UNIQUE FLOATING-HOME ON SAN FRANCISCO BAY

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house boat
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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UNIQUE FLOATING-HOME ON SAN FRANCISCO BAY

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Floating Home, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths (sleeps 4); Water And Mountain Views

Our home is in sausalito’s unique waterfront community within the vibrant san francisco urban area. Our 2000 square foot, two-story home has wonderful views of mountains, bay, marinas, and sea birds.

Our house is nicely and comfortably furnished, with a fully-equipped, wrap-around kitchen with granite counters, 3 decks with great views, and is light and airy with lots of windows and skylights.

Downstairs, we have two bedrooms and two full bathrooms; the master bathroom is en suite, has double sinks and a combined large marble shower and jacuzzi which can fit 2 snugly. One bedroom also serves as a study. On the top floor there are a sun-filled living room, a modern kitchen, and a breakfast/music room in a full-floor open design with 12' ceilings.

Our home has paintings, photographs, and artifacts from our travels in the us, europe, africa, south and central america. We ask that you take care of them as you would your own things.

This home also has many amenities: hardwood floors, gas fireplace (sf summer nights tend to be cool), multiple open doors and windows (there is no humidity, so there are no mosquitoes), washer/dryer, jacuzzi tub, toto washlet toilet seats, adjustable tempurpedic king bed, piano, 2 bose wave radio/cd players, 3 tvs, wired and wireless internet access, directv with premium channel, dvd player, vcr, tivo, color copier/printer/fax and speaker phone.

We are minutes walk from bay-area public transportation and ferries. Our home comes with free parking. Please note that our home is non-smoking and that we cannot accept pets -- sorry.

The sausalito floating home community is a uniquely relaxing and beautiful setting that provides ready access to san francisco as well as to parks, beaches, and recreation areas of marin county and the napa/sonoma wine country.

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Suitability:
  • limited accessibility
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
owner/property manager (Owner)
Advertiser since 2012

About owner/property manager

We are a retired professional couple. Prior to moving to SF in 2000, we spent most of our professional lives in Washington, DC but are native New Yorkers. We have a second home in Manhattan which allows us to rent out our primary residence from time to time.

Jim worked for many years as a health care researcher in his own business and as part of a research institute. Eve worked for 20 years in the US Senate and managed several statewide political campaigns. After leaving the Senate she's consulted abroad for USAID, lectured and been an adjunct professor of political science.

owner/property manager purchased this house boat in 2000

Why owner/property manager chose Sausalito

There are over 400 floating homes in Sausalito and each one is unique. Features that make our home special are its comfort, openness and lightness. There are windows all around, 5 skylights, a large glass door leading to a large deck with extremely comfortable furniture, outdoor dining, and gorgeous views. The deck serves as an extension to the living room and is sheltered from the prevailing westerly winds. The interior design is open so that the entire top floor -- living room, kitchen, and music room -- are interconnected. Our travel artifacts and large collection of books and music make staying here a homey experience. And, like other homes in the area, we are close to recreation, cultural activities, and numerous restaurants.

What makes this house boat unique

You can rent a kayak in Sausalito & launch it from deck, if you like, or paddle around the floating home community. You can rent a bike and ride the Marin County bike path, both about a block from our house. You can conveniently visit the City by ferry or car, enjoy the many outdoor activities and scenic areas of Marin County or visit the wine country in less than an hour. You can also stay 'home' in Sausalito, take in the beaches, beauty, restaurants, galleries, shops, gourmet groceries, nearby cinema, playhouses, book stores and other cultural experiences.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house boat
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Travel with confidence
Travel with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
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Reviews

Reviews

4.9
based on 8 traveler reviews

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Unique Floating-home On San Francisco Bay
average rating of 4.875 based on 8 reviews
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Unique Floating-home On San Francisco Bay
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Sausalito The Bay Area
5

We loved the houseboat so much that we stayed in rather than sightsee!

  • 5 of 5
Eve's attention to detail -- including extensive recommendations for areas to see, grocery shops, and restaurants -- should have prepared us for how lovely the house would be. The long pier, lined by every kind of plant, including lime trees and orchids, led past funky, traditional, and decorated houseboats, each with its own personalty. Entering the door, we stepped in high ceilings, light, two decks, comfortable furniture, and amazing taste. Downstairs, a large master bedroom (with wonderful shower) faced the water. A second cozy bedroom faced the pier. That was only the beginning of the wonderful experience. We hope to return someday and will recommend that all our friends go to San Francisco just to stay there.

In terms of planning, you need a car to drive five or so minutes into town and the Golden Gate ferry - both of which were a treat.
  • Submitted: May 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Unique Floating-home On San Francisco Bay
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Sausalito The Bay Area
4

Floating-Home Fan

  • 4 of 5
If you've never stayed on a Houseboat, or more accurately a Floating-Home, this is a wonderful opportunity for a unique vacation. The location could not be more convenient to all the sights, activities and restaurants in San Francisco, Marin and Napa/Sonoma. The possibilities are endless. Or, sit and relax on the inviting deck and watch the activities of the shorebirds when the tide is out and the ducks when the tide is in.

