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Best Mill Valley Location, PETS OK, High End, Gourmet Kitchen

Mill Valley, CA, USA
  • Guest House920 sqft
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps4
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay30 - 90 nights

Quiet Modern 2-Bed, high ceilings, fenced yard, bikes, radiant heat, 30-day Min

Contemporary Craftsman,

Built with attention to details and designer furnished,

2 bedroom attached unit for long term rent. (60 day minimum)

LOCATION in the center of Mill Valley flats. Walk to downtown restaurants or parks, or quickly commute to San Francisco. It's the perfect sunbelt location for outdoor patio grilling, across from the Park School playground, tennis courts and grassy fields.

INSIDE FEATURES High-end, new sensuous furnishings, and a delicious gourmet kitchen with everything from a flour sifter to a dual-fuel downdraft JenAir pro stove. Or if you prefer, our private chef comes Mondays and makes meals to go for the week. Feel safe in a fenced, hypo-allergenic environment that includes radiant heat in etched concrete floors, reverse-osmosis filtered water, and a whole house vacuum. Soundproof walls create privacy from the attached house. On-demand water heater yields endless hot water.

PETS WELCOME Dogs love to lie on the radiant heat etched concrete floors or get fresh air in the fenced private yard. There are organic Meyer's lemons from the tree and a large gas grill on the flagstone patio for California outdoor dining under the grape arbor.

CONVENIENT Off-street PARKING in a safe neighborhood that's very quiet at night, with a 10 minute drive to San Francisco or Muir Woods redwoods.

Walk a few blocks to downtown destination restaurants and 142 Throckmorton Comedy Club or the skate park. Ride our bikes out to Tennessee beach, up Mount Tamalpais where mountain biking was born, or on the bike path to breezy Sausalito and the Golden Gate Bridge.

This is a great place to write your book. There's a tranquil view of trees and Mt Tam from the desk, as well as the happy sound of children walking to school down the public pathway. Drawers, file cabinet, wifi, and supplies make for a fully functional office with fast wi-fi.

GOURMET KITCHEN The stainless steel kitchen features a duel-fuel downdraft JenAir pro series range with electric convection oven and gas burners. The profile microwave has a minimalist dial look. The leathered-texture black granite counter top drops into an under-mount granite sink, all brilliantly lit by continuous strip recessed LED lights. Bosh Stainless dishwasher is sized for 2 people. A powerful garbage disposal turns on with a stainless air switch, and recycling and garbage are picked up Mondays about 8AM. The 22 cubic foot stainless refrigerator has the freezer below for convenience. Filled with storage, the kitchen island seats for two to chat with the cook. Bigger meals happen around the coffee table or on the courtyard table.

BIKING Helmets and casual bicycles are provided in the 'bike barn', where serious cyclists can also hang and lock their own bikes. Marin is famous for world class road and mountain bike trails. You can 'ride to the ride' from your home- Tennessee Beach trailhead is less than 20 minutes away, through open space waterfront headlands, and the trail head up Mount Tamalpais old railroad gradeis less than five minutes away.

SAFE AND HEALTHY This property is very tranquil and quiet. The neighborhood is super safe--crime is almost non-existent. Mill Valley has two Whole Foods markets, a Friday Farmer's Market, and organic sections in the historical market and in Safeway.

HOSTS Your hosts are licensed psychotherapists who practice Low Energy Neurofeedback. It's like a brain reboot: an EEG reads your brain waves and echoes them back through the same three sensor wires to the head, triggering a neural house-cleaning. Regrets, worries and repeating survival thoughts vanish. The resulting clarity is like the spacious mind meditators experience on retreat. Headaches, ADHD, migraines, anxiety, depression and arguing are all improved strongly. This is the future of medicine, available to the lucky few now. Couples drop their arguments, business people drop their speech nervousness, athletes drop into 'the zone'. Everyone is at their best. These services are available at an extra charge.

BOOKING Since we usually rent for several months at a time, I like to talk with tenants to make sure we are a match. Hopefully you can even stop by and see for yourself the attention to detail. Catch my contacts at our business website, Echo Rock Neurotherapy.


