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The space

Romantic hide-away for one or two. Unique charming cross between Ewok village, high tech Shire and Olympian Eyre: suitable for the eco tourist, road weary business traveler, honeymooners, bird watchers, tree huggers, athletically /aesthetically inclined artist nerd, exotic dignitaries, celebrity monks, training retreater wanting to experience nature by visit/living an experiment in social future building. Ultimate quiet and privacy with separate entrance and house privileges, kitchen, laundry, hot tub, hiking/bike trails, ample outdoor parking. WIFI, work on-site office facilities and many unusual options. The room is light filled all day with sumptuous down comforters and natural fiber linens to snuggle in for a long winter's nap. The 100+-year-old Heidi house craftsman style local redwood construction is warmed by old-fashioned fireplace of the same vintage, letting your imagination time travel to the age of dirt main streets when the Gravity train passed not far from our access trails. History buffs, globetrotters, poets, mycologists, physicists, jam with the achieved musicians and entertainers who frequent this house. The environs of the quaint southern Marin community offers many of the traditional seasonal artsy/athletic events: Mill Valley Film Festival, the famous Dipsea Race, ascending and descending the adjacent ridge, the esteemed annual Old Mill Park Fall Arts Fair, the birth place of mountain biking utilizing the abundance of hiking/biking trails - linking the Bay fronting the Portofino like Sausalito, to the majestic white sanded coast of the Pacific. Enthusiastic wind surfers and hang gliders dot the horizon. Jack Kerouac authored Dharma Bums and The Scripture of the Golden Eternity, near the trailhead outside our Canyon entrance. Access by trail to the property or ascend meandering stairs suggests minimum baggage maximum health. Smoking cigarettes is an unwelcome hazard on the mountain; the parking lot below allows. To fully enjoy the opportunity of being in this piece of paradise, 16 minutes from the Golden Gate Toll Plaza, be prepared to energetically relax. Enjoy organic gardens, honey from our happy bees, chlorine and fluoride free water, and take deep breaths of pollution free air. The makings are all here for your pleasure and appreciation. Seeing is believing. You will prefer a vehicle to get to the main road, if you don’t want to walk a mile and a half to Miller Ave., main street in Mill Valley, for public transportation. Inevitably you will want to stay longer than you have booked. Happy trails.

Guest access

The shared main living room with large fireplace, and full kitchen, iron, laundry, bathrobes, hair dryer, internet, mac laptop, printer, digital media with big screen in the living room, refrigerator for the Tower guests, electric kettle with teas and coffee, snacks and fruit, popcorn popper


The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 1PM
Check Out: 12PM (noon)
Pet Owner: Cat(s)
Room type: Private room

Amenities

Prices
Extra people: $25 / night after the first guest
Security Deposit: $500
Weekend Price: $140 / night
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
Check in is anytime after 1PM

House Rules for Air BNB
• Enjoy the facilities. Enjoy each other. Overnight guests are welcome with registration and/or permission from host.
• If using the kitchen, report and list on the refrigerator, broken or missing household items, mark special foods in group cabinet and refrigerator space.
• Behaviors, noises or arrangements that will bring Police or other authorities to the premises are prohibited.
• Use of only low suds, marked by “HE” (HIGH EFFICIENCY), laundry detergent in clothes washer. Appliances and tools handled mindfully.
*Fires in barbecues and fireplace only. No chemical logs in fireplaces.
•Individuals’ boundaries respected, rules codified-for visitation, usage and cleanup of common spaces among the inhabitants of the Complex.
Smoking cigarettes is allowed in the Canyon parking Lot only.
Hot tub privileges. Refer to instruction manual.
Notice and refer to instruction manual for inhabiting the location.
Bring and wear clothes, particularly shoes, appropriate for the naturally rustic terrain. If you wish to be welcomed by a local, please arrive before 10 pm and after noon on your first day. If you arrive after dark, carry a flashlight. Call ahead to arrange for a guide.
Be kind to the natives of all sizes and descriptions and do not feed the wildlife.
Ask for items or instructions not covered in the manual instruction book.


Cancellations

Flexible

Cancel up to 24 hours before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.


Availability
2 nights minimum stay

47 Reviews


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Peter User Profile
May 2017
Faustin's home was a fantastic adventure of a place to stay. Truly a unique spot, you won't find much else like it. Faustin herself is a true delight and gift to be around.

Michael User Profile
April 2017
If you are looking for a experience and not just a regular over night stay, then this is the place for you. It was great meeting Faustin. She was accommodating and very friendly! The location is beautiful and close to many attractions around the area.

