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Romantic, Dramatic Views! $179 a nite w/ 3 Sun-Thurs off season nights

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 1,600 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms, 1 and 1/2 Baths, (Sleeps 5)

THREE or more mid-week (S-Th $179 per nite off season) nights for LOWEST PRICE! Nov.-May pre Memorial Day

Note: Thurs/Fri, Fri/Sat, Sat/Sun- are rented at the week-end rate. I am sorry that I am unable to show this on the VRBO calculator. High season rates on all 3 day holiday week-ends, New Years, spring break, Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.

Note: Generally -Mid June through mid Aug require a min. stay of 3 nights if available. i do rent 2 night stays when possible.

Please email for best possible rates

Standard $1225 a week High season - $1325 a week

Linens (sheets, towels, etc) included w/ the cleaning fee ($125-150).

Email for info - usually fastest.

cell phone (707) 326-6249

Pets and people need to add up to 5. No pet with 5 guests.

Great Ocean views from every room!

The 13th of Summer is a romantic get-away or a comfy family holiday cottage on the Marin/Sonoma coast. Be awed-

Dramatic views of the Pacific Ocean, waves rushing up the shore. Grand sunsets from hug picture windows or even better from the deck with a glass of wine!

It's just a short five minute stroll to the beach.

When not watching sunsets or the sea, guests can enjoy any of the dozens of books—fiction and non-fiction and current magazines. The cottage is filled with original paintings and sculpture by local artists. No need to work at a wood burning fire. An environmentally conscience gas burning stove is romantic for that fire-wood stove look, warmth and ambiance. The energy efficient gas heater keeps the cottage cozy.

Take a nap; watch the waves.! The westerly living room has an extra long down filled sofa, huge soft chair w/ ottoman and oak rocker. Lots of lamps make reading and close work enjoyable. The view is wonderful. The easterly sitting area is a cozy conversation or media area and has an overstuffed chair with ottoman and love seat.

A gas range and refrigerator are in the kitchen. From the sink is a view of the front garden and from the stove, the sea. Phones for local calls or calling card calls are in the kitchen and master bedroom. Mircrowave, blender, food processor, Kenmore mixer, copper pots are available.

The master bedroom has a queen size bed, blue leather wingback chair and oak dresser. Reading the paper, drinking coffee, and watching birds scamper along the shore make staying tucked in under the down comforter a morning pleasure.

The knotty pine bedroom has a queen bed and twin bed, antique oak dresser and upholster high-back chair. When standing by the windows, the bay and Bodega Head can be enjoyed.

Upstairs and between the two bedrooms is a half-bath with sink and toilet.

Downstairs is the full bath with shower, toilet, sink,and, of course, a great view of the ocean.

The deck provides a great area to relax with teak chaise lounges, table and chair for taking in the view. A cozy and comfortable dining area with the grand Pacific Ocean before you makes inside dining a delight.

The comfy cottage at 13 Summer will reward you with romance and relaxation!

Keywords: Cottage

More Details

Cherry Grisham
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 22, 2018

About Cherry Grisham

We love making holidays special for our guests is really true.

Cherry Grisham purchased this cottage in 1998

Why Cherry Grisham chose Dillon Beach

Dillon Beach is our favorite get-away.

What makes this cottage unique

I love staying in bed, drinking coffee and reading the news paper with the whole Pacific Ocean before me.

Beach walks are glorious!


Dillon Beach Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
  • Village
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1.5
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1)
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Stand Mixer, Food Processor, Blender, Copper Pots


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Romantic, Dramatic Views! $179 a nite w/ 3 Sun-Thurs off season nights
average rating of 4.977778 based on 45 reviews
San Rafael

Our most favorite beach house ever!

