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Ocean Views! Upscale home steps from beach. Hot Tub! Wi-Fi! Kid friendly!

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 8 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 - 8 nights

About the property

3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom With Beautiful Ocean Views, Hot Tub, outdoor shower, Wi-Fi

Romance retreat is a 3 bedroom, 2 bath home with fantastic views of Bodega Bay, Tomales Head, and the ocean. A short 5 min walk (1.5 blocks) from the beach, it has been completely updated and remodeled. Pottery barn furniture and bedding, alongside some vintage finds, create a warm and comfortable environment. The house is loaded with toys for kids to play with, both at the beach and in the home.

This house is perfect for 1 large family, 2-3 couples to get away or 1-2 families to share. Upstairs is completely open, with one main room that includes kitchen, dining, and living room. There are 2 bedrooms with queen beds in the back and a full bathroom on one side. The dining room table has 2 huge picture windows surrounding it that provide expansive views of the ocean and Bodega Bay. Downstairs is a spacious separate in-law unit with 2 twin beds and a full bathroom.

A hot tub and outdoor shower are on the side of the house. Laundry is available for stays of 7 days or greater. Wireless internet provided. All beds have memory foam toppers and are super comfortable.

Maximum 6 guests.

This home is perfect for enjoying the beautiful Marin coast. A short drive away you can pick up oysters and clams from Hog Island Oyster Co. Or get your own by renting a boat from Lawson's Landing! Surf fishing, mussels, pier crabbing, and clam flats are minutes away. There is great surfing and kite surfing. For kids there are sand dunes, endless beach, and playing in the surf. We have all sorts of beach toys and boogie boards for you to use. There are also toys and games for playing indoors. Dillon beach has so much to offer, we love spending time here with friends and family.

Please, to keep our home in great shape and our friendly neighbors happy, we have a No Tolerance Party Policy. We are sorry to sound harsh, but after a sorority rented it and had about 20 people staying there, we wanted to be explicit about our expectations. We try to keep our home as a lovely, restful haven designed for guests who want to enjoy a quiet stay enjoying family and friends. As such, we cannot accommodate parties or undeclared pets. The violation of this policy will result in a $500 fine and immediate vacation of the property. A maximum of 6 adults can be accommodated during your stay.

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Chelle White
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
January 19, 2017

About Chelle White

One scientist, one engineer, two young twin boys. We live nearby and bought this house to build memories with our family. When the children were young, we fell in love with Dillon Beach and Lawson's Landing. They are the best beaches for kids, especially when you have twins that crawl in different directions. We have a small aluminum boat (similar to what they rent at Lawson's Landing) that we launch from the beach to go crabbing & clamming on Tomales Bay. We fell in love with Dillon Beach from the first moment we discovered it, there is just something magical about the village, the people who live there, and Tomales Bay.

Chelle White purchased this house in 2013

Why Chelle White chose San Francisco Bay Area

This house is warm and inviting. From the moment you walk in, take a deep breathe, the environment just starts to relax you. There is a huge picture window in the front room, we spend hours working at the table or reading on the couch while enjoying the incredible view. It is especially peaceful while the children are napping.

We really enjoy Tomales Bay as well. We had rented in Bolinas and Stinson and loved it, but you can't really get out on the water there. In Dillon, you can zip down to Lawsons and $120 later you have a boat and a motor for the day to explore. There are giant rope swings at secret beaches, trails to Tomales Head, star fish, clamming, crabbing. We love all the exciting adventures in the bay with our kids.

What makes this house unique

Fantastic ocean view, outdoor shower, hot tub, clean, comfortable beds. Updated and remodeled with a great kitchen.

We have everything a family might need - pack n' play, high chair, boxes of toys, train set, and for outdoors, beach toys and boogie boards. Netflix streaming is provided on both TVs but CABLE TELEVISION IS NOT PROVIDED.

The toys and such are all put away, so for adults, it is still a peaceful retreat.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(31 traveler reviews)

Ocean Views! Upscale home steps from beach. Hot Tub! Wi-Fi! Kid friendly!
average rating of 4.870968 based on 31 reviews
Sacramento, CA

Great rental!

  • 4 of 5

Romantic Retreat is a wonderfully comfortable beach cottage! This is one of my favorite rentals at Dillon, of the seven I've rented. The gas fire stove gives off great heat. The kitchen is well equipped, clean and the hot water is quickly hot!

Down side is no cable or dish, so you have to depend on WiFi for your Roku or Firestick, and this week the WiFi was not dependable. But, heh, you're at the beach!

The beds are very comfortable, although the memory foam mattresses retain heat, so nights were warm, which was great on our last night when there was frost on the beach!

