|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
THESE RATES ARE ALL INCLUSIVE, NO ADDITIONAL FEES FOR CLEANING, ETC. We are very prompt in returning the deposit!
There is a $50.00 deposit to hold your reservation. We accept personal checks, money orders, bank transfer and PayPal. Daily rate, $285.00 per night, $1995.00 weekly for a party of 4, party of 5 $2205.00, party of 6 $2415.00. $100 discount for two week rentals.
We are very prompt in answering all requests for information. If you have tourist questions, I am more than happy to answer any questions that you have.
We will e-mail more photos and information upon request.
Minimum rental 5 nights, 6 nights and
under $350.00 per night. $295.00 per night/7 night minimum over major
This is a well appointed, comfortable 2000 square foot single family home. The style is American/European country. There are 7 rooms with a separate guest cottage. There are three full bedrooms in the main house, (guest cottage with a twin bed is the fourth bedroom). All of the beds have cotton linens with feather beds and down comforters. There are no trundles or pull out beds...all real beds. The beds consist of 1 California King, 1 queen, 1 double and two twins. There is also a front room, full kitchen, garden room, and formal dining room and along with two baths. The house is spotlessly clean and maintained in excellent condition.
The property is private and fully fenced in. Outdoors there are two patios, a deck off of the master bedroom . There are rose and flower gardens on three sides of the house. There is a gas grill in the garden. During the summer there are fresh tomatoes in the garden.
There are stores that are within walking distance, restaurants, cleaners, drugstore, etc.
There are two computers with DSL/high speed wireless and the internet available for use, or you can use our wireless, if you have your own laptop. There is also a printer available. There is a 47 inch LCD TV in the Front room, and a 42 inch Plasma TV in the Master bedroom and 22 inch LCD TV in one of the guest rooms. All with Dish High Definition programming, offering 250 channels.
When requesting information, or availability, please state the total amount of guests there will be, including adults and children. This home accommodates a maximum of 6 guests comfortably. Please let me know your arrival and departure dates.
We have been residence of Mill Valley since 1977. We are of European decent..English, Swedish, German and Spanish speaking. We have really enjoyed having guests from all over the world. We always try to be certain that our guests are happy with our rental. We check in with you the day after your arrival and always answer any questions that you have in a prompt manner.
Sonja Dohse purchased this house in 1977
When we lived in San Francisco, we would come to Marin frequently. When ever we came to Mill Valley, we would always say, 'I would really like to live in Mill Valley'. We are so happy that we made the choice to move to Mill Valley...it is really a special place.
The house is surrounded by beautiful garden and full of light coming in from the outside. When you are here you feel like you are at a home with all of the comforts that a home offers. Every morning after I get up, I get my cup of coffee and walk around the house to enjoy the gardens.
Sonja and Rainer,
Thank you very much for the use of your wonderful home. Great location and getting to the wedding venue in SF was very easy.
Comfortable beds, lovely gardens. Picked a few ripe tomatoes and put them in your refrigerator. We enjoyed our stay,
When my father turned 70, we decided to go on a vacation, together with my sister and mother. It was a long flight from Sweden, but definitly worth it!
We had a marvelous week - real nice weather and a lot of interesting places to see.
We stayed at Sonjas and Rainers house and is was perfect. Good equipment, great rooms and the perfect placement - 15 minutes to the Golden Gate Bridge, 15 minutes to Muir Woods, 45 minutes to Wine Country.
But I have to say that the best thing about choosing Sonja and Rainer, was their friendliness! They helped us with tips and links to things we were interested in - hiking, Muir Woods, stores near by, Wine Country etc. Very fast and very friendly. Thank you for that!
My father told me on the way home that this was the best vacation he's ever had.
This Mill Valley cottage is a perfect place to stay for sightseeing in SF or anywhere to the north. It's positioned with easy access to the ferry into the city (recommend Larkspur for $2 parking!) or a nice drive to Muir Woods, Point Reyes or wine country. Although it's off the main road to Muir Woods you don't notice the traffic because it's high up off the road and well separated by fences - the garden is beautiful.
