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Classic Mount Tamalpais Home in the Heart of Muir Woods

35 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Overview

The Bay Area House Rental Photos and Description

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

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Owner
Member since: 2010
Call Owner
Speaks: english

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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Reviews

4.8
based on 35 traveler reviews

Classic Mount Tamalpais Home in the Heart of Muir Woods
average rating of 4.7714286 based on 79 reviews
5

A wonderful retreat

  • 5 of 5

We were looking for a weekend getaway for a small group of new moms who have been friends for years. Somewhere peaceful was essential and this fit the bill perfectly. The view and the deck are amazing as the pictures would lead you to believe. We walked to the popular hiking trails that lead us to Muir Woods. The drive from the main highway is a little tricky, so I recommend making it during the day the first time. Everything was clean and in excellent condition. Vessy left us to ourselves but left lots of useful printed information, which is my idea of a perfect host!

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful Family Christmas

  • 5 of 5

Our family (my husband and I, along with our 3 young adult children) spent 4 nights in the home over Christmas. Getting to the property was part of the fun. It was close enough to everything we wanted to do, yet far enough away for quiet and relaxation. We walked to the trail head and hiked on Christmas morning, then came back to the house and prepared a full Christmas dinner, including turkey with all the fixings and a homemade apple pie. (The knives in the kitchen could use sharpening. :) ) Having the full kitchen made it feel like a "home away from home." It was an easy commute to San Francisco, but we also took the ferry one day - which was one of my daughter's favorite things. The house is exactly as advertised, clean and well maintained. Instructions were clear and communication was good. We highly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Did not fulfill our expectations.

  • 3 of 5

If the owner/manager gave the place more TLC, the house would be lovely. After our group provided a somewhat extensive list of improvements, we were assured attention would be given to the place so future renters would be more satisfied than we were. The amenities were tacky (eg. lots of chipped dishes, frayed towels, flimsy lamps) but the view with redwoods and the hot tub were exceptional. If you have a large group, ask about the square footage.

  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing Escape

  • 5 of 5

As a resident of the Bay Area, this house provides an incredible weekend escape. It's cozy and unique and has great amenities. I would highly recommend this Mount Tam. getaway!

  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
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5

beautiful hideaway with amazing views!

  • 5 of 5

Property was tucked away in the mountains of Mill Valley and still convenient to town. Beautiful setting with trails nearby as well. House was a great setup for our needs, clean & well maintained. Would recommend to friends & would stay again!

  • Submitted: Dec 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
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Beautiful home, beautiful views

  • 4 of 5

The house looks exactly as it is pictured and fit our family needs perfectly. It was literally a 10 minute drive from where we needed to be the majority of our trip. The roads are quite winding and for the folks that may be motion sensitive I highly recommend sea bands (for motion sickness and bought on line via amazon). The information provided before hand helped us out greatly in regards to grocery stores, restaurants, etc. The house was clean and had all the amenities listed. Would stay here again and have recommended it to family !

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
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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

Mill Valley House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$335
$2,100
$7,600
 
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.

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Amenities

The Bay Area House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
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
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
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.

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