At the foot of the Golden Gate Bridge, under the smoke of San Francisco, you will find this small coastal town called Sausalito. This charming town has only a little more than seven thousand inhabitants. The picturesque character, which is partly due to the artistic community that lives here, will mesmerize you as soon as you visit this place. Sausalito comes from the Spanish word "sauzalito", which literally means "Willow Grove".
Sausalito was once inhabited by the Miwok people, one of the first native Americans in California. Many years later (in 1775) the first European discovered the place that is now called Sausalito. Again many years later, after the "Gold Rush", Sausalito became interesting for sailors and wealthy because of its strategic location. During the Second World War, Sausalito consisted mainly of shipyards and many sailors lived in this area. Shortly after the war, when the shipyards were almost deserted, a number of houseboat communities arose in Sausalito, which are still housed there today. And the best thing is that some of these houseboat owners love to welcome you aboard and share their unique way of life with you!
By staying on a houseboat rental in Sausalito, you get the chance to live the dream. Enjoy the ever changing water life, and the many great things to see and do in this energizing area. In Sausalito you have some interesting cafes, diners and souvenir shops. At Sausalito Point you will find the Ferry that takes you to the Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco. You can also choose to cycle a little further on the Bridge Way until you reach Caledonia Street. You will find many restaurants, cafés, shops and art studios here, which you will encounter more because of the artistic culture in Sausalito.
Get ready for an unforgettable houseboat holiday!