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Dillon Beach Ocean View Property-Bay Views-Private Yard from $250/nt.

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Check out our Wind Song Vacation Rental page on facebook for more photos.

Dillon Beach is one of the last accessible bastions of peace and tranquility that you'll find anywhere on the California Coast. This remote, albeit centrally located community, is situated about one hour north of San Francisco. It is just a few miles off Highway 1 at the 'end of the road,' nestled in the rolling coastal foothills of Marin County. You will pass through the historic town of Tomales (named for the 'Tomal' Indians).

Be sure to visit the Tomales History center and the William Tell House Restaurant. Sample early morning treats from the Tomales Bakery and Deli, all seen in the 2001 motion picture 'Bandits.'

Our home is located four miles west of Tomales in the original little village area of Dillon Beach, and just two easy-walking blocks from the long, sandy beach. The house is very comfortable, accommodating a maximum of eight people.

We welcome families with children but request that the party securing the rental be at least 25 years old. Built in 1940, our family home has been remodeled and upgraded to fulfill everyone's comfort zone. Because 'Wind Song' has been in the family for over 60 years, you will enjoy the many personal touches and photos of the past - creating a hospitable atmosphere and a feeling of being at home.

From the bright and sunny living/dining room with ocean views, to the privacy of our beautiful little back yard where you can enjoy morning coffee while watching the birds feed and bathe, Wind Song will provide you with all the ingredients for solitude, relaxation, reflection and just plain fun. Visit the many antique shops in nearby Petaluma and Sebastopol. Play golf one-half hour away at Bodega Bay, or visit their quaint shops. On Friday's, you can visit the University of California Marine Biology Center and learn everything you have every wanted to know about lobsters and other marine life in the area.

Have dinner in one of the many wonderful restaurants frequented by the locals. Visit the Dillon Beach Cafe for a taste of local cuisine and the regulars. Take a drive to the surrounding wineries and do a little tasting.

Drive down the bay and purchase fresh oysters; eat them on site at the Tomales Bay Oyster Company or the Hog Island Oyster Company, both at the water's edge, or bring them back to Wind Song and barbeque them out on the deck (recipe posted on our bulletin board). Spend the day walking the beach to the fishing pier, or head up to the tide pools at the opposite end of the beach.

Top off your day with a late (and very safe) evening walk through the village enjoying the fragrances of the sea and sand, and look back at the warm glow of the lighted homes up on the hillsides. We invite you to visit us and share the experience. You will be amazed how easy it is to step back in time at Dillon Beach.


Keywords: Cozy and roomy cottage

More Details

Marilyn Greaves or Jennifer Greaves
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 8, 2018

About Marilyn Greaves or Jennifer Greaves

This is our family home owned since it was built by our elders in 1945. We have updated and personalized the home over the years. We love the beach!

Marilyn Greaves or Jennifer Greaves purchased this house in 1945

Why Marilyn Greaves or Jennifer Greaves chose Dillon Beach

We were raised at Dillon Beach and have raised our children and now our grandchildren at Dillon Beach. Couldn't find a safer and healthier place to spend time with children and family.

What makes this house unique

Peace and quiet! That is the hottest commodity at Dillon Beach.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Welcome Dillon Beach Visitors: We hope if you are visiting this site that you are considering staying at "Windsong" or if you have already stayed with us, that you will add your comments to our guest book. We appreciate your comments and/or any recommendations that you care to make and look forward to reading about your stay with us.

Don & Marilyn Greaves, owners
Jan 2005
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Dillon Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Call or text or email one day prior to reservation for early arrival request.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , cabinets for toiletries
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , with sink and vanity
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Down stairs, lower level, night stand and built-in cabinets
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Upper level, night stands and built-in cabinets w/vanity
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Upper level, night table, lamp and built-in cabinets &vanity
    Bedroom 4 - 1 bunk bed , Lower level, twins near half bath; vanity
  • Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (4), Baby Cribs (1) Full size porta-crib
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • festivals
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


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Dillon Beach Ocean View Property-Bay Views-Private Yard from $250/nt.
average rating of 4.9310346 based on 30 reviews
Northern California

Fun spot for a beach Christmas

  • 4 of 5

Great location. Amazing yard for an oyster roast! Bring wood for the fire pit. All the kitchen utensils to cook pretty much anything. Big DVD selection and wifi. Having to bring our own linens was slightly inconvenient... The house was cozy and charming. And we were especially grateful for the holiday decorations :) There was a high chair and a pack n play, which is so useful when travelling with a baby. Also, it felt like there was previously a cat in the house...? So heads up if you have an allergy.

