Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled Family icon
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927

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

Bedrooms 1
Half Baths1
Space 120 sq. ft.
Property type studio


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:
Calendar last updated:
February 21, 2018

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 Stinson Beach

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.


Stinson Beach Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • 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 ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • 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 ...
  • 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
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.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(46 traveler reviews)

97% Complete
0% Complete
2% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
Dipsea Gardens at Stinson Beach * Ocean View Weddings & Events * Gazebo Glamping
average rating of 4.9565215 based on 46 reviews

A truly magical weekend!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I got married at Dipsea Gardens last weekend and could not have asked for a more magical time. Friends and family were in awe by the beauty and careful detail that Elly and John have put into the property. There were a myriad of gorgeous flowers in bloom and our nieces and nephews were excited to see so many hummingbirds and butterflies during their time there. Our stay in the gazebo was one of the most romantic times we've ever had, and Elly and John have equipped it with bathrobes and other additions to make it feel truly special. Moreover, Elly and John were extremely kind, friendly and warm, and were receptive to the various ideas we had for our wedding. They could not have made the planning process any easier. Thank you for creating such a spectacular space and opening your magical home to us!

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0


  • 3 of 5

My experience was a unique situation because we had a large wedding event but we and families did all the work for it. It was beautiful but just hard to enjoy with our situation. I wish I would have done things differently. As far as a large event it didn't accomadate for trash I thought that maybe there was big trash bins or I would have bought some to take with us to put out. Also we did have a check out at 11 am but were still cleaning up because there was a lot of stuff because it was a large wedding and there was another event booked already the next at 12? Which made things a little stressful but we got it all done and taken care of as fast as we could. Definitely a better location for honeymoon or small intimate wedding. Gorgeous property

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were disappointed for this group , They were unfortunately unprepared for the overreach of Guest Numbers .
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Plymouth, MI


  • 5 of 5

A really special place. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Will keep coming back for the rest of our lives

  • 5 of 5

Very intimate space, but property is large enough to explore. We spent time in each part of it and explored the gardens extensively. Gazebo is perfect for 2. Small walk into town - easy access to all stores and restaurants.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

A perfect place to get married!

  • 5 of 5

I can't say enough about Elly and Joe's property- it is absolutely stunning. The gardens our well manicured with great amenities and the arrival/close up is easy and straight forward. We had a small 32 person wedding here and it was perfect for us! We were able to have the ceremony and cocktail hour on the lower level and dinner and dancing on the upper level. Then, we were able to spend our honeymoon night in the gazebo with the hot tub overlooking the ocean. Our guests enjoyed the night and views just as much as we did. The weather was stunning and we saw shooting stars all night long. It was a perfect place to get married and it gives us some place to re-visit in the future. Thank you so much Elly and Joe- you made our wedding so special.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

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: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0


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

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!!




Additional information about rental rates

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

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

You might like these similar properties