Boater’s Paradise on San Francisco Bay

Waterfront living at its finest

Reminiscent of Portofino in Italy, Belvedere Cove and Corinthian Island comprise the most desirable enclave on San Francisco Bay for waterfront homes with boat docks. Flanked by the San Francisco Yacht Club on one side and the Corinthian Yacht Club on the other side with stunning views of Belvedere Island, Bay Bridge, the San Francisco skyline, and the Bay in between—not to mention the one-minute walk to Downtown Tiburon-Belvedere restaurants and ferry services to San Francisco and Angel Island—this is, by far, the best yachting paradise. 

The residence at 35 Bellevue, Belvedere is one of the brightest gems on the entire San Francisco Bay. Living on the cove nestled between Belvedere and Corinthian Island is a visual treat year-round. The current owner bought it after 25 years of knowing that the best weather, best access to the bay, and picturesque, Italian lake region vistas were incomparable. While the home has full heat and AC systems, it was designed to never need AC in the summer nor heat in the winter, due to the sea’s cooling effect in summer and the sun’s warming rays through the windows in winter. 

Living here is like living in a painting or a constantly moving post card that delights and thrills all. The days are filled with smallest of kids sailing their little Opti 8-foot sailboats to the racing machines coming in and out of the San Francisco Yacht Club. Sunrise reflections off the Belvedere homes grace the mornings, and sunsets awe with painted skies Mt. Tam. The marine and wildlife action year-round was a great surprise to the current owner. Squadrons of pelicans, those magnificent prehistoric birds, maneuver around the bay, seeking their next meal and plunging into the water from 60 feet above. Schools of herring fish swim through the cove in the winter, chased by birds, otters, and seals. There is never a dull moment on the water in this paradise.  

One of the finest homes on Corinthian Island, 35 Bellevue is a magnificent, contemporary style home overlooking San Francisco Yacht Club harbor with amazing views. Designed by Dan Phipps and built by Stroub Construction in 2001 and renovated by current owner in recent years, the home features four bedrooms and three and a half baths. The main floor features a living, dining, and kitchen open floor plan with 14-foot high ceilings and 12-foot tall folding doors opening onto a spacious viewing deck for outdoor dining; a sleek kitchen with pantry and marble center island; an office with built-in desks and cabinets, and a garden patio; a powder room; a spacious TV room/home theater/family room combo; and, a large storage room with built-in cabinets and Sub-Zero refrigerator.

The middle floor features a spacious master bedroom with private viewing deck, a beautifully appointed bathroom with views, a walk-in closet, plus wall-to-wall closets. Two other bedrooms share a bath and a laundry room.

The lower floor features a bedroom with full bath and a bar/exercise room opening onto an enormous deck on the water (the biggest deck in the cove), large floating dock, a huge spa tub, an outdoor shower, a sauna, and a 10,000 lb. boat lift.

The property also features a hill elevator from street level to the lower deck and the boat dock, which stops at each floor; parking for three cars, including a Tesla charger and a natural gas generator to supply power in case of rolling power outages, plus a compressor for general use. Other features include two workshops and ample storage, HVAC system with forced air heat and AC, and a large water heater circulating water system.

The Belvedere Cove location is known for the great weather protected from wind and fog. It’s a short walking distance to downtown Tiburon-Belvedere, two world-class yacht clubs, and the ferry. For floor plans, video and photos: