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Fabulous Ferryboat on San Francisco Bay

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 241 m²
Property type house boat
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

Three bedrooms, two bathrooms (sleeps 6)+ convertible bed

One of the world's most spectacular homes is now available as a vacation rental. This is the American equivalent of renting a castle in Spain or an ancient stone villa in Tuscany. Yet with the luxury and conveniences of a five star hotel.

The SS City of Seattle (Yellow Ferry) was originally launched in 1888. She is the oldest surviving ferryboat on the West Coast. The Ferry combines luxury and convenience in a spectacular and memorable setting. Surrounded by open water, she is simply the best houseboat in the best berth. Suitable for couples, or families, the Yellow Ferry offers the vacation experience of a lifetime.

The rental suite on the Yellow Ferry is over 2,500 square feet. One enters the Ferry into an open great room that is over 1,000 square ft, but divided into separate areas for dining and lounging. Surrounded by floor to ceiling windows looking out to the bay, the main room is both spacious and intimate. The original deck consists of three-inch thick, virgin Douglas Fir, inlaid with Teak. You will quickly find there is a timeless and soothing quality to being surrounded by 120 year old wooden timbers and beams.

Off the living room is huge solarium, surrounded by glass doors. Here you can sit or dine feeling like you are perched over the water, looking at panoramic views of the Bay, the sailboats and Mt. Tamalpais. The solarium is connected the living room via four large sliding doors, which can be opened all the way to make it an extension of the living room.

The carpeted master bedroom features a new, California King bed. Water level views allow you a birds eye connection with the egrets, mallards and harbor seals. Large walk-in closets add to the feeling of luxury. The expansive master bathroom also has bay views and and a tub and walk-in shower.

Down below, the other two bedrooms also have views right above waterline, where seals and waterfowl can swim up and eyeball you.

The kitchen has been remodeled with a an extraordinary Wolf six-burner range, with a gas grill and huge oven. The set up is perfect for gourmet meals or reheating your leftovers from one of the many excellent local restaurants. The kitchen is abundantly stocked with all the necessary pots, pans, utensils and appliances. There is a full table setting for 10 and uncharacteristically for a rental, all the knives have been freshly sharpened.

The float containing all watercraft is right off the back deck, providing easy access to the three kayaks and three stand-up paddle boards.

The Ferry is conveniently located between the natural beauty of the northern coast and the cosmopolitan charms of San Francisco. You can attend almost any event in the City and be home at the Ferry before you would find a parking place in San Francisco. A small library adjacent to the kitchen is stocked with books and tip and local attractions,

There are an infinite variety of diversions to be found within a 30 minute drive of the boat. But often the best thing to do is simply sit by the bay with a good book, occasionally looking up to see the harbor seals or migrating waterfowl.

The Ferry is owned by the same couple who own the harbor. We live next door and can be there to assist with any of your questions.

Please be aware that when then you stay on a houseboat, you are a guest in a close knit community of fellow houseboaters. These home owners have chosen to live on the water because of a shared love of nature and a considerate community. It is essential that you respect the community rights to peace and privacy and conduct your residency the same way you would expect from a next-door neighbor. It is absolutely critical that you read the rules and regulations that will be linked when you book. If you have trouble finding the rules and regulations, please confirm with me and I will send you the PDF separately.

As a final note, the Ferry is not available for birthday parties, cocktail parties, weddings, business retreats, or other large gatherings.

More Details

Owner
Chris Tellis
Member since: 2012
Speaks english, french
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
November 15, 2017

Amenities

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

Property Type:
  • house boat
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 241 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • The Ferry is large, but it is an historic home and should not be confused with an event space. Please do not not expect to host large parties.
  • The floors are made of Douglis Fir and are relatively soft. Please do not wear sharp shoes or drag any of the furniture. Also the roof is off limits.
  • Please respect the peace and quiet of the neighbors in the Harbor.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Alarm Clock
  • Backpack
  • soaps basic
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • restaurant dining guide
  • Macintosh Computer
  • cell phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telescope
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • The master bathroom on the Northern end is large and elegant with a set of windows looking over the bay. It has a private toilet and sink in its own cubicle, a walk-in shower, claw foot tub and double sinks. The upstairs bathroom is normal size and and efficient with large shower, toilet and sink.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • The walk in closet adjacent to the master bed is vast and could easily be fitted with a child's bed. In a corner of the Living room there is a pull out bed that can be screened off to accommodate two guests.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • books adult
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Binoculars
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Inflatable Boat
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Small Cooler
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
For further information go to the owner website at http://yellowferry.com/

Location

Nearest Airport
20 Miles
San Francisco Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Buckeye
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
The one you are on, or Sausalito to San Francisco
Nearest Golf
3 Metres
Mill Valley Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
200 Metres
Hwy 101
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Bayside Cafe
Nearest Ski
160 Miles
Sugar Bowl
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Rodeo (Fort Cronkite)
Car: necessary

The prime berths for floating homes, are those at the end of the docks with a view to open water. With the end berth, in a small, exclusive marina, the Yellow Ferry has the best location in San Francisco Bay. Surrounded by open water on all sides, you can fully experience houseboat living at its finest. If you are interested in water sports, the ferry is fully stocked with kayaks, stand up paddle boards, sailboat, surfboards, boogie boards and fins.

Sausalito itself, is unquestionably the ideal location in the Bay Area. With a perfect, Mediterranean climate, Sausalito will be sunny and warm when San Francisco is covered in fog.

Sausalito is also at the epicenter of a range of activities that can accommodate any taste, from fine dining to high octane sports. Sausalito is often described as the best neighborhood in San Francisco as you are closer to the museums and theater and restaurants than most residences in the city. You are five minutes from the Golden Gate Bridge and fifteen minutes from the Fine Arts Museums. Yet you are also just ten minutes from the beaches, Muir Woods and the National Parks along the coast. Further afield you are 30 minutes from the Wine Country and three hours from Lake Tahoe.

You can surf in the morning and eat in a three star restaurant for lunch. Spend the evening at the ballet, the opera or hear some of the best live music in the country.

Or best of all, just relax in the peace and quiet of the ferryboat.

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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:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Thanksgiving 2017
Nov 22 2017 - Nov 27 2017
4 night minimum stay
C$670
 
 
Christmas
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 2 2018
4 night minimum stay
C$702
C$4,465
 
 
Spring
Mar 16 2018 - May 1 2018
3 night minimum stay
C$447
From
C$574
Fri,Sat,Sun
C$3,189
 
 
Summer 2018
May 2 2018 - Sep 15 2018
3 night minimum stay
C$670
C$4,210
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
C$447
From
C$574
Fri,Sat,Sun
C$3,189
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit C$637.9
Cleaning C$223.26
Tax Rate 10.0%

Rates are subject to change until confirmation is confirmed. An additional air mattress is available (a 4th bed, beyond the three double beds) but this will incur an additional charge of $25/night.
Rentals of two and three days are available if a booking gap leaves less than four open nights.

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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