Peaceful home nestled on a hill with deer, lots of trees, and the valley. Enjoy hiking at your doorstep, or go touring on bike. Easy access to Golden Gate Bridge and San Francisco. Multilevel home with stairs. Fresh breakfast baking included.
Our special hill house may feel like it is worlds away with all the deer and trees, but a 30 minute (oftentimes less!) drive south finds you in downtown San Francisco! Or perhaps you'd rather take in Northern California's beautiful wine country only an hour (oftentimes less!) north of here! It is a big and relaxed house on three levels with character, and older country kitchen, and A LOT of stairs.
Guests will have access to their room, bathroom (IF other airbnb room is rented, the bathroom will be shared, otherwise private), family room, and kitchen. The two airbnb rooms are in their own "wing" with a shared bathroom. Hot Tub is available for use with prior notice. Have a family? Rent out both rooms (see other listing).
Interaction with Guests
We love visitors and are always happy to engage in conversation, help with directions or things to do, but will also respect your privacy.
We love that our neighborhood is quiet and filled with deer, birds, and trees. We love that we can go hiking from our doorstep, or take a 2 mile leisurely stroll to downtown Mill Valley, or 1 mile to Whole Foods. We are on a hill, so any walk will end in uphill!
So close to so much! And if you like hiking, it is only an 45 minute - 1 hour hike to Muir Woods.
The #4 Golden Gate Transit bus will take you straight to SF's financial district. The bus stop is about a mile walk from the house. The Stagecoach will take you to beautiful Stinson Beach, up and over Mt. Tam. Car is recommended but not required. Bikes available for use with 24 hour notice.
Other Things to Note
Fabulous hiking in Marin Headlands and Mt. Tam, both accessible from the house or within a short drive. Bike path will take you straight to the town of Sausalito, but it is an uphill bike ride home.
No smoking or drugs. Other than that, we are reasonably relaxed. Please respect the privacy of the lower level and top level, both of which are not open to guests.
Mary Ann, we had such a nice time. You were very hospitable, you shared your home and family as though we were longtime friends. We enjoyed very much the breakfast you made for us each morning, the freedom you gave us to make a cup of tea at will,the offer of a glass of wine. You were always available to chat but gave us our privacy as well. We also enjoyed the local tidbits and recommendations. It was just the trip we were looking to have. A trip with nothing but rest from our busy lives. Your and your home were just the ticket. Hopefully we will be able to come again and meet Chris!
Wonderful stay in Mill Valley - great location, friendly hosts, delicious breakfast! Room was perfect for a weekend escape to Marin County! Many thanks to Mary Ann and Chris for the warm welcome, the excellent hiking recommendations, and the restaurant advice!
Absoultely perfect. Mary Ann and Chris did their utmost to make me feel at home and were sensitive and generous hosts. Also their place is lovely - warm, well looked after, tidy and very pretty. Amazing at the price too. I'll definitely be back!
Beautiful home! Nice private space. The hosts were very accommodating and generous. Highly recommend!
Very beautyful house in Mill Valley. A real cover next to the big city. Everything easily reachable. After a busy day you always can have a good and quiet night-time relax. The room is well separated and spacious.
This listing was in a great spot. Up on top of a hill, last in the row of houses - felt nice, secluded - a great getaway! We did plenty of hiking and the hot tub afterwards sure helped. Mary Ann and Chris were lovely and welcoming, as well as full of ideas of where to go and what to do. Great time - plus they have an adorable dog!
We had a great stay with Mary Ann and Chris and really enjoyed our time in Mill Valley. The room was nice and very clean, so was the bathroom. We enjoyed the breakfast in the morning, which was really delicious. Mary Ann presented self-baked bread which came with fresh fruits and one morning with fresh self made muffins. Just a perfect start into the day. And both Mary Ann and Chris were really supporting and helpful, giving good recommendations and hints. The house is at the very end of the road, which means it is very quiet up there (enabling us to sleep long in the morning). You need a car, but then you have great spots and locations close-by. Golden Gate Bridge is just a ten minute drive and parking is for free at the yacht harbour in San Francisco most days. So it's a very easy thing to get to town. But spots like Muir Woods, Marineheadlands and Sausalito are just around the corner. And even Napa Valley is an easy drive for a day trip. So all in all, for us it was the perfect location to spend one week in the bay area. Really recommended, we would directly go there the next time.
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Hi, we are Mary Ann and Chris! We live in beautiful Mill Valley, California, and love to hike, run, read, eat and enjoy music. The Golden Gate Bridge is our passage to the fabulous city of San Francisco, which is just a stone's throw away across the Bay. We are nearly an empty nesters and look forward to more travel in the future. Love all food, all cultures, all flora and fauna.
We are very easy low-maintenance travelers, love meeting people and love welcoming people into our own home.