The Mount Tamalpais Residence

mill valley, marin county
4 bedroom - 3 bath
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$1,180 per night (USD)
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Perks for the Parents

Retreat to this large family home in Marin County, California with outdoor play areas for kids and hiking trails within easy reach. It sleeps 7. The home is well set up for families, with a backyard that features a large deck, a sunny lawn, landscaped gardens, a redwood grove, and a seasonal creek. It features 2 work spaces and a Peloton bike, for squeezing in work and fitness at home. There’s enough space for 2 families traveling together, or parents who need to travel with grandparents or an au pair. Nearby, downtown offers a choice of restaurants, coffee shops and bars - it’s a gorgeous town surrounded by nature. There are outdoor activities galore, including hiking and mountain biking on Mount Tamalpais, as well as San Francisco city within easy reach.

Why Kids Love it

The residence is a great family space, with lots of toys and books for children under 10. Outside, they’ll love the basketball court and a baseball batting cage. It's a short walk to local playgrounds, safe bike trails, and a beautiful downtown, not to mention miles of coastline to explore - from sandy beaches to quiet coves and rock pools. For days out in the city, San Francisco is a fantastic place for kids: discover the wild animals at San Francisco Zoo, check out the amusements at Fisherman’s Wharf, or visit the Children’s Creativity Museum.

Things to Know

Minimum stay: 10 nights. Safety notes: the house has a flight of stairs to the second floor and no stair gates. There is a driveway with space to park 2 cars (car rental is recommended) and a garage with bicycles for parents and kids to borrow. The hosts also have 1 airbed for additional guests.

About the Location

The house is located in gorgeous Marin County, across the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, California. This area is just 20 minutes north of San Francisco city, which is accessible by car or by a 30-minute ferry. Just 45 minutes north will take you to the world-famous wine region of Napa Valley, where you can visit many vineyards and wineries for tours and tastings. Mt Tamalpais offers plenty of challenging hiking routes, spectacular views and waterfall scenes, while nearby Point Reyes National Seashore is home to miles of beautiful coastline with marine protected areas. San Francisco international airport is around half an hour away.

Accommodation Details

The residence has 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, set over 2 floors. The living space features an open plan kitchen and living room, leading to a large dining room with a dining table for 10. There’s a separate den and an additional bedroom with a twin size daybed. Upstairs, there’s a stylish and spacious primary bedroom, with a kingsize bed, a standing desk and a primary bathroom that boasts a soaking tub. This floor also includes: a spacious guest bedroom with 1 queen size bed, a children's bedroom with 2 twin beds, a children's playroom, and an office. The family bathroom features a shower and bath tub for the children, while the other bathrooms have walk-in showers.

Style Notes

Colorful charm. Artful and elegant yet bohemian in feel, this relaxed home is full of character. The teak kitchen cabinets with a marble-top island bar look unique yet luxurious, and the adjoining living room has a beautifully cozy fireplace for the whole family to gather round. The dining room is perfect for family meals, with a nanawall window that opens to the spacious, tree-filled backyard. We love the eccentric bathroom tiles, the sophisticated wallpaper accents and the vibrant patterned rugs.

  • 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 king
1 queen
3 twin / single
Victoria D.
Member since September 12, 2014

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.