Two bedrooms, one bath home located within the Village at Dillon Beach. Just a short walk to the beach, store, cafe . Views of the ocean from the living, dining , kitchen area which opens out to the deck for propane BBQ. Wi-Fi included, basic TV is provided . Recently re-modeled and will meet all of your Vacation Rental needs. Home is single level once you have entered the exterior stair case.
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The three of us cousins had a great time at this little beach house. The kitchen was well appointed, lots of cooking stuff and lots of spices. The beds were comfy, the shower was warm with good pressure and we got to sit on the deck in the rain. On our last day we wanted to take a walk on the beach and our host accommodated a late check out for us. It was fabulous!
We always love it.
Perfect place to get away and relax within walking distance of the beach.
This property gave us the ability to sleep 4 more in our group of 17. It was clean and close to the location we asked .
Stayed here for our baby moon with 2 of our friends who are also expecting. Cute little cottage 1 small street away from Dillon Beach. Home had everything we needed and more to enjoy our stay. Would come here again in a heartbeat. Thanks for hosting us!
An hour away from San Francisco, Dillon Beach doesn’t disappoint! The house was perfect for our needs and super close to the general store and beach!
This small beach cottage is three blocks to the sand, the view out the living room window cannot be beat. You can see the sand, waves and people on the beach. If you want peace and quiet this the place.
It was great. We couldn’t find the outside trash and recycling bins.
We had a nice time at this property because the view of the ocean is pretty, and it is a easy walk down to lovely Dillon Beach where our dog could be off leash. The cottage itself is very small, which is not necessarily a problem, but basically all surfaces, shelves, closets, and kitchen cupboards are packed full of stuff - including random knick-knacks, plants and owners items. So we had a difficult time finding a place to put our stuff, like dry goods, bread, and games we brought - so that we could actually have counter space to cook in the kitchen. There was an ant invasion in the kitchen when we first arrived, probably because of all the rain, but that was a bummer. I would say that the place could use a big cleaning (walls, surfaces) and updating as it would be much nicer just open and airy. Also, note that if you visit in the winter, there is no heat in the bedrooms and the shower pressure is very low so cold to be in there. Love the area, but not sure we would return to this place. Thanks.
We stayed here to attend a wedding in Tomales, this house had everything our family of 5 needed for a fun beach weekend!
Cozy cabin in Dillon Beach with a view of the ocean. A lovely quick way to the beach or general store. The kitchen had everything you needed to stay in and cook meals. Beds were extremely comfortable.
We loved everything about the house except for the master bed. It was very, very soft and mattress sagged considerably. Neither of us slept well. Other than this, we loved everything about the house. Please consider upgrading mattress. We would love to rent again and again.
This unit is rather dated. Maybe that’s normal for the area. A problem that we had that I know is not property management‘s fault is that the power went out the day before we were supposed to leave. And with it being an all electric house we left the day early because we couldn’t really cook or keep our food cold or have hot water.
We (Family of 5) stayed here for 3 nights while we attended a wedding in Bodega Bay. The unit was a perfect size for 5 adults and fit our needs very well. We would stay here again. Dillon Beach is a hidden gem with a nice little beach, a convenient general store and restaurant, and friendly locals. Reservation process was convenient and Manager Linda was easy to work with and fast to respond emails.
Parking was the only thing that wasn't great.
Cottage is in a great location. We loved the deck to chill out in the sun and watch the surfers ride the waves. Very comfortable beds and furniture. The door in the large bedroom is really squeaky and woke everyone up at night. Screens on some windows were missing. No wash clothes to wash dishes. Other than that our family really liked it!
We had a wonderful stay at Dillon Beach for my husband's 40th birthday with our dog. The cottage has two decently sized bedrooms and the king sized bed is SUPER comfortable. The kitchen was well-equipped for simple cooking and baking. It was a lovely downhill walk to the general store (~3 min) and beach (~6-8 min), though uphill was a bit more challenging (likely owning to being in my 2nd trimester). The cottage had a great selection of games and puzzles for downtime and the deck was lovely for just sitting and enjoying ocean views. We definitely hope to come back and visit again.
We had a great escape from San Francisco for the weekend with a grandparent in town first time spending quality time with grandkids after 20 months.
The apartment had everything we needed. Well stocked. Good amount of space, a tub and a view
The property was just as advertised. The property manager responded quickly to our request. I would stay again. However, the parking is very tight (which was also known ahead of time). I parked my Honda Crv in the driveway and it fits but it is at an incline so you really need to make sure you are aware of your steps as you could tumble easily. Our other car was parked in the street in the designated spot and was fine. It appears the neighbor across the way parks on the sidewalk to let cars pass between. It's a really narrow street. This is not a negative just something to be aware of.
We had a lovely time on this trip. The house was small and perfect for our family. It was cozy, quiet, and had a nice view. The only problem was that it is further from the beach than I realized. It’s in walking distance, but it’s down hill and was challenging for my 74 year old mother. We ended up needing to drive to beach, which was a bummer because we hadn’t planned on doing that. But other than that one issue, it was a perfect stay!
We had a great time at the property. Thanks!
