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A Country Retreat Near San Francisco

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 1,500 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 6.

This comfortable, sunny and spacious house is located in a tranquil family neighborhood in the quaint town of Mill Valley in Marin County, an elegant and affluent suburb north of San Francisco

At only 6 minutes from the Golden Gate Bridge and adjacent to Sausalito, it’s the perfect location to unwind and relax after a day of sightseeing or business meetings.

The available space, on the ground level of the house, includes 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, a large living room, a dining room, a kitchen, a laundry/pantry room, and front and back lush gardens.

There is a locked, although unoccupied, bedroom upstairs and a locked garage.

The 2 bedrooms have comfortable queen size beds with adjustable base, brand new top of the line mattresses, quality linens, down comforters, closets, dressers and flat screen televisions with cable and WIFI for streaming movies, Netflix and Hulu.

There is extra storage space.

The recently remodeled bathroom has a tub with shower, towels, toiletry and hair dryer.

The dining room seats six with French doors opening to the lovely back garden.

The living room has a new sofa-bed with a firm mattress that sleeps 2, a new electrical comfortable recliner for 2, a large leather couch, a gas fireplace with remote control, a 55” flat screen HDTV with Satellite / Cable, WIFI, Blue ray/DVD player and a CD player with I Phone dock.

The fully equipped chef kitchen has quartz countertops, plenty of cabinets, top of the line brand new appliances and cooking utensils. The laundry/pantry room has a washer and dryer, iron and iron board.

The patio has a gas grill with tools and a dining table for 6, lounge chairs to relax, a hammock, an outdoor heater and a beautiful garden with direct access to a kids and dogs park.

In the shed there are 2 mountain bikes with helmets and locks.

There is parking for 2 cars in the driveway plus street parking.

There is a pack 'n play crib with pillow and blanket, a high chair and a stroller available upon request.

The house is at walking distance from the bus stop for local buses and buses to San Francisco. It takes a15 minutes drive to the Ferry Service to San Francisco from Sausalito and Larkspur, 6 minutes to Golden Gate Bridge and 25 minutes to downtown San Francisco (traffic permitting), 10 minutes to downtown Mill Valley or downtown Sausalito, 15 minutes to Muir Woods, Muir Beach, Tiburon, Marin Headlands, 25 minutes to Stinson Beach or to the top of Mt. Tamalpais , 45 minutes to the Sonoma and Napa Valley wine country.

The Marin Airporter bus to San Francisco Airport is close by.

Hike or ride the bike (2 bikes provided) to Tennessee Valley Trail all the way to Tennessee Valley Beach. Explore the many great hiking trails and bike roads of Mt. Tamalpais or the surrounding open-space reserves, parks, and coastal habitats.

Biking and hiking local maps are provided together with maps of San Francisco. There is also a suggested detailed driving tour of San Francisco.

Ideal for:

Family vacations

Family visits

Business travel

Honeymooners

Nature lovers

Bikers and hikers

Adjacent to Sausalito and in close proximity to the Golden Gate Bridge, this quaint town of Mill Valley extends on the hills and canyons of the southern slopes of Mount Tamalpais, a heaven for mountain bikers. The proximity to tourist destinations like San Francisco, Muir Woods, Muir Beach, Stinson Beach and the famous wine country of Sonoma/Napa makes it an ideal location to enjoy the beauty, the scenery and the many attractions that the San Francisco Bay Area has to offer. At the same time it offers a serene and relaxed country atmosphere. The numerous open-space reserves, parks, and coastal habitats that surround it are covered with countless trails ideal for hiking, biking and enjoy natural wilderness. Its charming downtown offers chic boutiques, an array of restaurants, coffee shops, the Sequoia Theater that hosts the International renown Mill Valley film festival and the Sweetwater Music Hall featuring a variety of live entertainment.

There is a brand new Harvest Market at one block from the house, 2 Whole Foods Markets, 2 Safeway, 3 shopping centers nearby: Strawberry Shopping Center, The Village at Corte Madera and the Town Center Center in Corte Madera.

More Details

Owner
Thea
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, italian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 22, 2018

About Thea

I am Italian and I have been living in this beautiful area for almost 40 years. I know it very well since I have been working in the local tourism industry for 25 years and will be happy to provide you with all the information you may need to have a great vacation! I am not going to be present during your stay but will be available via phone, e-mail or text. I have 2 large dogs who stay in the property sometime when there are no guests. Please feel free to contact me with any question. Although I am fluent only in English and Italian I will be able to exchange written communications also in German, French, Spanish and Portuguese. I am a nature lover and, if you are too, I can give you suggestions for hikes and excursions around this area. My dogs are my best friends and I understand the importance to share a vacation with them. If you are a responsible dog owner and your pet is well behaved, both of you are going to really enjoy the house!

