Stay aboard the “Top Hat” a large oval 3 level floating home delightfully decorated by Renaissance Pleasure Faire founder Ron Patterson in his tasteful “deco” style. This impeccably maintained 2 bedroom wooden “lake boat” is full of comforts, whimsy, and light. Sleeps 4 adults (plus up to 2 children 9 or older), and has a 360 degree view of the Tiburon Peninsula, Mt. Tamalpais, the Sausalito Yacht Harbor, and the majestic ‘fog waterfall’ that graces the hills above Sausalito most evenings. Relax on the shaded top deck and enjoy the view while being kept company by the resident Great Blue Heron and White Egrets. Two bottles of complimentary sparkling mineral water provided. Amenities include a large galley with 4 burner gas range & oven, microwave, a fully equipped kitchen with service for 6, tile shower, Jacuzzi tub, separate toilet, 2 extra (shared) bathrooms with shower on shore. Wireless high-speed internet, sound system, 1 Queen, 1 Full bed, plus one Full futon couch bed in den. Wood burning pot belly fireplace, and all the little comforts of home. Berthed in an eclectic 'bohemian' Marina, the Top Hat is walking distance to downtown Sausalito and Caledonia Street's many 'locals' restaurants, great shops, movie theater and more. Reserve your “Top Hat” stay today!
My family and I have lived in Marin County and San Francisco since 1970. Our father Ron Patterson purchased the 'Top Hat' as the fulfillment of a life long dream to live aboard a boat in Sausalito. After he passed in 2011, we decided to fully restore the boat to its 'art deco' glory and detailed comforts and make it available to family, friends and vacationers.
The Sausalito and bayside environment is one of the most vibrant and visually rich places in the region. Spending time on the bay and in this unique 'bohemian' live-aboard Marina is a fabulous way to feel like an instant local. Our eccentric neighborhood includes a retired Tug, a Chinese Junk, and a miniature Paddle Wheel. The 'Top Hat' is an amazingly artistic, classic, and comfortable place to stay. If you are looking for a the perfect 'bay side cottage' to escape to, this is it.
The fact that you are walking distance from Caledonia Street (two blocks up Locust from the Marina) provides a relaxed way to shop for groceries or enjoy the many local eateries as well as the larger establishments (also walking distance via a stroll past the Yacht Harbor) in downtown Sausalito that overlook the city lights of San Francisco and the bay. Truly the best of both worlds.