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Live Your Dream - Elegant, Unique, Spacious, Sausalito Houseboat - July 2015

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Houseboat as featured in California Home + Design Magazine

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

Sausalito house boat description

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 6-8, 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. The beautiful bathroom for this bedroom is located at the top of the stairs on the next floor. It has a shower and bath with jacuzzi). The lower floor also has an apartment which is totally insulated for sound. Our tenant and friend, Kathy, is a wonderful poet, very quiet and does not use the rest of the house at all. (Please call the owner if you want more information on this).

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!

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

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Property Type

  • House Boat
  • 3500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

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

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

  • 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

Other Amenities

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

Entertainment

  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player:

    Next to the HD TV...moreless

  • Games:

    Underneath window seat in living room (See photos)...moreless

  • Music Library:

    Next to the HD TV...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    40 inch Sony flat screen High Definition TV with over 500 channels and internet connectivity...moreless

Theme

  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    Quaint Sausalito is half a mile away, while wonderful San Francisco is a 20 minute drive across the Golden Gate Bridge...moreless

  • 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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Sailing
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer:

    In laundry room...moreless

  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    Fitness equipment is available and a gym is a 3 minute walk away....moreless

  • Gas Fireplace:

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

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    All areas of the houseboat are comfortable year round using the two gas fire places, a built in eHeater in the guest room and small portable heaters if ever required....moreless

  • Internet:

    Strong signal through out all floors Password provided upon arrival...moreless

  • Linens Provided:

    Quality linens throughout...moreless

  • Living Room:

    See photo...moreless

Kitchen

  • Catering Available:

    We would be pleased to suggest caterers...moreless

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    Extensive array of utensils...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher:

    Frigidair, very quiet...moreless

  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

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

  • Microwave:

    (2) One on master bed room floor Upon request, one could be provided in kitchen area...moreless

  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator:

    Frigidaire double door...moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony:

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

  • Bicycles:

    Old but adequate for riding into town and getting some exercise...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

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

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Two single kayaks and paddles are on a dock adjacent to the entrance to the houseboat for guest use....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Adjacent to the houseboat...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

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

  • Tennis:

    Near by...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub:

    On private balcony off master bedroom...moreless

  • Jetted Tub:

    In bathroom on main floor and in hot tub...moreless

 

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July 2015
Jul 3 - Jul 31, 2015
7 night min stay
$450
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay
$450

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  • Taxes Not included

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Last updated: 03/29/2015
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Location

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25 Miles
Nearest Airport
San Francisco Internatinal Airport
1.5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Downtown Sausalito
2 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Sausalito
0.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Highway 101
0.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Many in the area

Car: Necessary

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

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

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

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

    Outside deck view of Mt. Tamalpais and the houseboat community

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

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

  • Sausalito is just to the right

    Sausalito is just to the right

  • The oldest working lighthouse is 20 minutes away

    The oldest working lighthouse is 20 minutes away

  • Granite countertops in sunny master bathroom, on top level

    Granite countertops in sunny master bathroom, on top level

  • Reading room off master bedroom

    Reading room off master bedroom

  • Entryway atrium with tropical flora

    Entryway atrium with tropical flora

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

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

  • Mid-level spacious living/dining/kitchen area

    Mid-level spacious living/dining/kitchen area

  • Professional kitchen with gas appliances, hardwood accents, looking toward bar

    Professional kitchen with gas appliances, hardwood accents, looking toward bar

  • 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

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

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

  • 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

  • Looking down on your houseboat

    Looking down on your houseboat

  • The Golden gate is 10 minutes away, San Francisco 20 minutes

    The Golden gate is 10 minutes away, San Francisco 20 minutes

  • As is  Fort Cronkhite and Rodeo Beach, for hiking and surfing

    As is Fort Cronkhite and Rodeo Beach, for hiking and surfing

  • Kohler appliances and detail in bathroom on mid level

    Kohler appliances and detail in bathroom on mid level

  • Hot tub off master bedroom

    Hot tub off master bedroom

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

    Dock entrance to houseboat with hand-carved bench from Bali

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  • Property type
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Speaks: english
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  • Calendar last updated: 03/29/2015
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