11 Best Airbnb Vacation Rentals In Sausalito, California - Updated 2024

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Located 4 miles (7 kilometers) north of San Francisco, the beautiful seaside town of Sausalito in California is a favored destination, even for local San Franciscans looking for a laid-back getaway in hotels with a view. With idyllic beaches, scenic marinas, old-fashioned boutiques, and a top-notch art scene, this seaside retreat has it all. Mesmerizing shopping, awe-inspiring ferry rides, expansive green spaces, a lively waterfront, and enchanting natural beauty are some of the things Sausalito has to offer to its visitors. It is also ideally located near some beautiful Californian places, so make sure to check out the day trips from Sausalito you can undertake on your visit. Choosing a place to stay during your holiday is one of the most important parts of a blissful travel experience. Luckily, Sausalito offers a wide array of options that range from houseboats rentals to posh hotels. Whether you want to rent a houseboat in Sausalito or book a beachfront cottage, you can choose any accommodation with Airbnb. Keep reading to see the best Airbnb vacation rentals in Sausalito, California.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) Superhost status, recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and amenities. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on April 09, 2024.

1. Cozy contemporary home with bay views

Experience modern living at its finest in this contemporary apartment boasting stunning rooftop and bay views from the bedroom window. The fully modern kitchen invites culinary exploration, making every meal a delightful experience. Relax in the cozy living room, complete with a TV for entertainment, creating moments of leisure. A dedicated workspace with Wi-Fi access caters to productivity needs while ensuring seamless connectivity.

Embrace the opportunity to bring your pets along, making your vacation truly inclusive. Conveniently located near public transportation, the city’s treasures are at your fingertips, ready to be explored. For outdoor enthusiasts, hiking, trekking, and ferry rides offer exciting adventures for the whole family.

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Sausalito, California, United States
3.22 km (2.0 mi) from Golden Gate Bridge
15 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 2 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
they had succulents and plants in the apartment which was a nice touch
Cleanliness:
the kitchen was fully stocked if you want to cook and everything was very clean
this place is well-appointed serene and spotless
Host:
hosts are really responsive and accommodating
Location:
great place walking distance from restaurants and ferry
the access to the city via bus ferry or driving is easy
wow what an amazing place to stay near sf
walking into sausalito takes a few minutes and is super pleasant
the neighborhood around the area is a great walk if you’re ready for some hills
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2. Beautiful cottage home by the bay (from USD 271)

Experience the allure of a splendid second-floor apartment graced with picturesque bay views. Revel in the privilege of living within walking distance of restaurants, bars, cafes, shops, and the excitement of ferry rides, all contributing to a dynamic lifestyle. Begin each day with the lively rhythm of the town, preparing a quick breakfast in the fully equipped kitchen. Two dedicated workspaces, accompanied by WiFi access, offer an environment conducive to productivity, ensuring seamless connectivity.

To unwind, venture to the nearby foothills for a serene stroll, or head down to the docks to immerse yourself in the tranquility of the waterfront. Return to your cozy abode, where plush couches in the living room invite you to indulge in TV entertainment.

Stayed at this property?
Sausalito, California, United States
4.66 km (2.9 mi) from Golden Gate Bridge
50 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 2 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Cleanliness:
house was clean and comfortable
everything was very clean kitchen was fully stocked plenty of towels & comfy beds
all linens were clean and nice
everything was clean stocked and location was perfect
absolutely beautiful place clean confortable and with memorable views
Host:
hosts were excellent
in addition mike and laura are kind responsive and helpful hosts
we will return thanks to our hosts :)
the hosts are extremely friendly welcoming and helpful and made our stay most enjoyable
michael and laura were the perfect hosts in a perfect home
Location:
overall we loved the house and location is perfect
i would highly recommend michael & laura's place
the location is fantastic and is close to all amenities including fantastic restaurants shops & transportation
great location extremely well kept and a pleasure to visit
sausalito is a dream town and this is absolutely the perfect place to experience it from
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3. Luxurious house with fireplace (from USD 172)

This idyllic and contemporary property is located in the midst of trees, away from the hustle and bustle of the city, thus offering guests a calm and serene atmosphere. This modern A-frame home with the feel of a treehouse is sure to entice the nature lover within you. With free on-street parking, Wi-Fi, laundry and kitchen essentials, and dedicated working space, this property has all the facilities you need. It has two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a sauna to relax in. Even though it is away from the city, it is within walking distance from downtown and just 10 minutes away from San Francisco. Guests can enjoy bewitching views of Alcatraz, Angel Island, and Bay Bridge. They can also cozy up in front of an indoor wood-burning fireplace. This high-rated property has been perfectly designed for your relaxing vacation.

