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'Our Cozy Cottage' Rates: $225.00 first 2 nights & $150.00 / additional night.

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 1,100 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Sleeps 6 with 1.5 bathrooms/Popular rental. 340+ reservations in the past 8 yrs.

I have been renting our home through vrbo for the past 9 years however, vrbo has made many changes, recently. Because I was not booking guests through the site this last year, vrbo took it upon themselves to 'hide' me and place me at the bottom of the listed homes for the Dillon beach area. This year (2018), I am determined to learn how to accommodate my guests through the site and do the transactions all online. Our prices are fair and there are no hidden costs.

I apologize, our home's rates are not reflected correctly through vrbo, because we charge $450.00 for the first 2 nights (any days of the week) and $150.00 for each additional night or a discounted weekly rate of $1100.00. I will give you the actual (discounted, accurate) amount, once I receive your inquiry. I apologize for any misunderstandings.

Additional $:

We add a 10% Marin Co. tax (to the rental amount) which is required.

There's a $200.00 fee which is the 'refundable deposit'.

We've recently added a fee for $50.00 as the 'set up and follow up' fee.

We do require a small pet fee ($15.00 per pet, per night), when applicable.

Once I review your inquiry and correct the amount, I require that you look at the attachment at the bottom of the page. Please read it before you commit. It requests that you leave our home as you found it. Please print it and fill it in and send it to me, or return it scanned to my email. It is a requirement along with your payment. Once I receive your first payment and the contract, your dates are yours. This will allow VRBO to unhide my email address and text number, so you can ask me any questions about your upcoming trip.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Thank you!



P.S. (We do provide wi-fi and linens at no additional charge.)

Description of our home and its location:

The cozy cottage is in the heart of the Dillon Beach village. It is walking distance from the beach (only 200 steps from the sand), the small store. The pier is also a walkable distance from our home (maybe 2 miles?). Individuals of all ages would be comfortable walking to the beach from this location.

We've raised our kids vacationing here and we have found it to be a more comfortable beach area because there is only one road in and one road out.

This house was built in 1915 and has wonderful charming characteristics, but was also updated, through the years, for comfort.


The kitchen has a self cleaning propane range/oven, microwave, coffee maker with an espresso machine, toaster, electric griddle, 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 (for up to 12).

The kitchen is part of the living room as well as the dining room. This is important to me while vacationing because whomever is in the kitchen is not missing out in the fun.

The living room has comfortable couches and a 42' flat screen TV. We have also provided a DVD player and stereo with CD and an Ipod doc. This living room, dining room, kitchen combination is a very warm and comfortable space 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. used for video games, and to play DVDs., There's also a game table and chairs, a small library which includes books and a selection of magazines (which we try to keep 'fairly' current).

There are two bedrooms upstairs. Both bedrooms have comfortable queen mattresses and 4 pillows per bed. One bedroom has a dresser for your personal belongings, and the other room has a closet as well as several hooks.

The upstairs bedrooms have views of the ocean.

Upstairs is also where the full bathroom (toilet, sink & shower) is located and there is a 'powder room' (toilet & sink) downstairs.

This home has a private, enclosed yard. The yard is ok for kids and a small pet. It also has a nice view of the hills.

We do provide a propane barbecue, and a table with 6 outdoor chairs.

We generally do our barbecuing on the driveway, it's closer to the kitchen.

Our home is set up for fun and relaxation. We have a small front porch where we enjoy visiting with neighbors & sitting and watching the sunset. Within the home, we have provided several board games, puzzles, DVD's (family friendly selection), CD/Ipod doc for your music, books and magazines. This home has been designed for a family or a group of friends, maximum 6, to spend a 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.

More Details

LESLEE at 916-606-8009
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 21, 2018

About LESLEE at 916-606-8009

This home was purchased in October of 2009 by 2 families and one owner recently sold her 1/2 to siblings of the other owner, whom have all grown up visiting Dillon Beach.

The family started coming to Dillon Beach when their great grandmother asked the milkman where he was going for his summer vacation (70+ years ago) and he said 'PARADISE'. The Great grandma got the directions, and it has become a family tradition passed down through 4 generations.

The three 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, comfortable rental. This was based on our rental experiences here in Dillon Beach, in the past 40+ years. 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.

LESLEE at 916-606-8009 purchased this house in 2009

Why LESLEE at 916-606-8009 chose Dillon Beach

The families and their children wanted to have a home at the beach for themselves that suit 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.

What makes this house unique

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, free wi-fi, having a land line, television, games, DVD selection, stereo system, books, magazines, a good coffee pot. We also provide and having linens, comfortable beds and seating inside and out. Our home meets all of this criteria, for us as well as you.

I have been renting our home through vrbo for the past 9 years however, vrbo has made many changes recently. Because I was not booking guests through the site this last year, vrbo took it upon themselves to 'hide' me and place me at the bottom, I am determined to learn how to accommodate my guests through the site and do the transaction all online. Our prices are fare and there are no hidden costs.

