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A Country Retreat Near San Francisco

People6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 6

This comfortable, sunny and spacious house is located in a tranquil family neighborhood in the quaint town of Mill Valley in Marin County, an elegant and affluent suburb north of San Francisco

At only 6 minutes from the Golden Gate Bridge and adjacent to Sausalito, it’s the perfect location to unwind and relax after a day of sightseeing or business meetings.

The available space, on the ground level of the house, includes 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, a large living room, a dining room, a kitchen, a laundry/pantry room, and front and back lush gardens.

There is a locked, although unoccupied, bedroom upstairs and a locked garage.

The 2 bedrooms have comfortable queen size beds with adjustable base, brand new top of the line mattresses, quality linens, down comforters, closets, dressers and flat screen televisions with cable and WIFI for streaming movies, Netflix and Hulu.

There is extra storage space.

The recently remodeled bathroom has a tub with shower, towels, toiletry and hair dryer.

The dining room seats six with French doors opening to the lovely back garden.

The living room has a new sofa-bed with a firm mattress that sleeps 2, a new electrical comfortable recliner for 2, a large leather couch, a gas fireplace with remote control, a 55” flat screen HDTV with Satellite / Cable, WIFI, Blue ray/DVD player and a CD player with I Phone dock.

The fully equipped chef kitchen has quartz countertops, plenty of cabinets, top of the line brand new appliances and cooking utensils. The laundry/pantry room has a washer and dryer, iron and iron board.

The patio has a gas grill with tools and a dining table for 6, lounge chairs to relax, a hammock, an outdoor heater and a beautiful garden with direct access to a kids and dogs park.

In the shed there are 2 mountain bikes with helmets and locks.

There is parking for 2 cars in the driveway plus street parking.

There is a pack 'n play crib with pillow and blanket, a high chair and a stroller available upon request.

The house is at walking distance from the bus stop for local buses and buses to San Francisco. It takes a15 minutes drive to the Ferry Service to San Francisco from Sausalito and Larkspur, 6 minutes to Golden Gate Bridge and 25 minutes to downtown San Francisco (traffic permitting), 10 minutes to downtown Mill Valley or downtown Sausalito, 15 minutes to Muir Woods, Muir Beach, Tiburon, Marin Headlands, 25 minutes to Stinson Beach or to the top of Mt. Tamalpais , 45 minutes to the Sonoma and Napa Valley wine country.

The Marin Airporter bus to San Francisco Airport is close by.

Hike or ride the bike (2 bikes provided) to Tennessee Valley Trail all the way to Tennessee Valley Beach. Explore the many great hiking trails and bike roads of Mt. Tamalpais or the surrounding open-space reserves, parks, and coastal habitats.

Biking and hiking local maps are provided together with maps of San Francisco. There is also a suggested detailed driving tour of San Francisco.

Ideal for:

Family vacations

Family visits

Business travel

Honeymooners

Nature lovers

Bikers and hikers

Adjacent to Sausalito and in close proximity to the Golden Gate Bridge, this quaint town of Mill Valley extends on the hills and canyons of the southern slopes of Mount Tamalpais, a heaven for mountain bikers. The proximity to tourist destinations like San Francisco, Muir Woods, Muir Beach, Stinson Beach and the famous wine country of Sonoma/Napa makes it an ideal location to enjoy the beauty, the scenery and the many attractions that the San Francisco Bay Area has to offer. At the same time it offers a serene and relaxed country atmosphere. The numerous open-space reserves, parks, and coastal habitats that surround it are covered with countless trails ideal for hiking, biking and enjoy natural wilderness. Its charming downtown offers chic boutiques, an array of restaurants, coffee shops, the Sequoia Theater that hosts the International renown Mill Valley film festival and the Sweetwater Music Hall featuring a variety of live entertainment.

There is a brand new Harvest Market at one block from the house, 2 Whole Foods Markets, 2 Safeway, 3 shopping centers nearby: Strawberry Shopping Center, The Village at Corte Madera and the Town Center Center in Corte Madera.

