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Downtown Mill Valley Bohemian Shangrila -3blks to downtown

todd

Member since: 2009
Call Manager
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Speaks: english, spanish, some french!
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights

todd

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, spanish, some french!
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 26, 2015
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Downtown Mill Valley Bohemian Shangrila -3blks to downtown

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights

Overview

Mill Valley House Rental Photos and Description

Super Cool rental w/ great rates & specials 4 musicians, foreigners, & students

Classic Mill Valley House Share- Well loved, great vintage home that has been enjoyed by many famous people. Super convenient, great place to stay for Mill Valley Weddings @ the Outdoor Arts Center, romantic getaways, girl's nights out, executives, athletes, authors, garden aficianados, gourmands, musicians, people in town to see shows @ the Sweetwater Music Hall and maybe you :-) !

It is on the sunny side of Mill Valley w/ ridgeline views to Sausalito & San Francisco. Features a Chef's gourmet kitchen stocked with a wide variety of spices, appliances & cooking implements.

It is located on walk path #69, a short 3 block walk to Bungalow 44, downtown Mill Valley restaurants, boutiques, and 10 mins walk to the famous Sweetwater Music Hall. Mt. Tamalpais hiking/biking/running trails, yoga studios, Mill Valley Market, and Whole Foods are all close by. public tennis courts and a golf course are less than ~1/2 mile away, and it is only 3 blocks to the Golden Gate Transit bus/ferry which takes you into San Francisco, which is only ~10 miles away.

Fuschia, bouganvilla, impatiens, lobelia, mexican sage, passion flower, yellow trumpet flowers, & other interesting plants greet you as you enter the property. the vegetable garden has tomatoes, basil, cilantro, peppers, chives, swiss chard, kale, and a variety of lettuces.

The warm south facing front sun deck is beautifully refinished and has a teak avignon deck chair, outdoor dining, patio heaters, gas & charcoal bbq's, including an Indonesian Mosaic tiled Kamado BBQ, hummingbird feeders, and a hammock. The large backyard has climbing roses, passion flowers, fresh herbs, 3 kinds of mint, lemon balm, veggies, bird feeders, and a super deluxe Coast Spas 80 jet, twin waterfall, am/fm/cd/dvd/tv AV system w/ 4 pop up speakers, fiber optic lit hot tub.

The living room is wood beamed with high a high ceiling and 2 large skylights. it has high speed Wi-Fi, a Samsung Smart TV, Netflix, Yamaha surround sound system, Dish Satellite TV, a wood burning fireplace insert, 2+ cords of wood and opens onto the front sundeck.

The big well equipped island kitchen has many high end kitchen appliances, side by side refrigerator w/ ice maker, trash compactor, lots of cabinets for storage. the kitchen/refrigerator/freezer is very well stocked w/ fresh veggies/fruit/cheeses/sea food/meats and all kinds of spices and supplies. if you don't want to shop, we can easily provide for you.

The Master bedroom, has a full wall of closet space, windows on 2 sides, and a very comfortable California King size bed. It is located in the back of the house, so it is quiet and great for sleeping in late. It is equipped with an Apple TV3 and Samsung Plasma screen TV. The bathroom is shared with the Front Garden bedroom. the bathroom has a heat lamp, shower/bath tub combination with excellent water pressure & a nice shower head.

There is a custom bike rack and washer & dryer in house. the kitchen is well stocked with most items a gourmet chef would require. As they do at Honor Bars in the Caribbean, feel free to use what you need & replace what you think is proper or leave some resupply funds in the wicker basket.

Note: The 'basic rental rate' for 1 person includes use of the Master Bedroom, house, hot tub, kitchen, shared bathroom, sundeck, and light breakfast-coffee or tea, toast, jam, and fresh fruit. The Master Bedroom's king size bed easily accommodates 2 people. If more than 2 people are in your group, i can comfortably accommodate them with a deluxe queen size air mattress with nice bedding in the living room or, weather permitting, on the front sundeck.

i've endeavored to make this a reasonably priced "shared house rental" with all the amenities of home for visiting travelers. Every so often, when i'm on vacation, the whole house, can be rented to qualified individuals, at a higher rate. A rental of the whole house would include the front garden bedroom which offers morning sun & birds chirping. i normally occupy this front garden bedroom.,

More Details
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
todd (Property Manager)
Member since: 2009
Call Manager
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english, spanish, some french!
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 26, 2015

About todd

i'm an easy going world traveller, competitive Master's Swimmer, avid sailor & wooden boat owner, mt. & road bike rider, etc, etc. I was born in San Francisco & raised in Marin. I'm very local & am happy to provide all kinds of ideas for you on fun things to do in the area.

