4,000 Sqft Luxury Home with an Acre of Land and Faux Farm
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- Minimum stay:2 nights
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Mill Valley house description
Majestic Mill Valley forests full of lovely scented redwood, oak and eucalyptus, serve as the back drop for this beautiful home. It is the last house at the end of a cul-de-sac and offers unusual privacy and safety.
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. Then they can reference our website which shows 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. Our daughter usually have 5 or 6 on the coach with her at any given time. They truly look real because it is such fine craftsman ship.
Our home is only 5 minutes from the Golden Gate Bridges, 30 minutes to Union Square San Francisco, 15 minutes to Muir Woods, 20 minutes to Stinson beach and 45 minutes to Sonoma/Napa. Also just 10 minutes to Whole Foods, and downtown Mill Valley's charming restaurants and boutiques. A great location for cyclists, mountain bikers and hikers!
Hardwood floors are throughout entire home. Upstairs area features an open office area off the foyer for those who might need to get a little work done and a fireplace which brings a whole level of ambiance as it reflects off our multiple huge Brazilian crystals.
Kitchen has plenty of space to unleash your inner master chef and includes a gas range, stainless steel dishwasher, refrigerator, microwave, large prep island, plenty of cooking tools and gadgets. It also has an open floor plan to sunny breakfast nook and family room with brand new contemporary coach and new 60' HD TV. 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.
Five bedrooms downstairs with 3 full baths. Master bedroom has brand new organic European Sleepworks custom mattress with one side a little firmer than the other. It also has brand new contemporary bedroom set. Master also features private bathroom with jacuzzi-tub, separate large shower and toilet room. Walk in closet is full of our things but you are welcome to hang some of your own items.
Girl's bedroom has brand new magical purple dollhouse bed with twin loft organic mattress and full size convertible futon coach bed below. Boy's bedroom contains white Pottery Barn Full Size Loft bed with desk underneath. 4th bedroom has a pop up trundle bed with 2 twin size beds that can be put together to form a comfortable King Size Bed. 5th bedroom has a new extra large cedar hot or steam sauna with built in speakers for a marvelous experience. This room also has double doors opening to a deck overlooking 10 adjacent acres of Mt. Tamalpais wooded area. (Keep in mind during the summer the hillsides in Marin are quite dry). A high end queen blow up mattress is available if needed - though the other 4 main bedrooms will comfortably sleep 7 people (home maximum allowed).
Organic crib and mattress, high chair, baby swing and baby toys are available for the little ones. 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 and Master bedroom guests will have new pillows to choose from upon arrival.
Additional home features include: fully networked high speed internet throughout the house, surround sound, gas fireplace in the living room, some new contemporary furniture, large Brazilian crystals and cultural world art add ambience, eclectic nature and a peaceful tone. There is a high tech networked alarm for all 28 windows and doors with rapid police response and neighborhood watch systems in place. Also have networked smoke detectors to firehouse and built in sprinklers throughout.
Double size garage (400 square feet) is carpeted and used as an incredibly large play area for the kids and 3 doll houses, chair swing and enough toys to occupy an entire preschool of children. Also included outside is stainless steel gas grill with mini fridge and a natural slate dining table with 6 new comfortable dining chairs.
Behind the house is a Robinson Caruso type playground in a natural wooded setting complete with draw bridge to access across a charming seasonal creek. It has a picnic table, benches, tree swings and a hammock.
Personal chef, maid service, yoga instructor, massage therapist, personal assistant and nanny are all additional services available upon request. Spa services also available within 2 miles of home as well as yoga, workout, pilates, dance and bar method studios.
More photos are available upon request.
- 4000 sq. ft.
- 2 story
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Private Chef
- Children Welcome:
- Pets Considered:
- Non Smoking Only
Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8
Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom
Kitchen & Dining
- Coffee Maker
- Clothes Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Hair Dryer
- Washing Machine
- Towels Provided
- Linens Provided
- Music Library
- Game Room
- Satellite / Cable
- DVD Player
- Video Games
- Video Library
Pool & Spa
- Communal Pool:
- Heated Pool
- Indoor Pool
- Outdoor Grill
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Away From It All
Location & View
- Mountain View
- Roller Blading
- Pier Fishing
- Mountain Climbing
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Golf Privileges Optional
- Massage Therapist
- Deepsea Fishing
- Fitness Center
- Medical Services
- Mountain Biking
- Basketball Court
- Rock Climbing
- Jet Skiing
- Water Skiing
- Live Theater
- Outlet Shopping
- Eco Tourism
- Bird Watching
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Recreation Center
- Paddle Boating
- Miniature Golf
- Wildlife Viewing
- Horseback Riding
- Whale Watching
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
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2 night min stay
Rates are based on 6 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
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Our home comfortably sleeps 8 people in 5 bedrooms, so we limit our home to a maximum of 8 people at one time.
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Due to the quiet neighborhood, no parties allowed and no more than 2 cars.
Fees and Rental Conditions:
- Property Damage Protection: $89
- Pet Fee: $25
- $25 per day for Pets: $25
- One time cleaning fee: $150
- Taxes Not included
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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- Nearest Airport: San Francisco Airport at 25 Miles
- Nearest Ferry: Larkspur Landing at 7 Miles
- Nearest Train: Napa Valley Wine Train at 48 Miles
- Nearest Motorway: 101 at 1 Miles
- Nearest Beach: Muir Beach, Stinson Beach at 5 Miles
- Nearest Barpub: Piatti Ristorante and Bar at 1.3 Miles
- Nearest Ski: Lake Tahoe at 180 Miles
- Nearest Golf: Indian Valley Golf Club at 19 Miles
- Nearest Restaurant: Buckeye Roadhouse at 1.4 Miles
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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Our lovely spacious kitchen.
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.
Master bedroom. More bedroom photos available upon request. Redecorated since.
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.
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.
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