More Details

Owner
Thea
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks English, Italian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
10 January, 2018

About Thea

I am Italian and I have been living in this beautiful area for almost 40 years. I know it very well since I have been working in the local tourism industry for 25 years and will be happy to provide you with all the information you may need to have a great vacation! I am not going to be present during your stay but will be available via phone, e-mail or text. I have 2 large dogs who stay in the property sometime when there are no guests. Please feel free to contact me with any question. Although I am fluent only in English and Italian I will be able to exchange written communications also in German, French, Spanish and Portuguese. I am a nature lover and, if you are too, I can give you suggestions for hikes and excursions around this area. My dogs are my best friends and I understand the importance to share a vacation with them. If you are a responsible dog owner and your pet is well behaved, both of you are going to really enjoy the house!

Thea purchased this house in 1993

Why Thea chose Mill Valley

My husband and I bought this property 20 years ago and put a lot of work in it to make it spacious and comfortable. His green thumb and artistic nature transformed a yard of gravel and cement in a lush garden with trees, shrubs and flowers everywhere. Although the property is located very close to the city we love the tranquility of this area and the proximity to beaches, forests and mountains. A very relaxing place without crime, noise and pollution.

What makes this house unique

This is the perfect place to relax and rest after a fun filled day of sightseeing and exploring the magnificent region with all its amenities,

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Mill Valley in Marin County

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Smoking allowed ...
  • The house is provided with an alarm system that will be deactivated during the guests stay
  • There are 2 security cameras, one external and one internal both pointed at the main entrance. Check welcome book for further information on cameras
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , quality towels, hair dryer, toiletry
  • Remodeled bathroom with bath tub, shower, toiletry, towels, hair dryer, bath robe
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , Large closet, dresser, large chair and television
    Bedroom near back garden - 1 Large Double Bed , Queen size bed, sliding door to the garden, television
  • Bedroom near front garden has queen size bed, quality linens, super-comfortable mattress, down comforter, large closet, dresser, love seat, smart TV
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 2 bicycles
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Local hiking and biking maps as well as comprehensive informative guides to San Francisco in seven languages/editions. With an ideal location close to many interesting attractions and points of interest, this house is the perfect place to relax and unwind after a fun day of sightseeing and exploring the beautiful city of San Francisco, its Bay and the magnificent surrounding region

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(58 traveller reviews)

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average rating of 4.793103 based on 58 reviews
5

FABULOUS!!!

  • 5 of 5

This is our 4th time staying at this wonderful home, and as I've said before, it all starts with the owner, Thea. She is such a good soul and that is reflected in her home. Everything is there to make your stay wonderful. The yard with the beautiful garden and the home with everything one needs to be comfortable. To us, this was the best find ever! You can't go wrong! Thanks again, Thea, for a wonderful Thanksgiving week.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Molly for the wonderful review! It's such a pleasure to have you as a guest and I am truly glad that you consider my place your home in the Bay Area!
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5

Perfect Location for Exploring the Bay Area

  • 5 of 5

This home is in a perfect location for exploring! We hit the trails each morning, The Oakwood Valley Trail system and Bay Trail are both a short walking distance from the house (as is Starbucks!) The Tennessee Valley Trailhead to Tennessee Valley Beach and Muir Woods are both a short drive. You can even walk to Sausalito! The home is 25 minute drive back over the Golden Gate Bridge to Fisherman's Wharf and just a 90 minute or so drive up north to wine tasting. We had a blast! Best of all, the home was so comfortable. Thea had left a nice bottle of wine and I didn't have to go and buy things like olive oil, salt, pepper etc. for cooking. The dining room table fit our family perfectly for meals, and it was lovely (but a bit cold) sitting outside in the beautiful garden. Our dogs enjoyed going to the dog park through the back gate and lots of areas to walk them. Great grocery stores, coffee and restaurants all close by. We will definitely be back!

  • Review Submitted: 26-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review, I am truly glad you enjoyed the house! You have been an ideal guest and I am looking forward to your next visit!
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5

Great extended stay

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for a little over 10 days while I recovered from knee surgery. The house is close to the 101 making it ideal getting on and off even during the busy rush hour the wait wasn't long. The house, especially the kitchen is well stocked with everything that you would need however we had such a hard time eating in with all the great choices the Bay Area offers. The kids park was ideal for our 2 year old daughter who made it there daily with my wife. My wife found great trails nearby to run along with everything we needed for our daily needs. 1 more bathroom or an area in the bathroom to store everyone's toiletries would have been helpful but we knew what we were getting ourselves into. The gardens are an extra bonus as they have a tranquil and zen like feel as I did some of my daily PT in their midst. Overall we recommend highly, considering the reasonableness of the nightly rate compared to staying cramped up in a hotel for nearly 2 weeks.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Scott, glad to know that you enjoyed your recovery at my place. Thank you for your review!
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5

