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View of Bay, Angel Island, Bay Bridge from house. Can't capture it all!

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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:3.5
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Watch sailboats ply the bay from almost every window. Walk to Marin's premier yacht clubs. Ferry to San Francisco. Start a hike from your front door. Or read a book from a cozy window seat overlooking the bay. This house has it all.

From the moment you first step inside the house, the views will take your breath away. They can't be captured in pictures! The house seems to float above the bay and every room captures the incredible views of Tiburon, Angel Island and The Bay Bridge. Seals lounge on the rafts just off shore and sailboats and ferry boats ply the waters below. Open the double doors onto the small, cantilevered deck and the ocean breezes will waft in.

The house has been completely remodeled. The main floor (top floor you enter on) features a large private deck with BBQ and comfortable sectional couches and seating. The den opens onto it creating a great indoor/outdoor room. The great room (over 1200 square feet) has the living room, dining room, kitchen and seating area. It has two walls of windows that captures the dramatic bay and bridge views and has 4 large dormer windows that bring additional light and forested views into the 15-foot-tall cathedral ceilings. This room also has the wood burning fireplace and 50' plasma TV with incredible surround sound.

The custom cabinetry in the great room rivals the beauty of the view outside. Built-in window seats provide comfortable places to sit or lounge and enjoy the sun and views or read a book or watch a movie. The kitchen has all the appliances and serving wear you would need. It is part of the great room so you can cook while enjoying the setting and incredible views. A crushed glass floor that slides under the bar lets light into the landing on the floor below.

Take the stairs down to the lower level for the 3 large bedrooms plus private office. You arrive at the octagonal landing. Sunlight off the water reflects from above, shining through the glass ceiling and makes this room shimmer. Off of this landing are the three spacious bedrooms. The large guest room (with queen bed) is decorated as a girl's room and has a wall of windows that enjoy the bay views. The other child's room is decorated with a sports theme and has a wall of toy bins. It has a twin 'boat' bed and another twin that rolls out from under it.

The guest bathroom on this floor is reminiscent of a luxurious spa with iridescent glass tiles, deep tub with jets and custom cabinetry. It was featured on the 2006 cover of Sunset Magazine's 'Before and After Bathroom Makeovers' book. The powder room on the first floor is equally dramatic with its rough granite slab and custom cabinetry.

The master suite is luxurious and serene. The custom queen bed floats in front of a padded wall surrounded by views of the bay, Angel Island and The Bay Bridge. The non-windowed walls hold the plasma TV (with built-in surround sound) and the wall of beautiful custom cabinetry. Listen to the waves gently lapping at the shore as you sleep.

Custom hand-made wood and glass doors slide to reveal the office and walk-in closet. The custom cabinetry in the master suite is all made of rich African hardwood. The office looks out onto a small private garden and contemporary sculpture. Through the master bedroom it captures the views of the bay as well.

The master bathroom has cabinetry of the same wood but is primarily filled with limestone and granite. The light limestone wraps the entire room and large shower while the dark granite makes up the counter and window seat that slides through the frosted glass divide into the shower. The shower includes a rain shower and body jets. The water closet is enclosed for privacy. The gem of this room is the bay window overlooking the dramatic water views. If you feel a little over exposed, you can flick a switch, and the windows will instantly fog over giving you privacy. This bathroom was featured on Home and Garden TV (HG TV's) Dream Bathrooms in 2008.

The deep cedar hot tub is located off the master bedroom on its own deck overlooking the Bay. Spiral steps from this deck lead up to the main deck and other steps lead down to the attached apartment below and to the lower street and town.

The house has DSL and WiFi, Surround Sound and high definition TV, DVD and DirectTV (with all the movie and sports channels) in the great room and Master bedroom. A state-of-the-art sound system allows music to be played anywhere in the house and on the main deck. If you have your own music on your iPod, it will play throughout the house as well.

The apartment is approximately 900 square feet and has its own kitchen, bath, washer/dryer, living room and large deck-- all with the same great views as the house. It also has a treadmill and a Stairmaster for exercising. While the apartment is not designed to the same architectural standards as the house, it is lovely and very comfortable. The bedroom has a queen bed and the living room has two sofas, one which pulls out to a queen sized bed. Great for when a child or another family comes to visit-- you can be close but still have your privacy.