Grant Rudolph

Member Since 2014
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within a few hours
Calendar last updated:
Apr 05, 2018
About Grant Rudolph

As a licensed psychotherapist, I like meeting interesting people. I have studied at Yale and Pacifica Graduate Institute, started businesses, directed a choir and orchestra, and run Echo Rock Neurotherapy Clinic for 25 years. In our nearby office My wife and I use Low Energy Neurofeedback and meditation techniques to make clients efficient and happy and to alleviate problems of anxiety, ADHD, phobias, headaches, PTSD, etc. I also bicycle, garden, and write about our work. I often dance on Sundays at the Open Floor. I serve as a practice guide for Spirit Rock Meditation Center in nearby Woodacre, CA. We are friendly and resourceful with references and connections, but wait for you to ask.

Grant Rudolph purchased this Guest House in 1996

Why Grant Rudolph chose Mill Valley

Connections. The property is well-designed with pricey amenities, yet the wealth of connections to local interesting people and places is priceless. You are not on your own. Location. 'The flat's' near downtown Mill Valley is the best place to be in the Bay Area. The weather is perfect, sunny but not too hot because of the nearby ocean. You're on the edge of open space forest, and the air is cleaner than anywhere nearby. The city commute is easy, and dozens of activities are conveniently nearby. Best of all, Mill Valley is filled with creative people who pause at the coffee shops to talk.

What makes this Guest House unique

Service. Where else are you offered the services of a chef, a masseuse, an organic gardener, a bike or personal fitness coach, and a neurotherapist? Access to Low Energy Neurofeedback (LENS) may be the best thing that has happened to you in decades, especially if you have ever hit your head or been in a fender-bender.


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Hot Tub
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
      • Master Bedroom
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 2/office
        1 twin/ single
      • Living room
        2 sleep sofa /futon
      • Master Bedroom has a queen with two nightstands and a feather duvet. The double door closet has ample storage shelves as well as hanging room. A small 'SECRET DOOR' connects through the closets to bedroom #2, so kids can crawl through if it's not locked!


      • 1 Bathroom
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, combination tub/shower, Reverse osmosis filtered water, built-in large wall cabinets
      • Corian counter top and under-mount sink are easy to keep clean. Dual-flush toilet saves water and has an auto-closing brake the keeps the lid from banging. The cabinets in the wall provide extra storage beyond toiletries. Towels and hair dryer included.

      Location Type

        • Downtown
          Out of the noise, but just a few blocks to town.
        • Mountain View
          You could be biking or hiking on Mt Tamalpais in 8 minutes.


            • Adventure
            • Away From It All
            • Romantic
            • Sports & Activities
            • Tourist Attractions


                • Catering available


                    • Internet
                      high-speed Comcast cable premium internet and TV
                    • Air Conditioning
                      Built-in Air filtration system filters the air of dust and toxins. Cooling available if needed.
                    • Fireplace
                      It's a video on the flat screen!
                    • Fitness Room / Equipment
                      Mountain bikes provided. Ride the birthplace of mountain biking!
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                      Radiant heat in the etched concrete floors. Once you have experienced warm floors, you will never be satisfied with central air blowers again.
                    • Clothes Dryer
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Linens Provided
                      Egyptian cotton sheets and feather duvets.
                    • Living Room
                      A couch that is actually comfortable to sit on.
                    • Parking
                      cobblestone pavers make attractive off-street parking
                    • Towels Provided
                      Feeling pampered is all about the luxurious oversize towels, washer dryer on site.
                    • Washing Machine
                      Front load top-of-the-line machine across the deck in the garage.


                        • Coffee Maker
                          Michael Graves design by Hamilton Beach, programmable clock, auto pause and serve, flavor-plus espresso setting
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                          Nice pieces for the chef, all new.
                        • Kitchen
                          This kitchen likes to cook! Gromet. The cabinets have hidden pulls and easy-close brakes. All the utensils are new. Jen Air downdraft range, leathered granite countertops, Reverse osmosis water.
                        • Microwave
                          New, top of the line GE Profile.
                        • Oven
                          Electric convection oven and broiler in the Jen Air duel-fuel range.
                        • Pantry Items
                          Spices, teas and some food is provided, or you can opt for our cook instead.
                        • Refrigerator
                          22 cubic foot stainless refrigerator keeps the main unit on top where it's convenient, and the freezer drawer on the bottom.
                        • Stove
                          Jen Air downdraft Pro series, with a gas grill attachment. Cooking with gas!


