About the property
- House1300 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 nights
Walk to Downtown!! Yes walk don't drive you are already downtown!
Large 3 bedrooms 2 full Bathrooms A Classic Mill Valley family friendly older home.Is right downtown. Nested on the hillside you Walk up your private stairs where you enter your Private enchanting Deck! This separate gated home has a lovely garden and patio which you can see from most all angles of the house. French doors open to the patio to give a live in out feeling. The private deck is perfect for dining or barbecuing or just relaxing with a good book.
The house itself is is approximately 1300 square ft. It has three bedrooms two of which have french doors opening on to the garden and deck. There are two recently remodeled bathrooms one with a claw foot bath tub and separate shower looking out to the garden with lots of privacy.The kitchen is well equipped with excellent olive oils and honey sourced locally this Kitchen is made for cooking and provides all one would need to make any meal. Dining area looks out to the top of of the trees giving a sense of being in a large tree house. Lots of natural light.The house sleeps 6 comfortably. It has a calming peaceful vibe. No need to drive once you are here . Relax on the sunny deck with trellised garden flowers abound throughout the year ,listen to the sound of small water fountain outside bedroom 1 with doors open complete privacy
It is less than a two minute walk to the Mill Valley Plaza and Depot, Sequoia Theatre/Mill Valley Film Festival and Mill Valley Outdoor Art Club, Mill Valley Beerworks, coffee houses, many restaurants and popular Mill Valley Market (Grocery, Produce and Meat Departments, Delicatessen, and easy walking distance to 142 Throckmorton Theatre [Live entertainment including dramatic and musical theatre, comedy, jazz, , cabaret, dance and youth performances], Sweetwater Music Hall, the Mill Valley Fall Arts Festival and Mill Valley Library.
The location is ideally suited for: (1) Vacations; (2) Family or guest holiday visits; (3) Business travel; (4) Extended stays due to re-location or house-hunting; (5) Excellent home for Brides or family due to its walking distance to Mill Vally Outdoor Art Club family Close proximity for reception or party preparation at Mill Valley Outdoor Art Club as well.
Mill Valley is a picturesque California town of 14,000 residents and creative hideaway situated on the eastern slope of Mount Tamalpais. Nestled among redwoods, hills and canyons, Mill Valley is only ten minutes north of the Golden Gate Bridge and City of San Francisco, yet less than one hour from Sonoma and Napa Wine Country.
Historical Mill Valley has a unique village charm as well as its human environment-uniquely combining tranquility and liveliness, privacy and community involvement. Starting in 1905 with The Dipsea Race, the first cross-country race in the country, Mill Valley has a rich cultural tradition with the Mountain Play in 1913, the Mill Valley Fall Arts Festival in 1957, the Marin Theatre Company, a professional regional theatre in 1966, the Mill Valley Film Festival in 1978 and the 142 Throckmorton Theatre recently revived, although in existence since 1915. Re-opened in February 2012, after a lengthly absence, is the Sweetwater Music Hall located in the remodeled Masonic Hall right down town.
Mill Valley is surrounded by the picturesque City of Sausalito, 10 minutes south and the Town of Tiburon 10 minutes east with Angel Island State Park only a one mile ride (via Angel Island-Tiburon Ferry), all on San Francisco Bay. Although Mill Valley is close to San Francisco, it is adjacent to the Golden Gate National Recreation Area and only 10 minutes to the Muir Woods National Monument and Tennessee Valley Trail head, 20 minutes to Muir Beach, or Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, 30 minutes to Stinson Beach and less than an hour to Point Reyes National Sea Shore. Mill Valley is only a 2-1/2 hour day trip to Monterrey and Carmel and four hours to spectacular Lake Tahoe or Yosemite National Park.
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 22, 2018
About sally catalana
Sally and Michael Catalana are the owners We absolutely love hosting and hope you will enjoy our home ..We live in the separate unit ,when we are around.The complete house is yours. We have three adult children and 7 grandchildren, They have all attended Mill Valley schools. We are active members of our community and are happy to share with you any information about our magical town. We also travel quite a bit ourselves and love using Vrbo as well.We look forward to your stay and want to make sure it is a most memorable one. Welcome!!!
sally catalana purchased this House in 1997
Why sally catalana chose Mill Valley
We raised our two younger children in this home.We chose it and fell in love with it because of its location and old Mill Valley Charm..right downtown ! We have made many happy memories here. You will feel the love! A great home for children, young couples and worldly wonderers . This is one of the remaining truly Old Mill Valley Homes. No Need to jump in your car. Simply walk out side and feel the bustle and life of Mill Valley!
