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Unique Houseboat with Floating Garden and Open Water Views

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Last updated: 11/11/2014
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  • Minimum stay:30 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Sausalito house boat description

This jewel of a houseboat offers the perfect retreat space to get away and relax, to drink in the sunlight shimmering off the water that is a step away from your door. In this peacefulness, you will sleep like never before, rocked gently by the Bay and serenaded by the gentle sound of birdsong and halyards chiming in the marina across the way.

Situated on the quietest of the houseboat docks, this unique home is an actual boat; a historic WW2 Landing Craft cleverly converted, not a floating home on a flat concrete hull like other houseboats. So you will feel her move gently underfoot as you make yourself comfortable here. Her bright yellow walls, whitewashed wainscoting and cheerful Provencal fabrics make her feel like a floating Beach Cottage. Her surprisingly spacious open plan interior (she's 12 feet wide at the beam, and 35 feet long) is comfortably appointed with soft cream carpet, and warm wood floors. There is a cozy sleeping berth at the stern, with windows looking out across a gaily planted window box. Plenty of closet space behind crisp white canvas curtains.

The bathroom has a shower stall and basin, toilet etc (all plumbing and electricity aboard is just like a regular home, you don't need to 'pump the head'). The kitchen is remarkably roomy and equipped with everything you need to make yourself at home, whether brewing a simple cup of tea or creating dinner for four. All the china and glass are high quality owner's favorites. There are stocks of tea, olive oil, and other kitchen supplies so that you can just make yourself right at home. No need to buy up the grocery store before arriving.

The Main Cabin has stunning views across a quiet inlet of the Bay, and you can step right out of the Dutch door to the garden float, into another world. The plantings will make you think you are in England, while the proximity to diving cormorants, geese and ducks swimming by and curious seals surfacing just feet away will make you think you are IN the Discovery Channel.

You can dine in the boat, outside in the garden, or there is a community area at the top of your access ramp with dining table and chairs, plus benches, which you are welcome to use, and enjoy the beautiful sunset views of Mount Tamalpais. The neighbors are friendly and from all parts of the globe, so you will find yourself feeling at home within moments of arriving.

Sunbathe on the back deck on the luxury teak chaise lounge, curl up with a good book on the comfy built-in sofas, or wander the neighboring docks. Explore the extensive bicycle paths surrounding the houseboat community on the bike provided. Rent kayaks from the neighboring beach and explore your waterfront neighbourhood. Swimming Pool in Mill Valley (10 mins by bike) and a Gym at the end of the dock. Enjoy the numerous world class restaurants of Sausalito, many of which are in walking distance.

Across the street from our parking lot is the bus to San Francisco which is a 25 minute ride,or connect to the ferry, just a few minutes away in downtown Sausalito and take a 30 minute ferry ride across the Bay. Drive to the wine country in 30 minutes. Drive to Mill Valley (5 Mins) and up Mt. Tamalpais (15 mins). Muir Woods is 15 minutes away and Stinson Beach is about 1/2 hour away. For delicious pictures of our waterfront way of life, check out the Sausalito Gallery at the web address buoyantlife dot net

Please be aware that the maximum number of guests is two, and that the boat is not suitable for children. There is no smoking anywhere on the property, including outdoor space.
Please contact me if you are interested.
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Property Type

      • House Boat

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
              • Non Smoking Only:

                Absolutely no smoking whatsoever, even outside on the floating dock....moreless

              • Not Suitable For Children
              • Pets Not Allowed
              • Wheelchair Inaccessible

              Bedrooms: 0 Bedrooms, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

              • Convertible bed(s)

                ...moreless

              • Double Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen size

              Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

              Other Amenities

                  • Large Floating Garden attached to boat,Bicycle,iPod docking station with ipod,Poetry Books,Local History Books,yoga mat, bolsters and blocks....moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • Books
                  • Music Library:

                    ipod docking station, with ipod for music selection...moreless

                  Theme

                  • Away From It All
                  • Historic
                  • Romantic

                  Attractions

                  • Cinemas
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Live Theater
                  • Museums
                  • Restaurants

