|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
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Located in the lower level of a three-story 1919 Late Victorian cottage, with a separate gated entry court yard garden, this charming, spacious one-bedroom suite is 729 SF-almost three times as large as a typical hotel room-and can sleep a family of 4 comfortably--maximum 2 adults, 2 children. It is less than a two minute walk to the Mill Valley Plaza and Depot, Sequoia Theatre/Mill Valley Film Festival and Mill Valley Outdoor Art Club, less than a three minute walk to City Hall, three coffee houses, twenty restaurants and popular Mill Valley Market (Grocery, Produce and Meat Departments, Delicatessen, Wine and Spirits and Ready-to-Eat Foods) and easy walking distance to 142 Throckmorton Theatre [Live entertainment including dramatic and musical theatre, comedy, jazz, classical concerts, cabaret, dance and youth performances], legendary Sweetwater Music Hall, the Mill Valley Fall Arts Festival and Mill Valley Library.
Situated in Mill Valley's best weather area, the rental suite location is ideally suited for: (1) Vacations; (2) Family or guest holiday visits; (3) Business travel; (4) Extended stays due to re-location or house-hunting; (5) Temporary housing due to home construction, alterations or additions and (6) Close proximity for reception or party preparation at Mill Valley Outdoor Art Club.
Mill Valley is a picturesque California town of 14,000 residents and creative hideaway situated on the eastern slope of Mount Tamalpais. Nestled among redwoods, hills and canyons, Mill Valley is only ten minutes north of the Golden Gate Bridge and City of San Francisco, yet less than one hour from Sonoma and Napa Wine Country.
What sets Historical Mill Valley apart is not just the spectacular physical beauty of its setting, but equally its human environment-uniquely combining tranquility and liveliness, privacy and community involvement, urban sophistication and village charm. Starting in 1905 with The Dipsea Race, the first cross-country race in the country, Mill Valley has a rich cultural tradition with the Mountain Play in 1913, the Mill Valley Fall Arts Festival in 1957, the Marin Theatre Company, a professional regional theatre in 1966, the Mill Valley Film Festival in 1978 and the 142 Throckmorton Theatre recently revived, although in existence since 1915. Re-opened in February 2012, after a lengthly absence, is the Sweetwater Music Hall located in the remodeled Masonic Hall and located two blocks from the Rental.
Mill Valley is flanked by the picturesque City of Sausalito, 10 minutes south and the Town of Tiburon 10 minutes east with Angel Island State Park only a one mile ride (via Angel Island-Tiburon Ferry), all on San Francisco Bay. Although Mill Valley is close to San Francisco, it is adjacent to the Golden Gate National Recreation Area and only 10 minutes to the Muir Woods National Monument and Tennessee Valley Trail head, 20 minutes to Muir Beach, or Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, 30 minutes to Stinson Beach and less than an hour to Point Reyes National Seashore.
Although one recommends longer stays, Mill Valley is only a 2-1/2 hour day trip to Monterrey and Camel and four hours to spectacular Lake Tahoe or Yosemite National Park; Yosemite Valley should be on your 'bucket list' and, especially during late spring, one of the most beautiful places in the world.
Keywords: Duplex, Late Victorian Cottage, Mill Valley, Downtown, Rental
Daniel and Michelle Archer are the owners and live on the upper two levels of the duplex. Daniel is an architect and Michelle is a childcare teacher. They have three older children, their youngest daughter attends college in Southern California.
Daniel & Michelle Archer purchased this cottage in 1998
The rental is located close to downtown Mill Valley and in the best weather area (Sunnyside Avenue), close to parks, San Francisco and Mount Tamalpais.
In addition to being within walking distance to over 20 restaurants, live theatre, cinema, market, coffee houses, shopping and other downtown amenities, it is a very large One-Bedroom (729 SF), three times as large as a typical hotel room, and large enough to entertain up to eight people.
Loved our three night stay here, the cottage is in a great location close to downtown and is very well equipped. The coffee and wine plus flowers was a nice touch! Would definitely stay again.
We loved our stay at the Downtown Mill Valley Cottage! The location to restaurants, shopping, walking trails and San Francisco is perfect. The owners are great to their guests they keep the grounds and the cottage so clean and beautiful. If we come back to the San Francisco area we will try to stay at the Downtown Mill Valley Cottage.
As everyone staying here has indicated, this is a five-star rental. The previous review aptly noted that the owners have thought of everything to make you feel welcome in their comfortable and lovely traveler's haven, including the gracious gifts of fresh flowers, Bay Area wine, and a pound of famed local roaster Peet's coffee beans. This and such thoughtful practical details as clear and thorough renters' instructions, straightforward rental rates, quick and kind communication, and attention to down-to-earth minutiae, such as not just one, but three boxes of tissue placed strategically has me looking forward to staying here again, in the wonderful town of Mill Valley, with its easy access to all of the Bay Area, where I visit family annually. If you are looking to immerse in the best of Bay Area experiences, stay here.
I couldn't have been more pleased with my stay, the owners have thought of everything you'd need to feel right at home. Great location, super convenient to be able to walk to local shops. Have recommended to friends and family, and I would not hesitate to return!
This place was so wonderful I don't even k ow where to begin!
It was the perfect location, clean, and the owners were extremly easy to work with. It had everything you could ever need and more. On top of how wonderful the space is itself, we were greater with a bottle of wine, a pound of delicious coffee, and fresh flowers! It could not be any closer to down town mill valley but is still on a quite street. We travel to this area at least once a year and are already planning when we can come and stay again.
Spectacular physical beauty of its setting, Liveliness and privacy and community involvement, Urban sophistication and village charm, The Dipsea Race--the first cross-country race in the country, Mountain Play, Mill Valley Fall Arts Festival, Marin Theatre Company--professional regional theatre, Mill Valley Film Festival, 142 Throckmorton Theatre and the legendary Sweetwater.
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest|
|Refundable damage deposit||$250|
$250.00 Refundable Security/Damage Deposit.
RATES include cleaning after departure.
Rates are for two guests only. Due to additional housekeeping, linens and laundry, an additional $10 per guest per day charge is required for more than two guests.
50% Advance 10 days before Arrival; 50% Balance on Arrival.
3-6 nights (MIN 3), $185 night +12% tax
7-13 nights, $165 night +12% tax
14-20 nights, $155 night +12% tax
21-27 nights, $145 night +12% tax
28+ nights, $135 night (NO TAX)
MAXIMUM TWO Adults and TWO Children. THREE (3%) discount for cash, check, money order
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.