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Sausalito, California, United States
3.28 km (2.1 mi) from Golden Gate Bridge
23 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 2 Beds 3 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Cleanliness:
everything was perfectly clean and the home is nicely decorated
the cabin itself is exceptionally clean and very tastefully styled
Host:
joão was an amazing host
in addition joao himself was the kindest most thoughtful host we have ever had
and joão was the best host you could hope for
Location:
it was easy to walk down to town and the ferry dock if you choose
the location is fantastic with close proximity to both nature and the city
amazing location bright and airy during the day and private and cozy at night
it’s a perfect location for deep thinking (or on a different kind of trip romance)
joao’s place is a true gem
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4. Comfy, historic home adorned with antiques (from USD 250)

This pretty and state-of-the-art property is located in the vicinity of downtown Sausalito and offers amazing facilities such as free Wi-Fi, dryers, washing machine, outdoor patio, free on-street parking, and more all within a cozy and homey atmosphere. You can cook your meal in their well-stocked kitchen, grill some meat on their outdoor barbeque grill, or walk a few minutes downtown to grab a quick bite at one of the best places to eat. This property is beautifully decorated with antiques. It has two bedrooms and a bathroom. Additionally, it can accommodate up to four guests at a time. With picturesque views of the ocean from the second floor and a quiet neighborhood, this is the perfect location for a relaxing family getaway in Sausalito.

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Sausalito, California, United States
4.62 km (2.9 mi) from Golden Gate Bridge
210 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 2 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
during covid the outside patio with table and chairs is helpful
it is absolutely gorgeous tastefully decorated with views of the water from some of the rooms
well appointed kitchen loved the fireplace great deck and we really enjoyed the fireplace
the kitchen is well stocked upstairs beds comfortable with a beautiful view of the bay/ocean
the beds were very comfortable
Cleanliness:
nice clean and comfortable place
clean comfortable and tastefully decorated
cozy clean and nice
it’s beautiful clean and cozy
the bathroom were super clean an modern
Host:
beth was a wonderful host
beth is a wonderful host
beth is a great host
beth is an extraordinary host who took care at each detail to make our stay pleasant
beth is an excellent host making us feel welcomed and appreciated
Location:
the location is perfect
the location was very good
great location and cozy comfortable house
the location is great walking distance to sausalito's beautiful downtown and the ferry
location is just the perfect spot
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5. Compact and comfortable option for a longer stay (from USD 160)

Located in old Sausalito, this flat is 1 mile (1.61 km) north of Golden Gate Bridge and just four blocks away from San Francisco Bay Area. A few minutes’ walk from this property will lead you to the center of Sausalito where you can find lots of shops and restaurants. You can also rent a car or book a cab to visit nearby attractions such as Bay Area Discovery Museum and Marin Headlands. With the entire flat to yourself, you can enjoy lots of benefits such as a fully furnished European-style kitchen, free on-premise parking, Wi-Fi, a TV, an indoor fireplace, and much more. The flat also has a deck with a partial view of the Bay, which you will surely love.

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Sausalito, California, United States
3.19 km (2.0 mi) from Golden Gate Bridge
118 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 2 Beds 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
no water views however it has a nice size comfortable balcony overlooking trees and the yard below
gorgeous garden views from living/dining room & deck (and kitchen)
nice furniture small bedroom with very comfortable bed
beautifully decorated rooms with all the essentials -cable wifi and a fully stocked kitchen
the cottage was very comfortable and had everything we needed
Cleanliness:
clean comfortable quiet; everything that we hoped for
the apartment is cozy but comfortable clean and efficient
the flat was clean and comfortable although small (typical for bay area rentals i think)
annie is a fantastic host her flat is clean comfortable quiet and in a great location
the maid came by and cleaned the place every week the neighborhood is safe and quiet
Host:
annie was an amazing host
annie was an absolutely wonderful host
annie was also a wonderful host
annie is a wonderful host
annie was a great host
Location:
a lovely location in the heart of sausalito
great apartment and location
great location to get away from the hustle and bustle of sf
a lovely walk to the downtown a little grocery store close by
close to golden gate so easy access to san fran
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6. Gorgeous house with a Mediterranean feel (from USD 325)

This luxurious Mediterranean-style Airbnb house in Sausalito boasts splendid views of the sea from every room. Plus, it also has a gourmet kitchen, a wood-burning indoor fireplace, a hot tub, and exuberant gardens. The charming property has four bedrooms and two bathrooms and it can accommodate up to six guests at a time. Guests have access to free Wi-Fi, free on-site parking, a BBQ grill, and all other essential amenities. There is also free-of-charge on-street parking available, in case you have more than one car. Numerous restaurants and bars are located in the vicinity and they are accessible by foot. San Francisco Bay Area is also closeby so there is no shortage of things to do. Pets are not allowed on this property.

