1. The view. It is really hard to beat the view we had from 3 walls of windows looking out over Richardson Bay and Tiburon.
2. The kitchen, specifically the dishwasher, gas stove and spacious cabinets, drawers and counter space.
3. The woodsy scent. I think it was eucalyptus, but I really have no idea. (And if it were, they're non-native anyway so it was a human-manufactured aura). To add to this one, I miss the feeling that the neighborhood (and the town itself) were somewhat isolated - bordered by Golden Gate National Recreation Area on one side and water on the other.
4. Driving over the Golden Gate Bridge just about daily. This stretch of the drive (or bus ride) provided such great variety of scenery. It could be a beautiful clear day and I'd see surfers, sailboats, windsurfers, kitesurfers, giant container ships, cruise ships, ferries, you name it. Other days you can't see the car ahead of you.
5. The Banana Belt. Our apartment was in a particularly great weather zone within Sausalito. If the entire Bay Area was socked in with fog, the chances were still good we would arrive home to clear, sunny skies. Marin is sunny in the summer 99% of the time; Sausalito sits around 68-70 degrees for months.