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Cottage by Creek
Cottage by Creek
2 guests
Studio
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
Studio
1 bed
1 bath
You won’t be charged yet

This lovely studio cottage in Mill Valley, Marin County, just North of San Francisco, sits beside a stream, just 20 feet from a small waterfall. It is only a five minute walk, alongside the creek through a redwood grove, from downtown Mill Valley!

The space

This cottage is a lovely, private, fully furnished studio in the redwoods of Mill Valley, Marin County, California, just North of San Francisco.

The cottage sits beside a stream only 20 feet from a small waterfall. A five minute walk alongside the stream and through the adjoining Miller Redwood Grove leads to the heart of the village of Mill Valley. There the visitor finds the Sequoia movie theater (chief venue of the famed Mill Valley Film Festival), the Mill Valley Market grocery, the Book Depot book store, several fine coffee houses and restaurants, and Sweetwater, Mill Valley's beloved music hall.

Public transportation to San Francisco and other locations in the area is available at Lytton Square, the gathering space at the heart of the village. Golden Gate Transit. (URL HIDDEN) provides the bus service between Mill Valley and San Francisco. Detailed trip planning is available up to three weeks in advance at their website.

The Cottage by the Creek has a simple, charming ambiance. Comforts include a fully equipped kitchenette; bathroom with shower; and an adjustable queen sized bed with vibrating massage. Wireless internet is provided.

This is a great location for hiking, biking; or day trips to the Wine Country of Sonoma, Napa, and the Russian River. Point Reyes National Seashore, Muir Woods, and the recreational opportunities of Stinson Beach and Bolinas are short drives away.

RATES
The cottage is available for daily, weekly, or month to month rentals. The standard rate given is for stays of two and more nights.
For single night stays a special rate of $240.00 is available only by "Special Offer", in response to inquiries about one night stays. That rate will be established by a "Special Offer" for the night when responding to the guest's inquiry.
Rates and terms of occupancy for longer term rentals may be negotiable.

Guest access

This is a great location for hiking, biking; or day trips to the Wine Country of Sonoma, Napa, and the Russian River. Point Reyes National Seashore, Muir Woods, and the recreational opportunities of Stinson Beach and Bolinas are short drives away. The cottage sits at the end of the driveway of the main house. The driveway is reserved for parking for the main house, but ample street parking is available.

Interaction with guests

Although I love to meet and greet my guests, and to learn about their lives and travels, I also understand and respect that some guests want complete privacy. The location of the cottage makes either approach easy and natural.

Other things to note

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Members can follow the procedure at the page https://www.airbnb.com/verify to obtain their Verified ID. The dates the cottage is available for reservation, and the ability to request reservations, are visible to Airbnb members who have obtained the Airbnb Verified ID. Thanks.

For single night stays a special rate of $240.00 is available only by "Special Offer", in response to inquiries about one night stays. That rate will be established by a "Special Offer" for the night when responding to the guest's inquiry.
Rates and terms of occupancy for longer term rentals may be negotiable.

Amenities
Family/kid friendly
Kitchen
Internet
Wireless Internet
Prices
Extra people No Charge
Cleaning Fee $131 CAD
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Sleeping arrangements
Common spaces
1 queen bed
House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check-in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 11AM

My guests are extraordinarily pleasant, cheerful, and happy people.

No smoking is permitted in the cottage or on the property.

The property is not suited to animals, or to walking children under seven years. I love to have couples and their new babies here.

Verified ID by Airbnb is REQUIRED before reservations can be approved. Please obtain the required Verified ID before submitting inquiries about the cottage, its availability, or its features.
Information about availability will be displayed once Verified ID is obtained.
Reservations are approved automatically when guests with verified ID have selected and requested their desired dates.
Airbnb prevents communication of phone numbers, addresses, email addresses, and internet URLs, before a reservation is made.

Cancellations
Availability
1 night minimum stay

250 Reviews

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Jacquelyn User Profile
January 2016
Our experience at the Cottage by the Creek was wonderful - the sounds of the creek were lovely, the neighbourhood was quiet, and the cottage itself was quite comfortable. We were unable, however, to get in touch with Marilla - she answered neither repeated messages nor texts, and did not appear to be home for the duration of our visit, and when we could not find the key to the cottage, we had to keep our valuables in the car when we went out. Other than the lack of communication, we were pleased with our stay. Given other reviews about the experience of the cottage, with which we largely agreed, we assume our experience was not typical.
Marilla User Profile
Response from Marilla:
Dear Jacquelyn, We were in the midst of compelling 'family issues'; thankfully moving toward untangling them. . .
January 2016

Kade User Profile
September 2015
Marilla's Cottage by the Creek is unbelievable. Although we did not get to meet Marilla in person, our stay went smoothly and it was everything we could have hoped for. Special thanks to Lynda for helping us out in Marillas absence. Highly recommended for anyone in need of rest and relaxation!

Justin User Profile
November 2017
The small apartment had all the necessities and we were very comfortable the entire stay. The location can't be beat (15 minutes from Muir, 30 min from San Fran, 10 min walk into downtown Mill Valley). Overall, we were extremely satisfied.

Simon User Profile
November 2017
Marilla’s place was very cosy and quiet! It has everything you need for a getaway. The location is walking distance from Mill Valley. The place is a bit older than what it looks in the pictures but didn’t bother me. If you like the woods, than this is perfect for you!

Tracy User Profile
October 2017
This Cottage Felt like you were staying in a beautiful tree house. It was cozy and comfortable. We would stay there again.

Miyuki User Profile
October 2017
It was a lovely and peaceful room surrounded by trees, and very easy access to downtown. Very quiet and relaxing.

Jeff User Profile
October 2017
The cottage is in a great setting! There is a creek running behind the property with a little area to sit and redwoods surrounding. The cottage is close to shops and restaurants… Within walking distance. The cottage is worth every penny! Marilla is very responsive!

Mill Valley, California, United StatesJoined in May 2013
Marilla User Profile

I am an artist, musician, and marriage, family and child counselor. My website is under my name, marilla, at the US domain. I hope it gives a good sense of who I am. I hope you enjoy looking at it, and look forward to having you visit me at the Cottage by the Creek.

Languages: English
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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