We escaped the August heat of Dallas to visit San Francisco, but were disillusioned by the cost and size of the hotel rooms so we turned to VRBO. We have always loved Sausalito and this place was perfect. Two levels, great views, outside balcony, kitchen, daybed, office, bedroom, and cool breezes. Nothing was better than just walking the neighborhood and imagining owning one of the million dollar houses with the fabulous views. This was the perfect location away from the traffic for a day trip to Napa, Alexander valley, and a sailing expedition which we did out of Sausalito (see our trip advisor review on A Fine Day for Sailing). Parking on the hilly street was a little tricky, but it is for anyone living in the area and we viewed it as part of the Sausalito living experience. It was a little stuffy when we first arrived but this place is located in "hurricane gulch" and the cross ventilation is amazing. Just read the instructions so you don't tear up the blinds. I don't recall the number of steps, but when you live on a hill, I am not sure how you avoid a few steps.