Featured in California Home and Design magazine and a number of TV programs. Houseboat living at its very best. Twenty minutes from downtown San Francisco and one hour from wine country. Our houseboat is ideal for entertaining, or to just experience the very best of houseboat living. There are two beautiful bedrooms: the master bedroom has a fireplace with a hot tub on an adjoining balcony. A second bedroom has Asian decor and adjoining sitting room. The fully equipped gourmet outfitted kitchen is adjacent to the dining area seating up to eight persons. The stunning, yet comfortable and beautifully appointed living room features authentic ethic art from around the world, with a porch off the living room to enjoy sunsets over Mt. Tamalpais. There is also a roof garden with barbecue, and kayaks and bicycles for your use.
Great restaurants and shops are nearby. It is a five minute drive to miles of mountain hiking trails overlooking the Pacific ocean; we are also adjacent to a bird sanctuary with miles of walking paths along Richardson Bay. It is a twenty minute drive to central San Francisco or a twenty minute ferry ride. (The ferry ride from downtown Sausalito to San Francisco, going past Alcatraz is a very special experience). Sixty minutes away are Napa and Sonoma Valleys and world renowned wineries. The area is ideal for biking and kayaking.
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. Catering or personal chef available.
What's 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 plus a roof garden. There is a hot tub off the master bedroom, an interior atrium with tropical plants. The lovely roof garden for relaxing and entertaining, which includes a barbecue, dining table, chairs, two sofas and a gas fireplace. Our houseboat is truly historic, (Pavoratti 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 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 is fully outfitted and has custom marble counters, professional stove, appliances, two-person eating counter. A beautiful Asian decor bathroom with a Jacuzzi tub complete this floor. Tasteful artifacts abound as the owners are a former diplomat and an international 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 located separately 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 delightful tenant is very quiet, is often not here and does not have access to or 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 beautifully crafted ceiling fan, a gas fireplace, a king size four-poster bed with a Tempur-Pedic mattress 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 to the roof garden with panoramic views over the top of the other houseboats to a yacht harbor, panoramic views of Mt. Tamalpais, and Richardson Bay. Furnished with a dining table, two rain proof sofas, a very large umbrella, chairs, a gas barbecue, and potted plants.
Seize this unique opportunity to experience the adventure and romance of houseboat living at its very best! Very unique, elegant yet casual, fun, and definitely an unforgettable vacation.
Keywords: Floating home