Downtown Mill Valley Large One Bedroom Rental


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Located in the lower level of a three-story 1919 Late Victorian cottage, with a separate gated entry court yard garden, this charming, spacious one-bedroom suite is 729 SF-almost three times as large as a typical hotel room-and can sleep a family of 4 comfortably--maximum 2 adults and 2 children. It is less than a two minute walk to the Mill Valley Plaza and Depot, Sequoia Theatre/Mill Valley Film Festival and Mill Valley Outdoor Art Club, less than a three minute walk to City Hall, three coffee houses, twenty restaurants and popular Mill Valley Market (Grocery, Produce and Meat Departments, Delicatessen, Wine and Spirits and Ready-to-Eat Foods) and easy walking distance to 142 Throckmorton Theatre [Live entertainment including dramatic and musical theatre, comedy, jazz, classical concerts, cabaret, dance and youth performances], legendary Sweetwater Music Hall, the Mill Valley Fall Arts Festival and Mill Valley Library. Situated in Mill Valley's best weather area, the rental suite location is ideally suited for: (1) Vacations; (2) Family or guest holiday visits; (3) Business travel; (4) Corporate housing, extended stays due to re-location or house-hunting or home construction, alterations or additions; (5) temporary stays for multiple cultural events, including the Fall Arts Festival, Mill Valley Film Festival or other civic or cultural events and (6) Close proximity for reception or party preparation at Mill Valley Outdoor Art Club. Mill Valley is a picturesque California town of 14,000 residents and creative hideaway situated on the eastern slope of Mount Tamalpais. Nestled among redwoods, hills and canyons, Mill Valley is only ten minutes north of the Golden Gate Bridge and City of San Francisco, yet less than one hour from Sonoma and Napa Wine Country. What sets Historical Mill Valley apart is not just the spectacular physical beauty of its setting, but equally its human environment-uniquely combining tranquility and liveliness, privacy and community involvement, urban sophistication and village charm. Starting in 1905 with The Dipsea Race, the first cross-country race in the country, Mill Valley has a rich cultural tradition with the Mountain Play in 1913, the Mill Valley Fall Arts Festival in 1957, the Marin Theatre Company, a professional regional theatre in 1966, the Mill Valley Film Festival in 1978 and the 142 Throckmorton Theatre recently revived, although in existence since 1915. Re-opened in February 2012, after a lengthy absence, is the Sweetwater Music Hall located in the remodeled Masonic Hall and located two blocks from the Rental. Mill Valley is flanked by the picturesque City of Sausalito, 10 minutes south and the Town of Tiburon 10 minutes east with Angel Island State Park only a one mile ride (via Angel Island-Tiburon Ferry), all on San Francisco Bay. Although Mill Valley is close to San Francisco, it is adjacent to the Golden Gate National Recreation Area and only 10 minutes to the Muir Woods National Monument and Tennessee Valley Trail head, 20 minutes to Muir Beach, or Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, 30 minutes to Stinson Beach and less than an hour to Point Reyes National Seashore. Although one recommends longer stays, Mill Valley is only a 2-1/2 hour day trip to Monterrey and Camel and four hours to spectacular Lake Tahoe or Yosemite National Park; Yosemite Valley should be on your 'bucket list' and, especially during late spring, one of the most beautiful places in the world. The rental was architecturally designed and completely altered in 2006, including new foundations, drainage, heating, fire protection (sprinklers), thermal and acoustical insulation, electrical, seismic upgrades, kitchen, fireplace meeting all building codes. The furnished rental is also available for long term month-to-month terms at substantially lower rates, depending on length of occupancy. Keywords: Duplex, Late Victorian Cottage, Mill Valley, Downtown, Rental

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Reviews (20)

  1. HAC149827
    I stayed here with my family of four along with a friend and her son for a week. It was a little crowded for six, but the owners provided us with a very comfortable and easy to use (and stow) Aerobed that made it comfortable for everyone. The unit has everything and the owners have gone out of their way to make sure all bases are covered (I opened a top drawer of a dresser, for example, and there were baby supplies). The unit is also beautiful with high quality furniture, appliances, dishes, etc. What we liked most was the fireplace (it was cold in the morning), the well-stocked kitchen, the plants and water feature at the kitchen window (great idea), the office work station that has everything (computer, printer, paper, even new printer cartridges) anyone might need, AND the reasonable price. Why anyone would choose a hotel room over this is beyond me. We also appreciated small touches, like fresh flowers on the dining room table, a bottle of wine, and a pound of coffee when we arrived. It is obvious that the owners take pride in giving their guests a great experience. I have stayed in many excellent VRBO properties all over the world over the past several years and I would say this is definitely one of the best I have seen. 05 August 2011 - 23:02:01
  2. sandy r.
