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Chic Floating Home In Scenic Sausalito

Bedrooms 2
Space 92 m²
Property type house boat
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4

Have you ever wanted to experience life on a houseboat? A gorgeous newly re-modeled floating home (houseboat) with an uninterrupted view of Mt. Tamalpais. This is a 2 bedroom, 2 full bath plus a den and a full kitchen,with all stainless steel appliances. The living room has floor to ceiling windows overlooking the water, perfect for bird watching. Both bedrooms have a queen size bed and access to a deck for morning coffee or a cocktail at sunset. There are 2 TV's, WiFi, and a cozy gas fireplace. Each bathroom has a large walk in shower and fluffy towels. This is a 2 story home with stairs.

We also provide 2 bikes to enjoy the water front bike path.

More Details

Member since: 2014
Speaks english
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
22 June, 2017

Why Janet chose The Bay Area

This is the perfect escape from city life but convenient to Napa Wine Country, Beaches, Redwoods and only 15 minutes drive to San Francisco!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house boat rental in Sausalito, California

Property Type:
  • house boat
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 92 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • City Centre ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • 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 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure
  • 2 full size bathrooms with walk in shower.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed
  • 2 Queen size bedrooms
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • bay fishing


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(28 traveller reviews)

Chic Floating Home In Scenic Sausalito
average rating of 5.0 based on 28 reviews

Wonderful, relaxed experience

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic week at this floating home! As others have said it certainly lives up to (and surpasses) the photos. This place is incredibly organized so that it feels very spacious and it is well equipped for just about anything you might think of. The kitchen has the equipment you need to cook in as well as many of the staples to help you get going. There are cozy blankets on the balcony for cool nights and fans inside if the day warms up the rooms. There are interesting books to flip through including several on the houseboat community itself.

The 'neighborhood' of houseboats/floating homes is fun to check out. Janet is responsive and thoughtful - providing a bottle of wine and filling the place with all the little things that help make the stay special.

Overall, a great experience!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We truly enjoyed our stay at the Chic Floating Home in Sausalito. We have been coming to this area for years and the place lived up to all the photos and reviews. It was as beautiful and serene as the photos portrayed it. Janet's attention to small details makes the house boat feel like a home.....from fresh flowers to a nice bottle of wine. The location is strategic to everything - from San Francisco to Napa. We would definitely stay here again.

There is a Target very close by which came in handy---as did the Starbucks.

We also enjoyed our daily visits from families of ducks and geese.

I would highly recommend this property ----you won't be disappointed.

  • Review Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Chic Floating Home

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Janet's property was absolutely perfect from beginning to end. The owner communicated in a timely manner prior to our stay. The property exceeded the description of 'chic' and the setting provided the perfect combination of relaxation along with easy access to the village of Sausalito and the multiple attractions of the San Fransisco area.

  • Review Submitted: May 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bowers Gifford, UK

What a fabulous place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

From the moment we set foot on the gang plank to this amazing houseboat, we felt at home. We were here to celebrate our anniversary and had chosen Sausalito to be close to San Francisco, but not in the city centre. This home offers everything we could have possibly asked for.....fabulous views, comfort, serenity and access to some of the most beautiful scenery . Deceptively spacious with every amenity to hand. We met Janet who came immediately to sort out a minor issue with the television and were pleased to have met and chatted to the owner of this wonderful retreat. Lots of local information was provided. The bedrooms were comfy and offered fantastic views to wake up to. The cleanliness of this property was second to none. Close to local restaurants and shops and we took advantage of the Sausalito ferry to San Francisco as well as driving over the Golden Gate Bridge which was 5 minutes away. Wonderful area to explore with scenery and drives we shall never forget. Thank you Janet for such a lovely stay and our advice to anyone thinking of staying here is 'book it' !!

  • Review Submitted: May 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Bright and Comfortable

  • 5 of 5

We fully enjoyed our eight-day stay at Janet's boathouse. The unit itself was very well appointed. Both beds were first rate, the kitchen was very well equipped, and the entire unit was very bright. Being on the water and watching the birds and the tides was extremely relaxing. We were concerned at first that it would be noisy because it is so close to HWY 101, but it was quiet inside the boathouse. Janet was also very quick to respond when we had questions. The only negative issue that came up was an inconsistent WiFi on the last couple of days. Janet called the service providers several times. But unfortunately they were not able to fully solve the problem remotely and had to schedule a service call for after our departure.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Holiday

  • 5 of 5

We are a fairly fit 80 year olds and chose to travel all the way from Edinburgh ,through

the hell that is Heathrow to this Heavenly Houseboat for a month.

Everything was comfortable and well designed,roomy bedrooms and shower rooms,easy stairs, very pretty sitting out area.

The only fly in this very beautiful ointment is the Freeway between the bay and the hills.

The constant hum of traffic requires getting used to but we did use it to visit the Wine country and San Francisco so we shouldn`t complain.Janet is a very interested owner and so any problems she is in touch.

We had ten days [out of a month] of torrential rain but the Houseboat was warm and dry.

Being Scottish the best bits for me were the surprises -the rope and pegs outside, the window in the kitchen that could be opened ,the blinds to pull on the huge sitting room windows,when the light needed softened.

I would advise anyone who want`s a wonderful experience to join the Houseboat Crew .


  • Review Submitted: Feb 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
San Francisco
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Nearest Train
5 Miles
San Francisco
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
CA 101
Nearest Beach
15 Miles
Stinson beach
Car: recommended

We are close to Muir Woods, Napa wine country, Stinson beach and only 15 minutes to San Francisco.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house boat in Sausalito, California

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
1 Jan 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning A$200.67
Property Damage Protection A$78.93

Cancellation Policy
100% refund with 30 days notice
50% refund with 15 day notice
No refund with less than 15 days notice
Please note that a $50 administration fee will be incurred for any cancellations.
Christmas rate is from Dec15th- Dec 31st $3000.00 per week, one week minimum

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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