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

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,400 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

2 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 2 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!


* 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 (no regular TV or cable channels though)

* 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


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): laundry room and bins full of toys and books for kids to enjoy

More Details

Yasmine McGrane
Member since: 2013
Speaks French
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 April, 2018

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).

Yasmine McGrane purchased this house in 1999

Why Yasmine McGrane chose Almonte

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.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Almonte in Tamalpais-Homestead Valley

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • 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 ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 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.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • 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
    Sleep Sofa Bed in Living Room - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Sofa pulls out to a full sleep mattress bed in living room
  • 2 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. The sofa in main living room is a sleeper sofa and opens up to a full size bed. There are linens at house for this bed. But sofa is in living room surrounded by large windows opening up to trees( windows have no curtains) so sofa bed is only good for a guest that is OK with minimal privacy. There is also a bonus room in basement. You need to walk outside and down deck stairs to access room so we only mention as an extra room in case someone just needs a bed to sleep. It's next to laundry room and unfinished storage area and no bathroom in basement. It does have a queen bed, new mattress, window and closet. But not for most guests as you have to walk out at night across and down the exterior deck to enter basement.
  • Books
  • Games ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • 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
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.


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Relax and connect with nature at this designer retreat in charming Mill Valley
average rating of 4.714286 based on 14 reviews

Charming cottage

  • 5 of 5

Great location and positive experience overall.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Mill Valley Cottage

  • 5 of 5

My family and I had an amazing stay here during Thanksgiving and we couldn’t have loved this place more and the fact that it reminded us exactly like our grandparents beach house the we no longer own made it very special. From the cottage look and the moss covered roof to the warm homey feeling the inside gives you and the big outside deck where you can sit and relax and enjoy the beautiful Northern California nature that surrounds the house. I HIGHLY recommend booking this home for any occasion plus with the city only ten minutes away, Stinson Beach which is only a little drive through the redwoods straight out of Mill Valley and every kind of eatery/restaurant within short distance this place couldn’t be any more perfect!

  • Review Submitted: 04-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Quiet relaxing place

  • 5 of 5

We stayed three nights at the cottage and really enjoyed our stay. It's a very clean, comfortable place with lots of windows looking out at trees and nature, with large decks off the main entrance and the master bedroom. Upstairs is a cozy space with a comfortable bed big enough for two. Had no trouble finding the place or parking in the attached carport. Kitchen a bit small but certainly fine considering all the food options nearby. Place heated up really quickly on cool nights and also had a nice large bathroom with two sinks. Super quiet at night as there is almost no traffic on the street after dark. Lots of nice touches like plenty of clean towels, super clean sheets and bedding, some coffee for us upon arrival etc. And Yasmine was quick to respond to every little note. All in all, a very nice place in Mill Valley.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Yasmine's place is charming, and a great place to relax. It's close enough to the city to enjoy the urban life, and secluded enough to relax and rejuvenate. Yasmine was very communicative prior to our arrival and ensured we were comfortable and ready to enjoy our stay.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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All photos are accurate

  • 5 of 5

Everything was as stated. No problems at all. Owner was attentive. Mill Valley is a nice central location to local attractions.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cozy respite for a family of 5 (husband, wife, mother in law, and two kids, 11 & 14)

  • 5 of 5

This house is great! Great light, private and close to trees and nature. I highly recommend this home. We were in town for our wedding at the Headlands Center for the Arts. We had our two kids with us and my mother. It was great to return every night and get cozy again in the well attended bedrooms and living spaces of this vacation rental. The rooms are designed with care including linen, cotton and down bedding throughout. The owner offered to let us check in early and when we were running late on the last day, she let us check out a bit late. She left us coffee and biscotti upon arrival. The kids were entertained by Netflix and we were able to cook a few meals in the well supplied kitchen, which saved us a little money. If you need to be near Sausalito, Mill Valley or the surrounding area, this is a fantastic rental!

  • Review Submitted: 25-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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
Nearest Ski
190 Miles
Lake Tahoe
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Muir Beach
Car: recommended


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Almonte, USA

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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 £106.53
Refundable Damage Deposit £355.1

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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