The Cape Court Residence

mill valley, marin county
4 bedroom - 3 bath
(1 review)
Travel dates:
$800 - $1,000 per night (USD)
excludes K&C fee and cleaning charges
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Perks for the Parents

This fabulous Mill Valley home is ideal for a family stay, under an hour from Napa, and has a home gym for kids or adults, hiking trails from the back yard and plenty nearby to explore. Set up with a full kitchen, family-sized dining area and lots of activities for kids both indoors and out, it also has an airy master suite with private deck, and master bathroom with rain shower and soaking tub. The garage has a home gym with TRX, free weights, mats, balance balls and pull-up bar. You can hike from the backyard to the famous Dipsea Trail, Muir Woods, Muir Beach, Stinson or explore the hidden stairways of Mill Valley. There are restaurants in Mill Valley or you can take an Uber to San Francisco. Wine tasting in Napa is under an hour away; the hosts can recommend family-friendly wineries. Head up north to Point Reyes where you can shuck your own oysters and picnic along the coast.

Why Kids Love it

Kids of all ages will love this residence! There are plenty of toys and books for children under 6. The garage has been converted into a kids’ gym with a climbing wall, swings and gymnastics mats. There is a large sandbox in the backyard with lots of sand toys. It is a short walk on trail to Molino Park with swings, a field and jungle gym. There are 4 local playgrounds within walking distance. Wander the trails and look up at the Redwoods in Muir Woods or take a hike and picnic on a ridge over looking the Pacific Ocean. Older kids will love the mountain biking out the backdoor, and beach days of surfing, boogie boarding and building sandcastles at Muir Beach, Stinson and Bolinas beaches. Drive over the Golden Gate Bridge or take the ferry to San Francisco to Fisherman's Wharf, California Academy of Sciences, the Exploratorium or get an ice cream at the famous Ghirardelli Square.

Things to Know

Minimum stay: 5 nights. There are no safety gates on the stairs, but that can be arranged. The house is a 12-minute walk to town down various staircases or a narrow road. Car rental is essential. There is parking in the driveway and street parking. The toys and books are most suitable for children under 6. The outdoor activities are suitable for kids of all ages. Children must be supervised in the home gym/garage area. The owners have a dog who will be away during any stays. Hiking trails, mountain bike trails and world-class road biking can be done from the doorstep.

About the Location

The house is in Mill Valley, around 50 minutes to San Francisco International Airport. It is a 4-minute drive or 12-minute walk to the square in Mill Valley where you will find coffee shops, local boutiques, restaurants and lots of shopping. Young kids can ride their bikes and scooters in the town square. There is a bus at the bottom of the hill that goes into San Francisco, or you can take the ferry from Sausalito directly to the Ferry Building. Napa is under an hour, Point Reyes National Seashore is under an hour, and beaches are a 5-mile hike/mountain bike ride or 15-minute drive. Muir Woods is a 10-minute drive.

Accommodation Details

This 4-bedroom, 2.5-bath home is laid out with an open floor plan on the first floor, with a chef's kitchen, long dining table, living room and playroom off of the kitchen. The living room opens up to a deck and yard with a BBQ, sandbox, large patio and couches to soak up the California sunshine. Upstairs there are 4 bedrooms – a master bedroom with a kingsize bed and a private balcony and ensuite master bath, a guest room with a kingsize bed, 2 children's bedrooms, 1 with crib and 1 with toddler bed, and laundry room.

Style Notes

Modern farmhouse. Finished in July of 2016, this modern farmhouse is light, airy and sophisticated. There are Calcutta counter tops in the kitchen and bathrooms, light hardwood floors and huge windows to take in the expansive view. The 2 kids bedrooms are fun and functional with lots of closet space and blackout curtains plus toys, play spaces and felt animal heads. The modern shower room in the master bath is a stand out feature, as is the garden. We love the garage/gym, the pretty wallpaper in the nursery and the airy open plan living space.

  • 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
2 king
1 toddler bed
sleeps 2
2 baby crib
Lacee P.
Member since October 16, 2014
We moved from San Francisco to Marin in summer of 2016. While we loved the conveniences of the city, we have a stronger love for the outdoors! Our boys, Luke (3 years) and Will (1 year) love playing at the beach, hiking on the trails from our house, riding scooters in the square and throwing the ball for our dog, Cooper, in the backyard. Travel is at the foundation of our family, and we have taken the boys all over the world with us from they time they were born. Traveling with young kids has certainly taught us to be organized, adaptable, have a good sense of humor and operate on no sleep, but we wouldn't trade these family trips for anything! Kid & Coe has made the logistics of family travel so much easier and I'm often caught up at night browsing the properties for our next adventure :)

1 review

Diane F.
Visited in August 2017
Just wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed our stay at Lacee and Peter' home. The property was impeccable and very nicely appointed. All of Lacee's directions/instructions were perfect. It was a very enjoyable vacation for me, my husband and our daughter, son-in-law and their two young daughters. I found your website and communication to be very good. I also liked having accessibility to the homeowners. What a novel and interesting business model. We have used many home rental companies over the years, and this is one of our favorites. Thank you, Diane Furlong

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.