Entire home/apt

2 Guests

Studio

1 Bed


Entire home/apt

2 Guests

Studio

1 Bed

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About this listing

This lovely studio cottage in Mill Valley, Marin County, just North of San Francisco, sits beside a stream, just 20 feet from a small waterfall. It is only a five minute walk, alongside the creek through a redwood grove, from downtown Mill Valley!


The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: Studio
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 3PM
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Entire home/apt

Amenities

Prices
Extra people: No Charge
Cleaning Fee: $100
Weekly Discount: 10%
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Description

The space

This cottage is a lovely, private, fully furnished studio in the redwoods of Mill Valley, Marin County, California, just North of San Francisco.

The cottage sits beside a stream only 20 feet from a small waterfall. A five minute walk alongside the stream and through the adjoining Miller Redwood Grove leads to the heart of the village of Mill Valley. There the visitor finds the Sequoia movie theater (chief venue of the famed Mill Valley Film Festival), the Mill Valley Market grocery, the Book Depot book store, several fine coffee houses and restaurants, and Sweetwater, Mill Valley's beloved music hall.

Public transportation to San Francisco and other locations in the area is available at Lytton Square, the gathering space at the heart of the village. Golden Gate Transit. provides the bus service between Mill Valley and San Francisco. Detailed trip planning is available up to three weeks in advance at their website.

The Cottage by the Creek has a simple, charming ambiance. Comforts include a fully equipped kitchenette; bathroom with shower; and an adjustable queen sized bed with vibrating massage. Wireless internet is provided.

This is a great location for hiking, biking; or day trips to the Wine Country of Sonoma, Napa, and the Russian River. Point Reyes National Seashore, Muir Woods, and the recreational opportunities of Stinson Beach and Bolinas are short drives away.

RATES
The cottage is available for daily, weekly, or month to month rentals. The standard rate given is for stays of two and more nights.
For single night stays a special rate of $240.00 is available only by "Special Offer", in response to inquiries about one night stays. That rate will be established by a "Special Offer" for the night when responding to the guest's inquiry.
Rates and terms of occupancy for longer term rentals may be negotiable.

Guest access

This is a great location for hiking, biking; or day trips to the Wine Country of Sonoma, Napa, and the Russian River. Point Reyes National Seashore, Muir Woods, and the recreational opportunities of Stinson Beach and Bolinas are short drives away. The cottage sits at the end of the driveway of the main house. The driveway is reserved for parking for the main house, but ample street parking is available.

Interaction with guests

Although I love to meet and greet my guests, and to learn about their lives and travels, I also understand and respect that some guests want complete privacy. The location of the cottage makes either approach easy and natural.

The neighborhood

West Blithedale Canyon is one of the loveliest areas in beautiful Mill Valley. We are tucked in a valley on the slope of Mt. Tamalpais, with redwoods and bay trees. The cottage is next to a public redwood grove through which a path from the cottage and house passes, beside the creek, to within a block of downtown Mill Valley shopping and entertainment.

Getting around

Golden Gate Transit. provides the bus service between Mill Valley and San Francisco. Detailed trip planning is available up to three weeks in advance at their website.

Other things to note

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For single night stays a special rate of $240.00 is available only by "Special Offer", in response to inquiries about one night stays. That rate will be established by a "Special Offer" for the night when responding to the guest's inquiry.
Rates and terms of occupancy for longer term rentals may be negotiable.


House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 3PM

My guests are extraordinarily pleasant, cheerful, and happy people.

No smoking is permitted in the cottage or on the property.

The property is not suited to animals, or to walking children under seven years. I love to have couples and their new babies here.

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Cancellations

Moderate

Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.


Availability
1 night minimum stay

Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.

218 Reviews


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Cheryl User Profile
May 2017
A great studio in an excellent location. Lots of privacy with a beautiful creek running through the property. We had a great time reviewing the Mill Valley history book.

Raphael User Profile
May 2017
Cozy little cottage in Mill Valley. Great value.

Kaiti User Profile
April 2017
Fantastic location, perfect for a couple who loves nature!

Forrest User Profile
April 2017
No thanks.
Marilla User Profile
Response from Marilla:
I think maybe my guest being a first time airbnb user may not have understood the review section, and was saying no thanks he didn't care to write a public review, so I wanted to post the feedback that he sent directly to me. "Thank you so much for providing such a special place. Your cottage is perfectly comfy and cozy, and I appreciate your willingness to share your suggestions and recommendations for local merchants and points of interest. It was a fabulous weekend! ”
April 2017

Jacob User Profile
April 2017
Fantastic scenery in this forest cottage.

Mary User Profile
March 2017
Beautiful setting close to hiking for muir woods and a short stroll to downtown mill valley for eats and drinks. Stream and huge redwoods by back yard

Melissa User Profile
March 2017
Great spot for quiet and tranquility. Easy walking distance to town. Not a lot of comfortable furniture, outside of the bed, for sitting and relaxing. Great little kitchen set up! Wish I'd paid attention to that detail, could have brought some of my essentials from home. The cottage has a de-humidifier (this area of California IS damp) If you are sensitive to damp smell-like cottage in the woods would smell, you have been advised. We didn't notice it but for the first few minutes we entered the space. Fun town to walk and explore. Local grocery store can be pricey, but you can't beat their hospitality and variety. Another of the many wonders of this beautiful state. Marilla's cottage I include in my list of pluses to life. Bottom line- I would tell my friends and family to stay here. I'll have to let you be the judge for yourself.

Mill Valley, California, United States · Joined in May 2013
Marilla User Profile

I am an artist, musician, and marriage, family and child counselor. My website is under my name, marilla, at the US domain. I hope it gives a good sense of who I am. I hope you enjoy looking at it, and look forward to having you visit me at the Cottage by the Creek.

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