Architecturally Unique Houseboat in Deep Water
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- Minimum stay:30 nights
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Sausalito house boat description
Shimmering sunlight dances on the ceilings reflected by the surrounding deep-water berth, as you step onto the shiny hardwood floors of this inviting 3 Bedroom 2 Bath spacious, floating home. Unparalleled views complement a rare, one-of-a-kind design, on 5 split levels. 3 decks, new granite kitchen, 2 full, upgraded bathrooms, 2 fire places, plenty of closets, lots of storage are just a few of the many amenities. Serene & comfortable, this well maintained houseboat offers you a truly unique corner of the world to call home for awhile...
Our large floating home, 'Bateau De Reve', features sun drenched rooms, hardwood floors throughout every room except 2 bedrooms, panoramic views of the bay, Mt. Tamalpais, the Sausalito Headlands, Tiburon and San Francisco from one bedroom.In November 2009 we bought all new furniture and carpet for the master bedroom.
****This is our second home so it is well stocked since we live here half of the year.****
Romance and Dining: The romantic dining area features water views from every window and beautiful hand painted furniture.The farm table seats 6 people comfortably. Gaze at the bay from three sides in our comfortable living room while you cozy up to the warm fire. All 3 bedrooms are spacious and bright.
The lower bedroom comes equipped with a built in captain's bed, a gas fireplace and an electric keyboard. The middle bedroom is equipped with a queen canopy bed, a window seat onto the bay and full reading library. The master is sumptuous and wonderful. It features views in every direction including from the bathroom. The tub is a jetted tub. All bedrooms have 100% Egyptian cotton sheets, down comforters or cotton quilts if you wish.
Outside Space: The deck off of the living room is partially enclosed for those chilly evenings. The roof deck has a glass shield to protect from the wind and the views are panoramic. Soak those weary bones in the private hot-tub under the stars while gazing at The Bay Bridge. The lower boat float is equipped with a table and 4 chairs, and peddle-boat and canoe.
Walk to dinner, bicycle to the market or to the movies. This is a very friendly place to be. We are an interesting group of people living here from around the globe. You will be welcomed and very comfortable. Our home is built on 5 split-levels. This makes for great views from everywhere. You can choose to dine on any of the 3 decks.
Across the street from the parking lot is the bus to San Francisco which is a 25 minute ride. Or connect to the ferry which is a 40 minute ride. Drive to the wine country in 30 minutes.Drive or bicycle to Mt. Tamalpais and see a show at the Amphitheater (May/June) or drive to The Marin Theater Company in 10 minutes. Muir Woods is 15 minutes away and Stinson Beach is about 1/2 hour away.
- House Boat
- 1800 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Optional
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Pets Not Allowed
- Non Smoking Only
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
- The master features a king with a tempurpedic mattress and an attched full bathroom with shower over tub. The views are beautiful water views from all sides. The middle bedroom features a queen canopy bed with a window seat to gaze at the bay along with a library and a television bathroom is attached The lower bedroom features a built in captain's bed with a few steps to get up to it, a keyboard, a gas fireplace, a desk and chair and lovely views to the bay....moreless
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- The Master Bathroom features granite vanity counters, a unique glass sink, a jetted bath tub and tile floors. The views of the water are tranquil and lovely. The lower bathroom features a shower over tub, tiled floors and lots of cabinets for storage with a French theme of course. The middle bathroom can be entered from either the hallway for the lower bedroom or directly from the middle bedroom to make for a suite....moreless
- This charming unique houseboat is located in a deep water berth second from the end. It is approximately a 1/4 mile walk from the parking lot but the flowers on the dock and the magical vistas make it all worthwhile. The friendly neighbors also add a nice touch to the atmosphere. Our lovely houseboat is wihimsical and fun. It is not extremely elegant. The furnishings are comfortable and bright. The views are awesome from almost everywhere. The sunlight is abundant and it is stocked quite well since this is our second home. There are some glass breakables and items from around the world that we have collected in our travels. There are steps to the different levels which allow for privacay from each bedroom. So, if you are ready for fun and something totally different than a hotel, send us an email and we will be happy to share our Bateau De Reve with you!...moreless
- Satellite / Cable
- CD Player
- Video Library
- Away From It All
- Recreation Center
- Winery Tours
- Live Theater
- Not Necessary
- Paddle Boating
- Outlet Shopping
- Sight Seeing
- Scenic Drives
- Horseback Riding
local services and businesses
- Fitness Center
sports and adventure activities
- Mountain Biking
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Dining Area
forms of payment
- Accept Credit Card
- Paper Towels
- Towels Provided
- Water Cooler
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Washing Machine
- Filtered Water
- Linens Provided
- Toilet Paper
- Wireless Internet
- Wood Stove
- Clothes Dryer
- Basic Soaps
- Parking Off Street
- Housekeeper Optional
- 4 Ring Stove
- Pantry Items
- Cooking Utensils
- Ice Maker
- Coffee Maker
- Gourmet Kitchen
ReviewsWrite a review
Absolutely wonderful property. Unique, beautiful, and very comfortable. This house has everything you need for a great vacation. This was our 1st experience with renting floating home and we had a fantastic time. Everyone enjoyed playing on the boats and riding the bikes that were supplied, as well as spending time on the hottub on the roof. It was an easy drive into San Francisco and right near Muir Woods.
