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Designer Furnished, Dogs Ok, Bikes Provided, Walk to Town Square, Hi-End Kitchen

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Acid-etched heated concrete floors. And our designer chose a comfortable couch!

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Last updated: 12/16/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
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  • Pets considered:Yes
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Mill Valley bungalow description

Romantic, designer furnished 2 bedroom in-law in flat, walk-able Mill Valley. Perfect location for outdoor patio living in the sun belt, across from the Park School playground, tennis courts and grassy fields. Walk a few blocks to downtown destination restaurants and 142 Throckmorton Comedy Club or the skate park. Ride our bikes out to Tennessee beach, up Mount Tamalpais where mountain biking was born, or on the bike path to breezy Sausalito and the Golden Gate Bridge.
High-end, new sensuous furnishings, and a delicious gourmet kitchen with everything from a flour sifter to a dual-fuel downdraft JenAir pro stove. Or if you prefer,our private chef comes Mondays and makes meals to go for the week. Feel safe in a fenced, hypo-allergenic environment that includes radiant heat in etched concrete floors, reverse-osmosis filtered water, and a whole house vacuum. Soundproof walls create privacy form the attached house.
Dogs are happy with our small pet door and fenced private yard. There are organic Meyer's lemons from the tree and a large gas grill on the flagstone patio for California outdoor dining under the grape arbor. Off-street parking in a safe neighborhood that's very quiet at night, with a 10 minute drive to San Francisco or Muir Woods redwoods.

This is a great place to write your book. There's a view of Mt Tam from the desk, as well as the happy sound of children walking to school down the public pathway. Drawers, file cabinet, wifi, and supplies make for a fully functional office. The stainless steel kitchen features a duel-fuel downdraft JenAir pro series range with electric convection oven and gas burners. The profile microwave has a minimalist dial look. The leathered-texture black granite counter top drops into an under-mount granite sink, all brilliantly lit by continuous strip recessed LED lights. A powerful garbage disposal turns on with a stainless air switch, and recycling and garbage are picked up Mondays about 8AM. The 22 cubic foot stainless refrigerator has the freezer below for convenience. Filled with storage, the kitchen island has lots of storage and seats for two to chat with the cook. Bigger meals happen around the coffee table or on the courtyard table.
Helmets and casual bicycles are provided in the 'bike barn', where serious cyclists can hang and lock their own bikes. Marin is famous for world class road and mountain bike trails. You can 'ride to the ride' from your home- Tennessee Beach is less than a half hour away, through open space parkland, and the trail head up Mount Tamalpais is less than five minutes away.
This property is very tranquil and quiet. The neighborhood is super safe--crime is almost non-existent. Mill Valley has two Whole Foods markets, a Friday Farmer's Market, and organic sections in the historical market and in Safeway.
We can arrange for talented healers to come to you for healing massage, gentle Rolfing, warm bamboo massage, acupuncture and more. Your hosts are licensed psychotherapists who practice Low Energy Neurofeedback. It's like a brain reboot: an EEG reads your brain waves and echoes them back through the same three sensor wires to the head, triggering a neural house-cleaning. Regrets, worries and repeating survival thoughts vanish. The resulting clarity is like the spacious mind meditators experience on retreat. Headaches, ADHD, migraines, anxiety, depression and arguing are all improved strongly. This is the future of medicine, available to the lucky few now. Couples drop their arguments, business people drop their speech nervousness, athletes drop into 'the zone'. Everyone is at their best. These services are available at a small extra charge.

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Property Type

  • Bungalow
  • 650 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

      • Catering Available
      • Breakfast - Booking Possible
      • Lunch - Booking Possible
      • Dinner - Booking Possible

      Onsite Services

      • Housekeeper Included
      • Massage
      • Private Chef
      • Staff

      Suitability

      • Children Welcome
      • Non Smoking Only
      • Pets Considered

      Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 5

      • Master Bedroom: 1 queen

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      • Bedroom 2/office: 1 twin/ single

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      • Living room: 2 sleep sofa /futon

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      • Master Bedroom has a queen with two nightstands and a feather duvet. The double door closet has ample storage shelves as well as hanging room. A small 'SECRET DOOR' connects through the closets to bedroom #2, so kids can crawl through if it's not locked!...moreless

      Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

      • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

        Reverse osmosis filtered water, built-in large wall cabinets...moreless

      • Corian counter top and under-mount sink are easy to keep clean. Dual-flush toilet saves water and has an auto-closing brake the keeps the lid from banging. The cabinets in the wall provide extra storage beyond toiletries. Towels and hair dryer included. ...moreless

