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Beautiful Contemporary Floating Home with 360 Degree Views

(18 Reviews)

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Last updated: 03/11/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3-4 nights
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1.5
  • Property type:House Boat
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

2 Bedrooms, 1-1/2 Bath, Sleeps 4 max

Our gorgeous two story floating home is a contemporary slice of heaven has been totally updated with great love and attention to detail. It has the best views around, including Richardson Bay, Tiburon/Belvedere, Mt. Tamalpais and San Francisco.

It is a perfect getaway for one or two couples looking for a unique place to explore the immediate area or expand out around the Bay Area. Because of our insurance policy, we are not allowed to have children there as we are directly on the water.The location provides you with easy access to San Francisco, Muir Woods, Mill Valley, Stinson Beach, Angel Island, Napa and Sonoma wine country, or the East Bay. Included are two adult size bicycles for cruising Sausalito or taking aboard the ferry to go to the city. We are close to bike paths and hiking trails as well as lots of excellent restaurants in the area. For those of you who would like to use public transportation, we are also walking distance from that. If you are there for business, we provide high speed wireless internet as well as an oversized computer monitor and a wireless Fax/scanner/copy machine in the guest room. For the nature lover, you will find yourself in a birder's paradise with herons, grebes, loons, sandpipers, kingfishers, plovers, coots, ducks, geese, egrets, pelicans and cormorants. With every tidal change your environment presents a new gift for your senses to relish.

On the entry level is maple flooring, two beautiful bedrooms and a custom bathroom with a gorgeous slate shower. The bathroom provides you will all your grooming needs (shampoos, soaps, hair dryer, etc.) for your stay. The beds are extremely comfortable with memory foam mattresses and high quality linens on them. The master bedroom is on the water and has its own deck. On the second floor is a gourmet kitchen with everything the chef in you could possibly need. There is a coffee maker, coffee grinder, milk frother, toaster, blender, juicer, even a Sodastream machine for making bubbly water, as well as most any device or condiment you might want to prep with. The kitchen has an expandable teak dining table in it and opens to the living room with its cork floors and beautiful furnishings. There is a new Samsung home entertainment system ready to show you any TV station, Netflix movies or play Pandora on its Bose speakers. On the deck is a new Traeger pellet barbecue ready to grill, roast, bake whatever is on the menu for dinner.

There are actually four levels to our floating home. A level up from the living area there is a deck with panoramic views to die for (but please don't)! And another floor is located beneath the entry level where you will find a full size washer and dryer and another toilet (the "men's room"!).

Outside is a veritable birders' paradise; herons, egrets, cormorants, pelicans, sandpipers, terns, gulls, Canada Geese, hundreds of species of ducks, and other migratory birds.

If you've looked at the price of hotels in our area, you know how pricey it is. When you get an instant quote, keep in mind that we book directly and not online, thus avoiding the extra fees that are charged. Our wonderful floating home will provide you with a lot more for a less, including an experience you are guaranteed to never ever forget. It's truly a one-of-a kind Shangri-la.

Our preferred method of payment is personal check (provided there is sufficient time) or PayPal.

Reminder: When you stay on a floating home, you are a guest in a close-knit community of fellow house boaters. You must be considerate of our neighbors and we take any complaints from them very seriously. It is a non-smoking property and is NOT suitable for family gatherings, children, or group gatherings that might disturb or disrupt the quiet environment of the neighboring properties in our marina. Consider it for a getaway. It is definitely NOT a party house and a maximum of four people may stay on it.


