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Spacious 2b OR 3b Retreat, Woods, Vus, Hike2 2Beachs, 10 Min to GoldenGate Bridg

cindy jones

Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

cindy jones

Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
March 24, 2015
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Spacious 2b OR 3b Retreat, Woods, Vus, Hike2 2Beachs, 10 Min to GoldenGate Bridg

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

Overview

Mill Valley House Rental Photos and Description

Lg 2b/1b OR 3b/2b House for 2-6 persons, 1-2 Living Rms, Decks, Mtn Vus, nature

It’s the best of both worlds:

* be immersed in mother nature: trees, trails, picturesque views, wooded canyons, serene, deer, turkeys, owls. Hike to 2 beaches from the house.

* play in fabulous & exciting San Francisco, 10 minutes away

Spacious renovated 2 living room home,

Grand views of Marin headlands,

Hike 2 2 beaches, 10 min to San Francisco

2 story house with front and rear decks, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, with upstairs master suite and 2nd living room. wonderful woodland views, stained glass and french doors.

Brazilian teak hardwood flooring, professional appliances, double oven, fireplace with wood burning stove, washer / dryer.

MAIN FLOOR: entrance, foyer, main living room, kitchen with professional appliances, dining room, front and rear decks with grand views, wood burning fireplace, 2 bedrooms, designer bathroom with bath tub. The blue room has a queen bed, the french door room has a double bed with separate access and deck.

SECOND FLOOR: master suite with queen bed and bathroom, three windows plus skylight let in the morning light. There is a 2nd living room, office area, & more bright skylights.

TWO GUEST OPTIONS:

1) OCCUPY ONLY THE MAIN FLOOR (2 bedroom/ 1 bath) Ask if available. OR

2) OCCUPY ENTIRE HOUSE WITH MAIN AND SECOND FLOORS (3 bedrooms, 2 baths, including master suite & second living room). NOTE: Pricing is for entire 3b/2b house.

Open to good responsible guests who will take care of the place as if it were their own.

A scrumptious breakfast can be arranged for the mornings!!

Other gourmet meals and international cuisines can be arranged for your dining and entertaining pleasure as well.

No smoking or animals please.

Enjoy the good life

* rise & retire in the calm and quiet green across the golden gate bridge.

* experience the inspirational Marin headlands views.

* hike 2 Muir Beach and/or Tennessee Valley Beach with panoramic views of entire San Francisco bay area.

* walk Coyote Ridge for a fabulous sunset or sun rise

* listen to the owls, watch the turkeys & deer roam through the yard, spot hawks on their skyward journeys

* Golden Gate National Recreation Area (GGNRA) is your back yard with many miles to hike or bike.

* wine tasting at some of the world’s most notable wineries are an hour drive away. Napa and Sonoma Valleys are a short drive away. Become familiar with northern California award winning wines. Meet the winemakers, meander the vineyards, gardens and art, examine the distinctive historical stone mansions to ultra modern wineries, visit the gorgeous estates and small family owned properties, taste the perfection of the world renowned wines produced locally.

Our retreat is located a quick 10 minute drive over the golden gate bridge. This historical vacation destination for escaping “city life” has become the chosen land. The journey across the Golden Gate Bridge (GGB) itself is memorable. Views of sf bay, the pacific ocean and rugged coast line are lovely. And they are ever changing with the tides, winds, fog, sunshine & shadows of the iconic towers.

Per one of our guests:

“Cyndi was a great host and her house is the perfect situation if you are looking for access to Mill Valley's fantastic landscape, beaches, town, etc. Perfectly comfortable, well appointed, and an ideal house to rent if you have a few people in your group. Very much plan to rent again when i have to be in the area again.'

San Francisco- via ferry, 10 min drive, or a walk across the golden gate bridge, city life is a few minutes away. World class dining, diverse cultural neighborhoods, historic buildings and sights, the renowned fisherman’s wharf and waterfront Embarcadero walkway, Ghiradelli square, Alcatraz, twin peaks, Chinatown, Victorian painted ladies, shopping in Union Square, cheer on the giants or 49er’s to victory, Lombard street, Golden Gate Park, cable car rides, California Academy of Sciences, Modern Museum of Art, the new Exploratorium, Castro district, and more awaits you… check out the farmer’s market at the ferry building (or the one at Marin civic center), Palace of the Legion of Honor, hike Land’s End trail…. So much to do and see! Enjoy!

