A COUNTRY RETREAT NEAR SAN FRANCISCO

Thea

Speaks italian, english
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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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A COUNTRY RETREAT NEAR SAN FRANCISCO

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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.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Thea (Owner)
Advertiser since 2014
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Speaks italian, english

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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Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 5 traveler reviews

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A Country Retreat Near San Francisco
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews
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A Country Retreat Near San Francisco
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Mill Valley The Bay Area
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5

Great house, great location!

  • 5 of 5
My family and I recently stayed in this home near San Francisco for one week. The location was perfect. It was around 1 hour drive to Napa Valley, 25 min to down town San Fran (depending on traffic), 15 min to Muir Woods, and only a few minutes to amenities such as gas station, Walgreens, Coffee shops etc.

The house itself is exactly as listed. Nice quiet location away from the hustle and bustle. It was clean, and had everything we needed in terms of appliances, utensils, dishes, spices etc.

The owner was available via phone or text. (Although we didn't really need anything).
The yard was nicely landscaped, with a nice patio area where we enjoyed a glass of wine under the patio heater at night.

I would definitely recommend this house. There were 5 people in our group. Only 1 bathroom was tricky at times, but manageable. I would stay here again.
  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: A very amiable and kind lady. I would highly recommend her as an ideal guest!
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Mill Valley The Bay Area
5

Perfect Family Getaway

  • 5 of 5
We stayed at this beautiful home with our two young children and it was an ideal vacation experience. It is a quick drive to Stinson Beach and Muir Woods and easily accessible from the Golden Gate Bridge and Mill Valley. The home was even more lovely than in the photos - as mentioned, the back opens directly onto a small wooden park, which is fenced off and quite private. The children loved this and spent considerable time there. The back patio had a beautiful garden (fresh fruit), lots of seating, and a heat lamp, making it perfect for morning coffee or an evening meal despite the fog. The home was well stocked, from cooking utensils to bicycles, and the owner went above-and-beyond throughout the entire stay. We had wine and sweet notes left for us, and she was helpful and responsive when needed. There are two good-size bedrooms, one bathroom, and the couches are quite large and comfortable. There is a washer and dryer and also a gas fireplace that added a fun ambiance to our stay. We loved this home (and amazing owner) and anticipate renting it again in the future.
  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kate, thank you for your wonderful review. I am so glad you enjoyed your stay and I hope to meet you personally on your next visit!
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5

Exceeded our expectations

  • 5 of 5
The listing description was certainly accurate. The house was very comfortable with attractive furnishings, ALL amenities with a kitchen equipped for a master chef. View of and access to lush garden and patio from lovely dining room was a real asset. The owner was attentive and easily available. We would gladly return and will recommend it to friends. Proximity to Mt. Tam, Muir Woods and Tennessee Valley, where we did our daily hiking was ideal. The drive up the coast to Pt. Reyes via beach stops and proximity to San Francisco made it a perfect taste of the beauty of the Bay Area. The house was a joy to come home to. We stayed in and did most of our cooking on the grill.
Jane
  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Jane for your great review! I certainly hope to have you back again since you are an ideal guest from every point of views!
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Santiago, Chile
5

Beautiful and secluded home in SF Bay Area

  • 5 of 5
This house is a great find! We were greeted by a very kind card and California wines left by the owner, Thea. We felt at home from the very beggining. The house has a beautiful and very well kept front and backyard garden.
We travelled to California with my wife and met with our two graduate school students sons. This house perfectly met our needs. Must admit an extra half bathroom would be welcome.
We felt independent in a way you cannot get in a hotel and we were very cared for by our kind and attentive host who was always a phone call or mail away.
The house is strategically located so we could enjoy San Francisco, Sausalito, Tiburon and Golden Gate Park including Muir Woods. A visit to Mill Valley is also a must.
There were two bikes and I biked to Sausalito one afternoon as there are plenty of bike routes in the area.
Loved the quiet neighborhood too.
The house was clean and very well equipped. Internet worked fine and fast.
Overall will recommend this place to any of my friends and family as well.
We want to be back in to our Mill Valey home soon !!
  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thank you Pablo for your great comments on my property. It was really pleasant talking to you and I hope to have you back as a guest in the future!
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5

A peaceful stay.

  • 5 of 5
My family and I had such a peaceful experience at Thea's home. The description was right on. We most enjoyed the gardens, sitting in the sun reading and relaxing. There is also a small dog park and play ground directly behind the house. I'm not sure if our daughter or dog enjoyed it more.

Thea had a nicely stocked kitchen and was super easy to use. We immediately felt at home and my husband was thrilled to watch the World Cup on such a fantastic screen. I was most impressed by the quality the beds, bedding, towels and supplies. Everything was clean and lovely. I truly felt like a guest in her home and Thea was available and easy to work with.

We took a few good hikes on nearby trails and enjoyed a hearty brunch at the Dip Sea. I recommend this for anyone but especially families with dogs. We look forward to returning for another warm and cozy escape from the city.
  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Jennifer! I am truly glad to hear that you and your family enjoyed my Mill Valley home and I hope to be able to meet you personally next time!
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Map

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 Ferry
6.4 Miles
Sausalito
Nearest Train
24 Miles
Emeryville
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
HWY 101
Nearest Beach
6.3 Miles
Muir Beach
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
2AM Club
Nearest Ski
207 Miles
Tahoe
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Mill Valley Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Buckeye
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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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Mill Valley House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer
Jun 21 2014 - Sep 21 2014
3 night minimum stay
$300
$2,000
$7,500
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$300
$2,000
$7,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $25
Cleaning $100
Refundable damage deposit $250
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

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:
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Internet
  • Heating ...
Kitchen:
  • Stove ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • 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:
  • Stereo ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Golf ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • smoking allowed ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • nude beach
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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