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Waterfront Ark on the Edge of the Bay in Heart of Sausalito

Sausalito, CA, USA
  • House Boat
  • Bedrooms1
  • Sleeps3
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 nights

Waterside unit of House Boat, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

'The Ark Julie Marlowe' - An ark is a house built on pilings over the water. Ours is located in downtown Sausalito in front of the yacht harbor.

The waterside unit has a sitting room, bedroom and full kitchen opening to a large deck over looking the yacht harbor. There is a queen bed and a full sleeper sofa in the living room. This unit has pocket doors that may separate the living room area from the bedroom.

*Waterfront Unit is $250 a night + cleaning + Service fee

You may also rent the Town Side Unit of the Ark Julie Marlowe for an additional charge (VRBO property ID 804000) and connect the units if you have a larger party. The town side unit can accommodate another 2-4 people.

The Ark Julie Marlowe consists of TWO SEPARATE one bedroom units which may be connected if both the Waterside and Town Side units are rented together.

*Town Side Unit is an additional $200 a night + cleaning

30 minutes to Muir Woods. 45 minutes to Wine Country, 15 minutes to San Francisco.

Keywords: Ark, waterfront


Julie Wu

Member Since 2000
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Calendar last updated:
Apr 17, 2018
About Julie Wu

An Ark is a house on piles over water with one end connected to land, I was very fortunate to be able to purchase this building in 1986-- The ark is now a historic building erected in 1917- I am the third owner. The original house was a barge jacked up on piles. I personally rebuilt the house in 1986 in the same theme of the original barges.

Julie Wu purchased this House Boat in 1986

Why Julie Wu chose Sausalito

Sausalito is a very unique town with yachts and water on one side and shops, restaurants on the other side and beautiful houses covering the hills. Very much like the Med. in Europe

What makes this House Boat unique

Our Ark is in the center of the downtown area-park your car in our private space in front of the ark and walk across the street to shops,coffee houses, restaurants, markets, boat rentals, bike rentals and the ferry to San Francisco is 5 mins walk down yacht strand next to the ark.


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 1 Bedrooms, Sleeps 3
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen, 1 sleep sofa /futon, full sleeper sofa in the living room.
      • The waterside unit has 1 bedroom and 1 Bath and a full sleeper sofa in the living room. You may also rent the Town Side unit of the Ark (VRBO Property Listing #804000) if you need an additional bedroom. There separate 2 units for rent with 1 Bedroom EACH. If you rent both units they can be connected. Each unit has a Queen size Beds (1) and a Sleeper Sofa (1).


      • 1 Bathroom
        • Shower over a bathtub.

        Location Type

          • Oceanfront
          • Water View


              • Guests provide their own meals


                  • Clothes Dryer
                    There is a shared washing machine and dryer available for use. Please note that this is a shared space with both the Waterside and Town Side units with the primary use of washing linens during rental
                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Heating
                    Heater thermostat located in the kitchen. **NO AIR CONDITIONING**
                  • Internet
                  • Iron & Board
                  • Linens Provided
                    All linens provided with rental" -Sheets -Pillows -Comforters
                  • Parking
                    1 spot provided for each unit. Additional parking available around the corner for $5 a day. Less than one block away.
                  • Towels Provided
                    All towels provided. -Bath Towels -Hand Towels -Washcloth -Dish Towel
                  • Washing Machine
                    There is a shared washing machine and dryer available for use. Please note that this is a shared space with both the Waterside and Town Side units with the primary use of washing linens during rental


                      • Coffee Maker
                        Coffee maker and coffee filters provided. Coffee grounds not provided.
                      • Cooking Utensils
                        basic cooking utensils provided
                      • Dishes & Utensils
                        Dishes, silverware, serving dishes, etc.
                      • Kitchen
                      • Microwave
                      • Oven
                        Full size stove and oven with gas burners
                      • Pantry Items
                        basic spices, olive oil, among other things.
                      • Refrigerator
                      • Stove
                        Full size stove and oven with gas burners
                      • Toaster


                          • Dining Area
                          • comfy seating for 4 people


                              • DVD Player
                              • Satellite / Cable
                                Basic Cable.
                              • Television
                                TV in the bedroom area.


                                  • Deck / Patio


                                      • restaurants

                                        Leisure Activities

                                          • boating
                                          • shopping
                                          • sight seeing
                                          • wildlife viewing

                                            Sports & Adventure Activities

                                              • golf
                                              • tennis

                                                73 Reviews


                                                Latest reviews

                                                Waterfront haven

                                                David H.Texas

                                                My second stay here. Great location, well equipped and comfortable.

                                                Cute place to stay. Touch noisy. Would return.

                                                Very cute place. Perfect for two people. Great location. Great light. Loved the deck. Loved the linens.

                                                Pay attention to the directions- cabin is not exactly at address listed. Look for it at Pine and Bridgeway next Bocce.

                                                Lower lock on the front door sticks but with patience we got it open after a few minutes.

                                                Relaxing waterfront view at an affordable price

                                                karen G.

                                                The house was even better than the pictures. The bed was very comfortable, and I loved the ocean themed sheets. The bathroom had plenty of counter space for all our stuff, and there was plenty of hot water. The size was perfect for 2 adults and 2 dogs. There is a small open park within walking distance where we let our dogs off leash to play with other dogs. The shops and restaurants are within walking distance and nice just to stroll through with the dogs. We would definitely stay at The Ark again.

                                                Ideal location. Workable and comfortable interior.

                                                Dean S.

                                                Same as above. I’d do it again.

                                                A perfect way to enjoy Sausalito

                                                Cindi O.

                                                The Ark is in the perfect location to enjoy Sausalito. The ocean front setting is amazing, there are restaurants and coffee shops in any direction you walk, parking right in front and a short walk to the ferry.

                                                The house is very inviting and well stocked. The only reason I didn’t give it 5 stars is the bed is extremely firm.

                                                Overall I really enjoyed my stay but would recommend a cozy more comfortable bed.

                                                Excellent Location

                                                Beth R.

                                                The pictures don't do this property justice. Very relaxing and quiet location within walking distance to great restaurants, bakery, coffee shops and ferry. Will definitely stay again. Owner was great to work with and very quick to respond.


                                                Sausalito, CA, USA


                                                Additional information about rental rates

                                                This quote may not be accurate. Please see the below pricing information or email for accurate quote. $450 is the nightly rate for BOTH the Waterside Unit and the Town Side Unit. These units can be rented separately for the below: Waterside Unit is $250 a night + a one time $50 cleaning fee Town Side Unit is $200 a night + a one time $50 cleaning fee

                                                73 Reviews
                                                Excellent 4.6/5
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