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Villa, 2 Bedroom Suites, 2 Baths (Sleeps 2-5) in Tiburon
IMPERATIVE THAT PEOPLE INQUIRING CONTACT US PRIOR TO BOOKING.. WE HAVE A VERY SPECIAL AND UNIQUE PROPERTY; AND OUR NUMBER ONE WISH IS FOR EVERYONE TO BE PLEASED WITH THEIR ACCOMMODATIONS. THANK YOU!!! 1 415 435-2646 OR VILLAGOLDENGATE@COMCAST.NET.
No hotel or resort can offer the privacy, stunning views or luxurious amenities of our Golden Gate Villa. Located on the beautiful Tiburon Peninsula, in close proximity to everything San Francisco has to offer. No other villa rental can compare.
Who knew a San Francisco villa rental could be like this? Located on a quarter-acre estate; our luxury villa is a private, rejuvenating, 3,000 sq.ft. space. With its beautifully manicured gardens and quality designer furnishings, it's the perfect place to take a breath, relax and recover; choose a different activity every day or to entertain.
If you want to explore, there are endless things to see and do. Dynamic and historic San Francisco is only a 15 minute ferry ride away. You're within easy reach of many different attractions including world-class golf at Pebble Beach, tours of famous Alcatraz Island or Hearst Castle and tickets to Giants' baseball games.
The San Francisco Bay is perfect for boating or sailing, and there are many wonderful beaches to explore.
Our luxury villa is located at the water's edge, over-looking historic Tiburon, with its many restaurants, cafes, shopping and the popular 'Friday nights on Main Street'.
Villa Golden Gate features dramatic, open architecture and soaring 16-foot ceilings. We have a library of over 300 books for you to enjoy, and throughout the home are special treasures, such as an original Louis XVI mirror, Kandinsky lithographs and an exclusive 1922 Capiello poster.
The living room's giant picture window affords an unobstructed, 250 degree view, including San Francisco, the Golden Gate Bridge and Mt. Tamalpais. With its 5 foot tall limestone fireplace and lovely handmade Stark leopard carpet, there are also three luxurious white sofas, two of which fold out into comfortable queen and twin beds. Hidden in the fireside cabinetry is a large flat screen TV with satellite service and DVD player along with children and adult toys.
The dining room, with its hand-crafted Ruhlmann buffet and hand-painted Nancy Corzine table, is adorned with a 350-year old pair of Louis XV, bronze dore' candelabra. The silver is Christofle and the linens are luxurious Irish and Italian. French double doors open to a large, wrap-a-round balcony, and the large picture and mitered corner windows provide reach-out-and-touch views of The Golden Gate Bridge and The San Francisco skyline.
Everyone's favorite room, the kitchen, features imported French lighting, an Italian marble island, Gaggenau appliances and a Sub-Zero refrigerator. Another French door leads out to the balcony, with its new DCS BBQ and imported Italian wood burning pizza oven. Our concierge can provide you with a personal chef for all or part of your stay. We will stock the refrigerator as you require. The kitchen's view is of The City and Bridge as well.
The Hermitage office is the perfect place to take care of any business affairs. The 2nd Kandinsky hangs here, over a special antique marble fireplace mantle, filled with fossils. Telephone, fax, printer, WiFi, iPad, iPod, B & O speakers for all iProducts and a MacBook Pro laptop are available for your use. You will find all books here, specifically on California. There are also file cabinets organized with all the information you may need to run the villa, and every office supply. An ADS music system controls built-in speakers throughout the house from here, and your view is of The City skyline.
And, saving the best for last, the sumptuous master suite; from where you have a stunning view of Mt. Tamalpais, known as the Sleeping Lady by the local Miwok indians, as well as of the Golden Gate. This all-white room is adorned with beautiful Italian lighting, new shag carpeting, a king sized Duxiana bed, flat screen TV, and French doors opening to your private patio, where a new McGuire chaise lounge for two awaits. The owner's collection of 12 vintage photographs hang here, as well as the 3rd Kandinsky.
