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6

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2

bedrooms

2

bathroom
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Property ID 218155
The base rate is for 6 occupants.
  • Living Attributes
    • Fireplace
    • High Speed Internet
    • Internet Access
    • Linens
    • Wireless Internet
    • Wood Stove
    • Pet Friendly
    • Hot Tub
    • WiFi
    • Wood Burning Stove
  • Business Attributes
    • Car Rental Agencies
    • Day spas
    • In house Massages
    • Indigenous nursery
    • Local Real Estate Agency
    • Nearby ATM
    • Nearby Internet Cafe
    • Nearby Marinas
    • Nearby Post Office
    • Organic Farms
    • Oyster Farms
    • Surf board rentals, lessons
    • Fine dining
    • Casual Restaurants
  • Entertainment Attributes
    • CD Player
    • DVD Player
    • Game Room
    • Games
    • Ping Pong Table
    • Pool Table
    • Satellite TV
    • Stereo System
    • VCR
    • Board Games
    • Flat screen
    • muliple TV's
    • Near by Golf Course
    • WiFi for a Daily Fee
    • WII Gaming system
    • 2 Dish Network Flat screens
  • Kitchen Attributes
    • Blender
    • Coffee Maker
    • Cookware
    • Full Kitchen
    • Microwave
    • Refrigerator
    • Toaster
    • Dishwasher
  • Outdoor Attributes
    • BBQ Grill
    • Deck
    • Hot Tub
    • Ocean View
  • Geographic Attributes
    • 1hour North of San Francisco Bay
    • 40 min from Sonoma, Napa Valley
    • Near Bay
    • Near Beach
    • Nearby Winery
    • Secluded
  • Convenience Attributes
    • Campground
    • Nearby Golf Course
    • Nearby Grocery
    • Nearby Medical Services
    • Nearby Restaurants
  • Culture Attributes
    • Antiquing
    • Birding
    • Bodega/ Tomales Bay
    • Canoeing
    • Charter Fishing Boats
    • Cinemas
    • Close by Horse Back Riding
    • Cycling
    • Day spas
    • Diving
    • Dog Friendly Beach
    • Fine dining
    • Fishing and Claming
    • Golf Courses
    • Hiking
    • Historical sites
    • Hot air Balloon Rides
    • Kayaking in Bay
    • Live Music
    • National Park Muir Woods
    • National Park Point Reyes
    • Nearby Russian River
    • Nearby Wineries
    • Private Group Wine Tours
    • Private Vegetarian Chef
    • Private Yoga & Meditation
    • Redwood Forests
    • San Francisco Cruises
    • Sand Dunes/ Tide Pools
    • Scandia Kids Entertaiment
    • Scenic Drives (HWY 1)
    • Sea Food & Ethnic Restaurants
    • Six Flags Amusement Park
    • Surfing
    • Swimming
    • Whale watching
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Terms

Terms and Conditions of Rental

We offer Special Rates during the months of November through May on participating houses. These specials do not apply from June – October or during holiday weeks. Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years have four night minimums. Please ask for information when you place your reservation.

At the time you make your reservation, ½ of all rental charges are charged to your credit card. Rental rates are subject to a 10% Marin County Tax. The second ½ of the rent is due 30 days prior to arrival. Failure to make timely payments will result in a $25 late payment fee and/or cancellation of your reservation. We accept Visa and MasterCard.

A non-refundable $50 Damage Waiver fee is charged to your credit card at the time you place your reservation. This waiver relieves you of costs for unintentional and incidental damage to the rental property and its contents up to $1000. This damage must be reported to the DBPM office prior to check out in order for the Damage Waiver to be in effect. The Damage Waiver does NOT cover negligence, intentional damage, plumbing stoppages, hot tub damages and/or extra cleaning. PETS - A charge of $150.00 for having a non-registered pet or a pet in a non-pet friendly home is in addition to the damage waiver.

Cancellations: Should you find it necessary to cancel your reservation before 30 days of arrival; a $75.00 cancellation fee will be charged to your credit card. The $35 processing fee is non-refundable (totaling $110.00 cancellation fee). Cancellations less than 30 days prior to scheduled date of arrival will be given a refund ONLY if the home is re-rented. Payments for bookings are refundable only to the extent we are able to secure a replacement booking. If the property does not re-rent, you are responsible for the total rent of the house including all fees, taxes, and rent. Changes in rental dates or homes can be done for a $25 fee.

Refunds: Conditions beyond our control i.e. weather, road conditions, power outage, TV outage, hot tub problems or guest emergencies do not constitute a basis for refunds.

The Property Manager Reserves the Right to substitute comparable accommodations, without notice or liability, should the home be out of order or unavailable. When comparable accommodations are not available, guest will have the option of selecting from available properties at the published rate or receiving a full refund.

You are expected to care for the home during your stay. This includes performing the required cleaning described in your information packet. Should the home require extra cleaning or unreported damages are found, you hereby authorize the Property Manager to charge your credit card for these costs.

Guests agree to hold owners and the Property Manager free and clear of any liability for damage to self or property, resulting from accident or injury, or loss of enjoyment, due to power outages, weather conditions, defective construction, fire, theft, INOPERABLE appliances and/or equipment, hot tubs, etc. the Property Manager will make every effort to ensure the house equipment is in working order.

You will receive a written confirmation of the terms and restrictions of your rental home in the Rental Agreement. Accepting this confirmation obligates you to adhere to these terms, including maximum occupancy for the property. IF THE RULES ARE NOT FOLLOWED YOU MAY BE ASKED TO LEAVE THE RENTAL PROPERTY PREMISES WITH NO MONITARY REFUND. The Terms and Conditions, Credit Card Authorization, Rental Agreement and Cleaning Instructions must be signed and faxed or mailed back as soon as you receive them in order to complete your reservation. The Rental Agreement describes bed sizes and features of the home to assist you in planning your stay.

If your home has a hot tub, your use is at your own risk. Rinse off sand before entering the hot tub. Do not use any body oils or scented additives in the water and never sit on the hot tub cover ($400+ to replace the cover). NEVER leave children unattended in hot tub and observe all precautions regarding use of drugs and/or alcohol. Hot water is unsafe for pregnant women. In the event the water is found contaminated in any way after your departure, your credit card will be charged to cover the cost of draining and cleaning the hot tub. All efforts are made to ensure hot tubs are in good working order at all times. Due to our remote location and the difficulty in securing parts in a timely manner, we cannot guarantee the function of a hot tub. No monetary adjustment will be made for its failure.
See Rental Agreement and Check out Procedures for other possible charges.

*Early/Late Check-ins are contigent on availability. If you have paid for an Early and/or Late check-in/out we may need to change that if the house rents. Rented houses take priority. In case of house rental you will be refuned your Early/Late check-in fee. Thank you for your understanding.

The minimum rental period is two nights except holiday weekends which requires three or more nights.
GUESTS PROVIDE THEIR OWN BAR SOAP, DISH TOWELS, BEACH TOWELS AND FIRE WOOD. EACH HOME IS SUPPLIED WITH 1 ROLL TOILET PAPER PER BATHROOOM AND 1 ROLL PAPER TOWELS IN THE KITCHEN. YOU WILL FIND CLEANING SUPPLIES UNDER THE KITCHEN SINK.We have some small travel amenities (shampoo, soap, etc.upon arrival.


We hope you have a great vacation getaway and will return for many more.

Payment Methods
Most major credit cards - Cash

Payment Balance
Balance and schedule of payments can be discussed the property manager or will be detailed under policies tab.

Booking Cancellation Conditions
Cancellation policies can be discussed with the property manager or will be detailed under policies tab.

Security or Damage Deposit
A refundable security/damage deposit will be required by the property manager.

Availability

Nightly rates shown do not include taxes, conditional rate adjustments or any applicable fees - request property or use rate calculator to obtain an accurate quote.

