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.
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!
Doug greeted me the day I arrived. My stay was 10 days and he checked in mid way to see if everything was ok and provided clean sheets and towels. The room was comfortable and had the necessities I wanted...private entrance, small fridge, coffee and tea makers, full bed, private bath and aesthetically pleasing. There is plenty of closet space. The neighborhood is very nice and very safe. The street is very dark so I would suggest bringing a flash light if leaving early in the morning or arriving back late at night. I enjoyed my stay and would return.
Great space with comfy pillows, bed, and hot shower. Space heater helps take the edge off the chilly nights.
This unit was one block away from where I used to live, so I felt right at home. Very quiet neighborhood, comfortable room. Worked perfectly for me.
I had a great experience staying at Doug's place. The room was clean and perfect for what I needed. The bed was comfortable and I loved that he had an electric teapot. The location is beautiful and very quiet. Doug was very friendly and helped me settle in when I arrived, and then left me to do my own thing, which was perfect. I would definitely stay here again!
Doug was very responsive via email and texts. Though I did not meet him in person, all my needs were attended to. This location is not easy to find in the dark--but GPS got me here without issue.
A Mill Valley husband and father of 2 kids ( ages 9 & 8), 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.