Discover a selection of 1,500 vacation rentals in Mill Valley, CA that are perfect for your trip. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or even pets, Vrbo vacation homes have the best amenities for hanging out with the people that matter most, including swimming pools and WiFi. Prices start at $119 per night, and houses and condos are popular options for a stay in Mill Valley. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

The artsy area of Mill Valley awaits your stay

The area's theater scene and art galleries are just a few of the reasons to vacation in Mill Valley. Renowned for its forests, hiking and biking, this city welcomes all visitors. Pier 39 and Alcatraz Island are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. Whether you're planning a family holiday, romantic stay or friends trip, vacation rentals offer features like full kitchens and laundry facilities for a more convenient stay.

Things to do

From Mill Valley to San Fran

Less than 30 minutes in the car will take you all the way from the wild redwood groves of Mill Valley to the heart of San Francisco. As you scoot out of the town, be sure to see the historical remnants of the Mill Valley Mill – the old lumber station that started things off. Then, you're on to the Golden Gate Bridge and the uber-cool Mission District. From there, you can sort out trips across to haunting Alcatraz Island, visits to Madame Tussauds San Francisco, and street walks around the bustling blocks of Chinatown.


Make the most of your surroundings in Mill Valley

Whether you've opted for a modern condo in the heart of the old lumber town or Mill Valley vacation rentals in the Muir Woods, you're never going to be too far from a trailhead in these parts. Wax up the walking boots and you could find yourself scrambling between the Douglas firs to the summit of Mount Tamalpais, where panoramas of the Pacific Ocean unfold. Meditation sessions also await in the local Zen centers for New Age types, while hearty bookstores and boutiques pepper the streets for shoppers.


From spring to fall in Mill Valley

With so many miles of unforgettable hiking trails just a stone's throw from those Mill Valley vacation rentals, it's hardly a surprise that most people flock here with the walking gear in tow during the warmer, drier months of the year. It all starts with the flower blooms of spring in April and May, and continues right through to September. Adventurers aren't the only happy ones then, either. Sightseers and culture vultures with the delights of greater San Fran in mind will also have the best conditions for touring the so-called Paris of the West.

Natural features

Mill Valley is the land of mighty redwoods

Mill Valley is one of the few places where you can bed down close to both the bustling heart of San Francisco and the towering groves of redwood trees that make the forests of North Cali so famous. They erupt all over the town, and creep up to unimaginable heights with the beautiful reserves of the Muir Woods. Mount Tamalpais is the great peak that crashes over the horizon to the west – it cascades dramatically down to meet the roaring waves of the Pacific on its far side.

How to get there

Transportation to and around Mill Valley

The nearest airport is in San Francisco Intl. Airport (SFO), located 21.9 mi (35.2 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could book a flight to Oakland Intl. Airport (OAK), which is 22.6 mi (36.4 km) away.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Mill Valley?

Whatever you're looking for in a getaway, you'll find a rental property in or around Mill Valley that's a perfect match. Here are some of our faves:

  • Make the most of conveniences like cable/satellite TV services and a dining table at "Yvetot. . . Secluded, Comfortable". Located around 20 miles from Mill Valley, this vacation rental has 2 bedrooms and is a hit with guests.
  • "Lavender House Cottages, Classic Elegance In A Country Cottage" also promises an awesome stay, offering 2 bedrooms, a boat, a toaster and more. It's around 18 miles from Mill Valley.

For even more great options, use the search bar at the top of the page to find the perfect Mill Valley vacation rental for you.

What are the top-rated vacation rentals for weekend getaways in or near Mill Valley?

Clock off on Friday and then forget all your worries. If you're eager for some relaxation and fun, these retreats in and around Mill Valley are the perfect weekend getaway:

  • Get away from it all at "Cozy, Relaxing Stinson Beach Getaway", which is around 7 miles to the west of Mill Valley. There's plenty of nature and adventure to uncover here. Try hiking and biking and cycling or simply enjoy the sights of Tilden Park Golf Course and DeFremery Park.
  • "Pinecrest - High On Ridgeline With Sweeping Water And Mountain Views" is another great setting for a fun few days away. Around 20 miles northwest of Mill Valley, use it as a base to try some hiking and biking or surfing and boogie boarding. Bodega Dunes and Tennessee Valley Trailhead also have to be on your must-do list if you stay here.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in and around Mill Valley?

Studio apartments set a high bar when it comes to convenience and location. Check out these studio apartments for rent in or near Mill Valley and experience a slice of the local energy and vibe:

  • Wake up, go exploring and then do it all over again at "Pinecrest - High On Ridgeline With Sweeping Water And Mountain Views". This property is a great base for discovering the sights and comes with amenities including a chef and a kitchen.
  • "Mill Valley Escape - Minutes To Freeway" is another top choice. Get comfortable and take advantage of a washing machine, free toiletries and more.

There are many attractions around Mill Valley to add to your itinerary. Feed your inner culture lover with a visit to Bolinas Museum and Doodlebug.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Mill Valley?

