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A Country Retreat Near San Francisco

Thea

Member since: 2014
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Speaks: english, italian
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Thea

Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 25, 2015
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A Country Retreat Near San Francisco

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

Mill Valley House Rental Photos and Description

2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 6

This comfortable, sunny and spacious house is located in a tranquil family neighborhood in the quaint town of Mill Valley in Marin County, an elegant and affluent suburb north of San Francisco

At only 6 minutes from the Golden Gate Bridge and adjacent to Sausalito, it’s the perfect location to unwind and relax after a day of sightseeing or business meetings.

The available space, on the ground level of the house, includes 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, a large living room, a dining room, a kitchen, a laundry/pantry room, and front and back lush gardens.

There is a locked, although unoccupied, bedroom upstairs and a locked garage.

The 2 bedrooms have comfortable queen size beds, that can sleep 4, quality linens, down comforters, closets, dressers and televisions.

There is extra storage space.

The recently remodeled bathroom has a tub with shower, towels, toiletry and hair dryer.

The dining room seats six with French doors opening to the lovely back garden.

The living room has a new sofa-bed with a firm mattress that sleeps 2, a new electrical comfortable recliner for 2, a large leather couch, a gas fireplace with remote control, a 55” flat screen HDTV with Satellite / Cable, WIFI, Blue ray/DVD player and a CD player with I Phone dock.

The fully equipped chef kitchen has quartz countertops, plenty of cabinets, top of the line brand new appliances and cooking utensils. The laundry/pantry room has a washer and dryer, iron and iron board.

The patio has a gas grill with tools and a dining table for 6, lounge chairs to relax, and a splendiferous garden with direct access to a kids and dogs park.

In the shed there are 2 mountain bikes with helmets and locks.

There is parking for 2 cars in the driveway plus street parking.

The house is at walking distance from the bus stop for local buses and buses to San Francisco. It takes a15 minutes drive to the Ferry Service to San Francisco from Sausalito and Larkspur, 6 minutes to Golden Gate Bridge and 25 minutes to downtown San Francisco (traffic permitting), 10 minutes to downtown Mill Valley or downtown Sausalito, 15 minutes to Muir Woods, Muir Beach, Tiburon, Marin Headlands, 25 minutes to Stinson Beach or to the top of Mt. Tamalpais , 45 minutes to the Sonoma and Napa Valley wine country.

The Marin Airporter bus to San Francisco Airport is close by.

Hike or ride the bike (2 bikes provided) to Tennessee Valley Trail all the way to Tennessee Valley Beach. Explore the many great hiking trails and bike roads of Mt. Tamalpais or the surrounding open-space reserves, parks, and coastal habitats.

Biking and hiking local maps are provided together with maps of San Francisco as well as Chaperon, a comprehensive multi-lingual guides (seven editions/languages) of San Francisco.

Ideal for:

Family vacations

Family visits

Business travel

Honeymooners

Nature lovers

Bikers and hikers

Adjacent to Sausalito and in close proximity to the Golden Gate Bridge, this quaint town of Mill Valley extends on the hills and canyons of the southern slopes of Mount Tamalpais, a heaven for mountain bikers. The proximity to tourist destinations like San Francisco, Muir Woods, Muir Beach, Stinson Beach and the famous wine country of Sonoma/Napa makes it an ideal location to enjoy the beauty, the scenery and the many attractions that the San Francisco Bay Area has to offer. At the same time it offers a serene and relaxed country atmosphere. The numerous open-space reserves, parks, and coastal habitats that surround it are covered with countless trails ideal for hiking, biking and enjoy natural wilderness. Its charming downtown offers chic boutiques, an array of restaurants, coffee shops, the Sequoia Theatre that hosts the International renown Mill Valley film festival and the Sweetwater Music Hall featuring a variety of live entertainment.

There are 2 Whole Foods Market, 2 Safeway, 3 shopping centers nearby: Strawberry Shopping Center, The Village at Corte Madera and the Town Center Center in Corte Madera.

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Thea (Owner)
Member since: 2014
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english, italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 25, 2015

About Thea

I am Italian and I have been living in this beautiful area for almost 40 years. I know it very well since I have been working in the local tourism industry for 25 years and will be happy to provide you with all the information you may need to have a great vacation! I am not going to be present during your stay but will be available via phone, e-mail or text. I have 2 large dogs and a cat and they lived in the property at times. Please feel free to contact me with any question. Although I am fluent only in English and Italian I will be able to exchange written communications also in German, French, Spanish and Portuguese. I am a nature lover and, if you are too, I can give you suggestions for hikes and excursions around this area. My dogs are my best friends and I understand the importance to share a vacation with them. If you are a responsible dog owner and your pet is well behaved, both of you are going to really enjoy the house!