Why todd chose Mill Valley

great place with easy access to San Francisco, Mt.Tamalpais, Napa & Sonoma, & the local beaches. well reviewed host who will see to it that you are well taken care of!

equipped with an Apple TV3 & a Samsung Plasma screen in your room, with a super deluxe Coast Spas 80 jet, twin waterfall, am/fm/cd/dvd/tv AV system w/ 4 pop up speakers, fiber optic lit hot tub.

What makes this house unique

3 blocks to to downtown Mill Valley. Hot tub. Beautiful, warm, sun deck. Gas and charcoal barbecues. Outside Dining. Great Audio/Video setup. Gourmet Kitchen. Friendly, well travelled, host!

and....a super deluxe Coast Spas 80 jet, twin waterfall, am/fm/cd/dvd/tv AV system w/ 4 pop up speakers, fiber optic lit hot tub.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Todd is a fantastic host, courteous, knowledgeable and fun, he made us feel right at home and went out of his way to make sure our stay was top notch. His house is right in the heart of Mill Valley, a brilliant location indeed! Highly recommended!
Aug 2014
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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights
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Reviews

4.5
based on 6 traveler reviews

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Downtown Mill Valley Bohemian Shangrila -3blks to downtown
average rating of 4.5 based on 18 reviews
Canada
5

Excellent experience!

  • 5 of 5

The host is fantastic, courteous, knowledgeable and fun, he made us feel right at home and went out of his way to make sure our stay was top notch. His house is right in the heart of Mill Valley, a brilliant location indeed! Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Excellent

  • 5 of 5

If you want a great introduction to Mill Valley, the one place to stay is the Bohemian! You will have a personal tour guide, the one sharing his hipome, has lived in the area, educated and well versed in whatever or wherever your interests gravitate he will not only tell you about the area but walk you around all points of interest! Kind, generous, but also aware of ones need for privacy. I will always stay at the bohemian, also have made a wonderful friend!!!

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
4

Traveler

  • 4 of 5

My trip to the Valley was for business so my stay was very short. The host was terrific, friendly making the stay very comfortable. The bed was awesome! The bathroom is shared with the house as is the kitchen. Location was perfect. The only reason the rating is Good versus Excellent is the shared bathroom. I would stay here again without reservation!

  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Mill Valley hideaway

  • 5 of 5

An absolutely perfect spot to getaway. The owner is incredibly friendly and helpful sharing his beautiful spot nestled in the valley just north of San Francisco. He made us feel welcome and at home. We were able to catch a late lunch on the bay, sunset off PCH, drink on Ocean Beach, sunset & moonrise atop Marin Headlands, brunch (prepared in the kitchen with all the gadgets you need) on his deck overlooking the valley and mountains, and lots of sleeping in with no distractions with the quiet location -- in just two days with no agenda! Would happily stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
4

beautiful town that's easy to get around

  • 4 of 5

"My son and I stayed a few days here in July. Location was perfect for us. A very short walk into a very cool town. The accommodations were nice. the master bedroom is great for sleeping with a very comfortable king size bed and plenty of down and down alternative pillows to choose from. the skylight lit kitchen and front sundeck are good gathering spots and the place is a very relaxing vacation spot. The owner was friendly and helpful in finding one's way about. One should note that it is a shared house and shared bathroom, but the bathroom was always available to use when we needed it and the owner was really easy to share the house with. he's a really nice guy who was very helpful and went out of his way to make sure all our questions were answered. I'd highly recommend this VRBO location to anyone. we had a great trip and enjoyed our stay and meeting the nice people in Mill Valley. I would definitely stay here again and have recommended it to my friend who maybe visiting for the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival."

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
4

Bare feet & all the kale you can eat

  • 4 of 5

This is a perfect location for exploring the architectural wonderland of Mill Valley, the natural beauty of Muir Woods, the nearby beaches, and beyond. It is an easy drive to SF and close to Sonoma County and points north if your trip includes such destinations. It has a king-sized bed AND a hot tub, not easy to find (affordably) in this area.

Please note that this is a shared property; the owner lives on site and you do share a bathroom with the owner. As long as you are comfortable with that, the amenities and location are great. The owner is an expert native who can guide you to desirable destinations as much as you wish, but is equally willing to stay out of your way. It is pretty easy to find "roomate rhythm" with this congenial owner,

and his love of his location will only enhance your travels.

