Veranda overlooking giant eucalyptus trees with a creek down belowGuest Bedroom for one or two people.
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
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The “Treehouse" is nestled in a little valley surrounded by giant eucalyptus trees, covered in vines. Listen to the babbling creek below, have coffee or tea on the deck & watch the trees sway. Read on carefully for more important info...

The space

The "Treehouse" is the lower unit of a duplex that is nestled in a little valley in Sausalito. It is built on pilings, on a hillside, surrounded by giant eucalyptus trees that are covered in vines, and because you are about mid-way up the tree it feels as if we are in an actual treehouse! The deck is a perfect place to have your morning coffee or tea, while sitting in the sun and watching the trees sway in the breeze. Below you can sometimes hear the babbling creek (when we've had enough rainfall).

The apartment is small and quaint with one SHARED bathroom and two bedrooms. Your bedroom has a full size or double bed. There is a living room with a wood-burning fireplace, and a small kitchen and dining area.

If and when possible, I can pick you up at the bus station at "Spencer Avenue/Monte Mar Drive" or from the ferry drop off, from San Francisco. Otherwise the Marin Airporter will offer to call a taxi to meet you there and bring you down to my apartment. I have a lock-box so guests can come in even if I'm not home.

If you have a car, there is street parking very close by, within 1 block. There is No Parking in RED painted zones, and there are white markings showing where you CAN park on the road. You can drive up and drop off luggage and then go park the car.

I welcome guests from around the world. I hope you will consider visiting this wonderful location, right in the middle of where you want to be and where you want to go!

If you are interested, please send me an email and tell me a little about yourself, who you are traveling with, and why you want to come to Sausalito. And please share with me what you are looking for in a short or long term visit. Thanks!

Guest access

Guests are welcome to share the kitchen and I will be sure to make room for food in cabinets and the fridge. There is a lovely little grocery store just down the hill on Caledonia street, called DRIVER'S Market, where you can get anything you need. When using the kitchen, I just ask that you help to keep it tidy, and clean up afterwards.

The bathroom is shared, and I have provided towels, shampoo, conditioner and soap for guests. There is also a hair dryer and space in a cabinet to leave toiletries.

The living room is cozy and there is a wood-burning fireplace available for use. Guests may need to purchase wood bundles, although I sometimes have wood available. Wood can be purchased at Molly Stones grocery store in Sausalito.

Interaction with guests

My interaction with guests varies depending on my schedule.

I work 8AM-5PM and have a 45min commute Mon-Fri. Evenings I often go to yoga. Weekends I like to venture out and play in the Bay Area. Sometimes guests will join me!

Depending on my plans, and the plans my guests have, we may hang at my place, cook together, make a fire in the fireplace and have a glass of wine or cup of tea or coffee on occasion. Or we may both be fully booked with things to do, and we only see one another in passing! I normally like to at least share some time getting to know my guests, however, and I will make an effort to at least plan one sit down during their stay.

On occasion I'm traveling and I may not see my guests at all, in which case the lock-box comes in very handy. :-)

Other things to note

IMPORTANT DISCLAIMER: My upstairs neighbor is a professional French Horn player and can sometimes be heard practicing during the day!

Wireless Internet
Free parking on premises

Cleaning Fee $85
Weekly Discount: 10%
Weekend Price $120 / night
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 double bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in time is 3PM - 11PM
Check out by 5PM
Self check-in with lockbox

Here are a few basic house rules. I like to keep my home as stress-free as possible, and I do my best to maintain a healthy, clean, peaceful atmosphere. I am very social and love conversation, cooking, and sharing good wine with guests and friends. I am also very respectful and mindful of others' privacy. It is a small living environment, and as with any co-living/visiting situation, communication is key!

Keep the common areas of the apartment clean and tidy. I am a big believer in the power of Feng Shui! Also, NO SMOKING in or around the apartment, please.

No pets. Sorry :-(

Additional guests:
Please do not invite additional guests to the apartment without asking and receiving my permission.

Quiet hours:
Typically 10PM to 8AM during the week and 12AM to 10AM on weekends. Exceptions can happen and should be communicated with me and the upstairs neighbors! Thanks!

You must also acknowledge
Must climb stairs - Located on lower level of duplex, roof is about street level, there are two flights of stairs down to apartment on pilings surrounded by trees.
Potential for noise - Sometimes during the day you can hear the upstairs neighbor practicing the French Horn. Only for @ 1-2 hrs. max/day
Pet(s) live on property - My Lagotto Romagnolo (Italian Waterdog) is non-shedding, born 7/8/17 he's VERY WELL TRAINED, but still a puppy!
No parking on property - Plenty of free street parking, no limits on time/days! Please be mindful of parking on one side of street only & no blocking driveways/gates.
Some spaces are shared - Shared bathroom, living room, kitchen and dining areas.


