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On the Water in Sausalito

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,750 sq ft
Property type house boat
Minimum Stay 4 - 30 nights


About the property

A newly renovated 2 bedroom 2 bath floating home.

Rates vary depending upon time of year and length of stay. Harbor rules apply. Contact owner for info and up to date availability.

Come and enjoy the unique experience of houseboat living! This 2 bedroom 2 full bath floating home is a charming getaway just minutes from San Francisco. The fully equipped kitchen with a dining area for 6 to 8 people opens up to the wonderful living room with vaulted ceilings and skylights and fireplace. Enjoy morning coffee or a glass of wine on the spacious deck and then indulge in the spa/hot-tub…bird watching is a must!

Downstairs the Master bedroom suite has a king bed, cozy fireplace, large flat screen tv and the adjoining bathroom has a large double steam shower and double vanity. The 2nd bedroom has a queen bed(or 2 twin beds) situated next to the 2nd bath. Both bedrooms are on the lower floor.

More Details

Property Manager
Melinda DaVirro
Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Response time
Within a day
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
20 April, 2018


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

Property Type:
  • house boat
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1750 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • 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 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , bath with shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure , double steam shower
  • Master bath is newly renovated with steam shower and dual shower heads. Double vanities with marble carera counter tops.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed , 1 queen or 2 twins upon request
  • Bedroom 1-King Bedroom 2-Queen or 2 twins
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • bay fishing
Please be aware that the maximum number of guest is 4 people, and not suitable for children under 10 yr. THERE IS NO SMOKING ANYWHERE ON THE BOAT OR OUTSIDE DECKS OR DOCK AREAS. Please note that the dock rules do not allow rentals for less than 30 days. Please contact me for availability and pricing. We are in a quiet community with full time residents who cherish their privacy and solitude, so please respect that when coming and going or on the docks. Please do not use jacuzzi and talk on decks after 10 pm.


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On the Water in Sausalito
average rating of 5.0 based on 22 reviews

Uniquely Lovely

  • 5 of 5

What a fun place! Located on one of the prettiest docks of the Sausalito houseboat community, this A-line home offers a wonderful water view (not all of the homes do), a unique community, attractive furnishings and thoughtfully considered amenities. I have rented a number of VRBO/Home Away homes, and this was the most convenient in terms of all the little things that were provided: from a welcoming bottle of wine and chocolates to lots of towels, toilet paper, a well-stocked kitchen and so on. All of your needs are anticipated, and that's not always the case. We loved our stay, close to the city (9 minutes without traffic during the holidays!) and an easy commute to wine country. But it's tempting to just sit on the deck, use the hot tub and watch all the great birds! Sublimely relaxing. The only inconvenience would be one affecting anyone with difficulty managing stairs, as the two bathrooms are both on the lower level with the bedrooms. But rest assured that this is a pretty, fully functional and very comfortable rental in a great location! We hope to return...soon!

  • Review Submitted: 30/12/2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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So peaceful and serene. The houseboat was immaculate and had everything you would possibly need.

  • 5 of 5

My husband, son, fiancé and myself had such a wonderful stay. So relaxing and the views were spectacular. So many things to do in and around the area. One of our best vacation spots ever!!

  • Review Submitted: 12/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Huntington, NY

So much better than staying in a hotel!!!!

  • 5 of 5

The only way I will stay in the San Francisco/Sausalito area now is on a house boat. My husband and I rented this boat with another couple and loved every minute of it. This home is the best of the best. The property is spotless and beautifully appointed. The kitchen is updated with beautiful granite, supplies, pots, pans, dishes and most anything you can think of. There is a BBQ for use on the front deck and hot tub on the back deck. The beds are comfortable and the linens and bedding are superior quality. The views from the deck are spectacular and in 10 minutes you are across the Golden Gate Bridge into San Francisco. We frequented wonderful restaurants in Sausalito on Caledonia St. (away from the tourists) and took the ferry from Sausalito to the Ferry Building in Sausalito. Amy was wonderfully responsive which made the experience easy and worry-free. We would definitely rent here again.

  • Review Submitted: 04/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very comfortable well-appointed Sausolito Sea Chalet

  • 5 of 5

The home was well stocked with all the comforts of our home - and then some. The Sea Chalet has everything we needed with 2 very comfortable bedrooms and bathrooms and all the other amenities necessary for a relaxing, stress-reducing vacation stay.

We were primarily planning trips to Sonoma and Napa and the scenic places north of San Fran so staying in the floating home community of Sausalito made travel painless, absent the congestion and traffic we would have experienced getting in and out of the city every day and night. And Sausalito itself, well, the food, the shops, the waterfront dining and parks (Go to Book Passage, the quirky little neighborhood bookstore), all just filled our palate for casual comfort in a remarkably pretty place.

  • Review Submitted: 16/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Unique offering, so glad we stayed here!

  • 5 of 5

We would stay here again without hesitation. We spent a long weekend with our teenage sons and this was a neat way to be close to San Francisco, but yet a little bit away from it all. Our boys found the situation extremely cool. The houseboat would be floating at night and then the tide would go out and our lodging would be sitting on the sand in the morning. The dock community is very eclectic and rich in history. Amy was wonderful, very helpful on the front end making our arrival easy and stress-free. She made sure one bedroom was set up as twin beds before we got there for the young guys. We had one small mechanical issue that was out of the owner's control, but they were extremely responsive and had a repairman come out immediately on a weekend to remedy the situation. Home is decorated nicely and the master suite was extremely comfortable. Great bed!! Highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: 22/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful stay here and FANTASTIC host

  • 5 of 5

Just brilliant from the moment we walked through the door to the second we (reluctantly) left. Immaculate and spotless property in a lovely part of Sausalito that is handy for town and getting either the ferry or driving to San Francisco. Even though you are on a boat, there was bags of room for the four of us and the deck and views to other house boats, adjacent and opposite, is nothing short of spectacular.

We have stayed in some beautiful properties worldwide and know what quality feels and looks like and the Sea Chalet has it, trust me. If you are wavering in renting this home then don't, just do it!

A final mention on how helpful our host Amy was also - she answered all our queries promptly and as far as we are concerned, went above and beyond the call of duty for us - outstanding support, thank you :-)

  • Review Submitted: 21/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
San Francisco
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Nearest Train
5 Miles
San Francisco
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.4 Miles
Bayside Cafe-Breakfast/Lunch only
Nearest Beach
15 Miles
Stinson beach

We are minutes away from Muir Woods and the famous Redwood trees and approx 45 minutes to Napa Valley and the wine country. San Francisco is a 15 minute drive across the Golden Gate Bridge or a ferry boat ride from downtown Sausalito. Rent bikes for a beautiful ride into Mill Valley.


Rates & Availability

Contact Manager

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee AU$260.76
Damage Deposit AU$1,955.7

Please contact owner for weekly and monthly rates
100% refund with 30 days notice
50% refund with 15 days notice
No refund with less than 15 days notice
Please note there is a $50 administration fee for any cancellation

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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