About this listing
Explore all that Marin offers while staying in our cozy au pair unit that includes a private bathroom with shower and a separate entrance. The room also has a wireless internet, a mini-fridge, toaster, microwave and coffee maker.
Our house has beautiful views of Mt. Tamalpais and we are only minutes from the Dipsea trail, a 10 minute walk to downtown Mill Valley and a 30 minute drive to both San Francisco and Stinson Beach. There is public transportation available to SF and Stinson.
Please note that we are early to bed and early to rise and are right about your room walking around typically from 7am on.
The guest does not have access to our main house.
Interaction with Guests
We are available for help and to answer questions/make suggestions, but the guest interaction is minimal.
We live in a spectacular area of Mill Valley, close to the Dipsea Trail, with great views of Mt. Tamalpais and just a short, beautiful walk thru redwoods to downtown Mill Valley.
We are a 15 minute walk to the only bus route in Marin - taking you either north to Novato or south to SF.
1. No smoking
2. No noise after 10pm
3. No parking in our driveway - there is plenty of parking on Sunset Lane or across the street on Douglas.
4. No pay-per-view shows.
5. Keep all gates to the yard/patio closed at all times so that deer can't enter our yard.
The stay in the Mill Valley unit was fantastic. It was a great place set in a scenic area. Walking distance from the course I was taking, I would highly recommend!
Totally accurate listing and pictures. Adorable little space very near amazing views. My guests really enjoyed their stay and I will definitely hope to book future guests here when they come to MV to visit. Love the peach walls!
This is our second time staying with Doug. We enjoyed our visit and walking to downtown Mill Valley and Old Mill Park.
Doug's place was just as he described it. The only problem was it is very dark- and finding your way to the airbnb suite is very difficult. There are no lights leading the way- and you go down steps.
Otherwise it was great- but I would suggest having lights leading the way. There are automatic lights that go on on the top level, but do not continue down to the bottom level where the suite is located.
We rented the space for a month in order to have a place for friends and family to stay when they visited to help with our newborn. The people who stayed varied from a young mom with two kids, an active woman in her 50's, a single 30 year old, and a woman in her 50's with some mobility issues. Each stayed for about a week each, and each infomed me of a few issues here and there but overall I felt Doug was accommodating and the space was as described. The highest marks I would give would be for Doug's quick responses and availability to resolve problems. The biggest issues were those surrounding the "noises" from above (to be expected in a basement apartment) and perhaps the quality of linens and furnishings. But again, I would give Doug high praise for being available and ready/willing to respond to issues.
My daughter and I stayed here for a whole week, and we really enjoyed our time here! A perfect, secluded unit in a lovely spot in beautiful Mill Valley! It felt like we had our own little cottage since we had our own entrance and rooms facing the garden. The room was big enough for 2, with a comfortable bed, and we had everything we needed here. Doug was very friendly and helpful (!), and we would love to stay here again some time! Great place, great host, and a very special town. Walking distance to town (via cute Dipsea trail steps) and great coffee at the Equater ! And only a short car ride up to gorgeous Mt. Tam and great running/hiking trails, Muir Woods etc. Loved it all!
Doug is a kind and welcoming host. The location is ideal for ventures into nearby Muir Woods, the Marin Headlands, and Sausalito. If you enjoy morning or evening strolls, it's worth noting that there are no sidewalks on the narrow streets in the neighborhood, beautiful as it is. I appreciated Doug's posted note about regular household foot traffic noise from upstairs during the mornings, though I'll clarify that the foot traffic and muted voices are fairly consistent from around 7am - 9/10pm. If you're a sound sleeper, great - look no further! If you prefer slow mornings getting ready or early evenings winding down, this may not be ideal. There's also a large kids' trampoline just outside the room in the yard that seems to get regular use on weekend days and evenings. Really, it's just regular household activity and I should have assumed as much beforehand, so no fault to Doug. I felt perfectly safe during my stay and the room's amenities were just right. Thank you, Doug, and take care!
About the Host, Doug
A Mill Valley husband and father of 2 kids ( ages 10 & 9), and an entrepreneur involved in 3 start-ups in the past 10 years. I am currently developing China Live ((website hidden)). We love living in Mill Valley since we get the best of the Marin outdoors with the proximity to San Francisco.