                  Local Services & Businesses

                      • Fitness Center

                      Leisure Activities

                      • Boating
                      • Horseback Riding
                      • Shopping
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Wildlife Viewing

                      Location Type

                      • Mountain View
                      • Waterfront

                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                      • Cycling
                      • Fishing
                      • Hiking
                      • Kayaking
                      • Mountain Biking
                      • Sailing
                      • Surfing
                      • Swimming
                      • Tennis

                      Dining

                          • Dining Area

                          General

                          • Broadband Access
                          • Fitness Room / Equipment:

                            yoga props and meditation cushion...moreless

                          • Hair Dryer
                          • Heating
                          • Iron & Board
                          • Linens Provided:

                            organic cotton sheets, luxury spa towels...moreless

                          • Parking Off Street
                          • Towels Provided
                          • Wireless Internet

                          Kitchen

                          • Cooking Utensils
                          • Kitchen:

                            (Toaster Oven, not a full size oven, three ring gas stove top)...moreless

                          • Microwave
                          • Refrigerator

                          Outside

                              • Deck / Patio:

                                Floating Garden deck, 12 feet by 12 feet with beautiful teak chaise and table...moreless

                              Payment Type

                              • Mastercard
                              • Visa
                               

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                              30 night min stay

                              $3,500
                              * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                              Additional information about rental rates

                              Fees:

                              • Taxes Included

                              Notes:

                              Refundable Security Deposit (against Damages) of $250 is required.

                              $100 Cleaning fee

                              No Children or Pets

                              Payment is by PayPal or US check


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                              Calendar

                              Last updated: 11/11/2014
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                              Location

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                              Owner info

                              Year Purchased: 2003

                              About the owner: I am originally from England - my friends call me Brit by the Bay. My business card says 'Coach:Muse:Freedom Finder' and I feel blessed to get paid to do work that I love. visit vandamarlow.com for more info

                              Why the Owner Chose Sausalito:
                              I fell in love with life on the waterfront here in this unique houseboat community when I was traveling through California, taking a sabbatical from my hectic life in London. And now I am lucky enough to live here full time. I love my little boat, and its history, which I am happy to share with you; she is a converted World War Two Landing Craft (although I don't think she actually saw action on the beaches of France - she seems in too good a condition for that!). Initially I rented her from her previous owner, Marta, who had lived aboard for almost thirty years. Marta and I became good friends - she was full of tales from the early days of people settling these docks. When Marta died I was able to buy the boat from her children and do some substantial upgrading, while keeping all the charm of the original intact.


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                              Speaks: english

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                              Photos

                              • view from the floating garden

                                view from the floating garden

                              • view thru Main Cabin to Garden Float

                                view thru Main Cabin to Garden Float

                              • view from the stern

                                view from the stern

                              • exterior shot

                                exterior shot

                              • my illustrious, beautifully restored neighbor

                                my illustrious, beautifully restored neighbor

                              • sunset stillness

                                sunset stillness

                              • curious geese

                                curious geese

                              • couches make into an extra bed, with killer view

                                couches make into an extra bed, with killer view

                              • Main Cabin and Kitchen

                                Main Cabin and Kitchen

                              • Bedroom/Berth

                                Bedroom/Berth

                              • from the water

                                from the water

                              • exterior at dawn

                                exterior at dawn

                              • garden sprites

                                garden sprites

                              • writing desk inspiration

                                writing desk inspiration

                              • the neighborhood

                                the neighborhood

                              VRBO #246418

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                              This listing was first published here in 2009.

                              Date last modified - Saturday, December 13, 2014

                              $3,500 per month (USD)
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                              0 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                              Sleeps 2

                              View calendar: Updated 11/11/14
                              Minimum stay: 30 nights
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                              Member since: 2009
                              Speaks: english
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                              • Calendar last updated: 11/11/2014
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