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

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 nights

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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
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Calendar last updated:
January 21, 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.


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(33 traveler reviews)

Cottage by the Bay - Secluded, Romantic, Private, on the Water
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 33 reviews
New York, NY


  • 5 of 5

i have stayed here several times and will continue to go there. it is my west coast haven. marion is delightful.

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Extraordinary location

  • 5 of 5

Directly in the center of Sausalito and on the water with a beautiful view. Quiet and peaceful. Charming little cottage with kitchenette, terrace and parking directly in front. Perfect place for a stay in the Bay Area. We really liked it and will come back.

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A little piece of Heaven!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at Marion's cottage for 4 nights. It was so cute and comfortable with all of the amenities of home. We just loved that it sits right over the water, where you can watch all types of birds, an occasional seal and lots of different boats coming and going. The location can't be beat, walking distance to all of Sausalito's downtown area, shopping, restaurants and the ferry to San Francisco. Marion is very sweet and ready to help at any time. We definitely plan to return to this wonderful little gem!

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful, quaint cottage with a priceless view, perfect for two, and close to everything

  • 5 of 5

Marion is a lovely lady, and the cottage is so cozy! Waking up on the waterfront was amazing! There are fantastic restaurants literally next door, a market around the corner, and the ferry landing and Scoma's are just a short walk down the street. The local birds are very talkative, and so much fun to watch from the deck. The kitchenette had everything we needed - even coffee in the cupboard! We had a wonderful trip, and would definitely recommend this cottage to any couple looking for a quiet, romantic weekend. Thank you, Marion!

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very peaceful, romantic cottage on a dock!

  • 5 of 5

It was absolutely wonderful, living and sleeping in this quaint, lovely cottage, right on the water of Sausalito Bay! You look out to the water from your bed! The location is great! Not hard to find, and lots of good cafes! We had never been to California before. During our days, we did lots of exploring, and enjoyed so much coming back to this charming retreat on ARK Row. Thanks so much, Marion!

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gem on the bay.

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I just returned from 5 nights at this adorable cottage. Being right on the water, I had a few concerns (dampness, odor, noise), none of which were experienced. The cottage was clean, bright, charming and very comfortable with a beautiful view. We walked to the ferry but also enjoyed the convenience of the parking spot for our rental car. Though SF is often encased in fog at this time of year, (August), Sausalito was sunny and warmer. Marion was available if we needed her - a perfect hostess. We plan to stay again next time we visit SF.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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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

Sausalito Cottage Rental Rates

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4 night minimum stay

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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Sausalito Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
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
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • 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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