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Family-friendly Mill Valley vacation home with fireplace and kitchen

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Mill Valley, CA, United States of America
10.0.Exceptional.
  • Our stay was comfortable and enjoyable. Easy self check in, owner was communicative and…

    Dec. 28, 2021

  • This house has everything you could want! The owner communicates very well. The house…

    Nov. 23, 2021

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Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • 6 guests
  • 2 bedrooms
  • 2 beds
  • 1 bathroom
  • Parking available
  • Bathtub
  • Kitchen
  • Non-smoking
  • Air Conditioning

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • WiFi
  • Onsite parking
  • Near the beach
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
  • Hair dryer

What’s around

  • Heart of Mill Valley
  • Mount Tamalpais State Park - 43 min walk
  • Muir Woods National Monument - 4.5 mi / 7.2 km
  • Presidio of San Francisco - 6.7 mi / 10.8 km
  • Golden Gate Bridge - 8.2 mi / 13.2 km
  • Palace of Fine Arts - 8.7 mi / 14 km

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1

1 Queen Bed

Bedroom 2

1 Queen Bed

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About this home

This comfortable, sunny and spacious house is located in a tranquil family neighborhood in the quaint town of Mill Valley in Marin County, an elegant and affluent suburb north of San Francisco
At only 6 minutes from the Golden Gate Bridge and adjacent to Sausalito, it’s the perfect location to unwind and relax after a day of sightseeing or business meetings.

The available space, on the ground level of the house, includes 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, a large living room, a dining room, a kitchen, a laundry/pantry room, and front and back lush gardens.

There is a locked, although unoccupied, bedroom upstairs and a locked garage.

The 2 bedrooms have comfortable queen size beds with adjustable base, brand new top of the line mattresses, quality linens, down comforters, closets, dressers and flat screen televisions with cable and WIFI for streaming movies, Netflix and Hulu.

There is extra storage space.

The recently remodeled bathroom has a tub with shower, towels, toiletry and hair dryer.

The dining room seats six with French doors opening to the lovely back garden.

The living room has a new sofa-bed with a firm mattress that sleeps 2, a new electrical comfortable recliner for 2, a large leather couch, a gas fireplace with remote control, a 55” flat screen HDTV with Satellite / Cable, WIFI, Blue ray/DVD player and a CD player with I Phone dock.

The fully equipped chef kitchen has quartz countertops, plenty of cabinets, top of the line brand new appliances and cooking utensils. The laundry/pantry room has a washer and dryer, iron and iron board.

The patio has a gas grill with tools and a dining table for 6, lounge chairs to relax, a hammock, an outdoor heater and a beautiful garden with direct access to a kids and dogs park.

In the shed there are 2 mountain bikes with helmets and locks.

There is parking for 2 cars in the driveway plus street parking.

There is a pack 'n play crib with pillow and blanket, a high chair and a stroller available upon request.

The house is at walking distance from the bus stop for local buses and buses to San Francisco. It takes a15 minutes drive to the Ferry Service to San Francisco from Sausalito and Larkspur, 6 minutes to Golden Gate Bridge and 25 minutes to downtown San Francisco (traffic permitting), 10 minutes to downtown Mill Valley or downtown Sausalito, 15 minutes to Muir Woods, Muir Beach, Tiburon, Marin Headlands, 25 minutes to Stinson Beach or to the top of Mt. Tamalpais , 45 minutes to the Sonoma and Napa Valley wine country.

The Marin Airporter bus to San Francisco Airport is close by.

Hike or ride the bike (2 bikes provided) to Tennessee Valley Trail all the way to Tennessee Valley Beach. Explore the many great hiking trails and bike roads of Mt. Tamalpais or the surrounding open-space reserves, parks, and coastal habitats.

Biking and hiking local maps are provided together with maps of San Francisco. There is also a suggested detailed driving tour of San Francisco.