Thea purchased this house in 1993

Why Thea chose Mill Valley

My husband and I bought this property 20 years ago and put a lot of work in it to make it spacious and comfortable. His green thumb and artistic nature transformed a yard of gravel and cement in a lush garden with trees, shrubs and flowers everywhere. Although the property is located very close to the city we love the tranquility of this area and the proximity to beaches, forests and mountains. A very relaxing place without crime, noise and pollution.

What makes this house unique

This is the perfect place to relax and rest after a fun filled day of sightseeing and exploring the magnificent region with all its amenities,

Amenities

Mill Valley House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Smoking allowed ...
  • The house is provided with an alarm system that will be deactivated during the guests stay
  • There are 2 security cameras, one external and one internal both pointed at the main entrance. Check welcome book for further information on cameras
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower , quality towels, hair dryer, toiletry
  • Remodeled bathroom with bath tub, shower, toiletry, towels, hair dryer, bath robe
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Large closet, dresser, large chair and television
    Bedroom near back garden - 1 queen , Queen size bed, sliding door to the garden, television
  • Bedroom near front garden has queen size bed, quality linens, super-comfortable mattress, down comforter, large closet, dresser, love seat, smart TV
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • 2 bicycles
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Local hiking and biking maps as well as comprehensive informative guides to San Francisco in seven languages/editions. With an ideal location close to many interesting attractions and points of interest, this house is the perfect place to relax and unwind after a fun day of sightseeing and exploring the beautiful city of San Francisco, its Bay and the magnificent surrounding region

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(85 traveler reviews)

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A Country Retreat Near San Francisco
average rating of 4.8117647 based on 85 reviews
Lakewood, Ca
4

Love to stay again

  • 4 of 5

What a beautiful home and garden this home has. Loved sitting out in the back yard and relaxing. Needs some cards or board games and it would be perfect

  • Submitted: May 9, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad to know that you enjoyed your stay and will consider my place again in the future! Following your precious suggestion I bought all kind of board games and cards for the enjoyment of future guests! Thank you!
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5

Beautiful property

  • 5 of 5

Excellent home with great amenities, it was perfect for our family trip

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2018
  • Stayed: September 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great location for hikes, the City and wine country!

  • 5 of 5

Thea’s place was exactly how described and amazing. Perfect for a couple day get away. Great location. Would definitely go back.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2018
  • Stayed: September 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Cozy Garden Home

  • 5 of 5

This is a great VRBO. The house is in a great location with a lovely garden to look out at.

Thea has everything you can possibly need for a short or long stay. All of the furniture was comfortable and of good quality. Nice beds and linens. Thea was a very gracious host easy to get in touch with and very accommodating. I would recommend this home to a family or couple

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Kelly for your lovely review! It's particularly appreciated since it's from another host with VRBO with great reviews!
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College Place, WA
5

Perfect house for pet owners

  • 5 of 5

The location was perfect for day trips to San Francisco and the nearby Muir Woods National Monument. The home was comfortable and the modern kitchen was fully stocked with everything a cook may ever want in a kitchen. The backyard was large and full of beautiful plants and flowers. The only thing to note is that this is a one bathroom home.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your nice review. A new bathroom will be added next winter.
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5

Beautiful garden, house and neighborhood!!

  • 5 of 5

I was in town for my best friends wedding and this house checked all my boxes. I wanted a quite neighborhood with nice scenery and close to the wedding venue. Check, check CHECK!

We relaxed on the hammock, went on a walk through the neighborhood and enjoyed the local eateries.

Thank you so much Thea! Our stay couldn’t have been any better.

Amy

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am truly pleased that you enjoyed the house and I thank you for your gracious review!
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Map

Nearest Airport
26 Miles
SFO San Francisco Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
2AM Club
Nearest Ferry
6.4 Miles
Sausalito
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Mill Valley Golf Club
Nearest Train
24 Miles
Emeryville
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
HWY 101
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Buckeye
Nearest Ski
207 Miles
Tahoe
Nearest Beach
6.3 Miles
Muir Beach
Car: recommended

Quiet family neighborhood near kids/dogs park, walking distance from transportation, surrounded by open-space reserves, parks, and coastal habitats with numerous hiking and biking trails. 5 minutes to downtown Mill Valley, 10 minutes to Sausalito, 15 minutes to Tiburon, 15 minutes to Muir Woods National Park , 25 minutes to downtown San Francisco (traffic permitting) and 25 minutes to Stinson Beach, 45 minutes to Sonoma and Napa Wine Country.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Pet Fee $25
Refundable Damage Deposit $250

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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