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Relax and connect with nature at this designer retreat in charming Mill Valley

People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Space 1,400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

3 bedroom chalet nestled in the trees with designer linens and modern decor

Awaken your spirit to a one-of-a-kind retreat space for your vacation. This 3 story urban chalet nestled on a corner lot with a wrap around deck has been designed by Yasmine McGrane (founder of Maison Reve).

The intention of this property is to provide a place that inspires guests to relax from the face pace of daily life, reconnect to the present moment, and enjoy the fresh, seasonal bounty of the Bay area. After booking, guests receive our Welcome Guide with a curated list of local favorites from the best farm-to-table restaurants, restful cafes and special destinations worthy of exploring.

This is a great home for someone looking for a long term rental as it never feels like you are living in someone's personal home. The simple, modern decor is wonderful. The property was recently redecorated included: freshly painted throughout in a soft dove grey and white trim, refurbished original large plank hardwood floors everywhere, new sofas in Belgian flax linen, organic cotton sheets from Coyuchi and linen duvet bedcovers from Libeco Lagae (leading brands in organic and linen products), brand new luxurious Sealy posturepedic mattresses and much more!

HIGHLIGHTS.

* Located on a quiet corner lot among native trees and wandering deer

* 20 minute walk to charming downtown Mill Valley

* Stylishly decorated in mid century modern and Scandinavian decor

* Inspiring vintage treasures

* Upstairs loft with peaked ceiling + skylights overlooks main floor

* Many windows with flower boxes provide lots of natural light

* Galley kitchen stocked with dishware, appliances and cookbooks perfect for the budding chef

* Living area with comfortable linen sofa that converts to sleeper bed

* Over-sized designer pillows inspire lounging and reading books

* Double sink bathroom with separate shower and soaking bathtub

* Free wifi and unlimited Netflix shows and movies for adults and kids

* Laundry room with full size washer, dryer and folding area

* Wrap around deck leads to lighted flagstone patio and fountain

* 6 foot fence for privacy around entire property and parking for 2 cars

* Lighted front and backyard with relaxing fountain

LAYOUT.

Upstairs: Open loft area (with relaxing chair for reading, desk for writing poems) and 1 master bedroom (with queen bed, lots of built in drawers and closet)

Main Floor: kitchen, dining area, living area (with sleeper sofa), 1 separate bedroom with full bed, 1 bathroom (with double sinks, shower and separate tub)

Basement Floor (accessible from deck and outside steps): 1 quiet and private bedroom (with queen bed, closet and large window), laundry room, and unfinished storage area

More Details

Owner
Yasmine McGrane
Member since: 2013
Speaks French
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
25 June, 2017

About Yasmine McGrane

Our family lives in the neighboring town Sausalito, California. I grew up in Montreal, Canada and my husband is from Sydney Australia. We have 2 children, Delphine age 5 and Finnegan age 8. For 10 years I had a thriving vintage French home and garden store in Mill Valley right on the downtown square called Maison Reve. The business has received national attention and now I run my business online so I can enjoy also being home with our children. You can see the style and more photos of this house on our website at Maison Reve. We also have another rental property in Sausalito #467609 for you to read reviews about our customer service. My intention is to provide relaxing getaway places for people to come and unwind, reconnect to themselves and nature, and enjoy the local treasures (little cafes, farm-to-table restaurants etc). Guests receive our Welcome Guide when they book which has a curated list of these special places to visit while in town.

Yasmine McGrane purchased this house in 1999

Why Yasmine McGrane chose Mill Valley

My mother is Suisse French and I have always been inspired by chalet homes. After working in San Francisco during the internet boom years of 1997-2001, I decided to find a home in charming Mill Valley that had a calming backdrop of nature. I fell in love with this place the minute I saw it. The natural lighting and open loft style is very inspiring.

