Available June 26 - September 30 at $9,000/Month, utilities included. Ideal for America's Cup entertaining by those who want to experience the very best of houseboat living. Two beautiful bedrooms, the master bedroom with fireplace and hot tub on adjoining balcony. A second gorgeous bedroom with full bath. Library/reading room. First class kitchen with adjacent dining area and beautiful living room filled with ethic art from around the world. A 5 minute drive to the start of miles and miles of hiking looking out on the Pacific; 20 minute drive to central San Francisco and 60 minutes to Napa. Ideal for biking and kayaking. Roof garden with barbecue.
Whats around: Only a 5 minute drive to the golden Gate Bridge, two miles to the center of scenic Sausalito to shop, or dine, or to take a 20 minute ferry across the bay to San Francisco. Walking distance to miles of wonderful hiking trails, bike and walking paths through local bird preserve, easy kayaking on Richardson Bay, or a short walk to great restaurants. Catering or personal chef available.
Whats inside: It is a spacious, luxurious, architect designed, unique redwood and glass houseboat with over 3,000 square feet of living space on three floors, with a hot tub off the master bedroom, an interior atrium with tropical plants, and a lovely roof garden for relaxing and entertaining, which includes a barbeque . Two bicycles and two kayaks are provided for your use. It is historic, (Pavoratti slept here), romantic and fun. Totally renovated with great attention to detail.
Mid Level: Perfect for entertaining large, or small, groups. You enter into a vestibule, then continue on past a two story atrium into a a spacious living room and seated dining area, with quality furniture and art objects throughout. In the far right hand corner is a large window seat which can be used as a bed, that looks out onto beautiful Mt. Tamalpais. The state of the art kitchen has custom marble counters, professional stove, appliances, two-person eating counter. A beautiful bathroom with a Jacuzzi tub complete this floor. Tasteful artifacts abound as the owners are a former diplomat and a travel executive with a background in anthropology.
Lower Floor: There is a suite of rooms which include a beautiful Asian bedroom with sliding shoji screen doors from Japan and quality queen size bed. Adjacent to this bedroom is a comfortable sitting room with a pull out queen bed. The washer and dryer are also located on this floor.
Top Floor: This floor includes a very large, romantic master bedroom with high ceilings and gas fireplace, a king size four-poster bed. Off the bedroom is a comfortable library/reading room, while off to the other side is a balcony with a hot tub.
Roof Deck: A sturdy wooden slanted ship's ladder takes you from the top floor to the roof deck with panoramic views over the top of the other houseboats to a yacht harbor plus panoramic views of Mt. Tamalpais, and Richardson Bay. Furnished with a table, umbrellas, chairs, chaises, cushions, gas barbecue, and potted plants.
Seize this unique opportunity to experience the romance of houseboat living at its very best! This is the perfect place to be based during the 2013 Louis Vuitton Cup and Americas Cup finals.
Very unique, elegant yet casual, fun, and definitely an unforgettable vacation!
Keywords: Floating home
Wilford is a former U.S. diplomat (China), author, (The Tactics of Hope), and public speaker. Carole's background is in anthropology. In 1991, Carole founded Cross Cultural Journeys, a successful travel company that takes clients to exotic international destinations where indigenous people continue to live in traditional ways. While there we explore the healing and belief systems of the indigenous elders. We both have a lifetime of international travel and work behind and in front of us. Our home reflects our interests.
We enjoy living 'on the docks' in Sausalito. We moved here from Belvedere, CA. because we found the houseboat community filled with interesting, creative people with a casual, unpretentious, active, lifestyle. Being only 20 minutes by car to the middle of San Francisco for cultural, educational and social activities, and less than an hour from Napa and Sonoma and the beautiful wine country, are all big pluses. Hiking is five minutes away and the restaurants are great nearby. We feel we have the best of many worlds right here. We call our houseboat 'Dol Khayam, a Tibetan phrase which loosely translated means 'A place of rest, in the midst of a busy world'. That is the feeling we hope for all our guests.
Ours is a home that is ideal this year for a couple that appreciates the finer things in life and who would like to relax and entertain in style in one of the most unique homes in the San Francisco Bay area within minutes of all that the Bay area has to offer.