Mill Valley cottage rental - Freestanding cottage tucked away from the street. Sweet garden setting!
Freestanding cottage tucked away from the street. Sweet garden setting!
 
  • Bedrooms1
  • Sleeps4
  • 1 Bathroom
 

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Cottage, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

DOWNTOWN...FLAT...SUNNY...

This quiet and charming freestanding 1 bedroom garden cottage is located in the flat and sunny area of beautiful downtown Mill Valley - just minutes from San Francisco! It is fully furnished and comes completely equipped.

With over 850 square feet, it is more than three times as large as a typical hotel room. The maximum occupancy is 2 adults or a family with up to two small children. If traveling with children we ask kindly to specifically mention them in your inquiry. Also, please include information about the purpose of your trip in your inquiry (business trip, family visit, tourist, etc.) since we feel much more comfortable renting to someone we 'know' than to a complete stranger ;-). It also helps us to know what you might expect from your stay.

This is a completely freestanding small house, not an attached 'studio/apartment': 1 bedroom, one large living room with wood burning fireplace (and a queensize convertible sofa), an extra sun room and a separate breakfast room connected to the large chefs kitchen. Enjoy beautiful hardwood floors, a bathtub and a sweet backyard garden.

For children we offer the following sleeping arrangements at no extra cost: 1) 1 pack-n-play for babies, 2) twin size mattress on the floor either next to the masterbed or in the sunroom for younger children or 3)queensize converted sofabed in the living room for older children.

The cottage is quietly and private set at the end of the property behind the main house with a big private space for outdoor seating. Your own small basement with washer and dryer offers additional secure storage space for bikes or surfboards. The owner lives in the main house in front of the property.

Located in the middle of Mill Valleys most desirable neighborhoods Sycamore and Boyle Park it is very close to playgrounds, tennis courts and a golf course. Trailheads and bike paths along the Bay are nearby. Walk in 5 minutes to bustling Downtown Mill Valley Plaza and Depot, Whole Foods, shops and boutiques, coffee shops, Library, Mill Valley Art and Film Festival, Mill Valley Market, Community Center with pool and gym, clubs (2 am, Sweetwater), schools, first class restaurants (El Paseo!, Balboa Cafe and many others...). Boyle Park is just a short walk away, Sycamore Avenue is around the corner.

The bus stop to San Francisco or San Rafael is 1 block down the street and the Golden Gate Bridge only 10 minutes away by car. San Francisco, Sausalito, Tiburon, Corte Madera, Stinson Beach, Muir Woods, Marin General Hospital, College of Marin are all only minutes away by car and you could bike as well!

International travelers welcome! We speak English and German.

Please inquire about the minimum stay requirements. Longer stays are welcome, too:

Many of my guests choose to stay between 1 and 3 months, however, we limit it to a maximum of 4 months.

Keywords: Freestanding Cottage, Mill Valley

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Mill Valley was voted by CNN to be one of the top ten most desirable places to live in the Nation: CNN/Money magazine noted ā€¯Dotcom millionaires and power couples in the film and music industries are flocking to what not so long ago was a hangout for artists and reformed hippies just 14 miles from the Golden Gate.' The magazine adds, 'Yet most residents are interested in maintaining the town's low-key, back-to-nature atmosphere. Think fleece and flip-flops, not fur and stilettos.'

However, what sold us to Mill Valley was its unique location with close proximity to San Francisco, the ocean and Stinson Beach and its European 'walk and bike everywhere, shop in high end stores, eat in cute little restaurants and talk to your friendly neighbors' atmosphere. Being here is like living an everyday vacation with endless options for getaways and activities: Salmon watching or Hiking in Muir Woods, Whale Watching in Point Reyes, Sailing, Boating, Fishing, Biking, Riding, Golf, Surfen, Mount Tamalpais State Park, San Francisco Sight Seeing, Wine Tasting in Napa or Sonoma County, Skiing in Tahoe.....

While staying at the cottage there is literally no need for a car: Everything in downtown Mill Valley is in close walking distance, even trails to Mount Tamalpais and bus stops to San Francisco or San Rafael are nearby. Enjoy outdoor living and relaxed, friendly people in Mill Valley.

