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Belvedere cove and SF Yacht Club with our home beyond.

Belvedere cove and SF Yacht Club with our home beyond. Front Garden and SF Bay beyond. Garden pathway is one of many outdoor seating areas. Entrance into living room with three sets of French doors. Living room with corner copper-hooded fireplace. Living room sitting area is a cozy space with views of Angel Is. & Bay Bridge. Pre-dawn from sitting room window. Dining Room has a wonderful atmosphere and beautiful views. Cottage kitchen is uniquely finished and fully equipped. Kitchen seating area looking onto the stone garden wall. Stairway leading to upstairs bedrooms. Upstairs garden bedroom surrounded by hydrangea hillside and avocado tree. Upstairs Bayside bedroom with fireplace and views of Angel Island. Shared upstairs bath and shower. Lower level suite includes sitting area, elevated bed and en suite bathroom. Lower level suite includes sitting area, elevated bed and en suite bathroom. Cozy sitting area looks onto Tiburon point and Angel Island. Office/bedroom suite located beneath the garage is a secluded space. Sofa bed in garage suite is a comfortable full size. Downstairs bath in the 2-level suite with dutch doors to garden. View of the house and dock from the Bay. Three seasons a year dock lounging and water activities are spectacular. Winter guests on the lower dock as seen from living room window. Our cove and Beau Rivage are perfectly located on the magnificent Bay.

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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Belvedere house description

Money Magazine ranked Belvedere as one of the top 10 places to live in the world, and this home exemplifies the reasons why.

Beau Rivage is a spectacular water-front brick and stone cottage with private boat dock, beach access and expansive Tiburon, Corinthian, Angel Island and San Francisco Bay Bridge views. It is located on one of the most desirable streets in Belvedere, is furnished with professionally-decorated interiors, high ceilings, unique craftsmanship, multiple decks and lush gardens. The sounds of the tide mix with magnificent views from every window to provide a sense of true serenity.

A great place for healthy exercise, it is a short walk to the San Francisco Yacht Club; a pleasant walk to Tiburon's historic village and the Corinthian Yacht Club; fabulous walking and running routes around Belvedere and the Tiburon bike path that encircles the Bay. The ferry landing is located in Tiburon as well, and takes you to Sausalito, Angel Island and San Francisco in just minutes.

While the home can sleep a family of 6-8 comfortably, its configuration as three master suites makes it perfect for couples on holiday or a family with older children. The upstairs Bay Bedroom consists of bedroom with fireplace, flat screen television and magnificent views and sounds of the tides on the beach below. It shares a bath/shower with a second Garden Bedroom tucked into the ancient avocado tree and hydrangea hillside.

The downstairs master suite has sitting area, elevated bed, bath, laundry room and wine cellar; the hallway opens onto the decks that lead to the dock below.

The third suite is beneath the garage, and includes a two level bedroom/sitting area and a bath on the second floor below. The suite includes a partners' desk with laptop and printer, sofa bed and sitting area overlooking the Bay through the treetops.

WiFi is included as are cable and free international phone throughout.

Belvedere is a short drive from the Golden Gate and is one of the most beautiful places in the world. It is a lovely 20-30 minute drive to Muir Woods or the Marin Headlands where it is perfection to watch surfers and sea lions taking in the last slip of sun on the Pacific, or a great day's worth of walking and hiking along the Pacific. Less than an hour to the California Wine Country, jaunts to wineries, biking or dinner at some of the best restaurants in the country make great day-trip or weekend outings. Carmel and Monterey make a great weekend trip as does the northern coast to Mendicino.

People who have lived all over the world, come back to Belvedere saying that no place can beat its beauty and comfort; and Beau Rivage is quintessentially Belvedere at its best.

Property Type

  • 2900 sq. ft.
  • House
  • 3 story

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Non Smoking Only
          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters

          Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

          • Other (See Description)

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          • Lower Level en Suite: 1 queen

            Features sitting area, Bay views / access to exterior decks....moreless

          • Upstairs Bedroom 1: 1 queen

            Upstairs with Fireplace + Bay views (shares bathroom)...moreless

          • Upstairs Bedroom 2: 1 double

            Upstairs garden views (shares bathroom)...moreless

          • Garage Office with Sofa Bed: 2 sleep sofa /futon

            Studio with sitting area, airmattress sofa bed + full bath....moreless

          • Three suites ideal for vacationing couples or family with two children. Upstairs has fireplace with sweeping views of the Bay plus garden bedroom (sharing bath). Lower suite has queen bed with sitting area and en suite shower. Forth bedroom/garage suite/office includes a sofa bed and sitting area overlooking the Bay through the tree tops and lower level bath....moreless

          Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

          • Lower Level Bath: toilet, shower

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          • Main Level Power Room: toilet

