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 counter height 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
We had a wonderful 3 day stay at Al's place in Mill Valley. Al was a great host. He was there to welcome us when we arrived but respected our privacy for the rest of our stay so we never actually say him again. However he was very responsive via text if we had questions and on one occasion had the kitchenette sink unblocked while we were out. He was also very flexible with our arrival and departure times which made life easy for us.
The space itself is exactly as described and shown in the photos. Everything was very clean and functional. Great wi-fi, smart TV worked a treat for streaming Netflix/HBO Go/Amazon using Al's accounts, modern bathroom and kitchenette, etc. I even had cellular coverage in the space (Verizon Wireless - service was reduced from LTE to "x1" but it worked!). And the private patio is a nice bonus with a great view.
There is no air conditioning in the unit but being on the 1st floor it stayed cool (felt like a basement in that regard). If I had to try to find a complaint it would be that the bed didn't feel that comfortable and seemed to be slightly higher at the foot and lower at the top. Not a big deal but my girlfriend and I both felt the same way about it. I would also suggest a proper coffee machine would be a great addition to the fab little kitchen (there is a kettle and filter cup - so everything you need to make fresh coffee guerrilla style :).
All in all the place delivered as advertised and exceeded expectations in most areas. Al was a great host and we will certainly consider staying here again next time we're in Mill Valley.
Thank you Al!
The apartment was all you could ever ask for, luxurious yet comfortable. The space was large and beautifully decorated with plenty of necessities (lots of towels, hair dryer, shampoo/conditioner etc.). The view from the separate outdoor patio was beautiful and we enjoyed a few dinners up there. The apartment is close enough to downtown to walk to all the restaurants and cafes - about 10-15 mins. The location is the quintessential Mill Valley location, tucked back into a narrow street surrounded by trees and wildlife. It was the perfect vacation spot and it was definitely hard to leave. Al was a great host and made sure we had everything we needed.
Next time I travel to Mill Valley, I will definitely be staying here again.
Al was a great host and his apartment was just as he described. The area was perfect for our stay considering we were making day trips up to Muir Woods, Napa, and down into San Fran.
Mill Valley was quaint as well as entertaining for local activity.
We had a great stay and hope to book again in the future!
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.