What makes this House unique
The Unique Benefits at this home In addition to being within walking distance to Downtown, is that you have a completely closed in garden/deck where you may lounge and it allows for an indoor outdoor feel,due to all the French doors opening onto the deck.. This is the perfect set up for barbecuing . There is also a large heating lamp outside for cool nights. We have some of the greatest hiking trails,walking trails ever!! Walk to restaurants, live theatre, cinema, market, coffee houses, shopping and other downtown amenities, It is the quintessential Mill Valley home perfect for families and can accommodate 6 people very comfortably. A true piece of Mill Valley history !
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
The house is exactly as advertised - which is to say that is in superb condition, wonderfully located and absolutely charming. Sally and Michael are very welcoming and available when any question came up. We (2 adults + 2 small children) stayed for a week and had a great time. The only concern we had coming in was the parking, but that was not a problem at all.
Dear Jonathan and family
We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay at our home Thank you for the great review!
We hope to see you again on your next visit to Mill Valley
Have a great summer
Sally and Michael
Love this Home.
It was a joy to stay here.
Perfect getaway in the heart of Mill Valley
I came across this listing while looking for a vacation rental near San Francisco for the holidays. Overall the biggest draw was the location--right in the town of Mill Valley. From the start, Sally was extremely helpful with making sure we checked in and were able to get right inside on our first day arriving in town to unload our luggage. She was available throughout our stay to message for any needs we had.
The residence is located up a stairway from the street among towering Redwoods just a very short walk from many restaurants and shops. This unit is upstairs (of a two-story home) and is on a hill so it really just seems like one unit, and it is extremely quiet--both inside and out. It is very private, perfect for a family.
You'd have to experience the home for yourself, but it has a very calming vibe. You can sit outside on the couch in the gated area and watch several species of birds flutter around to the feeders, and even enjoy the friendly neighborhood cat that comes around every now and then. The inside of the home is gorgeous. The hardwood floors are comfortable and well worn. The couches and beds are extremely comfortable. The appliances are up to date and work very well, including the tv and wifi connection. I especially liked the different guides of things to do in the area as well as historical information about Mill Valley, and I read many of the books around the couch on a few rainy days.
Overall I want to graciously thank Sally and Michael for such a wonderful stay and would recommend this stay to anyone looking for an extremely relaxing getaway in a picture perfect little California town just a stone's throw from San Francisco.
Dear Micah and Family,
Thank you for the very nice review ! We are glad you enjoyed our little piece of heaven in Mill Valley And
we hope to see you back again real soon .....
Sally and Michael
Perfect retreat, great location
We enjoyed the property in Mill Valley very much. The house is nicely situated in walking distance from cute boutiques, coffee shops and groceries in Mill Valley. Also it's a very short drive to San Francisco, Muir Woods, the wine country, etc. We made many day trips and then enjoyed our evenings in the house. The owner has created a lovely outdoor space and birds love the feeders and are fun to watch as they come and go.
The house itself is comfortable for 5 adults. We had 6, which was still do-able with the trundle bed. The kitchen has plenty of cooking supplies and dishware. The home is very clean, simply decorated and has all the amenities needed including a washer and dryer (though we didn't use them). Touches such as throws were really nice to make for a comfy home feel. Also, we were there the week after Christmas and the home was decorated for the holiday and we liked that very much. There is ample information on things to do in the area in the home as well. The only thing I wish the house had was a closet in the 3rd bedroom, but we made due with the empty dresser. There is a very large closet in one of the bedrooms with plenty of hanging space, so we shared that and stored our luggage there as well.
The owners live just below the home, but we never saw them and they left us to enjoy our time without us feeling "watched". It was very nice, we really loved our stay and would probably consider returning if the chance arises. Such a beautiful location and so much to do in the area.
Our son and his wife were visiting home for the holidays (from London) so my husband and I decided that this would be a good destination spot to spend some family time together. We weren’t disappointed one bit, and were able to have a very relaxing and special Christmas in this beautiful house. It couldn’t have been any better! The house was lovely to spend time in, and we enjoyed watching all of the finches flying and hopping about in the yard/deck that sits outside the living room and bedrooms. The town of Mill Valley is basically right at your doorstep, so we took advantage of being able to walk downtown to various restaurants and shops. Michael and Sally, the owners, were great, also!
Comfortable, convenient, and charming
We really enjoyed our stay--beds very comfortable, and kitchen well stocked with everything we needed for our 3 days. Very fun to look out on the trees and the patio area in the back was restive and so pretty. Michael and Sally were great hosts and recommended restaurants and hikes in the area. Would definitely stay here again.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Rental rate quote is for 4 people. A 30 per person a night fee is added for up tp 6 people Check in time 4p.m. check out time 11 a.m. Flexible at certain times Please ask > There will be a welcome book you will find upon arrival.Please read it and sign. The number of guests are limited to those you have stated in your request. Sally and Michael are available at all times. 415-305-5963 REFUND Policy full refund if cancelled before 60 days. If cancelled after the 60 days out 50 percent of your rate will be charged unless of a serious emergency of course. We are a family friendly home and will make sure your stay is a wonderful and homey feeling .