With five minute access to the Golden Gate Bridge, this floating home is the perfect place to explore Marin & the City, and is a luxurious nest while traveling to the Bay Area for business. It offers the perfect combination of cozy and cosmopolitan. If the dates you seek are not available, please contact me - I may be able to arrange dates a week in advance. I cannot host guests under 12 years old nor pets.
This rental is for the first floor apartment of the houseboat and the deck that faces Sausalito, Tiburon and the Bay Bridge.
During some of our low tides, the bay water goes to China, leaving us in the mudflats. This will not last for more than a few hours, and is a chance to see how nature restores itself. Alternatively, the higher tides may occasionally spill onto the walkways. Don't be concerned, this too shall pass.
The stove works just fine, but the oven does not work and is simply a place to store extra pots, so you'll need to use the large countertop oven, which is surprisingly efficient. There's lots of groceries from past travelers (and me when I stay at this little retreat!) - please use anything you see. Good Earth grocery store is a short drive down the street, or a nice walk north on the bay trail.
You'll have full access to the first floor apartment which includes a kichen, bath, dining area, media and livingroom, bedroom with a queen bed and a quality mattress daybed in the livingroom, with a sunrise and on the water bay view!
Interaction with guests
I will be here to greet you whenever possible. If not, I'll make sure we connect and you have all you need to check in.
Other things to note
We are ideally located next to Highway 101. The noise is a 2 on a scale from 1 to 10, with 1 being soft and 10 being loud. It is 80% blocked by a commercial building next door, but you can see some freeway to the southwest, through the seaplane parking lot and some trees. You will love the excitement of seeing the seaplanes taking off and landing outside your window, carrying sightseers from across the globe.
The rental is for the first floor apartment and the one porch that faces the seaplanes and bay. Please do not ascend the spiral stairway nor use the porch that faces the main dock, since those belong to my friendly (yet private) neighbors. If you should meet my neighbors, please tell them we are friends, as I do not advertise AirBnB locally. This is a very peaceful marina. No parties nor additional guests. Since marina life is pretty intimate, as a general rule, after 10pm is understood as quiet time.
Please no shoes in the house and no smoking in home nor in the marina.
Thanks and enjoy your stay!
An East Coast native, I've been in California for 20+ years and love the relaxed and active outdoor lifestyle the Bay Area provides. I enjoy meeting new people and have had some great experiences by visiting other airbnb listings.