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Designers Carriage House Retreat With Bay Views

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 850 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

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!

More Details

Owner
Yasmine McGrane
Member since: 2013
Speaks: french
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 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 Sausalito

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.

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.

Amenities

Sausalito House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 850 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
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:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • 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

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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average rating of 4.859649 based on 57 reviews
5

We WILL be back!!

  • 5 of 5

This place was AMAZING!!! So cute and quaint. Had all the major necessities and was an easy walk into town. Carriage house was very clean and just the right size for my husband and I. Could easily fit a small family with a couple kids as well. The perfect long weekend get away spot. HIGHLY Recommend and we will be back!!

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Lovely place, great location.

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed our stay in the carriage house. Yasmine was friendly and helpful as was her husband. Nice to come back to a quiet and peaceful location after a day in San Francisco. Lovely bedding and towels and a well equipped kitchen. An easy walk away from shops and restaurants . Short walk away from the ferry across the bay to San Francisco. Would definitely recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful and peaceful holiday escape

  • 5 of 5

The Carriage House was the perfect place for my parents when they came to visit me in SF. The space is roomy, yet cosy, a real home from home feel, and the morning sunrise was extra special they said! Great location to explore Sausalito and the bay area. Yasmine was really responsive before and throughout their stay.

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rustic Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Rustic cottage with lots of charm. Perfect getaway for the wife and I. And the best thing about this place is the location. Easy walk to dining and shops of Sausalito!

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Lovely, cosy cabin. Walk to shops and ferries

  • 5 of 5

We loved this property, sea views and quiet side street that you could walk down to shops, ferries etc. We did not use the car during our stay. Owners were so welcoming and helpful. Ferry across to San Francisco, buses all 5 minutes walk away

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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ozy, Quiet, and Picturesque

  • 5 of 5

A friend and I spent the weekend in this comfortable cottage with a view of the Bay and within easy walking distance to Sausalito. As the weather was delightful, we were able to sit out on the front porch and not only see the water views but also the houses perched high on the hills nearby. Yasmine's guide was quite helpful, as was the delightful coffee and Danish she left at our place from Cibo's. She welcomed us and answered all of our questions about the house. We found everything we needed there, with basics like sugar and such left by past guests, and spent Friday night sitting on the porch with wine and cheese purchased at the nearby Golden Gate Market. Being so close to the town enabled us to stroll along the boardwalk, and to sample the quality cuisine of Salito's, famous Fred's, with its deep-friend French toast, and the Seafood Peddler, all within an easy walk from our cottage. As well, we enjoyed the live music from the No Name Bar on our way home from dinner one evening, and being close to the ferry enabled us to visit San Francisco for part of the day, where we hiked the 400+ steps up Coit Tower! It was a delightful weekend, made all the more relaxing by the decor and furnishings at the cottage.

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning Fee $80

Email direct with any questions about date availability or minimum stay.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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