|Minimum Stay||31 nights|
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IMPERATIVE THAT PEOPLE INQUIRING CONTACT US PRIOR TO BOOKING.. WE HAVE A VERY SPECIAL AND UNIQUE PROPERTY; AND OUR NUMBER ONE WISH IS FOR EVERYONE TO BE PLEASED WITH THEIR ACCOMMODATIONS. THANK YOU!!! 1 415 435-2646 OR VILLAGOLDENGATE@COMCAST.NET.
No hotel or resort can offer the privacy, stunning views or luxurious amenities of our Golden Gate Villa. Located on the beautiful Tiburon Peninsula, in close proximity to everything San Francisco has to offer. No other villa rental can compare.
Who knew a San Francisco villa rental could be like this? Located on a quarter-acre estate; our luxury villa is a private, rejuvenating, 3,000 sq.ft. space. With its beautifully manicured gardens and quality designer furnishings, it's the perfect place to take a breath, relax and recover; choose a different activity every day or to entertain.
If you want to explore, there are endless things to see and do. Dynamic and historic San Francisco is only a 15 minute ferry ride away. You're within easy reach of many different attractions including world-class golf at Pebble Beach, tours of famous Alcatraz Island or Hearst Castle and tickets to Giants' baseball games.
The San Francisco Bay is perfect for boating or sailing, and there are many wonderful beaches to explore.
Our luxury villa is located at the water's edge, over-looking historic Tiburon, with its many restaurants, cafes, shopping and the popular 'Friday nights on Main Street'.
Villa Golden Gate features dramatic, open architecture and soaring 16-foot ceilings. We have a library of over 300 books for you to enjoy, and throughout the home are special treasures, such as an original Louis XVI mirror, Kandinsky lithographs and an exclusive 1922 Capiello poster.
The living room's giant picture window affords an unobstructed, 250 degree view, including San Francisco, the Golden Gate Bridge and Mt. Tamalpais. With its 5 foot tall limestone fireplace and lovely handmade Stark leopard carpet, there are also three luxurious white sofas, two of which fold out into comfortable queen and twin beds. Hidden in the fireside cabinetry is a large flat screen TV with satellite service and DVD player along with children and adult toys.
The dining room, with its hand-crafted Ruhlmann buffet and hand-painted Nancy Corzine table, is adorned with a 350-year old pair of Louis XV, bronze dore' candelabra. The silver is Christofle and the linens are luxurious Irish and Italian. French double doors open to a large, wrap-a-round balcony, and the large picture and mitered corner windows provide reach-out-and-touch views of The Golden Gate Bridge and The San Francisco skyline.
Everyone's favorite room, the kitchen, features imported French lighting, an Italian marble island, Gaggenau appliances and a Sub-Zero refrigerator. Another French door leads out to the balcony, with its new DCS BBQ and imported Italian wood burning pizza oven. Our concierge can provide you with a personal chef for all or part of your stay. We will stock the refrigerator as you require. The kitchen's view is of The City and Bridge as well.
The Hermitage office is the perfect place to take care of any business affairs. The 2nd Kandinsky hangs here, over a special antique marble fireplace mantle, filled with fossils. Telephone, fax, printer, WiFi, iPad, iPod, B & O speakers for all iProducts and a MacBook Pro laptop are available for your use. You will find all books here, specifically on California. There are also file cabinets organized with all the information you may need to run the villa, and every office supply. An ADS music system controls built-in speakers throughout the house from here, and your view is of The City skyline.
And, saving the best for last, the sumptuous master suite; from where you have a stunning view of Mt. Tamalpais, known as the Sleeping Lady by the local Miwok indians, as well as of the Golden Gate. This all-white room is adorned with beautiful Italian lighting, new shag carpeting, a king sized Duxiana bed, flat screen TV, and French doors opening to your private patio, where a new McGuire chaise lounge for two awaits. The owner's collection of 12 vintage photographs hang here, as well as the 3rd Kandinsky.
Every detail in the master suite is designed for two. All maple walk-in closets with a delightful Louis XV mirror, and hidden 'pocket' doors for your privacy. This is where you will find your El Safe, for the security of your personal belongings.
And next is the all Beaumaniere French marble, master bathroom; with a 2 person shower, vanity table, double vanity sinks and a Jacuzzi whirlpool bath tub, of course, for two. And a beautiful view, as with every room.
Because the villa was designed by the owner, great attention was made to every detail. Next to your maple closets is where the spacious laundry room is located, with another French door leading to a special private patio with table and chairs over-looking an antique fountain.
Finally, our large, private Junior Suite, with lovely shower, desk, easy chair, flat screen TV, Keurig coffee maker and private shade garden with seating and marble table.
I Worked in the Hotel industry AND on Rodeo Drive, where I learned the art of catering to a person's or guests' every need. This, coupled with my extensive, First Class travel experiences taught me all the luxurious appointments First Class traveler's expect.
Sandra purchased this villa in 1999
I was 'smitten' by Belvedere, on my first visit here in 1984, and haven't regretted one minute of this love affair. I had the great fortune and ability to design and build Villa Golden Gate, which was then named by 2 Roman guests, telling me: 'They don't even build villas this beautiful in Rome any longer!'
Villa Golden Gate is located directly above downtown Tiburon and only 15 minutes to San Francisco, by ferry. The villa's Concierge has lived here 30 years and can make almost anything happen, making your stay enjoyable, in every way.