Perfect quiet home and neighborhood for our needs

  • 5 of 5

There was a small group of us that had an extended stay in the Bay area for business. The house ended up being perfect for us. It is a beautiful property in a very nice and quiet neighborhood. Thea was wonderful. She was very welcoming and had excellent communication throughout. The house came with everything we could need. We are constantly in the area for business and hope to stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad to know that you enjoyed the house! Please consider it your home in the Bay Area, you have been most desirable guests!
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5

Cozy beds, beautiful garden, great home away from home

  • 5 of 5

Thea was great and so helpful! We had a wonderful stay!

  • Review Submitted: 25-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

You won't want to leave!

  • 5 of 5

This place just feels like home. Nice comfortable furnishings, very well-equipped kitchen with newer appliances, wonderful gardens, and a playground and dog park just out the back gate. Walking distance to a wonderful grocery and great coffee. Easy to and from the city. Don't hesitate!

  • Review Submitted: 17-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Melinda, it was a real pleasure to have you as a guest! Thank you for the review!
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Location

Angel Island State Park
Sausalito
"A quaint town overlooking the city and the Bay. A must and very close by."
Golden Gate Park
Tennessee Beach
"A beautiful walk or bike ride nearby!"
Golden Gate Bridge Vista Overlook
The Spinnaker
Angel Island - Tiburon Ferry
Sam's Anchor Cafe
Guaymas
Mollie Stones
"An excellent groceries store with organic veggies and delicious sandwiches. A few minutes away."
Left Bank - Larkspur
Mill Valley Market
Rustic Bakery
"The "inn" place to have breakfast or a light lunch."
Frantoio Ristorante
"Authentic Italian food. Delicious pizza. A few minutes away"
Salito's Crab House & Prime Rib
"A very delicious garlic roasted crab!"
Depot Bookstore & Cafe
"A perfect spot to have a snack and coffe and enjoy the colorful casual-chic local scene!"
Piazza D'angelo Restaurant
"Good Italian restaurant and popular single bar."
The Cantina
"Very good Mexican Restaurant "
Sushi-ko
Sausalito Yacht Harbor
Richmond - San Rafael Bridge
"It will take you to Berkley and the East Bay in a short time."
Tennessee Valley Trailhead
"You can walk or ride the bike from the house to the beach on this trail!"
Pizza Antica
Sausalito
"A quaint town overlooking the city and the Bay. A must and very close by."
Town Center at Corte Madera
"A very nice local shopping mall with interesting stores and local flavor."
Sushi Ran
Buckeye Roadhouse
"Very popular local restaurant, excellent American food. Very close by."
Bay Model Visitor Center
"Very interesting place to visit a few minutes away."
Fort Baker
Golden Gate Ferry
"It will take you from Larkspur or Sausalito to the San Francisco Ferry Building. A smart way..."
Point Reyes Outdoors
"A paradise for hikers! Beaches, forests, tranquility and gorgeous nature! I love it!"
Dipsea Cafe
"Good place for breakfast at walking distance."
Nearest Airport
26 Miles
SFO San Francisco Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
2AM Club
Nearest Ferry
6.4 Miles
Sausalito
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Mill Valley Golf Club
Nearest Train
24 Miles
Emeryville
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
HWY 101
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Buckeye
Nearest Ski
207 Miles
Tahoe
Nearest Beach
6.3 Miles
Muir Beach
Car: recommended

Quiet family neighborhood near kids/dogs park, walking distance from transportation, surrounded by open-space reserves, parks, and coastal habitats with numerous hiking and biking trails. 5 minutes to downtown Mill Valley, 10 minutes to Sausalito, 15 minutes to Tiburon, 15 minutes to Muir Woods National Park , 25 minutes to downtown San Francisco (traffic permitting) and 25 minutes to Stinson Beach, 45 minutes to Sonoma and Napa Wine Country.

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £72.84
Pet Fee £18.21
Damage Deposit £182.1

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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