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

Sausalito, CA, USA
  • Apartment800 sqft
  • Bedrooms1
  • Sleeps2
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay30 nights



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. 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 four rooms: one large sitting room/bedroom which sleeps two (one queen bed), as well as a large living room, with a kitchenette and bathroom (shower only) between the two.

The bedroom/sitting area contains two comfortable chairs and a 36” flat screen tv, premium cable with Showtime, wireless access, and streaming capability. There is a small closet with shelves, and a small, hotel type safe for your valuables. The bathroom contains a shower (no tub), with a beautiful stained glass window of curling green vines that echoes the outside greenery. The floors are tile with warm area rugs, and the room has its own gas heater for cool evenings.

The living room contains a wood-burning stove, a 42” HD tv, a large trestle table for dining or working, a library, and sliding glass doors leading to a private view deck with table and two chairs. The floors are tile with oriental carpets.

A private, sunny flagstone patio area 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.

The kitchenette, suitable for light cooking, features a butcher block countertop, a two-burner inset induction stovetop with hood, a microwave and half-refrigerator. It is furnished with dishes, cutlery, Cuisinart cookware for the induction stovetop, a toaster, blender, and bodum/French press coffee maker. There is a drop-leaf table with two chairs for indoor meals.

The large sitting room/bedroom forms a complete studio unit and may be rented separately without the living room. Please inquire as to pricing.


Diane Richards

Member Since 2015
Response rate:
Response time:
within a few hours
english, italian
Calendar last updated:
Apr 15, 2018


    • Internet
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 1 Bedrooms, Sleeps 2
        1 queen, sleeps 2 - one queen bed only
      • bed and sitting area one room - kitchen and bathroom in between bedroom and iving room


      • 1 Bathroom
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, shower
      • One bathroom with toilet, shower, vanity, towels and mats provided.

      Location Type

        • Mountain View
          Mount Tamalpais - close to mountain hiking
        • Water View
          Filtered - SF Bay, Angel Island, Tiburon, Mt. Tamalpais.


            • Adventure
            • Away From It All
            • Historic
            • Romantic
            • Sports & Activities
            • Tourist Attractions


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Iron & Board
                    • Clothes Dryer
                      FOR SOLE USE OF TENANT
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                      Gas wall furnace for unit.
                    • Internet
                      Wireless access
                    • Garage
                      ask owner about garage space
                    • Linens Provided
                    • Living Room
                      wood burning stove - (wood provided) , library, two stuffed chairs, 42" HD tv, large trestle table for dining or work, Sliding glass doors open to view deck with table and chairs
                    • Parking
                      Street parking easy; driveway parking available.
                    • Towels Provided
                    • Washing Machine
                      FOR SOLE USE OF TENANT


                        • Coffee Maker
                          French press - 3 day supply of proper grind provided.
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                          Fully furnished and ready for use.
                        • Kitchen
                          Kitchenette with butcher block top, inset induction stovetop, hood, fully furnished with dishes, utensils, cutlery etc.
                        • Microwave
                        • Oven
                        • Pantry Items
                          blender, salad spinner, bowls, glasses etc
                        • Refrigerator
                          Bar refrigerator
                        • Stove
                          Two burner induction stove top with Cuisinart cookware.
                        • Toaster


                            • Dining
                              Drop-leaf table with 2 chairs.
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 2 people


                                • Books
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                  Premium cable with Showtime.
                                • Television
                                  Two Flat screen TV,s, premium cable with Showtime, streaming capability via Roku


                                    • Deck / Patio
                                      1) lower deck outside studio with table and 2 chairs. 2) flagstone patio area with outdoor furniture and grill.
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                      Gardens all around
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                      Weber gas 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

                                                          8 Reviews


                                                          Latest reviews

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

                                                          JoannaEnglewood, FL

                                                          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!

                                                          Our second stay at this lovely appartment

                                                          Greg M.

                                                          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!

                                                          Warm, comfortable, and convenient Home away from Home

                                                          Gary G.

                                                          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.

                                                          Lovely Sausalito location

                                                          Greg M.

                                                          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

                                                          This is the one!

                                                          Jessica C.Austin

                                                          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.

                                                          Great get away.

                                                          Martin M.

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


                                                          Sausalito, CA, USA

                                                          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.


                                                          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

                                                          8 Reviews
                                                          Exceptional 5/5
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