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Dillon's Sea Castle, View! Hot Tub! Steps to Beach#1 Location in Dillon Beach

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,800 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 13-14)

This home is steps to the end of the street where there is a short trail down the bluff to the beach. It is NOT way up on the hill which is a long hard uphill walk and where if the fog rolls in you won't be able to see anything, or where the wind can get pretty strong; nor is it on the edge of a scary bluff. Feel secure that your kids are safe as those cliffs at Dillon Beach can be pretty dangerous. This home is a very easy short level walk to the beach. View is unobstructed and incredible. Hot tub, BBQ, and fire pit in fenced in yard with 100 year old cypress trees umbrella canopy allows you to experience true North Coast living.

It has a beautiful unobstructed ocean view. You can see clear to the Bodega Headlands from the dining table. The stunning Dillon Beach sunsets from the dining room window, or the decks are incredible. A large front deck on the lower level offers a great place for the entire family to sit and view the ocean together. Pull up a chair, kick your feet up on the wall and take in the view. You're almost guaranteed to see a whale, sea lion, otter, or some sea life here at Dillon Beach. Up stairs is a deck looking over the ocean, the perfect early morning coffee spot.

The backyard is one of only a few homes in Dillon Beach with a fenced private yard. It includes a spa, BBQ, heater, and fire pit with 6 to 8 chairs that can sit around the fire so everyone can enjoy the local fresh local Dillon Beach BBQ'd oysters together. After a day on the beach there is nothing like a good hot tub soak in our spa. Seats 6 comfortably or 8 if you really like each other. The backyard has a large deck and brick patio. The garden is really cute with old barn wood fencing and sea side relics all around. Has the feel of old Dillon Beach.

The house was remodeled a couple years ago. Granite counter tops throughout, stone floors and showers/bath enclosure. All first class. New hard wood pergo floors, all new stainless steel appliances, and a TV in each room 55" HDTV big screen in front room. The entire house has been updated with lots of stone, new cabinets, fixtures, walls, windows, paint flooring, etc. No 1970's decor here. It's all brand new from the floor to the ceiling. There's a Plasma in the downstairs master BR. Large open living area open to the kitchen and dining. Sit next to the cozy fireplace that turns on at a push of the remote, or watch a movie on the big screen. The whole group can hang out together in the living area downstairs, or send the kids, or adults, upstairs to the game room where there's a 32'TV DVD & VCR player, Game Cube, Foosball Table, Poker table, and closet full of games.

This home was oringinally owned by the Keegan family that developed the Oceana Marin subdivision in Dillon Beach. As the original developer, he had first pick of all of the lots in this part of Dillon Beach. This was the location he picked which is why we call it the # 1 location in Dillon Beach. The home has several very old large cypress trees all around it that envelope the backyard. There is just no better atmosphere for relaxation.

The perfect place for a family reunion or annual get together. You'll love Dillon Beach, not only for it's own amenities, but for it's central location to dozens of awesome places to go. Bodega, Marshall, Occidental, Sebastpol, Jenner, Point Reyes, Tomales Bay, Marin, Sonoma, etc. The beach is called 'Safe Beach' by the locals. The beach at Dillon Beach in front of this home is about 3 miles of sand all the way South to the mouth of the Tomales Bay. North up the beach is tide pools and rocky cliffs. Go surf fishing, beach combing, boogie boarding, surfing, or rent a boat at Lawsons Landing in Dillon Beach and go crabing or clamming. They actually catch dozens of 20lb. plus halibut in the bay every year. Explore Pt. Reyes, and stop and get fresh Oysters from the world famous oyster farmers in Marshall known as Hog Island Oyster Co. or Tomales Bay Oysters. Nick's Cove, just a 5 minute drive from Dillon Beach is open and has been featured on Travel Network TV and in Sunset Magazine. The Dillon Beach general store is walking distance as is the Dillon Beach Cafe open for breakfast lunch and dinner.

I visited Dillon Beach 18 years ago. I didn't even know it existed. I fell in love with it and hope to retire here soon and become a Dillon Beach Local. Feel free to call us at 916-660-1915 to make a reservation.

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Brad and Beverlee Burris
Member since: 2007
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
April 21, 2018

About Brad and Beverlee Burris

My wife and I both grew up and still live in Sacramento with two of our sons. She was from Elk Grove and I was from Carmichael. Now we live in Granite bay. Three sons. Our oldest son is in the Coast Guard stationed in Virginia on a Cutter. The others live in Sacramento. I own a magazine that is distributed in Sacramento & Placer Counties called Home Improvement & Remodeling Magazine. It has been in business now for 12 years. Prior to that I was a commercial developer with Lukenbill Enterprises, acting CFO, which was the managing general partner of the Sacramento Kings from 1984 to 1996 while I was there. I have bought and fixed up homes all of my life. This one was quite a challenge and turned out awesome. One of my prouder achievements.

