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Partial view of Tiburon, Angel Island (taken from deck but from every room)

Partial view of Tiburon, Angel Island (taken from deck but from every room) Perched over the water, facing Tiburon and Angel Island. SF Yacht club below. The great room in the evening with views of Angel Island and Tiburon. Kitchen looking towards dining room and views Den wall opens onto cozy outdoor deck with couches, chairs and bar-b-que Cozy Asian-inspired den opens onto patio and garden Entry, Stair hall and lower landing. Master bedroom overlooks the bay, Tiburon, Angel Island and Bay Bridge Master bedroom cabinets. Door partially opened to office. Other to WalkIn Closet Master bathroom. Double sinks, large shower, window seat and great water views! Guest bath with deep soaking tub and jets-- featured on cover of Sunset Homes Girl's bedroom with queen bed and views

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Belvedere house description

Watch the America's Cup races from your living room and deck! Walk to Marin's premier yacht clubs. Ferry to San Francisco. Start a hike from your front door. Or read a book from a cozy window seat overlooking the bay. This house has it all.

From the moment you first step inside the house, the views will take your breath away. They can't be captured in pictures! The house seems to float above the bay and every room captures the incredible views of Tiburon, Angel Island and The Bay Bridge. Seals lounge on the rafts just off shore and sailboats and ferry boats ply the waters below. Open the double doors onto the small, cantilevered deck and the ocean breezes will waft in.

The house was completely remodeled it between 2000 and 2003. The main floor (top floor you enter on) features a large private deck with BBQ and comfortable sectional couches and seating. The den opens onto it creating a great indoor/outdoor room. The great room (over 1200 square feet) has the living room, dining room, kitchen and seating area. It has two walls of windows that captures the dramatic bay and bridge views and has 4 large dormer windows that bring additional light and forested views into the 15-foot-tall cathedral ceilings. This room also has the wood burning fireplace and 50" plasma TV with incredible surround sound.

The custom cabinetry in the great room rivals the beauty of the view outside. Built-in window seats provide comfortable places to sit or lounge and enjoy the sun and views or read a book or watch a movie. The kitchen has all the appliances and serving wear you would need. It is part of the great room so you can cook while enjoying the setting and incredible views. A crushed glass floor that slides under the bar lets light into the landing on the floor below.

Take the stairs down to the lower level for the 3 large bedrooms plus private office. You arrive at the octagonal landing. Sunlight off the water reflects from above, shining through the glass ceiling and makes this room shimmer. Off of this landing are the three spacious bedrooms. The large guest room (with queen bed) is decorated as a girl's room and has a wall of windows that enjoy the bay views. The other child's room is decorated with a sports theme and has a wall of toy bins. It has a twin "boat" bed and another twin that rolls out from under it.

The guest bathroom on this floor is reminiscent of a luxurious spa with iridescent glass tiles, deep tub with jets and custom cabinetry. It was featured on the 2006 cover of Sunset Magazine's "Before and After Bathroom Makeovers" book. The powder room on the first floor is equally dramatic with its rough granite slab and custom cabinetry.

The master suite is luxurious and serene. The custom queen bed floats in front of a padded wall surrounded by views of the bay, Angel Island and The Bay Bridge. The linens are the highest quality Italian linens. The non-windowed walls hold the plasma TV (with built-in surround sound) and the wall of beautiful custom cabinetry. Listen to the waves gently lapping at the shore as you sleep.

Custom hand-made wood and glass doors slide to reveal the office and walk-in closet. The custom cabinetry in the master suite is all made of rich African hardwood. The office looks out onto a small private garden and contemporary sculpture. Through the master bedroom it captures the views of the bay as well.

The master bathroom has cabinetry of the same wood but is primarily filled with limestone and granite. The light limestone wraps the entire room and large shower while the dark granite makes up the counter and window seat that slides through the frosted glass divide into the shower. The shower includes a rain shower and body jets. The water closet is enclosed for privacy. The gem of this room is the bay window overlooking the dramatic water views. If you feel a little over exposed, you can turn off the windows and, with the flick of a switch, they will instantly fog over giving you privacy. This bathroom was featured on Home and Garden TV (HG TV's) Dream Bathrooms in 2008.

The deep cedar hot tub is located off the master bedroom on its own deck overlooking the Bay. Spiral steps from this deck lead up to the main deck and other steps lead down to the attached apartment below and to the lower street and town.

The house has DSL and WiFi, Surround Sound and high definition TV, DVD and DirectTV (with all the movie and sports channels) in the great room and Master bedroom. A state-of-the-art sound system allows music to be played anywhere in the house and on the main deck. If you have your own music on your iPod, it will play throughout the house as well.