Stayed at this property?
Sausalito, California, United States
4.22 km (2.7 mi) from Golden Gate Bridge
19 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 3 Beds 5 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 5

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
a beautiful and comfortable house with fantastic view jim is nice and polite
the house is well appointed the hot tub a delight and the beds very comfortable
the interior is decorated in arts and crafts style a beautiful new kitchen and great art
the house is lovely very comfortable and true to its photos
the kitchen is well-stocked and the beds are comfortable
Cleanliness:
everything was clean and well taken care of
the house was clean and comfortable and had a great kitchen to make meals in
Host:
jim was a wonderful host
the host was a good communicator
jim was responsive and attentive
jim is a considerate and responsive host
the bottle of wine left on the table for us was a very kind and welcome touch
Location:
location is perfect and house is welcoming and cozy
the location is convenient to the 101 putting san francisco and all of marin within easy reach
the neighborhood is safe quiet and beautiful we even saw a deer in front of the house
the area was quiet and had a unique and pleasant vibe
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7. Cozy retreat with patio (from USD 155)

This beautiful, historic home is located in Sausalito’s Old Town neighborhood and offers spellbinding views of San Francisco Bay Area. It is a 1910 carriage house, detached and located in the charming back garden of the owner’s property. Its all-white interior, lovely hardwood flooring, fully equipped kitchen, Victorian-style pedestal sink, and clean bathroom with shower will surely appeal to you. Get cozy inside or explore the historic city of Sausalito using the highly convenient public transport. Only two blocks away from local grocery stores and shopping boutiques, this property enjoys a prime location. Guests can also avail of other much-needed amenities such as free street parking, free Wi-Fi, a dedicated workspace, toys and books for children, and a welcoming patio.

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Sausalito, California, United States
3.29 km (2.1 mi) from Golden Gate Bridge
57 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire guesthouse 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the heaters kept us cozy at night and the views were wonderful of sf bay
nice comfy chairs in the sitting room and lots of seating areas outside
it‘s comfortable and with the bedroom upstairs you have enough space
beautiful comfortable cottage with great views of the bay area within walking distance of downtown sausalito
Cleanliness:
it was very clean and comfortable
it’s clean comfortable and full of thoughtful amenities
Host:
great host with lovely attention to detail
lovely cottage kind hosts a lovely escape
yasmine was a wonderful host
yasmine was prompt in responding to our questions and indeed a super host for airbnb
yasmine was a wonderful host
Location:
the location is perfect
great place to be close to sf yet far enough away to be away from the crowds
the place is well located and charming
very welcoming and a fantastic location in sausalito
yasime's place is absolutely lovely and the location is excellent
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8. Homey cottage with an old-world charm (from USD 120)

This vintage property’s interior has been carefully renovated to retain its original aesthetics. Adorned with pretty plants and a pond, the front door patio has a small table for two so you can have refreshing afternoon tea or early morning breakfast while taking in beautiful views of the Bay. The property features free Wi-Fi, parking on the premises, an indoor fireplace, Cable TV, a cozy bedroom, and a well-equipped kitchen where you can cook delicious meals. The owner also allows pets. It is a short walk from Caledonia Street, where you can go if you are craving some fantastic food.

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Sausalito, California, United States
4.58 km (2.9 mi) from Golden Gate Bridge
13 reviews   Wifi Available
Entire guesthouse 1 Bed 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Host:
help from the hosts was always at hand and lttle details had been taken care of
Location:
we would highly commend it to anyone looking for a quiet retreat close to sf
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9. Tranquil home with spacious master bedroom (from USD 299)

Best suited for couples, this accommodation is perched high above the Bay in a serene neighborhood. Wake up to watch the sunrise over the water and gaze at the twinkling stars at night from this property’s spacious master bedroom. Note that there are no blinds in the house so if you are sensitive to light, be sure to take your sleeping masks along. With its free Wi-Fi, TV, free on-site parking for two cars, and all other creature comforts, this property screams luxury and opulence. The piano enhances the interior and if you know how to play, then it will be an extra topping on your pizza. A secret “local trail” leads to marine headlands and offers magnificent views of Golden Gate Bridge and the San Francisco skyline. Kids under 12 and pets are not allowed on the property.

