Located on a beautiful, quiet street, this 450 square-foot lower unit consists of one bedroom, bathroom with tiled shower, kitchen, and main room. A sunny garden and deck with comfy Adirondack chairs look out over the trees and toward the ridge that separates Mill Valley from the Pacific. It's the perfect place to relax in the sunshine with a good book. In this prime Mill Valley spot, guests can head up the street for easy access to hiking and biking trails on Mount Tamalpais or walk down the street to find the Dipsea steps, the public library, Old Mill Park, Mill Valley Beerworks, coffee shops, clothing stores, a bookstore, a movie theater, two venues with live performances - the Throckmorton Theater and Sweetwater - and the bustling downtown plaza. Stay in Mill Valley and explore on foot or bike, access public transportation from the downtown plaza, or use as a base to explore Marin, San Francisco, Berkeley, Sonoma, and Napa.
No smoking and no pets. No raucous partiers.
Charming! I had a wonderful stay. Far exceeded my expectations. The place was exactly as described if one assumes the best. Nespresso machine was a nice bonus. Also a really good selection of books. A great location: beautiful neighborhood, sunny patio with southern exposure; a 10 minute walk to town; a 5 minute walk to Mill Valley's award winning library. Karen is a kind, gracious and thoughtful host. This is the best AirBnB / (website hidden) place I've stayed. This will be my first choice the next time I'm looking for a place in Mill Valley.
One week over Christmas at Karen's place was very much enjoyable. A little over several min-walk takes us to the downtown of Mill Valley. The apartment is clean, pleasant and cozy. The small kitchen is very well equipped, and you can easily make simple meals. We used a stovetop espresso maker in the kitchen every single day and enjoyed Peete’s coffee. The bed is very comfortable, which is important. Although I did not see Karen who was also on vacation, I did not run into any situations where I would need her presence. I highly recommend this place to who would like to spend a weekend or a week away from the city and enjoy walking in nature.
The retreat was a very comforting, enjoyable, and quiet spot! Close walk to downtown and nature trails. The studio is filled with an awesome assortment of records, books, and cds that make it the perfect place for a quiet night or day. Loved it and cant wait to head back!
Our stay in Mill Valley at Karen's apartment was really great. It was clean, the bed was very comfortable, and the location allowed us to see a lot of the bay area. Karen was welcoming and we knew that if we needed anything, she was there. We really enjoyed our stay. Thank you Karen!
I loved staying here and truly felt welcome - such a wonderful host and experience all around. Thank you for everything!
Beautiful and comfortable home in Mill Valley. Rustic charm, well staged, the perfect blend of personal and chic. Karen included wonderful personal touches like coffee to make in the morning, great books to peruse, and records to listen to. Couldn't have asked for anything better! Really a fantastic experience.
We loved our first Air bnb experience! Mill Valley Retreat was better than expected. We loved how cozy and comfortable the place was, and it had everything we needed for a wonderful stay. We felt like locals, hanging out on the front porch, walking into town, and hiking the Dipsea! It was a memorable Anniversary! Thanks Karen, it was a pleasure meeting you!
I'm a mom, teacher, gardener, and yogi. I work hard a my people-intensive job, which is why I seek balance in quieter pursuits like digging in the garden or reading. I'm a native Northern Californian. If I can't recommend a specific restaurant, hiking trail, or adventure in Marin or the greater Bay Area, I'll know someone who can.