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French Country Retreat with Sunny Hillside Location.

13 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights


Minimum Stay
4 nights


Almonte House Rental Photos and Description

3 Bedroom 2 bath with Mountain views

Charming sunny 3 bedroom 2 bath home with a bird's eye view of the Marin Headlands. Decor is California casual with lots of original artwork, bright light, open floor plan and beautifully furnished. The house is very open, very clean.

elegant and comfortable.

There is a master bedroom with a queen sized bed and adjoining bathroom. Second bedroom has a full sized bed with hilltop view. Third bedroom is a lovely quiet reading room with a daybed that makes into a full size bed.

Beautiful gourmet kitchen with gorgeous granite counter tops, farm sink and professional Heartland stove. Kitchen is well stocked with cookware and dinnerware. Wrap around deck with outdoor dining and hot tub.

Located in a very quiet serene neighborhood.

Home is a 6 minute drive to downtown Mill Valley, 10 minutes to Sausalito and the Golden Gate Bridge., 30 minutes to Stinson Beach and a 45 minute drive to the heart of the Wine Country.

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

MelodI Zaret
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
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Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
October 18, 2016
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What makes this house unique

The house is conveniently located to the Highway, San Fransisco, Whole Foods, quaint downtown Mill Valley.

The house is in a very quiet neighborhood that is great to walk around. It is also in a banana belt so if there is sun the property gets it. The house sits just above the fog line.

The house is very clean and soothing to be in. There is lots of room on the wrap around deck to sit, read, nap, etc.


based on 13 traveler reviews

French Country Retreat with Sunny Hillside Location.
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews
Dallas, TX

Family Holiday

  • 5 of 5

My family and I recently stayed at this wonderful home during the Christmas holiday. This home is everything and more. Not only was it impeccable clean and tastefully decorated, but our hostess, Melodi was equally wonderful. As the weather was raining and cold, she kept us informed of the road conditions near her home and met us upon our arrival. The kitchen was well stocked and the bathrooms had the coolest showers and deep bathtub. There were a few days where we didn't even leave the house. The house has many windows and we loved the sunlight coming in during the mornings. The view from the front deck was amazing. The yard and decks were very well kept. It was so wonderful to sit outside and have coffee in the morning. The jacuzzi was very clean and worked well. This is the first property I've rented where everything worked! We were sad to leave but so happy that we found this gem. It made our family holiday that much better. We'll be back again. Thanks Melodi! We hope to see you soon.

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We recently stayed in this comfortable, extremely well stocked home. All of the comforts you would expect plus all the extras that make a visit easy and enjoyable.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Burlington, Vermont

Serene retreat with European flair

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 5 (2 adults, 3 children ages 10 and under) stayed for a week at this beautiful, peaceful, well-equipped home. The neighborhood was lovely, the beds were comfy, and we lacked absolutely nothing. Melodi is a gracious host and went out of her way to make sure that we were comfortable and that everything was working out well. The house is beautifully decorated in relaxing colors which showcase Melodi's artistic eye. We enjoyed the hot tub nearly every day and had fun exploring the neighborhood. Don't miss the walk up the hill behind the house to an undeveloped site with a 360 view! Thank you, Melodi, for a great stay. We hope to be back!

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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London UK

Perfect escape from the nearby City

  • 5 of 5

This was the most perfect stay in every way. Situated only 10 mins from the Golden Gate bridge and the city of San Francisco. High up in beautiful Mill Valley, the house is well positioned for walks and hikes in the surrounding areas or an easy drive to Muir Woods, Stinson Beach and beyond to wine country.

Melodi warmly welcomed us and showed us around. The house is stunning and we wanted for nothing. The garden,balcony and hot tub are so inviting that we actually spent more time at the house than we planned as the weather was perfect!

I would highly recommend this property and would love to visit again...

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

My family of five (2 adults and 3 kids) enjoyed a lovely stay at Melodi's home over the winter holidays. We would definitely stay here again! The home is very well maintained and clean. The house is also well-equipped and makes for a most comfortable stay! It is located in a great neighborhood and is close enough to San Francisco but far away enough to enjoy a quiet night at home. If you're considering a trip to the Bay Area, I would wholeheartedly recommend Melodi's home. It is a real gem!

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful and relaxing stay

  • 5 of 5

I recently spent a week at this lovely property. Two sisters and a friend joined me and we were all very happy with the location and the comfortable and well appointed home. We cooked in Melody's great kitchen, enjoyed a few dips in the hot tub, appreciated the clean and comfortable beds and beautiful baths. Best of all we were able to travel both out to hiking and in to the city. We only went into the city one day though, as the local hiking and peaceful surrounds suited us most. Thank you Melody for making things work smoothly for our great holiday.

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
San Francisco and Oakland
Nearest Ferry
10 Miles
Sausalito, Tiburon and Larkspur
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Hwy 101. Hwy 1
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
7 Miles
Tennessee Valley or Stinson
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Almonte House Rental Rates

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4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $800
Cleaning fee $150 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.0%

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Almonte House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Queen size Bed (1), Double Bed (1), Sleep Sofa (1) opens to a Full size bed, 1 extra single blow up bed
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis

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