                            • Dining
                              Two people can talk with the cook from the island stools. The large coffee table and outdoor table both seat 4 easily.
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 4 people


                                • Books
                                  Children's books and access to psychology and neuroscience library
                                • Games
                                  Board games and card games.
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                  Comcast premium High Def with recorder
                                • Television
                                  120 hz flat screen with COmcast premium digital. Voice command remote.
                                • Toys
                                  by request, age appropriate.


                                    • Bicycles
                                      Mountain bike/cross with helmets, trail maps, and perhaps a guide provided.
                                    • Deck / Patio
                                      Flagstone and furniture. Live outdoors!
                                    • Golf
                                      Inexpensive Mill Valley Golf Course about 6 blocks away. Redwoods, historic clubhouse.
                                    • Kayak / Canoe
                                      Surfing and Kayaking lessons and rentals are available in Sausalito, just 10 minutes from Mill Valley.
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                      Dogs and children run in the schoolyard or park across the street. Organic gardeners can pitch in the vegetable production garden.
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                      Large Stainless gas grill with side burner
                                    • Tennis
                                      Public courts, 300' away.


                                        • Long-term Renters Welcome

                                          Pool / Spa

                                            • Communal Pool
                                              Several excellent community pools including Mill Valley Community Center, SOMA Aquatics and Strawberry Recreation District.
                                            • Hot Tub
                                              Enjoy a local daily rate of to the Sonoma Mission Inn and Spa, or walk to Joseph Smith's Simply Inspired Spa in Mill Valley.
                                            • Sauna
                                              Sonoma Mission Inn and Spa and Joseph Smith's Simply Inspired Spa have Saunas.

                                              Onsite Services

                                                • Massage
                                                • Private Chef
                                                • Staff


                                                    • live theater
                                                    • arboretum
                                                    • churches
                                                    • cinemas
                                                    • festivals
                                                    • health/beauty spa
                                                    • library
                                                    • botanical garden
                                                    • marina
                                                    • museums
                                                    • playground
                                                    • recreation center
                                                    • restaurants
                                                    • ruins
                                                    • synagogues

                                                      Leisure Activities

                                                        • photography
                                                        • antiquing
                                                        • bird watching
                                                        • boating
                                                        • eco tourism
                                                        • horseback riding
                                                        • horseshoes
                                                        • paddle boating
                                                        • beachcombing
                                                        • scenic drives
                                                        • shopping
                                                        • shuffleboard
                                                        • 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

                                                                • paragliding
                                                                • basketball court
                                                                • deepsea fishing
                                                                • fishing
                                                                • golf
                                                                • golf privileges optional
                                                                • hiking
                                                                • ice skating
                                                                • kayaking
                                                                • mountain biking
                                                                • mountain climbing
                                                                • mountaineering
                                                                • cycling
                                                                • pier fishing
                                                                • racquetball
                                                                • rock climbing
                                                                • roller blading
                                                                • sailing
                                                                • sound/bay fishing
                                                                • surf fishing
                                                                • surfing
                                                                • swimming
                                                                • tennis
                                                                • wind-surfing


                                                                    • The best of nature is within minutes - walk or take our bikes to Mt Tamalpais trail head and explore miles of of hiking and biking trails with fantastic views of San Francisco,the Pacific Ocean and Redwoods. Take an easy flat bike ride to Sausalito and board the ferry to Alcatraz Island, Angel Island, or San Francisco where you can take a Rickshaw ride to Pier 39. Pick your vegetables from our well-maintained gardens throughout the property, enjoy outdoor seating on your back deck and take a short walk to historic town center with unique shops and fantastic restaurants or explore local historic sites including the oldest footrace, the Dipsea steps, and WWII gun emplacements. A scenic 45 minute drive to Sonoma/Napa Wine Country makes for a lovely day excursion. Pt Reyes and bonito Lighthouse are less than 45 minutes drive from your door. We're just 10 minutes drive to Golden Gate bridge. Fantastic for business travel or vacation getaway.

                                                                      18 Reviews


                                                                      Latest reviews

                                                                      Beautiful house in a beautiful location

                                                                      Pedram R.

                                                                      Excellent hosts, excellent house and beautiful location. Neighborhood is lovely. Would not hesitate to come back again

                                                                      Lovely space.

                                                                      Donna Z.

                                                                      Great location - all conveniences of home . Owner very helpful and available. Comfortable queen bed in master bedroom and twin bed in second bedroom. Onsite parking which is a plus in Mill Valley. I'll be back!

