The Enchanted Cottage | A Mill Valley Gem

  based on 4 reviews
Keyfacts
  •   4
  •   2
  •   1
  • SQF 1,000
  •  Parking

Description

4 guests

1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
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Sparkling clean

15 recent guests have said that this home was sparkling clean.

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Great check-in experience

100% of recent guests gave this home’s check-in process a 5-star rating.

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Self check-in

Easily check yourself in with the lockbox.

Heavenly and just minutes from Muir Woods, Mt. Tam & less than 1ml. from the famous Mountain Home Inn off Panoramic Highway, our home is one of the most treasured private villas in then Bay Area/Marin.

Downtown Mill Valley is a 5 min. Drive.

Our 800 sq. ft home is ideal for hikers, romantics, and those who want Mill Valley's quiet and idyllic setting while being just minutes from San Francisco.

More information

The road getting here is windy, but once you're here we guarantee you will not leave.

The space

Our dream like cottage is set on a 1 1/2 acre "park-like" setting with a beautiful garden.

This mountain retreat is situated on a hill with beautiful views of the valley, and the Bay. It offers brand new renovations throughout (completion June 6, 2016) and a ladder-to-loft hideaway for an extra 2 people (in addition to the quaint master bedroom).

A fireplace in the living room will truly bring you comfort and warmth in any season.

Note that our washer/dryer is below the home - meaning you'll have to exit the main door and walk outside to perform wash/dry.

Please note: Access to the property is down a narrow street and requires a 3 mile drive up the famed Mt. Tam and Panoramic Highway arterial streets. Once here you are guaranteed to find peace, quiet, relaxation and no desire to ever leave our mountain retreat and hideaway.

A Note About Our Weather / Climate:
For most times of the year, we are blessed with perfect Northern California weather. Cool mornings and evenings and warm and pleasant mid day and afternoon temps.
Please note, that the home is located in a “banana belt’. The fog can be blowing in heavily on the mountain but at our place it can be beautiful and sunny. It’s actually pretty weird!

Guest access

Living Area:
Number of floors in the property: 2
Living Area: 800
Accommodates: 4
Number of bedrooms: 2
Number of bathrooms: 1
Number of beds: 2
Master Bedroom - Floor Nr. / Type of Bed: Main Floor/Queen
Room 2 - Room Type / Floor Nr. / Bed Type: Upstairs Loft/Full
**THE LOFT IS NOT SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF 9**

We kindly ask that the couch not be used as a bed -

KITCHEN AND DINING:
Available in the property: Refrigerator,Stove,Oven,Microwave,Dishwasher,Coffee Maker,Toaster,Dishes Utensils,Pantry Items
Dining area seats: 4
Is there a child's highchair available: No
Important details regarding "Kitchen and Dining": 2 Extra dining chairs in Master bedroom closet if wanting to fit 6

ENTERTAINMENT:
Available in the property: TV,Streaming Devices,Satellite/Cable,Internet,Wireless Internet (Continuous access in the listing),Games,Books
Total number of TVs: 1
Location of the TVs: Living Room
Which streaming device is available: Apple TV

UTILITIES:
Available in the property: Central Heating,Washer,Dryer
AC IS NOT NECESSARY - even during summer season in the home

OUTDOOR FEATURES:
Available in the property: BBQ / Grill,Beach / Pool Towels,Deck / Patio,Lawn / Garden
Type of BBQ / GRILL: Propane
Is there an extra propane tank: Yes

SAFETY IN THE PROPERTY:
Safety Checklist: Smoke Detector,Carbon Monoxide Detector,First Aid Kit,Fire Extinguisher
How many smoke detectors?: 1
How many carbon monoxide detectors?: 1

Distance from the property to the beach: 10 miles to Stinson, 5 miles to Muir Beach
Important detail regarding "Outdoor Features": Sitting "pad" with chaise and umbrella that is separate from the house and looks towards the Bay (although the Redwood trees have grown up considerably in the last few years and have blocked most of the water view)

Interaction with guests

As much as is necessary. we are available 24/7 before and during your stay but only if and when you need assistance. Otherwise the home is all yours. We also want to make this a unique experience and not just like a run of the mill hotel. We may text hello from time to time to ask how the stay is going. We may drop a gift for you or welcome present (like a dessert) to make your stay just a little bit sweeter. We are just a bit old fashioned when it comes to that kind of thing (customer service) and in a day and age where everything moves so fast and is so digital, we like to take a step back and slow things down a bit -- at least just enough to say hello in person, to shake your hand and thank you for choosing our home for your vacation needs.

