Waldo Point Harbor
Waldo Harbor is a privately owned
245 berth floating home marina located at the northern end of Richardson
Bay in Sausalito California. The floating homes at WPH are all privately
owned and have a lease with the harbor for their berth. All of the berths
at WPH are occupied and have been so since the 1970's.
home sales and leasing are handled by each private home owner. The harbor
office does not maintain a list of homes that are for sale or for lease.
Floating homes are normally sold thru traditional real-estate firms. See
links for more sales and rental information.
A Brief History of the Sausalito Floating home Community
The houseboat community started its evolution in the late 1940's after
the end of WWII. A large portion of the Sausalito waterfront was transformed
during the war into a Liberty Ship construction site by the War Department
and private Industry. Shortly after the war the area was sold off to private
owners primarily for the purpose of salvaging the vast array of equipment
and materials left over form the ship building companies.
Devoid of any long term plan the area languished into the 1950's and
it was during this time that a hearty group of "Beat " generation
folks started to occupy the abandon barges and construction buildings
left behind at the end of the war. The community grew in number thru the
50's as early 60's and it was during this period that the entire area
became well known as artist, writer, Intellectual stronghold... During
the late 60's and into the 70's the community leaped in population with
the influx of the "hippies" that migrated to the Bay area from
across the country.
The 1970's brought on the inevitable clash between a fast growing alternate
community and new governmental regulatory agencies that were impart created
by the environmentally concerned residents of the houseboat community.
Throughout the 70's and 80's the area painfully went thru a complete rebuilding
era that brought standard building code upgrades to the homes and marinas.
These changes have slowly transformed the makeup and flavor of the community
into the eclectic and diverse population you find today on the Sausalito