In the mood for a beach vacation? Consider a getaway to the charming coastal hamlet of Dillon Beach.
Despite its small size, Dillon Beach consists of three distinct neighborhoods primarily constructed in the 1920s through the 1940s. The stunning beach town is off the beaten path and is made up of a community of just 300 residents. It is the only privately-owned beach in Northern California with other must-see sights within walking distance, including Lawson’s Landing and the mouth of Tomales Bay. Sunbathers and surfers alike flock to the shores of Dillon Beach year after year to enjoy the sun, sand, and awe-inspiring sights.
There are plenty of hidden gems in Dillon Beach that are just waiting to be discovered. Find out what makes this beach town unique, from the tasty dining options to the quaint general store stocked with organic junk food, gourmet popcorn, great espresso coffees, and other goods. Of course, where you choose to stay will make all the difference in your vacation experience. Don’t waste your time staying in a hotel many miles from the beach. Instead, stay at a clean and modern Airbnb within walking distance of the area’s top attractions. To help you choose a fun and sandy spot for your next vacation, check out these top-rated house rentals in Dillon Beach.
1. Charming Cottage with Ocean Views
Enjoy ocean views from the quaint, quiet cottage which is just a stone’s throw from the beach. The 672 square foot space is bright, airy, and features an open floor plan that connects the recently updated kitchen, dining, and living room areas. The second story has a master bedroom, half bath, cozy reading nook, high ceilings, a comfy queen-size bed, and more amazing views of the ocean.
Venture outdoors and you’ll find a white picket fence and beautiful foliage – a sight straight out of a storybook. Walk about 200 steps down the ‘Bumble Bee Path’ and sink your feet into the sand. Splash around in the water or relax in an Adirondack. With a maximum capacity of two guests, this charming cottage is the perfect romantic getaway spot for couples or solo travelers looking to relax in peace.
2. Hilltop Escape Overlooking the Beach
This large, spacious home has four bedrooms, four-and-a-half baths, and can comfortably accommodate up to ten guests. With stunning views of the ocean available in every room, you’ll never want to leave.
The 3,000 square foot home features a remodeled kitchen with two ovens and two sinks, perfect for larger families. There are also two master suites and a family/media room downstairs. Guests have access to a variety of entertainment options. When they’re not enjoying the direct beach access, the home offers a hot tub, BBQ, and plenty of backyard space.
3. Chic Home in an Upscale Neighborhood
Beautiful inside and out, this gorgeous home in Dillon Beach is the ideal option for large families or groups traveling together. The home is situated in an upscale neighborhood surrounded by other beautiful properties, lush greenery, and the sea.
The chic and contemporary Airbnb offers a bright, white kitchen with granite countertops, gas range, and cabinets stocked with cookware. The upper level living room has cathedral ceilings, tile accent wall, and a wood stove. There is also a spiral staircase that leads to a loft area with futon and 50” flat screen television.
4. Dog-Friendly Beach Home Near Tomales Bay
Pet lovers will enjoy staying in this lovely home which offers incredible ocean views and a cozy atmosphere. Guests can relax in the oversized hot tub in the sun room which overlooks the Pacific Ocean, or take a short walk down to the beach for some family time.
The scenic location has four bedrooms, three baths, and can accommodate up to ten guests. Two small or one large dog are welcomed with a pet fee and up to four vehicles can be parked in the driveway. There are plenty of amenities and essentials available, including a full kitchen, TV, wifi, washer, dryer, and BBQ grill.
5. Beach Nest with Hot Tub and Private Deck
Known as the “Beach Nest,” this modern home overlooking the Pacific Ocean is a great place for some rest and relaxation. The two bedroom, one-and-a-half bath home is equipped with a sauna, gas grill, outdoor sink, food prep area, gas/log fireplace, and a large hot tub that offers spectacular ocean views.
