Enjoy your coffee on the front porch, watching the planes take off and land close enough to cause a ripple.Home sweet home, if only for a night!
Elegant Floating Home On The Bay
Elegant Floating Home On The Bay
2 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
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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.

The space

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.

Guest access

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.

Wireless Internet
Free parking on premises

Extra people No Charge
Cleaning Fee $30 NZD
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Common spaces
1 single bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in is anytime after 12PM (noon)
Check out by 10AM

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!

You must also acknowledge
Must climb stairs - To minimize motion along a pier to get inside, be sure to place feet directly in front of the other, like a tightrope.
Potential for noise - There are three units on the home, but all walls are soundproofed.
Pet(s) live on property


Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay

30 Reviews

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Will User Profile
October 2017
Suzanna's place is very special. A distinctive houseboat on the water about 5 mins drive from Sausalito and 7 mins from the Golden Gate Bridge. It's delightful inside and out. Thanks for a great stay Suzanna
Suzanna User Profile
Response from Suzanna:
You two are welcome any time! I'm glad the last minute cancellation for this weekend worked in our favor and I that the new air purifier was sufficient to not spoil your enjoyment.
October 2017

Robert User Profile
September 2017
Super amazing host, great experience! Highly recommend it for a weekend get away. Thanks Suzanna Rob and Loraine
Suzanna User Profile
Response from Suzanna:
You two are great. Glad to have met you and had a little time to chat!
September 2017

Angie User Profile
September 2017
Wonderful home and location! Suzanna is a great host. The houseboat is in a perfect location - short distance to many great places in Marin County and a wonderful walking path nearby. The setting is unbeatable. It's a beautiful, comfortable home and I'd highly recommend it to anyone spending time in the Bay Area.
Suzanna User Profile
Response from Suzanna:
So glad you enjoyed your time! Thanksfor your kind words :)
September 2017

Nate User Profile
September 2017
A unique and perfect experience aboard one of the beautiful house boats for which Sausalito is known. We'll never forget watching the sun rise over the Bay as an egret preened on a nearby piling. And Suzanna was an excellent and accommodating host.

Lindsay User Profile
September 2017
Suzanna's floating home was phenomenal! A short hike into downtown Sausalito or a stone's throw to seaplane adventures! A great way to get away from the hubbub of the city for a nice relaxing getaway on the water. Highly recommended if you're ever in the San Fran area!

Julia User Profile
September 2017
My husband and I spent a beautiful anniversary weekend at Suzanna's pretty little boat house! Suzanna went above and beyond to accommodate us and was super easy to communicate with before, during, and after our stay. Her home is close to the best sites and food in Marin but has everything you need to stay in if you want to. I hope to stay in her home again soon!

Claudia User Profile
September 2017
If you want a really relaxed experience outside the city, then stay here. Lovely view, very comfortable inside. Just remember it's a houseboat so the shower is small. It was a bit of a challenge to find, but that is part of what makes it so special. Suzanna is a lovely host, took to me to show us everything and waited for our delayed arrival. Highly recommended!

San Francisco, California, United StatesJoined in September 2013
Suzanna User Profile

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.

Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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