For me one of the best things about Romantic Retreat is the outside hot shower with hand held, so I could easily rinse off my Lab after our morning romp on the beach, then thoroughly toweling her down on the front deck. She loves it too!!

Planning on returning, very soon!

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
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Wonderful get away. Super kid friendly.

  • 5 of 5

It was a very lovely place. My mother loved that's the downstairs had a separate entrance, it made it feel as if we had an extra rental and a whole new place to escape!

The house was set up soooo nicely, we truly had everything we needed. So often we need to make several trips to Petaluma. But not this trip! We all just got to relax!

My family can not wait to use this home again!

  • Submitted: Dec 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
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Beautiful and peaceful home!

  • 5 of 5

This 5-star review is long overdue, but so deserved! My three children and I stayed here in July and had such a wonderful stay. The house is perfectly cozy, clean, nicely decorated, and stocked with everything you could need. The beds were some of the comfiest I've ever encountered. Dillon Beach is sleepy and beautiful—a beach where corduroys are all but required is my kind of beach!

One thing to be aware of when booking is that the downstairs bedroom is available only by a separate entrance (sliding glass doors), down a flight of outside stairs. I should have understood that from the description, but somehow I didn't. If you're traveling with kids, just give some thought to whether the layout will work for your sleeping arrangements.

Also, we were traveling with a pop-up camper, which we had to park on the street a few blocks away as it wouldn't fit in the driveway. That worked for the short duration of our stay, but I think there's a limit (maybe 72 hours?) to how long you can park there. So if you have a larger vehicle or are towing, take that into consideration.

All in all this property is really lovely and clearly well loved. We will definitely stay again if we find ourselves out that way!

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A great trip!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I had a wonderful stay at the Romance Retreat. The house is comfortable, inviting, and nicely decorated. The beds are comfortable and have quality linens, and the house is very clean. We enjoyed the wonderful view of the ocean from the house, walking to Dillon's Beach, and the proximity to Tomales and Point Reyes. We are already looking forward to our next stay!

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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A real home away from home

  • 5 of 5

We had a fabulous time. The house is as described. It is used by the owners and has the feel of a real home as opposed to a professional rental property. We enjoyed the wonderfully stocked kitchen and pantry, games/toys for kids, DVDs for the whole family, comfy beds, and cozy living area. Quick walk to the beach. Perfect for our small group, loved the hot tub, super easy communications with very responsive and helpful owner. If it matters to you, be sure to note that the downstair bedroom has external staircase access only. Not an issue for us at all! We'll be back!

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Dillon Beach Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Chelle's property was everything we hoped. Having a place at Lawson's Landing at Dillon Beach for years we were spoiled at always having our beach experience at the tip of our hands. Unforeseen circumstances caused all who rented there to be unable to continue. The Romance Retreat house was cozy and inviting. As said in her property information, everything was there that we needed. They are nice enough to offer their condiments in the refrigerator for our use but we were prepared and did not need to do that. The ocean atmosphere completed the stay as well as the view from the front deck. We were able to walk to the beach with our granddaughters and explore the ride pools, walk in the surf and enjoy the refreshing air. The hot tub was a hit. Clean and invitingly warm after a brisk walk. we would highly recommend a stay here.

Linda - July 22, 2016

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Tomales, CA
Nearest Golf
19 Miles
Bodega Bay, CA
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Dillon Beach Cafe
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Dillon Beach

We think that Dillon Beach is the best beach in Sonoma or Marin. Just a few steps from our home, there are miles and miles of beach. Tidepools and mussels are to the right, dunes to sled on, endless sand to the left. A short trip down to Lawson's Landing, you can rent boats or just crab/fish off the pier, or at low tide go clamming. You can also launch your own boat or kayak there. We never get bored here, whether just quietly enjoying the beautiful views or going out clamming and crabbing.


Rates & Availability

Dillon Beach House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Spring Break
Mar 18 2017 - Mar 25 2017
8 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Memorial Day
May 26 2017 - May 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Jun 1 2017 - Oct 2 2017
2 night minimum stay
Labor Day
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning & linens $150
Pet Fee $35
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 10.0%

6 person maximum
All 3-day holiday weekends have 3-day minimum.
$200 deposit due at time of booking, remaining amount due 30 days before arrival.
Cancellation more then 30 days before rental: $50 fee.
Cancellation less then 30 days before rental: refunded only if rented by another party.
We are happy to adjust rental dates at no cost, based on availability

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Dillon Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1002 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Upstairs bathroom - toilet , shower
    Downstairs bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Outdoor shower - outdoor shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , separate entrance. downstairs studio in law unit
  • Upstairs: 2 bedrooms (both with queen beds). Downstairs: separate entrance, 2 twin beds
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets considered ...
  • smoking allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

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