Nightly

2017

Rate Period Nightly
Nov 26 to Dec 21 Min Stay 2 nights 405 USD
Dec 22 to Dec 31 Min Stay 3 nights 405 USD

2018

Rate Period Nightly
Jan 1 to Jan 11 Min Stay 2 nights 405 USD
Jan 12 to Jan 14 Min Stay 3 nights 405 USD
Jan 15 to Feb 15 Min Stay 2 nights 405 USD
Feb 16 to Feb 18 Min Stay 3 nights 405 USD
Feb 19 to Mar 22 Min Stay 2 nights 405 USD
Mar 23 to Apr 7 Min Stay 2 nights 405 USD
Apr 8 to Apr 30 Min Stay 2 nights 405 USD
May 1 to May 24 Min Stay 2 nights 465 USD
May 25 to May 27 Min Stay 3 nights 405 USD
May 28 to Jun 30 Min Stay 2 nights 465 USD
Jul 8 to Jul 31 Min Stay 2 nights 465 USD
Aug 6 to Aug 30 Min Stay 2 nights 465 USD
Aug 31 to Sep 2 Min Stay 3 nights 405 USD
Sep 3 to Oct 4 Min Stay 2 nights 465 USD
Oct 5 to Oct 7 Min Stay 3 nights 405 USD
Oct 8 to Nov 8 Min Stay 2 nights 480 USD
Nov 9 to Nov 11 Min Stay 3 nights 405 USD
Nov 12 to Nov 20 Min Stay 2 nights 480 USD
Nov 21 to Nov 24 Min Stay 4 nights 360 USD
Nov 25 to Dec 20 Min Stay 2 nights 405 USD

Weekly

2017

Rate Period Weekly
Nov 26 to Dec 21 Min Stay 7 nights 1,555 USD
Dec 22 to Dec 31 Min Stay 7 nights 2,158 USD

2018

Rate Period Weekly
Jan 1 to Jan 11 Min Stay 7 nights 1,555 USD
Jan 15 to Feb 15 Min Stay 7 nights 1,555 USD
Feb 19 to Mar 22 Min Stay 7 nights 1,555 USD
Mar 23 to Apr 7 Min Stay 7 nights 1,555 USD
Apr 8 to Apr 30 Min Stay 7 nights 1,555 USD
May 1 to May 24 Min Stay 7 nights 2,028 USD
May 28 to Jun 30 Min Stay 7 nights 2,028 USD
Jul 1 to Jul 7 Min Stay 7 nights 2,158 USD
Jul 8 to Jul 31 Min Stay 7 nights 2,028 USD
Aug 6 to Aug 30 Min Stay 7 nights 2,028 USD
Sep 3 to Oct 4 Min Stay 7 nights 2,028 USD
Oct 8 to Nov 8 Min Stay 7 nights 2,125 USD
Nov 12 to Nov 20 Min Stay 7 nights 2,125 USD
Nov 25 to Dec 20 Min Stay 7 nights 1,555 USD

Long Term Stays

2018

Rate Period # Nights Long Term Stays
Jan 15 to Feb 15 Min Stay 30 nights 30 5,110 USD
Feb 19 to Mar 22 Min Stay 30 nights 30 5,110 USD
May 28 to Jun 30 Min Stay 30 nights 30 7,120 USD
Sep 3 to Oct 4 Min Stay 30 nights 30 7,120 USD
Oct 8 to Nov 8 Min Stay 30 nights 30 7,540 USD

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The following review(s) were provided by the property manager.