Then...As you cross the GGB into Marin, take in the grand vistas. Explore the Marin Headlands, coastal access, multiple beaches. Watch for wildlife. Walk the majestic redwood forests, hike to the overlooks of the rugged California coast shoreline, keep and eye out for sealions or the occasional coyote on the trails…. Be sure to stop at the wwII lookouts, missile silos, marine mammal sanctuary. Take a break at the Pelican inn - great for an english brew, game of darts or nice rest with good english pub food.

Additionally you can visit Napa & Sonoma wine country for wine tasting, Monterey Carmel, Yosemite National Park, Lake Tahoe, and the lesser known quaint Mendocino coast with a short drive.

Best things to do & see – CyndiRecommends.com the best will be delighted to assist with private sightseeing tours and specialty activities for the sf bay area including custom tours of San Francisco, wine country (napa, sonoma, Russian river, alexander valley, dry creek , monterey, santa cruz and Santa Clara all the way down to Santa Barbara), Monterrey/ carmel. Continue your tour & travels to yosemite to los angeles, the las vegas strip, baby and grand canyon! Inquire about our other favorite worldwide destinations and travel opportunities!

We'd love to show you the best around! There is much to do and see!

All the best,

Cyndi

More Details
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
cindy jones (Owner)
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
March 24, 2015

About cindy jones

Travel enthusiast - there is always something new to experience... Wanderlust created the opportunity to create one of a kind cultural experiences and personalized travel itineraries for those discerning travelers seeking opportunities for intimate close encounters with local people worldwide. These special visitations go far beyond the usual travel exploration, as you share 'life' with your local companion and guides. contact me if you'd like to join us on one of our journeys....

Why cindy jones chose Mill Valley

Spacious renovated home, grand views of Marin headlands, Hike 2 2 beaches, 10 min across golden gate bridge. Spacious 2 story house with 2 living rooms, front and rear decks, wonderful woodland views, stained glass and french doors.

Options to rent:

1) main floor with 2 bedroom/ 1 bath OR

2) entire house with 3 bedrooms, 2 baths including second floor with master suite and second living room.

What makes this house unique

Unique setting for 2 persons up to 6. Can rent just the main floor or entire house!

Our retreat is located a quick 10 minute drive over the golden gate bridge. This historical vacation destination for escaping “city life” has become the chosen land. The journey across the golden gate bridge (ggb) itself is memorable. Views of sf bay, the pacific ocean and rugged coast line are lovely. And they are ever changing with the tides, winds, fog, sunshine & shadows of the iconic towers.

It’s the best of all worlds:

* play in fabulous & exciting San Francisco

* be immersed in mother nature: trees, trails, picturesque views, wooded canyons, serene, quaint, charming …

Enjoy the good life

* rise & retire in the calm and quiet green across the golden gate bridge.

* experience the inspirational Marin headlands views.

* hike 2 muir beach and/or Tennessee valley beach with panoramic views of entire San Francisco bay area.

* walk coyote ridge for a fabulous sunset or sun rise

* listen to the owls, watch the turkeys & deer roam through the yard, spot hawks on their skyward journeys

* golden gate national recreation area (ggnra) is your back yard with many miles to hike or bike.

* wine tasting at some of the world’s most notable wineries are an hour drive away. Become familiar with northern California award winning wines. Meet the winemakers, meander the vineyards, gardens and art, examine the distinctive historical stone mansions to ultra modern wineries, visit the gorgeous estates and small family owned properties, taste the perfection of the world renowned wines produced locally.

So much to do... so little time!! You'll have to come back!

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Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights
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Reviews

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Spacious 2b OR 3b Retreat, Woods, Vus, Hike2 2Beachs, 10 Min to GoldenGate Bridg
average rating of 3.5 based on 2 reviews
Menlo Park
5

Outstanding rental

  • 5 of 5

We and another couple enjoyed spending the new years period in this wonderful rental in Mill Valley. Every aspect of the property and service exceeded our expectations. Cindy was available and attentive at all times. We arrived to pristine accommodation, the place was sparkling clean. The bedrooms were extremely comfortable. The living area is cosy and welcoming, and we spent hours in front of the fireplace with plentiful wood kindly provided by the host. We enjoyed cooking new years dinner in the spacious and well equipped kitchen, stocked with a wide variety of utensils and appliances. With a background in tourism, Cindy recommended fun activities and trails in the surrounding area and nature. We didn’t have to venture far to see local wildlife, we saw a mother and baby deer strolling by the driveway! The house is a short drive from Sonoma and we took a day trip there. We would recommend Cindy’s place to anyone looking for a convenient, luxurious and relaxing get away close to the city, but miles from stress.

