Dining area and entrance to patio dining areaWorkspace that can convert to separate bedroom with blowup mattress

Entire home/apt

6 Guests

5 Bedrooms

5 Beds

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About this listing

Great location, easy walk to MV. Our guests love the house and appreciate our caring hospitality. Quiet lane, delightful garden, multiple decks for lounging. Tastefully furnished, large windows, skylights, lovely patio for outdoor dining. Wonderful light, bamboo floors, and tasteful furnishings make for cheerful, delightful ambience.

The space

Three Queen Size beds in separate bedrooms. One twin sized bed in Cottage and fold out couch (twin size) in living room We have large windows, french doors with screens and retractable skylights for ventilation. Warm during day and cool at night. Outdoor patio delightful with bbq, heat lamp. Easy transportation to SF 15 minutes from GG Bridge.

We are working professionals who live and work in the house. The garden, indoor/outdoor furnishings are tasteful, tranquil, and enjoyable. People feel comfortable and at ease in our home.

Guest access

Everything in house

Interaction with guests

We will be gone and will have caretakers for cat and indoor plants. Guests are free to come and go and arrange privacy with caretakers.

Other things to note

We live and work in the house, but will be gone while you are here. Please let us know what closet and shelf space you require for food and clothing and we will make accommodation.

The space
Bathrooms: 2.5
Bedrooms: 5
Beds: 5
Pet Owner: Some pet(s)
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people: No Charge
Cleaning Fee: $195
Weekly Discount: 20%
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)

Quiet, careful with our things. You should coordinate timing with our cat sitter so your privacy will be preserved.

You must also acknowledge
Must climb stairs - we have outdoor stairs leading down to property and indoor stairs from top to bottom level
Pet(s) live on property - Cat



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

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
Fire extinguisher

4 nights minimum stay.
From Nov 22 - 26, 2017 the minimum stay is 4 nights.

12 Reviews

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E User Profile
September 2016
My family and I stayed here before my wedding at the Outdoor Art Club. Jeff did a great job at making us feel welcome! The property was beautiful- with many outdoor areas to hang out at. One of my fondest memories of the whole weekend was hanging out on the back patio with my bridesmaids, parents and in-laws before the crazy wedding activities began. I had a great time and overall this home suited our needs perfectly and I am very happy we chose to stay here!! Some things to note that I didn't immediately expect (probably because I had booked hastily): 1. There is a cat. While home is pretty clean (no carpets) there is still cat hair present. He does come out at night and is very cute and friendly :). 2. This house is lived in. I've been to air b and bs that are like hotels, which are super clean, and have no personal items. That is not what this listing is. There are many personal decorations and items scattered through out the home. If a bit of clutter/dust bothers you this may not be the place for you. However, I also wouldn't hesitate to contact Jeff if I had any questions or left something behind. Whereas in the hotel-like listings I've had them tell me their policy is to throw out any items left behind. Also, the fridge was relatively full when we arrived. 3. While the location is very close to downtown I would not say it is walkable due to the hills. While I was initially very concerned about parking Jeff moved both his cars and it was not an issue for us!

Marcia User Profile
June 2016
Beautiful setting for our family's wedding stay in Mill Valley. Jeff was an extraordinary communicator throughout, making sure we had everything we needed for our comfort and convenience. The gardens are inspirational!
Jeff User Profile
Response from Jeff:
Hi Marcia. Thanks. Hope you come back and visit again.
June 2016

Susan User Profile
April 2016
It was a great place - very beautiful landscaping. Host was great. Rooms comfortable. Only negative was that it wasn't as clean as I would like and cluttered; otherwise fine.
Jeff User Profile
Response from Jeff:
Sorry about the cleanliness. Normally cleaning lady does a good job in kitchen (she also cleaned oven inside). We will be sure to check with her about that. We are authors and teachers so clutter with books/papers can be a problem. We tried to keep the living room, my bedroom, kitchen, and dining area free from clutter; however, the other two bedrooms did have papers stacked. Thanks for pointing out that could be problematic.
April 2016

Christopher User Profile
January 2016
Jeff and Ilene have a charming home that is situated in such a lovely, quiet neighborhood. The home and beds were just as described. Jeff even left us a nice bottle of champagne and some great coffee for us to use. He even got decaf for one of the people in our group who can't drink regular. Jeff checked in on us via AirBnB message and made sure we had all that we needed. Parking is a little tricky in the neighborhood due to the narrow streets but that was a small price to pay for the privacy and quiet. We had a great experience and highly recommend this home!
Jeff User Profile
Response from Jeff:
Thanks Chris.
January 2016

Andrew User Profile
December 2015
We very much enjoyed our 3 nights here. We wanted a quiet place to celebrate a 50th birthday with relatives visiting from UK that would allow us hiking and cycling on Mt Tam and trips to San Francisco on the Sausalito Ferry - this was just what we were looking for. The house was well equipped and everything worked well . Jeff was a great host , very organized and communication was easy . Checkout / Checkin was painless. I would love to return in the summer when we can make use of the beautiful deck and gardens.
Jeff User Profile
Response from Jeff:
Thanks. Hope you can return in the summer when you can enjoy indoors/outdoors and the gardens. You were a pleasure to work with.
December 2015

Ron User Profile
December 2015
Several members of my family really enjoyed their stay! The house was clean with plenty of indoor and outdoor amenities. A bottle of champagne and some chocolate was left in a basket for the guests. Jeff was great to work with and did everything to make our family comfortable.
Jeff User Profile
Response from Jeff:
Thanks Ron. Appreciate the kind words. I think we are okay on the keys. I saw two sets of keys with attachments so I presume you have returned what we provided to you. Happy New Year.
December 2015

Nick User Profile
September 2015
Jeff was an incredibly thoughtful host. His home is a wonderful fenced-in private oasis in the middle of Mill Valley minutes walking distance from downtown. My husband, mother, and step-father were by no means trying to club it up in the area on our relaxing weekend, but FYI - Downtown Mill Valley itself is more sleepy and quiet than we would have liked with everything closing down around 7-8pm. That said, the time we did get to spend there was very nice. What an idilic location, set into the redwoods of Marin County!
Jeff User Profile
Response from Jeff:
Thanks Nick. You and your family were great guests and very gracious.
September 2015

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

We are authors and my wife is a Psychotherapist. We are Jewish and welcome adults who are respectful of our home and the quiet of our neighbors: religion, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation all welcome.
We have a cat who will be cared for by a professional each day and the house plants will be watered, so no obligation to our guests.

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