Vacation rentals in Sausalito

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Home in Sausalito
Floating Guest Cottage (houseboat)
Covid Note: As of late August, 2020, Marin County re-opened short-term rentals. We will follow the County and Airbnb cleaning guidelines. We no longer will supply staples (e.g. tea, spices, condiments) so if you can, bring your own. Or, of course, shop while you're here. Just 12 minutes across the Golden Gate Bridge from San Francisco, this unique floating guest cottage offers the very best of the Sausalito houseboat experience. Located at the end of one of Marin’s most coveted houseboat docks, the Yellow Ferry Harbor, this freestanding floating home blends the nostalgia of the houseboat experience of the 1960’s and 70’s with today’s amenities. The last boat on the northward leg of the dock, the floating guest cottage has sweeping views of the bay, the surrounding rolling hills, and in the distance, the majestic slopes of Mt. Tamalpais. An inviting public jetty extends into the bay between the cottage and the scores of sailboats berthed in the nearby Richardson Bay Marina. The gentle music of their riggings in the breeze will mesmerize you. Enter through the main front room, whose dining table for six, comfortable sofa, and captain's chair can easily accommodate small gatherings of friends and family. The potbelly gas stove adds warmth and coziness on a rainy day. Cooking is a pleasure with a full-sized gas range, oven, and other modern appliances. At the rear of the main floor, the smaller of two bedrooms sleeps two in a queen sized bed with comfortable Tempurpedic mattress. The large north-facing window frames the Marina and Mt. Tam beyond. The entire second floor is a master bedroom, a luxurious double bed nestled under the graceful curve of its arched ceiling. On a sunny day – and this area is known locally as ‘The Banana Belt’ – enjoy outdoor dining on the spacious upper deck with its panoramic views. Or sit and read in the Adirondack chairs on the front float, surrounded by flowers. For recreation, paddle out in the kayaks or pedal away on the great Marin bike trail or to the Sausalito Ferry for the half-hour cruise to San Francisco. (No children under 13 in the kayak.) Bike rentals are a mile away. Otis Redding fans will appreciate that he wrote Dock of the Bay while a guest on one of Sausalito's storied docks, some say this one. You are assured a serene and magical time, watching the tides roll away (thank you, Otis) and enjoying the herons and egrets, frequent visitors to your front yard. This is the ideal rental for a couple or a single guest looking to get away from the everyday, but still seeking the convenience and fun that Sausalito offers. Families will experience the San Francisco Bay from a unique vantage point. Ideal for families with middle-schoolers or teenagers. Parents should realize that from a safety perspective living on a houseboat is no different than being on a boat. For that reason, no children under 10 are allowed as renters or as guests of the renters. Two couples may also share the guest cottage. We expect guests to leave the floating guest cottage clean and in good order. If not, a reasonable deduction will be taken from your security deposit. We do not expect guests to wash or change the bed linens or towels. The rental includes a parking space in the Yellow Ferry Harbor lot, and your houseboat is located just a five minute drive from downtown Sausalito, ten minutes from Mill Valley, twelve minutes across the Golden Gate Bridge to San Francisco and approximately an hour to the wine country. This is a truly special residence in an unforgettable natural setting.
Nov. 15 – 22
$467 CAD per night
4.98 out of 5 average rating, 444 reviews
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Apartment in Mill Valley
Floating condo 'A' on Sausalito's Richardson Bay.
Luxury waterfront studio in a unique floating home. Clean, comfortable and breathtaking water views. Relax, unwind, and enjoy a tranquil escape in comfort. Lounge on the deck and watch the sunset or the occasional seaplane come and go. Romantic & intimate— perfect for a quiet getaway. Golden Gate Bridge is 6 minutes away. SFO Airporter stops 1 block away. Walk/bike path to Sausalito & Mill Valley. Ferry or bus to SF. Free parking Read our reviews and check out our 3 other floating condos!!!
Dec. 24 – 31
$401 CAD per night
4.95 out of 5 average rating, 117 reviews
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Apartment in Mill Valley
Floating Sausalito Apartment
If you enjoyed Sleepless in Seattle or The Last Thing He Told Me come and experience it yourself on this beautiful, tranquil floating home with private deck and dramatic bay views. Perfect space to unwind, relax and enjoy the ever changing views and. beautiful sunrises from the comfort of your bed. Close to Sausalito, San Francisco, Golden Gate recreation area, Pt Reyes Seashore, Mt. Tam, Muir Woods, Angel Island, hiking, biking, kayaking, restaurants, galleries, shops and concerts . .
Jun. 17 – 24
$362 CAD per night
4.95 out of 5 average rating, 429 reviews

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Sep. 1 – 8
$289 CAD per night
4.95 out of 5 average rating, 258 reviews
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Quick stats about vacation rentals in Sausalito

Total rentals

130 properties

Wifi availability

130 properties include access to wifi

Rentals with dedicated workspaces

70 properties have a dedicated workspace

Pet-friendly rentals

40 properties allow pets

Family-friendly rentals

60 properties are a good fit for families

Total number of reviews

3.3K reviews

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