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Spectacular Cottage Minutes from Town, Trails, and Biking!

37 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Cottage, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-5)

Experience all the Bay area has to offer in one location! Secluded, cozy Mill Valley retreat just minutes from Golden Gate Bridge and San Francisco! Recently remodeled, the cottage has skylights, wonderful windows and beautiful design details for an incredible stay. Gardens throughout the property, outdoor seating on front deck and back patio and an easy walk to historic town center with unique shops and fantastic restaurants. Miles and miles of of hiking and biking trails on Mount Tamalpais with breath taking views of San Francisco, Pacific Ocean and Redwoods, including 4 mile hike to Muir Woods and 7 mile hike to Stinson Beach. A scenic 45 minute drive to Sonoma/Napa Wine Country for a fantastic day excursion or a 20 minute drive into San Francisco, Ghirardelli Square, Museums, Zoo, the Ferry Building and more. It is an outstanding vacation or business travel rental!

We do not have a washer and dryer but very convenient laundromats should you need during your stay. We do provide you with fresh linens whenever you need!

Keywords: Cozy, Cottage, Garden Views, Sunny!

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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Katy (Owner)
Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english


based on 37 traveler reviews

Spectacular Cottage Minutes from Town, Trails, and Biking!
average rating of 4.810811 based on 37 reviews

Wonderful stay - the title is spot on! Gorgeous cottage and great location

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at Katy's cottage. We are a family of four and the set up was perfect for us. There is a landing that works as a second bedroom where both kids slept and a garden for them to play in. The cottage was really well equipped, modern, newly renovated and really clean. It was very comfortable and we couldn't have faulted it. The location was perfect, just 15 minutes walk from Mill Valley village. Katy was really accommodating and left us a lovely bottle of wine. Highly recommend this accommodation. Thanks for a wonderful stay Katy!

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Adorable cottage, gracious hosts & charming town.

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 5 had a fabulous get away at this cottage. Looks better than pictures show. Comfortable, well equipped, clean, quiet, and peaceful. Would highly recommend for a couples get away or family. I'm OCD about cleanliness and have a hard time staying in strange places, but no issues here!!

Owners were great to work with. Accommodated any requests we had. Even though you share the property with their residence they gave us space and freedom to dine on grass patio set in solitude.

Location is perfect. .7 mile walk to charming Mill Valley with cafes and restaurants. Base of Mt Tam with loads of biking and hiking trails. Definitely an outdoor enthusiasts destination. Or a book worms retreat. This area is all hills, so come ready for that. No flat trails unless you go to the waterfront. Which we did and biked to Sausaluto for lunch. But not from the cottage, drove to flats.

More serious comments: second room is a loft that connects stairs to downstairs kitchen & living space to the upstairs bathroom and bedroom, not a separate room. Small, but beautiful bathroom. Parking can be challenging as its on a narrow road. We had no issues but our Suburban barely fit in this cozy town. Ice maker didn't work, but hosts brought a bucket for us. Couldn't get AC or fan to work, but you really don't need it in this area. Slept with windows open and enjoyed the cool breezes and birds chirping.

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Place!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay in Mill Valley. The location was quiet but within walking distance to town. The recently renovated house was perfect for a family of four. The house was clean and neat with nice furnishings and great outdoor space. I highly recommend it!

  • Submitted: May 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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First- Rate Throughout

  • 5 of 5

We were a group of four: my daughter, her kids (10 & 7) and myself.

We were very pleased with the accommodation. It was exactly as described.Beautifully situated in an ideal, quiet neighborhood, just a few miles fN of the GG Bridge. Very convenient for outdoor activity as well as quick trips into SF. About an hour from SFO.

The house itself was private, tidy, modern & attractively decorated.

Dan welcomed us personally and assured us of his availability. The bottle of wine was a nice touch.

I'd love to stay there again--- very appropriate in all ways - and an excellent value.

(If I could suggest one improvement: response to emails was slow, and caused me a bit of anxiety in terms of all being ready for our arrival. I had to make several phone calls to assure this.)

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful, peaceful cottage

  • 5 of 5

We had a great 2 week stay at Dan and Katy's cottage while doing some remodeling on our home. Really nicely decorated, had everything we needed (including a nice kitchen for cooking), and conveniently located close to downtown Mill Valley. Our daughter loved the large yard. We will definitely visit again!

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Superb Mill Valley Cottage

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay over a long weekend and couldn't have been happier with the cottage. Great jumping off point for adventures around Mt Tam, the coast, and anywhere else up and down the penensula.

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Bay Area Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 bathroom with shower, no tub available. An outdoor shower on back patio.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Queen size Beds (1) Feather Duvet, European Back Pillows, Two pillows for each guest., Twin or Single Beds (1) Feather Duvet, Two pillows for each guest. Open floor plan with walk through to Master., Child Beds (1) Pac N' Play available on request
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
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