Our overall experience of our stay was positive. The listing states that a car fits in the driveway, but due to the hill and the angle of the driveway, I would say it’s questionable. The property was very clean and we experienced no maintenance issues. The kitchen is well equipped for the most part, although there was absolutely no cupboard space for us to use for our food. All the cupboards are very full of glassware and dishes, and the one food cupboard was entirely full of food items. Also, it would help to have a pair of scissors in the kitchen. The shower was fine but the mechanism that switches it from shower to tub did not work. It was only usable as a shower. Also, we had trouble figuring out the tv sound, but eventually realized the volume control is on the underside of Roku remote.
This beach house is in a great location, walking distance to Dillon Beach! Great price for the views you get, older house with some modern amenities, but a few things here and there that need maintenance or replacing. Kitchen was well stocked, minus coffee filters for the coffee maker, but everything else was good. Watch out if you don't like soft beds, these beds are super soft foam! Porch light was broken, and one of the baseboard heaters wasn't working, but the house stayed comfortable. I would definitely stay again...
Very comfy beds and beautiful view.
A lovely two-night stay, perfect location with easy walk to beach and town store/restaurant. Quiet but slightly busy area for Memorial weekend. The house was clean, kitchen had what we needed, comfy beds and living area, clean bathroom. Would definitely go back again.
Just two things. No 1: We were somewhat confused about heating the apartment until we found the heater and then had to move it from place to place to keep warm. No. 2: we rented this place three or four years ago and I experienced the same discomfort with the mattress in the master bedroom. It certainly was soft enough but had a well worn groove on the side nearest the door which made sleeping not great. Other than those two things, we certainly enjoyed our stay. Another little thing… I couldn’t find a phone number to call you on the information you sent me online. I then found your number in the white booklet but by then it was too late.
The house was nice, neighborhood was quiet, walking distance to the beach, local store and cafe. Only a couple of things: outside lights were either out or don’t work, we thought the bathtub drain was semi- blocked in the pipes, but there was a large clump of hair ( which probably means the tub wasn’t cleaned, and the baseboard heaters in the bedrooms didn’t seem to work ( despite the earlier post from owner that it would be looked at). Overall, just ok place to stay.
This was a wonderful place to get away. Great little deck. Everything was as it was listed online. Lots of extra blankets, nice towels, well stocked kitchen. We really enjoyed staying here.
This short stay was for myself and my two long term friends to get away for a bit and get a fresh perspective. It was the perfect location. Within a short walk to the beach, the local store, and eatery. We drive to dine out at nearby towns and explored other beaches. One day we stayed in and colored, played games and did a puzzle. It was perfect- a home away from home without the distractions of home.
Fabulous location, really well stocked kitchen. Only negative was bed too soft. We had a great time.
We spent 3 days at Dragon's Rest and it was perfect for our family of 4. The kids played Dogopoly and we enjoyed the balcony and unbeatable view of the beach. The cottage was fully equipped with everything we needed. Dillon Beach is a VERY small town with only restaurant that is only open during the weekends (we weren't prepared for that), but the market is very well stocked and has the best soft-serve. The beach was nearly empty most days so it was a perfect spot for a socially distanced getaway!
Very positive. Hope to return in the future. Please fix the outside stair lightening.
Loved our stay at Dragon’s Rest. All of the reviews were accurate. Lovely spacious home with ocean views. Fully equipped with everything you could need.
Place was clean and convenient to the beach and market. Loved falling asleep to the sounds of the ocean. One night was chilly and the newer wall heaters in the bedrooms didn't seem to work. The ones in the main rooms did, plus lots of cozy blankets so we were just fine. It was a great place to stay & I recommend it! Thanks 😊
My partner and I stayed here over Valentines Day weekend and it did not disappoint! We walked the beach with our pup, stayed in and cooked all of our meals (amazing kitchen supplies) and enjoyed gorgeous ocean views from the deck. So grateful to have found this little dragon retreat - I would 10/10 recommend it and absolutely stay again.
The place was pretty much what we expected. It had a nice deck that you could see the ocean view which is why we rented this house. The price seemed to be half of what the service fees were so that was a little disappointing but we really wanted to get away. The parking was horrible, only enough room for one vehicle which we only had one but it was my truck which was in the road and the neighbors parked on the road so cars had to zip zag to get around us but the truck survived the weekend, so happy face! The place was not super clean, the fans were caked with dirt and the cobwebs were there but it didn't ruin our vacation. We did have no hot water one night and the property manager was on it and within about an hour, the earthquake valve had tripped and he had us fixed on a Saturday night which was impressive. So all in all a good trip but I don't think we will stay here again.
Our family had a wonderful stay, we walked to the beach and enjoyed the comfortable home. We would love to come and stay again, it was very clean, and accomodating.
My wife and I and our two sons spent the week here over Christmas. I had never spent time in Dillon Beach and I found the entire experience to be wonderful. We are looking to rent again in the next coming months. 12 Park Ave was just fine! Clean, just big enough and a great short walk to the store and beach.
Very cozy . Beds were great . Kids beds much bigger than expected. Parking a bit challenging but the walk to the beach was great for the kids .
Perfect place to get away and chill.
Local was great. Nice walking distance from the beach. All of us was able to walk with very little discomfort. I’m 67, over weight and had knee surgeries in both knees , I was still able to do it. Just needs to be more sidewalks there.
We absolutely loved our stay at Dragon's Rest! It was truly a perfect place to enjoy Dillon Beach and we basically just hung out at the house or on the beach the entire weekend. The view from the balcony is fantastic, and the rental itself is comfortable, clean, welcoming and has all the little touches you need to feel right at home. We will definitely be staying here again! Cannot say enough good things about this wonderful home.
