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Relax and connect with nature at this designer retreat in charming Mill Valley

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Property
house
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
3 nights

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

More Details

Owner
Yasmine McGrane
Member since: 2013
Speaks: french
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
January 15, 2017

About Yasmine McGrane

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.

Yasmine McGrane purchased this house in 1999

Why Yasmine McGrane chose California

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.

What makes this house unique

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.

Reviews

5/5 -
(5 traveler reviews)

Relax and connect with nature at this designer retreat in charming Mill Valley
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews
5

Amazing peaceful home

  • 5 of 5

I stayed at Yasmine's home over the Thanksgiving holiday with my children. We had a wonderful time and it the home was just as promised. The beds were so comfortable. Soaps were delightfully sweet smelling. I used the kitchen to cook Thanksgiving dinner for my four children. All the equipment I needed was there. Yasmine has created a very peaceful well decorated environment for our stay. Thank you. I hope we can come back one day to Mill Valley. It is a wonderful place to launch day trips to the Golden Gate recreation area, Stinson Beach, and Muir Woods. The grocery is very close as well.

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect peaceful home

  • 5 of 5

This 3 bed home was perfect. Close enough to the city and close to local spots. Loved it. Thank you Yvonne for welcoming us.

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Lovely Visit

  • 5 of 5

We rented this house for almost a week. It was very clean and the beds were super comfy! It was conveniently located and had everything we needed to make meals. We also went for runs in the neighborhood which was beautiful! Yasmine was very friendly and helpful. She answered all of my emails promptly and thoroughly. I would definitely recommend this house for others!

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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5

The perfect olace

  • 5 of 5

We wanted a small but open & fun place to stay for a few days in Mill Valley. This was a wonderful and perfect choice. Great for sleeping,great location, and just such a pleasant vibe. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
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5

fabulous cottage

  • 5 of 5

hi i stayed in this fab cottage for a few weeks with my kids it truly is a one of a kind with every comfort

it has a unique design to it and every comfort has been thought of. The service was wonderful i felt like home. I cannot say enough wonderful things about this place but you will not be disappointed

marisa katya wolf

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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Map

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

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Rates & Availability

Almonte House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$285
From
$295
Fri,Sat
$1,990
$7,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning $200

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

Almonte House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
  • 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.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , In basement, finished room, window, closet, new wood floors
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , Nice windows with natural light, shelves, hardwood floor
    Bedroom 1 - 2 queen , Master bedroom upstairs, peaked ceiling, skylight, wood flrs
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
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.

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