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Last updated: 08/21/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Located steps from the heart of downtown Mill Valley, this home has been featured in more than 100 magazines for its sheer simplicity and low environmental footprint. Rarely will you find such an inspiring space that combines modern design, all the amenities, and a fabulous location!

On the first floor, the dining room leads to a designer kitchen on one-side and opens to an outdoor deck on the other, overlooking Mill Valley with a glimpse of the San Francisco skyline.

The living room features modular furniture which you can arrange based on your activities, as well as an entertainment center which includes an Apple TV with iTunes/iPod connection, surround sound and a multi-room speaker system. Off the living room, a half-bath helps with every day convenience.

Upstairs, three bedrooms share a European-style bathroom with an open shower. The master bedroom has a queen-size bed and walk-in closet, and the two other bedrooms a twin bed each.

We love our home's simplicity, straight forward floor plan and sun-splashed deck and so will you!

In the warmer months, you can open the french doors and the deck becomes an extension of the interior - Great to read a book or entertain. And because it extends into the oak tree in front of the house, it's as if you were staying in a tree house.

Deers, squirrels, hummingbirds, etc. can be easily spotted on the property and yet, it's located just one block away from the downtown.

The property is located within steps of the Outdoor Art Club (events, weddings, film festival), the downtown's boutiques, the Depot Bookstore, restaurants (Italian, Bistro, Sushi, Steak), cafes, ice cream shops, theaters, and the famous Sweetwater Music hall.

You'll be a 10 minutes walk from the redwoods of Old Mill Park (redwood trees, picnic tables, creek, play structure, start of the Dipsea steps/trail, award-winning library) and from Boyle Park (picnic tables, public tennis courts, creek and play structure).

By car, you'll be 5 minutes from the Mill Valley Recreation Center (events, grass field, community pool and classes), 12 minutes from the Golden Gate, 15 minutes from San Francisco, 15 minutes from the majestic Redwoods of Muir Woods, 30 minutes from Stinson Beach, 45 minutes from Point Reyes (beautiful scenery and artisan foods), Sonoma (wine tasting), Berkeley (cultural events), and 1 hour from the Napa Valley wine region.

You could not have hoped to find a better location and we're excited to host you!

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Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional

Suitability

  • Children Welcome:

    Flat Screen TV with xBox and Apple TV (incl. Netflix)...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 twin/ single

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 twin/ single

    ...moreless

  • Queen size Bed (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Eco-cloud mattresses Note: We have sheer curtains to maintain the light and airy feeling of our home....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 2: toilet

    ...moreless

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    ...moreless

  • 1.5 Bathrooms: - 1 full bathroom upstairs with open, Italian-style shower - 1/2 bathroom downstairs with toilet and sink only...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Bocce court (Petanque) on the top terrace of the property. Herbs and lemons/limes available for you to use when in season....moreless

Entertainment

  • Music Library:

    Apple TV connectivity to iTunes accounts, iPod/iPad connectivity to stereo receiver...moreless

  • Stereo:

    AM/FM Tuner....moreless

  • Television:

    Flat screen TV with Apple TV -incl. Netflix, HBO, iTunes (podcasts - free), iTunes (movies & TV shows - pay per view) ...moreless

  • Video Game Console:

    xBox 360...moreless

  • Video Games:

    xBox games: Fifa 14, Farcry 3, Lego Batman, Skate 3, Skyrim, ...moreless

  • Video Library:

    Netflix and HBO movie library via Apple TV...moreless

Theme

  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    Our home is located downtown Mill Valley, just steps away from restaurants, cafes, theater, and shopping....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    Oval table with vintage tulip chairs. Sits 6 comfortably, and up to 10 (using patio chairs and stools)....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Miele Dryer...moreless

  • Fireplace:

    Gas fireplace insert with electric blower. Note: This is the primary source of heat....moreless

  • Gas Fireplace:

    Gas fireplace insert with electric blower. Note: This is the primary source of heat....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Gas fireplace insert with electric blower, as the primary source of heat (plus electric wall heaters)....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Modular sofa (see photos)...moreless

  • Parking:

    Street parking - typically available directly in front of house....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Miele washer...moreless

  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    French Press....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Quality stainless utensils and All-Clad cookware....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Flatware and Heath Ceramics dishes for 12....moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Fisher and Paykel dishwasher drawers....moreless

  • Freezer:

    Two Sub-Zero freezer drawers....moreless

  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Spacious kitchen equiped with all the essentials....moreless

  • Oven:

    Thermador gas range. ...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Some dry baking goods, spices, and condiments....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Four Sub-Zero refrigerator drawers....moreless

  • Stove:

    Thermador gas range. ...moreless

  • Toaster:

    Dualit Toaster (2 slots)....moreless

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    Outdoor patio deck connected to the dining room with views of Mill Valley downtown and hills (plus glimpses of the San Francisco skyline on sunny days)....moreless

  • Tennis:

    Community Tennis Courts available at Boyle Park, (3 min by car, 13 min by foot). We do not provide rackets. Please bring your own if you plan on playing....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Indoor heated pool with slide and hot tub at the Mill Valley Recreation Center (180 Camino Alto, Mill Valley): 5 min drive from the property....moreless

  • Hot Tub

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer
Jun 10 - Aug 29, 2016
2 night min stay
$325
$2,065
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$295
$1,925

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $700
  • Cleaning Fee $200

Notes:

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Weekly rentals available only during school holidays:

February 13-22, 2015

April 10-19, 2015

June 19 - August 16, 2015

December 18, 2015 - January 3, 2016


Manager's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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Location

27 Miles
Nearest Airport
San Francisco International Airport
6 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Larkspur Ferry
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
US-101
0.1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Bungalow 44
6.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
Muir Beach

Car: Recommended

The property is located within steps of the Outdoor Art Club (events, weddings, film festival), the downtown's boutiques, the Depot Bookstore, restaurants (Italian, Bistro, Sushi, Steak), cafes, ice cream shops, theaters, and the famous Sweetwater Music hall.