The house itself is well maintained, and worked well for my family of four plus grandparents - the grandparents took the master bedroom upstairs which gave them some peace and quiet as well as their own outdoor seating area and bathroom. The house is clean and has everything you need including little things like soap, shampoo, laundry detergent, tea and coffee. Safeway is a 5 min drive away, and Walgreens, Subway etc even closer. The best thing was that we didn't have to do the laundry before we left and there's no cleaning fee! As noted by other reviewers, you feel like Sonja is a friend or family member - she is full of helpful tips!
My family enjoyed their stay. The house was warm and inviting. Wonderful linens, beautiful gardens and sitting areas on three sides. Quiet even with easy access to main roads. Owner very conscientious with all details, even down to a Safeway card and flyer for us. Highly recommend this home away from home.
We are from Kansas and were super excited to plan a trip to San Francisco over the Fourth of July this past summer. The dilemma was where to stay. After hours of searching, I came across Sonja's home and one other's in the Mill Valley area. I requested information from them both, and by the morning I had a reply from them both. One was a one sentence email simply stating that their property was available. The other was a reply from Sonja about her beautiful home, and family. She even sent me quite a few pictures giving me a perfect feel for home. She and I also spoke over the phone many times. We had debated between a hotel in the city or a home a little outside the city. We decided on this home, because we would have space to relax and enjoy for very close to the same price we could accommodate our family of five in the city at a small hotel room. We do not regret that decision. The drive from her home to the city was truly only about 10 minutes over the Golden Gate Bridge, and to be honest, we usually took the ferry from Sausalito over to the city and just walked or used public transportation to get around. Everyone had their own bed, and having two bathrooms and a kitchen was just perfect. Their back yard is beautifully landscaped, and is a wonderful place to relax and enjoy her beautiful flowers. Sonja went out of her way to give us any information we needed to help plan our trip. I had a couple questions about various activities we were planning, and I would email her to get her input. I really trusted what she had to say, because she has lived in the area for 20+ years and she was so willing to help. I would highly recommend considering this rental in Mill Valley if you plan on visiting the San Francisco area.
This was our first trip to the SFO/Napa Valley area. The house is beautifully maintained and provided us all the comforts of home. It was conveniently located to many of the areas we wanted to visit (San Francisco, Sausalito, Muir Woods, Napa and Sonoma Valley. The owners of the home were wonderful, provided us information on the area as well as attractions that may be of interest and were very responsive to any questions we had. The rental process was very easy and the security/breakage deposit was returned to us promptly upon our departure. We highly recommend this home and will definitely rent again should we retun to the San Francisco/Napa Valley area.
My family and I spent a wonderful week in the San Francisco area. The house location was perfect for exploring wine country, the coast and the city. All the home amenities were comfortable for the 7 of us. We could not imagine having to coordinate schedules for 4 seniors and 3 adults if we had chosen to stay in a hotel. This was the perfect solution and we could not be more pleased with the location, home and interaction with the homeowners. We left the home in great condition, as we found it, and our deposit was returned very timely.
We have a great central location for sightseeing in the Bay area. Muir Woods is 4 miles away. San Francisco is 10 minutes away, across the beautiful Golden Gate Bridge. You can walk to Sausalito. The Napa and Sonoma Wince Countries are 40 minutes to the North. Golden Gate National Recreation Area is just across the valley. Point Reyes National Seashore is a scenic drive up California Highway One. Sweet Waters, the home of the Original Jefferson Airplane is in Mill Valley. We have beautiful beaches near-by. There are hiking and biking trails all over Mill Valley/Marin.
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My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest|
|Refundable damage deposit||$500|
The $500.00 refundable deposit is for breakage/phone/cleaning. There is not a cleaning fee, but we do ask that you leave the house neat and tidy as you found it. We are very prompt in returning the deposit.
The rental fee is all inclusive. There is a $50.00 deposit to hold reservations. Upon receipt of the deposit we mail a packet to you with the directions, key location and the house information.
There is a fully refundable cleaning/breakage/phone fee of $500.00 that is not payable until the rental fee is due. We prefer to have the rental fee about 3 weeks before arrival.