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Cottage by the Bay - Secluded, Romantic, Private, on the Water

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

Cottage, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

This romantic cottage located on historic 'Ark Row', has a quiet, peaceful setting with a lovely view across the bay. The cottage itself is located in town on its own private dock over the water. It is not 'near' the water, nor does it simply have a 'view of' the water. Drop a pebble a the dock and is splashes into the water. Read or write, dine or observe a parade of maritime life: sailboats, diving Pelicans, and curious seals. Though ten minutes to the Golden Gate Bridge and 15 minutes to downtown San Francisco, you will be in your own secluded world.

Throughout Marin County there are fabulous biking and hiking trails with kayak and boat rentals available in Sausalito. The mini environment of maritime Sausaiito has long been recognized as the most temperate weather in the Bay Area - cool in summer and characteristically fog free most of the year.

Available for long or short term rental, historic waterfront ' ARK' (House on a dock.)

Discounts by the MONTH $185 / NIGHT


Keywords: Cottage, Sausalito waterfront, water view, private room, peace and quiet

More Details

Marion Slater
Member since: 2001
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 22, 2017

About Marion Slater

I have owned the cottage for more than 40 years, it was originally a boat house owned by a captain of a fishing boat. I had always admired the property for its location on the water, when it was offered for sale I was happy to buy it, have been glad I did.

Marion Slater purchased this cottage in 1969

Why Marion Slater chose San Francisco Bay Area

Once you see the cottage you will see what a lot it has to offer in its location, close to everything people come to Sausalito for, the lovely view, access to San Francisco and the wine country.

What makes this cottage unique

For guests interested in kayaking or boating in general, there could not be a better place than the San Francisco Bay. Here in Sausalito every possible type of sailing, sailboarding, boating is available. Some of the best restaurants, coffee shops and cafes nearby.


Sausalito Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Dialup Access ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Queen size Beds (1)
  • CD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
newly installed kitchen, Open all year round


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(41 traveler reviews)

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Cottage by the Bay - Secluded, Romantic, Private, on the Water
average rating of 4.707317 based on 41 reviews

Quaint, quiet and relaxing

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful view and a quiet part of town. Perfect for a weekend getaway

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Colorado Springs, CO

Excellent Location for a San Francisco vacation

  • 5 of 5

The house is perfect for 2 people, right on the water. Sausalito is quiet but you are only a 30 minute ferry ride to Fisherman's wharf. The owner was responsive to our questions and very helpful. We would stay there again.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I really enjoyed having these guests. they were enthusiastic evidently enjoying themselves, which is what want for all my guests. I very much appreciate the positive comments they have made about their visit. Marion.
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  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved the "Cottage by the Bay"! The size and location were just perfect for us. We can't wait to return. It was spotlessly clean and everything about the cottage exceeded our expectations! Our host, Marion, is also delightful!

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fair Oaks, CA

Perfect cottage right on the Bay

  • 5 of 5

This cottage was perfect, so clean, plenty of towels which is a real plus as far as I'm concerned, and awesome views of the bay and a very comfortable queen size bed. Now it is a one room cottage but does have a very roomy bathroom with great water pressure and would be very comfortable for two people. Since I was by myself I couldn't have asked for more. You're right on the bay right at Sausalito marina. You park your car right in front and basically don't need it until you drive home or to Mollie Stone's Market for any groceries you may need which is minutes away. If you do plan on doing some cooking (small meals) the cottage does have a four burner cooktop, mini frig and small microwave so I also brought a small ice chest along. You walk all over town with so many shops and restaurants to choose from. To one side of the cottage, a couple doors down, is Bar Bocci with food, bar and great service and it has a Bocci Ball court, next door to that was Salito's Seafood then on the other side of the cottage is Seafood Peddler and an Italian restaurant and right across the street is Cibo Coffee house with pastries, specialty coffees, breakfast and lunch items. You have so many places to eat all within walking distance it was great. Now Bar Bocci can get a little loud since you are so close but usually quieted down by 9/9:30 p.m. or so and the noise did not bother me as I was sitting out on the deck. Sea birds and seals right off your private deck of which you have two seating areas. The Golden Gate Bridge is just 10 minutes away. You couldn't ask for more and I will be back. The owner, Marion, was wonderful. Thank you Marion for a perfectly long, relaxing weekend.

Carolyn S.

Fair Oaks, CA

May 2017

  • Submitted: May 15, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I really appreciate the comments made this guest who was a lovely person, I gave her 5 stars and would love to have her stay again. Thank you Carolyn.
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Sewickley, PA

Great Location!

  • 4 of 5

This houseboat on piling cottage is at a great spot. The east deck is perfect for watching the sunrise over the marina with sea lions checking out everything. The bird life is spectacular - but don't feed them! My only reason for 4 stars instead of 5 is that the ceiling and door frames are too low for someone 6'4". Despite that, due to proximity to SF and the GG Bridge and delightful Marion Slater, we will return.

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: These guests were very nice people, I gave them 5 stars. The man was exceptionally tall at 6ft 4in, the doorway measures 6 ft, the ceiling 8ft, has not been a concern of other guests.
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New York, NY

Awesome as always!

  • 5 of 5

Will continue to stay here as long as it's available. It's heaven. ❤

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
28 Miles
San Francisco International
Nearest Barpub
Bocca Bar
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
San Francisco Bay Ferry
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
San Franscisco
Nearest Train
10 Miles
East Bay
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Highway 101
Nearest Restaurant
2 houses away
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Baker Beach, Stinson Beach, also Muir Beach
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $50

On receipt of your deposit I will send a confirmation and directions to the cottage.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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