About This Listing
So close yet so far. This 1930's charming Italian villa estate is a real gem with a peaceful retreat like setting
This beautifully decorated private apartment suite is located on the ground level, off a fountained garden area.
The original grand house was divided into 3 levels, so there are other respectful tenants on property. This unit is very private on it's own level..
The large main room/bedroom looks out on the lush surrounding foliage. There is a small alcove off the main room to hang your clothes and store your luggage
It is tastefully appointed with soft wool rugs under foot, a cozy queen size stearns & foster pillow top mattress, high thread count sheets and down comforter.
There is a sitting area with a loveseat/ ottoman to relax and read on, and a desk and chair for your laptop/writing use.
Across the foyer is a private full bath with tub and shower, as well as an area to prepare light meals.
This "modified kitchen" is equipped with a small fridge, freezer, toaster oven, 2 burner hot plate, blender, electric teapot and sink. There are essential kitchen items provided.
**Please note this is not a full kitchen. No stove.
You can enjoy a peaceful breakfast before heading out adventuring for the day, as well as take-out at night while relaxing with a glass of wine.
There is also a washer and dryer in this room for your convenience. For longer term stays, I respectfully request to retain use of the washer and dryer with mutually agreed parameters.
This property is located on a sunny hillside above the lush old growth redwoods of Blithedale Canyon. Mountain biking and hiking at your doorstep. There are stairs and redwood lanes that lead you on a beautiful 10-15 min walk into downtown Mill Valley-where top rated restaurants, movies theater and cafes abound.
Check out the famous Sweetwater nightclub or 142 Throckmorton Theatre for music and plays.
There are several markets nearby- the gourmet Mill Valley Market in town and 2 locations of Whole Foods nearby.
Trail heads are at your doorstep, with many beautiful places to hike and mountain bike on Mt.Tamalpais.
Easy access to the Marin Headlands, Muir Woods, Stinson Beach, Point Reyes and Mt. Tamalpais State Park.
San Francisco is a 20 min drive away. Catch the scenic ferry ride into SF from Sausalito or Tiburon.
We are 40 minutes to the Sonoma and Napa Valleys.
We know the area well and can guide you to special places all around the area and beyond.
In house massage available by appointment.
Please leave the space as tidy as you found it.
Clean your dishes and leave linens in laundry basket in bathroom.
Remove garbage/recycling and place in receptacles at bottom of driveway.
Guests of occupant must be preapproved.
There is an additonal fee for approved overnight guest.
More than anything enjoy the peaceful surroundings.
Kellie was great! She met us on the first afternoon, went through the house and very basic instructions for staying on the property. She had left some breakfast items for us to enjoy and use in the partial kitchen. The property was so nice and serene. We were in the area to hike on the Muir Woods and really felt that staying on the property added to the quality of our trip! It was great to be able to come to a more home type environment. We certainly recommend this unit and all the great things the area had to offer. We had a lot of locals talk to us and give suggestions which ultimately completed the trip perfectly. Thanks again, Kellie!
Everything was great, from the location to the accommodations. This was a beautiful house in the quintessential mill valley neighborhood.
Thanks for everything.
This was my first AirBnB, and a pleasant experience. Kellie was friendly, flexible with our arrival time, prompt to respond to questions, helpful with suggestions about local sites and eateries, and otherwise respectfully unobtrusive.
The only thing that I suppose might be a concern for some is that there's no key to lock the bedroom door from the outside; the one key that's provided is for the house front door. Nothing bad happened to our stuff, but I didn't know who else lived in the building and thus who could access our room while we were gone.
Just to clarify that the unit is self contained and all exit doors lock, front and side. There is no need to lock the actual bedroom as it is on a private level with all of the exterior doors only being used for private access to this space.
I tried to clarify to Ben that it was secure with the front and side doors locked, but perhaps he did not understand fully.
Kellie was an excellent host. She was very responsive and easy to contact. She even gave us some basic breakfast materials (eggs, butter, bread, coffee, tea) which were all organic and delicious! The garden retreat was everything we were looking for. Quiet, peaceful, clean and beautiful. It's really close to downtown mill valley (5-10 min walk) where there were plenty of places to eat. We enjoyed our stay.
This little sanctuary in Mill Valley is a very sweet spot for a weekend getaway. The perfect mixture of exotic and home-y, we just loved it. Great colors on the walls, flowers EVERYWHERE, and birds chirping in the trees. Kellie besides being a prodigious gardener was a very welcoming host, leaving us eggs, bread, coffee and cream for the perfect little breakfast to start our day. Access to hiking trails was easy and the wonderful little town is minutes walking distance. If you're looking for a peaceful escape, this is it!
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About the Host, Kellie
We are so fortunate to live in such an amazingly beautiful area surrounded by nature. I enjoy regularly hiking the beautiful trails that surround our canyon here at the base of Mount Tamalpais, sharing the bounty of organic locally grown food with good friends, catching a great film, live music and taking off for a daytrip out to the wilds of Pt. Reyes. I work in managment with a national yoga company and produce shows with local artists and designers.
I treasure spending time with my 14 yr old son, always discovering new adventures around every corner.