The apartment is approximately 900 square feet and has its own kitchen, bath, washer/dryer, living room and large deck-- all with the same great views as the house. It also has a treadmill and a Stairmaster for exercising. While the apartment is not designed to the same architectural standards as the house, it is lovely and very comfortable. The bedroom has a queen bed and the living room has two sofas, one which pulls out to a queen sized bed. Great for when a child or another family comes to visit-- you can be close but still have your privacy.

Guest membership in our nearby swim and tennis club (Tiburon Peninsula Club) is available for $25/week for adults and $15/week for children. It features 2- 25 yard lap pools, a warm children's pool, a toddler pool, hot tub, 12 beautiful tennis courts nestled in trees at the base of the Tiburon hills, a large workout facility, lunch and dinner service, exercise classes and poolside cocktail service on weekends. Everything you need to relax and/or get in shape! If you are a member of a yacht club, you can use either the Corinthian or San Francisco Yacht Clubs which are short walks away.

House cleaning, gardening and indoor plant services will take care of the property while you visit-- all included.

Come take a trip to paradise!

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Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

          Bathrooms: 2.5 Bathrooms

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Ice Maker
          • Dishwasher
          • Cooking Utensils
          • Kitchen
          • Microwave
          • Refrigerator

          Amenities

          • Wood Fireplace
          • Washing Machine
          • Clothes Dryer
          • Linens Provided
          • Garage
          • Parking Off Street

          Other Amenities

              • Optional use of nearby swim and tennis club (The Tiburon Peninsula Club). Workout facilities and classes, basketball court, 12 tennis courts, 4 pools, hot tub, saunas, steam rooms, cafe. Summer BBQ and family events weekly....moreless

              Entertainment

              • VCR
              • CD Player
              • Satellite / Cable
              • Music Library
              • Stereo
              • DVD Player

              Communications

              • Telephone
              • Computer Available
              • Free Long Distance
              • Wireless Internet
              • Broadband Access

              Pool & Spa

              • Jetted Tub
              • Hot Tub

              Outdoor Features

              • Balcony
              • Deck / Patio
              • Outdoor Grill

              Location & View

                  • Oceanfront

                  Activities

                  • Golf
                  • Rock Climbing
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Surfing
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Basketball Court
                  • Wind-Surfing
                  • Kayaking
                  • Swimming
                  • Hiking
                  • Fishing
                  • Tennis
                  • Cycling
                  • Hot Air Ballooning
                  • Sailing
                  • Theme Parks
                  • Zoo
                  • Cinemas
                  • Restaurants
                  • Museums
                  • Live Theater
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Shelling
                  • Boating
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Antiquing
                  • Shopping
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Miniature Golf

                  Other Activities

                      • Wine tasting in Napa and Sonoma are 30-40 minutes away, Muir Woods is 15 minutes away and Pt. Reyes National Seashore is 40 minutes away....moreless
                       

                      Reviews

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                      • Architectural Gem with Remarkable View

                        Architectural Gem with Remarkable View

                        • Guest Raymond H. (Boston area)
                        • Date of stay 02/17/12
                        • Review Submitted 03/01/12
                        This place has it all… breathtaking view of Tiburon and Angel Island, contemporary furnishings, and a great location that’s minutes away from the Tiburon shops, restaurants and ferry. The owner personally walked us through the house. Everything was spotless. During our stay it was very easy for our family to decompress. When we finally got motivated to travel outside the immediate area, wine country was a short ride away, as was all of the San Francisco attractions. We highly recommend staying at this home and eagerly await our next visit!

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                      • child-friendly environment, near everything

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                        child-friendly environment, near everything

                        • Guest Hind
                        • Date of stay 06/30/11
                        • Review Submitted 09/06/11
                        The service was excellent. the landlord and lady were great. they solved our problems immediately and supported us whenever called on. the house was super clean when we arrived. and I will consider the same house in my future visits. prime location and safe neighborhood. child-friendly environment, near everything. we love it!

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                      • Best views in all of North Bay

                        Best views in all of North Bay

                        • Guest jim (LA)
                        • Date of stay 08/15/09
                        • Review Submitted 04/11/11
                        We stayed here last summer and it was spectacular, very comfortable, top shelf appliances, parking, but most of all the views. I would come back for certain. Very clean and perfectly located to avoid weather.

                        Recommended for: Sightseeing, families with young children, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, age 55+, families with teenagers.

