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2nd Best View Home in Mill Valley

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,626 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Wireless Internet
  • Fireplace

Overview

About the property

3BD/2BA with water views (sleeps 5)

Can you find a better view than this?

Enjoy the sunrise and moonlight views.

Open floor plan, renovated kitchen, hardwood floor, wood fireplace, 46" HD TV, and Wi-Fi. 10 min drive to GG Bridge, 20 min to downtown SF, and 45min to Napa. No smoking, no pets property.

This vacation rental is designed for relaxation. The amazing bay view greets you upon entering the front door. The view stretches across Richardson Bay to the Oakland hills and beyond. The property is a peaceful 3BD/2BA 2-level home located in a quiet residential neighborhood just 5 minutes from downtown Mill Valley and highway 101. The upstairs has open floor plan, enjoys all day sun with floor to ceiling mirrors and windows which adds to the outdoor feel. Beautiful oak hardwood floors throughout the ~1620 sq. ft. home. This home is just minutes away from the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, Muir Beach, Muir Woods, Sausalito, Stinson Beach, and San Francisco. Napa and Sonoma Counties are just 45 minutes away. If access to both the outdoors and the City is important to you, this place is perfect!

A custom kitchen has granite countertops, wood cabinets, Wolf gas range, stainless steel refrigerator, wine cooler, dishwasher and microwave. The kitchen is fully equipped and the view from the kitchen window is magnificent. The kitchen flows to the dining area which has a table that can seat up to 6 people. The living room has a cozy seating area to enjoy the wood burning fireplace and watch shows on a 55' smart HDTV. The property is equipped with wireless internet.

The master bedroom, located downstairs, has California king bed with breathtaking bay view, a walk-in closet and dresser. The master bathroom offers two sinks, separate shower and jetted bathtub and water view. A full size washer and dryer are in the laundry area adjacent to the master bath. The upstairs ‘garden’ bedroom has a queen bed, 46" HDTV and large dresser. A twin bed is in the third bedroom with 29" TV/DVD, desk and computer chair.

Outdoor spaces include a long, 3-ft wide redwood deck spanning the kitchen, dining and living rooms perfect for enjoying the water and mountain views. A spacious redwood deck in front is good for relaxing with a book or watching the hummingbirds in the garden. Both are furnished with patio furniture.

The steep driveway can accommodate 2 cars and it is highly recommended to back up to park. There is a short flight of steps from the driveway to the front door.

The location is ideally suited for

• Romantic get-away

• Vacations

• Family or guest holiday visits

• Business travel

• Extended stays due to relocation or house-hunting

• Temporary housing due to home construction, alterations or additions

Ideal location to enjoy the Mill Valley Fall Arts Festival, Mill Valley Film Festival, the Mountain Play, the Marin Theatre Company, the Throckmorton Theatre, Sweetwater Music Hall, and quick access to numerous biking and hiking trails. Easy access to Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, Tennessee Valley Trail head, Sausalito, Tiburon, Angel Island, Muir Woods, Stinson Beach, Mt. Tamalpais, Point Reyes National Sea Shore, Napa, Sonoma. Mill Valley is only a 2-1/2 hour day trip to Monterrey & Carmel and 4 hours to Lake Tahoe or Yosemite National Park.

More Details

Owner
Ruby Casareno
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, japanese, filipino
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 27, 2017

About Ruby Casareno

We moved to Mill Valley in 1998. We love the area so much that we owned properties within a 2 mile radius of our current location. We started with a 1BD/1BA condo, located across the bay from this house. In 2001, we upgraded to a single family home with lots of trees in the backyard. In 2006, we purchased this property which is our favorite so far and would like to share our home as your base for exploring the Bay area.

Ruby Casareno purchased this house in 2006

Why Ruby Casareno chose Mill Valley

We love the panoramic view of the bay, which extends all the way to the East Bay on a clear day. The reflection of the moon on the water is such a spectacular sight. Plus, you get to witness the nice colors of sunrise.

What makes this house unique

Easy access to Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, Tennessee Valley Trail head, Sausalito, Tiburon, Angel Island, Muir Woods, Stinson Beach, Mt. Tamalpais, Point Reyes National Sea Shore, Napa, Sonoma. Mill Valley is only a 2-1/2 hour day trip to Monterrey & Carmel and 4 hours to Lake Tahoe or Yosemite National Park.

