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 and her stalwart of stalwarts, Charles Keppel.
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 .
Guests will have a private entrance and designated parking space.
Well-behaved pets 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.
My stay at the mountain retreat was phenomenal. The space (including a beautiful rose garden and private yoga/meditation deck!) made me feel instantly comfortable, and Abby and her neighbor Charlie went above and beyond to make sure I had the best visit possible. The location in muir woods is ideal for a retreat, with hikes and walks accessible from the house, and you can really feel the love and energy Suki put into her home. Highly recommended, and I'll be back.
She was friendly, helpful and flexible. Her helper Charlie was the same. He helped us figure out where to go to hike and eat etc. The space is lovely! The view is amazing and access to hiking and all that Mill Valley has to offer is excellent. It is also interesting to think of Suki having been present and documenting such an interesting time in SF.
The host was very warm and polite. We all loved the Dogs especial my son. The apartment was perfect for the four of us and very cozy as well. It was perfect location for all the things we wanted to do like Muir Woods and the beach and shopping in Mill valley.I loved the view of the city both day and night without the noise. I enjoyed the clean fresh air of the forests and all the trails near back that my son and I got to explore them together. It was wonderful experience for my first time using and airbnb.
Our stay at Suki's Mtn Retreat was great. The views from the patio were outstanding, especially as the moon rose after sunset from behind Mt. Diablo. This is a good launching point for day trips. Our time was mostly spent in Muir Woods and Point Reyes, and Mount Tam is just a short hike away too.
True to the pictures, there is little for seating, and just a boat galley of a kitchen, so don't expect to have a dinner party. We'd eat on the patio on the old folding chairs, but when it got chilly at night, there wasn't much room to fit four people in the living room with just a table for two and a loveseat facing away from it.
The apartment was a perfect fit for our family of four! the little ones enjoyed breakfast overlooking the garden and had a great time exploring the pathways by the house. The property is so quiet and peaceful. The house is close to mill valley and it's restaurants, Mt. Tam, Muir Woods and a ton of walking paths in the neighborhood!
It was a so so so beautiful experience in the apartment. You can have a good view since the house is on the top of the mountain. I like the garden, flowers,pets.everything there. What's more, it's very convenient for cooking and there is a food market nearby. Abi is very nice and thanks for his tourguides.
If you are looking for Safe and quiet...this is your place! I love the setting, the cool breeze and Abi was a very welcoming host.
Thank you for everything.