Very cute/comfy place to stay. Went here for my moms birthday weekend. There were only a few things that were a tiny snag in our stay and I think people should know about before they book the place: 1. There is no dishwasher, so we had to wash everything by hand. Luckily it was only two of us but I can't imagine with a big family. 2. you have to bring your own wood for the wood burning stove. There is an electric heater but it either got too hot or not hot enough. Luckily there are plenty of blankets and the beds are super comfy. 3. The water pressure in the shower was not great. They probably do this on purpose to save water. Not a huge issue, the temperature still was fine. 4. There is only one small water spicket (downstairs) to wash your sandy feet off with. It was hard for us to wash our dog off in a small space. 5. The driveway is very small and steep. Its best for just one car as there is really no street parking. Other than that.. It was a great place ro stay. Lots of games, puzzles, dvds and even coloring books! They even have a roku for streaming netflix/hulu. I would stay here again.
Clean and comfortable with all needed amenities. Nice view. Lots of games to use and tons of dvd movies to watch. Wood burning fireplace heats the entire place quickly. We would stay here again. Thank you.
Great location, comfy beds, good amenities in the house. We really enjoyed our weekend. It was a quick walk to the beach & beach store. The only ask I have is that you add a cabinet or clear a cabinet so guests have a place to store non perishable food.
Everything in the cabin was easy to use and the decor was cute - we did notice the beach itself was very full on Saturday and Sunday so we thought for covid safety we would just walk the beach early and late and let the crowds have the day time - great getaway
This particular property is a pet friendly property. We did not know and we had allergies. The pet property was clean, but the smell of pet dander was too much for us. Linda the property MGR, was more than accommodating to me and my family. When she learned of the issue, she promptly switched us to a property that was pet free. Linda was a great person. After our move, the property we stayed in was fabulous . The place was more than enough room for a family of 5. The owners decor was very tasteful and updated. It was a home away from home, close to beach and great views of ocean. The property was stocked with everything one needs in the event you forget something; fully loaded kitchen. We had a great time and loved our accommodations. Again, thank you Linda and God bless. We hope to see you again soon. Sincerely, The Barnard's
We had an amazing stay in this lovely beach cottage! The location was perfect...so close to the beach and great ocean views from the front deck and living room! The kitchen is fully stocked with all the materials you would need to prepare your own meals (bring your own food of course!) and there are plenty of blankets and pillows for everyone's needs! We will definitely be back!!!!
We had a great time at the cute house playing games, watching movies and hanging out on the deck looking at the waves. It’s only a short five minute walk to the beach. We had plenty of room for our family of 4 and our sweet dog. Kitchen was great and the beds were comfy. Can’t wait to go back.
Cozy house in a great location!
It was so cool, the dragon's the orchids. So close to the beach.Looking forward to staying there again sometime.
The house is great and just the right amount of space to spend a week at the beach. We had a great time and would stay again.
Very easy, confirmation almost instant. All questions were answered expediently.
We loved this place! This cottage is not fancy but it is very comfortable and well maintained. We really appreciated the well stocked kitchen and comfortable beds. The deck on the front of the house faces the ocean and has a nice view. We love that the beach is a 5 minute walk. The only reason for a 4 star rating on communication and check-in was due to the manager being on vacation. The owner did provide check-in information 4 or so hours before check-in time. I always prefer to have this info before we begin traveling to the location. We would definitely stay here again.
The cottage was clean and had everything you need in the kitchen and bathroom. Great location!
The Dragons Rest was perfect. Amazingly stocked Kitchen, deck and view were perfect, loved the fireplace. Everything was clean and decorated for the season. Would definitely stay again.
We have been staying here for years now. It is clean, organized, well situated, and incredibly comfortable. Our ages range fro 7 to 65 and we all love this spot.
I stayed here with a few friends for a wedding that was in the area. The house was absolutely perfect. It is a short walk to the beach. There is a general store and restaurant within walking distance for last minute needs or a store closer to town. The view from the balcony is absolutely beautiful. We were comfortable from the moment we walked in to the moment we went to sleep to the moment we left. I wish we could have stayed longer.
we enjoyed our stay neighborhood was quiet just what we needed. The place was clean and located a walking distance to the beach very convenient . we will tell our friends to stay there. Also we will go back again. Thank You
The house was fine. The view was nice. Too many steps for our old dog. Very difficult parking for a large vehicle. Bad weekend with the thousands of people and motor homes.
Accurate description of amenities. Quiet neighborhood with short and easy walk to the beach. Clean and comfortable.
Dillon Beach was a great VRBO rental in all areas except for cleanliness. The hidden areas under dressers, beds, and cushions were filthy! The top of the refrigerator was disgustingly dirty, and cobwebs were visible on the walls. Our 8 lb puppy found three medication pills and two dirty earplugs within minutes of our arrival! My wife was very worried that our purebred had been poisoned! The property manager responded quickly and cleaned the areas we had to point out to him, but we had to wait for what should have been done before our arrival, and our vacation was off to a very disturbing start. I requested some sort of cleaning deposit refund for our troubles from the property manager, and have so far received no response.
Found it as described on VRBO webpage; cozy; well-appointed kitchen, comfortable beds; walkable location, although difficult for the elderly members of our group. Nice drives to area restaurants and other beaches.
This is my 7th stay at Dragon's Rest. I think that says it all. I keep coming back for every one of my vacations. I love it there.