Guestbook comments from the owner

While our friends enjoyed SF, we stayed here and enjoyed your digs. It's a beautiful place! Thanks for sharing.
May 2016
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Amenities

Almonte House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1626 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , double sink; water view; located in the master suite
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , one sink; located on the main floor
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master suite with water view
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Garden view and 46" HDTV
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single , Garden view, TV/DVD and office space
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(41 traveler reviews)

2nd Best View Home in Mill Valley
average rating of 4.902439 based on 59 reviews
Jacksonville, Florida
4

Great Property!

  • 4 of 5

Great Property with a nice view. Everything we needed was provided including a complimentary bottle of wine. I would have given it 5 stars if not for the extremely steep driveway. My rental Expedition spun its wheels going up the driveway so we just parked at the top of the driveway and all was well. Great place with excellent owner!

  • Submitted: May 24, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A lovely place that made for an enjoyable stay!

  • 5 of 5

This was a perfect home for a stay with three of our adult children during our trip to the Bay Area! So nice to have a place that was well stocked and equipped in every way. One unexpected delight was seeing the full or near full moon over the bay each evening we were there! Made that "second best view" the best for all of us! Thank you, Ruby, for sharing your lovely home with us!

  • Submitted: May 18, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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5

Beautiful View

  • 5 of 5

We truly enjoyed our stay at this house. The view was spectacular! We had all the amenities we needed and would definitely recommend this home!! Thank you for your wonderful communication and great hospitality. It made for an easy arrival and departure.

Only con is the driveway. If your have a low to the ground car it takes a bit of maneuvering to get down. BUT with that said... the view makes up for it!

  • Submitted: May 17, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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mt prospect, IL
5

not a worry in the world..!

  • 5 of 5

Awesome property, clean, beautiful views, comfortable beds (lots of extra blankets) and had everything we could possibly need for our trip! My husband and I were here celebrating our 30 year anniversary with our 3 adult children and it was perfect. Plenty of room and privacy for each of us - great kitchen with all the comforts of home. It looks just like the photos... only better. You just cannot capture the beautiful view in pictures. This home exceeded our expectations in so many ways. Ruby was super easy to work with and she has lots of local tourism info to look through. We had 2 cars here, parked one in the driveway and never had a problem finding street parking for the other. An added bonus was her TV - which had every imaginable channel. We didn't watch a lot of TV, but we are hockey fans - and it is playoff season, and had no problem finding the games. Location of this home is great - for Muir Woods as well as Golden Gate and downtown San Francisco. Plenty of local places to eat or pick up food to prepare at the house. Would definitely book this house if we are ever back in San Francisco! Thanks so much, Ruby for sharing your home!!

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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Manalapan, New Jersey
5

Great home and wonderful host!

  • 5 of 5

This was a beautiful house with all the accommodations of home! The view was amazing and Ruby was very accommodating and helpful before and during our stay. Great experience!

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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5

Great home, lovely view!

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful home!! View is great! We were very comfortable here and had everything we needed in this beautiful 3 bedroom home. We are a family of 5 (3kids). The home is beautifully maintained and provided us with everything we needed and more! The only downside is the drive up the hill to get to it, a bit tricky for someone who is not familiar with those type of maneuvers and parking was difficult and scary at first but we got a hold of it after the second night, street parking was always full. Make sure you follow Ruby's instructions on parking :)

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
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Map

Nearest Airport
20 Miles
San Francisco International Airport (SFO)
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Mill Valley Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
101
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Buckeye
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Tennessee Valley Beach
Car: necessary

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Rates & Availability

Almonte House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
2017 Peak
Apr 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
$325
From
$350
Fri,Sat
$2,250
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 22 2017 - Nov 27 2017
4 night minimum stay
$350
 
 
Holidays
Dec 21 2017 - Jan 1 2018
4 night minimum stay
$350
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$310
From
$325
Fri,Sat
$2,100
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning fee $200
Tax Rate 13.0%

Check in after 4 pm, check out by 11 am. Please make arrangements with owner regarding early check in/late check out. Personal checks and bank to bank payment accepted. Lodging tax of 10% is waived for stays of more than 30 days.

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