            Located off living room....moreless

          • Garage Suite Office/Bedroom: toilet, combination tub/shower

            Located on Lower level of two-floor space....moreless

          • Upper Level Shared Bath: toilet, tub, shower

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          Kitchen & Dining

          • Dining:

            Beautiful windows overlook Tiburon and Angel Island, and framed Bay Bridge....moreless

          • Kitchen:

            All supplies needed for full comfort and enjoyment of a true home....moreless

          • Catering Available:

            Arranged and paid upon request....moreless

          • Cooking Utensils:

            Full equipped....moreless

          • Dishwasher
          • Microwave
          • Stove
          • Refrigerator
          • Dishes & Utensils
          • Ice Maker
          • Toaster
          • Coffee Maker

          Amenities

          • Gas Fireplace:

            Both in Living Room and upstairs Master Bedroom...moreless

          • Washing Machine
          • Iron & Board
          • Clothes Dryer
          • Linens Provided
          • Fireplace
          • Towels Provided
          • Garage
          • Hair Dryer
          • Parking
          • Living Room seats 6

          Other Amenities

              • Weekly housekeeping and garden maintenance is included, and daily is optional at a per diem rate. ...moreless

              Entertainment

              • Satellite / Cable:

                Includes movies (charged by use) and television shows on demand....moreless

              • Television:

                Large flat-screen in living room and upstairs master. ...moreless

              • Music Library
              • DVD Player
              • Books
              • Stereo
              • CD Player

              Communications

              • Computer Available:

                Includes Apple Laptop fully loaded with software and color HP Printer with supplied letter-size paper....moreless

              • Free Long Distance:

                The system allows you to use the phone anywhere nationally or internationally anytime you wish....moreless

              • Wireless Internet:

                Throughout the house and upper deck....moreless

              • Broadband Access
              • Internet
              • Telephone

              Outdoor Features

              • Balcony
              • Outdoor Grill
              • Deck / Patio

              Theme

              • Sports & Activities
              • Historic
              • Romantic

              Location & View

              • Water View:

                Views include Corinthian and San Francisco Yacht Clubs, Angel Island, Tiburon, the Berkeley Hills and the San Francisco Bay Bridge....moreless

              • Beachfront:

                Located on Belvedere waterfront; includes multiple outdoor living spaces: two decks with outdoor tables and a long livable dock....moreless

              • Ocean View:

                Bay views from Tiburon to San Francisco Bay Bridge....moreless

              • Oceanfront:

                Bay front includes dock....moreless

              Car

                  • Recommended

                  Activities

                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Hospital
                  • Medical Services
                  • Equestrian Events
                  • Cycling
                  • Groceries
                  • Walking
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Whale Watching
                  • Fitness Center
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Golf
                  • Water Skiing
                  • Tennis
                  • Wind-Surfing
                  • Rock Climbing
                  • Kayaking
                  • Swimming
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Hiking
                  • Roller Blading
                  • Sound/Bay Fishing
                  • Sailing
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Museums
                  • Marina
                  • Playground
                  • Restaurants
                  • Recreation Center
                  • Live Theater
                  • Botanical Garden
                  • Synagogues
                  • Churches
                  • Library
                  • Cinemas
                  • Winery Tours
                  • Eco Tourism
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Paddle Boating
                  • Outlet Shopping
                  • Beachcombing
                  • Boating
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Shopping
                  • Antiquing
                  • Wildlife Viewing

                  Other Activities

                      • Belvedere is one of the most charming places in the U.S. It was once the summer home destination for wealthy San Franciscans because of its beautiful 'banana belt' weather. It is an island that was connected to the Tiburon peninsula, and is wonderful for walking along its winding roads and up its walk-street stairways. In low tide, we love walking along the shore which is accessed by a short ramp from our dock. Please enquire about availability as we do not maintain the public calendar....moreless
                       

                      Reviews

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                      • Wonderful summer spent in a magical storybook cottage by the sea!

                        Wonderful summer spent in a magical storybook cottage by the sea!

