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4,000 Sqft Luxury Home with an Acre of Land and Faux Farm

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Our home has 48 windows that lets in a lot of sun lights. We also have 2 large sky lights and a sky tube.

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Last updated: 07/09/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Mill Valley house description

Majestic Mill Valley forests serve as the backdrop for this home. Last house at the end of a cul-de-sac in a private sub-division with nearly an acre of beautifully landscaped land with organic greenhouse and kids' dream playground Robin Caruso style with bridges, forest paths, zip line, slack line, rope/platform/ tree swings, sandbox, play structure with slide, large wood climbing wall, redwood tree house deck, 5 areas to sit, relax or dine with patios chairs and tables, picnic table for the kids, and a seasonal creek bordered by gorgeous Italian skipper stones.
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On our acre of land we placed 30 different life-like animal statues that the kids can spot like Where's Waldo on their own safari hunt on the property. On the Internet they can find photos, videos and a description of those animals natural habitats and what makes them special. It is a nice experiential learning experience for children in a fun and imaginative way. They can even carefully carry some of the animals around with them to play. They truly look real because it is such fine craftsman ship.
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Hardwood floors are throughout entire home. Upstairs area features a open office area adjacent to the large foyer and overlooking outdoor seating area with patio furniture. Chefs kitchen includes a gas range, stainless steel dishwasher, refrigerator, microwave, large prep island, tons of pantry and storage space and opens up to the breakfast area and family room. Family room is set up for 5:1 surround sound with room for a big screen. There is a spacious half bathroom for the upstairs area. Several large skylights tremendously brighten kitchen and living room. Formal dining room and living room have views of woods and playground.
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Master bedroom features walk-in closet, private bathroom with jacuzzi-tub and separate shower, two adjacent bedrooms share a Jack and Jill style bathroom. Final bedroom has double french doors that open to a deck overlooking the yard and forest with no neighbors in sight. 4 of the 5 bedrooms have extra tall ceilings for a more spacious feeling and all windows look out into the woods. All mattresses are covered in dust mite and bed bug protective sheets. Bedroom mattress description: master - king, girls room - twin and full, boys room - full, 4th: 2 twins (can be made into king), 5th: queen and crib. 3 full bathroom on bedrooms floor.
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Additional home features include: fully networked high speed internet throughout the house, high tech alarm system with rapid response from security company (and neighbors), speakers in the ceiling in 3 rooms, gas fireplace in the formal living room, and a gorgeous new custom made cedar large wet and dry sauna.
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Double size 400 square feet garage is carpeted and used as a play area for the kids full of toys. High chair, infant swing and baby toys are available for the little ones. Outside garage is a stainless steel gas grill with mini fridge and a natural slate dining table seats 6, as well as additional seating.
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Home is 4,000 square feet. An additional 2,000 square feet of storage in basement keeps this house clutter free with a peaceful design flow throughout. Because it is at the base of Mount Tamalpais, one of the most beautiful places on earth, it has tons of hiking and biking trails and easy access to the beaches. Incredibly it is only 12 minutes to the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco, 30 minutes door to door to downtown San Francisco and 10 minutes to Muir Woods.

Property Type

  • 2 story
  • House
  • 4000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

          • Massage
          • Private Chef
          • Staff

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome:

            We love children and there are many toys for the little ones. We have a crib and 2 pack and plays for kids....moreless

          • Pets Considered:

            Small dogs under 10 pounds allowed. Inquire about any others....moreless

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            30...moreless

          • Non Smoking Only
          • Long-Term Renters Welcome

          Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

          • Bedroom 1

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          • Bedroom 2

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          • Bedroom 3

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          • Bedroom 4

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          • Bedroom 5

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          • Master: King Size Girls Room: Twin size loft bed, full size futon/coach, crib. Boys Room: Full size loft bed Guest Room: 2 twin trundle beds 2nd Guest Room: Full size eurolounger coach folds to bed, queen size luxury blow up mattress (optional queen firm mattress can be placed on top)....moreless

          Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

          • Bathroom 4: toilet

            Extra Large ...moreless

          • Bathroom 3: toilet, combination tub/shower

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          • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

            Bedroom 2 and 3 share a bathroom between the 2 rooms...moreless

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower, jetted tub

            Separate toilet room with door, large shower, jacuzzi tub...moreless

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Dining Area Seats:

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          • Kitchen
          • Refrigerator
          • Stove
          • Oven
          • Microwave
          • Dishwasher
          • Dishes & Utensils
          • Pantry Items
          • Coffee Maker
          • Toaster

          Amenities

          • Babysitter
          • Fireplace
          • Heating
          • Linens Provided
          • Towels Provided
          • Washing Machine
          • Clothes Dryer
          • Parking
          • Garage
          • Living Room
          • Hair Dryer
          • Iron & Board

          Other Amenities

              • Beautiful home with contemporary furnishings, playground and plenty of toys for kids. ...moreless

              Entertainment

              • Television
              • Satellite / Cable
              • DVD Player
              • Video Library
              • Video Games
              • Stereo
              • Music Library
              • Games
              • Books
              • Toys
              • Game Room

              Communications

              • Internet
              • Telephone

              Pool & Spa

              • Communal Pool:

                Beautiful indoor pool, with retractable roof and slide is 1.5 miles away at the Mill Valley community center....moreless

              • Sauna
              • Indoor Pool
              • Heated Pool

              Outdoor Features

              • Golf:

                Golf courses are throughout the Bay Area....moreless

              • Tennis:

                Tennis courts are within a mile away....moreless

              • Outdoor Grill
              • Balcony

              Theme

              • Adventure
              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Romantic
              • Spa
              • Sports & Activities
              • Tourist Attractions

              Location & View

                  • Mountain View

                  Activities

                  • Churches
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Medical Services
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Deepsea Fishing
                  • Golf Privileges Optional
                  • Mountain Climbing
                  • Pier Fishing
                  • Roller Blading
                  • Sound/Bay Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Tennis
                  • Kayaking
                  • Sailing
                  • Water Skiing
                  • Jet Skiing
                  • Swimming
                  • Surfing
                  • Wind-Surfing
                  • Cycling
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Hiking
                  • Fishing
                  • Rock Climbing
                  • Laundromat
                  • Hospital
                  • Groceries
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Library
                  • Marina
                  • Playground
                  • Recreation Center
                  • Restaurants
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Cinemas
                  • Live Theater
                  • Beachcombing
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Eco Tourism
                  • Racquetball
                  • Outlet Shopping
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Walking
                  • Whale Watching
                  • Shopping
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Boating
                  • Shelling
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Antiquing
                  • Miniature Golf
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Paddle Boating
                  • Basketball Court
                   

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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  My Standard Rate
                  3 night min stay
                  $700
                  $4,200 $15,000

                  Rates are based on 6 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

                  * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees and Rental Conditions:

                  • One time cleaning fee $200
                  • Pet Fee $25
                  • $25 per day for Pets $25
                  • Property Damage Protection $89
                  • Taxes Not included

                  Notes:

                  Our home comfortably sleeps 8 people in 5 bedrooms, so we limit our home to a maximum of 8 people at one time.

                  In order to release the address for our home, we need you to Linkedin and/or Facebook with us prior to accepting you as a renter. This serves as a suitable background check for entrusted you to our precious home.

                  Due to the quiet neighborhood, no parties allowed and no more than 2 cars.


                  Cancellation policy:

                  100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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                  Calendar

                  Last updated: 07/09/2014
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                  Location

                  25 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  San Francisco Airport
                  7 Miles
                  Nearest Ferry
                  Larkspur Landing
                  48 Miles
                  Nearest Train
                  Napa Valley Wine Train
                  1 Miles
                  Nearest Motorway
                  101
                  5 Miles
                  Nearest Beach
                  Muir Beach, Stinson Beach
                  1.3 Miles
                  Nearest Barpub
                  Piatti Ristorante and Bar
                  180 Miles
                  Nearest Ski
                  Lake Tahoe
                  19 Miles
                  Nearest Golf
                  Indian Valley Golf Club
                  1.4 Miles
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  Buckeye Roadhouse

                  Car: Necessary

                  Several yoga, dance and workout studios within just 2 miles of our home as well as nearby spas if you are looking for a massage or other treatments.