  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
2

Just No

  • 2 of 5

This property is WAY overpriced. Did not feel homey at all. Upstairs carpet wrinkled up. Smelled very musty. Comforters appeared old and outdated. Spend your money on a nice hotel. I was very close to finding another place to stay. Had we had time to deal with a change, I would have.

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lisa, very sorry to now hear your comments. We have a 4.5 star rating on other sites for those wishing to escape the commercial hotel scene w/ parking lots & lots of people. I met & chatted w/ your hubby & son on several occasions while they were on their own- understood the girls were still asleep mid-afternoon and/or had retired early evening. Your items were not mentioned. It was unusual & I was disappointed in not getting to meet & chat with you during your 8 day stay. Photos in the listing are directly of the house. the Bay area offers much to see & do… Here we are immersed with mother nature as much as possible in an urban setting, with city life a few minutes away. We are not & do not try to keep up w/ the trendiest boutique hotels. & Unfortunately we are finding out that some nice things are not as durable as required or suitable for all guests & carefree care. Your visit was during are our best weather season & would have been an ideal time to sit out on the decks w/ the windows & doors open to take in views of the surrounding woodlands & enjoy the serenity. Here are a few comments from our guests: *****House in the forest! I like the air that surrounds the house. Cyndi loves nature and my stay was a good rest with comfort and beautiful scenery. June 2014 *****This is a wonderful house and Cyndi was a great host. Really great. I happen to be a local. I own a house in Tiburon but had to move out for a few days and needed a place to stay close by. If you're looking to experience the fun stuff in Marin (Muir Woods, Tamalpais, Point Reyes) or San Francisco, this is a great location and a great house. I was on my own this time, but it's especially great for a couple, two couples or a family. And Cyndi was really nice! May 2014 *****It is a very calm and beautiful area with lots of hike trails access close by. Cyndi is very friendly & gave us lots of recommendations where to go. April 2014 *****Cyndi was a great host and her house is the perfect situation if you are looking for access to Mill Valley's fantastic landscape, beaches, town, etc. Perfectly comfortable, well appointed, and an ideal house to rent if you have a few people in your group. Very much plan to rent again when I have to be in the area again. April 2013..... We do hope that all have a good time exploring the area & natural beauty of Marin while staying here. We hope that all enjoyed quality time together during your vacation trip. Wishing you happiness, Cindy

Map

Nearest Airport
15 Miles
sfo
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Sausalito, Larkspur landing
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.25 Miles
101
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Nearest Ski
150 Miles
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Muir Beach, Stinson Beach, Tennesee Valley Beach
Car: necessary

The house is nestled on the hillside facing the Marin Headlands, the views that you see from the decks. There are several trails you’ll enjoy exploring and can walk to right from the house. It is a very quiet safe community. A few minutes away are numerous restaurants, shopping for both essentials and boutique items. The bike trail is nearby for a lovely stroll or ride along the bay inlets and wet lands.

Per one of our guests:

“Cyndi was a great host and her house is the perfect situation if you are looking for access to Mill Valley's fantastic landscape, beaches, town, etc. Perfectly comfortable, well appointed, and an ideal house to rent if you have a few people in your group. Very much plan to rent again when I have to be in the area again.'

From the house:

MUIR BEACH & TENNESSE VALLEY BEACH - Do walk/ hike out to the ridge for sunset or the more challenging TENNESSE VALLEY BEACH or MUIR BEACH. The trails have wonderful coastal views. Or drive to the coast for speed and ease. Muir Beach has the Pelican Inn which is a great stop for an English brew or meal, or just a game of darts. You can walk to the trailheads from the house. Use your GPS to find 1001 Smith Road. Follow the pavement into what is a multiuse driveway and the trail head is right there! (go up marin drive, left on Alta Vista, Left at 3 way intersection onto Smith Rd. follow up to 1001. Look for gate and trailhead into Golden Gate National Recreation Area.

