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Mill Valley Escape-Minutes to Freeway, Wooded Lot & Water View

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Last updated: 04/19/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3-5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Vista Mill Valley has the details inside and outside that warrant your consideration. Inside, the property has nice furnishings, from granite counter tops to the Fisher & Paykel gourmet gas range. The bedroom has an 8 ft glass window and a 10 ft sliding glass door. The living room has another 8 ft window, making the wooded lot a part of your experience. Your unit has its own deck, accessible from the bedroom or the main entrance. Your water view includes Richardson Bay, Tiburon, the Sausalito houseboats, Angel Island, the East Bay hills, and, on a clear night, the lit-up cranes of the Oakland waterfront, across the Bay.


Why Mill Valley?
Mill Valley is popular for visitors from around the world because it is minutes from San Francisco, yet a world apart. Famous for its wooded hillsides and water views, Mill Valley has been the home of many notables, from Jerry Garcia to Janis Joplin. Grab a coffee in our downtown, and you might just recognize a few of our current residents.


If you've not been the the San Francisco Bay Area before, do stay in San Francisco for at least one night. But then come join us here in Mill Valley, for the perfect northern California experience.


Why this property?
A few years ago we completed a major remodel, taking much of the property down to the studs. This means that you will be enjoying accommodations that are basically new. All the small details - sophisticated lighting, built-in speakers, etc. - contribute to a great experience. The kitchen is small, so we made it special, with a gourmet gas range, granite counter tops, etc. The deck was always nice, but we made it nicer, with Brazilian teak, and cable railings. And the exterior path and steps have been redesigned, to better leverage the garden.

Finally: consider our location. Mill Valley has many wonderful properties, but some of them are time-consuming to get to. This property is only 1.1 miles from the freeway ramp.

A final thought: this property has about 40 stairs to the unit. Not 40 in a row; and most of the steps are low-rise, but read my 130+ reviews, and make sure the property is appropriate for you. Thanks!

Oct 5, 2014 Update: Construction started last Wednesday on a new home 50 yards away. It looks like there could be construction sounds beginning at 8 in the morning. They seem to leave at 4:30 pm, so that part's good. But I want you to know...

Jan 4, 2015 update: The VRBO site is continually revised, and the 'improvements' don't always work. Last month at least 3 inquiries were never forwarded to me. My typical response time is probably one hour, so if you haven't heard back from me in 12 hours, I never got your inquiry. Re-send, or use the phone. Thanks!

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Property Type

  • House
  • 800 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Not Suitable For Children
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Unsuitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Entertainment

  • Books
  • Books For Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Bay/Sound
  • Cinemas
  • Coin Laundry
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Water View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Broadband Access
  • Computer Available
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Small Cooler
  • Wood Deck
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Low Season
Nov 1 - Apr 30, 2015
3 night min stay
$130
High Season
May 1 - Oct 31, 2015
5 night min stay
$140

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning Fee $70
  • Taxes Included

Notes:

5-days required for Thanksgiving, X-Mas and New Year's Eve.

Check-in is 3pm; check-out is 11am (but I will always try to accommodate your needs)

50% deposit required via PayPal (or Credit Card) to lock in your reservation. Balance (cash, please) due upon arrival.

If you need to cancel, your deposit - for the days I can fill with another renter - will be refunded.


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Last updated: 04/19/2015
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Location

24 Miles
Nearest Airport
San Francisco AND Oakland are about a 45-minute dr
2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
2am Club
2 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Sausalito
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
Mill Valley Golf Course
24 Miles
Nearest Train
Oakland
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Highway 101
0.4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Tam Junction
199 Miles
Nearest Ski
Tahoe resorts
11 Miles
Nearest Beach
Muir Beach

Car: Recommended

Mill Valley is a special town - only 7 miles north of San Francisco, but a world apart. This vacation rental - Vista Mill Valley - is also special.

We offer a modern, sophisticated interior, beautiful Brazilian teak deck, and views to die for. And the property has location. It's not 20 minutes up in the hills, but 1.1 miles from the 101 freeway - San Francisco really is just ten minutes away.

You will need to climb 40 stairs to reach your flat, but it is worth it. It means the view is a bit better, and the garden is pleasant. Don't be surprised if a buck or two scurry away as you pass; our goldfish pond seems to be a popular watering hole!

Inside is new. New floors, new drywall, new windows, new cabinets, new tile, new designer stove, new dishes, new glassware, new bedding. Welcome to Vista Mill Valley.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2003

About the owner: I'm Bill; my wife is Terry.

Why the Owner Chose Mill Valley:
I've lived in the San Francisco Bay Area since 1978. Lots of communities are great. Berkeley's as entertaining as any place in the world, and Palo Alto and Menlo Park were both good addresses when I was working for dot-coms. And for a night-life, San Francisco is, of course, the place to be. But for being close to everything, yet feeling far away, Mill Valley is as good as it gets. (Go to Wikipedia, and look up 'Mill Valley' to see an amazing list of the rich and famous who have selected this town as their home.) While some parts of Mill Valley are hard to get to, this house is only 5.4 miles from the Golden Gate Bridge, making the property particularly practical.


Contact us

Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner

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Photos

  • This photo - the view from the bedroom- was taken by a guest using his iphone.

    This photo - the view from the bedroom- was taken by a guest using his iphone.

  • Morning light highlights part of the garden.

    Morning light highlights part of the garden.

  • The living room is a comfortable place to relax.

    The living room is a comfortable place to relax.

  • There's a decent view from the table that's just inside the front door.

    There's a decent view from the table that's just inside the front door.

  • The kitchen is small, but nicely appointed, with a gourmet gas oven, etc.

    The kitchen is small, but nicely appointed, with a gourmet gas oven, etc.

  • In 2013, we upgraded the bed to an eastern king. (Almost as nice as the view!)

    In 2013, we upgraded the bed to an eastern king. (Almost as nice as the view!)

  • Your deck.

    Your deck.

  • But I can't promise that the big guys will be here when you're here...

    But I can't promise that the big guys will be here when you're here...

  • An eclectic mix of CDs and DVDs for when you're relaxing

    An eclectic mix of CDs and DVDs for when you're relaxing

  • Mill Valley  is minutes from the Golden Gate Bridge.

    Mill Valley is minutes from the Golden Gate Bridge.

  • The view includes Tiburon, Belvedere, Angel Island and even the Easy Bay.

    The view includes Tiburon, Belvedere, Angel Island and even the Easy Bay.

  • Your private entrance.

    Your private entrance.

  • The apartment is quite spacious.

    The apartment is quite spacious.

  • In the foreground: the dining area.  In the background: a computer workstation.

    In the foreground: the dining area. In the background: a computer workstation.

  • bathroom has a tub/shower and includes towels, soaps, shampoos, etc.

    bathroom has a tub/shower and includes towels, soaps, shampoos, etc.

  • The bedroom has a ten-foot sliding glass door that leads to a private deck.

    The bedroom has a ten-foot sliding glass door that leads to a private deck.

  • No trick photography here - expect to see deer in the yard.

    No trick photography here - expect to see deer in the yard.

  • The unit has wireless - and a hardwired PC, for those that prefer larger screens

    The unit has wireless - and a hardwired PC, for those that prefer larger screens

  • The unit has scores of maps, pamphlets and travel guides.

    The unit has scores of maps, pamphlets and travel guides.

  • The unit has has its own off-street parking.

    The unit has has its own off-street parking.

VRBO #311921

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Date last modified - Tuesday, April 21, 2015

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Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
  • Response time Within a few hours
  • Response rate 100%
  • Calendar last updated 04/19/2015
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