This Tiny Home Resort in the North Bay Is the Perfect Coastal Getaway

A stay in one of these cute new dwellings comes with ocean views and access to almost a mile of private beach.

Dillon Beach Resort, a popular vacation spot straddling the Sonoma/Marin county line between Tomales Bay and Bodega Bay, recently debuted 13 tiny vacation homes. The historic resort, which dates to 1888, has changed hands only three times in more than 130 years; it is currently owned by a small group of local families, among them Mike Goebel of Brewsters Beer Garden in Petaluma.

Blending boho-chic and surf styles, the new tiny home accommodations take inspiration from the surrounding landscape. Large picture windows frame panoramic views of the beach and allow natural light to brighten living spaces. Cozy bedrooms and sleeping lofts come with Tuft & Needle mattresses and pillows, while well-stocked kitchens have colorful vintage appliances. Just the right amount of sea-inspired décor is scattered throughout, and each of the tiny homes has a private outdoor sitting area.

Dillion Beach Resort Tiny Home
Tiny-home rooms with a view at Dillon Beach Resort. From their room, guests can walk to a milelong stretch of private beach. (Kassie Borreson/Dillon Beach Resort)
Dillion Beach Resort Tiny Home
At Dillon Beach Resort. (Kassie Borreson/Dillon Beach Resort)

The smallest unit, the Cypress, sleeps two people in a loft-style bedroom, while the largest unit, the Coho, can sleep up to six people in a queen-size bed in the bedroom, a second queen-size bed in a loft area, and a pull-out sofa bed in the living area.

Guests have access to almost a mile of a private, dog-friendly beach as well as a general store with beach supplies, wetsuit rentals, sandwiches, and saltwater taffy. A coffee bar brews Equator Coffee and serves Petaluma’s Double 8 Dairy soft serve ice cream. The on-site restaurant, Dillon Beach Coastal Kitchen, is one of our favorites along the coast.

From $299 per night. 1 Beach Ave., Dillon Beach. 707-878-3030,