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OCEAN VIEWS - Spectacular, contemporary, beach house retreat. Hardwood floors, field stone ecofriendly fireplace, skylights, slate patio, landscaped with roses, lily’s, jade, beach grass, and river rock - 100 yards to the beach. Known as the 'Oyster Shell House,' this is the 'Jewel' of the Village in Dillon Beach in the San Francisco Bay Area.
COMFORTS OF HOME - Completely remodeled, this beach house provides modern conveniences with a refined yet casual ambience. A perfect fit for those who want to get away from it all without 'roughing' it - great for friends, small groups, retreats, and families to create wonderful memories.
WAKE TO THE SOUNDS OF THE SURF AND VIEWS OF THE OCEAN - Spend your days exploring the beach and tide pools or relaxing in the lounge chairs on the patio - reading, napping, or enjoying the oceanview. Have some fun boogie boarding, playing a game of pool; enjoy a soothing hot tub as the sun sets. Gather everyone for food and conversation in the great dining room. Retreat to the fireplace for quiet reflection or a good movie, and end the day with a stroll under the stars.
This Beach House Retreat is Truly Spectacular.
Keywords: Beach, Vacation Rental, Beach House, Ocean Views
We purchased our home with the intention to retire in the Dilon Beach Village. It is a home with all ammenities that are needed for a casual or formal stay. We entertain offen at Dillon Beach.
The Owner purchased this house in 2006
Dillon Beach is less windy than Bodega Bay and much less foggy than Stinson Beach or Bodega Bay combined! The traffic is minimal. Our property is 100 yards from the beach with panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean, Point Reyes Peninsula and Tomales Bay.
The house is uniquely positioned to provide backyard sun and privacy, surrounded by a beautiful, tranquil garden. Two outdoor showers to ease the transition from a day at the beach to relaxing in the hot tub - the hot tub is not sand friendly :). Enjoy a book or meditation in upstairs nook with panoramic views...great for watching the sun set.
Greg B. -- We had a great time at the Oyster Shell House. It was clean and had great kitchen set up. The Owners were terrific! We left a pair of hiking boots and they drove them to our next destination. We plan on coming back for next MLK weekend when we visit our family. A 5 star review!!!!! *****
We came to Dillon Beach to enjoy the long Thanksgiving weekend ... only to have a torrential storm hit the coast! But, thankfully, this sweet home provided all the comfort and amenities my husband and I, and our son's family (+ our 8 year old granddaughter) needed for a stay-in of cooking, eating, football and game-playing weekend! We had such fun and, yes, took walks to the beach as the weather cleared, zipped up to the store (2 blocks away) for ice cream runs, and then -- the best treat -- sitting in the soothing hot tub for relaxation after dinner.
The home is kept extremely clean by the owners - who are very attentive - and the layout is wonderful for an entire family (or 2-3) to either share time or have privacy in the very spacious bedrooms with fabulous views! The living room is large enough for everyone to sit comfortably, and there is Direct TV (nice) which the guys liked. We gals especially loved the dining room that has a large table that will seat 10-12. It was our gathering place for snacks, meals and games we left up and going the entire weekend. One last good point, there is a parking place in front of the garage so you can park parallel on the driveway of the property. From the house, there is a shortcut to the beach which is very close. Coming home from the beach, there is an outside shower so you can wash up before coming in. Note: The home is 2 levels, but there is a bedroom & 1/2 bath on 1st floor, so that is very handy for some folks who don't do stairs. All in all, it is very user-friendly, and immediately set up for FUN!
Property is nice. Owners are not. I noticed they write that they never get bad reviews, not true! I have written a bad review and have read others. Some how the owners erase them. Think about it, only 10 reviews? I've been renting homes in Dillon beach for 30 years, this was first bad experience. Be aware the home has like 5 towels, thread bare. Kitchen is very lacking. Bring your own spices, baking dishes etc. They didn't even have salt. We stayed last Thanksgiving. The owners showed up 15 minutes early on day after Thanksgiving, and starting yelling at us. They did not return my deposit of 500. Never happened to me before. They didn't even bother with sending me reason. Because they rushed us out the keys went missing I guess, because we didn't have them. They did call to tell me they were charging me to get all new locks. Gee we have lost keys before and most charge between 10$ and 50$ For anyone else thinking of renting beach homes at Dillon's it is usually perfection. I've never have even met the owners before, just spoke on phone. All of them have been nothing but super nice and helpful. Its very friendly there, everyone is great. Just not these owners. Don't stay here. Not when there's so many friendly ones. The worse thing was that my Grandkids were there and they were very upset, very. Not a nice way to end our holiday. Ps. We did have everything clean, refridgerator emptied, sheets off bed etc....
