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'the Lonestar' is a Charming Houseboat Located in Sausalito Ca

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Last updated: 09/21/2011

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  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Sausalito house boat description

'The Lonestar' is a truly magical houseboat. Featured in books and magazines, it was recently used as the model for the houseboat in the CBS series 'Parenthood'.

The houseboat was built in the 1960's. The hull is a World War 2 Landing Craft, and some of the original features can still be seen.
The french doors and windows were salvaged from an old Victorian house in San Francisco.

The layout of the interior is featured in the book 'Houseboats', by Kathy Shaffer, AIA. The small space, 11 x 36, is brilliantly designed for the best ergonomic use and comfort.

The loveliest feature of the Lonestar is the quality of light and the reflection of the water, which shimmers in the boat all day much like a prism. There is never a sense of being indoors, rather a feel of being rocked on the water in an open boat.

'The Lonestar' is a special experience which you will remember with joy.

Keywords: A charming houseboat built in the 1960's from a World War 2 Landing Craft, 'The Lonestar' brings to mind the European canal boats. French windows lend a light and airy feel; morning brings the ducks to join you for breakfast on the front porch.
This vintage wooden hulled boat will delight you with it's sweet ambiance.

Property Type

  • House Boat
  • 400 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            If you have party plans or wish to entertain more than 2 people, a different rental would suit you better. The houseboats are very close together: out of respect for the neighbors, PARTIES ARE NOT ALLOWED. The boat is most appropriate for quiet relaxation....moreless

          • Not Suitable For Children
          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Non Smoking Only

          Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

          • Bedroom 1


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

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Cooking Utensils
          • Stove
          • Coffee Maker
          • Toaster
          • Kitchen
          • Microwave
          • Seating for 4 people


          • Linens Provided
          • Parking Off Street
          • Heating
          • Towels Provided
          • Parking
          • Living Room seats 4


          • Satellite / Cable
          • DVD Player
          • Stereo
          • Television
          • Music Library
          • Books


          • Internet
          • Wireless Internet

          Outdoor Features

          • Lawn / Garden
          • Deck / Patio


          • Historic
          • Tourist Attractions
          • Away From It All
          • Romantic

          Location & View

          • Waterfront
          • Water View
          • Mountain View


          • Museums
          • ATM/Bank
          • Groceries
          • Hospital
          • Laundromat
          • Massage Therapist
          • Medical Services
          • Cycling
          • Fitness Center
          • Kayaking
          • Wind-Surfing
          • Mountain Biking
          • Surfing
          • Sailing
          • Hiking
          • Equestrian Events
          • Mountain Climbing
          • Swimming
          • Pier Fishing
          • Horseback Riding
          • Boating
          • Live Theater
          • Restaurants
          • Churches
          • Marina
          • Cinemas
          • Health/Beauty Spa
          • Zoo
          • Sight Seeing
          • Winery Tours
          • Beachcombing
          • Bird Watching
          • Scenic Drives
          • Walking
          • Whale Watching
          • Shopping
          • Antiquing
          • Wildlife Viewing
          • Tennis


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          Owner info

          Year Purchased: 1997

          About the owner: I am a native of the San Francisco Bay Area, an illustrator, collector of oddities, horse lover and proud grandmother.

          Why the Owner Chose Sausalito:
          Location, Location, Location!

          The Unique Benefits at this House Boat:
          The houseboat is a short distance from both San Francisco and wilderness areas. Walk to the local beach, great restaurants, and kayaking. The ferry will take you to San Francisco where you can enjoy everything the city has to offer. A car ride of 1 - 2 hours will land you in the Middle of the beautiful Point Reyes National Seashore. ...and you'll come home to the cozy Lonestar which will gently rock you to sleep!

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          Speaks: english


          • A rainbow over The Lonestar!

            A rainbow over The Lonestar!

          • frontporch


          • from livingroom thru to bedloft

            from livingroom thru to bedloft

          • kitchen and front porch

            kitchen and front porch

          • livingroom


          • bathroom


          • sunset view from the Lonestar

            sunset view from the Lonestar

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          This listing was first published here in 2011.

          Date last modified - Thursday, May 29, 2014


          1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
          Sleeps 2

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          Speaks: english
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