Please note that this houseboat is on Gates Co-op dock, but the address says Issaquah. This is because Gates Co-op does not register on this site's GPS. I send people driving directions via email.
This light filled, lovely houseboat is on the funky, infamous, bohemian dock, The Gates Cooperative, in Sausalito. The houseboat is small, but very charming with a rooftop deck and great views of pelicans, cormorants, and the occasional seal swims by the front door. The house has one kayak.
It can be sunny and warm here one moment, then foggy and moody the next. The location is amazing, as it's 10 minutes from San Francisco, 35 minutes from Sonoma wine country and 35 minutes to West Marin and the magical beaches out there. Muir Woods and the Golden Gate National Recreation areas are minutes away and there are great restaurants and bars nearby.
I have two gray tabby cats, Ocho and Pequod, who come with the house, so guests must be cat lovers. As well, I have lots of neighbors who live nearby who I am friends with, so expect to chat, wave "hello" and stay in a very safe, friendly spot.
I am a writer and live simply, so I don't have a microwave or dishwasher. As well, I don't have a television, but I do have a DVD player for watching movies, and Wi-Fi Internet connections.
This house is great for a creative, romantic or adventurous get-away. It's not ideal for luxury travelers.
Due to insurance and other considerations, no guests will be allowed to stay here unless they have reserved through the Airbnb website, so any last minute changes, please make through the site. Thanks!
Maria went the extra mile to accommodate us which made it more like visiting family. This place is enchanted and even though we live in the Bay Area, we were able to retreat.
Great time in a unique setting. Maria was there to meet us and was always available!
I have stayed there for five days. I have to say, these five days are unforgettable experience. Watching beautiful sunset and sunrise, walking and cooking. With two cute cats, these five days are awesome. What's more, neighbors are also really nice. Don't forget, these all happens on a boat!
Maria, thank you for the wonderful stay! We spent two nights and had a fabulous time. Maria's houseboat is clean, cozy and charming. We LOVED her two kitties and slept wonderfully both nights - the dock is quiet and peaceful. The roof deck was a definite highlight for us! Thank you again for the unique and memorable experience, Maria!
My wife and I had a wonderful experience. We booked a two-night rental basically for the fun of it, to see what the Houseboats were like. If we had been looking for a luxurious accommodation, this wouldn't have worked. But for getting just a little feel for what has made the Sausalito Houseboat World something unique and special -- we picked just the right place.
Maria is really nice and her Houseboat has everything you need. Plus a lot of soul. Be sure to hang out on top when the sun's going down in the evening.. Walk around the Waldo Point area and look around. If you can, hike up to the ridge overlooking the Sausalito tidal land and see how it's all laid out. Check out "Fish" just down the road for dinner if you want to stay local.
The bed is fine. The kitchen is cute. The morning sun lighting up the water and the Houseboats is spectacular. Maria has good books. Take a look at "Houseboats and Aquatic Architecture of Sausalito."
For us, it was a bit of an adventure, comfortable and safe, and a teeny step out of our normal routines.
What a wonderful getaway! The houseboat was very clean and the bed was extremely comfortable, but the best part was sitting on the roof an enjoying the incredible weather.
Also, big props to Davey Jones Deli and their delicious sandwiches.
Can't wait to go back!.
Unique location, nice house, easy communication, super-friendly cats :) Highly recommended!
We biked to Maria's houseboat for a short weekend getaway. Her houseboat is unique, funky, and cozy, and her cats were a lot of fun to be around. Maria left us excellent directions and recommendations for things to do in the area. Thanks Maria!
Loved it. Incredibly tranquil and the perfect get away so close to SF.
Sausalito is charming, and we couldn't have asked for a better view! Maria's place is in one of the original houseboating communities (she has a great book on the history), and there are lots of cool, funky boats in the marina. Everyone there was super friendly as well. We enjoyed a few of the delicious restaurants nearby, and took both the ferry and bus into the city, but it was awesome to come back to a great little slice of chill. I would definitely recommend to someone looking for a different type of visit to the city. It's not like a hotel, for sure, but it's so much more fun.
This is the final rate, including any fees from the host and Airbnb.