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Sumptuous, Serene, Split-Level Studio

22 Reviews
Bedrooms Studio
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Almonte Studio Rental Photos and Description

Studio, Studio, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

This is a newly remodeled apartment that is a self-contained and private unit within a large house. In Tam Valley, this spacious and attractive apartment is nestled in the trees - yet bright and conveniently located. Every window looks out onto greenery. It is 450 sq. feet, with a washer and dryer in the adjoining laundry room. Enjoy the 37' flatscreen TV with premium cable hookup, Blu-ray DVD player, and wi-fi. It has a private entrance with a small patio surrounded by greenery. The bathroom has a tiled floor and a large walk-in shower.

This apartment is 10 minutes from Mt. Tamalpais, and many glorious hiking trails; 20 minutes from Stinson Beach; 30 minutes from Point Reyes National Seashore; 15 minutes from San Francisco and ocean beaches, and 40 minutes away from the heart of Wine Country.

Keywords: apartment, studio, hiking, biking, beach, relaxed, quiet, woodsy

  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 19, 2016
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About The Owner

We have lived in this house for 25 years. We love the area because it is so green and quiet yet close to everything. Which is also why our guests love it. We were married in this house (24 years ago) and it has seen a lot of great occasions since then. Deborah is a San Francisco native and I am from London, England.

The Owner purchased this studio in 1990

Why The Owner chose California

When our daughter and grandson moved from here down to Los Angeles, we realized that the house was just too big for the two of us. After many years of thinking about it we decided to create a guest apartment. We have both traveled a lot and we wanted to create a vacation get-away that WE would love to stay in. Hopefully - from what our guests tell us - we've done that.

What makes this studio unique

We never get tired of the trees, greenery and fresh air that we are fortunate enough to enjoy year round. Because we are both city people who love the outdoors, easy accessibility to San Francisco, mountain hikes and beaches has made this the perfect place to live - and we don't plan on moving anytime soon!


based on 22 traveler reviews

Sumptuous, Serene, Split-Level Studio
average rating of 4.9545455 based on 22 reviews


  • 5 of 5

When we arrived at this distinctive property, our hosts offered to provide a summary of the "must see" spots in the city based on our interests. We found the space delightfully roomy and quite comfy for two. It was a simple thing to ferry into SF from nearby Saucilito. We were so close to Muir Woods and took the opportunity to explore thoroughly. Overall, I am so grateful we were able to spend the last 4 days with this great place as home base.

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A perfect place to stay 🌹

  • 5 of 5

Look no further, this charming studio apartment is 5 star perfect. The apartment is meticulously clean, the kitchen well appointed and a very quiet location. (You might even see a deer in the driveway) Our hosts, Deborah and Keith are welcoming and available to answer questions. You are just a 5 minute drive into Sausalito to the restaurants and the ferry into San Francisco. Stinson Beach is a 20 minute drive along the most picturesque highway and Napa Valley and hour away. We were so pleased with this apartment and its location we would definitely come back and stay here again.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A lovely little hideaway!

  • 5 of 5

We were visiting SF for a wedding weekend and decided not to go the hotel route. We absolutely loved our stay in the studio! Mill Valley was enchanting and our hosts were very accommodating and very respectful in terms of privacy. It was like our own little house in the mountains! I highly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very sweet and welcoming!

  • 5 of 5

I was attending a wedding in Sausalito and really lucked into this very sweet studio for 3 nights. The owner was there when I arrived and gave me parking tips and actually arranged transportation to the airport with me for my departure, which I was a little concerned about. The studio was quiet, even more lovely that advertised, and just minutes from great shopping. Best of all, only 5 minutes from Sausalito. I hope I have the opportunity to return!

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful long weekend!

  • 5 of 5

The studio is a delightful space with everything you could need including robes and slippers. It is bright and sunny with a lovely spot to seat outside and enjoy the weather. My children live in the area so I plan to return every chance I get.

  • Submitted: Nov 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
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Chic little home away from home

  • 5 of 5

I stayed in this lovely, quiet studio for three nights during a recent trip to California. I used to live in the Bay Area, so was very familiar with the area and was delighted to find this VRBO right where I wanted to be. It was a chic little home away from home "tree-house" perfectly situated for any sightseeing or visiting one might want to do in Marin county.

Overall, I felt very at home and appreciated the decor, the setting, the robes (although I didn't use, they were a very nice touch) and the terrific coffee fixings. And the laundry! Keith's and Deborah's hospitality was evident in every small touch.

Do note that the home is perched on a steep hill with a small parking pad and a flight of stairs (lit at night) down to the deck that has the apartment entrances. It's best to arrive when it's still light, if possible, to get the lay of the land.

I've already recommended the place to a few Marin friends who have family visit them occasionally and when I find myself back in Marin, I'll be sure to seek out one of the two apartments available here.

I highly recommend this sweet little apartment!

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Almonte Studio Rental Rates

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3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $65

Deposit of 50% of total rental fee to hold the reservation. Balance is due at check-in.

For stays longer than one week, we supply fresh linens and towels as requested but we do not make beds, etc. We can arrange for housekeeping for an additional fee.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Almonte Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 450 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Large, modern walk-in shower.
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Studio - 1 queen
  • Queen-size bed (1)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Soft cuddly robes, hairdryer, shampoo, conditioner, lotion, makeup wipes, Blu-ray player, HBO, Showtime, Starz - and Peet's coffee!

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