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Classic Mount Tamalpais Home in the Heart of Muir Woods

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Popular Features
  • Covered Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Wireless Internet
  • Fireplace
  • Hot Tub

Overview

About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

Plan your Bay Area holiday from this magnificent retreat surrounded by the best of Marin, San Francisco and the Napa wine country. The picturesque large A-frame home sits on a quarter acre of full grown redwoods with breath taking views of the San Francisco Bay.

Step out your door onto Mt Tam’s best trails and walk across the road to hike in world-famous Muir Woods National Redwood Forest. After a day outdoors visit downtown Mill Valley (10 minutes) or cruise over the Golden Gate into San Francisco for dinner (20 minutes). With Sausalito harbor and Stinson Beach surfing around the corner and the Wine Country 45 minutes away, our home is the perfect anchor for anything from a long Bay Area weekend or a month “in residence” in the town that some consider the most beautiful in the Bay Area.

Quiet and serene, our home has many amenities, but the best part for us are the two large decks; one with mature redwoods growing right up through the custom built decking and the other hiding a large, new hot tub in a fern and bamboo grove. Recently remodeled the home features vaulted ceilings, hardwood floors, wood burning and gas fireplaces, granite countertops, new kitchen appliances, plush white carpet in master bedroom, teak deck furniture and much more.

There are 2 bedrooms, including the Master with its picture window and view of the Bay, a media room with 48” HD TV that can also sleep two with an inflatable bed and 2 full bathrooms. The spacious loft offers another space to hang out or work (if you can tear yourself away from the views long enough to use the free wireless).

Visitors tell us that planning their stay around Mt Tam and Mill Valley offers a more relaxing way to experience the entire Bay Area – close to the City and amenities, but with the feel of a local resident and plenty of space to chill. Our home is so quiet you can literally hear the hawks as they fly overhead. Come and experience it for yourself!

Keywords: Single Family Home, Cabin, A-Frame, Mountain Retreat, Redwoods Forest Home, Mill Valley, Muir Woods, Mt Tam, Cottage

More Details

Owner
Owner
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
May 22, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

We enjoyed your peaceful and gorgeous surroundings this past week. Our family enjoyed relaxation and quality time together in this "little piece of heaven"! Perhaps our journeys will bring us back again! 'Til then, many blessings to you and your future guests!
Mar 2015
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Amenities

Tamalpais-Homestead Valley House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 baby crib , A portable pack n' play is available for infants
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - TV/Media room, inflatable queen size mattress available
  • King size beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Inflatable Queen Bed - Sleeps 2
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Wood Deck
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Surf Boards and Basketball Hoop on Premises Available at Your Disposal.

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(46 traveler reviews)

Classic Mount Tamalpais Home in the Heart of Muir Woods
average rating of 4.7173915 based on 90 reviews
5

Girls hiking getaway

  • 5 of 5

This place is excellent, we love everything about it , I will save this on my favorites for future stays we are already talking about our next trip in September , thank you so much

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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5

Great property in a tree house setting

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful property on the edge of Muir Woods and Mt. Tam. Gourmet kitchen and casual surroundings.

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
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5

Picturesque Views

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at the property. The photos are accurate and the views from the living room are stunning. My one piece of feedback is that my friends and I wanted to utilize both parking spots during our stay and when we parked in the gravel space, the neighbors said they had a "spoken agreement" with the owner that they could use the parking space and grumbled about having to move their cars. It would be nice if the neighbors are warned about guests requesting to use the space - they were friendly but made it sound like we were at fault for the confusion.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Location, Cabin a little too rustic

  • 3 of 5

The cabin is in an excellent location for exploring the walking trails around Muir Woods. The area is secluded and while there were a lot of other houses around, we rarely saw anyone else.

We stayed the week before Christmas and found the cabin was quite cold and the heating not working effectively. The spa controls were not functional either so we couldn't increase the water temperature. It would be great in spring/summer but a little cold for winter use.

  • Submitted: Dec 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

great place, location but not for 6

  • 4 of 5

The positives (and these far out weight any negatives)

Amazing location: 10-15 minute drive to Mt Tam or Muir Woods. We went to Mt Tam and then took an amazing hike to Stinson Beach.

You can also drive to the Beach, park your car, and hike and then come to the beach.

The home is warm and inviting. You are truly in the woods and the view from the living room is truly spectacular.

Kitchen was modern

Place felt secure and secluded.

Down side:

As furnished, this home if NOT for 6 adults (as we were)

The TV room has one small couch and we it was hard to be comfortable while we all tried to watch TV

The living room was also tight for 6 adults and needs at least another couch. Dining room was small and had only 4 seats.

4 adults would be fine

a family of 4-5 as well.

Nice get away less than 30 minutes from Oakland or SF.

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Great location, fun place outside of city

  • 4 of 5

Pros

-we had a great time

-great location very close to Muir Woods

-comfortable bed

-nice view from porch

-hot tub

Cons

- the place could use a little attention. It was clean but it was clear that it has been a rental for sometime and has endured some wear and tear.

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
29 Miles
Nearest Ferry
8 Miles
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Nearest Ski
200 Miles
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Nearest Point of Interest
Mountain Home Inn Restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
Trail Heads
Nearest Point of Interest
Marin Theater Company
Nearest Point of Interest
Mill Valley Public Library
Nearest Point of Interest
Dipsea Trail Foot
Nearest Point of Interest
Muir Woods National Monument
Nearest Point of Interest
The Depot Bookstore & Cafe
Nearest Point of Interest
The Tyler Florence Shop
Nearest Point of Interest
Buckeye Roadhouse
Nearest Point of Interest
Small Shed Flatbreads
Nearest Point of Interest
Muir Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Stinson Beach

20 Minutes Over Golden Gate Bridge to San Francisco

Other Activities: Shopping, Kayaking, Wildlife Viewing, Boating, Basketball Court

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Rates & Availability

Tamalpais-Homestead Valley House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$295
$1,750
$6,195
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning Fee $170

Nightly rates are based on 4 person occupancy. Additional occupant fees may apply at $25/person per night. Maximum house occupancy is 6 persons.

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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