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Forbes Thor Kiddoo came to San Francisco in 1959 after a stint in the Coast Guard. A carpenter and engineer, he developed a business constructing houseboats in Sausalito. Then, inspired by Jules Verne’s Captain Nemo and the movie version of “20,000 Leagues Under The Sea”, Forbes Kiddoo built himself an underwater home, complete with potholes for watching the fish swim past a

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Forbes Thor Kiddoo came to San Francisco in 1959 after a stint in the Coast Guard. A carpenter and engineer, he developed a business constructing houseboats in Sausalito. Then, inspired by Jules Verne’s Captain Nemo and the movie version of “20,000 Leagues Under The Sea”, Forbes Kiddoo built himself an underwater home, complete with potholes for watching the fish swim past and underwater diving hatch, a 40 ft lighthouse, and a grand bedroom suite fit for a captain of his own private world.

Today, Forbes Island is unique event venue located at Holland Riverside Marina in Brentwood, California. Host your event with us today!

Among the amenities Forbes Island offers include: 

Underwater Banquet Hall (Capacity: 50)  Dine underwater among antique nautifacts, a large fireplace, full bar and underwater portholes. The Underwater Banquet Hall is ideal for larger groups.

Tiki Room (Capacity: 25)  Have your party under giant palm trees in a thatched beach hut with bamboo walls and Polynesian decor. Wonderful delta views. This room can be used as a dance floor with a DJ.

Lighthouse Tower (Capacity: 6) Take in the natural beauty of the California Delta from the top of a 40 ft lighthouse.

Captain's Quarters (Capacity: 2)  Nautical themed master bedroom with queen bed, dresser, and private bath.

First Mate's Quarters (Capacity: 2) Art Deco themed bedroom with queen bed, dresser, and stained glass lamps

Also available: Half bath (toilet + sink), kitchen, outdoor dining area, secret wine cellar. 

Lodging provided
Quirky
1 site
Up to 75 guests per site
Up to 10 vehicles
2WD Accessible
No wheelchair access
Essentials
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Fire ban in effect
Amenities
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Bins available
No wifi
Laundry absent
No hot tub
No playground
Have a question? Send Seastar a message!
  • Check in: After 4AM
  • Check out: Before 4PM
  • Cancellation policy: Flexible
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 20% off
  • Response time: Within 6 hours
  • Response rate: 100%

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Boating
Hiking
Paddling
Swimming
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Forbes Island in California.

River, stream, or...
Wetlands

Places to see near Forbes Island

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Property
Forbes Island
State
California
Country
United States
$1,500/night
1 Site