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Spectacular Treehouse like Home, 3b/2b, 10min 2 SF, Hike2 2beaches, Mtn Vus

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Minimum Stay
2 nights

About the property

R&R Inspirational Setting, 2 Living Rms, Front& Back Decks, SF 10min away

Spectacular Home in the Trees, Soaring Ceilings, Inspirational &Tranquil Setting,

2 Living Rooms, 10 min to San Francisco yet One with Mother Nature.

Beautifully updated home with spectacular views over the treetops. Supreme commute location, yet quiet tucked away neighborhood, this 3 bedroom 2 bathroom home is an outdoor lovers haven. Numerous design upgrades include Brazilian teak hardwood floors, 2 living rooms, 4 skylights let sunshine in all throughout the day, open beam ceilings, professional appliances with gas stove and double oven, newly renovated designer bathrooms, upstairs master suite and office, lovely lighting, wood burning fireplace and high quality details throughout.

Unwind amidst the wooded Marin Headlands hills. Quiet, with fantastic views, and daily opportunities to watch the neighborhood regulars: deer, hawks, turkeys, raccoons, occasional fox and skunks.

The space is open, large and bright, with the windows offering sweeping Headland views. The floors are beautiful Brazilian teak. The living room and dining room open onto the deck with glorious views of the valley and hills beyond. The open gourmet chef's kitchen has stainless steel appliances, including gas stove with griddle, dishwasher, double door fridge, and also shares the spectacular views. Settle on the couch, or head out onto the back deck to take in the fresh air. . . time to slow down and decompress.

The house is has an open floor plan and very spacious. On the main floor, the foyer opens into the main living room with large windows to take in the wonderful Headland views. The kitchen's professional appliances allow everyone to be a creative chef. The downstairs has a designer full bathroom with tub and shower and two bedrooms, Both facing east to welcome the morning sun. The French Door bedroom opens onto a deck.

Upstairs, the second living room provides a very relaxing space to gaze out at mother nature, read, contemplate, listen to music or to be the digital theater. The master suite is open and spacious with designer bathroom, again welcoming the morning sun. There is bright open office space to inspire any work that needs to be accomplished...

This wonderful house offers front and back decks overlooking the trees of Mill Valley. It is a Lovely location with delightfully sunny decks, close to amazing trails with panoramic views of entire Bay Area, easy walk to two beaches from house. Deer and wildlife wander regularly through the grounds.

This modern and stylistic 3 bedroom house provides a wonderfully comfy space to stretch out and relax. Rejuvenate your soul, enjoy and explore mother nature at her best. The front and back decks welcome all with wonderful views of the wooded hillside ready for your exploration. Picturesque sunsets, panoramic SF Bay views are beckoning to you, welcoming you to one of the best places to be. We are nestled in woodlands, seemingly far from the city congestion, but in actuality, only minutes from the exhilarating San Francisco hustle and bustle.

Close by are Mill Valley's top rated schools, wonderful restaurants, grocery stores, cafes, and the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, GGNRA, with some of the most breathtaking hiking trails and ocean views in the Bay Area.

Pictures can't capture the true ambiance.

You have to come see it for yourself!

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cindy jones
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
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Calendar last updated:
January 21, 2017

About cindy jones

Travel enthusiast - there is always something new to experience... Wanderlust created the opportunity to create one of a kind cultural experiences and personalized travel itineraries for those discerning travelers seeking opportunities for intimate close encounters with local people worldwide. These special visitations go far beyond the usual travel exploration, as you share 'life' with your local companion and guides. contact me if you'd like to join us on one of our journeys....

Why cindy jones chose California

Modern and stylish newly renovated home with grand views of Marin headlands. Hike 2 2 beaches, 10 minutes to San Francisco. Spacious 2 story house with 2 living rooms, wonderful front and back decks, delightful woodland views, stained glass and french doors.

Exquisite 2 living room house, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths complete with second floor master suite, office and more tremendous views.

What makes this house unique

Mother Nature's Best. This is a tranquil setting is located a quick 10 minute drive over the golden gate bridge. This historical vacation destination for escaping “city life” has become the chosen land. The journey across the golden gate bridge (ggb) itself is memorable. Views of sf bay, the pacific ocean and rugged coast line are lovely. And they are ever changing with the tides, winds, fog, sunshine & shadows of the iconic towers.

