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Designers Carriage House Retreat With Bay Views

Sausalito, CA, USA
  • House850 sqft
  • Bedrooms1
  • Sleeps4
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay3 nights

2 Story, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, With Water Views

This 1910 carriage house is a separate 850 sq. Foot home in the beautiful back garden of owner's historic family property in old town Sausalito (a breathtaking fisherman’s seaside town right over San Francisco golden gate bridge). Features include:

• arrive to a welcome tray with a seasonal, organic treat from Owner's favorite local coffee shop to help you settle into the moment.

• be inspired by the home's wonderful character throughout interior - fresh and airy painted all white interior and lovely hardwood floors, bead board ceilings and trim, shingle exterior. Renovated kitchen with granite countertops, appliances, and tile flooring. Victorian-style pedestal sink in bathroom with shower. Bedroom upstairs is on its own floor with high ceilings and lovely hardwood floors reminiscent of boat deck flooring. Great place for watching the sunrise. Partial view of san francisco bay from front porch, as well as your living room, kitchen, and upstairs bedroom. Private garden entrance through picket fence with easy street parking using owner's free guest parking pass that is provided during your stay.

• convenient access to inspire walking and public transportation - only 2 blocks to the waterfront, restaurants and public transportation bus stop, grocery store and coin laundromat or laundry/dry cleaning delivery service, 10 minutes to the Sausalito ferry terminal and shopping boutiques in town in one direction, and marin headlands national park in the other direction. 15 minutes into San Francisco across the golden gate or 30-45 minutes by bicycle.

• fully furnished with all necessities including queen size bed, dining table and chairs, side tables, couch, rugs, dishware and much more all in owner signature urban farmhouse style . Enjoy one-of-a-kind vintage items hand selected by owner at antique markets around the world designed to inspire you to slow down, simplify, and live life with passion.

• enjoy owner’s favorite decorating magazines and spiritual awakening, travel, organic cooking and lifestyle books.

Please note: this is a non-smoking property. No smoking is allowed inside the property or anywhere on property garden or exterior grounds. We also require guests to remove shoes before entering carriage house to keep cottage fresh and allergy free. We provide a convenient boot tray for guests to park shoes. Thank you!


Yasmine McGrane

Member Since 2013
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within two days
Calendar last updated:
Apr 20, 2018
About Yasmine McGrane

I am the founder of the lifestyle brand Maison reve (means dream home in french). My mother is suisse french and i grew up in Montreal. As a child, we were raised to enjoy simple living and now my passion is to inspire others to slow the pace of our busy lives down so we fully enjoy the moment of everyday life. My business has been featured in several national magazines showcasing our signature urban farmhouse design style that you will experience at the carriage house. I live with my Australian born husband (from Sydney) and our two children in our 1893 Victorian home that we fully restored a few years ago.

Yasmine McGrane purchased this House in 2004

Why Yasmine McGrane chose Sausalito

Our main home and this seperate detached 1910 historic carriage house in the back garden of property are completely magical. I knew they were special the minute I first walked inside. They are one of the oldest houses in the whole Bay area, main house was built in 1893 by a shipyard captain with the carriage house in 1910. We spent 2 years fully restoring both places and the gardens. We feel very blessed to live in such a wonderful place and raise our young children here. It's not just the spectacular view and all the places to explore, it's the birds that visit the garden each morning, the lovely trees and just the energy of this place is serene. When my husband and I stand on our front porch at night and watch the moon and stars above catching the shimmering light on the Bay it still takes our breath away every time.

What makes this House unique

The views inspire you to feel grateful for everything in life. The location inspires you to walk to the downtown, take a ferry and explore San Francisco, Napa or Sonoma wine country, the redwood trees in Muir Woods, the lovely California beaches or skiing in Lake Tahoe. The property is a magical retreat in the heart of everything you want to experience. We feel enormously grateful to be able to share this with others from all around the world.


    • Internet
    • Heater
    • Kids Welcome
    • Parking
    • No Smoking


      • 1 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen, 1 baby crib, 1 sleep sofa /futon, twin or queen size air mattress or baby crib can be provided
      • home has a very large upstairs bedroom with queen bed and two windows including one from bed looking out to San Francisco Bay. We can also provide guest a double size comfortable air mattress or baby crib both with pillows and linens if requested at booking. These can easily be set up in large upstairs bedroom or on main floor downstairs.


