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Downtown Mill Valley heart of town 3 bedrooms 2 full baths walk to Everthi

35 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 - 5 nights


Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday home in Mill Valley - Charming Downtown Mill Valley

Walk to Downtown!! Yes walk don't drive you are already downtown!

Large 3 bedrooms 2 full Bathrooms A Classic Mill Valley family friendly older home.Is right downtown. This separate gated home has a lovely garden and patio which you can see from most all angles of the house. French doors open to the patio to give a live in out feeling. The private deck is perfect for dining or barbecuing or just relaxing with a good book.

The house itself is is approximately 1250 square ft. It has three bedrooms two of which have french doors opening up to the garden and deck. There are two recently remodeled bathrooms one with a claw foot bath tub looking out to the garden with lots of privacy.The kitchen is well equipped with anything one would need to make . It sleep 6 comfortably no need to drive once you are here

It is less than a two minute walk to the Mill Valley Plaza and Depot, Sequoia Theatre/Mill Valley Film Festival and Mill Valley Outdoor Art Club, Mill Valley Beerworks, coffee houses, many restaurants and popular Mill Valley Market (Grocery, Produce and Meat Departments, Delicatessen, and easy walking distance to 142 Throckmorton Theatre [Live entertainment including dramatic and musical theatre, comedy, jazz, , cabaret, dance and youth performances], Sweetwater Music Hall, the Mill Valley Fall Arts Festival and Mill Valley Library.

The location is ideally suited for: (1) Vacations; (2) Family or guest holiday visits; (3) Business travel; (4) Extended stays due to re-location or house-hunting; (5) Temporary housing due to home construction, alterations or additions and (6) Close proximity for reception or party preparation at Mill Valley Outdoor Art Club.

Mill Valley is a picturesque California town of 14,000 residents and creative hideaway situated on the eastern slope of Mount Tamalpais. Nestled among redwoods, hills and canyons, Mill Valley is only ten minutes north of the Golden Gate Bridge and City of San Francisco, yet less than one hour from Sonoma and Napa Wine Country.

Historical Mill Valley has a unique village charm as well as its human environment-uniquely combining tranquility and liveliness, privacy and community involvement. Starting in 1905 with The Dipsea Race, the first cross-country race in the country, Mill Valley has a rich cultural tradition with the Mountain Play in 1913, the Mill Valley Fall Arts Festival in 1957, the Marin Theatre Company, a professional regional theatre in 1966, the Mill Valley Film Festival in 1978 and the 142 Throckmorton Theatre recently revived, although in existence since 1915. Re-opened in February 2012, after a lengthly absence, is the Sweetwater Music Hall located in the remodeled Masonic Hall right down town.

Mill Valley is surrounded by the picturesque City of Sausalito, 10 minutes south and the Town of Tiburon 10 minutes east with Angel Island State Park only a one mile ride (via Angel Island-Tiburon Ferry), all on San Francisco Bay. Although Mill Valley is close to San Francisco, it is adjacent to the Golden Gate National Recreation Area and only 10 minutes to the Muir Woods National Monument and Tennessee Valley Trail head, 20 minutes to Muir Beach, or Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, 30 minutes to Stinson Beach and less than an hour to Point Reyes National Sea Shore. Mill Valley is only a 2-1/2 hour day trip to Monterrey and Carmel and four hours to spectacular Lake Tahoe or Yosemite National Park.

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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

sally catalana
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
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Calendar last updated:
22 October, 2016
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About sally catalana

Sally and Michael Catalana are the owners and live in the lower unit. We absolutely love hosting and know you will enjoy our home, it is purely a vacation rental . We do not live in it anymore,so it is pristine and clean with No personal belongs.

We have three adult children and six grandchildren, They have all attended Mill Valley schools. We are active members of our community and are happy to share with you any information about our magical town.

We also travel quite a bit ourselves and love using Vrbo

as well.We look forward to your stay and want to make sure it is a most memorable one. Welcome!!!

sally catalana purchased this house in 1997

Why sally catalana chose The Bay Area

The rental is located close to downtown Mill Valley excellent for families close to parks and Mount Tamalpais. Absolutely walk to everything.perfect for biking,and walking. A great home for children,close to Old Mill Park as well as the Depot within steps of our home. We raised our younger children here and chose this sweet home for its pure charm and Location to everything. No Need to jump in your car walk out side and feel the bustle and life of Mill Valley!

