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Dipsea Gardens at Stinson Beach * Ocean View Weddings & Events * Gazebo Glamping

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Space 120 sq. ft.
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Lovely gardens and terraces overlook the ocean for Events!

Dipsea Gardens at Stinson Beach is a private outdoor Wedding and Event Venue with spectacular views overlooking the Pacific Ocean.

Just thirty minutes from San Francisco, travel is along winding roads through Redwood forests and coastal cliffs.

The gated private garden compound insures privacy and seclusion with direct access for a walk through parklands to the beach and the charming beach town.

Lawns and terraces with gorgeous ocean views provide photo-perfect outdoor settings for Ceremonies, Receptions.and all joyful occasions

for two guests or 200.

The romantic Dipsea Gazebo Glamping experience for two features unsurpassed views of sea and beach.

Humming birds and surfing whales are companions of the spirit.

The sound of waves and rustle of breeze enchant the queen bed and chandelier of the unique domed room.

Local restaurants and caterers can provide everything needed from FrenchCalifornian cuisine to BBQ and s'mores.

Local vendors include purveyors of spa treatments, flowers, and accommodations in the destination town.

Visitors enjoy the hikes and vistas of Mount Tamalpais and the deeply shaded Redwood groves of nearby Muir Woods.

The beauty of the setting inspires the enjoyment of nature for all special celebrations.

Event information upon request.

More Details

Property Manager
Elly Drosihn
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 18, 2017

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 200.

The access to the beach and the town is a short walk through parkland.

Lawns and gardens with brilliant ocean views accommodate different settings for events.

The views from the property are spectacular.

What makes this studio unique

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

Amenities

Stinson Beach Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 120 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
Kitchen:
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , outdoor shower , Bathrooms and shower in BathHouse, hot water shower
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Bring tents for additional camping
  • Gazebo is Bedroom.
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
Gazebo booking is for two guests. Additional guests are welcome and require an Event Agreement describing the type of event and number of guests. Please describe event plans at booking so that Event Agreement will be provided to you. Beach Access. Mountain hiking. World class restaurants with locally grown foods. Friendly town. All within a short walk.

Reviews

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5

Lovebirds' Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Dipsea Gardens was perfect! The views are incredible and the craftsmanship of the gazebo, gardens, and stonework has so much love in it. We loved sharing the space with curious and chatty hummingbirds and we even saw whales! This place is so incredible, we feel so lucky to be able to spend the weekend in Stinson Beach at this beautiful hideaway.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Garden of Eden

  • 5 of 5

Dipsea Gardens is what I have been describing as the Garden of Eden. We got married here a week ago and can't think of a single thing that we would change. I'm sure everyone hears that their wedding is great but we had one person tell us that they have seen beautiful photos of weddings in magazines but never expected to attend one. Our wedding was amazing and they felt lucky to be invited.

The terraces setup so many different spaces for various portions of the event. Our families have quite a bit of drama and many steps (parents, siblings, etc) so having spaces for people to venture off to was perfect. We didn't have any confrontations, it was my dream come true.

Elly and Joe, the owners, are wonderful and involved enough to let you know what works from their experience but also not overly involved so that you can have freedom to design what you want.

The town has noise restrictions so your band or DJ has to cut off at 10. Elly allows fire pits so you can have s'mores at your wedding! The site over looks the beach so you can see whales, there was one swimming around during our ceremony.

The only downside is the road to get into town. Unfortunately because of land slides the 1 was closed during our wedding week so everyone had to take panoramic highway into town. When the road re-opens in October it'll be back to being perfect.

The pictures don't do it justice, make an appointment to see it in person.=

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

amazing & relaxing

  • 5 of 5

we had such a lovely, close to home vacation at dipsea gardens. truly unbelievable. thank you so much for sharing your beautiful property.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Can't ask for a better setting. Would definitely return.

  • 5 of 5

This was really an incredible setting. The property was amazing, location was fantastic.