It’s the best of all worlds:

* play in fabulous & exciting San Francisco

* be immersed in mother nature: trees, trails, picturesque views, wooded canyons, serene, quaint, charming …

Enjoy the good life

* rise & retire in the calm and quiet green across the golden gate bridge.

* experience the inspirational Marin headlands views.

* hike 2 muir beach and/or Tennessee valley beach with panoramic views of entire San Francisco bay area.

* walk coyote ridge for a fabulous sunset or sun rise

* listen to the owls, watch the turkeys & deer roam through the yard, spot hawks on their skyward journeys

* golden gate national recreation area (ggnra) is your back yard with many miles to hike or bike.

* wine tasting at some of the world’s most notable wineries are an hour drive away. Become familiar with northern California award winning wines. Meet the winemakers, meander the vineyards, gardens and art, examine the distinctive historical stone mansions to ultra modern wineries, visit the gorgeous estates and small family owned properties, taste the perfection of the world renowned wines produced locally.

So much to do... so little time!! You'll have to come back!


Very Good! 4/5 -
(9 traveler reviews)

Spectacular Treehouse like Home, 3b/2b, 10min 2 SF, Hike2 2beaches, Mtn Vus
average rating of 4.0 based on 9 reviews

Fabulous stay in a great location.

  • 5 of 5

This was to be the last few days of our road trip so we were looking for somewhere special. We definitely found that somewhere special here.

This house is fantastic and kept to a very high standard, providing everything we needed for relaxing in, while being so close to the delights of the surrounding areas, such as Sausalito, Muir Woods, Muir Beach (The Pelican pub) and of course the city of San Francisco.

It was a delight to return to the house after a day out, cook our own meal and sit and relax in the ample and various spaces provided, especially the balcony overlooking the valley, while the fog rolled over the hills.

Cindy was very attentive and available if needed, making us feel very welcome and at home from arrival. We would love to stay here again if we make it back to San Francisco. Thank you Cindy for providing a memorable end to our holiday.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi! sooo glad you got to stay with us and experience all (ok, some) of the great things the Bay area has to offer! It was a delight to meet you! We do hope to see you again... or some of your friends and rest of the family that are coming this way! Until the next time... all the best, cyndi
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Mill Valley Yes! This property- NO!!!!!

  • 1 of 5

Let me start this review by saying that the Mill Valley area is absolutely beautiful, and was the perfect place to stay during our San Francisco vacation. We highly recommend this area!!

Positives: As advertised, the property is very quiet and there is wildlife in the area. Also, the house was accessible to some nice hiking, which we took advantage of. The owner was helpful with travel tips.

The rest of the story: The owner actually lives in a downstairs unit, which is not made clear in the property description. Upon arrival, we were told that we could not wear shoes- other than slippers- in the house, or "walk loudly", as it would create noise in her unit downstairs. Additionally, we were notified via text within 30 minutes of leaving the house on the first day that we had set the thermostat incorrectly. Another text the next day advised us that we had left a fan on in a bathroom. The feeling was that, as soon as we left the house each day, the owner was entering right behind us, checking throughout the house for violations. Our family has rented many times through VRBO- two other times where the owner was actually living at the same property-- and have never felt so much as if we were on "pins and needles". Not exactly the atmosphere you want when you're on vacation!

As another reviewer mentioned, the upstairs carpet was wrinkled and had areas where the carpet seams were actually coming apart. Also, we did notice a musty smell upstairs; leaving the windows opened helped. The front load washer was mildewed.

The downstairs bathroom had a cork floor installed. Upon check-in, we were told that we must be diligent about water on this floor, as the contractor had not installed the correct underlayment, and water might leak through. The owner had a rolled up pair of men's boxer shorts in the corner on the floor, which apparently was there to prevent water damage. The toilet in that bathroom had flushing issues the entire time we were there, and overflowed on our last night.

The most disturbing issue is that the owner has retained our very large security deposit, attempting to place responsibility for her faulty flooring installation on our family. Unfortunately, we are likely going to have to retain legal help with this.

Save your vacation and rent elsewhere!

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ojai, CA

Location, location, location: in the country but close to everything

  • 4 of 5

Cindy’s place is as advertised: lovely, comfortable, and scenic. The kitchen is a bit small but everything works, there is counter space, and it is a pleasure to work with two ovens. The two living rooms, one equipped with a large TV and one with a smaller one, are cozy. The bedrooms are good, and the porch is excellent, with a nice view. All good.