Very well equipped kitchen, better than my kitchen at home. Very clean with comfortable beds and a nice view of the ocean!
This was a great place! Wonderful, out of the way town. Very quiet, hard to believe you are only ~70 miles from San Francisco! We had a lovely stay. No restaurants open on Monday evening - bring food!
We had a great time here at Dillon Beach. The property was exactly as advertised and had everything we needed. The neighborhood was quiet. We could hear the waves on the beach and the ocean view was amazing. I would definitely come back again.
Cozy space facing the ocean with lots of windows to bring in natural light. Interior home was outdated but it had all the essentials we needed. Parking was challenging on a narrow steep road. We wanted to use the iron fireplace but when asked where the instructions were, the response was that it was noted on the website they don’t provide wood and IF we find any wood in the area that we needed to google the instructions. Needless to say, we opted for the heater. We stayed 3 days and all but one were in the low 60’s. We got one day where the sun came out in the afternoon and we spent that day at the beach. General store and restaurant is around the corner and the beach is a little further but also walking distance. We enjoyed the quiet surrounding and will be coming to Dillon Beach again.
Our group of three adults enjoyed our stay at Dragon’s next. The space is as described and very close to the general store. The previous reviews about parking are true. It’s scarce on the street and the driveway is short. Our 4Runner ended up sticking out a few inches even when pulled up very close to the garage. The space is homey and cute. The orchids everywhere are a nice touch. If you’re a cook there’s is a very wide variety of spices in the cabinet. The beds are comfortable and the ocean views were lovely to come home to after a day exploring the area.
This place had everything to make a great weekend !!
This is a great house in a great location. It's really hard to beat a weeks stay in a place like this.
My daughter, our little dog and I enjoyed staying at the house. It was clean and the beds were comfortable. The parking was a little tight and the road to walk to the beach was too scary for us to walk with the dog. There was nowhere safe to walk with the blind corners both ways. We just paid the 10.00 per day and drove down. I loved hearing the ocean at all time and the balcony was so nice.
I’ve forgotten the name of this house - something like Dragon’s Nest. We spent 3 nights in mid January during a break in the storms. Basically this place is terrific. Well maintained, fluffy towels, lovely bedding, good-sized bedrooms and bathroom. The little balcony is perfect for a dog supervising the street. Bit of an ocean view from the living/dining area; well stocked kitchen. I’ve rented many places in Dillon Beach and this is my current favorite based on value, condition, and property management. Some warnings: parking is tight - best to approach from the downhill side. Have to haul your stuff up an outside stair. No yard, neighbors are close. The store is open! Also the bakery in Tomales is open all week. We forgot our dog food so the store was a godsend. It has gone bourgeois with the new owners though. As ever, don’t tell anyone about Dillon Beach.
The house is nice and cozy. It's well stocked with movies, board games and condiments. The view of the ocean is great and of trees to see if the wind is blowing. The pictures on the website give you a good idea of what the inside looks like. The only drawbacks are; the street is narrow, small cars park better and can fit in the driveway. When the power went out there wasn't any hot water. But overall, it is close to a store and a restaurant that have been newly remodeled. There's a fire place in the unit, so if the power did go out or someone parked behind you, no biggie. Get some steaks throw them on the BBQ and open a Beer and enjoy Dillon's Beach!
This was my seventh stay at the property. To say, it was perfect is an understatement. It was better than perfect. I love this house, the view, the area and all of the people in the area.
We stay in Dillon Beach each year for Thanksgiving and have stayed here once before. The cottage is perfect for four people and the kitchen is very well equipped for cooking just about anything. We always enjoy some time on the deck and an easy walk to the beach. The getaway for us from San Francisco makes us feel like we totally relaxed and disconnected as much as we wanted. (Bonus: extensive movie collection and we rewatched some old favorites.). Thank you!
We had a blast!!! Very close to the ocean, quaint little neighborhood. The house had everything we needed. Very well kept and clean. We plan to return to do more crab fishing in the future.
Very nice place with an ocean view. The beds were very cozy and comfortable. Nice deck for watching the ocean. The parking is a little tricky though. The street is very narrow and the driveway is very steep. And if there are more than two cars parked across the street they would have to be moved to get out of the driveway. Our car barely made it out with two cars parked across, and we have a 4Runner. A small car would be ok. A second car would have to park up the street. You really can't park in front.
My daughter and I had a nice time relaxing at the cottage and walking on the beach.
Lovely, clean home! Perfect location! The kitchen was over the top equipped with everything you could possibly need. We went out for every meal, and didn't cook, but if you want to bring your own food, you don't have to bring a thing from home, including any spices or seasonings you can imagine. Short walk to the beach! Quiet on the street, no noise at night. Definitely a favorite! Will be looking forward to coming back.
Once again, Dragon's Rest did not disappoint. It is such an easy drive from the bay area, and the closer the car gets to Dillon Beach, the more the relaxation sets in. I always feel so lucky to spend time here , I hate to leave and always look forward to the next visit. Dragon's Rest has everything you need for that escape from everyday life. From the brush hanging outside the door ( brush the sand off your shoes after a hike on the dunes or the bluffs) , to the soft, dream-inducing sheets, to the well stocked kitchen (all the spices, the wine opener, the cute beachy dishes, the HUGH pot for the shrimp boil, the BBQ on the deck to grill the oysters) to the cozy blankets all over to snuggle under and watch the sunset from the deck....and I can't forget to mention the orchids!!!! The flowers are such a lovely touch!!! There is just nothing better to end a day hiking, or just reading a good book sitting on the couch, than to sip a nice wine sitting on the deck watching the sunset....and you might even be lucky enough to catch that Green Flash!!!! Everyone needs to take time to relax. And if you are lucky enough to do that at Dragon's Rest, then you are lucky enough!!!