Guest membership in our nearby swim and tennis club (Tiburon Peninsula Club) is available for $25/week for adults and $15/week for children. It features 2- 25 yard lap pools, a warm children's pool, a toddler pool, hot tub, 12 beautiful tennis courts nestled in trees at the base of the Tiburon hills, a large workout facility, lunch and dinner service, exercise classes and poolside cocktail service on weekends. Everything you need to relax and/or get in shape! If you are a member of a yacht club, you can use either the Corinthian or San Francisco Yacht Clubs which are short walks away.

House cleaning, gardening and indoor plant services will take care of the property while you visit.

Come take a trip to paradise!

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Member since: 2009

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/05/2016

Property Type

  • House
  • 4000 sq. ft.
  • Elevator : Hillevator

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome:

    There are steps to get to the house (or you can use the hillavator). Once inside, it's a great house for children-- they can play/watch TV in the great room while parents cook, eat and talk....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

    We have the hillavator but there is one stair between it and the house. There are no accessible bedrooms....moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

  • Master Bedroom: 1 queen

    ...moreless

  • Girl's Bedroom: 1 queen

    ...moreless

  • Boy's Bedroom: 2 twin/ single

    Trundle Beds...moreless

  • Guest House: 1 queen, 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Private bedroom plus sleeper sofa in living area...moreless

  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Baby Cribs (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)...moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Optional use of nearby swim and tennis club (The Tiburon Peninsula Club). Workout facilities and classes, basketball court, 12 tennis courts, 4 pools, hot tub, saunas, steam rooms, cafe. Summer BBQ and family events weekly. 2 Yacht clubs within walking distance. They accept reciprocal visits if you're a member in your town. It's a ten minute walk to the ferry that goes to downtown San Francisco and to Angel Island. Hike the wilderness preserve for great views of the entire bay, San Francisco and the Golden Gate Bridge. The town of Tiburon is very cute! Shops and restaurants are just a ten minute walk away. It's a great setting for a vacation if you want to be close to the action but not right in it. You'll feel relaxed from the moment you walk through the front door....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Lots of children's books and some parent's books...moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player:

    in Master and great room...moreless

  • Games:

    Cabinet full of adult games and toy chests in both bedrooms with tons of toys for children....moreless

  • Music Library:

    Music library with thousands of songs. It's out of date now that we stream using Sonos....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Direct TV...moreless

  • Stereo:

    Full-house stereo system. Stream your own music anywhere through the Sonos app....moreless

  • Television:

    Plasma over fireplace in great room and in master bedroom....moreless

Theme

  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Theme Parks
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    The house is perched above the sea, with incredible views from almost every window. Look out over Tiburon and Angel Island-- the view makes you feel like you're in Portofino. Bay Bridge views too!...moreless

  • Beachfront:

    The house is perched above the sea, with incredible views from almost every window. Look out over Tiburon and Angel Island-- the view makes you feel like you're in Portofino. Bay Bridge views too!...moreless

  • Monument View:

    The house looks out over the Bay at the Bay Bridge, which is now illuminated at night by 25,000 lights which create patterns and shows-- the largest light-based art installation in the world....moreless

  • Mountain View:

    The property looks out over the bay at the hills of Tiburon, the mountainous Angel Island and the mountains of the East Bay....moreless

  • Ocean View:

    The house is perched above the sea, with incredible views from almost every window. Look out over Tiburon and Angel Island-- the view makes you feel like you're in Portofino. Bay Bridge views too!...moreless

  • Oceanfront:

    The house is perched above the sea, with incredible views from almost every window. Look out over Tiburon and Angel Island-- the view makes you feel like you're in Portofino. Bay Bridge views too!...moreless

  • Village:

    Walking distance to Tiburon's Main Street and Ark Row, with shops and restaurants....moreless

  • Water View:

    The house is perched above the sea, with incredible views from almost every window. Look out over Tiburon and Angel Island-- the view makes you feel like you're in Portofino. Bay Bridge views too!...moreless

  • Waterfront:

