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WATERFRONT ARK ON THE EDGE OF THE BAY IN HEART OF SAUSALITO

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Advertiser since: 2000
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Speaks: english
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house boat
Minimum Stay nights

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Advertiser since: 2000
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Response time:
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Response rate:
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Calendar last updated:
November 11, 2014
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WATERFRONT ARK ON THE EDGE OF THE BAY IN HEART OF SAUSALITO

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house boat
Minimum Stay nights

Overview

Sausalito House Boat Rental Photos and Description

House Boat, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 2-6)

'The Ark Julie Marlowe' - An ark is a house built on pilings over the water. Ours is located in downtown Sausalito in front of the yacht harbor. It consists of two separate one bedroom units which may be connected if desired.

The waterfront unit has a sitting room, bedroom and kitchen opening to a large deck over looking the yacht harbour.

The street front unit has a bedroom, sitting room and a small kitchen (2 burner stove) with a private deck on the street side.

Both units are beautifully decorated for a quiet stay (NOT for parties) - each unit sleeps two - three. Each unit has a queen size bed and a full pull out couch. There are pocket doors in each unit to seperate the bedroom from the living room.

30 minutes to Muir Woods. 45 minutes to Wine Country, 15 minutes to San Francisco.

Keywords: Ark

Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Owner
Advertiser since: 2000
Call Owner
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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
70%
Calendar last updated:
November 11, 2014

About The Owner

An Ark is a house on piles over water with one end connected to land, I was very fortunate to be able to purchase this building in l986-- The ark is now a historic building erected in 1917- I am the third owner. The orignal house was a barge jacked up on piles. I personally rebuilt the house in 1986 in the same theme of the original barges.

The Owner purchased this house boat in 1986

Why The Owner chose Sausalito

Sasalito is a very unique town with water on one side and beautiful houses climbing up the hill side,

very

Sausalito is a very unique town with yachts and water on one side and shops, resturants on the other side and beautiful houses covering the hills.

very much like the Med. in Europe

What makes this house boat unique

Our Ark is in the center of the downtown area-park your car in our private space in front of the ark and walk accross the street to shops,coffee houses, resturants, markets, boat rentals, bike rentals and the ferry to San Francisco is 5 mins walk down yacht strand next to the ark.

Why HomeAway

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

4.8
based on 21 traveler reviews

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Waterfront Ark on the Edge of the Bay in Heart of Sausalito
average rating of 4.7619047 based on 21 reviews
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Waterfront Ark on the Edge of the Bay in Heart of Sausalito
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p5369vb
-+ (415) 299-9113 (California, USA)
Sausalito The Bay Area
San Francisco, California USA
5

Lovely ark, wonderful stay

  • 5 of 5
We stayed on the street side (this is misleading, it's really nowhere near the street) and had a perfect weekend. The ark was beautiful and peaceful, and conveniently located to everything I had planned for that weekend. I didn't bring a car, so location was extremely important to me. Several outdoor cafes were only steps away, and the more populated tourist section was only a few blocks. Our morning walks along the shore and to the houseboats on Napa were one of the many highlights of our stay.

Inside the ark was extremely quiet, even with the bar/restaurant next door (and it was World Series week!) . It was furnished with everything I needed, and then some. Really well thought-out. The side deck was the perfect place to enjoy a cup of tea in the morning or a glass of wine in the afternoon. The decor was charming and comfortable.

I will definitely stay at the ark the next time I am in Sausalito. I live across the bay in San Francisco, so I suspect the ark will be my go-to place whenever I need a staycation. Next time, I'll try the water side.

Oh, the poached egg at Cibo? I'll be back.
  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing
business
Waterfront Ark on the Edge of the Bay in Heart of Sausalito
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p5369vb
-+ (415) 299-9113 (California, USA)
Sausalito The Bay Area
-
5

Wonderful Tim Wonderful Location Wonderful Space

  • 5 of 5
We flew out from Chicago to the second international Boogie Woogie festival in San Francisco. We rented the houseboat with friends (a perfect arrangement, we took Water and they took Land and we all had morning coffee's from Cibo on the deck each morning before we left for the day-so easy, Cibo was just across the street so we could also meet with family and friends in the area in an city that was fun to visit with lots of easy restaurants to walk to-we found our accommodations charming and perfectly appointed. Parking come with the rental was a huge plus. Easy in, easy out! a perfect weekend get away. And we are looking forward to coming back again!
  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
business
Waterfront Ark on the Edge of the Bay in Heart of Sausalito
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p5369vb
-+ (415) 299-9113 (California, USA)
Sausalito The Bay Area
PA
5

Wonderful stay, immaculate, perfect location and lovely owner.

