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

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Last updated: 05/30/2014
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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

          • Non Smoking Only
          • Children Welcome

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

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

          Kitchen & Dining

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

          Amenities

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

          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

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

              Communications

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

              Pool & Spa

              • Jetted Tub
              • Hot Tub

              Outdoor Features

              • Outdoor Grill
              • Balcony
              • Deck / Patio

              Location & View

                  • Oceanfront

                  Activities

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

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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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                  Last updated: 05/30/2014
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                  Location

                  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.

                   

                  Owner info

                  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

                  VRBO #258402

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