    The house is perched above the sea, with incredible views from almost every window. Look out over Tiburon and Angel Island-- the view makes you feel like you're in Portofino. Bay Bridge views too!...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountaineering
  • Paragliding
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rock Climbing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    8-seat table overlooking the Bay, Angel island, Tiburon and the Bay Bridge. An incredible setting for a wonderful dinner party....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Broadband Access:

    DSL...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Washer and dryer in laundry room...moreless

  • Computer Available
  • Elevator:

    Hillevator...moreless

  • Fireplace:

    Wood burning fireplace in great room with gas starter...moreless

  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    Gym-quality Stair master and tread mill in guest house living room....moreless

  • Free Long Distance
  • Parking:

    Garage for small/medium car plus parking deck for any size car. Street parking on street above and below....moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Room for 2 cars (small/medium in garage and large on parking deck)...moreless

  • Telephone:

    Single line...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Yes....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Washer and Dryer in laundry room....moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Throughout home...moreless

  • Wood Fireplace:

    Wood burning fireplace in great room with gas starter...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Has a coffee maker....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Should have everything you need for a great meal!...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Casual and elegant sets available, along with several sets of stem wear....moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Miele dishwasher...moreless

  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Incredible views! Brand new Wolf Double ovens and range, Sub Zero fridge, all necessary appliances and gear for cooking. Casual and elegant serving wear, stem wear and place settings. ...moreless

  • Microwave:

    Microwave in cabine...moreless

  • Oven:

    Wolf double ovens...moreless

Outside

  • Balcony:

    Small balcony off great room overlooks the Bay, Angel Island, Tiburon and the Bay Bridge....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Great deck with sectional seating area, BBQ in a lush, private setting....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Stainless gas grill on main deck....moreless

  • Tennis:

    At the Tiburon Peninsula Club, walking distance away. ...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub:

    Hot tub off master bedroom with great views of Tiburon and the Bay....moreless

  • Private Pool:

    Can use the Tiburon Peninsula Club for a nominal fee...moreless

  • Jetted Tub:

    Guest bath has a great jetted bathtub....moreless

 

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Dec 16 - Jan 1, 2017
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$8,750
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7 night min stay

$8,000

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Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $5,000
  • Cleaning $250

Owner's cancellation policy:

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Location

25 Miles
Nearest Airport
San Francisco, Oakland
0.5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Sam's
0.5 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Tiburon
7 Miles
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Sears Point
0.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Many
200 Miles
Nearest Ski
10 Miles
Nearest Beach
Stinson Beach

Wine tasting in Napa and Sonoma are 30-40 minutes away, Muir Woods is 15 minutes away and Pt. Reyes National Seashore is 40 minutes away.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1999

About the owner: I bought this house before we were even dating. By the time the remodel was completed, we were married and had a baby! We love spending time here-- it's so relaxing and the community is wonderful. It's hard not to relax laying on a window seat overlooking the bay and sailboats, listening to the water lapping on the shore just below. We look forward to sharing it with you.

Why the Owner Chose Belvedere, Belvedere Tiburon, CA, USA:
Belvedere is very unique. It was originally a summer vacation destination for wealthy families from San Francisco. The streets were laid out for horses, not cars, so they are narrow and wind around the island. Staircases connect the streets and allow you to walk up and over the island. There are many beautiful, historic houses and it's a great place to walk. The best part, of course, is the views! Everyone who comes to visit mentions that is it reminiscent of Portofino. We love the Eastern views looking back at Tiburon, Angel Island, The Bay Bridge and the East Bay. In the evening everything glows golden and pink but we're protected from the glaring sunlight. We watch the moon rise over the Bay and Angel Island, shimmering on the water. The sunrises are always incredible. And, since we came from San Francisco, it was important that we could walk to shops and restaurants-- downtown Tiburon and the two yacht clubs (SF and Corinthian) are only a short walk away. The town of Tiburon is cute with shops and restaurants a close walk away. You can also ride the ferry into San Francisco or Sausalito or to Angel Island for a day hike. Napa and Sonoma are 30-40 minutes away. Pt. Reyes National Seashore, the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, Muir Woods and state parks are all 10-30 minutes away. Everything is close by and yet you feel far removed from the hustle and bustle of the city. Every inch feels like a relaxing vacation.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
The most magical thing about this house is the way it seems to float over the water. There's so much glass and such great views you feel like you're outside everywhere in the house. There are several plush window seats where you can lounge and enjoy the views in comfort-- or doze off while reading a book or the newspaper. The whole top floor was opened up into a single great room of over 1200 square feet holding the living room, dining room, kitchen and seating area under 15 foot-tall vaulted ceilings with large dormer windows. The cozy den has doors that slide into the walls creating an indoor/outdoor room off the main deck. The deck is nestled between the house and the stone walls that terrace up the lushly landscaped garden. The deep, cedar hot tub off the master deck is private yet with views overlooking the bay, Tiburon and Angel Island. Even the attached apartment below the house has the same incredible views.