You'll be a 10 minutes walk from the redwoods of Old Mill Park (redwood trees, picnic tables, creek, play structure, start of the Dipsea steps/trail, award-winning library) and from Boyle Park (picnic tables, public tennis courts, creek and play structure).

By car, you'll be 5 minutes from the Mill Valley Recreation Center (events, grass field, community pool and classes), 12 minutes from the Golden Gate, 15 minutes from San Francisco, 15 minutes from the majestic Redwoods of Muir Woods, 30 minutes from Stinson Beach, 45 minutes from Point Reyes (beautiful scenery and artisan foods), Sonoma (wine tasting), Berkeley (cultural events), and 1 hour from the Napa Valley wine region.

 

Manager info

Year Purchased: 2007

About: We are a family of four, with two boys. Scott works as a management consultant in the field of sustainability, while Bea is the author of the book and blog Zero Waste Home. This is our home - and we only rent on the weekends and during school holidays (Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Spring and Summer breaks).

Why Mill Valley, CA, USA:
We wanted a home in downtown Mill Valley to be within walking distances of amenities so our kids could grow up to be independent.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
We love our home's simplicity and location! When we entered it for the first time, we instantly fell in love with its simple floor plan and sun-splashed deck. In the warmer months, we open the french doors and the deck becomes on extension of our interior. It's great to simply read a book or to entertain. And because it extends into the oak tree in front of the house, it's as if we were living in a tree house. We have deers, squirrels, hummingbirds, etc. visiting the property and yet, we're located just one block away from the downtown. We are within steps of the Outdoor Art Club (events, weddings, film festival), the downtown's boutiques, the Depot Bookstore, restaurants, cafes, ice cream shops, theaters, the Sweetwater Music hall, and the award-winning library. Scott and the boys, who are on the high school moutain biking team, also enjoy living at the base of Mt. Tam, home of world class mountain biking! By car, we're 12 minutes from the Golden Gate, 15 minutes from San Francisco, 15 minutes from the majestic Redwoods of Muir Woods, 30 minutes from Stinson Beach, 45 minutes from Point Reyes (beautiful scenery and artisan foods), Sonoma (wine tasting), Berkeley (cultural events), and 1 hour from the Napa Valley wine region. We could not have hoped for a better location!


Contact us

Speaks: english, french

 

Photos

  • Open Floor PLan

    Open Floor PLan

  • Bright and cheerful living room

    Bright and cheerful living room

  • Modular sofa: Separate the pieces to create sitting.

    Modular sofa: Separate the pieces to create sitting.

  • View into the kitchen/dining area

    View into the kitchen/dining area

  • Deck w/Mill Valley + San Francisco views and lemon/lime trees for you to use!

    Deck w/Mill Valley + San Francisco views and lemon/lime trees for you to use!

  • High end appliances (Thermador gas stove, SubZero regrigerator/freezer drawers)

    High end appliances (Thermador gas stove, SubZero regrigerator/freezer drawers)

  • Laundry room w/ Miele washer/dryer and laundry/cleaning essentials

    Laundry room w/ Miele washer/dryer and laundry/cleaning essentials

  • Master Bedroom / Bedroom #1 with queen size bed.

    Master Bedroom / Bedroom #1 with queen size bed.

  • Bedroom #2 with twin bed

    Bedroom #2 with twin bed

  • Writing area in Bedroom #3

    Writing area in Bedroom #3

  • House view from the street

    House view from the street

  • View of side yard

    View of side yard

  • Sit in the iconic Bubble Chair to relax, read or watch a movie.

    Sit in the iconic Bubble Chair to relax, read or watch a movie.

  • Fireplace insert and TV w/ AppleTV and surround sound.

    Fireplace insert and TV w/ AppleTV and surround sound.

  • Or get cozy to watch a movie!

    Or get cozy to watch a movie!

  • Dining room opening onto the patio

    Dining room opening onto the patio

  • Spacious kitchen with all the essentials to cook a delicious meal!

    Spacious kitchen with all the essentials to cook a delicious meal!

  • Quality utensils, spices + fresh herbs at your disposal if you choose to cook.

    Quality utensils, spices + fresh herbs at your disposal if you choose to cook.

  • Stairs leading to the second floor

    Stairs leading to the second floor

  • Walking closet off the master bedroom

    Walking closet off the master bedroom

  • Bedroom #3 with twin bed

    Bedroom #3 with twin bed

  • Open, Italian-style bathroom with high end Axor Hansgrohe fixtures

    Open, Italian-style bathroom with high end Axor Hansgrohe fixtures

  • Stairs leading to the home's entryway

    Stairs leading to the home's entryway

  • Bocce court (Petanque), back of the property - a wonderful way to end the day!

    Bocce court (Petanque), back of the property - a wonderful way to end the day!

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This listing was first published here in 2011.

Date last modified - Thursday, August 25, 2016

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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