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

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,002 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 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.

More Details

Chelle White
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 20, 2018

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 Dillon Beach

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.


Dillon Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1002 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 26
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Smoking allowed ...
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
  • 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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average rating of 4.8636365 based on 44 reviews

Great place! Great location! Has everything (and then some)!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at this Dillon Beach property. The house has three bedrooms with one being a separate entrance downstairs. Our family of five plus one Grandma had a wonderful stay. Grandma and our daughter got to sleep downstairs in their own space and we stayed upstairs with our 3 month old (in our room) and 20 month old in the second bedroom upstairs. They have TOYS! and lots of appliances and all the basics and then some. The hot tub was a major hit too! What a nice bonus! Almost forgot to mention the wonderful location! Great view and an easy walk to anywhere in Dillon Beach. Thank you to Chelle and Dave for being great hosts!

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great beach house. Gorgeous views. Inside better in person than pictures

  • 5 of 5

I rented this and another house for my family for my brother’s wedding. It was clean, with great layout, great views. Management was quick to reply to my inquiry. We had a great time.

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Martinez, CA

Just as billed.

  • 4 of 5

It was very comfortable for the four of us. It was clean and well provisioned. It is located near the beach and has a nice view from the deck. The owner was very helpful and responsive. Would happily stay here again.

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Five Stars!

  • 5 of 5

Great place!! Family loved it!

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful getaway!!

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at the Romace Retreat!! Everything was clean, beds were very comfy, lots of toys and games for the kids, kitchen was well-stocked... just about perfect!! Only downfall for us (which wouldn't be an issue for everyone) was that I didn't realize there was no indoor access to the downstairs bedroom so my mom had to sleep downstairs in the twin bed with one of my daughters because I didn't feel comfortable with my girls downstairs and having to go outside to get me upstairs if they needed me in the night. other than that the house was absolutely perfect and I would love to stay there again!!

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Such a Beautiful little house and so close to the ocean. Had a wonderful stay we enjoyed fresh oysters from Hog Island and were able to fry up some using the fully stocked kitchen. Neighborhood was so quiet at night very relaxing. I loved there was games and kid friendly toys for our little ones to play with after nap while we fixed dinner. Everything was perfect I can not wait till we can book our next vacation here.

  • Submitted: May 31, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $35
Cleaning & linens $150
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

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.