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at several beach houses over the last few years and by far the '13th of Summer' is one of our most favorite get-a-away retreats! We generally seek small places to stay, located close to the beach. We were not only close to the beach (3-4 minute walk), but the view is perfect! The inside decor is lovely - Lots of interesting art work and furniture. The attention to detail added even more charm.- And….a delicious welcome gift of Cherry’s Homemade chocolates - nearly too pretty to eat! There’s room for 5 people to sleep and a few cute sitting areas to read (wonderful reading selection to choose from), do art work, watch TV or just contemplate the peace of the ocean sounds that surround you from every room. The bedrooms are very comfortable and romantic. The kitchen had everything we needed and more. I could go on and on.......can't wait to go back as soon as we are able. Nearly cried when it was time to leave…..Thank You Cherry <3

  • Submitted: May 7, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Santa Rosa

paradise on earth

  • 5 of 5

I still, after many visits here and to other places in the world, absolutely love this cottage. It has a special warmth and peacefulness that brings a special calm to me. It rained a lot on this visit, and I stayed cuddled on the sofa reading, with the fire on, listening to the ocean waves hit the beach. Truly paradise

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Thank you, Cherry! This home is absolutely beautiful. The views from the living room, dining room, and deck are stunning. The home is beautifully, yet comfortably furnished and decorated. I love the art and antiques throughout the home. Even the landsping is beautiful! We have rented several homes in Dillon Beach and this is by far our favorite. Cherry has thought of everything and you will want for nothing. She even left a welcoming box of amazing chocolates that she hand made! I am very picky about cleanliness and loved the fact that this home was immaculate upon our arrival. Even the outdoor trash cans are housed in an enclosure to keep critters from getting to them. We look forward to returning!

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The View is Amazing!!!

  • 5 of 5

This Property is Amazing!!! The Homie feeling is just absolutely Wonderful!!! My girlfriends and I enjoyed just being at the Property and taking in the most wonderful view from the Deck!!! The Cozy feel of just being able to take in the most picturesque view of the Ocean is Great!!! The home gives off the most warm feeling of just being close together while there on Vacation!!! This weekend happened to be such a warm and sunny weekend so it made it extra special to be there with such a Bright View!!!! P.S. Thank you for the gift of the Chocolates to Welcome us!!!

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Sierra Foothills , CA

4th of July Celebration at 13th of Summer

  • 5 of 5

The beach house is perfect with everything that you need for a great vacation . The house is beautifully decorated with beach themed artwork , great antique furniture and unique items everywhere . The view is priceless and the beach is the best for walking , beach combing and chucking a tennis ball for our Golden . Cherry is great to work with and gets back to you in a timely fashion if a question arises . We loved it and will be returning . STELLAR !

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Far exceeded expectations!

  • 5 of 5

Hi Cherry,

We wanted you to know that our stay at your Dillon Beach house more than lived up to our expectations. The energy and sensitivity you put into the furnishing, decorating, and outfitting the house demonstrates a sincerity and generosity toward those who rent it. Waking up every morning, and walking downstairs to see the ocean was also a treat.

We love to cook, and were very pleased with the kitchen. We wanted for nothing when it came to equipment and utensils.

Thank you for all of that. We loved staying there.

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2015
  • Stayed: January 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
65 Miles
SFO or Oakland
Nearest Ferry
35 Miles
Larkspur Landing
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Bodega Bay
Car: necessary

Canoeing, Wine Tasting in the near by Napa & Sonoma valleys, Reading from the extensive cottage library




Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $150
Refundable damage deposit $250
Pet Fee $25
Tax Rate 10.0%

Email for week-end and week day rates.Note: Any two nights that include a Friday or Saturday are considered a week end. For example Thursday/Friday, Friday/Saturday, Saturday/Sunday Note $170 a night w/ three mid week nights Sunday-Thursday. Low season rate is $190 a night w/ min. of 2 nights. Week-end 2 nits @ $399. High season week-end 2 nits @ $420. Holiday rates include New Years, all three day week-ends, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and spring break

When name, address, and phone number is emailed, a contract will be sent by U.S. Postal Service. Once the contracts is signed and the deposit check received the booking is secure. Rent is due 6 weeks before arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.