Every detail in the master suite is designed for two. All maple walk-in closets with a delightful Louis XV mirror, and hidden 'pocket' doors for your privacy. This is where you will find your El Safe, for the security of your personal belongings.
And next is the all Beaumaniere French marble, master bathroom; with a 2 person shower, vanity table, double vanity sinks and a Jacuzzi whirlpool bath tub, of course, for two. And a beautiful view, as with every room.
Because the villa was designed by the owner, great attention was made to every detail. Next to your maple closets is where the spacious laundry room is located, with another French door leading to a special private patio with table and chairs over-looking an antique fountain.
Finally, our large, private Junior Suite, with lovely shower, desk, easy chair, flat screen TV, Keurig coffee maker and private shade garden with seating and marble table.
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I Worked in the Hotel industry AND on Rodeo Drive, where I learned the art of catering to a person's or guests' every need. This, coupled with my extensive, First Class travel experiences taught me all the luxurious appointments First Class traveler's expect.
Sandra purchased this Villa in 1999
Why Sandra chose Tiburon
I was 'smitten' by Belvedere, on my first visit here in 1984, and haven't regretted one minute of this love affair. I had the great fortune and ability to design and build Villa Golden Gate, which was then named by 2 Roman guests, telling me: 'They don't even build villas this beautiful in Rome any longer!'
What makes this Villa unique
Villa Golden Gate is located directly above downtown Tiburon and only 15 minutes to San Francisco, by ferry. The villa's Concierge has lived here 30 years and can make almost anything happen, making your stay enjoyable, in every way.
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Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Villa Golden Gate is a truly extraordinary place. Our stay there was terrific. The online description is impressive, but the reality is even more remarkable. The location, the views of the Bay, the Bridge, and Mt. Tam (including sunsets), the outstanding design and layout of the property, combined with the generous hospitality of Sandra and her associate Mariah, made for a great stay. Sandra's online notes make clear the issues that prospective guests should consider, and it is wise, as she suggests, to discuss them with her by phone. Our one disappointment is that we are limited to 5 stars. One reviewer suggested 10 stars. We suggest 20.
Dee and Steve
Viilla Golden Gate
Wonderful accommodations and unbeatable view. Owner could not have been more helpful. The stay here is comfortable, quiet and exhilarating
WHAT A GREAT REVIEW, SEE YOU SOON, A PLEASURE TO HAVE YOU BACK.
Spectacular views, spectacular home!
We stayed for a long weekend during Fleet Week and wished we had booked for longer. The home is immaculate; clean, everything you could need, beautifully decorated. Single car garage for use. The views are unbelievable of the city all the way to the Golden Gate Bridge. We wish we could attach photos from the outside patio, as we could also see the Thunderbirds practicing. Location is wonderful; close to the harbor where we took the ferry across to San Francisco; lots of shops and restaurants there. Can also rent bikes and ferry over to Angel Island. We will definitely be staying here again!
Our family only left Villa Golden Gate yesterday and are yearning to go back! My expectations based on other reviews and photos were very high and can honestly say it was even more than I'd hoped. The amenities are the best of everything from appliances to linens. We had a lot of activities packed in our stay from all the sites in San Francisco to hiking in the mountains, sailing around golden gate, the beach and a trip to Napa. The location is perfect! Easy to come and go from and when we returned for the day, we couldn't wait to get back and enjoy the sunset on the terrace. Sandra was so pleasant to work with in making our arrangements and gave me plenty of tips on ferry and where to shop. Thank you so much Sandra! We look forward to our next visit.
The house with "golden gate views" also has views of San Francisco, Tiburon, Sausalito and the Marin headlands - incredible location high on a hill, minutes from the ferry into San Francisco's Ferry Terminal in the middle of town or Angel Island. The house itself is an architectural gem with 15' ceilings and glass all around. We had a hard time leaving and enjoyed hanging out and soaking in the panorama. Sandra has outfitted the house beautifully and luxuriously.
You will not be disappointed, this is a very unusual property.
THANK YOU FOR SUCH A BEAUTIFUL REVIEW. WE WILL BE HAPPY TO HOST YOU NEXT AUGUST?
