There are not many times that you discover a beautiful, creative, fun and definitely outside the box retreat rental value, location and true opportunity in the San Francisco bay area...
At $2,995 per month the 4 bedroom, 2,000 sq ft enclosed houseboat/yacht called the Creative Spirit is just such a unique rental value and is now on it the long term rental market! Almost $700,000 in total has been spent acquiring and upgrading this one-of-a-kind houseboat/yacht. It can come partially or fully furnished and we can even provide all linens, towels, appliances silverware etc.
The Yacht houseboat is located at 110 Loch Lomond Drive Dock I at the end of the dock in San Rafael California.
Click on the photo below to start a 20 photo slideshow tour of the property. The video tours and other property details are farther down the page. (Please note: We have recently converted the rear salon to the 4th master bedroom.)
It is truly an extraordinary retreat rental property value and opportunity because:
1.) it is a 4 bedroom, 2/12 bath, 3 level almost 2000 sq. ft. enclosed full home with multi-million dollar views in a location that is a fast and easy commute to the SF city center.
2.) its location in a spectacular sunny and warmer micro-climate known as the “French Rivera” of the SF bay area, (Your living outside of the bone-chilling months of fog of the city (or Sausalito or Emeryville,) yet still just minutes away from the city when you need to be there.)
3.) it is a rare end-of-the-dock slip with amazing, unobstructed and million dollar 360 degree views of bay bridges, surrounding hills and local islands from a locked and secure marina.
4.) it is beautifully and completely redone from when we acquired it; (new carpets, upholstery, counter tops, custom rear living room/salon full extension, fully covered fly bridge, almost all marine, water and electrical systems redone, rebuilt or upgraded.)
5.) it gives you the benefit of a fully functional houseboat and full time home without the negatives of San Francisco's or Sausalito's tightly jammed houseboat marinas where views are mostly obstructed and noise from tightly packed neighbors on all sides of you can be a real peace and quiet problem.
6.) it is full of unique green eco-features and healthy quality of life features not found in any other houseboat/yacht on the SF rental market or in the world that we know about.
7.) it is a home rental property that naturally supports great business or social entertaining, seeing the idea of a SF home from a completely new perspective, happy guests and lots of fun living right on the bay.
8.) It is owned by our non profit organization and its rental will help the organization expand its worthwhile mission. The yacht was formerly used as a floating monastery and offices and retreat space for staff members and guests.
A couple or small family with older children over 7. Conscious individual(s) or a corporation that sees the unique rental experience and value.
The following is another video showing you how much fun this unique houseboat/yacht can be for business or personal entertaining and guests. It shows a cruise we did for Universe Day.
http://vimeo.com/18749586(Please note in the video a change: We have recently converted the rear salon to the 4th master bedroom.)
All the Details About the Creative Spirit Houseboat/Yacht
1.) The Creative Spirit is on an extremely rare houseboat/yacht at the very end of an even more rare end-of-the-dock slip on a secure and locked dock. This end of the dock slip means that there are unobstructed breathtaking 360-degree bay views from the flybridge (top of the yacht,) and 180 degree unobstructed views from the other two levels of the yacht. At this location you will experience the spectacular SF bay sunsets and sunrises, amazing bridge views, tidal rhythms, the many birds and seals that regularly frequent the area near the yacht as well as the refreshing smells of the ocean and bay air.
2.) The houseboat/yacht has approximately 2,000 square feet. It has 4 bedrooms , 2 and 1/2 bathrooms, 3 levels, 1 living room salon, a kitchen and covered fly bridge that seats 18. There are two showers in the 2 1/2 baths.
It has undergone extensive remodeling and customization. Every part of its interior has been redone with new counter tops, carpets, upholstery, custom shades and wall coverings. Throughout the yacht many lights were replaced with rheostat control lighting and all power outlets were brought up to GFI safety standards. The rear salon was extended and solar panels and a solar hot water panel were added so that the Creative Spirit now has the largest solar application for a yacht/houseboat of its size in the world.
The kitchen dinette seats 4-6. The table has a small extension as well. The kitchen has many new energy efficient appliances. It has a GE dishwasher, a GE Profile convection oven and microwave, a Whirlpool Gold large refrigerator and a Forcio 4 burner electric stove top. The kitchen has also 2 Monitor Audio speakers and a top of the line water filtration system purifying water of all impurities down to 5 microns.
