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Luxurious, Large Coastal Home with Fantastic Views!

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 3,600 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

Very spacious home with up to 7 sleeping areas and up to 12 different beds

One of the most beautiful homes on the hills of Dillon Beach with 3,600 square feet of luxurious living space. The house is so beautiful that it was chosen to be the main characters residence in the feature film 'The Ghost And The Whale' that was shot on location is Dillon Beach and Bodega Bay in February 2013. Please see information about the film and the movie trailer featuring our home at:

There are expansive views of the ocean, beach, mountains, and rolling hills. All of the rooms are unusually large. The living room offers a wood burning fireplace, 58' HD TV with DVD home theater and the room can be closed off with pocket doors and heavy drapes to be used as a sixth bedroom. The dining room seats 12 and has great views of the ocean and beach. The kitchen has large island with additional seating gas cook-top and all modern conveniences including gourmet non stick cookware.

The very large master suite offers a breakfast nook, chaise lounge, large private deck, large bath tub, TV, and DVD player. The master closet is so large that it doubles as a fifth bedroom with daybed and trundle. Three rooms have king-size beds, one room has two daybeds with pop-up trundles making into 2 king beds or 4 twin beds, the master closet also has one of these day beds. The sofa sections combine into larger than a king sized bed making a total of up to seven king-size sleeping surfaces or 10 separate comfortable mattresses. No one has to sleep on a sofa sleeper or futon. Luxurious linens, goose down pillows, and comforters are also provided.

The game room offers billiards, air hockey, foosball, darts, bar, and TV.

Deer and other wildlife are abundant in the area and can often be viewed from many rooms. There are miles and miles of hiking trails to interesting rock formations and hidden beaches with incredible views every step of the way.

Additional amenities include high speed internet access, home theater system with DVD/CD/VCR players, four TVs and three DVD players, stainless steel gas barbecue, spa/hot tub with outdoor shower, a variety of board games, as well as over 150 movies on DVD and VHS. A tank-less water heater so you will never run out of hot water

We have been busy making wonderful improvements. This is a list of what was replaced, updated or added in 2012: New Slate tile floors in main living areas; new leather sectional sofa that seats 6+; 58' high definition flat screen TV with new home theater components; remodeled hall bathroom; 2 each new high capacity washers and dryers; new high end non-stick pots and pans; new stainless steel gas BBQ.

There are cleaning services provided upon departure for a fee of $250. There are extra charges for trash and food removal or washing dishes.

Dillon Beach is about 1 1/2 hours north of the San Francisco Airport and about 45 minutes from the Santa Rosa Airport.

More Details

Randy Knight
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 13, 2017

About Randy Knight

Speaks: English

Response time: Within 12 hours

Response Rate: 80%

Calendar last updated: 12/22/2016

Why Randy Knight chose San Francisco Bay Area

We fell in love with Dillon Beach and searched for quite a while to find the right property. We knew in an instant this house was perfect for us the first time we saw it. It's huge and all of the rooms are very large, open and bright. The quality of construction and finishes are also far better than the vast majority of homes on the coast and the views are fantastic. Come enjoy our home. We're sure you will love it too!

What makes this house unique

The thing that sets this home apart from most is the spaciousness. It is perfect for any type of large group or family. We have several renters that come back on a regular basis for ladies groups; scrap booking; book clubs; seminar retreats and annual vacations. The huge living room and kitchen are perfect for entertaining and it is great to be able to seat 12 for dinner in the dining room.


Dillon Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 3600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Master - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , Day bed and trundle in the closet
    Cape Cod - 1 king
    Morocco - 1 king
    Game Room - 1 murphy bed
    Master Closet - 2 twin/ single , Day bed and trundle
  • There are 4 traditional bedrooms and a game room with a wall bed as a 5th bedroom and the master closet has a daybed that acts as a 6th bedroom. 3 bedrooms have king size beds the 4th bed room has 2 trundle beds and can sleep 4 in twins or can be made into 2 king beds. There is a very nice wall bed in the game room that acts a the 5th bedroom and the master closet is so large that we have a twin day bed that has a pull out trundle underneath that allows two twins or it can pop up to make a king bed which allows the closet to be used as a 6th bedroom that can be entered without going into the master bedroom. The living room can be closed off with pocket doors and heavy curtains to be used as a 7th bedroom and the sofa can be made into a huge bed. There is also an inflatable queen size AeroBed for a total of 12 different sleeping surfaces for numerous sleeping options.
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • surfing
VCRs, DVD/CD Players


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Luxurious, Large Coastal Home with Fantastic Views!
average rating of 4.84375 based on 32 reviews

Highly recommended! Property is clean, spacious and great for entertainment!

  • 5 of 5

Our party of 12 spent 3 nights at the Sea Filly and we were highly impressed with the property. Our 6 kids had plenty of space to run and play. They watched movies on the big screen each night in the reclining chairs and played foosball and pool. The house

and kitchen was equipped with everything we needed. We ate dinner and played board games on the farmhouse table that was able to comfortably seat all of us. We really appreciated the oversized 2 washers and 2 dryers. The rooms were spacious and clean and the beds were very comfortable. We were all unanimous that it was the best VRBO property we had stayed.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your wonderful review. It's so nice to know that you enjoyed the house and your stay. We hope that you are able to come back soon. Randy
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Beautiful Property-large house for families

  • 5 of 5

Well kept house that can easily accommodate 4 couples and a few kids. The kitchen is stocked with everything and there is a gas grill. The pans are big, I mean big and great for cooking for large groups. The master bedroom is upstairs with private bath (this is the one you want). Downstairs there are two bedrooms and a game room with a murphy bed (comfortable). So the three couples downstairs share the bathroom (really not that bad). Pillows are amazing and the beds good. Wifi is not bad considering the location, works best in kitchen- living room area. Plenty of movies and games. Hot tub is cleaned weakly and is amazing under the stars. A fenced in back yard. Bring Beach chairs if you want those.

Now the beach if you go right (north) and walk a about a mile there is a gate. Go through the gate and about a mile of walking, with amazing views, you come to a secret beach. We went there three times and saw no one. The walk is not for the weak.. We had small children and carried them and we were definitely worn out. There is one main beach that sales out early durning the summer on weekends ($10 per car). It is a steep hill to the main beach, i mean steep, you are not walking so you have to drive and pay the $10.

We went to bodega bay a couple times and the winery Balletto (35 mins) both relatively close and picturesque drives.

Randy was great and on top of everything and a phone call away. Great family house for a beach get away.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write such a fantastic review. It's great to know that you enjoyed the house and the area so much. We hope to see you back very soon. Randy
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  • 3 of 5

Our stay at Sea Filly was a little mediocre. First the good: the house was clean, the views are to die for (every night we watched the sunset from the deck), the kitchen was stocked with everything we needed to cook, it was nice to have a propane grill, the game room gave us something to do at night, lots of movies, it was nice to have two washers and dryers, the kitchen table was big enough for our whole family to sit around. Now the bad: the water heater ran out of hot water really fast and if you're staying in this house to full capacity only one or two people get hot showers. The shower head in the basement was little more than a trickle- it needed to be tightened as more water came out the back of the shower head than the front. The tack strip on the carpet by the back door out to the spa would poke you every time you walked out the door- not so good when you're going out barefoot to the spa. Some of the bedding was unclean and had stains, others had holes in them. There were a lot of notes posted around the house and rules to follow that made the house feel unwelcoming- don't take the chairs outside, bring the cushions in, conserve water, blah blah blah. All things a half considerate person would already do.

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Please see update below the original response. Thank you for taking the time to write a review on your stay. I want you to know that a mediocre experience is not acceptable to us and I am VERY sorry to here of some of the things that you mentioned. We installed a new tank-less hot water heater less than 9 months ago so I need to have someone look at it to see what is wrong. We have that system in place so that you never run out of hot water. We'll inspect all bedding and replace anything with stains and holes immediately. We'll also look into the other issues right away. Thanks again for bringing this to our attention, it will be much better if you come back. UPDATE ON ISSUES: The water heater had some insulation that had fallen on the top vent when our new furnace was installed and it caused it to shut down rather than overheat so that was a simple fix as was the shower head that just needed tightening by hand and there is no basement. That shower is on the main floor at ground level. No part of the house is under ground what so ever. The tack strip was tapped to bend the points down but I had to press very hard to feel anything through the carpet and padding. Over 14 years of owning this home we have learned that a few signs really help people understand the house better and this is the first comment we have ever had that someone didn't appreciate them. It is frustrating for us to learn of issues like this in a review rather than calling us while your at the house so that we can fix them for you so that you could enjoy your stay. It took less than 10 minutes to fix these things and you would have not have had nothing but great things to say if you only let us know. Randy
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Santa Clara, CA

Great place for a family reunion

  • 5 of 5

We stayed there for 5 days. Grandparents and two families with kids. The place is large and well equipped for cooking meals together. Dillon Beach is pretty remote so we brought all our food with us. It was nice that there is a second refrigerator in the theater room. Would be nice if there were more silverware.

