Private, Cozy, Free Standing Cottage - Close to SF, Wine Country & Hiking!(33 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:3 nights
- Property type:Cottage
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
! Bedroom/1 bath/ with Office Close to Hiking, ~SF~ & Wine Country
This lovely, quiet, private, free-standing cottage has lots of light and feels like a tree house in the redwoods. Fully furnished and newly re-done, this one bedroom has a very comfy king size bed, wood floors, bathroom, kitchen (gas stove), living room, full-size washer/dryer and a small office with a desk and picture window. Perfect for a couple’s retreat, or as a temporary relocation/transition home. Great place for a writer seeking inspiration and solitude. Mill Valley is a charming village with shops, great restaurants, and live music. It's close to the quaint European style town of Sausalito, and only 15 minutes from San Francisco. In minutes you can be on beautiful hiking and mountain biking trails on Mt. Tamalpais, in Muir Woods, and in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area. It's 40 minutes to the Wine Country, one block from the biking/walking path from Mill Valley to Sausalito, one block from the bus stop to San Francisco and connections to SFO and Oakland airports; 10 minutes to the Golden Gate Bridge; 10 minutes to Sausalito (and a lovely ferry ride on the Bay to San Francisco) Dedicated parking is in a carport beneath the cottage.
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Member since: 2014
- 530 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- DVD Player
- Music Library
- Satellite / Cable
- Video Library
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Recreation Center
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Horseback Riding
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Whale Watching
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Mountain Biking
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Surf Fishing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 4 people
- Linens Provided
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Pantry Items:
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My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Refundable Damage Deposit $200
- Cleaning Fee $80
ANY additional guests must be listed with the owner. There will be a $50 per person/per night additional fee for additional guests.
Owner's cancellation policy:
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Marin County just north of San Francisco, is filled with quaint towns and beautiful scenery. The giant redwoods of Muir Woods are a 'must see', both majestic and humbling, and right over the hill from the cottage. Mill Valley has a film festival every October featuring international filmmakers and their work. There are also a number of small coffee houses, art galleries, restaurants and boutiques in town. For entertainment, the Throckmorton Theater has a variety of live music, plays, and comedy. Also Sweetwater is a club which features a variety of musical acts. The towns of Mill Valley and Sausalito are unique but quite different from each other. There are several state and national recreation areas nearby featuring world renowned hiking and mountain biking. Pt. Reyes National Seashore features oyster farms where you can sit outside and picnic and barbecue your own oysters. Close by San Francisco has everything one of the world's great cities can offer; museums, galleries, shopping, historic sites, world-renowned restaurants, parks, breathtaking views and much more! Also close, via a short beautiful drive, are Napa, Sonoma and Mendocino Valleys featuring world class wineries. For those who love the water, you can rent kayaks and paddle San Francisco Bay or rent a sail boat. Walking across the Golden Gate Bridge with it's incredible panorama of San Francisco is an incredible experience. A short walk down from the cottage and you are on a walking and bike path through a picturesque wetland which is part of San Francisco Bay. There is also a small spa within walking distance where you can take a hot tub and get a massage. There is also a horseback riding stable located in Tennessee Valley and less than 3 miles from the cottage.
Year Purchased: 1995
About the owner: My family has been in the Bay Area for generations and survived the San Francisco earthquake in 1906. My grandmother owned a cottage on Mt. Tamalpais in the 1920's. My father helped put up some of the original hiking trail signs on the mountain. I came back to Mill Valley when I was working as a CNN correspondent in San Francisco. I've traveled all over the world and Mill Valley is one of the most wonderful spots on earth.
Why the Owner Chose Almonte, Mill Valley, CA, USA:
Mill Valley is so close to one of the world's great cities, has numerous great restaurants and charm, yet it's minutes to be on hiking trails with gorgeous views and no one around. Trips to the wine country in Napa and Sonoma Valleys are 40 minutes away. This is the cottage on the property of my main house but is separated by trees, stairs and a deck. Because there are two redwoods just feet from the windows and small deck, you feel like you are in a tree-house. But there are many windows and LOTS of light. It feels very private yet, so close to everything by walking or by car. There is also a small spa walking distance down the hill where you can get a massage. Mill Valley has a film festival every October featuring international filmakers and their work. There are also a number of small coffee houses,art galleries and boutiques in town. For entertainment, the Throckmorton Theater has a variety of music, plays, and comedy. Also Sweetwater is a club which features a variety of musical acts. Nearby is the Green Gulch Farm, a Buddhist retreat featuring classes and organic produce. Sausalito is only a couple miles away and you can walk or drive to this charming town right on San Francisco Bay which is very European in feel. There is also a great art festival there every September. There are several state and federal recreation areas for hikers and bikers within ten miles of Mill Valley. Not only is there Muir Woods, with it's gorgeous huge redwoods, but Mt. Tamalpais where some of the first mountain bikes were designed to ride on the fire trails. Stinson Beach and Muir Beach are both quaint beach towns just over the hill from Mill Valley.
The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
I fell in love with the property because it was SO close to where I worked in San Francisco, yet I felt like I was miles away from the rest of the world. The cottage is very private and quiet with soaring redwoods outside, yet lots of windows make it very light and cheery.
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Living Room/Dining Area with lots of windows and small balcony
Looking back from living room toward kitchen and dining area.
Cheery bedroom with King Bed
Small bright office with view in trees
Desk in the office with view of the trees
Small outdoor seating area on front porch
A doe and her two fawns seen through bedroom window.
Mt. Tamalpais from a nearby hiking trail
Muir Beach overlook looking south
A 'wild' visitor to trailhead less than 3 miles from the cottage
Above Tiburon looking toward Angel Island and San Francisco 5 miles away
Hike to Tennessee Valley beach about 3mi from cottage
Dining area in living room
Kitchen with Gas Stove
Balcony and entrance to small office with lots of light.
Looking out towards balcony. Redwood tree outside to the right
Bathroom with stall shower
View from driveway with redwood tree on the left
Downtown Mill Valley square by the Depot cafe and bookstore
Stinson Beach looking toward Pt. Reyes
Tennessee Valley hiking trails less than 3 miles from the cottage
Above the town of Tiburon looking SW towards SF about 5 miles from the cottage
The Golden Gate Bridge looking toward Marin County on San Francisco side
Trail 3 mi. from cottage looking north to Richardson Bay
This listing was first published here in 2014.
Date last modified - Friday, February 17, 2017
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