This is the second time we have rented the house due to the convenient location and space, but this time around it proved to be a waste of money and a nuisance. When you are away from home, celebrating the holidays and enjoying time with family you should feel comfortable and hopefully have all the conveniences of your own home for the money we paid.
A bungy cord to close the oven door in order to heat it (ridiculous). This should be fixed!! It was a hassle. We decided to BBQ one night instead of dealing with the oven but upon opening the BBQ, we discovered how disgustingly dirty and rusty if was. We opted not to BBQ. A front door that didn’t open from the inside, not enough towels for 5 people, not enough toilet paper or paper towels provided, and very strict rules from the owner provided 2 days prior to arrival, makes this place an uncomfortable stay.
The house is big with a nice layout, large living room and dining room table for dinner and to play games. There is a pool table but there was only one usable cue, which isn’t going to work unless you want to play a solo game! Last year there were more usable cues. FYI, pool table is located in garage which is freezing and hard to play in the winter time.
Last but not least, there is no garbage service during the winter, so you are asked to take your garbage home with you (is this Burning Man?). We had 3 full garbage bags, luggage for 5 people, 5 people in the car, plus dog, so there isn’t a lot of room for garbage bags (plan to ride out with them on your lap!).
Where to start! My husband and I were seeking a true getaway near the ocean with proximity to Sonoma wine tasting---well Oyster Shell could not have been more perfect for us. We have not seen this level of sparkling cleanliness ever before in a rental property, well appointed in every way, with every detail attended to by the delightful owner who personally checked us in. The views were such a bonus to the value, from the magical little gardens to the upstairs rooms. We had such fun walking at the beach, and so convenient to be able to shower off outside upon returning to this charming home away from home. Wine tasting just a short drive away, as promised, making for great fun by day then returning to our quiet escape by night. Cannot wait to return again and again, thank you!!
My husband and I stayed at Oyster Shell this past June for a long weekend. The home is immaculate and well kept. There is a lot of sleeping space and the whole vibe is peaceful and relaxing. We really enjoyed the close beach access, which made our morning walks delightful. There are multiple outdoor showers that are easily accessible when returning from an ocean swim. In addition, the local restaurant and general store are close and run by very helpful and welcoming people. We had a great experience with the flexible owner, who even greeted us when we checked in early. We can't wait to plan our next stay!!
I highly recommend staying at the Oyster Shell Beach House in Dillon Beach.
Ahhh!!! I was so relaxed there, listening to the surf, enjoying my walks on the beach, taking a nice soak in the hot tub, and visiting with friends. I was so grateful to be staying in such a light and bright, clean and pretty home. I loved eating my meals with my friends on the large dining room table, and sitting on the bar stool overlooking the kitchen talking and watching while my friend prepared the food. At night we gathered in the living room and lit a fire in the fireplace. So cozy!
I stayed in the downstairs room with the cute little amethyst chandelier. I just love the decor.
It is a perfect place for a weekend getaway, and not that far, just a little over an hour and a half drive from my home in San Ramon. I can’t wait to go back. Thank you so much!
Boogie Boarding, kite sailing, fine dinning in Valley Ford (10 minutes), Bodega Village (15 minutes), Bodega Bay (20 minutes), Marshall (15 minutes); two 4 star day spas (15 minutes); 15 minutes from Alfred Hitchcock's 'Birds' film location (Bodega Village); Wine Tasting in Southern Sonoma (20 minutes); Point Reyes National Seashore (30 minutes); shopping and dinning in Point Reyes Station (30 minutes); Hog Island Oysters - enjoy fresh local oysters and cold beverages on the shore of scenic Tomales Bay (15 minutes); REFERRALS TO OTHER PROPERTIES
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2 night minimum stay