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Ocean Views! Upscale Home Steps from Beach. Hot Tub! Wi-Fi! Kid Friendly!

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Front of home. Deck is great place to hang out and enjoy view.


Last updated: 05/21/2017
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  • Minimum stay:1-3 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

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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Member since: 2013

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 05/21/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 1002 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:


  • Children Welcome:

    We have twins, there are lots of toys, games, DVDs for kids, boogie boards, and beach toys... and the beach to play on! Netflix is on all TVs....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Please email us to ask about pets and specify breed, size, details. Any undeclared pets will result in a $500 fine and immediate cancellation of the rental, with no refund....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single

    separate entrance. downstairs studio in law unit...moreless

  • Upstairs: 2 bedrooms (both with queen beds). Downstairs: separate entrance, 2 twin beds...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms


  • Books
  • DVD Player:

    streaming blu-ray player. Netflix account provided....moreless

  • Games:

    Lots of games to enjoy!...moreless

  • Music Library:

    Lots of CDs...moreless

  • Stereo:

    Bose sound system, with connection for music player (iphone, etc.)...moreless

  • Television:

    Flat screens both upstairs & down with streaming Netflix BUT NO CABLE TELEVISION IS PROVIDED. ...moreless


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities


  • Churches
  • Marina
  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Groceries

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    Ocean views out towards Tomales Head and Bodega Bay. ...moreless

  • Ocean View:

    Gorgeous views, especially for sunset. Looks out to ocean towards Tomales Head....moreless

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


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Table in front of ocean view. Seats 6 comfortably....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Clothes Dryer:

    Only for week long stays...moreless

  • Fireplace:

    Gas fireplace, super cozy!...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Gas fireplace and wall heaters in both bathrooms....moreless

  • Internet:

    Local internet provider. Unlimited Data. Speeds okay (usually) for netflix, prime, streaming, etc. Netflix account is already provided for house through each TV (through blu-ray player)....moreless

  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    Parking for 2 vehicles...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Bath towels, please bring own beach towels....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Only for week long stays...moreless


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Oyster knives, crab crackers, cook books, we try to have it all! ...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Filtered cool and instant hot water...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items:

    Many basic cooking items provided....moreless


  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill:

    Propane grill downstairs on patio. Uses the 16.4oz Coleman propane tanks (you provide)....moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    beach toys and several boogie boards...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub:

    Hot tub and outdoor shower next to house, in nice private nook that is sheltered from wind...moreless



from 38 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Memorial Day
May 28 - May 28, 2017
1 night min stay

flat fee
Jun 1 - Oct 2, 2017
2 night min stay
$235 $335
Fri, Sat
Labor Day
Sep 1 - Sep 3, 2017
3 night min stay

flat fee
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$210 $290
Fri, Sat

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Pet Fee $35
  • Cleaning & linens $150
  • Tax Rate 10%


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

Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking

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Last updated: 05/21/2017
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4 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Tomales, CA
19 Miles
Nearest Golf
Bodega Bay, CA
0.1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Dillon Beach Cafe
0.1 Miles
Nearest Beach
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.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2013

About the owner: 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.

Why the Owner Chose Dillon Beach, CA, USA:
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.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
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.

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 05/21/2017

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  • Front of home. Deck is great place to hang out and enjoy view.

    Front of home. Deck is great place to hang out and enjoy view.

  • Upstairs living room

    Upstairs living room

  • dining area

    dining area

  • 2nd bedroom upstairs

    2nd bedroom upstairs

  • Dillon Beach, 2 blocks from house and just a short 5 min walk.

    Dillon Beach, 2 blocks from house and just a short 5 min walk.

  • View


  • It really doesn't get better than this!

    It really doesn't get better than this!

  • Part of the view towards Tomales Head.  Home has lovely view towards bay, ocean, and bodega head.

    Part of the view towards Tomales Head. Home has lovely view towards bay, ocean, and bodega head.

  • Kitchen and bar

    Kitchen and bar

  • Master bedroom (queen bed)

    Master bedroom (queen bed)

  • Downstairs studio with 2 twin beds.

    Downstairs studio with 2 twin beds.

  • Downstairs bathroom

    Downstairs bathroom

  • Nice full size (4-person) hot tub in protected nook with hot/cold outdoor shower

    Nice full size (4-person) hot tub in protected nook with hot/cold outdoor shower

VRBO #510662

This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Tuesday, May 23, 2017

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