TWO WEEK MINIMUM STAY REQUIRED. (For shorter stays, please inquire within 5 days of arrival)
This property tends to attract long term visits due to the comfort and setting it provides our guests. Perfect for locals who are remodeling their own home, or for an individual or a couple who want to live in a beautiful, well-maintained residence while vacationing or working in the San Francisco area. Minutes from San Francisco, the Golden Gate Bridge, the Marin Headlands, Golden Gate National Recreation Area, Muir Woods, Stinson Beach, Downtown Mill Valley and all that Marin County in Northern California has to offer!
Perfect alternative to extended-stay hotel living. Bike from the driveway to the trails on Mt. Tamalpais, Muir Woods, Stinson Beach, Sausalito. Easy freeway access to San Francisco...just 10 minutes to the Golden Gate Bridge. Sonoma and Napa are within one hour drive. See why Mill Valley has been voted one of the top 10 places to live in the United States.
In a residential neighborhood, on private grounds that are professionally landscaped and maintained. Adjacent to owners' home with private entry and no adjoining walls. Fully remodeled in 2006. Spacious (approximately 1100 sq. ft.) with 2 bedrooms (master, plus 2nd bedroom set up for office with sleeper sofa), one bathroom, all appliances including dishwasher, disposal, microwave, range, refrigerator with ice maker, full size washer and dryer. Hardwood floors,carpeting and vaulted ceilings throughout with ceiling fans in master bedroom and office/2nd bedroom. Three skylights. Wood burning fireplace. Front deck with wooded valley views, private patio in back amid landscaped terraces, redwood and fruit trees. Off-street parking and separate address for mail delivery.
From our most recent guests:
'Living at 417 Marin Ave was not only a pleasure; it also gave us a wonderful sense of living in Mill Valley. We feel lucky to have discovered your lovely cottage and to have met both of you.'
--Stuart & Elyse, San Francisco
'Ann & Geoff, well 'tis time to go. We have enjoyed our stay here; in moving from England the apartment has proved a haven at the end of each frantic day. While searching for both a car and a house, the ability to use the printer you provided in connection with my lap top,was invaluable. When we arrived the apartment was so pristine we thought it had just been decorated and furnished. The decor was delightful,the bed comfortable and the kitchen facilities met all needs. In making such a move not everything goes as planned but the last 10 weeks having this apartment,together with your help and advice,has eased the journey. We wish you well'. Jane & Ian
'417 Marin Avenue is billed as 'Your Home Away from Home', and I can only say that it does feel like home when I am there. It is commodious, comfortable, nicely furnished, and in a lovely and convenient setting. The owners think of everything and then leave you to enjoy your privacy.' -Katharine, New York
'Our family of three rented this property from May 2008 through early February 2009 while we were looking to buy a house and all of our things were in storage. We couldn't have asked for a more ideal 'home away from home.' ...Ann has thought of everything from speedy internet connections, cable TV, great washer/dryer setup, anything you could need in the kitchen and more. The decor is smart, contemporary and comfortable. In fact, my son suggested that I get Ann to help with decorating. Provided bedding, towels, etc. were fresh and attractive. One very special aspect to the home is the garden areas. There is a beautifully landscaped front yard and the unit has an absolutely charming, private garden and patio area in back. During the good weather, we made full use of this lovely space. .. We settled right in and were in no hurry to leave. . Our hosts could not be more attentive and helpful ...This was easy living and we highly recommend it.' -Lynn and Dale, Mill Valley, CA