About this listing
We re-imagined a single family home & created a beautiful 2nd floor, urban-chic flat. We enjoy the city's best weather & arguably the most exciting & convenient location in all of Mill Valley. The best our "village" has to offer is just steps away!
Soaring ceilings with expansive windows, you will love the dramatic light throughout the day. Vintage hardwood floors in the hall/living/dining areas and plush carpet in the bedrooms. Our spacious three bedrooms (1 en suite) sleep 6 comfortably. Enjoy two full-baths including a tub in the master. The "urban" experience is created both by the downtown location that we enjoy and the landmark building in which we occupy. We are a "mixed-use" building that features a beauty- salon, exercise studio and a one-bedroom apartment (Long-term rental).
Truly the ideal year-round destination location due in part to our temperate climate and proximity to San Francisco, The Wine Country, Lake Tahoe, Silicon Valley, Monterey, Carmel, Muir Woods National Monument, beaches, etc.
The "Top 7 Reasons To Stay With Us":
(1) Vacations; (2) Family or guest holiday visits; (3) Business travel; (4) Extended stays due to re-location or house-hunting; (5) Temporary housing due to home construction, alterations or additions; (6) Close proximity for reception or party preparation at Mill Valley Outdoor Art Club; (7) Close proximity for attending all Mill Valley Festivals and Parades (Film Festival, Art Festival, Little League Baseball Parade, Tam High Homecoming Parade, Memorial Day Parade and more).
Got parking? We have one dedicated off-street space for you! Wifi - Absolutely! Complimentary bicycles - check! Two 50" flat-screen TV's - Yes! What else? Your washer and dryer are conveniently located in the hall closet. Relax or entertain in our backyard patio.
We are literally steps and strides away from all of the action. Restaurants (El Paseo, Bungalow 44, D'Angelo's, Beerworks, etc.) Retail (Summer House, Carolina, Tyler Florence Shop, etc.) Theater (Sequoia, Throckmorton) Clubs (Sweetwater) Grocery (Mill Valley Market) Trails (Dipsea, Railroad Grade, etc.) Parks (Old Mill, Boyle) Transit (Bus to S.F.) plus the hub of town -The Downtown Plaza.
It's an approximate 15 minute drive to Muir Woods, 45 minutes to AT&T Park and 60 minutes to the Wine Country.
Interaction with Guests
I'm available to my guests as needed but I give generous space/privacy. I'm happy to give recommendations and even a little historical perspective to those who ask. I am third generation Mill Valley, raising my children (The fourth generation) in this idyllic town that we are grateful to call home.
Mill Valley is located in Southern Marin and has its own micro-climates as does the County of Marin. I'm pleased to inform you that our flat is located in the Downtown adjacent to the Middle Ridge neighborhood, which is widely considered the best weather in Mill Valley. Please trust me when I say that there are some areas of town that are blustery on good days. The downtown is as urban as a place can be that is surrounded by redwood trees, wildlife, (Naturally occurring) parks, streams, creeks, trails and of course Mount Tamalpais. "Mt.Tam" is the "crown jewel" of Mill Valley and perhaps the Bay Area as a whole.
Mill Valley's Bus Depot is directly down the street from us, only a one-minute walk. Catch commuter buses to San Francisco or head into picturesque Sausalito. While there, adventure over to Alcatraz or Angel Islands via ferry.
It's an approximate 40 minute trip by car to San Francisco International Airport. The Oakland International Airport can be reached in approximately 45 minutes.
Other Things to Note
We provide small appliances (Microwave, toaster, coffee maker, etc.) a full set of dishes, stemware, cups/glasses, utensils, pots and pans, linens and basic condiments (cooking oils, vinegars, salt/pepper, sugars, baking soda/powder, popcorn, tea, cocoa, flour, ketchup, mustard and mayonnaise). We also include aluminum foil, paper towels/napkins, wax paper, dishwasher/sink/laundry/bath soap and shampoo/conditioner, body lotion, bleach, cleansers, toilet paper, fabric softeners, sponges and kitchen bags.