In the area:

MILL VALLEY is a quaint town to explore with boutique shops and restaurants. Check out the music scene at Sweetwaters. I’ve personally seen Grace Slick, Rod Stewart, Huey Lewis there, as well as around town. Over its nearly 25-year history, the original Sweetwater hosted performances by artists including Bob Weir, Carlos Santana, Clarence Clemons, Elvis Costello, Gregg Allman, Huey Lewis, Jerry Garcia, Maria Muldaur, Sammy Hagar, Richie Havens and many other musical luminaries. In 1992, BBC Television shot a documentary at the club featuring Bonnie Raitt, John Lee Hooker and Ry Cooder. That same year, Hot Tuna recorded two live albums at the Sweetwater. The new club intends to carry on this storied tradition. The BUCKEYE ROADHOUSE (steak and grill) has very good food and a fun ambiance 15 Shoreline, Mill Valley, 415-331-2600. In Downtown Mill Valley, D’ANGELO’S (Italian) is fun favorite of the locals. Or just wander. There are numerous restaurants and quaint boutique shops. It is cute town to explore.

SAUSALITO is a cute town on the Bay to explore with fabulous views looking back at the San Francisco waterfront, Angel Island, Alcatraz, Treasure Island and Bay Bridge. It has lots of souvenirs shops.

TIBURON also has delightful San Francisco Waterfront views with less of the touristy feel. You can catch the Tiburon Ferry to Angel Island or SF from there. Guaymus has a great happy hour on the water, same as Sam’s for breakfast on the deck. We hook up there after a day of sailing….

MARIN HEADLANDS has fabulous views looking back at SF as well as numerous WWII Army bunkers and missile silos to find and explore… a bit of history in our backyard. Walk out to the Point Bonitas Lighthouse for a true glimpse of the entrance to the Golden Gate. They used to have a one person at a time swinging bridge to access the lighthouse… my thrill, which has recently been replaced, my disappointment… but safer.

RODEO BEACH- is a close drive. Checkout the Marine Mammal Sanctuary and Recovery Center and the small museum, and store while there. There are some wonderful trails to hike taking you up into the hills with fabulous views, fun exploration of more Army barracks, gun installation sites, and great exercise with Mother Nature.

STINSON BEACH – another wonderful and favorite destination. Twenty minute drive along the beautiful, rugged California Coast. Couple miles of beaches to wander or run. The town has numerous eateries, wine bars to catch a bite or drink, plus small shops and galleries to explore before or after your beach escapade.

SAN FRANCISCO- via ferry or driving, city life is a few minutes away. Walk across the Golden Gate Bridge, World class dining, diverse cultural neighborhoods, historic buildings and sights, the reknowned Fisherman’s Wharf and Waterfront Embarcadero Walkway, Ghiradelli Square, Alcatraz, Twin Peaks, Chinatown, Victorian Painted Ladies, shopping in Union Square, cheer on the Giants or 49er’s to victory, Lombard Street, Golden Gate Park, Cable Car rides, California Academy of Sciences, Modern Museum of Art, the new Exploratorium, Castro District… Check out the Farmer’s Market at the ferry Building (or the one at Marin’s Civic Center), Palace of the Legion of Honor, hike Land’s End Trail…. So much to Do and See! Enjoy!

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Rates & Availability

From $350 Per night

Mill Valley House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
spring
Apr 1 2015 - Jun 30 2015
3 night minimum stay
$350
$2,298
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
$395
$2,498
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $99.00
Refundable damage deposit $1,500.00
Pet Fee $500.00
cleaning $300.00
Tax Rate 3.0%
Notes We request that only those persons in the agreement be on the property and no guests on premises. If you would like to entertain or have an event with other/ additional persons, please contact us for rules and regulations. Additional fees might apply. Damage Deposit of $1500 is due directly to owner/ rental agent. Pls be careful & respectful of all our possessions.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Mill Valley House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
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
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Main Floor Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower
    Second Floor Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2 bathrooms
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    other - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • 3 bedrooms Second Floor Master suite with private bathroom, queen bed Main Floor Blue room, queen bed Main Floor French Door Room, Double bed
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
The San Francisco Bay area is a wonderful place to explore. There are activities for all ages and interests. This location is fabulous for the outdoors natural environment, with quick & easy access to 'city excitement' when you want it, with peace and quiet the rest of the time. There is much to see and do, and much time to just relax and enjoy Mother Nature's glory. Welcome! Marin is beautiful! and 10 minutes to San Francisco! Enjoy Mother Nature at her Best during the day, then head to the city for an eventful evening. Have the best of both worlds! Make yourselves at home All we ask is that you Please take care of everything as if it were your own. Thanks in advance for being respectful of our home and belongings.

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