Everything was perfect for a little getaway. The bed was so comfortable it was like sleeping on a cloud. It was just a short walk to the beach. The kitchen had everything we needed to cook. My favorite things were the beautiful orchids throughout the cottage. We will be back.
Clean, tidy, cozy, very well stocked, amazing view. It is just an awesome place to stay. It just feels like a warm inviting cozy home.
well appointed and equiped. appreciated the homey touches with live, beautiful orchids inside and succulents outside. we could tell the place was loved by its owners. thanks.
My family and I enjoyed our stay. We had a perfect view of the ocean from the balcony. This is the perfect neighborhood to stay, its so close to the beach. We would definitely stay again!
Dragon's Rest in Dillon Beach provided just what we needed for a relaxing weekend on the coast. We enjoyed views of the ocean from the kitchen table, walked to beach in minutes, neighbors were nice. Even the drive there was charming and beautiful! The kitchen was very well stocked, beds comfy, living space cozy. Nice little touches like gorgeous orchids, board games. The town of Tomales makes up for its size with charm and AWESOME food. The house is only 15 min away from Nick's Cove and Miller Park Boat Launch where we reserved a kayaking tour - Perfect! We are familiar with variable Northern California weather so we brought layers, but scarsely needed them! We had such a WONDERFUL time at Dragon's Rest! Thank you so much!!!
Dragon’s Rest is in an ideal location with an ocean view and easy access to the beach for long strolls. The kitchen is well equipped with anything you might need, including spices. The people are friendly and the neighborhood is very quiet. We would definitely recommend Dragon’s Rest for a quiet getaway and will be back. Nice deck to sit on while looking at the ocean and listening to the waves. Honestly we have no complaints.
We enjoyed our stay at Dragon's Rest. Clean and comfortable, with a great ocean view.
My husband, two boys and I stayed here and absolutley loved it! Perfect location and accommodations for a wonderful beach vacay.
This is the second time we've stayed here and both times it was fabulous and relaxing! Looking forward to our next trip to Dillon Beach!
We have stayed here before and are always amazed at how well stocked the place is. The kitchen has all you need - plus the spices and foil we forgot to bring. There are tons of family board games and videos for the kids as well as Netflix, cable, and great internet reception for the big kids. It's located just the right distance from the beach. This visit we had a few technical difficulties with the TV and got an immediate response and resolution from the property manager. Thank you for another great beach holiday!
We loved our stay in Dillon Beach! Dragon's Rest was the perfect place for us to go on our first vacation with our toddler. The cottage is beautifully restored and really has everything you need. The bed is truly one of the most comfortable ones I've ever slept in, and when it says the kitchen is stocked with spices, that doesn't even begin to do it justice. The neighborhood is charming and quiet and we watched a deer walk out of the neighbor's back yard one night! We would absolutely stay here again on a future visit to Dillon Beach.
Nice clean and quiet. What a gem. We had 5 people and a dog and it was plenty big. 10 min. walk to Dillon beach. We sat on the deck, enjoyed the view and the sound of the surf, bbq'd, played board games, watched TV and took naps.
Great little cabin, perfect for 2 couples or for a family with kids. Place is clean and has a well equipped kitchen. It's a short walk to the beach.
We had a lovely time staying at this house. Thank you.
Adorable interior, beautiful sun filled front rooms, quiet sleeping rooms, full kitchen, great deck for grilling (super gas grill) and view of the ocean. TV, Wi-Fi, board games, ready for the occasional foggy day. Love the profusion of little orchids.
I have been lucky enough to rent this property six times. I keep coming back because I love it so much. It is just the perfect beach house. Not too over done, not underdone. The home matches the feel of the village and community. Dillon Beach is my happy place and my paradise. There is someone so very special about this town and this property.
We loved staying at Dragon s Rest. It is an updated, well supplied, comfortable cottage. Nice walk to the beach. Nothing lacking. Looking forward to going there again , and again, and ....
Dog friendly, easy walk to the beach, well stocked kitchen. It was perfect and relaxing!
Very cozy atmosphere! Had a wonderful time and will definitely come back for a visit!
Love this rental, although a minute further walk to the beach and the view is slim, still it is wonderful!
Enjoyed our stay and appreciate the quick responses of the property manager.
Wonderful home, fully stocked with more than you need. the view off the deck is excellent and the walk to the beach was within reason for my old body. The dog enjoyed the romp up and down the beach and we enjoyed the stay. Plan on coming back sooner than later and stay longer.
Thank you so much we had such a great time and made so many more beautiful memories in your house was amazing and very cozy. We left a message in the book that was a lot of fun. I wish we can post photos from all the beautiful memories we made in Beach house. It was very clean and the beds are very comfortable. The kitchen is pretty well-stocked with kitchen appliances and all the things we need to cook and make a great dine another favorite feature in the home is the heater in the bathroom which is one of the buttons on the wall the middle one the first one is to turn the light on and the middle one is the heater that was great. Overall I would really recommend this home too anyone that would like some relaxation and also to make beautiful.Oh yeah anyone reading this and rents the Beach house make sure to go in town they have a great deli and bakery there and a beautiful antique store there prices are very reasonable. Thank you Lind for renting us your beautiful beach house.
