Mill Valley Escape-Minutes to Freeway, Wooded Lot & Water View


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Vista Mill Valley has the details inside and outside that warrant your consideration. Inside, the property has nice furnishings, from granite counter tops to the Fisher & Paykel gourmet gas range. The bedroom has an 8 ft glass window and a 10 ft sliding glass door. The living room has another 8 ft window, making the wooded lot a part of your experience. Your unit has its own deck, accessible from the bedroom or the main entrance. Your water view includes Richardson Bay, Tiburon, the Sausalito houseboats, Angel Island, the East Bay hills, and, on a clear night, the lit-up cranes of the Oakland waterfront, across the Bay. Why Mill Valley? Mill Valley is popular for visitors from around the world because it is minutes from San Francisco, yet a world apart. Famous for its wooded hillsides and water views, Mill Valley has been the home of many notables, from Jerry Garcia to Janis Joplin. Grab a coffee in our downtown, and you might just recognize a few of our current residents. If you've not been the the San Francisco Bay Area before, do stay in San Francisco for at least one night. But then come join us here in Mill Valley, for the perfect northern California experience. Why this property? A few years ago we completed a major remodel, taking much of the property down to the studs. This means that you will be enjoying accommodations that are basically new. All the small details - sophisticated lighting, built-in speakers, etc. - contribute to a great experience. The kitchen is small, so we made it special, with a gourmet gas range, granite counter tops, etc. The deck was always nice, but we made it nicer, with Brazilian teak, and cable railings. And the exterior path and steps have been redesigned, to better leverage the garden. Finally: consider our location. Mill Valley has many wonderful properties, but some of them are time-consuming to get to. This property is only 1.1 miles from the freeway ramp. A final thought: this property has about 40 stairs to the unit. Not 40 in a row; and most of the steps are low-rise, but read my 150+ reviews, and make sure the property is appropriate for you. Thanks!

