STORYBOOK COTTAGE STRAIGHT OUT OF HANSEL AND GRETEL FAIRYTALE

Margarethe Schiess

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights
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STORYBOOK COTTAGE STRAIGHT OUT OF HANSEL AND GRETEL FAIRYTALE

Mill Valley Cottage Rental Photos and Description

3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom Home, Sleeps 6 - All In A Magical Garden Setting

Sleeps 6 - one queen, one double and two twin beds - all with high-end mattresses and linens. One baby pack nplay.

Location, location, location is everything and this adorable, charming, magical cottage has it all with a stunning garden and a creek running right under the cottage, all in a beautiful, quiet neighborhood, where the only sounds you hear are the birds singing, and the whispers of the breeze. The deer come by to munch on the flowers and the squirrels play hide and seek in the garden.

Although you are only half a mile way from the main road leading into Mill Valley - there is no traffic noise - true tranquility and solitude for those who wish and entertainment, restaurants and hiking for those who want to get out.

Walk - walk - walk -or bike everywhere to:

* The depot in the village

* 1/2 mile to Miller Ave (main road)

* Whole Foods, Restaurants and shops,

* Bus route going to San Francisco.

* The many beautiful children's parks.

* To all the schools - Park, Old Mill, Edna McQuire, Middle School & High school

By car or by bus or by ferry - you can get anywhere you want:

* 20 minutes by car or commuter bus to San Francisco

* By ferry to the beautiful ferry terminal in San Francisco

* From there take the ferry to Alcatraz

* 45 minutes to Napa Valley or Sonoma wine country

Ample parking in private driveway

One baby pack n play for sleeping.

One safety baby gate at the top of the stairs is installed and can be removed.

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Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome

Margarethe Schiess

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We are a European couple who have lived on three continents but have made California our home, because - our grand children live here, and because it is a uniquely spiritual, unspoiled magical place to live and visit.

Margarethe Schiess purchased this cottage in 2005

Why do we love this place so much?

Because Mill Valley is a magical place and just a stone's throw away from a world class city which is hard to beat - San Francisco - and we so love driving over the Golden Gate Bridge, and because the hiking, biking and nature trails are all so phenomenal, and because you can hop in the car and take an enchanting drive north to the stunningly beautiful wine country and because you can go over the mountain to the other side and go to Muir Beach, or Stinson Beach or walk in the Muir National Monument Park to see the gigantic, imposing, majestic Redwoods - or because you can just sit and chill in our garden, listen to the rustle of the wind, the chirping of the birds and think that life cannot possibly get better than this. We can go on and on but these are a few reasons why we love our 'Magic Housie' (as our grand children call it) so much.

Oh, and one more thing - did we mention the climate is great too?

A Fairytale garden, quiet and romantic but all within walking distance of everywhere.

For the very young - there a graco pack n play with sheets provided, as well as a baby gate at the top of the stairs -and the sunny deck is fully enclosed - safe for toddlers to play with toys and sand.

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights
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Reviews

Storybook Cottage Straight Out Of Hansel And Gretel Fairytale
average rating of 4.5 based on 2 reviews
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Storybook Cottage Straight Out Of Hansel And Gretel Fairytale
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p560809vb
4153850642
Mill Valley The Bay Area
Arizona
5

EXCELLENT PLACE TO STAY!

  • 5 of 5
We stayed at the storybook cottage in April 2014. What a treat it was! We were greeted by the owner who gave us a personal tour and also left us wine and cheese, and coffee, milk and fruit! Such a nice greeting by such a wonderful lady! Full of grace and hospitality. She checked with us during our stay to ensure all was well. We LOVED the house! It truly is a hansel and gretel cottage. Talk about charm. It had everything we needed and was in the middle of the most gorgeous forrest full of wildlife! We didnt need the TV on- because it was so nice to look out the window. I recommend this property to anyone. You wont be disapointed. It is a wonderful piece of paradise!
  • Submitted: May 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We love our fairytale cottage and get great joy out of sometimes sharing it with others - so happy you enjoyed your stay and had a great time - we enjoyed hosting you too.
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Storybook Cottage Straight Out Of Hansel And Gretel Fairytale
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p560809vb
4153850642
Mill Valley The Bay Area
4

MAGICAL LITTLE COTTAGE IN A PERFECT LOCATION!

