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Bella Vista- 30 to 60 nights: Peaceful, Relaxing, and Comfortable

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 30 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Every room of this 3 bedroom home on San Francisco Bay has gorgeous views of the bay, the Golden Gate Bridge, or restful patios. Crunch across the gravel driveway and enter a sunny sheltered area in back of the house, enclosed by a warm stone patio. Lush plantings invite you to come in the Dutch kitchen door, which is painted the color of favorite geraniums. Or, if you follow the stone path around to the front entry, you will come upon the spectacular San Francisco Bay views framed by gracefully branching trees. From the front windows you can watch the changes to the beautiful town of Sausalito and the Golden Gate Bridge across the water, as sailboats traverse the waterfront and the sun makes graceful changes all day.

The quaint village of Tiburon is a quick drive or a 20 minute stroll on the bayside bike path. From there, take the ferry to San Francisco (17 minutes) or Angel Island, or for a sunset cruise around the bay.

Visit the historic towns nearby to shop, play, or eat at famous restaurants, or just stay at Bella Vista all day to relax. Bella Vista is within a short drive to five great beaches (5-30 minutes), the Napa-Sonoma wine country (30 minutes), and the City, (15-20 minutes). Mill Valley, Sausalito, and 2 large shopping centers are about 10 minutes away. Mt. Tamalpais, the birthplace of the mountain bike, is next to the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, about 20 minutes away.

Keywords: House, bay view, beach walk, shopping and restaurants

More Details

Property Manager
Meredith and Bill Rolfe
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 10, 2018

About Meredith and Bill Rolfe

Earl and Arthulene Linman built this house, Bella Vista, in 1950 and their daughter and son-in-law inherited it in 2007. We began renovation in 2008 and finished in 2009. Meredith grew up here and has always loved the house and the community. We think you will, too.

Meredith and Bill Rolfe purchased this house in 2007

Why Meredith and Bill Rolfe chose Tiburon

The unique climate of the area around Bella Vista is warmer than San Francisco and Sausalito, but with views of the fog that may roll over the Sausalito hills to the bay. Year-round, the climate is more comfortable than most other Bay Area communities.

What makes this house unique

The views from Bella Vista are world-class. We come here to relax and we can leave our stresses behind. We love to hike on the hills behind the house and Mount Tam, and walk on the bike path in front of the house. We love to beachcomb on the shore across the street, go to the beach on Paradise Drive or Fort Chronkite, or go to the city for a faster pace. We love it here!


Tiburon House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Waterfront
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Security System
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Telescope
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (1) A queen bed is in the master bedroom., Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1) One bedroom has a daybed with trundle; in other words, two twin sized beds., Baby Cribs (1) We have a toddler bed and a portable Play & Pack in one closet., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • limited accessibility
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeper
  • arboretum
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
The Tiburon Landmark Society Art & Garden Center is only three houses away. It's cottage and beautiful gardens make it a lovely place for your wedding or other special event.


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Bella Vista- 30 to 60 nights: Peaceful, Relaxing, and Comfortable
average rating of 4.9459457 based on 37 reviews

Quaint, comfy, home-away-from-home with a killer view!

  • 5 of 5

Bella Vista is even better in person and is situated perfectly for exploring the city of San Francisco as well as Marin County and all it has to offer. That is, if you ever want to leave the cozy front room where both sunrises and sunsets are incredible! The house has everything you need for a great getaway, is very clean, and offers lots of space both inside and out for private conversations as well as larger gatherings. We hope to visit Bella Vista again!

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house with amazing view

  • 5 of 5

House is charming with great location and views of bay and Golden Gate Bridge. Not possible to get tired of view. Owners very nice.

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great home and location

  • 5 of 5

Very well equipped home. Lovely view. Great location with easy flat walk to Tiburon centre. Highly recommend the property.

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We have been there several times. We love it!

  • 5 of 5

No surprises as we are "frequent flyers". We love Bella Vista

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hong Kong SAR China

Fantastic stay

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a fantastic stay at Bella Vista for a week in August. The property has a convenient location with the walking path across the street, just a few minutes drive from downtown Tiburon or the shops at Strawberry Village and easy access to San Fran and all its amazing things to do. The views from the house are spectacular and everything is well arranged for a comfortable stay with plenty or room for everyone.

Thanks for a fantastic time!

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Washington D.C.

Cozy and spacious house with lovely views of the Bay!

  • 5 of 5

Our family spent a week at Bella Vista and I can only say that a week was just not enough! The house itself was so cozy, yet spacious enough for six adults. The house is incredibly well equipped with the things you need to cook meals, but also had a lovely library of magazines, books and other things like binoculars that came in handy during our week of enjoying the beautiful outdoors in Tiburon and its surrounding areas. We had several family members who were visiting from Europe. It was their very first time in CA and staying at the Bella Vista home was such a nice introduction to the area and made them feel really comfortable. The views of the Bay from the large floor to ceiling windows in the living room are breathtaking and it was wonderful to be able to walk right across the street to access the walking and biking trail that can take you straight into downtown Tiburon or Blackie's Pasture. Meredith and her family were great hosts- she was very responsive with any questions that we had and was easily reachable by email and text. Our family made some very lasting memories at Bella Vista and we can't wait to return!

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Point of Interest
Bella Vista
Nearest Point of Interest
Blackie's Pasture
Nearest Point of Interest
Ferry Dock
Nearest Point of Interest
Main Street
Nearest Point of Interest
Boardwalk Shopping Center
Nearest Point of Interest
Cronkite Beach
Car: not necessary

It's about a half-hour to the Napa-Sonoma wine and cheese country, there are lots of shopping areas nearby and touring by ferry to Angel Island and San Francisco, as well as Dinner Sunset tours.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee 3-14 nights $200
Cleaning 15-31 nights $280
Property Damage Protection $59

For one month or more, a mid-month cleaning is required at $80.00.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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