Nestled into forested gardens with 360 degree views out across the hills and Mt. Tamalpais, this vacation home rental in Mill Valley is set on two levels with a reverse layout of living and social spaces that take advantage of the views on the upper level, and bedrooms tucked away on the ground floor.
The top floor is an airy and bright open plan glass pavilion with a sitting room, a separate family room, a large fully equipped kitchen with dining nook, and a formal dining room.
The massive wrap-around deck juts out towards the views and includes a dining and barbecue area, and multiple lounge areas with a jacuzzi.
Downstairs, the bedrooms include a master suite, two double bedrooms and an additional room with a children’s crib and a sofa bed. There is also a TV room and a separate playroom for the kids.
The grounds are lush and private with old growth forests and a sheltered grassy area with edible seasonal gardens.
Wifi throughout, cable TV, kitchen and bath essentials, laundry facilities, Gym, private parking.
Housekeeping for stays longer than a week with $180 fee. Children’s high chair, baby monitor, stair gates, safety locks, changing table, bath, toys and books.
Marin County’s village of Mill Valley is nestled into the base of Mount Tamalpais just fifteen minutes across the Golden Gate from San Francisco, and adjacent to the marshlands surrounding Richardson Bay. With the small-town ambiance and proximity to some of northern California’s most celebrated natural lands including Muir Woods National Monument and Golden Gate National Recreation Area, it’s an intimate base to explore it all.
Marin County is home to the quaint towns of Point Reyes, Stinson Beach, Bolinas, Tomales, and Inverness with great shops, markets and restaurants.
An hour north, the oldest city in Marin County, San Rafael is a lively and culturally diverse town with a vibrant arts and culinary scene, bordering the San Pablo Bay and China Camp state parklands.
Part of the Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary and Mt. Tamalpais State Park, Stinson Beach and the over one thousand acres of protected wetlands and estuaries in the Bolinas Lagoon are home to migratory shore birds, harbor seals and other wildlife.
The area around Point Reyes is also a foodie mecca with seasonal farmer’s markets on Saturday mornings as well as summer events.
There are literally hundreds of trails in West Marin with amazing views of the mountains, ocean, and rugged coastline, and expansive beach walks to explore including the Estero Trail, the Pierce Point Tule Elk preserve, Chimney Rock, Drakes Beach and the sand dunes at Abbott’s Lagoon.
The famous wine regions of Sonoma and Napa are under an hour north.
Mill Valley, Marin County, California. Nearest Airport: San Francisco International Airport (25 Miles) or Oakland International (32 miles)
BEST TIME TO VISIT: Year round
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