The Alta Vista Avenue Residence

mill valley, marin county
3 bedroom - 2 bath
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$738 per night (USD)
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Perks for the Parents

This stylish family home in Mill Valley, San Francisco has fun kids play areas and a beautiful green backyard. It sleeps 7. This light indoor/outdoor home is a relaxing and spacious haven, with easy access to the city. It’s on the road heading north out of San Francisco, so it’s within easy reach of this region’s famous wineries and vineyards - Sonoma and Napa are just 45 minutes’ away - and there are plenty of family-friendly attractions to visit in the area too: San Francisco Zoo, The Walt Disney Family Museum and Alcatraz island are all less than half an hour away. The house is well laid out for families with a large farm table for eating, as well as a breakfast bar with 4 comfortable stools and an open plan layout so you can cook, eat and relax together as a family.

Why Kids Love it

The hosts have 3 daughters under 11, so there is plenty to entertain kids during their stay, including toys (American Girl Dolls, endless games and puzzles), books, scooters, bikes and boogie boards. The property is fenced in and safe, and the kids will love having their own playroom (on the lower level) to run in and outside. The layout of the house is great for kids to explore, with the sliding doors between the 2 kids’ bedrooms and a little nook under the stairs to hide out in. They’ll also spend hours in the play house outside, which was homemade by the hosts, with sky lights that kids love!

Things to Know

Minimum stay: 7 nights. Safety notes: the house has 2 sets of stairs - 1 to the downstairs from the street level (located in the living room) and 1 outside from the deck to the lower yard. The hosts do not have safety gates, but may be able to arrange this for you on request. Pets are welcome on request. The hosts have bikes for 8 and 11 year olds available for guests to borrow during their stay. Street parking and driveway spot are available and car rental is recommended. The house comes with air conditioning, dishwasher, washer/dryer, TV and WiFi. Both of the TVs (living room and playroom) are Smart TVs with DisneyPlus, Netflix, etc.

About the Location

This residence is located in the Bay Area of San Francisco, California. It’s 10 minutes’ walk to downtown, 4 minutes’ walk to Boyle Park, and close to an amazing network of trails. It’s 5 minutes’ drive to Bayfront Park, where there is a skate park and sports courts, or 10 minutes’ drive to Sausalito (which is 25 minutes by bike). It’s half an hour across to Muir Beach or down to Ocean Beach on the west coast of the city. It’s just 15 minutes’ drive to Golden Gate bridge for access into the city: the kids will love the family-friendly attractions at Fisherman's Wharf at Pier 45 (30 minutes’ drive) or the amazing green spaces at Golden Gate Park (20 minutes’ drive). San Francisco International Airport is around 45 minutes’ drive.

Accommodation Details

This residence has 3 bedrooms and 3 bathroom, set over 2 floors. The upstairs (at street level) has a primary bedroom with queensize bed, an office and a full bathroom. Also on this floor is the open plan living room, dining room with a dining table for 6 and the kitchen with a breakfast bar for 4. There is a staircase off the living room taking you to the downstairs. Off the main hallway, there are 2 children’s bedrooms which can be opened up or closed off from eachother: there is a single bed (and a single trundle underneath), plus an upper single bunk bed. There is also a second guest room on this floor (with a double bed), a shared bathroom, a laundry area and a downstairs play/TV room with a loft bed and French doors leading to the backyard.

Style Notes

Contemporary cottage. This laid-back family home feels casual and welcoming, with a subtle beach style. The hosts have a connection to Nantucket on the east coast, so they have incorporated nautical blues and whites together with natural materials and wooden textures. Cozy cottage elements, such as white wall paneling and the A-frame ceilings, are juxtaposed with contemporary features, like the modern printed wallpaper and transparent ghost dining chairs. We love the contrasting black brick fireplace, the patterned rugs in the living areas and the luscious green garden with structural grass planting.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Baby Bath
  • Baby Monitor
  • Babysitter / Nanny
  • Backyard / Garden
  • Balcony
  • Bathtub
  • Bed Rails
  • Bicycles
  • Cabinet Locks
  • Changing Table
  • Chef / Catering
  • Children's Dinnerware
  • Corner Guards
  • DVD Library
  • DVD Player
  • Dishwasher
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace Guards
  • Game Console
  • High Chair
  • Housekeeper
  • Outlet Plugs
  • Parking
  • Pet-friendly
  • Pool
  • Pool Gate
  • Stair Gates
  • Television
  • Toys / Children's Books
  • Washer / Dryer
  • Wifi
  • Window Guards
1 queen
1 full / double
3 twin / single
Sarah B.
Member since April 08, 2021
Sarah and her family are east coast transplants that now, happily, call Mill Valley their home. We love the outdoors and explore all that the Bay Area has to offer from hiking to beaches to wine tasting!

Mill Valley, Marin County

At the base of Mount Tam

Voted as one of the top 10 small towns in America to live in, Mill Valley, four miles north of San Francisco, has everything to offer a family, from superb kid-friendly beaches within a five-minute drive to hikes around Mount Tamalpais, family-friendly restaurants and cafés, and a lovely downtown with parks, playgrounds and interesting independent stores. Don’t miss migrating the Californian grey whales just off the coast from December to May each year.