While the pool table was not particularly level, it did get a lot of use. That and the hot tub were big draws for our family. The large theater room was a nice treat.

The beds were comfortable.

I'd say the biggest negative was the wind at Dillon Beach. We brought bicycles but the wind was too strong to ride anywhere. The only other negative was the remoteness from stores, restaurants and even hiking. Still a great getaway to spend time together.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the nice review. It's o nice to know that you enjoyed the house. People sometimes move and adjust the pool table for some reason and it can be difficult to tell. We leave wood shims there encase it needs leveling. We hope that you are able to come back soon. Randy
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Sacramento, California


  • 4 of 5

My husband and I invited our family to spend Memorial Day weekend at Dillon Beach – ten of us in all, and there was still room for more! The living spaces are HUGE!

The house is slightly "worn", but you have to expect that in a place that is rented out all the time. Sometimes, renters don't take care of things the way they should. One of the blinds in the living room was missing, so when the afternoon sun came in, it was blinding! And if you wanted to use that room for sleeping, as the site suggests, you'd have to be OK with the window not being covered. Also, the pocket doors that would close it off, are broken and cannot be closed.

Needs improvement: The shower head in the downstairs bathroom needs to be replaced. The wifi is REALLY slow! There is no electrical outlet in the walk-in closet upstairs, where there is a daybed, so if someone sleeps in there, they can't plug in their phone, lamp, or whatever they might want next to their bed. Also, in the master bathroom (HUGE!), there is only one outlet, on the wall at the end of the sink counter, and it is installed incorrectly, so that if you have a hair dryer, etc, with a large polarized plug, it won't fit! (A fairly easy fix for the landlord – just turn the outlet box around!) Another outlet or two in both the master bath and the closet would be appreciated (not as easy). Also, with only two bathrooms, and the possibility of a large group, providing a little privacy for anyone using the upstairs bathroom would be nice. Since there is no door from the master bedroom to the bathroom, it is all open and exposed. Hanging a curtain over the bathroom entrance would be a good idea.

The positives include: a very well equipped kitchen (even a Vitamixer!!) We found pretty much everything we needed to make our meals, and then some! Beds were comfortable for the most part (trundles in the double daybed room, not so much). The game/theater room is great, but I can't say anything about the Murphy bed because we didn't use it. Some of us enjoyed using the spa.

It's a long way to the beach, and if you walk, it's all up steep hills back, so you'll probably want to drive, and parking is $10. There is a small general store near the beach, with a decent variety of supplies, but you will want to bring groceries with you.

FYI: The cost estimate on HomeAway was $300 less than what we ended up paying. The credit card processing fee was $74 more, and taxes were $225 more than the quote we were given.

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time for such a comprehensive review. The window blinds are only a few months old and one of them was stuck. It has now been repaired and those pocket door will be repaired again for about the 5th time. They fall off the track. We also replaced the top mattresses for the trundle beds and they are much more comfortable. We hope that you are able to come back soon. Randy
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Beautiful and spacious home with ocean view

  • 5 of 5

We were a group of 12 women needing to find a place to have a work retreat. The Sea Filly was the answer! Plenty of room for us to be in the same room together. Dining room seats 12. The home sleeps 12 comfortable. No one needs to sleep on the couch. Well appointed living room with plenty of seating. We had a wonderful stay! This home would be perfect for your family reunion or work retreat.

  • Submitted: May 14, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your nice review. For some reason this house is a favorite for women's groups and we have a lot of loyal groups that have been coming for years. I think that it's the huge kitchen and living room that allows everyone to be together with plenty of space. I hope that you become one of those groups that we see back often. Randy
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Car: necessary





  • $500/nt - $1,300/wknd - $3,200/wk
  • US Dollars
  • Rental Rates .. $1,300/weekend .. $3,200/week .. $500 per extra night.
  • $500 Deposit Due at Booking. Holiday Rates are subject to change.
  • Minimum stay is required during some periods.

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