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit

3 nights minimum stay

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Don User Profile
September 2017
Erica is a wonderful hostess and a lovely thoughtful person....loved getting to know her and hanging out when we were there at the same time. A lovely

Harold User Profile
April 2017
This was an oasis of Zen for so many reasons. The trees and sound of the creek from the porch were exactly why I came to Sausalito for an escape. Erica was so fun to hang out with and so easy to share space with. The bus from the airport to Sausalito was so convenient, then Erica offered to pick me up from the Spencer stop. Walking to town was easy. I look forward to another stay for sure!

Joel User Profile
April 2017
You will love this home and host! Its the best rest & best darn coffee I've had in a long time. The view from the balcony does remind a person they have climbed up into a tree house. About a 20 min walk (steep street toward the bottom in town) for me meant I had to go slower - but you can easily take uber too. Erica goes above 5-star to make sure you are comfortable. Communication is the best. A very gracious host. You will love sharing this home if lucky to be accepted - seems always booked.

Tommy User Profile
November 2016
Can I stay forever? In four years as a guest, this has been by far my favorite Airbnb experience. Erica has created such a wonderful space that you'll love coming home to whether you're in town for a couple days or a couple weeks. The guest room is super spacious, clean and the bed is amazingly comfortable. Bathroom is incredibly clean, great water pressure and Erica provides some really great amenities. The kitchen has everything you need to cook and you'll love having your morning tea/coffee and breakfast out on the porch and among the trees. Laundry on site is clutch. Access to public transportation is super close, and Sausalito is so incredibly charming. A must stay when you're in the Bay! Erica is an incredible person who I hope you all have the pleasure to meet on your travels. Thanks for being great, Erica!!

Jennifer User Profile
September 2016
Erica was very nice and friendly. She cooked dinner often and offered me to eat with her, which was nice. Erica is pretty knowledgeable about the Bay area so it was nice to talk to her about local things going on too. This was the first place I had ever stayed in the Bay Area (I had moved out here for a job and have never visited before). My main concern when looking for an airbnb was living in a safe space and neighborhood and I felt that way at Erica's house. The Internet was good and the whole apartment was clean and decorated nicely. It was a bit cold at times, which I wasn't fully prepared for. She sometimes had friends or her boyfriend over and sometimes wouldn't be home when I was. I sometimes felt like I wasn't sure if she was home or not. I had mail sent there since I started my job and received it fine, but I didn't receive a letter once (not sure if it was delivered wrong or someone else took mail out of the mailbox) but the letter was returned to sender, opened and missing a gift card originally sent to me. It was nice living somewhere with laundry. There's also a balcony where you can see hummingbirds which was cool. I work in Mission Bay in San Francisco and it would take me 2 hours to get to work- farther than I anticipated. The bus runs every hour on the weekends. Since Sausalito is somewhat of a remote area, I found food to be more expensive in the area too. The house is pretty close to Muir woods which is nice if you want to visit for a day of hiking. It is definitely the most beautiful area I've stayed in or seen in the U.S. and I will never forget my time there.

Lynn User Profile
October 2015
Erica was fabulous!! She was very warm and welcoming, and made us feel at home. The Treehouse is very comfortable and cozy - I highly recommend it!!

Jill User Profile
September 2015
Erica was the most gracious host. I loved the Treehouse. The room was comfy as was the whole apartment. Freshly ground coffee and juice every morning on the deck was surely a great way to start each day. Erica recommended great places to eat,shop and explore. I would stay there again in a heartbeat!

Sausalito, California, United StatesJoined in October 2012
Erica User Profile

I'm originally from Minneapolis, and I've lived in the San Francisco Bay Area since 2006. I have a wonderful community here. UPDATE... I just got a puppy!! Please see below for more on this.

I earned an MBA in Sustainable Enterprise (Green MBA) from Dominican University of CA and my undergraduate degree is Spanish and Portuguese. I have traveled fairly extensively in Latin America and a little in Europe, and I always seek authentic, local experiences, both as a visitor and to provide, as a host.

I serve on the Board of Directors for a local non-profit, 100% volunteer-run organization called For The Bayou. We have events to raise awareness and funds for wetland restoration in South Louisiana, something I am very passionate about!

I enjoy music, dancing, eating, cooking, hiking, biking, traveling, singing and spending time with my dear friends. I also love to garden and/or farm (I WWOOFed -Willing Workers On Organic Farms- for over a year on a Northern California farm, while earning my MBA).

I am an open, respectful, kind-hearted woman and I love to share living life to the fullest with anyone who crosses my path! And that said, laissez les bons temps rouler!! (Let the good times roll, New Orleans style!)

Puppy UPDATE! I now have a sweet Lagotto Romagnolo puppy in my home with me. He was born 7/8/2017 and we are working on training. He is house broken and can sit, touch (like high 5) and lay down on command. Very smart pup! And, he has hair, not for, so he's hypoallergenic and non-shedding!!! Please message me if you have any questions. Thanks!


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