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Modern and elegant Houseboat in Sausalito-San Francisco Bay.

Susan Brubeck

Member since: 2008
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Speaks: english
Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house boat
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Modern and elegant Houseboat in Sausalito-San Francisco Bay.

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house boat
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


Sausalito House Boat Rental Photos and Description

House Boat, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 7-10)

Spectacular! One of the newest and finest houseboats (floating home, not a boat) with over 2000 square feet on two levels on the San Francisco Bay in beautiful Sausalito. 3 bedrooms 2 1/2 baths.

Our guests describe us best. Here are just some of our unsolicited guest review comments. Our 5 of 5 star ratings are our pride. (Read them all here on vrbo) .

• “Pick this one!”

• “WOW! What a wonderful experience! We stayed in this fabulous place for a 'girls weekend”

• ” This was one of the most unique and satisfying stays in my lifetime”

• “What a wonderful place for a getaway!!”

* 'I loved this place!'

• “Lovely environment - all the attributes of a lux hotel - very well setup”

• “The house was terrific. We all enjoyed the massage chair and WII (first time!)”

• “The kitchen was well equipped and very functional. Highly recommend the house boat”

• ”I would highly recommend staying here. It's a great location.”

• “This was the perfect get-away for my family-can’t wait to return!”

• “What a luxurious place to stay!”

• 'Everything was absolutely perfect; we had a wonderful time.'

• “It is a great location and made me want to move there forever.:

Premium wine or champagne on ice. (included in rate, upon request) premium toiletries, personal robes and more. Walking distance from many fine restaurants.

Note that our lower level bedrooms are not below the water line as many other houseboats are. All are on top of the water with light and windows onto the water.Truly your own private resort with every possible amenity we could think of to provide. including:

* Great Home entertainment system, all premium Comcast channels, 52” Pioneer plasma TV, stereo , Wii Console & Games, Internet connected BluRay with Netflix, Hulu, and dozens of other free entertainment channels.

* 42' plasma flat screen TV in master bedroom, 42 ' Plasma flat screen in Queen bedroom and 32' Flat screen in guestroom 2.

* Amazing $5000 massage chair

* $12,000 Henredon Dining room table can seat 8-10 comfortably

* Master Suite with large plasma TV, whirlpool bath with view to deck on the water and private dock.

* 2 guest bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths, computer with broadband/WiFi, printer and scanner

* 3 separate decks and your own dock with 2 kayaks and peddleboat.

Be sure to see more photos below. Why pay $500 or more per night for a single hotel room or 1 bedroom suite in Sausalito when you can have 2400 square feet on the water and 3 bedrooms for only $495 per night? Also, please note when comparing our rates that we do not charge the typical cleaning fee, (unless it is for 2 nights or less).



'14 Kappas West

Sausalito, California

Approximate Square Footage 2000

Number of Stories: two stories

Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2.5

'Nodomus' is Latin for House on the Water, but this contemporary home has the feel of a private resort.

In the living room you'll find an extensive home entertainment system, including a 52' plasma HDTV on the wall over the (see through to the water) fireplace, a Wii console with games and 5 controllers a streaming video selection of hundreds of movies and other entertainment, an amazing massage chair are guest favorites. Deep orange and sage green walls bring a Mediterranean feel to the living and dining areas.

The huge Henredon dining table can seat up to 10. The kitchen provides an ice water/ice maker, dishwasher, top of the line microwave that broils and bakes, a trash compactor, bread machine, professional juicer, electric ice cream maker, a Healthmaster that makes and cooks soups, smoothies and ice creams -- even an electric potato peeler.

A garden deck off the kitchen features a barbecue system, tables and chairs and a bar. The front deck is over the water with an outdoor fireplace and seating.A bike is kept their for your use on the adjacent bike paths.

Signed etchings by modern masters such as Miro and Dali are prominently displayed, as is a Chemiakin painting.

The master suite includes another entertainment system and a Duxiana California King size bed. The master bathroom features an oversize whirlpool tub and a shower with glass doors that open onto the lower deck with a water view. The master suite also has its own private covered deck on the water with bench seating and a boat dock with peddleboat and 2 kayaks for browsing around the marina.