I look forward to hearing from you.




Dillon Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 6 ...
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Before payment is made, please read my attachment (includes exit ck list for full dep. return). It states our home is to be left as you found it. Thnx
  • By 'agreeing', you are accepting and acknowledging my contracts. The exit check list allows us to be reasonably priced. The agreement is a win, win.
  • Check in and out times can possibly be changed, at my discretion. There is a pet fee, 2 dogs max. and not to be left unattended. 6 guests maximum.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , It has a toilet and a sink.
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Full bathroom, located upstairs.
  • The shower is in the upstairs bathroom.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Located upstairs
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , This room is a private room, and is also a 'game' room.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , This bedroom is located upstairs and has a closet.
  • Total of 2 comfortable queen beds upstairs (1 in each room), and 2 twin beds in the 'game' room as well as a 'Pop up' porta crib.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
We are located in a good spot of the village. We can walk anywhere in the Dillon beach from our location. If you choose to bring bikes, surf boards, or kayaks, etc....we have a backyard with easy access gates to keep your toys in. For the colder days, our home has a flat screen t.v. with cable, wi fi and a DVD player. There's also an assortment of games and puzzles, magazines and books. The game room is great for kids.......


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'Our Cozy Cottage' Rates: $225.00 first 2 nights & $150.00 / additional night.
average rating of 5.0 based on 18 reviews

Cozy indeed

  • 5 of 5

Very nice weekend with my family. Good proximity to the beach.

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful cottage!! Hope to return again and again!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

Highly recommended!!! Leslee is a wonderful host! She has done everything to make our many stays at her beautiful cottage perfect :) Thank you again Leslee!!!!!

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2018
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very clean and well taken care of. Owner was very pleasant and easy to work with.

  • 5 of 5

Property was in a beautiful location. Beach was easily accessible and the front porch was perfect for lounging around. The living spaces were very clean and home feeling. Didn’t feel like I was staying in a strangers house.

  • Submitted: Dec 19, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect get away-especially from the 108 degree heat back home

  • 5 of 5

The rental is more than the pics portray. Leslee has clear instructions for keeping the property ship-shape. Loved it!

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Can't get there enough!

  • 5 of 5

I am one of the owners. This summer has been so busy and with the hot weather in the valley we have had several last minute requests. I had to schedule myself in to do a follow up. I went there for 24 hours to do some housekeeping and set up for today's guests. The weather was beautiful and I can never get enough of paradise.

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

An awesome house above the beach. A short walk down the hill to a very large sandy beach with rock formations to the right and sand dunes to the left. I have walked many miles on this beach. The house is very nice, well equipped with everything you will need and also very nicely appointed! The owner is wonderful, she is gracious, communicative and very caring. She obviously goes out of her way to make your stay the best. We have stayed at the cozy cottage over labor day weekend six years in a row. We enjoy the house and beach very much!

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
Car: necessary

All Activities Listed Are Available Within Surrounding Areas.

As requested, we've 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 popular areas for visitors. You can find great golfing, fishing, 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 or Occidental.

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

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. Kayaking and hiking are also popular in the area. Nick's cove is where you can purchase fresh oysters from Hog's Island. Petaluma is just 30 minutes away. They have some wonderful restaurants as well as boutiques and shops. It is the home of Laganitas beer and some delicious cheeses. You can also find an 'Outlet' mall, if you so desire.

If you are willing to drive a little further, there's Napa Valley and Sonoma where wine tasting is popular.

The surrounding areas to Dillon Beach make for a 'must see' in California. The scenic drives are breathtaking (especially in the Spring, Fall and Winter).


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
'No linen fee' $0
Set up and follow up fee $50
'No cleaning fee' $0
Pet Fee $15
Tax Rate 10.0%

Our rates are as follows: $450.00 for the first 2 nights and $150.00 for each additional night, or $1,100.00 for 7 nights (1 week). 10% (Marin Co.) tax is added. I now have a 'set up and follow up fee' of $50.00 (this is not a cleaning fee).
Besides the rental amount, we ask for an additional amount as a 'refundable' deposit, provided the home is left in its original condition.
Please contact me for an accurate quote. Thank you.
We do charge a 'Pet fee' it is $15.00 per pet, per night (2 pets max. and not taxed).
There is not a charge for the linens (towels and sheets).
FYI: VRBO charges a fee for guests, and they also charge a 3% credit card fee.
Besides the payment, I also require that you read and fill out and sign the attachment provided on my site (It should be found at the bottom of the page where the quote is). I ask that you scan and email it to me or send it through traditional mail. The contract or understanding and the payment secures your dates.
Our intention of our agreement is to be fair without hidden costs or expectations.
Thank you for your consideration in renting our home.
(Our Cozy Cottage)

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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