    My husband and I rented this lovely, clean apt. in Aug. and were very pleased with it. It is comfortable and has every amenity one could ask for. Great location for walking downtown, close to a grocery store and on a quiet residential street. We would stay here again anytime. 25 August 2011 - 18:40:05
  3. I really enjoyed my stay on Sunnyside Ave. the apt was very well maintained and beautifully decorated. It was right in town and a 10 minute walk to my daughters home. I appreciated the flowers, wine and coffee that were there on my arrival. I loved walking out the door and being within a block or two of good restaurants and shops. I would recommend this rental to anyone. I hope it,s available the next time I come for a visit from Pennsylvania 05 June 2012 - 20:42:16
  4. The rental is conveniently located just off what I believe is the main street of downtown Mill Valley so walking to dining and shopping is easy. And it's an easy drive to Sausalito, San Francisco and other destinations in the Bay area. The property has all the amenities necessary for a comfortable stay and we can't say enough about the bed. We slept the sleep of the just. The owners could not be more accommodating. We'd definitely recommend staying here. 03 June 2012 - 02:34:21
  5. This is our second time staying in this VRBO and it is wonderful. Close to everything in Mill Valley and a cozy environment. Thank you Daniel for a fabuluos stay. Wish you had room for us for the whole visit. 14 June 2012 - 02:18:33
  6. We loved, loved, loved staying here and will be back...... I have already recommend this property to friends, all the reviews are spot on accurate. Why would you stay in a hotel when you can stay here! It is very easy to get in and out of the city and Mill Valley is delightful. We were able to book at very short notice and everything was perfect.....Thank You very very much. 19 September 2012 - 18:04:15
  7. Timothy S.
    Great place and location - we would stay there again... 01 November 2017 - 11:16:00
  8. Jaro
    Staying as I did for an extended time this property was perfect. Ideal location, well designed and appointed, spotlessly clean, and offering the comforts of home without the cutesie clutter often found in b&bs or rentals. The owners are very organized, helpful, and seasoned hosts. Would definitely stay there again. 24 May 2013 - 16:31:32
  9. Jeanne
    My husband and I enjoyed 9 days in this home and loved every minute of it. Were in Mill Valley for our daughter's wedding, and the location could not have been more perfect. We loved walking into town just a stroll away - and the wedding was at the Outdoor Art Club - practically next door. Daniel and Michelle are very friendly but respect the privacy of their guests...and responsive immediately to any concerns or questions. The home was very clean, with everything you could need for a short or longer stay. Plenty of space for the two of us - but could easily accommodate extra people. As I said - perfect in every way. 13 July 2013 - 14:28:24
  10. prefer to use review title
    This apartment is spacious, nicely furnished and maintained by friendly, helpful owners who deliver fresh flowers, a bottle of wine and a pound of Peets coffee every week of your visit. Mill Valley is a beautiful town. We enjoyed hiking and the wonderful restaurants. The center of Mill Valley is a 2 minute walk from the apt. We really enjoyed the easy drives into San Francisco and to the north for wine tasting and shopping. We will return, and we recommend this VRBO to others. 03 August 2013 - 00:48:53
  11. NRJ1957
    We stayed here with our 2 children, 12 and 17, for 4 days while we explored San Francisco and Marin County. The home is exactly as described and we were completely happy with our stay. The home was immaculate and had everything we needed for cooking. Lots of extras in the food pantry were helpful as well. It was quiet, beds were comfortable. Having access to a washer and dryer after 2 weeks of travel was great. We found that the location was actually great for getting into SF and coming home to a spacious apt was worth being out of the city. I would definitely recommend this property and would gladly stay again. 15 August 2013 - 14:38:35