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Sausalito, California, United States
2.86 km (1.8 mi) from Golden Gate Bridge
62 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the views at susanne’s apartment are amazing
beautiful views from every room
beautiful scenery the views from every room are spectacular
the view is amazing from the living room and bedroom
great library and a multitude of cozy spots indoors and out to read
Cleanliness:
very clean and quiet
clean updated and serene
very clean place private and secluded
the house was clean charming and peaceful
susanne was super nice communications were easy the house is well kept clean and nicely furnished
Host:
the hosts were very responsive and polite
the owners were great communicators
susanne was a great host
the hosts are welcoming knowledgeable about the area and respond quickly to any questions
alex was friendly and on time and show us around
Location:
the house is in perfect location
the value and location are excellent
another great thing is that the location is only about 23 min away from muir woods
the location is great near enough to san francisco but still nice and quiet and relaxing
wonderful area if you are looking to relax but be close to the city
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10. Unique getaway with kitchen (from USD 445)

This eye-catching yellow ferry, called the SS City of Seattle, has been floating on the open waters of Sausalito since 1888. Being a historic houseboat of the town, it has been remodeled with luxury and convenience. However, it still retains the hints of history in the form of its 120-year-old wooden timbers and beams. With a huge living room with a solarium where you can bask in the sunlight, two beautiful bedrooms offering panoramic views, and a well-stocked kitchen that’s more than enough to cook gourmet meals, this Airbnb houseboat in Sausalito packs quite the punch. Guests are also supplied with a rowboat, two kayaks, and two stand-up paddleboards for water activities in case they feel adventurous.

Stayed at this property?
Sausalito, California, United States
6.64 km (4.2 mi) from Golden Gate Bridge
229 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 3 Beds 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
huge kitchen swinging couch sun room etc
the furniture was comfortable and the rooms spacious
gorgeous view from all rooms on the main floor
we were so comfortable it was truly lovely to wake up to the amazing views of sausalito
huge kitchen with everything a chef would need
Cleanliness:
everything was clean and well-maintained
the beds were comfortable with clean towels and linens
absolutely beautiful spacious and clean
what a relaxing getaway we arrived to a spotless houseboat with keys waiting
a really unique place to stay very clean fully stocked three rooms giant space of a bathroom
Host:
the owners were very nice and kept to themselves
chris was a great host
this place is perfect and the hosts are remarkably generous of their time and their water toys
one of a kind experience
chris is a very considerate and professional host
Location:
the location was wonderful not far from sonoma and close to san francisco
peaceful and great location for hiking and trip to sonoma
idyllic location in a quiet and stunning area
the yellow ferry of sausalito is truly an awesome location and a welcoming place to stay
we enjoyed the local restaurants and the ideal location
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11. Pleasant lodging with magnificent views (from USD 300)

This contemporary cottage is all about lovely interiors and awe-inspiring views. Located on a hill in Sausalito, the property offers bewitching views from almost every room. Guests can admire the imposing Mount Tamalpais, and on a clear day, they can also see the majestic Cobb Mountain near Healdsburg. The amenities in this property include Wi-Fi, free on-street parking, an indoor fireplace, a well-stocked kitchen, and an outdoor barbeque grill. The highlight of this place is the beautiful views of the Bay. There’s a stylish deck with chairs and a table where you can enjoy evening tea and snacks with your spouse. Since this property can accommodate up to four guests at a time, it is worth checking out if you are planning a getaway for your cute family of four.

Stayed at this property?
Sausalito, California, United States
3.89 km (2.5 mi) from Golden Gate Bridge
3 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 3 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the house is comfortable with updated amenities though keeps its original charm
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A home away from home

Being all cooped up in our houses during this pandemic has only strengthened our desire to travel. The best way to bust some stress is to rent a property well-situated in the bosom of nature, and Airbnb offers just that. Sausalito is a beautiful historic town that has plenty to offer to its visitors. Rent a houseboat or a B&B in Sausalito, California from these amazing above-listed places to stay and make your vacation a pleasant experience. So, pack your bags, go ahead, and find yourself a home away from home.

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