|Minimum Stay||3 - 5 nights|
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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 130+ reviews, and make sure the property is appropriate for you. Thanks!
Warning for 2015: there's a home being built about 150' up the street. There can be noise every morning. (Actually, if there was construction every morning, the house would be done by now, but I can't promise the peace and quiet that's usually associated with my neighborhood.) Anyway, it's August now, and the structure's built, but there's still going to be siding, roofing, and a parking structure. If you're coming to the Bay Area to get out and see things, my property is still one of the best around. But if you're coming, planning to sit on my beautiful deck, and daydream, you might find yourself listening to construction sounds. One bit of good news: they're gone at 4:30 pm.
I'm Bill; my wife is Terry.
Bill purchased this house in 2003
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.
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.
Each summer we return to Bill & Terry's VRBO to relax, unwind and reconnect with nature in beautiful Mill Valley. Surrounded by trees and views of the bay in our own private retreat, each day brought us awe inspiring hikes at Muir Woods, Mt. Tamalpais and Tennessee Valley. We took the ferry from Tiburon to Angel Island and drove to Point Reyes National Seashore and the wine country among other adventures. Comfortable, clean and modern, everything you need is provided. Our eight-day stay was truly a homecoming. Thanks Bill & Terry for another great experience.
We had a delightful six-day stay and would highly recommend it. Frequent VBRO renters, this place is much better than many - clean and well appointed bedroom, grand room, bathroom, and deck, and a compact, efficient kitchen that had every thing needed for people who like to cook. Just lovely views of the bay. And while you need a car to get here, the home offers easy access to walks in the Marin highlands and redwoods as well as Mill valley and Sausalito. This is a very 'Marin Zen' kind of place!
We had a wonderful stay this last weekend. The unit has everything you need for a comfortable and relaxing stay! Loved the snacks and drinks provided when we arrived and all the things to make you feel at home like fresh ground coffee, DVDs and cozy seating. The unit is very clean and well appointed. The view of the bay from the bedroom and deck is beautiful. Each evening, we saw deer enjoying the property as well! The location is close to the city and Muir Woods. Bill and Terry go out of their way to make sure you have everything you need for a perfect stay.
Had a great week here enjoying all that Marin has to offer. Bill and Terry went above and beyond to make our stay a perfect one. The space is modern, clean, and well appointed. The views and the deck were wonderful. We are looking forward to coming back here again.
Bill made us feel very comfortable. He was informative and was readily available to help with the questions we developed.
The accommodations were VERY spacious, the View was terrific, and location was ideal. Everything was extremely clean and well organized.
Overall...a WONDERFUL experience. We will return and stay again.
Our stay at this wonder-ful apartment in Mill Valley had NO disappointments. Everything was spotless, in order, organized and exactly as stated on the website. The coffee, condiments, water, sodas, snacks were all unexpected treats, with a coffee grinder included!!!
The apartment is in a great location for the many nearby adventures and sites. We bicycled Angel Island via the Tiburon Ferry. Walked the St Hilary Trails on the Tiburon "hills", where you have a 360 degree view of the San Francisco area. A trip to Point Reyes National Seashore was well worth the 50 minute drive. Walking the Tennessee Valley Trail to the beach was worth the wait for the showers to pass. Read the well thought out WELCOME book. It has all you need to know about where to shop, eat, visit and play. Thanks Bill and Terry for allowing your guest to know exactly what to expect. We'd like to return another time. With family in San Francisco, this is a perfect place to stay.
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.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
May 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
5 night minimum stay
Nov 1 2016 - Apr 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
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)