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3 bedrooms

4 beds

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3 brdm, 2 ba family home

The space

3 brdm, 2 ba family home

We have a three bedroom, two bath rustic modern home in picturesque Mill Valley, on the border of Golden Gate Recreation Area. Our home is truly a private retreat, with every window looking out into a densely forested gulch. Our living room has cathedral ceilings, open beams, and floor to ceiling windows. You can see no other homes from the deck. At night it is perfectly silent, aside from the sounds of coyotes, owls, and a seasonal creek.

The house sleeps five adults, plus children. The layout:

-- Master bedroom: One king bed and private wooded deck.

-- Guest (or kids) bedroom: Two twin beds and a small private deck.

-- Office (or additional guest room): Pullout couch (queen-sized), plus a desk.

There are dozens of hiking trails within walking distance. Muir Beach, Green Gulch Zen Center are both about a 3 mile hike away.

You would want a rental car if staying here. Our home is about 5 min to downtown Mill Valley, 10 min to the Golden Gate Bridge, 15 min to the Marina/Inner Richmond/Presidio neighborhoods in SF and 25 min to downtown SF.

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The space
Accommodates: 5
Bathrooms: 2
Bedrooms: 3
Beds: 4
Check In: Anytime after 3PM
Check Out: 10AM
Room type: Entire home/apt
Self check-in: Lockbox


Extra people: No Charge
Cleaning Fee: 150
Security Deposit: 350
Weekly Discount: 10%
Weekend Price: 275 / night
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 3PM



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
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay.
From Jun 1 - Aug 31, 2017 the minimum stay is 4 nights.

50 Reviews

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Mark User Profile
June 2017
If you are looking over reviews in order to select a place in this area, this is the one to pick!

Lindsay User Profile
June 2017
This is a lovely little house, set at the end of a series of very hilly, very narrow streets. You basically look out at a wall of trees, which is incredibly peaceful. The house is true to the photos - clean and well-appointed. There are three small flights of stairs, with baby gates at the very top and very bottom. The kitchen was fully stocked and the toys! My god, the toys. My kids (ages 7 and 5) were in HEAVEN over all the great Legos, Star Wars stuff, remote control devices, and a lot of wonderful kid books. It felt like we were staying at a friend's house instead of in a rental. Laura was easy to communicate with and even checked in with us after our first day there, even though she and her family were on another continent. The house puts you in good proximity to the trails in Marin, which is what we came for. We hiked on the Miwok trail, hiked and biked our way to Tennessee Valley beach, and hit up a steep fire road near Muir Woods. My husband, who's an avid mountain biker, went on a few huge rides that took him over and yonder. :) Nothing was more than a 20 minute drive. We went into Mill Valley one night for dinner and ate at the Sweetwater Cafe, which Laura and Roger have recommended in their house info sheet. It was a good meal with great local produce. Mill Valley is a very cute, upscale town, and everyone we ran into was so NICE. The house really is their family home, which means some things are quirky (a faucet handle came off in one of the bathrooms, very little drawer space for your clothes, some food in the pantry that had attracted bugs). None of this bothered us in the least. It was much nicer to feel like we were in a house with some personality (and some condiments). The one downside is that our visit coincided with a monster heat wave, and this house is poorly equipped to deal with heat (it doesn't have to much, I think). The windows crack open from the bottom, which just allows for more warm air to drift in, and there are no screens on the windows. The bedrooms are on the top floor, and I couldn't even send my kids to bed before 9pm because their room was stifling. We had to sleep with all windows and doors open, which meant we dealt with mosquitoes (my 5 year old got eaten alive, multiple nights in a row) and moths and these incredibly interesting but HUGE and loud beetles. Like I said, I don't think heat waves are a common problem in Mill Valley, but it's something to keep in mind if you're planning on visiting during the hotter months. I would stay here again in a heartbeat - though next time we'll make it March or November...

Danielle User Profile
May 2017
This house is located a short distance from both Muir Woods and Muir Beach. The view from the Balcony is spectacular. The sofa bed is a bit worn and not suitable for adults or those with any sort of back problems. Laura is very helpful and is easily reached if you have questions or need suggestions.

Daniel User Profile
May 2017
Perfect place for relaxation and recovery after a half marathon my friends and I ran in the area. Laura was very helpful and the house is beautiful.

Kc User Profile
March 2017
Loved this place. Fabulous view; peace and quiet. Great place to relax and enjoy .. Easy access to San Fransisco ; Sausolito; Point Reyes; Muir Woods.. Lots of quality hikes. We really enjoyed music in town at Sweetwater cafe. Fireplace was a plus! It is a great place for adventure! Local wildlife was an added bonus. We really appreciated the outdoor gas grill and well stocked kitchen. We would recommend this place to stay. We would come back. Thank you Laura.

Anika User Profile
February 2017
Laura was a great host, responsive to questions and made our stay easy!! Check in and check out was simple. He house was amazing!! Location is truly a retreat!! We would definitely go back again!! Thank you!!

Yash User Profile
February 2017
If you like seclusion and being one with nature, especially if you have children, then this is the place for you! A very nice home with nature all around. And Laura's kids share all their toys and books so little ones will have plenty to keep themselves entertained. Make sure you reach out to Laura if you don't hear from her just to confirm any details. Other than that, enjoy your stay. We definitely did!

Mill Valley, California, United StatesJoined in September 2011
Laura User Profile

My husband and I both work in environmental conservation and love to enjoy the outdoors with our two young kids.

Languages: Español
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a day
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