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Romantic Coastal Cottage

People2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 900 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Cabin, 1 Bedroom + Loft, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

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 164, 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 Cashmere wine (It tastes as smooth as it sounds), a fresh cut bouquet of flowers from Second Street Flowers in Petaluma, 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 new pillow-top queen size bed is 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 the plush bed 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 brand new Hot Springs spa has a sophisticated ozone filter system and is also thoroughly completely cleaned between each guest and maintained monthly by Hot Springs Spa Valet Service.

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
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
30 November, 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 Dillon Beach

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
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • 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 2
  • Queen Size Bed
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 -
(169 traveller reviews)

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Romantic Coastal Cottage
average rating of 4.964497 based on 169 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: 01-Oct-2013
  • Date of Stay: September 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

what a great little cottage, thanks Tom, had a great time

  • 5 of 5

GREAT LITTLE COTTAGE

  • Review Submitted: 21-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

The cottage is stunning! All the amenities you need and incredibly cozy

  • 5 of 5

Spent three days and will be back! Was with my 14 year old daughter and 9 year old son - they too loved the cottage. The history, furnishings and ambiance can’t be beat! The backyard is beautiful and we spent every evening in the spa talking about our day. Good times, great memories.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Napa, CA
5

Gorgeous views and amazing house

  • 5 of 5

This place is fantastic. The views were so beautiful from the loft bedroom and the one downstairs....both with big big windows.....huge back deck with hot tub and BBQ and never ending ocean views..... In the morning a young doe joined us for breakfast eating ice plant on the lot next door. Well equipped kitchen, beds were good and down pillows. Loft stairs are a little dicey so I wouldn't recommend for super elderly, going up and down to bathroom, but the steps are lit up with little lights at night. The cottage couldn't be more charming. Decor is somewhat masculine but impeccable taste. It's quite beautiful. Gorgeous art on the walls, a quick walk to the beach. We can't wait to go back and look forward to next year. Cleaning fee is a bit much, for us two neat freaks who left the place perfect. But that's not going to stop us from going back again. I think it's the best small place in Dillon Beach. Looks like something out of a storybook. LOVED IT!!!!!

  • Review Submitted: 08-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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El Cerrito, CA
5

Wonderful

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely everything was awesome!

  • Review Submitted: 30-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gilford New Hampshire
5

A most unique property in a most unique spot!

  • 5 of 5

This was such a beautiful location and the house was perfectly charming and comfortable.

The owners information was so enjoyable to read, and we had everything we needed for this delightful trip!

  • Review Submitted: 19-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 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:
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£575
for 2 nights
From
£288
From
£308
Fri,Sat
 

Additional pricing information

Tax Rate 10.0%

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

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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