Visitors should know that there are thirty steep, narrow, and twisting stone steps from the road down to the front door, and there is no hand rail. Also, if Cindy is in residence (she can stay in the completely detached first floor residence and was a totally unobtrusive presence during our stay), there is one parking place in the driveway and sometimes-available street parking located uphill from the house. We had three cars present only for Thanksgiving, so it was not too inconvenient, just surprising.

If you read the rental agreement, you will see that Cindy requires a photocopy of the driver licenses of all guests, and she does ask for them, so be aware.

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for staying with us, Peter. sounds like all enjoyed mother nature, her great Headland views surrounding the house and exploring the area. There is so much to do and see, esp with San Francisco a few minutes away and during the holidays! The house is located in the hills, to go along with those great views, deer, turkeys and other wildlife, thus extra street parking is limited and stairs are a part of our natural environment. Take care, and we'll hope to see you again, and some of your friends too! all the best, Cindy
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Great home in Mill Valley, close to SF

  • 5 of 5

My family and I (2 adults and 2 children, ages 15 and 20) stayed in this lovely home on our vacation to the San Francisco area. It really was the best of both worlds. We could get into the city easily, which we did each day to explore and eat at some fabulous restaurants. But we could also hike right from the house or after just a quick drive. One day we drove a short distance to Muir Woods to hike through the redwoods. The visitor center gets extremely crowded and parking fills up quickly, but because we were close, it was convenient to get there early before the crowds showed up. Host was very flexible, allowed us to check out a little late on the last day, since our flight was at night. Overall wonderful experience.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Following up... it was great to meet you and have you stay at our home. We are so blessed to live in such a wonderful location and very happy to share with you! We'll hope to see you again, or some of your friends and other family! all the best to you and yours!
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Spacious Mill Valley Escape

  • 5 of 5

Our family stayed at this charming house for three nights after visiting family in Hillsborough and the East Bay. Planned some day trips to San Francisco, Sausalito and Tiburon. It was the perfect location for exploring, hiking and eating our way through Marin County. Plan on taking a ferry as we did from Sausalito to the Ferry Building! The house was spacious and clean with all the amenities we needed. It was very comfortable and nicely decorated. The view out the deck was breathtaking, especially when the fog rolled in! The host was attentive, gracious and very knowledgeable. We would highly recommend this house to anyone visiting the area for a few days or longer.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: thanks of the compliments. it was lovely having you and the famiiy. Glad all enjoyed everything that is offered around here! we hope you'll come back for a visit, and maybe we'll see some of your friends and family, too! please do save our info for your next trip and pass along to others coming this way! all the best to you!
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Plymouth Mi

Great location and host

  • 5 of 5

I enjoyed the short drive to Muir woods park, beach, Saucalito, and Goldengate. Comfortable house and host was easy to communicate with. I will stay again.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: thanks for staying with us! Enjoyed hosting you! will look forward to your return visit! and thanks for passing on our info to friends and family! all the best, cindy
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Sausalito, Larkspur landing
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.25 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Nearest Ski
150 Miles
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Muir Beach, Stinson Beach, Tennesee Valley Beach
Car: necessary

The house is nestled on the hillside facing the Marin Headlands, the views that you see from the decks. There are several trails you’ll enjoy exploring and can walk to right from the house. It is a very quiet safe community. A few minutes away are numerous restaurants, shopping for both essentials and boutique items. The bike trail is nearby for a lovely stroll or ride along the bay inlets and wet lands.

Per one of our guests:

“Cyndi was a great host and her house is the perfect situation if you are looking for access to Mill Valley's fantastic landscape, beaches, town, etc. Perfectly comfortable, well appointed, and an ideal house to rent if you have a few people in your group. Very much plan to rent again when I have to be in the area again.'

From the house:

MUIR BEACH & TENNESSE VALLEY BEACH - Do walk/ hike out to the ridge for sunset or the more challenging TENNESSE VALLEY BEACH or MUIR BEACH. The trails have wonderful coastal views. Or drive to the coast for speed and ease. Muir Beach has the Pelican Inn which is a great stop for an English brew or meal, or just a game of darts. You can walk to the trailheads from the house. Use your GPS to find 1001 Smith Road. Follow the pavement into what is a multiuse driveway and the trail head is right there! (go up marin drive, left on Alta Vista, Left at 3 way intersection onto Smith Rd. follow up to 1001. Look for gate and trailhead into Golden Gate National Recreation Area.

