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Romantic Coastal Cottage

People4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Cabin, 1 Bedroom + Loft, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

Romantic, Coastal, Arts and Crafts Style Cottage, originally built in 1918 by Zella Lee Gibson, as her painting studio. The cottage has been lovingly restored by the owners, a wine country interior designer and a general contractor. Perfect for the discriminating renter who wants the best of what Dillon Beach has to offer. Full Circle has received over 150 FIVE STAR reviews. This is very, very rare anywhere on the VRBO website and unheard of in Dillon Beach.

'Full Circle' has an all redwood interior, 17 foot high vaulted ceilings, stained glass windows, 180 degree ocean view, filled with period antiques, lighting and original artwork. The cottage art and decor is a homage to the original inhabitants of the area, the Coastal Miwok Indians. Known as 'the cutest house in the village', at Dillon Beach. Located just 200 strides from the beach down Bumble Bee Path.

Upon check-in, you are welcomed with a bottle of Cline Black Swan Cashmere wine (It tastes as smooth as it sounds), a fresh cut flowers, Coast Roast coffee, a box of 4 custom Full Circle, Belgium chocolate truffles by Le Belge, live orchids, plush Turkish cotton bath sheets and robes, Terra Pure organic shampoo, conditioner and body wash and custom, hand made, organic Full Circle soaps from Hawaii. The two, new pillow-top queen size beds are made with 800 thread count Egyptian cotton sheets, down comforters, down pillows and Pendleton Chief blankets. The fire is built and ready to light.

Wake up each morning to the sun streaming in the magnificent front gable, stained glass, church window. Watch the waves roll in on the beach from your bed in the loft. Spend your days relaxing in the plush Lloyd Flanders furniture on the patio and upper deck overlooking the ocean. Enjoy a sparkling clean hot tub with a whitewater ocean view and watch the sun set on the ocean. BBQ and have dinner under the stars on the deck. Make some memories while gathered around the outdoor fireplace. Fall asleep in plush beds to the sounds of the waves breaking on the beach.

A one of a kind place for that special occasion. The cottage has been featured in the Travel section of the New York Times, 'Elegant Bungalows' by Bethany Lyttle, on February 8th, 2008. It was also used as the set for the short film by Tarik Haddad, 'The Sound of a Yellow Flower', which played in the London Film Festival and the Dubai Film Festival's, among others. Gary William Kohler wrote and recorded a song about the cottage, 'Full Circle', that is included on his CD, 'Nowhere to be Found'.

This cottage is pure romantic bliss.

The cottage is meticulously maintained to the highest cleaning standards. It is cleaned with eco-friendly products for 5 to 6 hours between each guest and deep cleaned once a month for five hours. Down pillows are washed regularly and have pillow covers under the pillow cases. The Hot Springs spa has a sophisticated ozone filter system and is also thoroughly completely cleaned between each guest. The cleaning fee of $125 is a separate fee and paid at check-out.

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Keywords: Cabin, Cottage, Artist Studio, Ocean Front, Coastal

More Details

Owner
Tom
Member since: 2004
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
19 August, 2017

About Tom

Tom is a General Contractor who has done numerous historic preservation projects and built wineries, hotels, schools and resorts.

Robin is an interior designer who has been featured in the Home Section of the San Francisco Chronicle, the New York Times, Details magazine and the books Sonoma Valley Style, and California Wine Country and several other publications.

Tom purchased this cabin in 1990

Why Tom chose North Coast California

Dillon Beach is an old fishing village built right after the turn of the century. You feel like your 1,000 miles from 'civilization' when you are there. It is like 'the town that time forgot' perched on the edge of the world, overlooking the Pacific Ocean and Tomales Bay.

This restored, all redwood artist studio, is truly a one-of-a-kind and the perfect place for a romantic getaway or just simple peace, quiet and solitude.