Anna User Profile
March 2017
Faustin's house is an a magical canyon just over the ridge from Muir Woods. You can walk out the door, over the hill, and straight on to the Dipsea trail. The house itself is a quirky, unique, stacked tree-house sort of thing and the room is at the top with light all around. It's not an actual tree house, but it feels like one. The setting is beautiful and the bed is comfy. There is an amazing redwood hot tub that makes the place extra special. The house is cluttered and not the cleanest, but Faustin is super friendly and the location is amazing. If you like things sterile and hotel-like, this is not the place for you. If you like unique, quirky and kind of odd experiences with interesting people, this is the place for you!

Michael User Profile
January 2017
A fascinating and quirky spot. Great for the mellow and adventurous but definitely not for all.

Chris User Profile
January 2017
This is a fun and unique place to get away. Not a treehouse but the top floor (room) of a house, with lots of windows and a beautiful view out to the tops of the redwoods. The room was clean and the bed was ridiculously comfortable! Faustin kept the room stocked with drinking water, tea, and other goodies. Don't necessarily expect the common areas of the house to be as clean as your tower room, but it's really the room you're renting, and if you're looking for a quiet comfy retreat to relax and read among the redwoods, this is it.

Greg User Profile
August 2016
My Girlfriend Brittney and I stayed for two nights. When we had arrive I did not know where to go, and there was not any reception. We had to ask around until we found the right place. This is no ordinary walk we search up the sides of many steep hills before finding the location. Although I had sent via Text SMS, as well as a phone call at least 3 times. The first night we had driven nine hours to get there, and were ready for bed.The dwelling is very interesting, but it lacked proper cleaning. There were cobwebs on the ceiling in the bathroom, and the over all look of the house was very cluterred and unorganized. Clean all of the clutter, and room mates living there should be respectful of guests as we were paying guests. I had the idea the tower room would not be just 10 feet from the main living room. There happend to be a political debate/ vegan debate going on that lasted until about two. to say the least we were not very relaxed in the atmosphere, and wish it could have been peaceful. The host did a lot of tedious explaining and although she was very kind Fausten seemed very disorientated. After she showed us the room we basically did not see here until the next night. We hiked the muir woods and, visited fishermans warf. We were not back until 1:30AM. Faustin was extremely intoxicated trying to make us party. I told her we where very tired, and would like to get some rest and if they could keep the noise down. She responds by saying " Well when else are we gonna party? its saturday night and I have court monday morning" Although it was friday. So there was drums elctric guitars vase guiters , and bongo's being played until 3AM. Despite the fact I had politely asked here if she could keep it a little more quite. Then the privacy was horrible many people from the party were all walking around our sleeping area in the tower until 5 am and, theres not a wall without huge windows. So it was almost as if we were trapped in a turarium. at an exibit until 5 am when everyone finally went to sleep. We get a couple hours of sleep ,but the sun is beating down by 7:20, and there is no air conditioner or blinds. She never appoligized for her completely inconsiderate hosting, and I would not stay there again if I was paid. Not at all what was described in the Airbnb page. So we left immedietly in the morning, and drove 8 hrs. We did anticipate on stoping but from lack of sleep we had to pay for a hotel and get some rest. We where driving all the way back to houston TX.

Peter User Profile
July 2016
Had a wonderful time in Faustin's Tree House! Definitely a fun & quirky place. Plus: - Wonderful windows looking out over beautiful old trees - Room is perfect - table, bed, chairs - Faustin left lots of wonderful treats for us (chocolate, fruit, brownie, juices) and offered to make us breakfast - Great hiking (lots of exercise! There's 125 stairs from the parking lot to the room) - Mill Valley has lots of fun restaurants Minus: - Waited 30 minutes in parking lot (there's poor cell reception) - Not a lot of privacy with all the windows, but Faustin was great, never stopping by unannounced. - Bed is a bit difficult to sleep on Overall, we really enjoyed our weekend in the Tower Room, and would recommend this place to our friends. Thanks Faustin for making it a wonderful 10 Year Anniversary weekend!

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Faustin User Profile

I was born in New York, welcomed by many older siblings who have since moved to locations all over the US. I have traveled extensively and I am grateful for the abundance of opportunities available to me. I have a media company focused primarily on optimizing the well being of all life through sharing knowledge, connection and the experience of living as naturally as I can in a suburban rain forest so close to San Francisco. Truth, beauty and seeking the light guides my decisions while paying the bills and getting along with the neighbors. I hope to offer a unique and fun ecco tourist experience to the AirBnB members coming to the Tree House.

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