Entire home/apt
4 Guests
2 Bedrooms
2 Beds
Per Night
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About this listing

Private, quiet, light, airy and open house nestled in a walled garden. Walk the steps to the waterfront and ferry. There have been 4 engagements in this house. It's a love shack!

Artists Designer Retreat

The Space
Accommodates: 4
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 2
Beds: 2
Check In: Anytime after 3PM
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people: $25 / night after 3 guests
Cleaning Fee: $90
Security Deposit: $300
Weekly discount: 0%
Cancellation: Strict


The Space

Fully renovated, great feeling, light and very peaceful designer artists home (duplex) in the Sausalito hills. All new appliances. New kitchen, bathroom and hardwoods. Includes the following:

- 1 King size bed with European pillow top mattress
- Living room
- 2nd bedroom full size platform bed
- aero bed for additional guest
- Washer/dryer
- Dishwasher
- TV/Film projector
- Apple TV
- Wifi DSL included
- Utilities included
- Garden
- Car deck parking for 1 car
- Water views

This house is built on the site of the old water tower in Sausalito so the front garden is enclosed by a rock wall and being about 20 steps down from the car deck it is very secluded and private.

I had been living in China and bought this house when I decided to return to the San Francisco Bay Area. It was owned by an opera singer who lived in it from the time it was built. When I bought the house it was in disrepair but over the last two years I have renovated it and brought back the light and life that I know was once here.

This property is only available for short term rentals of 30 days or more as per Sausalito short term rental laws.

Interaction with Guests

There is a housekeeper who will make sure everything is organized for you. I live there from time to time so we may or may not meet

The Neighborhood

Sausalito is a great mix of salty sailors, art galleries and up and coming restaurants. There are numerous places to eat on the water or along the locals street. And the city is a ferry ride of 15 min drive away.

I love the fact that although Sausalito sees it's fair share of tourists, it's twinned with Portofino, the locals still have a lot of influence with summer jazz in the park and music in local restaurants nightly.

I wouldn't live anywhere else in the Bay Area. It's magical.

Getting Around

There is a ferry service to SF as well as buses. They are both a walk away.

Other Things to Note

There will be wine, truffles and breakfast goodies for you upon your arrival.

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House Rules
Check-in is after 3PM

Please be mindful as there may be guests below you. Please remove your shoes and refrain from loud noise and music after 10pm.

Also this is a non smoking house.

Lastly it is per friendly. Mocha, the min pin mix, sometimes lives here when he is not hiking or at the beach.

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Safety Features
Smoke Detector
Carbon Monoxide Detector
First Aid Kit
Safety Card
Fire Extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay

Artists Designer Retreat

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Sausalito, California, United States · Member since August 2012

I am a global ethnographer so I am on the road a lot. It's my job to meet people from all walks of life. Recently I spent a year in China researching women across the country and so why not open my home up and meet people in my own back garden so to speak!

This is my home and it has a second unit with a private entrance so you may never actually see me if that's more comforting!

I just landscaped the front garden. There is a huge dining table there which you are welcome to use anytime. Back garden is next...

Please let me know if there is anything that I can organize for you stay in advance. I would be happy to help.

I look forward to meeting you.

Best. Tanyia

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Response time: within an hour

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