      Other Amenities

          • The best of nature is within minutes - walk or take our bikes to Mt Tamalpais trail head and explore miles of of hiking and biking trails with fantastic views of San Francisco,the Pacific Ocean and Redwoods. Take an easy flat bike ride to Sausalito and board the ferry to Alcatraz Island, Angel Island, or San Francisco where you can take a Rickshaw ride to Pier 39. Pick your vegetables from our well-maintained gardens throughout the property, enjoy outdoor seating on your back deck and take a short walk to historic town center with unique shops and fantastic restaurants or explore local historic sites including the oldest footrace, the Dipsea steps, and WWII gun emplacements. A scenic 45 minute drive to Sonoma/Napa Wine Country makes for a lovely day excursion. Pt Reyes and bonito Lighthouse are less than 45 minutes drive from your door. We're just 10 minutes drive to Golden Gate bridge. Fantastic for business travel or vacation getaway....moreless

          Entertainment

          • Books:

            Children's books and access to psychology and neuroscience library...moreless

          • Games:

            Board games and card games. ...moreless

          • Satellite / Cable:

            Comcast premium High Def with recorder...moreless

          • Television:

            120 hz flat screen...moreless

          Theme

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

          Attractions

          • Churches
          • Cinemas
          • Health/Beauty Spa
          • Library
          • Live Theater
          • Marina
          • Museums
          • Playground
          • Recreation Center
          • Restaurants
          • Ruins
          • Synagogues

          Local Services & Businesses

          • ATM/Bank
          • Babysitter
          • Fitness Center
          • Groceries
          • Hospital
          • Laundromat
          • Massage Therapist
          • Medical Services

          Leisure Activities

          • Antiquing
          • Beachcombing
          • Bird Watching
          • Boating
          • Eco Tourism
          • Horseback Riding
          • Paddle Boating
          • Scenic Drives
          • Shopping
          • Shuffleboard
          • Sight Seeing
          • Walking
          • Whale Watching
          • Wildlife Viewing

          Location Type

          • Downtown:

            Out of the noise, but just a few blocks to town. ...moreless

          • Mountain View:

            You could be biking or hiking on Mt Tamalpais in 8 minutes....moreless

          Sports & Adventure Activities

          • Basketball Court
          • Cycling
          • Deepsea Fishing
          • Fishing
          • Golf
          • Golf Privileges Optional
          • Hiking
          • Ice Skating
          • Kayaking
          • Mountain Biking
          • Mountain Climbing
          • Paragliding
          • Pier Fishing
          • Racquetball
          • Rock Climbing
          • Roller Blading
          • Sailing
          • Sound/Bay Fishing
          • Surf Fishing
          • Surfing
          • Swimming
          • Tennis
          • Wind-Surfing

          Dining

          • Dining:

            Two people can talk with the cook from the island stools. The large coffee table and outdoor table both seat 4 easily. ...moreless

          • Dining Area
          • Seating for 4 people

          General

          • Air Conditioning:

            Built-in Air filtration system filters the air of dust and toxins. ...moreless

          • Clothes Dryer
          • Fireplace:

            It's a video on the flat screen...moreless

          • Fitness Room / Equipment:

            Mountain bikes provided. Ride the birthplace of mountain biking!...moreless

          • Hair Dryer
          • Heating:

            Radiant heat in the etched concrete floors. Once you have experienced warm floors, you will never be satisfied with central air blowers again. ...moreless

          • Internet:

            high-speed Comcast cable premium ...moreless

          • Iron & Board
          • Linens Provided:

            Egyptian cotton sheets and feather duvets. ...moreless

          • Living Room:

            A couch that is actually comfortable to sit on. ...moreless

          • Parking:

            cobblestone pavers make attractive off-street parking...moreless

          • Towels Provided:

            Feeling pampered is all about the luxurious oversize towels, washer dryer on site. ...moreless

          • Washing Machine:

            Front load top-of-the-line machine across the deck in the garage. ...moreless

          Kitchen

          • Coffee Maker:

            Michael Graves design by Hamilton Beach, programmable clock, auto pause and serve, flavor-plus espresso setting...moreless

          • Dishes & Utensils:

            Nice pieces for the chef, all new. ...moreless

          • Kitchen:

            This kitchen likes to cook! the cabinet have hidden pulls and easy-close brakes. All the utensils are new....moreless

          • Microwave:

            New, top of the line GE Profile. ...moreless

          • Oven:

            Electric convection oven and broiler in the Jen Air duel-fuel range. ...moreless

          • Pantry Items:

            Spices, teas and some food is provided, but you can opt for our cook instead. ...moreless

          • Refrigerator:

            22 cubic foot stainless refrigerator keeps the main unit on top where it's convenient, and the freezer drawer on the bottom. ...moreless

          • Stove:

