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Serene Sausalito One-Bedroom In-law unit 20 minutes from San Francisco

Bedrooms 1
Space 800 sq ft
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 30 nights


About the property



Serene garden apartment in the Sausalito hills

This serene one-bedroom apartment with private entrance is situated at the end of a long, tree lined driveway on a large 2/3 acre property nestled into the Sausalito hills. Recently renovated and fully furnished, it looks out on greenery and large established trees, with views of the bay and Mt. Tamalpais. The unit embodies privacy and quiet, yet is walking distance to public transportation and downtown Sausalito: 1 mile to the ferry service, and just a few blocks to bus lines, the Caledonia Street shops and downtown Sausalito restaurants and shops. It is also minutes from various hiking trails in the area: Marin Headlands, Tennessee Valley, Muir Woods.

The location is also optimal for travel to desirable destinations both north and south: 2 minutes to the Spencer Ave/MonteMar Drive entrance to highway 101, 5 minutes to the Golden Gate Bridge, 20 minutes to most of San Francisco’s main attractions, and 40 minutes to the Sonoma/Napa wine country.

THE APARTMENT CONSISTS OF 4 ROOMS: one large bedroom suitable for a couple or a single individual (one queen bed only, no other sleeping accommodations), as well as a large living room, with a kitchenette and bathroom (shower only) between the two. There is also ample outdoor space to relax in.

BEDROOM: Wake up to a view of greenery, plants, established heritage trees, and filtered views of SF Bay from the queen size bed. There is an amazingly comfortable stuffed chair, a dresser, and various small tables to organize your belongings. A small closet with shelves and full length mirror contains a hotel-type safe for your valuables. There are extra sheets and towels in this closet. The floors are tile with warm area rugs, and the unit has its own gas heater for cool mornings or evenings.

THE BATHROOM has a shower (no tub), with a beautiful stained glass window of curling green vines that echoes the outside greenery. A mirrored, custom made cherry wood shelving/cabinet and ample lighting provides space for your toiletries. Extra towels, washcloths and bath mats are provided so that you don’t have to do laundry before the weekly cleaning service.

LIVING ROOM: This sunny room, with floor to ceiling windows along one wall, contains a large antique trestle table for dining or working, a library, and two comfortable stuffed chairs where you can watch television or stream Netflix movies (42"HD TV). The floors are Mexican pavers with oriental carpets. A sliding glass door leads to a private view deck where you can enjoy your morning coffee or meals on balmy nights.

THE KITCHENETTE: Suitable for light cooking, the kitchenette features a butcher block countertop, a two-burner inset induction stovetop with hood, a microwave and half-refrigerator. The cabinets are furnished with dishes, cutlery, cookware for the induction stovetop, a toaster, blender, French press coffee maker drip filter setup. An electric Cuisinart toaster oven is available upon request. If you need something else, I can usually provide it from my own kitchen.

WASHER AND DRYER for tenant use only are located a few steps away from the front entrance of the unit.


In addition to the private view deck off the living room, a sunny flagstone patio area with bench, lounge chair, and table and chairs in the lower garden provides another outdoor venue for morning coffee or for lounging in the sun. A Weber gas grill is available for cooking and dining al fresco. Both the patio, the grill and the view deck are for tenant use only.

More Details

Diane Richards
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 16, 2018


World Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • One bathroom with toilet, shower, vanity, custom cabinet, towels and mats provided.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • BEDROOM AND SITTING AREA - 1 queen , sleeps 2 - one queen bed only
  • bed and sitting area one room - kitchen and bathroom located in between bedroom and living room
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • surf fishing
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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(8 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews
Englewood, FL

Fantastic vacation rental in a beautiful garden setting with views of Mount Tam and Sausalito Bay!

  • 5 of 5

We recently spent 40 days in this private first floor apartment in a secluded hillside home with onsite parking. It was convenient to restaurants and shops in Sausalito as well as the ferry to San Francisco. The apartment was fully equipped and the owner was available for any questions. We look forward to staying at "Serene Sausalito" on future trips to visit our daughter. The rental more than met our expectations!

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Our second stay at this lovely appartment

  • 5 of 5

Our October to November return to this lovely Sausalito location was a pleasure. We benefitted this time from having access to the spacious living room with its views across to Tiburon. On a practical level, use of the added laundry facility was a plus. The property was in perfect order and all went smoothly.

A pleasure also to chat to our host again. Sitting in dark grubby London now, we wonder why we came back!

  • Submitted: Nov 24, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Warm, comfortable, and convenient Home away from Home

  • 5 of 5

I have stayed with Diane for almost four months this year while working in Sausalito. She is a wonderful hostess with this cottage-cozy two room apartment that is within walking distance of my office. BTW, the pictures are accurate and, if anything, understate how nice and comfortable this unit really is. Without dwelling on how nice Sausalito is, and it is, or how convenient to everything in Sausalito and the Marin Headlands this unit is, and it is - if you are singleton or a couple, this is the place to stay. Driveway parking; four steps up and four step down to the front door; new washer and dryer; reliable high speed wifi; wonderfully warm and comfortable decor; spacious bedroom; and most of all the privacy make this my choice for my visits to Sausalito. The kitchen is adequately equipped, lacking only an oven, and coupled with the Weber grill, let me eat-in most nights. Even though both rooms have these wonderful window-walls facing Richardson Bay, Tiburon, and Angle Island the lush vegetation provides a very peaceful and quiet environment. Both the upper deck off the living room and the lower flagstone patio provide opportunities to relax outside, commune with nature, and observe the occasional deer, covey of quail, squirrels, and on one occasion a small fox. It doesn't get much better than this.

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely Sausalito location

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at this studio very much. The location is convenient and the studio elegant with beautiful filtered views which can be enjoyed from terrace seating.

Our host was helpful at all times.

A great way to enjoy Sausalito

  • Submitted: Dec 20, 2015
  • Stayed: October 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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This is the one!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed in this wonderful studio on our vacation. What a treat! It was very clean, quiet, relaxing and had a beautiful view. Diane was a great hostess and helped us settle in upon arrival. The studio was well stocked with dishes and linens. In the evenings the patio was a great place for a glass of wine and the windows opened to let a nice breeze in. There is easy access to groceries and great restaurants within a 10 minute walk in the hills or a short drive. This studio is also a great place to stay to do some exploring nearby if you are interested. We spent time in Sausalito of course, visited Sonoma, took the ferry to San Francisco, went to Muir Woods and Muir Beach, and hiked in Mount Tamalpais. All were within a short drive. We loved everything about our stay and would highly recommend it. This studio exceeded our expectations! If we are in the area again, we will definitely return.

  • Submitted: Nov 24, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great get away.

  • 5 of 5

This property was everything it promised and more. We had a wonderful stay and plan on going back.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Sausalito/Golden Gate
Nearest Train
10 Miles
San Francisco Cal Trans
Nearest Motorway
0.25 Miles
101 - Spencer Avenue/MonteMar Exit
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Sushi Ran, Caledonia Street
Car: recommended

Close to many well-known cultural and historical attractions: Angel Island, Alcatraz, San Francisco Bay Model, Golden Gate National Recreational Area, Muir Woods; minutes from the SF Fine Arts Museums and SF MOMA, Coit Tower, SF North Beach area, SF Fisherman's Wharf, SF Symphony and Ballet events, UC Berkeley.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Note that the bedroom/sitting area may be rented as a stand-alone unit without the living room. Please inquire as to pricing.

Cancellation policy
100% before 60 days or if I can rebook

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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