WATERFRONT HOME BETWEEN SAN FRANCISCO AND WINE COUNTRY

Meg and Michael

Speaks french, english

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
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Minimum Stay 7 nights

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WATERFRONT HOME BETWEEN SAN FRANCISCO AND WINE COUNTRY

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4 Bedroom, 3.5 Bath with private dock

Money Magazine ranked Belvedere as one of the top 10 places to live in the world, and this home exemplifies the reasons why.

Beau Rivage is a spectacular water-front brick and stone cottage with private boat dock, beach access and expansive Tiburon, Corinthian, Angel Island and San Francisco Bay Bridge views. It is located on one of the most desirable streets in Belvedere, is furnished with professionally-decorated interiors, high ceilings, unique craftsmanship, multiple decks and lush gardens. The sounds of the tide mix with magnificent views from every window to provide a sense of true serenity.

A great place for healthy exercise, it is a short walk to the San Francisco Yacht Club; a pleasant walk to Tiburon's historic village and the Corinthian Yacht Club; fabulous walking and running routes around Belvedere and the Tiburon bike path that encircles the Bay. The ferry landing is located in Tiburon as well, and takes you to Sausalito, Angel Island and San Francisco in just minutes.

While the home can sleep a family of 6-8 comfortably, its configuration as three master suites makes it perfect for couples on holiday or a family with older children. The upstairs Bay Bedroom consists of bedroom with fireplace, flat screen television and magnificent views and sounds of the tides on the beach below. It shares a bath/shower with a second Garden Bedroom tucked into the ancient avocado tree and hydrangea hillside.

The downstairs master suite has sitting area, elevated bed, bath, laundry room and wine cellar; the hallway opens onto the decks that lead to the dock below.

The third suite is beneath the garage, and includes a two level bedroom/sitting area and a bath on the second floor below. The suite includes a partners' desk with laptop and printer, sofa bed and sitting area overlooking the Bay through the treetops.

WiFi is included as are cable and free international phone throughout.

Belvedere is a short drive from the Golden Gate and is one of the most beautiful places in the world. It is a lovely 20-30 minute drive to Muir Woods or the Marin Headlands where it is perfection to watch surfers and sea lions taking in the last slip of sun on the Pacific, or a great day's worth of walking and hiking along the Pacific. Less than an hour to the California Wine Country, jaunts to wineries, biking or dinner at some of the best restaurants in the country make great day-trip or weekend outings. Carmel and Monterey make a great weekend trip as does the northern coast to Mendicino.

People who have lived all over the world, come back to Belvedere saying that no place can beat its beauty and comfort; and Beau Rivage is quintessentially Belvedere at its best.

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Meg and Michael

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2012
Speaks french, english

Originally from Toronto, he was head of Canada's most prestigious advertising agency. She was a national figure skater and designer. The two founded an international brand development and management firm, and live in San Francisco, London and France.

Meg and Michael purchased this house in 1994

We love the quiet privacy of this spot, the morning sun welcomes the day through the bedroom windows; the evening twilight shines along Raccoon Straights and Angel Island with illuminating colors that bring peace to the end of the day; and the moon shines across the water as we listen to the sounds of the surf below.

The home is incomparable when you love comfort and quality of life looking out onto beauty from every window. We look less for grand spaces and marble this-and-that than we do for unique experiences and an authentic style that creates comfort and memories.

We walk to town for dinner at one of the charming bistros and a movie at what feels like a private theatre, or we often cook just outside the living room and kitchen with fresh produce and seafood from the local farmer's market or the local Belvedere market, and entertain friends at a family table overlooking the Bay. We lounge on the dock for breakfast or lunch (often both) soaking in the sounds and sensations of one of the most beautiful places in the world from a picnic basket we 'pack' to carry the news, books and snacks down the stairs to the dock's comfortable seating.

The moment we walked into the home, we knew it was meant for us. Every window has a view of gardens or the Bay. Rough hewn beams, cathedral dining room ceiling, cozy Cotswold kitchen and corner copper-hooded fireplace are European cottage craftsmanship at its best.

We love to sit in 'the look out' off our living room to watch the sailing races and the constant sea and bird life (we've even seen wales in our cove during their migration season in the Spring). The curving stone and brickwork walkway surround a small outdoor patio off the kitchen and living room where we smoke salmon or barbeque almost year-round.

One of the most enjoyable aspects of this home is its sense of privacy and tranquility every season of the year. Spring, Summer and Fall are filled with sailing and sea life; winter is a time to enjoy one of the most cozy places anywhere, and yet we still take walks along the beach and into town. In fact, we light the fire almost every night (gas fireplaces make this easy), enjoying its warmth in the cool Bay Area 'sweater weather' evenings and the cheer it brings no matter the time of the year.

San Francisco is known for its hills, and our home is quintessentially Belvedere – it is a series of stairs! So if you like a little exercise, you will enjoy the steps to the front door, the steps to the dock, and the stairs that separate the upstairs and downstairs bedrooms from the main floor. We often walk to the grocery store in town and back again. There's a bike path that encircles the Bay that is fantastic for long walks, biking, a pleasant run or rollerblading. Get a kayak or Paddle Board for your stay and hop onto the Bay from our dock in the gorgeous morning or evening sun – or take a walk during low tide around the beach to see a glorious view of the San Francisco and Golden Gate skyline.

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Pay with confidence
Pay with confidence
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Tiburon The Bay Area
Marin County, CA
5

WONDERFUL SUMMER SPENT IN A MAGICAL STORYBOOK COTTAGE BY THE SEA!