Relaxed A great place to relax<br/>, and recuperate. Wesaw lots of deer and red tail hawks. Beautiful views.
Reviewed On: 2017-11-20
Happy Birthday Mom! This vacation home was spacious, comfortable and very well equipped. We enjoyed the games and CD's as well as the hot tub. Great selection of books! Wish we could stay longer. Absolutely gorgeous view from almost every room. Response from Dillon Beach Property Management, Inc.; Thursday, August 24, 2017 So glad you had a great stay! I see you gave a us a 4 for cleaning. If you ever find ANYTHING not up to a 5 standard please call us so we can make it right. Thanks, stace
Reviewed On: 2017-08-24
Great View, Clean interior, but poor property management service The view as great and the home interior was clean and well stocked. However, the outside garbage can was completely full upon arrival. I called and spoke to people 3 times. The 2nd time I called, the lady said I must have spoken to someone else. Each time they said someone would take some out so we could use it. No one ever did and at the end of our stay I received a call on my cell phone that no one would be coming by and to leave our garbage in a bag outside. They left messages on my home phone (how would I answer that?). One message stated that there was plenty of room in the can. The can was overflowing upon our arrival and there were dirty baby diapers in it. It stank and was outside the front door. So that was not true at all. We had no where to put garbage for 3 days until the collection came on the morning we left. The Property Management company needs to do a better job on follow through and honesty would be appreciated. Response from Dillon Beach Property Management, Inc.; Monday, August 14, 2017 Thank you for your feedback. I am so sorry I think there was confusion about which house you were in. It is our intention to provide impeccable service and we fell short. We misunderstood the house that was having the issue. I hope you will let us make up for that experience. Thanks , stace
Reviewed On: 2017-08-13
Summer Fun! The view from this home is spectacular!We enjoyed every moment of our stay. The Deer that were always around made it just that more magical. We had everything we needed to be comfortable. With one minor exception, bath towels you should have some extra bath towels we each only had two towels for four days. We made it work but it was the one down side.
Reviewed On: 2017-08-11
Weekend Stay Nice cool weather. Saw a lot of deer.
Reviewed On: 2017-08-08
Great Get Away The rental is in need of upgrading, but it is comfortable, extremely quiet, and met all our needs. My one complaint, if you could call it that, is that I thought we were close to, and had access to, the beach. The beach is a short drive (one could walk down, but the walk up is a difficult uphill) and there is a $10 parking fee. The home is in a homeowner's assoc and it would seem that it would be easy to offer "passes" to those renting to gain free easy access to the beach. Response from Dillon Beach Property Management, Inc.; Monday, August 14, 2017 Thank you for your feedback. We are looking into that. Glad you had a sweet stay! Thanks, stace
Reviewed On: 2017-08-12
Anniversary Get Away Abalone Alcove is great. We loved the fantastic views from front room, bedroom, and kitchen windows. The enclosed deck is so private and also safe for letting dog in and out for a drink of water. There were two other patios on the lower level that were great for enjoying the sun and views (along with deer). Response from Dillon Beach Property Management, Inc.; Wednesday, March 29, 2017 Glad you had a sweet stay at Abalone. It is a classic. thanks, stace
Reviewed On: 2017-03-28
Spring Break Brought together two families for an extended stay at the beach, the views are amazing. Beds and bedding not so much. I slept in the downstairs bedroom, there is a foam pad on top of a very old mattress that sags. Strange setup. We got there at 3:20pm and the cleaners were still there, (check in is at 3) we were told to wait in the kitchen with our stuff. Then he told us we could stand in the dining area while he quickly used a mop on the floors. Not very clean and you could tell our arrival flustered the cleaners so they rushed to leave. The place has a dingy feel, I had to rewash any dishes we used. (orange pulp on the glasses and red sauce on the bowls. (Obviously dirty and put away) Cobwebs and dead bugs in each room. Bathrooms had mold and plaster was falling off the ceiling. Severe water damage. The hot tub had such a strong bromine-chlorine smell, none of the adults would go near it. My sons swim shorts still smell after multiple washings. Access to the beach was fantastic, and again the views made it work. Morning deer are fun to watch. Last part was sort of amusing, we asked for a late check out and was granted that, then received a reminder text that we needed to be out by 11am. Response from Dillon Beach Property Management, Inc.; Sunday, April 30, 2017 wow. I am sorry your stay was less than stellar. We pride ourselves on our cleaning. The cleaners were there until 3:15 I am sorry for the delay. That usually does not happen. The hot tub is professionally cleaned and was in chemical balance upon your arrival. Please contact us so we can see if there is anything we can offer you to off-set your stay. Thanks, Stace
Reviewed On: 2017-04-30
Amazing View! The rental folks were very responsive. The views were amazing. The home was very comfortable and much bigger than expected. Lots of space for the kids and they loved the pool table. Response from Dillon Beach Property Management, Inc.; Saturday, April 15, 2017 So glad you had a sweet stay. It's a great family house. Thanks, stace
Reviewed On: 2017-04-15
Panoramic Ocean Views Every Room My husband and I celebrated our 20 year anniversary at Dillon Beach. We rented Abalone Alcove. The home was clean. Plenty of towels, blankets, etc. The kitchen was well equipped. You can enjoy the views from the large picture windows found in the main living area, extending into the kitchen area. The 2 patios also had great views. The spa was somewhat private with another view to enjoy morning coffee and mimosas. We really enjoyed our stay at this house and hope to return. Response from Dillon Beach Property Management, Inc.; Monday, May 8, 2017 so glad you had a great stay at Abalone. See you next time! Thanks, stace
Reviewed On: 2017-05-08
Beautiful Beach Getaway We had a wonderful stay at the Abalone Alcove. The view from the house was spectacular and once we arrived at the house I was glad I had come prepared with groceries to cook our meals because we didn't want to leave! The kitchen is stocked with everything you could need. Thank you for sharing your home with others. We had a very relaxing getaway. Response from Dillon Beach Property Management, Inc.; Sunday, May 21, 2017 Thank you for sharing your feedback! Really appreciate it! We look forward to your next visit! Thanks, stace dillon beach com
Reviewed On: 2017-05-21
Could have been better A breaker went out on the first morning and no one ever showed up to switch it back on. If they don't want you to use the heaters they provided then they shouldn't leave them sitting out. Also the bed sheets were dirty when we arrived. As a neat freak I was lucky I brought my own pillow and blanket <br/><br/>Many items were available in the kitchen and overall the place was good. Response from Dillon Beach Property Management, Inc.; Wednesday, July 12, 2017 Hello, We did flip on the breaker, not sure what you mean. The sheets were absolutely clean we send them out for service to be professionally cleaned. I'm sorry your stay was less than stellar. Thanks,
Reviewed On: 2017-07-12
Very Relaxing Stay The views are so amazing you instantly relax once you see them.
Reviewed On: 2017-06-05
Anniversary get-away at Dillon Beach My husband and I (plus our two small dogs) spent a few days here for our anniversary. We had a great time and wished we could stay one more day. I wanted to clear up a few things that we read in prior reviews that worried us and caused hesitation before booking. Luckily they ended up being non-issues but we'd hate for anyone else to be scared off by some of the negative comments.<br/>- Hot tub: Contrary to some reviews, we did NOT notice an unusually strong chlorine/bromide smell and we spent a ton of time in the hot tub. The jets are finicky though and randomly turn on and off at times, but other than that worked great.<br/>-Overall cleanliness: House shows it's age a bit, but it's cleanliness was more than adequate and much cleaner than what you'd expect for a dog friendly home. Very satisfied.<br/>-BBQ: Worked perfectly, no complaints. <br/>-Pool table: No level issues, felt in good condition, all the balls were there. <br/>-Bedding: Very clean & good condition.<br/>-Contrary to prior reviews the house was not stuffy and cooled down very quickly with the windows open. There are multiple windows that open, however some of them are hard to close due to broken handles, probably more of an issue during the winter. <br/>- We experienced no issues locking ourselves out of the front door (common sense applies here).<br/>- Minimal cleaning required upon check-out. Comparable to every other rental we've stayed at. (not nearly as daunting as one reviewer claimed). <br/>- Pull-out couch: Yes, this was uncomfortable but we only used it once to watch TV on. Not sure I'd recommend it be used as a main bed.<br/>-Backyard could benefit from some mowing but we may have just caught it at a bad time.<br/>-One thing to note is that there is no Ping Pong table as listed under the Entertainment section of Amenities. <br/>-Location - AMAZING view, close proximity to beach.<br/>-Loved the downstairs "fun room."<br/>Overall, we had a really pleasant stay here and have talked about coming Response from Dillon Beach Property Management, Inc.; Thursday, June 29, 2017 Thanks for your feedback and sharing your experience with us. We look forward to your next stay! Thanks, stace
Reviewed On: 2017-06-29
New Years at Abalone Alcove We had a great time. I liked that the house had basically two living areas - upstairs and down. The views were wonderful! The home was well stocked with cooking utensils and everything that we needed. In the past, we had camped at Lawson's Landing but I no longer have the RV -- I kept saying, "I'm so glad we are in the house this year"! I'd rent this home again. Response from Dillon Beach Property Management, Inc.; Tuesday, January 5, 2016 so glad you had a sweet stay at Abalone! It's a very sweet beach house. Thanks for sharing your experience! see you next time, Thanks, stace
Reviewed On: 2016-01-05
Perfect Stay at Abalone Alcove! What a memorable week we had at Abalone Alcove!! This property is beautifully situated high above Dillon Beach; and we spent hours enjoying the view of the town, the ocean, Tomales Bay, Point Reyes and of the open space right in front of the house, where we often saw deer. We had 7 adults + 1 dog for three nights and just two couples the remaining four nights. The house worked perfectly for us! <br/><br/>Although we brought a few items from home for specific food preparation that we did, the kitchen is very well-equipped. Also, there was an abundance of blankets, pillows and futons to complement the two very comfortable beds and two sofa beds. <br/><br/>We made good use of the hot tub and pool table; set up the card table to do puzzles; sat out on the patio to enjoy the views; had lunches at the picnic table in the enclosed entry area, and watched movies on the large TV in the game room. Many enjoyable meals, conversations and games were enjoyed around the dining room table, which we converted to a round table when there were just four of us.<br/><br/>We had some days of abundant sunshine and a couple of days of rain. The house was great for all situations! <br/><br/>We highly recommend a stay there!<br/><br/> Response from Dillon Beach Property Management, Inc.; Friday, February 26, 2016 Fabulous! Thanks for letting us know how your trip went! So glad you had such a sweet stay at Abalone! Thanks, Stace dillon
Reviewed On: 2016-02-26
Very relaxing and enjoyable getaway The house was very clean and well stocked with staples and kitchenware. Beds were very comfortable. Game room downstairs was lots of fun and the grounds and views are beautiful. Enjoyed the deer everyday. The deck/courtyard was very nice for use of Jacuzzi and BBQ. Will be back for a getaway again! Easy access to beach! Excellent customer service!!!!!! Response from Dillon Beach Property Management, Inc.; Wednesday, December 16, 2015 Excellent! So glad you had a sweet stay at Abalone! It's a wonderful and relaxing family/friend beach house. See you next time! thanks, stace
Reviewed On: 2015-12-16
Beach house with a view I've rented this house twice now and will rent this home again. Very clean, comfortable, kitchen is completely stocked, views are spectacular, game room is lots of fun. Cannot wait to come back! Response from Dillon Beach Property Management, Inc.; Thursday, March 31, 2016 Yay!! So glad you had a sweet stay! We look forward to your next visit! Thanks, stace
Reviewed On: 2016-03-31
Fantastic property with incredible views My partner and I stayed at Abalone Alcove with our dog for two nights in February. What a terrific home! The 180+ degree view of the ocean and bay is amazing. The home is well appointed with a nicely equipped kitchen, a pool table (!), satellite TV, a hot tub, and a full bath on each floor. We would definitely stay here again. Response from Dillon Beach Property Management, Inc.; Friday, February 26, 2016 yay! Glad Abalone was a great fit for your stay! We look forward to your next visit! thx, stace
Reviewed On: 2016-02-25
