SUN DRENCHED, PRIVATE, PEACEFUL,NESTLED AT THE BASE OF MT. TAM

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Sleeps11
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms5
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

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SUN DRENCHED, PRIVATE, PEACEFUL,NESTLED AT THE BASE OF MT. TAM

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House, 6 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 5.5 Baths, (Sleeps 11)

You will be amazed at how this conveniently located property feels so peaceful and remote. You can enjoy it with your family, as a romantic hideaway or well earned retreat. It is only 20 minutes from San Francisco, 1 mile from downtown Mill Valley, 30 minutes to the Beach or Muir Woods. An excursion to the wine country is just 45 minutes away.

The home offers 3 lovely guest rooms that are included in the basic rental rate. The master has wonderful views of Mount Tam, a private fireplace and Jacuzzi tub. The two other guest rooms also have great views and their own full bathrooms with bath tubs. All the rooms are spacious, bright and warm. The 3 guest rooms are all on the top floor with all day sun and maximum views, and are the primary rentals.

For larger groups additional 4th and 5th* equally lovely bedrooms and a guest cottage can be made available for an extra charge. The extra rooms are on the entry level with a separate entrance possibility. The guest cottage is bright and sunny and detached but shares the bathroom with the 5th bedroom. (see rates below)

*The 5th bedroom can be closed off from the main home with an accordion door and the owner occasionally keeps it for private use when the home is not fully rented and she is in residence. She makes it available for large groups upon request and when she is not in residence. The owner does not have access to the public areas of the primary residence during rentals.

You will want to cook up a storm in the gorgeous kitchen. Counters are granite, cabinets maple and the views, spectacular. The kitchen is open, airy and enjoys all day sun. There is a formal dining room with a gorgeous custom chenille mahogany wood table, living room with sunken fireplace, and cozy family room with a wood burning stove.

The home is spacious with high ceilings, views in every direction hardwood floors and plush carpets in the family room and bedrooms. It is casually elegant with the outside incorporated within. Pictures simply cannot capture the lovely and peaceful ambiance experienced immediately when you enter the front door.

This sun-drenched home offers world class hiking and mountain biking right from the front porch. There are so many day trips and outside adventures available, but you will have a hard time leaving the sun and tranquility of the many decks and pool. Many a day I have gazed at the fog far off in the distance horizon reminding me that my sun drenched home is a magical enclave of warm sunny skies.

In keeping with the gorgeous setting, the home itself is 'green'. The cleaning products are all natural with no artificial fragrances, the soaps and detergent are fragrance free and the pool is solar heated and cleaned with a silver mineral system instead of chlorine.

Treat your self, your family, your friends; come share my peace of heaven on earth.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Guestbook comments from the owner
"We are back from our wonderful holiday, which unforgettably began at your home in Mill Valley. Because of the specialness of our gathering there, and the wonderful setting, I know I won’t forget our time at your beautiful home. Thank you so much for letting our family use your beautiful house. Your home was the perfect setting for a special time together for remembering my mother and celebrating her life. Thank you again, and best wishes.
Aug 2010
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Sleeps11
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms5
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights
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Sun Drenched, Private, Peaceful,Nestled at the Base of Mt. Tam
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Sun Drenched, Private, Peaceful,Nestled at the Base of Mt. Tam
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p241322vb
(415) 272-1101 (California, USA)
Mill Valley The Bay Area
New York City
5

REDWOODS, BBQ, SWIM, RELAX, SLEEP - REPEAT!

  • 5 of 5
A few couples rented this house for a friends wedding. We enjoyed it so much, the only meal we ate outside the house was at the wedding. Susan is a gracious host. The view is spectacular! We couldn't have picked a more perfect backdrop for friends and family to enjoy food, drinks, and each other!
  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Sun Drenched, Private, Peaceful,Nestled at the Base of Mt. Tam
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p241322vb
(415) 272-1101 (California, USA)
Mill Valley The Bay Area
Mill Valley
5

BEAUTIFUL, PLEACEFUL NORTHERN CALIFORNIA RETREAT

  • 5 of 5
We stayed at this beautiful Mill Valley home for several months while we were in transition between housing. The house is completely surrounded by redwoods and feels like a little retreat. The homeowner is incredible gracious, accommodating and easy to connect with. The house is great for a large group weekend or a longer term family rental. Beautiful house in an excellent location.
  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Sun Drenched, Private, Peaceful,Nestled at the Base of Mt. Tam
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p241322vb
(415) 272-1101 (California, USA)
Mill Valley The Bay Area
idaho
5

YOU FEEL LIKE YOU ARE BEING HUGGED BY REDWOODS

  • 5 of 5
Our children planned this vacation for us to celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary with all of our children and grandchildren. We have 7 grandchildren age 10 and under and this place provided everything we needed and many we weren't even expecting---like legos and kids books. The house is beautifully appointed, with a formal dining room--but we preferred to eat at the many tables and eating areas outside or in the less formal kitchen. Before going, I worried about the pool danger with small children, but there are stairs from every level of the house down to the pool and the pool has a cover, so we did not have to worry about a toddler accidentally going out a door and into the pool. Also, note that the house has 4 levels, counting the pool level, so there are lots of stairs--this would not be a good choice for someone who struggles with stairs. I personally found it to be a challenge, but the beautiful, private setting made it worth it. The kitchen is large and well laid out so that several of us could assist in meal preparation. The lay-out of the bedrooms, many decks, play room (family room) and, of course the pool and spa, allowed the grandkids to have many hours of play time, while allowing the parents and grandparents to have some private times as well. The pictures of this place cannot show you what it is really like. It is filled with light, fresh air, and really feels like you are in the middle of the woods---even when you are inside! It was the perfect base station for our many adventures to beaches, hikes, and San Francisco.The grandkids are already asking when we can go back to this house again!! And as for the adults--we just got home yesterday, and are already checking out possible future dates! Thanks for sharing your beautiful home with us, Susan. We felt very blessed to experience it.
  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Sun Drenched, Private, Peaceful,Nestled at the Base of Mt. Tam
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p241322vb
(415) 272-1101 (California, USA)
Mill Valley The Bay Area
Philadelphia, PA
5

WE HAD A HEAVENLY TIME!

