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Sunny Living Room has gas fireplace and view of Mt. Tam, lovely for gatherings

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Last updated: 04/01/2014

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  • Minimum stay:5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Mill Valley house description

We designed our elegant, light-drenched, and welcoming home with celebratory family gatherings and intimate relaxation in mind. It has warm hardwood floors and rich area rugs and is appointed with gracious and comfortable furnishings. The art collection that pervades the space is a beautiful complement to the spectacular views in every direction framed by the floor to ceiling windows throughout.

You'll love how private and secluded this perfectly located home feels and might find it hard to leave even though there are hiking and mountain biking trails right outside, and downtown Mill Valley, with it's excellent restaurants, boutiques, coffee houses, bookstores, spas, and theatres is just a mile away. If you feel like venturing further, San Francisco is just 20 minutes over the beautiful Golden Gate Bridge. Stinson beach, Muir beach, Tennessee Valley and Muir woods are about 30 minutes away. The university town of Berkeley is 35 minutes across the bay and it's a 45 minute drive north to the gorgeous wine country.

We can share other wonderful daytrip ideas (ferry to Angel Island, horseback riding at the beach, kayaking on the bay, visiting favorite cultural venues for art, music, theatre or dance) but you might just want to stay put for a spa day with a workout in our mini gym, a sauna, a steam bath, or a soak in one of our 3 tubs, one of them jetted. Maybe you'll just linger outside with a book and a glass of wine or cup of tea and watch hummingbirds, red-tail hawks, and deer from one of the many decks (there are 1600 square feet of them accessible from almost every room and the deck on the main level is furnished as a gracious outdoor living and dining room). Facing southwest, the property enjoys all day sun but is dappled with shady spots too.

Our home has 4 + sleeping rooms available. The master bedroom aerie is on the 3rd floor and has a gorgeous full frontal view of Mount Tamalpais. You can watch the dawn light descending down the forested mountain in the morning and later see the sun and moon set over the peak without lifting your head from the pillow on the plush master king bed. This romantic sanctuary is appointed with a gas fireplace, two separate decks and an ensuite bathroom with a Jerusalem stone floor, limestone counters, Waterworks hardware, steam rain shower, and a jetted soaking tub big enough for two. It's a truly peaceful and private retreat and is separated from the other sleeping rooms by the main floor.

The main floor's large open spaces form a formal dining room, spacious living room with fireplace, perfect for games and conversation, fully equipped gourmet chef's kitchen with counter seating and attached family room, and, for the movie buff, a dedicated media room with a 63 inch HDTV, 5.1 surround sound, on demand movies and a DVD collection with over 200 titles (including kid's movies). A wrap-around deck provides indoor/outdoor flow and is furnished with cushioned outdoor sofas, tables, chairs and ottomans.

The lower level has a cozy junior master suite with a king bed and it's own private bathroom and mini-deck. There's also a queen bedded room that doubles as a gym (complete with treadmill, Pilates reformer, weights, yoga mats and yoga dvd's), and the cherry wood, light-filled, windowed office / music room with it's own entrance has a double fold open sofa (and a single trundle mattress on request). These last two rooms share a granite and tumbled limestone bathroom that has a claw-foot tub and separate rain-shower. You'll also find a beautiful cedar sauna and a complete laundry room on this level.

We're delighted to share our enchanting and serene haven and hope you enjoy the beauty, relaxing pleasure, tranquility, and spectacular natural setting of this home. We know you'll feel as happy and grateful to wake up here under the gaze of the mountain as we do.


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Property Type

  • 3 story
  • House
  • 3500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
          • Non Smoking Only

          Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

          • Bedroom 1

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          • Bedroom 2

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          • Bedroom 3

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          • Bedroom 4

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          • Other (See Description)

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          • King size beds (2) King bed in the Master bedroom. California king bed in Junior Master bedroom, Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Double size fold-open bed. In addition, a single trundle mattress can be added....moreless

          Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Dining Area Seats:

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          • Dining
          • Ice Maker
          • Cooking Utensils
          • Dishwasher
          • Refrigerator
          • Kitchen
          • Microwave
          • Catering Available
          • Stove
          • Dishes & Utensils
          • Pantry Items
          • Coffee Maker
          • Toaster
          • Seating for 8 people

          Amenities

          • Heating
          • Towels Provided
          • Parking
          • Living Room
          • Fitness Room / Equipment
          • Hair Dryer
          • Iron & Board
          • Linens Provided
          • Clothes Dryer
          • Washing Machine
          • Gas Fireplace
          • Parking Off Street

          Other Amenities

              • Beautiful redwoods, full sun, spectacular mountain vista and gorgeous views in all directions. Decks, balconies, flagstone terraces, patios, paths, curving stairs surround the house providing numerous wonderful and different-feeling outdoor spaces. Though not isolated the property feels wonderfully private, peaceful and tranquil. Mount Tamalpais hiking trails and fantastic mountain biking are right outside the door. Games, and outdoor ping pong table available. Kitchen was designed and equipped for gourmet cooking enthusiasts (like us). Full-size cedar sauna downstairs and steam bath upstairs in master bath. Besides media room TV, flat screen wall-mounted TV's in queen room/gym and kitchen. In addition, there is a detached fully equipped queen bedded studio cottage with an efficiency kitchen and bathroom (shower only) above the main home with its own separate access in which we often reside during a rental period. We may occasionally make it available for an additional rental fee...moreless

              Entertainment

              • VCR
              • Satellite / Cable
              • Ping Pong Table
              • Music Library
              • Stereo
              • DVD Player
              • Video Library
              • CD Player
              • Television
              • Games
              • Books