What makes this cabin unique

Historic property. Dramatic backyard ocean views, smells and sounds. All Redwood interior, 17' vaulted ceiling, loft, short walk to the beach. Good bones.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in the Dillon Beach in the Marin County

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Claw Foot tub and shower, pedestal sink, penny tile floor with spandrel border and all redwood interior.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (2)
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Barbecue ...
Suitability:
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • Shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Fresh cut flowers, bottle of Napa/Sonoma wine, robes, towels and new soaps upon check-in, Beds are made with 500 thread count sheets, down comforters, and down pillows, Large 'Hot Springs Spa' hot tub with a whitewater ocean view, Wood heat stove by 'Waterford', full gourmet kitchen with all new retro-appliances by 'Heartland', 6 burner gas stove with electric convection oven, espresso/coffee maker, claw-foot tub and shower. Fishing, claming and bogie board gear.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(159 traveller reviews)

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Romantic Coastal Cottage
average rating of 4.962264 based on 159 reviews
Santa Rosa
5

Happy Couple

  • 5 of 5

Once we arrived at the cottage we were speechless. The careful attention to detail from the craftsmanship of the home to the decor and amenities was amazing. I've personally worked in some very high end expensive places...some that go for over 3,000.00 a night and I would choose this place over those any day! For a couple it is one of the most romantic, charming place we could have imagined. I just want to say thank you to Tom for the opportunity to stay and share this wonderful place. The pictures were hard to believe but once we showed up it was apparent that the owners and caretakers go through a great deal to make this place special.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 1, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

So unique for the ultimate get-a-way!!

  • 5 of 5

The wonderful smell of redwood inside this beautiful cottage is what got me initially. The gorgeous restoration of this 1918 cottage was a sight to behold, leather chairs and the beautiful Tiffany lamps and all hardwood flooring. Then all the details that add to a long-anticipated vacation, the wine, white fuzzy robes, hot tub, chocolates...we enjoyed the beach views and the short walk there. Thanks so much, Tom and family. And, thank you, for your prompt responses. Linda does a fabulous job with housekeeping and being so helpful with questions that we had regarding the area, etc. So many great memories of our time there.😊?

  • Review Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great beach getaway

  • 5 of 5

Full Circle lived up to all that it claims to be. First class furnishings, lot's of great lounging areas indoor and out and a very comfy bed. Nice views and great ocean sounds provide for a very relaxing stay. Linda was very friendly and helpful. We'll definitely be coming back often.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Omaha, NE
5

Views and Sounds of the Pacific Greet You!!!!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful property! Tucked in a quiet, old fashioned little beach town, this cottage offers great indoor and outdoor space for relaxing. The beds are comfy, the space very clean, furnished well, and within short drives of all the area has to offer. Don't miss the great bakery 4 miles away in Tomales!!!!

Just a short walk down the street puts you on the beach where you can walk for miles. Our stay was at the end of July and the beach was nearly empty. We had a memorable week :)

  • Review Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful ambiance, well-maintained, clean and extremely comfortable.

  • 5 of 5

Super location in the neighborhood. Romantic beach walks are just steps away. And, the beach is so secluded and out-of-the-way. Not too many people. We liked that. So many beautiful drives in the area. Lots to see. Only problem is we never wanted to leave the house. So comfortable and with every convenience. Private and beautifully done yard. You gotta see this place. We'll be back. Thanks, Tom.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Can It Get Any Better?

  • 5 of 5

We have been staying at this lovely cottage for a few years now. Our biggest problem is remembering to book far enough in advance to find availability. It is no wonder that it's hard to book! Just when you think it can't be improved upon, you return to find that more beautiful or comfortable changes have been made.

If you like quiet, clean, well-equipped, and comfortable accommodations, located just steps away from the ocean - this is the place to be. In fact, I pulled up the bedding to find the mattress brand because it was the most comfortable bed we've been in, and we've slept in many. The cottage is visually stunning on top of all else.

So yes, it does get better and I highly recommend it.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
50 Miles
SFO
Car: necessary

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cabin in the Dillon Beach, California

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£555
for 2 nights
From
£278
From
£320
Fri,Sat
£2,051
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £26 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Additional Guest Fee £23.3 per person per night

10% tax is Transient Occupancy Tax
$125 cleaning fee paid at check-out.
Check-in is at 4:00PM and Check-out is at 11:00AM

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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