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Relax and connect with nature at this designer retreat in charming Mill Valley

Family-friendly Almonte vacation home with kitchen and patio

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Mill Valley, CA, United States of America
9.8.Exceptional.
  • This cottage was a great place to stay for areas in and outside of San Francisco. It is…

    Nov. 24, 2019

  • The location was great. The house was very clean and had everything we needed. The owners…

    Aug. 18, 2019

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  • 6 guests
  • 2 bedrooms
  • 4 beds
  • 1 bathroom
  • Parking available
  • Bathtub
  • Kitchen
  • Non-smoking

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • WiFi
  • Onsite parking
  • Non-smoking
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels provided
  • Bed sheets provided

What’s around

  • In Almonte
  • Mount Tamalpais State Park - 38 min walk
  • Muir Woods National Monument - 4.5 mi / 7.2 km
  • Presidio of San Francisco - 7.2 mi / 11.6 km
  • Golden Gate Bridge - 8.7 mi / 14 km
  • Palace of Fine Arts - 9.2 mi / 14.8 km

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1

1 Double Bed

Bedroom 2

2 Queen Beds

Bedroom 3

1 Double Futon

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About this home

Awaken your spirit to a one-of-a-kind retreat space for your vacation. This 2 story urban chalet nestled on a corner lot with a wrap around deck has been designed by Yasmine McGrane (founder of Maison Reve).


The intention of this property is to provide a place that inspires guests to relax from the face pace of daily life, reconnect to the present moment, and enjoy the fresh, seasonal bounty of the Bay area. After booking, guests receive our Welcome Guide with a curated list of local favorites from the best farm-to-table restaurants, restful cafes and special destinations worthy of exploring.



This is a great home for someone looking for a long term rental as it never feels like you are living in someone's personal home. The simple, modern decor is wonderful. The property was recently redecorated included: freshly painted throughout in a soft dove grey and white trim, refurbished original large plank hardwood floors everywhere, new sofas in Belgian flax linen, organic cotton sheets from Coyuchi and linen duvet bedcovers from Libeco Lagae (leading brands in organic and linen products), brand new luxurious Sealy posturepedic mattresses and much more!



HIGHLIGHTS.



* Located on a quiet corner lot among native trees and wandering deer

* 20 minute walk to charming downtown Mill Valley

* Stylishly decorated in mid century modern and Scandinavian decor

* Inspiring vintage treasures

* Upstairs loft with peaked ceiling + skylights overlooks main floor

* Many windows with flower boxes provide lots of natural light

* Galley kitchen stocked with dishware, appliances and cookbooks perfect for the budding chef

* Living area with comfortable linen sofa that converts to sleeper bed

* Over-sized designer pillows inspire lounging and reading books

* Double sink bathroom with separate shower and soaking bathtub

* Free wifi and unlimited Netflix shows and movies for adults and kids (no regular TV or cable channels though)

* Laundry room with full size washer, dryer and folding area

* Wrap around deck leads to lighted flagstone patio and fountain

* 6 foot fence for privacy around entire property and parking for 2 cars

* Lighted front and backyard with relaxing fountain



LAYOUT.



Upstairs: Open loft area (with relaxing chair for reading, desk for writing poems) and 1 master bedroom (with queen bed, lots of built in drawers and closet)



Main Floor: kitchen, dining area, living area (with sleeper sofa), 1 separate bedroom with full bed, 1 bathroom (with double sinks, shower and separate tub)



Basement Floor (accessible from deck and outside steps): laundry room and bins full of toys and books for kids to enjoy

What’s around

Landmarks

  • In Almonte
  • Mount Tamalpais State Park - 38 min walk
  • Muir Woods National Monument - 4.5 mi / 7.2 km
  • Presidio of San Francisco - 7.2 mi / 11.6 km
  • Golden Gate Bridge - 8.7 mi / 14 km
  • Palace of Fine Arts - 9.2 mi / 14.8 km
  • Tiburon Ferry - 6.3 mi / 10.1 km
  • Marin Headlands - 8.6 mi / 13.9 km
  • Walt Disney Family Museum - 9.4 mi / 15.1 km
  • Crissy Field - 9.5 mi / 15.2 km
  • Marina Green - 9.8 mi / 15.7 km

Getting around

  • San Francisco International Airport (SFO) - 38 min drive
  • Oakland Intl. Airport (OAK) - 44 min drive
  • Concord, CA (CCR-Buchanan Field) - 49 min drive
  • San Francisco Station - 22 min drive
  • Richmond Transit Center - 22 min drive
  • 22nd Street Station - 24 min drive
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Mill Valley, CA, United States of America

The manager

Yasmine McGrane

Speaks: English

The home

Key facts

  • Vacation home (1400 sq ft)
  • Onsite parking
  • WiFi
  • Car recommended
  • Non-smoking
  • Heating
  • Washing machine

Bedrooms

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Bedroom one - 2 queen beds
  • Bedroom two - 1 double bed
  • Other sleeping area one - 1 sleep sofa/futon
  • Bed sheets provided

Bathrooms

  • 1 bathroom
  • Full bathroom - 1 shower, 1 bathtub, and 1 toilet
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels provided
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet paper

Kitchen

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

Entertainment and recreation

  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Video library
  • Books
  • Games
  • Children's games
  • Children's toys
  • Sailing nearby
  • Mountain climbing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Marina nearby
  • Rock climbing nearby
  • Winery tours nearby
  • Whale-watching nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Ice skating nearby
  • Hiking nearby
  • Swimming nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Cycling nearby
  • Horse riding nearby
  • Basketball nearby
  • Powerboating nearby
  • Health or beauty spa nearby

Outside

  • Garden
  • Patio
  • Outdoor furniture

Other amenities

  • Iron/ironing board
  • Housekeeping (on request)

Things to know

House rules

  • Pets not allowed
  • Events/parties not allowed
  • No smoking
  • Max. guests: 6
  • Minimum check-in age: 30

Check-in and check-out

  • Check-in after 4:00 PM
  • Check-out before 11:00 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
  • Minimum check-in age is 30

Travelling with others

  • Pets not allowed

Policies

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

    Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited.

