Cottage, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)
- english, french
About Charles Ballinger
Chuck and Eileen Ballinger are the owners who live in the semi-attached main house (garage in-between). Eileen is a real estate broker fluent in French. Chuck is an author/ artist/ general contractor/ traveler.
Charles Ballinger purchased this Cottage in 1985
Why Charles Ballinger chose Mill Valley
It's proximity to San Francisco is very convenient while its setting in Marin adjoins rural open space. Marin County is our favorite place in the world - and we've been almost everywhere!
What makes this Cottage unique
The cottage looks out on a beautiful European-style garden with terraces and a large fountain (see photo). Strawberry Center is a five minute walk with many restaurants and shops. The cottage is almost three times the size of a hotel room with a fully equipped kitchen. And it's been totally remodeled in 2009!
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
This super clean little cottage is in a quiet neighborhood with easy access to 101 freeway. You can walk to Safeway and several restaurants. Great location to stay and visit CA.
Delightful oasis in Mill Valley
This very comfortable Home Away is most definitely as described. Set in a lovely, sunny , quiet garden. This property is handy to all that Marin has to offer.
A perfect spot for a break away.
Comfortable, quiet, and a great location.
This cottage is fantastic! The cottage is charming, with a cool living room, a well-stocked kitchen, and a very comfortable separate bedroom. The patio area is very nice -- a perfect place for a morning coffee. It's a nice short walk to the shoreline and easy access to SF, Mill Valley, and central Marin. We couldn't have been happier with our visit and we look forward to staying here again.
Mill Valley Cottage Getaway
This is my second visit and I enjoyed it as much as the first. The cottage is equipped with everything, the location is extremely convenient, and this area of Southern Marin is particularly scenic. The hosts, Chuck and Eileen, are very helpful and friendly, and I love gazing at the paintings in the unit (many of which were painted by Chuck)..
I hope to return for another stay!
A Delightful Place to Stay
The cottage is as described—-charming and peaceful.. as are the hosts.
We spent two weeks here and have only positive things to say. The
neighborhood is lovely and quiet and the hosts have thought of providing every amenity. In addition, they have a beautiful garden where you can sit and enjoy an afternoon of whatever you desire. The bed is really comfortable and —-there are no steps to the front door. For Mill Valley the latter is really a plus. We will definitely be returning.
I had a great stay at the cottage. Location is fabulous with easy access to 101 and the cottage has absolutely everything you need. I will definitely stay here again when next in Marin.
Wine tasting, hiking Mount Tamalpais and Muir Woods, kayaking, biking, exploring San Francisco and Marin County.