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Relax and Connect with Nature at This Designer Retreat in Charming Mill Valley

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Last updated: 12/06/2016
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

3 bedroom chalet nestled in the trees with designer linens and modern decor

Awaken your spirit to a one-of-a-kind retreat space for your vacation. This 3 story urban chalet nestled on a corner lot with a wrap around deck has been designed by Yasmine McGrane (founder of Maison Reve).

The intention of this property is to provide a place that inspires guests to relax from the face pace of daily life, reconnect to the present moment, and enjoy the fresh, seasonal bounty of the Bay area. After booking, guests receive our Welcome Guide with a curated list of local favorites from the best farm-to-table restaurants, restful cafes and special destinations worthy of exploring.

This is a great home for someone looking for a long term rental as it never feels like you are living in someone's personal home. The simple, modern decor is wonderful. The property was recently redecorated included: freshly painted throughout in a soft dove grey and white trim, refurbished original large plank hardwood floors everywhere, new sofas in Belgian flax linen, organic cotton sheets from Coyuchi and linen duvet bedcovers from Libeco Lagae (leading brands in organic and linen products), brand new luxurious Sealy posturepedic mattresses and much more!


HIGHLIGHTS.

* Located on a quiet corner lot among native trees and wandering deer
* 20 minute walk to charming downtown Mill Valley
* Stylishly decorated in mid century modern and Scandinavian decor
* Inspiring vintage treasures
* Upstairs loft with peaked ceiling + skylights overlooks main floor
* Many windows with flower boxes provide lots of natural light
* Galley kitchen stocked with dishware, appliances and cookbooks perfect for the budding chef
* Living area with comfortable linen sofa that converts to sleeper bed
* Over-sized designer pillows inspire lounging and reading books
* Double sink bathroom with separate shower and soaking bathtub
* Free wifi and unlimited Netflix shows and movies for adults and kids
* Laundry room with full size washer, dryer and folding area
* Wrap around deck leads to lighted flagstone patio and fountain
* 6 foot fence for privacy around entire property and parking for 2 cars
* Lighted front and backyard with relaxing fountain

LAYOUT.

Upstairs: Open loft area (with relaxing chair for reading, desk for writing poems) and 1 master bedroom (with queen bed, lots of built in drawers and closet)

Main Floor: kitchen, dining area, living area (with sleeper sofa), 1 separate bedroom with full bed, 1 bathroom (with double sinks, shower and separate tub)

Basement Floor (accessible from deck and outside steps): 1 quiet and private bedroom (with queen bed, closet and large window), laundry room, and unfinished storage area
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Owner

Member since: 2013

Speaks: french
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/06/2016

Property Type

  • House
  • 1400 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Guests renting house must be 30 years or older....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    It's a beautiful space for a family to enjoy with children. Upstairs loft has vertical railings that may not be safe for infants or small children (we leave that to the guests discretion to block off children from loft area). Owner of property has two small children so house is stocked with books, toys, 1 car booster seat and much more....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    To ensure the home is kept fresh, allergy free, and safe, if any smoking is detected anywhere at the property (home, deck, yard etc) the damage deposit that was paid by guest will not be refunded. Thank you for understanding that this is a non smoking property before booking....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

    In basement, finished room, window, closet, new wood floors ...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 double

    Nice windows with natural light, shelves, hardwood floor...moreless

  • Bedroom 1: 2 queen

    Master bedroom upstairs, peaked ceiling, skylight, wood flrs...moreless

  • 3 bedrooms all with beautiful hardwood floors, freshly painted walls in relaxing dove grey with white trim, brand new Sealy posturepedic mattresses, all white designer organic bedding and pillows, lovely decorated with a calming decor of vintage finds and simple touches....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub, shower

    ...moreless

  • Bathroom is located on main entry floor. It has double sinks, incredible amount of drawer space and shelving, separate shower, white porcelain bathtub for soaking, large mirror over sinks, organic towels by Coyuchi (leading company of organic luxury products) and simple calming decor....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Owner Yasmine McGrane's mission is to help feel enjoy the ordinary yet extraordinary moments in life. You can learn more about it on her website Maison Reve. The Maison Reve vacation rentals (currently in Mill Valley and Sausalito property #467609, California) offer a chance for people to slow the pace down and experience a simpler lifestyle. Each property is decorated with that intention. ...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • Games:

    A treasure chest full of board games from chess, checkers, monopoly, scrabble, memory and lots more. Our two kids picked out our favorites for you to enjoy!...moreless

  • Television:

    New flat screen TV in loft (pix on listing is of old TV). Free wifi and Netflix movies and shows....moreless

  • Toys:

    We have two children (Finnegan 8 and Delphine 5). They helped stock lovely toys in a vintage chest for kids to enjoy. Wait until you see them!...moreless

  • Video Library:

    Free Netflix (extensive library of shows, documentaries, and movies). We don't have standard cable access so guests can unplug and unwind on vacation. Netflix has inspiring films for kids and adult!...moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa

Attractions

  • Arboretum
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Ice Skating
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Racquetball
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Dining:

    Lovely mid century modern dining table and chairs surrounded by bay of windows....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer:

    Full size clothes dryer in basement laundry room. Includes a large area and built in table for folding clothes....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Central heating throughout house....moreless

  • Internet:

