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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.
  • This was our second stay at this property in Mill Valley and it will not be our last. The…

    Oct. 5, 2021

  • Great location - just outside of San Francisco and close to Muir Woods.

    Jul. 3, 2019

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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
  • Horse riding nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Winery tours nearby
  • Marina nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Hiking nearby
  • Cycling 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

    One Word Describes This Place

    Awesome!! Will definitely be returning!

    Courtney K., 3 night trip, Apr. 25, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Home away from home

    Thea’s home is amazing in every way! It is stocked with everything you could possibly need! Decor and furnishings are warm and comfortable and the garden is absolutely gorgeous! Thea is very responsive to any questions and super helpful. She made our trip extremely pleasant! I highly recommend you stay in this home. We plan to book it any time we come to SF!

    Jan C., Other trip, Aug. 7, 2019

    Verified Vrbo guest review

  • 10.0.Exceptional

    As beautiful as pictured

    Thea’s home is warm, comfortable and decorated with care and attention to detail. It was so easy to walk in and instantly relax into our ten day vacation. The kitchen is equipped with any appliance needed, although the area restaurants saved us from spending too much time there. The front and back enclosed yards drew me to the listing initially and the gardens, even in January, were a source of beauty and peace. A person in the neighborhood walked by one morning and commented that Thea’s home is the prettiest around and it was easy to agree.The location was great for our son and his wife to visit us from San Francisco easily and for us to get there and to some of our favorite spots to the north like Point Reyes. Easy walk to great grocery store. Thea could not have been more welcoming and attentive- even arranging for a neighbor to help reconnect the television upon our arrival. She seems to enjoy being a host and those of us who stay at her home are the lucky beneficiaries. We hope she’ll have room for us next year on our annual drive from Maine to California!

    Other trip, Feb. 8, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Felt like being at home. Comfortable and clean. VERY FRIENDLY.

    We enjoyed everything about this home and area.

    Larry W., Other trip, Jan. 6, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Lovely Home near Mill Valley city center

    The gardens at the home are well-tended and a big part of the rental experience. The home is nicely decorated with Kilim rugs over Saltillo tile. The beds are comfortable in both bedrooms. The only drawback is one bathroom. My daughter and I stayed there. We were in town for a Memorial Luncheon I was hosting for my brother. The rental is very quiet although you can hear people walking along a path beside the house. There are lots of small children in the neighborhood. The house is very light and bright with an abundance of natural light. You will like this rental.

    Heidi T., Other trip, Oct. 19, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    A Perfect Mill Valley Stay

    We had a wonderful stay at this property in Mill Valley. The site was cleaned thoroughly and setup well during the pandemic to ensure extra precaution was taken. Location was wonderful and the check in process was easy. Owner was easily contacted and followed up to ensure we had what we needed on arrival. The location is walking distance to a number of good coffee shops, organic groceries, restaurants and a fresh farm stand. You can also walk to a boardwalk along the water and it is very close to Tennesse Valley Beach. We would definitely recommend staying here and hope to stay here again in the future.

    Brian P., Other trip, Dec. 13, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Comfortable home in a nice neighborhood and close to everything

    We had a wonderful stay at Thea's home. The house is fully outfitted with a nice big backyard and patio. The kitchen has everything you need, including a nice cappucino machine! The house is in a nice, family-oriented neighborhood and is close to San Francisco and all that Marin offers. If you want the quiet and safety of a suburb, but want to be close to San Francisco, this house is just perfect.

    Linda S., Other trip, May 16, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Wonderful Home to vacation

    We couldn't have asked for a better home to stay in. The property was very comfortable and we could not have asked for better hospitality from Thea. The area is quite and beautiful if that is what you are looking for, but still very close to San Francisco. The gardens in the yard were so fun for my toddler to explore, like he was in his own private jungle. The kitchen was very well stocked with anything you would want to cook with. I especially thought the beds and the couches in the living room were excellent. I miss my bed typically when I travel and I was so impressed with how comfortable these beds were. We had a lot of really comfortable seating in the living room for all of us at the end of the day to relax. I would definitely stay here again on my next vacation to this area hands down.

    Jessica B., Other trip, May 15, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Wonderful!

    We had a wonderful stay at this lovely cottage! The front and backyard gardens are beautiful and we loved sitting on the back patio in the evening. The house is very well equipped, especially the kitchen which had every utensil and cookware we needed. The cottage is in a quiet neighborhood while being very conveniently located to hiking trails, sightseeing in San Francisco and shopping. We hope to return to this lovely cottage in the near future and highly recommend it!

    Laura M., Other trip, Jun. 15, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Had a Great time!!

    We had a great time staying here. The place was exactly as shown in the VRBO listing and the beds very comfortable. Thea was great and very responsive. Thanks for the bottles of wine!

    Michael M., Other trip, May 23, 2021

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