|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
We have TWO RENTAL options available on this property:
The Springfield One Bedroom Apartment:(SEE NOTES in the RATES section)
The upper story of our carriage house, The Springfield, is a home we created for ourselves while we renovated the main house on the property. It is sophisticated yet warm and cozy at the same time. You will enjoy your privacy inside or on the deck, and can look out at the beautiful trees which surround the property. It will be your oasis in which to relax from the outside world, yet only a 5 minute walk (on level ground) to the center of Mill Valley. If you feel more adventurous, you can explore the majestic nature of Cascade Canyon or Mt. Tam which begins just down the block.
The apartment is composed of a living room, open kitchen, bedroom, bathroom with glass-tiled European shower which is beautifully lit by a diffused glass window in the shower, and a deck off the bedroom. The bedroom has a queen size bed, feathertop mattress, and the linens are 'second to none'. It is outfitted with wireless internet and a modern AV system which includes digital cable, flat screen TV, and DVD/CD player. The kitchen has a gas stove and large refrigerator. Parking is always available right in front of the house.
The Cottage Studio (lower cost):
Nestled into a lush, beautifully designed garden, flanked by a majestic fig tree, this garden cottage is the quintessential Mill Valley retreat for a visit to this gorgeous area. The front of the cottage features a cute porch that faces the garden. Inside, 'center stage' you will find an incredibly comfortable queen size bed with fabulous European sheeting. The bathroom has a glass enclosed shower and its window faces the fig tree. The kitchen area is small but well appointed with a large refrigerator, a four burner gas stove and sink. You will also find a coffee machine for your morning java and a microwave for a quick meal. And there is a fabulous fire place perfect for cooler evenings curled up with a book.
A cute round mirror-topped bistro table with two chairs sits in front of a window facing the garden.
There are of course WiFi and cable TV.
Snuggled into the yummy sheets and surrounded by nature you might have your best sleep ever.
Contact us to find the best option for your stay!
Shorter stays than 3 nights are possible, please inquire.
We've lived on both coasts (NY and CA) and have been back in the San Francisco area for quite some time now. Mill Valley is a treasure but we love to travel (Europe, Asia and South America) to take in different cultures, meet people, and experience the local food, music, art, architecture and nature. This is a special location from which to explore the trails of Marin County or to drive a short distance to San Francisco, Berkeley or Napa Valley...and if you need suggestions don't hesitate to ask.
This is one of Mill Valley's most unique properties with perhaps the best location possible. You can enjoy a lush garden filled with roses, dahlias, rhododendrons, camellias, and succulents that is screened by beautiful mature trees and still gets lots of direct sun. You will love being so close to downtown Mill Valley or the hiking trails, without being in the middle of it all.
When you approach this property the first thing you notice is that while very conveniently located close to the center of Mill Valley, it has unusual privacy due to the lush landscaped gardens that surround the Cottage, Carriage House and our home. You're also just a few steps from the Dipsea stairs or other trails in Cascade Canyon. But, unlike Cascade Canyon, you can enjoy sunshine here because the majestic redwood trees are also just a few steps away from our property. We have taken our time over the past 8 years to meticulously renovate, decorate and landscape for comfort, beauty and enjoyment.
My wife and and I were away here for 2 nights. Joel was very efficient with our booking and answering questions. It is a cottage, so it is small, but it uses the space well and has all the amenities you would expect.
Place was clean and Joel and his wife put some waters in the fridge as well as some fresh cheese, butter and english muffins.
Location is great - beautiful walks/hikes/bikes/runs right outside your door and also a 5-10 min walk to downtown Mill Valley with great restaurants, coffee shops, etc.
I recently stayed in the cottage for 4 days. It is a beautiful space - very tasteful and perfectly clean. The bed was very comfortable, I often don't sleep well away from home but I slept like a baby. Joel and his wife are very gracious hosts and brought flowers, wine and bottled water for my visit. It is easily within walking distance to downtown. I would highly recommend this property to anyone visiting the area.
We have visited Marin County many times but had yet to spend an entire trip (9 nights) staying in Mill Valley. Our aim was to be in a quiet location within walking distance to restaurants, coffee shops and the music hall, while feeling we were part of Mill Valley and really living there, and not staying at a hotel. We wanted a small kitchen, hassle-free parking, and a launching point to Stinson Beach, Point Reyes, Marin Headlands and other favorites. We chose Joel and Jane's place for these reasons and it met all items on our wish list. The 1 bedroom apartment was larger than we expected, extremely comfortable and beautiful, and our hosts went above and beyond providing several thoughtful treats that we enjoyed. They are respectful of guests' privacy but are available should you need anything. We would definitely return.
The Studio Cottage is the PERFECT place to stay while in Mill Valley. The location is a 5 minute walk to The Depot in downtown Mill Valley, close to many other terrific shops including a grocer, restaurants, cafe, coffee house, movie theater, bank, etc. Trails for hiking, running and biking are just out your door. Parking is provided also. The cottage itself has been recently renovated with luxurious touches from radiant heat in the bathroom to quality bed linens throughout. The owner provided water and delicious snacks that were appreciated after a long trip across the country. The cottage is quiet. The owners are friendly and helpful. I would recommend this cottage with an enthusiastic 5 stars. I will be back again and feel lucky to have found this peaceful, wonderful spot.
We stayed for five days in the studio cottage. It was our oasis of elegance and serenity as we helped our son and his family move into their new home. Everything about the studio was welcoming,from the cheery fireplace to the first breakfast goodies and that chilled bottle of wine in the fridge. Jane and Joel were gracious and unobtrusive hosts. We felt very much that we were in our own little cottage nestled in a truly magnificent garden. We hope that this will be our pied a terre when we return to Mill Valley.
I stayed at this cottage during my week-long visit to Mill Valley. What a joy! The place was so quiet despite being 10 minutes walk (and a very pleasant one!) to the center of the bustling Mill Valley. It was very easy to get into San Francisco for a day jaunt, as well as a quick pop over to the gorgeous Stinson Beach.
The house was very well equipped, with a suitable kitchenette, fine linens for a very comfortable bed, and the piece de resistance: heated bathroom floor! It was like a very nice hotel with none of the fuss of lobbies, long hallways, loud neighbors, and those annoying key cards.
The owners were very friendly and offered advice for the local area. So nice!
Mill Valley is a very green but happening town at the heart of a small mountainous National Park area, yet close to the city of San Francisco, a 10 mile drive.
Hiking is amazing, trails are numerous and athletically there are limitless options. Culturally there is also an abundance of possible activities. Mill Valley is the host of a very important international Film Festival.
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$150|
RATES: Please note that posted rates are for the Cottage (studio) and the Carriage House (one bedroom apartment with large private deck) has higher rates ($195.00 Mon-Thurs, $245 Fri-Sun; cleaning fee $75; weekly rate $1,360). Damage Deposit of $250.00.
CHECK IN: 2:00 P.M or later, unless other arrangements are made.
CHECK OUT: 11:00 A.M. unless other arrangements are made.
Minimum deposit of 50% to secure the reservation. Balance will be due two weeks prior to arrival.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.