I live in Sausalito, California. I'm a writer and I enjoy surfing and tango dancing.
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.
A very relaxing couple of days and friendly host. The bed was sooooo comfortable! Thank you.
Perfect location in a perfect community and setting. Great feel for houseboat life, living and the friends all around. Great views from the rooftop deck, cocktail and picnic lunch in hands. Thanks for sharing your home Maria.
We had a great time on the houseboat. The view from the boat was awesome, and the neighbours as well! The boat was very nice decorated and we felt inmediately at home. It has everything you need. Maria was also very friendly. She gave a lot of tips for visiting the area. Hope to come back!
We hosted Maria and her friends for three nights. They are quiet, considerate, and easy to communicate. We really enjoyed the experiences of hosting them.
Maria let me know when she would arrive so we got to say hello but unfortunately for me, that was about all. I had appointments and we'd both made plans for the evening. When she left it was like she was never there... both the cabin and the bathroom were clean and tidy. I welcome Maria back anytime and I will look forward to getting to know her.