Entire home/apt

2 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bed

Entire home/apt

2 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bed

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About this listing

Historic Carriage House was completely renovated so that we could live there in comfort and privacy while updating our main home. High pressure European Hans Grohe Shower is exceptional. Private deck screened by bamboo. 5 STAR Garden & Location

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Pet Owner: Dog(s)
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people: No Charge
Cleaning Fee: $80
Security Deposit: $250
Weekly Discount: 7%
Weekend Price: $249 / night


The space

The upper story of our carriage house, The Springfield, is a home we created for ourselves while we renovated the main house on the property. It is sophisticated yet warm and cozy at the same time. You will enjoy your privacy inside or on the deck, and can look out at the beautiful trees which surround the property. It will be your oasis in which to relax from the outside world, yet only a 5 minute walk (on level ground) to the center of Mill Valley. If you feel more adventurous, you can explore the majestic nature of Cascade Canyon or Mt. Tam which begins just down the block.

The apartment is composed of a living room, open kitchen, bedroom, bathroom with glass-tiled European shower which is beautifully lit by a diffused glass window in the shower, and a deck off the bedroom. The bedroom has a queen size bed, feathertop mattress, and the linens are "second to none". It is outfitted with wireless internet and a modern AV system which includes digital cable, flat screen tv, and dvd/cd player. The kitchen has a gas stove and large refrigerator. Parking is always available right in front of the house.

We can direct you to local shops and restaurants in Mill Valley, Sausalito and beyond if you would like to explore. The opportunities for incredible dining experiences in the Bay Area are probably too numerous for your short stay, but you might want to explore some if you have time.

From the moment you arrive at our carriage house you will know that you've found a gem property with comfortable and tasteful furnishings, 5 star amenities, and the prime location in the heart of Mill Valley.

If you prefer a shorter stay (less than 3 night minimum), we can accommodate you with a supplemental cleaning fee.

Guest access

You will enjoy unlimited access and privacy in the Carriage House and private deck. We also allow guests to use our garden outdoor tables and chairs subject to availability. It is a beautifully maintained garden.

Interaction with guests

We are generally here to assist guests with wifi, laundry or other questions and needs. We also let our guests enjoy their privacy.

The neighborhood

Location, location, location. Our guests (see reviews) all rave about this location. Walk anywhere you need to go in town, to the market, to Equator, Peet's, the Depot, the theaters, restaurants, etc. All within 5 - 7 minutes. The award-winning Mill Valley Library is less than 1 minute away and many of our guests who are writers have spent many hours there working. Hiking and biking trails, less than 1 minute from our door. Quiet residential neighborhood with lush nature (redwoods) and sophisticated sunny garden.

Getting around

Parking is right in front of our property. Public transportation is available within a 5 minute walk, with buses to San Francisco, Marin, etc.

Other things to note

While we have dog and we love all dogs, we do not allow other dogs (pets) on the property. Our yellow labrador is a great dog who is very friendly with children and people of all ages, but he is unpredictable around other dogs. I'm sorry but this rule is non-negotiable.

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events

Our rental is furnished with the same level of quality and detail as our main home. We expect our guests to be respectful and treat it well. No smoking as other people are sensitive to smoke and the odor. No dogs or pets. If something is not working property, just tell us and we'll have it fixed.



Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.

Safety features
Carbon monoxide detector
Smoke detector
Fire extinguisher

3 nights minimum stay

22 Reviews

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Peter User Profile
February 2017
We stayed at the beautiful cottage from Jane and Joel right in the heart of beautiful Mill Valley. The cottage was very clean and fully equipped with everything you might need for a stay! It is located in walking distance to shops and restaurants and you can easily take a hike into the redwoods. Jane and Joel had been great hosts and we enjoyed our time at the house and will come back soon. Thanks, again Peter
Jane (Rio) Joel User ProfileJane (Rio) Joel is a superhost.
Response from Jane (Rio) Joel:
Hi Peter, Thank you for your thoughtful review. We enjoyed hosting you at our Carriage House and hope that you can return again to enjoy the beauty of Mill Valley from our property where you can walk to almost anywhere...when it's not pouring rain (as we've been experiencing lately). I shouldn't complain after the many years of draught. And thank you for staying with us. Kind regards, Joel and Jane
February 2017

Gary User Profile
October 2016
Consider yourself lucky if you have the chance to stay at Jane and Joel's. The entire experience was above and beyond all expectations. As hosts, they are top notch and the location really is perfect, for access to town or trail heads. You will kick yourself if you miss this!

