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large great room. wonderful for entertaining or relaxing.

large great room. wonderful for entertaining or relaxing. Normandy style cottage w/ deck in a redwood grove near a creek. Smile. Old Mill Creek runs through the property. Follow it to town, or upstream to Three Wells and Cascade Falls..onwards Muir Woods and Mt. Tamalpias towering "twin" redwoods frame the upstairs master window. great room. floor to ceiling windows, fireplace, door to deck (not front door) lots of original detail: wrought ironwork and wedged tenon joinery Fireplace reading nooks kitchen with gourmet six burner high-BTU range and convection oven from kitchen: counter seating, opens out to the main room. entrance to the master master. wall of forest views. Built in bookshelves (off camera) and... and 47 in hdtv, walk in closet and ensuite master bath (next photos) master bath w/ large shower (upstairs bath, has clawfoot tub) master bath vanity upstairs bedroom. great creek view (and soothing sound). skylight. upstairs king (skylight and wooded views) Media Room. Home theater, 55" hdtv / 5.1 surround. Game table. Puzzles. Books. wildlife! cottage gets visits from egrets, deer w/fawns, crawfish, steelhead ++ 15 min stroll - downtown Mill Valley. 
(and 16 min drive San Francisco, GG) hike or bike to Muir Woods, Mount Tamalpias, Mt Home Inn, and/or Tourist Club and back to the house. .

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Last updated: 04/05/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Manager
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Mill Valley house description

* Normandy-style cottage w/ large great room
* short walk to downtown Mill Valley (coffee, shopping, restaurants)
* hike/bike from cottage to waterfall, Muir Woods, Alpine Club, Mountain Home Inn, Tourist Clubs, and more.
* minutes to San Francisco
* burbling creek runs by the house and across the grounds
* situated amidst majestic redwoods, forest views throughout
* recent extensive renovations
* new gourmet kitchen appliances
* master bedroom with en-suite bath and walk in closet
* media room with home theater system (55 in. plasma)
* free high-speed WiFi
* free local and US long distance phone
* no pets, no smoking, no events or receptions
* sleeps 6-8 (up to 6 adults + 2 children)

Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

                  • Non Smoking Only

                  Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

                  Bathrooms: 2.5 Bathrooms

                  Kitchen & Dining

                  • Kitchen:

                    6 burner gourmet range w/ convection oven and infrared broiler....moreless

                  • Stove
                  • Dishes & Utensils
                  • Toaster
                  • Coffee Maker
                  • Microwave
                  • Refrigerator
                  • Dishwasher
                  • Cooking Utensils

                  Amenities

                  • Linens Provided
                  • Iron & Board
                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Fireplace
                  • Covered Parking
                  • Washing Machine
                  • Clothes Dryer

                  Entertainment

                  • Games
                  • Toys
                  • Stereo
                  • CD Player
                  • DVD Player

                  Communications

                  • Telephone
                  • Wireless Internet
                  • Broadband Access

                  Outdoor Features

                      • Deck / Patio:

                        large wrap- around deck on main level looks over redwoods and creek....moreless

                      Location & View

                          • Waterfront:

                            Old Mill Creek wraps around the cottage....moreless

                          Activities

                          • Massage Therapist
                          • Laundromat
                          • Wind-Surfing
                          • Fitness Center
                          • Wildlife Viewing
                          • ATM/Bank
                          • Groceries
                          • Cycling
                          • Hiking
                          • Mountain Biking
                          • Tennis
                          • Fishing
                          • Kayaking
                          • Sailing
                          • Walking
                          • Playground
                          • Recreation Center
                          • Restaurants
                          • Library
                          • Churches
                          • Cinemas
                          • Health/Beauty Spa
                          • Scenic Drives
                          • Shopping
                          • Sight Seeing
                          • Bird Watching
                          • Live Theater
                          • Winery Tours
                          • Antiquing
                           

                          Reviews

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                          • Amazing retreat for entire family

