About this listing
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, private bathroom in same hallway, family room, and kitchen. Hot Tub is available for use with prior notice. Have a family? Inquire about options!
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.
We enjoyed staying with Mary Ann and Chris. They were friendly and gracious hosts. Their place is very close to San Francisco, at the same time, it's is nice and quiet, nestled in woods and mountains.
Mary Ann and Chris were incredible hosts. I had a great time while I stayed in Mill Valley and I was made very comfortable in their home. The continental breakfast was great and everything was perfect. I'm sad I was too tired to go into the spa on the deck. Really a magical place. I can't wait to go back and visit again!
We had such a wonderful stay with MaryAnn and Chris! They were both so welcoming and really went out of their way to make things comfortable for us. I stayed here with my husband and two young kids, MaryAnn had an extra twin mattress under the queen with star sheets which my kid loved!! The berries, OJ and fresh bread in the morning were great! They had great hiking and restaurant tips and we even got to use the hot tub! Beautiful location and comfortable space, I give it a 5 star!!
My husband and I definitely had a wonderful stay at Mary Ann and Chris house. The house is located at the top of the hill and the view is gorgeous. The bedroom and bathroom is clean, modern and private. The breakfast made by Mary Ann was nice including pastries and fruits. We will definitely recommend it any of our friends!
Chris and Mary Ann are great Hosts! Nestled high up in the woods the views and the surrounding area are so peaceful and relaxing! The private room and bath was very comfy, and Mary Ann had and fresh fruit and home baked bread ready for us every morning! The location is just north of San Francisco and a quick ride into Sausalito or to take the ferry into the city! Everything was perfect! We would definitely stay there again!
The hosts were very welcoming and friendly, they have plenty of hiking maps, some you can even start from the house.
The location in very peceful with a complete view of Mill Valley, everything is at 15-20 minutes drive.
We had full use of the kitchen and we did a fantastic salmon bbq with them. Breakfast also is really amazing with their home made bread, berries, yoghurt, jam ...
Warm greeting by Mary Ann and Chris! She showed us our room, bath and kitchen, and outdoor/living area that was okay for us to use. Wonderful breakfast with homemade bread!! Helpful hints about places to see, restaurants and hikes! Highly recommended.
Hi Lianne - Thanks for the helpful hints, you are right...I should definitely have some kleenex! And it would be easy enough to stock some glasses for guests as well, thank you. One question...what's "show bedroom" - I wasn't sure and I like all the feedback because it is helpful for us to improve. We have one photo of the bedroom, but I noticed it was the last photo in the series, so I've moved the bedroom and bathroom photos to 2nd, 3rd. Have a great trip! :)
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About the Host, Mary Ann And Chris
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.