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Spectacular panoramic views & architectural class. Easy Walk Downtown

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,800 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 31 nights


About the property

3 Bed, 2 Bath, Freshly Renovated, Brilliant Location

We love the ocean, and we love forests, and our home reflects that. It is hard to decide where to look - each room of the house has panoramic, uninterrupted, every-changing views of the water, city, Angel Island, Alcatraz, Bay bridge and Oakland. We also have a beautiful back garden (unusual for Sausalito), with a little grove of native California oak trees, and two decks with views to the city.

Located in the prized "banana belt" of Sausalito - warm and lovely. Many homes in Sausalito are so far up a steep hill, it is difficult to walk anywhere. Ours is close to everything, but still has the views.

Our home is an iconic example of mid century modern architecture, designed by Notable architect Mario Corbett, who was in company with Frank Lloyd Wright and others of the school. It was commissioned in 1948, and it is protected under city ordinance as an example of the architect's work.

From its construction in 1948 until 2015, the home was owned by only one family. We were fortunate enough to come to own it, and have tried to respect the character of the home in our extensive renovations.

There are three bedrooms downstairs. Bedroom 1 is the original master with a high quality state-of-the-art queen bed. Bedroom 2 and 3 are small and adjoining with a sliding door in between them, so this could be 2 small or 1 large bedroom at your discretion. Bedroom 2 and 3 has a double futon. Upstairs, we have converted the dining room into a 'bachelor bedroom' or 4th bed, with a king bed. There isn't much privacy for this upstairs room, but has a gloriously spectacular bachelor-pad like feel, so can be used in different ways, or converted back to a dining room for longer stays.

There is a dining table in the living room (seats 4), bar (seats 3), and outdoor dining set (seats 8) right off the kitchen.

Guest Access

We have stayed at many vacation rentals which claim you have the whole house, but when you arrive, you discover you have half a house and share the yard. This is not the case. This is the whole house and garden to yourself, great for privacy and a blissful escape, with easy access to the city.

Interaction with Guests

We will not be around during your stay, but may be on our sailboat (in walking distance).

More Details

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Calendar last updated:
April 6, 2018

About Liesl

We are an Australian couple, who fell in love with San Francisco. We also love the water and sailing and hiking, so Sausalito is just perfect - cosmopolitan, but a gorgeous and endearing place to be. It feels like an artists village, but is sophisticated and close to the city and nature.

We love to travel, and have three wonderful children between us (plus one shaggy dog and one puppy)

Liesl purchased this house in 2015

Why Liesl chose Sausalito

We love mid century modern architecture, and clean elegant lines in a home.

We also fell in love with the stunning view

We love being outdoors, and have an unusually lovely back yard (a lot of Sausalito is perched precariously on a hillside. This home has a great mini-cathedral of trees, and we built a sunny deck to flow from the house and living areas)

What makes this house unique

Gorgeous views from every room

Designed by a notable mid century modern architect.

Newly renovated, but respecting the architecture

Easy walk to ferry and downtown, so great commute to the city or walk to restuarants and grocery store


Sausalito House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
  • upstairs has a king bed off living area. downstairs has three bedrooms (master has a queen bed, two smaller rooms with foldout double beds.) therefore can sleep 6, but 4 is more comfortable
  • Books
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • 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
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • wind-surfing
Easy commute to city for technology workers


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Nearest Airport
33 Miles
Nearest Ferry
0.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
150 Metres

Sausalito is a wonderful, historic town. It has gorgeous views of the city, top restaurants, wooden boats, a quirky artistic community, and a ferry direct to the city and Fisherman's Wharf, so it is a great hub for visiting San Francisco. It is also close to the mystical Marin hills and forests, so it offers guests the very best of city, water and nature.

Nearby are the renowned Muir woods with ancient redwoods (25 minutes drive), and the famous Marin country hiking trails.

Also nearby is the gorgeous scenic drive up along the rugged coastline. Mount Tamalpais National Park is 30 minutes drive, Stinson beach and the hidden hippy town of Bolinas are about 40 minutes drive.

