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Light-filled, cozy 1- Bdrm Garden Cottage!

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 14 nights


About the property

Cottage, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

Premier location, private, detached, and walkable to downtown Mill Valley (7/10ths mile). One bedroom cottage with spacious high ceilings in a lovely garden setting. Your own off-street parking place is steps from the entrance. Patio area with table and chairs, quite private -- perfect for an evening glass of wine with view across the valley! Skylights, fan, and the sunny side of the street make this cottage ideal.

Wander among the terraced organic vegetable and flower beds, rain cachement system, and solar panels. Mountain biking is fabulous in Mill Valley -- head out from the cottage! Theaters and first class restaurants are all walkable (7/10ths mile). Very light and airy kitchen-living area with operable windows to catch the breeze. High-end shower in bathroom. Bathroom connects to bedroom, and has separate entrance for guests as well. Bedroom has a comfortable queen bed, and there's a single fold-down couch in LR to use at your discretion for an extra guest. Linens provided, kitchen fully furnished: Microwave, stove, dishwasher, fridge, toaster, washer/dryer, all new. 'Cafe Presse' to make your morning coffee!

Come and enjoy Southern Marin's many activities, in this peaceful, quiet setting. Only a 15-minute drive to the Golden Gate Bridge and San Francisco too. Public transportation is a walk away. Truly, a piece of Paradise.

Keywords: apartment, bungalow, garden house, flat.

More Details

lauren klein
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 22, 2017

About lauren klein

We bought this 7/8ths acre property in 1992, and built the cottage a few years ago. The old house was built in 1903 and is part of Mill Valley's history. We have travelled a great deal, and are always happy to return home to this delightful setting! Grown children are sometimes around, and we currently have 2 cats who roam the garden in the daytime...and sometimes a couple hens.

Why lauren klein chose San Francisco Bay Area

This property is close to San Francisco, and close to Mt. Tamalpais State Park -- a wonderful combination!


Nearest Airport
40 Miles
SFO, or Oakland
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Ferry
10 Miles
Larkspur or Sausalito
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Mill Valley city golf course
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Nearest Ski
190 Miles
Sugar Bowl
Nearest Beach
9 Miles
Car: recommended

Great hiking on Mt Tam within walking distance-- Waterfall a mile away, and in the opposite direction, downtown Mill Valley is 7/10ths of a mile from cottage! The famous Dipsea stairs are half mile walk away (Annual race is in June). Mill Valley Art Festival (late September) is half mile away. The well-regarded Mill Valley Film Festival (early October) is centered downtown. The cottage is on the same property as a 1903 house.


Mill Valley Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Great shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Queen size Bed in bedroom, fold out single couch in living room.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
Lovely, peaceful front patio with table and chair. Feel free to wander through the large garden. High ceilings and skylights make the LR/kitchen very spacious.


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(6 traveler reviews)

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Light-filled, cozy 1- Bdrm Garden Cottage!
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

Exceeded our expectations

  • 5 of 5

Lauren's cottage in picturesque Mill Valley is perfection. My family stayed for a month while relocating to the area and enjoyed ourselves immensely. The cottage offers both charm and modern conveniences, on a breathtaking property. My son enjoyed playing in the garden and visiting the chickens. I enjoyed the views! Lauren was a gracious and considerate host who went above and beyond to make our stay exceptional. Anyone who stays at Lauren's cottage is in for a lovely experience!

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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fine place!

  • 5 of 5

The owner had this cottage built a few years ago in her garden on her large hillside property. The cottage is well equipped. It has a picture window with lovely valley views framed by her trees. We have stayed several times and feel most fortunate to have such a charming landlady. The last time, she left us some jalapeno jam and I am afraid we are now addicted.

The cottage is situated in Mill Valley, a village minutes from the Golden Gate Bridge and San Francisco. Mill Valley touches the Golden Gate National Recreation Area and Mount Tamalpais with fabulous hiking and views. A deer trail runs on two sides of the cottage outside the fence. If you are an early riser, there is a good chance you will see deer less than 30 feet away.

There are a few small negatives: parking is limited; the hillside lane to the cottage is a narrow zigzag with heavy construction traffic; the cottage is on a hillside with many stairsteps.

  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful cottage and owner

  • 5 of 5

I have stayed at Lauren's cottage for multiple seasons. The cottage is situated in a beautiful part of Mill Valley with wonderful views and access to excellent hiking trails and downtown Mill Valley below. Lauren is a wonderful host. She made recommendations for activities and restaurants in Marin and also invited me to gatherings at her house. She is a special person. If you are lucky enough to stay at this wonderful cottage enjoy, enjoy, enjoy!

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hidden Gem

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent 3 months at Lauren's delightful cottage tucked neatly on the hillside and surrounded by a beautiful mature garden. We were entranced by the wildlife and incredible hiking right outside the door. Downtown Mill Valley less than a mile away and a perfect excuse for a moderate walk with great restaurants and a lovely theatre.

Lauren was the perfect host and although onsite next door we felt as if our experience in the cottage was totally private with dedicated parking and a separate gated entrance. We will definitely return and extend our sincerest gratitude for an amazing introduction to Mill Valley!

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely Cottage in Mill Valley

  • 5 of 5

This is a lovely cottage in a wonderful setting that is convenient to downtown Mill Valley and the library. There are also good hiking and walking trails near by. The cottage has beatiful terraced gardens and the owner makes you feel right at home. I spent a month here and I will definitely be coming back.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect cottage in a charming town!

  • 5 of 5

We loved everything about the cottage, from the spacious, airy design of the separate living and bedroom to the enchanted gardens and terraces of the grounds. The owner has thought of everything with the cottage, and everything is new. The kitchen is fully stocked, the linens and towels nice and high quality, and the bathroom spotless with a huge shower and vanity area. There's even a washing machine! This quaint little cottage nestles into the terraced hillside and makes you feel part of the community from the moment you arrive. Make sure to watch for deer in the area, and check out the stars at night! San Francisco is a quick drive or ferry ride away, but Mill Valley makes it hard to want to leave. Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2012
  • Stayed: Feb 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Damage Deposit $500

Cash or checks in advance.
Cancellation fee 1 week, or 1 month, depending.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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