Peaceful room with private bath

House - Private room · Harvard Ave, Mill Valley, CA 94941, United States

The Space

Modern, light-filled bedroom with private full bath in our airy house on the hill in Mill Valley's Almonte area, ~5 miles from the Golden Gate Bridge. We're located on a quiet street and enjoy views of Mt. Tamalpais and the town below from our expansive raised deck. It's a short walk down the hill to catch a bus to SF, and ~1.5miles to the shops of downtown Mill Valley. Easy access to the MV-Sausalito bike path. We're also near to a stop for the Marin Airporter (a direct shuttle to/from SFO airport). We have an off-street parking spot available if you'll be arriving by car.

The room is best for 1 or 2 adults. It is furnished with a comfortable queen-sized bed, high quality linens, and down pillows/comforter. Limited closet space is available for hanging items. The en suite bathroom has a deep soaking tub with jets for relaxing, or a shower option. The bedroom & bathroom are both wired for sound, so enjoy your choice of radio stations or bring your ipod/iphone to plug in. We have a reliable, high-speed wireless network and enjoy good cell phone reception throughout our home.

If you're a cyclist (road or mountain), hiker, or runner there are excellent options right from our house and we have plenty of maps - enjoy nearby Stinson Beach, Muir Woods, Marin Headlands, or Mt. Tamalpais. A visit to Pt. Reyes makes for a nice afternoon drive or scenic bike ride (~30 miles each way through the farmlands of West Marin). If you're more interested in the sights of the city, it's a scenic trip via the Sausalito ferry, an easy connection via bus, or a short drive to the Golden Gate Bridge. We're also within easy reach of the Napa/Sonoma wine region by car (very limited public transit in that direction). If you aren't in the mood to explore, then curl up with a book in front of our cozy gas fireplace or in one of the nooks in our terraced hillside yard.

If you are not familiar with Mill Valley, it is easiest to arrive by daylight. Our streets are winding, hilly, and narrow and some visitors find them challenging to navigate at night.

** Please note that to keep some flexibility for ourselves & visiting family/friends, we do not accept reservation requests for the distant future. We usually open up the calendar for the coming 2-3 months only. If you're considering a stay beyond that period, check back within that time-frame for availability **

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: $10 / night after the first guest
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
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Cancellation: Moderate
Pet Owner: Dog(s) and Cat(s)

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  • Cheri and Andrew managed to be both welcoming and unobtrusive. They were quick to provide information, directions and maps when we needed them. The space is even nicer than we'd expected. Our hosts have taken an attractive house in a lovely setting and made it even more inviting. Excellent bread, too.
    A "charmed experience" as my wife described it. Exactly.

    February 2014
  • The room looks exactly like the pictures! Airy, bright, CLEAN, and the plush top mattress and comforter set felt amazing! Me and my bf Daniel came here on a staycation and as first timers using Airbnb, we didn't know what to expect. As this was our first time, we felt that it was great start for our Airbnb experience. Cheri and Andrew were great hosts who helped us in finding local eateries and places to hike. They also helped our day start out beautifully with french press coffee, a warm fresh pumpkin cranberry scone and some of the juiciest pears i've ever eaten. The ad itself explains everything that is expected of this place. Although it is a little hilly, and it may be a bit difficult to get to, Cheri and Andrew made sure that we had a sufficient amount of directions and advice that we got there easily! Amazing first time using Airbnb!

    November 2013
  • This was a great place for us to hole up for a couple nights while visiting friends in the area. Our communication was primarily with Andrew who was friendly and informative. He (and Sula and Nigel, two very loving animals) greeted us upon arrival and helped us feel right at home. Our room and bath were nicely laid out and had all the toiletries available had we forgotten anything of our own. We found our quarters were rather cold, but maybe we have just been in LA for too long! Fortunately the comforter kept us very toasty. And we woke to fresh pumpkin muffins our first morning! Really the only "drawbacks" (if you can call them that) were the insanely steep driveway which I made my fiance navigate, and the creaky bed which bothered only me as a light sleeper. These would definitely not stop us from staying here again.

    October 2013
  • We stayed at Cheri and Andrews' for a weekend a couple of weeks ago. We had a thoroughly enjoyable stay. Cheri and Andrew are great hosts and made our stay extremely comfortable. Their Mill Valley catalog for restaurant reviews, things to do, transportation, hiking and various other things was awesome. We would highly recommend them.

    February 2013
  • This was our first experience with Air BnB. We were very pleased. The dog and cat cohabitants were as gracious as our hosts.

    January 2012
  • We had a great 5 day stay with Cheri and Andrew! They were incredibly welcoming and full of good restaurant and trail recommendations. Every morning they graciously left us plenty of healthy breakfast options, including homemade walnut bread. While they were at work during the day, we were able to use refrigerator space and the kitchen to prepare lunch if we were home, which was very convenient and made the trip even more affordable. We enjoyed exploring the Mill Valley area, including running local trails and hiking a beautiful treck from Mill Valley to Stinson Beach (the Dipsea). We also spent a day exploring Pt. Reyes and eating delicious barbequed oysters on Cheri and Andrew's recommendation. In the evenings, we went out to eat as Cheri and Andrew used the kitchen to prepare dinner. They directed us to yummy and affordable restaurants in the area, so this wasn't an inconvenience. Our room was small, but cozy. The bed was comfortable and the private bathroom was very clean and stocked with towels. Overall, it was a great trip!

    January 2012
  • Cheri and Andrew welcomed us to their home and had a wealth of information about the area, covering all areas of interest--outdoor activities, scenic drives, cultural events, dining. Lovely home feels almost like a tree house. Nice bath and toiletries. They are very accommodating and sharing. Cute couple and a great place to retreat at the end of the day. Waking up was great, too. Homemade muffins!

    October 2011
  • Super Gastgeber. Super Zimmer. Tolle Lage. Gerne wieder ;O)

    September 2011
  • Perfect! Andrew and Cheri (along with Sula and Nigel) were extremely hospitable. They helped me find the trails I was interested in running. If you are an outdoor lover (and even if you aren't) you will love staying here to get away from the noise of the city.

    The room was earthy and clean and the bathroom even had a bathtub with jets! You will come tired, but leave refreshed.

    August 2011
  • Cherie and Andrew, as well as my fav, Sula, their great dane, were incredibly welcoming from the beginning....morning breakfast w/organic coffee, (if Andrew had not baked fresh muffins or artisan bread), a personal note, lovely bath products, etc. I have never shared a home w/other than friends or family, so I had a bit of trepidation......I knew as I walked in and took in the amazing view from the large deck, and my beautiful bedroom w/private bath, located across from their bedroom, (so quite private), that I had found the perfect place for my MV stay...They are possibly the loveliest couple I have met on airbnb; considerate, compassionate and leading a successful and eco-conscious life, all of which I admire. I will definitely stay there again as well as recommend to bay area friends for visiting family.

    August 2011
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Easygoing & hospitable. NPR listeners, love to travel. We enjoy cooking, eating, & sharing a bottle of wine. We work long hours during the week but are often home on weekends, when you'll typically find us in the garden or out on a trail somewhere. Whether at home or traveling, we like to walk, hike, run, bike, and generally explore the outdoor world around us. We're happy to make recommendations for active/outdoor or city activities during your stay, and we're very familiar with public transit options. We love to host AirBnb guests and welcome you to our beautiful neighborhood!
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