Kimberly User Profile
September 2016
What an incredible visit to the charming little city of Mill Valley! Thank you, Jane and Joel (and Rio!), for a wonderful stay! Your lovely carriage house was above and beyond any of my expectations. It was absolutely perfect! Thank you for being such kind and generous hosts. I hope to return to your beautiful property one day soon. -Kim

Scott User Profile
September 2016
We had a wonderful stay at Joel and Jane's cottage. The location was a backyard apartment unit above a carriage house. It was set close to town and alongside a more thickly settled area with redwoods and beautiful scenery. The unit had all the amenities we needed and it had great decor and charm. There was a small deck off the bedroom with privacy from the main house and surrounding area, and we also had access to a beautiful backyard garden. The property is quick 10 minute walk to downtown Mill Valley where there are great restaurants, and shopping. The town has a great energy but has a slow paced, relaxed feel. Close enough for a day trip to San Francisco or to wine country which was very convenient as well. Joel and Jane we great hosts. They were very kind and responsive, making sure we had everything we needed. They were happy to chat when we ran into them to give us some recommendations on restaurants to try in the area. Perfect spot for a peaceful getaway thats close enough to other activities and dining. Would definitely recommend the carriage house and will be back soon hopefully.
Jane (Rio) Joel User ProfileJane (Rio) Joel is a superhost.
Response from Jane (Rio) Joel:
Thank you Scott for staying at our Carriage House. It was a pleasure hosting you and we're glad that you enjoyed the great location, amenities, and the privacy that we provide. Hope to see you again if you visit the area.
September 2016

Pete User Profile
July 2016
A fantastic place and lovely hosts. Ideally located close to city but even closer to nature. Very thoughtfully furnished, stylish and extremely comfortable and with a lovely private outdoor spot to relax in after a day of hiking or sightseeing. We would have loved to stay here for longer and will definitely try to book it again on our next trip to SF.
Jane (Rio) Joel User ProfileJane (Rio) Joel is a superhost.
Response from Jane (Rio) Joel:
Thank you Amelia and Pete for being wonderful guests and I'm so glad that you enjoyed it here in Mill Valley. Look forward to seeing you again when you visit the area. Kind regards, Joel and Jane
July 2016

Andres User Profile
May 2016
Joel and Jane where friendly, flexible and respectful at all times. They opened their home and invited us to use the grounds in addition to the Carriage House. Communication was good and efficient that made things much easier. The good taste of the decoration and finishes of the house where great balance of the old and new. I would definitely stay at this property again.

Kristian User Profile
March 2016
I've stayed in quiet a few Airbnbs and I can honestly say this was the most gracious. Beautiful location nestled against a redwood grove. Easy walk to downtown and a generously-stocked kitchen - bagels, sparkling and still water, and even a bottle of wine. The bed was heavenly and shower among the best I have experienced. Very very comfortable and hosts were great. Couldn't recommend more.
Jane (Rio) Joel User ProfileJane (Rio) Joel is a superhost.
Response from Jane (Rio) Joel:
Thank you Kristian for noticing that we care about the details. Hope to host you again soon. Joel, Jane and Rio
March 2016

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Mill Valley, California, United States · Joined in September 2012
Jane (Rio) Joel User ProfileJane (Rio) Joel is a superhost.

We've lived on both coasts (NY and CA) and have been back in the San Francisco area for quite some time now. Mill Valley is a treasure but we love to travel (Europe, Asia and South America) to take in different cultures, meet people, and experience the local food, music, art, architecture and nature. This is a special location from which to explore the trails of Marin County or to drive a short distance to San Francisco, Berkeley or Napa Valley...and if you need suggestions don't hesitate to ask. We are just 100 meters from the Mill Valley Library, Old Mill Park and less than a 5 minute walk to Mill Valley Beer Works (check out the (URL HIDDEN) review), Peets, the Depot and entertainment (142 Throckmorton and The Sweetwater).

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