Taken till 2015: "...nicest room.."

House - Private room · Sausalito, CA 94965, United States
Your host, John
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$1,750/mo -- "Some say nicest room"
But, sorry, going on sabbatical. "Sausalito (SF) Best Guest Room" won't be available till Spring of 2015.
As for past decade-and-a-half and recently on stellar airbnb, advance booking inquiries welcomed

Excellent, quiet, productive, convenient base camp for the City, week-to-week or usual several-month-to-month sojourn.

Ideal for a woman, travelers, scholars, mariners, visiting nurse/therapist, vacationers, bon vivants; one or three people (full bed + single bed (+ cots, etc.)).

This is a viewtiful serene guest room wing with private entrance and bath (smoking decks and balcony), attached to a unique, hillside, warm belt, modest, split-level family home--known for its hospitable, cosmopolitan, bohemian character, good company, humors, food and coffee--on a quiet wooded cul-de-sac above central Sausalito,
Use of the house kitchen and amenities (living quarters, big deck, vegetable garden beds, piano, etc.) may be offered; good cooking to share, most days, kitchen/pantry deeply stocked.

Child(ren) and infants fine, and mellow, country-smart, astute dogs okay but, sorry, no cats; toddler would need truly close supervision due to interior and exterior stairways, tempting climbable railings on high decks, garden trails and art and other furnishings of the house.
The room offers private accommodation but connects to the urbane and interesting life of the house, plugged in to the North Bay, City, nation and the world.
Wi-fi. FT dawn-delivered daily. Basic cable, includes C-SPAN, can be upgraded at will. Thousands of books, genres of vinyl.
Comprehensive visitor, regional and mobility info resources and assistance.

Ample street parking, though no car required here in the village (Sausalito) or the City (San Francisco)--minutes' walks up or down hill to comfortable Golden Gate Transit buses and scenic ferries.
Sausalito is a favored harbor and the gateway to Marin, Sonoma/Napa Wine Country and North Coast. Ten to 20 driving minutes to the City; half-hour to Berkeley, about an hour to Palo Alto, hour-and-a-half to Silicon Valley.
(While cars conveniently rented for excursions, they can be counterproductive to sightseeing, a nuisance and expensive one--tolls, parking, inevitable tickets unless you read fine print, every block, etc.--to drag around the City.)

A wonderful private aerie for producers, travelers, writer/artist/musician, transitioners, romantics, househunters; here are illustrations of the room, with views of Richardson and San Francisco Bay, Belvedere and Angel Island, from Mt Tamalpais to Treasure Island.

Fair winds, green rails, good roads, safe skies, rewarding paths to you.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 3
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: No Charge
Weekly Price: $1750 /week
Monthly Price: $1750 /month
Cancellation: Flexible
Pet Owner: Dog(s)
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  • My experience living here was excellent. The house has tons of charm, the room is spacious and the view is spectacular. The bed is comfortable and I didn't miss a wink of sleep.
    The house is located in a quiet and secluded part of Sausalito. Bus connections to the city and airport are a short walk away.
    John is a wonderful host. He is a very long time resident of the Bay Area and his knowledge of the area is very useful. Best of all, he takes a proactive interest in making your travel comfortable with tips and suggestions about things you might not have thought of. I also enjoyed a wonderful meal with the other residents of the house. Overall a great experience.

    October 2011
  • We had a great time with John. Beautifull place just a few minutes outside of SF, quietly situated on a hill with a beautifull view on Sausalito harbour. Tastiest breakfast on our whole trip, great but to short conversations (due to our busy schedule), very helpful with finding the best ways around wether it was the late night diner or the fairwell trip to Yosemite National Park, first choice for our next trip to SF!

    September 2011
  • This is a beautiful guestroom with the BEST
    View of the bay. The house has so much character.
    It is attached to the house, so you will
    Interact with room-mates. Everyone is SUPER
    Nice here. The bathroom is really nice and clean,
    Bring an eye mask for the sun coming in the morning.
    It's close to the GG bridge and San Francisco.
    John is very friendly. & helpful. Thanks :)

    August 2011
  • John is such an outgoing guy, really warm and friendly. His home is full of friends and food. In fact, he'll even share his meals with you if you are willing to put in some money toward groceries. The room he rents out has an amazing view of the Sausalito Harbor and it's own little deck. It's so comfy, it feels like visiting a friend...