      • 1 Bathroom
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, shower, also with 3 levels of shelving, clothes hooks and towel rod
      • New pedestal sink, oval mirror and sconces, toilet, and rain shower head. Nice details such as white shelving, bathrobe hooks, and towel rod made from a birch beach branch to bring the feel of nature indoors. Please bathroom is on ground floor, not on top bedroom floor.

      Location Type

        • Resort
          Located in breathtaking Old Town Sausalito you are a few blocks walk to sailboats, beach boardwalk, stylish boutiques, quaint coffee shops and restaurants.
        • Water View
          Great place for watching the sunrise from your private front porch. Partial view of San Francisco Bay from front porch, as well as your living room, kitchen, and upstairs bedroom.


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


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                    • Internet
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Linens Provided
                    • Living Room
                      includes sofa with pullout sleeper bed, loveseat, coffee table and other lovely furnishings
                    • Parking
                      easy street parking with owner's free guest parking pass
                    • Towels Provided


                        • Coffee Maker
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                        • Kitchen
                          new granite countertops, large stainless steel farmhouse sink, lots of white cabinets, charming sunlight window for natural light into kitchen
                        • Microwave
                          plus toaster oven
                        • Oven
                          full size oven with timer
                        • Refrigerator
                          full size refrigerator
                        • Stove
                          4 burner electric stove
                        • Toaster


                            • Dining
                              vintage table and chairs, fresh flowers for all guests, separate space with artist desk set up for guest to do work, paint, write a book, or to inspire another creative expression during their visit.
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 4 people


                                • Books
                                • Games
                                • Music Library
                                • Stereo
                                • Toys


                                    • Bicycles
                                    • Deck / Patio
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                    • Tennis
                                      just one block up the hill is a lovely tennis court, dog park, kids park, basketball court all with the most amazing view of the entire San Francisco Bay you will EVER see!


                                        • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                        • wheelchair inaccessible


                                            • marina
                                            • botanical garden
                                            • cinemas
                                            • duty free shops
                                            • health/beauty spa
                                            • library
                                            • live theater
                                            • churches
                                            • museums
                                            • playground
                                            • recreation center
                                            • restaurants
                                            • synagogues
                                            • winery tours
                                            • zoo

                                              Leisure Activities

                                                • paddle boating
                                                • antiquing
                                                • bird watching
                                                • boating
                                                • eco tourism
                                                • horseback riding
                                                • horseshoes
                                                • miniature golf
                                                • outlet shopping
                                                • beachcombing
                                                • scenic drives
                                                • shelling
                                                • shopping
                                                • shuffleboard
                                                • sight seeing
                                                • walking
                                                • whale watching
                                                • wildlife viewing

                                                  Local Services & Businesses

                                                    • ATM/bank
                                                    • Babysitter
                                                    • fitness center
                                                    • groceries
                                                    • hospital
                                                    • laundromat
                                                    • massage therapist
                                                    • medical services

                                                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                        • parasailing
                                                        • basketball court
                                                        • deepsea fishing
                                                        • equestrian events
                                                        • fishing
                                                        • fly fishing
                                                        • freshwater fishing
                                                        • golf
                                                        • golf privileges optional
                                                        • hiking
                                                        • hot air ballooning
                                                        • ice skating
                                                        • jet skiing
                                                        • kayaking
                                                        • mountain biking
                                                        • mountain climbing
                                                        • mountaineering
                                                        • paragliding
                                                        • cycling
                                                        • pier fishing
                                                        • racquetball
                                                        • rafting
                                                        • rock climbing
                                                        • roller blading
                                                        • sailing
                                                        • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                        • skiing
                                                        • snorkeling
                                                        • snorkeling/diving
                                                        • sound/bay fishing
                                                        • surf fishing
                                                        • surfing
                                                        • swimming
                                                        • tennis
                                                        • water skiing
                                                        • water tubing
                                                        • wind-surfing

                                                          60 Reviews


                                                          Latest reviews

                                                          Wonderful place!

