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Ark on the Edge of the Bay in Heart of Sausalito

Bedrooms 1
Space 500 sq ft
Property type house boat
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Town Side unit of House Boat facing the street view, 1 Bdr 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-3)

'The Ark Julie Marlowe' - An ark is a house built on pilings over the water. Ours is located in downtown Sausalito in front of the yacht harbor.

The Street Side unit has a bedroom, sitting room and a small kitchen (2 burner stove) with a private deck on the street side. There is a queen bed and a queen sleeper sofa in the living room. The town side unit can accommodate 2-4 people.

*Town Side Unit is $200 a night + cleaning + service fee

You may also rent the Waterside Unit of the Ark Julie Marlowe with aprivate deck facing the bay (VRBO property ID 5369) and connect the units if you have a larger party. The Waterside unit can accommodate another 2-3 people.

The Ark Julie Marlowe consists of TWO separate one bedroom units which may be connected if both the Waterside and Town Side units are rented together.

*Waterfront Unit is $250 a night + cleaning

Both units are greatfor a quiet stay (NOT for parties).

30 minutes to Muir Woods. 45 minutes to Wine Country, 15 minutes to San Francisco.

Keywords: Ark, waterfront, bay. beach

More Details

Julie Wu
Member since: 2000
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 25, 2018

About Julie Wu

An Ark is a house on piles over water with one end connected to land, I was very fortunate to be able to purchase this building in 1986-- The ark is now a historic building erected in 1917- I am the third owner. The original house was a barge jacked up on piles. I personally rebuilt the house in 1986 in the same theme of the original barges.

Why Julie Wu chose Sausalito

Sausalito is a very unique town with yachts and water on one side and shops, resturants on the other side and beautiful houses covering the hills. Very much like the Med. in Europe

What makes this house boat unique

Our Ark is in the center of the downtown area-park your car in our private space in front of the ark and walk accross the street to shops,coffee houses, resturants, markets, boat rentals, bike rentals and the ferry to San Francisco is 5 mins walk down yacht strand next to the ark.


Sausalito House Boat Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house boat
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • One full private bath with sink, toilette, and shower over a bath tub
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , queen sleeper sofa in the living room.
  • The Town Side unit has 1 bedroom studio (queen bed) and 1 Bath and a queen sleeper sofa in the living room. There are no dividing walls between the bedroom and the living room. You may also rent the Waterside unit of the Ark (VRBO Property Listing #5369) if you need an additional bedroom. There are separate 2 units for rent with 1 Bedroom EACH. If you rent both units they can be connected. Each unit has a Queen size Beds (1) and a Sleeper Sofa (1).
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • tennis


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Ark on the Edge of the Bay in Heart of Sausalito
average rating of 4.3636365 based on 33 reviews

The location was fabulous.

  • 4 of 5

Overall experience was very good. The location was very close to the wedding that we were attending at the Madrona Spa and Inn. The unit was adorable on the outside, I wish we could have had the unit on the water. I would stay here again. Could use a good cleaning and new shades. But otherwise it was a good experience.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place to experience Sausalito

  • 5 of 5

Very convenient location for picking up the ferry into the city and for taking nightly hikes in the headlands. We were pleasantly surprised at how easy it was to cook all of our own meals. Would definitely recommend.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Richmond Hill ON

Great location and a cute little place!

  • 5 of 5

This property is very conveniently located in a beautiful town of Sausalito! Close to restaurants and cute local shops. If you don't have a car, the ferry to San Fransisco is 5 mins by foot. So is the stop for a shuttle to Muir Woods. We did have a car and parking at the door step was very convenient. The little house has everything you need. It is clean, cosy and very inviting. Julie was responsive and accommodated our request for an early check in. We loved being away from the big city, and yet so close as well. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Roseville, CA

Great, light space. Perfect location.

  • 4 of 5

Great space! Plenty of room and great light. Walked every where. So many choices of great dining all right there.

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mission Viejo, CA

Lovely way to visit Sausalito and San Francisco!!!

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our 3 nights at The Ark for a girls getaway - the location is fabulous and the accommodations are very clean and comfortable. The location offers wonderful restaurant options, easy walk to town and to the Ferry into San Francisco. Julie was very helpful and responsive throughout the reservation process and upon our arrival. We would highly recommend The Ark and hope to return again soon!

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great property in a great location

  • 4 of 5

The Ark was a great little spot! Perfect location with everything you need within walking distance. Would recommend to anyone wanting to visit this gorgeous part of the country.

  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
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Nearest Airport
22 Miles
San Francisco International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Bar Bocce
Nearest Ferry
0.5 Miles
Sausalito Ferry Landing
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Bar Bocce
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $50
Pet Fee $30

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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