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Dipsea Gardens Ocean View Wedding and Event Venue

29 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Half Baths1
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
1 - 2 nights


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Dipsea Gazebo overlooks the Pacific Ocean surrounded by lawns and gardens.

Romantic Dipsea Gazebo Glamping experience features an unsurpassed view overlooking the Pacific Ocean and beach. The sound of the waves and rustle of the breeze through linen curtains surround the queen bed, chandelier and unique domed room. The Gazebo is situated within a private garden with lawns and terraces for additional tent camping and special events upon request. Gated compound insures privacy and seclusion.

A short walk to beach or town. The site is a gorgeous venue for Weddings and ceremonies with spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean from terraced gardens and lawns. Local restaurants and caterers can provide everything needed including BBQ and s'mores. The outdoor elegance of the setting will inspire you to enjoy nature in comfort for a most special holiday. Event pricing by request.

  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Property Manager
Elly Drosihn
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
October 21, 2016
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About Elly Drosihn

My husband and I have 7 children and 13 grandchildren. The property has been the scene of many happy camping parties, weddings, birthday parties and gatherings.

Elly Drosihn purchased this studio in 1999

Why Elly Drosihn chose The Bay Area

The Dipsea Gazebo is a lovely spot of tranquility in a setting of great beauty and flexibility. The gated compound provides privacy to a couple of two or party of family and friends of 150. The access to the beach and the town is a short walk. The views from the property are spectacular.

What makes this studio unique

We would like to share this lovely setting with those who will appreciate the dramatic draw of the ocean , hiking the mountain, or a celebration of friends and family.


based on 29 traveler reviews

Dipsea Gardens Ocean View Wedding and Event Venue
average rating of 5.0 based on 29 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Amazing views, jacuzzi and garden.

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
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Excellent, unique and very special.

  • 5 of 5

Excellent, unique and very special.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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A magical place to listen to the waves

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I rented Dipsea Gardens for our wedding reception. We also stayed in the Gazebo for 2 nights and had a small campout with our best friends after the main party.

The gardens are stunning: manicured yet wild. Amazing view of the ocean and beach. It felt very private and secluded despite being minutes away from the convenience of Stinson's main strip. During our party, a pod of whales passed by and gave us a good show of breaching and spraying. Blue jays and hummingbirds came to hang out too.

The Gazebo was very comfortable with beautiful sheets and bathrobes. It's an immaculate piece of architecture with a vaulted ceiling and cast iron chandelier, constructed of beautiful natural timber.

It was such a luxury sitting in the hot tub at night and listening to the waves crashing onto the beach.

The garden is obviously a work of love. Elly and Joe were kind, helpful and perfect hosts. We couldn't have imagined a better location for our wedding reception. Can't wait to be back for another weekend of glamping!

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Beautiful!!!! Stunning Views!!!

  • 5 of 5

Dipsea Gardens is wonderful. Loved the views, grounds, proximity to town, beach and hiking. The gazebo was well appointed and a great place to reconnect with my husband and get away from the rat race of day to day life. Would highly recommend it! Thanks for sharing your place Elly!

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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  • 5 of 5

We spent a magical 3 days at the Gazebo...and came home feeling as though we had been away much longer! This is the kind of place that renews spirit and inspires perspective on what's important...whether it's waking to hummingbirds right outside your windows or watching dolphins and whales swim in the Pacific Ocean just beyond the patio or soaking in a private hot tub overlooking one of the most beautiful settings anywhere --- this is a spot not to be missed!

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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  • 5 of 5

It dosent get better than this!! This private, immaculate property is in the best location you can imagine ! We were amazed from the moment we entered through the beautiful gate. The rolling rock walls, gardens, gazebo, bath house and views were all gorgeous! The entire experience was perfect from the soft, cozy linens and robes to the hot tub and shower with views of the beach. The convienent path to the beach and town leaves nothing to be desired!

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Sand Dollar
Nearest Ferry
18 Miles
Golden Gate Ferry
Nearest Motorway
Shoreline Hwy
Nearest Restaurant
0.4 Miles
Parkside Cafe and The Siren
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
Stinson Beach
Car: recommended

Delightful, laid back beach community with world class restaurants, locally produced food, gorgeous beach and Mount Tamalpais hiking.


Rates & Availability

Stinson Beach Studio Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Winter Season
Nov 1 2016 - Apr 1 2017
1 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $75
Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning Fee $105
Hot Tub Cleaning $75
Tax Rate 10.0%

Pet fee is refundable if there is no damage to landscape or furniture by pet or cleanup required. No dogs allowed in Gazebo!!
Additional Event or Guest fees are due 60 days prior to event.
Additional camper fee is $25.00 per night, assuming two persons per tent. Maximum 10 tents. Tents must be removed from grass during daylight hours.
Any cancellations or requests for refunds must be made 60 days in advance of event.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Stinson Beach Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 120 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , outdoor shower , Bathrooms and shower in BathHouse, hot water shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Bring tents for additional camping
  • Gazebo is Bedroom.
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • bay/sound
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Beach Access. Mountain hiking. World class restaurants with locally grown foods. Friendly town. All within a short walk.

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