Short-term rentals are easy to come by in and around Mill Valley. Stay for a night or two in a cool condo, a budget apartment or a large home. Whatever type of rental you're after, you'll find the right place with Vrbo. These are some of our top picks:

  • "Romantic, Dramatic Views" is close to the heart of Mill Valley, which means you'll have loads of things to see and do. Visit unique attractions like Samuel P. Taylor State Park and Nicasio Valley Cheese Company when you're not enjoying the comforts of your cozy pad.
  • Roll out of bed, pour yourself a coffee and then plan what to explore around "Mill Valley Escape - Minutes To Freeway". Point Reyes Hiking Trails and Sculptured Beach should be on your itinerary if you stay at this vacation rental.

What are the best romantic weekend getaways in or near Mill Valley?

Whether spent in a cabin, a cottage or a treehouse, a romantic weekend getaway is a fantastic way to spice up your relationship. Whisk your special someone off for a couple of leisurely days at one of these sought-after escapes in or near Mill Valley:

  • Located around 20 miles from Mill Valley, "Yvetot. . . Secluded, Comfortable" is a perfect place for adoring couples. Winery tours and a nearby bay are among the many amenities you'll find here.
  • Another option where you can enjoy a few wonderful days together is "Lavender House Cottages, Classic Elegance In A Country Cottage". Around 18 miles from Mill Valley, shopping facilities and a restaurant dining guide add to the atmosphere here.

What are the best large group vacation rentals in or near Mill Valley?

Cast your eye over these large group vacation rentals in or near Mill Valley and don't worry about leaving anyone off your invite list:

  • A great range of amenities including a fireplace and a garden make "Very Unique Private Home - Close To Beaches" a top pick for groups. This spacious getaway has 6 bedrooms and sleeps up to 12 people. From the center of Mill Valley, it's around 19 miles away to the northwest.
  • Invite up to 28 of your best friends to "Premiere Corporate Package For Retreat Compound" and fill the place with laughter and love. This top option has 10 bedrooms and is around 1 mile to the west of Mill Valley. It's crammed with features to keep your large group comfortable, such as a chef and a kitchen.

What are the best houses for rent with a pool in or near Mill Valley?

A pool is often a must-have when deciding where to stay, particularly if you're getting away with the kids. Browse these houses with a pool in or near Mill Valley and fill your days with splashing good fun:

  • Make yourself comfortable at "Lavender House Cottages, Classic Elegance In A Country Cottage", where your biggest priority will be spending time in the pool. Amenities including towels and coffee and tea making facilities help make this getaway a favorite with guests.
  • Alternatively, recharge your batteries at "Big Lovely House - Inverness Original". As well as its inviting pool, you'll also have use of a dining table and a kitchen island.

Don't know what to pack for your Mill Valley break? This appealing destination has a mediterranean climate. In the summer months, expect average temperatures of between 55 ºF and 70 ºF. Check out our selection of Mill Valley vacation rentals by using the search bar at the top of the page. Simply adjust the filters to get more ideas about where to stay.

What are the best large family vacation rentals in or near Mill Valley?

You'll always have more fun sharing those memorable moments with the folks you love the most. Whether you're organizing a family trip or spending time with friends, we'll have a large vacation rental that's just right for you. These are two of our best in and around Mill Valley:

  • Sleeping up to 8 guests in 3 bedrooms, "Cozy, Relaxing Stinson Beach Getaway" is the ideal place to vacation with the family. This top-rated escape is 7 miles to the west of Mill Valley and has amenities such as cable/satellite TV services and a stereo.
  • Another great option is "Very Unique Private Home - Close To Beaches". This property is 19 miles northwest of Mill Valley and comes with a microwave oven, a toaster and more. With 6 bedrooms accommodating up to 12 people, there's no need to leave anyone off your guest list.

When it's time to leave the house and explore, there are plenty of family-friendly attractions nearby to keep everyone entertained. Bay Area Discovery Museum, Alamere Falls and McNears Beach Country Park should be top of your list.

Can I find family cabin rentals in or near Mill Valley?

Nothing's more important than family, which is why we'll help you find a place where you can truly connect. Book one of these family cabin rentals in or near Mill Valley and create wonderful memories with the ones you love:

  • "Cabin - Sunny, Rustic Family Retreat" - Around 20 miles northwest of central Mill Valley, this family-friendly getaway comes with a barbecue grill and a fenced yard.
  • "Beautiful End Of The Road Cabin On Top Of Ridge" - This cabin has also been designed with families in mind and is around 12 miles northwest of Mill Valley. Offering a DVD player, a toaster and more, it'll get your group's tick of approval.

For more options, use the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to find the Mill Valley vacation rental that's perfect for your needs.

Are there one-bedroom vacation rentals in or near Mill Valley?

Often located in sought-after positions due to their compact size, a one-bedroom vacation rental is a perfect solution if you're traveling solo or with one other person. Here's a taste of our range in or near Mill Valley:

  • Check into "Mill Valley Escape - Minutes To Freeway" for a weekend or longer. This one-bedroom property comes with a garden and mountain views and is not far from the heart of town.
  • "Mt Tamalpais Dream Retreat" is another comfy one-bedroom escape also not far from the center. When you're not out exploring your surroundings, make the most of a kitchen, a water park and much more.