There are two other bedrooms on this level: one with a queen size bed and one with a 2 level bed; full size on the bottom, twin on the top, for maximum flexibility. This bedroom also has a computer, with printer, scanner, broadband internet and WiFi (Wireless WiFi is throughout the houseboat) The two guest bedrooms are served by a bathroom with tub and shower.


Keywords: Houseboat, floating home, on the water, on San Francisco bay

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Susan Brubeck (Owner)
Member since: 2008
Call Owner
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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 20, 2015

About Susan Brubeck

The owner lives in Marin County and is here to help you with any problem or need you might have. You can contact me direct for reservations: can also call our assistant/handyman Martin when you are on-board.


Susan Brubeck purchased this house boat in 2006

Why Susan Brubeck chose Sausalito

Sausalito is one of the most beautiful and romantic locations anywhere in the world. A houseboat is the quintessential location in Sausalito. To be on the water, with the constantly changing tides and wildlife, yet be so close to restaurants, entertainment, shopping and conveniences is ideal. Just minutes from the Golden Gate Bridge and San Francisco to the south and the wine country and redwoods to the north - plus the beaches at Muir and Stinson Beaches.

What makes this house boat unique

Having a private dock with kayak and paddle boat right on the Bay is great fun. From the houseboat you can go out into the Bay, see Sausalito from the water, Belvedere, Tiburon and San Francisco. The San Francisco Ferry across the Bay to San Francisco is just downtown 5 minutes away. Nearby freeway access to either San Francisco and Wine and Redwood country.

The houseboat has a gourmet kitchen and we provide every system and appliances, etc Available - two large plasma TV's both DVR/HD on cable with all the premium channels Wii games, etc. etc. We are tidal so when the tide is out, the sea birds and shore birds put on a show fishing in the mud.Then the tide comes in and you are floating on the Bay. The tide changes twice a day.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Our family had a wonderful five nights on the houseboat. My 3 kids loved the paddle boat, massage chair, big TV and the jumbo gorilla. It was a very comfortable home and a new experience for us. Thank you Martin for coming by to pump up one of the bicycle tires and helping us with the Wii game.

Many thanks!
Aug 2013
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Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house boat
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
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Modern and elegant Houseboat in Sausalito-San Francisco Bay.
average rating of 4.4411764 based on 51 reviews

Cool Place!

  • 5 of 5

We spent a lovely weekend at Susan's Sausalito houseboat with three generations of girls ages 25-86 and had a great time. The home is really beautifully appointed and the bedrooms were plenty of room for the 7 of us. We ate dinner in on Friday night and relaxed, kayaked a bit Saturday morning as the weather was beautiful and then headed over to nearby Sausalito for the day. We spent a lovely foggy morning with coffee and jigsaw puzzles on Sunday before brunch....just wish we could have stayed longer!I hope to return with the girls again sometime soon!

  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Cool place!

  • 5 of 5

Spent a lovely girls' weekend in Susan's beautiful houseboat with our 87 year-old mom. There were 8 of us ranging in age from 25-87 and we had plenty of room with great beds and the futon in the bunkbed room. The home was really so cool and the weather cooperated as well. Enjoyed dinner"in" Friday, kayaking in the morning, and then exploring nearby Sausalito for the afternoon and evening on Saturday. Wish we could've stayed longer! Hope to bring some of our girlfriends for another trip soon!

  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Great Home

  • 5 of 5

I have stayed at this home multiple times and Susan always makes it a great experience. The home is beautiful, clean and has everything you could need.

  • Submitted: Dec 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Connor. So glad you liked it.


  • 5 of 5

I have lived in Sausalito for many years and recently found myself in a situation where I needed a place to stay while friends and family were staying on my houseboat. So, of course, I decided to stay nearby the place I love so much and went to VRBO to see what other houseboats might be available. How lucky I was to come across this one. Being a bit spoiled, I wanted something close to the amenities I enjoy in my home. To my great surprise and satisfaction, I found even much more. Though it didn't have as expansive a view as I enjoy, I loved the cozy lagoon feeling this houseboat offered.

This floating home is one of the nicest I've been in -- very clean, well furnished, excellent television and music components, complete with nice towels, sheets, shampoos, soaps, (even two very nice bathrobes), etc. The kitchen is perfectly equipped with any appliance one might need. Though it is very close to my houseboat, I felt like I was away on a very special vacation and totally enjoyed every minute on it.

