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Downtown Mill Valley Large One Bedroom Rental

Bedrooms 1
Space 729 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Apartment, 1 Bedroom + Convertible sofa, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2 Adults & 2 children)

Located in the lower level of a three-story 1919 Late Victorian cottage, with a separate gated entry court yard garden, this charming, spacious one-bedroom suite is 729 SF-almost three times as large as a typical hotel room-and can sleep a family of 4 comfortably--maximum 2 adults, 2 children. It is less than a two minute walk to the Mill Valley Plaza and Depot, Sequoia Theatre/Mill Valley Film Festival and Mill Valley Outdoor Art Club, less than a three minute walk to City Hall, three coffee houses, twenty restaurants and popular Mill Valley Market (Grocery, Produce and Meat Departments, Delicatessen, Wine and Spirits and Ready-to-Eat Foods) and easy walking distance to 142 Throckmorton Theatre [Live entertainment including dramatic and musical theatre, comedy, jazz, classical concerts, cabaret, dance and youth performances], legendary Sweetwater Music Hall, the Mill Valley Fall Arts Festival and Mill Valley Library.

Situated in Mill Valley's best weather area, the rental suite location is ideally suited for: (1) Vacations; (2) Family or guest holiday visits; (3) Business travel; (4) Corporate housing, extended stays due to re-location or house-hunting or home construction, alterations or additions; (5) temporary stays for multiple cultural events, including the Fall Arts Festival, Mill Valley Film Festival or other civic or cultural events and (6) Close proximity for reception or party preparation at Mill Valley Outdoor Art Club.

Mill Valley is a picturesque California town of 14,000 residents and creative hideaway situated on the eastern slope of Mount Tamalpais. Nestled among redwoods, hills and canyons, Mill Valley is only ten minutes north of the Golden Gate Bridge and City of San Francisco, yet less than one hour from Sonoma and Napa Wine Country.

What sets Historical Mill Valley apart is not just the spectacular physical beauty of its setting, but equally its human environment-uniquely combining tranquility and liveliness, privacy and community involvement, urban sophistication and village charm. Starting in 1905 with The Dipsea Race, the first cross-country race in the country, Mill Valley has a rich cultural tradition with the Mountain Play in 1913, the Mill Valley Fall Arts Festival in 1957, the Marin Theatre Company, a professional regional theatre in 1966, the Mill Valley Film Festival in 1978 and the 142 Throckmorton Theatre recently revived, although in existence since 1915. Re-opened in February 2012, after a lengthly absence, is the Sweetwater Music Hall located in the remodeled Masonic Hall and located two blocks from the Rental.

Mill Valley is flanked by the picturesque City of Sausalito, 10 minutes south and the Town of Tiburon 10 minutes east with Angel Island State Park only a one mile ride (via Angel Island-Tiburon Ferry), all on San Francisco Bay. Although Mill Valley is close to San Francisco, it is adjacent to the Golden Gate National Recreation Area and only 10 minutes to the Muir Woods National Monument and Tennessee Valley Trail head, 20 minutes to Muir Beach, or Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, 30 minutes to Stinson Beach and less than an hour to Point Reyes National Seashore.

Although one recommends longer stays, Mill Valley is only a 2-1/2 hour day trip to Monterrey and Camel and four hours to spectacular Lake Tahoe or Yosemite National Park; Yosemite Valley should be on your 'bucket list' and, especially during late spring, one of the most beautiful places in the world.

The rental was architecturally designed and completely altered in 2006, including new foundations, drainage, heating, fire protection (sprinklers), thermal and acoustical insulation, electrical, seismic upgrades, kitchen, fireplace meeting all building codes.

The furnished rental is also available for long term month-to-month terms at substantially lower rates, depending on length of occupancy.

Keywords: Duplex, Late Victorian Cottage, Mill Valley, Downtown, Rental

More Details

Daniel & Michelle Archer
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 21, 2017

About Daniel & Michelle Archer

Daniel and Michelle Archer are the owners and live on the upper two levels of the duplex. Daniel is an architect and Michelle is a childcare teacher. They have three older children, their youngest daughter is a college senior in Southern California.

Daniel & Michelle Archer purchased this apartment in 1998

Why Daniel & Michelle Archer chose San Francisco Bay Area

The rental is located close to downtown Mill Valley and in the best weather area (Sunnyside Avenue), close to parks, San Francisco and Mount Tamalpais. The Victorian Cottage was built in 1919 and the rental unit was fully upgraded and upper level substantially upgraded preserving and complementing existing details.

What makes this apartment unique

In addition to being within walking distance to over 20 restaurants, live theatre, cinema, market, coffee houses, shopping and other downtown amenities, it is a very large One-Bedroom (729 SF), three times as large as a typical hotel room, and large enough to entertain up to eight people.


