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Romantic getaway. Hikers/bikers dream. Peaceful. Fresh Air. Nature. Sanctuary.

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Property type house


About the property

Located on beautiful Mt Tamalpais

Romantic getaway. Hikers/bikers dream. Located on the shoulder of Mt Tam, just a 15 min. walk from downtown Mill Valley. Contiguous to open space (hiking and biking trails) and downtown Mill Valley, with all its conveniences. Private bath/shower. Private Entrance. Beautiful private courtyard with table/ 4 chairs and hammock. Bike rack. View of Mt Tamalpais. Wildlife. Fresh air. Peaceful. Free parking. TV available upon request. Complimentary fruit basket, snacks, tea and homemade banana bread daily.

Can be paired with VRBO listing #1303110 (Sunny Romantic Mill Valley Nature Cottage) to accommodate 2 more people.

* Cottage includes full kitchen, washer/dryer, private deck.

More Details

Debra Schwartz
Member since: 2016
Speaks: english, limited ASL
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 25, 2018

About Debra Schwartz

I'm a mother, hiker, oral historian and owner of Tam Hiking Tours, a guided hiking service located in Mill Valley. 4th generation Californian. Happy to suggest fun things to do, places to eat and outdoor adventures.

Why Debra Schwartz chose Mill Valley

This property is centrally located with close access to culture and good food yet its proximity to nature allows a respite from the hectic city vibe.

What makes this house unique

Great location. Deer, birds, fresh air and views. Quiet. Internet. Parking. Peace.


Mill Valley House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 1 sink. shower/bathtub.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Spacious private bedroom with private bath. Temper-pedic mattress. (Cal king). Tea and treats table. Parking. TV available upon request.
  • Books
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming


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Romantic getaway. Hikers/bikers dream. Peaceful. Fresh Air. Nature. Sanctuary.
average rating of 4.9444447 based on 36 reviews

wonderful place and perfect host. What more do you need?!

  • 5 of 5

The property is absolutely gorgeous. Debra is a truly talented host and beautiful person. It was a pleasure to be there. The property feels remote, also it is close to the city and everything you need. I loved it!

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Totally amazing experience not to be missed, with an outstanding host!

  • 5 of 5

Debra makes you feel at home instantly. The place is magical in so many ways. I highly recommend staying here.

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy, clean room with amazing views, close to lots of cool fun stuff to do.

  • 5 of 5

Debra and Will made us feel so welcome. The room was clean with a comfortable bed and lots of windows to take in the views from the hilltop. Fresh fruit, homemade banana bread, granola bars, tea and water were provided in the room. We felt so spoiled as Debra served us delicious French press coffee with homemade biscuits and toast in the mornings while we enjoyed it outside while taking in the views. What a way to start the morning! Debra also gave us excellent recommendations on hiking spots which lead us to an amazing hike through Muir Woods. Close to the ocean and the city -we enjoyed our short trips to Point Reyes, Tennessee Valley beach, Muir Woods and San Francisco. I highly recommend for a romantic getaway or a girls trip with plenty of activities and places to explore within a 25-30 minute drive. Thanks again for your hospitality Debra and Will!

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Atlanta, GA

So calming!

  • 5 of 5

This property is so calming and a perfect get-away from SF. Debra is an awesome host and gave great recommendations. We will be back :)

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Surroundings and an Even More Wonderful Host

  • 5 of 5

My boyfriend and I booked a night at Debra's property for our first visit to Muir Woods. Before our weekend visit even arrived, I was blown away with Debra's warmth, hospitality, and eager willingness to help. Since I wanted to plan our hike and dining beforehand, I emailed Debra asking for her recommendations for both, which she promptly provided to me. I also wanted to store some sandwiches for the next day in the room - she made sure to had a cooler ready for when we arrived and then kept the food in her personal fridge once she came home from leading a hike. During our stay, Debra was the perfect balance of making sure we had everything we needed, while also giving us the space and privacy to enjoy our surroundings. She went above and beyond - even having me text her the next morning to let her know when she could bring out a beautiful breakfast of biscuits, coffee, and fruit to the outdoor patio table. We had an amazing time immersed in such a serene environment and will most definitely be reaching out to Debra the next time we are in the area.

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Francisco, CA

Beautiful location with gracious hosts

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I loved our recent stay in Mill Valley. Debra is an incredibly generous host; she made sure all our needs were more than met, including giving us recommendations for hikes and things to do in the area. Her knowledge of the local area made our trip even more enjoyable. The accommodations are spacious and comfortable. We really appreciated having outdoor space to read and take in the surroundings.

  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
26 Miles
San Francisco International
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Nearest Ferry
6.5 Miles
Larkspur Ferry Terminal
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Mill Valley Golf Course
Nearest Beach
7 Miles
Muir Beach

Located just 15 min from San Francisco. Close to scenic towns, Sausalito and Tiburon. Mt Tamaplais and the Pacific Ocean. Must see Muir woods (5 miles away). Napa Valley just 1 hour away.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $35 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 15.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.