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On the Water in Sausalito

11 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type house boat
Minimum Stay 4 - 30 nights

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house boat
Minimum Stay
4 - 30 nights


Tamalpais-Homestead Valley House Boat Rental Photos and Description

A newly renovated 2 bedroom 2 bath floating home.

Rates vary depending upon time of year and length of stay. Harbor rules apply. Contact owner for info and up to date availability.

Come and enjoy the unique experience of houseboat living! This 2 bedroom 2 full bath floating home is a charming getaway just minutes from San Francisco. The fully equipped kitchen with a dining area for 6 to 8 people opens up to the wonderful living room with vaulted ceilings and skylights. Enjoy morning coffee or a glass of wine on the spacious deck and then indulge in the spa/hot-tub…bird watching is a must! Local newspaper delivered to your front door daily.

Downstairs the Master bedroom suite has a king bed, cozy fireplace, large flat screen tv and the adjoining bathroom has a large double steam shower and double vanity. The 2nd bedroom has a queen bed situated next to the 2nd bath. Both bedrooms are on the lower floor.

  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 22, 2016
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based on 11 traveler reviews

On the Water in Sausalito
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews

Home Sweet Home!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved everything during our 10 day stay with our two children. The house is very warm and cosy, well furnished with comfortable beds and basic supplies, even found fresh coffee much to my delight! We were greeted with a a nice bottle of wine and found an organised folder with information on places to visit, local stores, restaurants, doctors etc. Janet is very accommodating, luckily we had the opportunity to meet upon our departure. We were all truly sad to say goodbye to such a beautiful, peaceful home with stunning views of the marina in an excellent location. We would highly recommend this hidden retreat to anyone. Thank you Janet for making our stay so memorable and hope to see you soon!

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful Sausalito Houseboat!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and two grown daughters spent 4 nights at this lovely houseboat in Sausalito. What a wonderful property! We felt very comfortable there from the heavenly beds, the well appointed kitchen, the comfortable living room, the cute loft, and the beautiful views of the birds and mountains from the deck. Everything has been thought of down to the last detail and the decor is lovely. Janet is great to work with and very prompt in all her communications. Our deposit was returned very quickly. The town of Sausalito is very quaint and the proximity to San Francisco and the Marin Headlands is excellent. I highly recommend this property to anyone looking for a fabulous visit to the Bay Area!

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved every minute!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful property with great views. Well equipped with everything that you need and more.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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An experience of a lifetime!

  • 5 of 5

What a surprising treat. We came upon this Ark while looking for a place to stay while in the area for a nephew's "destination" wedding. It far exceeded our expectations. Coordination with Janet was easy. The place was immaculate, and all amenities were first rate. We were intrigued by the history of the Sausalito houseboats and found the area charming. Welcomed by a delightful bottle of wine on entry, we soaked in the views and the ambiance of the area. We would do this again in a heartbeat. The rooms are large and well furnished and the living areas are perfect for socializing. We are encouraging our other nephews and nieces to have their weddings in the Sausalito area so that we can return the this place!

  • Submitted: May 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Absolutely perfect vacation stay

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here recently for 2 weeks.

There were 6 of us and we were all very comfortably accommodated in the three spacious bedrooms, two bathrooms and the generous living spaces.

The property was very well appointed and had excellent appliances and everything we wanted and needed.

The views were beautiful and going to bed at night with the lights on the water and waking with the water at our bedroom window was delightful.

Parking was also very easy

We were sad to leave and will definitely return.

Janet was very easy to deal with and was very flexible and accommodating in terms of early check in which we were very grateful for. We didn't need a late check out but Janet also enables that where she can.

I highly recommend this property to anyone considering a San Francisco holiday.

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Loved it!!!

  • 5 of 5

This is an exceptionally lovely and extremely comfortable houseboat. All the first class amenities for a wonderful stay are provided -dreamy beds, lovely linens, inviting furniture throughout. All appears new and sparkling clean. The outside areas are well positioned for enjoying wonderful weather, if you are as lucky as we were. This particular dock appears quite upscale, with a spacious uncrowded feeling between the other floating homes. Accordingly, lovely mountain and water views can be enjoyed from many directions. Didn't want to leave this tranquil , relaxing environment and would love to return!

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
San Francisco
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Nearest Train
5 Miles
San Francisco
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
15 Miles
Stinson beach

We are minutes away from Muir Woods and the famous Redwood trees and approx 45 minutes to Napa Valley and the wine country. San Francisco is a 15 minute drive across the Golden Gate Bridge or a ferry boat ride from downtown Sausalito. Rent bikes for a beautiful ride into Mill Valley.


Rates & Availability

Tamalpais-Homestead Valley House Boat Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Oct 1 2016 - Apr 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
Nov 21 2016 - Nov 27 2016
7 night minimum stay
Flat fee
My Standard Rate
30 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,500
Cleaning $200

Please contact owner for any stays less than 1 month and monthly rate
100% refund with 30 days notice
50% refund with 15 days notice
No refund with less than 15 days notice
Please note there is a $50 administration fee for any cancellation

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Tamalpais-Homestead Valley House Boat Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house boat
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1750 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • 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 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , double steam shower
  • Master bath is newly renovated with steam shower and dual shower heads. Double vanities with marble carera counter tops.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 queen or 2 twins upon request
  • Bedroom 1-King Bedroom 2-Queen or 2 twins
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • water skiing
Please be aware that the maximum number of guest is 4 people, and not suitable for children. THERE IS NO SMOKING ANYWHERE ON THE BOAT OR OUTSIDE DECKS OR DOCK AREAS. Please note that the dock rules do not allow rentals for less than 30 days. Please contact me for availability and pricing. We are in a quiet community with full time residents who cherish their privacy and solitude, so please respect that when coming and going or on the docks. Please do not use jacuzzi and talk on decks after 10 pm.

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