The Princeton Avenue Residence

mill valley, marin county
4 bedroom - 3 bath
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$1,403 - $1,757 per night (USD)
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Perks for the Parents

A stunning Mill Valley retreat with gorgeous views of the Bay, just a 15-minute drive from San Francisco city. It sleeps 6 with an additional airbed and two travel cribs. Parents will love this beautiful home, with its luxurious hotel-style interiors and calm spaces, all framed around that spectacular coastal view. There’s an at-home gym for those who like to work out, plus great cycling routes and hiking trails nearby. If you’re here to relax, there’s a hot tub in the backyard, the beach is just a 15-minute drive, and the wineries and vineyards of Sonoma and Santa Rosa are less than an hour away.

Why Kids Love it

The residence has plenty of toys and books for children under 5 and is a great family space with a spacious living room. The deck and yard provide ample space for outdoor play, and it’s a short walk to the local park and playground at a nearby school. For babies and toddlers, the hosts can provide 2 cribs, a high chair, and baby toys. Take curious kids to the Bay Area Discovery Museum (15 minutes’ drive) or head into the city to visit the Exploratorium science museum and spot the sea lions at Fisherman’s Wharf (25 minutes’ drive).

Things to Know

Minimum stay: 4 nights. Safety notes: there are stairs down to the house from the street. Stair gates are available for parents with little children and the hot tub has a cover. One of the bedrooms has been converted into a workout area and office, with gorgeous views in the trees. Parking is available in the driveway or in the street - car rental is recommended to explore the wider area. It’s approximately 45 minutes’ drive to San Francisco and Oakland airports.

About the Location

This is a prime location in between Mill Valley and Tam Junction in California. It’s only 20 minutes’ drive to San Francisco city, with picturesque Sausalito on route (a great area for a relaxed bike ride - hire bikes in Tam Junction and it’s a half-hour cycle) and an approach over the Golden Gate Bridge viewing points. You can walk to coffee shops, grocery stores and bars in Tam Junction (15 minutes away) or meander the charming town of Mill Valley with shops, restaurants, and town plaza (10 min drive). Head out into the trailheads at Tennessee Valley (under 10 minutes’ drive), climb to the top of Mt. Tamalpais from the panoramic highway (15 min drive), or explore the towering redwood trees of Muir Woods (10 min drive). There are gorgeous playgrounds to visit all over Marin and it’s 15 minutes’ drive to Muir Beach on the west coast.

Accommodation Details

The house has 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, set over 2 floors. On the main level, you’ll find a gorgeous open plan kitchen and living area, with a family-sized dining area for 8 and a breakfast bar. The stylish and spacious primary bedroom boasts a kingsize bed and dual aspect windows and ensuite bathroom. There are 2 children’s bedrooms (1 with twin bunk beds, the other fitted with a crib), plus a guest room with a queen bed (ideal for a nanny or au pair) and the office/gym. The primary bathroom has a shower and bathtub for kids; the other 2 bathrooms have walk-in showers. The hosts also have 1 double airbed and two travel cribs for additional guests. Downstairs is a family room and kitchenette that opens onto a big deck - leading to the yard and hot tub.

Style Notes

Mid-century modern. This beautiful home was built in the 1960's and renovated in 2010 to reflect contemporary family living. The home features comfortable furnishings with bright and colorful artistic design. The home centers around a gorgeous sweeping view of the bay, reminding you of the glorious outdoor scenes in this area. We love the sleek all-white kitchen with stainless steel appliances, the beach-inspired rattan textures (like that stunning boho kingsize bed) and the cute kids room wallpaper.

  • 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
1 bunk bed
1 air bed
sleeps 2
1 baby crib
1 travel crib
Ashley P.
Member since February 14, 2022
Originally from the south, we moved to the Bay Area in 2017 for work and to Marin in 2021 to raise our family because we love this slice of heaven on earth. As a family we love to play at the beach, hike on the trails and play soccer in the backyard. We love that we can access so much adventure right out our door and be surrounded by the beauty of the Bay right inside our home.

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.