Abalone Alcove Getaway Great Response from Dillon Beach Property Management, Inc.; Monday, April 11, 2016 Wonderful! See you next time! stace dillon Beach com
Reviewed On: 2016-04-11
Stunning views This was my third time renting this home. The views are incredibly beautiful and stunning. The home is very comfortable, kitchen is fully stocked. Will continue to rent this lovely home! Response from Dillon Beach Property Management, Inc.; Thursday, July 14, 2016 Yeah! Glad you had a great stay at Abalone. It does have BIG views... See you next time, Thanks, stace
Reviewed On: 2016-07-14
Family Fun We had a wonderful time at Abalone Alcove once again this year. The views are breath taking. Family fun with the pool table and hours of games. After a day at the beach the hot tub was the place to be. Looking forward to returning once again. It's becoming our family tradition for sure. Response from Dillon Beach Property Management, Inc.; Saturday, August 13, 2016 oh good, if you ever find anything not to your liking please contact us. Not sure why the 3 for cleaning, but again call us we will make it right. thanks stace
Reviewed On: 2016-08-12
great house We loved the layout of the house , great for our family, the hot tub was awesome and all the deer that came through . Response from Dillon Beach Property Management, Inc.; Sunday, June 12, 2016 Glad you had a wonderful stay at Abalone! See you next time! thanks, stace
Reviewed On: 2016-06-12
Disappointed Overall the the house was "ok". It was very clean when we arrived. The view was fantastic. The hot tub worked fine. The location was fine. However, the condition of the property is very lacking. There was no washer/dryer, the fridge barely kept anything cold or it froze everything if turned up. The BBQ barely worked. The trash can is way to small for a rental property and was half full when we arrived, the front glass if touched felt like it would fall out, the fireplace screen doesn't stay in place, some of the windows won't close and some won't open. The driveway is a tripping hazard and needs to be repaired. There were not enough bath towels for 6 people. I would not recommend this house to a friend. Very, very disappointing stay. Response from Dillon Beach Property Management, Inc.; Tuesday, August 9, 2016 oh no, I am so sorry it was not a good fit. I will look at your notes and see if there is anything we can do to improve upon. Thank you for your feedback, Stace
Reviewed On: 2016-08-09
Perfect Post-Labor Day Vacation My wifeand I and our little dog Lola had a fantastic time at Abalone Alcove. The house is well equipped (though the BBQ is on its last legs), and we thouroughly enjoyed the views , both in the early morning and at sunset. My wife is an artist, and she loved being able to set up in the living room and paint the beautiful views.<br/>We took a nice day trip down Tomales Bay to Point Reyes, stopping at Nick's and had lunch in the boat house with friends. Another day we ventured down to Hog Island for some of their wonderful oysters.<br/>We had a lovely time and will both recommend to friends and return in the future, I'm sure! Response from Dillon Beach Property Management, Inc.; Monday, September 26, 2016 So glad you had a sweet stay at Abalone. We look forward to your next visit! Thanks! stace
Reviewed On: 2016-09-26
Enjoyable Stay My wife had a milestone birthday and I wanted to surprise her with special getaway. We had friends fly in from MN to join us. I read good reviews so my expectations were fairly high. This rental delivered. Pros: The house was clean and well stocked from the kitchen to the many activities such as board games, video games, pool table, hot tub etc. The views were spectacular. It was nice but not so nice that you felt like you had to worry about ruining anything. The bedrooms were both good size and on different levels with very comfortable beds. Perfect for sharing with another couple. Customer service was great. The rental process was easy. I spoke with Stace before renting, she was pleasant and helpful with my questions. The mobile app was a nice touch that we could share with our friends before the trip. We did not need the management for anything but they made it very apparent that they were only a phone call away if we did. Cons: My cons are very minor. We only had 2 dish towels and could have used more. The town does not have a store so I recommend stocking up before you arrive. The house was clean where it counted the most but we did notice some dust and cobwebs around the edges. Overall we had a fantastic stay and will definitely be back. Response from Dillon Beach Property Management, Inc.; Tuesday, September 27, 2016 So glad you had a nice stay. Thanks for your feedback. You are correct we are just a phone call away and would have brought more dish towels out to you. Please call us next time. We look forward to your next visit! Thanks, stace
Reviewed On: 2016-09-27
Dog-friendly with priceless view! Spectacular location overlooking the ocean, photos fairly represent the property, plenty of dishes, utensils, towels and linens. Wood stove was nice but firewood not included. Some notes for those considering a visit: Home is clean but showing its age a bit. House has a garage but not available for guest parking. No central heating or A/C. Only TV on the main level is in a bedroom; second TV is on the lower level. Dillon Beach is quite remote...easy beach access but other amenities (grocery store, gas station, most restaurants) are 30 or more minutes away. Dillon Beach Cafe was the only nearby option and fortunately it was excellent and open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Reviewed On: 2016-12-26
Fantastic stay! I love Abalone Alcove! It's like staying in the Brady Bunch's beach house in the best possible way. So cozy and warm! Spectacular views from every room. The only downside was that the hot tub was not working as advertised. We were totally bummed about it but overall did not put a damper on a magical stay. Just would have made it that much better! Response from Dillon Beach Property Management, Inc.; Friday, December 2, 2016 Hello, Glad you had a great stay! I am so sorry about the hot tub. Please call if anything is not working. We will send someone out to take a look. There was a power outage due to a storm. The hot tub only needed to be reset. easy and fast fix when we discovered it.. Thanks, stace
Reviewed On: 2016-12-01
Needs a Good Clean This house needs a good cleaning and the deferred maintenance needs to be taken care of. There are at least 2 under the cupboard lights that were out. There is mold that has not been cleaned in the bathrooms and the bedding has not been cleaned and smells, particularly in the closet. You cannot open the windows so the house gets extremely hot in the afternoon. The roof shows signs of leaking, in multiple places. The hot tub, while the instructions state it is in balance, smells of too much bromide and causes coughing and sneezing attacks that deter the usage of the tub. The walls show signs of significant water damage, in multiple locations. The instructions that were sent to us were inaccurate and we needed to call to get accurate instructions to enter the house. The rugs need a more powerful vacuum cleaner. There are insect droppings along the floor boards and spider webs throughout the house. <br/>Overall, we enjoyed the views and the location. There is a spotting scope in the house which was especially appreciated. BYO binoculars as the ones in the house are broken. Please note that this house is not set up for disabled persons. Response from Dillon Beach Property Management, Inc.; Sunday, January 1, 2017 Thanks for your feedback. I will pass this along to the owner. some people rate this home a 5. but I understand it was not a good fit for your needs. Next time please call us as we are avail 24-7 and could have fixed many of these issues. Thanks, stace
Reviewed On: 2017-01-01
Amazing Stay! Abalone Alcove is a fantastic rental! This was our second time renting this house and we loved every minute. The view is incredible and the house itself is well appointed. Easy to move right in and make yourself at home. Only downside is, this time, the cue ball from the pool table was missing. One of our favorite rentals by far in Dillon Beach! Response from Dillon Beach Property Management, Inc.; Tuesday, February 14, 2017 Thanks for sharing your experience. I wish you would have called we would have brought a cue ball out to you. we are avail 24 - 7. We will replace. Thanks, stace
Reviewed On: 2017-02-14
Magnificent Views Overall wonderfull home though a bit dated. Magnificent views of Tomales Bay Dillon Beach and Pacific Ocean with Wonderfull sunsets.Great Grassy hillside in back of residence for kids to play. Only negative was uncomfortable twin beds in the downstairs bedroom.
Reviewed On: 2008-05-05
Dirty, Old and Too many Rules for the money We travel a lot and have stayed in many rentals. I would have to say, that this was the worst rental for the price that we had to pay. I have never walked in to a rental and had to make beds. This is a vacation? You have to clean the place before you leave. This is a vacation? There are notes posted everywhere, such as loss of a towel, moving a plastic tub,putting trash in the wrong container, etc and how much it will cost you if you lose the item or break the rule. You pay for EVERY rule you break! There is such a thing called a security deposit that covers these kind of things and these notes are not needed. The house smelled odd, it was dusty and it is truly time to replace the furniture and all items in the kitchen. The icing on the cake was to wake up on our last morning to a leaking water heater that flooded the downstairs. The emergency number got me to a recording and help arrived 2 hours later. Don't stay here if you are looking for a relaxing and peaceful vacation. All the rule posting and the dirty, old and smelly house will not give you a restful feeling. Plus there is NO heat! If you do decide to stay here, be sure to read the contract very closely before you sign it. I would say, take your money and find a beautiful condo in Hawaii for the same amount of money as this rental.
Reviewed On: 2008-08-01
not worth the money for approximately $300 per night, i would expect maybe a kleenex box in the house? How about a clean kitchen floor (not sticky), a few less rules such as being required to strip the beds, vacuum the floors, etc, etc, etc, ad nauseum. For over $1000 for three nights, you guys can't strip the beds and clean the floors? Are you kidding me? The view was great but I would never rent from your company again - way too many rules and mediocre property (old, not really clean, old bed covers, old faucets/shower heads, old windows, etc.)
Reviewed On: 2008-07-07
Great view The view and pool table are great. The kitchen ware is super. The pull out beds are funky. The hot tub only worked once. The nice guy came out, but to no avail. Not using th hot tub was disappointing for all.
Reviewed On: 2012-11-26
beautiful views... no central heating lovely location but the heaters in the rooms were inadequate. Termite infestation in living room windows once the room became heated by the sun. Needs new heaters, and an exterminator.
Reviewed On: 2013-01-12
relaxing experience I love the view from the house, the house is clean, it a short drive to the beach, but what i like the most is the property management name Mary she help me with every things i need. Thank you very much Mary.
Reviewed On: 2013-09-04
Great view Hot tub was lukewarm, refrigerator broken in kitchen, had to run to garage for food, coffee maker leaked, window cranks would not all open, but owner tried to help me figure out TV and the man who came out for fridge was very nice. The view is amazing and the guys love the pool table. We had a great time anyway. Response from Dillon Beach Property Management, Inc.; Tuesday, December 3, 2013 Thanks for your feedback. We are sorry your stay was less than stellar. The fridge problem was new and we did have another fridge avail within 20 minutes of your call. The hot tub works really well, we just checked it. 103. Will check the coffee pot as well. Our maintenance service is avail 24/7. If you ever find anything not functioning properly please call us so we can fix any issues. Thanks, stace
Reviewed On: 2013-12-03
Only sleeps 4, not 6 - sofa bed broken! No refund! We could deal with the mustiness, the broken oven, and the lukewarm green hot tub, but the fact that this was listed as sleeping for 6 people is a farce! The pullout bed was completely unsafe to use, and my poor husband had to sleep on the floor. We asked for a refund, was told that we would get one, and after several emails, it was never received. I am working with the credit card company to get this back, but overall, it has been a waste of time and money. There are better properties to stay at. Beware! Response from Dillon Beach Property Management, Inc.; Tuesday, January 28, 2014 sure who this is but will look back at your stay according to dates. sorry if we missed something. was not intentional. thanks, stace
Reviewed On: 2014-01-28
Escape to the Ocean Wonderful end-of-week break. This house has beautiful views of everything. Long walk or short drive to the beach. House had everything, and then some, to make our stay very enjoyable. Management staff very helpful when I locked myself out of the bedroom! Enjoyed the hot tub. Just a great time had by all. Will definitely go again. Response from Dillon Beach Property Management, Inc.; Monday, June 16, 2014 Thank you so much. We are thrilled you had a nice respite from the city! We look forward to your next stay. Thanks, Stace
Reviewed On: 2014-06-16