8 Reviews of Property 230878 in Mill Valley, California

1 BR Large Garden Cottage Near Boyle Park in Downtown Mv
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews
business
1 BR Large Garden Cottage Near Boyle Park in Downtown Mv
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p230878vbi
Mill Valley The Bay Area
5

Lovely home to getaway to!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
I was so pleased to find this lovely, well appointed home. It was just what we were looking for and more. Our family of four (2 adults, 2 kids) had plenty of space and enjoyed the walkable proximity to the shops.
Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
1 BR Large Garden Cottage Near Boyle Park in Downtown Mv
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p230878vbi
Mill Valley The Bay Area
Australia
5

Garden cottage near Boyle park mill valley California

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
The cottage was wonderful.......very attractive and spacious and ideally located to shops and the park.It is very clean and comfortable too. The host was very friendly and helpful and considerate. We would definitely book this again when visiting Mill Valley .... It is close to San Francisco, beaches and muir Woods.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
1 BR Large Garden Cottage Near Boyle Park in Downtown Mv
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p230878vbi
Mill Valley The Bay Area
LA
5

Fabulous!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
My husband and our 2 children stayed here for 10 days this August and we had a wonderful time.The cottage is clean, spacious and ideally located in Mill Valley. The owner was fabulous to deal with and we would return for sure. The kitchen was fabulous, especially with children in tow, and allowed us to make some of our own meals. We were SO impressed with how comfortable,pretty and private it was.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
1 BR Large Garden Cottage Near Boyle Park in Downtown Mv
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p230878vbi
Mill Valley The Bay Area
Valdivia, Chile
5

Excellent!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
Thank you so much for making us feel so welcome!
The cottage was even nicer than we imagined, so beautifully decorated and comfortable.
It is fully furnished and comes completely equipped.
The cottage is more than three times as large as a typical hotel room!!!
The owners are so friendly and the location is just perfect!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
1 BR Large Garden Cottage Near Boyle Park in Downtown Mv
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p230878vbi
Mill Valley The Bay Area
Chicago
5

Boyle Park Cottage

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2012
  • Stayed: Mar 2012
We stayed at the Boyle Park cottage because our usual Mill Valley rental was unavailable. But I have to say that we have a new favorite space. It is a lovely space, that is significantly larger than you might think. My wife and I were more than comfortable. Don't let its location on a busy street fool you. It's back off the street, so it's super quiet at night. Between the clean, welcoming quality and high levels of fit and finish, particularly in the kitchen, this one's a keeper.
Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 1/1
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1 BR Large Garden Cottage Near Boyle Park in Downtown Mv
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p230878vbi
Mill Valley The Bay Area
Longview, WA - USA
5

Outstanding Grandparent/In-law Retreat

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2011
  • Stayed: Apr 2011
We were very pleased with our recent stay at this property. The cottage was well maintained and very clean and spacious. The location was excellent---5 minute walk to our family, 10 minute walk to the center of Mill Valley's shops and restaurants, and a short drive or bike ride to so many other activities and attractions. It was wonderful to have a little "home away from home" so that we were able to visit family, but still have our own space nearby so that all had their privacy. Our only disappointment was that we could not stay longer! The owners were very helpful and pleasant. They communicated with us prior to our stay, and helped us get situated when we arrived. We definitely recommend this rental and we look forward to our own future visits.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing
Helpful votes: 2/2
business
1 BR Large Garden Cottage Near Boyle Park in Downtown Mv
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p230878vbi
Mill Valley The Bay Area
Guest Comment Entered by Owner
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  • Submitted: May 31, 2010
  • Stayed: Jul 2009
I am making my plans for my next visit to Mill Valley and am wondering if your cottage is free in August. I can't get your cozy cottage out of my mind - It was such a perfect place to stay and write last summer!
Helpful votes: 1/1
business
1 BR Large Garden Cottage Near Boyle Park in Downtown Mv
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p230878vbi
Mill Valley The Bay Area
Guest Comment Entered by Owner
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  • Submitted: May 31, 2010
  • Stayed: Dec 2009
I must say we liked the place enormously, I'm not surprised you have a lot of demand. We will recommend it to others! In fact, would you consider renting it long term to my brother?
Helpful votes: 1/1