Strangely, as I opened the "Review" section here, I noticed a less-than-favorable review from a previous visitor and would like to say that I for one disagree with the minor complaints listed. Most all of the houseboats (almost 500) are located at the north end of Sausalito and are close to freeway access. Myself and my neighbors absolutely adore our unique lifestyle and have adapted to (or ignored) any freeway noise. The payoff comes from the peaceful beauty of the water, the bird life (especially at low tide), the wonderful sunrises and sunsets, and the easy access to the city, Mill Valley, Tiburon, etc. This is a very comfortable houseboat and one of the best offered on VRBO. Some people may have a different idea of houseboat living, but having been a houseboat dweller for more than 25 years now, I can honestly highly recommend this houseboat to you for a very pleasant experience of life on our beautiful bay.


Susan D.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Bad Mojo on Sausalito Houseboat

  • 3 of 5

My GFF and I ventured to Sausalito for a week long getaway and were so looking forward to a few days frolicking on the bay on kayaks and pedal boats. Unfortunately we were not able to do so because the properties water sport equipment were so run down and unusable we ended up wandering around town and sweltering in the heat.

The owner, Susan, was nice enough and was quick to come to our rescue when a stray dog was left at our door step the first night, but the $100 credit was hardly enough to boost up our spirits or confidence in the gentleman who was supposed to be available to us if we "needed anything" or had an issue.

The Good: Great kitchen and living room. Loved the large flat screen TV and the many appliance available to us. We found the espresso machine extremely cool and the supply of coffees and kitchenware great but over whelming. The unique art work was nice as was the books and paintings and cute artifacts placed throughout the house. Master bedroom, bath and guest bathroom were clean and nicely appointed with clean towels and scales.

Location was so so as you are aways from the South end of town and will need a car to get there unless you like a nice hike, but you are close to the neighboring town of Mill Valley.

The Bad: Clutter was everywhere (a knife was on the floor) and things just seemed either out of place or broken... example: kayaks were not safe, pedal boat was not sea worthy nor did it have a steering mechanism. The awesome cellestron celestial telescope while cool to marvel at was inoperable, and the fancy massage chair was straight up broken. What was also disappointing was both the view (of Highway 101) which was extremely noisy, and the location of the houseboat (the back side of the bay facing a swamp and roadway). Lamps were also broken and the BBQ was very corroded and a little skanky. The guest bedrooms were poorly appointed and awkwardly laid out and had very outdated TV's and furnishings.

Conclusion: If you are looking for a unique get-away and have never stayed on an in-famous Sausalito house boat this place may be for you, but if you want a beautiful, romantic view of the San Francisco bay, or want to treat your family and kids to exciting time on kayaks and a well kept vacation rental, then consider another place. But don't take my word for it - ask this owner about the view, the noise level, the furnishings in the guest bedrooms, and a few of your own questions. Consider other Sausalito options

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: If you have read this review and are doubtful about the houseboat, I wouldn't blame you.Even with over 30 five star reviews on vrbo, a bad review like this really hurts. I appreciate all the nice things they said, but just have to answer what they call “the bad”. Please see this guests criticisms and compare with quotes from our other reviews. This guest “The properties (sic) water sports equipment were (sic) so run down and unusable…” “Kayaks were not safe, pedal boat was not seaworthy nor did it have a steering mechanism.” Response: The paddle boat isn't new and gets a lot of use (see below). It’s too bad they didn't understand that it has a typical paddle boat steering stick. They all come this way. Luckily, the guests below had no problem understanding it. PAST VISITOR ONLINE REVIEWS: THIS WAS A WONDERFUL VACATION WITH FAMILY & FRIENDS! Guest Doris (Granite Bay, Ca) Our "concierge" Martin was extremely helpful. He got us all set up with the paddle boat and kayaks and we spent almost every day on the water in beautiful Sausalito. The kids really loved it all. The kitchen was wonderful, all the best appliances, accessories and china and glassware. It made dining in really great. All in all it was a great experience and a fun time for all. We couldn't be happier “Great Memories Guest The Chong Family Thank you for a great kitchen, barbeque grill and beautiful houseboat. Even took the paddleboat out for a spin. PERFECT FAMILY VACATION! Dorothy D.austin, tx My three grandchildren (17, 15, and 6) and I had five great days of "Camp Grandma" on this beautiful houseboat. The kids loved the kayaks and paddle boat WE LOVED THIS HOUSEBOAT Donna The kids really enjoyed paddling around the houseboat marina in the provided kayaks.Sausalito is such a beautiful place and is so close to so many fun things. Thanks so much, we will definitely be back. This guest: “ Location was so so, as you are a ways from the South end of town” OWNER: The entire houseboat community is in the North end of town with the downtown in the South, so you won’t find a houseboat to rent in Sausalito that isn't here in the houseboat community. UNFORGETTABLE, TRULY UNIQUE HOUSEBOAT VACATION The location can't be beat. OWNER:There are a lot more, but I'm out of room allowed, but please read our other reviews here on vrbo. You can't please everyone, but we think our 98% five star ratings are pretty good
austin, tx

