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Unique, Elegant, Comfortable, Sausalito Houseboat - Featured in Magazine and TV

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Last updated: 08/29/2013

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  • Minimum stay:30 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Sausalito house boat description

September 15 16, 17 and 18th are the only dates available for the rest of 2013; $400/night.

Our houseboat is very spacious and ideal for entertaining, or to just experience the very best of houseboat living. Two beautiful bedrooms, the master bedroom with fireplace, and a hot tub on adjoining balcony. A second Asian decor bedroom with full bath and adjoining sitting room for privacy. Gourmet outfitted kitchen with adjacent dining area seating 6, and a comfortable, beautifully appointed living room with ethic art from around the world. A 5 minute drive or 20 minute walk to mountains and the start of miles of hiking trails overlooking the Pacific ocean; adjacent to a bird sanctuary with miles of walking paths; 20 minute drive to central San Francisco or 20 minute ferry ride, and 60 minute drive to Napa and Sonoma Valleys and wineries. The area is ideal for biking and kayaking. Roof garden with barbecue. Great restaurants and shops nearby.

Whats around: Only a 5 minute drive to the Golden Gate Bridge, two miles to the center of historic, scenic Sausalito to shop, or dine, or to take a 20 minute ferry across the bay to San Francisco. Walking distance to miles of wonderful hiking trails, bike and walking paths through local bird preserve, easy kayaking on Richardson Bay, or a short walk to great restaurants. Catering or personal chef available.

Whats inside: It is a unique, very spacious, luxurious, architect designed redwood and glass houseboat with over 3,000 square feet of living space on three floors, with a hot tub off the master bedroom, an interior atrium with tropical plants, and a lovely roof garden for relaxing and entertaining, which includes a barbeque . Two bicycles and two kayaks are provided for your use. It is historic, (Pavoratti slept here), romantic and fun. Totally renovated with great attention to detail.

Mid Level: Perfect for entertaining large, or small, groups. You enter into a vestibule, then continue on past a two story atrium into a a spacious living room and seated dining area, with quality furniture and art objects throughout. In the far right hand corner is a large window seat which can be used as a single bed, that looks out onto beautiful Mt. Tamalpais. The state of the art kitchen has custom marble counters, professional stove, appliances, two-person eating counter. A beautiful bathroom with a Jacuzzi tub complete this floor. Tasteful artifacts abound as the owners are a former diplomat and a travel executive with a background in anthropology.

Lower Floor: There is a suite of rooms which include a beautiful Asian bedroom with sliding shoji screen doors from Japan and quality queen size bed. Adjacent to this bedroom is a comfortable sitting room with a pull out queen bed. The washer and dryer are also located on this floor.

Top Floor: This floor includes a very large, romantic master bedroom with high ceilings and gas fireplace, a king size four-poster bed. Off the bedroom is a comfortable library/reading room, while off to the other side is a balcony with a hot tub.

Roof Deck: A sturdy wooden slanted ship's ladder takes you from the top floor to the roof deck with panoramic views over the top of the other houseboats to a yacht harbor plus panoramic views of Mt. Tamalpais, and Richardson Bay. Furnished with a table, umbrellas, chairs, chaises, cushions, gas barbecue, and potted plants.

Seize this unique opportunity to experience the romance of houseboat living at its very best! This is the perfect place to be based during the 2013 Louis Vuitton Cup and Americas Cup finals.

Very unique, elegant yet casual, fun, and definitely an unforgettable vacation!

Keywords: Floating home

Property Type

  • House Boat
  • 3500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Not Suitable For Children:

            Not suitable for very young children who could fall down stairs - as in any home....moreless

          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 5-6

          • Bedroom 1

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          • Bedroom 2

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          • Convertible bed(s)

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          • King size beds (1) In the master bedroom, Queen size Beds (1) In the guest room, Double Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (1) This is a day bed in the living room, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Pull out sofa in sitting room off lower floor bedroom...moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Kitchen:

            Professional quality stove, refrigerator, marble counters, etc. for a serious cook...moreless

          • Microwave:

            (2) One on master bed room floor One on lower guest room floor...moreless

          • Cooking Utensils:

            Extensive array of utensils...moreless

          • Dining
          • Ice Maker
          • Catering Available
          • Seating for 8 people

          Amenities

          • Gas Fireplace:

            (2) One in the living room, and one in the master bedroom...moreless

          • Parking Off Street:

            Large parking lot reserved for houseboat owners...moreless

          • Washing Machine:

            In laundry room...moreless

          • Hair Dryer

          Other Amenities

              • Two Fireplaces, High speed internet access, Hot, cold, filtered water taps, Whirlpool bathtub, Private Hot Tub off master bedroom, Two bicycles, Two kayaks....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Video Library:

                Next to the HD TV...moreless

              • DVD Player
              • VCR
              • Stereo
              • CD Player

              Communications

              • Wireless Internet:

                Password provided upon arrival...moreless

              Pool & Spa

              • Hot Tub:

                On private balcony off master bedroom...moreless

              Outdoor Features

              • Outdoor Grill:

                We have two. One off main floor on a balcony, the other on the roof deck....moreless

              • Balcony:

