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Close to SF, Wine Country & Hiking! Quiet, Cozy, Free Standing Cottage

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Living Room/Dining Area with lots of windows and small balcony

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Last updated: 02/06/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Mill Valley cottage description

This lovely, quiet, private, free-standing cottage has lots of light and feels like a tree house in the redwoods. Fully furnished and newly re-done, this one bedroom has a king size bed and brand new wood floors, bathroom, kitchen (gas stove), living room and a small office with a desk and picture window. Perfect for a couple’s retreat, or as a temporary relocation/transition home. Great place for a writer seeking inspiration and solitude. Mill Valley is a charming village with shops, great restaurants, and live music. It's close to the quaint European style town of Sausalito, and only 15 minutes from San Francisco. In minutes you can be on beautiful hiking and mountain biking trails on Mt. Tamalpais, in Muir Woods, and in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area. It's 40 minutes to the Wine Country, one block from the biking/walking path from Mill Valley to Sausalito, one block from the bus stop to San Francisco and connections to SFO and Oakland airports; 10 minutes to the Golden Gate Bridge; 10 minutes to Sausalito (and a lovely ferry ride on the Bay to San Francisco) Dedicated parking is in a carport beneath the cottage.

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Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 530 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library

Theme

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

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Sailing
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    Dining pub table folds down for two or up to 4 people ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Garage:

    Parking in open carport...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Open living room and dining...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Fully outfitted with dishes, silverware, cooking utensils, and pots and pans...moreless

  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    A welcome bottle of wine, coffee, olive oil and a few spices...moreless

Outside

 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer 2015
May 15 - Oct 15, 2015
3 night min stay
$165
$1,000 $3,500
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$150
$975 $3,400
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning Fee $80
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
  • Taxes Included

Cancellation policy:

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Last updated: 02/06/2015
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Location

25 Miles
Nearest Airport
San Francisco International
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
2 AM Club
4 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Sausalito/Golden Gate Ferry
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
Mill Valley Golf Course
18 Miles
Nearest Train
Amtrak/Bart
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
U.S. 101
0.05 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Bamboo Hut
175 Miles
Nearest Ski
Sugarbowl Ski Resort/near Lake Tahoe
7 Miles
Nearest Beach
Muir Beach

Car: Recommended

Marin County just north of San Francisco, is filled with quaint towns and beautiful scenery. The giant redwoods of Muir Woods are a 'must see', both majestic and humbling, and right over the hill from the cottage. Mill Valley has a film festival every October featuring international filmmakers and their work. There are also a number of small coffee houses, art galleries, restaurants and boutiques in town. For entertainment, the Throckmorton Theater has a variety of live music, plays, and comedy. Also Sweetwater is a club which features a variety of musical acts. The towns of Mill Valley and Sausalito are unique but quite different from each other. There are several state and national recreation areas nearby featuring world renowned hiking and mountain biking. Pt. Reyes National Seashore features oyster farms where you can sit outside and picnic and barbecue your own oysters. Close by San Francisco has everything one of the world's great cities can offer; museums, galleries, shopping, historic sites, world-renowned restaurants, parks, breathtaking views and much more! Also close, via a short beautiful drive, are Napa, Sonoma and Mendocino Valleys featuring world class wineries. For those who love the water, you can rent kayaks and paddle San Francisco Bay or rent a sail boat. Walking across the Golden Gate Bridge with it's incredible panorama of San Francisco is an incredible experience. A short walk down from the cottage and you are on a walking and bike path through a picturesque wetland which is part of San Francisco Bay. There is also a small spa within walking distance where you can take a hot tub and get a massage. There is also a horseback riding stable located in Tennessee Valley and less than 3 miles from the cottage.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1995

About the owner: My family has been in the Bay Area for generations and survived the San Francisco earthquake in 1906. My grandmother owned a cottage on Mt. Tamalpais in the 1920's. My father helped put up some of the original hiking trail signs on the mountain. I came back to Mill Valley when I was working as CNN correspondent in San Francisco. I've traveled all over the world and Mill Valley is one of the most wonderful spots on earth.