                            Amazing retreat for entire family

                            • Guest Anonymous
                            • Date of stay 03/26/14
                            • Review Submitted 04/08/14
                            We also brought our kids (12 and 14) for Spring Break. Before kids we had lived in San Francisco for a few years and so already knew the area but staying at this property was such and amazing way to revisit the area. The house is amazing, the moment you walk in the sun streaming through all the windows and skylight amongst the trees is just dreamy. We even had 2 really rainy days and the kids just wanted to lay on the couch reading for hours looking up at the raindrops hitting the skylight. They've spent many vacations in Ireland so it's not like rain is a novelty ! The restaurants in town were great but everybody just wanted to stay home almost every night. There are lots of hikes nearby, easy and difficult and town is near enough to walk (we didn't!). We have lots of old friends in the city and it's just a quick drive across the bridge but so much nicer than staying in the city which we did a few years ago with the boys. Back to the house - the beds were so comfortable as were the sheets and pillows. Couches and chairs comfy enough to curl up in. Since we got back my son begged for a sound machine - the sound of the creek at night was wonderful. The kitchen had everything we needed and sitting out on the deck looking up at the trees, magical. Kelly was wonderful to work with, everything went very smoothly. Since we returned we all just stop occasionally and talk about what a wonderful time we had - thanks Kelly for sharing your home with us. I would love to go back here either with the kids , with another couple or for a girls weekend. Whatever, I'd even go back by myself ! Best vacation ever.

                            Recommended for: Families with teenagers, girls getaway, romantic getaway.

                            Manager response: Thanks Kate. It is such a special place. We love sharing it with people especially when they enjoy it as much as you and your family did. Come back any time. It would be our pleasure. Kelly

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                          • Fabulous family escape!!

                            Fabulous family escape!!

                            • Guest emily m.
                            • Date of stay 03/08/14
                            • Review Submitted 03/17/14
                            We visited Mill Valley with our 2 children (ages 12&15) over their spring break. We fell in love with the area - great hiking, boutique shopping, and of course the food and wine. The home is gorgeous and very well appointed. Our kids loved being at the home so much that one night they insisted that I cook instead of going to dinner! The boys went fishing in San Francisco one morning and my daughter and I walked into town for shopping and lunch. This was truly a perfect little runaway for our family. I'm already thinking of a girls' getaway...We might invite the husbands...

                            Recommended for: Families with teenagers, age 55+, girls getaway, families with young children, sightseeing, romantic getaway, adventure seekers.

                            Manager response: Thanks Emily! I am so glad you had a great time with your family at MV and our house. Lately, MV is the only place I can get all three of my kids (14, 11 and 4) together where we all have a great time. Ther eis something for everyone there. Come back any time! I have had several girls weekend there. My friends can't wait for the next invite. We are so lucky to have that house, in that town. We love sharing it with others.

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                          • Ahwahnee Christmas Magic in Mill Valley

                            Ahwahnee Christmas Magic in Mill Valley

                            • Guest Cathryn W.
                            • Date of stay 12/22/13
                            • Review Submitted 01/03/14
                            It was our turn to host Christmas with my husband's 92 year old mother. She lives in N. California and didn't want to travel far. Much family consternation ensued. Then one day I flashed on holidays I had spent years ago in Mill Valley. His mother spent her childhood Christmas' at the Ahwanee Hotel, in Yosemite Valley, surrounded by redwoods and wildlife. The canyons in Mill Valley are filled with towering redwoods, wildlife and beautiful historic homes. It was wishful thinking that one of the quintessential canyon homes would be available on VRBO. But, wishes do come true... The house is better than the pictures. The rooms are bigger than they appear. It is as spotless as a five star hotel. We loved the location, remote enough to feel like you are in a magical hidden valley, but only a short stroll to downtown Mill Valley. While the village is small, the dining options are broad, from TV chef personality, Tyler Florence's El Paseo to charming Toast and everything, and cuisine, in between. For outdoor adventurers, the trailhead to the Dipsea, one of the most famous trail runs in the country, is practically out the front door. Plus, for the moderate hiker, the house has a wonderful book showcasing the varied hiking options. It is a magical home in a wonderful setting that is well supplied. Kelly, the owner, is efficient, charming and very helpful. It was the perfect Christmas holiday home for our family. We hated leaving and look forward to an opportunity to return.

                            Recommended for: Families with teenagers, age 55+, girls getaway, families with young children, sightseeing, romantic getaway, adventure seekers.

                            Manager response: Thank you Cathryn. We enjoyed having you stay, you were perfect guests. I look forward to our return even if you are only a few miles away. Kelly

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                          • Perfect cabin in the woods!

                            Perfect cabin in the woods!