What makes this house unique

The Unique Benefits at this home

In addition to being within walking distance to Downtown, is that you have a completely closed in garden/deck where you may lounge and it allows for an indoor outdoor feel,due to all the French doors opening onto the deck.. This is the perfect set up for barbecuing . There is also a large heating lamp outside for cool nights. We have some of the greatest hiking trails,walking trails ever!! Walk to restaurants, live theatre, cinema, market, coffee houses, shopping and other downtown amenities, It is the quintessential Mill Valley home perfect for families and can accommodate 6 to people very comfortably.

Rate shown is for 4 people additional $25.00 for each additional persons up to six. Infants or babies under 12 months are not charged.


based on 35 holidaymaker reviews

Downtown Mill Valley heart of town 3 bedrooms 2 full baths walk to Everthi
average rating of 4.9428573 based on 35 reviews

Charming hillside retreat

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved our month-long stay at Sally and Michael's warm, modern home in the redwoods. Not only was the interior perfectly appointed, but the garden was a sanctuary of birds of all kind and the perfect place to enjoy outdoor living.

This home is full of delight. As you walk up the outside steps you open a gate and enter into a sunny lush garden, complete with waterfall, bird feeders, outdoor furniture and grill. The surprise continues when you enter the bright, sunny living room in which every window offers framed views of oaks, sycamores, and redwoods or the lovely garden. It made the perfect retreat after days of excursions around the Bay Area.

We fell in love with Mill Valley as the charming walkable village that spread out below us. Thanks to the personal suggestions from Sally and Michael, we experienced all the arts and culture and exceptional dining that was just a few blocks away. It's also an incredible location for day hikes, trips to the beach, and just a short drive to SF for museums and city attractions.

Our walks down nearby Cascade Drive was like being in Muir Woods, only it was a 10 minute walk from our home. Dinners and brunch at Mill Valley Beerworks were among our best meals during our stay. Experiencing the Throckmorton Tuesday night comedy only added to the local charm.

We count this as one of our favorite vacation destinations, and the memories we made will be etched in our hearts and minds. Thank you so very much, Sally and Michael, for being such thoughtful hosts! We hope to see you next year, if not sooner!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 5, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Beth, and Peter, and Chloe, Thank you so very much for your kind words and lovely review. It was such a pleasure having you as guests. Michael and I so enjoyed all of our great conversations and great company with you both. It was as if you were family after a month! We so look forward to seeing you again on your next visit and we know how much you love Mill Valley. It is special people like you that make hosting such a pleasure !! Enjoy the rest of this great summer. With our Kindest Regards Sally and Michael
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Like a treehouse!

  • 5 of 5

This property is like being in a treehouse. A lot of steps but worth it when you're up there. Great beds, too!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Nancy, It was so very nice to have you back again! Its always great to host you... We hope to see you on your next trip as well... Until Then Be Well Have a Great Rest of the year Sally and Michael
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Beautiful stay in Mill Valley

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at this gorgeous house in Mill Valley. The property was extremely comfortable, full of character and style and at times felt like being in a tree house with so much greenery and wildlife surrounding us. The location was fantastic, only minutes to the lovely centre of Mill Valley. We could not have been happier with our stay there, Sally was on hand to help with any queries we had, I would definitely give this 5 stars and a top recommendation!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Martha and Family, We are so happy that you "chose our home" for the boys first trip trip to the USA ! You sure did get a lot squeezed in . I Thank you for you great review and happy that we were able to contribute in a small way to your very very special vacation... Who know perhaps we shall see you one day back in Beautiful Ireland. I love it and its been awhile !!!! It is for sure a small and wonderful world . It is families like yours from other countries that remind me why and how much I love hosting!!!! Wishing you a wonderful rest of the year... Warmly Sally and Michael Catalana
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Picture perfect vacation home

