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Magical Home in Redwoods, Easy Walk Downtown ** Special Rate June 16-20!**

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. This will be collected at check-in and in cash, to avoid additional VRBO fees.

Keywords: Home, Villa, House, Estate

More Details

Alisa Swartz
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 19, 2017

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:
  • 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


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(14 traveler reviews)

Magical Home in Redwoods, Easy Walk Downtown ** Special Rate June 16-20!**
average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews

Great location

  • 5 of 5

Easy walk to downtown, beautiful location. Access to Highways and the surrounding areas quick and easy.

  • Submitted: May 25, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Madison, WI

Quiet cool setting within the city of Mill Valley

  • 5 of 5

If you are seeking a perfect location to experience the best of Mill Valley; from a large, comfortably maintained, and graciously managed home, this is the place for you. Many thanks to our kind and considerate hosts for making this experience available. It is a wonderful home, in a magical setting.

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This property was the perfect respite for our family stay for my daughter's near by wedding.

The property truly was "magical", we enjoyed the setting, the access to great walks nearby, and the layout and decor of the house. The stay was most enjoyable, and the homeowner was very helpful.

  • Submitted: Nov 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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magical home and magical lstay

  • 5 of 5

I brought a group of co-workers into this magical home in the redwoods and it was sure magical. We went for hikes, practiced yoga and had everything we needed in this home. I would highly recommend this location and home for family getaways, retreats and even a personal journey where you'd want the magic of the redwood trees and a grounding home. thank you to the owners for such a lovely space.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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THE best place to stay

  • 5 of 5

I was doing business in San Francisco with my team and we decided to forgo the expensive hotels in the city and stay at this wonderful house. It only took about 30 minutes to get there from the city and it was well worth the wonderfully scenic drive. The owners were extremely easy to work with. In fact, it felt like I was renting from a couple of friends! I will definitely be renting this house again when we are going to San Francisco.

By the way, if you stay here be sure to go a short distance up the street to see the beautiful waterfall.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Awesome Forest Home

  • 5 of 5

This home is a winner. Clean, incredibly stocked kitchen, natural light, cozy corners, and plenty of grounds to explore. The shower in the master bath is a "must see" and I could listen to the sound of the creek running all day. We all agreed a weekend was way too short. Our next visit will definitely be much longer.

Alisa is a gracious and considerate host. She gave us our space but was attentive to all our questions.

I give both home and host an A+++++.

Thank so much for the great time!

Anne and Joe Pelej

  • Submitted: May 11, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Mill Valley House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning Fee $230

Payment Options:
Most renters pay by check. 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.
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