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  1. Cindy J.
    We had a wonderful stay this last weekend. The unit has everything you need for a comfortable and relaxing stay! Loved the snacks and drinks provided when we arrived and all the things to make you feel at home like fresh ground coffee, DVDs and cozy seating. The unit is very clean and well appointed. The view of the bay from the bedroom and deck is beautiful. Each evening, we saw deer enjoying the property as well! The location is close to the city and Muir Woods. Bill and Terry go out of their way to make sure you have everything you need for a perfect stay. 01 June 2016 - 05:27:00
  2. Robbie K.
    Our stay at this property was everything it promised. Great views, clean modern roomy apartment. We had a great time staying here. The owners couldn't be more helpful. It was truly a pleasure. Thanks again Bill!! 26 September 2016 - 09:33:44
  3. Charmaine K.
    Our stay was wonderful. The place is just as the pictures show and better. All the nice touches were so appreciated like TV, music, books, fresh ground coffee, bottled water, and all the tourist info. The view is lovely and the walk up to the door through the gardens and trees is beautiful. Also, Bill (the owner) is just generally wonderful to rent from and so helpful. For example, we left something behind and he immediately mailed it back. We will definitely stay here again and again when we are next in town! 20 January 2016 - 21:10:17
  4. Stefan L.
    My ten days stay in this home was wonderful. It has been very clean and well equipped with all things you need if you want to care for yourself. Upon arrival even some water and snacks were provided. I will definitely consider to stay again once I return. 31 August 2015 - 11:09:25
  5. Rebecca A.
    This was the second time my husband and I stayed here and we had the same excellent experience. The place is as advertised. It's a good size, comfortable and private apartment with nice contemporary decor kept meticulously clean, a good selection of DVDs and music to enjoy and an amazing view. It's the perfect location for us with easy access to downtown Mill Valley, the freeway to SanFrancisco or elsewhere and to hiking trails, especially our favorite Tennessee Valley trail. We've stayed at a number of locations in Mill Valley and this is definitely our favorite. And you can't beat the price. Bill and Terry are very helpful when needed and really went beyond the call of duty. I managed to leave some clothing items behind and Bill contacted me and immediately shipped them to me. I think this typifies the type of care and consideration they provide to their guests. We'll certainly be going back to this little piece of paradise! 24 April 2016 - 16:43:59
  6. John F.
    My wife and I stayed at this incredible apartment for 4 nights and what a great time we had. Looking out over the bay from the deck and bedroom was a sight to behold. The apartment was clean and more then advertised. From the initial dealing with the most gracious host, Bill, who could not have been more hospitable. The invaluable info from Bill in the apartment or directly from him about Marin county and Mill Valley came in handy. Without a doubt would stay at this property again and would make a recommendation to anyone to do the same. 09 May 2016 - 13:03:01
  7. Jessica T.
    The reviews seemed too good to be true, but after our experience I can see why Bill has received a 5-star rating from everyone. The place had everything we could possibly need, including all kinds of maps and recommendations for the area, which helped us out a lot. The bed was super comfortable. The view was stunning. Its in a nice neighborhood with great restaurants and multiple grocery stores nearby. One of the best parts of our trip was going to Muir Woods, Stinson Beach, and Muir Beachall a short drive away. You're away from the city, but close enough to everything. We would love to stay there again! 04 January 2016 - 17:50:46
  8. Fran M.
    This is a lovely, clean and comfortable apartment in a super location. It's convenient to SF, Muir Woods, Marin beaches and the wine country. It's worth it for the deck, alone. I loved having morning coffee there, while viewing the bay. The property owner is a welcoming host, with a place that has everything you could want for an exceptional stay. I recommend this as a great alternative to staying in San francisco. 25 September 2016 - 14:50:18
  9. Kaizan, LLC
    Bills house was perfect for our stay. Quiet , clean and offered everything we were looking for. Would recommend staying here versus a hotel or resort in San Francisco, Sausalito or Mill Valley!!!! Very reasonable and great views! 30 August 2015 - 13:35:30
  10. Sue W.
    We stayed here for a birthday and New Years celebration. The accommodations exceeded our expectations. Anything we needed was there. An exceptionally well stocked kitchen, first-class sound system for TV, movies, and music, lightening speed Internet. Fantastic view of the bay by day, night sky, and sunrise. Easy parking, very safe and secure. Just minutes to Sausalito, the ferry to San Francisco, Muir Woods, Mt. Tam, and the lovely village of Mill Valley. Whole Foods grocery store just down the street and the Tennessee Valley Trail system just a walk down the hill from the condo. If you worry about your carbon footprint this home has a rooftop solar system to ease your guilt. We would definitely return to this home. 11 January 2016 - 05:38:43
  11. Janet D.
    My husband and I very much enjoyed our stay at this property in late June/early July of this year. We arrived very late and had a very early flight the day we departed and the owners, Bill and Terry, were very accommodating. I think it's the little "extras" that sets them apart. For example, the evening before we left, Terry dropped off a "goodie" bag with fruit, energy bars and chocolate covered almonds - knowing it would be too early for breakfast before we left. We purchased tickets online for an attraction after we arrived and had no way of printing them - Bill printed them for us and had them waiting in our mailbox that evening! Most of our days were spent in the busy hustle and bustle of San Francisco so it was quite enjoyable to spend our evenings in this quiet, scenic Mill Valley escape. I could go on and on about the accommodations and the attention to detail, but you can read the other reviews - they are completely accurate. We had a wonderful time taking in the sites in San Francisco and the surrounding area, but my husband and I both agree, our stay at this property was the highlight of our trip. A friend of mine highly recommended it to me and I will do the same! The owners are very gracious hosts and we couldn't have chosen a more perfect place! 31 August 2015 - 16:05:28
  12. James H.
    My wife and I agree with the many positive comments made by previous reviewers. Also, the owner's description is very accurate. Bill provides immaculately clean accommodations with the highest quality amenities, and he was eager to be of service to us. On the other hand, he was totally respectful of our privacy during our stay. The Mill Valley location was a good home base for our trips to San Francisco, the Muir Woods, and Wine country. 18 November 2015 - 18:41:00
  13. Susan I.
    We had a delightful six-day stay and would highly recommend it. Frequent VBRO renters, this place is much better than many - clean and well appointed bedroom, grand room, bathroom, and deck, and a compact, efficient kitchen that had every thing needed for people who like to cook. Just lovely views of the bay. And while you need a car to get here, the home offers easy access to walks in the Marin highlands and redwoods as well as Mill valley and Sausalito. This is a very 'Marin Zen' kind of place! 01 June 2016 - 17:31:56
  14. Anne M.
    I was delighted with this very clean, quiet, very well-appointed unit nestled amidst the trees with a stunning water view. I'm sensitive to noise so usually choose a stand alone unit, but I barely heard a floor creak from the owners above. The unit has every thing you need including several stereos and nice movie and CD collection, including my favorite Miles Davis. Loved sitting out on the private deck with full blooming camellias to my right, the bay in the distance, sipping some wine and listening to jazz. Nice! The bed is also very comfortable - I suffer from insomnia but slept more soundly here than I have in a long time. Bill has also got reservationing down to a science and everything went very smoothly. He's thought of everything you'd ask before you ask it and left a lot of guidance in the unit. On top of all that it's very convenient to the 101 and nearly just over the bridge from the city. I'm very picky about my travel accommodations but this was a real gem. 28 February 2016 - 19:14:40
  15. Janice O.
    My husband and I have stayed in many VRBO properties. This was our favorite. It felt like home. The unit was a comfortable, modern, spacious, and immaculate one bedroom (king side bed) apartment with a large living/dining area, and large windows with a deck overlooking the bay. It was fully furnished with everything we needed (including coffee for our first morning's brew). We had a wide choice of CDs, DVD,s and books to help us relax after a day touring the area. It was conveniently located to downtown Mill Valley (a beautiful shopping area), the Sausalito ferry to San Francisco, and Rt. 101 over the Golden Gate Bridge. What could be better? 11 November 2017 - 22:49:00
  16. Cindy D.
    This place was great and out hosts Bill and Terri were wonderful! It was better than described and exceeded our expectations. We would love to come back again. 19 November 2017 - 19:45:00
  17. Diane O.
    We came to the Bay Area to celebrate our 40th anniversary. This was the perfect getaway! The place was clean and comfortable with all the little extras! Really enjoyed waking up to the amazing bay view every morning! 04 December 2017 - 21:18:00
  18. Richard J.
    As described. Well appointed and very clean. Would recommend to everyone. Owner is very responsive to email and calls. A+ 09 December 2017 - 00:13:00
  19. Heather G.
    We would highly recommend this peaceful and beautiful place. The owners have gone out of their way to make this a high end experience. 05 January 2018 - 18:30:00
  20. Christine F.
    We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The property was clean and had beautiful views. It had all the amenities you would need. Lots of restaurant recommendations and hiking trails. Bill was friendly and willing to help out if you needed it. Cannot wait to return. 23 January 2018 - 15:45:00

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