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Entire cabin
2 guestsStudio1 bed1 bath
2 guests
1 bed
1 bath
Sparkling clean
8 recent guests have said that this home was sparkling clean.
Great check-in experience
94% of recent guests gave this home’s check-in process a 5-star rating.
Great location
100% of recent guests gave this home’s location a 5-star rating.

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!


  • Kitchen
  • Wifi
  • Free parking on premises
  • Laptop friendly workspace
  • TV
  • Hangers

Sleeping arrangements

Common spaces
1 queen bed

House Rules

No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
Check-in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 11AM


307 Reviews

Deepa User Profile
December 2017
Beautiful location and an easy walk to Downtown Mill Valley (Coffee, Restaurants, Market, Movie Theater, etc). Wanted to use the cottage as a base to explore Marin and to that end was not disappointed - the unit had everything I needed, including ample street parking. Suitable fo…
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 a…
Kat User Profile
November 2013
Marilla's Mill Valley lovers' cottage was wonderful. I especially loved the surrounding area - how peaceful and picturesque. The reading nook/swing was my chosen nest for the weekend - incredibly comfy and relaxing! I would stay here again for a weekend staycation.
Patrick User Profile
September 2013
Marilla was terrific. She puts you at ease right away, is attentive to requests and even bakes cookies! Great host and since this was my first AirBNB experience, she set the bar high for future. The cottage is well located and serene. Just what I needed after long days of teachin…
Katrien User Profile
September 2018
A beatiful place to stay, close to the city but in the center of nature. Would recommend it and stay there again!
Brandon User Profile
September 2018
place was just as described. very cute and quaint place in an OUTSTANDING location! location, location, location.
Pat User Profile
September 2018
A very cute cottage in a great location. Needs some cleaning.

Hosted by Marilla

Mill Valley, California, United StatesJoined in May 2013
Marilla User Profile
378 Reviews
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: 95%
Response time: within an hour
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About the home
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