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

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

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

Marion Slater
Member since: 2001
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 10, 2017

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.


Sausalito Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 2
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for children
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
  • 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
newly installed kitchen, Open all year round


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(37 traveler reviews)

Cottage by the Bay - Secluded, Romantic, Private, on the Water
average rating of 4.675676 based on 37 reviews
Sewickley, PA

Great Location!

  • 4 of 5

This houseboat on piling cottage is at a great spot. The east deck is perfect for watching the sunrise over the marina with sea lions checking out everything. The bird life is spectacular - but don't feed them! My only reason for 4 stars instead of 5 is that the ceiling and door frames are too low for someone 6'4". Despite that, due to proximity to SF and the GG Bridge and delightful Marion Slater, we will return.

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: These guests were very nice people, I gave them 5 stars. The man was exceptionally tall at 6ft 4in, the doorway measures 6 ft, the ceiling 8ft, has not been a concern of other guests.
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New York, NY

Awesome as always!

  • 5 of 5

Will continue to stay here as long as it's available. It's heaven. ❤

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Pleasant, small unit right on the water.

  • 5 of 5

We found this to be ideal for our stay. It is on the water, with a very short walk to what Sausalito has to offer. We are very familiar with the area, so do not need the services of a hotel.

We would definitely stay here again, except next time we want it to be a longer stay.

  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Experience On the Waterfront

  • 5 of 5

Cottage By the Bay is exactly as described and Marion was the perfect hostess! Walking distance to all the great things in Sausalito but quiet and cozy since it is tucked back off the main street. Marion welcomed us and was ready to answer any question or take care of any problem. Would certainly recommend to anyone. Thank you, Marion.

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New York, NY


  • 5 of 5

i have stayed here several times and will continue to go there. it is my west coast haven. marion is delightful.

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Extraordinary location

  • 5 of 5

Directly in the center of Sausalito and on the water with a beautiful view. Quiet and peaceful. Charming little cottage with kitchenette, terrace and parking directly in front. Perfect place for a stay in the Bay Area. We really liked it and will come back.

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Sausalito Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
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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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


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