  • 5 of 5
Our family's stay at the house was as beautiful, peaceful and rewarding as the ad suggested. Oh, the views! And how like paradise to sit on the deck with morning coffee or afternoon cocktail! We felt comfortable and at-home, we enjoyed the pool and spa, and just luxuriated in our surroundings! Every room is furnished so beautifully and comfortably. The kitchen is really fabulous! This is such a wonderful way to travel, versus a hotel. Our side-trips to Ralston White Retreat, San Francisco and Half-Moon Bay were easy and convenient. Mill Valley is a lovely town, too. We are hoping that we can come back and stay at this gorgeous home again one day. Thank you, Susan!!
  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Sun Drenched, Private, Peaceful,Nestled at the Base of Mt. Tam
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p241322vb
(415) 272-1101 (California, USA)
Mill Valley The Bay Area
Berkeley, CA
5

10 ADULTS, 3 DOGS, AND 3 KIDS -- PRETTY PERFECT PLACE FOR US

  • 5 of 5
We ask a lot of a house for our clan and Susan's home was perfect for us. Besides accommodating all of us our desire list, which was satisfied, included both a pool and a hot tub/spa. There was ample room for everyone, bathrooms galore, many lovely features to explore, close enough to town for a quick shopping trip. And, the house has a homey feel. Add to that a fabulous hike up the canyon just across from Mt. Tam. It was warm enough for all-family swim on Saturday. Sunday was a bit cooler but because the hot spa is part of the pool you could easily warm up. We were glad to have found both the place and Susan, who is a delight to work with.
  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Sun Drenched, Private, Peaceful,Nestled at the Base of Mt. Tam
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p241322vb
(415) 272-1101 (California, USA)
Mill Valley The Bay Area
United States
5

REVIEW OF OUR REUNION IN MILL VALLEY

  • 5 of 5
Hello,
I would like to let everyone know what a lovely stay my leadership tribe and I had at this property. When I tell people about our stay, I say that we felt like we were being hugged by redwood trees. The feel and look of the place was so homey and it was just he right fit. One night we went to dinner in town and it was about a 3 minute drive. The owner was so kind and gracious which made the stay even more charming. If you are looking for a place with a entertainment friendly kitchen, rooms to chat and lounge in and out door surroundings with the most beautiful California redwoods, I would recommend this place.
  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing
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The home is unique in that it is surrounded by Redwoods yet has all day south facing sun. It is incredibly quiet and peaceful, with a private pool and wonderful views. Situated at the base of Mt. Tam, you can hike and then sun by the pool. Restaurants and shopping in Mill Valley are first class. Or, you can go on sightseeing adventures to Muir Woods, Stinson Beach or Napa. This is a fantastic vacation home or weekend get-a-way. (There is also a trampoline for the kids). Mill Valley offers several day camps for the kids so the entire family can enjoy a real summer vacation.

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Mill Valley House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Labor Day
Aug 29 2014 - Sep 1 2014
3 night minimum stay
$695
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 26 2014 - Nov 30 2014
5 night minimum stay
$695
 
 
Christmas
Dec 19 2014 - Dec 26 2014
3 night minimum stay
$695
$4,800
 
 
New Years
Dec 27 2014 - Jan 2 2015
3 night minimum stay
$695
$4,800
 
 
Valentine's Day
Feb 13 2015 - Feb 16 2015
4 night minimum stay
$695
 
 
Easter
Apr 3 2015 - Apr 6 2015
4 night minimum stay
$695
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$650
From
$675
Fri,Sat
$4,700
$10,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Housekeeping $275.00
Refundable damage deposit $650.00
Pet Fee $20.00
Notes The home is situated on a peaceful canyon. Out of respect for my neighbors right to enjoy that peace, I agreed to impose a 10 pm rule. Guests need to plan their outside times on decks, in the spa and by the pool, to be inside by 10 p.m. Violations of this rule can result in forfeiting of the damage deposit. If there is any damage, in addition to outside noise after 10 p.m., guests will be billed.
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Amenities

Mill Valley House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Parking Off Street
  • Living Room
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Free Long Distance
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Telephone
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Stove ...
  • Microwave
  • Catering Available
  • Kitchen ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Ice Maker
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Powder room - toilet
    Bathroom 5 - shared between 5th bedroom and cottage
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double
    Bedroom 5 - 1 double
    detached cottage/shared bathroom - 1 twin/ single
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (3), Twin or Single Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • VCR
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Books
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Video Games
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Balcony ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • jetted tub
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • museums
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
  • live theater
  • health/beauty spa
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
  • horseshoes
  • antiquing
  • shelling
  • boating
  • shopping
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • rock climbing
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • golf
  • racquetball
  • surfing
  • tennis
  • mountain biking
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
The property leads directly to hiking trails on Mt Tam. There is a trampoline for the kids-young and old. Redwood groves on the property yet full all day sun.
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