            Jen Air downdraft Pro series, with a gas grill attachment. Cooking with gas! ...moreless

          Outside

          • Bicycles:

            Mountain bike/cross with helmets, trail maps, and perhaps a guide provided. ...moreless

          • Deck / Patio:

            Flagstone and furniture. Live outdoors!...moreless

          • Golf:

            Inexpensive Mill Valley Golf Course about 6 blocks away. Redwoods, historic clubhouse. ...moreless

          • Kayak / Canoe:

            Surfing and Kayaking lessons and rentals are available in Sausalito, just 10 minutes from Mill Valley....moreless

          • Lawn / Garden:

            Dogs and children run in the schoolyard or park across the street. Organic gardeners can pitch in the vegetable production garden. ...moreless

          • Outdoor Grill:

            Large Stainless gas grill with side burner...moreless

          • Tennis:

            Public courts, 300' away. ...moreless

          Pool / Spa

          • Communal Pool:

            Several excellent community pools including Mill Valley Community Center, SOMA Aquatics and Strawberry Recreation District. ...moreless

          • Hot Tub:

            Enjoy a local daily rate of to the Sonoma Mission Inn and Spa, or walk to Joseph Smith's Simply Inspired Spa in Mill Valley....moreless

          • Sauna:

            Sonoma Mission Inn and Spa and Joseph Smith's Simply Inspired Spa have Saunas....moreless

          House Cleaning

              • Housekeeper Included
               

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              • Cleaning $145
              • Tax Rate 12%

              Cancellation policy:

              100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.


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              Last updated: 12/16/2014
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              Location

              27 Miles
              Nearest Airport
              San Francisco SFO
              0.4 Miles
              Nearest Barpub
              Bungalow44
              6 Miles
              Nearest Ferry
              Larkspur, Sausalito or Angel Island
              1 Miles
              Nearest Golf
              Mill Valley Golf Cource
              2 Miles
              Nearest Motorway
              101
              0.4 Miles
              Nearest Restaurant
              Vasco's, DeAngelo's, Tamal Pie, Taco Joe's, etc
              181 Miles
              Nearest Ski
              Tahoe Sugarbowl
              5 Miles
              Nearest Beach
              Tennessee Beach

              Car: Not Necessary

              It's less than a ten minute walk to restaurants, 142 Throckmorton Theater, the Mill Valley Film Festival, and the trail head up Mount Tamalpais. You've probably seen these spectacular mountain views of San Francisco, the ocean, and open hills on car commercials. Tennessee Beach and nature preserve is 5 miles. Or venture to the Marin Headlands, the Golden Gate Bridge, Muir Beach, Muir Woods redwoods and beyond to the wine country and hot air balloon rides. Hop in the car and you can be at Muir Beach or Muir Woods in just 15 minutes. Continue on and in another 15 minutes you will be at beautiful Stinson Beach or head up to the top of Mount Tamalpais. Or if biking is your thing, hop on our bikes to the coffee shops or for world-class riding on Tour of California roads. Mt Tam is the birthplace of mountain biking and still provides amazing views of the city, forest, and ocean. The Green Gulch Zen Center is just a 10 minute drive away offering visitors a peaceful retreat as well as an amazing organic garden tour. Drop in for lunch or volunteer to work in the garden on Tuesdays.

              Experience all the Bay area has to offer in one location! Secluded, cozy Mill Valley is just 10 minutes from the Golden Gate Bridge and San Francisco where you can ride the cable cars, visit Ghirardelli Square, art museums, the SF Zoo, the Ferry Building shops, and the 'crookedest street in the world.'

              The 2 bedroom retreat has a flagstone patio with an over-sized stainless grill. You can dine outside under the grape arbor, orpick fruit off the orange, lemon and apple trees. Sit in the large organic vegetable garden and breathe the oxygenated air of the greenhouse. Or walk to fantastic restaurants. Mill Valley is often voted one of 'the best small towns in America' recently #4 in the Smithsonian Magazine ratings. Locals sometimes say 'all new ideas and trends start in Mill Valley.

               

              Owner info

              Year Purchased: 1996

              About the owner: As a licensed psychotherapist, I like meeting interesting people. I have studied at Yale and Pacifica Graduate Institute, started businesses, directed a choir and orchestra, and run Echo Rock Neurotherapy Clinic for 25 years. My wife and I use Low Energy Neurofeedback and meditation techniques to make people efficient and happy and to alleviate problems of anxiety, ADHD, phobias, headaches, PTSD, etc. I also bicycle, garden, and write about our work. I often dance on Sundays at the Open Floor. I serve as a practice guide for Spirit Rock Meditation Center in nearby Woodacre, CA.

