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Nestled in the Redwoods, Easy Walk Downtown, Close to SF and Wine Country

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 3,300 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Den, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Come and enjoy Mill Valley and beautiful Northern California! Centrally located, this property is 20 minutes away from San Francisco, 40 minutes away from the beach, 40 minutes away from the Wine Country, and WALKING distance to the town of Mill Valley with restaurants, theater, spas and shopping. This ideal location is also a 5 minute walk to trailheads for mountain biking and hiking on majestic Mount Tamalpais.

This is a great home for relaxing or using as a jumping off point to enjoy the San Francisco/Bay Area. From every vantage point, you will see redwood trees, our giant Australian Tree Ferns and greenery. We have a large balcony overlooking the front yard, an 800 sq ft deck in the front yard, and a seating area, wooden hot tub and large garden in the backyard.

Our home is located on ¾ of an acre amidst the redwood trees with a creek running through the front yard. It is a 3,300 square foot, 3 level split home with 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, full living room with wood burning fireplace, full dining room seating 12, large kitchen with seating for 10, and TV room with large flat screen TV & gas fireplace. The master suite, located on the top level, has a large seating area with bookshelves and a TV, Cal King Bed, spacious bathroom with a Phillip Stark bathtub and double sinks. The 2nd level is the kitchen and dining room and the bottom level is the TV room and additional three bedrooms. Two bedrooms have Queen Beds and the third bedroom has two twin beds. All levels lead to the outdoors – decks, balconies and seating areas.

The kitchen is fully equipped with dishwasher, disposal, two ovens, 6 burner commercial stove and refrigerator. We also have a blender, griddle for the stove top, food processor and just about anything that you will need during your stay. We also have a gas BBQ on the front deck. We invite you to bring your family, your kids (they will LOVE the rope swing over the creek) and enjoy our home!

Recent notes from renters:

7/5/15: From Mary W: We have just left. We had a great time. Thank you for making your beautiful place available and God bless you and your family.

7/12/2015: From Anita L: This has been a beautiful week for our family in your fabulous home in MIll Valley!

7/20/2015: From Anastasia: Thank you so much! We had a wonderful stay. Yoga on the deck, hot tubbing under the stars..

1/20/2016: From Elizabeth: Your home is gorgeous and it made everlasting memories for me and my children...many thanks!!!!!

4/14/2016: From Krista: “This place was magical! And perfect! The home is beautiful and so functional! The kitchen made it a breeze to prepare meals for our large group, the bedrooms so comfortable, the hot tub was completely healing, the views breathtaking, and the environment (which provide endless beautiful walks) was just amazing! My family and I were there for our youngest's wedding that was held in Sausalito and the commute was a breeze. Alisa was such a generous host. She was available for any questions and let us simply enjoy this stunning home. I and all of my family highly recommend this home. We fully intend on returning. Thank you, Alisa!”

5/8/2016 from Anne P: I wanted to tell you how much we enjoyed our stay. Your home is so inviting and absolutely beautiful. You certainly have everything one could need.

Mill Valley was just named one of the best small towns in America by Smithsonian Magazine! To comply with local regulations there will be an additional 12% tax applied to the nightly rate for stays under 30 days.

Keywords: Home, Villa, House, Estate

More Details

Alisa Swartz
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 22, 2018

About Alisa Swartz

My husband, Brian and I moved into our home when I was pregnant with my twin daughters in 1994. Brian is in Real Estate and I am an Internet Marketing Consultant working with local businesses. Our home is fun, relaxing, unique and very special. We look forward to sharing it with you.

Best Regards,


Alisa Swartz purchased this house in 1994


Mill Valley House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Luxurious Bathroom in Master Suite
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Downstairs bathroom with tub/shower, toilet, double sinks.
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , Guest Bathroom off dining room.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Upstairs Master Suite w/Cal King Bed, sitting area, lux bath
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Bedroom Downstairs with Queen Bed.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Bedroom Downstairs with Queen Bed.
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , Downstair bedroom with two twin beds
  • California King in the Master Suite, Two Bedrooms with Queen size Beds, One Bedroom with two Twin Beds.
  • Books
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
If you wish to pay by credit card, a 2.5% transaction fee will be added


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Nestled in the Redwoods, Easy Walk Downtown, Close to SF and Wine Country
average rating of 4.9130435 based on 23 reviews

An absolutely stunning atmosphere.

  • 5 of 5

A very warm and inviting home, nestled in the redwoods. My family spent our Christmas vacation here. A perfect place for a cozy gathering. Thank you, Alisa!

  • Submitted: Dec 26, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were happy to have you! Come back anytime!
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Beautiful and spacious home!

  • 4 of 5

Our extended family had a wonderful stay. It was a great location for both wine country and San Francisco. I would highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Nov 18, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed yourself! Come back anytime! Best, Alisa
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beautiful & peaceful mill valley oasis

  • 5 of 5

We had such an incredible time at Alisa & Brian's place. The house is big, spacious and beautiful, and the outdoor areas are so peaceful. Coming up from Los Angeles, this was such a treat - I only wish we would have stayed longer! A very short drive into mill valley's downtown area, and only a few minutes walk from beautiful trails, it's perfectly located. Alisa was so helpful and communicative throughout the whole process. Would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you had a great time!
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Great stay. Everything as indicated in sale pitch.

  • 5 of 5

The site is in a redwood forest with properties close together, but private. Easy walk to town. Mill Valley has nice shops and goood markets. All within half an hour of Muir Woods and Sausalito.. great location.House is beautiful, well furnished, nicely decorated and amply supplies.

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Incredible home. Beautiful property.

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful home. Lots of amenities. The master bath alone is impressive. Property is gorgeous. Looks exactly like the photos with more to discover in person. 10/10 would stay again.

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Tim! It was a pleasure having you stay!
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A Beautiful and Inspiring Location!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this beautiful home last weekend and loved the beauty, comfort and warmth it provided for our women's gathering. All of the women could not stop talking about what an amazing venue it provided.

Alisa's home is comfortable, beautiful inside and out- what the pictures can not truly convey- I was blown away when I arrived. The location is amazing- truly nestled in the redwoods and then walking distance to the charming Mill Valley downtown. I can not imagine a better experience all around.

Alisa was wonderful to work with. Answered all my questions promptly and made sure we had everything we needed for the weekend stay.

The home itself was beautiful, full warmth and peace. It had everything we needed to be comfortable. We will be back to stay for sure!

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Meagan, it was great having your group here! Thanks for sharing all the photos. Look forward to having you back soon! Best, Alisa
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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $230
Property Damage Protection $59

Payment Options:
If you would like to pay by credit card through VRBO, please let me know in advance as there is an additional bank fee associated with credit card payment of 2.5%. Thank you! Alisa

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 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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