I was here on my own, but wish my wife could have joined me, she would have loved it.

If I was ever back in the SF/Marin area I would absolutely stay here again. Here are some of the best things about Dipsea Gardens...

Related to the property

- stunning views...really.

- exceptional landscaping - tiered levels of rock and amazing foliage.

- very private

- large property for this area

- footpath right down to beach

- hot-tub overlooking the beach

- fire pit, lounge chairs etc.

- beautifully constructed buildings

- nice extras like plush bathrobes/towels etc.

Related to the owners

- quick responses

- accommodating to requests

Related to the area

- very close to trailheads to get onto "dipsea", "steep ravine", "matt davis" and others in the area

- 3km of sandy beach!

- sirens cafe for quick dinners and snacks

- town of Stinson Beach is just down the road...easy access.

- easy access to hwy 101

- it's really not far to drive to Sausilito to take the ferry into San Fran. Or you could drive over the GGBridge if you really want to drive in the city.

NOTE: This property may not be for everyone. It was absolutely perfect for me, and I would definitely stay here again. However, the following things may make people think...

- Stairs - If you have mobility issues, it might be something to think about. They are beautifully constructed stone stairways and have railings for support, but some people might have some issues here.

- Gazebo-Bedroom - Not a tonne of space inside. If you have lots of stuff, there will not be a lot of room. I was on my own, so no big deal, it was perfect size for me.

- Washhouse - This building is actually really nice. But some people may have issues with the fact that it is not attached to gazebo-bedroom. You do have to walk outside up 2 flights of stairs to get to it. There are no lights in the bathroom, which is no big deal in the day time but at night you need to bring a flashlight to see. The hot water availability is not endless so showers are short. But the hot tub makes up for that! The larger of the bathrooms is perfect, the one little "extra" toilet room has no sink or running water, so you would have to go next door to wash hands, or bring hand-sanitizer. Again, I really honestly did not care about any of this and enjoyed the property immensely, but some people might not have the flexibility to deal with these things.

  • Submitted: May 11, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

FABULOUS place for special occasion

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved this property. We loved the hot tub overlooking the ocean and the inside was very romantic (though, as advertised, small). It was exactly what I had in mind to celebrate our 30th anniversary! It was beautifully maintained and we had the entire property to ourselves with various special places to sit and relax. The path to the beach was great! My only hesitation in recommending this lovely gazebo is that there was no bathroom in the gazebo which I found inconvenient in the middle of the night. While it was an adventure to trek by lantern up the stone staircases, I would have preferred a closer option! That said, I wouldn't hesitate to come back. It was very special.

  • Submitted: May 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful place to get away for a few days.

  • 5 of 5

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  • Submitted: Feb 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
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Map

Nearest Airport
40 Miles
SFO
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

Dipsea Gardens is a beautiful , ocean view , outdoor venue for Weddings, Events and all joyful occasions for 2 to 200 guests. The romantic Gazebo sleeps two.

Stinson Beach is a laid back beach community with world class restaurants, locally produced food, gorgeous beach, Mount Tamalpais hiking, only 40 minutes from San Francisco!!

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Rates & Availability

Stinson Beach Studio Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Wedding Season Weekends
May 1 2017 - Nov 1 2017
2 night minimum stay
$325
 
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
$325
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $180
Damage Insurance $59

Event Fees : Contact
Events:Require a signed Event Agreement declaring the type of event, number of guests and provided with the indicated Insurance Certificate.
Additional Guests: All guests in addition to two using the Gazebo .Additional Guest Fees are $30 per person per weekday,
$55 per day,Saturday or Sunday
Event Fees are half due upon Registration. Balance and additional guest fees are due 60 days prior to event.
Additional camper fee is $55.00 per night. 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.
Pet Fees are refundable if there is no indication that a pet has been on the property. Absolutely no pets allowed in the Gazebo!

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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