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Kelly Williams

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

Luxury Creekside Cottage with a short walk to town!

45 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

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House, 3 Bedrooms + Den, 2.5 Baths (Sleeps 6-8)

* Normandy-style cottage w/ large great room

* short walk to downtown Mill Valley (coffee, shopping, restaurants)

* hike/bike from cottage to waterfall, Muir Woods, Alpine Club, Mountain Home Inn, Tourist Clubs, and more.

* minutes to San Francisco

* burbling creek runs by the house and across the grounds

* situated amidst majestic redwoods, forest views throughout

* recent extensive renovations

* new gourmet kitchen appliances

* master bedroom with en-suite bath and walk in closet

* media room with home theater system (55 in. plasma)

* free high-speed WiFi

* free local and US long distance phone

* no pets, no smoking, no events or receptions

* sleeps 6-8 (up to 6 adults + 2 children)

  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Kelly Williams (Property Manager)
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the manager

Good morning Kelly ~

Sorry this is so late, but I wanted to thank you again for sharing your magical Muir home!! It was even more beautiful than we could have imagined! Doing a fare amount of traveling and renting houses for most of our trips, your home managed to surpass all the others we have rented in location, comfort and attention to detail! The book you left with info (dr's #'s!!!) and menus ~ was a Godsend and we checked in with it a few times! The kitchen and laundry room were one of the best stocked I've ever come across! I love to cook and so to have great appliances, pots, pans, spices, etc. is a blessing! The bedrooms were super comfy and the whole place was immaculate (unfortunately rare!) In short, WE LOVED staying at Muir Cottage and need to go back again!!!

Thank you again!

Peace. Joy. Love

Jul 2014
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based on 45 traveler reviews

Luxury Creekside Cottage with a short walk to town!
average rating of 5.0 based on 46 reviews

Tranquil property in idyllic setting

  • 5 of 5

On our recent visit to the San Francisco Bay Area, my family was delighted to stay in this tranquil and unique Mill Valley home. The architecture of Muir Cottage, with its extensive use of native redwood, was just delightful and we had every possible amenity at our finger tips. Moreover, it’s ideal location made it perfect for visits into Sausalito and the City, hikes in Muir Woods and Stinson Beach and wine tasting in Napa and Sonoma. Our family of six, including 4 adult children, felt right at home the moment we walked in, with plenty of room for everyone to spread out and relax as they saw fit. If you’re looking for a stress relieving and lovely place to enjoy all that the northern San Francisco Bay Area has to offer, Muir Cottage is just such a place. We look forward to future visits. P.S. Be sure to check out the Mill Valley Market for your provisions…5 minutes from the cottage and an incredible selection of food and wine.

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Playing in the Redwoods

  • 5 of 5

Muir Cottage has all the comforts of home, movies, games, a fully stocked kitchen, . It is beautiful and quiet. Hearing the creek running past the house is very soothing. The property location is great for hiking, biking, walking to town, traveling to wine country or San Francisco. Having redwood trees just outside the front door was really cool too.

I would recommend this home to all of my friends.

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Loved the house and location. We had a quick family get together and the best description is that it was perfect. Kelly was very attentive, responsive and professional. We loved her taste and we live in a similar home in the midwest that tries to have the casual elegance of hers.

  • Submitted: Nov 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Class act

  • 5 of 5

I contacted Kelly, the owner, because my husband and I wanted to book the house for two weeks for a retreat and place to write. On the very first morning, huge construction equipment showed up, bringing with it lots of people and lots of noise. I called Kelly and she quickly discovered that a month long city construction project was just getting underway. Knowing that the entire point of our trip was quiet, she very graciously allowed us out of the contract and refunded our money. Of course it was quite a disappointment to us but working with Kelly made it easier. She treated us like people, not like dollars. It's very clear that the good mojo in the place has a lot to do with her. We'll hopefully get to try again but either way, the experience reminded me that you can still count on the goodness of people. I can say with complete confidence that anyone working with Kelly can trust they are in good hands!

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Magical Place

  • 5 of 5

I have to express that the days that we stay in the house were incredible. I have to congratulate Kelly because the place is magical. The wood, the comfort, the decoration, all the details in the house are expectacular. We never going to forget those days.

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Stunning Home, Perfect Location, Very Professional Owners

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Muir Cottage in May 2015 and had a wonderful weekend with our parents and son. We needed a tranquil spot that could accommodate both sets of parents and our little family of three. This house was perfectly relaxing and casually luxurious and the location was just dreamy amidst the redwoods. There was great hiking for those who wanted exercise and great lounging for those less mobile/motivated. The first floor master suite was a must have for my in-laws (father-in-law is not very mobile). The ample outdoor space was great for all. The house provides the opportunity for everyone to be together spaciously. Perfect. The owners are very thoughtful and check in via text to make sure all is well. Loved some of the small touches that included a basket of new socks at the front door, so the no-shoes rule is easy to comply with and he bottle of wine. Absolutely perfect experience I will remember forever.

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Restaurant
0.7 Miles
8 restaurants w/ 20+ Zagat scores within one mile.


Rates & Availability

Mill Valley House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jun 1 2016 - Sep 5 2016
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $250
Property Damage Protection $99

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The Bay Area House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2.5
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (2) Two(2) King beds one downstairs (master) one upstairs, Twin or Single Beds (2) 2 twins (inquire for 2 additional rollaway twins)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

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