                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2005

                  About the owner: I am the mom of our active 4 person family and a socially conscious entrepreneur in the wellness industry. I have lived in the Bay Area for 20 years and feel it is a smart decision for the environment to share our large beautiful home and its property nestled in the Mt. Tam woods so that our guests can connect with nature and its glorious wild life (and even have the children connect with our faux zoo animals so the can appreciate our planet's other inhabitants). We often host friends from around the world since we have lived abroad many years, visited over 50 countries, speak multiple languages and love being immersed in other cultures. We are willing to offer our home to other professional families looking for a vacation retreat with a zen ambiance and are interested in building friendships with new people like us who share common interests. We often make our home available for guests during the times we are travelling around the world, so we consider our guests to be more like lovely house sitters than renters. It is such a special place that we want to share it with others looking for a place to relax and replenish. 100% of the proceeds from staying in our home are spent on environmentally restoring the surrounding property with its native trees, grasses, plants, and flowers and removing those that don't belong. It costs $5,000 just to cut down ONE large non-native, intrusive and environmentally damaging eucalyptus tree and replace it with an Oak or Redwood tree. Eucalyptus and scotch broom plants rob the nutrients from other native plants and are a severe fire hazard to our neighbors and community at large. Unfortunately the government doesn't have the funds to pay for their removal, and most home owners can't afford the costs. We have dozens of Eucalyptus trees on the property, so we have our work cut out for us. We really appreciate your 'donations' to our environmental restoration project and hope you decide to stay as guests.

                  Why the Owner Chose Mill Valley:
                  The minute you walk into our home it will feel a special level of comfort. It is family and pet friendly and furnished in a style that is warm, inviting and casual. Several skylights bring in the natural light and the kids can explore the wooded playground and the property since it is surrounded by 10 acres of land. Crystals infuse a spiritual ambience that help diffuse stress and ground you to the beautiful environment. It is a great place to escape the hectic place of modern life.

                  The Unique Benefits at this House:
                  It is very rare to have the type of property we do that is in a lovely community, yet positioned in a way that curtains aren't even required since all the windows look at the beautiful Mount Tamalpais forest. We fell in love with the home because of its open and breezy layout where the kids can play and run around easily and outside we know they are safe and secure because of the lovely community. Since this is a valuable home we are careful to do a background check on our renters. We require that we become friends on Facebook, Linkedin on a professional level and receive a copy of all adults driver's licenses. We also need to speak with all adults for a few minutes so that we can be sure to design a rental experience that fits everyone's needs the best we can. We only allow total renters to equal 7 people or less. Due to the quiet neighborhood, no parties or loud noise are allowed at the home. It is an ideal setting for one family and we do not rent to groups of adults. We have an active neighborhood watch on our streets and our neighbors are usually around and on the look out for any suspicious behavior. Because we are on a cul-de-sac, with only one way out our little sub community, it is is generally safer than other areas. We still have a very high tech security alarm system in our home with every window and door alarmed. It has a rapid emergency response and neighbors quick to jump to action if needed. It truly is a marvelous place to live. We have an organic crib and mattress and high chair if needed, just alert us in advance so we can set up for you.


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                  Speaks: portuguese, german, spanish, english

                   

                  Photos

                  • Our home has 48 windows that lets in a lot of sun lights. We also have 2 large sky lights and a sky tube.

                    Our home has 48 windows that lets in a lot of sun lights. We also have 2 large sky lights and a sky tube.

                  • Deck outside back bedroom overlooking playground. This was taken after the rainy season so there were beautiful wild flowers on the hill. Generally hillsides in Marin County are quite dry most of the year.