              Why the Owner Chose Mill Valley:
              Connections. The property is well-designed with pricey amenities, yet the wealth of connections to local interesting people and places is priceless. You are not on your own. Location. 'The flat's' near downtown Mill Valley is the best place to be in the Bay Area. The weather is perfect, sunny but not too hot because of the nearby ocean. You're on the edge of open space forest, and the air is cleaner than anywhere nearby. The city commute is easy, and dozens of activities are conveniently nearby. Best of all, Mill Valley is filled with creative people who pause at the coffee shops to talk.

              The Unique Benefits at this Bungalow:
              Service. Where else are you offered the services of a chef, a masseuse, an organic gardener, a bike or personal fitness coach, and a neurotherapist? Access to Low Energy Neurofeedback (LENS) may be the best thing that has happened to you in decades, especially if you have ever hit your head or been in a fender-bender.


              Contact us

              Speaks: english, spanish

               

              Photos

              • Acid-etched heated concrete floors.  And our designer chose a comfortable couch!

                Acid-etched heated concrete floors. And our designer chose a comfortable couch!

              • Leathered granite countertop and undermount sink, RO Filtered water, Grohe fauce

                Leathered granite countertop and undermount sink, RO Filtered water, Grohe fauce

              • View of Mt Tam from the desk. You could be hiking or biking there in 8 minutes!

                View of Mt Tam from the desk. You could be hiking or biking there in 8 minutes!

              • Cozy Great Room with 9' ceiling, acid-etched  heated floors.  Barefoot comfort!

                Cozy Great Room with 9' ceiling, acid-etched heated floors. Barefoot comfort!

              • Even the marble shower feels grand with 9' ceilings and hi-mount shower head.

                Even the marble shower feels grand with 9' ceilings and hi-mount shower head.

              • Private rental entry on LEFT of garage, which stops already quiet street sounds

                Private rental entry on LEFT of garage, which stops already quiet street sounds

              • Corian counter and under mount sinks with reverse osmosis filtered water.

                Corian counter and under mount sinks with reverse osmosis filtered water.

              • Modern hidden European hinges under textured granite countertop

                Modern hidden European hinges under textured granite countertop

              • Path to rental and garden gate with orange tree in the distance, onions close.

                Path to rental and garden gate with orange tree in the distance, onions close.

              • Buddha's Garden water feature. Walkway behind fence has kids walking to school.

                Buddha's Garden water feature. Walkway behind fence has kids walking to school.

              • Private off-street dedicated parking  for the rental  Right of the garage

                Private off-street dedicated parking for the rental Right of the garage

              • Shared laundry in the garage below house water filters. Private iron and board.

                Shared laundry in the garage below house water filters. Private iron and board.

              • Chef's Kitchen from the Jenn-Air dual-fuel range to the professional knives

                Chef's Kitchen from the Jenn-Air dual-fuel range to the professional knives

              • CA sunny outdoor grill living under the grape arbor in a private flagstone patio

                CA sunny outdoor grill living under the grape arbor in a private flagstone patio

              • CA Craftsman Brownshingle entry under grape arbor. note dog door at lower right.

                CA Craftsman Brownshingle entry under grape arbor. note dog door at lower right.

              • 24-speed front-suspension quality town bikes by MARIN w/ lock, helmets, and shed

                24-speed front-suspension quality town bikes by MARIN w/ lock, helmets, and shed

              • 120hz flat screen TV with premium cable recorder and netflix. Note dog/cat door

                120hz flat screen TV with premium cable recorder and netflix. Note dog/cat door

              • Office has Mt Tam view, locking file cabinet, fast wi-fi, and lots of storage.

                Office has Mt Tam view, locking file cabinet, fast wi-fi, and lots of storage.

              • Star in your own romantic movie in this artistic set; free wine and chocolate

                Star in your own romantic movie in this artistic set; free wine and chocolate

              • Stocked built-in tea and spice cabinet on end of fridge.

                Stocked built-in tea and spice cabinet on end of fridge.

              • New Entry Garden just taking root under the Japanese maple and grape arbor.

                New Entry Garden just taking root under the Japanese maple and grape arbor.

              • Doorbell or dinner bell? Retired in 1969 from a coal locomotive.

                Doorbell or dinner bell? Retired in 1969 from a coal locomotive.

              • Max security rating on touch-screen digital entry for maximum safety and quality

                Max security rating on touch-screen digital entry for maximum safety and quality

              • Access to owner's kitchen garden, greenhouse, and fruit trees for pick and eat!

                Access to owner's kitchen garden, greenhouse, and fruit trees for pick and eat!

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              Date last modified - Wednesday, December 17, 2014

              $250 per night (USD)
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              2 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
              Sleeps 5

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