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Julie Wu

Member since: 2000
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Speaks: english

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

38 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type house boat
Minimum Stay 30 nights

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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

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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Julie Wu (Owner)
Member since: 2000
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Speaks: english

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 The Bay Area

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.


based on 38 traveler reviews

Waterfront Ark on the Edge of the Bay in Heart of Sausalito
average rating of 4.5263157 based on 38 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed the week tremendously. Was able to share both units with family. Nothing was lacking in the way of amenities. Of course waterside unit came with a VIEW!

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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The ONLY place to stay

  • 5 of 5

This is a true gem in the heart of Sausalito. You're so close to all the action of Sausalito but not bothered by the hoards of tourists getting off the ferry from SF. You can truly pretend to be a local. You're also quick access to SF by ferry, bus or car. Or get to the Marin Headlands, MT Tam and other North Bay destinations (wine country!!!) in no time.

We stayed for a family vacay, rented both units and had a 3-year old and infant in tow. We were able to set them up for bed and enjoy the large deck with them comfortably close.

The rental itself was clean, well appointed and had all the extras we needed. Laundry on site, plenty of towels and linens and kitchen wares made the stay very comfortable.

Highly recommend to anyone visiting SF or Marin!

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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A gorgeous view and convenient location for donning.

  • 4 of 5

We spent a lovely evening on the waterside of The Ark. The view was gorgeous and we were able to walk to dinner and breakfast in the area. The bar next door didn't bother me one bit as other reviewers mentioned. There were several families quietly enjoying the beach behind the bar. I didn't find the bar to be particularly loud, even with the Warriors in the playoffs that same night. We would stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Great Place and Location

  • 5 of 5

We loved the place. It has the best location. Is very clean. Will love to be back here.

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Absolutely Wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our two night stay on the Waterfront Ark. We stayed in the side with the water view. It was so relaxing. We did a lot of walking through Sausalito during the days we were there, the town was full of activity and sounds. As soon as we entered our little get-away, we found peace and quiet. Sitting out on the deck was awesome. We could hear the Bocce Bar next door a little bit, but not bad. It just sounded like people having fun, nothing annoying.

The little house is fitted with comfy home-like furnishings and a well furnished kitchen. The bed was a little hard for us, we're used to a softer bed. But all in all, it's a very comfortable place to stay and it's filled with lots of natural light. The view of the boating area off the big deck is nice too, both morning and night where the lights twinkle nicely. The shower is awesome!

The Ark is located in a great spot near lots of fine dining restaurants and some more simple places too. For one of our dinners we picked up fresh crab at the seafood restaurant two blocks away and enjoyed it on the deck with a bottle of wine. It was great! We were able to bring our little labradoodle along too. We enjoyed our walks to the nearby park.

The hostess, Julie, is prompt in replying if you need to contact her for anything. She seems to be very accommodating to her guests. We will definitely return to the Ark on our next stay in Sausalito. You should too, you'll be glad you did.

  • Submitted: May 25, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Relaxing, magical, serene

  • 5 of 5

I brought our four teenagers and our German exchange student for three nights during Soring break. We rented both units and had an amazing time. The space was perfect, the view of the bay was magical and tranquil and the location cannot be beat. You are steps from all the shopping, restaurants, and vistas that Bridgeway has to offer.

I grew up in Marin and moved to So Cal 20+ years ago. I cannot begin to tell you how nice it was to be home again and this location was absolutely perfect.

We look forward to returning in 2017, thank you!!!!!

  • Submitted: May 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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Nearest Airport
22 Miles
San Francisco International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Bar Bocce
Nearest Ferry
0.5 Miles
Sausalito Ferry Landing
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Bar Bocce
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Sausalito House Boat Rental Rates

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30 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $50

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Sausalito House Boat Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house boat
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 1 Bedroom, 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).
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • tennis

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