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Romantic Coastal Cottage

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Cabin, 1 Bedroom + Loft, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

Romantic, Coastal, Arts and Crafts Style Cottage, originally built in 1918 by Zella Lee Gibson, as her painting studio. The cottage has been lovingly restored by the owners, a wine country interior designer and a general contractor. Perfect for the discriminating renter who wants the best of what Dillon Beach has to offer. Full Circle has received over 150 FIVE STAR reviews. This is very, very rare anywhere on the VRBO website and unheard of in Dillon Beach.

'Full Circle' has an all redwood interior, 17 foot high vaulted ceilings, stained glass windows, 180 degree ocean view, filled with period antiques, lighting and original artwork. The cottage art and decor is a homage to the original inhabitants of the area, the Coastal Miwok Indians. Known as 'the cutest house in the village', at Dillon Beach. Located just 200 strides from the beach down Bumble Bee Path.

Upon check-in, you are welcomed with a bottle of Cline Black Swan Cashmere wine (It tastes as smooth as it sounds), a fresh cut flowers, Coast Roast coffee, a box of 4 custom Full Circle, Belgium chocolate truffles by Le Belge, live orchids, plush Turkish cotton bath sheets and robes, Terra Pure organic shampoo, conditioner and body wash and custom, hand made, organic Full Circle soaps from Hawaii. The two, new pillow-top queen size beds are made with 800 thread count Egyptian cotton sheets, down comforters, down pillows and Pendleton Chief blankets. The fire is built and ready to light.

Wake up each morning to the sun streaming in the magnificent front gable, stained glass, church window. Watch the waves roll in on the beach from your bed in the loft. Spend your days relaxing in the plush Lloyd Flanders furniture on the patio and upper deck overlooking the ocean. Enjoy a sparkling clean hot tub with a whitewater ocean view and watch the sun set on the ocean. BBQ and have dinner under the stars on the deck. Make some memories while gathered around the outdoor fireplace. Fall asleep in plush beds to the sounds of the waves breaking on the beach.

A one of a kind place for that special occasion. The cottage has been featured in the Travel section of the New York Times, 'Elegant Bungalows' by Bethany Lyttle, on February 8th, 2008. It was also used as the set for the short film by Tarik Haddad, 'The Sound of a Yellow Flower', which played in the London Film Festival and the Dubai Film Festival's, among others. Gary William Kohler wrote and recorded a song about the cottage, 'Full Circle', that is included on his CD, 'Nowhere to be Found'.

This cottage is pure romantic bliss.

The cottage is meticulously maintained to the highest cleaning standards. It is cleaned with eco-friendly products for 5 to 6 hours between each guest and deep cleaned once a month for five hours. Down pillows are washed regularly and have pillow covers under the pillow cases. The Hot Springs spa has a sophisticated ozone filter system and is also thoroughly completely cleaned between each guest. The cleaning fee of $125 is a separate fee and paid at check-out.

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Keywords: Cabin, Cottage, Artist Studio, Ocean Front, Coastal

More Details

Owner
Tom
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
July 19, 2017

About Tom

Tom is a General Contractor who has done numerous historic preservation projects and built wineries, hotels, schools and resorts.

Robin is an interior designer who has been featured in the Home Section of the San Francisco Chronicle, the New York Times, Details magazine and the books Sonoma Valley Style, and California Wine Country and several other publications.

Tom purchased this cabin in 1990

Why Tom chose North Coast California

Dillon Beach is an old fishing village built right after the turn of the century. You feel like your 1,000 miles from 'civilization' when you are there. It is like 'the town that time forgot' perched on the edge of the world, overlooking the Pacific Ocean and Tomales Bay.

This restored, all redwood artist studio, is truly a one-of-a-kind and the perfect place for a romantic getaway or just simple peace, quiet and solitude.

What makes this cabin unique

Historic property. Dramatic backyard ocean views, smells and sounds. All Redwood interior, 17' vaulted ceiling, loft, short walk to the beach. Good bones.

Amenities

Dillon Beach Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Claw Foot tub and shower, pedestal sink, penny tile floor with spandrel border and all redwood interior.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (2)
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Fresh cut flowers, bottle of Napa/Sonoma wine, robes, towels and new soaps upon check-in, Beds are made with 500 thread count sheets, down comforters, and down pillows, Large 'Hot Springs Spa' hot tub with a whitewater ocean view, Wood heat stove by 'Waterford', full gourmet kitchen with all new retro-appliances by 'Heartland', 6 burner gas stove with electric convection oven, espresso/coffee maker, claw-foot tub and shower. Fishing, claming and bogie board gear.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(156 traveler reviews)

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Romantic Coastal Cottage
average rating of 4.9615383 based on 156 reviews
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Happy Couple

  • 5 of 5

Once we arrived at the cottage we were speechless. The careful attention to detail from the craftsmanship of the home to the decor and amenities was amazing. I've personally worked in some very high end expensive places...some that go for over 3,000.00 a night and I would choose this place over those any day! For a couple it is one of the most romantic, charming place we could have imagined. I just want to say thank you to Tom for the opportunity to stay and share this wonderful place. The pictures were hard to believe but once we showed up it was apparent that the owners and caretakers go through a great deal to make this place special.

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful ambiance, well-maintained, clean and extremely comfortable.

  • 5 of 5

Super location in the neighborhood. Romantic beach walks are just steps away. And, the beach is so secluded and out-of-the-way. Not too many people. We liked that. So many beautiful drives in the area. Lots to see. Only problem is we never wanted to leave the house. So comfortable and with every convenience. Private and beautifully done yard. You gotta see this place. We'll be back. Thanks, Tom.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Can It Get Any Better?

  • 5 of 5

We have been staying at this lovely cottage for a few years now. Our biggest problem is remembering to book far enough in advance to find availability. It is no wonder that it's hard to book! Just when you think it can't be improved upon, you return to find that more beautiful or comfortable changes have been made.

If you like quiet, clean, well-equipped, and comfortable accommodations, located just steps away from the ocean - this is the place to be. In fact, I pulled up the bedding to find the mattress brand because it was the most comfortable bed we've been in, and we've slept in many. The cottage is visually stunning on top of all else.

So yes, it does get better and I highly recommend it.

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Full Circle--a perfect name!!

  • 5 of 5

We were lucky enough to to spend 3 1/2 days at this beautiful cottage in Dillon Beach. We are from upstate New York and had heard about this cottage for many years from our daughter who lives outside of Sacramento and has spent several aniverseries there. They actually were able to join us for awhile.

The cottage is even better than we expected!!! And the views and beach were amazing!!

We would recommend it highly and can't wait to go back.

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Anniversary Getaway

  • 5 of 5

This was our second time staying at Tom's cottage and we feel extremely fortunate to have had the expetience again. If you appreciate fine craftsmanship, art, nature, and a quiet place to rest, rejuvenate, read a good book or two, dining in, enjoying a glass of wine by the fire and a few rounds of backgammon then don't hesitate to book Tom's cottage - it truly is a gem.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

What a warm, cozy, comfortable cottage overlooking the entrance of Tomales Bay. We were at "Full Circle" for our first wedding anniversary and it didn't disappoint. This nicely renovated 100 year building is full of history and charm. It's well worth your while to check it out.

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
50 Miles
SFO
Car: necessary

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Rates & Availability

Dillon Beach Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$325
From
$375
Fri,Sat
$2,400
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 10.0%

10% tax is Transient Occupancy Tax
$125 cleaning fee paid at check-out.
Check-in is at 4:00PM and Check-out is at 11:00AM

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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