Brad and Beverlee Burris purchased this house in 2006

Why Brad and Beverlee Burris chose Dillon Beach

My wife introduced me to Dillon Beach about 22 years ago. We started camping here about 4 or 5 times a year since then. We love this place. There is literally nothing like it anywhere. It is virtually the same as it was 100 years ago. The beach is as nice as any beach I've been on. The sea life is abundant. Deer roam throughout the neighborhood unafraid. We just decided we had to have a home here. My oldest son is in the Coast Guard and was stationed here for about a year and a half which was very convenient. He grew up spending vacation time here and just couldn't leave. My other two boys also love this area. They look forward to every trip we make here. And our two miniature Austrailian Shepards love the dog friendly beach. Not many of those left in California. It is the perfect family vacation spot.

What makes this house unique

Our home was built in 1968 by the original developer of Oceana Marin. The Keegan's chose this location to build their home over all of the possible locations in Dillon Beach. It has a beautiful unobstructed view of the ocean. It is down low so it is a short easy walk to the beach and below the fog when it rolls in, yet it isn't on the edge of the bluffs leaving one to worry about erosion or children's safety. It has a private fenced backyard with a spa, fire pit, BBQ redwood deck, and a garden. It is surrounded by cypress trees that umbrella the backyard creating a truly unique ambience. The home was completely remodeled when we bought it. Literally rebuilt from the ground up and the studs out. All first class amenities from granite counters, hard wood floors, new appliances, new Plasma TVs and big screen TVs throughout and even a foosball table. Sit at the dining table and gaze out of the two giant bay windows that look out on to the ocean and the Bodega Headlands. There is truly no better way to relax, unwind, and enjoy the ones you're with than spending a week, or even a weekend here.


Dillon Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Additional Rules Listed on Contract
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Ocean View ...
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Free Long Distance
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wood Stove ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Granite counters, marble shower, and travertine floor
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Granite counter, travertine & stone floor & large shower
  • Bath Shower combo in downstairs full bath and walk in shower in full bath upstairs
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 32' plasma TV with satellite & DVD
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 4 twin/ single , 2 trundle beds make 4 twins, TV, DVD, Foosball
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Queen Sofa Sleeper. Very comfy. TV, Video games, DVD
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Day bed. TV
  • Queen size Beds (3), Twin or Single Beds (5), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen sofa sleeper
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 14 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Wood burning fire pit in backyard. Redwood deck with table & chairs, fenced private backyard with cypress trees canopy. eclectic aged north coast beach style backyard theme.


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Dillon's Sea Castle, View! Hot Tub! Steps to Beach#1 Location in Dillon Beach
average rating of 4.96 based on 25 reviews

Wonderful and comfortable home

  • 5 of 5

Rain or shine, this was an amazing home for our 3 families to enjoy the secluded beach vibe that is Dillon Beach. Excellent amenities, plenty of room for all (kids and grown-ups alike), and super short walk to the beach. Our March weekend was a mix of nice weather and rainy weather...but even when the storm rolled in, we had the hot tub to stay toasty and big screen TVs for watching March Madness. Thanks for the wonderful weekend!

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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We loved it!!!

  • 5 of 5

We stay here every year!!

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We had a blast!

  • 5 of 5

Sea Castle was great: there was room for all of us ( four families with 5 little kids!) and the weather allowed is to hang out in the backyard. Well-stocked kitchen and living room area - the corner gas fireplace was perfect to keep the temperature comfortable. And the location of the house on a quiet street provided added safety for walking with the little kids.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place to stay with an amazing view!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed here for 2 days and it was great! The dining room has an amazing view of the ocean, the house is very cozy with more than enough space for us (the kids loved sleeping upstairs in the game room) and it's a short walk down to the beach. Will definitely come back soon!

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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very nice place to stay.

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed here two years in a row. My whole family comes to gather and remember our father on the anniversary of his passing. We love this place. Sad we cant make it here this coming November. It is large enough you can have space and small enough its cozy. Very close to the beach, no need to drive anywhere. Just a nice peaceful place. The owners are great!

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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!! Fantastic stay at a beautiful house with really friendly helpful owners !!

  • 5 of 5

For my 50th birthday we rented this beautiful house and brought together a group of friends to enjoy some good food and the beauty of Marin. I found the owners to be exceptionally friendly and helpful, and the house itself was great. The large kitchen/dining/living room area was perfect for having a group of people hang out in and co-cook, and the kids really loved the Foosball table. Marin is gorgeous and a great time was had by all. Thanks!

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
SF or Oakland
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Tell House
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Hiway 1
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Dillon Beach Cafe
Nearest Beach
60 Metres
Dillon Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Point Reyes Light House
Nearest Point of Interest
Nick's Cove & Hog Island Oysters
Nearest Point of Interest
USCG Training Center
Nearest Point of Interest
William Tell House
Nearest Point of Interest
Bodega Bay
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
Denuccis Restaraunt
Nearest Point of Interest
Rivers End Restaraunt
Nearest Point of Interest
Dillon Beach General Store and Cafe
Nearest Point of Interest
Point Reyes Station
Car: recommended

Dillon Beach is unique in it's self. This is the best location at Dillon Beach.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Linens Fee $50
Cleaning Fee $225
Pet Fee $75 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 10.0%

Please note that holidays or special events may be higher than shown. Friday and Saturdays must be rented together. We can't split up the weekends. All payments are non refundable.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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