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Mill Valley Escape-Minutes to Freeway, Wooded Lot & Water View

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

First level of a 2-story duplex. In quiet neighborhood so no parties (Sleeps 2)

Vista Mill Valley has the details inside and outside that warrant your consideration. Inside, the property has nice furnishings, from granite counter tops to the Fisher & Paykel gourmet gas range. The bedroom has an 8 ft glass window and a 10 ft sliding glass door. The living room has another 8 ft window, making the wooded lot a part of your experience. Your unit has its own deck, accessible from the bedroom or the main entrance. Your water view includes Richardson Bay, Tiburon, the Sausalito houseboats, Angel Island, the East Bay hills, and, on a clear night, the lit-up cranes of the Oakland waterfront, across the Bay.

Why Mill Valley?

Mill Valley is popular for visitors from around the world because it is minutes from San Francisco, yet a world apart. Famous for its wooded hillsides and water views, Mill Valley has been the home of many notables, from Jerry Garcia to Janis Joplin. Grab a coffee in our downtown, and you might just recognize a few of our current residents.

If you've not been the the San Francisco Bay Area before, do stay in San Francisco for at least one night. But then come join us here in Mill Valley, for the perfect northern California experience.

Why this property?

A few years ago we completed a major remodel, taking much of the property down to the studs. This means that you will be enjoying accommodations that are basically new. All the small details - sophisticated lighting, built-in speakers, etc. - contribute to a great experience. The kitchen is small, so we made it special, with a gourmet gas range, granite counter tops, etc. The deck was always nice, but we made it nicer, with Brazilian teak, and cable railings. And the exterior path and steps have been redesigned, to better leverage the garden.

Finally: consider our location. Mill Valley has many wonderful properties, but some of them are time-consuming to get to. This property is only 1.1 miles from the freeway ramp.

A final thought: this property has about 40 stairs to the unit. Not 40 in a row; and most of the steps are low-rise, but read my 150+ reviews, and make sure the property is appropriate for you. Thanks!

More Details

Owner
Bill
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 13, 2017

About Bill

I'm Bill; my wife is Terry.

Bill purchased this house in 2003

Why Bill chose Almonte

I've lived in the San Francisco Bay Area since 1978. Lots of communities are great. Berkeley's as entertaining as any place in the world, and Palo Alto and Menlo Park were both good addresses when I was working for dot-coms. And for a night-life, San Francisco is, of course, the place to be. But for being close to everything, yet feeling far away, Mill Valley is as good as it gets. (Go to Wikipedia, and look up 'Mill Valley' to see an amazing list of the rich and famous who have selected this town as their home.) While some parts of Mill Valley are hard to get to, this house is only 5.4 miles from the Golden Gate Bridge, making the property particularly practical.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Bill and Terry,



We thoroughly enjoyed our visit at your beautiful place. The interior design and attention to detail were beyond our expectations. The view and scenery from the living room and bedroom were amazing. The terraced hillside gardens were lush, beautiful and peaceful. It was close to all Marin County has to offer. We feel very lucky in finding such an outstanding and reasonably priced accommodation. Thank you very much. Looking forward to a return visit.
Apr 2014
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Amenities

Almonte House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Broadband Access
  • Computer Available
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Eastern King Bed (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Small Cooler
  • Wood Deck
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

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Mill Valley Escape-Minutes to Freeway, Wooded Lot & Water View
average rating of 4.9716983 based on 224 reviews
5

Everything as described. Owner responsive to call

  • 5 of 5

As described. Well appointed and very clean. Would recommend to everyone. Owner is very responsive to email and calls. A+

  • Submitted: Dec 8, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Loved the views and comfortable accommodations!

  • 5 of 5

We came to the Bay Area to celebrate our 40th anniversary. This was the perfect getaway! The place was clean and comfortable with all the little extras! Really enjoyed waking up to the amazing bay view every morning!

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Secluded Oasis

  • 5 of 5

This place was great and out hosts Bill and Terri were wonderful! It was better than described and exceeded our expectations. We would love to come back again.

  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Home away from home

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I have stayed in many VRBO properties. This was our favorite. It felt like home. The unit was a comfortable, modern, spacious, and immaculate one bedroom (king side bed) apartment with a large living/dining area, and large windows with a deck overlooking the bay. It was fully furnished with everything we needed (including coffee for our first morning's brew). We had a wide choice of CDs, DVD,s and books to help us relax after a day touring the area. It was conveniently located to downtown Mill Valley (a beautiful shopping area), the Sausalito ferry to San Francisco, and Rt. 101 over the Golden Gate Bridge. What could be better?

  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Greatly satisfied on return visit

  • 5 of 5

We love this Mill Valley escape. It is everything described. Perfectly positioned for lots of diverse activity, from Pt Reyes National Seashore to San Francisco dining and visits. Walking in the Redwoods behind the Mill Valley library and up to Cascade falls was a treat. With family living in SF we most likely will return again.

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
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5

Great location and fantastic host. Would stay again

  • 5 of 5

Great location for day trips in and around Bay Area, coastal drives, incredible hiking, and wine country

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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Map

Nearest Airport
24 Miles
San Francisco AND Oakland are about a 45-minute dr
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
2am Club
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Sausalito
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Mill Valley Golf Course
Nearest Train
24 Miles
Oakland
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Highway 101
Nearest Restaurant
0.4 Miles
Tam Junction
Nearest Ski
199 Miles
Tahoe resorts
Nearest Beach
11 Miles
Muir Beach
Car: recommended

Mill Valley is a special town - only 7 miles north of San Francisco, but a world apart. This vacation rental - Vista Mill Valley - is also special.

We offer a modern, sophisticated interior, beautiful Brazilian teak deck, and views to die for. And the property has location. It's not 20 minutes up in the hills, but 1.1 miles from the 101 freeway - San Francisco really is just ten minutes away.

You will need to climb 40 stairs to reach your flat, but it is worth it. It means the view is a bit better, and the garden is pleasant. Don't be surprised if a buck or two scurry away as you pass; our goldfish pond seems to be a popular watering hole!

Inside is new. New floors, new drywall, new windows, new cabinets, new tile, new designer stove, new dishes, new glassware, new bedding. Welcome to Vista Mill Valley.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $70

5-days required for Thanksgiving, X-Mas and New Year's Eve.
Check-in is 3pm; check-out is 11am (but I will always try to accommodate your needs).
If you need to cancel, I will attempt to re-book your nights. If I re-book 5 of your 7 nights, you will get 5/7 your deposit back. (Note that this is one advantage of booking with a very-popular property; there's a good chance that I can re-book your nights. Just don't wait until two nights before you arrive!)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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