If you need a place to get away or just to get to know the area before you move here permanently, you have found the perfect spot. But please note that I can not accommodate last minute reservations. I always have my home professionally cleaned before my guests arrive.
My place sits hillside in the Sausalito "banana belt" (that means the sunny, warmest area- be cautious of the south end of town dubbed "hurricane gulch" by the locals!) All views overlook sailboats in the marina, the Bay, Belvedere and Angel Island, across the Bay to the city of Oakland and the Bay Bridge. I am located just off Caledonia street which is the locals hub offering the best Sausalito restaurants, shops, yoga & palates studio's, gourmet grocery store, the theater, wine bars, etc... Just beyond that is the famous downtown area where all the tourists meander about through local shops and art galleries. You can also catch the short ferry ride from there to San Francisco's famous Pier 39 or the San Francisco Ferry Building. You can literally walk to anything!
My home is quiet and peaceful and there are views from every window.
Your room is quiet and cozy and there is closet space and a desk. The rest of my place is decorated nicely and I want you to make yourself comfortable and enjoy your adventure. I have a huge deck to hang out on and take in the most beautiful panoramic views of almost anywhere in the world. Having grown up in the Bay Area, I am an excellent tour guide and am happy to help you plan your days. Perhaps you want to ride cable cars, climb Coit Tower or see the museums around Golden Gate Park? Or spend the day in the wine country? I'll make sure you get the most out of your visit.
Kitchen is open for your use. Wireless Internet, cable and parking. I will give you the lay of the land and steer you in whatever direction it is you seek.
Two things: There are almost 80 stairs to my front door (VIEWS), and I have dogs that will want to welcome you home by allowing you to rub their stomachs. ;)
Your (potty-trained) dog is welcome if he/she gets along with other dogs. I have a dog run in the backyard. If you plan to leave your dog unattended for long periods of time, I will care for them for a fee, or there is a doggy daycare 5 minutes away.
Easy access to the 101 freeway. 5 minutes over the Golden Gate Bridge to San Francisco. 15 minutes to downtown San Francisco without traffic. (But I usually ferry over!) Sonoma Wineries- 30 minutes, Napa Wineries, 40 minutes, Dry Creek WIneries 50 minutes. Dog-friendly Rodeo Beach just 5 minutes. Golden Gate National Park surrounds Sausalito with endless hiking trails. Bike rentals are also available nearby!
I just love Sausalito, and Laura's place is a great place to stay. The view from the balcony is just beautiful. Laura's a great host, always in good spirits, friendly, and makes you feel at home. And the commute to SF via Bus and Ferry was very convenient as well. Couldn't have wished for more.
Best location and views!! You will not find a more impressive view of Sausalito ANYWHERE. Laree's patio is like having your own private show of the harbor. Sit out in the daytime and watch the fog roll in, or in the evening when you will catch the most amazing sunsets replaced at night by twinkling harbor lights. The apt is serene and peaceful & has everything you need to feel at home--including a state of the art 3D TV if you just want to relax and be entertained after a long day of sightseeing. :) Here, you are located right in the heart of the "real" Saualito with its charming small shops and eateries. But the bustle of downtown is just a 10 min walk away if you prefer. And if you are lucky enough to be here when Laree and her adorable pups are at home, you are in for a real treat! The day my dog saw me packing up the car to leave Laree's, she ran outside and hid under a bush because she didn't want to go. I think that says it all! :)
Laura was a great host! She picked me up from the bus station with her car, which I appreciated very much after a 11 h flight! Her house was clean and comfortable and she gave me loads of good advice about San Francisco. I am a really light sleeper, but the house and the surroundings were super quiet and I slept like a baby. And her dogs are lovely!! Highly recommended!