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Designers Carriage House Retreat With Bay Views

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Details
Property
house
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
1
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
3 nights

About the property

2 Story, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, With Water Views

This 1910 carriage house is a separate 850 sq. Foot home in the beautiful back garden of owner's historic family property in old town Sausalito (a breathtaking fisherman’s seaside town right over San Francisco golden gate bridge). Features include:

• arrive to a welcome tray with a seasonal, organic treat from Owner's favorite local coffee shop to help you settle into the moment.

• be inspired by the home's wonderful character throughout interior - fresh and airy painted all white interior and lovely hardwood floors, bead board ceilings and trim, shingle exterior. Renovated kitchen with granite countertops, appliances, and tile flooring. Victorian-style pedestal sink in bathroom with shower. Bedroom upstairs is on its own floor with high ceilings and lovely hardwood floors reminiscent of boat deck flooring. Great place for watching the sunrise. Partial view of san francisco bay from front porch, as well as your living room, kitchen, and upstairs bedroom. Private garden entrance through picket fence with easy street parking using owner's free guest parking pass that is provided during your stay.

• convenient access to inspire walking and public transportation - only 2 blocks to the waterfront, restaurants and public transportation bus stop, grocery store and coin laundromat or laundry/dry cleaning delivery service, 10 minutes to the Sausalito ferry terminal and shopping boutiques in town in one direction, and marin headlands national park in the other direction. 15 minutes into San Francisco across the golden gate or 30-45 minutes by bicycle.

• fully furnished with all necessities including queen size bed, dining table and chairs, side tables, couch, rugs, dishware and much more all in owner signature urban farmhouse style . Enjoy one-of-a-kind vintage items hand selected by owner at antique markets around the world designed to inspire you to slow down, simplify, and live life with passion.

• enjoy owner’s favorite decorating magazines and spiritual awakening, travel, organic cooking and lifestyle books.

Please note: this is a non-smoking property. No smoking is allowed inside the property or anywhere on property garden or exterior grounds. We also require guests to remove shoes before entering carriage house to keep cottage fresh and allergy free. We provide a convenient boot tray for guests to park shoes. Thank you!

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Owner
Yasmine McGrane
Member since: 2013
Speaks: french
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
January 18, 2017

About Yasmine McGrane

I am the founder of the lifestyle brand Maison reve (means dream home in french). My mother is suisse french and i grew up in Montreal. As a child, we were raised to enjoy simple living and now my passion is to inspire others to slow the pace of our busy lives down so we fully enjoy the moment of everyday life. My business has been featured in several national magazines showcasing our signature urban farmhouse design style that you will experience at the carriage house. I live with my Australian born husband (from Sydney) and our two children in our 1893 Victorian home that we fully restored a few years ago.

Yasmine McGrane purchased this house in 2004

Why Yasmine McGrane chose The Bay Area

Our main home and this seperate detached 1910 historic carriage house in the back garden of property are completely magical. I knew they were special the minute I first walked inside. They are one of the oldest houses in the whole Bay area, main house was built in 1893 by a shipyard captain with the carriage house in 1910. We spent 2 years fully restoring both places and the gardens. We feel very blessed to live in such a wonderful place and raise our young children here. It's not just the spectacular view and all the places to explore, it's the birds that visit the garden each morning, the lovely trees and just the energy of this place is serene. When my husband and I stand on our front porch at night and watch the moon and stars above catching the shimmering light on the Bay it still takes our breath away every time.

What makes this house unique

The views inspire you to feel grateful for everything in life. The location inspires you to walk to the downtown, take a ferry and explore San Francisco, Napa or Sonoma wine country, the redwood trees in Muir Woods, the lovely California beaches or skiing in Lake Tahoe. The property is a magical retreat in the heart of everything you want to experience. We feel enormously grateful to be able to share this with others from all around the world.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(36 traveler reviews)

Designers Carriage House Retreat With Bay Views
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 36 reviews
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Beautiful historical rental in lovely Sausalito!

  • 3 of 5

The Carriage House and Yasmine were absolutely lovely. We loved the location. Yasmine was very sweet, sending a wonderful welcome packet and meeting us upon arrival. The one recommendation I would have for this rental is updating the mattress, as it was incredibly hard and uncomfortable, making it difficult to sleep. I was really disappointed as comfortable beds are high on the list for me when I pick a vacation rental...the hubby and I ended up sleeping on the comfy couch for part of the night because the bed was just too painful!

