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Beautiful 2-bedroom Retreat, Close To Woods And City!

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

2-bedroom, 1 Bath With All Upscale Amenities Set In Lush Gardens.

In a residential neighborhood, on private grounds that are professionally landscaped and maintained. Adjacent to owners' home with private entry and no adjoining walls. Spacious (approximately 1200 sq. ft.) with 2 bedrooms, one bathroom, all appliances including dishwasher, disposal, microwave, range, refrigerator with ice maker, full size washer and dryer. Hardwood floors, carpeting and vaulted ceilings throughout with ceiling fans in master bedroom and 2nd bedroom. Three skylights. Wood burning fireplace. Front deck with wooded valley views, private patio in back amid landscaped terraces, redwood and fruit trees. Off-street parking. Bike from the driveway to the trails on Mt. Tamalpais, Muir Woods, Stinson Beach, Sausalito. Easy freeway access to San Francisco...just 7 minutes to the Golden Gate Bridge!

THIS PROPERTY IS FOR GUESTS OLDER THAN 10. Please, no inquiries for families with children younger than 10. 

 Minutes from San Francisco, the Golden Gate Bridge, the Marin Headlands, Golden Gate National Recreation Area, Muir Woods, Stinson Beach, Downtown Mill Valley and all that Marin County in Northern California has to offer! 



More Details

Owner
Julie Austin
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 19, 2017

About Julie Austin

We are the owners of a property that has a long, successful history here in Mill Valley. We intend to keep the good times rolling by offering the best service and amenities in the Bay Area! We live in the house on the property that allows us to be available for all traveler needs, but we highly value your privacy!

Julie Austin purchased this cottage in 2014

Why Julie Austin chose San Francisco Bay Area

We chose this property for the same reasons you will. The property is GORGEOUS (with a capital G)! The vacation rental has a feeling of tranquility, of serenity, but has the appeal of also being close to anything you can imagine! Want to go to historic Muir Woods? You'll be 15 minutes from the entrance. Want night life and great shopping? Either drive your car or take the bus (1 block away) to Union Square in downtown San Francisco, 20 minutes away.

What makes this cottage unique

The lovely unit has an expansive front porch, where you'll enter the home and be in the glow of the living room skylight. If it's chilly, start a fire in the wood-burning fireplace. Kick off your shoes and go onto the private back flagstone patio, where you'll be surrounded by rose bushes and bird houses.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We stayed for 3 nights at the cottage, and we had a great experience. The place was so cute, and decorated really well. It was super clean and quiet, and the bed was great! There are instructions for all the tvs and appliances (we are really bad with tvs, so it helped), and both tvs had full movie channels. It was cool to have that at the end of sightseeing.

Julie was so nice, and so helpful, but was only there when we needed her - she didn't hover :)
May 2014
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Amenities

Mill Valley Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Full washer/dryer is in the bathroom.
  • The bath also has a skylight!
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Master - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
  • Both rooms have ample closet space, with the master having its own TV/DVD player. The second bedroom has a sliding glass door onto the back private patio.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Weekly cleaning is included in all stays 7 nights or more.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Beautiful 2-bedroom Retreat, Close To Woods And City!
average rating of 4.9347825 based on 47 reviews
Wayne, PA
5

Just perfect!

  • 5 of 5

I just can't say enough about the wonderful stay we had. This beautiful, well-equipped cottage is in a quiet residential neighborhood in lovely Mill Valley, but is centrally located within a short drive to the bustle of San Francisco or the serenity of Muir Woods. Perfect house in a perfect location! An added bonus is the owner, Julie, who lives in the main house on the property and is readily available and willing to help make your stay even better (including promptly mailing to me items I carelessly left behind! Thanks, Julie!).

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great home-base for Bay Area vacation

  • 5 of 5

First, I would like to say that the apartment was very clean, everything was in good repair, and the kitchen was well stocked. The owner Julie was friendly and responsive and check in was super easy. I also found Mill Valley to be ideal for our vacation plans as we spent three days over the bridge in the city and the rest of the time in Sausalito, Muir Woods, Muir Beach, and wine country. The little downtown of Mill Valley itself was also nearby and charming. If you wanted to spend every single day downtown, you might want to consider a hotel downtown instead. I would definitely recommend a rental car. Another note is that the yard is very well manicured with landscaping and fruit trees. The price was very reasonable for the area and the house is only a block off of Hwy 1 so easy access to some absolutely beautiful NorCal driving.

Cheers,

Bobby

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Relaxing and wonderful

  • 5 of 5

Had 5 wonderful days at the Cottage, just exactly what we needed. Beautiful garden out back with lots of little touches. Especially loved the packed beach bag & keurig.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Charming 2-Bedroom in Great Location

  • 5 of 5

Great location, amenities, surroundings, and hosts. Convenient to all points in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area. This is a very special part of California that everyone should visit.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

What a wonderful and welcoming place to come home to after daily adventures!

  • 5 of 5

I brought my teenage children to San Francisco with the hopes of staying somewhere close to Muir Woods and a little outside of SF itself. This property was perfect! We crossed the Golden Gate Bridge each day we went into SF (Alcatraz, Pier 39, Japanese Tea Gardens, etc.) which added to the fun of this location. It also was a quick 15 minutes to Muir Woods and Muir Beach. The home is a nice layout, open so my kids could play cards and converse with me while I made dinner. It also is full of light with skylights in the kitchen, living room and bathroom. There were plenty of windows to open and have a fresh breeze through the house as well. One of the best parts to this home is the back patio that is surrounded by gardens. It is this space where we spent ample time talking, eating and chilling out. Julie and her husband were very accommodating; we burned through three rolls of toilet paper and Julie gladly brought us one more upon request. We even had Wi-Fi troubles at one point but Julie's husband quickly fixed the issue to get it working so I could stay up to date on work emails each night. We enjoyed the location and property immensely and gladly would come again or recommend it to friends.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

A perfect family get- away

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was everything we expected and more. The owners were very welcoming and nearby for questions. The cottage was lovely, spacious and fully stocked for all our basic needs. The grounds of the cottage were beautifully landscaped. The location was excellent, easy access by car to beautiful trails, ocean and quick commute to SF, Sausalito and beautiful towns in area.

Our family had a wonderful stay and will definitely return as soon as possible. Thank you!!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Map

Nearest Airport
20 Miles
San Francisco International Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
2am Club
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Larkspur Ferry
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
101
Nearest Beach
7 Miles
Stinson Beach
Car: recommended

Our property is in the most ideal location. We are situated in a quiet, residential neighborhood, walking distance from a gorgeous park. We are also 7 minutes from the Golden Gate Bridge and 10 from San Francisco proper! We have every possible recreational activity, so a guest can be alone in Muir Woods, or in the middle of Union Square!

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75
Damage Deposit $250

Travelers will sign a lease prior to arrival, and will receive policies and procedures to further clarify rules of the cottage. The cottage allows a maximum of 4 guests - this is not flexible. Please contact us with any questions!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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