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Farol - it's Never Not About the Views of the Beach!

Bedrooms 6
Space 2,200 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, 6 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 5 Baths (Sleeps 12, 2nt minimum stay)

Within 5 minutes of a one mile long soft, golden, sandy beach, that is a pleasure to sink your toes into! Watch the surf, explore the tide pools during low tides, go for a beach walk on a moonlit night!

Water views from every bedroom. You will enjoy spectacular white water views from kitchen/great room while entertaining your family and friends in our brand new, fully equipped, gourmet kitchen loaded with amenities! Granite slab island, double ss sinks, thermador stove, convection oven, dishwasher, compactor, microwave, wine fridge. Our bedrooms & 5 full baths equally loaded with amenities, built-in heaters, 2 jetted tubs, lux showers.

Our lighthouse(Farol) sits on top of a hill, offering completely unobstructed views of Dillon Beach, Tomales Bay and Point Reyes Peninsula. It's located within 1 hour drive North of the Golden Gate Bridge, close to a full array of San Francisco Bay Area attractions as well as the Sonoma wine country and the beautiful Redwoods at Muir Woods

Local Attractions-Nature: Muir Woods - 50 minutes; Point Reyes - 40 minutes. Wine Country/Wine Tasting and tours: Napa/Sonoma/Russian River Wine Valleys - 45 minutes. Boating and Fishing. Horseback Riding and Kayaking: Horseback Riding/stables, Bodega Bay, CA. Golfing. Spa Treatments/Massage and Manicures.

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Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 19, 2018

Why Fernanda chose Dillon Beach

Perfect for 5 couples who value their privacy and want their own bedroom and bath.

The 6th bedroom doubles as media room and is perfect for the kids to slumber in.

What makes this house unique

Perfect for 5 couples who value their privacy and want their own bedroom and dedicated bath. Five of the bedrooms are perfectly equipped for couples, with either a queen or a king size bed, and each has its own dedicated bath.

The open, gourmet kitchen & dining area, are ideal for cooking together while enjoying expansive white water views.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a wonderful stay. You have a beautiful home. Mark
Oct 2014
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Dillon Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Parking in driveway ONLY. Maximum 5 cars. No parking on the street at any time. This is an HOA rule.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View
  • Village
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
  • 2 of the baths have deep jacuzzi/jetted tubs
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (3), Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) 2 futons in 6th bedroom which doubles as media room
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Binoculars
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Wood Deck
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
  • jetted tub ...
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Newly remodeled home with 5 plush beds and 5 lux travertine baths. 2 of our baths have jacuzzi tubs. 3 of our baths have travertine showers with hansgrohe shower heads.


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Farol - it's Never Not About the Views of the Beach!
average rating of 4.75 based on 53 reviews

Christmas without Sports T.V.

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Not being technically savvy on WiFi T.V. we assumed that we would be able to watch Network Television in real time. Unfortunately this house does not have Network cable T.V. . We had planned our weekend around watching the NFL and NBA games between our normal Christmas activities. We have been coming to the Bodega Bay Area for over 25 years and have always been able to watch Network T.V. we thought for the amount of rent we were paying this would be the same situation. The owner explained that he and I suppose his entire family do not care to watch NFL or NBA sports. Seriously can't the cost of cable be added to the rental fees? So we missed all of the key games played over the weekend. This really ruined our Christmas Weekend.

The house itself is nice and is well supplied with utensils , glassware, plates, pans, etc. etc.

It was apparent by reviewing the owners photos in the hallway that the house was modified to accommodate the families of the owners.and their children. Note: They are a beautiful looking family.

The bathrooms are nice however, the marble floors are easy to slip on, if soap is spilled and there are no handrails in the showers. This is not an A.D.A. equipped house. Given that you are requested to not wear shoes in the house it is easy to slip on the hardwood floors if you are wearing socks. Also the bottom step of the hardwood stairwell blends in with the floor causing the step to be missed when descending the stairwell. We also noted that the ceiling lights in the lower downstairs bedroom on the left flicker and will not stay on. So we did not use them. The cause of this condition could be a serious electrical problem that might cause a fire. The communal area is small and the furniture uncomfortable and old compared to other houses we have rented in Bodega Bay. .

We made the best of the weekend but would not recommend this house to anyone with a disability or an interest in watching sports while they vacation. We did have a couple of beautiful sunsets but had to go out into the street to photograph them because the neighbors house blocks the view.

Other than that what I have written above it was Feliz Navidad.