  • 4 of 5
This place was great! We love to travel and I always look for the "unique" rentals. I want something that is not cookie cutter. The only reason I'm not rating as an excellent is because the interior is somewhat rustic (which I love) but others may not. When I say rustic, I'm referring to interior walls and floors which are bare wood, which I find charming, but again, others may not. The cottage was built by a ship builder back in the 60's so there are many exposed wood beams in the ceilings and the floors upstairs are old hand hewn wood planks (super cool in my opinion). The kitchen is also a bit dated, but very functional. The cottage was very clean and the bedding was super comfortable. Our kids and their cousins loved the "turret room" which had two twin beds, one of which is actually in the turret. The room also had french doors leading to the upper garden deck. Many windows and skylights in the cottage so you always have a view of the trees. In the upstairs bedrooms you wake up feeling like you're in the trees. The garden was amazing! There are redwoods right at the edge of the driveway. There were plenty of toys and books for the kids. The owner was extremely nice and more than accomodating. She checked in via text message during our stay just to make sure everything was well. The location was so convenient for day trips and is within 5 minutes of the main town of Mill Valley. You definitely feel like you're "in the woods" here. It is very private. The pictures are true to the actual rental. Great rental!
  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your visit and response. We enjoyed hosting you all and are happy you had a great time. The cottage was built by a Swedish ship builder in 1947 - hence the charming quirks. When we bought the property, we were told that Jerry Garcia and his wife also lived in the cottage in the sixties and partied on the deck in the redwood hot tub on the deck - which has since fallen apart and we have had to remove it - an interesting added little trivia. We hope you come back and see us again.
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Map

Nearest Airport
26 Miles
San Francisco Airport and Oakland Airport
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Sausalito Ferry and Larkspur Ferry
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
101
Nearest Beach
6 Miles
Muir Beach
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
1/2 mile
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
2 miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
1/2 mile
Car: recommended

* Drive to Muir Woods National Monument

* Cross the Golden Gate Bridge for a 20 minute drive into San Francisco

* Take the ferry from Sausalito, Tiburon or Larkspur into San Francisco and enjoy the Ferry Building with all its farmers markets and artisan shops

* Then take the ferry to Alcatraz

* Take the ferry to Angel Island in the San Francisco Bay

* 45 Minutes to Napa Valley or Sonoma Wine country

* 20 Minutes to Muir Beach

* 30 Minutes - cross the Richmond Bridge and stroll around Berkley or visit the spectacular UC Berkley campus

* 10 minutes - visit the quaint villages of Sausalito or Tiburon, or go antiquing in San Raphael, San Anselmo or Sebastopol

* Discover a whole different world in West Marin - one of organic farming in Inverness and Point Reyes Station

* Visit Cowgirl creamery in Point Reyes where they make their artisan cheese * Hike the Tennessee Valley Trailhead to the beach

DIRECTIONS

Coming from SFO Airport, driving north

26 miles, 45 Minutes 0n I-280N

* I-380 W

* I-280 N

* 1 N (watch for the Golden Gate Bridge sign

* 101 N

* Cross Golden Gate Bridge

* Exit Mill Valley Exit

* Pass beautiful Tam High School

* Pass SAFEWAY

* LEFT on Evergreen at Whole Foods

* LEFT on Melrose at T end of Evergreen

* Dead end at 347 Melrose Ave at the large trees

From Oakland International Airport, CA

35 miles, 45 min driving

* I-880 North



* I-580 West toward San Francisco



* Cross Richmond Bridge

* Bear right onto Sir Francis Drake Blvd



* 101 South toward San Francisco



* Exit Mill Valley Exit

* Right onto Shelly Dr/turns into E Blithedale Ave



* Left on Camino Alto

* Right on Miller at SAFEWAY

* Left on Evergreen at WHOLEFOODS

* Left on Melrose at T- Junction

* Dead end at 347 Melrose Ave at large trees

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Availability & Rates

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Mill Valley Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Fall & Winter
Jul 1 2014 - Jan 31 2015
4 night minimum stay
$380
$2,590
$10,900
 
 
Winter Season
Feb 1 2015 - Feb 15 2015
5 night minimum stay
$220
$1,390
$5,900
 
 
Spring& Summer
Feb 16 2015 - Dec 31 2015
4 night minimum stay
$380
$2,590
$10,900
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
$280
$1,850
$7,850
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee 180
Property Damage Protection 49
Tax Rate 10.0%
Notes Checkin after 3 pm - check with owner for flexibility
Checkout 11am - check with owner for flexibility

Please list the names of all adults occupying the house
No events
No receptions
No parties
No disturbing the neighbors with noise

Cancellation Policy

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

Mill Valley Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1250 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Downtown ...
Theme:
  • Sports & Activities
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Internet ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Heating ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Parking ...
  • Living Room
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
Kitchen:
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Oven ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double , Tempurpedic mattress
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Memory foam mattress. Baby pack n play available
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , New memory foam mattresses
  • All high end, new mattresses - Tempurpedic and Nova Memory Foam and fine linens. Baby pack n play with fitted sheets available. Baby gate at the top of the stairs available for safety.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo ...
  • Games ...
  • Books
  • Toys
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Golf ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • children welcome ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
  • cinemas
  • synagogues
  • festivals
  • winery tours
  • live theater
  • museums
  • botanical garden
Leisure Activities:
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • photography
Local Services & Businesses:
  • laundromat
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • tennis
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • cycling
  • mountain biking
  • hiking
Notes:
* No events * No parties * No receptions * No smoking * No pets * No additional sleepover guests
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