A home you'd rather stay in than go out. Beautiful remote location, nearest grocery is 45 min away. Pool table needs new felt, didn't feel comfortable playing for fear of tearing it.the Beach was not really in walking distance, but driving wasn't really an option either unless you wanted to pay the $8/day fee, a local/resident parking pass would've been very helpful. The pull-out couch was missing all it's springs, was unusable. The kitchen was well stocked with everything we needed to cook for the week, we cooked every day w/o trouble. Very quiet neighbourhood, we loved the local wildlife, even named a family of deer. the Sunsets were awesome of course the air was thick with the salty ocean air. all in all we'd love to do it again.
Reviewed On: 2014-08-10
Abalone Alcove Beach house was very comfortable with adequate amenities for the 4 of use and dog. <br/>Views were outstanding when there is no fog.<br/>Quiet location <br/>lots of deer<br/>My two only negative was both garbage cans were three quarters full. Fortunately we did not produce much waste as we eat in other locations. However, if we did, we would have filled it up and then some to the point where we would had to haul it out ourselves <br/>The other is i called the property management on Sunday before i checked out only to get a recording. Left a message to call my cell. did not return my message. Response from Dillon Beach Property Management, Inc.; Tuesday, August 12, 2014 Sorry about that. We usually answer 24/7 and would have happily dealt with any trash issues. Glad you had a good stay regardless. Thanks, Stace
Reviewed On: 2014-08-12
Thanksgiving at Dillon Beach We had a very nice time in Dillon Beach. It's a peaceful retreat that lacks the hustle and bustle of the city that is just a short 1 hour drive away. Petaluma has all the sundries needed, and Pt. Reyes Station has a decent market, though a bit of a drive. <br/><br/>We spent a lot of time walking the beach, and just enjoying the view. If we come again, we'll equipe ourselves with some surf boards - we were surprised how warm the water was! It was a great place to come and unwind, enjoy fantastic views of the Pacific and Tomales bay, and the surrounding landscape.
Reviewed On: 2014-12-05
It was Perfect!! The house was just perfect for our family. Response from Dillon Beach Property Management, Inc.; Tuesday, December 16, 2014 YAY!! So glad you had a great stay! thanks! stace
Reviewed On: 2014-12-16
What it needs and why I will not return 1. low flow toilets.<br/>2. room without a view. the windows had not been cleaned in some time.<br/>3. front door lock does not unlock when the dead bolt is disengaged. one can easily be locked out. proper warning as to proper use is recommended.<br/>5. stairs are VERY steep. there should be a banister on both sides. check appropriate building codes.<br/>6. outside door is missing the hold open latch.<br/>7. when the sun is setting it is uncomfortable to work at the kitchen sink. there should be adjustable shades<br/><br/>I did not see how your rating system worked I did not see the stars. iGeorge Grant Response from Dillon Beach Property Management, Inc.; Monday, September 15, 2014 sorry your stay was less than stellar. usually people enjoy Abalone even though it is an older home it does have newer furnishings. perhaps a newer house would be a better fit. Thanks, stace
Reviewed On: 2014-09-15
Great escape Took my parents, wife and dog to Dillon beach for a little R&R. The house and appliances are somewhat dated but it didn't deter from our experience at all. We loved every minute of it from walking on the beach to playing board games with the amazing view of the ocean. Tips for future visitors would be. 1. Make sure you grocery shop in Petaluma. 2. Bring additional dish towels and dish washing tablets. 3.Parking at the beach is only during certain hours and costs $8 a day. Walking to the beach is not an option unless you are uber fit and don't mind a steep decent and then ascent. Response from Dillon Beach Property Management, Inc.; Tuesday, September 9, 2014 Thanks for your feedback and glad you had a great stay! Thanks, Stace
Reviewed On: 2014-09-09
Abalone Alcove Sept 2014 We had a very relaxing week at Abalone Alcove. We have stayed there before. It's perfect for 4. The positives are the view and the comfortable vibe. The only thing I would warn people about is that our papers say 1 King, 1 pullout, 2 singles. The downstairs has a queen bed and the sofa bed springs downstairs are broken. My son couldn't sleep on it as the mattress would fall off. He slept in the living room. The garage was locked so no washer/dryer. We could pick up enough 3G on AT&T to check email but nothing more so don't count on internet. (Good!) All said, a lovely property and we will book again! Response from Dillon Beach Property Management, Inc.; Tuesday, October 7, 2014 Thank you for letting us know. we will take care of the sofa sleeper immediately! We look forward to your next visit! thx, stace
Reviewed On: 2014-10-07
Lovely Home, Great Stay Beautiful home with stunning views. Perfect for a family. Response from Dillon Beach Property Management, Inc.; Sunday, January 4, 2015 Thanks for sharing your experience with us! See you next time, Thanks, Stace
Reviewed On: 2015-01-04
Great birthday week! I had a lovely week with incredible views, wonderful soaks in the hot tub and a sweet welcome package upon my arrival. Thank you for welcoming me, my puppies (who LOVED having such a yard to spend time in- don't worry, they were on leads) and my friends who came throughout the week. What a treat. Response from Dillon Beach Property Management, Inc.; Wednesday, April 1, 2015 So glad you had a nice stay! we look forward to your next visit! thx! stace
Reviewed On: 2015-04-01
Fun, easy cottage We had a great get away in Dillon beach and stayed at a cute, clean cottage that was perfect for our family of five. The house felt very spacious and welcoming. They had everything we needed. Not to mention, the view was incredible. We would come back again! Response from Dillon Beach Property Management, Inc.; Tuesday, March 10, 2015 So Glad you had a great stay at Abolone! Thank you for sharing your experience! See you next time! Stace
Reviewed On: 2015-03-10
Great views of a great beach! House was spacious and well situated and there was care put into setting it up for guests. Great views and enough kitchen stuff to really cook. Would suggest a new microwave as many of the buttons on this very old one do not work. Also, need to refurbish windows--one knob came off in my hand. Response from Dillon Beach Property Management, Inc.; Monday, April 6, 2015 Thank you for your feedback! Will get on those suggestions immediately. Glad you had a nice stay! Thanks, stace
Reviewed On: 2015-04-06
Comfortable, roomy and views! Our family enjoyed a very comfortable and enjoyable 3 nights at Abalone Alcove. You felt "right at home" and really felt like it was YOUR home. Fantastic views complemented the nice, let's sit around read and relax atmosphere. Perhaps the only drawback is that the dishwasher could probably be replaced (many racks missing holders). That did not detract at all from our weekend, but it was noticed. The only other thing is that it is not an easy walk to the beach; consider driving, although for the truly hardy, the uphill return walk is do-able. Overall, we will be back again! Response from Dillon Beach Property Management, Inc.; Thursday, May 28, 2015 Wonderful! Glad you had a great stay and will look into the dishwasher immediately. Thanks for the feedback! Stace
Reviewed On: 2015-05-27
Amazing Views The view from the living room, dining room, and kitchen could not be beat. Plenty of games and things to entertain our family of four. The kitchen had almost everything we needed (we couldn't find a cookie sheet or a good omelet pan), but the microwave is a little old and slow but fuctional. Some things should be replaced, the hot tub control panel was completely unusable and the Jets would turn on and off randomly. It's up at the top of the hill which gives you the wonderful views but makes it too far to walk with everything for a day at the beach so we drove, it is $8 to park but to me it's worth the convenience of being close to the beach. <br/>Overall we had a great stay, we hated to leave. Response from Dillon Beach Property Management, Inc.; Thursday, August 6, 2015 Glad you had a good stay. We checked the hot tub and it actually works fine. The tub cycles as needed to keep it hot and clean. Will check out the micro wave. The walk down to the beach is about 10 to 12 minutes. but it is a steep hill so double your time coming back up. Glad you had a nice stay! thx, stace
Reviewed On: 2015-08-05
Relaxing Retreat From the moment we opened the door and saw the views from every room we knew it was going to be a wonderful stay. Pool table, Jacuzzi and games galore. Kitchen had everything you need. Clean and welcoming, our family will be back. This home had something for everyone. Oh and the wildlife all around was an added treat. Twin fawns and momma as well as bucks grazing outside our door. Who could ask for more after a play day at the beach. The property managment folks are very helpful to see your needs are taken care of. Don't pass this one up! Response from Dillon Beach Property Management, Inc.; Sunday, July 5, 2015 Thank you so much for your feedback! Glad you had a wonderful stay. See you next time! Thanks, stace
Reviewed On: 2015-07-05
Relaxation! This home is amazing. The views were surreal, especially while sitting in the hot tub. The kitchen had everything you need, to include a great gas BBQ! The walk down to Dillon Beach was about a 30 min walk. Or a 5 min drive. The beach was gorgeous and extremely dog friendly :) I highly recommend staying here! Response from Dillon Beach Property Management, Inc.; Wednesday, July 1, 2015 Thank you for your feedback! We really appreciate it. We look forward to your next stay! thanks, stace
Reviewed On: 2015-07-01
Thanksgiving Week 2015 This home has the most beautiful views. I was up before the sun every morning to watch the moon set on the water and the sun start to rise in the east. The home was comfortable and spacious for the three of us and had everything we needed for cooking meals there. The large picture window in the kitchen overlooking the ocean made clean up and dishes a treat instead of a chore. We hope our travel plans bring us back to this area again and if they do, we will be wanting to stay in this home again. Dillon Beach Property Management company was excellent to work with and Val even made a courtesy call while we there to make sure all was well and we had everything we needed to enjoy our stay. We did the night tour at Alcatraz (excellent views of SF from the island), Segway tour of San Francisco, Pier 39 had great foods and shopping although could have used much more time there to shop. Excellent antique arcade on Fishermans Wharf that was a lot of fun. Caymus winery in Napa had the best wine of the wine tasting we did, and Union Hotel had amazing italian food paired with excellent service. We wished we'd had more time to explore locally as the Tomales bakery and deli, the William Tell House, and Lawson's Landing were places we wanted to check out and just didn't get the time to do so. Response from Dillon Beach Property Management, Inc.; Sunday, November 29, 2015 Ho fantastic! Sounds like you really made the most of your stay here in the San Francisco Bay area! How Fun! Glad you had a sweet stay at Abalone! We look forward to your next visit! thx, stace
Reviewed On: 2015-11-29
Awesome Views We were disappointed that the hot tub was not working, but the location and views were amazing and made up for it. The beach was only a few mins drive and the kids enjoyed it very much. We will definitely come back.<br/> Response from Dillon Beach Property Management, Inc.; Wednesday, September 23, 2015 Hey there glad you had a nice stay. The hot tub had a malfunction the last night you were there but worked the rest of the time..just want to be clear. It stopped working at 10:30 at night which is why we could not get a repair person out there. glad you had a nice stay. thanks, stace
Reviewed On: 2015-09-23
very enjoyable had a great time, super comfy beds with clean sheats. needs updating or lower rent fees, but ala in all ok!!
Reviewed On: 2015-09-17
Beach Get Away Overall stay was really nice. The view from to top floor was spectacular. There was one area that could have used a handrail for those who were a bit older. Our hot tub was luke warm but when reported they said a repairman would be called right away. Response from Dillon Beach Property Management, Inc.; Tuesday, September 15, 2015 Glad you had a nice stay. Thank you for reporting your tub. We are avail 24 7. thanks, stace
Reviewed On: 2015-09-14
Family Visit I enjoyed a wonderful visit back home to Dillon Beach and enjoyed time with my son and his family. The house was very comfortable and provided a spectacular view! Response from Dillon Beach Property Management, Inc.; Tuesday, November 17, 2015 So glad you had a wonderful stay and we look forward to your next visit! Thanks, stace
Reviewed On: 2015-11-17
Not on the winter! This property has the best view at Dillon Beach, although the property is on a steep slope and walking outside is not for the infirm. Unfortunately someone had damaged the front door before my arrival and ice cold air was slipping right through the long vertical crack. The ancient baseboard heaters were no match for the cold, nor was the wood burning stove. The numerous space heaters would not stay on and I suspect the electrical system needs an upgrade. I left after one difficult night. Response from Dillon Beach Property Management, Inc.; Sunday, December 6, 2015 Thank you for your feedback. I am sorry you had this experience we did move you immediately. I can honestly say that this has not been an issue at this house. During your stay we had the coldest temperatures in Dillon Beach history Usually this house does great in winter but that freeze was pretty amazing. Glad it worked out moving your house to another property we have. Take care, Stace