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                      • Belvedere Charm

                        Belvedere Charm

                        • Guest Judy (Santa Barbara)
                        • Date of stay 08/16/10
                        • Review Submitted 03/09/11
                        The minute we arrived at this home, the views really did take our breath away! Everything about the home is absolutely gorgeous and it is obvious that the owners thought of every last detail when remodeling the home. The great room is enormous — our favorite spot was the window seat overlooking the bay, but there were so many spots in the home we loved, it is hard to pick the best. We were surrounded with beauty — from the custom furnishings, art work, high-end linens and towels inside...to the gorgeous view and beautiful gardens outside. The town of Belvedere is reminiscent of an Italian coastal village — there are quaint one lane roads all over the place and you can take secret staircase walks to explore the rest of the “island.” You can walk to the town of Tiburon in 10 minutes for shops and restaurants, and the swim and tennis club is also a short walk away. If you want to go to San Francisco or Angel Island, the ferry departs right from town. The owners were very friendly and helped answer all our questions about things-to-do in the area. We cannot wait to go back to this incredible home!

                        Recommended for: Sightseeing, tourists without a car, girls getaway, families with young children, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, age 55+, families with teenagers.

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                      • Awesome Contemporary Home

                        Awesome Contemporary Home

                        • Guest Am (Santa Barbara, CA)
                        • Date of stay 12/20/10
                        • Review Submitted 03/02/11
                        .We spent the Christmas season of 2009 in this awesome contemporary home. We were 7 adults and 2 children and there was ample room as we used the fully furnished and equipped apartment. This home is close to world premier wine country (Napa and Sonoma) and a short drive to San Francisco and all that fabulous city has to offer. When you enter the great room (15 foot ceilings and walls of windows) you have to catch your breath--fantastic views of Angel Island, the Bay Bridge, San Francisco Yacht Club Harbor and all the ocean and sea life. Inside the view rivals the exterior views with all the custom pear wood cabinetry, use of sandstone and granit plus beautiful, tasteful and comfortable furnishings. Everything about this home is a architectural delight. The guest bath was featured on the cover of Sunset Magazine and the home on HGTV. There are plasma TV's, DSL, and WiFi along with a state of the art sound system throughout the house and outside patio area. There is a guest membership available for the Tiburon Peninsula Club that is terrific for adults and children. This is a very clean and well maintained home with house cleaning, gardening and indoor plant service. Master suite has wonderful top of the line Italian linens. Plush linens are provided for the other bedrooms. The home is fully equipped with everything you need. The owners are charming, delightful and want everyone to enjoy the home and have a wonderful time. For a piece of paradise we recommend this fantastic home.

                        Recommended for: Sightseeing, girls getaway, families with young children, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, families with teenagers.

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                      • Stunning Home

                        Stunning Home

                        • Guest Hank J. (Solana Beach, CA)
                        • Date of stay 10/08/10
                        • Review Submitted 02/28/11
                        This is an incredible home that sits in an idyllic setting nestled into the Tiberon hillside. Everything about it is amazing - from the wonderful large wood deck, great room with breathtaking views, awesome kitchen, latest technology electronics - even the bedding/linens are 5 star! It's a peaceful magical place and perfect location for day trips to wine country, SF and other quaint nearby towns like Mill Valley and Sausalito. It is hard to believe it's a rental! We will definitely be back!

                        Recommended for: Sightseeing, girls getaway, families with young children, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, families with teenagers.

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                      • Great Location & Beautiful Home

                        Great Location & Beautiful Home

                        • Guest 3kellyKG (Canada)
                        • Date of stay 03/14/10
                        • Review Submitted 04/13/10
                        We recently stayed at this home for two weeks in March. My family of five, mother-in-law and visiting cousins from SF all loved the home (including the apartment). It is very comfortable, beautifully decorated and well equipped for all that you would need including an amazing sound and entertainment system. We took advantage of the local fitness club which my children thoroughly enjoyed - pools, gym and basketball court! It is within walking distance and the town of Tiburon is also a short walk away. The owners were very accomodating and did everything possible to make our stay enjoyable. We loved it so much that we hope to return in 2011.

                        Recommended for: Sightseeing, girls getaway, families with young children, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, age 55+, families with teenagers.

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                        • Guest Erin61 (San Francisco)
                        • Date of stay 08/31/09
                        • Review Submitted 08/31/09
                        My family of four has stayed here for the last two summers and nothing compares to this home. The views are stunning and the house invites relaxation. The whole house, while beautifully done, is extremely comfortable and the surrounding town is tranquil and secluded. There is no better vacation spot.

