Serene Mill Valley gem in the redwoods
6 guests
4 bedrooms
4 beds
2 baths
6 guests
4 bedrooms
4 beds
2 baths
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Ages 2 - 12
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A peaceful retreat nestled in the woods, ideally located in the hills with scenic walking paths leading to the town square of Mill Valley.
Hike on trails right from the house to Mt. Tam and Muir Woods. Built in 1908 from the surrounding redwoods, the home features historic architecture that has been beautifully renovated throughout: 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, new kitchen, and 3 outdoor decks with peaceful surroundings. Take in the scents and sounds of nature!

The space

Completely renovated in summer of 2016 with all new furnishings, beds and high quality linens. Refinished original hardwood floors throughout. Renovated kitchen features Wedgewood range, Kohler farmhouse sink with Brizo faucet, new Kitchen Aid dishwasher, and custom cabinetry. Thoughtfully designed custom lighting, as well as lighting by Restoration Hardware & Rejuvenation.
My husband and I live in the neighboring town of Tiburon, and use this home occasionally as a nearby retreat to rest, enjoy the outdoors, and spend family time with our kids living in nearby San Francisco.

Guest access

To access the house, please note the entry includes a relatively long pathway leading to our home. The redwood steps are newly built and comply with code standards for outdoor steps (evenly spaced, graded with proper incline, and tread height). Due to the many steps it may be challenging for those with limited mobility or small children.
You have access to the entire home during your stay, as well as nearby public walking trails into town.

Interaction with guests

I will provide my guests with access information to the house a couple of days before arrival. There will be additional information about the house on a welcome letter there inside; and, while your privacy will be completely respected, we are happy to be available to answer questions.

Other things to note

House layout includes—
upstairs: one queen bedroom, living room, kitchen, dining room, bathroom, deck with dining furniture, office, and music/art room—this level does not have central heating, but does have radiant floor heating in bathroom, remote control heater in bedroom, & radiant heaters in kitchen and living room.
downstairs: three bedrooms, cedar bathroom, living room with TV, laundry room, and two decks with lounge furniture; this level does have central heating.
The rate includes the City of Mill Valley 12% taxes (hospitality & tourism).

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Cleaning Fee £153
Security Deposit £763
Weekend Price £378 / night
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed
Bedroom 3
1 double bed
Bedroom 4
1 single bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 11AM

Check out time is 11 am.
Thanks for not smoking inside or outside the home.
Quiet time after 10pm.


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

3 nights minimum stay

37 Reviews

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Ned User Profile
August 2017
Our family loved our stay at Karen's home. It is as beautiful and elegantly furnished as pictured, and the whole house has an airy, tree house feel with all of its decks, windows, and views of trees. The house was very clean and had everything we needed, from a washer and dryer to shampoo/conditioner and extra blankets -- one room even has a piano. We cooked every day and loved how well-appointed the kitchen was; we particularly appreciated the local ground coffee with both a French press and a Chemex, the nice bottle of wine Karen left for us, and the grill. It was a peaceful place to retreat to after a day of hiking or visiting Mill Valley, with both communal spaces and quieter spaces where one could have a moment to oneself. Checking in and out was seamless, Karen was very communicative, and we couldn't recommend her place more!

Beth User Profile
August 2017
From the minute we drove up the windy streets, approached the driveway and looked out into the canyon we knew that the next week spent at Karen's house was going to be a memorable one. Spending time at Karens house was the perfect retreat after a long week of moving our 3 daughters across country. Thank you again Karen.

Ellen User Profile
August 2017
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Karen's comfortable and tastefully-decorated home. The setting was breathtaking and we enjoyed walking into town and exploring nearby trails. Easy access to many surrounding towns and hiking spots, ferries & city. Mill Valley offered plenty of great restaurants & convenient shopping. Karen was extremely responsive & check-in & -out was as easy as it gets. She is a generous and excellent host!

Ken User Profile
August 2017
Beautiful home. Wonderful host. Quick with responses and clarifications of directions to the place and how to access the property. Very clean, warm, and inviting. Wonderful energy to the home and surrounding property. Highly recommend staying here when in Mill Valley. Close to everything you will need as well.

Nancy User Profile
August 2017
Karen's impeccable home is nestled in the serene redwoods with beautiful paths lined in lavender and eucalyptus. The smells alone will instantly put you at ease. Her taste, style, and hospitality made for an incredibly relaxing vacation. We stayed with our four teenaged children and everyone felt comfortable in the space. There's plenty of room to spread out. Karen provided so many lovely extras: lots of fluffy white linens, spa-like toiletries, coffee, olive oil, spices for cooking, a welcoming bottle of wine, fresh flowers, and a continental breakfast to start the first day. There is nothing she hasn't thought of. We couldn't say enough positive things about this beautiful home and would HIGHLY RECOMMEND it to anyone looking for a peaceful place to stay outside of the city. (Note: there are lots of stairs down to the home from where you park, so not a good fit for anyone who has difficulty with walking.)

Ronan User Profile
July 2017
The house is beautiful, and has a great charm which is not completely rendered by the pictures. Everything is perfect, up to the small details. Very confortable, from the living room to the bedrooms. For people who like to cook, the kitchen is very well equipped, with an awesome vintage stove. We enjoyed our stay there, it is a great place to relax in the middle of the trees. Truly a unique experience.

Kris User Profile
June 2017
Beautiful home. Loved the style and decorations. Our family used as a base for visiting San Francisco and the surrounding area, but often just wanted to relax at home. Mill Valley was a quiet respite from the busy city and we loved the Market.

Belvedere Tiburon, California, United StatesJoined in April 2014
Karen User ProfileKaren is a superhost.
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours

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