                            • Guest Kelli L. (Melbourne, Australia & San Francisco, USA)
                            • Date of stay 12/16/13
                            • Review Submitted 12/26/13
                            Our family of five (including two boys 9 and 12) just stayed here the week prior to Christmas. It was absolutely perfect. The house has so much history that you can feel how unique it is from the moment you drive up through the towering redwoods. After living in SF for a few years we really wanted to experience again the holiday spirit in Mill Valley. We couldn't have picked a better location. The house is a beautiful 10-15minutes walk downtown past the library and through a lovely playground, to the main square where the trees were all lit up like Christmas trees (great recommendation for lunch or dinner - The Beerhouse, with a great menu and divine boutiques next door for retail therapy!) Walk the same distance in the opposite direction and you happen upon the most gorgeous waterfalls and hikes through the forest. We had the most amazing nights' sleep... The bed and linen, the heating, everything was perfect! The kids had their own private playroom with games and books that kept them busy during the quiet moments and the master bathroom and ensuite are huge. Mill Valley itself has an amazing market for groceries and is so close to everything SF has to offer. Communication with the owner is prompt, thoughtful and efficient. Highly recommended!!

                            Recommended for: Families with teenagers, age 55+, girls getaway, families with young children, sightseeing, romantic getaway, tourists without a car, adventure seekers.

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                          • Tasteful, Spacious, and Great Location!

                            Tasteful, Spacious, and Great Location!

                            • Guest Fan (Brooklyn, NY)
                            • Date of stay 12/05/13
                            • Review Submitted 12/11/13
                            This gorgeous house is so stylish and clean that it feels like you're staying in a five-star hotel instead of someone's home! My husband and I stayed there with our two young kids, plus two friends, and it still felt spacious. The location -- it's nestled among redwoods, just minutes away from downtown Mill Valley (tons of boutiques and great restaurants) -- is pretty magical, too. No complaints here!

                            Recommended for: Families with teenagers, age 55+, girls getaway, families with young children, sightseeing, romantic getaway.

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                          • great Mill Valley house

                            great Mill Valley house

                            • Guest rock (Winfield, IL)
                            • Date of stay 11/24/13
                            • Review Submitted 12/07/13
                            We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The house is well outfitted. Plenty of kitchen stuff for fixing our Thanksgiving dinner there! Good spot for an easy walk to downtown MV or walk the other direction for a nice hike up the Cascade Canyon. The towels were nice and fluffy too. We heartily recommend it!

                            Recommended for: Age 55+, girls getaway, families with young children, sightseeing.

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                          • A gem in the redwoods!

                            A gem in the redwoods!

                            • Guest Kristin (San Francisco, CA)
                            • Date of stay 09/26/13
                            • Review Submitted 10/14/13
                            My family had a wonderful time staying at this luxurious cottage. The location was perfect for our weekend of wedding festivities at the Ralston White Retreat. Kelly was great to work with and very helpful always prompt with responses to our questions. The cottage is beautifully decorated, the neighborhood was quiet, we will definitely be staying again!

                            Recommended for: Families with teenagers, age 55+, families with young children, adventure seekers.

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                          • Trees, Forest filtered light, and Luxury!

                            Trees, Forest filtered light, and Luxury!

                            • Guest Chet (Arizona)
                            • Date of stay 09/13/13
                            • Review Submitted 09/19/13
                            Fabulous, beautiful luxury in the forest! Awesome windy roads, huge trees, great walking paths, and easy access to downtown mill valley. Also we were amazed at how quickly and easily we could access downtown San Fran from the house, and we made frequent, fun trips in to the city, and had a comfortable quiet home to come back to! We would highly recommend this property!

                            Recommended for: Sightseeing, romantic getaway, adventure seekers.

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                          • Muir Cottage Visit in late August

                            Muir Cottage Visit in late August

                            • Guest Bride's mom (San Luis Obispo)
                            • Date of stay 08/28/13
                            • Review Submitted 09/15/13
                            My family and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Muir Cottage before and following my daughter's wedding at the Mill Valley Outdoor Art Club. It was perfect! The listing description and photos were accurate. The home was charming, well equipped and comfortable for the 6 of us. The location was great too. Easy walking distance to town but remote enough to feel private and secluded. I would definitely recommend it to friends and hope to stay again!!

