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Irene Fuller

Member since: 2005
Speaks: english

Sausalito Butterfly House: Bay Views /Quiet /Walk to Town & Ferry

10 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights


The Bay Area House Rental Photos and Description

Situated on a beautiful hillside spot in Sausalito's best region, the banana belt, our 3 bedroom, 3 bath Eichler period home is perfect for families or friends planning an extended stay to see the sights of the SF Bay Area, Wine Country and the coastline and communities both north and south of here. Sausalito is the perfect location to launch day trips to all the wonderful sights Northern California has to offer. Our home has 3 bedrooms and 3 baths and comfortably sleeps 6 people. We have wonderful close up views of the bay and harbor for almost every room in the house and from the deck and gardens. We are located in a quiet residential neighborhood just 2 blocks up from the center of town - with access to all the restaurants, shops and ferry by foot. We are situated on a cul-de sac of sorts so there is no through traffic to disturb the serenity.

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Irene Fuller (Owner)
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english


based on 10 traveler reviews

Sausalito Butterfly House: Bay Views /Quiet /Walk to Town & Ferry
average rating of 4.9 based on 10 reviews

Fantastic holiday home

  • 5 of 5

We spent a glorious week here. Ideal location for visiting San Francisco but staying somewhere out of the city. House very comfortable with superb views and nice top garden for breakfast in the sun. Very well equipped and Irene and Greg were v helpful with hints and tips about travel, eating out etc. Sausalito has a lovely marina (seals, pelicans and other seabirds) with places to eat. Ferry journey to and from SF very relaxing (but easy by car too). Lots of things to do from the house with a car including wine and cheese country tours, coastline walks, Silicon Valley, Berkeley...House would suit all ages but it is located on quite a steep hill (hence the views!).

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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What a view!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this home for 8 nights beginning 8/21, me & spouse, 20 year old daughter & my dad. We loved the home, the view, the patio and the location! It was a 20 minute walk to the ferry (30 for my dad who is 76). Irene was fabulous in assisting us with tips including where to get groceries & to get a Clipper card if going to SF more than a day, very helpful. The kitchen is very well equipped & beds comfortable. I love their décor. We only had 1 vehicle & a visitor briefly one evening had no issue parking behind us. My husband didn't have trouble with the driveway parking. We would definitely stay here again. My only suggestion for Greg & Irene would be to update the blankets, bed & pillow covers in the smallest of the 3 bedrooms. We spent a day in Russian River wine country, visited Bonita Pt. Lighthouse, Muir Woods, 3 days in SF included cable car & cc museum, Fisherman's Wharf, Pier 39, Coit Tower, lunch in North Beach, Alcatraz & Angel Island, a Giants game, biking in Golden Gate Park, kayaking at Sea Trek in Richardson's Bay & walking some of the GG bridge. It was a lovely trip.

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great vacation

  • 5 of 5

We recently returned from a trip to the Bay area and the house was a great location! It was perfect for our family of 4 (including 2 adult children). The kitchen is very well equipped although we only cooked one meal in. Greg and Irene provided extensive information and checked in on us throughout our stay (by email, not dropping by!) which was great as there was some road construction while we were there. The patio is amazing and extremely warm (no fog in Sausalito most days). Each bedroom has it's own bathroom either en suite or close by so there's great privacy too.

The area, of course, is amazing and the house is well situated to get anywhere. We hiked on Mt. Tam, traveled into the city a few times (Go Giants!) and visited surrounding areas (Napa, Santa Cruz, Half Moon Bay, Tiberon and Berkeley).

Was a great trip!

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Springfield, Illinois

Enjoyed family vacation!

  • 5 of 5

The Sausalito Butterfly house was just as described with wonderful bay views in a quiet neighborhood. It was very comfortable for our family of 5 and a great location for exploring the San Francisco area including Muir Woods and Napa Valley. Owners were very responsive and an added plus was the very well equipped kitchen.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Omaha, NE

Kathy S.

  • 5 of 5

The house was perfect for our family of 6, including two teenagers. We were not in need of anything that was not there for our use. The view was wonderful and the chance to enjoy it from the patio was relaxing and addicting! The walk to town not bad but the hike back up was a bit taxing as we did it sometimes three times a was worth it so as to not have to drive for such a short distance. The parking was tricky (we had a minivan) but very doable with paying attention. Catholic church just a few blocks away was welcoming for daily and weekend mass. The tv/stereo system and manual were much too daunting but that was fine in that the view was entertainment enough! We were able to hard wire for internet but not get wireless (we did not try to contact owners for this as we just did without...on vacation anyway!) The owners were accessible by email (presumably by phone too but not needed). Very intersting/unique front door! Enjoy your stay!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Washington, DC

Wow, what a house!

  • 5 of 5

I was really afraid this house sounded too good to be true, but the house and the view are actually even more beautiful than the photos, and for such a stylish house, it's really comfortable and family-friendly. Loved sitting out on the patio, loved the extremely well-equipped kitchen, loved the reliable wifi, and loved the beautiful decor. Everything was perfectly clean and very thoughtfully arranged.

The owners were very clear and professional from start to finish -- the contract was clear and they followed it, the instructions before we arrived and in the house manual worked perfectly (I loved that they labeled the drawers that we were supposed to use), the restaurant recommendations were spot on (we really loved Avatar), and everything was as described in the listing.

It is on a very, very steep hill (hence the fabulous unobstructed view), and getting into and out of the carport is a little scary. (The listing warns about this, but I didn't take it as seriously as I should have.) And although it's extremely close to downtown and attractions, walking to them requires good shoes and some exertion because the hill is so steep. And the a/v system in the house is really good and fancy, but also a little intimidating to use -- you really do have to follow the instructions in the House manual carefully and in order.

We liked Wellington's, and our 3-year-olds loved the Bay Area Discovery Museum. And everyone liked riding the ferry to San Francisco.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
San Francisco
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Sausalito - Golden Gate
Nearest Train
10 Miles
San Francisco
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
RTE 101
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Harbor Blvd
Car: not necessary

Sausalito is a beautiful, small bayside town just a short ride by ferry across the Bay or car across the Golden Gate Bridge to San Francisco


Rates & Availability

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Cleaning $175

Refundable security deposit of $750 is required to reserve. Rental fees are due 30 days in advance of arrival.

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The Bay Area House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Water View
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2), Baby Cribs (1) Packnplay
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

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