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Marion Slater

Member since: 2001
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Speaks: english

Cottage by the Bay - Secluded, Romantic, Private, on the Water

29 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 nights

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Sausalito Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

This romantic cottage located on historic 'Ark Row', has a quiet, peaceful setting with a lovely view across the bay. The cottage itself is located in town on its own private dock over the water. It is not 'near' the water, nor does it simply have a 'view of' the water. Drop a pebble a the dock and is splashes into the water. Read or write, dine or observe a parade of maritime life: sailboats, diving Pelicans, and curious seals. Though ten minutes to the Golden Gate Bridge and 15 minutes to downtown San Francisco, you will be in your own secluded world.

Throughout Marin County there are fabulous biking and hiking trails with kayak and boat rentals available in Sausalito. The mini environment of maritime Sausaiito has long been recognized as the most temperate weather in the Bay Area - cool in summer and characteristically fog free most of the year.

Available for long or short term rental, historic waterfront ' ARK' (House on a dock.)

Discounts by the MONTH $185 / NIGHT


Keywords: Cottage, Sausalito waterfront, water view, private room, peace and quiet

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Marion Slater (Owner)
Member since: 2001
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Marion Slater

I have owned the cottage for more than 40 years, it was originally a boat house owned by a captain of a fishing boat. I had always admired the property for its location on the water, when it was offered for sale I was happy to buy it, have been glad I did.

Marion Slater purchased this cottage in 1969

Why Marion Slater chose The Bay Area

Once you see the cottage you will see what a lot it has to offer in its location, close to everything people come to Sausalito for, the lovely view, access to San Francisco and the wine country.

What makes this cottage unique

For guests interested in kayaking or boating in general, there could not be a better place than the San Francisco Bay. Here in Sausalito every possible type of sailing, sailboarding, boating is available. Some of the best restaurants, coffee shops and cafes nearby.


based on 29 traveler reviews

Cottage by the Bay - Secluded, Romantic, Private, on the Water
average rating of 4.62069 based on 29 reviews

Very peaceful, romantic cottage on a dock!

  • 5 of 5

It was absolutely wonderful, living and sleeping in this quaint, lovely cottage, right on the water of Sausalito Bay! You look out to the water from your bed! The location is great! Not hard to find, and lots of good cafes! We had never been to California before. During our days, we did lots of exploring, and enjoyed so much coming back to this charming retreat on ARK Row. Thanks so much, Marion!

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gem on the bay.

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I just returned from 5 nights at this adorable cottage. Being right on the water, I had a few concerns (dampness, odor, noise), none of which were experienced. The cottage was clean, bright, charming and very comfortable with a beautiful view. We walked to the ferry but also enjoyed the convenience of the parking spot for our rental car. Though SF is often encased in fog at this time of year, (August), Sausalito was sunny and warmer. Marion was available if we needed her - a perfect hostess. We plan to stay again next time we visit SF.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely peaceful retreat by the water

  • 5 of 5

Marion's place is well appointed, tastefully decorated, and perfectly located in a quiet part of Sausalito, walking distance from downtown and the Bay Model. Marion is delightful and welcoming. A great place to stay!

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The property was amazing, wonderfully located, and absolutely perfect.

  • 5 of 5

The house was amazing. Excellent location and views. Close to many excellent restaurants and walking distance to the center of town. Paddle boarding across the street. I am looking forward to a return trip soon.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

I absolutely loved staying at Cottage on the Bay. Marion was a great host - she was there when I needed her, but otherwise discreetly absent. The cottage was very comfortable; the view sublime.

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cute efficiency!

  • 3 of 5

The cottage is a really cute space and has everything you might need for a short stay. Equipped like an efficiency apartment; stovetop, microwave, and mimic ridge. It's located directly behind the owners main floating home with parking in front (this was nice since parking is hard to come by in the city). The single complaint we had about our stay (which is why I didn't rate 4 stars) is that there was an active termite problem that hadn't been resolved. This wasn't disclosed to us after booking or prior to our stay, even though the owners admitted they were aware. There was a wardrobe that had very distinct termite tunnels all over it. Each day we found wood grains on the flooring and would have to sweep them up to walk comfortably without shoes. We ended up checking out early, just couldn't feel truly comfortable at the property with this issue. The owner obliged our refund request for the portion of the reservation not used but not without subtracting a cleaning fee and what they stated was a VRBO commission. I hope they were able to get the issue resolved or at least disclosed this the subsequent guests.

  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I appreciate the positive comments in this review. The termite problem came on suddenly and affected a small area, it has now been completely eliminated. The two women guests were mistaken in thinking the wardrobe was infested, it is a two hundred year old Armoire was fumigated before being allowed to enter the USA. A complete refund was made for the days not used.
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Nearest Airport
28 Miles
San Francisco International
Nearest Barpub
Bocca Bar
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
San Francisco Bay Ferry
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
San Franscisco
Nearest Train
10 Miles
East Bay
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Highway 101
Nearest Restaurant
2 houses away
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Baker Beach, Stinson Beach, also Muir Beach
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Sausalito Cottage Rental Rates

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4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $50

On receipt of your deposit I will send a confirmation and directions to the cottage.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Dialup Access ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Queen size Beds (1)
  • CD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
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