The SpaceThe "Treehouse" is the lower unit of a duplex that is nestled in a little valley in Sausalito. It is built on pilings, on a hillside, surrounded by giant eucalyptus trees that are covered in vines, and because you are about mid-way up the tree it feels as if we are in an actual treehouse! The deck is a perfect place to have your morning coffee or tea, while sitting in the sun and watching the trees sway in the breeze. Below you can sometimes hear the babbling creek (when we've had enough rainfall).
The apartment is small and quaint with one SHARED bathroom and two bedrooms. Your bedroom has a full size or double bed. There is a living room with a wood-burning fireplace, and a small kitchen and dining area.
If and when possible, I can pick you up at the bus station at "Spencer Avenue/Monte Mar Drive" or from the ferry drop off, from San Francisco. Otherwise the Marin Airporter will offer to call a taxi to meet you there and bring you down to my apartment. I have a lock-box so guests can come in even if I'm not home.
If you have a car, there is street parking very close by, within 1 block. There is No Parking in RED painted zones, and there are white markings showing where you CAN park on the road. You can drive up and drop off luggage and then go park the car.
I welcome guests from around the world. I hope you will consider visiting this wonderful location, right in the middle of where you want to be and where you want to go!
If you are interested, please send me an email and tell me a little about yourself, who you are traveling with, and why you want to come to Sausalito. And please share with me what you are looking for in a short or long term visit. Thanks! Guest AccessGuests are welcome to share the kitchen and I will be sure to make room for food in cabinets and the fridge. There is a lovely little grocery store just down the hill on Caledonia street, called DRIVER'S Market, where you can get anything you need. When using the kitchen, I just ask that you help to keep it tidy, and clean up afterwards.
The bathroom is shared, and I have provided towels, shampoo, conditioner and soap for guests. There is also a hair dryer and space in a cabinet to leave toiletries.
The living room is cozy and there is a wood-burning fireplace available for use. Guests may need to purchase wood bundles, although I sometimes have wood available. Wood can be purchased at Molly Stones grocery store in Sausalito. Interaction with GuestsMy interaction with guests varies depending on my schedule.
I work 8AM-5PM and have a 45min commute Mon-Fri. Evenings I often go to yoga. Weekends I like to venture out and play in the Bay Area. Sometimes guests will join me!
Depending on my plans, and the plans my guests have, we may hang at my place, cook together, make a fire in the fireplace and have a glass of wine or cup of tea or coffee on occasion. Or we may both be fully booked with things to do, and we only see one another in passing! I normally like to at least share some time getting to know my guests, however, and I will make an effort to at least plan one sit down during their stay.
On occasion I'm traveling and I may not see my guests at all, in which case the lock-box comes in very handy. :-) The NeighborhoodTHIS IS A GREAT LOCATION! I'm straight up the hill from our local eat street and I can direct you to the best local places. There is plenty to see and do in Sausalito! You can walk to downtown to visit the shops and fantastic array of restaurants, take a bus or a ferry to San Francisco for the day, ride a sailboat around Angel Island for sunset, rent and ride a bike over the Golden Gate bridge into San Francisco, kayak or paddleboard around the house boats of Sausalito, or hike in the Marin Headlands to see sweeping views of the bay, San Francisco and the Golden Gate Bridge! And these are only a few of the many things to do. You may also choose to take a trip to Sonoma or Napa, for a day of wine tasting, check out Armstrong Woods for a hike where there are very few tourists, or head up coastal highway One, and have lunch in another small Marin county town, possibly grabbing some oysters from Tomales Bay! Getting AroundThere is a fun ferry that goes to the San Francisco Ferry Building, AKA, The Embarcadero. I recommend clipper cards for anyone who will be relying on public transportation. The Marin Airporter is the best deal and best bet to get you from the airport to a stop off the 101 that is very close to my house, (and all uphill from where I live... a taxi to get up there, or down, is a good idea and totally available. The Marin Airporter driver will call one for you.) If guests have a car they can get around easier, because in Marin County the public transportation isn't so great. But if you like to walk and hike you will love it here. Bring good walking shoes! Other Things to NoteIMPORTANT DISCLAIMER: My upstairs neighbor is a professional French Horn player and can sometimes be heard practicing during the day!