Reviewed On: 2015-12-06
This vacation home was spacious, comfortable and very well equipped. We enjoyed the games and CD's as well as the hot tub. Great selection of books! Wish we could stay longer. Absolutely gorgeous view from almost every room.
Reviewed On: 2017-08-24
The view as great and the home interior was clean and well stocked. However, the outside garbage can was completely full upon arrival. I called and spoke to people 3 times. The 2nd time I called, the lady said I must have spoken to someone else. Each time they said someone would take some out so we could use it. No one ever did and at the end of our stay I received a call on my cell phone that no one would be coming by and to leave our garbage in a bag outside. They left messages on my home phone (how would I answer that?). One message stated that there was plenty of room in the can. The can was overflowing upon our arrival and there were dirty baby diapers in it. It stank and was outside the front door. So that was not true at all. We had no where to put garbage for 3 days until the collection came on the morning we left. The Property Management company needs to do a better job on follow through and honesty would be appreciated.
Reviewed On: 2017-08-13
A breaker went out on the first morning and no one ever showed up to switch it back on. If they don't want you to use the heaters they provided then they shouldn't leave them sitting out. Also the bed sheets were dirty when we arrived. As a neat freak I was lucky I brought my own pillow and blanket <br/><br/>Many items were available in the kitchen and overall the place was good.
Reviewed On: 2017-07-12
The view from this home is spectacular!We enjoyed every moment of our stay. The Deer that were always around made it just that more magical. We had everything we needed to be comfortable. With one minor exception, bath towels you should have some extra bath towels we each only had two towels for four days. We made it work but it was the one down side.
Reviewed On: 2017-08-11
Nice cool weather. Saw a lot of deer.
Reviewed On: 2017-08-08
The rental is in need of upgrading, but it is comfortable, extremely quiet, and met all our needs. My one complaint, if you could call it that, is that I thought we were close to, and had access to, the beach. The beach is a short drive (one could walk down, but the walk up is a difficult uphill) and there is a $10 parking fee. The home is in a homeowner's assoc and it would seem that it would be easy to offer "passes" to those renting to gain free easy access to the beach.
Reviewed On: 2017-08-12
Abalone Alcove is a fantastic rental! This was our second time renting this house and we loved every minute. The view is incredible and the house itself is well appointed. Easy to move right in and make yourself at home. Only downside is, this time, the cue ball from the pool table was missing. One of our favorite rentals by far in Dillon Beach!
Reviewed On: 2017-02-14
Abalone Alcove is great. We loved the fantastic views from front room, bedroom, and kitchen windows. The enclosed deck is so private and also safe for letting dog in and out for a drink of water. There were two other patios on the lower level that were great for enjoying the sun and views (along with deer).
Reviewed On: 2017-03-28
Brought together two families for an extended stay at the beach, the views are amazing. Beds and bedding not so much. I slept in the downstairs bedroom, there is a foam pad on top of a very old mattress that sags. Strange setup. We got there at 3:20pm and the cleaners were still there, (check in is at 3) we were told to wait in the kitchen with our stuff. Then he told us we could stand in the dining area while he quickly used a mop on the floors. Not very clean and you could tell our arrival flustered the cleaners so they rushed to leave. The place has a dingy feel, I had to rewash any dishes we used. (orange pulp on the glasses and red sauce on the bowls. (Obviously dirty and put away) Cobwebs and dead bugs in each room. Bathrooms had mold and plaster was falling off the ceiling. Severe water damage. The hot tub had such a strong bromine-chlorine smell, none of the adults would go near it. My sons swim shorts still smell after multiple washings. Access to the beach was fantastic, and again t
Reviewed On: 2017-04-30
The rental folks were very responsive. The views were amazing. The home was very comfortable and much bigger than expected. Lots of space for the kids and they loved the pool table.
Reviewed On: 2017-04-15
My husband and I celebrated our 20 year anniversary at Dillon Beach. We rented Abalone Alcove. The home was clean. Plenty of towels, blankets, etc. The kitchen was well equipped. You can enjoy the views from the large picture windows found in the main living area, extending into the kitchen area. The 2 patios also had great views. The spa was somewhat private with another view to enjoy morning coffee and mimosas. We really enjoyed our stay at this house and hope to return.
Reviewed On: 2017-05-08
We had a wonderful stay at the Abalone Alcove. The view from the house was spectacular and once we arrived at the house I was glad I had come prepared with groceries to cook our meals because we didn't want to leave! The kitchen is stocked with everything you could need. Thank you for sharing your home with others. We had a very relaxing getaway.
Reviewed On: 2017-05-21
The views are so amazing you instantly relax once you see them.
Reviewed On: 2017-06-05
My husband and I (plus our two small dogs) spent a few days here for our anniversary. We had a great time and wished we could stay one more day. I wanted to clear up a few things that we read in prior reviews that worried us and caused hesitation before booking. Luckily they ended up being non-issues but we'd hate for anyone else to be scared off by some of the negative comments.<br/>- Hot tub: Contrary to some reviews, we did NOT notice an unusually strong chlorine/bromide smell and we spent a ton of time in the hot tub. The jets are finicky though and randomly turn on and off at times, but other than that worked great.<br/>-Overall cleanliness: House shows it's age a bit, but it's cleanliness was more than adequate and much cleaner than what you'd expect for a dog friendly home. Very satisfied.<br/>-BBQ: Worked perfectly, no complaints. <br/>-Pool table: No level issues, felt in good condition, all the balls were there. <br/>-Bedding: Very clean & good condition.<br/>-Contrary to prior reviews the house was
Reviewed On: 2017-06-29
We had a great time. I liked that the house had basically two living areas - upstairs and down. The views were wonderful! The home was well stocked with cooking utensils and everything that we needed. In the past, we had camped at Lawson's Landing but I no longer have the RV -- I kept saying, "I'm so glad we are in the house this year"! I'd rent this home again.
Reviewed On: 2016-01-05
This property has the best view at Dillon Beach, although the property is on a steep slope and walking outside is not for the infirm. Unfortunately someone had damaged the front door before my arrival and ice cold air was slipping right through the long vertical crack. The ancient baseboard heaters were no match for the cold, nor was the wood burning stove. The numerous space heaters would not stay on and I suspect the electrical system needs an upgrade. I left after one difficult night.
Reviewed On: 2015-12-06
What a memorable week we had at Abalone Alcove!! This property is beautifully situated high above Dillon Beach; and we spent hours enjoying the view of the town, the ocean, Tomales Bay, Point Reyes and of the open space right in front of the house, where we often saw deer. We had 7 adults + 1 dog for three nights and just two couples the remaining four nights. The house worked perfectly for us! <br/><br/>Although we brought a few items from home for specific food preparation that we did, the kitchen is very well-equipped. Also, there was an abundance of blankets, pillows and futons to complement the two very comfortable beds and two sofa beds. <br/><br/>We made good use of the hot tub and pool table; set up the card table to do puzzles; sat out on the patio to enjoy the views; had lunches at the picnic table in the enclosed entry area, and watched movies on the large TV in the game room. Many enjoyable meals, conversations and games were enjoyed around the dining room table, which we converted to a rou
Reviewed On: 2016-02-26
The house was very clean and well stocked with staples and kitchenware. Beds were very comfortable. Game room downstairs was lots of fun and the grounds and views are beautiful. Enjoyed the deer everyday. The deck/courtyard was very nice for use of Jacuzzi and BBQ. Will be back for a getaway again! Easy access to beach! Excellent customer service!!!!!!
Reviewed On: 2015-12-16
I've rented this house twice now and will rent this home again. Very clean, comfortable, kitchen is completely stocked, views are spectacular, game room is lots of fun. Cannot wait to come back!
Reviewed On: 2016-03-31
My partner and I stayed at Abalone Alcove with our dog for two nights in February. What a terrific home! The 180+ degree view of the ocean and bay is amazing. The home is well appointed with a nicely equipped kitchen, a pool table (!), satellite TV, a hot tub, and a full bath on each floor. We would definitely stay here again.
Reviewed On: 2016-02-25
Great
Reviewed On: 2016-04-11
This was my third time renting this home. The views are incredibly beautiful and stunning. The home is very comfortable, kitchen is fully stocked. Will continue to rent this lovely home!
Reviewed On: 2016-07-14
We had a wonderful time at Abalone Alcove once again this year. The views are breath taking. Family fun with the pool table and hours of games. After a day at the beach the hot tub was the place to be. Looking forward to returning once again. It's becoming our family tradition for sure.
Reviewed On: 2016-08-12
We loved the layout of the house , great for our family, the hot tub was awesome and all the deer that came through .
Reviewed On: 2016-06-12
Overall the the house was "ok". It was very clean when we arrived. The view was fantastic. The hot tub worked fine. The location was fine. However, the condition of the property is very lacking. There was no washer/dryer, the fridge barely kept anything cold or it froze everything if turned up. The BBQ barely worked. The trash can is way to small for a rental property and was half full when we arrived, the front glass if touched felt like it would fall out, the fireplace screen doesn't stay in place, some of the windows won't close and some won't open. The driveway is a tripping hazard and needs to be repaired. There were not enough bath towels for 6 people. I would not recommend this house to a friend. Very, very disappointing stay.
Reviewed On: 2016-08-09
My wifeand I and our little dog Lola had a fantastic time at Abalone Alcove. The house is well equipped (though the BBQ is on its last legs), and we thouroughly enjoyed the views , both in the early morning and at sunset. My wife is an artist, and she loved being able to set up in the living room and paint the beautiful views.<br/>We took a nice day trip down Tomales Bay to Point Reyes, stopping at Nick's and had lunch in the boat house with friends. Another day we ventured down to Hog Island for some of their wonderful oysters.<br/>We had a lovely time and will both recommend to friends and return in the future, I'm sure!
Reviewed On: 2016-09-26
My wife had a milestone birthday and I wanted to surprise her with special getaway. We had friends fly in from MN to join us. I read good reviews so my expectations were fairly high. This rental delivered. Pros: The house was clean and well stocked from the kitchen to the many activities such as board games, video games, pool table, hot tub etc. The views were spectacular. It was nice but not so nice that you felt like you had to worry about ruining anything. The bedrooms were both good size and on different levels with very comfortable beds. Perfect for sharing with another couple. Customer service was great. The rental process was easy. I spoke with Stace before renting, she was pleasant and helpful with my questions. The mobile app was a nice touch that we could share with our friends before the trip. We did not need the management for anything but they made it very apparent that they were only a phone call away if we did. Cons: My cons are very minor. We only had 2 dish towels and could have used more. Th
Reviewed On: 2016-09-27
Spectacular location overlooking the ocean, photos fairly represent the property, plenty of dishes, utensils, towels and linens. Wood stove was nice but firewood not included. Some notes for those considering a visit: Home is clean but showing its age a bit. House has a garage but not available for guest parking. No central heating or A/C. Only TV on the main level is in a bedroom; second TV is on the lower level. Dillon Beach is quite remote...easy beach access but other amenities (grocery store, gas station, most restaurants) are 30 or more minutes away. Dillon Beach Cafe was the only nearby option and fortunately it was excellent and open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Reviewed On: 2016-12-26
I love Abalone Alcove! It's like staying in the Brady Bunch's beach house in the best possible way. So cozy and warm! Spectacular views from every room. The only downside was that the hot tub was not working as advertised. We were totally bummed about it but overall did not put a damper on a magical stay. Just would have made it that much better!
