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

Entire home/apt

2 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bed

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.

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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


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.

The neighborhood

Residential, quiet neighborhood but with easy access to Miller Avenue and downtown shopping, restaurants and bus stops. You will be surrounded by trees, hiking trails and views. You will be immersed in nature but still be very close to all the amenities.

Getting around

The neighborhood is hilly so most people drive. Hiking maps and books are provided. There is a bus stop within walking distance down/uphill on Miller Avenue.

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).

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
May not be 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.



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

1 night minimum stay

170 Reviews

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Sara User Profile
April 2017
Really comfortable, well stocked home. The place is spacious and clean and has everything you need.

Kyle User Profile
April 2017
The place was incredible. Secluded enough for a getaway. Close enough to easily get into SF, Napa, you name it.

Richard User Profile
April 2017
Alessandra's place was a great home to stay in. We were looking for a staycation which provided peace and quiet, away from the hustle and bustle of the city but close enough that we didn't have to drive too far from it. It's location was prime; we were close to several restaurants and trails to hike. The home was clean and modern; very homey. She was also very kind in accommodating our needs.

Rose And Barry User Profile
April 2017
Alessandra's apartment was private, well appointed with a beautiful view. We were close to the very best hiking on the Coastal Trail from Hawk's Hill to Muir Woods National Park. Don't miss the Napa Wine Train just one hour away. Angel Island is full of history and 360 degree views of SF. We took a bus into SF to visit Golden Gate Park. All this and more minutes from Alessandra's apartment. The apartment is walking distance to Whole Foods, restaurants and shopping. We highly recommend Alessandra's! Rose and Barry

Simo User Profile
April 2017
Lovely place to stay in a quiet neighborhood overlooking beautiful Mill Valley. The apartment was spotless and very well equipped - they even stocked a few kitchen basics to make breakfast! The location is near everything you might need. If you like the outdoors, you'll love the big deck and easy access to hiking trails. The downtown area is just a few minutes drive away, and there's a grocery store just down the hill. If you need to get to San Francisco - it's a quick zip across the Golden Gate (well.. if there's no traffic :) ). We loved it!

Toki User Profile
March 2017
Alessandra was very communicative and helpful, and the place was very cute and clean!

Eva User Profile
March 2017
Modern, clean, and comfortable. We stayed at Alessandra's place after a yoga retreat at Green Gulch Farm & Zen Center and loved our stay.

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Mill Valley, California, United States · Joined 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!

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