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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

Apt., King Bedrm., Convertible sofa, 1 Bath, Sleeps up to 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 and 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 lengthy 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


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:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Village ...
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • 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
  • paddle boating
  • 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
  • sound/bay fishing
  • 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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Downtown Mill Valley Large One Bedroom Rental
average rating of 4.942029 based on 69 reviews

Clean, quiet, comfortable, and impeccably stocked.

  • 5 of 5

We chose this property primarily for it's full kitchen, which is adequately equipped, clean, and functional. The other accommodations were equally pleasant, and the location in the center of Mill Valley made for a wonderful visit.

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Chapel hill, nc

Great Downtown Mill Valley location

  • 4 of 5

Now I know what it would be like to live right in downtown Mill Valley! And I would love it.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Noblesville, IN, USA


  • 5 of 5

Great place and location - we would stay there again...

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We loved staying on the first floor of this wooden house, a separate apartment really.

  • 5 of 5

Everything worked, the major appliances and the lights. Furniture was comfortable and solid. Kitchen was very functional. Everything--linens, dish ware, rugs, furniture--was clean upon our arrival early in the morning. Location's proximity to downtown Mill Valley is superb, barely five-minutes walk. We ate in great restaurants in Mill Valley (walked to dinner) and Sausalito (quick drive), but never even got to San Francisco--didn't feel any need to. It is hard to imagine a better VRBO. I did talk face-to-face with the landlady, and she was very helpful. Parking is a little tricky, but do-able. Only spoke with her husband by telephone, but he too possesses good verbal skills. Oh, I was able to ride my road bicycle over to Sausalito and get within sight of the Golden Gate Bridge bikepath. From the VRBO, bike was only 8 miles one-way to GGB.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great little place

  • 4 of 5

What a perfect location for revisiting or exploring lower Marin County. Lovely and cozy place with gas fireplace, kitchen and little patio. Fully stocked kitchen The "welcome" flowers, wine, and coffee were a wonderful touch.:) Here for family gathering Aug 9 - 18. We scooted over to SFO Pier 39 on Sausalito ferry and did a picnic lunch trip to Mt. Tam before we headed to North Coast for reunion. The only difficulty was parking due to proximity to town which isn't necessarily a bad thing. There was ample open parking about a block away Definitely recommend. Jan and Tony

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location, parking difficult

  • 3 of 5

Perfect for two adults. The house is clean, neat and centrally located. Although, parking is very difficult due to the proximity of downtown Mill Valley. We had to move our car regularly to meet the local parking restrictions. I would have rated this location higher except for the lack of parking and the noise of a late night party at the house above the apartment.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: On the first page of our “Welcome” page, we explain that due to the Rental proximity to downtown, we explain that (1) if you park free in front on the Rental, you have to move your car ONCE a day between 1:00-2:00 PM; (2) Unlimited free parking, with no restrictions, is available approximately one-half block (300 feet) away and (3) off-street parking is available for $10 night. Our daughter was home for college and on a Saturday night and we had a dinner party for friends in our family room and kitchen, which is not over the Rental; all guests left by 10:00 pm.
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Daniel & Michelle Archer
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 25, 2018

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 Mill Valley

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.


Point Reyes National Seashore
Muir Woods National Monument
Angel Island - Tiburon Ferry
Golden Gate Bridge
Golden Gate Ferry - Sausalito
Golden Gate Ferry
Stinson Beach
Mount Tamalpais
Muir Beach Overlook
Depot Bookstore & Cafe
"Center of Downtown (Old Train Depot, currently a coffee shop and book store) Twenty restaura..."
CineArts at Sequoia
"Independent cinema and home of Mill Valley Film Festival each October."
Mill Valley Market
"Grocery, Produce and Meat Departments, Delicatessen, Wine and Spirits and Ready-to-Eat Foods"
The Outdoor Art Club
"Bernard Maybeck designed; used for wedding receptions and meetings."
142 Throckmorton Ave
"Live entertainment including Tuesday night comedy, dramatic and musical theatre, comedy perf..."
Boyle Park
"Tennis Courts, Play Structures, Picnic Area, Baseball& Softball Fields, Creek."
Mill Valley Golf Course
"Nestled in amongst majestic redwood trees and a creek, the nine hole course plays 4,123 yard..."
Mill Valley Public Library
"The existing architectural award winning library was built in 1966 next to Old Mill Park, ne..."
Old Mill Park
"Play Structures, Redwoods, adjacent to Cascade Creek; home to Mill Valley Fall Arts Festival..."
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.




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 12.0%

$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

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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