Reviewed On: 2016-12-01
This house needs a good cleaning and the deferred maintenance needs to be taken care of. There are at least 2 under the cupboard lights that were out. There is mold that has not been cleaned in the bathrooms and the bedding has not been cleaned and smells, particularly in the closet. You cannot open the windows so the house gets extremely hot in the afternoon. The roof shows signs of leaking, in multiple places. The hot tub, while the instructions state it is in balance, smells of too much bromide and causes coughing and sneezing attacks that deter the usage of the tub. The walls show signs of significant water damage, in multiple locations. The instructions that were sent to us were inaccurate and we needed to call to get accurate instructions to enter the house. The rugs need a more powerful vacuum cleaner. There are insect droppings along the floor boards and spider webs throughout the house. <br/>Overall, we enjoyed the views and the location. There is a spotting scope in the house which was especially a
Reviewed On: 2017-01-01
Overall wonderfull home though a bit dated. Magnificent views of Tomales Bay Dillon Beach and Pacific Ocean with Wonderfull sunsets.Great Grassy hillside in back of residence for kids to play. Only negative was uncomfortable twin beds in the downstairs bedroom.
Reviewed On: 2008-05-05
We travel a lot and have stayed in many rentals. I would have to say, that this was the worst rental for the price that we had to pay. I have never walked in to a rental and had to make beds. This is a vacation? You have to clean the place before you leave. This is a vacation? There are notes posted everywhere, such as loss of a towel, moving a plastic tub,putting trash in the wrong container, etc and how much it will cost you if you lose the item or break the rule. You pay for EVERY rule you break! There is such a thing called a security deposit that covers these kind of things and these notes are not needed. The house smelled odd, it was dusty and it is truly time to replace the furniture and all items in the kitchen. The icing on the cake was to wake up on our last morning to a leaking water heater that flooded the downstairs. The emergency number got me to a recording and help arrived 2 hours later. Don't stay here if you are looking for a relaxing and peaceful vacation. All the rule posting and
Reviewed On: 2008-08-01
for approximately $300 per night, i would expect maybe a kleenex box in the house? How about a clean kitchen floor (not sticky), a few less rules such as being required to strip the beds, vacuum the floors, etc, etc, etc, ad nauseum. For over $1000 for three nights, you guys can't strip the beds and clean the floors? Are you kidding me? The view was great but I would never rent from your company again - way too many rules and mediocre property (old, not really clean, old bed covers, old faucets/shower heads, old windows, etc.)
Reviewed On: 2008-07-07
The view and pool table are great. The kitchen ware is super. The pull out beds are funky. The hot tub only worked once. The nice guy came out, but to no avail. Not using th hot tub was disappointing for all.
Reviewed On: 2012-11-26
lovely location but the heaters in the rooms were inadequate. Termite infestation in living room windows once the room became heated by the sun. Needs new heaters, and an exterminator.
Reviewed On: 2013-01-12
I love the view from the house, the house is clean, it a short drive to the beach, but what i like the most is the property management name Mary she help me with every things i need. Thank you very much Mary.
Reviewed On: 2013-09-04
Hot tub was lukewarm, refrigerator broken in kitchen, had to run to garage for food, coffee maker leaked, window cranks would not all open, but owner tried to help me figure out TV and the man who came out for fridge was very nice. The view is amazing and the guys love the pool table. We had a great time anyway.
Reviewed On: 2013-12-03
We could deal with the mustiness, the broken oven, and the lukewarm green hot tub, but the fact that this was listed as sleeping for 6 people is a farce! The pullout bed was completely unsafe to use, and my poor husband had to sleep on the floor. We asked for a refund, was told that we would get one, and after several emails, it was never received. I am working with the credit card company to get this back, but overall, it has been a waste of time and money. There are better properties to stay at. Beware!
Reviewed On: 2014-01-28
Wonderful end-of-week break. This house has beautiful views of everything. Long walk or short drive to the beach. House had everything, and then some, to make our stay very enjoyable. Management staff very helpful when I locked myself out of the bedroom! Enjoyed the hot tub. Just a great time had by all. Will definitely go again.
Reviewed On: 2014-06-16
Beautiful remote location, nearest grocery is 45 min away. Pool table needs new felt, didn't feel comfortable playing for fear of tearing it.the Beach was not really in walking distance, but driving wasn't really an option either unless you wanted to pay the $8/day fee, a local/resident parking pass would've been very helpful. The pull-out couch was missing all it's springs, was unusable. The kitchen was well stocked with everything we needed to cook for the week, we cooked every day w/o trouble. Very quiet neighbourhood, we loved the local wildlife, even named a family of deer. the Sunsets were awesome of course the air was thick with the salty ocean air. all in all we'd love to do it again.
Reviewed On: 2014-08-10
Beach house was very comfortable with adequate amenities for the 4 of use and dog. <br/>Views were outstanding when there is no fog.<br/>Quiet location <br/>lots of deer<br/>My two only negative was both garbage cans were three quarters full. Fortunately we did not produce much waste as we eat in other locations. However, if we did, we would have filled it up and then some to the point where we would had to haul it out ourselves <br/>The other is i called the property management on Sunday before i checked out only to get a recording. Left a message to call my cell. did not return my message.
Reviewed On: 2014-08-12
We had a very nice time in Dillon Beach. It's a peaceful retreat that lacks the hustle and bustle of the city that is just a short 1 hour drive away. Petaluma has all the sundries needed, and Pt. Reyes Station has a decent market, though a bit of a drive. <br/><br/>We spent a lot of time walking the beach, and just enjoying the view. If we come again, we'll equipe ourselves with some surf boards - we were surprised how warm the water was! It was a great place to come and unwind, enjoy fantastic views of the Pacific and Tomales bay, and the surrounding landscape.
Reviewed On: 2014-12-05
The house was just perfect for our family.
Reviewed On: 2014-12-16
1. low flow toilets.<br/>2. room without a view. the windows had not been cleaned in some time.<br/>3. front door lock does not unlock when the dead bolt is disengaged. one can easily be locked out. proper warning as to proper use is recommended.<br/>5. stairs are VERY steep. there should be a banister on both sides. check appropriate building codes.<br/>6. outside door is missing the hold open latch.<br/>7. when the sun is setting it is uncomfortable to work at the kitchen sink. there should be adjustable shades<br/><br/>I did not see how your rating system worked I did not see the stars. iGeorge Grant
Reviewed On: 2014-09-15
Took my parents, wife and dog to Dillon beach for a little R&R. The house and appliances are somewhat dated but it didn't deter from our experience at all. We loved every minute of it from walking on the beach to playing board games with the amazing view of the ocean. Tips for future visitors would be. 1. Make sure you grocery shop in Petaluma. 2. Bring additional dish towels and dish washing tablets. 3.Parking at the beach is only during certain hours and costs $8 a day. Walking to the beach is not an option unless you are uber fit and don't mind a steep decent and then ascent.
Reviewed On: 2014-09-09
We had a very relaxing week at Abalone Alcove. We have stayed there before. It's perfect for 4. The positives are the view and the comfortable vibe. The only thing I would warn people about is that our papers say 1 King, 1 pullout, 2 singles. The downstairs has a queen bed and the sofa bed springs downstairs are broken. My son couldn't sleep on it as the mattress would fall off. He slept in the living room. The garage was locked so no washer/dryer. We could pick up enough 3G on AT&T to check email but nothing more so don't count on internet. (Good!) All said, a lovely property and we will book again!
Reviewed On: 2014-10-07
Beautiful home with stunning views. Perfect for a family.
Reviewed On: 2015-01-04
I had a lovely week with incredible views, wonderful soaks in the hot tub and a sweet welcome package upon my arrival. Thank you for welcoming me, my puppies (who LOVED having such a yard to spend time in- don't worry, they were on leads) and my friends who came throughout the week. What a treat.
Reviewed On: 2015-04-01
We had a great get away in Dillon beach and stayed at a cute, clean cottage that was perfect for our family of five. The house felt very spacious and welcoming. They had everything we needed. Not to mention, the view was incredible. We would come back again!
Reviewed On: 2015-03-10
House was spacious and well situated and there was care put into setting it up for guests. Great views and enough kitchen stuff to really cook. Would suggest a new microwave as many of the buttons on this very old one do not work. Also, need to refurbish windows--one knob came off in my hand.
Reviewed On: 2015-04-06
Our family enjoyed a very comfortable and enjoyable 3 nights at Abalone Alcove. You felt "right at home" and really felt like it was YOUR home. Fantastic views complemented the nice, let's sit around read and relax atmosphere. Perhaps the only drawback is that the dishwasher could probably be replaced (many racks missing holders). That did not detract at all from our weekend, but it was noticed. The only other thing is that it is not an easy walk to the beach; consider driving, although for the truly hardy, the uphill return walk is do-able. Overall, we will be back again!
Reviewed On: 2015-05-27
The view from the living room, dining room, and kitchen could not be beat. Plenty of games and things to entertain our family of four. The kitchen had almost everything we needed (we couldn't find a cookie sheet or a good omelet pan), but the microwave is a little old and slow but fuctional. Some things should be replaced, the hot tub control panel was completely unusable and the Jets would turn on and off randomly. It's up at the top of the hill which gives you the wonderful views but makes it too far to walk with everything for a day at the beach so we drove, it is $8 to park but to me it's worth the convenience of being close to the beach. <br/>Overall we had a great stay, we hated to leave.
Reviewed On: 2015-08-05
From the moment we opened the door and saw the views from every room we knew it was going to be a wonderful stay. Pool table, Jacuzzi and games galore. Kitchen had everything you need. Clean and welcoming, our family will be back. This home had something for everyone. Oh and the wildlife all around was an added treat. Twin fawns and momma as well as bucks grazing outside our door. Who could ask for more after a play day at the beach. The property managment folks are very helpful to see your needs are taken care of. Don't pass this one up!
Reviewed On: 2015-07-05
This home is amazing. The views were surreal, especially while sitting in the hot tub. The kitchen had everything you need, to include a great gas BBQ! The walk down to Dillon Beach was about a 30 min walk. Or a 5 min drive. The beach was gorgeous and extremely dog friendly :) I highly recommend staying here!
Reviewed On: 2015-07-01
This home has the most beautiful views. I was up before the sun every morning to watch the moon set on the water and the sun start to rise in the east. The home was comfortable and spacious for the three of us and had everything we needed for cooking meals there. The large picture window in the kitchen overlooking the ocean made clean up and dishes a treat instead of a chore. We hope our travel plans bring us back to this area again and if they do, we will be wanting to stay in this home again. Dillon Beach Property Management company was excellent to work with and Val even made a courtesy call while we there to make sure all was well and we had everything we needed to enjoy our stay. We did the night tour at Alcatraz (excellent views of SF from the island), Segway tour of San Francisco, Pier 39 had great foods and shopping although could have used much more time there to shop. Excellent antique arcade on Fishermans Wharf that was a lot of fun. Caymus winery in Napa had the best wine of the wine tasting we di
Reviewed On: 2015-11-29
We were disappointed that the hot tub was not working, but the location and views were amazing and made up for it. The beach was only a few mins drive and the kids enjoyed it very much. We will definitely come back.<br/>
Reviewed On: 2015-09-23
had a great time, super comfy beds with clean sheats. needs updating or lower rent fees, but ala in all ok!!
Reviewed On: 2015-09-17
Overall stay was really nice. The view from to top floor was spectacular. There was one area that could have used a handrail for those who were a bit older. Our hot tub was luke warm but when reported they said a repairman would be called right away.
Reviewed On: 2015-09-14
I enjoyed a wonderful visit back home to Dillon Beach and enjoyed time with my son and his family. The house was very comfortable and provided a spectacular view!
Reviewed On: 2015-11-17