We have a strict no pet policy on the premises due to Guests intolerances to pet related allergies.
Is not allowed anywhere on the premises at anytime.
The Rental rate is based upon occupancy of Six (6) persons.
The Rental is configured to sleep Six (6) within three bedrooms. One bedroom features a King-Size bed, a second provides a Queen-Size bed and the third conveniently provides two Singles.
As most guests have mobile telephones, we do not provide a land-line in the Rental.
Reciprocal courtesy as it relates to the quiet, peaceful enjoyment for each of our tenants.
No Daily Housekeeping Services:
We provide linens and towels, but daily housekeeping services are not included in the Rental rate. We can make housekeeping services available at a rate of $80 per service. A vacuum, broom, mop and basic cleaning supplies are provided.
Rates include a one-time linen and towel set-up. Amenity fees are included in the Rental rate.
This property requires a Three (3) night minimum stay; if a Rental is taken for less than Three (3) days the Guest will be charged the Three (3) night rate.
Rates subject to change without notice.
Optional: Damage Insurance available, OR,
Damage/Reservation Deposit: $500 Refundable.
A. No damage has occurred to Rental unit or its contents, beyond normal wear and tear;
B. No charges are incurred due to contraband, pets or collection of rents or services rendered during the stay;
C. Guests place all debris, rubbish and discards in trash and recyclable containers and soiled dishes in the dishwasher. Strip linens from the bed(s) and place in laundry hamper;
D. All keys are left on the Dining Room table and Rental is left locked;
E. All charges accrued during stay are paid for prior to departure;
F. Linens, appliances, furniture or contents are not missing or damaged;
G. The Renter is not evicted by the owner or local law enforcement.
The owners of the rental unit are not responsible for any accidents, injuries or illness that occur to the Renter or their Guests during their term of stay on the premises. The owners of the Rental unit are not responsible for the loss of the Renter or their Guests personal belongings or valuables. By accepting this reservation, the Renter and all Guests are expressly assuming the risk of any harm arising from their use of, or others whom they invite, to use the premises.
Any exceptions to policies must be approved in advance.
We had an excellent time staying at Gary's place in Mill Valley. The apartment was exactly as it was advertised. Gary was very helpful and even offered to run errands for us if needed on the day of our daughter's wedding. We had six adults sharing the place, and there was plenty of room for all. The outside courtyard was a nice addition for morning coffee or evening wine. I would guard agains someone staying here if they are not stable on their feet. My 96 year old mother was planning on going with us, but sadly she passed before our event. If she had come, she would not have beenable to maneuer either staircase as they were both narrow and steep. Beyond that, perfect! We would be happy to return on another occasion.
Could not have been happier. Located in the heart of Mill Valley, the apartment is clean and stocked with everything my family needed to cook meals and entertain.
We immensely enjoyed our week in Mill Valley and would definitely come back again. This place seemed to be 2 minutes away from everything in downtown Mill Valley - shops, restaurants, coffee, market, theatre.... It rained (apparently for the first time in six months) for the last few days we were there and the fireplace was very cozy. Nice kitchen and comfortable beds...
We recommend Equator for some awesome java and there's a great little bookstore down by the old train station. The Mill Valley Market is perfect for wines, cheeses, etc..
Gary was very helpful and made us feel right at home.
Thanks and save us a few weeks this summer!
Jim & Carol (from Indiana) and Nicole (San Francisco)
I extended my stay in Gary's place.
Gary is such a great host, always attentive to your well being.
His place is quite charming in Mill Valley's heart downtown, and it was lovely to use the fireplace on rainy days.
Gary is a great host: very helpful, highly tuned to your needs without being to intrusive. We were welcome with delightful crackers, and wine. The place was clean, well furnished, close to all amenities.
A great place to stay!
About the Host, Gary
I consider myself lucky to be able to live and work in a town that is so accessible to the things that I love. For instance, I can travel to the Sierra and catch fresh powder in the morning, return home and head to a beach & jump in the ocean by late afternoon, wash up & be seated at my favorite San Francisco restaurant that evening - All in the same day!