Mill Valley Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 729 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Village ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Tub and Shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Living Area - 1 baby crib , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen Size Sofa Bed & Optional Baby Crib ($25 fee for crib)
  • King size bed (1) California King in bedroom and (1) Queen size sleeper with 1-1/2' thick pillow top convertible sofa Bed in Living Area and (1) Baby Crib available with advanced notice, portable crib available for one-time $25.00 setup and cleaning charge; meets Federal and JPMA Certified baby crib Standards and includes mattress, waterproof pad, crib sheets (1 additional provided), blanket and bumpers.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
A bottle of Napa or Sonoma County wine, fresh flowers and one pound of Peet's Coffee upon arrival (each week for longer rentals) , Dining table seating six (6) expands to seat eight (8), Iron provided, Iron Board available with advance notice, Certified (CPR, etc.) baby sitter may be available with advance notice.


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average rating of 5.0 based on 63 reviews

great experience

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful property and excellent location. We will stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Santa Barbara, Ca

Wonderful place to stay and walking distance to everything you need.

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful place. Very true to the pictures. Walking distance to downtown Mill Valley and hikes.

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Location was perfect. The rental was charming and clean.

  • 5 of 5

Excellent restaurants as well as a village market all within walking distance.

We would highly recommend this vacation rental.

  • Submitted: May 22, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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  • 5 of 5

I loved the apartment. It was nicely appointed, well stocked, close to town and a short hike up to my daughters new place. I rented at the last moment; the landlords were quick to respond to my request. I will definitely rent this apartment again!

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
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Great Stay!

  • 5 of 5

This property is in a great location...walking distance to coffee shops, stores, and restaurants. My wife, 18 mos old daughter, and I, found it quite spacious and equipped with all the necessities. We would definitely consider staying here again in the future!

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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The Perfect Place

  • 5 of 5

This lovely cottage was perfect place to transport us from our busy lives to a slower pace where we could walk for anything we wanted. The hosts for this cottage were wonderful and everything we needed was at our fingertips. It would be hard to find a better location whether you just want to hang in the charming downtown area or you want to head out to other nearby attractions. The accommodations were exceptionally clean and the wine waiting for us with the fresh flowers on the dining room table were the perfect touch. This place has such good energy as does Mill Valley. We loved our stay here and were not in a hurry to leave. It was amazing and I can't wait to get back for another visit. Thank you so much for your amazing hospitality.

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
26.8 Miles
San Francisco Internl or Oakland (36.3 miles)
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Six bars within 2 blocks
Nearest Ferry
5.4 Miles
Larkspur Ferry or Sausalito Ferry (6.3 Miles)
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Mill Valley Golf Course
Nearest Train
23.6 Miles
Amtrak at Emeryville
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Miles
Highway 101 and Highway 1 (2.5 miles)
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Twenty restaurants within 2 blocks
Nearest Ski
202 Miles
Six major Lake Tahoe Ski Resorts
Nearest Beach
5.6 Miles
Muir Beach or Stinson Beach (12.1 miles)
Nearest Point of Interest
Mill Valley Plaza
Nearest Point of Interest
Mill Valley Market
Nearest Point of Interest
Sequoia Theatre
Nearest Point of Interest
Artdoor Art Club
Nearest Point of Interest
142 Throckmorton
Nearest Point of Interest
Boyle Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Mill Valley Golf Course
Nearest Point of Interest
Mill Valley Library
Nearest Point of Interest
Old Mill Park
Car: not necessary

Spectacular physical beauty of its setting, Liveliness and privacy and community involvement, Urban sophistication and village charm, The Dipsea Race--the first cross-country race in the country, Mountain Play, Mill Valley Fall Arts Festival, Marin Theatre Company--professional regional theatre, Mill Valley Film Festival, 142 Throckmorton Theatre and the legendary Sweetwater.


Rates & Availability

Mill Valley Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Additional Guest Fee $10 per person per night
Damage Deposit $250

$250.00 Refundable Security/Damage Deposit.
RATES include cleaning after departure.
Rates are for two guests only. Due to additional housekeeping, linens and laundry, an additional $10 per guest per day charge is required for more than two guests.
50% Advance 10 days before Arrival; 50% Balance on Arrival.
3-6 nights (MIN 3), $185 night +12% tax
7-13 nights, $165 night +12% tax
14-20 nights, $155 night +12% tax
21-27 nights, $145 night +12% tax
28+ nights, $135 night (NO TAX)
Longer month-to-month stays available with substantial savings
MAXIMUM TWO Adults and TWO Children. THREE (3%) discount for cash, check, money order

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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