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Classic Mount Tamalpais Home in the Heart of Muir Woods

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

Plan your Bay Area holiday from this magnificent retreat surrounded by the best of Marin, San Francisco and the Napa wine country. The picturesque large A-frame home sits on a quarter acre of full grown redwoods with breath taking views of the San Francisco Bay.

Step out your door onto Mt Tam’s best trails and walk across the road to hike in world-famous Muir Woods National Redwood Forest. After a day outdoors visit downtown Mill Valley (10 minutes) or cruise over the Golden Gate into San Francisco for dinner (20 minutes). With Sausalito harbor and Stinson Beach surfing around the corner and the Wine Country 45 minutes away, our home is the perfect anchor for anything from a long Bay Area weekend or a month “in residence” in the town that some consider the most beautiful in the Bay Area.

Quiet and serene, our home has many amenities, but the best part for us are the two large decks; one with mature redwoods growing right up through the custom built decking and the other hiding a large, new hot tub in a fern and bamboo grove. Recently remodeled the home features vaulted ceilings, hardwood floors, wood burning and gas fireplaces, granite countertops, new kitchen appliances, plush white carpet in master bedroom, teak deck furniture and much more.

There are 2 bedrooms, including the Master with its picture window and view of the Bay, a media room with 48” HD TV that can also sleep two with an inflatable bed and 2 full bathrooms. The spacious loft offers another space to hang out or work (if you can tear yourself away from the views long enough to use the free wireless).

Visitors tell us that planning their stay around Mt Tam and Mill Valley offers a more relaxing way to experience the entire Bay Area – close to the City and amenities, but with the feel of a local resident and plenty of space to chill. Our home is so quiet you can literally hear the hawks as they fly overhead. Come and experience it for yourself!

Keywords: Single Family Home, Cabin, A-Frame, Mountain Retreat, Redwoods Forest Home, Mill Valley, Muir Woods, Mt Tam, Cottage

More Details

Owner
Owner
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
July 26, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

We enjoyed your peaceful and gorgeous surroundings this past week. Our family enjoyed relaxation and quality time together in this "little piece of heaven"! Perhaps our journeys will bring us back again! 'Til then, many blessings to you and your future guests!
Mar 2015
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Amenities

Mill Valley House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 baby crib , A portable pack n' play is available for infants
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - TV/Media room, inflatable queen size mattress available
  • King size beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Inflatable Queen Bed - Sleeps 2
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Wood Deck
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Surf Boards and Basketball Hoop on Premises Available at Your Disposal.

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
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Classic Mount Tamalpais Home in the Heart of Muir Woods
average rating of 4.714286 based on 93 reviews
5

Cozy house in a gorgeous setting

  • 5 of 5

I loved our stay in this house. It was a great home base for exploring Muir Woods, and venturing in to San Francisco. We took advantage of the proximity to Muir Woods to get there early (you must if you want a good parking spot), and I have to say, one of the two days we went there we got there before 8 am and got an amazing spot. And if you get there before it opens, you don't pay an entrance fee. Also not far from Sonoma. We dragged our two small kids there one afternoon after a morning at the Bay Area Discovery Museum, and it was a fantastic day (though extremely hot in Sonoma that day). I loved that the location was so close to so many other great spots to visit!

If you want a downtown type experience, this is not for you. This is more of an outdoorsy environment and it feels great getting into nature. The deck is absolutely gorgeous. It's right in the redwoods, with redwood trees going right through it. As others have mentioned, the road leading to the property was tricky to get to. We ordered Indian food one night, and it took about an hour and a half, because undoubtedly the restaurant delivery person had no idea where to go! It is very cool how the fog sometimes settles in the trees, whereas it can still be dry on the back of the deck.

We used the hot tub several times during our stay, and it was very nice. Great temperature, clean, and easy to use, as well as very private. Well equipped place, pretty much everything you need.

The only complaint we had was that when we stayed, the first night it was during a heat wave and because the place has no A/C we suffered a bit the first night. We were worried about the next night, but it cooled off quite nicely and we were OK for the remainder of our stay. The owner responded to my complaint about the heat with a small but gracious refund for our inconvenience, and offered to pay for an additional fan for us, but because she was out of town, we would have to buy it. It was a nice offer, but we were busy with activities and did not take her up on it. The upstairs, where the master is, was much hotter than downstairs. We shut all the shades during the day and that helped keep the place cool.

Overall, we had a wonderful time. There are some great places to eat in Mill Valley, and I liked that the area is just so gorgeous. We found a good sushi place, and ate in downtown Mill Valley a couple times. What an absolutely lovely place! If we come back to this area, we will definitely stay there.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Beautiful setting with fantastic forest feel

  • 4 of 5

Lovely property but second bedroom underwhelming. Outside needs so love and affection but the main kitchen, dining and relaxing area is superb with great views. Master bedroom is huge and owners provided baby cot unasked.

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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5

Beautiful house in a beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

This house was beautiful and nestled right next to Muir Woods. Quick drive to the Visitor Center ahead of the crowds or better yet hike there right from the house. We loved doing yoga on the large deck each morning among the redwooods with distant views of the bay. Hot tub was great to use each evening. Neighborhood was extremely quiet.

Only issue we had was that it was very chilly during our visit and we couldn't get either fireplace working. We left voicemails and emails for the manager but we've still never heard back from her to this day! Also be warned that the house is located on twisting mountain roads and the neighborhood is a bit difficult to navigate. However everything else was great and we would choose this house again.

  • Submitted: May 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Girls hiking getaway

  • 5 of 5

This place is excellent, we love everything about it , I will save this on my favorites for future stays we are already talking about our next trip in September , thank you so much

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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5

Great property in a tree house setting

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful property on the edge of Muir Woods and Mt. Tam. Gourmet kitchen and casual surroundings.

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
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5

Picturesque Views

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at the property. The photos are accurate and the views from the living room are stunning. My one piece of feedback is that my friends and I wanted to utilize both parking spots during our stay and when we parked in the gravel space, the neighbors said they had a "spoken agreement" with the owner that they could use the parking space and grumbled about having to move their cars. It would be nice if the neighbors are warned about guests requesting to use the space - they were friendly but made it sound like we were at fault for the confusion.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
29 Miles
Nearest Ferry
8 Miles
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Nearest Ski
200 Miles
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Nearest Point of Interest
Mountain Home Inn Restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
Trail Heads
Nearest Point of Interest
Marin Theater Company
Nearest Point of Interest
Mill Valley Public Library
Nearest Point of Interest
Dipsea Trail Foot
Nearest Point of Interest
Muir Woods National Monument
Nearest Point of Interest
The Depot Bookstore & Cafe
Nearest Point of Interest
The Tyler Florence Shop
Nearest Point of Interest
Buckeye Roadhouse
Nearest Point of Interest
Small Shed Flatbreads
Nearest Point of Interest
Muir Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Stinson Beach

20 Minutes Over Golden Gate Bridge to San Francisco

Other Activities: Shopping, Kayaking, Wildlife Viewing, Boating, Basketball Court

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Rates & Availability

Mill Valley House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$295
$1,750
$6,195
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning Fee $170

Nightly rates are based on 4 person occupancy. Additional occupant fees may apply at $25/person per night. Maximum house occupancy is 6 persons.

Owner'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.
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