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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, that can sleep 4, quality linens, down comforters, closets, dressers and televisions.

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
Speaks English, Italian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
24 July, 2017

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 The Bay Area

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:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • smoking allowed ...
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 ...
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

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(47 traveller reviews)

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A Country Retreat Near San Francisco
average rating of 4.744681 based on 47 reviews
5

Lovely Garden Home

  • 5 of 5

This home is in the perfect location for trips to San Francisco or around Marin county.

The house layout flows well and feels very open, a great gathering space.

The home was very clean. It had all the conveniences needed in a home away from home: comfy couches, large TVs, good internet connection, and a well equipped kitchen.

We are looking forward to staying here again.

  • Review Submitted: May 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Gail for your nice comments. Looking forward to having you back!
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5

Lovely garden home, great location.

  • 5 of 5

I stayed in Thea's lovely home for two weeks with my partner and three children ages 3, 6 and 9. The home is beautiful. We especially loved the dining room looking out onto the garden, well equipped kitchen and access to the kid's park through a secret door at the back of the garden.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Excellent

  • 5 of 5

Owner very easy to work with.

Beautiful house and great yard.

Comfortable, clean, incredible location with close access to San Francisco, Tiburon, hiking etc.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Joy for your review and for considering my place your home in the Bay Area! Looking forward to your next visit!
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5

Beautiful Home Beautiful Gardens

  • 5 of 5

This is the third time I have stayed at this wonderful home that's loaded with everything and anything anyone could possibly want or need during a vacation stay.

It is absolutely perfect -- From its fully-stocked kitchen and bathroom to its spacious patio and backyard gardens, it's like a small oasis. It's here you can relax, and leave your stress, and worries behind.

The homeowner, Thea, is the most gracious person you'd ever want to meet. I can't say enough about her or her lovely home, there isn't enough space here.

If you want to stay in a clean, beautiful home where you can kick up your feet, and enjoy yourself, this is the place.

We will be back for our fourth stay in the fall, as we would never consider any other place.

Thank you, Thea.

Joanne

  • Review Submitted: Apr 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Not Quite as Pictured

  • 1 of 5

The pictures of the front and back gardens belie their unkempt state - many weeds and dead foliage. The word messy comes to mind for the outside area and the inside cupboards and closets. Many bottles of condiments and spices and partially used boxes in the refrigerator and kitchen cabinets with no way of knowing expiration dates. Unsafe to use even though I was invited to do so. Likewise the bathroom closet had MANY partially used shampoo and lotion bottles of dubious origin. Who needs eight shampoo and conditioner bottles in the small shower/bathtub? It's obvious the owner does not spend any time living there.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: With the wild weather and copious rain that we had all winter it is inevitable to have weed and fallen leaves in the garden. The gardener comes monthly at the end of the month, therefore after your stay. As far as the supplies provided by me and also left from other guests it is up to the guests to decide to use them or not. And it's true that I am not there a lot since the house is usually booked but the housekeeper makes sure to keep the house impeccably clean, including cupboards and closets. I am truly perplexed about your review since your daughter told me that you really enjoyed your visit and that you were planning to book the house again in the future!
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5

Overall, we had a very nice stay at this superbly-equipped home.

  • 5 of 5

From fast wifi connections to new flat-screen TV's to just about every kitchen appliance and convenience a person could wish for, Thea's house was exceptionally well-equipped. Our kids live not far away, so Thea's became the venue for family dinners, and it was nice to find that there was a well-stocked pantry with spices and condiments, as well as the usual (and specialized) cooking utensils and kitchen gadgets. The only possible drawback, although the fact was plainly described ahead of time, is that there is one bathroom to be shared between the two bedrooms. The couple with whom we shared the home were very good friends, easy-going, considerate and flexible, so the bathroom did not pose a problem, but there were times when another bath would have been welcomed.

The radiantly-heated floors were a treat on the cool December Marin County days, and the view to the lush backyard area was serene. In summary, a pleasant vacation stay in a nice neighborhood, convenient to local restaurants or to the City with a short drive across the Golden Gate Bridge. And for those with exercise in mind, there are wonderful hiking trails that wind over the hill to the ocean!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Sue for your positive review. Looking forward to your next stay!
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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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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Mill Valley, California

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£837
for 3 nights
From
£253
£1,766
£6,412
 

Additional pricing information

Cleaning £76.79
Pet Fee £19.2
Refundable Damage Deposit £191.97
Tax Rate 10.0%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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