Please note: this studio is only available for stays of 30+ days. All other inquiries must be declined per Sausalito law. This charming and peaceful studio in Sausalito has it all: privacy, amenities and a convenient location. Easy street parking and walking distance to shopping, restaurants and waterfront. Enjoy a comfortable queen-sized bed, flat screen television, kitchen and private bathroom.
“A nice studio that is conveniently located in Sausalito. Easy street parking near the studio was always available. The studio is on the smaller side but a cozy & private location for a couple. Tanya was a great communicator, worked with our schedules and provided us quick responses to all questions & requests. If you are headed to the Bay Area this is a terrific place to stay that made for a great central location to visit many of the sites. Highly recommended.”
Come enjoy a home away from home in this private light filled second floor waterfront studio apartment with its own deck. Dramatic bay views invite you to kick off your shoes, relax, enjoy a cup of tea or glass of wine and watch the ever changing sky and birds flying and floating by. It is the ideal place to recharge your soul while offering easy day-trip access to the areas many activities and cultural venues. .
“At the risk of finding our now favorite AirBNB apartment occupied when we want to return, by travelers who might read this, we simply must tell you about this amazing place. Although everything was as described, the photos only give you a sense of this fantastic space and its surroundings. From the bed in the morning, awaken to a view of the sunrise and from the deck, just off the bedroom, sweeping views of Mt. Tam, the Bay Bridge and the Sausalito waterfront. It's perfect location allows you easy access to the 101 freeway north to Marin, Sonoma, and Napa counties and south to Sausalito, the Golden Gate Bridge and San Francisco. A bike and walking path, which takes you to Sausalito, Mill Valley and Mt. Tamalpais, is just a few hundred feet from this beautiful floating home. And Felicity and Bill are fantastic hosts. They have lived on their Sausalito houseboat and in Marin County for years and willingly provide you with plenty of information for you to enjoy your stay. What a treasure!”
Covid Note: As of June 26, Marin County delayed their planned re-opening of short term rentals. When they do re-open sometime in the future, there are specific cleaning and maintenance guidelines which will be followed. (The cleaning fee has been increased to $150.00.) We will have no less than 24 hours' separation between guests. We no longer will supply staples (e.g. tea, spices, condiments) so if you can, bring your own. Or, of course, shop while you're here. Just 12 minutes across the Golden Gate Bridge from San Francisco, this unique floating guest cottage offers the very best of the Sausalito houseboat experience. Located at the end of one of Marin’s most coveted houseboat docks, the Yellow Ferry Harbor, this freestanding floating home blends the nostalgia of the houseboat experience of the 1960’s and 70’s with today’s amenities. The last boat on the northward leg of the dock, the floating guest cottage has sweeping views of the bay, the surrounding rolling hills, and in the distance, the majestic slopes of Mt. Tamalpais. An inviting public jetty extends into the bay between the cottage and the scores of sailboats berthed in the nearby Richardson Bay Marina. The gentle music of their riggings in the breeze will mesmerize you. Enter through the main front room, whose dining table for six, comfortable sofa, and captain's chair can easily accommodate small gatherings of friends and family. The potbelly gas stove adds warmth and coziness on a rainy day. Cooking is a pleasure with a full-sized gas range, oven, and other modern appliances. At the rear of the main floor, the smaller of two bedrooms sleeps two in a queen sized bed with comfortable Tempurpedic mattress. The large north-facing window frames the Marina and Mt. Tam beyond. The entire second floor is a master bedroom, a luxurious double bed nestled under the graceful curve of its arched ceiling. On a sunny day – and this area is known locally as ‘The Banana Belt’ – enjoy outdoor dining on the spacious upper deck with its panoramic views. Or sit and read in the Adirondack chairs on the front float, surrounded by flowers. For recreation, paddle out in the kayaks or pedal away on the great Marin bike trail or to the Sausalito Ferry for the half-hour cruise to San Francisco. (No children under 13 in the kayak.) Bike rentals are a mile away. Otis Redding fans will appreciate that he wrote Dock of the Bay while a guest on one of Sausalito's storied docks, some say this one. You are assured a serene and magical time, watching the tides roll away (thank you, Otis) and enjoying the herons and egrets, frequent visitors to your front yard. This is the ideal rental for a couple or a single guest looking to get away from the everyday, but still seeking the convenience and fun that Sausalito offers. Families will experience the San Francisco Bay from a unique vantage point. Ideal for families with middle-schoolers or teenagers. Parents should realize that from a safety perspective living on a houseboat is no different than being on a boat. For that reason, no children under 10 are allowed as renters or as guests of the renters. Two couples may also share the guest cottage. We expect guests to leave the floating guest cottage clean and in good order. If not, a reasonable deduction will be taken from your security deposit. We do not expect guests to wash or change the bed linens or towels. The rental includes a parking space in the Yellow Ferry Harbor lot, and your houseboat is located just a five minute drive from downtown Sausalito, ten minutes from Mill Valley, twelve minutes across the Golden Gate Bridge to San Francisco and approximately an hour to the wine country. This is a truly special residence in an unforgettable natural setting.
“Our stay on "Little Tenderness" was wonderful! This was my fifth trip to the Bay area, but my first time staying in Sausalito. This will be my go to for my future visits out here. Sausalito is so beautiful and peaceful and, surprisingly, an extremely easy commute to my favorite parts of San Francisco,. It also puts you on the right side of the Bay for Muir Woods, Stinson Beach and day trips to Napa. If Sausalito is my new home base for visiting the Bay area,, "Little Tenderness" is my new floating home away from home while I am there. Lois and Bob are exceptional hosts and their place is far more than just somewhere to sleep, although it is so relaxing that you could happily spend a day there snoozing with the sounds of the water and the bay breeze blowing in from the open windows. The place has every amenity that you would need. They also have a couple of kayaks, and we used them several times to paddle out past the marina to visit the seals and birds and take in the amazing views. We just left yesterday and we already miss it! We hope to come back soon.”