Ideal for:

Family vacations

Family visits

Business travel

Honeymooners

Nature lovers

Bikers and hikers

Adjacent to Sausalito and in close proximity to the Golden Gate Bridge, this quaint town of Mill Valley extends on the hills and canyons of the southern slopes of Mount Tamalpais, a heaven for mountain bikers. The proximity to tourist destinations like San Francisco, Muir Woods, Muir Beach, Stinson Beach and the famous wine country of Sonoma/Napa makes it an

ideal location to enjoy the beauty, the scenery and the many attractions that the San Francisco Bay Area has to offer. At the same time it offers a serene and relaxed country atmosphere. The numerous open-space reserves, parks, and coastal habitats that surround it are covered with countless trails ideal for hiking, biking and enjoy natural wilderness. Its charming downtown offers chic boutiques, an array of restaurants, coffee shops, the Sequoia Theater that hosts the International renown Mill Valley film festival and the Sweetwater Music Hall featuring a variety of live entertainment.
There is a brand new Harvest Market at one block from the house, 2 Whole Foods Markets, 2 Safeway, 3 shopping centers nearby: Strawberry Shopping Center, The Village at Corte Madera and the Town Center Center in Corte Madera.






What’s around

Landmarks

  • Heart of Mill Valley
  • Mount Tamalpais State Park - 43 min walk
  • Muir Woods National Monument - 4.5 mi / 7.2 km
  • Presidio of San Francisco - 6.7 mi / 10.8 km
  • Golden Gate Bridge - 8.2 mi / 13.2 km
  • Palace of Fine Arts - 8.7 mi / 14 km
  • Walt Disney Family Museum - 8.9 mi / 14.3 km
  • Crissy Field - 8.9 mi / 14.4 km
  • Marina Green - 9.2 mi / 14.9 km
  • Tiburon Ferry - 7.2 mi / 11.6 km
  • Marin Headlands - 8.1 mi / 13 km

Getting around

  • San Francisco International Airport (SFO) - 36 min drive
  • Oakland Intl. Airport (OAK) - 44 min drive
  • Concord, CA (CCR-Buchanan Field) - 48 min drive
  • San Francisco Station - 20 min drive
  • Richmond Transit Center - 22 min drive
  • 22nd Street Station - 22 min drive
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Mill Valley, CA, United States of America

The manager

Thea

Speaks: English, Italian

The home

Key facts

  • Vacation home (1500 sq ft)
  • Garage
  • WiFi
  • Car recommended
  • Near the beach
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Access to laundry facilities
  • Washer/dryer
  • Pets allowed
  • Designated smoking areas

Bedrooms

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Bed sheets provided
  • Sofa bed

Bathrooms

  • 1 bathroom
  • Full bathroom - 1 shower/tub combination, 1 shower, 1 bathtub, and 1 toilet
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels provided
  • Soap
  • Toilet paper

Kitchen

  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Oven
  • Stovetop
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Electric kettle
  • Toaster
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Blender

Dining

  • Dining table

Entertainment and recreation

  • Flat-screen TV with cable/satellite channels
  • DVD player
  • Netflix
  • Hulu
  • Streaming services
  • Stereo
  • Books
  • Bicycle on site
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Marina nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Horse riding nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Winery tours nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Cycling nearby
  • Hiking nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby
  • Tennis courts

Outside

  • Barbecue grill
  • Garden
  • Patio
  • Playground
  • Dock
  • Fenced yard

Other amenities

  • Iron/ironing board
  • Fireplace
  • Housekeeping (on request)
  • Travel crib

Things to know

House rules

  • Pets allowed
  • Events/parties not allowed
  • No smoking
  • Max. guests: 6

Check-in and check-out

  • Check-in after 3:00 PM
  • Check-out before 10:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

  • You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions. You will also receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account which will enable you to manage your booking.

Fees & policies

Required at check-in

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

Travelling with others

  • Pets allowed
  • Restrictions apply*

Policies

  • This property is managed by a private host, not a professional engaged in trade or business.

    For details on pet restrictions, contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation.

    Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited.

    Guests can rest easy knowing there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a first aid kit, and a deadbolt lock on site.

    This property advises that enhanced cleaning measures are currently in place.

    Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

    Contactless check-in is available.

