Price Discount Aug 8-17!, Walk to Shops, Dogs Welcome, High End Kitchen
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- Minimum stay:30 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
Romantic, designer furnished 2 bedroom in-law attached unit, walk-able to downtown Mill Valley. Perfect location for outdoor patio living in the sun belt, across from the Park School playground, tennis courts and grassy fields. Walk a few blocks to downtown destination restaurants and 142 Throckmorton Comedy Club or the skate park. Ride our bikes out to Tennessee beach, up Mount Tamalpais where mountain biking was born, or on the bike path to breezy Sausalito and the Golden Gate Bridge.
High-end, new sensuous furnishings, and a delicious gourmet kitchen with everything from a flour sifter to a dual-fuel downdraft JenAir pro stove. Or if you prefer,our private chef comes Mondays and makes meals to go for the week. Feel safe in a fenced, hypo-allergenic environment that includes radiant heat in etched concrete floors, reverse-osmosis filtered water, and a whole house vacuum. Soundproof walls create privacy from the attached house. ON-demand water heater yields endless hot water.
Dogs are always welcome, and love to lie on the radiant heat etched concrete floors. Small pet door and fenced private yard. There are organic Meyer's lemons from the tree and a large gas grill on the flagstone patio for California outdoor dining under the grape arbor. Off-street parking in a safe neighborhood that's very quiet at night, with a 10 minute drive to San Francisco or Muir Woods redwoods.
This is a great place to write your book. There's a view of Mt Tam from the desk, as well as the happy sound of children walking to school down the public pathway. Drawers, file cabinet, wifi, and supplies make for a fully functional office. The stainless steel kitchen features a duel-fuel downdraft JenAir pro series range with electric convection oven and gas burners. The profile microwave has a minimalist dial look. The leathered-texture black granite counter top drops into an under-mount granite sink, all brilliantly lit by continuous strip recessed LED lights. A powerful garbage disposal turns on with a stainless air switch, and recycling and garbage are picked up Mondays about 8AM. The 22 cubic foot stainless refrigerator has the freezer below for convenience. Filled with storage, the kitchen island has lots of storage and seats for two to chat with the cook. Bigger meals happen around the coffee table or on the courtyard table.
Helmets and casual bicycles are provided in the 'bike barn', where serious cyclists can hang and lock their own bikes. Marin is famous for world class road and mountain bike trails. You can 'ride to the ride' from your home- Tennessee Beach is less than a half hour away, through open space parkland, and the trail head up Mount Tamalpais is less than five minutes away.
This property is very tranquil and quiet. The neighborhood is super safe--crime is almost non-existent. Mill Valley has two Whole Foods markets, a Friday Farmer's Market, and organic sections in the historical market and in Safeway.
We can arrange for talented healers to come to you for healing massage, gentle Rolfing, warm bamboo massage, acupuncture and more. Your hosts are licensed psychotherapists who practice Low Energy Neurofeedback. It's like a brain reboot: an EEG reads your brain waves and echoes them back through the same three sensor wires to the head, triggering a neural house-cleaning. Regrets, worries and repeating survival thoughts vanish. The resulting clarity is like the spacious mind meditators experience on retreat. Headaches, ADHD, migraines, anxiety, depression and arguing are all improved strongly. This is the future of medicine, available to the lucky few now. Couples drop their arguments, business people drop their speech nervousness, athletes drop into 'the zone'. Everyone is at their best. These services are available at a small extra charge.
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Member since: 2014
- 650 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Catering Available
- Breakfast - Booking Possible
- Lunch - Booking Possible
- Dinner - Booking Possible
- Housekeeper Included
- Private Chef
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Children Welcome
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 5
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- The best of nature is within minutes - walk or take our bikes to Mt Tamalpais trail head and explore miles of of hiking and biking trails with fantastic views of San Francisco,the Pacific Ocean and Redwoods. Take an easy flat bike ride to Sausalito and board the ferry to Alcatraz Island, Angel Island, or San Francisco where you can take a Rickshaw ride to Pier 39. Pick your vegetables from our well-maintained gardens throughout the property, enjoy outdoor seating on your back deck and take a short walk to historic town center with unique shops and fantastic restaurants or explore local historic sites including the oldest footrace, the Dipsea steps, and WWII gun emplacements. A scenic 45 minute drive to Sonoma/Napa Wine Country makes for a lovely day excursion. Pt Reyes and bonito Lighthouse are less than 45 minutes drive from your door. We're just 10 minutes drive to Golden Gate bridge. Fantastic for business travel or vacation getaway....moreless
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- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Botanical Garden
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Recreation Center
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Horseback Riding
- Paddle Boating
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Whale Watching
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Basketball Court
- Deepsea Fishing
- Golf Privileges Optional
- Ice Skating
- Mountain Biking
- Mountain Climbing
- Pier Fishing
- Rock Climbing
- Roller Blading
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Surf Fishing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 4 people
- Air Conditioning:
- Clothes Dryer
- Fitness Room / Equipment:
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
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This kitchen likes to cook! Gromet. The cabinets have hidden pulls and easy-close brakes. All the utensils are new. Jen Air downdraft range, leathered granite countertops, Reverse osmosis water....moreless
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- Housekeeper Included
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My Standard Rate
30 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Utilities monthly $300
- Cleaning at check out $145
- Refundable Damage Deposit $900
Utilities included on stays less than 30 days.
