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Peaceful Mill Valley Jewel

Bedrooms 1
Space 627 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 30 nights


About the property

House, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 3-4)

Nestled on the hill above the town, this secluded and private 1 bedroom apartment is the true essence of Mill Valley. Our guest apartment is situated in a lush quiet setting looking out over town through wooded treetops. While inside you will enjoy the greenery that surrounds you and the warm welcoming light that cascades in from the large windows & doors. Its central location to shopping, great restaurants, Mt Tam, beaches and the Wine Country, allow the convenience of all that the Northern Bay Area has to offer. Your retreat is thoughtfully appointed, allowing you to enjoy all the comforts of home. Enjoy an open floor plan of a large living room with dining area off a well equipped kitchen equipped with all you might need to create your gourmet meal. Full bath with shower. (With a separate plumbed outdoor claw foot tub on the deck). There is one big bedroom with a queen size bed and a separate day bed. With two decks off the living area there is plenty of out door space to enjoy entertaining, relaxing with a good book or watching the deer graze in the yard. Our convenient location, open and well appointed environment along with its affordable price makes for a great value here in beautiful Mill Valley.

Please be aware that Mill Valley consists of many tiny streets covering the hillsides-the streets are narrow and most are 2 way. It can be very intimidating when driving up and down the hills. Accidents rarely happen as people are very accustom to these streets but to a visitor they can be daunting. Use caution at all times. The parking in front is first come first serve so if there are no spaces, try parking further up the hill.

Keywords: House-Lower Unit- located on a small street above the quaint town of Mill Valley. Peaceful and private surrounded by nature yet so close to town you can smell the coffee. Easy access to SF, bus, ferry's Mt Tam and Muir Woods. Less than an hour to wine country. Mill Valley is a valley town and the roads are all very small and windy as they traverse the hills above town. An economy car can be less daunting for those unaccustomed to driving on narrow roads.

More Details

Jeannie Rorvik
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 10, 2018

About Jeannie Rorvik

Jeannie Rorvik is a licensed Realtor in Mill Valley, the town she grew up in. She is the perfect person for some inside tips on the area. An avid hiker and a lover of the arts provide her with some valuable insight that she is willing to share. Weather it's a good place to eat or help with the local real estate market her advice means to benefit her guests.

Jeannie Rorvik purchased this house in 1985

Why Jeannie Rorvik chose Mill Valley

I love Mill Valley and have an opportunity to share it with others. I love offering tips and local insight to this area. I am very knowledgeful of all the steps and trails all over the area. Bring your walking shoes if you really want to experience Mill Valley. I even have maps of the trails in the apartmenr-ready for your use.

What makes this house unique

It is less than a five minute walk to the Mill Valley Plaza, Depot, and Public Transportation, Sequoia Theater/Mill Valley Film Festival, Mill Valley Outdoor Art Club, City Hall, three coffee houses, twenty restaurants and popular Mill Valley Market (Grocery, Produce & Meat Departments, Delicatessen, Wine & Spirits, Ready-to-Eat Foods) and 142 Throckmorton Theater, Sweetwater Bar, the Mill Valley Fall Arts Festival and Mill Valley Library.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Your reception was so warm and I like the way you arrange things in your guest house. The herbs on the balcony, the tiny birdhouse, an outside bath tub!

Thank you for the bird book and binoculars and the French coffee.

I love the palm tree, I never saw a specimen like that!

Sep 2009
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Mill Valley House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 627 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Downtown
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Town
  • Village
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), (1) Graco portable crib available. Double bed Sleeper sofa in Living area.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Small Cooler
  • Wood Deck
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • arboretum
  • bay/sound
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Washer & dryer available on request in upper unit. Plumbed outdoor bathtub on private large sunny deck off living room.


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Peaceful Mill Valley Jewel
average rating of 4.7027025 based on 38 reviews
Boulder, Colorado

what a good find!

  • 5 of 5

I enjoyed nothing more then sitting on the deck, in the sun, drinking my coffee completely surrounded by nature. I will most definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2009
  • Stayed: April 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very Nice Stay

  • 5 of 5

The apartment has a great amount of space and is peacefully located on a quiet hillside. The owners give you lots of privacy but are very accomadating. Its a short 5-10 minute walk to downtown so you hardly need a car while you are in town. I would definetely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sutter Creek, CA

So peaceful

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay in this VRBO in Mill Valley. Perfectly set up for our 2 day stay. In fact, perfectly set up to live in full time! Very quiet with a wonderful deck and view. We even had a deer wander through the back yard at one point.

An easy enjoyable walk to downtown as long as you don't mind some stairs.

Would have changed nothing about our stay. Perfect!

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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needs improvment

  • 1 of 5

Guest instructions in apartment say, "a work in progress."

Overall a very disappointing experience. Parking, very problematic.Outdoor furniture moldy and seat cushions very soiled. Indoor oven very soiled. Outdoor garden, nonexistent. Outdoor gas grill, never been cleaned. We informed owner and she did offer to come in and clean but it was after the fact. Perhaps down the road this "work in progress," may improve but for us it did not.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolute gem of an apartment - quiet and garden full of wildlife

  • 5 of 5

Apartment was very well presented with comfortable beds and well equipped. Fantastic setting with hummingbirds dancing around in the morning and deer in the garden. Peaceful and a great place for recharging your batteries. Easy walk (but down steps) to town, where there are plenty of places to eat. Very nice supermarket in town centre and Safeway a little further away. Great base for exploring the coast (Muir Bay and Stinson Beach highly recommended). Lost count of all the wildlife we saw - even whales and a dolphin off Stinson Beach. Very highly recommended and Jeannie is lovely! Will definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Location. Great Owner. Great Stay!

  • 5 of 5

This home is conveniently located in the middle of Mill Valley. It's just a 5-10 stroll down to the MV Square. The home was equipped with everything you need for your stay and it was very clean. The owner lives in the main house (attached) but she leaves you to enjoy your stay on your own. Much appreciated!

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
SFO & Oakland
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Sausalito & Larkspur
Nearest Golf
0.25 Miles
Mill Valley Golf Course
Nearest Train
30 Miles
SF & Oakland
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Hwy 101& Hwy 1
Nearest Ski
120 Miles
Nearest Beach
7 Miles
Stinson Bolinas and Muir Beach

The Dipsea Race--the first cross-country race in the country, Mountain Play, Mill Valley Fall Arts Festival, Marin Theater Company--professional regional theater, Mill Valley Film Festival, 142 Throckmorton Theater featuring Comedy night every Tuesday, and many other GREAT artists & musicians thru the week. The infamous Sweetwater Bar has great food and music!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $75
Tax Rate 12.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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