It's Time to Think About Your 2017 Getaway Plans! We Love Families, Retreats(40 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:2 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:Yes
About the Property
Beautiful yet comfortable for all ages, 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, Great Room
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! Fun for any age.
We love families and retreat groups. Book a week in 2017 for your reunion with your family, a Girls Weekend, special occasion or a corporate retreat. This is a 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 comfortable vacation homes Dillon Beach has to offer. Kitchen is a chef designed cooking heaven. There is an antique chopping block, microwave 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, wine 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, yet very comfortable and family friendly. The owners have 7 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.
Keywords: Beach Rental Home, House, Getaway, Business Location, House for Large Group, Condo, Vacation Home, Beach House
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Member since: 2010
- 2 story
- 2400 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
- Children Welcome:
- Pets Considered:
Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 12
- 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
- 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
- DVD Player:
- Game Room:
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- Away From It All
- Tourist Attractions
- Live Theater
- Winery Tours
- Bird Watching
- Horseback Riding
- Outlet Shopping
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Whale Watching
- Wildlife Viewing
- Beach View:
- Mountain 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
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
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
- Deepsea Fishing
- Hot Air Ballooning
- Mountain Biking
- Pier Fishing
- Rock Climbing
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Surf Fishing
- Child's Highchair
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
- Broadband Access
- Clothes Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided:
- Living Room:
- Mobile Phone:
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:
- Towels Provided:
- Washing Machine:
- Wireless Internet:
- Wood Fireplace:
- Wood Stove:
- Coffee Maker:
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- Ice Maker
- Deck / Patio:
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- Lanai / Gazebo:
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My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Cleaning/Linen Fee $275
- Refundable Damage Deposit $350
- Pet Fee $50
- Tax Rate 10%
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.
Owner's cancellation policy:
50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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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.
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, CA, USA:
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' spiral 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
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!
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
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.
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
Armoire Room has 2 Twin beds, off of family room
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!
Welcome to Almost Paradise! We're glad you're here.
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
Beautiful view from the Dining Room overlooking Pacific Ocean and Tomales Bay
Master Bedroom, door into private bathroom
Tree Room has a double bed, and French Doors to the large deck, views of the Bay
Main Bathroom, walk-in shower
Double sofa sleeper in Family Room, with private exit to fenced back yard
The Piano Room has a queen bed, off of family room
A perfect end to a perfect day at Almost Paradise.
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!
This listing was first published here in 2010.
Date last modified - Tuesday, January 17, 2017
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