No hotel tax on stays 30 days and over.
Owner's cancellation policy:
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Car: Not Necessary
It's less than a ten minute walk to restaurants, 142 Throckmorton Theater, the Mill Valley Film Festival, and the trail head up Mount Tamalpais. You've probably seen these spectacular mountain views of San Francisco, the ocean, and open hills on car commercials. Tennessee Beach and nature preserve is 5 miles. Or venture to the Marin Headlands, the Golden Gate Bridge, Muir Beach, Muir Woods redwoods and beyond to the wine country and hot air balloon rides. Hop in the car and you can be at Muir Beach or Muir Woods in just 15 minutes. Continue on and in another 15 minutes you will be at beautiful Stinson Beach or head up to the top of Mount Tamalpais. Or if biking is your thing, hop on our bikes to the coffee shops or for world-class riding on Tour of California roads. Mt Tam is the birthplace of mountain biking and still provides amazing views of the city, forest, and ocean. The Green Gulch Zen Center is just a 10 minute drive away offering visitors a peaceful retreat as well as an amazing organic garden tour. Drop in for lunch or volunteer to work in the garden on Tuesdays.
Experience all the Bay area has to offer in one location! Secluded, cozy Mill Valley is just 10 minutes from the Golden Gate Bridge and San Francisco where you can ride the cable cars, visit Ghirardelli Square, art museums, the SF Zoo, the Ferry Building shops, and the 'crookedest street in the world.'
The 2 bedroom retreat has a flagstone patio with an over-sized stainless grill. You can dine outside under the grape arbor, orpick fruit off the orange, lemon and apple trees. Sit in the large organic vegetable garden and breathe the oxygenated air of the greenhouse. Or walk to fantastic restaurants. Mill Valley is often voted one of 'the best small towns in America' recently #4 in the Smithsonian Magazine ratings. Locals sometimes say 'all new ideas and trends start in Mill Valley.
Year Purchased: 1996
About the owner: As a licensed psychotherapist, I like meeting interesting people. I have studied at Yale and Pacifica Graduate Institute, started businesses, directed a choir and orchestra, and run Echo Rock Neurotherapy Clinic for 25 years. In our nearby office My wife and I use Low Energy Neurofeedback and meditation techniques to make clients efficient and happy and to alleviate problems of anxiety, ADHD, phobias, headaches, PTSD, etc. I also bicycle, garden, and write about our work. I often dance on Sundays at the Open Floor. I serve as a practice guide for Spirit Rock Meditation Center in nearby Woodacre, CA. We are friendly and resourceful with references and connections, but wait for you to ask.
Why the Owner Chose Mill Valley, CA, USA:
Connections. The property is well-designed with pricey amenities, yet the wealth of connections to local interesting people and places is priceless. You are not on your own. Location. 'The flat's' near downtown Mill Valley is the best place to be in the Bay Area. The weather is perfect, sunny but not too hot because of the nearby ocean. You're on the edge of open space forest, and the air is cleaner than anywhere nearby. The city commute is easy, and dozens of activities are conveniently nearby. Best of all, Mill Valley is filled with creative people who pause at the coffee shops to talk.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
Service. Where else are you offered the services of a chef, a masseuse, an organic gardener, a bike or personal fitness coach, and a neurotherapist? Access to Low Energy Neurofeedback (LENS) may be the best thing that has happened to you in decades, especially if you have ever hit your head or been in a fender-bender.
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Chef's Kitchen from the Jenn-Air dual-fuel range to the professional knives
Leathered granite countertop and undermount sink, RO Filtered water, Grohe fauce
View of Mt Tam from the desk. You could be hiking or biking there in 8 minutes!
24-speed front-suspension quality town bikes by MARIN w/ lock, helmets, and shed
120hz flat screen TV with premium cable recorder and netflix. Note dog/cat door
Office has Mt Tam view, locking file cabinet, fast wi-fi, and lots of storage.
Star in your own romantic movie in this artistic set; free wine and chocolate
CA Craftsman Brownshingle entry under grape arbor. note dog door at lower right.
Path to rental and garden gate with orange tree in the distance, onions close.
Private off-street dedicated parking for the rental Right of the garage
Shared laundry in the garage below house water filters. Private iron and board.
CA sunny outdoor grill living under the grape arbor in a private flagstone patio
Cozy Great Room with 9' ceiling, acid-etched heated floors. Barefoot comfort!
Even the marble shower feels grand with 9' ceilings and hi-mount shower head.
Private rental entry on LEFT of garage, which stops already quiet street sounds
Corian counter and under mount sinks with reverse osmosis filtered water.
Modern hidden European hinges under textured granite countertop
Stocked built-in tea and spice cabinet on end of fridge.
Doorbell or dinner bell? Retired in 1969 from a coal locomotive.
Max security rating on touch-screen digital entry for maximum safety and quality
Access to owner's kitchen garden, greenhouse, and fruit trees for pick and eat!
This listing was first published here in 2014.
Date last modified - Monday, December 05, 2016
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