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Sun Drenched, Private, Peaceful,Nestled at the Base of Mt. Tam

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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Sleeps:12
  • Bedrooms:5
  • Bathrooms:5.5
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

You will be amazed at how this conveniently located property feels so peaceful and remote. You can enjoy it with your family, as a romantic hideaway or well earned retreat. It is only 20 minutes from San Francisco, 1 mile from downtown Mill Valley, 30 minutes to the Beach or Muir Woods. An excursion to the wine country is just 45 minutes away.

The home offers 3 lovely guest rooms that are included in the basic rental rate. The master has wonderful views of Mount Tam, a private fireplace and Jacuzzi tub. The two other guest rooms also have great views and their own full bathrooms with bath tubs. All the rooms are spacious, bright and warm. The 3 guest rooms are all on the top floor with all day sun and maximum views, and are the primary rentals.

For larger groups additional 4th and 5th* equally lovely bedrooms and a guest cottage can be made available for an extra charge. The extra rooms are on the entry level with a separate entrance possibility. The guest cottage is bright and sunny and detached but shares the bathroom with the 5th bedroom. (see rates below)

*The 5th bedroom can be closed off from the main home with an accordion door and the owner occasionally keeps it for private use when the home is not fully rented and she is in residence. She makes it available for large groups upon request and when she is not in residence. The owner does not have access to the public areas of the primary residence during rentals.

You will want to cook up a storm in the gorgeous kitchen. Counters are granite, cabinets maple and the views, spectacular. The kitchen is open, airy and enjoys all day sun. There is a formal dining room with a gorgeous custom chenille mahogany wood table, living room with sunken fireplace, and cozy family room with a wood burning stove.

The home is spacious with high ceilings, views in every direction hardwood floors and plush carpets in the family room and bedrooms. It is casually elegant with the outside incorporated within. Pictures simply cannot capture the lovely and peaceful ambiance experienced immediately when you enter the front door.

This sun-drenched home offers world class hiking and mountain biking right from the front porch. There are so many day trips and outside adventures available, but you will have a hard time leaving the sun and tranquility of the many decks and pool. Many a day I have gazed at the fog far off in the distance horizon reminding me that my sun drenched home is a magical enclave of warm sunny skies.

In keeping with the gorgeous setting, the home itself is 'green'. The cleaning products are all natural with no artificial fragrances, the soaps are scented with all natural organic lavender essential oil and detergents are fragrance free. The pool is solar heated and cleaned with a silver mineral system instead of chlorine.

Treat your self, your family, your friends; come share my peace of heaven on earth.

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Owner

Member since: 2009

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 2 days
Response Rate: 80%
Calendar last updated: 12/02/2016

Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Children Welcome:

    kid friendly DVD/VHS library, some toys,board games and trampoline available for kids and adults. ...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    K-9 guests cannot be 'barkers' or diggers and must have claws trimmed before visiting. $20 guest fee for K-9 guests. ...moreless

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 11-12

Bathrooms: 5 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • The property leads directly to hiking trails on Mt Tam. There is a trampoline for the kids-young and old. Redwood groves on the property yet full all day sun. ...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable:

    The family room has service with Comcast with a programmable DVR and includes HBO,ENCORE, STARZ and On Demand shows....moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Games
  • Video Library

Attractions

  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Boating
  • Horseshoes
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    Mountain views and magnificent trees from every direction....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Racquetball
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    Seats 8 comfortably(4 additional chairs available)...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people

General

  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    Must bring own wood and please clean up afterwards...moreless

  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    Nordic track and stationary bike in the family room....moreless

  • Free Long Distance
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    $3/load on honor system...moreless

  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace:

    (3) Must bring own wood...moreless

  • Wood Stove

Kitchen

  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker:

    Drip and large french press...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Fully stocked...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    Double oven...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony:

    This is off the master bedroom and is a lovely place to catch the last rays of the day....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    A private balcony off the master suite, a huge deck off the the kitchen which wraps around to include the dining room. The pool has a huge deck with plenty of room on both for entertaining or just quiet enjoyment. ...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub:

    Spa is outside and attached to the pool, so due to it's concrete base cannot be sufficiently heated on cold winter days. Hot Tub NOT available after 10 p.m....moreless

  • Private Pool:

    The pool is solar heated, so it is dependent on Mother Nature. It is not swimmable in winter and early spring months. ****Please do NOT use speakers or blast music as it disturbs the neighbors....moreless

 

Reviews

Write a review 4.9
from 43 traveler reviews
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Christmas/New Years
Dec 23 - Jan 2, 2017
3 night min stay
$775
$5,400
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$750
$5,200 $10,000

Rates are based on 10 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • cottage(twin bed-per nt) $50 + tax
  • 5th bedroom (per night) $150 + tax
  • $20/nt/guest over 11 gts $20 + tax
  • Housekeeping $275 + tax
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $750
  • Pet Fee $20 + tax
  • 4th bedroom (per night) $150 + tax
  • Tax Rate 12%

Notes:

The home is situated on a peaceful canyon. Out of respect for my neighbors right to enjoy that peace, I agreed to impose a 10 pm rule. Guests need to plan their outside times on decks, in the spa and by the pool, to be inside by 10 p.m. Violations of this rule can result in forfeiting of the damage deposit. If there is any damage, in addition to outside noise after 10 p.m., guests will be billed.

Also note that the maximum allowed is 11 guests. Over that is by owner prior agreement and at a $20/person/night over the 11 max.

PLEASE NOTE RE RATE QUOTES: The VRBO website does not have the capacity to accurately reflect my rates. To accommodate large and small gatherings, I provide flexibility with how I quote the home. This way smaller groups do not have to pay the same rate as larger groups. The website accurately reflects that I charge $150/night extra for each of the 4th and 5th bedrooms and cottage if needed, but it cannot bill that accurately. This is why the website may give one quote and I another. I will always itemize my quotes which you can check against the details listed in the rate section of the website. So sorry for an confusion, it is out of my control


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Location

The home is unique in that it is surrounded by Redwoods yet has all day south facing sun. It is incredibly quiet and peaceful, with a private pool and wonderful views. Situated at the base of Mt. Tam, you can hike and then sun by the pool. Restaurants and shopping in Mill Valley are first class. Or, you can go on sightseeing adventures to Muir Woods, Stinson Beach or Napa. This is a fantastic vacation home or weekend get-a-way. (There is also a trampoline for the kids). Mill Valley offers several day camps for the kids so the entire family can enjoy a real summer vacation.

 

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Calendar last updated: 12/02/2016

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Photos

  • dining and living rooms

    dining and living rooms

  • Entry area.

    Entry area.

  • From foyer towards dining area and upstairs bedrooms.

    From foyer towards dining area and upstairs bedrooms.

  • From kitchen towards living/dining areas.

    From kitchen towards living/dining areas.

  • kitchen

    kitchen

  • View from pool of kitchen, dining room, lower 4th and 5th bedroom decks.

    View from pool of kitchen, dining room, lower 4th and 5th bedroom decks.

  • moon setting as  viewed  from master balcony (view from bed!)

    moon setting as viewed from master balcony (view from bed!)

  • Master bathroom with jacuzzi tub

    Master bathroom with jacuzzi tub

  • Primary rental bedroom with full sized bed and private full bath.

    Primary rental bedroom with full sized bed and private full bath.

  • Additional 5th bedroom with full sized bed-shares full bath with cottage.

    Additional 5th bedroom with full sized bed-shares full bath with cottage.

  • Entry

    Entry

  • Living Room and 'cozy section'

    Living Room and 'cozy section'

  • View of family room from foyer.

    View of family room from foyer.

  • Pool, kitchen deck and hiking ridge above

    Pool, kitchen deck and hiking ridge above

  • Entertainment area off mini kitchen by pool.

    Entertainment area off mini kitchen by pool.

  • Master with king sized bed and sitting area

    Master with king sized bed and sitting area

  • Primary rental bedroom with queen sized bed and private full bath.

    Primary rental bedroom with queen sized bed and private full bath.

  • Additional 4th bedroom on lower level with full sized bed and private full bath.

    Additional 4th bedroom on lower level with full sized bed and private full bath.

  • Cottage.

    Cottage.

  • Sunset from the kitchen deck.

    Sunset from the kitchen deck.

VRBO #241322

This listing was first published here in 2009.

Date last modified - Friday, December 02, 2016

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Mill Valley, CA, USA #241322

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