              Communications

              • Telephone
              • Wireless Internet
              • Broadband Access

              Pool & Spa

              • Sauna
              • Jetted Tub

              Outdoor Features

              • Deck / Patio
              • Outdoor Grill
              • Lawn / Garden

              Theme

              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Romantic
              • Spa
              • Tourist Attractions

              Location & View

                  • Mountain View

                  Activities

                  • Live Theater
                  • Golf
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Cycling
                  • Swimming
                  • Basketball Court
                  • Sailing
                  • Surfing
                  • Hiking
                  • Kayaking
                  • Hot Air Ballooning
                  • Wind-Surfing
                  • Fishing
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Boating
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Shopping
                  • Shelling
                  • Antiquing
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Miniature Golf
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Theme Parks
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Zoo
                  • Museums
                  • Cinemas
                  • Restaurants
                  • Tennis
                  • Rock Climbing
                   

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                  My Standard Rate
                  5 night min stay
                  $650
                  $4,500

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • Refundable Damage Deposit $1,500
                  • Cleaning and Linen Fee $260
                  • Taxes Not included

                  Notes:

                  In keeping with the peaceful nature of our area, we are unable to accommodate parties or weddings.

                  Rate premium and minimum stay may apply for holidays. Refundable security deposit amount may be replaced by a $49 dollar insurance fee.


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                  Location

                  Mill Valley's 9-hole golf course is 1.7 mi. (7 mins.) away. Tennis at Boyle Park is 5 minutes away. We can direct you to Mill Valley's numerous playgrounds and parks, favorites of the children we know. The Mill Valley Sequoia movie theatre shows art house and commercial films and hosts opera, ballet, and broadway telecasts and is the home of the Mill Valley Film Festival. The MV community center has a gym, pool, jacuzzi, and day camps. 142 Throckmorton Theatre hosts comedy nights (you might luck out and see Dana Carvey or Robin Williams workshopping material). For nature lovers beautiful hiking/biking trails, lakes, and numerous stunning beaches along the coast. For birdwatching, visit Audubon Canyon Ranch near Stinson. Charming downtown Mill Valley has excellent rated choices for dining or shopping. Just hanging out with a cup of coffee and people watching on the plaza is delightful. San Francisco, Berkeley, Napa, Sonoma are all nearby for cultural and gustatory adventuring.

                   

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                  • Sunny Living Room has gas fireplace and view of Mt. Tam, lovely for gatherings

                    Sunny Living Room has gas fireplace and view of Mt. Tam, lovely for gatherings

                  • Kitchen with seating at peninsula counter and in adjoining sitting area

                    Kitchen with seating at peninsula counter and in adjoining sitting area

                  • Sunny privacy & cushioned deck furnishings create an outdoor living room space

                    Sunny privacy & cushioned deck furnishings create an outdoor living room space

                  • Dining Room with outside deck "living room" beyond. Table expands to seat 12-14

                    Dining Room with outside deck "living room" beyond. Table expands to seat 12-14

                  • Living room with beautiful view of opposite redwood-clad ridge and Mt Tam above.

                    Living room with beautiful view of opposite redwood-clad ridge and Mt Tam above.

                  • Plush master king bed with Tolomeo lamps modified to work as "touch lights"

                    Plush master king bed with Tolomeo lamps modified to work as "touch lights"

                  • Ensuite Master Bath has dual sinks, jetted tub "for two" and steam/ rain shower

                    Ensuite Master Bath has dual sinks, jetted tub "for two" and steam/ rain shower

                  • Mountain-facing private Master Bedroom deck with cushioned lounge chairs

                    Mountain-facing private Master Bedroom deck with cushioned lounge chairs

                  • Cedar Sauna

                    Cedar Sauna

                  • Junior Master Bedroom furnished with a California king bed(and a touch of Kauai)

                    Junior Master Bedroom furnished with a California king bed(and a touch of Kauai)

                  • The light drenched fitness room with queen size pull-down wall bed.

                    The light drenched fitness room with queen size pull-down wall bed.

                  • Entry, front door, and driveway

                    Entry, front door, and driveway

                  • The kitchen has 6 burners, 2 ovens, and a gas grill for your culinary creations

                    The kitchen has 6 burners, 2 ovens, and a gas grill for your culinary creations

                  • Kitchen with outdoor dining table beyond (comfortably seats 8)

                    Kitchen with outdoor dining table beyond (comfortably seats 8)

                  • Main level deck wonderful for all day lounging

                    Main level deck wonderful for all day lounging

                  • View of Dining Room with Living Room beyond. Media room thru opening at right

                    View of Dining Room with Living Room beyond. Media room thru opening at right

                  • Serene Master Bedroom has plush king bed, gas fireplace & beautiful Mt.Tam view

                    Serene Master Bedroom has plush king bed, gas fireplace & beautiful Mt.Tam view

                  • Master bedroom has two private master decks. Spectacular mountain view from bed!

                    Master bedroom has two private master decks. Spectacular mountain view from bed!

                  • Master Bathroom dual sink vanity. Steam shower is at right

                    Master Bathroom dual sink vanity. Steam shower is at right

                  • View of Mt. Tamalpais from master bed (with your head still on the pillow!)

                    View of Mt. Tamalpais from master bed (with your head still on the pillow!)

                  • Junior Master Bedroom reading nook

                    Junior Master Bedroom reading nook

                  • Junior Master Bedroom's private deck

                    Junior Master Bedroom's private deck

                  • Curving cherry desk sits on warm rich carpet in window filled office(sofabed)

                    Curving cherry desk sits on warm rich carpet in window filled office(sofabed)

                  • Driveway and gate to main level deck with forested ridge across canyon in view

                    Driveway and gate to main level deck with forested ridge across canyon in view

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                  This listing was first published here in 2011.

                  Date last modified - Monday, June 23, 2014

                  $650 per night (USD)
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                  4 Bedroom / 3.5 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 6

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