Thea purchased this house in 1993

Why Thea chose Mill Valley

My husband and I bought this property 20 years ago and put a lot of work in it to make it spacious and comfortable. His green thumb and artistic nature transformed a yard of gravel and cement in a lush garden with trees, shrubs and flowers everywhere. Although the property is located very close to the city we love the tranquility of this area and the proximity to beaches, forests and mountains. A very relaxing place without crime, noise and pollution.

What makes this house unique

This is the perfect place to relax and rest after a fun filled day of sightseeing and exploring the magnificent region with all its amenities,

Why HomeAway

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Reviews

4.9
based on 14 traveler reviews

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A Country Retreat Near San Francisco
average rating of 4.857143 based on 14 reviews
5

Lovely and great energy!

  • 5 of 5

From the moment I had arrived to Thea's home I knew I the right home for my needs. I wanted to spend a week with my older daughter to celebrate her 29th birthday in Mill Valley where she and I had lived for a few years back around 1994 from the Los Angeles area. As you enter through the gate you enter into a whimsical space straight from a country cottage. From the warm feeling of her home and how she has it decorated to the kitchen that is fully equipped to her magical garden in the back I was even more excited about being there. My daughter arrived late in the afternoon with her doggee so I spent my time unpacking, organizing, marketing and enjoying the peacefulness of her backyard. Beyond her yard 'hidden' amongst gorgeous, overgrown plants is the gate to the children's/dog park. What a charming place to run you kids and/or dogs. The pup was in heaven in the park with other fellow canines to play with. The weather was spectacular to 91 degrees one day to the beautiful misty fog that plays on the tops and crevices of the coastal mountain range: THE FINGERS (is what I have always called that fog since I was a child). Thea, herself, I must say, is so nice and so helpful with anything if you are in need of assistance. I highly recommend her home to anyone who wants to feel "at home" while traveling and visiting out beautiful state. Her home is fabb and she is the best!

  • Submitted: May 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Perfect house, perfect location

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in the house for two weeks. The location is great and makes for an easy trip into the SF via the 101. The location also is great to head out on Shoreline Highway to Muir beach or even cruise up to Stinson Beach or Tomales Bay. The gardens in both the front and back of the house are beautiful and provide a great space to spend time outside. The interior of the house is nice and comfortable and with the kitchen having everything you need, it’s easy to just stay in and cook at night and relaxing after hiking in the Marin Headlands. But if you want to head out for the evening great restaurants are only a 10-15 minute drive away in Mill Valley or Sausalito. With our interactions with the host and the comfortable house with everything it had to offer, we felt like we were staying at a close friend’s house rather than a vacation rental. In short we loved staying at the house and would recommend it to anyone visiting the area.

  • Submitted: May 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
4

Great house for families

  • 4 of 5

This is a very nice house with a beautiful garden in a great neighborhood for families with easy access to Sausalito, Muir woods & Stinson beach. It's close to San Francisco especially in light traffic. The owner is very responsive and wants to make guests' stay pleasant. She is easy to work with. I recommend staying in the house.

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Fantastic house and host

  • 5 of 5

Great house and beautiful garden in a superb location. Great for getting into SF (20 mins) and very close (but not too close) to the highway straight to Muir Woods or the beach at Tennessee Cove.

Has absolutely everything you need, in particular an incredibly well stocked kitchen. Was great to be able to do some proper cooking!

We loved the beautiful flowers in the garden, the great playground literally at the end of the garden and the warming fire in the lounge on the cold spring mornings before soaking up the sun all afternoon in the garden.

Thea was a superb host - very helpful, communicative and caring. Would 100% recommend to anyone wanting to stay in Marin or Mill Valley. Even though we were moving into our own house nearby we were very sad to move out!

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Mill Valley Jewel

  • 5 of 5

My wife and i have travelled to Mill Valley for years to hike and enjoy the wonderful Northern Cal outdoors. We have stayed at a few Inns and other places but none more comfortable and relaxing than this quiet home in the heart of Mill Valley. Close to absolutely everything this tidy abode was a gourmet's delight, outfitted with a kitchen that had everything. Nine different countertop appliances, Bosch refrigerator, Bosch range, and just every kitchen item you would ever want! Beautiful back yard , complete with a parade of cats, birds, and its own Hippopotamus. Comfy beds, great lighting options, modern windows and even flatscreen TVs when you wanted to depart from nature and just hang out. Definitely returning to this home for an even longer stay.