                                                                      Quiet, charming neighborhood minutes from downtown Mill Valley

                                                                      Sondra C.

                                                                      I was there in early August 2016 and thoroughly enjoyed my stay. The location is a 5-10 min walk to the center of town, and very close to trails. You can walk, bike, stroll or hike right from your door. Grant, the owner, is very nice and responsive if you need assistance. I love the fact that the place is dog friendly too! Mill Valley is a great town with everything you should need during your stay - great dining, boutiques, banks, Whole Foods, exercise studios and much more. Great stay!

                                                                      Comfortable, Central and True Mill Valley!

                                                                      Maureen S.

                                                                      My husband and I rented Eat, Pray, Bike for for three months as we transitioned from our Mill Valley home to Europe. Victoria and Grant our hosts are great people and accommodated us and welcomed us fully.The place was perfect for having a central location in beautiful Mill Valley. The appliances, lay out, linens and kitchen supplies met our needs. I recommend a stay if you want a lovely garden, great restaurants nearby and an overall central location to one of California's hidden gems.

                                                                      M S and KB

                                                                      Great location, really comfortable cottage

                                                                      Julie T.

                                                                      This is a really convenient location for Mill Valley - 10 minute walk to Whole Foods / Miller Ave shops, 10 minute walk to downtown. Plus, there is a park right across the street. The cottage itself is nice and comfortable, stocked with everything we needed. Lots of good kitchen supplies, which came in handy for my Thanksgiving baking. There were 4 of us, so it was a bit of a tight squeeze, but overall a very pleasant stay.

                                                                      Loved my stay here!

                                                                      Nancy P.

                                                                      The apartment is a great location for everything in Mill Valley. There is a bike port that housed my bike that I brought but they have to mountain bikes for use as well. ITHe apartment is part of their home but has it's own entrance and yard and a silencer between their part and the apartment and I never heard anything from their part of the house. The apartment is small but very well done and had everything I needed. The bed was really comfortable. Victoria invited me to join her biking group and that was such an act of kindness and changed my entire trip. I was there for a month and looking to make friends and she paved the way for me. One night there was supposed to be a big storm and she wrote me with asking how they could help me be prepared. Grant ended up taking me all the way to the bus on my last day which was so sweet of him. I really can't say enough about their hospitality and yet I never really saw them so I felt like I was really in my own private home. There is a garden in the apartment area and I had fresh Kale and tomatoes. The washer and driver was in the garage which was really so convenient to the apartment. They worked so fast I couldn't believe it. I really had a great month. I walked to town everyday which is the beauty of the location. You can't go wrong with this property.


                                                                      Mill Valley, CA, USA

                                                                      It's less than a ten minute walk to restaurants, 142 Throckmorton Theater, the Mill Valley Film Festival, and the trail head up Mount Tamalpais. You've probably seen these spectacular mountain views of San Francisco, the ocean, and open hills on car commercials. Tennessee Beach and nature preserve is 5 miles. Or venture to the Marin Headlands, the Golden Gate Bridge, Muir Beach, Muir Woods redwoods and beyond to the wine country and hot air balloon rides. Hop in the car and you can be at Muir Beach or Muir Woods in just 15 minutes. Continue on and in another 15 minutes you will be at beautiful Stinson Beach or head up to the top of Mount Tamalpais. Or if biking is your thing, hop on our bikes to the coffee shops or for world-class riding on Tour of California roads. Mt Tam is the birthplace of mountain biking and still provides amazing views of the city, forest, and ocean. The Green Gulch Zen Center is just a 10 minute drive away offering visitors a peaceful retreat as well as an amazing organic garden tour. Drop in for lunch or volunteer to work in the garden on Tuesdays. Experience all the Bay area has to offer in one location! Secluded, cozy Mill Valley is just 10 minutes from the Golden Gate Bridge and San Francisco where you can ride the cable cars, visit Ghirardelli Square, art museums, the SF Zoo, the Ferry Building shops, and the 'crookedest street in the world.' The 2 bedroom retreat has a flagstone patio with an over-sized stainless grill. You can dine outside under the grape arbor, orpick fruit off the orange, lemon and apple trees. Sit in the large organic vegetable garden and breathe the oxygenated air of the greenhouse. Or walk to fantastic restaurants. Mill Valley is often voted one of 'the best small towns in America' recently #4 in the Smithsonian Magazine ratings. Locals sometimes say 'all new ideas and trends start in Mill Valley.

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