Great place for a relaxing weekend
We are enjoying our stay here. The place is cozy, and the beach right down the hill. Cafe is open Thursday through Sunday and good food. We had plenty of our own food, though, as the place has all amenities. The beds are very comfortable for 4, though you can sleep 5. The owner has been accommodating and responds immediately to emails. Love it here!!! Since we were here when the Sonoma/Napa County fires broke out, the owner was kind in letting us stay another night or until we could get back home. Perfect getaway!!!
Each time I return to Dragon's Rest, I fall in love with the place all over again. Such an easy drive to Dillion Beach from the bay area, but I still don't get to go often enough. You can tell the the owner takes pride in her home and it is a pleasure to be able to share it with her. Everything you could possibly need is provided.....I love the orchids as well as the sea creature plates. There is nothing better than relaxing on the deck with a glass of wine in the evening to watch the sun set. The beds are ALL super comfortable ...especially with the wonderful bed linens that are provided. A fire will warm your toes as well as your heart as you relax in the well tended surroundings of this home. Games, DVD's, music, big windows to gaze out, BBQ, wine opener and cheese boards in the kitchen......EVERYTHING you need....(even internet) and if it isn't there, the managers are only a call away! You never have to leave , but walks on the beach can leave you refreshed and invigorated. Dragon's Rest.....I hear you calling my name and I will be back soon!!!
Love this property and Dillon Beach. We will be back one day.
Loved Dillon beach. Very family friendly
This ocean view house is just perfect! It has everything you need and it's very cozy and recently updated, which makes it even more enjoyable. Nicely decorated, it's homey and comfortable too.
We had a great time. Perfect size for our 3 early 20's, my husband and myself. The cottage had everything even board games although we used our own and Netflix. We want to come back. The only complaint was that I wish there was sidewalk or safer walking space to beach. The deer walking outside our patio was nice to see and the different views from our patio were very much pleasant to the eye in one direction woody green eucalyptus trees to the center with low mountain range and to the slight right ocean and waves view. Simply pleasant, fresh, salty smelling on the patio (very special for me) Very nice! Coming back for sure Lord Willing!!!!!
We had only 3 days, too short. Good location to explore the beach with tide pools on the north end, and the charming places around the area. House was comfortable and light. Enjoyed the deck. Owner shares love of orchids and succulents. Special touch.
We had such a great time at Dragon's Rest. We look forward to booking it again in the future.
We had a wonderful time. It's a clean, cute homey cottage with practical decor - kids and pet friendly - & the beds were super comfortable with crisp clean linens. The kitchen is incredibly well stocked.The cottage is bright and cheerful & the lay out - & location were just right. The kids were delighted with the game selection as well as the cable! We had good wifi and phone connectivity. One of my favorite things was not having to carry a key! Thank you - our time could only have been improved with a few more days!
We came for my birthday and just loved the home. It is equipped with all the right amenities and the house is decorated with my favorite flowers everywhere (orchids). Having coffee in the morning on the deck outside and looking at the ocean was my favorite part. Plus my dog loved the off-leash beach. You will not be disappointed staying at Dragon's Nest. We hope to make this an annual family vacation.
Property is for the most part well maintained. Only hiccups were the bathtub drains very slowly, so you stand in an inch or two of water but I'll let them know when we check out so hopefully it will be fixed later today. And the second bedroom has a few weird stains/spots on the wall behind the larger bed. Just a quick coat of paint can pick that. One more thing... I couldn't find a full sized coffee pot, only a little 2-4 cup one but had an electric kettle and 8 cup French press to use! I would stay here again, everything else was great and we really did enjoy our stay. Loved all the orchids around the house, still trying to figure out if they're all real, they're just gorgeous! Beds were super soft and comfy with the extra padding, living room furniture very nice and clean. Took a day to figure out heater, just keep moving dial( I stopped too soon the first night and it was chilly overnight!)
Our family had a relaxing vacation at this charming house. Clean and comfortable!
I will start with the negatives because in my view there were only two things. Parking is a bit of a challenge. I have a suburban and last minute decided to switch cars with my husband (since he had to stay home and work). I am glad I did that because the drive way is tiny and street parking is very limited. As long as you have a smallish car, it should be no problem though. The other negative for me was the king bed, and it basically comes down to preference. The bed was very soft, and I sleep better on a nice firm mattress. That's it for negatives! The house was so cute. I loved all of the artwork and my daughters loved all of the live orchids throughout the house. It was more than enough space for my family of 5, although only 4 of us made the trip. The patio and living room windows provide a view of the beach and with the windows open you get a nice ocean breeze coming in. The kitchen was well stocked and clean. The whole house was well cared for and clean throughout. We loved being able to spend the day on the beach and it was just a short walk back to the house to clean up and cook dinner. This place is truly relaxing and I can't wait to book another trip there. I would definitely recommend staying here. Just plan on packing groceries for your meals. The store has some stuff available, but it is limited. I didn't venture out of Dillon beach to find a better store, since I was not really familiar with the area, and cell service was basically non existent.
Had a great long weekend here with my teen boys. The location is perfect, the house had everything we could have wanted, and the arrangements couldn't have been easier. We will definitely be back!
