|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
Every room of this 3 bedroom home on San Francisco Bay has gorgeous views of the bay, the Golden Gate Bridge, or restful patios. Crunch across the gravel driveway and enter a sunny sheltered area in back of the house, enclosed by a warm stone patio. Lush plantings invite you to come in the Dutch kitchen door, which is painted the color of favorite geraniums. Or, if you follow the stone path around to the front entry, you will come upon the spectacular San Francisco Bay views framed by gracefully branching trees. From the front windows you can watch the changes to the beautiful town of Sausalito and the Golden Gate Bridge across the water, as sailboats traverse the waterfront and the sun makes graceful changes all day.
The quaint village of Tiburon is a quick drive or a 20 minute stroll on the bayside bike path. From there, take the ferry to San Francisco (17 minutes) or Angel Island, or for a sunset cruise around the bay.
Visit the historic towns nearby to shop, play, or eat at famous restaurants, or just stay at Bella Vista all day to relax. Bella Vista is within a short drive to five great beaches (5-30 minutes), the Napa-Sonoma wine country (30 minutes), and the City, (15-20 minutes). Mill Valley, Sausalito, and 2 large shopping centers are about 10 minutes away. Mt. Tamalpais, the birthplace of the mountain bike, is next to the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, about 20 minutes away.
Keywords: House, bay view, beach walk, shopping and restaurants
Earl and Arthulene Linman built this house, Bella Vista, in 1950 and their daughter and son-in-law inherited it in 2007. We began renovation in 2008 and finished in 2009. Meredith grew up here and has always loved the house and the community. We think you will, too.
The Owner purchased this house in 2007
The unique climate of the area around Bella Vista is warmer than San Francisco and Sausalito, but with views of the fog that may roll over the Sausalito hills to the bay. Year-round, the climate is more comfortable than most other Bay Area communities.
The views from Bella Vista are world-class. We come here to relax and we can leave our stresses behind. We love to hike on the hills behind the house and Mount Tam, and walk on the bike path in front of the house. We love to beachcomb on the shore across the street, go to the beach on Paradise Drive or Fort Chronkite, or go to the city for a faster pace. We love it here!
We have stayed in many rental units and this one is now at the top of our list. The moment we stepped through the door, it just felt like home. The house is so comfortable and inviting. It is well stocked with everything you could possibly need for your stay. All the windows let you enjoy the spectacular views by day and twinkling lights across the bay at night. We loved the privacy of the fenced in yard and the fact that you are sitting up on a hill, so you can enjoy the view from the deck. We didn't get a chance to cook out and use the patio but it was also very welcoming. The town of Tiburon is so charming and we enjoyed meals there a couple of nights. It is just a quick drive or walk on the bike path. Jump in your car and you are hiking trails in Muir Woods in about 15 minutes. We hiked a couple of trails that led us to the Pacific Ocean. There is so much to do that we could have spent a month there but sadly we only had five nights. Thanks for sharing Bella Vista. Whenever I need to calm my mind, I will shut my eyes and pretend I am sitting on the deck, looking out at the bay and enjoying the cool gentle breeze.
This house really is special.
First of all the views can't be beat. We woke up every morning to completely unobstructed views of the bay and Mount Tam. The fog and the clouds magically clung to the other side of the bay and we always seemed to have the perfect amount of sunshine.
Next, the location is very convenient to get to the ferry for San Francisco or drive anywhere you need to be in Marin or even drive into the city. There are also plenty of great options for groceries, restaurants, and shopping within a short drive in all directions. If we had brought our bikes, we could have biked a lot more places as the bike path is right out front - next time!
The house itself is incredibly charming and exudes a warmth that can only come from many years of a family's love. We really felt like we were guests of the owner's, not vacation renters. The house is also a lot more spacious than it looks in the photos too. As far as amenities, this was by far the best appointed vacation rental I have ever stayed in. Plenty of towels and warm blankets. Well stocked kitchen. They even had a French press. It sounds so trivial - but not having to purchase hand soap and coffee filters for a week's stay is just so NICE. :)
Finally - the owner and property manager very professional and efficient. It all comes together so perfectly.
I highly highly recommend this house.
Bella Vista is a great place to stay with breathtaking views; nice, clean amenities; good location for access to various Marin County venues; and a relaxing atmosphere. We have enjoyed numerous visits to Bella Vista and recommend it highly without any reservations.
We very much enjoyed our time at Bella Vista. Having both a front and back patio to hang out made it very nice.
My husband and I had the great fortune to spend 6 nites at Bella Vista just before Christmas. This home is so warm and inviting, every detail has been taken care of and the location is tops! The photos gave a great picture of exactly how the property looks. We easily walked to downtown Tiberon and enjoyed the shops, hopped the ferry to San Francisco (much better than driving into SF and fighting the traffic and parking), hiked Muir Woods, enjoyed shopping and dining in Mill Valley (so charming!). We ate at El Paseo in Mill Valley - for you foodies, that's Tyler Florence's restaurant. And, don't miss a visit to the Tyler Florence store - amazing!! We can't say enough about our stay - enjoyed every minute and loved Meredith's charming and cozy home and can't wait to go back!
The house is very attractive, maintained well, and spacious. The location is terrific, with a beautiful view of the bay and easy walking to Tiburon village. We enjoyed it very much.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|Property Damage Protection||$69|
|Cleaning fee 3-29 nights||$150|
|Notes||For one month or more, a mid-month cleaning is required at $80.00.|
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.