About This Listing
Escape from the bustle and enjoy a few days nestled in the redwoods. Your private treetop single bedroom has breathtaking views and sounds from the creek below. Just a 5min walk from Cascade Falls, and right across the street from Tenderfoot trail!
Our home is a redwood oasis.
Your room is the most breathtaking in the house - nothing but windows with views out to green treetops. There's a creek below the house you can hear from the room.
You'll be sharing the house with Rachel and I. We love hosting. Rachel is a yoga teacher / singer / doula / health coach and I'm a doc filmmaker / musician / meditation instructor.
The house is one of the oldest in Mill Valley - and used to be a weekend getaway for Marilyn Monroe and Joe Demaggio!
It's a very old house so it has it's quirks - but space is very important to us so we've loved it up a lot.
Your bed is a very comfortable full futon (we've slept on it many times!).
You're free to make use of the fully stocked kitchen (vitamix! juicer!), living room with TV + stereo, the beautiful front patio / table, curl up in front of our gas fireplace, or enjoy the yurt in our backyard (when it's unoccupied).
Ben works from home - so the downstairs office is off limits.
We also have a beautiful upright piano & guitars for the musically inclined.
One note - cell phone service is a bit spotty from the house. You're free to use Wifi to make (website hidden) calls as needed, or, if you'd like, we can temporarily add your cellphone to a small microcell tower we use to boost service.
Your bathroom / shower is downstairs, and it's a bit quaint / small - but works like a charm.
Interaction with Guests
Both Rachel and I work from home, so at times we me disappear into work mode (especially from 9-5pm week days) but generally we love to connect!
For those who are interested, Rachel teaches private yoga lessons and makes delicious vegetarian food. For an additional $100, you can add a yoga private + 2 delicious home prepared vegetarian meals to your stay!
Our location couldn't be more perfect. Deep in the redwoods, yet minutes from downtown Mill Valley. Some of the favorite hiking and biking trails of Marin are literally minutes walk away; Muir Beach / Stinson Beach / Mt Tam are a 20-30 minute drive.
You'll love it, we promise.
Unfortunately, public transit is scarce from the house, so it's best if you have your own car.
Parking is available down below the house by the creek.
There's extreme fire danger (we're in the woods!) especially given the drought - so we have a strict no smoking / no candle policy. Also, we tend to treat our home like a temple of sorts - so we ask to keep shoes outside, be mindful of noise, etc.
Also, Rachel and I are vegetarian (no meat or fish, we do eat cheese / eggs), so ask that, if possible, you refrain from storing or cooking meat in the house.
Ben & Rachael were ideal hosts. The have a very calm & polite way about them and were fun to chat with during our stay in their wooded retreat house. Maybe some of the friendliest people I've ever met. The room was quaint and comfortable. Only one bathroom (downstairs) but we made it work. The house was very cute and located a few minutes out of town on some windy but picturesque roads. A true escape from hectic city life!
Ben and Rachel were wonderful host's for the single night we stayed there. The house is exactly as described, not a single exaggeration, and just as cute and picturesque as you imagine. The directions to the house were excellent and when we arrived we we're made to feel very at home.
I suggest taking Rachel's advise on where to eat in town - SolFood was absolutely lovely! And at the very least take the 5 minute walk to cascade falls where you can sit in quiet contemplation.
Thanks Ben and Rachel, hope we can make it back to you one day for a longer stay, and hope we managed to sneak out for our early flight without too much noise :)
Ben and Rachel's zen tree house get-a-way is such a beautiful home. We felt the love and effort they put into it making us feel relaxed and at home. Great hiking trails very near by! We used their amazing kitchen to make delicious meals and ate outside at a table, my feet were still on carpet. Sitting on a rug by the fire at the end of the day was perfect. I'm looking forward to staying with them again.
The place was a beauty. My friend and I were actually lost at first, but the neighbors we ran into were wicked gracious and helped us get to the treehouse; once we were there, it was impossible not to feel relaxed enough to nap immediately. We didnt get to meet Ben and Rachel, but they did keep in contact via text, and were ultra friendly and helpful. The room was adorable, and my friend kept going on about how well the entire home was decorated. Loved it, and will easily book with them again.
Room and area was beautiful. Was a true luxury to stay in this home. The owner was not home during our stay so had some friends come and look after the house - they were very friendly and we had a good time playing cards. Would recommend.
Top experience was falling asleep and waking to the babbling creek, the beautiful view of the tress, and the homely christmas lights strung up around.
Ben and Rachel made us feel at home. Their house in the redwood forest is magical, and the trails are literally in their front yard. A perfect place for our anniversary. It's hard to describe the feeling of waking up in the morning to the tall trees around us and the peaceful sounds of the gurgling stream.
Ben and his wife were great hosts. They are very easy to communicate with. We loved their place; it was the perfect getaway! The room is cozy and comfortable- truly felt like we were up in the trees. Their place is located close enough to the center of town so you don't feel like you're in the middle of nowhere but still into the woods enough so you don't hear all those city sounds. Highly recommend to anyone who is looking for a relaxing time.
About the Host, Ben
I'm a documentary filmmaker and meditation / yoga instructor. My fiance Rachel teaches yoga, and is a birth doula and holistic health coach. We love to sing / play music together =)