                        • Guest Aggie (Marin County, CA)
                        • Date of stay 06/01/13
                        • Review Submitted 01/02/14
                        Last summer, we were between homes and by chance fell upon the opportunity to rent this most amazing property in Belvedere. From the moment I stepped through the wrought iron gate (after catching my breath which had been stolen by the drop dead gorgeous views) as I wound down thee brick pathway through the spectacular rose & hydrangea gardens, I was head-over-heels in love!!! This place is absolutely magical… consider yourself warned, you will NEVER want to leave. We left after a 4.5 month "vacation" feeling so immensely sad that I couldn't help but sob as we climbed the stairs for the final time. Imagine waking up to waves lapping at the docks with distant fog horns as your alarm clock... the sun rises over Angel Island directly viewed from the comfort of your four poster bed complete with luxury linens and warm down bedding! Ahhhh, there is no better way to start the day! Speaking of furnishings, the house is replete with extraordinary French and English antiques, amazing original artwork (you will be mesmerized by the Linda Cosgrove oils in the dining room), and hidden treasures to be discovered bit-by-bit in all of the nooks and crannies throughout the house. We spent countless hours watching aquatic mammals and birds, as well as spying on spectacular yachts through the incredibly cool vintage aviator binoculars mounted on a marvelous tripod in the sitting area perched over the water. Never a dull moment! And lest I forget to mention the ambiance in the dining room… imagine sharing meals under the light from 16 candle chandelier hanging from the vaulted roof and observing raccoon and deer frolicking in front of a shield shaped floor to ceiling window. Incredible!!! The kitchen, while small, anticipates your every need from utensils to spices, teas, etc. We had several large dinner parties during our tenure and never felt nuanced by the size or equipment. Lastly, the deck and docks provide the perfect setting for large get-togethers or small intimate morning "coffee & paper" routines. Our teen age daughter hosted her 17th birthday here with paddle boarding and BBQ. The girls unanimously declared it the "best party ever"! Finally, about your hosts: Meg & Michael are the most gracious, thoughtful concierges I have ever encountered. Being seasoned "pros" in the hospitality industry, they have anticipated your every need in advance. As they are local, any small wish or issue will be dealt with promptly and to your complete satisfaction.

                        Recommended for: Romantic getaway, age 55+, sightseeing, families with teenagers.

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                      • A Magical Cottage

                        A Magical Cottage

                        • Guest Dave (St. Louis)
                        • Date of stay 01/11/13
                        • Review Submitted 01/21/13
                        You have never been to such a charming cottage. It is nestled in the side of the hill adjacent to San Francisco Yacht Club overlooking the water. Myriad gardens, nooks and crannies create an almost mystical setting and remind you of an Italian coastal village. Meg and Michael could not be more gracious hosts and we're only sorry we did not have a chance to have dinner with them during our week. If you go, make sure you don't decide to stay over too long--- we want to stay there again. Mary and David, January 2013.

                        Recommended for: Adventure seekers, romantic getaway, girls getaway.

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                      • Belvedere property

                        Belvedere property

                        • Guest Cici (Houston, Texas)
                        • Date of stay 07/12/12
                        • Review Submitted 11/17/12
                        Wonderful gorgeous views! Sincerely heavenly! Magical! Lovely, warm, cozy home with a dock on water that is serene and peaceful ! Gracious , kind and hands on hosts! One of kind find! Beautifully decorated, fully equipped and private. Would return every year!!!!

                        Recommended for: Romantic getaway.

                        Owner response: Cynthia, Many many thanks for your wonderful note. It gives us real pleasure to have people like you experience the magic of Belvedere through our home! All best wishes, Meg and Michael

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                      7 night min stay

                      $4,025 $11,250

                      Discounts: 8 nights or more: $475 Nightly

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

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                      Long-term rentals preferred.

                      50% deposit upon reserving

                      50% due 30 days before stay

                      $1500 security deposit


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                      Location

                      • Nearest Airport: San Francisco International Airport at 29.6 Miles
                      • Nearest Ferry: Tiburon at 1 Miles
                      • Nearest Motorway: Highway 101 at 7 Miles
                      • Nearest Beach: Cronkite Beach, Marin Headlands at 13.1 Miles
                      • Nearest Ski: Lake Tahoe, Sierras at 204.7 Miles
                      • Nearest Restaurant: Downtown Tiburon at 1 Miles
                       

                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 1994

                      About the owner: Originally from Toronto, he was head of Canada's most prestigious advertising agency. She was a national figure skater and designer. The two founded an international brand development and management firm, and live in San Francisco, London and France.

                      Why the Owner Chose Belvedere:
                      We love the quiet privacy of this spot, the morning sun welcomes the day through the bedroom windows; the evening twilight shines along Raccoon Straights and Angel Island with illuminating colors that bring peace to the end of the day; and the moon shines across the water as we listen to the sounds of the surf below. The home is incomparable when you love comfort and quality of life looking out onto beauty from every window. We look less for grand spaces and marble this-and-that than we do for unique experiences and an authentic style that creates comfort and memories. We walk to town for dinner at one of the charming bistros and a movie at what feels like a private theatre, or we often cook just outside the living room and kitchen with fresh produce and seafood from the local farmer's market or the local Belvedere market, and entertain friends at a family table overlooking the Bay. We lounge on the dock for breakfast or lunch (often both) soaking in the sounds and sensations of one of the most beautiful places in the world from a picnic basket we 'pack' to carry the news, books and snacks down the stairs to the dock's comfortable seating.