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Watch sunsets, surfers and ships that pass in the night. The views from this Dillon Beach classic are not to be missed. There are newer furnishings throughout and a game room that will keep the competive people in your group busy for days!. Abalone Alcove is one of those beach houses you can walk in, kick off your shoes, plop on the couch and feel at home. You can sit on the couch and look at the outstanding hit the beach with your beach is within a 2 minute drive or 12 minute walk.




The entry level has the hot tub and deck, kitchen, living/dining areas, master bedroom, wood burning stove, full bath.




Downstairs has a large game room with pool table and another bedroom, another full bath and 2 patios.




If you are looking for a quaint and comfortable beach house, Abalone Alcove is the perfect fit.




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Just a reminder; 6 people is the maximum for this house day or night. We're 65 miles north of San Francisco. Just 20 miles due west of Petaluma on the tip of Marin's northern coastline.
1. From Highway 101 in Petaluma take the Washington Street exit and go west. Continuing west the road becomes Bodega Highway.
2. About 10 miles out of Petaluma, at Two Rock, turn left on to Tomales-Petaluma Road (there is a left hand turn pocket and center divide). Watch for the signs to Tomales, Two Rock Coast Guard Training Center, and Dillon Beach. DO NOT turn at the first left turn lane without the center divide because that will take you back to Petaluma.
3. Go about 7 miles and the Tomales-Petaluma Road will dead end at Highway 1 just south of Tomales. We are located on the corner of Hwy 1 and Tomales-Petaluma Road.
Please visit our office at:
3985 Tomales-Petaluma Rd.
Tomales, California 94971
(Right on the corner of HWY 1)
TO CONTINUE TO DILLON BEACH
4. The road to Dillon Beach is in the center of the Town of Tomales. Turn left onto Dillon Beach Road (between Diekman's Store and the Continental Inn). Go west 4 miles to Dillon Beach.. Upstairs: 1 master bedroom with 1 king bed. Dowstairs: 1 bedroom with 1 queen bed and 1 game room with 1 queen pull out.

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