    August 2011
  • As the other guests have mentioned, the view is truly amazing. John is an interesting and gracious host. The studio is spacious, with a bank of windows and skylights, the furnishings are homey but comfortable. The bathroom is large with plenty of cupboard space for your use and ample towels. John has a wealth of local knowledge, and will take the time to help you with whatever you might need. The other people in the house are welcoming and friendly. It really is not like a b&b, rather more like being a guest in someone's home. I felt very safe and comfortable here, and truly enjoyed coming back after my hectic days.

    August 2011
  • My wife, baby, and I stayed at John's place on the weekend of July 23rd. This was our first experience with airbnb and we loved it. At first, we were a bit concerned of renting a room in somebody's house with our 9 week old baby, but John made us feel right at home. The room was very nice and private,had a great view of the bay, and its own entrance. It had a nice heating stove, own bathroom, a very comfortable bed, and a balcony!
    John was very accommodating and quite an interesting fellow. He gave us very good advice on what to do in the area. It is definitively worth having somebody like him (a true local) give you tips. There are a couple of other people living in the house, Jennifer and Alan, both very nice as well! We felt more like housemates than guests, which may not be what some are looking for, but it was great for us as we are very sociable people. We even cooked together and had a 'house' dinner while the baby napped on the couch across from the fireplace! I would definitively recommend his house for stays in Sausalito. We may even try to head back for another weekend if we have the time... baby and all!

    July 2011
  • For digital tech people: this is the place.
    We ((website hidden)) came for a (website hidden) developers' conference and made other enterprise and meet-up visits.
    We were here for three weeks, going to the City by ferry or coach (45 minutes; sometimes taking house bikes). It was also easy to reach Palo Alto (further down on the the Peninsula). Actually any part of the Silicon Valley is reachable by transit systems in 90 minutes to two hours. We also rented a car that we could park for free in front of the house. There are quiet a few places nearby that are worth visiting:)
    The house itself is even better than on the pictures. The beds are confortable, and the bathroom is pretty cool, too. The host, John, is very nice. It was like a home for us for the 3 weeks we stayed there. He is also very health conscious, so we mostly just ate organic food:)
    Also if you have never been to Sausalito (or you have only visited the area of the ferry station), you have to come here. The atmosphere here is hard to describe, this is really a treasure box in the area!

    May 2011
  • What a great experience this was for me. The room is spacious, the bed comfy and the bathroom clean & large. The view is spectacular and French doors open to a sweet deck that's perfect for morning coffee at sunrise. John, the host, is marvelous and thoughtful. This is a real Sausalito experience with a native of the area. The fresh ground French press coffee, the lovely flowers in the room, delicious surprises in the kitchen and impromptu conversations made this a fond memory. I plan to return soon and often.

    May 2011
  • The room was large and comfortable.

    The house was occupied by at least 3 others, one of whom slept in a sleeping bag on the living room floor.

    This was the most "unusual" b&b situation I have ever (website hidden) fact, it's not really a b&b. The host was not awake by the time I left in the morning.
    The kitchen is congested and no dining area is available for breakfast. The master of the house was making Xmas cookies and had it covered with newspapers and tins.

    December 2010
  • the room was fantastic, beautiful view, private bath.
    just be prepared to do your dishes before you eat and do things "just so"
    i stayed for 5 nights and the room mostly made up for any weirdness or weird people coming and going in the house.

    September 2010
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Sausalito-Marin City; Drew; Cate; Bishops Stortford College; Harvard College
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Experienced host and deep area resource. City/Sausalito native; activist, laborer, parent/godparent, MUSIC lover. Editor, investigative REPORTER, since forever. Public interest ORGANIZER, since 1972: independent, Washington, DC-based,* and regional/US/UN/multilateral policy analysis, advocacy planning, direct organizing, public interest and political communications (incl hunter-gatherer newspaper publishing) with causes and coalitions advancing social justice; BIOREGIONALism (all-species, regional priorities of biological conservation, promoting [five-fingered fist and handiwork of sustainability] clean water/ocean river, permaculture, secure shelter, the public's health, and clean energy/RAILway web-intensive clean mobility); and peace conversion. Business, since 1984: John C Diamante, Editorial Services / (website hidden) (SF, Bos, DC, NY, Lon). Bohemian maestri / theatrical and DANCE-concert production (Family Dog ~ Council of Light, Nights of the Mystic Sea, les CLEATs, et al.). *West Coast office, 501(c)(3) operating foundations: Public Communications (PC), Inc., and Threshold (Int'l Ctr for Environmental Renewal), Inc.
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