  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aisha: thank you for the nice review. Water is very precious and expensive at Dillon inasmuch as it is a privately owned company. So in order to keep our rates down we ask tenants to supply their own to help out. Also, no cat. Just my daughter’s fluffy Sheba Inu dog once in a while. So no allergy worries.
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Great weekend getaway

  • 5 of 5

Had a wonderful time. The house had everything we needed. We had good views of the ocean and we were close to bodega and tomales. The house is very roomy and has a beautiful patio in the back

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Jenny! We hope you will come to Wind Song again! Don & Marilyn
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Great stay, great deal

  • 5 of 5

I stayed here with a group of five girls for a reunion/getaway. So close to the beach for a great price. Host was communicative throughout the process. Heads up: nearest full grocery store (safeway) is 30 min away so plan ahead! There are a few local markets with the basics if needed. Thanks Marilyn!

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Awww, thank you Kristine. We are a bit biased but for the same reasons you set out. A gem on the West Coast in a hectic time and world. Please come again.
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Perfect Christmas Retreat

  • 5 of 5

Windsong was the perfect location for our first ever family Christmas retreat. We came from Alaska, one son from Washington DC and another from Austin. I was nervous about not being home for the holiday but Windsong was homey, beautifully decorated, warm and personal. The accommodations were just right and had a well equipped kitchen. We each had our own space yet the kitchen and living room brought us all together. Being close to the beach made it all the better. We were able to walk every where and enjoy the small town quaintness. The rental process was excellent. I would highly recommend Windsong!!!

  • Submitted: Feb 8, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Mary Jo and family for your beautiful review. It is our goal to provide an affordable but comfortable retreat for everyone who stays at our home. We hope you will come again Don, Marilyn and Greaves family
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Perfect for families!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Wingsong for my husband's fortieth birthday and it was perfect. We had a group of 5 adults and 2 children (7yo & 8yo). We enjoyed the outdoor space in the evening and the beach during the day. We jetted over to Bodega Bay one day and Point Rey's the next day. The accommodations were cozy and comfortable. The rental process was a piece of cake.

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home!

  • 5 of 5

We are so happy that we chose to book the Windsong to spend Thanksgiving at the beach. Well equipped home with a great little backyard area! Everyone enjoyed bbq'ing oysters and then spending the evening roasting marshmallows around the fire pit! It was easy to cook a Thanksgiving feast in the kitchen - everything we needed was there - no need to pack a bunch of cooking utensils! Comfy home in an adorable little village!

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2015
  • Stayed: November 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you "Murphy" family for The very nice review! So happy the house met your needs and we appreciate the "special" care you took of the property. Hope you come again soon! Marilyn.
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Nearest Airport
75 Miles
San Francisco
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
William Tell House
Nearest Golf
17 Miles
Bodega Bay
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
William Tell, Dinucci's Italian, Bodega Bay
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
Dillon Beach
Car: necessary

Whale watching at Pt. Reyes, 17 miles to the south, and Bodega, about 17 miles to the north. University of California at Davis Marine Biology Laboratory in Bodega Bay has Friday tours. Drive Highway 1 north to Jenner-by-the-Sea and historic Fort Ross. Pt. Reyes National Seashore hiking trails. Great nursery in Petaluma, Cottage Gardens of Petaluma.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Clean fee based on stay $100
Tax Rate 10.0%

Please call or text or email for specific rates. Difficult to set in template. First two minimum days are a higher rate. Additional days lower cost. Basic cleaning fee is $100. Higher rate for more than seven days.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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