Just spent two nights in this delightfully cozy cottage. It was an easy hour drive from the bay. The beach is beautiful and dog friendly. The cottage has everything you need to be comfortable and entertained. The beds are incredibly inviting. There is even a king bed. The kitchen has everything you need for cooking or grilling including seasonings. The place is immaculately maintained and the managers are in town and responsive when called. . There is speedy wifi, Netflix, board games, coloring books and coloring pens. And best of all, there's a deck where you can relax, listening to the o wan sounds while watching colorful sunsets. Love this place!
The house was small but big enough for three of us and two dogs! The deck was great, kitchen well equipped and beds were so comfy!!
We are departing from our four night stay this morning from this lovely home. The owners have thought of everything -- super comfortable beds and pillows, well-stocked kitchen, throws and shawls for sitting on the deck when the air is chilly, art and orchids -- everything. Access to the house is easy and the owners are attentive to every need. We stayed in the house while exploring for sale properties in anticipation of returning to the Bay Area this summer, after a three year absence. If circumstances permit, we might return to Dillon Beach again during our relocation transition period.
This is a sweet cottage close to the beach. It was clean and comfortable. The unit is small but perfect for our family with two kids. They even had Netflix to entertain the kids. We enjoyed watching the sunset on the deck. We played board games and went to beach at night to enjoy the fire rings. All the beds have nice linens and extra blankets. The king bed has a 4 inch foam topper so be prepared for a really soft comfy bed. I like a firmer mattress but my husband loves a soft bed so it worked great for him. I gave it four stars only because there was no firewood for the wood stove and the shower over tub really is just a shower as the diverter and plug seems to be unusable. Fine for older kids who will shower but if mine were younger it could have been a problem. Overall we enjoyed our stay.
This was a perfect spot to relax and unwind. Tiny and quaint and cozy. Thank you!
Great house, great beach, we had a wonderful time here. First time at Dillon Beach and we loved it. Great Cottage, nice and clean, cozy, has wi-fi, nice table to sit around and put our puzzles together. We will definitely be back for another visit, thank you for your home. Oh, the property manager, John was great, had to call him couldn't figure out how to get the BBQ to work and it was really quite simple but it was nice to have someone show an older lady how to work it. Ellen
This is such a great cottage! Came here with my best friend to do nothing but take walks on the beach, hang out, drink a little wine, play cards, watch a little TV and just RELAX. The home is very clean which we certainly appreciated and we enjoyed sitting on the front deck and just talking and drinking our wine. The home was comfortable, the beds are comfortable. We enjoyed the orchids in the home gave a nice touch. We will be coming back again for another visit after the first of the year. We LOVED our time here in this house and visiting the beach.
I have stayed here with friends several times . It just keeps getting better. The owner is dedicated to making her guests comfortable in this cozy seaside cottage. And best of all--there is a KING SIZED BED!! And new and improved wifi. This is my go to getaway retreat. (Love love love the king sized bed)
Though it is relatively cozy and close to the beach, I can’t quite give the same rave reviews of this house as previous guests. The odor upon opening the door was rather interesting, a strange combination of mustiness and cleaning chemicals, though opening the windows and turning on the fans helped and we didn’t notice it after a while. Overall the house is in decent shape, the kitchen and bathroom sinks look newer, plenty of hot water, decent water pressure, extra spices and a good array of small kitchen appliances, though some of the pans could be replaced. The carpeting throughout the house seems rather old and worn out, be nice to see it replaced. It also seemed a little damp, perhaps due to a recent cleaning and inadequate time for drying? Either way, yuck. The beds are comfortable and sheets and towels were clean though again some the towels were slightly damp, which is not all that appealing. There was also a large stain on one of the bed spreads (yuck). There’s no dishwasher, which isn’t a big deal except you’re apparently at the mercy of the previous occupants to do a decent job of washing the dishes, and in our case several drinking glasses were rather disgusting (grease and lip prints – yuck), nothing like having to wash dishes that you haven’t even used yet. Makes you wonder how the $120 cleaning fee is being used? Of course the property manager will no doubt write a response apologizing and/or asking why I didn’t contact him during our stay. I don’t really want the intrusion of someone stopping by to throw towels in a drier or wash the dishes. Also we were not provided with access to the house until 2 hours after the time on the contract. The apology was appreciated but it seems as though that sort of major inconvenience (especially combined with having to find somewhere with cell phone access) should be worth more than just an apology (extending the checkout time, though a nice idea, was not an option for us). The phone number for the property manager that is listed on the VRBO website is incorrect (the correct number is in the binder inside the house, which didn’t help at the time). This was a last minute reservation, so the fact that this property was available may also indicate something. Obviously plenty of other folks had wonderful things to say about this place, but given the number of properties available in Dillon Beach, in my opinion it’s worth paying a little more.