                (2) 1 off main floor, and 1 off master bedroom...moreless

              • Deck / Patio:

                On rooftop; Beautiful views and very private....moreless

              Location & View

              • Mountain View:

                Looks out on Mt. Tamalpais, the largest mountain in the San Francisco Bay area. Many miles of wonderful hiking trails, all very close by....moreless

              • Waterfront:

                We are located in Richardson Bay, a part of the San Francisco Bay. ...moreless

              Activities

              • Live Theater
              • ATM/Bank
              • Groceries
              • Hospital
              • Laundromat
              • Massage Therapist
              • Medical Services
              • Hiking
              • Fitness Center
              • Tennis
              • Cycling
              • Golf
              • Kayaking
              • Wind-Surfing
              • Fishing
              • Deepsea Fishing
              • Sound/Bay Fishing
              • Mountain Biking
              • Sailing
              • Horseback Riding
              • Shopping
              • Restaurants
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Cinemas
              • Churches
              • Library
              • Museums
              • Marina
              • Boating
              • Wildlife Viewing
              • Sight Seeing
              • Beachcombing
              • Bird Watching
              • Eco Tourism
              • Scenic Drives
              • Walking
              • Shelling
              • Antiquing
              • Swimming
               

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              Base Rate
              30 night min stay

              $9,000
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              Additional Fees and Taxes:

              There is a cleaning fee of $125 every two weeks.


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              Location

              Day trips to Napa and Sonoma wineries, hiking in Pt. Reyes Wilderness area, San Francisco for theatre, zoo, Golden Gate Park. Near Oakland, University of California at Berkeley, UCSF, Kyacking,

               

              Owner info

              Year Purchased: 2001

              About the owner: Wilford is a former U.S. diplomat (China), author, (The Tactics of Hope), and public speaker. Carole's background is in anthropology. In 1991, Carole founded Cross Cultural Journeys, a successful travel company that takes clients to exotic international destinations where indigenous people continue to live in traditional ways. While there we explore the healing and belief systems of the indigenous elders. We both have a lifetime of international travel and work behind and in front of us. Our home reflects our interests.

              Why the Owner Chose Sausalito:
              We enjoy living 'on the docks' in Sausalito. We moved here from Belvedere, CA. because we found the houseboat community filled with interesting, creative people with a casual, unpretentious, active, lifestyle. Being only 20 minutes by car to the middle of San Francisco for cultural, educational and social activities, and less than an hour from Napa and Sonoma and the beautiful wine country, are all big pluses. Hiking is five minutes away and the restaurants are great nearby. We feel we have the best of many worlds right here. We call our houseboat 'Dol Khayam, a Tibetan phrase which loosely translated means 'A place of rest, in the midst of a busy world'. That is the feeling we hope for all our guests.

              The Unique Benefits at this House Boat:
              Ours is a home that is ideal this year for a couple (or two) that appreciates the finer things in life and who would like to relax and entertain in style in one of the most unique homes in the San Francisco Bay area within minutes of all that the Bay area has to offer.


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              Photos

              • Houseboat as featured in California Home + Design Magazine

                Houseboat as featured in California Home + Design Magazine

              • View of living room with deck access, gas fireplace and widescreen television

                View of living room with deck access, gas fireplace and widescreen television

              • State of the art kitchen with custom marble counters

                State of the art kitchen with custom marble counters

              • Kohler appliances and detail in bathroom on mid level

                Kohler appliances and detail in bathroom on mid level

              • Granite countertops in sunny master bathroom, on top level

                Granite countertops in sunny master bathroom, on top level

              • Hot tub off master bedroom

                Hot tub off master bedroom

              • Guest suite sitting room with pull-out queen size bed in couch

                Guest suite sitting room with pull-out queen size bed in couch

              • Rooftop deck view looking toward historic Mt. Tamalpais and Marin County

                Rooftop deck view looking toward historic Mt. Tamalpais and Marin County

              • Dock entrance to houseboat with hand-carved bench from Bali

                Dock entrance to houseboat with hand-carved bench from Bali

              • Mid-level spacious living/dining/kitchen area

                Mid-level spacious living/dining/kitchen area

              • Kitchen with gas appliances and hardwood accents, looking toward bar area

                Kitchen with gas appliances and hardwood accents, looking toward bar area

              • Cozy window seat on mid-level is also a twin bed

                Cozy window seat on mid-level is also a twin bed

              • Romantic upper level master bedroom with four post bed and cozy stone fireplace

                Romantic upper level master bedroom with four post bed and cozy stone fireplace

              • Reading room off master bedroom

                Reading room off master bedroom

              • Entryway atrium with tropical flora

                Entryway atrium with tropical flora

              • Gracious Asian style guest room with queen sized bed, sitting room and bathroom

                Gracious Asian style guest room with queen sized bed, sitting room and bathroom

              • Outside deck view of Mt. Tamalpais and the houseboat community

                Outside deck view of Mt. Tamalpais and the houseboat community

              • Evening view of houseboat community  with famous San Francisco in the distance.

                Evening view of houseboat community with famous San Francisco in the distance.

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              Date last modified - Tuesday, June 24, 2014

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              2 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
              Sleeps 6

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