  • 5 of 5
We stayed in the town side of the ark and had a wonderful time. The unit was immaculate when we arrived and filled all of our needs. However, on our way out to dinner the night we were there we locked ourselves out. (oops) The owner was very gracious and came over from San Francisco to let us back in.

I didn't think to climb in a window as the last reviewer mentioned, but can only imagine that b/c there was no key in the lock box and the place was not immaculate that the cleaning crew was still working on the unit.

We had dinner at the Seafood Peddler, yummy...If you are there in time for lunch, or are looking for a lighter dinner, Hamburgers at 737 Bridgeway makes a delicious burger, and we went to Fred's also on Bridgeway for breakfast, it's the place where the locals go, very good.
  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
business
Waterfront Ark on the Edge of the Bay in Heart of Sausalito
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p5369vb
-+ (415) 299-9113 (California, USA)
Sausalito The Bay Area
2

No Key in the Lockbox......Climbed in a window, not properly cleaned.

  • 2 of 5
Got off to a VERY BAD start! Long, frustrating story made short......No key in the lockbox when I arrived. Placed phone calls to both Johnathan and Julie and received their voice mails, so I left messages. Called the 3rd # provided and was told it would take him 1 to 1 1/2 hours to get to me. That didn't work for me....I had a surprise birthday party to get to. I found an unlocked window, and fortunately I am an agile 67 year old woman and was able to climb in. The keys were on the kitchen counter.
The condition of the Ark was much less than expected from prior reviews. There were a bunch of dishes that I guess had been washed, and left on the counter to dry. There were toothpaste spatters on the bathroom mirror, neither the kitchen or bathroom counters had been wiped down, there was left over, partially used food in the refrigerator, a dirty glass (complete with left over wine and lipstick) in the cabinet, there was a throw rug left laying out on the deck, along with a used towel draped over a chair..???? I felt like I had interrupted someone in the middle of cleaning....only there was no one around. I checked to see if the sheets on the bed were clean, and it appeared they were, so I unloaded my car, freshened up and proceeded to head to my niece's "surprise" birthday party. I arrived late, due to this fiasco, so I missed the family "Surprise".
I finally received a phone call from Johnathan the next day at about 10:30. He was very apologetic and offered to refund me 1/2 of my money. How does one put a price on missing the "surprise" part of my niece's 50th birthday and the fact that I cleaned the Ark before I even felt comfortable in there. Even so, for four days I hesitated to use anything or even sit on anything ( I used a towel) for fear it wasn't clean. However, I felt that Johnathan sounded very sincere and his offer was gracious; this is the only reason I am giving them two stars.
This experience is exactly why I hesitate to use VRBO and others. It's a shame, because the "Ark" was as is shown in the pictures and should have been a pleasant, relaxing get a way. It is not fancy, and unfortunately in my case, not clean, but the location was convenient. Do be prepared though, there is a bar/restaurant next door (Bar Bocce) and it can be quite noisy until about 10:30 p.m.
I hesitate to recommend this to anyone based on my experience.
  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
business
Waterfront Ark on the Edge of the Bay in Heart of Sausalito
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p5369vb
-+ (415) 299-9113 (California, USA)
Sausalito The Bay Area
5

perfect location in Sausalito

  • 5 of 5
Had a great stay here. Owners were easy to deal with and everything went very smoothly. We had just the town side unit while others were in the water side unit. This was not an issue at all. I don't think we ever heard each other.

Location - there really is no better location in town for houseboat type accommodations. When i was looking for options, i did not realize how far out of the downtown area some of them are. We had a car but would have been fine without it for this part of our trip. Can't say enough good about location.
  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
business
Waterfront Ark on the Edge of the Bay in Heart of Sausalito
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p5369vb
-+ (415) 299-9113 (California, USA)
Sausalito The Bay Area
5

outstanding rental

  • 5 of 5
We rented this delightful "home on stilts" for 3 nights in March. Our son lives nearby and we have visited this area numerous times, so had the advantage of being familiar with the area. The Ark is a delightful setting on the water. We throughly enjoyed watching all the nautical activity that abounds. The accomodations were spotless and everything one needed was at hand. THe owner, Johnny, was easily accesible and eager to assist! We will definitley rent this darling spot again, and take advantage of all the activities that are offered nearby.
  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

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Rates & Availability

Sausalito House Boat Rental Rates

Notes

  • $160-$195/nt
  • US Dollars
  • Waterfront Unit (Sleeps 2) .. $195/night for 2 people
  • Streetside Unit (Sleeps 2) .. $160/night for 2 people
  • One time cleaning fee of $50
  • *For a third person using the sofa bed add $25
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Amenities

Sausalito House Boat Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house boat
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Attractions:
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • tennis

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3 - 4 night minimum stay
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