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                      $7000/week offseason, $8750/week summer, $15000/week during America's Cup races
                      Minor extra charge for optional guest use of nearby swim/tennis club.
                      50% down to reserve and 50% + security 60 days prior
                      $2500 security deposit normally; $5000 security deposit for America's Cup races. 
                      Phone, DSL, WiFi, Direct TV included.
                      Attached private 1 bedroom guest apartment also available.
                      

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                      Year Purchased: 1999

                      About the owner: I bought this house before we were even dating. By the time the remodel was completed, we were married and had a baby! We love spending time here-- it's so relaxing and the community is wonderful. It's hard not to relax laying on a window seat overlooking the bay and sailboats, listening to the water lapping on the shore just below. We look forward to sharing it with you.

                      Why the Owner Chose Belvedere:
                      Belvedere is very unique. It was originally a summer vacation destination for wealthy families from San Francisco. The streets were laid out for horses, not cars, so they are narrow and wind around the island. Staircases connect the streets and allow you to walk up and over the island. There are many beautiful, historic houses and it's a great place to walk. The best part, of course, is the views! Everyone who comes to visit mentions that is it reminiscent of Portofino. We love the Eastern views looking back at Tiburon, Angel Island, The Bay Bridge and the East Bay. In the evening everything glows golden and pink but we're protected from the glaring sunlight. We watch the moon rise over the Bay and Angel Island, shimmering on the water. The sunrises are always incredible. And, since we came from San Francisco, it was important that we could walk to shops and restaurants-- downtown Tiburon and the two yacht clubs (SF and Corinthian) are only a short walk away. The town of Tiburon is cute with shops and restaurants a close walk away. You can also ride the ferry into San Francisco or Sausalito or to Angel Island for a day hike. Napa and Sonoma are 30-40 minutes away. Pt. Reyes National Seashore, the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, Muir Woods and state parks are all 10-30 minutes away. Everything is close by and yet you feel far removed from the hustle and bustle of the city. Every inch feels like a relaxing vacation.

                      The Unique Benefits at this House:
                      The most magical thing about this house is the way it seems to float over the water. There's so much glass and such great views you feel like you're outside everywhere in the house. There are several plush window seats where you can lounge and enjoy the views in comfort-- or doze off while reading a book or the newspaper. The whole top floor was opened up into a single great room of over 1200 square feet holding the living room, dining room, kitchen and seating area under 15 foot-tall vaulted ceilings with large dormer windows. The cozy den has doors that slide into the walls creating an indoor/outdoor room off the main deck. The deck is nestled between the house and the stone walls that terrace up the lushly landscaped garden. The deep, cedar hot tub off the master deck is private yet with views overlooking the bay, Tiburon and Angel Island. Even the attached apartment below the house has the same incredible views.


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                      Photos

                      • Partial view of Tiburon, Angel Island (taken from deck but from every room)

                        Partial view of Tiburon, Angel Island (taken from deck but from every room)

                      • The great room in the evening with views of Angel Island and Tiburon.

                        The great room in the evening with views of Angel Island and Tiburon.

                      • Den wall opens onto cozy outdoor deck with couches, chairs and bar-b-que

                        Den wall opens onto cozy outdoor deck with couches, chairs and bar-b-que

                      • Entry, Stair hall and lower landing.

                        Entry, Stair hall and lower landing.

                      • Master bedroom cabinets. Door partially opened to office. Other to WalkIn Closet

                        Master bedroom cabinets. Door partially opened to office. Other to WalkIn Closet

                      • Guest bath with deep soaking tub and jets-- featured on cover of Sunset Homes

                        Guest bath with deep soaking tub and jets-- featured on cover of Sunset Homes

                      • Perched over the water, facing Tiburon and Angel Island. SF Yacht club below.

                        Perched over the water, facing Tiburon and Angel Island. SF Yacht club below.

                      • Kitchen looking towards dining room and views

                        Kitchen looking towards dining room and views

                      • Cozy Asian-inspired den opens onto patio and garden

                        Cozy Asian-inspired den opens onto patio and garden

                      • Master bedroom overlooks the bay, Tiburon, Angel Island and Bay Bridge

                        Master bedroom overlooks the bay, Tiburon, Angel Island and Bay Bridge

                      • Master bathroom. Double sinks, large shower, window seat and great water views!

                        Master bathroom. Double sinks, large shower, window seat and great water views!

                      • Girl's bedroom with queen bed and views

                        Girl's bedroom with queen bed and views

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