|Minimum Stay||5 nights|
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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 beautifully furnished and comes completely equipped with a nice chef's kitchen.
With over 850 square feet, it is more than three times as large as a typical hotel room and offers plenty of ample space. You'll have a complete large chef's kitchen, a sunny dining room, a large living room, one bedroom and as an added bonus a light filled sunroom to relax.
!!!IMPORTANT information for booking inquiries - please read!!!:
The maximum occupancy is 2 adults. 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.
UPDATE: VRBO has installed an automatic 'book it now' feature - since we now only have a few hours time to accept the 'book it now' request we'll automatically decline every 'book it now' request that doesn't have additional information about your group or stay.
Also, though the cottage has 2 queen size sofa beds in addition to the queen size bed in the bedroom we only rent to more than 2 people under special circumstances (for example, you are renting the cottage for a longer time and have a family member visit for a weekend) and only with our explicit approval prior to renting the house. We only rent to adults, not to families with young children, sorry. An additional charge of $15/person/night occurs. Please make sure to mention this prior to renting the house!
We also require a signed and initialed hard copy of the online rental agreement.
This is a completely freestanding small house, not an attached 'studio/apartment': 1 bedroom, one large living room with fireplace, an extra sun room and a separate dining room connected to the large chefs kitchen. Enjoy beautiful hardwood floors, a bathtub and a sweet backyard garden.
About the cottage:
The cottage is in a very quiet location 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 the 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, and excellent restaurants (Molino, El Paseo, Balboa Cafe and many others...). Boyle Park is just across the street, Sycamore Park with a nice playground 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!
For stays less than 30 nights: 10% TOT tax plus 2% tourist tax are collected if applicable
International travelers welcome! We speak English and German.
Please inquire about the minimum stay requirements. Longer stays are welcome too, but we limit it to a maximum stay of 3 months. If staying for a longer time up to 3 months please understand that this is a fully furnished cottage and that you can't 'move in' with all of your belongings, house stock, furniture etc.. Wedding parties/rehearsal dinners/business meetings and parties can NOT be held at the cottage.
Keywords: Freestanding Cottage, 1 bedroom apartment, house, Mill Valley
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 ”VIP's 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 nice 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.
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!
Delightful experience. Owner has thought of all the details here. Plus, the proximity to downtown is very convenient. It is ideal for a couple to stay for a week or more.
From the moment we walked through the gate, we felt transported to a secret garden! We were greeted by the smell of gardenias and a tree laden with oranges! The cottage is exactly as described, but somehow it is so much more than the pictures can convey! Was it the fluffy white towels? The abundance of storage space? The privacy, cleanliness, and coziness? Or the close proximity to everything wonderful about Mill Valley? It was all that and more. Hilde was extremely professional and prompt in all our interactions, and we look forward to returning for more family events!
Hilde and Markus' cottage is lovely -- very nicely decorated in a calm and contemporary style set in a beautiful, mature garden. It feels very spacious, relaxing and private while still being quite close and convenient to all the joys of downtown Mill Valley -- lots of coffee shops and cafes around the square, wonderful restaurants, shopping, a free classical music concert by local professional musicians every Wednesday in the Throckmorton Theatre, as well as a well stocked grocery store with yummy take-out and extensive wine selection. The cottage was sparkly clean and well maintained, Hilde was very accommodating and responsive to any and all inquiries and requests. All in all, we truly enjoyed our stay. The one downside is that the washer/dryer are in the basement which is accessed via the the back garden so it's not ideal during a downpour or after dark.
This cottage is perfect in so many ways. It is clean, spacious, and walking distance to the center of Mill Valley. It is also convenient to all of Marin and San Francisco. The kitchen has just about everything we needed. There is plenty of closet space and lots of drawers in the bedroom and the living room. The owners are responsive if you need anything, friendly, but never intrusive. This is our second stay here and we have already booked our third!
This is our third stay at this cottage. Perfect for the two of us and right around the corner from our daughter and her family . Clean, comfortable and great location. Look forward to our next visit
Languages spoken: English and German
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My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
|Cleaning||$100 + Tax|
|Refundable damage deposit||$200|
Maximum 2 adults (see "Description" for possible exceptions). When sending a reservation or booking inquiry please include some information about yourself and the purpose of your trip (visiting family, getaway, business travel, etc.). "Book it now" requests without any additional information about you will automatically be declined! Best to send an informal inquiry first before sending a "book it now" request - I usually respond very fast. When traveling with children please include their age so that we can plan ahead for the sleeping arrangements etc. Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.
Stays of less than 30 nights are subject to 10% TOT and 2% tourist tax.