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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:
August 22, 2017

About Bill

I'm Bill; my wife is Terry.

Bill purchased this house in 2003

Why Bill chose Mill Valley

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

Exceptional! 5/5 -
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Mill Valley Escape-Minutes to Freeway, Wooded Lot & Water View
average rating of 4.97 based on 212 reviews
5

Beautifull property in a good location

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay Bill was very nice and attentive the property have everything you need I'll recommended to anybody

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Exactly as described and more!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed in Bill and Terry's Mill Valley rental this past week and found it perfectly clean, comfortable and as my title states " exactly as described ". The cleanliness and order is a step above any other place we have stayed in (which is several as we travel weekly to the area for babysitting). The attention to detail is again a step above including most needed kitchen items, i.e. coffee, condiments and spices if you're inclined to cook which you can easily do in the fully equipped kitchen, soaps and hair care items you actually want to use, not to mention snacks and liquid beverages waiting for you on arrival. All of this plus a dedicated parking space and close proximity to Sausalito (our destination), Mill Valley and S.F. explains why this rental receives consistent 5 star ratings! We don't usually have the luxury of time needed to stay in this lovely place but when we do we will be back! Thank you.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect....

  • 5 of 5

We were here in our honeymoon, and it could not have been a more perfect place to come after a wonderful but stressful time.

The apartment itself is very well- appointed. Please make sure you read the "Welcome" book- it's chocked full of good places to eat, hikes, and things to do in and around the area.

There were deer in the yard everyday. The view from the deck and bedroom is as incredible as it looks.

This valley is so peaceful and tranquil- and people here are very nice.

Try Vasco's Italian restaurant in town - so good! Also mill valley coffee shop for breakfast. Yum. Wonderful, start to finish!!!

Thank you Bill and Teri we will be back next year!!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great Place!

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this lovely Mill Valley property. It was everything we look for in a vacation rental, and more. The unit was very comfortable, clean, quiet and tastefully furnished. The great views of the bay and beautiful yard made for a relaxing and peaceful stay. Bill wasn't joking about seeing deer in the yard. We were delighted to see a group of 4 bucks on 3 different occasions during our time there - pretty awesome! Thank you, Bill for being such a wonderful host and so accommodating with the booking process. We would definitely stay again!

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great escape.

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful stay! Bill and Terry went above and beyond our expectations. The property is exactly as they advertise and better. This quiet unit is surprisingly spacious and very comfortable with gorgeous views in both the bedroom and living room. This super clean cozy getaway was perfect for the comfortable quiet escape we needed. The rental is conveniently located near everything you might need while being tucked away in it's own natural hide away. Bill and Terry have done an outstanding job ensuring your stay is a pleasant as possible. Would we choose this location again? Absolutely!

Thanks again Bill and Terry. You MADE our vacation.

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

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  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Stayed: May 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

Almonte House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
August 2017
Aug 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$150
 
 
Summer 2017
Sep 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
5 night minimum stay
$150
 
 
Off-Season 2017-18
Nov 1 2017 - Apr 30 2018
3 night minimum stay
$140
 
 
Summer 2018
May 1 2018 - Oct 31 2018
5 night minimum stay
$150
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$150
 

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.
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