We spent a month in Villa Golden Gate, and it was wonderful. The views are, indeed, absolutely jaw-dropping; and amazingly, they change dramatically with the time of day or weather. Yet they are truly equaled by the beauty of the villa itself (meticulously designed by the owner Sandra), with its vaulted spaces and outdoor terraces.
As noted in another review, the villa is rather like a penthouse, as Sandra and her assistant live on the floor below, though totally separately. And they both go out of their way to be unobtrusive yet responsive to any request immediately. It is definitely hotel service in a villa rental.
The main living space is large and open, with a bedroom suite and luxurious bath, living room, dining area, eat-in kitchen, laundry, powder room and office, all with fantastic views.
We had friends visit, and made use of the 2nd bedroom (and full bath) and living room sleep sofa. This 2nd bedroom is totally separate, on the lower level, and is accessed via the front terrace and outdoor steps. It is large and can be set up as a king size bed or two twins. The living room sleep sofa was reported to be very comfortable.
The villa's location is really ideal for visiting local Marin towns, the coastal regions and wine country. It's also an easy walk into town (if you don't mind steep hills and steps), where you can have breakfast, lunch, dinner or drinks at any number of restaurants, shop, go for a run, or hop a ferry to San Fran or Angel Island. Regardless of your activities, I guarantee you will be anxious to return "home" to this piece of paradise.
We were certainly sad to have our month here end, but we are comforted by the hope that we can return to this very special place in the future!
The sleep sofa was, as reported to us, quite comfortable.
Our family only left Villa Golden Gate yesterday and are yearning to go back! My expectations based on other reviews and photos were very high and can honestly say it was even more than I'd hoped. The amenities are the best of everything from appliances to linens. We had a lot of activities packed in our stay from all the sites in San Francisco to hiking in the mountains, sailing around golden gate, the beach and a trip to Napa. The location is perfect! Easy to come and go from and when we returned for the day, we couldn't wait to get back and enjoy the sunset on the terrace. Sandra was so pleasant to work with in making our arrangements and gave me plenty of tips on ferry and where to shop. Thank you so much Sandra! We look forward to our next visit.
The house with "golden gate views" also has views of San Francisco, Tiburon, Sausalito and the Marin headlands - incredible location high on a hill, minutes from the ferry into San Francisco's Ferry Terminal in the middle of town or Angel Island. The house itself is an architectural gem with 15' ceilings and glass all around. We had a hard time leaving and enjoyed hanging out and soaking in the panorama. Sandra has outfitted the house beautifully and luxuriously.
You will not be disappointed, this is a very unusual property.
I have rented many homes and have never had this happen. She still has not returned my security deposit. Not because we damaged it or left it in poor shape, she agrees we are due a full refund. She just wants to keep it. She plays games. She makes you feel sorry for her because she is "sick" and then continues to "forget" to return it and get's "confused" how to return it, she tries to negotiate when she will have enough money to refund it (which she isn't allowed to spend it in the first place) and then sends unsigned checks when you threaten to take her to court. Now, I have no choice but to take her to court. It is truly a shame because the upstairs part of the house is lovely and views are stunning. Downstairs that you access by having to go outside and downstairs to get to the second bedroom is not very nice and needs work. But, my husband and I loved the upstairs and had planned on being frequent guests...not any more. Save yourself the loss of the deposit or the time and hassle it will take to get it back, there are other homes with nice views.
This property was over our budget but exceeded expectations and is in many ways a great value for a group. Plenty of pristine fluffy towels, pillows, bathrobes and slippers, beautiful grounds, and most of all the amazing views of San Francisco and the bridge. The house is in a very wealthy area high on hill above downtown Tiburon.
The sleeping situation is a little odd - there's one very generous master suite and bath, and one bedroom that requires an outside path and separate entry. The other beds are in big open living space (pull out couch and foldaway cot). But if you don't mind that the grand living area and views make this a great place to stay, only a short ferry ride away from San Francisco downtown. Compare prices to rentals in SanFrancisco too! Tiburon is more view and more house for the money.
Exactly what all of the other reviewers have to say I won't go into detail suffice to say that if you rent this Property you will not be disappointed.
Sandra thank you so much for your attention to detail in every single way we truly appreciated your villa .
We are Sandra's serial guests
Classic car shows. First class raceways. Motorcycle shows. SF and Mill Valley Film Festivals. Every type of musical event including the opera, symphony, jazz, blues, outdoor concerts in the Park. Wine tasting in the famous Napa Valley. 15 minute ferry to San Francisco's many museums, shopping and restaurants. Golden Gate Park, walking or cycling across the Golden Gate Bridge. Sailing at the Corinthian YC, sailing lessons at San Francisco YC.
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My Standard Rate
31 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$500|
Rates are subject to change until first payment is made, no cancellations, no smoking. PEOPLE INQUIRING MUST CONTACT US PRIOR TO BOOKING. OUR PROPERTY IS VERY SPECIAL AND UNIQUE AND WE WANT TO BE CERTAIN THAT EVERYONE IS HAPPY WITH THEIR ACCOMMODATIONS. THANK YOU!!!! SANDRA 1 415 435 2646, OR MESSAGE, OR EMAIL: VILLAGOLDENGATE@COMCAST.NET.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.