Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled Family icon
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance +44 (0) 800 917 5992
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance +44 (0) 800 917 5992

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 guest experience.

Speaks English, Italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
18 June, 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 -
(72 traveller reviews)

83% Complete
15% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
1% Complete
A Country Retreat Near San Francisco
average rating of 4.7916665 based on 72 reviews
Lakewood, Ca
4

Love to stay again

  • 4 of 5

What a beautiful home and garden this home has. Loved sitting out in the back yard and relaxing. Needs some cards or board games and it would be perfect

  • Review Submitted: 09-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad to know that you enjoyed your stay and will consider my place again in the future! Following your precious suggestion I bought all kind of board games and cards for the enjoyment of future guests! Thank you!
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
5

Great property, location and care!

  • 5 of 5

I rented Thea’s house for an extended stay for my parents. It was perfect! The garden is just stunning and there was ample space for their dog to be outdoors with a gate right to the dog park behind. The house was well-equipped and comfortable and perfectly located to take advantage of the area. I do have to remark on the amazingly well-equipped kitchen! We have used a lot of rentals and by far Thea’s kitchen was the best equipped! We would definitely rent from her again! Thanks Thea!

  • Review Submitted: 15-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Caren for your wonderful review! I truly enjoyed hosting your parents and I hope to meet them personally on their next visit.
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
4

Such an adorable home!

  • 4 of 5

I recently stayed at Theas with my husband, 2 boys, my sister & her boyfriend. In hindsight the house was a little small for all of us. My husband had to sleep on the couch and sharing one bathroom with 6 people was a little rough. That being said the house itself is so cute, the garden is amazing, the location is perfect for being in the beautiful valley but still very close to the city. Having the playground right behind the house was wonderful for my boys. You do share a wall with the walkway leading to the park, which can get a little noisy but not bad at all. We were there during a very warm weekend and the house did get pretty hot during the day, a couple of ceiling fans in the bedrooms would be a really nice addition, but opening everything up cooled the house down a lot (although bedrooms stayed pretty warm). All in all I would stay here again, probably not with so many people next time.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am pleased to know that you enjoyed your stay at my place! If you had reviewed the welcome book, as I had strongly suggested, you would have discovered that the sofa across from living room window, was a very comfortable sofa bed for your husband! It gets very seldom hot in the house due to the proximity to the San Francisco Bay and I am sorry that you arrived during a heat wave. However in the bedrooms closets there are tower fans available. Thank you for your nice review!
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Atlanta, GA
5

Wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying in Thea’s place in Mill Valley! Walkability is fabulous and we loved the garden. The bedrooms are very comfortable and it is stocked with everything we needed for a great stay!

  • Review Submitted: 27-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
5

Beautiful house inside and outside, very comfortable for four adults (two couples)

  • 5 of 5

The house is really nice, kitchen and bathroom are very well equipped with everything one may need, location is peaceful in a very nice neighborhood but excellent to visit the city and all the many things the area has to offer. We were sad to leave, we hope to go back some day.

  • Review Submitted: 21-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
College Station, Texas
5

Lovely home, well appointed

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Thea's property in Mill Valley. The home is ideally located for exploring Marin and San Francisco. It is very clean, the kitchen is well-stocked and the backyard is lovely. In addition, Thea was always very responsive to our questions regarding traffic and directions. We would definitely stay here again!

  • Review Submitted: 30-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the positive review! Glad to know that you enjoyed the house and will be back!
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

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.

Photos

Prices & Availability

Ask Owner a Question

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £75.5
Pet Fee £18.88
Damage Deposit £188.75

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.
Available
Unavailable

You might like these similar holiday rentals