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Charming 1 Bedroom Mill Valley Cottage

(17 Reviews)

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Living area with flat screen TV, love seat, garden view


Last updated: 02/08/2017

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  • Minimum stay:5 nights
  • Sleeps:2
  • Bedrooms:1
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Cottage, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

This freshly remodeled semi-attached cottage features a beautiful garden setting in the desirable Strawberry section of Mill Valley. The fully furnished and equipped property borders open space - deer are sighted almost daily! It's quiet and peaceful yet only 6 minutes from the Golden Gate Bridge and San Francisco!

Easy parking and quick access to the coast, Mount Tamalpais, Muir Woods, Stinson Beach, and the wine country further north. The bus stop and shopping center is a 5 minute walk.

Ideal for up to two Bay Area vacationers, friends visiting the area, or house-hunters. We also have lots of 'newbie' grandparents! No worries, this cottage is upscale, not 'funky.' No stairs, steps or narrow mountain roads to contend with either!

Please call about availability since we occasionally neglect the calendar function.

'This is a very comfortable, quiet, well equipped cottage with helpful and accommodating owners. The location and freeway access are ideal. We will stay there again next time we are in Marin.'
M.R.- S. California

Keywords: Cottage, quiet, easy parking, gardens, convenient, wood floors, sunny, no stairs
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Member since: 2009

Speaks: english, french
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 02/08/2017

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 700 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 2
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Not Suitable For Children
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

  • Bedroom 1


  • (1) Queen size Bed, full size dresser

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1


  • Walk-in shower with built-in fiberglass seat. Clear glass doors. Large vanity. ...moreless

Other Amenities

  • No stairs or steps. Easy access. Very quiet. Parking never an issue. Great afternoon sun. Convenient to everything in San Francisco and Marin....moreless


  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television:

    27' flat screen...moreless


  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Rural

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 2 people


  • Internet:

    wifi throughout cottage (high speed)...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Extra set provided....moreless

  • Living Room:

    flat screen TV, reading area with LOTS of books, work desk for computer, love seat and rocking chair....moreless

  • Parking:

    Street parking always available...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Extra towels provided...moreless

  • Wireless Internet


  • Kitchen:

    New cabinets. Complete cookware, dishes, utensils, coffee maker, microwave, full size refrigerator, gas stove....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:



  • Deck / Patio:

    Seating area overlooking garden outside cottage w/ small table....moreless

  • Golf:

    Mill Valley Golf Course...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    rentals in Sausalito...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    garden setting (see photos) w/ small sitting area for two....moreless



Write a review 5
from 17 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
5 night min stay
$900 $3,100
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
  • cleaning $75


Cancellations - A thirty (30) day notice is required for cancellation. Cancellations that are made more than (30) days prior to arrival date will incur no penalty. Cancellations or early departure does not warrant any refund of rent. Maximum occupancy is limited to two (2) persons. This property requires a four(4) night minimum stay.

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

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Car: Recommended

wine tasting, abalone diving, the best Bay Area comedy club in Mill Valley!


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1985

About the owner: Chuck and Eileen Ballinger are the owners who live in the semi-attached main house (garage in-between). Eileen is a real estate broker fluent in French. Chuck is an author/ artist/ general contractor/ traveler.

Why the Owner Chose Strawberry, Marin County, CA, USA:
It's proximity to San Francisco is very convenient while its setting in Marin adjoins rural open space. Marin County is our favorite place in the world - and we've been almost everywhere!

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
The cottage looks out on a beautiful European-style garden with terraces and a large fountain (see photo). Strawberry Center is a five minute walk with many restaurants and shops. The cottage is almost three times the size of a hotel room with a fully equipped kitchen. And it's been totally remodeled in 2009!

Contact us

Speaks: english, french
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 02/08/2017

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  • Living area with flat screen TV, love seat, garden view

    Living area with flat screen TV, love seat, garden view

  • Bedroom w/ queen bed

    Bedroom w/ queen bed

  • view of gardens outside cottage back door

    view of gardens outside cottage back door

  • vanity in bathroom

    vanity in bathroom

  • entrance walkway

    entrance walkway

  • breakfast area/ partial view of kitchen

    breakfast area/ partial view of kitchen

  • Second sitting area and desk. High speed wi-fi

    Second sitting area and desk. High speed wi-fi

  • cottage exterior

    cottage exterior

  • walk-in shower w/ seat

    walk-in shower w/ seat

VRBO #254135

This listing was first published here in 2009.

Date last modified - Monday, April 24, 2017

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