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Calendar last updated: 12/05/2016

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  • View of Bay, Angel Island, Bay Bridge from house. Can't capture it all!

    View of Bay, Angel Island, Bay Bridge from house. Can't capture it all!

  • Top floor is living, dining, kitchen and seating area-- all looking out at bay

    Top floor is living, dining, kitchen and seating area-- all looking out at bay

  • TV area has flat screen, surround sound, blue ray and wood-burning fireplace

    TV area has flat screen, surround sound, blue ray and wood-burning fireplace

  • French doors open to small deck, cantilevered for great views

    French doors open to small deck, cantilevered for great views

  • Large, private deck with BBQ and seating. Den opens on to deck.

    Large, private deck with BBQ and seating. Den opens on to deck.

  • Stairs lead down to bedroom level. Wine cellar is available for long stays

    Stairs lead down to bedroom level. Wine cellar is available for long stays

  • Master suite has private office, bath, and TV. Door leads to private hot tub

    Master suite has private office, bath, and TV. Door leads to private hot tub

  • Master bedroom cabinets, partially opened to office. Other to walk-in closet

    Master bedroom cabinets, partially opened to office. Other to walk-in closet

  • Girl's Hawaiian-themed room looks out over Bay

    Girl's Hawaiian-themed room looks out over Bay

  • Boy's bedroom has toy chests and tons of children's books. Trundle bed pulls out

    Boy's bedroom has toy chests and tons of children's books. Trundle bed pulls out

  • Below the main house is a 1-bedroom guest suite with large view deck

    Below the main house is a 1-bedroom guest suite with large view deck

  • The guest bedroom has views of the Bay and access to private deck

    The guest bedroom has views of the Bay and access to private deck

  • Looking down on the house, deck, Bay and Tiburon

    Looking down on the house, deck, Bay and Tiburon

  • Kitchen is fully stocked with Wolfe appliances and everything you need

    Kitchen is fully stocked with Wolfe appliances and everything you need

  • Dining area overlooks bay. We have several sets of plates and glass ware

    Dining area overlooks bay. We have several sets of plates and glass ware

  • Seating area in the Great room, overlooking the bay, Angel Island and Bay Bridge

    Seating area in the Great room, overlooking the bay, Angel Island and Bay Bridge

  • Relaxing, Asian-inspired den opens to main deck

    Relaxing, Asian-inspired den opens to main deck

  • Hallway outside bedrooms. Glass ceiling provides natural light

    Hallway outside bedrooms. Glass ceiling provides natural light

  • Master bath has incredible views too- or fog windows with flip of a switch!

    Master bath has incredible views too- or fog windows with flip of a switch!

  • The master suite's office looks out on garden and Bay.

    The master suite's office looks out on garden and Bay.

  • Deep, private, cedar hot tub off master is a great place to relax

    Deep, private, cedar hot tub off master is a great place to relax

  • Guest bath serves childrens' rooms and has large, jetted tub

    Guest bath serves childrens' rooms and has large, jetted tub

  • Guest house has full kitchen, bath, laundry, stair master and treadmill

    Guest house has full kitchen, bath, laundry, stair master and treadmill

  • The guest bathroom is a full bath with tub/shower combo.

    The guest bathroom is a full bath with tub/shower combo.

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This listing was first published here in 2009.

Date last modified - Tuesday, December 06, 2016

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