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1 BR Large Garden Cottage Near Boyle Park in Downtown Mv

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 850 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 5 nights

Overview

About the property

Cottage, 1 Bedroom + 2 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 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.

The cottage:

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!

Rate details:

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.

Restrictions:

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

More Details

Owner
Hilde Kraemling
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, german
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 19, 2017

Why Hilde Kraemling chose 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.....

What makes this cottage unique

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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

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!
Jul 2009
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Amenities

Mill Valley Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 850 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Bathtub-Shower combo
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • 1 Queen size bed in bedroom 1 Queen size convertible sofa bed in Sun room 1 Queen size convertible sofa bed in Living room
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

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average rating of 4.861111 based on 38 reviews
5

Wonderful stay!

  • 5 of 5

Loved this place! Stayed 5 nights and wished we had more time. Owners were not intrusive, but I am sure they would have been happy to help if we needed anything; though they thought of everything. The cottage was clean, comfortable and the kitchen was well appointed. The location was easy to find and close to downtown Mill Valley. It was quick to get to Sausalito or the 101 freeway to San Francisco. We took the ferry at Sausalito two times to visit San Fran, parking in lot 4 was all day and affordable. It was a wonderful place to stay. Hope to stay again in the future. Thanks Hilde for the great stay.

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tucson, AZ
5

The Perfect Cottage

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I have stayed in this wonderful cottage multiple times. It is perfect in every respect:...beginning with a great Mill Valley location...close to everything. The spacious cottage is filled with the amenities one desires while traveling, including terrific wifi. The hosts, Hilde and Markus, are a delight to work with...very welcoming and available to answer any question.

We can't wait to return!

John M.

Tucson, AZ

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Killington, VT and New York, NY
5

very pleasant cottage

  • 5 of 5

We very much enjoyed our stay at the cottage. It was very clean, very important to us! and the decor was simple and in good taste. We highly recommend this cottage.

  • Submitted: May 8, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Excellent cottage and responsive hosts.

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was everything we had hoped for; spacious and close to the town center so walking to dinner was great. We would stay here again.

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wheaton, IL
5

Great house and location

  • 5 of 5

Very comfortable house for two people. Enjoyed having our guests here for dinner.

  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfortable and convenient

  • 5 of 5

We were most pleased with the cottage. Very comfortable and beautifully presented. It is a great location with an easy walk to downtown and drive to San Francisco. Very clean and all the things one needs. Thank you for a pleasant stay.

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
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Languages spoken: English and German

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $100 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 12.0%

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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