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2nd Best View Home in Mill Valley

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,626 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

3BD/2BA with water views (sleeps 5)

Can you find a better view than this?

Enjoy the sunrise and moonlight views.

Open floor plan, renovated kitchen, hardwood floor, wood fireplace, 46" HD TV, and Wi-Fi. 10 min drive to GG Bridge, 20 min to downtown SF, and 45min to Napa. No smoking, no pets property.

This vacation rental is designed for relaxation. The amazing bay view greets you upon entering the front door. The view stretches across Richardson Bay to the Oakland hills and beyond. The property is a peaceful 3BD/2BA 2-level home located in a quiet residential neighborhood just 5 minutes from downtown Mill Valley and highway 101. The upstairs has open floor plan, enjoys all day sun with floor to ceiling mirrors and windows which adds to the outdoor feel. Beautiful oak hardwood floors throughout the ~1620 sq. ft. home. This home is just minutes away from the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, Muir Beach, Muir Woods, Sausalito, Stinson Beach, and San Francisco. Napa and Sonoma Counties are just 45 minutes away. If access to both the outdoors and the City is important to you, this place is perfect!

A custom kitchen has granite countertops, wood cabinets, Wolf gas range, stainless steel refrigerator, wine cooler, dishwasher and microwave. The kitchen is fully equipped and the view from the kitchen window is magnificent. The kitchen flows to the dining area which has a table that can seat up to 6 people. The living room has a cozy seating area to enjoy the wood burning fireplace and watch shows on a 55' smart HDTV. The property is equipped with wireless internet.

The master bedroom, located downstairs, has California king bed with breathtaking bay view, a walk-in closet and dresser. The master bathroom offers two sinks, separate shower and jetted bathtub and water view. A full size washer and dryer are in the laundry area adjacent to the master bath. The upstairs ‘garden’ bedroom has a queen bed, 46" HDTV and large dresser. A twin bed is in the third bedroom with 29" TV/DVD, desk and computer chair.

Outdoor spaces include a long, 3-ft wide redwood deck spanning the kitchen, dining and living rooms perfect for enjoying the water and mountain views. A spacious redwood deck in front is good for relaxing with a book or watching the hummingbirds in the garden. Both are furnished with patio furniture.

The steep driveway can accommodate 2 cars and it is highly recommended to back up to park. There is a short flight of steps from the driveway to the front door.

The location is ideally suited for

• Romantic get-away

• Vacations

• Family or guest holiday visits

• Business travel

• Extended stays due to relocation or house-hunting

• Temporary housing due to home construction, alterations or additions

Ideal location to enjoy the Mill Valley Fall Arts Festival, Mill Valley Film Festival, the Mountain Play, the Marin Theatre Company, the Throckmorton Theatre, Sweetwater Music Hall, and quick access to numerous biking and hiking trails. Easy access to Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, Tennessee Valley Trail head, Sausalito, Tiburon, Angel Island, Muir Woods, Stinson Beach, Mt. Tamalpais, Point Reyes National Sea Shore, Napa, Sonoma. Mill Valley is only a 2-1/2 hour day trip to Monterrey & Carmel and 4 hours to Lake Tahoe or Yosemite National Park.

More Details

Ruby Casareno
Member since: 2012
Premier Partner

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

Speaks: english, japanese, filipino
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 18, 2018

About Ruby Casareno

We moved to Mill Valley in 1998. We love the area so much that we owned properties within a 2 mile radius of our current location. We started with a 1BD/1BA condo, located across the bay from this house. In 2001, we upgraded to a single family home with lots of trees in the backyard. In 2006, we purchased this property which is our favorite so far and would like to share our home as your base for exploring the Bay area.

Ruby Casareno purchased this house in 2006

Why Ruby Casareno chose Almonte

We love the panoramic view of the bay, which extends all the way to the East Bay on a clear day. The reflection of the moon on the water is such a spectacular sight. Plus, you get to witness the nice colors of sunrise.

What makes this house unique

Easy access to Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, Tennessee Valley Trail head, Sausalito, Tiburon, Angel Island, Muir Woods, Stinson Beach, Mt. Tamalpais, Point Reyes National Sea Shore, Napa, Sonoma. Mill Valley is only a 2-1/2 hour day trip to Monterrey & Carmel and 4 hours to Lake Tahoe or Yosemite National Park.

Guestbook comments from the owner

While our friends enjoyed SF, we stayed here and enjoyed your digs. It's a beautiful place! Thanks for sharing.
May 2016
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Almonte House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1626 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Max. adults: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • No outdoor shoes inside the house
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , double sink; water view; located in the master suite
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , one sink; located on the main floor
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master suite with water view
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Garden view and 46" HDTV
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single , Garden view, TV/DVD and office space
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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2nd Best View Home in Mill Valley
average rating of 4.9242425 based on 84 reviews
Folsom, CA

Beautiful home...perfect stay!

  • 5 of 5

Ruby was amazing, and her home is spectacular. We came for a girls trip and never wanted to leave the house or the view.

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
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  • 5 of 5

The view itself was worth staying here. Watching the sun rise each morning was such a treat. The rooms were comfortable and the living space was large enough for our family of 5. The kitchen was well equipped with everything you need to cook your meals. It's located in a quiet neighborhood, so it was very peaceful. The only downside was the driveway. It's a thin driveway that you have to reverse into. But when you're up on the hill, you would have to expect it. After a couple of days, it definitely got easier. (Note: we were driving a big SUV.

If you're driving a small car, I don't think it would be a problem.) Regardless, we all really enjoyed our stay and would definitely come back. Thanks Ruby for being so easy to communicate with and for allowing us to stay at your home.

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing view, spectacular sunrise

  • 5 of 5

Ruby's home was perfect for a gathering of my adult children and myself. The home was clean, comfortable with a well stocked kitchen. Great hikes and restaraunts were close. The view spectacular. The driveway was a challenge for sure. A great place for our gathering.

  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Auburn, CA

Lovely home

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing time at your lovely home. It was our annual girls weekend and your house was perfect. There was plenty of rome for the four of us and we were all very comfortable. The kitchen is well equipped and the view is amazing. Thank you for sharing your house.

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Definitely rooms with a view

  • 5 of 5

Clean, great appliances and a view that you will never tire of seeing. Ruby was kind enough to leave a special gift for us upon arrival. The kitchen is gourmet, fully stocked and easy to cook in. With large windows running from the kitchen to living room I felt like I was outside! Master suite is downstairs with the other 2 bedrooms on main floor. All are a good size. I would recommend this home if you are interested in Muir Woods, heading to SF or wine country. We enjoyed traveling over the Golden Gate Bridge but did avoid the high traffic times.

There are a few things that Ruby will be fixing (kitchen faucet, upstairs bathroom faucet pop up) as she is very interested in keeping the home in good shape. Neither of these small issues resulted in a serious problem for us, just more of a nuisance. I will mention that Ruby gives instructions on backing down into the steep descending driveway. HEED her instructions. If you can’t stomach backing down (we had an SUV with hill assist) I would find parking on the street out front.

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Houston, texas

Wonderful place to stay

  • 5 of 5

Firstly the view was amazing just as in the photo's. Very comfortable, clean, delightful home from home. Ideal for San Francisco and Mill Valley. Will definitely be going back soon!

  • Submitted: Dec 12, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
San Francisco International Airport (SFO)
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Mill Valley Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Tennessee Valley Beach
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $200
Damage Deposit $500

Check in after 4 pm, check out by 11 am. Please make arrangements with owner regarding early check in/late check out. Personal checks and bank to bank payment accepted. Lodging tax of 10% is waived for stays of more than 30 days.

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.