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'the Lonestar' is a Charming Houseboat Located in Sausalito Ca

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Last updated: 06/18/2016

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  • Minimum stay:1 night
  • Sleeps:2
  • Bedrooms:1
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:House Boat
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

House Boat, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

First, I'd like to preview the description of the houseboat by clarifying the rental price. Homeaway has included the refundable deposit of $250 in the total owed, which is confusing to the renters. Please subtract the $250 and You'll see the actual rental price...!

'The Lonestar' is a truly magical houseboat. Featured in books and magazines, it was recently used as the model for the houseboat in the CBS series 'Parenthood'.

The houseboat was built in the 1960's. The hull is a World War 2 Landing Craft, and some of the original features can still be seen.
The french doors and windows were salvaged from an old Victorian house in San Francisco.

The layout of the interior is featured in the book 'Houseboats', by Kathy Shaffer, AIA. The small space, 11 x 36, is brilliantly designed for the best ergonomic use and comfort.

The loveliest feature of the Lonestar is the quality of light and the reflection of the water, which shimmers in the boat all day much like a prism. There is never a sense of being indoors, rather a feel of being rocked on the water in an open boat.

'The Lonestar' is a special experience which you will remember with joy.


Keywords: A charming houseboat built in the 1960's from a World War 2 Landing Craft, 'The Lonestar' brings to mind the European canal boats. French windows lend a light and airy feel; morning brings the ducks to join you for breakfast on the front porch.
This vintage wooden hulled boat will delight you with it's sweet ambiance.

Owner

Member since: 2011

Speaks: english, italian
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 80%
Calendar last updated: 06/18/2016

Property Type

  • House Boat
  • 400 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    If you have party plans or wish to entertain more than 2 people, a different rental would suit you better. The houseboats are very close together: out of respect for the neighbors, PARTIES ARE NOT ALLOWED. The boat is most appropriate for quiet relaxation....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Not Suitable For Children
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

  • Bedroom 1

    ...moreless

  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View
  • Village
  • Water View
  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
winter,spring,summer,fall
Jan 16 - Jan 16, 2017
1 night min stay
$180
$1,155 $4,000
My Standard Rate
1 night min stay
$180
$1,155 $4,000
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $250

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.


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The property's calendar has not been updated in over 6 months. You can contact the owner for availability or look for properties with confirmed availability

   

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1997

About the owner: I am a native of the San Francisco Bay Area, an illustrator, collector of oddities, horse lover and proud grandmother.

Why the Owner Chose Sausalito, California, United States of America:
Location, Location, Location!

The Unique Benefits at this House Boat:
The houseboat is a short distance from both San Francisco and wilderness areas. Walk to the local beach, great restaurants, and kayaking. The ferry will take you to San Francisco where you can enjoy everything the city has to offer. A car ride of 1 - 2 hours will land you in the Middle of the beautiful Point Reyes National Seashore. ...and you'll come home to the cozy Lonestar which will gently rock you to sleep!


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Speaks: english, italian
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 80%
Calendar last updated: 06/18/2016

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Photos

  • The Lonestar

    The Lonestar

  • Sheltered, Private Front Porch

    Sheltered, Private Front Porch

  • kitchen and front porch

    kitchen and front porch

  • Handcrafted Redwood door separates the living room from the bed and bath

    Handcrafted Redwood door separates the living room from the bed and bath

  • bathroom bench

    bathroom bench

  • Bathroom detail

    Bathroom detail

  • Sunrise from the bed loft

    Sunrise from the bed loft

  • The view from the end of the pier

    The view from the end of the pier

  • Charming Eclectic Details

    Charming Eclectic Details

  • desk and library

    desk and library

  • The Shower

    The Shower

  • The Bed Loft

    The Bed Loft

  • The end of a stormy day on Richardson Bay

    The end of a stormy day on Richardson Bay

VRBO #378332

This listing was first published here in 2011.

Date last modified - Monday, January 16, 2017

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