perfect family vacation!

  • 5 of 5

My three grandchildren (17, 15, and 6) and I had five great days of "Camp Grandma" on this beautiful houseboat. The kids loved the kayaks and paddle boat, and we all enjoyed the Marin sights (Mt. Tam, Muir Woods, Stinson Beach, Sausalito, Tiburon) and the city (the Aquarium and the Rocketboat were big hits). The houseboat is beautifully decorated (I wanted to bring the artwork home) and a comfortable and fun place to relax at the end of the day. This place is not done up as a "rental" -- clearly the owner did it as a place she could enjoy herself. Books, pictures, linens, accessories -- a great find.

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway


Angel Island State Park
Sausalito CA
Sushi Ran
"Rated one of the top Restaurants in the Bay area. Great sushi and Japanese food."
Nearest Airport
23 Miles
San Francisco International
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
The Seahorse
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Sausalito Ferry
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Mill Valley
Nearest Train
9 Miles
San Francisco Amtrak depot
Nearest Motorway
0.01 Miles
Bridgeway/Hwy 101 and Gate 6 Rd.
Nearest Restaurant
0.01 Miles
Several within blocks
Nearest Ski
185 Miles
Lake Tahoe (water skiing is adjacent)
Nearest Beach
14 Miles
Stinson Beach
Car: recommended

Beautiful Sausalito, the Bay and Hills, great dining and shopping, Ferry to San Francisco, drive north to Wine Country and Redwoods. This floating home has a small dock and kayak and paddle boat for 4 to view the harbor and houseboats.. 20 miles of bike paths/trails both to the Golden Gate Bridge and into beautiful Mill Valley and Tiburon/Belvedere, 1 included bike and bike rental adjacent. A small market and a great coffee shop are nearby.


Rates & Availability

From $495 Per night

Sausalito House Boat Rental Rates

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Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee if 2 nights $150
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 10.0%
Notes We require a signed rental agreement to confirm your booking. We will send you our rental agreement and brochure by email. Once we receive the agreement from you we send you your directions, houseboat guidebook and entry information.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Sausalito House Boat Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house boat
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Town
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Ducted Heating
  • Fireplace ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Gas Heating
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Area
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • 2.5
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (1) This is a $7000 Dux bed. The most comfortable bed you'll ever sleep on, Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1) part of bunk bed-see below, Twin or Single Beds (1) Upstairs in living area for additional sleeping needs as well as huge comfortable sofa, sleeps , futon for one, Baby Cribs (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Very comfortable sofas and futon (for 2 people)if you need to sleep more than 5 in bedrooms.Also 2 inflatables (king & 1 twin or 2 twin), Bunk Beds (1) Bedroom 3 has a double bed with a single bed bunk on top. Great for parents and children together or just children.
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis ...
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome ...
  • pets considered ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
  • Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool
  • jetted tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • arboretum
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Dock on the water, kayak, paddle boat, adjacent bike path (about 10 miles long on and around the water) with free bikes on houseboat and additional bike rentals available nearby. The houseboats are in tidal waters, twice each 24 hours the tide goes out and comes in. When the water is out, the sea and shore birds are a delight to watch.

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