What makes this house unique

This home has a Swedish simple zen feel to it. You can see greenery through all the skylights and large windows. The wrap around deck and patio garden are very private with deer often walking around the area. I am currently remodeling, repainting and redecorating the home! New photos will be posted the week after Christmas. So book now if you want before dates are reserved. It will be a very special home to enjoy.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Almonte in Mill Valley

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom is located on main entry floor. It has double sinks, incredible amount of drawer space and shelving, separate shower, white porcelain bathtub for soaking, large mirror over sinks, organic towels by Coyuchi (leading company of organic luxury products) and simple calming decor.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , In basement, finished room, window, closet, new wood floors
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , Nice windows with natural light, shelves, hardwood floor
    Bedroom 1 - 2 Large Double Bed , Master bedroom upstairs, peaked ceiling, skylight, wood flrs
  • 3 bedrooms all with beautiful hardwood floors, freshly painted walls in relaxing dove grey with white trim, brand new Sealy posturepedic mattresses, all white designer organic bedding and pillows, lovely decorated with a calming decor of vintage finds and simple touches.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • Racquetball
  • Rock Climbing
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Owner Yasmine McGrane's mission is to help feel enjoy the ordinary yet extraordinary moments in life. You can learn more about it on her website Maison Reve. The Maison Reve vacation rentals (currently in Mill Valley and Sausalito property #467609, California) offer a chance for people to slow the pace down and experience a simpler lifestyle. Each property is decorated with that intention.

Reviews

Excellent! 4.4/5 -
(7 traveller reviews)

Relax and connect with nature at this designer retreat in charming Mill Valley
average rating of 4.428571 based on 7 reviews
1

Beautiful pictures but non working , undesirable reality

  • 1 of 5

I wish I could give a 5 star to this home like other reviews, but I believe it won't be fair to potential renters.

I travel a lot and 90% of the time rent Homes, very familiar and knowledagble about reasonable standard of the vacation home.

I also understand , sometimes things go wrong at the same time. But I cannot accept miss representation, and excuses and miss Managment of the owner, who neglected to check the workability and cleanness of the home.

My suggestion ;

People are not interested in why things are not working and what might be a possibale cause, they like to get service and solution . So pls keep in mind for future and stay on topic.

Hopefully they will fix these soon :

Non working dishwasher, uncleaned dishes inside cabinate, non working dryer.( washer works but relay on nature instead of dryer)

Unequiped kitchen one Useable pot, not enough cups and forks and spoons, sticky old and unsanitary pans, ...

( they can spend under 100.00 to get nice pots and clean pans, with enough forks and cups,..., )

Pictures of the house , advertised as a mid centurey clean home, but Instead old tired heavily used furniture and un comfortable mattress , but clean Beds and towels .

Lots of windows and lights, but no shades .... so be ready to be forced to weakup at 5:40am!

They advertise 3 bedrooms, but the basement room is a storage that has a bed and hardwood floor , smells bad, very short ceiling, no access to bathroom , is out side the main house, no insulation , open to the cruel space under the house , and old Lundry room So false representation!!!

The stairs inside the house needs repair, unstable and unsafe .

Owner , seems friendly but instead of focusing on resolving the problems, keep reminding you of organic soap and ,or a brown bag treat that they provided as a welcome treat( coffee and biscuit )

She always respond with 3-4 pages of text !!?

Nothing helpful, just selfcongragulating instead of getting to point and fix things or offer solutions ,....

But at least she recognized and accepted the issues and she accepts that she should have not put this for rent , before fixing and cleaning .

First miss representation, then finding yourself at a kitchen with non working dishwasher , not so clean dishes and used old sponge on the sink ,next to of course , organic dish soap !?

When I texted her of no hot water, she texted me pages of possibale causes , no solution and reminded me to be great full of other positive thing about the house !

