Mill Valley Escape-Minutes to Freeway, Wooded Lot & Water View(190 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:1-5 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
First level of a 2-story duplex. In quiet neighborhood so no parties (Sleeps 2)
Why Mill Valley?
Mill Valley is popular for visitors from around the world because it is minutes from San Francisco, yet a world apart. Famous for its wooded hillsides and water views, Mill Valley has been the home of many notables, from Jerry Garcia to Janis Joplin. Grab a coffee in our downtown, and you might just recognize a few of our current residents.
If you've not been the the San Francisco Bay Area before, do stay in San Francisco for at least one night. But then come join us here in Mill Valley, for the perfect northern California experience.
Why this property?
A few years ago we completed a major remodel, taking much of the property down to the studs. This means that you will be enjoying accommodations that are basically new. All the small details - sophisticated lighting, built-in speakers, etc. - contribute to a great experience. The kitchen is small, so we made it special, with a gourmet gas range, granite counter tops, etc. The deck was always nice, but we made it nicer, with Brazilian teak, and cable railings. And the exterior path and steps have been redesigned, to better leverage the garden.
Finally: consider our location. Mill Valley has many wonderful properties, but some of them are time-consuming to get to. This property is only 1.1 miles from the freeway ramp.
A final thought: this property has about 40 stairs to the unit. Not 40 in a row; and most of the steps are low-rise, but read my 150+ reviews, and make sure the property is appropriate for you. Thanks!
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Member since: 2010
- 800 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Non Smoking Only
- Not Suitable For Children
- Pets Not Allowed
- Unsuitable For Elderly Or Infirm
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2
- Eastern King Bed (1)
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- Books For Adults
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Music Library
- Satellite / Cable
- Video Library
- Away From It All
- Tourist Attractions
- Coin Laundry
- Live Theater
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Horseback Riding
- Paddle Boating
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Mountain View
- Near The Ocean
- Water View
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Mountain Biking
- Pier Fishing
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Surf Fishing
- Water Skiing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 4 people
- Alarm Clock
- Basic Soaps
- Bottled Water
- Broadband Access
- Computer Available
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room
- Local Maps
- Paper Towels
- Parking Off Street
- Toilet Paper
- Towels Provided
- 4 Ring Stove
- Coffee Grinder
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Dishes & Utensils
- Ice Maker
- Pantry Items
- Beach Chairs
- Beach Towels
- Deck / Patio
- Large Cooler
- Lawn / Garden
- Outdoor Grill
- Small Cooler
- Wood Deck
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Nov 1 - Apr 30, 2017
3 night min stay
High Season 2017
May 1 - Oct 31, 2017
5 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Cleaning Fee $70
5-days required for Thanksgiving, X-Mas and New Year's Eve.
Check-in is 3pm; check-out is 11am (but I will always try to accommodate your needs).
If you need to cancel, I will attempt to re-book your nights. If I re-book 5 of your 7 nights, you will get 5/7 your deposit back. (Note that this is one advantage of booking with a very-popular property; there's a good chance that I can re-book your nights. Just don't wait until two nights before you arrive!)
Owner's cancellation policy:
Policy available by contacting owner when booking
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Mill Valley is a special town - only 7 miles north of San Francisco, but a world apart. This vacation rental - Vista Mill Valley - is also special.
We offer a modern, sophisticated interior, beautiful Brazilian teak deck, and views to die for. And the property has location. It's not 20 minutes up in the hills, but 1.1 miles from the 101 freeway - San Francisco really is just ten minutes away.
You will need to climb 40 stairs to reach your flat, but it is worth it. It means the view is a bit better, and the garden is pleasant. Don't be surprised if a buck or two scurry away as you pass; our goldfish pond seems to be a popular watering hole!
Inside is new. New floors, new drywall, new windows, new cabinets, new tile, new designer stove, new dishes, new glassware, new bedding. Welcome to Vista Mill Valley.
Year Purchased: 2003
About the owner: I'm Bill; my wife is Terry.
Why the Owner Chose Almonte, Mill Valley, CA, USA:
I've lived in the San Francisco Bay Area since 1978. Lots of communities are great. Berkeley's as entertaining as any place in the world, and Palo Alto and Menlo Park were both good addresses when I was working for dot-coms. And for a night-life, San Francisco is, of course, the place to be. But for being close to everything, yet feeling far away, Mill Valley is as good as it gets. (Go to Wikipedia, and look up 'Mill Valley' to see an amazing list of the rich and famous who have selected this town as their home.) While some parts of Mill Valley are hard to get to, this house is only 5.4 miles from the Golden Gate Bridge, making the property particularly practical.
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This photo - the view from the bedroom- was taken by a guest using his iphone.
Morning light highlights part of the garden.
The living room is a comfortable place to relax.
There's a decent view from the table that's just inside the front door.
The kitchen is small, but nicely appointed, with a gourmet gas oven, etc.
In 2013, we upgraded the bed to an eastern king. (Almost as nice as the view!)
But I can't promise that the big guys will be here when you're here...
An eclectic mix of CDs and DVDs for when you're relaxing
Mill Valley is minutes from the Golden Gate Bridge.
The view includes Tiburon, Belvedere, Angel Island and even the Easy Bay.
Your private entrance.
The apartment is quite spacious.
In the foreground: the dining area. In the background: a computer workstation.
bathroom has a tub/shower and includes towels, soaps, shampoos, etc.
The bedroom has a ten-foot sliding glass door that leads to a private deck.
No trick photography here - expect to see deer in the yard.
The unit has wireless - and a hardwired PC, for those that prefer larger screens
The unit has scores of maps, pamphlets and travel guides.
The unit has has its own off-street parking.
This listing was first published here in 2010.
Date last modified - Monday, February 20, 2017
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