Perfect Marin Location - Close to Everything - Larkspur/Corte Madera
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- Minimum stay:7 nights
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Mill Valley house description
This beautiful, sunny home offers wonderful comfort, privacy, indoor-outdoor living as well as great walking accessibility to the Marin County villages of Larkspur and Corte Madera. Very nearby are hiking trails, walking and bike paths, public tennis courts, cafes, restaurants and much more. Highway 101 is just a mile away with the Golden Gate Bridge 8 miles to the south and Sonoma/Napa Wine Country less than an hour to the north.
Put on your walkin' shoes or jump on your bike; head to the end of the short lane, turn left and in less than a mile you're in adorable downtown Larkspur where you can have a morning caffe latte at the award-winning, authentic Italian Patticceria Rulli, do a little shopping at the many boutiques and galleries; cycle on the bike trails, take a short -- or long -- hike and picnic on Mt. Tam. As the sun goes down you might want to have a Happy Hour cocktail at either The Left Bank, (a French bistro) or The Tavern at Lark Creek, (a Bradley Ogden restaurant). You could choose one of these spots for dinner or perhaps Picco for small plates or pizza or Fabrizio for pasta.
OR, you could turn right at the end of the lane and have breakfast or lunch at the Corte Madera Cafe, then go next door for a treatment at the luxurious Stellar Spa. Happy Hour could be spent at Rick's Wine Cellar followed by neighborhood Italian fare at Benissimo's or great pizza at Stefano's.
Our recently remodeled home is ideal for two couples or two adults traveling together. (Sorry, no children or animals.) It has two stories, extensive decking and a fully fenced, mature garden that includes a stand of redwood trees. The many flowering plants bring daily visits from hummingbirds and often fawns can be seen frolicking behind the fence from the master bedroom.
There are two bedrooms, an office, two full baths and one half bath/powder room in the home. The main living floor contains the living room and dining area, powder room, kitchen, office/library and master suite. French doors lead from the living room to the 'outdoor living room'. Weather permitting, this large, wonderful, private deck provides a place to read, visit with friends, as well as have cocktails and meals. The deck wraps around the house and is accessible from the master bedroom, as well.
KITCHEN: If you like to cook, this is your kitchen!!! There are granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances, double ovens, a Wolf range top with heat lamps, all of the spices you can imagine and a pantry with almost any staple you will need. All-Clad LTD pots and pans are also provided. Outside is a four-burner Weber Summit gas grill. There is also a large collection of cookbooks from which to choose your recipes. Nearby are daily farmer's markets, awesome gourmet grocery stores, Whole Foods and excellent super markets.
MASTER SUITE: Contains a Cal-king size Tempur-Pedic bed, flat screen TV and a patio door that leads to a quiet garden deck with morning sun. The en suite Carrera marble master bath is a wonderful spot after a day of hiking, biking or touring Marin, Napa or San Francisco. It has a large spa shower, double sinks, heated mirrors, heated towel racks and in-floor heating.
OFFICE/LIBRARY: This custom designed room boasts two comfortable workspaces as well as an extensive library of books to borrow and read during your stay. File drawer space can be provided upon request.
GUEST SUITE: The downstairs of the home is devoted to a large, private and very comfortable guest suite. There is a sleeping area with a queen size bed, dresser, desk and chair. The seating area has a love seat, club chair, flat screen TV and walk-in closet. The bathroom has a large shower, lots of storage and in-floor heating. There is also a separate entrance, so privacy is complete.
ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEMS: There are four TV's in the house -- flat screen HD sets in the living room, master bedroom and guest suite as well as a small set in the kitchen to keep the cook entertained. Wi-Fi is available throughout the house. Apple TV is installed on two of the TV's.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
- Not Suitable For Children
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4
- King size beds (1) Cal-King Tempur Pedic, Queen size Beds (1)
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils:
- Parking Off Street:
- Clothes Dryer:
- Wood Fireplace
- Linens Provided
- Great central location for all Marin, San Francisco and Wine Country events, America's Cup races, Sausalito Art Festival, Mill Valley Art Festival, Marin County Fair, Marin Theater Company, 142 Throckmorton shows and events, Sweet water music, weddings at Mill Valley Outdoor Art Club and Taven at Lark Creek, tennis events. Terrific hiking, biking and walking opportunities....moreless
- DVD Player
- Deck / Patio:
- Outdoor Grill
- Medical Services
- Massage Therapist
- Hot Air Ballooning
- Fitness Center
- Mountain Biking
- Live Theater
- Recreation Center
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Sight Seeing
- Winery Tours
- Scenic Drives
- Paddle Boating
- On the corte madera/larkspur town line, 15 minutes to San Francisco and 30 minutes to wine country. Fabulous southern marin county location. Within walking distance to hiking trails, walking paths, road and mountain bike trails, public tennis courts, wonderful shopping, gourmet food and wine, and much more....moreless
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A lovingly decorated gem
A lovingly decorated gem
We have spent many vacations in many different vacation homes. This house by far beats everything we have previously seen. Every detail was perfectly arranged and prepared.Detailed instruction for all electronics, personal recommendations for dining, grocery shopping, entertainment. A wide selection on maps and information on hiking trails,tourist information material. The published pictures don´t really do the property justice, there is much more charm to the house than they can show. The wrap-around terrace is most relaxing at any time of the day, surrounded by plants birds and sometimes even deer. The kitchen is a cooks heaven, extremely well equipped. In fact better equipped than some professional kitchens I have seen in small restaurants. Ideally located the house is set back from the main road in a cul de sac. There is practically no street noise to be heard. Thanks for having us, hope to be back next year!
- Guest Roman (-)
- Date of stay 08/23/13
- Review Submitted 10/23/13
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, families with teenagers, sightseeing, age 55+.
Bay Area Find
Bay Area Find
This home is convenient to beaches, mountains, shopping and restaurants. It is clean, comfortable and "home away from home". The owners are great to work with and give the best directions, advice and suggestions to make your stay easy and memorable. We had 4 adults and were so comfortable. The kitchen and outdoor cooking was exceptional. Sparkling baths and comfortable beds. Views are wonderful and is within walking distance to shopping and restaurants. If you want to relax and have a place that is easy access from SFO this is the spot for you. We want to return and thank the owners for their hospitality.
- Guest Anonymous
- Date of stay 06/07/13
- Review Submitted 06/13/13
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, sightseeing.
We rented this house for 8 days and loved it. Great arrangement for a couple and adult children or 2 couples. Very comfortable,great views, great kitchen and baths and a wonderful convenient location. Hope to return.
- Guest Mary Kay & George Reber (Chatham, NJ)
- Date of stay 12/20/12
- Review Submitted 01/05/13
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, age 55+.
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Basic Rate .. $295/night
Holiday weeks..... $325/night
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- Nearest Ferry: Larkspur Ferry at 2 Miles
- Nearest Motorway: Highway 101 at 1 Miles
- Nearest Barpub: Rick's Wine Bar at 0.1 Miles
- Nearest Golf: Mill Valley at 3 Miles
- Nearest Restaurant: Sea Thai Bistro at 0.1 Miles
Sunny deck off living room
Sunny Living Room Deck
Dining Area off Living Room
Wolf Range Top & Double Ovens
Master bedroom Tempur-Pedic Cal King
Master Suite Spa Shower
Hallway leading to Living Room
Deck off Living Room
Living Room with view of Deck
Kitchen with Granite and Stainless Steel
Weber Summit 4-Burner Gas Grill
Master suite with access to garden
Garden Deck off Master Suite
Guest Suite Seating Area
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