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.
Private patio exclusive to the apartment.
We only interact with our guests if they ask us about something. We give all guests the utmost privacy!
Mobile phone reception is spotty at best but the WIFI is blazing fast! The apartment has it's own dedicated WIFI network.
|Room type:||Entire home/apt|
|Extra people:||$10 / night after 2 guests|
|Weekly Price:||$825 /week|
|Check In:||4:00 PM|
|Check Out:||12:00 PM (noon)|
We never met with Algy. But he did text me saying that the keys are inside the house and that it's open. I know that he respects his visitors' privacy so it didn't bother us. We could hear them upstairs though! So we knew they were around if we needed him.
The apartment was really nice. It is a trek of twists and turns on the hillside to get to his. It was very easy to navigate. The roads are a little on the small side with cars parked on designated spots. Your car will be parked in one of these spots. I have a small car so I didn't have a problem.
His directions to get to the bottom apartment was direct. There is also a small patio which looks like it hasn't been used in a while. The view from it is pretty. When you go inside, you first walk into the bedroom and then to the living room and another door to the bathroom and kitchen. Everything was kept nice and clean. There is a huge TV in the living room and a small 2 person dining table. The daybed was also comfortable.
Please know that there is no stove in the apartment to use. There is a microwave, an electric water heater, fridge and freezer. There is a Whole Foods nearby if you want a variety of food to take with you though.
The host will remind you that cell reception here is no good and he's right. He does provide WIFI for the guests.
Mill Valley is also so very pretty. The little town square is lovely. There is a small theater and a few selection of restaurants. There is also Mt. Tamalpais and Muir Woods nearby. If you're going to Muir Woods, arrive there before 9 AM. We arrived at 930 and parked on the side of the streets and there were a lot of people there. Also, take some side trails as there will be a lot less people in it.
We also tried Prabh Indian Kitchen restaurant in the area. The manager was very nice. Seated us next to the window which has a lovely view. Parents with strollers know that this restaurant has steep stairs in the front. We saw a couple carrying their stroller down the stairs. Food was delicious. Try their tea. I want to make that at home.
All in all, this apartment is gorgeous and if you need to stay in Mill Valley, stay here. It is definitely much cheaper than a hotel.
This place was amazing! My girlfriend and I loved the stay at this beautiful apartment. The decor was great, the apartment was very clean, very comfortable and made for a perfect romantic getaway. This place will always have a special significance for us, since I proposed to my girlfriend that weekend and she said yes!! Thanks for providing the perfect place for such a special weekend.
We had a great stay at your place in mill valley!
Brian and Beth
This was the second time we've stayed at Algy's, and another great experience it was. What we further appreciated this time was the spaciousness, the quality details especially in the bath from the tile to the towels and even the toilet paper!
I particularly like this Mill Valley location. I grew up in M.V. and I find Algy's really a quintessential "Mill Valley" spot, minus some of the drawbacks. It's more protected from wind than other hillsides. It's close enough to downtown that we could stroll there in about 15 minutes (part of it through a lovely redwood grove). It's also just high enough in the hills to give you a real Mill Valley experience, but not so high that you spend your entire time winding around the valley getting there.
We hope to be able to stay at Algy's again when we come back next year.
We had a wonderful time at Algy's enchanted and tranquil apartment. It exceeded all our expectations!
We stayed 2 nights, the apartment was exactly as described and pictured. All directions and information provided were precise and helpful. We had a great trip, can't imagine it being any easier or better overall. Algy promptly responded to questions and was always helpful.
Our stay at Algy's place was absolutely wonderful. The apartment is every bit as lovely as the photographs and description indicate. The comfortable bed, spacious living room (with Netflix and other movie streaming options included) and patio made our stay very enjoyable. Algy is clearly someone The location is terrific, being five minutes drive from the Mill Valley town center. Navigating the curvy roads is no problem. We did not meet Algy during our stay but he was available by phone, texting and e-mail if we had questions. He also sent thoughtful directions in a timely manor before we arrived. Prospective renters can rest assured that this apartment is exactly as advertised, and that they will have a lovely stay.
This place was a great find for my wife, myself and our 11 month old son. A thoughtfully decorated and comfortable space for the right price, the apartment offers quiet seclusion and easy access to all that is magical about Mill Valley and the Mt Tamalpais range. Our hosts were kind, respectful and responsive to all our needs. We had a great stay and would recommend Algy's place to anyone who might be visiting this unique and especially beautiful part of planet earth...
This place is absolutely wonderful. We only stayed one night and wish it had been longer. Mill Valley is a beautiful area, and this house is in a beautiful neighborhood. The apartment is well thought out, the wall decorations are awesome...it's modern and comfortable. We watched Sherlock on the big screen while laying on the cozy futon. We didn't really use the kitchen but it was cute and seemed functional. The bed was really comfortable, we both slept like rocks. The surrounding area is beautiful for hiking and running.
If you have access to a car, this would be an AWESOME home base for you - it is quiet and serene and you can park on the street, but you are close enough to San Francisco, Pt Reyes Station, Petaluma/Sebastopol, Stinson Beach, etc to just do little day trips then come back to your rad apartment. We will definitely be back, for longer.
My sister and I grew up in Mill Valley and were looking for a rental that gave us the good smells, views, and easy access to restaurants and shops in town. Algy's place was the perfect fit. Tucked into one of Mill Valley's most beautiful canyons, the space is sunny, quiet, convenient, and absolutely gorgeous. The attention to lighting, sound, and design are especially evident and were greatly appreciated. We were able to relax and unwind, walk downtown easily, hike on the local trails, watch movies, listen to music over the great sound system; whatever we needed, it was there. Thank you, Algy, for allowing us to have such a great visit and for making everything so easy. The bottle of wine and fresh wildflowers were a nice touch! I would love to come back and introduce my husband to the place. SO SO SO much better than a hotel!
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