                      The Unique Benefits at this House:
                      The moment we walked into the home, we knew it was meant for us. Every window has a view of gardens or the Bay. Rough hewn beams, cathedral dining room ceiling, cozy Cotswold kitchen and corner copper-hooded fireplace are European cottage craftsmanship at its best. We love to sit in 'the look out' off our living room to watch the sailing races and the constant sea and bird life (we've even seen wales in our cove during their migration season in the Spring). The curving stone and brickwork walkway surround a small outdoor patio off the kitchen and living room where we smoke salmon or barbeque almost year-round. One of the most enjoyable aspects of this home is its sense of privacy and tranquility every season of the year. Spring, Summer and Fall are filled with sailing and sea life; winter is a time to enjoy one of the most cozy places anywhere, and yet we still take walks along the beach and into town. In fact, we light the fire almost every night (gas fireplaces make this easy), enjoying its warmth in the cool Bay Area 'sweater weather' evenings and the cheer it brings no matter the time of the year. San Francisco is known for its hills, and our home is quintessentially Belvedere – it is a series of stairs! So if you like a little exercise, you will enjoy the steps to the front door, the steps to the dock, and the stairs that separate the upstairs and downstairs bedrooms from the main floor. We often walk to the grocery store in town and back again. There's a bike path that encircles the Bay that is fantastic for long walks, biking, a pleasant run or rollerblading. Get a kayak or Paddle Board for your stay and hop onto the Bay from our dock in the gorgeous morning or evening sun – or take a walk during low tide around the beach to see a glorious view of the San Francisco and Golden Gate skyline.


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                      Speaks: english, french
                       

                      Photos

                      • Belvedere cove and SF Yacht Club with our home beyond.

                        Belvedere cove and SF Yacht Club with our home beyond.

                      • Garden pathway is one of many outdoor seating areas.

                        Garden pathway is one of many outdoor seating areas.

                      • Living room with corner copper-hooded fireplace.

                        Living room with corner copper-hooded fireplace.

                      • Pre-dawn from sitting room window.

                        Pre-dawn from sitting room window.

                      • Cottage kitchen is uniquely finished and fully equipped.

                        Cottage kitchen is uniquely finished and fully equipped.

                      • Stairway leading to upstairs bedrooms.

                        Stairway leading to upstairs bedrooms.

                      • Upstairs Bayside bedroom with fireplace and views of Angel Island.

                        Upstairs Bayside bedroom with fireplace and views of Angel Island.

                      • Lower level suite includes sitting area, elevated bed and en suite bathroom.

                        Lower level suite includes sitting area, elevated bed and en suite bathroom.

                      • Cozy sitting area looks onto Tiburon point and Angel Island.

                        Cozy sitting area looks onto Tiburon point and Angel Island.

                      • Sofa bed in garage suite is a comfortable full size.

                        Sofa bed in garage suite is a comfortable full size.

                      • View of the house and dock from the Bay.

                        View of the house and dock from the Bay.

                      • Winter guests on the lower dock as seen from living room window.

                        Winter guests on the lower dock as seen from living room window.

                      • Front Garden and SF Bay beyond.

                        Front Garden and SF Bay beyond.

                      • Entrance into living room with three sets of French doors.

                        Entrance into living room with three sets of French doors.

                      • Living room sitting area is a cozy space with views of Angel Is. & Bay Bridge.

                        Living room sitting area is a cozy space with views of Angel Is. & Bay Bridge.

                      • Dining Room has a wonderful atmosphere and beautiful views.

                        Dining Room has a wonderful atmosphere and beautiful views.

                      • Kitchen seating area looking onto the stone garden wall.

                        Kitchen seating area looking onto the stone garden wall.

                      • Upstairs garden bedroom surrounded by hydrangea hillside and avocado tree.

                        Upstairs garden bedroom surrounded by hydrangea hillside and avocado tree.

                      • Shared upstairs bath and shower.

                        Shared upstairs bath and shower.

                      • Lower level suite includes sitting area, elevated bed and en suite bathroom.

                        Lower level suite includes sitting area, elevated bed and en suite bathroom.

                      • Office/bedroom suite located beneath the garage is a secluded space.

                        Office/bedroom suite located beneath the garage is a secluded space.

                      • Downstairs bath in the 2-level suite with dutch doors to garden.

                        Downstairs bath in the 2-level suite with dutch doors to garden.

                      • Three seasons a year dock lounging and water activities are spectacular.

                        Three seasons a year dock lounging and water activities are spectacular.

                      • Our cove and Beau Rivage are perfectly located on the magnificent Bay.

                        Our cove and Beau Rivage are perfectly located on the magnificent Bay.

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                      This listing was first published here in 2012.

                      Date last modified - Monday, February 24, 2014

                      $4,025 per week (USD)
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                      4 Bedroom / 3.5 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 8

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