In the area:

MILL VALLEY is a quaint town to explore with boutique shops and restaurants. Check out the music scene at Sweetwaters. I’ve personally seen Grace Slick, Rod Stewart, Huey Lewis there, as well as around town. Over its nearly 25-year history, the original Sweetwater hosted performances by artists including Bob Weir, Carlos Santana, Clarence Clemons, Elvis Costello, Gregg Allman, Huey Lewis, Jerry Garcia, Maria Muldaur, Sammy Hagar, Richie Havens and many other musical luminaries. In 1992, BBC Television shot a documentary at the club featuring Bonnie Raitt, John Lee Hooker and Ry Cooder. That same year, Hot Tuna recorded two live albums at the Sweetwater. The new club intends to carry on this storied tradition. The BUCKEYE ROADHOUSE (steak and grill) has very good food and a fun ambiance 15 Shoreline, Mill Valley, 415-331-2600. In Downtown Mill Valley, D’ANGELO’S (Italian) is fun favorite of the locals. Or just wander. There are numerous restaurants and quaint boutique shops. It is cute town to explore.

SAUSALITO is a cute town on the Bay to explore with fabulous views looking back at the San Francisco waterfront, Angel Island, Alcatraz, Treasure Island and Bay Bridge. It has lots of souvenirs shops.

TIBURON also has delightful San Francisco Waterfront views with less of the touristy feel. You can catch the Tiburon Ferry to Angel Island or SF from there. Guaymus has a great happy hour on the water, same as Sam’s for breakfast on the deck. We hook up there after a day of sailing….

MARIN HEADLANDS has fabulous views looking back at SF as well as numerous WWII Army bunkers and missile silos to find and explore… a bit of history in our backyard. Walk out to the Point Bonitas Lighthouse for a true glimpse of the entrance to the Golden Gate. They used to have a one person at a time swinging bridge to access the lighthouse… my thrill, which has recently been replaced, my disappointment… but safer.

RODEO BEACH- is a close drive. Checkout the Marine Mammal Sanctuary and Recovery Center and the small museum, and store while there. There are some wonderful trails to hike taking you up into the hills with fabulous views, fun exploration of more Army barracks, gun installation sites, and great exercise with Mother Nature.

STINSON BEACH – another wonderful and favorite destination. Twenty minute drive along the beautiful, rugged California Coast. Couple miles of beaches to wander or run. The town has numerous eateries, wine bars to catch a bite or drink, plus small shops and galleries to explore before or after your beach escapade.

SAN FRANCISCO- via ferry or driving, city life is a few minutes away. Walk across the Golden Gate Bridge, World class dining, diverse cultural neighborhoods, historic buildings and sights, the reknowned Fisherman’s Wharf and Waterfront Embarcadero Walkway, Ghiradelli Square, Alcatraz, Twin Peaks, Chinatown, Victorian Painted Ladies, shopping in Union Square, cheer on the Giants or 49er’s to victory, Lombard Street, Golden Gate Park, Cable Car rides, California Academy of Sciences, Modern Museum of Art, the new Exploratorium, Castro District… Check out the Farmer’s Market at the ferry Building (or the one at Marin’s Civic Center), Palace of the Legion of Honor, hike Land’s End Trail…. So much to Do and See! Enjoy!


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Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $300 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $99
Refundable damage deposit $1,500
Tax Rate 12.0%

We request that only those persons in the agreement be on the property and no guests on premises. If you would like to entertain or have an event with other/ additional persons, please contact us for rules and regulations. Additional fees might apply. Damage Security of $1500 is due directly to owner/ rental agent. Pls be careful & respectful of all our home and possessions.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Tamalpais-Homestead Valley House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Main Floor Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower
    Second Floor Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2 bathrooms
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    other - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • 3 bedrooms Second Floor Master suite with private bathroom, queen bed Main Floor Blue room, queen bed Main Floor French Door Room, Double bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
The San Francisco Bay area is a wonderful place to explore. There are activities for all ages and interests. This location is fabulous for the outdoors natural environment, with quick & easy access to 'city excitement' when you want it, with peace and quiet the rest of the time. There is much to see and do, and much time to just relax and enjoy Mother Nature's glory. Welcome! Marin is beautiful! and 10 minutes to San Francisco! Enjoy Mother Nature at her Best during the day, then head to the city for an eventful evening. Have the best of both worlds! Make yourselves at home All we ask is that you Please take care of everything as if it were your own. Thanks in advance for being respectful of our home and belongings.

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