Guests can also enjoy soaking in the clawfoot tub or lounging in the master suite. It is just a three-minute drive to the beach to cool off in the water or sunbathe. The home is less than 15 miles from the Sonoma Coast State Park, Dutton-Goldfield Winery, and Iron Horse Vineyards.
6. Light, Bright yet Cozy with Views of the Pacific Ocean
This three-bedroom, three bath home is large, spacious, and cozy. It also offers magnificent views of the Pacific Ocean, is dog-friendly, and is just a short walk to the beach. The tri-level beach house even has a gourmet kitchen that is perfect for preparing and serving delicious meals.
Every bedroom has ocean views and comfortable beds, and the master suite is equipped with floor to ceiling windows, a private bath, and a gas/log fireplace. One reviewer said, “Selkie Sea’s has so much open space, with views from every window. The floor plan is designed very well, with multi levels, and it even has a lazy butler to bring up your groceries. The kids loved the game room garage and loft space. Great location, the trail to the beach and tide pools was just down the street. Out door shower with warm water was also a plus.”
7. Family-Friendly Home with Game Room
When you rent this beautiful Dillon beach home, the beach is literally in your backyard. The three-bedroom, three bath home offers plenty of space for large families or groups with a small loft and kids area. With tons of indoor and outdoor entertaining space, this Airbnb is perfect for family gatherings.
The home is just a three-minute walk to the beach and guests can enjoy mesmerizing views of the ocean from the oversized windows. There is also a hot tub for the adults and an epic game room for the kids.
8. Ocean Front Home with Secluded Beach
If your own private beach sounds like a good time, then you’ll want to check out this Airbnb. The four bath, four-bedroom – 3 of which have en suite bathrooms – can accommodate up to 12 guests due to its spacious interior that offers a total of seven sleeping areas. There is also a 3D movie theater media room with a fireplace and 14-foot projection wall that will make you feel like you’re in an actual theater.
The beamed ceilings and 18-foot windows make the open floor plan appear large and spacious. The great room opens up to the huge deck that provides guests with incredible views of the ocean. Just below is another deck attached to a second family room. Two of the master baths have large showers and the main bathroom has a jetted tub.
9. Classic Bungalow Just Steps from the Shore
You’ll find every amenity you could need at the cozy bungalow at Dillion Beach Village. The modernized Airbnb is just a short walk to the beach and the home offers an outdoor shower to clean off before going indoors. An outdoor fire pit provides guests with entertainment in the evening hours and the sun decks offer the perfect spot to soak in the rays during the day.
One reviewer said, “We had such a wonderful family vacation in Dillon Beach – and Ann and Henry’s place was flawless! The home itself perfectly channels The Beach – and every element is thoughtful and well-executed. Our kids *loved* sharing a room, given the cool built-in beds, and we marveled at how every inch of space was used to allow for little luxuries. The backyard area is lovely — and you can clearly hear the surf and other ocean sounds, because this house really is an easy stroll to the beach.”
10. Boutique Villa on the West Marin Coast
This next home has been featured in Architectural Digest and Casa Vogue. Known as the ‘Sky House,’ the internationally-renowned designer retreat is just one hour from San Francisco and offers five-star amenities.
The chic interior features a well-stocked kitchen, open living space, high-end appliances, and hue color-changing lighting. There are even Japanese bidet toilets and a Tesla car charger. Guests have access to a custom cedar stream sauna, rain shower, and local tide pools, hiking trails, and sand dunes.
Table of Contents
- 1 1. Charming Cottage with Ocean Views
- 2 2. Hilltop Escape Overlooking the Beach
- 3 3. Chic Home in an Upscale Neighborhood
- 4 4. Dog-Friendly Beach Home Near Tomales Bay
- 5 5. Beach Nest with Hot Tub and Private Deck
- 7 6. Light, Bright yet Cozy with Views of the Pacific Ocean
- 8 7. Family-Friendly Home with Game Room
- 9 8. Ocean Front Home with Secluded Beach
- 10 9. Classic Bungalow Just Steps from the Shore
- 11 10. Boutique Villa on the West Marin Coast