  • Review Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We’ve rented this home for over 2 years received 7 reviews, all 5 star. We’ve rented our other vacation property vrbo #467609 in Sausalito for 4 years, received 43 reviews, every single one is 5 star. We enjoy a high number of repeat guests and take great personal pride in offering the best experience for all travelers. For potential guests, we recommend you please read the other reviews on this property and #467609. Hopefully it will alleviate any concerns. Not quite sure what happened for this guest that was so markedly different from all the others. We do know that the morning of her arrival, she requested an early check-in. Unfortunately we were not able to accommodate that this time because our last guest had just departed and the professional cleaning crew was coming in. We also know we started receiving texts from this guest just an hour after arriving. We responded right away each time, and we didn't hear back, so we followed up with a call and an offer to come over in person. The reply we received was curt. The dishwasher and dryer both worked for us and our maids after the guest left. Same for the hot water. We inventoried all dishware, it serves 8-12 people. Kitchen is stocked with extensive cookware and appliances such a Cuisinart coffee maker, popcorn machine and luxury items including Heath Ceramic coffee mugs. We can get some more pots and pans - no problem, and will also upgrade the dishwasher. The squeak on one step will be fixed too - it might be aggravating, but certainly not unsafe. All furnishings, mattresses, pillows, Libeco Belgian linen bedding and Coyuchi organic towels were purchased brand new 2 years ago. There are several extra sleeping pillows (firm, medium, soft) for our guests to select from. As noted on listing, the basement bedroom is just that - a bonus room. It has a queen bed, new mattress, hardwood floors, closet, window, and central heating. But since room is in the basement next to laundry room and storage, it’s why the home is priced for 4 guests (but can sleep up to 6 should someone just need an extra bed). We took time to explain this and ask the guest about their needs before accepting their booking, but received no reply. We will continue to provide extra personal touches. We leave a supply of EO organic shampoos, soaps, lotions for our guests along with a welcome gift of coffee and treat from our favorite coffee shop. Please reach out in person if you have any particular concerns. Your hosts.
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5

Absolutely stunning and so peaceful!

  • 5 of 5

Yasmine's place was exactly what we were looking for. It slept 3 people (one couple) very comfortably, and having the washer/dryer was a huge plus. Parking was easy as was getting into town and getting to grocery stores. We went out for a writing retreat, and found the place incredibly peaceful and inspiring. Can't wait to book our next trip!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing peaceful home

  • 5 of 5

I stayed at Yasmine's home over the Thanksgiving holiday with my children. We had a wonderful time and it the home was just as promised. The beds were so comfortable. Soaps were delightfully sweet smelling. I used the kitchen to cook Thanksgiving dinner for my four children. All the equipment I needed was there. Yasmine has created a very peaceful well decorated environment for our stay. Thank you. I hope we can come back one day to Mill Valley. It is a wonderful place to launch day trips to the Golden Gate recreation area, Stinson Beach, and Muir Woods. The grocery is very close as well.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect peaceful home

  • 5 of 5

This 3 bed home was perfect. Close enough to the city and close to local spots. Loved it. Thank you Yvonne for welcoming us.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Lovely Visit

  • 5 of 5

We rented this house for almost a week. It was very clean and the beds were super comfy! It was conveniently located and had everything we needed to make meals. We also went for runs in the neighborhood which was beautiful! Yasmine was very friendly and helpful. She answered all of my emails promptly and thoroughly. I would definitely recommend this house for others!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

The perfect olace

  • 5 of 5

We wanted a small but open & fun place to stay for a few days in Mill Valley. This was a wonderful and perfect choice. Great for sleeping,great location, and just such a pleasant vibe. Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
24 Miles
San Francisco International Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Mill Valley Beerworks
Nearest Ferry
7 Miles
Tiburon Ferry Terminal
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Mill Valley Golf Course
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Bart, Amtrak
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Highway 1
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Tamalpie
Nearest Ski
190 Miles
Lake Tahoe
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Muir Beach
Car: recommended

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Almonte, The Bay Area

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£816
for 3 nights
From
£220
From
£228
Fri,Sat
£1,693
£5,952
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £27 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £386.51
Cleaning £154.61

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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