About This Listing
A perfect hotel alternative, this beautiful 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom apartment is on the ground floor of our 2 storey property. It is located in the hills of Mill Valley, just a 10 minute walk (2 minute drive) from downtown.
The house was meticulously renovated in 2011 and has a very relaxed, cosy and comfortable feel. It has a modern rustic vibe and offers all of the amenities and advantages of modern living whilst seamlessly fitting in to the natural beauty of the area.
The apartment features a private entrance and as well as a secluded garden area with amazing (Mt. Tam!) hillside views.
Please take a moment to look at the photos and read the reviews from past guests.
Living room features:
Large sofa (converts into full size bed)with floor pillows, blankets
7.1 Dolby surround music system
60” plasma with netflix, Amazon prime
Table with two chairs by window for meals
Lots of books (mostly surf and music related)
Large and comfortable leather armchair
Extra blankets, pillows etc in the closet
Please note the fireplace is not operational at this time!
Queen size bed
Desk with chair and lamp
Desk side table with writing materials
37” LED TV
More books (mostly surf/snow/music related)
Extra bedding and blankets in the closet
Electric tea kettle
Ceramic drip Coffee cone with filters
Counter oven (NO stovetop/range in the apartment)
Full size sink
Subzero Refrigerator and Freezer
Large 2 person shower with bench
High volume showerhead
Dual flush toilet
You will be provided with a house manual upon confirmation of your stay that explains how to use the media system, TV's and WIFI.
Private patio exclusive to the apartment.
Interaction with Guests
We only interact with our guests if they ask us about something. We give all guests the utmost privacy!
located in the hills of Mill Valley, just a few minutes (10-15 minutes) from downtown and very close to a vast array of trials for hiking, mountain biking (website hidden). Tamalpais is just a 10 minute walk through sun drenched redwood lined streets.
Other Things to Note
Mobile phone reception is spotty at best but the WIFI is blazing fast! The apartment has it's own dedicated WIFI network.
We want you to have a fantastic time during your stay!
Please observe our House Rules:
Please be sure to make your reservation according to how many people will be actually staying in the apartment so that we can provide the necessary bed linens towels etc.
The fireplace is currently non operational due to Mill Valley/EPA restrictions
We live in a very quiet, residential neighborhood. With that in mind please be aware of noise levels whilst outside. Please do not play loud music etc outside after 9.00pm.
Please let us know if you will be having visitors during your stay.
Please don't hesitate to ask should you have any questions. We will not bother you during your stay so it's imperative that you call or text us should you need anything at all.
Please make sure that when you leave the barbecue area there are no burning embers left. Mill Valley gets very dry in the summer time and fire prevention is a high priority.
Sorry. We love dogs but have a no pet policy.
Please no smoking cigarettes inside the property.
Our home is not handicap accessible.
The Renter(s) shall not use the property for any unlawful purpose, nor violate any law or ordinance, nor commit any nuisance upon or about the property. It is expressly understood and agreed that the Owners of this property, shall not be liable for any damages or any injury to Renter(s) or guests of Renter(s) from whatever cause arising from occupancy of this property by Renter(s). The Renter(s) takes full responsibility for being careful when walking up and down stairs or paths and on the property and holds the Owner harmless for any slip, trip or fall injuries or accidents occurring on the property. Renter(s) shall leave property in same condition as found and not take anything from the property.
WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO ASK FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION FROM FIRST TIME AIRBNB USERS OR USERS WITH NO REVIEWS. THIS CAN INCLUDE A SCAN/COPY OF CURRENT DRIVER'S LICENSE OR OTHER VERIFIED FORM OF ID, A VERIFIED PHONE NUMBER, A PROFILE PHOTO AND/OR A TRIP ITINERARY
Al's place was a perfect getaway for us (a couple). The place is adorable and cozy and the town of Mill Valley is delightful. And you're only 25 minutes from SF proper by car. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Although we did not meet Al, there were plenty of towels and amenities ready for us. Just note, there is very little cell service. We have AT&T and had none. But there is wifi and Netflix on every tv so we were just fine.
Al's place was conveniently located, included all amenities you'd want and more (sound system, great lighting) and had parking near the apartment. Al was easy to work with, friendly, and accommodating. Our only issue was the shower didn't drain well. Other than that, I'd recommend Al's place!
Great neighborhood (though zero phone reception through AT&T), lots of abundant greenery. Short stroll to a beautiful stream and redwood trees. Would be great for someone trying to escape the everyday bustle of city life. Not so great if you need to do any work and require phone service, or if you have many bags/work equipment to bring in to the house (parking isn't too convenient at night and the streets are very dark). The internet is super fast and reliable. It was really nice to have Netflix, HuluPlus, and HBO Go on the TV. It's only about a 15 minute walk into town, and about a 20 minute wait for an Uber. The kitchen is very well equipped. The layout is super cool and funky, with lots of interesting books/magazines. Lots of convenient wall plugs. Whole Foods was really close, and all of Mill Valley is adorable.
I arrived at Al's place around 10:30 pm and his directions were super clear and it was easy to get to the apartment. The apartment was lovely with plenty of space and modern amenities. Perhaps the best part of the experience was the hike that Al recommended. It brought us through redwoods, up hills, and gave us a view of the SF Bay. I highly recommend aap's place to anyone who would like to be close to the city, but without the noise and fog of SF.
Al was a very responsive host during the booking process. We did not get a chance to meet him, as he left us alone during our stay, but he was always close by if we needed something.
The space is the perfect location, near downtown Mill Valley and was just a short drive away (30-45 mins) from both the city of San Francisco and wine country. It's an excellent place to stay if you want to be able to see many bay area sights. (We highly recommend hiking at Muir Beach and Muir Woods).
Although the road up to the house looks intimidating, we never had any problems and there was PLENTY of street parking (just follow Al's directions and you shouldn't have any issues).
Overall, the space was a peaceful getaway in the woods, in a perfect location!
We enjoyed this little apartment very much. We honestly weren't there very often during our trip as we were visiting family and sight seeing, just to sleep and shower but the time we did spend was good. It is a quiet area, very clean and well kept. I would stay here again if in the Mill Valley area again.
Ashley and her husband was the perfect guests. They communicated well and treated the apartment as if it was her own. Although I did not get to meet them (as we were away and we had housesitters ) I'm happy to report that they were clean, quiet and respectful. I highly recommend them to other hosts and would welcome them back anytime!