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Belvedere Luxury Flat with Spectacular Panoramic Views of San Francisco Bay

Bedrooms 1
Space 900 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 29 nights


About the property

Modern upscale comfort-one bedroom, one bathroom flat with sweeping bay views

Welcome to Golden Gate Hideaway! Enjoy the breathtaking views of Mount Tamalpais, the majestic Golden Gate Bridge, the sensational San Francisco skyline and the sparkling lights of Sausalito from your private lavishly appointed lower level flat. Interior is designed with the highest quality finishes - custom crafted kitchen with adjacent living area with flat screen TV; luxurious master suite with flat screen TV and stunning views from all rooms. Wonderful outdoor living with 2 view-oriented patios, Wolf gas barbecue grill, chaise lounges - truly a private sanctuary for quiet enjoyment and solitude.

Gorgeous, fully furnished, one bedroom, one bathroom chic flat. Walk down the lit stone walkway to your own apartment that overlooks a secluded wooded acre. This European style flat includes special touches such as a gourmet kitchen with butcher block countertops, double wide refrigerator with ice maker, and new stove/oven/dishwasher. Bathroom has been recently remodeled with Carrera marble tile floor, new vanity and sink. Relax and have the time of your life on the patio where you can watch the sun set behind the Golden Gate Bridge.

It's only a 3 minute drive or 15 minute walk to picturesque downtown Tiburon. Dine in one of many romantic restaurants, shop, or catch the ferry to explore Sausalito or San Francisco. If you're feeling more adventurous, head to Angel Island and rent a Segway or hike the trails. Catch the ferry in downtown Tiburon and arrive at the famous Ferry Building in San Francisco within 25 minutes. Enjoy the Farmer's Market, Hog Island oysters, and the 5 star Slanted Door restaurant. World-renowned AT&T Park is a short stroll from the Ferry Building, so catch a SF Giants game while in town.

Belvedere is a picturesque town of 2000 residents that is surrounded on 3 sides by the San Francisco Bay. For those who enjoy walks, there are picturesque public stairways and winding paths that lead into the town of Tiburon (great for photo opportunities). The property is so close to San Francisco and the adjacent towns of Sausalito and Mill Valley, yet you can enjoy the privacy of your beautiful flat that sits on a wooded, private acre of land.

It doesn't get any better than this. You'll never want to leave this idyllic setting!


More Details

Denise Ellison
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 28, 2017

About Denise Ellison

I am a recently married empty-nester who has been blessed to live in one of the most magical settings on the planet. It seems like the perfect opportunity to share this experience with others since I am now spending more time in my husband's neighborhood. I was born in San Francisco and work there as well, so I am happy to share everything I know with you to make your visit the best it can be.

Denise Ellison purchased this house in 1995

Why Denise Ellison chose Belvedere

You have to see it in person! The pictures do not do it justice. It looks like you could reach out and touch San Francisco, Sausalito, and the Golden Gate Bridge with your fingertips. When I saw this property 20 years ago the views were so mesmerizing, I knew that this is where I wanted to be!

What makes this house unique

Belvedere is a picturesque town of 2000 residents that is surrounded on 3 sides by the San Francisco Bay. For those who enjoy walks, there are forested public stairways and winding paths that lead into the town of Tiburon (maps provided). The property is so close to San Francisco and the adjacent towns of Sausalito and Mill Valley, yet you can enjoy the privacy of your beautiful flat that sits on a wooded, private acre of land.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Denise: David and I had a wonderful time at the cottage. Everything exceeded our expectations and we were able to get the rest and relaxation we were seeking. Amazing views. Visited our favorite places, Pt. Reyes, Napa, Ferry Building (Slanted Door), the Wharf, Marin Market and more. Thank you for the wine, crackers, cookies (yum) and the healthy touch of fruit. Lost your email address. Dave and I had a question about the coffee table, where you purchased.THANKS! Will book 2016 soon. Elaine
Aug 2015
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Belvedere House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • European style bathroom with tiled shower; NO bathtub
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • one queen bed with down bedding, Euro linens, and leather headboard
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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Belvedere Luxury Flat with Spectacular Panoramic Views of San Francisco Bay
average rating of 4.928571 based on 29 reviews

Best View !!!

  • 4 of 5

We especially enjoyed the beautiful view from the apartment, the outdoor terrasse and our daily walks through Belvedere.

Easy communication with Denise, she took care of everything !! Nice set up of the apartment and well equipped.

Queen Size bed a bit small for Swiss people :-) (not used to that) ... and for 5 weeks.