  12. LaDonna H.
    My husband and I stayed in this lovely, light downstairs apartment for three days in August. The location was fabulous in that we could walk to the quaint town of Mill Valley with it's great restaurants and even better bookstore or we could drive into San Francisco. The property was clean and roomy, the kitchen well stocked. I especially liked having a nice bottle of wine and a supply of Peet's coffee to greet us. 01 September 2013 - 22:16:22
  13. David A.
    My family (2 adults, 2 kids) stayed here for three nights over our recent Spring Break. We could not have picked a better location, as we wanted to visit relatives in Marin, but still be close to San Francisco -- AND enjoy Muir Woods. The apartment is very well appointed, great kitchen with everyone one needs, comfortable couches, tables, stocked with visitor information, etc. The location in Mill Valley is fantastic -- easily walkable around the compact center of town. We stay at VRBO rentals consistently, and this one was very well and professionally run. A real gem that we'd recommend without hesitation. 21 April 2014 - 04:42:06
  14. Tamara M.
    This property is a great find; has all amenities one would need, & more space than you would imagine...just what a rental should be: aesthetically pleasing, (lovely!), clean, spacious. Good art, good furniture (the bed is amazingly comfortable), good coffee, pretty flowers on the table for us. We have no complaints whatsoever, only glowing reviews for this property. Thank you! 05 June 2014 - 20:51:38
  15. Janabanana
    My family lives in Mill Valley, we have used this rental twice now, once for my parents and once for my in-laws. Both sets of parents have loved it. The location is ideal, it is super clean and has well appointed furnishings make it a perfect place for extra house guests, especially if you do not have an extra guest room in your home. I highly recommend this rental, it really has everything you need for a perfect vacation spot. 16 June 2014 - 21:59:37
  16. RMeyering
    This place was so wonderful I don't even k ow where to begin! It was the perfect location, clean, and the owners were extremly easy to work with. It had everything you could ever need and more. On top of how wonderful the space is itself, we were greater with a bottle of wine, a pound of delicious coffee, and fresh flowers! It could not be any closer to down town mill valley but is still on a quite street. We travel to this area at least once a year and are already planning when we can come and stay again. 20 November 2014 - 19:32:15
  17. TX Traveler
    I couldn't have been more pleased with my stay, the owners have thought of everything you'd need to feel right at home. Great location, super convenient to be able to walk to local shops. Have recommended to friends and family, and I would not hesitate to return! 03 March 2015 - 22:21:57
  18. Karen W.
    As everyone staying here has indicated, this is a five-star rental. The previous review aptly noted that the owners have thought of everything to make you feel welcome in their comfortable and lovely traveler's haven, including the gracious gifts of fresh flowers, Bay Area wine, and a pound of famed local roaster Peet's coffee beans. This and such thoughtful practical details as clear and thorough renters' instructions, straightforward rental rates, quick and kind communication, and attention to down-to-earth minutiae, such as not just one, but three boxes of tissue placed strategically has me looking forward to staying here again, in the wonderful town of Mill Valley, with its easy access to all of the Bay Area, where I visit family annually. If you are looking to immerse in the best of Bay Area experiences, stay here. 07 April 2015 - 20:05:54
  19. Judy S.
    This lovely cottage was perfect place to transport us from our busy lives to a slower pace where we could walk for anything we wanted. The hosts for this cottage were wonderful and everything we needed was at our fingertips. It would be hard to find a better location whether you just want to hang in the charming downtown area or you want to head out to other nearby attractions. The accommodations were exceptionally clean and the wine waiting for us with the fresh flowers on the dining room table were the perfect touch. This place has such good energy as does Mill Valley. We loved our stay here and were not in a hurry to leave. It was amazing and I can't wait to get back for another visit. Thank you so much for your amazing hospitality. 28 September 2016 - 15:31:09
  20. Rachel J.
    Now I know what it would be like to live right in downtown Mill Valley! And I would love it. 03 January 2018 - 16:55:00

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