This beautiful 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom apartment is the first floor of my house. I rent it out when I don't have family or other guests visiting. It is 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.
There is one large bedroom in the apartment but there is an extra queen size bed (big foldout flat day bed) that can be used in the living room to accommodate 2 more people for a total of four. Please note, however, that the apartment is ideal for 2 people as it has only one bedroom. Check out the photos, they tell the story!
The house was meticulously renovated from the studs out in 2011 and has a very relaxed and comfortable feel. It has a modern rustic vibe and offers all of the amenities and advantages of modern living. I live upstairs and am very quiet and respectful of guests and spend most of the day in the city.
The apartment features a private entrance and garden area with amazing hillside views (Mt. Tamalpais and surrounding hills) and a BBQ. There is plenty of street parking and it's just a short walk up the driveway to the apartment.
The apartment has WIFI (you'll be given password upon arrival)
Living room features:
Large sofa (converts into full size bed)with floor pillows, blankets
7.1 Dolby surround music system
60” plasma with Directv, netflix, Amazon prime
Table with two chairs by window for meals
Lots of books (mostly surf and music related)
Extra blankets, pillows etc in the closet
Please note the fireplace is not operational at this time!
Desk with chair and lamp
Desk side table with writing materials
37” LED TV with Directv
More books (mostly surf/snow/music related)
Extra bedding and blankets in the closet
Electric tea kettle
Bodum French Press
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.
|Room type:||Entire home/apt|
|Bed type:||Real Bed|
|Extra people:||$10 / night after 2 guests|
|Weekly Price:||$825 /week|
|Check In:||4:00 PM|
|Check Out:||12:00 PM (noon)|
We loved staying at this apartment in Mill Valley. It was incredibly spacious and beautifully designed - the perfect place to relax after hiking all day. We had fantastic sleeps in that bed and all in all felt very spoiled. Would not hesitate to rebook the next time we visit. Many thanks to Algy!
Algy has a beautiful space in Mill Valley, perfect for access to the town and nearby hiking. He was a gracious and non-intrusive host. We had a great time!
Loved this place! The hosts were lovely, the space was very well designed and much bigger than expected, and it was fully stocked with everything we could have needed. Also, the location was perfect: close enough to town, but on a beautiful quiet street lined with redwoods and gorgeous views of nature. Checking in and out and getting info from Algy was easy and clear. Would absolutely recommend to anyone!
Algy's place is totally cool. I didn't get to meet him due to my late arrival and early exit, but the place was open, private, well-cared for, and overall a huge success. Totally enjoyed the Nespresso, the exposed beams, the QOTSA print in the bathroom, and the comfort of the place. There's even a flashlight in the desk drawer for you. Seriosuly cool spot, will try to stay again.
Algy's place was quiet and as advertised. He welcomed my boyfriend and me with a bottle of wine. This is a perfect place to retreat in, watch movies, read, work, or to go run the trails of Marin.
Algy's lower rooms have been recently remodeled in a very clean and modern style. The bathroom and kitchen are especially well outfitted. It also has excellent audio and video systems installed. Parking was on the street, but we never had problems parking directly across from the house.
We spent much of our time exploring Mill valley and didn't have much time to interact with Algy.
I accidentally left my jacket in the room when we checked out and Algy very generously mailed it to me.
We were disappointed. The space was very dark and a word thats fits the overall description was "Minimalistic".
The biggest disappointment was the patio.... one has to reach by climbing three short sets of steps that are not very safe. It is not off the main room.
I would suggest that they invest in a coffee pot, I had to bring one.
I would not go back and I hope this gets posted so others have information that we did not have.
Please read the reviews from our OTHER guests to get a clear picture of the place; We have pages and pages of glowing compliments for the apartment, the setting and the amenities. Beverly is a first time Airbnb user that did not take the time to read the description of the apartment nor the very detailed information she was emailed prior to her arrival. What she describes as "minimalistic" other guests say is beautiful, amazing, modern and clean.
She says the apartment is "very dark" but she and her friends arrived at night time (Mill Valley is dark at night, we are up in the hills) and departed (they had booked one night only) the next morning at 10.30 so naturally they did not experience too much of the day (light) time.
As for the lack of coffee pot; There is a Bodum French press (for coffee!) as well as a kettle, individual coffee filters and coffee drip in case guests choose to make individual cups of coffee. There is even a grinder if you choose to grind your own beans.
I wish Beverly had mentioned that she was not happy but she had nary a word to say to us while she and her friends were here. They seemed to be enjoying themselves as they were up past 11pm drinking wine (one bottle of which we provided) and laughing and enjoying the patio the next morning.
Apartment is clean and bright, with very attractive design features. The bathroom is nicely configured, has good storage, is spacious. Kitchen is quite functional, with new plates and utensils. Algy provided easy-to-read information in advance about the apartment amenities. There was indeed a bottle of wine waiting for us, which was very much appreciated. The location is perfect for hikers and for visiting downtown Mill Valley. Highway 101 is just about 5 minutes away!
Amazing place! Was just as described (or even better). Super clean, modern, well-designed - we wanted to stay longer.
AWESOME space up in the hills in Mill Valley (but still 5 minutes to town)! Algy has great taste. The place is perfectly appointed. It was super-easy to deal with keys and house info was spelled out in a document. All in all, it was a great stay! I definitely recommend the place!