French doors that open out into the enclosed garden

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

Location! An exquisite tranquil garden apt with its own street entrance in the very heart of downtown Mill Valley, just a couple of blocks from the square, Throckmorton Theatre, Sweetwater Music venue, the Sequoia movie theatre, galleries, restaurants, cafes and an excellent library in a nearby redwood grove.

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


Extra people: No Charge
Cleaning Fee: $75
Security Deposit: $200
Weekly Discount: 3%
Weekend Price: $135 / night
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The space

Garden Apartment in Charming Downtown Mill Valley
Location location! An exquisite tranquil garden apt with it's own street entrance in the very heart of downtown Mill Valley, just a couple of blocks from the square, Throckmorton Theatre, Sweetwater Music venue, the Sequoia movie theatre, galleries, restaurants, cafes and an excellent library in a nearby redwood grove.

French doors open onto my lovingly designed English garden, original features remind you that this is one of the older houses in town, yet tasteful furnishing and décor give away my profession as a designer of interiors as well as clothes. The apt. has its own private bathroom, which was completely remodeled two years ago. The house consists of two apartments, and I live in the one above, and am glad to advise on great restaurants, entertainment, and hiking and biking trails just steps from your front door. Public transport is available to San Francisco and all points in Marin County from the town square.

The apartment has an alcove kitchen with a refrigerator, microwave, toaster oven and electric kettle.

Internet access and television.

Non-smokers only.

No dogs.

Off the street parking is available in front of the house.

$125 per night with a two night minimum
$75 cleaning fee
$200 deposit refundable upon departure

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.

I am a clothing designer and a design consultant, originally from England but now happily settled here in Mill Valley.


Guest access

Guests have access to the lower unit of the house, plus the garden.
They have their own front door on the lower level.

Interaction with guests

I like to respect the space and privacy of anyone who is staying with me, at the same time I am always available if guests have any questions or need help.

The neighborhood

The house is situated in the downtown area, a couple blocks from the square.
It is considered the historic part of Mill Valley and is charming.
It is close to hiking trials and about 20 minutes from Muir Woods.

Getting around

There is a bus service to San Francisco. It stops in the square, five minutes walk from the house.

House Rules
Check in is anytime after 2PM

No smoking inside the house or in the garden.
No dogs.
No candles
No heavy drinking
No parties
The apartment is solely for the use of the two ADULTS who have
made the reservation. We cannot accommodate babies or children at this time.
It is requested that guests be respectful of their noise level after 10:30 p.m.
at night out of respect for other residents in the building and neighbors
living close by.



Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.

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

2 nights minimum stay

150 Reviews

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Tania User Profile
May 2017
Braeda's property is charming. It is mere steps to town and the shortest walk to the fampus Dipsea Trail (Do it and bring water!). It is one of the best AirBnB properties I have stayed in due to location, property charm and thoughtful host.
Braeda User Profile
Response from Braeda:
Thank you for the suggestion. Will follow up on that.
May 2017

Fay User Profile
April 2017
Braeda was easy to contact and very accommodating and friendly. The garden is beautiful and apartment is comfy.

Martin User Profile
April 2017
Nice place with lovely garden and host. Right next to downtown Mill Valley.

Caroline User Profile
March 2017
Braeda's studio apartment is the perfect landing spot for a visit to the Bay Area, ideal for couples or single adults. Located close to the heart of Mill Valley, it offers lovely, quiet respite in a beautiful residential neighborhood and easy walking access to high quality coffee shops, restaurants and stores. The apartment itself is quite ample, with an excellent bed and great shower (two of my favorite amenities!). It also features a beautiful, private garden which we savored on sunny afternoons after a nearby hike or a morning in San Francisco. Braeda is a very thoughtful, gracious and responsive host, an area resident for years. My husband and I enjoyed our stay immensely and hope to return in the near future.

Christopher User Profile
March 2017
Braeda’s place was lovely and clean. It is just a few blocks to downtown Mill Valley where there are plenty of options for food. I was there for work in the winter so I didn’t take advantage of the charming backyard or local recreation but it would make a good basecamp for a longer stay. Braeda's communication was great and she was very accommodating with check-in. I know the area well so I didn't need much guidance but I’d feel confident in recommending her as host to a visitor who did.

Susan User Profile
March 2017
Braeda's apartment was very clean, and super convenient to everything in Mill Valley. It felt very private and safe at all times. Braeda was a wonderful host, checking in with me via text to ensure my comfort. I will definitely stay here again. Thank you Braeda!

Margaret User Profile
February 2017
What a perfect private space to stay. Very quiet and cozy while being very close to the center of Mill Valley. There is a private entrance and French doors with access to the beautiful garden. With an electric kettle, toaster oven, fridge, and microwave, you are set up nicely for simple dining. I'd be very happy to stay there again.

Mill Valley, California, United States · Joined in October 2013
Braeda User Profile

Hello, I am a clothing designer and a design consultant.
I have lived and traveled all the world before discovering Mill Valley and settling here. I want to share this marvelous place.
I like to create an atmosphere that makes any guest feel at home. It is a calm, comfortable place.
The apartment is furnished with fine linens, English antiques, paintings and fine art prints.
My desire is to make any guest depart feeling refreshed after a stay in my secret garden apartment.

Response rate: 100%
(last 10 contacts)
Response time: within an hour
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