Across the Golden Gate bridge tucked away in the trees, this vacation home rental in Sausalito is a brightly renovated hideaway at the top of the hill above the city.
Expansive but cozy, the interiors have a refined and relaxing sense of style, with a blend of contemporary and classic vintage design and a casual California ease.
The open-plan living areas feature lofty ceilings with walls of glass and a cozy sitting area in front of the fireplace and amazing views of the islands and across the bay. The dining area is adjacent to a fully equipped modern kitchen.
The spiral staircase connects to a mezzanine bedroom overlooking the great room and includes a cozy alcove and sitting area. The second bedroom has a separate entrance and each have treehouse style views.
There’s a rear-facing deck off of the upstairs bedrooms and a front facing deck off of the lower floor, with a fully-fenced back yard and multiple outdoor seating areas for lounging and relaxing.
Set around the smaller Richardson Bay across the Golden Gate, San Francisco’s Marin County neighbor, Sausalito, is a charming world unto itself. Its harbor is lined with colorful houseboats with amazing views of the city and Angel Island from downtown. The waterfront is typically full of tourists in the warmer months along Bridgeway Blvd, with plenty of shops, restaurants and sightseeing to do.
Ten minutes north is the oldest city in Marin County, San Rafael with a lively and culturally diverse town and a vibrant arts and culinary scene.
Bordering the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, the Marin region includes the quaint towns of Mill Valley, Point Reyes, Stinson Beach, Bolinas, Tomales, and Inverness. The neighboring Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary and Mt. Tamalpais State Park, are home to over one thousand acres of protected woodlands, wetlands and estuaries with migratory whales, shore birds, harbor seals and other wildlife.
The area around Point Reyes is also a foodie mecca with many homegrown organic products and a seasonal farmer’s markets on Saturday mornings as well as summer events.
There are literally hundreds of trails in West Marin with amazing views of the mountains, ocean, and rugged coastline, and expansive beach walks to explore including the Estero Trail, the Pierce Point Tule Elk preserve, Chimney Rock, Drakes Beach and the sand dunes at Abbott’s Lagoon.
Sausalito, California. Nearest Airport: San Franciso International or Oakland International.
BEST TIME TO VISIT: Year round
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