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Sausalito Butterfly House: Bay Views /Quiet /Walk to Town & Ferry

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,700 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 30 nights


About the property

Situated on a beautiful hillside spot in Sausalito's best region, the banana belt, our 3 bedroom, 3 bath Eichler period home is perfect for families or friends planning an extended stay to see the sights of the SF Bay Area, Wine Country and the coastline and communities both north and south of here. Sausalito is the perfect location to launch day trips to all the wonderful sights Northern California has to offer. Our home has 3 bedrooms and 3 baths and comfortably sleeps 6 people. We have wonderful close up views of the bay and harbor for almost every room in the house and from the deck and gardens. We are located in a quiet residential neighborhood just 2 blocks up from the center of town - with access to all the restaurants, shops and ferry by foot. We are situated on a cul-de sac of sorts so there is no through traffic to disturb the serenity.

Irene Fuller
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 13, 2018


Sausalito House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 35
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • Hall bathroom has a tub and is accessible from hall. The other 2 baths have shower stall and are ensuing with respective Queen rooms.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • 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
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


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Sausalito Butterfly House: Bay Views /Quiet /Walk to Town & Ferry
average rating of 4.8461537 based on 13 reviews
Pembroke Pines, FL

Beautiful, spacious house with amazing view

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at the Butterfly House. This is a lovely, quirky house, with lots of cool nooks and crannies that make it a really charming place to stay. Plenty of room, serviceable kitchen, very clean and well-maintained. What makes this house an experience is the view. The living room and all three bedrooms overlook the bay. Even more special is the terrace. There's a lovely little tile table for two outside where we would have breakfast in the morning.

Irene was very responsive and always answered our questions very quickly. She gave us perfect directions through the very steep hills and sharp turns. I will say that backing into the parking spot off a steep hill was a challenge, but I got fairly good at it after the first couple of times. The setting is definitely worth the drive!

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great getaway

  • 5 of 5

We are frequent visitors to the Bay Area, but this was the first time staying in Sausalito. My wife and I, plus our 3 children stayed for 1 week, and the house was perfect for our stay. Beautiful view, easy walk to town and ferry, and quick drive into SF. Irene was great and provided very detailed instructions about the house and neighborhood. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect location

  • 4 of 5

We were here for a month in this perfect location for visiting many things near SF. The house has an incredible view but be prepared to walk up steep hills! Three bathrooms made this house perfect for us. It is very charming, but a little dated. Irene and Greg were very helpful with suggestions and answered all our questions promptly.

We'd recommend the Ferry, Lands End and the Point Bonita lighthouse. Also a short trip down to Monterey was a highlight!

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic holiday home

  • 5 of 5

We spent a glorious week here. Ideal location for visiting San Francisco but staying somewhere out of the city. House very comfortable with superb views and nice top garden for breakfast in the sun. Very well equipped and Irene and Greg were v helpful with hints and tips about travel, eating out etc. Sausalito has a lovely marina (seals, pelicans and other seabirds) with places to eat. Ferry journey to and from SF very relaxing (but easy by car too). Lots of things to do from the house with a car including wine and cheese country tours, coastline walks, Silicon Valley, Berkeley...House would suit all ages but it is located on quite a steep hill (hence the views!).

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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What a view!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this home for 8 nights beginning 8/21, me & spouse, 20 year old daughter & my dad. We loved the home, the view, the patio and the location! It was a 20 minute walk to the ferry (30 for my dad who is 76). Irene was fabulous in assisting us with tips including where to get groceries & to get a Clipper card if going to SF more than a day, very helpful. The kitchen is very well equipped & beds comfortable. I love their décor. We only had 1 vehicle & a visitor briefly one evening had no issue parking behind us. My husband didn't have trouble with the driveway parking. We would definitely stay here again. My only suggestion for Greg & Irene would be to update the blankets, bed & pillow covers in the smallest of the 3 bedrooms. We spent a day in Russian River wine country, visited Bonita Pt. Lighthouse, Muir Woods, 3 days in SF included cable car & cc museum, Fisherman's Wharf, Pier 39, Coit Tower, lunch in North Beach, Alcatraz & Angel Island, a Giants game, biking in Golden Gate Park, kayaking at Sea Trek in Richardson's Bay & walking some of the GG bridge. It was a lovely trip.

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great vacation

  • 5 of 5

We recently returned from a trip to the Bay area and the house was a great location! It was perfect for our family of 4 (including 2 adult children). The kitchen is very well equipped although we only cooked one meal in. Greg and Irene provided extensive information and checked in on us throughout our stay (by email, not dropping by!) which was great as there was some road construction while we were there. The patio is amazing and extremely warm (no fog in Sausalito most days). Each bedroom has it's own bathroom either en suite or close by so there's great privacy too.

The area, of course, is amazing and the house is well situated to get anywhere. We hiked on Mt. Tam, traveled into the city a few times (Go Giants!) and visited surrounding areas (Napa, Santa Cruz, Half Moon Bay, Tiberon and Berkeley).

Was a great trip!

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
San Francisco
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Sausalito - Golden Gate
Nearest Train
10 Miles
San Francisco
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
RTE 101
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Harbor Blvd
Car: not necessary

Sausalito is a beautiful, small bayside town just a short ride by ferry across the Bay or car across the Golden Gate Bridge to San Francisco


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $200
Pet Fee $100
Property Damage Protection $59

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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