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Location, Location, Location!

Bedrooms 1
Space 385 sq ft
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Modern and immaculate studio attached to the main house, with a separate and private entrance. From your french doors, walk in the garden through the gate and into the park! Wonderfully located in the highly coveted Sycamore/Freeman Park neighborhood! We locals call our treelined neighborhood the "flats"; conveniently situated to enjoy Mill Valley's finest hiking/biking paths, bayshore strolls, live theater, grocery, transit and a plethora of services. Here is a place where neighbors have time for one-another and community spirit thrives!

The studio is approx. 385 sq. ft, cozy and warm! We have thoughtfully placed many practical and functional amenities within. It truly feels both spacious and like a "home away from home". You will find a new washer and dryer, convection oven, microwave, large food-prep area, coffee maker, iron/board, wifi, flat-screen TV and dinner/stem-ware at your fingertips. Linens, towels, cleaning supplies and toiletries are of course provided. Remember, this is a private space, you will not need to share any of the above mentioned. We enjoy all day sun, views of beautiful Mount Tamalpais, a backyard to relax in and a park to play and/or picnic in. We are a modern one-story home with zero stairs to navigate.

More Details

Gary Ferroni
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
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 18, 2018

About Gary Ferroni

I'm available to my guests as needed but I give generous space/privacy. I'm happy to give recommendations and even a little historical perspective to those who ask. I am third generation Mill Valley, raising my children (The fourth generation) in this idyllic town that we are grateful to call home. I look forward to having you here as our guest.

Gary Ferroni purchased this studio in 1995

Why Gary Ferroni chose Mill Valley

I grew up in this home with my six siblings (Final Score: 6 Boys - 1 Girl) My Father always insisted that our house was situated in the most convenient location in terms of services and arguably most beautiful area in town. With the commute traffic being what it is today, I would also say it's the best location to launch your day trip from as well. Mill Valley has many windy roads and shady properties within its limits and getting out of town can frustrate locals and guests alike to the tune of 30 minutes! My Father didn't anticipate the type of traffic that we now have become accustom to, but this is just one more example of why our "location" is everything, as we are less than a mile from US 101!

What makes this studio unique

The neighborhood is simply as quaint as one could imagine. Creeks, pathways, parks and friendly people are the hallmarks of the area. Everything is easily accessibly by foot or car. I enjoy the peace and quiet and the full sun when it's out.


Mill Valley Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 385 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Beautiful Italian tile, modern hardware, recessed lighting, towels, product and clean as a whistle!
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Queen size bed, flat-screen TV, chair with ottoman, five-drawer dresser, work desk, closet, recessed lighting, three operable windows, carpet and French-Doors. The morning light can be spectacular but the real treat is the sunsetting over Mt. Tam that you have views from both the bedroom and the garden! The desk is a convenient and productive place to place your laptop and log-into our wifi. Read the morning paper in the bedroom's easy chair near the french doors and sneak a peek at your views along with the news.
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Amenities: We provide small appliances (Microwave, toaster, coffee maker, convection oven) a full set of dishes, stemware, cups/glasses, utensils, linens and basic condiments (cooking oils, vinegars, salt/pepper, sugars, popcorn, tea, cocoa, ketchup, mustard and mayonnaise). We also include aluminum foil, paper towels/napkins, wax paper, laundry/bath soap, shampoo/conditioner, body lotion, cleansers, toilet paper, fabric softeners, sponges and kitchen bags.


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average rating of 4.90625 based on 32 reviews

Quiet, convenient awesome location!

  • 5 of 5

We visited San Francisco for a week, staying in Mill Valley at Gary's Place! Awesome area, close to restaurants, coffee, groceries, cute downtown, bus stop on the corner and a really great neighbourhood to explore! We barely used our vehicle, all buses took us right to where we wanted to go in San Fran and it was basically 100 feet. The bed was super comfy and the shower was great! Laundry was handy and the backyard was very private with a park in the back too! Gary was super friendly and on hand if needed. We would definitely recommend it, and of course stay again!

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely charming!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent 4 nights at Gary's lovely guest house, and it was wonderful! The studio was beautifully appointed with all the bedroom, bath and kitchen necessities, a very comfortable bed, large shower, nice flat-screen TV, and a lovely sitting area just outside our French doors. It was also really convenient to have a private parking area for our rental car. We very much enjoyed meeting Gary, and had a nice visit with him! He's so pleasant and helpful, and responded to us right away when we had any questions during our stay. It's a lovely area of town, as well, and we couldn't have asked for a nicer vacation! Thanks, Gary!

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Quaint with great views!

  • 5 of 5

Although we didn’t get to meet Gary he was always available through email. Check in and check out went smoothly and my favorite part of staying here were the views! There are many other positives as well, such as, easy access to major roads, proximity to San Francisco and Napa, and the great bed we got to lay in every night after sight seeing. One last thing, having a car isn’t necessary to stay here, but if you do rent one, having a parking spot makes things super easy! Thank you Gary!

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Terrific studio in charming neighborhood!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you Gary for a great stay! Very cute studio located near restaurants and a great downtown. Mill Valley is a perfect getaway. We were able to visit Muir Woods and the Marin Headlands for the first time. We very much enjoyed our stay!

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Good location and amenities

  • 5 of 5

Great location with a charming feel. The property owner assisted us with hiking plans that helped a great deal. Would recommend this property to anyone

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
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The Best!

  • 5 of 5

This place of Gary's was seriously the best! The description is so true, the location was in the middle of all the great spots that my Son & I wanted to go to. It was so easy to get around and the hospitality was above & beyond my expectations. If you're looking for somewhere to stay while wanting to visit SF, this place is it! Super cute area!

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
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Nearest Airport
27 Miles
San Francisco
Nearest Barpub
0.75 Miles
2 AM Club
Nearest Ferry
6 Miles
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Mill Valley Municipal Golf Course (9Holes)
Nearest Train
24 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
US Route 101
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Gira Poli
Nearest Ski
182 Miles
Sugar Bowl-Lake Tahoe
Nearest Beach
12 Miles
Muir Beach
Car: necessary

I'm a third-generation Marin County resident currently raising the fourth generation here in Mill Valley. Please feel free to ask any question at anytime regarding things to do and see. I would be happy to give my "two cents" for what it's worth :-)


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $65
Refundable damage deposit $75

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 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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