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THE 'SEA CAPTAIN' AT DILLON BEACH, THE UNSTRESSER

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Advertiser since: 2011
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Speaks: english
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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THE 'SEA CAPTAIN' AT DILLON BEACH, THE UNSTRESSER

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Overview

Dillon Beach Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Very relaxing beach cottage. Two bedrooms with queen beds and a living room couch that converts to a queen bed. One and one half baths. Very difficult to maintain stress here. Lovely beach location. Once you have stayed here, you will return.

Keywords: beach house, beach bungalo, beach shack, beach cabin, ocean property, house on the ocean, oceanfront, coastal cottage, dunes, coastal getaway

Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Property Manager
Advertiser since: 2011
Call Manager
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Speaks: english

About The Owner

Three generations of our family enjoy our time at Dillon Beach. We love the long walks on the beach. Surfing, skim boarding, walks on the beach, fishing, crabing and claming. It's all here.

The Owner purchased this cottage in 2001

Why The Owner chose Dillon Beach

We have been coming to Dillon Beach for over thirty years. We always returned to vacation here. So we decided to buy the 'Sea Captain.' And, now it's a family treasure. We come much more often, and stay longer.

What makes this cottage unique

When we stay at the 'Sea Captain,' we walk all the way down the beach to Lawson's Landing and have coffee with some of the locals. Great exercise and fresh air. Staying in the 'village,' as the locals call it, is like a throwback to previous times. It's kind of like being removed from the rest of the world.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Travel with confidence
Travel with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

Reviews

4.5
based on 15 traveler reviews

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The 'Sea Captain' at Dillon Beach, the Unstresser
average rating of 4.5333333 based on 15 reviews
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The 'Sea Captain' at Dillon Beach, the Unstresser
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p360844vb
Dillon Beach North Coast California
5

Gem by the sea!

  • 5 of 5
This was the perfect spot for some of my coworkers and myself to escape for some much needed r&r. The house was just as pictured upon arrival. The first thing we all agreed on was that we are definitely going to make this a yearly trip that we take and that we will definitely be choosing this lovely home again as long as our group doesn't end up getting any bigger. The views of the ocean were breathtaking and serene and we even saw 4 deer trotting down the street. The home was fully stocked with amenities and we couldn't have asked for a better, more relaxing place.

This was also the first time that I had ever booked a rental home for a trip and the property manager Carolyn made it a breeze and such a pleasant experience. I highly recommend this home for a peaceful get away.
  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at our place. Hope to have you back soon.
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The 'Sea Captain' at Dillon Beach, the Unstresser
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p360844vb
Dillon Beach North Coast California
4

Wonderful, cozy cottage right in the village

  • 4 of 5
Our first impression upon entering The Sea Captain was how clean it was. My wife and I had pre-planned who would clean the bathrooms, kitchen, etc., but surprised to find it was ready for relaxing. All the usual kitchenware, and bathroom supplies were readily available. Yes! Even a hair dryer. There is also a TV with a few channels, a small collection of DVDs, and a few board games/puzzles that were available for play. The beds and sofa were comfy, but majority of our indoor time was spent at the large kitchen table.

The front deck was a spacious spot for our little ones to enjoy lunch and the fresh sea air. Our daughter was so excited to find a collection of beach buckets that she told us not to unpack the ones she brought along. The rear deck was large and fairly private. We worried where our dog would fit in, but the back was plenty for her. There is also a bathroom between the kitchen and the rear deck where she was able to sleep at night.

We only had two problems during our stay. First, upon pulling into the driveway, you'll find a strip of sandy dirt on the passenger side that dogs apparently use for their business. We weren't sure if this was a neighborhood dog or the previous vacationer, but there was quite a few piles and not a lot of space for loading/unloading.

The other issue was the heater did not work while there. This was forgotten about until needed at night, but found it was too late to call for maintenance. Fortunately, we had taken extra blankets, so it was not much of a factor.