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Angelica for staying at the carriage house! Your feedback about the mattress is helpful. Funny, as the most popular thing guests have said they love the most about the cottage is how comfortable the mattress is! Some have literally asked me the brand so they can get the same one at home. But your feedback is great as it reminds me that like in the Goldilocks and the three bears children's story everyone has such different comfort needs :-) It's why I leave different kinds of bed pillows for guests to choose the one that is best for them. So based on your great feedback I will leave a super soft mattress topper that guests can put on top of the mattress if they want it really soft. I am happy you found the sleeper sofa comfortable. But I wish I had known as I would have ran out to get you the mattress topper that day to make your stay the best experience possible. I do hope you have a great 2017!
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Sweet Sausalito Hideaway

  • 5 of 5

We arrived for a three night stay to visit our daughter who lives on the "west coast". The Carriage House was a delightful getaway for the three of us to hang out and enjoy being together. After a nice walk into Sausalito, we returned to find a bag of freshly ground coffee and beautiful cookies from the nearby cafe Cibo (be sure to visit) waiting for us from our hostess. Sorry to have missed meeting Yasmine. Hope to return again someday and perhaps meet you then. Lovely, comfy getaway.

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Visiting Sausilito

  • 5 of 5

Stayed here for three nights,a very peaceful place to stay although only a short walk from busy Sausilito. Plenty to do in the area within a short drive and then nice to go back to The Carriage House to relax. Yasmin has created the perfect place to relax and enjoy the peace and quiet. Well equipped place everything you need to enjoy a stay.

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Adorable!

  • 5 of 5

What a great place to stay! I misread the description and thought that we would have the main porch of the house - didn't realize it was on the same property. Not a problem at all! The host were amazing - a quick hello and gave us our privacy! House was very well stocked - great French Country charm to it. One of my favorites was the "Inspirational Quotes of the Day" that the host, Yazmine had. Great location - couldn't ask for a better one! Great view from the upstairs bedroom - close to so many things to do...or not do! Don't miss out!

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Recreative

  • 4 of 5

We, two ladies from Europe, enjoyed our stay in the sparrow house as well as in Sausalito, which is a good location to slow down.

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quaint, Lovely Carriage House

  • 5 of 5

This Carriage House was lovely. We had everything we needed and the description was exactly what we were expecting and more....quite comfortable! It was very clean and the location was superb to enjoy Sausalito and the San Francisco area. My daughter and I spent a girl's vacation here and would definitely rebook this property for our next trip! Thank you Yasmine and thanks for the coffee and cookies on arrival!

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
22 Miles
San Francisco International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Aurora
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Sausalito - San Francisco Ferry
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Presidio Golf Course
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Amtrak Train Station
Nearest Motorway
0.25 Miles
Highway 101
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Aurora
Nearest Ski
190 Miles
Lake Tahoe
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
Swede's Beach
Car: not necessary

Imagine walking through a white picket fence, passing organic vegetables and smelling the scent of lemon thyme as you travel the winding path to your front door. Take a leisurely stroll up secret staircases between beautiful Victorian homes in old town sausalito at the end of the day. Awake to blue jays chirping as you meditate in your airy upper bedroom. Clip fresh mint from your porch garden and sip in a vintage tea cup while watching the sun rise each morning. Walk to a local yoga class on a saturday morning just 10 minute from home. Enjoy a fresh baked croissant at local coffee shops while people watching. Lay in bed as you listen to the mystical fog horns on a quintessential San Francisco evening while immersed in a good book. Walk to the ferry terminal just 10 minutes walk away passing fishing boats and rowers out on the bay before taking a ferry into san francisco for site seeing, Visting Alcatraz or perhaps exploring the San Francisco ferry building. Bike on a sunday morning to sausalito’s farmers market and take cooking classes at one of many local cooking schools. Treat yourself to a spa day at great spas like Cavallo point just 5 minutes away. Share a moment with a friend or family member and glass of wine watching the sunset and sailboats drifting by without leaving your front porch. Relax into the person you were born to be.

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Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning Fee $80

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Sausalito House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 850 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Resort ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , also with 3 levels of shelving, clothes hooks and towel rod
  • New pedestal sink, oval mirror and sconces, toilet, and rain shower head. Nice details such as white shelving, bathrobe hooks, and towel rod made from a birch beach branch to bring the feel of nature indoors. Please bathroom is on ground floor, not on top bedroom floor.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , 1 sleep sofa /futon , twin or queen size air mattress or baby crib can be provided
  • home has a very large upstairs bedroom with queen bed and two windows including one from bed looking out to San Francisco Bay. We can also provide guest a double size comfortable air mattress or baby crib both with pillows and linens if requested at booking. These can easily be set up in large upstairs bedroom or on main floor downstairs.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

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