  • 5 of 5
Last summer, we were between homes and by chance fell upon the opportunity to rent this most amazing property in Belvedere. From the moment I stepped through the wrought iron gate (after catching my breath which had been stolen by the drop dead gorgeous views) as I wound down thee brick pathway through the spectacular rose & hydrangea gardens, I was head-over-heels in love!!! This place is absolutely magical… consider yourself warned, you will NEVER want to leave. We left after a 4.5 month "vacation" feeling so immensely sad that I couldn't help but sob as we climbed the stairs for the final time.

Imagine waking up to waves lapping at the docks with distant fog horns as your alarm clock... the sun rises over Angel Island directly viewed from the comfort of your four poster bed complete with luxury linens and warm down bedding! Ahhhh, there is no better way to start the day! Speaking of furnishings, the house is replete with extraordinary French and English antiques, amazing original artwork (you will be mesmerized by the Linda Cosgrove oils in the dining room), and hidden treasures to be discovered bit-by-bit in all of the nooks and crannies throughout the house. We spent countless hours watching aquatic mammals and birds, as well as spying on spectacular yachts through the incredibly cool vintage aviator binoculars mounted on a marvelous tripod in the sitting area perched over the water. Never a dull moment! And lest I forget to mention the ambiance in the dining room… imagine sharing meals under the light from 16 candle chandelier hanging from the vaulted roof and observing raccoon and deer frolicking in front of a shield shaped floor to ceiling window. Incredible!!! The kitchen, while small, anticipates your every need from utensils to spices, teas, etc. We had several large dinner parties during our tenure and never felt nuanced by the size or equipment. Lastly, the deck and docks provide the perfect setting for large get-togethers or small intimate morning "coffee & paper" routines.
Our teen age daughter hosted her 17th birthday here with paddle boarding and BBQ. The girls unanimously declared it the "best party ever"!

Finally, about your hosts: Meg & Michael are the most gracious, thoughtful concierges I have ever encountered. Being seasoned "pros" in the hospitality industry, they have anticipated your every need in advance. As they are local, any small wish or issue will be dealt with promptly and to your complete satisfaction.
  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Tiburon The Bay Area
St. Louis
5

A MAGICAL COTTAGE

  • 5 of 5
You have never been to such a charming cottage. It is nestled in the side of the hill adjacent to San Francisco Yacht Club overlooking the water. Myriad gardens, nooks and crannies create an almost mystical setting and remind you of an Italian coastal village. Meg and Michael could not be more gracious hosts and we're only sorry we did not have a chance to have dinner with them during our week. If you go, make sure you don't decide to stay over too long--- we want to stay there again. Mary and David, January 2013.
  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2013
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
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Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Romantic Getaway
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Tiburon The Bay Area
Houston, Texas
5

BELVEDERE PROPERTY

  • 5 of 5
Wonderful gorgeous views! Sincerely heavenly! Magical!
Lovely, warm, cozy home with a dock on water that is serene and peaceful !
Gracious , kind and hands on hosts!
One of kind find!
Beautifully decorated, fully equipped and private.
Would return every year!!!!
  • Submitted: Nov 17, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Cynthia,
Many many thanks for your wonderful note. It gives us real pleasure to have people like you experience the magic of Belvedere through our home!
All best wishes,
Meg and Michael
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Map

Nearest Airport
29.6 Miles
San Francisco International Airport
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Tiburon
Nearest Motorway
7 Miles
Highway 101
Nearest Beach
13.1 Miles
Cronkite Beach, Marin Headlands
Nearest Ski
204.7 Miles
Lake Tahoe, Sierras
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Downtown Tiburon
Car: recommended

Belvedere is one of the most charming places in the U.S. It was once the summer home destination for wealthy San Franciscans because of its beautiful 'banana belt' weather. It is an island that was connected to the Tiburon peninsula, and is wonderful for walking along its winding roads and up its walk-street stairways. In low tide, we love walking along the shore which is accessed by a short ramp from our dock.

Please enquire about availability as we do not maintain the public calendar.

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Availability & Rates

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Tiburon House Rental Rates

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Base Rate
7 night minimum stay
$4,025
$11,250
 
Discounts: 8 nights or more: $475 Nightly

Additional information about rental rates

50% deposit upon reserving
50% due 30 days before stay
$1500 security deposit
Notes Long-term rentals preferred.
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Amenities

Tiburon House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2900 sq. ft.
  • 3 stories
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Beachfront ...
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Iron & Board
  • Hair Dryer
  • Living Room
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Telephone
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Parking
  • Garage
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Catering Available ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Lower Level Bath - toilet , shower
    Main Level Power Room - toilet , Located off living room.
    Garage Suite Office/Bedroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Located on Lower level of two-floor space.
    Upper Level Shared Bath - toilet , tub , shower
  • 3.5
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Lower Level en Suite - 1 queen , Features sitting area, Bay views / access to exterior decks.
    Upstairs Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Upstairs with Fireplace + Bay views (shares bathroom)
    Upstairs Bedroom 2 - 1 double , Upstairs garden views (shares bathroom)
    Garage Office with Sofa Bed - 2 sleep sofa /futon , Studio with sitting area, airmattress sofa bed + full bath.
  • Three suites ideal for vacationing couples or family with two children. Upstairs has fireplace with sweeping views of the Bay plus garden bedroom (sharing bath). Lower suite has queen bed with sitting area and en suite shower. Forth bedroom/garage suite/office includes a sofa bed and sitting area overlooking the Bay through the tree tops and lower level bath.
Entertainment:
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Books
  • Music Library
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio
  • Balcony
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • health/beauty spa
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
  • boating
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • kayaking
  • rock climbing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Weekly housekeeping and garden maintenance is included, and daily is optional at a per diem rate.
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