Much of Sausalito is foggy, and up steep hills, but our home is in the famous banana belt, meaning it is a manageable 5-10 minute walk to the ferry, and in the most lovely, sunny part of the town.

Things we love to do around sausalito:

Walk around the docks and look at the beautiful sailboats

Visit the “intentional community" of houseboats tucked away out of sight of tourists (North West of Dunphy Park).

Go to the mini beach where locals go, just a bit further North west of Dunphy Park, along the shoreline, also great place for kayaking or paddleboarding

Go for a hike in the hills just behind us, or Mount Tamalpais National Park or Point Reyes

Visit Tiburon or Angel Island

Go up the headlands for the best view of San Francisco ever (apart from our own living room), visit the Nike missile site and abandoned military complex dating back to the War

Visit the Bay Model (the tall wooden ship being built is also near there).

Visit some of the quaint and quirky Marin towns: Stinson Beach and Bolinas on the coast, or inland Mill Valley, Fairfax, St Rafael

Wooden boat tour, or floating home tour, with fascinating history, including a mini war between authorities and rebels in the hippie era. Both can be self guided - just wander around if you don't like formal guided tours

Shoot some hoops or play tennis a block away (on an antique tennis court with the best view on the planet) (Cnr North and Third)

Simply walk around Sausalito and look at the lovely houses and churches. You will find all sorts of stairs and alleyways. Prettiest shortcut to the main strip is the staircase at the end of Josephine Street (Cnr Josephine and North)

Look out for local festivals. The famous Sausalito Art show is once a year, Jazz on the water, sailing regattas and others

Visit Muir woods, really close by. Busy on weekend, and many of the hikes in Mt Tam also have beautiful redwoods

Ride Bicycles, in the birthplace of mountain biking

Take a one hour drive to Napa (! woot !)

Catch a ferry to the city. Fisherman's wharf is touristy, but the ferry building and downtown are good

Ok this might sound silly, but if you like architecture, we LOVE the Marin County Civic Center - a lesser known Frank Lloyd Wright creation. There is a crazy, cute, crass, high-calorie restaurant near there with great eggs benedict, called Bogies.

The whole ‘tourist strip' is pretty mediocre, and we avoid it. Most locals go to Caledonia Street (one street back from the main drag):

Seafood Peddler (Check out their happy hour 5-7pm)

Sushi Ran (best Japanese food we have outside of Japan or Sydney, and we have spent a lot of time in Japan. Make sure to book ahead)

Le Garage (hard to find, but worth it)

Bar Bocce is kinda fun. Food not brilliant, but have an actual Bocce ball court, and firepits, right on the water

Cibo is where the locals go for a coffee

Fish (Harbor Dr) Hard to find, right on the water.

Seahorse (Harbor Dr), lots of fun, with live music and dancing most nights, an eclectic mix of Cuban music, reasonably priced Italian food and art gallery

Where to get a good steak in Sausalito? We don't know yet, we haven't found one, but we keep trying. Please let us know if you find it. When nothing but steak will do, we go to the strangely named “Buckeyes Roadhouse" fairly nearby in Mill Valley. Despite the odd name, it is actually quite classy, with fireplaces and a good but traditional menu.

Where to get groceries:

Mollie Stones

Great fresh produce and breads and artisan foods, but we call them “The World's Most Expensive Grocery Store."

Safeway is in Strawberry Village, about 15 min North

Whole foods in Mill Valley

But the best little secret in Sausalito is a grocery store a few blocks walk from the house. It looks like a mere convenience store and Deli, but inside is a pretty decent little grocery store, with a simple but good range of vegetables, wines, bread and produce. Meat is pricey there, but the rest of the groceries are reasonable.

Best of all, you can stroll down through a lovely little community garden at the end of Second street, up a stairway where it joins up with North (almost directly in front of the house but a a street further down), and stroll back up again with a bag or two of supplies, about a 5 minute walk.




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Property Damage Protection $99
Cleaning fee departure $250

Rates are subject to change until reswervation is confirmed. Cancellation policy is strict

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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