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Vanda Marlow

Member since: 2009
Speaks english

Unique Houseboat with Floating Garden and Open Water Views

Sleeps2
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Property type house boat
Minimum Stay 30 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of the Sausalito vacation house boat rental

House Boat, Studio + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

BEFORE REQUESTING, PLEASE CHECK MY CALENDAR AVAILABILITY, MINIMUM STAY (HARBOR RULES PREVENT SHORT TERM STAYS) AND THE FACT THAT I CAN'T ACCEPT CHILDREN. IF I HAVE TO TURN YOU DOWN, THIS AFFECTS MY RANKING/VISIBILITY ON THIS SITE. THANK YOU!

This jewel of a houseboat offers the perfect retreat space to get away and relax, to drink in the sunlight shimmering off the water that is a step away from your door. In this peacefulness, you will sleep like never before, rocked gently by the Bay and serenaded by the gentle sound of birdsong and halyards chiming in the marina across the way.

Situated on the quietest of the houseboat docks, this unique home is an actual boat; a historic WW2 Landing Craft cleverly converted, not a floating home on a flat concrete hull like other houseboats. So you will feel her move gently underfoot as you make yourself comfortable here. Her bright yellow walls, whitewashed wainscoting and cheerful Provencal fabrics make her feel like a floating Beach Cottage. Her surprisingly spacious open plan interior (she's 12 feet wide at the beam, and 35 feet long) is comfortably appointed with soft cream carpet, and warm wood floors. There is a cozy sleeping berth at the stern, with windows looking out across a gaily planted window box. Plenty of closet space behind crisp white canvas curtains.

The bathroom has a shower stall and basin, toilet etc (all plumbing and electricity aboard is just like a regular home, you don't need to 'pump the head'). The kitchen is remarkably roomy and equipped with everything you need to make yourself at home, whether brewing a simple cup of tea or creating dinner for four. All the china and glass are high quality owner's favorites. There are stocks of tea, olive oil, and other kitchen supplies so that you can just make yourself right at home. No need to buy up the grocery store before arriving.

The Main Cabin has stunning views across a quiet inlet of the Bay, and you can step right out of the Dutch door to the garden float, into another world. The plantings will make you think you are in England, while the proximity to diving cormorants, geese and ducks swimming by and curious seals surfacing just feet away will make you think you are IN the Discovery Channel.

You can dine in the boat, outside in the garden, or there is a community area at the top of your access ramp with dining table and chairs, plus benches, which you are welcome to use, and enjoy the beautiful sunset views of Mount Tamalpais. The neighbors are friendly and from all parts of the globe, so you will find yourself feeling at home within moments of arriving.

Sunbathe on the back deck on the luxury teak chaise lounge, curl up with a good book on the comfy built-in sofas, or wander the neighboring docks. Explore the extensive bicycle paths surrounding the houseboat community on the bike provided. Rent kayaks from the neighboring beach and explore your waterfront neighbourhood. Swimming Pool in Mill Valley (10 mins by bike) and a Gym at the end of the dock. Enjoy the numerous world class restaurants of Sausalito, many of which are in walking distance.

Across the street from our parking lot is the bus to San Francisco which is a 25 minute ride,or connect to the ferry, just a few minutes away in downtown Sausalito and take a 30 minute ferry ride across the Bay. Drive to the wine country in 30 minutes. Drive to Mill Valley (5 Mins) and up Mt. Tamalpais (15 mins). Muir Woods is 15 minutes away and Stinson Beach is about 1/2 hour away. For delicious pictures of our waterfront way of life, check out the Sausalito Gallery at the web address buoyantlife dot net

Please be aware that the maximum number of guests is two, and that the boat is not suitable for children. THERE IS NO SMOKING ANYWHERE ON THE BOAT OR THE OUTSIDE DECK AND DOCK AREAS.

Please note that Waldo Point Harbor lease does not allow rentals of less than 30 days.

If you are interested in making a booking, please write telling me a little about yourself and what you are looking for in your stay and I can let you know whether the boat is likely to be a good fit e.g. the boat is not suitable for people with mobility issues (steep ramp at low tide) or those suffering from motion sickness. I do this out of respect for my neighbours- We are a quiet community of long term permanent residents. Thank you for understanding and I look forward to talking with you.

Keywords: Houseboat

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • children not allowed
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Vanda Marlow (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Speaks english

Location

Car: recommended

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation house boat rental in Sausalito, California

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
30 night minimum stay
C$4,608
 

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning C$132
Refundable Damage Deposit C$329

Refundable Security Deposit (against Damages) of $250 is required.
$100 Cleaning fee
No Children or Pets
No Smoking anywhere on the property or environs

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation house boat rental in Sausalito, California

Property Type:
  • house boat
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
Bedrooms:
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Double Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen size
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Music Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only ...
  • children not allowed
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Large Floating Garden attached to boat,Bicycle,iPod docking station with ipod,Poetry Books,Local History Books,yoga mat, bolsters and blocks.