    Long-term renters welcome.

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

FAQs

  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • You can check in starting at 4:00 PM. Check-out time is 11:00 AM.
  • Yes. Nearby restaurants include Tamalpie (14-min walk), Avatar's Punjabi Burritos (2 mi), and Sweetwater Music Hall (2 mi).
  • Have fun with activities like cycling, hiking, and horseback riding, and practice your swing at the nearby golf course. Additional recreation nearby includes wildlife walks, basketball, and birdwatching. Relax and connect with nature at this designer retreat in charming Mill Valley also has a garden.
9.8.Exceptional.
  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Fantanstic family spot close to the city

    Our family of 4 loved this quiet spot close to San Francisco. Very comfortable and clean, with everything we needed to make meals. Host was very nice and quick to respond. We all felt right at home!

    Natalie P., Other trip, Jun. 17, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Great location for visiting both the city and surrounding granduer of Northern CA.

    We were very comfortable here. 3 adults and two kids. Quiet neighborhood. Easy access to the city, Muir Woods and Point Reyes. Accomodating and responsive owner.

    Susan S., Other trip, Oct. 16, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Fair Consideration

    The house was great, however we were not able to stay our final night because of the PG&E power outages to deter the chance of wildfire. In fairness the owner returned some of our rental fee, and also suggested we get travel insurance to help cover these kinds of unforseen events. We will definitely do this when next traveling to the area in late summer and fall.

    Shanti E., Other trip, Nov. 23, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Loved it!

    This is a charming cottage like property near downtown Mill Valley that me and my parents loved. We stayed here for my sisters wedding. It was clean, comfortable, and thankfully it was cool inside because of the weather. This place probably gets really hot during warm days so I would not stay here during the rare hot days we have in the Bay Area.

    Ryan B., Other trip, Sep. 5, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Very quaint home.

    We had a very relaxing and peaceful time. The home is tucked away but close to everything at the same time. We were able to travel to the beaches, forests, or fast food restaurants within 10-30 minutes. Beds were clean and comfortable. It’s an older home and that’s what makes it so charming. It is very well kept. There’s charming outside seating to enjoy the sounds of nature and the wonderful smell of the trees. The neighbors aren’t noisy which was great! The owners were wonderful and provided us with thorough instructions along with all of their contact information just in case we needed them. Oh…… there is a window in the floor of the upstairs master room that looks down into the bathroom. We were able to throw a little blanket over it just to give some extra privacy, so it wasn’t a big deal for us. But we had an amazing stay. We would definitely return. Thanks

    Dalenah R., Other trip, Oct. 9, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Great place to visit The Bay area

    This house has a great location to easily move to SF and to the surrounding attractions and places of interest. It made life easier for us during our visit as we knew we could be in 15-20 minutes to nearby beaches, the Golden Gate park, etc. The house has all the amenities required for a pleasant stay. My daughters really enjoyed the puzzle and being outside while we prepared dinner. They were quite happy when we found the popcorn machine. The downside was that the house wasn't very clean with many dusty places. However, we didn't let that bother us much.

    Victor U., Other trip, Oct. 22, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Lovely house in a charming town.

    My exact rating is 4 and 1/2 stars, but I had to round up. I'll start with a few crticisms: -the stairs between the main floor and the loft are not child friendly at all. There is no kind of barrier on one side, which made us very nervous that our son would fall through and really hurt himself. -the owner forgot to send me the welcome email with details on accessing the apartment. When we arrived and realized we could not get in, I tried emailing, texting, and calling the owner, with no luck. After waiting half an hour, I contacted VRBO and they were able to find the key code in their system, and we could get in. The owner called about ten minutes after we got in, and apologized. It was an honest mistake, but caused a fair bit of stress for my family. -needs more mugs and utensils Now, the good stuff: The house is lovely and cozy. The amenities were nice. Delicious coffee, a wide variety of teas, plenty of towels, hot water in the showers. The washer and dryer are MASSIVE. Two separate lounge spaces allowed plenty of room to do your own thing if you have a group. The yard is very lovely and woodsy. We saw deer on two occasions, which was a special treat for my Australian in-laws. The town is cute. I recommend Joe's Taco Lounge. Overall, we had a great time here! Thanks, Yasmine!

    Timothy R., Other trip, Aug. 16, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Great location and property

    Location is close to most of places in Marin and SF. 10 min to downtown Mill Valley, 7 min to Whole Foods on Miller Ave. Interior of the house are up for description. We would stay here on another occasion.

    Rinat S., Other trip, Oct. 28, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Great get away!!

    My family and I had a fantastic time and thought the home was beautiful. It was everything we asked for and more! I would recommend!!!

    DeAmbra J., Other trip, Jul. 26, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Great property close to Mill Valley

    We stayed at Yasmine's property while in town for a wedding. The location was very convenient to events in Mill Valley and surrounding areas and the house is very charming. The separation of the two bedrooms upstairs and down was perfect for our party. The house was clean and well stocked for cooking in. Check in instructions were very clear.

    Jill D., Other trip, Oct. 28, 2021

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