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Honeymoon Venue: Casa Madrona Hotel And Spa, Sausalito

When considering an overseas honeymoon (or even a destination wedding), the venue selection can be rather harrowing with an entire world to consider. As part of our #honeymoonhumpday series, we're going to be bringing you a variety of venue profiles, honeymoon styles and tips every Wednesday to help you narrow your options down to somewhere truly amazing.

This week's honeymoon destination is Casa Madrona Hotel and Spa, situated in the beautiful city of Sausalito – California’s very own Mediterranean Riviera. Perched upon the hillside and overlooking the picturesque seaside, Casa Madrona is a tranquil retreat with many places to explore nearby to help celebrate your honeymoon.

Awarded second place in the 2016 Boutique Hotel of the Year by the Boutique and Lifestyle Lodging Association, Casa Madrona combines modern day hospitality with its storied heritage to make for the ultimate stay. The hotel offers rooms in three different lavish styles, The Mansion, Hillside Cottage or Bayside. The Mansion is Casa Madrona’s signature luxury residence, which offers its respected guests grand style and a unique experience. The renovated 1885 Victorian estate provides guests with a private chef, an exclusive yacht and the utmost in comfort and service. The Hillside Cottages are designed in an apartment styles with breathtaking views of the San Francisco skyline. The nautical décor and modern design combines impeccably with its historic touches. Should you opt for a Bayside room, enjoy a modern, expansive room with a four-poster bed, beautiful French doors that open onto your private balcony and a range of amenities for your personal comfort.

For a chance to relax, take advantage of Casa Madrona’s spa. Inspired by the hotels seaside location, their treatments include natural elements to help refresh and revitalise your mind, body and soul. Get pampered from the extensive spa menu of treatments. During your stay, Casa Madrona recommends that you visit Poggio Trattoria, a classic Italian restaurant adjacent to the hotel. They use the finest of local, organic ingredients in their menu which changes daily, to help you experience the soulful and classic tastes of Northern Italy.

When in Sausalito there is a range essential activities to do and sights to see. First and foremost is the infamous Golden Gate Bridge. The iconic landmark can provide you with a spectacular background to your honeymoon photos. In the evening, take a stroll through Sausalito’s waterfront and cobbled sidewalks. Enjoy the sea air, ambiance and a collection of unique shops and restaurants. If either you or your partner are an Otis Redding fan, take a trip to the cities main dock where you can find the very bench that he wrote “Sitting On The Dock Of The Bay” from. If you are after a ferry ride, a trip to the notorious Alcatraz or even some delectable seafood, head to Fisherman’s Wharf where you can find all this and more.

On the hillside of Sausalito, Casa Madrona Hotel and Spa is an elegant accommodation choice surrounded by exciting activities and sight seeing opportunities to make for a memorable honeymoon.