Just twelve minutes from San Francisco lies a charming tiny house on the water. If you've been looking for a unique way to experience local life in NorCal, this is it. Did you know that you can rent out a houseboat in California for cheap?

The Floating Guest Cottage is located at the end of one of the most coveted docks at the Yellow Ferry Harbor. 

Here's the best part. It's actually affordable. For $242 a night, you can have the entire place to yourself.

Since it accommodates up to four guests, you can split the cost with friends and each pays $60.50 before taxes and fees.

As soon as you arrive, you'll notice the old school charm. There's no doubt this place has stories to tell.

When you wake up in the morning, you'll find sweeping views of the bay area, surrounding green hills, and Mount Tamalpais in the distance. 

Enter the main room and take a look inside. The kitchen comes with everything you need to whip up a delicious meal before you explore the city.

There's a dining area for six, a comfortable sofa, and a potbelly gas stove. Who's ready to cozy up for a movie night?

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Nearing the end of the main floor, you'll find one of the smaller bedrooms and one bathroom. 

The entire upstairs is dedicated to the master bedroom, so you can only imagine how amazing it must be. You're just going to have to rock-paper-scissors it out to see who lucks out here.

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On a sunny day, you can sit outside on the porch and soak it all in. Who doesn't want to curl up with coffee, a good book, and views like this?

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If you're looking for more fun places to stay while you're visiting California, you should also check out this dream home for rent in Paso Robles that comes with a mini-waterfall and swim-up bar in the pool.

Floating Guest Cottage

Price: $245 per night for up to 4 guests; that's only $60.50 each before taxes and fees

Location: Sausalito, CA (exact location will be provided after booking)

Why You Should Go: You can rent out an entire houseboat near San Francisco for cheap.

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These prices and terms of occupancy are confirmed at the time of publishing, but they can change at any time.

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