Buck J. Schwan

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This guest started sending threatening texts the day of check-in. We were on a Christmas family outing ourselves, and this caused us anxiety throughout the weekend. His discontentment was related to cable. We have WIFI but we do not have cable. And we have not indicated anywhere that we have cable. We have rented our Farol to many families and business groups. Prior guests have told us that they used WIFI to stream sports. When we mentioned this to him, his texts became more rude and in one of his texts he stated "this will not end well".
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Breathtaking views with upscale comforts.

  • 5 of 5

This home was the perfect home away from home. With four large windows presenting a beautiful view of the ocean from head to toe, my family enjoyed the ocean waves and an assortment of furry friends scurrying across the hillside. What a fun place! Inside the home, each room was situated with a comfy bed and its own updated bathroom. The kitchen was fully functional and provided the tools I needed to prepare meals for my 10 guests. No need to pack any glasses, plates, pots, or pans. All of these things are already there. There were two rooms upstairs which worked out perfectly for my mom and grandparents who did not want to climb stairs. Each of the rooms downstairs had its own cute little balcony with a view. The beach was a short drive away with beautiful sandy shores. I definitely recommend this vacation home.

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5 Star!!! Gorgeous Home With Stunning Views!!!

  • 5 of 5

House is pristine, the pictures do not do it justice! A must visit! Upon arrival, my daughters ran from room to room "ohhing and ahhhing" about how beautiful the views are, how comfortable all of the beds were, and how they couldn't wait to soak in the jetted baths! The house is fully stocked from kitchenware, to shampoo and even bubble bath! In the evenings, my family worked on a puzzle, played board games and snuggled in the game room and watch movies! This house has everything you need for a memorable family vacation!

We enjoyed lounging on the deck looking at and listening to the ocean. We were able to watch bunnies as well as deer and their babies roaming around the property daily. The beach is a couple minute drive away and has a store and restaurant. The weather was absolutely perfect and yet the beach was not crowded at all. In fact, a couple of days we were the only people there for several hours. My youngest daughter had been begging to horseback ride and we were able to check that off our bucket list too! We went to Chanslor Ranch in Bodega Bay which was only 30min from the house. While in Bodega, we also did the Bodega Head Trail hike. It was great for the whole family. My family also enjoyed historic Petaluma and the Petaluma Outlets.

As we were driving out of the neighborhood, my girls were already asking when we could come back. I highly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house with gorgeous views!

  • 5 of 5

Our 4-family group had plenty of room in this lovely house. The kitchen was superbly stocked, even for our foodie needs, and the bedrooms were comfortable and spacious. The highlight of the house is the views of the beach, the bay and the grassy valley, particularly from the dining area. And the beach is only a short 5 minute drive away.

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great view

  • 4 of 5

The home was very nice, well stocked with everything you might need. Great views of the beach and ocean. Although there is a tv the cable box seemed to have been taken away, or locked up so we were unable to watch tv. Normally not a big deal but the men wanted to watch the nba finals. The other bummer was the telescope also seemed to have been disabled, no instructions to be found so it was also unusable. We assumed it would be since it's listed in the amenities. These were small issues and our only "complaint". We loved the home, beds were comfy. We enjoyed watching deer every morning and evening. Security is a stickler on the parking situation. Tires can even be on the street a few inches. Overall, our trip was great.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Sonja: Thank you for bringing these items to our attention. Please accept our apologies. We cannot explain how the cable disappeared, but we have resolved these items. We have since replaced the media room TV with a large, brand new smart screen TV. We hope to see you back at Farol soon.
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  • 5 of 5

This home was exactly as described, warm, inviting, with spectacular views! It was the perfect setting for my wife and I to celebrate with our family our 25th wedding anniversary. Fernanda was easy to work with, and got back to emailed questions in a timely fashion. The home was very clean and neat, with tasteful decorations. One could tell that this was more than an ordinary vacation house, it was someone's home. I would highly recommend it, if you needed a home that could accommodate 10 adults and 2 teens.

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Nearest Barpub
7 Miles
William Tell House
Nearest Ferry
45 Miles
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
Bodega Bay
Nearest Train
23 Miles
Nearest Motorway
7 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Dillon Beach Village
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Dillon Beach
Car: necessary

within an hour's drive to San Francisco, Sausalito, the Golden Gate Bridge, Golden Gate Park.

within an hour's drive to Napa and wine tasting tours of Napa/Sonoma/Russian River Wine Valleys

30 minutes away from live theatre in Petaluma.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

security deposit $350
cleaning $300
Property Damage Protection $59

Holiday Periods have a minimum 3 night stay. Thanksgiving has a 7 night minimum stay.
We have a No Pets and No Smoking policy.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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