About this listing
Nestled among Mount Tamalpais' majestic old-growth redwoods is a chalet Hansel and Gretel would feel at home in..and a fully equipped apartment with a separate entry and private patio. The view stretches across San Francisco Bay to the Oakland hills and beyond. The size of the property, 2.5 acres, ensures peace and quiet. Downtown San Francisco is 25 minutes – and a million miles – (website hidden). Tam's hiking, running and biking trails are at hand. Mill Valley via the Dipsea Steps is an easy 20 minute walk (and a challenging uphill return). The location is very central for tourist destinations, and very secluded and private for those needing rest and relaxation.
The legacy of the original proprietor, photographer and author Suki Hill, who lived in the home since 1972, will be carried on by her daughter, Abigail Hill.
Sadly, Suki passed away June 14, 2014.
The rental is the lower floor of a wonderful, characterful Mill Valley home, built in the late 1930's.There is a sunny patio outside the apartment with spectacular views of San Francisco Bay and overlooking rose and dahlia gardens. A short stroll down driveway leads to another "secret" garden with a small pavilion for quiet reflection or yoga. The home is also close to Muir Woods and the beautiful Hwy.1 coast. One can drive to the wine country in an hour .
Well-behaved dogs allowed, smoking on patio only. There are two full-sized (or double) beds and a sofa bed (twin-sized) for an additional guest @$25/night.
The name of this listing says it all. Suki's Mountain Retreat is the perfect place to visit if you're looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Located on a very private road a few miles outside of Mill Valley, it's one of the most peaceful places I've stayed. It's very close to the back entrance to Muir Woods, and there are so many cool things to do in the area. Stinson Beach, Bolinas, Mill Valley, and Point Reyes are all within 20-60 minutes of the home.
Abby, the host, was very welcoming. She lives in the home above the retreat. She provided everything we expected and was always available if we had any questions. I will stay here again if I have the opportunity.
We've stayed here many, many times before. This stay was fantastic as usual!
The Mountain Retreat has the most amazing views of the North Bay. The kitchenette w/ fridge, stove, coffee press & grinder is perfect for having coffee and light breakfast before heading out and exploring the local sites like the Muir Woods, Marin Headlands and the many hiking trails, like the Pipeline Trail which you can take all the way up to Mt. Tam.
Thanks again for the wonderful stay Abby.
It was great staying at Suki's Mtn Retreat. It really is an oasis and a great place to stay for those of us who love SF but would rather not stay in the middle of the hustle and bustle. Thank you for having us and for being so accommodating!
My family had a wonderful stay and Abby made them feel very welcomed. The view was breathtaking and the rooms were comfortable and clean. Thanks very much Abby!
Stay at Suki's Mountain was perfect for us : amazing view, nice walking trails all around, close to everything and, most of all, Abby's kindness. We hope to come back.
A diamond in a sea of zircons. Lovely location and wonderful host. Suited me and my family perfectly.