Why the Owner Chose Mill Valley:
Mill Valley is so close to one of the world's great cities, has numerous great restaurants and charm, yet it's minutes to be on hiking trails with gorgeous views and no one around. Trips to the wine country in Napa and Sonoma Valleys are 40 minutes away. This is the cottage on the property of my main house which I now rent out. Because there are two redwoods just feet from the windows and small deck, you feel like you are in a tree-house. But there are many windows and LOTS of light. It feels very private yet, so close to everything by walking or by car. There is also a small spa walking distance down the hill where you can get a massage. Mill Valley has a film festival every October featuring international filmakers and their work. There are also a number of small coffee houses,art galleries and boutiques in town. For entertainment, the Throckmorton Theater has a variety of music, plays, and comedy. Also Sweetwater is a club which features a variety of musical acts. Nearby is the Green Gulch Farm, a Buddhist retreat featuring classes and organic produce. Sausalito is only a couple miles away and you can walk or drive to this charming town right on San Francisco Bay which is very European in feel. There is also a great art festival there every September. There are several state and federal recreation areas for hikers and bikers within ten miles of Mill Valley. Not only is there Muir Woods, with it's gorgeous huge redwoods, but Mt. Tamalpais where some of the first mountain bikes were designed to ride on the fire trails. Stinson Beach and Muir Beach are both quaint beach towns just over the hill from Mill Valley.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
I fell in love with the property because it was SO close to where I worked in San Francisco, yet I felt like I was miles away from the rest of the world. The cottage is very private and quiet with soaring redwoods outside, yet lots of windows make it very light and cheery.


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Speaks: english

 

Photos

  • Living Room/Dining Area with lots of windows and small balcony

    Living Room/Dining Area with lots of windows and small balcony

  • Looking back from living room  toward kitchen and dining area.

    Looking back from living room toward kitchen and dining area.

  • Cheery bedroom with King Bed

    Cheery bedroom with King Bed

  • Small bright office with view in trees

    Small bright office with view in trees

  • Desk in the office with view of the trees

    Desk in the office with view of the trees

  • Small outdoor seating area on front porch

    Small outdoor seating area on front porch

  • A doe and her two fawns seen through bedroom window.

    A doe and her two fawns seen through bedroom window.

  • Mt. Tamalpais from a nearby hiking trail

    Mt. Tamalpais from a nearby hiking trail

  • Muir Beach overlook looking south

    Muir Beach overlook looking south

  • A 'wild' visitor to trailhead less than 3 miles from the cottage

    A 'wild' visitor to trailhead less than 3 miles from the cottage

  • Above Tiburon looking toward Angel Island and San Francisco 5 miles away

    Above Tiburon looking toward Angel Island and San Francisco 5 miles away

  • Hike to Tennessee Valley beach about 3mi from cottage

    Hike to Tennessee Valley beach about 3mi from cottage

  • Dining area in living room

    Dining area in living room

  • Kitchen with Gas Stove

    Kitchen with Gas Stove

  • Balcony and entrance to small office with lots of light.

    Balcony and entrance to small office with lots of light.

  • Looking out towards balcony. Redwood tree outside to the right

    Looking out towards balcony. Redwood tree outside to the right

  • Bathroom with stall shower

    Bathroom with stall shower

  • View from driveway with redwood tree on the left

    View from driveway with redwood tree on the left

  • Downtown Mill Valley square by the Depot cafe and bookstore

    Downtown Mill Valley square by the Depot cafe and bookstore

  • Stinson Beach looking toward Pt. Reyes

    Stinson Beach looking toward Pt. Reyes

  • Tennessee Valley hiking trails less than 3 miles from the cottage

    Tennessee Valley hiking trails less than 3 miles from the cottage

  • Above the town of Tiburon looking SW towards SF about 5 miles from the cottage

    Above the town of Tiburon looking SW towards SF about 5 miles from the cottage

  • The Golden Gate Bridge looking toward Marin County on San Francisco side

    The Golden Gate Bridge looking toward Marin County on San Francisco side

  • Trail 3 mi. from cottage looking north to Richardson Bay

    Trail 3 mi. from cottage looking north to Richardson Bay

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  • Sleeps
    2
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Property type
    Cottage
  • Reviews
    11
Owner
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
  • Response time: Within a few hours
  • Response rate: 90%
  • Calendar last updated: 02/06/2015
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