to the beach by walking the original path. Nice workout time :) All the facilities are great except the stove. We spent almost an hour to cook only one dish for dinner.

Russ always gives a quick response on emails and very helpful. We will definitely love to stay here again if we stick with this number of attendees.

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New Favorite Beach House

  • 5 of 5

Having stayed a week each year for 25 years at Dillon's Beach and rented 7 different homes this is our new favorite. It is located on our favorite road on the hill with a lovely view from the living room, living room, bedrooms and the sunroom.

Great linens, WiFi, TV, CD and much more. This three bedroom, two and a half bath is stocked with many books if you are a reader and a close walk to the store and beach.

The owner is very friendly and quick to answer questions and is very helpful.Our Verizon cell worked. Highly recommend this lovely home. Beautiful view from glass walled dining room with glass top

table. We had a week of sunshine and saw many deer in the evenings.

  • Submitted: May 23, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Berkeley, CA

Cozy house with beautiful beach views!

  • 5 of 5

I rented this house for my husband's birthday weekend. Eight of us (late twenties, early thirties) thoroughly enjoyed relaxing in this cozy house with beautiful beach views after hiking in Point Reyes. There's also a short (sort of steep) path down to the beach down the street. We made a huge dinner and dessert (cake) in the kitchen without having to bring any of our own appliances (the house has multiple food processors, cheese graters, etc.), watched the sunset from the sunroom and then played board games next to the fire in the living room. Idyllic!

Russ was extremely response and helpful. I would definitely rent from him again.

A couple tips: (1) bring extra firewood if you want to make multiple fires in the fireplace, and (2) the showers were a bit tricky for us (I think that there's a string to pull to keep the showers going after you start them).

  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Orange County

Beautiful ocean front house

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a great time staying at this property. The view is awesome & relaxing. The beach is pretty private and within walking distance although it was a bit cold during our stay. I'd highly recommend this place for anyone who wants to get away from the city to enjoy the sceneries.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best View Ever!

  • 5 of 5

We have rented many beach houses at Dillon Beach and this is by far one of our favorite. The view is always important to us and you simply can't find anything better than this. We also love the huge couch in the great room so we can all hang out together. The sun room is also a great place to enjoy your breakfast. You will not be disappointed!

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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United States

a great weekend!

  • 5 of 5

my group of friends had a great weekend at this charming house, something about the round living room made it seem even more welcoming. The only thing missing was an outside deck but it was too windy to be outside much anyway. We could sit in the living room and watch the waves and the surfers. The upstairs bedroom is truly spectacular. I would love to stay here again.

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Dillon Beach House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Mar 5 2016 - Dec 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $160
Refundable damage deposit $200

Weekend rates may begin only on Friday, Sunday or Monday.
weekday rates are $440 for Monday-Thursday. Rates include taxes

A $200 deposit holds the dates of the booking. Deposit is refundable after keys are returned. Payment is made by check to my PO box. PayPal may be used from your checking account. If credit card is used by PayPal, add an additional 4% fee to the total. Total payment is due 3 weeks before your stay. Deposit is fully refundable until total payment is due.

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Dillon Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2150 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2.25
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • King size beds (1) Tempurpedic Mattress, Queen size Beds (1) Beautyrest Mattresses, Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) 2 queen sized futons in upstairs sunroom. Sunroom has heated floors and private bath and door for privacy & cordless shades
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Forced air heating and air conditioning in all rooms. DVR can record program separate from one being watched. Enclosed sunrooms both downstairs and upstairs. Granite countertops in kitchen. Wood provided for fireplace. Sandy beach can be reached by walking path.

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