My wife and I enjoyed our stay at Dillon Beach immensely! The view from the porch was great with Point Reyes in the distance and waves crashing on the shore. A quick ten minute walk got us on the beach, a fine sand beach that stretches for miles in one direction with no rocky outcroppings to stop a nice walk! The house was clean, and plenty of natural light really opened the place up! We did not turn the heat on as the weather was nice, but a big stove in the fireplace looked like it could heat the living room and bedrooms. The linens were all fresh and very comfortable, with a duvet and quilt, plus nice soft sheets. We slept comfortably in the large queen bed, and the other beds were similar in the other room. The kitchen was well appointed, with a new sink and new fridge.With plenty of spices in the cabinet, we were able to use the propane grill to cook a couple of great meals for ourselves, but if you're an oyster fan try to make reservations at hogfish farms down the road; they farm oysters and serve them right there, but they book up fast, so dont miss it! There is plenty to do and see in the area besides the beach. Food tours are everyday, and point reyes is a spectacular drive If you catch it at the right time a colony of elephant seals stop in and mate, a fairly rare spectacle. The beach is extremely dog friendly, and our four legfed friends enjoyed their romp on the beach as much as we did. TL;DR: Clean comfortable house near beautiful dog friendly beach, plenty to do in area!
My husband and I had a dog-gone great time with our dog. Awesome dog friendly cabin next to dog friendly beach (about a 5 minute walk). Everything you need to cook with and an awesome game collection including Probe (circa 1964). Owner very friendly and quick to respond to any questions.
Great cozy open cabin! Beautiful view from the outside deck. Windows let the sunshine and ocean air through the living area. Plenty of room and just a short walk to the nearby cafe, general store and beach! Would definitely return to this lovely place!
Pleasantly surprised at how cozy and warm this cottage is. Great view from the deck of Dillon Beach. Short walk to the general store, cafe and beach itself! Roomy with plenty space for your things. I myself relaxed on the deck and at the beach and did my drawings/art. Beautiful sunset! Well keep this in mind on my next visit to the coast!
About an hour from the Bay Area but worlds apart , awaits a comfortable, cozy, completely relaxing getaway where you will find everything you need for a restful, recuperative escape -luxurious beds, a well fitted kitchen, wood burning stove, a deck with an ocean view. The only thing left draggin' will be your feet because you won't want to leave this charming seaside cottage.
My friend and I had a blast with our two little dogs here. The place is clean, had board games and perfect for a girls trip weekend! Short walk to the beach, cute little restaurant, and amall store with basic amenities.
My second visit even better. Weather was perfect for long beach walks and coastal touring. Warm cozy home on cool evenings, cook out grill on deck, beds super comfy and linens wonderful. Sunsets worth the trip. Succulent garden a lovely enhancement. I'll come again!
I just spent 3 wonderful days at Dragon's Rest....and loved every minute of it. The easy, quick drive from the East Bay made it a perfect get-away. You can tell that the owner takes pride in this cottage! It has been recently updated. The place it very clean with a well stocked kitchen, cozy beds ( I even slept on the pull-out sofa that was better than any I have slept on) and a view that will delight, relax, and entertain you all day. It is a short walk to the fabulous beach. Can't wait for a return visit!!!!
A delightfully cozy cottage in a little village reminiscent of Maine with a wide, mile plus, white sand, dog friendly beach where families and surfers abound. Dragon's Rest (don't be put off by the name) is a very short walk to the beach, cafe and market. Now, for the amenities. The beds are deliciously luxurious and comfortable. The living room is cozy and inviting. There's a flat screen tv and a fireplace where you can kick back with a glass of wine, listen to ocean sounds and look out to the balcony, and beyond that, the view of the ocean. The balcony is fitted with comfortable chaise lounges and a barbeque. The kithchen boasts everything you need. Want shrimp boil? There's an enormous pot. Want cookies? There's a cookie sheet. There are several games and puzzles available for your entertainment My friends and I loved our time here . We'll be back!
My daughter, teen granddaughter and I decided to do a girls beach weekend. The house was very clean, newly painted and exceptionally well stocked. Dillon beach is a quaint beach town and this home is within walking distance to beach and general store. Loved it and are planning a return visit.
We were very pleased with our stay in this Vacation Rental. Nice clean, recently re-modeled home with a view of the ocean. We just parked our car and walked everywhere, no need to drive a car anywhere unless you want to go sight seeing and leave Dillon Beach. We chose to stay at Dillon Beach the entire time. We sat on the deck and viewed the sunset with a glass of wine. We did not quite know how to operate the BBQ and the property manager John was over within 10 minutes to assist us. We will be returning this summer for another mini vacation at this home. Thank you for sharing it with us. Elaine
This cozy little beach cottage is perfect for an escape from the city. All the amenities and super comfortable. Took long walks on the beautiful beach and had amazing local oysters for dinner, grilled on the awesome patio grill! Friendly neighbours and quaint shops in the area make this a fun and relaxing holiday destination. I'll be back next year!
Great place to stay for a few days. My friend and I wanted to surf Dillon and this home offered plenty of room to store our surfboards when we were done with the waves. We we arrived we were able to park our truck and walk to the beach, local store and cafe. Nice deck Home was comfortable and clean Will return Surf dude
Great spot for rest and relaxation. Fresh, soothing new decor. All you need for cooking, grilling, and reading in one easy space. Love the kitchen amenities and especially the deck! The walk to beach is worth it!
I absolutely loved this house when I came to stay for a weekend. I drove up from LA and it couldn't have been a more peaceful, calming resting place. The house is beautiful and clean, and the beds were quite literally the most comfortable I've ever slept in. The walk to the beach was less than five minutes, and the view from the living room is stunning. Especially at sunset! It even rained my second day and I almost loved it more because of how peaceful and quiet it was. I would recommend this house wholeheartedly to anyone who wants a nice escape from work, school, or just everyday life. Dragon's Rest is magical.