The fly bridge (top floor,) is fully covered with the highest quality canvas with lots of Eisenglass to facilitate the amazing views. There is a Magma Stainless steel gas BBQ and a custom fiberglass table that seats 12. It also has 1 storage box on fly bridge.
The front salon has two couches and a work or serving desk/table. The front salon has huge windows for watching the birds and occasional seals that come right up to the side of the yacht.
The rear Master large Bedroom is filled with large viewing windows filling all walls. (Please note: We have recently converted the rear salon to the 4th master bedroom.)
The front stateroom has two single bunk beds and its own ample closet, shower and bathroom. The bath has a full sized sink with lots of counter space. The bath has a Vacuflush toilet. There is storage space under the bathroom counter.
The mid-stateroom has its own bath a shared shower and two side-by-side singles. The bath has a full sized sink with lots of counter space. The bath has a Vacuflush toilet. This shared shower has a sitting bench making showering a easy experience. There is storage space under the bathroom counter.
The lower rear stateroom has its own bath, a queen sized bed and shares a shower. The bath has a Vacuflush toilet. The bath has a full sized sink with lots of counter space. There is storage space under the bathroom counter.
The following is another video showing you how much fun this unique houseboat/yacht can be for business or personal entertaining and guests. It shows a cruise we did for Universe Day. (The video does not show the new 4th bedroom configuration, which converts the large rear salon to a new windowed huge master bedroom with jaw dropping views.)
(If you have been looking at other houseboats, you usually have other houseboat neighbors within feet of you, obstructing views from many of your windows, hearing too much of what is going on in your houseboat or reminding you to lower your music, but with our amazing end of the dock location you either minimize these issues or eliminate them completely. This is a location with living space, room to be and unobstructed mega-views.)
3.) The Houseboat/Yacht’s Eco Features:
It is the largest solar power and solar hot water installation on a yacht/houseboat of its size in the world,
The boat has been especially prepared for individuals sensitive to smells and allergies. Natural cleaning materials were always used and all toxic maintenance materials were stored off the houseboat/yacht. (We have a current mold test showing no problems.) Where ever possible non-allergenic or natural fabrics have been used in the interior upgrades. No renters have ever been allowed to keep pets or animals of any kind on the yacht thus eliminating pet allergy issues.
We have sealed and isolated all living areas from engine and fuel areas thus minimizing and eliminating normal yacht mechanical odors.
Its water filtration system is state of the art removing all impurities down to 5 microns.
It has recycling bins and the marina has full recycling facilities.
Because of all of the painstakingly maintained ecological features and upgrades we unfortunately cannot accept any pets or animals of any kind.
4.) The Houseboat/Yacht’s Mechanical, Marine and other systems:
The yacht is a 1972 Hatteras that has been customized into a full salon version. Hatteras is one of the oldest US recognized quality yacht builders.
The draft below the waterline is 4 ft 6 inches, the length over all is 64 ft, the length at the waterline is 58 ft, the displacement 80,000 lbs. The beam (width of the yacht,) is 15 ft 10 inches and its max speed is 12 knots. This Hatteras model was designed by Jack Hargrave well known for his yacht designs.
The yacht has a Furano 25 mile radar, an Impulse 440 fish finder, a DanForth compass, a Ratheon Fathometer, an Ideal windless, a Panasonic VHF Marine radio, (2) 871 TI Detroit Diesels (650 hp ea.), a 20 KW Onan Generator, an unused reverse osmosis water maker, (4) CruiseAir Heater/Air conditioners, (46,000 BTU total,) a Seth Thomas clock and Barometer, a Benmar autopilot and (2) Racor fuel filters.
5.) Decks, Cockpit and Other:
The yacht has an Anchor Electric davit, a 1985, 11.5 ft Boston Whaler dingy with a 25 HP Mercury motor. It has a 4 ft extended bow pulpit and two large storage boxes on bow. It has an 1100 gal Diesel fuel capacity, a 200 gal fresh water tank, a 120 gallon holding tank and a 50 gal oil change tank in the engine room. It also has two hi-tensile anchors, a dual chain rode with necessary switches and stoppers and 200 ft anchor chain.
6.) Special Equipment:
The houseboat/yacht has 2 Outback solar power inverters/chargers, (55 amp total,) 1, 6-8 person solar hot water panel, 2 solar hot water tanks (40 and 25 gal,) and 2 water pumps (32V and 110V.) It also has a 6 person emergency auto inflate raft.
7.) Important Other Factors to Consider:
The houseboat/yacht is owned by a non-profit organization doing good in the world. There may even be a way to structure the transaction so that part of the purchase becomes a donation to the non-profit and so it becomes tax deductible.
Legal, full-time live aboard marina slips for yachts this size are very hard to find in the sunnier, warmer and less foggy Marin county side of San Francisco bay. Most people wait years to find one for yachts of this size. Having one that is also an end of the dock for maximum multi-million dollar SF bay views slip is even rarer!
8.) About the Marina and Dock Slip where the Creative Spirit Houseboat/Yacht is Kept
The houseboat/yacht located is in San Rafael just 23 freeway minutes north of central San Francisco. It is a 12-minute walk to the SF city bus system and a 13 minute drive to the famous San Francisco bay ferries.
The yacht is located on an 84’ locked dock and secure slip in the huge Loch Lomond marina (110 Loch Lomond Drive.) It is behind a breakwater so that you are not tossed around in the bay waves and it is very, very unlikely anyone will ever get seasick at the protected dock.
There is a large “Whole Foods” like gourmet grocery called Andy's in walking distance from the dock. There are many other great restaurants, coffee shops and services just 5 minutes away in the village of San Rafael. There are waterside parks in both directions from the yacht with about ½ mile. There are also golf courses and health clubs nearby.
There are nice and well-kept additional secure showers and bathrooms at the Marina offices as well as a good restaurant at the yacht club located right here at the marina. Large dock carts are available to make rolling your luggage and shopping items to and from the yacht easy. Free parking is located in a large lighted lot near the end of the dock. Parking is more than big enough for the biggest RVs.
9.) The Yacht Emergency Features:
The working yacht’s emergency features will allow the yacht to travel away from a San Francisco bay crisis or anchor out in the bay away from any turmoil for extended periods. With its extensive solar power it can function for extended periods at safe anchor without using its valuable diesel fuel that may be needed for travel or emergency energy generation. (Renters may not take the yacht off the dock or start the engines without a special agreement and additional rental fees.)
1.) Three ways to generate and receive power: shore power, a 20 KW generator and massive solar panel system.
2.) Three ways, to manage and/or create water: shore water, a reverse osmosis water maker from seawater, and 200 galleon water storage tank. (60 more galleons of emergency water are in our hot water heaters.) All drinking water systems except the water maker pass through our down to 5 micron super water filtration system. (The reverse osmosis water maker makes water even more pure than 5 microns.)
3.) Special additional large and somewhat hidden storage hold (approximately 15 ft wide by 4 ft high by 10 feet deep,) for a year’s supply of dried foods, essential fishing, crabbing and other needed food or emergency related supplies.
4.) 1100 gallons capacity for diesel fuel storage. This amount of fuel will take the boat approximately 600-900 miles depending upon speed. It will run the generator at anchor for a very long time.
5.) For added electrical and fire safety and as an upgrade for use with our state of the art solar power system all of the yacht’s outlets have been converted to reset grounded GFI outlets
10,) Price and Other Facts for an Amazing Yacht Retreat Rental Experience:
Monthly Rent is $2,995/month plus utilities. We previously rented it on a weekly vacation basis when it was not for sale for $4,950 - $5,950 per month depending on the season. (If you want to rent it with linens, towels and all dishes, silverware, cookware etc., the rent is $3,575 per month. Utilities average less than $100 per month annually (if you do not use the heaters and air conditioners continuously.)
a.) You will need to fill out a rental application.
b.) All renters need to meet and be approved by our marina management as well.
c.) We do all the boat maintenance and repairs so it is easy to rent even if you have never been on a yacht before.
d.) The security deposit is $700. Renters also need become a member of our organization (for free,) This is because of a members only understanding with the marina and our insurance company where the home/yacht is kept.
E.) You will need to sign a rental contract before moving in.
Our ideal renters are eco-friendly, conscious and mature couple, small family with older children, or several individuals looking for once in a lifetime home memories in an amazing San Francisco floating home surrounded by amazing views of nature at a really great rental price for 4 bedroom 2 1/2 bath waterfront property. When you contact us if you are interested we will send you an application to fill out and return. We are really looking for a win win rental situation.
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