                                                          Linda H.

                                                          My two daughters ( 18 years and 23) and I stayed here for a week during our Spring Break! We absolutely loved it! Sausalito is such a cute little town and away from the business of San Fran. The carriage house was set up great with everything that we needed. We got in a little late on Wednesday, but Yasmine's husband was there to let us in (even though the key was left for us!) . Yasmine was so thoughtful and left coffee from Cibo's (a great coffee shop in Sausalito that you must go to.) . She also had a yummy galette (that my daughters wolfed down immediately.) The kitchen had everything that we needed and were able to cook several of our meals there. It was a bit chilly during our stay, but there were space heaters that helped warm us up. As far as sleeping, there was plenty of room for the three of us to snooze upstairs. Two shared a bed, and the other used the mattress pad on the floor. Staying here gave us the opportunity to explore Muir Woods, Stinson Beach, as well as Rodeo Beach which is a short drive (or bike ride) from the house. Once again, we loved the carriage house!!!!!

                                                          Perfect-Beautiful and Restful

                                                          Anna T.

                                                          This inviting carriage house on quiet street with spectacular view of bay and the city is perfect location for a San Francisco area visit. The cottage itself has well stocked kitchen, comfortable bed, bathroom, front porch and living area. You can easily take ferry to SF for the day. There are convenient groceries and restaurants in neighborhood. Traveling to Muir Woods, Napa Valley and other surrounding sites is easy. The unit has parking pass which is big help. I highly recommend this unit. I stayed here with my daughter for 4 nights to start our CA vacation. It's a gem, and Yasmine and her family are delightful, engaging and accommodating hosts.

                                                          Lovely stay!

                                                          Janice G.

                                                          We enjoyed staying in the Carraige house. It was comfortable and quiet. There is plenty of room to move about. Very good location in Sausalito. Close to good restaurants and for walking. The only thing that was a little hard to navigate is the bathroom. VERY small and we are not big people. Other than that it was lovely.

                                                          We WILL be back!!

                                                          Gena K.

                                                          This place was AMAZING!!! So cute and quaint. Had all the major necessities and was an easy walk into town. Carriage house was very clean and just the right size for my husband and I. Could easily fit a small family with a couple kids as well. The perfect long weekend get away spot. HIGHLY Recommend and we will be back!!

                                                          Lovely place, great location.

                                                          Iain J.Scotland

                                                          Enjoyed our stay in the carriage house. Yasmine was friendly and helpful as was her husband. Nice to come back to a quiet and peaceful location after a day in San Francisco. Lovely bedding and towels and a well equipped kitchen. An easy walk away from shops and restaurants . Short walk away from the ferry across the bay to San Francisco. Would definitely recommend this property.

                                                          Rustic Getaway

                                                          Bryan S.

                                                          Rustic cottage with lots of charm. Perfect getaway for the wife and I. And the best thing about this place is the location. Easy walk to dining and shops of Sausalito!


                                                          Sausalito, CA, USA

                                                          Imagine walking through a white picket fence, passing organic vegetables and smelling the scent of lemon thyme as you travel the winding path to your front door. Take a leisurely stroll up secret staircases between beautiful Victorian homes in old town sausalito at the end of the day. Awake to blue jays chirping as you meditate in your airy upper bedroom. Clip fresh mint from your porch garden and sip in a vintage tea cup while watching the sun rise each morning. Walk to a local yoga class on a saturday morning just 10 minute from home. Enjoy a fresh baked croissant at local coffee shops while people watching. Lay in bed as you listen to the mystical fog horns on a quintessential San Francisco evening while immersed in a good book. Walk to the ferry terminal just 10 minutes walk away passing fishing boats and rowers out on the bay before taking a ferry into san francisco for site seeing, Visting Alcatraz or perhaps exploring the San Francisco ferry building. Bike on a sunday morning to sausalito’s farmers market and take cooking classes at one of many local cooking schools. Treat yourself to a spa day at great spas like Cavallo point just 5 minutes away. Share a moment with a friend or family member and glass of wine watching the sunset and sailboats drifting by without leaving your front porch. Relax into the person you were born to be.

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                                                          60 Reviews
                                                          Wonderful 4.9/5
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