Live Your Dream - Elegant, Unique Houseboat - Available August Only(12 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:31 nights
- Property type:House Boat
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
About the Property
House Boat, 2 major bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 5-6)
Whats around: Only a 5 minute drive to the Golden Gate Bridge, two miles to the center of historic, scenic Sausalito to shop, or dine, or to take a 20 minute ferry across the bay to San Francisco. Walking distance to miles of wonderful hiking trails, bike and walking paths through local bird preserve, easy kayaking on Richardson Bay, or a short walk to great restaurants. Catering or personal chef available.
Whats inside: It is a unique, very spacious, luxurious, architect designed redwood and glass houseboat with over 3,000 square feet of living space on three floors, with a hot tub off the master bedroom, an interior atrium with tropical plants, and a lovely roof garden for relaxing and entertaining, which includes a barbeque . Two bicycles and two kayaks are provided for your use. It is historic, (Pavaratti actually did sleep here), romantic and fun. Totally renovated with great attention to detail.
Mid Level: Perfect for entertaining large, or small, groups. You enter into a vestibule, then continue on past a two story atrium into a a spacious living room and seated dining area, with quality furniture and art objects throughout. In the far right hand corner is a large window seat which can be used as a single bed, that looks out onto beautiful Mt. Tamalpais. Straight ahead off the main deck through sliding doors is our "wheel house" decorated with the wheel off a French yacht. The state of the art kitchen has custom marble counters, professional stove, appliances, two-person eating counter. A beautiful bathroom with a Jacuzzi tub complete this floor. Tasteful artifacts abound as the owners are a former diplomat and a travel executive with a background in anthropology.
Lower Floor: There is a suite of rooms which include a beautiful Asian bedroom with sliding shoji screen doors from Japan and quality queen size bed. Adjacent to this bedroom is a comfortable sitting room with a pull out queen bed. The washer and dryer are also located on this floor. The beautiful bathroom for this bedroom is located at the top of the stairs on the next floor. (It has a shower and bath with jacuzzi). The lower floor also has an apartment which is totally insulated for sound. Our tenant and friend, Kathy, is a wonderful poet, very quiet and does not use the rest of the house at all. (Please call the owner if you want more information on this).
Top Floor: This floor includes a very large, romantic master bedroom with high ceilings and gas fireplace, a king size four-poster bed fit for a king and queen. Off the bedroom is a comfortable library/reading room, while off to the other side is a balcony with a hot tub.
Roof Deck: A sturdy wooden slanted ship's ladder takes you from the top floor to the roof deck with panoramic views over the top of the other houseboats to a yacht harbor plus panoramic views of Mt. Tamalpais, and Richardson Bay. Furnished with a table, umbrellas, chairs, chaises, cushions, gas barbecue, and potted plants.
Seize this unique opportunity to experience the romance of houseboat living at its very best!
Very unique, elegant yet casual, fun, and definitely an unforgettable vacation.
Keywords: Floating home
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Member since: 2006
- House Boat
- 3500 sq. ft.
- Max. occupancy 6
- Non Smoking Only
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 5-6
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
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- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Horseback Riding
- Paddle Boating
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
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- Deepsea Fishing
- Mountain Biking
- Sound/Bay Fishing
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Day trips to Napa and Sonoma wineries, hiking in Pt. Reyes Wilderness area, San Francisco for theatre, zoo, Golden Gate Park. Near Oakland, University of California at Berkeley, UCSF, Kyacking,
Year Purchased: 2001
About the owner: Wilford is a former U.S. diplomat (China), author, (The Tactics of Hope), and public speaker. Carole's background is in anthropology. In 1991, Carole founded Cross Cultural Journeys, a successful travel company that takes clients to exotic international destinations where indigenous people continue to live in traditional ways. While there we explore the healing and belief systems of the indigenous elders. We both have a lifetime of international travel and work behind and in front of us. Our home reflects our interests.
Why the Owner Chose Sausalito, CA, USA:
We enjoy living 'on the docks' in Sausalito. We moved here from Belvedere, CA. because we found the houseboat community filled with interesting, creative people with a casual, unpretentious, active, lifestyle. Being only 20 minutes by car to the middle of San Francisco for cultural, educational and social activities, and less than an hour from Napa and Sonoma and the beautiful wine country, are all big pluses. Hiking is five minutes away and the restaurants are great nearby. We feel we have the best of many worlds right here. We call our houseboat 'Dol Khayam, a Tibetan phrase which loosely translated means 'A place of rest, in the midst of a busy world'. That is the feeling we hope for all our guests.
The Unique Benefits at this House Boat:
Ours is a home that is ideal this year for a couple (or two) that appreciates the finer things in life and who would like to relax and entertain in style in one of the most unique homes in the San Francisco Bay area within minutes of all that the Bay area has to offer.
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Houseboat as featured in California Home + Design Magazine
Professional kitchen with gas appliances, hardwood accents, looking toward bar
View of living room with deck access, gas fireplace and widescreen television
Romantic upper level master bedroom with four post bed and cozy stone fireplace
Hot tub off master bedroom
Rooftop deck view looking toward historic Mt. Tamalpais and Marin County
Gracious Asian style guest room with queen sized bed, sitting room and bathroom
Looking down on your houseboat
The Golden gate is 10 minutes away, San Francisco 20 minutes
Fort Cronkhite and Rodeo Beach, for hiking and surfing
Kohler appliances and detail in bathroom on mid level
Dock entrance to houseboat with hand-carved bench from Bali
Mid-level spacious living/dining/kitchen area
State of the art kitchen with custom marble counters
New "Pilot House" to left in living room
Fireplace at foot of bed in Master Bedroom
Reading room off upstairs master bedroom
Outside deck view of Mt. Tamalpais and the houseboat community
Guest suite sitting room with pull-out queen size bed in couch
Sausalito is just to the right
The nation's oldest working lighthouse is 20 minutes away
Granite countertops in sunny master bathroom, on top level
Entryway two story atrium with tropical flora
This listing was first published here in 2006.
Date last modified - Saturday, April 01, 2017
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