Unique Floating-Home on San Francisco Bay
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- Minimum stay:31 nights
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
Our home is in Sausalito’s unique waterfront community within the vibrant San Francisco urban area. Our 2000 square foot, two-story home has wonderful views of mountains, bay, marinas, and sea birds.
Our house is nicely and comfortably furnished, with a fully-equipped, wrap-around kitchen with granite counters, 3 decks with great views, and is light and airy with lots of windows and skylights.
The setting of our home is unusual as it is one of only a few in the houseboat community with an empty berth on one side - affording privacy, quiet and scenic views. Designed to take advantage of its location, it is very open, with 5 skylights and large windows/glass doors that provide terrific daytime light and views. Yet, there is privacy on the side of the house with a close by neighbor. The deck is relatively large and exceptionally private . Its furniture is very comfortable, with a table and umbrella for eating, convenient to the kitchen. In nice weather, with the doors open (no bugs here!), the deck is like an extension of the house.
Downstairs, we have two bedrooms and two full bathrooms; the master bathroom is en suite, has double sinks and a combined large marble shower and jacuzzi which can fit 2 snugly. One bedroom also serves as a study. On the top floor there are a sun-filled living room, a modern kitchen, and a breakfast/music room in a full-floor open design with 12' ceilings.
Our home has paintings, photographs, and artifacts from our travels in the us, europe, africa, south and central america. We ask that you take care of them as you would your own things.
This home also has many amenities: hardwood floors, gas fireplace (sf summer nights tend to be cool), multiple open doors and windows (there is no humidity, so there are no mosquitoes), washer/dryer, jacuzzi tub, toto washlet toilet seats, adjustable tempurpedic king bed, piano, 2 bose wave radio/cd players, 3 tvs, wired and wireless internet access, directv with premium channel, dvd player, vcr, tivo, color copier/printer/fax and speaker phone.
We are minutes walk from bay-area public transportation and ferries. Our home comes with free parking. Please note that our home is non-smoking and that we cannot accept pets -- sorry.
The sausalito floating home community is a uniquely relaxing and beautiful setting that provides ready access to san francisco as well as to parks, beaches, and recreation areas of marin county and the napa/sonoma wine country.
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- House Boat
- 2000 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
- Children Welcome:
- Limited Accessibility:
- Non Smoking Only:
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6
- Master bedroom has Cal King Tempurpedic bed that is split so that the head and feet can be raised separately with individual remote controls for each top mattress. Lots of windows provide views in three directions, with water and mountain views from the bed. Tv, tivo dvr, bose radio/cd player. Also has a lay-z-boy recliner and lots of books and cds. Guest bedroom has a day-bed/trundle-bed that also serves as a couch. The two beds can be used side-by-side or separated. Room also serves as a study and has 2 desks, our wireless network, and two wireless printers. Has a tv with directv satellite box but no dvr. Queen air-mattress can be used in either bedroom or upstairs with limited privacy. ...moreless
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- Lots of attractions and recreational opportunities nearby. Bike path, kayaking, hiking, beaches, redwoods, birding and more. 5 minutes from Golden Gate Bridge and San Francisco sights, entertainment, and restaurants. Convenient to California wine country (Napa, Sonoma, Russian River). Sea birds are plentiful and fun to watch from the decks, especially at low tide. Unique amenities include a piano in the music room, lots of books and cds, and amazingly comfortable outdoor furniture that makes the deck an extension of the living room....moreless
Huge number of books in shelves in both bedrooms, and shelving in living room and music room. Fiction and non-fiction with a strong political focus. We also have a few books for pre-schoolers....moreless
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- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Botanical Garden
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Recreation Center
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Horseback Riding
- Outlet Shopping
- Paddle Boating
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Mountain View:
- Water View
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Deepsea Fishing
- Mountain Biking
- Mountain Climbing
- Pier Fishing
- Roller Blading
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Surf Fishing
- Water Skiing
Glass-topped dining table opens to seat 6 in living room/dining area. Bistro table in music-room/pantry seats 2-4. Outdoor dining on the deck table which seats 4 to 6+. Folding table for 6. ...moreless
- Dining Area
- Seating for 6 people
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- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
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Over 300 sq ft but feels larger due to glass doors, windows & skylights. Has soft couch, double lay-z-boy recliner, single recliner, glass coffee table and 2 side tables, 2 lamps, & TV/DVR cabinet....moreless
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|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Jul 1 - Dec 28, 2017
31 night min stay
My Standard Rate
31 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Cleaning Service $200
- Refundable Damage Deposit $500
- Taxes Not included
Rates are standard, without seasonal adjustments.
Immediate deposit upon booking; balance of rental fee, security deposit and cleaning fee 60 days prior to arrival.
Owner's cancellation policy:
Policy available by contacting owner when booking
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The Sausalito floating home community is a uniquely relaxing and beautiful setting that provides ready access to San Francisco as well as the parks, beaches, and recreation areas of Marin county and Napa/Sonoma wine country.
Year Purchased: 2000
About the owner: We are a retired professional couple. Prior to moving to SF in 2000, we spent most of our professional lives in Washington, DC but are native New Yorkers. We have a second home in Manhattan which allows us to rent out our primary residence from time to time. Jim worked for many years as a health care researcher in his own business and as part of a research institute. Eve worked for 20 years in the US Senate and managed several statewide political campaigns. After leaving the Senate she's consulted abroad for USAID, lectured and been an adjunct professor of political science.
Why the Owner Chose Sausalito, CA, USA:
There are over 400 floating homes in Sausalito and each one is unique. Features that make our home special are its comfort, openness and lightness and relative privacy, given the unusual space between our home and our neighbors. There are windows all around, 5 skylights, a large glass door leading to a large deck with extremely comfortable furniture, outdoor dining, and gorgeous views. The deck serves as an extension to the living room and is sheltered from the prevailing westerly winds. The interior design is open so that the entire top floor -- living room, kitchen, and music room -- are interconnected. Our travel artifacts and large collection of books and music make staying here a homey experience. And, like other homes in the area, we are close to recreation, cultural activities, and numerous restaurants.
The Unique Benefits at this House Boat:
You can rent a kayak in Sausalito & launch it from deck, if you like, or paddle around the floating home community. You can rent a bike and ride the Marin County bike path, both about a block from our house. You can conveniently visit the City by ferry or car, enjoy the many outdoor activities and scenic areas of Marin County or visit the wine country in less than an hour. You can also stay 'home' in Sausalito, take in the beaches, beauty, restaurants, galleries, shops, gourmet groceries, nearby cinema, playhouses, book stores and other cultural experiences.
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Long View of House (salmon color) and Mt. Tamalpias
Sitting Area on Deck
Living Room and Fireplace
Master Bedroom Showing Bed
Master Bath Double-Sink, Shower, and Jacuzzi
Study (Guest Room)
Sunset from Deck
Great Blue Heron from Stairwell
San Francisco over Golden Gate Bridge from Marin Headlands
View of House and Small Boat Dock from Pier
Eating Area on Deck
Living Room from Stairwell
Pantry, Breakfast Room, Music Room
Master Bedroom Showing Armoire and TV
Guest Room (Study)
Sunset from Deck
Golden Gate Bridge and Marin Headlands
Eve & Jim
This listing was first published here in 2012.
Date last modified - Wednesday, September 28, 2016
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- Property typeHouse Boat
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- Calendar last updated 07/02/2016
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