The cooking range has been removed. Please see the last two photosThe window faces south

Entire home/apt

2 guests

1 bedroom

1 bed

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About this listing

Please note: a 12% tax has to be collected on the nightly rate to comply with local regulations. Details are in the space description on this page.

The space

The apartment is completely private, with its own entrance and staircase going downhill from the street (28 steps).
It has one bedroom with a very comfortable queen bed, a walk-in closet and views from the south-facing window.
There is a full-size washer/dryer in the unit, an ironing board and iron.
The living-room/kitchen area has french doors opening onto a 7ft x 27ft deck with similar south-facing views as the bedroom.
The kitchen is fully equipped with a microwave/hood, an induction two-burner, a small toaster oven, an integrated dishwasher and a stainless steel fridge/freezer.
Other small appliances, such as a toaster, a sandwich press, rice cooker, blender etc. are provided.
The bathroom has a large shower, a Toto (Japanese-style) washlet and a hairdryer.
It's a very welcoming and comfortable space and it can accommodate longer stays.
I strive for green living and avoid harsh cleaning agents whenever there is a good alternative.
Street parking. To make life easier for everyone in the street I only allow one guest car. If you have two, please let me know before you want to book and I will let you know if I can accommodate you.
The house has a view over Homestead Valley and is close to Whole Foods and downtown Mill Valley. Public paths and steps to downtown are nearby.
Wireless high speed internet is included. A HDTV and Blu Ray/DVD player with access to Netflix, Pandora and other services is included, as well as a collection of DVD's available for use at no charge (we can have Netflix deliver DVD's on request too). We have an Xfinity digital starter package and I am happy to add other TV services or channels for longer stays on request. On-demand shows and films are extra and if you add anything that will be billed to us you must let us know and the cost will be charged as an extra service through Airbnb.
Please let me know if I can answer any questions regarding the house or the area.
Viewing can be arranged easily, since I work from home.
Additional cleaning will be arranged every 2 weeks for longer stays and will be added to the total at time of reservation.
If more than one set of bed linens is used during the stay there will be a charge of $20 per additional set to cover the cost of laundry and ironing.
To comply with local regulations there will be an additional 12% tax applied to the nightly rate for stays under 30 days. This will be collected at check-in and in cash, to avoid additional Airbnb fees.
An inflatable mattress is available on request if two guests are not sharing the same bed. The additional $20 rate for the sheets applies, unless they bring an extra set of sheets.

Guest access

Guests have exclusive access to the apartment, the staircase leading to it and the lower deck in photo.

Interaction with guests

I let guests decide how much interaction to have with me. I am available and happy to socialize but I respect the guests' need for privacy if they prefer to be on their own.

Other things to note

Disclaimer: We have security cameras outside the two front doors. Please let us know if you don't want the cameras to be on (before you make a reservation).

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The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: 3PM - 10PM
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Entire home/apt
Self check-in: Lockbox


Cleaning Fee: 75
Security Deposit: 1000
Weekly Discount: 10%
Weekend Price: 185 / night
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in time is 3PM - 10PM

Strictly no smoking, no heavy drinking and no drugs.
We reserve the right to cancel reservations requests if reviews are not entirely positive.
I live on a narrow road in a quiet neighborhood. I am in close proximity to our neighbors and I expect low noise levels and absolutely no parties in the apartment.
It only accommodates two adults (one queen bed) and no children nor infants nor pets. Sleeping on the sofa is not allowed but an inflatable mattress will be provided with extra sheets (for an additional charge) for a second adult who will not share the same bed.
Extra cleaning charges apply for stays longer than one week (minimum cleaning is every two weeks). If more than one set of bed linens is used during the stay there will be a charge of $20 per additional set to cover the cost of laundry and ironing.
Please make sure you look through all the photos and that you saw that the gas cooking range has been replaced.
Since parking space is an issue on this street we can only allow one car and it will be parked in the street. No guarantee that the space will be right in front of the house.
Please read the note about the additional occupancy tax that needs to be paid in cash on arrival.
I am sorry it is not possible to set a consistent check-in time, since it depends on the cleaning lady's schedule and if a guest has stayed the night before. If you have specific requirements please let me know and we will try our best to accommodate your needs.
Long term rentals (30 days or more) are possible pending a credit report, residential references, proof of employment/steady income, background check and a written rental agreement.
No guests with a previous arrest or criminal record will be allowed, long or short term. Please provide the name of who is traveling with you.
No third-party bookings are allowed.
Quiet times are between 10pm and 7am.
For same-day arrival please contact me before booking to make sure that I can accommodate you.
Ladybugs come inside especially when it's cold or wet and you may find some in the apartment. They are harmless and traditionally seen as bringing good luck. If you want them to be vacuumed away please let us know prior to check in. We can't guarantee that there will not be more once you arrive, though.



Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund. Cancel within 7 days of your trip and the reservation is non-refundable.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Safety card

1 night minimum stay

199 Reviews

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Avery User Profile
July 2017
Alessandra's apartment is exactly as described - beautiful, incredibly clean, and an oasis right adjacent to town. Check-in and check-out were very convenient and allowed us to work within an unpredictable schedule. I would recommend this to anyone who is visiting Mill Valley, or simply needs a destination for a weekend away.

Joe User Profile
July 2017
If you get the chance to book this home, do it. It's wonderful in all respects. You won't regret it. And Alessandra is an excellent host.

Leyla User Profile
July 2017
Wonderful scenic location, modern apartment, comfortable and peaceful. Alessandra was a great host, easy communication, very helpful.

Christa User Profile
June 2017
This was my husband's and my second stay at Alessandra's place, and we were enamoured once again. Mill Valley is very special to us, and this place is becoming very special as well. Alessandra always ensures her guests feel very welcome, and at home. It's incredibly easy to get to, very close to grocery shopping and the town square, but honestly most of the time you just want to chill out on the balcony with a glass of wine and unwind. What a relaxing place to be, when you've done all you can in the city and you just want to enjoy nature and fresh air. We will most certainly be back. Thank you so much Alessandra!

Nicole User Profile
June 2017
Alessandra's apartment is in an excellent location!!! It was only 6 mins from Muir Woods and 3 mins to near by restaurants and Whole Foods. The home was in impeccable condition and the view from the porch is breathtaking. Parking can be a little crazy but once you get passed that it's the perfect place to stay. Alessandra is an incredible host! We will definitely stay here again when we come back! Thank you Alessandra!

Sarah User Profile
June 2017
Perfect place to access Muir Woods and surrounding area! Extremely convenient, clean, beautifully decorated. Alessandra was a great host!

Gracie User Profile
June 2017
Perfect location if you want to be amongst nature, yet still have the luxuries of the city. We found it convenient to visit Muir Woods, Stinson Beach, and San Fransisco, as they were all a short drive away. There are many options for dining and grocery shopping with lots of natural food markets. Mill Valley is just beautiful and Alessandras place is up to par. She makes it easy to just pack your bags and go since she provides all the essentials. She is an awesome host who has thought everything!

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Mill Valley, California, United StatesJoined in August 2010
Alessandra User ProfileAlessandra is a superhost.

I am originally from Milan, Italy and I lived for many years in London before moving to the US. I enjoy traveling whenever I can, meeting guests from other countries and learning more about other cultures. I look forward to meeting you!

Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour
Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.

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