Also known as

  • Country Retreat San Francisco House Mill Valley
  • Country Retreat San Francisco House
  • Country Retreat San Francisco Mill Valley
  • Country Retreat San Francisco
  • Retreat Francisco House Mill
  • A Retreat Near San Francisco
  • A Country Retreat Near San Francisco Mill Valley
  • A Country Retreat Near San Francisco Private vacation home

FAQs

  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes. Onsite parking options include a garage.
  • Yes, pets are welcome.
  • You can check in starting at 3:00 PM. Check-out time is 10:00 AM. Contactless check-in is available.
  • Yes. Nearby restaurants include Shoreline Coffee Shop (9-min walk), Cafe del Soul (9-min walk), and Dipsea Cafe (12-min walk).
  • Have fun with onsite activities such as cycling, and improve your game on the tennis courts. Additional recreation nearby includes birdwatching and ecotours. A Country Retreat Near San Francisco also has a garden.
10.0.Exceptional.
  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Great Mom Son getaway

    Spacious, clean, comfortable, easy access, equipped, quiet, Thea is great. Go!

    4 night trip, Nov. 17, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Doggy Heaven

    This property is clean, well-stocked and well maintained. The description states that this property is pet friendly, but that is an understatement - it is doggy heaven. The back gate from the yard goes right into a small (but big enough) dog park. There are a multitude of hikes and walks nearby that are also dog friendly. Even if you don't have dogs, this is a great house in a great location.

    Leanne M., 4 night trip, Oct. 19, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Lovely Mill Valley home away from home

    This was our second stay at this property in Mill Valley and it will not be our last. The home is in a fantastic neighborhood north of the city but only a short drive over the bridge into the city. The owner is very responsive and the house has everything you might need. Two musts if you stay here: first be sure to grab fish tacos at Hook Fish and second, make a reservation at Piazza Piazza D'Angelo for great italian food. We love this house and location - will absolutely rent it again in the future.

    Sarah R., 5 night trip, Oct. 5, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Gardens, parks, walks, location

    Wonderful rental experience with my husband + couple with infant. Well supplied kitchen, walking distance to health oriented grocery store, walking trails and round the bend from Tennessee Valley trail to ocean. Enjoyed the two bikes, clean spacious home, friendly welcoming wine and ease of communication with owner. Beds are comfortable and home is bright. Look forward to returning.

    Stephanie L., 5 night trip, Sep. 15, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Beautiful and peaceful home

    Our second stay in this lovely home. Spacious, attractive, peaceful back yard garden, well-equipped kitchen. Thea is responsive and welcoming.

    JONATHAN B., 4 night trip, Sep. 9, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Great base for exploring San Francisco

    Great location: very close to Muir Woods. Minutes from Tennessee trailhead which was a great hike down to the Pacific Ocean. Also rented and rode bikes into San Francisco from Sausalito. House was clean and tidy and a VERY well-equipped kitchen (we prepared all our own meals). Thea was a great host, helpful and responsive.

    Mark B., 3 night trip, Jun. 27, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Mill Valley Oasis

    Great spot for our weekend in the San Francisco area. House was clean, comfortable and equipped with everything! Backyard garden was perfect for relaxing and adjacent to park that was ideal for our dog. Our young adult children were happy with the strong WiFi. Thea was easy to communicate with and quick to respond to our questions. Spent most of our time in the city (a 1/2 drive to downtown San Fran after rush hou), but if we had more time would have liked to explore using the ideas left by Thea or the bikes available in the garage.

    Theresa D., 3 night trip, Jun. 24, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Great Location and House

    The location of this house was great. The backyard has a gate to a playground that my daughter loved, we could walk to a grocery store and some great restaurants, and we could drive right out on highway 1 to get to the beaches. The house itself was one of the best stocked vacation rentals I have ever seen. Would definitely stay again.

    Isaac D., 4 night trip, May 27, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Perfect spot

    Wonderful experience - this home and its garden was perfect for our family visit. Peaceful, beautifully furnished and cared for. Thea was a gracious and helpful host.

    JONATHAN B., 4 night trip, Apr. 29, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Adorable! Like being at home

    Very cozy, bright, comfortable, and pet friendly home, with a very well stocked kitchen for those who cook, new appliances, comfortable beds, good wifi, web-enabled TV's for Netflix and Amazon Prime Video, and a quiet neighborhood. The property owner was delightful and very responsive, typically responding within a couple of minutes. Located literally next to a park that is perfect for dogs. Walking distance to Good Earth grocery store (think Whole Foods), several restaurants and coffee shops with outdoor seating, and a Walgreens. We plan to stay here again.

    Mike M., 8 night trip, Feb. 21, 2021

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