  • 5 of 5

This lovely vacation home boasts extraordinary attention to detail. We were lucky enough to stay for a week when the gardens were in full bloom. The garden... and the home itself ...have been meticulously planned and decorated. Part of the reason why we like to stay with VRBO is so that we can cook our own meals if we like, and this kitchen had everything we could possibly need. A few major supermarkets are minutes away by car, but by far it is more fun to walk right into the Mill Valley historic district and shop at the local market. The skillfullly decorated rooms had simple yet interesting accent pieces . Beds were new and comfortable and complete with pretty high end linens. A hop skip and a jump from the Golden Gate bridge made going into the city a breeze, while some of our party popped up to Sonoma for the day. Our hosts, Sally and Michael made us feel welcome and cared for. We were looking for a "home away from home" and this absolutely exceeded our expectations.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear L I thank you for the lovely words about your stay, it is so kind of you. It also helps future guest get an idea of what to expect ...I'm happy that you were pleased Your family was just great and it was a pleasure having you for this most special occasion.... I hope to see you back again My Best to you and your family Kindly Sally and Michael
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Perfect Garden Cottage

  • 5 of 5

We were lucky to find this perfect home for our month long stay in Mill Valley. So close to town and within walking distance to stores and restaurants. We immediately felt at home in this beautiful property! Gardens and private deck felt like a hilltop oasis. Perfect spot for relaxing and summer grilling. Close to hiking trails and day trips into the city or to the beach. Michael and Sally were so welcoming and helpful. So hard to leave at the end of our stay and we hope to return again on our next trip to Mill Valley.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Ron and Jen, What a great time having you and your two wonderful children. You were the perfect guests !!! I know you will be coming back to Mill Valley and I hope it will be again next summer ! You know you are welcome anytime . Thank you for keeping the house so so very clean It is so much appreciated .Especially after a month long stay ! Until then Be Well Our Kindests Regards Sally and Michael Catalana
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Magical Cottage...home away from home

  • 5 of 5

As my girls and I ascended the stairs up to the cottage, I could feel my shoulders soften and an immediate sense of peace. We opened the gate to a big, sunny deck, filled with comfortable deck furniture, which we used daily for meals, reading and grilling with friends.

I looked around and noticed the beautiful gardens, which Sally and Michael had obviously put a lot of TLC into, complete with a "fairy garden" a babbling waterfall, and twinkling lights at nightfall. It was heavenly!

The cottage was clean, warm, quaint, comfortable, and cozy . It had every amenity one could ask for, and more. Tastefully decorated with simple elegance, sunlight flooded into each room throughout the day.

The charming town of Mill Valley was a stones throw from the cottage, which made this the ideal location... filled with arts, culture, coffee shops, yummy bakeries, chic boutiques, parks and a wide variety of delicious restaurants. You are also within a short drive from stunning day hikes, Muir & Stinson beaches, Tiburon, Sausalito and San Francisco. It's about as good as it gets - the access to everything is endless!

I have stayed at numerous VRBO's and this far exceeded any expectation I had. It was simply the BEST vacation, with Sally and Michael making us feel at home from the get-go.

Not only did we find a slice of heaven in this magical cottage, but found lasting friendships with Sally, Michael and their beautiful family. We truly have found our home away from home...

With our heartfelt love and thanks...we will be back SOON!!!!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Lucy and girls, Thank you for such a sweet review. It was great having you the girls and I know you will be back for sure! it is Wonderful families as yours that remind me why I love being a host and making new sometimes lasting friend ships. Enjoy the rest of your summer ! Be well and Happy Sally and Michael
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Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Mill Valley golf course
Nearest Beach
7 Miles
Stinson Beach


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Mill Valley, The Bay Area

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
xmas New year
23 Dec 2016 - 2 Jan 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £28 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Property Damage Protection £48
Refundable Damage Deposit £247
cleaning fee £115
Tax Rate 12.0%

Rental rate quote is for 4 people. A 30 per person a night fee is added for up tp 6 people
Check in time 4p.m. check out time 11 a.m. Strict house rules. There will be a welcome book you will find upon arrival.Please read it and sign. The number of guests are limited to those you have stated in your request. Sally and Michael are available at all times. 415-305-5963 REFUND Policy full refund if cancelled before 60 days. If cancelled after the 60 days out 50 percent of your rate will be charged unless of a serious emergency of course. We are a family friendly home and will make sure your stay is a wonderful and homey feeling .

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Mill Valley in California

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 bathrooms 1 with claw foot bath tub and separate shower second with very large shower and room to sit.recently remodeled.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedrooms 1 and 2 are queen size Bedroom 3 is a day bed that pulls out to a queen size . all mattresses are hypoallergenic less than 1 year old all bureau draws are empty there are no personal belongings in home. This home is used as a vacation rental only,so you do not have any clutter.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Player
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • Boating
  • Miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis

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