Vacationing with little ones is a lot of work for mom and dad, but with its proximity to the beach, The Sea Captain gave us an opportunity to do more than we'd be able to during one of our usual day trips to Dillon Beach. We would happily stay at The Sea Captain on future visits and highly recommend to others.
  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: We are very sorry about the heater. We try to get the guests just to use the thermostat on the wall, but some some folks inevitably start adjusting the controls on the heater itself, resulting in it malfunctioning. We have rectified the problem. We are very pleased that you had a great time. Thank you.
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The 'Sea Captain' at Dillon Beach, the Unstresser
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p360844vb
Dillon Beach North Coast California
Sacramento Ca
1

"Un-stressor"? Not so much

"Un-stressor"? Not so much
  • 1 of 5
It was a small "OK" place compared to other Dillon Beach rentals.
We paid extra for linens so that we could just relax when we got there. We've stayed at many other great VRBOs that charge for linens - the beds are usually made up for the price you pay. After a long journey we arrived at this place to find a big plastic garbage bag of linens tossed on a bed and had to make all the beds. The "fenced in" back yard was ... not. The whole area is a deck that is partially fenced. I do not recommend this place to dog owners unless your dog is hairless, or you bring your own vacuum. We paid an ample cleaning fee with the rental. We spent more than an hour cleaning the small house and followed the cleaning instructions. I went through with their vacuum twice . The rugs are old and like velcro, and their vacuum did not not work well. Weeks later when I finally got my deposit check, they had deducted an additional fee for pet hair. I have been taking my dogs to VRBO rentals for 20 years and cleaning up after them. This has never happened to me before. This place really isn't worth the hassle. There are plenty of other nicer rentals with much better appreciation for their renters.
  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow! We have never received a review like this before. We purposely don't provide linens, and we rent it that way. The management company provides the linens, if requested. The back deck is fully fenced, and we allow our dogs to stay out there. They can't get out and are safe. The Dillon Beach lots are small, and a deck is about the only yard you can have. The carpets were purchased within the last year. And the vacuum worked well the last time we were there, less than a month ago. Anyway, we were shocked. We have done everything we can think of the make our little place comfortable. And we love being there. We are truly sorry about your experience.
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The 'Sea Captain' at Dillon Beach, the Unstresser
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Dillon Beach North Coast California
Benicia
5

Great "getaway"

Great "getaway"
  • 5 of 5
This cute little cottage is a great place for a getaway. Close enough to the beach to walk and hear the surf at night. It has a lovely view of Tomales point. The cottage and beach allows dogs so my small dog had a ball running and romping in the water. Has a TV but the ambience of the cottage makes you want to just read or play games. If you owe yourself a weekend (week) of R & R, this is the place to go.
  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Candace. I am pleased that you enjoyed your stay.
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The 'Sea Captain' at Dillon Beach, the Unstresser
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p360844vb
Dillon Beach North Coast California
Benicia
5

Wonderful and relaxing

  • 5 of 5
The two of us needed a relaxing, stress free break and the "Sea Captain" was the answer.
We found it to be a charming beach home with all the necessary amenities. The walk to the beach was quick, and the ocean a beautiful site. With a restaurant within walking distance, we were able to make the choice, whether to cook or dine out. We had a very enjoyable weekend and hope to visit again soon.
  • Submitted: Nov 18, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Trevor. It was great to hear that you had a fabulous experience.
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The 'Sea Captain' at Dillon Beach, the Unstresser
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Dillon Beach North Coast California
San Jose, CA
4

Great location, could be cleaner

  • 4 of 5
Cute cottage, great location—we had a nice stay. The $50 cleaning fee is mighty excessive for such a small place, especially since the place did not feel super-clean. There was a 1/2 layer of dust on the ceiling fan and large amounts of dust under both beds. Not what I would expect for $50 of cleaning fees.
  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am sorry that we forgot to dust off the blades of the ceiling fan. Somehow, the beach generates a lot of dust. And we will get those dust bunnies under the beds. But, we are glad that you enjoyed your stay. Thank you.

Map

Map

Short walk to Dillon Beach. Very large walkable beach with no steep drop off

Photos

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Rates & Availability

Rates & Availability

From $198 Per night

Dillon Beach Cottage Rental Rates

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Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 10.0%
Notes $395 for a weekend (Friday and Saturday night); Sunday through Thursday is $175/night; and extra days added of to a weekend or a week is at $150/night.
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Amenities

Amenities

Dillon Beach Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
Theme:
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (2). Sofa in the living room converts to a queen bed
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
Notes:
Rear deck with Bar B Que and deck furniture. Front deck with ocean view.

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