Member since: 2015

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/11/2017

Property Type

  • House Boat
  • 1000 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 4
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Not Suitable For Children:

    Because we are located on the water, our insurance policy will not allow us to rent to children. ...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen


  • Queen size quality memory foam mattresses, two dressers in master bedroom, one dresser in guest room, lots of closet space...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower


  • Bathroom 2: toilet


  • Restoration Hardware vanity and tower with Carrera marble countertop. Large custom slate tiled shower with glass door....moreless


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo:

    Bose speaker system wired to TV on which you can use Pandora....moreless

  • Television:

    Samsung ...moreless


  • Arboretum
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Oceanfront
  • Water View:

    We are directly on Richardson Bay. When the tides comes in, it 'floats our boat'!...moreless

  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    Dining table for four but can expand for six....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    High speed wireless internet...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    A space is included with the rental. Please have guests park outside....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher:

    Very quiet Samsung dishwasher...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    Electric convection oven...moreless

  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator:

    Large French door refrigerator with ice maker...moreless

  • Stove:

    Gas top range ...moreless

  • Toaster


  • Bicycles:

    Two cruisers in good condition with helmets are provided....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Three decks; one on every level...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Kayaks are available for rent less than one kilometer away...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Traeger convection pellet stove. Plug in and turn it on!...moreless

  • Tennis:

    1 kilometer away there are public courts...moreless



Write a review 5
from 18 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
July 4th
Jun 29 - Jul 6, 2017
4 night min stay

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Nov 22 - Nov 27, 2017
4 night min stay

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Dec 20 - Dec 27, 2017
4 night min stay

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
3 night min stay

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning fee $125
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Taxes Not included


This property is located on the water and thus has hazards for which you will need to sign a waiver. Please consider Happy Ours a getaway; we want to be very clear; this is NOT a party house; it is not suitable for children or for gatherings of more than 8 people. It is a close-knit, small, quiet marina where you need to respect our neighbors. Any violation of this stipulation will result in the forfeiture of your security deposit. Also be advised that the tide goes out as well as comes in! You are not always in the water.

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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Last updated: 03/11/2017
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20 Miles
Nearest Airport
SFO or Oakland
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Sausalito Seahorse
1 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Downtown Sausalito
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
Mill Valley Municipal Golf Course
10 Miles
Nearest Train
BART in San Francisco
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
US Highway 101
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Seahorse, Fish, Avatar, Kitti's Thai, et. al.
150 Miles
Nearest Ski
Sugar Bowl,Northstar,Squaw, et. al.
8 Miles
Nearest Beach
Muir Beach

Car: Recommended


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2005

About the owner: My husband, a retired pilot, and I are both retired and divide our time between the Sierra Foothills, Sausalito and as much of the rest of the world as we can. Our floating home is our utopian getaway. We spent years of blood, sweat and tears making it what it is today, an amazing getaway. We feel blessed having the option of being in the mountains or on the water taking full advantage of all the bay area has to offer.

Why the Owner Chose Sausalito, CA, USA:
I spent several years in this area when I was growing up so I've always had a special place in my heart for Marin County and Sausalito, especially the unique and eccentric lifestyle that you will find on the waterfront here. We are centrally located to get to all parts of Marin, or to the city, the East Bay or the Wine Country.

The Unique Benefits at this House Boat:
Just being in a floating home is a unique and unforgettable experience. It really is a world unto its own here! You have privacy and at the same time awesome views all around you. Everyone who has either stayed or just visited here raves about it.

Contact us

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/11/2017

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  • Upstairs living area

    Upstairs living area

  • looking down from the landing

    looking down from the landing

  • Can't get in the beautiful slate shower...

    Can't get in the beautiful slate shower...

  • View of Mt. Tam

    View of Mt. Tam

  • Yet another 
Sausalito sunset

    Yet another Sausalito sunset

  • Other floating homes in the neighborhood

    Other floating homes in the neighborhood

  • Looking down from second floor

    Looking down from second floor

  • Master Bedroom

    Master Bedroom

  • Comfy guest room

    Comfy guest room

  • A gorgeous sunset

    A gorgeous sunset

  • Mt. Tam through the harbor

    Mt. Tam through the harbor

  • My buddy Mr. Blue

    My buddy Mr. Blue

VRBO #614004

This listing was first published here in 2015.

Date last modified - Thursday, April 27, 2017

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