About this listing
Creek side Mill Valley home in an ideal flat location just 2 blocks from Miller Ave restaurants & shops. Great for walking, hiking, biking. Features a fenced front garden w/ wood deck, lawn area, pond w/ waterfall & large side slate patio. Just a 15-min drive to San Francisco.
"Hawthorne House" features a fenced front garden featuring a wood deck, lawn area, a custom pond with waterfall and large side slate patio.
On the entry level, there is a contemporary living room with a limestone-surround fireplace; a dining room that seats 8 with double french doors to a rear deck overlooking a seasonal creek (daily visits from deer families are common); a newly updated chef's kitchen with granite slab countertops and a Viking range.
Master bedroom: King bed, en-suite bath
Bedroom 2: Queen Bed (sleeps 2)
Bedroom 3: Double Bed (sleeps 2)
Bedroom 4: Two twin beds (sleeps 2)
The 4th bedroom is quite large but does not have a closet. For long-term guests, this room is ideal as a family room, play room or home office.
For short term guests, a high quality queen air mattress is available which would allow for 4 guests to sleep in the 4th bedroom (utilizing the air mattress, a total of up to 10 guests could be accommodated for short stays).
All rooms are fully furnished and all bed linens and towels are provided. The kitchen is fully equipped with dinnerware, flatware, stemware and cooking items.
Total sq. ft. of living space is roughly 1665 sq.ft.
Mill Valley is an ideal location for visiting San Francisco, Sausalito, Muir Woods, Stinson Beach and the 'Wine Country' (Napa and Sonoma are both within an easy 1-hour drive).
Mill Valley has a small but vibrant town center with a quaint old-town feel. In addition to the many high-end restaurants and shops in 'The Village,' Mill Valley is also home to Marin Theatre Company (professional stage productions), The Throckmorton Theatre (a variety of shows and comedy), The Sweetwater (live music), the Sequoia Theatre (movie theatre) as well as host to the annual Mill Valley Art Festival and the annual Mill Valley Film Festival now in its 36th year.
Mill Valley is an ideal locale for outdoor lovers. Mount Tamalpais serves as Mill Valley's backdrop as such, hiking trails abound through scenic redwood forests. In addition, Mt. Tam is a mountain biker's paradise. In fact, early mountain bike enthusiasts pioneered the sport on the mountain.
A public swimming pool is located just 3 blocks away at the Homestead Valley Community Center. In addition to Muir Beach & Stinson Beach, Schoonmaker Beach in Sausalito is located just 4.5 miles south (very easy access) and offers kayak rentals thru Sea Trek Ocean Kayaking Center. The beach has views of the Marina, the San Francisco Bay and Belvedere Island.
Ferry boat service is available fromTiburon (a 12-minute drive east along E. Blithedale Ave.) and/or Sausalito (a 12-minute drive south on Hwy. 101) for visiting San Francisco or Angel Island.
For more information, visit the Mil Valley Chamber of (email hidden)
Interaction with Guests
The house is rented as a "whole house" so there is no interaction with guests by the hosts however, we're no than happy to recommend restaurants and things to do.
We love our neighborhood because it's located in a flat area so we can walk to Whole Foods in a couple of minutes. Because it's flat, biking to Sausalito or Tiburon is easy and provides a great way to see the area. It's a 5-minute walk to hiking trails that lead to Muir Beach and Stinson Beach.
And you don't have to go far for great food and entertainment. Mill Valley has fantastic restaurants as well as great theatrical, music and comedy venues. We're happy to provide you with a list of our recommendations!
It's best to have a car but it can be fun to take the ferry to San Francisco from either Tiburon or Sausalito which are within a 10-12 minute drive from the house.
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About the Host, Mick & Chantal
We love to travel and have used airbnb in the past.
Recent "local" trips include Ashland, OR for the Shakespeare Festival and Santa Barbara, CA to see Robert Plant at the Santa Barbara Bowl.
More exotic destinations include: India (6 weeks), Tanzania & Kenya, Vietnam & Cambodia, Morocco and Turkey. Mick was born and raised in England (he's an avid soccer fan) and Chantal parent's are both French (her first language was French). We've traveled to many European countries to see family and friends (England, France, Spain, Switzerland, Germany, Holland, Italy) and still have many more destinations on our list.