  • Submitted: Feb 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
West Point, New York
4

Cozy Home, Phenomenally Equipped Kitchen

  • 4 of 5

A great house, a beautiful yard and well equipped kitchen. It's clear that Thea really wants guests to enjoy their time. We were surprised to find a food processor and stand mixer along with every kind of pan or and plate you can think of.

We were the area to visit relatives, so the location was good for us, however location could be closer to town or within walking distance of things to do. It's a great location for hiking and access to the national parks though. Also, there is only one bathroom, which can be a little rough. All in all, the house was a great setting for a wonderful vacation. Definitely recommend.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway

Map

Angel Island State Park
Sausalito CA
Golden Gate Park
Tennessee Beach
"A beautiful walk or bike ride nearby!"
Golden Gate Bridge Vista Overlook
The Spinnaker - Sausalito
Angel Island - Tiburon Ferry
Sam's Anchor Cafe
Guaymas
Mollie Stones
"An excellent groceries store with organic veggies and delicious sandwiches. A few minutes away."
Left Bank Brasserie
Mill Valley Market
Rustic Bakery
"The "inn" place to have breakfast or a light lunch."
Frantoio
"Authentic Italian food. Delicious pizza. A few minutes away"
Salito's Crab House & Prime Rib
"A very delicious garlic roasted crab!"
Depot Bookstore & Cafe
"A perfect spot to have a snack and coffe and enjoy the colorful casual-chic local scene!"
Piazza D'Angelo Restaurant
"Good Italian restaurant and popular single bar."
The Cantina
"Very good Mexican Restaurant "
Sushi-Ko
Sausalito Yacht Harbor
Richmond - San Rafael Bridge
"It will take you to Berkley and the East Bay in a short time."
Tennessee Valley Trailhead
"You can walk or ride the bike from the house to the beach on this trail!"
Pizza Antica Mill Valley
Sausalito
"A quaint town overlooking the city and the Bay. A must and very close by."
Town Center at Corte Madera
"A very nice local shopping mall with interesting stores and local flavor."
Sushi Ran
Buckeye Roadhouse
"Very popular local restaurant, excellent American food. Very close by."
Bay Model Visitor Center
"Very interesting place to visit a few minutes away."
Fort Baker
Golden Gate Ferry
"It will take you from Larkspur or Sausalito to the San Francisco Ferry Building. A smart way..."
Point Reyes Outdoors
"A paradise for hikers! Beaches, forests, tranquility and gorgeous nature! I love it!"
Dipsea Cafe
"Good place for breakfast at walking distance."
Nearest Airport
26 Miles
SFO San Francisco Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
2AM Club
Nearest Ferry
6.4 Miles
Sausalito
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Mill Valley Golf Club
Nearest Train
24 Miles
Emeryville
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
HWY 101
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Buckeye
Nearest Ski
207 Miles
Tahoe
Nearest Beach
6.3 Miles
Muir Beach
Car: recommended

Quiet family neighborhood near kids/dogs park, walking distance from transportation, surrounded by open-space reserves, parks, and coastal habitats with numerous hiking and biking trails. 5 minutes to downtown Mill Valley, 10 minutes to Sausalito, 15 minutes to Tiburon, 15 minutes to Muir Woods National Park , 25 minutes to downtown San Francisco (traffic permitting) and 25 minutes to Stinson Beach, 45 minutes to Sonoma and Napa Wine Country.

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Rates & Availability

From $300 Per night

Mill Valley House Rental Rates

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3 night minimum stay
$300
$2,000
$7,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $100.00
Pet Fee $25.00
Refundable damage deposit $250.00
Tax Rate 10.0%
Notes Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Mill Valley House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower , quality towels, hair dryer, toiletry
  • Remodeled bathroom with bath tub, shower, toiletry, towels, hair dryer, bath robe
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Large closet, dresser, large chair and television
    Bedroom near back garden - 1 queen , Queen size bed, sliding door to the garden, television
  • Bedroom near front garden has queen size bed, quality linens, super-comfortable mattress, down comforter, large closet, dresser, love seat, smart TV
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • pets considered ...
  • smoking allowed ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • nude beach
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Local hiking and biking maps as well as comprehensive informative guides to San Francisco in seven languages/editions. With an ideal location close to many interesting attractions and points of interest, this house is the perfect place to relax and unwind after a fun day of sightseeing and exploring the beautiful city of San Francisco, its Bay and the magnificent surrounding region

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