|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
We have TWO RENTAL options available on this property:
SPRINGFIELD ONE BEDROOM APARTMENT AND DECK : (SEE NOTES in the RATES section)
The upper story of our carriage house, The Springfield, is a home we created for ourselves while we renovated the main house on the property. It is sophisticated yet warm and cozy at the same time. You will enjoy your privacy inside or on the deck, and can look out at the beautiful trees which surround the property. It will be your oasis in which to relax from the outside world, yet only a 5 minute walk (on level ground) to the center of Mill Valley. If you feel more adventurous, you can explore the majestic nature of Cascade Canyon or Mt. Tam which begins just down the block.
The apartment is composed of a living room, open kitchen, bedroom, bathroom with glass-tiled European shower which is beautifully lit by a diffused glass window in the shower, and a deck off the bedroom. The bedroom has a queen size bed, feathertop mattress, and the linens are 'second to none'. It is outfitted with wireless internet and a modern AV system which includes digital cable, flat screen TV, and DVD/CD player. The kitchen has a gas stove, large refrigerator, Nespresso coffee system. Parking is always available right in front of the house.
GARDEN COTTAGE STUDIO (lower cost):
Nestled into a lush, beautifully designed garden, flanked by cherry trees and a majestic fig tree, this garden cottage is the quintessential Mill Valley retreat for a visit to this gorgeous area. The front of the cottage features a cute porch that faces the garden. Inside, 'center stage' you will find an incredibly comfortable queen size bed with fabulous European sheeting. The carrera marble bathroom has a glass enclosed European (Hans Grohe) shower and its window faces the fig tree, just renovated to include the new heated marble floor, too. The kitchen area is small but well appointed with a large refrigerator, a four burner gas stove, and sink. You will also find a coffee machine for your morning java and a microwave for a quick meal. And there is a fabulous fire place perfect for cooler evenings curled up with a book.
A cute round mirror-topped bistro table with two chairs sits in front of a window facing the garden.
There are of course WiFi and cable TV.
Snuggled into the yummy sheets and surrounded by nature you might have your best sleep ever.
Contact us to find the best option for your stay!
Shorter stays than 3 nights are possible, please inquire.
We've lived on both coasts (NY and CA) and have been back in the San Francisco area for quite some time now. Mill Valley is a treasure but we love to travel (Europe, Asia and South America) to take in different cultures, meet people, and experience the local food, music, art, architecture and nature. This is a special location from which to explore the trails of Marin County or to drive a short distance to San Francisco, Berkeley or Napa Valley...and if you need suggestions don't hesitate to ask.
This is one of Mill Valley's most unique properties with perhaps the best location possible. You can enjoy a lush garden filled with roses, dahlias, rhododendrons, camellias, and succulents that is screened by beautiful mature trees and still gets lots of direct sun. You will love being so close to downtown Mill Valley or the hiking trails, without being in the middle of it all.
When you approach this property the first thing you notice is that while very conveniently located close to the center of Mill Valley, it has unusual privacy due to the lush landscaped gardens that surround the Cottage, Carriage House and our home. You're also just a few steps from the Dipsea stairs or other trails in Cascade Canyon. But, unlike Cascade Canyon, you can enjoy sunshine here because the majestic redwood trees are also just a few steps away from our property. We have taken our time over the past 8 years to meticulously renovate, decorate and landscape for comfort, beauty and enjoyment.
Located within ~1 mile walking distance of downtown Mill Valley but half a block from Cascade Drive, a winding "country" road flanked by tall straight redwood trees and small walking bridges, the cottage is a cozy, comfortable studio, with a freshly renovated bathroom and a tiny but complete kitchenette. It is totally independent, set at the back of the main house garden, beautifully cared-for and full of interesting details. Joel and Jane were great hosts: considerate (refreshments and fresh flowers waiting for us), friendly and ready to assist but respectful of our privacy. Today, Joel wrote to ask if we had left behind a necklace and sent a photo along -- we had, and this captures his sense of responsibility and attentiveness towards his guests. It is a well-deserved 5 stars.
Joel was a wonderful host and we loved the location of the property. The Carriage House was very nice and we were provided with fruit, yogurt and milk for our late arrival. We were able to cycle from the property, as well as walk to the main street for great coffee and dinners. We will undoubtedly return.
We enjoyed our stay at The Carriage House, it was perfect for our getaway. Very clean and comfortable. Property was close to downtown Mill Valley and next to beautiful redwoods - which made our morning walks stunning. Easy drive to Petaluma and into San Francisco. I would absolutely recommend this property. Loved it! Joel was accommodating and a pleasant host. Thank you for sharing your place.
My only hesitation in writing a glowing review for the carriage house - and the Joel/Jane's warm hospitality - is that others will find this gem...!
Long story short: the property is beautiful and the private, secluded carriage house is nestled up against the redwoods, providing total peace and quiet.
The entire space - bed, bath, kitchen, living room - is immaculate and the design is current, comfortable, and tastefully decorated.
Joel and Jane are phenomenal hosts and you won't be lacking for the small amenities that make travel easier - fresh linens, coffee, water and juice upon arrival - all thoughtful touches that allow you to begin exploring the city, mill valley, and all or marin county.
For (less) than the price of most area hotels, you'll get to live like a local in the heart of Mill Valley and Marin...Highly recommended!
I had the pleasure of staying at the carriage house for three days while I was working in Mill Valley. I very much appreciated the setting. The house and property are beautiful, and it takes just a few minutes to walk to downtown Mill Valley. A lot of the walk is adjacent to Old Mill Park, where there is a stand of redwoods. Joel and his wife are wonderful hosts, and the carriage house is beautifully decorated, well-appointed, and very clean. I also appreciated their hospitality – in my case, fresh tulips, some lovely snacks, and multiple coffee options (always a winner for me). The wireless connection was very good - another feature that I really value. I will definitely look forward to staying there again.
My wife and I just spent a week in the Carriage House apartment and our stay was truly exceptional. Joel is a first-rate host, the garden setting is stunning, and the location was perfect for us -- a short walk to downtown Mill Valley (coffee shops, restaurants, and Mill Valley Market). The location is right next to Cascade Canyon, so you can walk to downtown through the Canyon among the redwoods. Off-street parking was easy, very safe/secure area. Great hiking (Dipsea!), mountain biking, dining, and easy access to San Francisco. The accommodations were clean and very comfortable, we felt right at home and look forward to a return visit.
Mill Valley is becoming the hub of Southern Marin County, just a 10 minute drive across the Golden Gate Bridge from San Francisco. It is known for its bounty of outdoor sporting trails and roads (hiking and biking) and has a lively art, restaurant and evening cultural events (Sweetwater, 142 Throckmorton) scene. Mill Valley hosts an annual international Film Festival each October. It is also a short drive or bicycle ride to West Marin and the Coast, including Stinson Beach, Bolinas and Point Reyes Station.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Cleaning Fee||$60 + Tax|
|Refundable damage deposit||$150|
RATES: Please note that posted rates are for the Cottage (studio) and the Carriage House (one bedroom apartment with large private deck) has higher rates ($209.00 Mon-Thurs, $249 Fri-Sun; cleaning fee $80; weekly rate $1,432). Damage Deposit of $250.00.
CHECK IN: 3:00 P.M or later, unless other arrangements are made.
CHECK OUT: 11:00 A.M. unless other arrangements are made.
Minimum deposit of 50% to secure the reservation. Balance is due no later than two weeks prior to arrival.