                    Deck outside back bedroom overlooking playground. This was taken after the rainy season so there were beautiful wild flowers on the hill. Generally hillsides in Marin County are quite dry most of the year.

                  • Zen sandbox for the little ones to play and the grown ups to relax.

                    Zen sandbox for the little ones to play and the grown ups to relax.

                  • Side view of the 3 story house with gorgeous redwood tree on the right.

                    Side view of the 3 story house with gorgeous redwood tree on the right.

                  • Very Spacious dining room to host lovely family dinners.

                    Very Spacious dining room to host lovely family dinners.

                  • Large bathtub with massaging jets and two sink bays with a separate door for the toilet and separate shower.

                    Large bathtub with massaging jets and two sink bays with a separate door for the toilet and separate shower.

                  • Dollhouse loft bed. Twin bed up top and full size futon bed below.

                    Dollhouse loft bed. Twin bed up top and full size futon bed below.

                  • Queen size bed next to outside deck and sauna. This configuration has a fancy blow up mattress on the bottom with a firm queen size regular mattress on the top. The sauna is behind this bed.

                    Queen size bed next to outside deck and sauna. This configuration has a fancy blow up mattress on the bottom with a firm queen size regular mattress on the top. The sauna is behind this bed.

                  • Doubles doors out to deck overlooking playground. This is the view if there is no queen size bed set up in this room as seen in the previous picture.

                    Doubles doors out to deck overlooking playground. This is the view if there is no queen size bed set up in this room as seen in the previous picture.

                  • Since we are on a cul-de-sac, we created an area in front of the house on the street with a slate picnic table and comfortable lounge chairs which are on faux grass next to the driveway. The hillside behind it is quite sparse due to the 3rd year of Marin county drought.

                    Since we are on a cul-de-sac, we created an area in front of the house on the street with a slate picnic table and comfortable lounge chairs which are on faux grass next to the driveway. The hillside behind it is quite sparse due to the 3rd year of Marin county drought.

                  • Playground for the kids.

                    Playground for the kids.

                  • We have an acre of land and filled it miniature animal sculptures throughout to give the impression of a farm or zoo. You can see the hammock all the way in the back which is a good place to relax during the warmer weather months. The tiny creek only runs during heavy rains, which is very rare in Marin County these days since we are in our third year of drought.

                    We have an acre of land and filled it miniature animal sculptures throughout to give the impression of a farm or zoo. You can see the hammock all the way in the back which is a good place to relax during the warmer weather months. The tiny creek only runs during heavy rains, which is very rare in Marin County these days since we are in our third year of drought.

                  • Our lovely spacious kitchen.

                    Our lovely spacious kitchen.

                  • HD TV and surround sound making a wonderful entertaining experience in the kitchen / family area.

                    HD TV and surround sound making a wonderful entertaining experience in the kitchen / family area.

                  • Crystals from Brazil and global art fill this open and airy living room space with skylight above.

                    Crystals from Brazil and global art fill this open and airy living room space with skylight above.

                  • Master bedroom. More bedroom photos available upon request. Redecorated since.

                    Master bedroom. More bedroom photos available upon request. Redecorated since.

                  • Pottery Barn full size loft bed. Jack & Jill bathroom between this room & girls.

                    Pottery Barn full size loft bed. Jack & Jill bathroom between this room & girls.

                  • Stacked twin trundle bed that can also be made into a King size bed when the room is rearranged.

                    Stacked twin trundle bed that can also be made into a King size bed when the room is rearranged.

                  • The Euro-lounger leather coach, folds down into a full size bed if needed.

                    The Euro-lounger leather coach, folds down into a full size bed if needed.

                  • 7 person new wet or dry cedar sauna. It is difficult to see how big this room is and yet cozy too.

                    7 person new wet or dry cedar sauna. It is difficult to see how big this room is and yet cozy too.

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                  5 Bedroom / 3.5 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 8

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