This houseboat has an added bonus of a great location on the dock with only one immediate neighbor. The empty space on the other side provides a more open feel and better light and views. There is great morning sun and good light throughout the day. The home is described accurately and is even more pleasant and homey then the pictures show. Hard to capture in photos the open sunny feeling of this boat. The master bathroom is giant and luxurious. Because this is a lived-in home, one needs to be comfortable with the presence of the owner's possessions. Plenty of space was provided for our personal use and Eve and Jim could not have been more accommodating. Their genuine joy of sharing their special home with others was felt even in their absence and added to this unique and rewarding experience.

We hope we will be able to return for future visits and can highly recommend this rental to others.
  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Unique Floating-home On San Francisco Bay
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Sausalito The Bay Area
Chicago
5

Memorable and Unique Stay

  • 5 of 5
Our family stayed in this wonderful floating home full of interesting artifacts for a week this summer and would highly recommend it to others. All the amenities of home in a great location: minutes to downtown Sausalito, close proximity to the Golden Gate and downtown San Francisco as well as easy trips to Muir Woods, Point Reyes and the wine country. We enjoyed many an evening on the back deck, taking in the lights and Mt. Tam in the distance. The owners were very responsive and helpful – we received a comprehensive overview of the home as well as restaurant and neighborhood reviews – very helpful. This home is ideal for 4 guests and more with the use of an air mattress. All in all, a memorable stay in a unique setting – we will return!
  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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Unique Floating-home On San Francisco Bay
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Sausalito The Bay Area
Miami, Fl.
5

I Left My Heart in Sausalito

  • 5 of 5
This is a wonderful way to spend your vacation. Peaceful, cool, and beautiful vistas.
  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Unique Floating-home On San Francisco Bay
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Sausalito The Bay Area
miami, fl
5

vacation

  • 5 of 5
we had a great stay..everything you need as if you were in your own home is available and easily accessible..at times you felt as if you were home..would stay there again, no question..also, could not ask for a better location..dennis and susan and nicole..
  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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Unique Floating-home On San Francisco Bay
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Sausalito The Bay Area
Jacksonville, FL
5

Perfect place!!

  • 5 of 5
I stayed in this cute place for a week and loved it! The owners were very helpful and responsive. They provided us with so much info about the Bay area, we didn't need any tour books! Sausalito is a wonderful little town,and you can reach San Franciso quickly. Very close to the wine country as well. Will definitely return!! Suits 4 people perfectly, but 6 would really be a stretch. Enjoy!!
  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
23 Miles
San Francisco International
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Sausalito Ferry
Nearest Motorway
0.1 Miles
US 101
Nearest Beach
7 Miles
Rodeo Beach
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Car: necessary

The sausalito floating home community is a uniquely relaxing and beautiful setting that provides ready access to san francisco as well as to parks, beaches, and recreation areas of marin county and napa/sonoma wine country.

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Sausalito House Boat Rental Rates

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7 night minimum stay
$2,000
$4,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Notes Above rate varies by season, special events, length of stay and number of guests.
Immediate deposit upon booking; balance of rental fee, security deposit and cleaning fee 45 prior to arrival.
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Amenities

Amenities

Sausalito House Boat Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house boat
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Water View
  • Mountain View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Family
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Adventure
General:
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Internet ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Toaster
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Stove ...
  • Microwave ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub , bidet
    Guest Bath - toilet , shower , bidet
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , Tempurpedic Cal King
    Guest Bedroom - 2 twin/ single , trundle bed
  • Master bedroom has cal king tempurpedic bed that is split so that the head and feet can be raised separately with individual remote controls for each top mattress. Lots of windows provide views in three directions, with water and mountain views from the bed. Tv, tivo dvr, bose radio/cd player. Also has a lay-z-boy recliner and lots of books and cds. Guest bedroom has a day-bed/trundle-bed that also serves as a couch. The two beds can be used side-by-side or separated. Room also serves as a study and has 2 desks, our wireless network, and two wireless printers. Has a tv with directv satellite box but no dvr. Queen air-mattress can be used in either bedroom or upstairs with limited privacy.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Video Library ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • 3 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • limited accessibility ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • botanical garden
  • festivals
  • zoo
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • health/beauty spa
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • paddle boating
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • boating
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • medical services
  • massage therapist
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • kayaking
  • tennis
  • hiking
  • golf
  • swimming
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • deepsea fishing
  • pier fishing
  • mountain climbing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
Notes:
Lots of attractions and recreational opportunities nearby. Bike path, kayaking, hiking, beaches, redwoods, birding and more. 5 minutes from golden gate bridge and san francisco sights, entertainment, and restaurants. Half-hour from california wine country (napa, sonoma, russian river). Sea birds are plentiful and fun to watch from the decks, especially at low tide. Unique amenities include a piano in the music room, lots of books and cds, and amazingly comfortable outdoor furniture that makes the deck an extension of the living room.
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