About the property
- Cottage1200 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay4 nights
Impeccable 2-bedroom, 1 Bath With 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!
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- Response time:
- within one hour
- english, spanish
- Calendar last updated:
- May 21, 2018
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 Tamalpais-Homestead Valley
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.
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Beautiful, Quiet, and Peaceful Setting with Central Location
My wife and I had a wonderful 9 nights at this “cottage” which feels more like a house with a great floor plan and lots of space. The kitchen and bathroom were generously supplied with
all necessary items....like foil, paper towels, Kleenex, etc. At most rentals, we normally have to immediately go out on arrival and buy these items.
Cheerful interior... sunlit kitchen and living room... and comfortable seating for eating and watching TV in the evening.
The grounds were beautifully landscaped with fragrant trees and plants, and there was a balcony in front and a patio in the back, both with outdoor furniture. The hosts were very friendly and completely unobtrusive.
We were only a few blocks from a fantastic grocery store “Good Earth Natural Foods” ... we loved their selection and wish we had this store here in the Boston area (surpasses Whole Foods by far!). We now miss all the delicious local dairy products from the happy Marin cows! Also, we recommend the Pacific Black Cod which is excellent.
In summary, this is an unusually pretty rental, which exceeded our expectations (and we have rented a lot during vacations). We plan to be back soon!
Spring Break '18
We stayed in the cottage for Spring Break '18. The cottage has plenty of space (much bigger than the pictures show). The neighborhood is real quite at night so that you can get a good night's sleep after a long day. Plenty to do in the area: Muir Woods trails, visiting the waterfront of Sausalito and grabbing a bite to eat, see a movie in a quaint 2 show theater in downtown Mill Valley or drive across the Golden Gate in to San Fran for a day of fun. Whatever your appetite is fun, you are sure to find it here. Thank you for a great stay!
A Tam Junction Delight
We love Julie's and Noah's two bedroom apartment in Tam Junction. The apartment is really perfect for our extended stay in southern Marin. The place is clean, quiet, spacious, has a nice kitchen and there is a new grill on the deck (thank you)! There is also a back yard patio that is very private and it gets afternoon sun. The apartment is in a friendly neighborhood that invites afternoon walks to the grocery store or coffee shop both of which are less than a mile away. You can also take a more serious hike from the apartment to places like Zen Center, Muir Beach, Stinson Beach and the all of the Marin Headlands.
Julie and Noah are wonderful folks and are fabulous hosts. They are around when you need them but they are not intrusive. The truth is we wish we saw them more during our stay. Julie is SF Giants fan and knows her baseball. Noah is a great story teller and a fun guy. We also love their 3 dogs. Ozzie, who is a yellow lab, is our favorite because we are also a lab family.
We look forward to returning again next year and won't think of going anywhere else in Marin.
Spacious, comfortable family treehouse
This house was perfect for our family. We would love to stay there again when we come back. Great kitchen, beautiful views, rain or shine, and the convenience to Muir Woods, Muir Beach, and San Francisco can't be beat. Very friendly hosts were helpful with getting the internet working.
The only problem was that the front-loader washer was left sealed with some moisture inside that molded, so I had to clean it out quite a bit before we washed our laundry.
We stayed here back in December of 2017 and really enjoyed our stay.
Location is on of the most beautiful places in the San Francisco area and is very convenient to everything. Awesome quite house and the owners are super cool. Very highly recommend! Thanks guys!
Our stay was very nice. The accomodations were just what we needed. Very clean, roomy, comfortable and great location for what we needed. We would stay here again!
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!
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
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!