- Guest millerfamily (New Alexandria PA)
- Date of stay 06/16/09
- Review Submitted 07/01/09
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, families with teenagers, girls getaway, adventure seekers.
Manager response: Thank you so much for your kindness. We really do like happy renters!
We stayed here over a long weekend when we were in town for a wedding. It was a great place. There were 3 couples staying here and we did not feel as though we were on top of each other. We all had our own space and plus we had great places to hang out. Michelle was great to work with and was available to answer any questions during our stay. It is near the end of the dock, which we enjoyed, however someone with a lot of stuff or limited mobility might not like it, but like in other reviews there are carts available. We enjoyed being in the quiet part of the dock. The only other thing is that I think they have cats at one time or currently in this house. This was not an issue by any means, and we could not tell that there were cats in the house. However, one of the couples staying with us was highly sensitive to cats. (Like UBER sensitive) so he was able to notice. The carpeted bedroom was not for them, but when we moved them to the bedroom with hardwood floors, he did fine. Like I said, not really an issue but wanted to inform any others with potential sensitivities. Otherwise...I think this was a great place and I would DEFINITELY stay here again if in the area.
- Guest Forest (Lexington, KY)
- Date of stay 05/23/13
- Review Submitted 06/21/13
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, families with teenagers, girls getaway, sightseeing.
LOVED THIS HOUSEBOAT:
LOVED THIS HOUSEBOAT:
4 girlfriends on a weekend getaway, we loved our stay. The pictures are accurate yet don't capture all the charm, This was very clean, neat, nicely decorated, made us feel at home.. We are amazed at how quite it was, very relaxing and comfortable. The owner was accessable, helpful and gave us great tips for shopping (Mill Valley); restaurants Fish, The Trident and we liked Le Garage. We would highly recommend this property.
- Guest Cindy (Northern Califonia)
- Date of stay 02/01/13
- Review Submitted 03/20/13
Recommended for: Age 55+, romantic getaway, families with teenagers, girls getaway, sightseeing.
The house boat was accurately described and the listing photos accurately reflected what we found. The property was clean and well maintained. The beds were very comfortable. We would confidently recommend this as a place to stay. The owners were very helpful. The boat has lovely views from the lounge and one of the down stairs bedrooms to the west. The upper bedroom has a view north east across the water. The house boat is located near the end of the pier, which is good because you feel closer to nature, but you do have to walk the pier. In fact you will find this a treat with plenty of plants and all manner of house boats to look at. There are carts available for moving cases and supplies from the carpark. We used the house boat's canoe to visit the seal colony which is about 1/3 of a mile away. There is also a paddle boat available. Tomy's chinese is close by on Bridgeway and very good. There are a couple of other restaurants also close by. Access to downtown Sausalito is very good and the US Engineers model of San Francisco bay is within walking distance and although not well known should not be missed. The Mollie Stones supermarket is in walking distance as is a West Marine outlet for the nautically inclined.. Access to the freeway is excellent and the Napa and Sonoma Valleys an hour or so away. We visited Castello di Amorosa winery near Calistogo in the Napa Valley. The owner of the winery built a large castle and it is really worth seeing. Muir woods which is close by is also worth a look. Then there is San Francisco, you can drive, bus, you can drive and park in downtown Sausalito, or cycle and catch the ferry. Walking the Golden Gate is an essential part of the visit. There is a carpark on the right side of the bridge and a walkway underneath. This is easier than the other parking areas. Things can get very busy around the bridge later in the day so best go in the morning. If all this sounds too much you can just relax watching seals and birds go past your window or from the top deck or pontoon. For a unique relaxing break and change in lifestyle we could not recommend this vacation spot more highly.
- Guest Peter (Hobart, Tasmania, Australia)
- Date of stay 11/14/12
- Review Submitted 11/29/12
Recommended for: Age 55+, romantic getaway, families with teenagers, sightseeing.
Manager response: Dear Peter, Thank you for the kind review. Doing a house exchange with you has been a fabulous experience. We hope we can do it again. Thanks for leaving Bateau De Reve so clean and perfect for us. Michele and Gabor
I would just like to thank Michele for working with us through all our postal issues back home, and sticking with us until we finally had our deposit back. Long story short: Michele issued a return of our deposit on this adorable houseboat as soon as we checked out. Due to a miscommunication with the Post Office and our tenants, we lost about six weeks of mail, Michele's check included. We never recieved most of our mail back...but, Michele ultimately cancelled the origanal and re-issued a new one, for which we are forever greatful. We thought that showed great character...just like the houseboat! What a great time...Thanks Michele
- Guest Alan and Sandra (Clearwater, FL)
- Date of stay 08/22/12
- Review Submitted 10/04/12
Manager response: Dear Alan and Sandra, Thank you so much for the kind review. It was so wonderful getting to know both of you during your month long stay. PLease come back again and maybe next time we can trade homes since I love Florida!