    Great free wireless connection throughout house....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    The most lovely bedding by Coyuchi (organic cotton) and Libeco Lagae (organic Belgian linens). ...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Open floor plan so living room is next to dining room area. Living room has new very comfortable sofa in flax linen (pull out sleeper) with separate chair, coffees, side tables, rug & relaxing decor....moreless

  • Parking:

    When approaching house there is a winding paved driveway off street that leads to covered carport by front door to park your car. This driveway is short but windy. Alternative is to park on street. ...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    beautiful organic towels by Coyuchi (leaders in organic cotton towels and sheets)...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Full size washing machine in basement laundry room....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Top of the line dishware, appliances and amenities....moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Full size dishwasher...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Narrow galley kitchen for 1 - 2 people at a time. Not as small as a NY city kitchen but not a large open kitchen. Wooden cabinets, designer appliances, wall oven, mw, full size fridge & dishwasher....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    Brand new (Dec 2014) small wall oven with 2 racks. Good for cooking 1-2 dishes at a time....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Full size new refrigerator with separate top freezer...moreless

  • Stove:

    4 gas burner stove...moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    Large wrap around deck with lounging chairs for guests to read books and watch deer walk by if you're lucky! Stairs from deck lead to flat flagstone patio and working fountain....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Lovely back patio with relaxing fountain and hillside light up at night on lighted garden light timer....moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$285 $295
Fri, Sat
$1,990 $7,500

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Cleaning $200
  • Taxes Not included

Owner's cancellation policy:

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


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Last updated: 12/06/2016
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Location

24 Miles
Nearest Airport
San Francisco International Airport
2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Mill Valley Beerworks
7 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Tiburon Ferry Terminal
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
Mill Valley Golf Course
20 Miles
Nearest Train
Bart, Amtrak
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Highway 1
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Tamalpie
190 Miles
Nearest Ski
Lake Tahoe
5 Miles
Nearest Beach
Muir Beach

Car: Recommended

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1999

About the owner: Our family lives in the neighboring town Sausalito, California. I grew up in Montreal, Canada and my husband is from Sydney Australia. We have 2 children, Delphine age 5 and Finnegan age 8. For 10 years I had a thriving vintage French home and garden store in Mill Valley right on the downtown square called Maison Reve. The business has received national attention and now I run my business online so I can enjoy also being home with our children. You can see the style and more photos of this house on our website at Maison Reve. We also have another rental property in Sausalito #467609 for you to read reviews about our customer service. My intention is to provide relaxing getaway places for people to come and unwind, reconnect to themselves and nature, and enjoy the local treasures (little cafes, farm-to-table restaurants etc). Guests receive our Welcome Guide when they book which has a curated list of these special places to visit while in town.

Why the Owner Chose Almonte, Mill Valley, CA, USA:
My mother is Suisse French and I have always been inspired by chalet homes. After working in San Francisco during the internet boom years of 1997-2001, I decided to find a home in charming Mill Valley that had a calming backdrop of nature. I fell in love with this place the minute I saw it. The natural lighting and open loft style is very inspiring.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
This home has a Swedish simple zen feel to it. You can see greenery through all the skylights and large windows. The wrap around deck and patio garden are very private with deer often walking around the area. I am currently remodeling, repainting and redecorating the home! New photos will be posted the week after Christmas. So book now if you want before dates are reserved. It will be a very special home to enjoy.


Contact us

Speaks: french
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/06/2016

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Photos

  • Front door entrance from deck

    Front door entrance from deck

  • View from front door

    View from front door

  • View from upstairs loft looking down into dining area

    View from upstairs loft looking down into dining area

  • View from front door looking into entry way  into kitchen

    View from front door looking into entry way into kitchen

  • View from loft looking down into kitchen

    View from loft looking down into kitchen

  • Upstairs in loft with several large skylights and peaked ceiling

    Upstairs in loft with several large skylights and peaked ceiling

  • Relaxing master queen bedroom with peaked ceiling and lots of natural light

    Relaxing master queen bedroom with peaked ceiling and lots of natural light

  • Full size bed in second bedroom located on main floor next to bathroom

    Full size bed in second bedroom located on main floor next to bathroom

  • View from second bedroom toward shelves with inspiring decor

    View from second bedroom toward shelves with inspiring decor

  • Bathroom with double sinks, separate tub and shower and lots of light

    Bathroom with double sinks, separate tub and shower and lots of light

  • View from front door onto deck leading to private garden and fountain

    View from front door onto deck leading to private garden and fountain

  • View from street of home located on corner lot and lined with trees

    View from street of home located on corner lot and lined with trees

  • Dining area surrounded by windows and natural light

    Dining area surrounded by windows and natural light

  • View from upstairs loft looking down into living area

    View from upstairs loft looking down into living area

  • View from front door with steps leading up to loft

    View from front door with steps leading up to loft

  • Upstairs open loft looking into master bedroom

    Upstairs open loft looking into master bedroom

  • Upstairs in loft view from top of stairs looking into lounging area

    Upstairs in loft view from top of stairs looking into lounging area

  • View from bed in master bedroom located upstairs off loft

    View from bed in master bedroom located upstairs off loft

  • Another view to show lots of natural light and entrance to deck

    Another view to show lots of natural light and entrance to deck

  • Third bedroom on lower level with queen bed and separate entrance

    Third bedroom on lower level with queen bed and separate entrance

  • View from doorway into bathroom of shower

    View from doorway into bathroom of shower

  • View from large built in deck seating area looking into house

    View from large built in deck seating area looking into house

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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Tuesday, December 06, 2016

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