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Map

Point Reyes National Seashore
Bovine Bakery
Point Reyes Outdoors
Marin French Cheese
Old Western Saloon
"classic saloon"
Mill Valley Beerworks
"they know their beer and have great small plates."
Mill Valley
Mill Valley Market
"exceptional products, deli, and wine selection!"
Tennessee Valley
"beautiful nature area, with hiking, biking, and running trails, and horseback riding. it's ..."
Muir Woods National Monument
"world famous big Redwood Trees"
Pelican Inn and Restaurant
"great place for Sunday Brunch or to quaff an on tap ale and tell stories while sitting insid..."
Guaymas
"consistently good high class Mexican food on the waterfront in Tiburon"
Sausalito Seahorse
"fun place w/ regular live music and salsa dancing on the weekends"
Sam's Anchor Cafe
"the classic place to enjoy a cocktail on a bustling back sun deck. the best way to arrive i..."
No Name Bar
"a slice of life of classic Sausalito, featuring jazz musicians and a great covered outdoor a..."
Sushi Ran
"one of the best Sushi restaurants around. stylish and highly acclaimed. make the scene! n..."
Sushi 69
"very good and little known."
Samurai Sushi, Mill Valley CA
"good sushi, easy on and off access from Highway 101"
Bungalow 44
"top notch modern American food and a lively bar scene"
Piazza D'Angelo Restaurant
"consistently good Italian food, and a lively bar scene"
Poggio
"great indoor and outdoor Italian food on Bridgeway Ave, with valet parking."
Depot Bookstore & Cafe
"nice indoor/outdoor mix of coffee, books, magazines, and people making the scene in the plaz..."
Pete's 881 Club
"the local place to play poker. not much to look at, but good playing and good food"
Spices II
"Spicy Asian fusion. it's an experience!"
San Tung Chinese Restaurant
"so good that they took over the place next door! order the Hot Dry wings for something reall..."
House of Nanking
"so good they took over the place next door! great Hunan style wok prepped chinese. "
Golden Boy Pizza
"the best square pan clam & garlic pizza around."
Woodlands Market
"the best market in Marin, with locations in Kentfield and Belvedere."
ponsford's place bakery
"a mecca of a bakery, Craig Ponsford is a dean of baker's whose creations are Zen like master..."
Mamas Royal Cafe
"the funkiest place in Mill Valley to get a great breakfast or brunch indoor or outside w/ Pi..."
Casa Manana
"really good Manifesto inspired cactus containing eclectic menu'd Mexican food!"
Whole Foods Market
"this town's got in going on in the Whole Foods parking lot with not one but 2 Whole foods gr..."
Hog Island Oyster Farm
"great setting on Tomales Bay Estuary with barbecues and picnic baskets abounding on the week..."
Marin Sun Farms Butcher Shop and Eatery
"great local grass fed beef!"
Samuel P Taylor State Park
"more big redwoods alongside a creek that has good summer swimming holes"
Fairfax Scoop
"good local ice cream!"
Fairfax
"great fun Marin town with 4+ venues for live music and many restaurants"
Sweetwater Music Hall & Cafe
"the local place to see music shows. great sound stage, indoor and outdoor seating, with in ..."
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Metres
Bungalow 44
Nearest Golf
0.6 Miles
Mill Valley Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Bungalow 44

Close to Muir Woods National Monument, Giant Redwood Trees, Napa and Sonoma Valleys for wine tasting and great restaurants, 3 Oyster Farms, and ~20 minutes from San Francisco

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Rates & Availability

From $79 Per night

Mill Valley House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer Season
May 21 2015 - Oct 5 2015
1 night minimum stay
$89
From
$109
Thu,Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 1 guests; add $29 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
$79
From
$89
Thu,Fri,Sat
$750
$3,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 1 guests; add $29 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee (< 2wks) $60 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $79
Tax Rate 12.0%
Notes Rates are subject to change until the booking is confirmed. Please note the rate is for the Master Bedroom, use of the hot tub, sundeck, kitchen, and whole house, but that it is a shared house. It may be possible to book the Garden Bedroom, so as to accommodate more than 2 people, but that would be at an additional charge, to be determined at the time of booking. thanks for your interest!

Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Mill Valley House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Included in Price
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 1250 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , with overhead fan and heat lamp and vanity lights
  • with fan, heat lamp, vanity lights, and shower/tub combo
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , Very Comfortable Sleeping here!
    Front Garden Bedroom - 1 queen , morning sun and bird songs, only available when i'm away
  • please note: the front garden bedroom is only available when i'm away on vacation. the rental is very comfortable with 1 or 2 in the Master Bedroom, even accomodating 3 easily with a child. It becomes crowded with 3 or 4 adults when the deluxe queen size air mattress is set up on the front sundeck or in the living room. i provide the option to accommodate additional people so a group can stay together economically.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • smoking allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • 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:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
I can likely provide mt.biking guides, and possibly skippered boat charters, sailing adventures, or fishing trips, if our friends are available! the front sun deck is great for tanning and outside dining! I can also arrange for on site spa treatment with the hot tub and local licensed massage therapists.

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