Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled Family icon
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927

Cozy Studio 2 Blocks from Downtown Mill Valley

Bedrooms Studio
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

1 bedroom, 1 Bath studio (Sleeps 2-4)


Cozy furnished studio in-law unit two blocks from Downtown Mill Valley - a beautiful town a 15 minute drive north of San Francisco across the Golden Gate Bridge. Restaurants, Mill Valley Outdoor Art Club, cafes, shopping, trail heads, movie theater, comedy club/live theater all within walking distance. You can't beat the location. This is a one room unit with hardwood floors, 1 queen sized bed, 1 queen sized futon bed, kitchenette with mini-fridge, sink, microwave, coffee maker, cable TV with HBO, table for 2, and a bathroom with shower. This studio is a ground level unit in a 3 unit building with a separate entrance. Wireless internet access and parking provided. Pack and play,, and air mattress available upon request.

It's perfect for parents visiting their children/grandchildren in the area, or for wedding guests attending the Outdoor Art Club. With nice linens, plush towels, it's much more welcoming and homey than a hotel room.

Easy driving access to San Francisco sight-seeing, and to beautiful Marin scenery and wildlife. 15 minutes to the Muir Woods National Monument old growth redwood forest, and to beautiful Muir Beach. 5 minute drive to Golden Gate National Recreation Area hiking trails, including Tennessee Valley Road trail, where an easy 1 3/4 mile hike takes you to the beach. 8 to 10 minute drive to downtown Sausalito - explore stores in charming downtown Mill Valley, or walk by the bay on the Sausalito marina. There are ferries to SF leaving from Sausalito and Larkspur.

A 45 minute drive takes you to wine country in Sonoma or Napa, or to the Point Reyes National Seashore.

The unit on the ground floor (no stairs) of a 2 story, 3 unit building. There is a family with 2 children living on the second floor so expect to hear some activity in the mornings getting ready for school and between 5-8pm after they are home. One of the families has a hypoallergenic, well behaved, indoor dog. If you have a similarly well-behaved, child/other dog friendly pet, we would consider letting him/her stay for an extra deposit and $50 cleaning fee.

Keywords: studio, hiking, downtown, private, dog friendly, pet friendly

More Details

owner/property manager
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 21, 2018

About owner/property manager

We have been living in the bay area for the past 15 years, in San Francisco for 14 of them so please ask us for insider tips if you plan to visit SF. We got married in Mill Valley, adopted our dog in Mill Valley, and are now back living here with 2 kids. I do marketing consulting for natural food and beverage companies and love to play tennis and hike. My husband is a software engineer who loves kite surfing and playing the drums. We have two boys who love to swim, and ride around with us on our bikes.

owner/property manager purchased this studio in 2010

Why owner/property manager chose Mill Valley

We bought this studio so we could accommodate family and friends when they come to visit us and rent it out when it isn't being used.

What makes this studio unique

2 blocks from downtown Mill Valley, 15 minute drive to Muir Woods, 20 minutes to San Francisco, 45 minute drive to Napa. Really, you can't beat the location.


Mill Valley Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 1
  • Studio, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen futon mattress and pack and play crib in closet
  • Queen size Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(38 traveler reviews)

68% Complete
26% Complete
2% Complete
2% Complete
0% Complete
Cozy Studio 2 Blocks from Downtown Mill Valley
average rating of 4.605263 based on 38 reviews


  • 4 of 5

Conveniently close to downtown Mill Valley and the surrounding hiking areas. The owners were quick to remedy a problem with the TV.

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We would gladly welcome Mary and her family back anytime. They were fantastic guests!
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Perfect place for the 2 or us and our dog

  • 5 of 5

Clean, close to town, beautiful neighborhood. We would stay here again

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We would gladly welcome Julie back to stay in the studio anytime! She was a terrific guest! Candice (Lynn's Asst.)
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Perfect for what I needed - walking distance to downtown Mill Valley.. Very clean and comfortable.

  • 5 of 5

This is the perfect spot in you need a room in Mill Valley.. it is very clean and comfortable. Exactly what was advertised.. thank you to the owners. I hope you have availability when I return. The location is perfect.. very close to all of the activity in Mill Valley. Central spot for hiking and biking..

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Matthew was a great guest. We would gladly have him stay with us again. Candice (Lynn's Asst.)
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Great convenience

  • 4 of 5

This studio was clean and very easy to use. Met the owner who was very nice. One downside was the air freshener which we removed. Also was fairly noisy in the morning with just bustling about by a family. We used just as a place to sleep and shower so worked out well. 😁?

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Good Value for Basic Accommodation

  • 4 of 5

Easy to find and access. We liked it for the location between San Francisco (30min) and Sonoma/Napa (~1hr). It's also only 15 minutes to some lovely red wood hiking trails. Best suited for 2 married adults but there is a futon mattress to lay on the floor and a pack n'play for kiddo's. It had a few non-perishable kitchen items and plates and silverware, microwave, and coffee maker and seating for 3. Other tenants have dogs that we heard occasionally but were not a nuisance. Overall we were pleased to find reasonably priced lodging somewhat last minute in the area.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

a little disappointed

  • 2 of 5

Felt like the kitchen was not stocked well, didn't even have a can opener.

It said it slept three, but didn't realize the third person would be on the floor

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Sorry about the can opener! We could have brought one down had you let us know. As for the 3rd person the listing clearly says that there is a queen bed with a futon that pulls out onto the floor, so sorry you missed that. Thanks Lynn
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0


Nearest Airport
30 Miles
San Francisco International
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Bungalow 44
Nearest Ferry
6 Miles
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Mill Valley Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Many restaurants within blocks
Nearest Beach
7 Miles
Muir Beach

We are located walking distance to Mt Tamalpais trails, and a few minute drive to Muir Woods, etc. Just 2 blocks from downtown Mill Valley with restaurants, shopping, play grounds, hiking, biking, etc. Public transportation also picks up 1 block away.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
Damage Deposit $150

$150 refundable damage deposit also due at time of booking.
3 night minimum unless booked within 1 month.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.