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

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,300 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

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. Nested on the hillside you Walk up your private stairs where you enter your Private enchanting Deck! 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 1300 square ft. It has three bedrooms two of which have french doors opening on to the garden and deck. There are two recently remodeled bathrooms one with a claw foot bath tub and separate shower looking out to the garden with lots of privacy.The kitchen is well equipped with excellent olive oils and honey sourced locally this Kitchen is made for cooking and provides all one would need to make any meal. Dining area looks out to the top of of the trees giving a sense of being in a large tree house. Lots of natural light.The house sleeps 6 comfortably. It has a calming peaceful vibe. No need to drive once you are here . Relax on the sunny deck with trellised garden flowers abound throughout the year ,listen to the sound of small water fountain outside bedroom 1 with doors open complete privacy

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) Excellent home for Brides or family due to its walking distance to Mill Vally Outdoor Art Club family Close proximity for reception or party preparation at Mill Valley Outdoor Art Club as well.

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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sally catalana
Member since: 2012
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Calendar last updated:
17 June, 2018

About sally catalana

Sally and Michael Catalana are the owners We absolutely love hosting and hope you will enjoy our home ..We live in the separate unit ,when we are around.The complete house is yours.

We have three adult children and 7 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 Mill Valley

We raised our two younger children in this home.We chose it and fell in love with it because of its location and old Mill Valley Charm..right downtown ! We have made many happy memories here. You will feel the love! A great home for children, young couples and worldly wonderers . This is one of the remaining truly Old Mill Valley Homes. No Need to jump in your car. Simply 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 people very comfortably. A true piece of Mill Valley history !


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

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • This house is Not to be used for any parties Only guests mentioned in request may sleep over
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • near the sea ...
  • village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
  • 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 8 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
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Indoor Pool
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • Miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • 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


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Downtown Mill Valley heart of town 3 bedrooms 2 full baths walk to Everthi
average rating of 4.946429 based on 56 reviews
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Perfect in every way

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay in this amazing, aesthetically pleasing house. Sometimes there were quite a few of us as my sister and her grandchildren were with us for the initial five days. After that, for nearly two weeks, it was just my husband and me. In both cases, we were delighted with the layout, the amenities and the pure beauty of our surroundings, both inside and out. Sally and Michael were welcoming and quick to respond to our (few) requests. We cooked many meals in the well-stocked kitchen, and enjoyed reading and painting on the deck amongst the greenery when the weather was good. We walked to town for coffee, for dinner, to the craft supply store and the bookshop. We were able to set out from our doorstep for hikes in the redwoods. Being so close to San Fransisco was a real plus. Thank you for sharing this remarkable corner of the universe. We certainly hope to return next year.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Merideth and Lee, Thank you so very much for your kind words. Michael and I are so happy that you enjoyed your stay! You were the perfect guests . We thank you for leaving our home in such great condition as well. Even with the bit of rain we are so glad that you got to grill :-)) and enjoy the flowers beginning to bloom! We welcome you back anytime. We hope to see you next year. Enjoy the coming summer In your very special part of the world as well . Sally and Michael
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Perfect home base for the whole San Francisco area

  • 5 of 5

Our family of four, including our two young adults aged, 21 and 19, spent the week at this wonderful house in Mill Valley. The accommodations were perfect - comfortable beds, well-equipped kitchen, beautiful deck and garden and plenty of room for the 4 of us to hang out.

The location was perfect. Within a 2 minute walk were fabulous restaurants (El Paseo was a favorite), bookstore, coffee shops, market, clothing stores, etc. It was a great place to return to after seeing the sights of San Francisco. From the house, we easily made trips to Muir Woods, wine country, downtown SF, Alcatraz, Sausalito and Stanford.

The owners, Sally and Michael, who live below the upper floor accommodations , were super helpful through the whole process and checked in by text during our stay to make sure everything was going well. We felt well cared for without ever feeling like our privacy was compromised. There was lots of info in the house about things to do and places to go.

I would definitely recommend this house, and we would stay here again!

  • Review Submitted: 29-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great House

  • 5 of 5

The house is exactly as advertised - which is to say that is in superb condition, wonderfully located and absolutely charming. Sally and Michael are very welcoming and available when any question came up. We (2 adults + 2 small children) stayed for a week and had a great time. The only concern we had coming in was the parking, but that was not a problem at all.

Highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Jonathan and family We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay at our home Thank you for the great review! We hope to see you again on your next visit to Mill Valley Have a great summer Sally and Michael
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  • 5 of 5

Love this Home.

It was a joy to stay here.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect getaway in the heart of Mill Valley

  • 5 of 5

I came across this listing while looking for a vacation rental near San Francisco for the holidays. Overall the biggest draw was the location--right in the town of Mill Valley. From the start, Sally was extremely helpful with making sure we checked in and were able to get right inside on our first day arriving in town to unload our luggage. She was available throughout our stay to message for any needs we had.

The residence is located up a stairway from the street among towering Redwoods just a very short walk from many restaurants and shops. This unit is upstairs (of a two-story home) and is on a hill so it really just seems like one unit, and it is extremely quiet--both inside and out. It is very private, perfect for a family.

You'd have to experience the home for yourself, but it has a very calming vibe. You can sit outside on the couch in the gated area and watch several species of birds flutter around to the feeders, and even enjoy the friendly neighborhood cat that comes around every now and then. The inside of the home is gorgeous. The hardwood floors are comfortable and well worn. The couches and beds are extremely comfortable. The appliances are up to date and work very well, including the tv and wifi connection. I especially liked the different guides of things to do in the area as well as historical information about Mill Valley, and I read many of the books around the couch on a few rainy days.

Overall I want to graciously thank Sally and Michael for such a wonderful stay and would recommend this stay to anyone looking for an extremely relaxing getaway in a picture perfect little California town just a stone's throw from San Francisco.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Micah and Family, Thank you for the very nice review ! We are glad you enjoyed our little piece of heaven in Mill Valley And we hope to see you back again real soon ..... Kindly Sally and Michael
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Perfect retreat, great location

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed the property in Mill Valley very much. The house is nicely situated in walking distance from cute boutiques, coffee shops and groceries in Mill Valley. Also it's a very short drive to San Francisco, Muir Woods, the wine country, etc. We made many day trips and then enjoyed our evenings in the house. The owner has created a lovely outdoor space and birds love the feeders and are fun to watch as they come and go.

The house itself is comfortable for 5 adults. We had 6, which was still do-able with the trundle bed. The kitchen has plenty of cooking supplies and dishware. The home is very clean, simply decorated and has all the amenities needed including a washer and dryer (though we didn't use them). Touches such as throws were really nice to make for a comfy home feel. Also, we were there the week after Christmas and the home was decorated for the holiday and we liked that very much. There is ample information on things to do in the area in the home as well. The only thing I wish the house had was a closet in the 3rd bedroom, but we made due with the empty dresser. There is a very large closet in one of the bedrooms with plenty of hanging space, so we shared that and stored our luggage there as well.

The owners live just below the home, but we never saw them and they left us to enjoy our time without us feeling "watched". It was very nice, we really loved our stay and would probably consider returning if the chance arises. Such a beautiful location and so much to do in the area.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Mill Valley golf course
Nearest Beach
7 Miles
Stinson Beach
Car: not necessary


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Mill Valley, California

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
new years
16 Jun 2018 - 1 Jan 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
high season
1 May 2019 - 31 Oct 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £25 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £25 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

cleaning fee £109.17
Refundable Damage Deposit £225.87
Property Damage Protection £44.42

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. Flexible at certain times Please ask > 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

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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