                            Recommended for: Families with teenagers, age 55+, girls getaway, families with young children, sightseeing, romantic getaway, adventure seekers.

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                          • Great Property, wonderful owner/manager

                            Great Property, wonderful owner/manager

                            • Guest Jesse P. (Haiku, Hawaii)
                            • Date of stay 03/17/13
                            • Review Submitted 08/14/13
                            We had a great time at this lovely home in the redwoods! The home is clean and well appointed and really has that norther California Cottage feel. Gorgeously built with large timbers and situated over a cree and surrounded by ancient woods - and within walking distance to Mill Valley. Perfect! The owner/manager was a delight to work with; very helpful. We'll be back!

                            Recommended for: Families with teenagers, age 55+, families with young children, sightseeing, romantic getaway.

                            Manager response: Thanks Jesse! Coming from you that is a huge compliment. Come back anytime, we would love to have you. Kelly

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                          5 night min stay
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                          $250 cleaning.


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                          Location

                          • Nearest Restaurant: 8 restaurants w/ 20+ Zagat scores within one mile. at 0.7 Miles
                           

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                          • large great room. wonderful for entertaining or relaxing.

                            large great room. wonderful for entertaining or relaxing.

                          • Old Mill Creek runs through the property. Follow it to town, or

                            Old Mill Creek runs through the property. Follow it to town, or

                          • towering "twin" redwoods frame the upstairs master window.

                            towering "twin" redwoods frame the upstairs master window.

                          • great room. floor to ceiling windows, fireplace, door to deck (not front door)

                            great room. floor to ceiling windows, fireplace, door to deck (not front door)

                          • Fireplace reading nooks

                            Fireplace reading nooks

                          • from kitchen: counter seating, opens out to the main room.

                            from kitchen: counter seating, opens out to the main room.

                          • master. wall of forest views. Built in bookshelves (off camera) and...

                            master. wall of forest views. Built in bookshelves (off camera) and...

                          • master bath w/ large shower (upstairs bath, has clawfoot tub)

                            master bath w/ large shower (upstairs bath, has clawfoot tub)

                          • upstairs bedroom. great creek view (and soothing sound). skylight.

                            upstairs bedroom. great creek view (and soothing sound). skylight.

                          • Media Room. Home theater, 55" hdtv / 5.1 surround. Game table. Puzzles. Books.

                            Media Room. Home theater, 55" hdtv / 5.1 surround. Game table. Puzzles. Books.

                          • 15 min stroll - downtown Mill Valley. 
(and 16 min drive San Francisco, GG)

                            15 min stroll - downtown Mill Valley. (and 16 min drive San Francisco, GG)

                          • and back to the house.

                            and back to the house.

                          • Normandy style cottage w/ deck in a redwood grove near a creek. Smile.

                            Normandy style cottage w/ deck in a redwood grove near a creek. Smile.

                          • upstream to Three Wells and Cascade Falls..onwards Muir Woods and Mt. Tamalpias

                            upstream to Three Wells and Cascade Falls..onwards Muir Woods and Mt. Tamalpias

                          • lots of original detail: wrought ironwork and wedged tenon joinery

                            lots of original detail: wrought ironwork and wedged tenon joinery

                          • kitchen with gourmet six burner high-BTU range and convection oven

                            kitchen with gourmet six burner high-BTU range and convection oven

                          • entrance to the master

                            entrance to the master

                          • and 47 in hdtv, walk in closet and ensuite master bath (next photos)

                            and 47 in hdtv, walk in closet and ensuite master bath (next photos)

                          • master bath vanity

                            master bath vanity

                          • upstairs king (skylight and wooded views)

                            upstairs king (skylight and wooded views)

                          • wildlife! cottage gets visits from egrets, deer w/fawns, crawfish, steelhead ++

                            wildlife! cottage gets visits from egrets, deer w/fawns, crawfish, steelhead ++

                          • hike or bike to Muir Woods, Mount Tamalpias, Mt Home Inn, and/or Tourist Club

                            hike or bike to Muir Woods, Mount Tamalpias, Mt Home Inn, and/or Tourist Club

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                          This listing was first published here in 2012.

                          Date last modified - Saturday, February 15, 2014

                          $595 per night (USD)
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                          3 Bedroom / 2.5 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 8

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                          Minimum stay: 2-5 nights
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