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This was our second visit, and we enjoyed it even better the second time (see earlier review below)

Golden Gate Hideaway provides a perfect setting for a couple to escape to a magical place. The apartment is perfect for two people, is wonderfully clean and attractively and functionally furnished, and is exceptionally well equipped with everything you might need. My wife and I love to cook and take advantage of the bounty of Northern California, and we had all the kitchenware and tableware needed.

You might find these things elsewhere, but the view is truly exceptionally spectacular. It is a panoramic view from every room and the patio of San Francisco, the Golden Gate Bridge, The Bay Bridge, Alcatraz, Sausalito and the Marin hills, and the Bay itself with all its activity. One could be happy for a very long time just sitting and watching this spectacular sea and landscape unfold.

Access to San Francisco and Napa Valley is easy and quick, as is the access to route 1 for sightseeing along the coast.

Denise is a wonderful and caring owner who wants everyone to be happy, and goes out of her way to be helpful. She is very responsive and fun to know.

We are already counting on our next return to GGH.

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Vancouver BC

Spectacular View -- Wonderful Owner

  • 5 of 5

We truly enjoyed our stay at Golden Gate Hideway. It’s a beautiful apartment (looks just like the pictures) with a spectacular view and the owner seems to have thought of everything to make us feel happy and welcome....starting with the welcome basket of fruit, biscotti, wine and fresh flowers. Everything was sparkling clean, well-stocked and organized. There was even a wrapped stick of butter in the refrigerator -- a brilliant and useful touch. My husband and I will definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Luxurious and Peaceful

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spend a most comfortable week at Golden Gate Hideaway! The panoramic view is breath taking: the city of San Francisco, the Golden Gate Bridge, the town and marina of Sausalito - wherever you look there is something to see!

The flat is clean, modern, and beautifully furnished. It is neat and very well equipped. We cooked indoors and also outside on the grill and found everything we needed. Candle-lit dinners on the patio with the soft glow of city and bridge lights in the distance was magical! Breakfast at the kitchen counter top was cozy and comfortable.

The property, high on a hill overlooking the bay, provides nature's theater. We loved watching two hawks with their tremendous wingspan soar overhead, and the flash of color from the blue birds was so pretty, but the family of deer suddenly appearing seemingly out of no where are what give Golden Gate Hideaway its serenity.

Denise stopped by to say hello early in our stay, and checked in with us through email several times to make sure we didn't need anything. We arrived to find a welcome basket with wine and snacks and a beautiful arrangement of wild flowers. There was also folder of information about the area including popular attractions, restaurants and shops. This is the rare property that is actually better than the photos! We would love to stay here again!

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful home and setting!

  • 5 of 5

It lived up to the listing description and much more! My husband and I stayed at this beautiful Belvedere home for 2 weeks and hated to leave. Not only were the views truly spectacular but the apartment was beautifully furnished, clean, very well maintained and completely comfortable. We had total privacy except for a family of deer who would occasionally lounge in our yard. We loved the setting in hilly Tiburon and would walk into town daily for a bit of exercise. We're sorry that Denise was out of town while we were there. We would have liked to have thanked her in person for her thoughtfulness.


  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Trinidad, California

Beautiful panoramic view !

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this beautiful 1 bedroom home for 10 days and really enjoyed our stay. The neighboring area is so peaceful and quiet. The location is not pedestrian friendly so taking a walk was a challenge for me unless my husband came along. With our busy and hectic work schedule we really needed to rejuvenate in serenity and we really appreciated that. This home is very clean, well organized and well thought-out on items visitors will need even an little as having a starch spray for your ironing. We met Denise, the owner who visits the unit once or twice a week. She was very accommodating, and friendly. The area is an older town so the homes may not be completely sound proof and sounds can be heard when owners visit upstairs but we didn't mind. It's a homey feeling overall. There are deer's roaming around the compound and in the neighborhood which we thought was an added beauty ! We would definitely re-visit when we can find the time to escape again!

From Trinidad, CA

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
San Francisco, Oakland
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Downtown Tiburon
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Mill Valley
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Ski
200 Miles
Lake Tahoe
Nearest Beach
30 Miles
Stinson Beach
Car: recommended

Belvedere is one of the most exclusive communities in the San Francisco Bay Area. Known for it's stunning views of San Francisco, Sausalito, and the Golden Gate Bridge, yet within close proximity to all the amenities that the Bay Area has to offer.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $100
Refundable damage deposit $500

$100 cleaning fee added to each booking. Extra maid service may be set up for an additional cost.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.