Dream boat it is!
Dream boat it is!
We just returned from a fabulous month on Bateau De Reve., We were thrilled to have loved the houseboat and location so much. It was so comfortable, with all the amenities one can imagine. The owners thought of everything. It is bright, cheery and very clean. We enjoy the outdoors so having bicycles a canoe and paddle boat to use was so much fun for us. I would recommend this to anyone looking for beautiful surroundings and a wonderfully unique experience. You will not be disappointed.
- Guest Windy (LA)
- Date of stay 02/01/12
- Review Submitted 03/19/12
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, girls getaway, adventure seekers, sightseeing.
Manager response: Dear Wendy, hanks so much for your kind review. I look forward to your next monthly stay. Michele
Words can't describe how wonderful this houseboat was for our month stay. We loved the uniqueness of the experience. The decor was warm, inviting, and whimsical. The beds were very, very comfortable. And, of course the view from the living area, float, and upper deck. We could see the Oakland-Bay Bridge and the tip of San Francisco! We spent hours just soaking up the warm sun on the float - and that was in December. The restaurants and small shops near the docks provided easy access to dinners when we didn't want to cook. I would recommend this houseboat to anyone looking for a unique and pleasurable experience.
- Guest VBlackwell (United States)
- Date of stay 12/08/11
- Review Submitted 01/01/12
Recommended for: Age 55+, romantic getaway, families with teenagers, girls getaway, adventure seekers, sightseeing.
Manager response: Dear Vicki, Thanks so much for your kind review. I am grateful that I was there to meet you and your lovely friends. Thank you also for leaving the houseboat so tiday when you left. I will await your next monthly visit. Warm regards, Michele
Wonderful, charming and unique family vacation.
Wonderful, charming and unique family vacation.
The pictures and descriptions don't do this charming place justice. Everything was perfect and the house boat was well stocked with everything we could need. The decor was so charming and welcoming. It really did feel like a little home away from home. The owners checked in with us, by phone, upon arrival, to make sure that everything was to our satisfaction. They left suggestions and information about local attractions and restaurants that were spot on! This was a great week for our family with plenty of "space" when needed and lots to do. I wouldn't recommend it for smaller children or anyone with mobility issues since there are lots of stairs and a bit of a walk from the parking lot (the bonus is you are far out on the dock with lots of quiet and beautiful views.) Couldn't have been happier with lovely houseboat. What a treat!!
- Guest Oenofyle (Northern California)
- Date of stay 06/16/11
- Review Submitted 09/13/11
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, families with teenagers, girls getaway, adventure seekers, sightseeing.
I was delighted that this lovely houseboat lived up to its advertising. Just spent a wonderful week here. It was charming, bright, cheerful and clean with a pretty view and many amenities including a gourmet kitchen, sunny porch, comfortable bedrooms. It was a great base in which to visit the San Francisco area as well as a peaceful refuge for tired travelers. We looked forward to returning each night and spent several lovely mornings enjoying the sun on the floating deck. Will be recommending this place to others heading west. Thanks Michele and Gabor.
- Guest Eileen (Potomac Falls, VA)
- Date of stay 08/21/11
- Review Submitted 08/29/11
Recommended for: Age 55+, romantic getaway, girls getaway, tourists without a car, sightseeing.
Manager response: Dear Eileen, Thanks so much for the fabulous review. I am happy that you chose our special paradise for your stay and hope that you come back again soon. Michele
What a great spot!
What a great spot!
This Houseboat is truly a home, very comfortable and clean, with great amenities. The view is spectacular, watching the fog creep in over the hills and a wonderful sunset every night. The location is better than oceanfront, more interesting to sit on the deck and look at the surrounding houseboats and watercraft. Helpful hint: The Jacuzzi takes a LONG time to heat up so plan ahead.
- Guest Bob (South Pasadena, CA)
- Date of stay 08/11/11
- Review Submitted 08/16/11
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, girls getaway, adventure seekers.
Manager response: Dear Robert, Thanks for the kind review. We enjoyed having you and your family as guests. I am so sorry that the hot tub took a long time to heat up. The guests before you were not supposed to turn it off! You probably saw the sign saying "Please do not turn off hot tub". Again, I apologize for that. It is usually war all of the time. Please come back again soon. Cheers, Michele
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- Nearest Ferry: Sausalito at 5 Miles
- Nearest Beach: Muir Beach, Stinson Beach at 10 Miles
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Entry porch partially enclosed for chilly nights. Views of the bay and Mt. Tam
Kitchen with kitchen aid stove, dishwasher, full size refigerator
Lower bedroom with double captain's bed
Panoramic View from upper deck
Master suite with king size bed, flat screen, views of bay all directions
Entrance to Bateau
View of the Houseboat
Use our peddle boat at no extra cost
bay views from dining room
Lower Boat Float with canoe and peddle boat
Downstairs bathroom with shower over tub
Living room with views in all directions of the bay and Mt. Tam
Middle master suite / library, tv & window seat on the bay.
View from the dock
View from Living room
view down from upper level of houseboat
Rent a peddle board
Wooden Burning Stove
Another view of the dining room
3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
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