*WARNING* SHE DOESN'T RETURN SECURITY DEPOSIT
I have rented many homes and have never had this happen. She still has not returned my security deposit. Not because we damaged it or left it in poor shape, she agrees we are due a full refund. She just wants to keep it. She plays games. She makes you feel sorry for her because she is "sick" and then continues to "forget" to return it and get's "confused" how to return it, she tries to negotiate when she will have enough money to refund it (which she isn't allowed to spend it in the first place) and then sends unsigned checks when you threaten to take her to court. Now, I have no choice but to take her to court. It is truly a shame because the upstairs part of the house is lovely and views are stunning. Downstairs that you access by having to go outside and downstairs to get to the second bedroom is not very nice and needs work. But, my husband and I loved the upstairs and had planned on being frequent guests...not any more. Save yourself the loss of the deposit or the time and hassle it will take to get it back, there are other homes with nice views.
I CAN'T APOLOGIZE ENOUGH FOR THE GLITCHES, LIKE WE SENT A CHECK WITHOUT A SIGNATURE ARE TRUE; BUT TO MAKE STORIES UP, SUCH AS WAS DONE THAT WE DID THIS ON PURPOSE IN ORDER TO KEEP HER MONEY AND SPEND IT MYSELF IS JUST DEAD WRONG AND THERE IS SOMETHING WRONG WITH MAKING SUCH THINGS UP.
EVEN AFTER WE RESENT HER DEPOSIT AND RECEIVED A CONFIRMATION THAT THE MONEY HAD BEEN SENT, WE WERE STILL ERRONEOUSLY TOLD THAT WE DIDN'T SEND THE MONEY BACK.
I THINK THE BEST WAY TO SEE IF WHAT I'M BEING ACCUSED OF IS THE TRUTH, WOULD BE TO READ MY 60 PLUS REVIEWS, WHICH WOULD SURELY HAVE SOMEONE ELSE COMPLAINING ABOUT THIS ISSUE.
AGAIN, WHILE SHE HAS THE RIGHT TO COMPLAIN, DOES NOT GIVE THE RIGHT TO MAKE THINGS UP. I AM STILL SORRY AND STILL WISH THE GLITCHES HAD NOT TAKEN PLACE. I NORMALLY NEVER KEEP SOMEONES DEPOSIT EVEN WHEN THEY CAUSE DAMAGE, LIKE TO MY $12,000 BUFFET, NOT CLOSING DOORS WHEN A STORM IS COMING, OR WHEN ONE PARTY DRAGGED AN OUTDOOR IRON CHAIR INSIDE, SERIOUSLY MARRING OUR MAPLE FLOORS AND BROKE ALL THE KITCHEN STOOLS.
NONE OF THIS EXCUSES THE GLITCHES, MAKING THE DEPOSIT RETURN LONGER THAN IT SHOULD HAVE BEEN, BUT HOPEFULLY WILL SHOW THAT THIS VERY SERIOUSLY, WAS NOT DONE ON PURPOSE AS IMPLIED.
SORRY, SORRY, SORRY. BUT HAPPY YOU RECEIVED YOUR DEPOSIT...
Classic car shows. First class raceways. Motorcycle shows. SF and Mill Valley Film Festivals. Every type of musical event including the opera, symphony, jazz, blues, outdoor concerts in the Park. Wine tasting in the famous Napa Valley. 15 minute ferry to San Francisco's many museums, shopping and restaurants. Golden Gate Park, walking or cycling across the Golden Gate Bridge. Sailing at the Corinthian YC, sailing lessons at San Francisco YC.
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Rates are subject to change until first payment is made, no cancellations, no smoking. PEOPLE INQUIRING MUST CONTACT US PRIOR TO BOOKING. OUR PROPERTY IS VERY SPECIAL AND UNIQUE AND WE WANT TO BE CERTAIN THAT EVERYONE IS HAPPY WITH THEIR ACCOMMODATIONS. THANK YOU!!!! SANDRA 1 415 435 2646, OR MESSAGE, OR EMAIL: VILLAGOLDENGATE@COMCAST.NET.