About this listing
So close yet so far. This 1930's charming Italian villa is a real gem. Located walking distance from lovely downtown Mill Valley on a sunny hillside above the lush old growth redwoods of Blithedale Canyon.
The original grand house was divided into 3 levels, so there are other respectful tenants on property. This flat is very spacious and has a peaceful retreat like atmosphere. It is very private on it's own level.
The main salon living room is a grand room, beautifully decorated, with a dining area overlooking the trees surrounding.
Off the main salon there is a lovely outdoor verandah where you can enjoy your morning coffee or dinner Al Fresco.There is a fireplace to warm you for that romantic evening in.
The kitchen, though small, is extremely sufficient.The gourmet cook will be well accommodated and will find most everything needed. It has been recently updated with gas range, large stainless fridge (w/crushed ice), and dishwasher.
The master bedroom has a brand new Stearns & Foster queen sized bed with down comforter and high thread count sheets.This room is spacious and is surrounded by windows, with a beautiful view of lush foliage, very private. The bath, located in the master bedroom is small and has a shower, no tub.
The second sleeping area is just off the Master BR.
Due to the unique layout and proximity of the bedrooms and bath, this second room is best suited and perfect for a child/close family/friends.
This room has a brand new Sealy Posturepedic queen bed and is also very bright and sunny.
The house is equipped with a flat screen TV and WiFi internet access. Perfect for nature lovers with a laid back life style, that like to stay connected.
For longer term stays there is a washer/dryer available on request in my unit below.
Trail heads are at your doorstep, with many beautiful places to hike on Mt.Tampalpais. There are stairs and redwood lanes that lead you on a beautiful 15 min walk into downtown Mill Valley, where top rated restaurants, movies theater and cafes abound.
Check out the famous Sweetwater nightclub or 142 Throckmorton Theatre for music and plays. There are also several markets including 2 Whole Foods in town.
Easy access to the Marin Headlands, Muir Woods, Stinson Beach, Point Reyes and Mt. Tamalpais State Park. SF is a 20 min drive away Catch the scenic ferry ride into San Francisco, from Sausalito or Tiburon. We are 40 minutes to the Sonoma and Napa Valleys.
We know the area well and can guide you to special places all around the area and beyond.
*In house massage and private pilates sessions available by appointment.
Interaction with Guests
I do my very best to personally greet my guests and get them well acquainted with the space, lighting etc and answer any questions they may have. Then let them enjoy space without unnecessary interruption.
I'm always available by text to quickly answer any additional questions.
This is a strict no smoking environment.
Absolutely no parties.
All visiting guests must be pre-approved.
Additional overnight guests above 2 must be pre-approved.
There is an additional $25 charge per guest fee after 2 guests.
There are no pets living in the space, though there is 1 cat that lives on the property.
Please strip beds of linens.
Remove garbage and recycling, if stay is more than 2 nights.
Garbage receptacles are at bottom of driveway.
Please treat my home as you would your own.
Leave it as clean as you found it.
Please respect the neighbors and keep noise late at night and early in the morning to a minimum.
More than anything enjoy this serene environment.
We are so fortunate to live in such an amazingly beautiful area surrounded by nature. I enjoy regularly hiking the beautiful trails that surround our canyon here at the base of Mount Tamalpais, sharing the bounty of organic locally grown food with good friends, catching a great film, live music and taking off for a daytrip out to the wilds of Pt. Reyes. I work in managment with a national yoga company and produce shows with local artists and designers.
I treasure spending time with my 16 yr old son, always discovering new adventures around every corner.