Ryan (and the rest of the Air Concierge staff)

We use air concierge for all guest interactions including meet & greet (key exchanges), 24/7 availability during your stay and check out key exchange.

Other things to note

Our driveway / parking can accommodate 2-3 cars - however please note there is approximately a 50-75' path to reach the home from the location of the cars. This is a relatively flat and well lit area but travelers should note.

Our property is great for children, although under the age of 9, and due to our loft area, we would suggest the home is not suitable.

A note about our cleaning and cleaning fees: When you book this property you are paying for a full cleaning following your departure. That also means you should expect a cleaned and prepared home prior to your arrival. Your cleaning fee however also covers other services, (depending on the street and city in which the home is located) but may include other items like outdoor areas, pools and/or hot tubs, laundry, wiping down of appliances and kitchen drawers and cabinets, vacuuming, dusting, wiping down windows, and generally what would be considered a complete house cleaning. Our fees are also paid in accordance with California wage and hour laws. We therefore have tax implications as do our cleaning vendors and as such our rates may be higher than what a person/private host may charge who does the work themselves and accepts payment under the table (and does not report earnings for tax purposes). Our cleaners also always show up and on time. We are paying them for that consistency as it means you should not ever walk into a home that has not been cleaned or cleaned poorly. We hope that helps add color on this portion of the reservation cost.


Rooms

1 Bathroom, 2 Bedroom, 1 Kitchen


Amenities
  • Sleeping
    Bed linen, 1 Double bed, 1 Queen bed
  • Cooking
    Dishwasher
  • Heating/Cooling
    Central heating, Fireplace
  • Entertainment
    Broadband Internet, TV (Satellite)
  • Sanitary
    Towel-set
Facilities
  • Parking
    Parking Included
  • Outside
    Private Garden
Policies
Children welcome, Smoking not allowed, Suitable for elderly or infirm,Credit cards accepted, Accessible 24/7
Check in:
4:00 PM
Check out:
11:00 AM
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based on 4 reviews
Sabine
Two thumbs up from me.

The enchanted cottage is the perfect cozy nest away from home. It is in a great location to explore a lot of Northern California. Head the detailed recommendations of the very attentive hosts! Until once driven the mountain is a bit hard to maneuver and its a tight drive to the cottage. There is a charming hiking path off the cottage, and I had fun just walking around the neighborhood. The cottage itself is meticulously clean and well appointed. I cook a lot and was very pleased with the kitchen. The fireplace is huge and adds so much ambiance. It was wonderful to sit by the fire, sip a glass of wine and look out the window at the large Redwoods lit up by path lights. The observation deck was a lovely space to enjoy a cup of morning Java, and read a book or a newspaper. There is quite a lot of garden space so I would think a great space for kids (old enough to climb ladder to loft) to have fun. The cottage is a super find and I recommend it. I especially liked its clean simple uncluttered style. Lots of towels and shampoo etc supplied. Two thumbs up from me.

Not specified  |  stayed in 10/2018

Dana
Pictures don't do this place justice!

his place was better than we imagined! Great location to relax but close enough for things to do. Wonderful location for a romantic getaway. Definitely a must stay. The pictures don't do this place justice!

Not specified  |  stayed in 10/2018

Britta
It truely is an enchanted place

Thank you A.C. for that wonderful cottage of yours! It truely is an enchanted place that is thoughtfully and tastefully furnished! Also, the being surrounded by big Redwood trees is just overwhelmingly beautiful! We loved it and consider it one of the best get-aways/short-trips we ever had! We loved it and will come back! 5+ stars!

Not specified  |  stayed in 7/2018

Kristine
Love love loved the location!!!

Love love loved the location!!!Beautiful place- it feels like u r in the jungle! The house is super modern and cool as well! The hosts were amazing and had quick communication. *note: no a/c which means it gets really hot during the day in July. There are only a few windows that open with screens.

Not specified  |  stayed in 7/2018

Ryan Danz
Phone

 +18583549111

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