Extraordinary Getaway on the Water

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Last updated: 07/14/2016
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  • Minimum stay:30 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

The Magnolia is cozy retreat in a serene setting. This two bedroom, one bath houseboat is perfect for one or two couples looking for a unique place to explore the Bay Area. Or just stay in!

Have cocktails on the deck over looking Mt. Tam and the bay. Or, if it's cool, snuggle in front of the cozy wood burning stove and listen to our vast collection of vinyl. Have your breakfast watching the white egret or blue heron fishing for theirs.

Life on the water offers a perspective that you won't get on land. The walls reflect the light coming off the water, the sounds of seagulls and the gentle sea breezes connect you to your surroundings. It is a haven like no other.

There have been 2 proposals, 2 honeymoons and 1 wedding on The Magnolia!

The Magnolia also starred in the movie 'Wildflower' with Darryl Hannah, Eric Roberts and Clea Duvall several years ago.

Keywords: Houseboat

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Property Type

  • House Boat

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included
  • Massage


  • Non Smoking Only
  • Not Suitable For Children:

    There are a few spots on the deck that would be easy for a child to sneak through so we don't recommend small children here. Sorry!...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

  • Bedroom 1


  • Bedroom 2


  • Queen size Beds (2) Queen sized air mattress available as well. Houseboat sleeps 4 adults comfortably. Air mattress work well for kids....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom


  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library:

    We have a huge collection of vinyl and a turntable....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    One TV downstairs has cable and DVD. ...moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games


  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • Fitness Center

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature Golf
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    See Mt. Tamalpais from the top deck....moreless

  • Oceanfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    It's more of a counter than a dining area!...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 3 people


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    With wood burning stove and television....moreless

  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street:

    Private parking within the Harbor....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Outdoor Grill

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included


Write a review 4.8
from 9 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
30 night min stay

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

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Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Cleaning Fee $100

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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Last updated: 07/14/2016
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Sea Kaying is very popular here and there is an outfitter within walking distance.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2005

About the owner: We love the ocean, music and the mountains. We get all three right here in Marin County!

Why the Owner Chose Sausalito, CA, USA:
We love our houseboat in Sausalito! It is close to everything that San Francisco, Sausalito and the Wine Country have to offer. And yet, it can feel a world away in peace and relaxation.

The Unique Benefits at this House Boat:
We can walk to our favorite restaurant, Fish, on the water or to the Seahorse for live music. Sometimes we take the ferry from Sausalito into San Francisco and explore the city sights and restaurants. And sometimes we never leave the houseboat!

Contact us

Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • The Magnolia

    The Magnolia

  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • Wood burning stove- warms it up quickly and beautifully.

    Wood burning stove- warms it up quickly and beautifully.

  • View into the kitchen from living area.

    View into the kitchen from living area.

  • Kitchen


  • Upstairs Bedroom

    Upstairs Bedroom

  • Upstairs writing desk.

    Upstairs writing desk.

  • Downstairs Bedroom

    Downstairs Bedroom

  • Bathroom with custom made vanity lacquered with boat varnish.

    Bathroom with custom made vanity lacquered with boat varnish.

  • Bathroom


  • Back of Magnolia

    Back of Magnolia

  • View of Mt. Tam from back deck.

    View of Mt. Tam from back deck.

  • Front Door

    Front Door

  • Coziest spot in the world!

    Coziest spot in the world!

  • Kitchen windows

    Kitchen windows

  • Upstairs Bedroom

    Upstairs Bedroom

  • Upstairs bedroom.

    Upstairs bedroom.

  • Downstairs bedroom.

    Downstairs bedroom.

  • Bathroom with rain showerhead.

    Bathroom with rain showerhead.

  • Upstairs Deck

    Upstairs Deck

VRBO #257122

This listing was first published here in 2009.

Date last modified - Wednesday, October 19, 2016

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Extraordinary Getaway on the Water

Sausalito, CA, USA #257122

2 BR  1 BA  Sleeps 6

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