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Designer View Home -- Walk to the Square

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

This immaculate and stunning designer property aims to meet your needs for a delightful visit to Mill Valley. It has the feel of a city home, but with views of Mount Tamalpais and the valley. Hear coyotes in the distance and owls in the trees. This is an independent house, located on a beautiful walking street which loops to Cascade Falls and other beautiful trails. Enjoy the local beauty or take a quick 20 minute trip to San Francisco, Napa(30 minutes) or Muir Woods. The house is located just 10 minutes walking distance from the Mill Valley Square.

With a large deck just off the kitchen, you can enjoy outdoor dining in the beautiful Mill Valley climate nearly all year. The home is furnished with collected items and is perfect for small families or those visiting family in the area. A king bed in the master bedroom and two twins in the second can accommodate 4 people perfectly. The kitchen has all the amenities for an inspired meal. All linens and towels are top quality. Front loading washer and dryer.

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More Details

Property Manager
Bettina Stiewe
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, german
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 17, 2018

About Bettina Stiewe

We're real estate professionals working for Christies in San Francisco and Marin. We know great properties and live just down the street. We take great pride in our properties and work diligently to keep them surpassing expectations. We love to share our knowledge of the area with those visiting.

Bettina Stiewe purchased this house in 2007

Why Bettina Stiewe chose Mill Valley

We live just down the street and originally purchased this property for family to be near us. We had many requests for this type of property and have made it available to others.

Guestbook comments from the manager

I have been meaning to write to you since staying in your wonderful home over the Christmas holiday. We had a great trip and really loved your home. The mountain setting was spectacular, and your home was very comfortable and charming. Thanks for allowing us to stay during the holiday. It made the entire vacation wonderful.


Dec 2011
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Mill Valley House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Full 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Top quality towels and robes are offered for our guests as well as beach towels for trips to the nearby beaches.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Top of the line linens and down comforters are used for the utmost comfort in our bedrooms. TV with DVD is in the master bedroom (as well as living area).
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Wood Deck
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeper
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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Designer View Home -- Walk to the Square
average rating of 4.717949 based on 44 reviews

Cozy cottage with great view

  • 5 of 5

It's a beautiful house perched on a cliff with nice view.

Modern amenities in the kitchen and the house throughout.

What we like:

- clean

- Functional patio with dining table

- balcony in master bedroom

- nicely appointed throughout the house

- close to downtown MV

- there's a staircase that connects Lovell Ave and Throckmorton down below which makes walking to the town easy and safe

Both bedrooms are downstairs and while the bathroom is on the upper floor but not a big deal at all. The laundry is by the shack outside by the entrance, which is just fine considering.

Street is narrow but very light traffic, almost never run into other cars.

Parking on the street wasn't a problem either.

Overall a very nice property and well maintained.

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much, Michael. Appreciate the kind words. We hope you'll be back in the area for another visit! Best, Bettina and Payton
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'Just like home, but better

  • 5 of 5

The house is a perfect hotel alternative for me as a business traveler. All the comforts of home are found here and the decks make the house's livable space much more generous that the square footage suggests. I enjoyed meals on the deck and the wonderful views across the valley. Access to the Mill Valley’s square is a nice walk or a very short drive. Each business day I drove to one of the two nearby ferry terminals, parked my car and commuted across the bay into SF. The short walk from the SF Ferry Building to the Financial District is a wonderful beginning or end to the workday and the ferry schedule offers convenient times throughout the am and pm rush hours. Mill Valley is full of tight, windy and hilly roads, so I rented a small car that made driving and parking more manageable. This house and town are each a wonderful place to stay and for many reasons.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2012
  • Stayed: June 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Wonderful property, perfect location and hosts were very accommodating. Would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This is a great house. I have stayed here many times and it has always proven the ideal retreat after a day at work or having fun somewhere from the seemingly endless pool of activities and places to visit in the area. Excellent on all counts!

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great, as always!

  • 5 of 5

I have stayed here many times before and, as always, the house proved to be the perfect home away from home at the end of a few, long business days. Clean, comfortable, great deck to relax on and enjoy the beautiful view of the trees below and Mount Tam ahead.

Thank you: I look forward to my next stay!

  • Submitted: May 11, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Overall recommended

  • 4 of 5

Mixed feelings really. The appartnent is in a beautiful spot, nicely placed on a hill in the trees. Unfortunately when we were there the builders next door were really noisy so it was far from peaceful. Of course this wasn't the owners fault so they really couldn't help us. Wifi and sleeping arrangement were perfect, as was available amenities in the kitchen. Would have been nice for milk and coffee to be made available as well - we arrived having travelled 12-14 hours then had to go out again to shop!! Lots of nice eateries within a short drive. Personally I found it a little creepy at night - but that was just me, didn't bother the rest of my family - lots of creaks etc with it being a wooden cabin ! Overall I'd recommend X

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
28 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.8 Miles
Mill Valley Beer Works
Nearest Ferry
7.4 Miles
Sausalito Ferry
Nearest Motorway
2.7 Miles
101 at Blithedale
Nearest Ski
183 Miles
Sugarbowl, CA
Nearest Beach
11.1 Miles
Stinson Beach
Car: necessary

This home is situated on the sunny side of the canyon, on a walking loop (Lovell Loop) which connects to waterfalls, trails and the Dipsea. About 10 minutes walk to downtown Mill Valley, a quick walk to playgrounds and the library.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $175
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 12.0%

Fresh Linens, towels, toilet paper, paper towels and soap, dishwashing liquid and laundry soap all provided.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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