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Historic Sausalito "Mermaid House" With Gorgeous Water Views

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 30 nights


About the property

Historic Home In The Heart Of Sausalito With Gorgeous Water Views

This historic turn of the century home is in the sunny "banana belt" of Sausalito. There are full waterfront views from almost every room. The location is a short walk to numerous excellent restaurants and nightlife. This Sausalito two bedroom, one bath home has beautiful furnishings with mermaid fountain and sconces and it boasts of charming character. Enjoy the sunrise and sunset on the deck overlooking hundreds of sailboats. Prepare meals in the large kitchen with a view and dine in a formal parlor room. Relax reading a book in a special nook overlooking Sausalito. End your day sleeping in large master bedroom looking at the city lights and the changing colors of the bay. Views like this require some exercise as there are steps up to the home. Master bedroom includes a Cal King bed and the second bedroom has a full size bed. The reading nook has a full bed too. This home sleeps 4 to 6 guests. It is simply magical.

Elaine von Blohn
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
8 March, 2017

About Elaine von Blohn

My husband and I met in Sausalito almost 30 years ago. He lived in this home when we met while I owned a houseboat in Sausalito. We fell in love, had children and bought the home from his landlord before it went on the market. We have never looked back and love every day we live here. We are passionate about our historic home and the waterfront town of Sausalito! We want to share our experience with you.

Elaine von Blohn purchased this house in 2004

Why Elaine von Blohn chose The Bay Area

It boasts of character. It has gorgeous water views from every level and is walking distance to all that Sausalito offers. It is beautiful and charming!

What makes this house unique

In addition to the delights of Sausalito, it is a 15 minute drive to San Francisco. It is also a short walk (12 minutes) to the Sausalito Ferry which goes to the San Francisco Ferry Building in the heart of the financial district. It is one of the most beautiful ferry boat rides in the world.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Sausalito in Marin County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1850 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 5
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • city centre ...
  • village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
  • One large bathroom with shower and bath.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Master bedroom includes a Cal King bed and the second bedroom has a full size bed. The reading nook has a full bed too. This home sleeps 4 to 6 guests. Free Wifi and two flat screen TVs.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • Boating
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(16 traveller reviews)

Historic Sausalito "Mermaid House" With Gorgeous Water Views
average rating of 4.8125 based on 16 reviews

The best way to stay at the bay.

  • 5 of 5

The Mermaid House is great! Even better than the photos. I was attending a conference in San Francisco with my family, and wanted to be out of the hassle of the city. We stayed at Mermaid House and I took the ferry to my meetings in the city every morning. The extra time was spent having my coffee and reading the paper, a pleasant way to start the day. Meanwhile my wife and son had a short trip to Muir Woods and wine country while I was busy. We used the great kitchen to make dinner, and ate on the spectacular deck. There are great supplies from Drivers Grocery, which was a short, but very steep, walk. The stairs are the only drawback in this lovely place, but it is worth the climb. We would definitely stay again.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very Sausalito. Fabulous views of the bay. Within walking distance to DT Sausalito and the ferry.

  • 4 of 5

It worked perfectly for preparing a Thanksgiving dinner-large kitchen and formal dining room. Everyone loved the reading/napping nook with a day bed and fabulous bay views.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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perfect location

  • 3 of 5

The location and home were perfect for us. The views exceeded your descriptions. The house was nicely furnished and gave a really good first impression.

We arrived at 11.30pm from Texas. I was disappointed to find the third "nook" bed unmade, with no linens left out. While searching for same we discovered most of the drawers stuffed with clothing in the bedrooms. Also no minimum starter pack, coffee creamer etc, left for us. This was when we found the pantry cupboard crammed with part used out of date foods.

I had spoken to Elaine, the owner just prior to our trip and told her my sister and sister-in-law were joining me from Ireland. I did tell her we would not be arriving until late on our arrival date, that my son would be meeting us from the airport and dropping us off at the house after a stop for dinner. I also mentioned that we ladies are all in our seventies and would not be driving ourselves while there.

After this disappointing start we managed to have a wonderful time in beautiful Sausalito.

I do, however, feel the standard of the preparation for well paying guests could be improved significantly.

I would also appreciate the return of my security deposit.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you had a good stay and thank you for your constructive criticism, however, we are perplexed as we have never had any rating but a 5 star review over the years. Linens were on the nook bed as I made the bed myself. In the future we will also leave extra bedding nearby. Our amenity page on VRBO did not promise "starter packs" or pantry food access. May we suggest that in the future you stay at a bed and breakfast as they usually provide such amenities? I refunded you your damage deposit.
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The mermaid house in Sausalito is indeed gorgeous. The view from the front deck is brathtaking.

  • 5 of 5

I highly recommend this house for a couple, small family, or friends visiting Sausalito or the Bay area. The property is well-maintained with a beautiful garden and outdoor eating area beside the kitchen (with a grill) and a front deck with a large table that can accommodate 8. The beds are comfortable, the kitchen and bathroom are large and spacious, and the quality of the sunlight gives this house a special charm. The house is perched on top of a steep hill and I said to myself more than once, "This feels like Italy." The view of the bay and the mountains behind are inspiring. I will return if I have the chance.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mermaid house, amazing!

  • 5 of 5

Came for a long girls weekend and were blown away from the moment we stepped inside the mermaid house. Master bedroom view unbelievable. The house was very inviting clean,homey and relaxing . spectacular views from the deck we never wanted to leave, the perfect way to start and end your day. Beds were very comfortable. Great centralized location easy drive to wine country and Ferry to San Francisco very convenient. A must!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 29, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We live in Chester, Connecticut.

Incredible Views!

  • 5 of 5

We came to Sausalito from the East Coast for a wedding and decided to stay for a week. Coming from a relatively flat state that doesn't offer a lot in the way of scenic vistas, we were all blown away by the views as soon as we walked in. From there it only got better! Watching the sun come up over the water every morning from the master bedroom was spectacular. Having our morning coffee and breakfast on the deck overlooking the bay was equally spectacular. Because we were hanging out with a lot of family for the week there weren't any evening meals prepared but the kitchen is roomy and there is a gas grill off the kitchen in the courtyard. There's a very cool little nook right off the deck equipped with a mattress that can serve as a place to sit and enjoy the view on those colder mornings, but can also serve as an extra sleeping space. One member of our party slept there very comfortably. The upstairs bedrooms are spacious and very comfortable. Both offer privacy but also accessibility for families with younger children, and as I stated earlier, the views in the master bedroom are spectacular since the house was constructed on a hillside. There is also ample parking in front of the garage for two cars and alternate parking is always available on the street. Elaine was great to deal with. Very warm and friendly. We can't wait to return.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 18, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
22 Miles
San Francisco International
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
No Name
Nearest Ferry
0.5 Miles
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Mill Valley Golf Course
Nearest Train
23 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
Osteria Divino
Nearest Ski
183 Miles
Sugar Bowl
Nearest Beach
14 Miles
Stinson beach
Car: not necessary

Leisurely walk to the charming and historic waterfront town of Sausalito and enjoy the scenery of the waterfront, boutiques and nightlife. Choose between numerous and excellent restaurants only a few blocks from our beautiful home. Or just relax, enjoy the deck overlooking gorgeous water views and read a book with a glass of wine.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Sausalito, California

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30 night minimum stay
for 30 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £240
Cleaning Fee £120

Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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