The cooking range has been removed. Please see the last two photosThe window faces south
Sunny Apt in Mill Valley w/ views!
Sunny Apt in Mill Valley w/ views!
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
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Please note: a 12% tax has to be collected on the nightly rate to comply with local regulations. Details are in the space description on this page.

The space

The apartment is completely private, with its own entrance and staircase going downhill from the street (28 steps).
It has one bedroom with a very comfortable queen bed, a walk-in closet and views from the south-facing window.
There is a full-size washer/dryer in the unit, an ironing board and iron.
The living-room/kitchen area has french doors opening onto a 7ft x 27ft deck with similar south-facing views as the bedroom.
The kitchen is fully equipped with a microwave/hood, an induction two-burner, a small toaster oven, an integrated dishwasher and a stainless steel fridge/freezer.
Other small appliances, such as a toaster, a sandwich press, rice cooker, blender etc. are provided.
The bathroom has a large shower, a Toto (Japanese-style) washlet and a hairdryer.
It's a very welcoming and comfortable space and it can accommodate longer stays.
I strive for green living and avoid harsh cleaning agents whenever there is a good alternative.
Street parking. To make life easier for everyone in the street I only allow one guest car. If you have two, please let me know before you want to book and I will let you know if I can accommodate you.
The house has a view over Homestead Valley and is close to Whole Foods and downtown Mill Valley. Public paths and steps to downtown are nearby.
Wireless high speed internet is included. A HDTV and Blu Ray/DVD player with access to Netflix, Pandora and other services is included, as well as a collection of DVD's available for use at no charge (we can have Netflix deliver DVD's on request too). We have an Xfinity digital starter package and I am happy to add other TV services or channels for longer stays on request. On-demand shows and films are extra and if you add anything that will be billed to us you must let us know and the cost will be charged as an extra service through Airbnb.
Please let me know if I can answer any questions regarding the house or the area.
Viewing can be arranged easily, since I work from home.
Additional cleaning will be arranged every 2 weeks for longer stays and will be added to the total at time of reservation.
If more than one set of bed linens is used during the stay there will be a charge of $20 per additional set to cover the cost of laundry and ironing.
To comply with local regulations there will be an additional 12% tax applied to the nightly rate for stays under 30 days. This will be collected at check-in and in cash, to avoid additional Airbnb fees.
An inflatable mattress is available on request if two guests are not sharing the same bed. The additional $20 rate for the sheets applies, unless they bring an extra set of sheets.

Guest access

Guests have exclusive access to the apartment, the staircase leading to it and the lower deck in photo.

Interaction with guests

I let guests decide how much interaction to have with me. I am available and happy to socialize but I respect the guests' need for privacy if they prefer to be on their own.

Other things to note

Disclaimer: We have security cameras outside the two front doors. Please let us know if you don't want the cameras to be on (before you make a reservation).

Business travel
This listing has essential business travel amenities.

Wireless Internet
Free parking on premises

Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in time is 3PM - 10PM
Check out by 11AM
Self check-in with lockbox

Strictly no smoking, no heavy drinking and no drugs.
We reserve the right to cancel reservations requests if reviews are not entirely positive.
I live on a narrow road in a quiet neighborhood. I am in close proximity to our neighbors and I expect low noise levels and absolutely no parties in the apartment.
It only accommodates two adults (one queen bed) and no children nor infants nor pets. Sleeping on the sofa is not allowed but an inflatable mattress will be provided with extra sheets (for an additional charge) for a second adult who will not share the same bed.
Extra cleaning charges apply for stays longer than one week (minimum cleaning is every two weeks). If more than one set of bed linens is used during the stay there will be a charge of $20 per additional set to cover the cost of laundry and ironing.
Please make sure you look through all the photos and that you saw that the gas cooking range has been replaced.
Since parking space is an issue on this street we can only allow one car and it will be parked in the street. No guarantee that the space will be right in front of the house.
Please read the note about the additional occupancy tax that needs to be paid in cash on arrival.
I am sorry it is not possible to set a consistent check-in time, since it depends on the cleaning lady's schedule and if a guest has stayed the night before. If you have specific requirements please let me know and we will try our best to accommodate your needs.
Long term rentals (30 days or more) are possible pending a credit report, residential references, proof of employment/steady income, background check and a written rental agreement.
No guests with a previous arrest or criminal record will be allowed, long or short term. Please provide the name of who is traveling with you.
No third-party bookings are allowed.
Quiet times are between 10pm and 7am.
For same-day arrival please contact me before booking to make sure that I can accommodate you.
Ladybugs come inside especially when it's cold or wet and you may find some in the apartment. They are harmless and traditionally seen as bringing good luck. If you want them to be vacuumed away please let us know prior to check in. We can't guarantee that there will not be more once you arrive, though.

You must also acknowledge
Must climb stairs - The apartment is two floors down from the street
No parking on property - Street parking only


224 Reviews

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Kendra User Profile
October 2017
Alessandra’s Place was perfect for us. It feels secluded enough but is only 10-15 minutes from restaurants and so close to Muir Woods! The hammock on the deck was lovely and French press coffee in the morning was nice to enjoy on the deck. Check in and out was very easy.

Ken User Profile
October 2017
As per the previous reviews, Expectations were met and exceeded. View was wonderful and would return to same place without hesitation. Could not ask for more!

Olivia User Profile
October 2017
Wonderful place - parking was easy even with a very large SUV. Amazing views!!!

Lynne User Profile
September 2017
Alessandra's place is consistent with listing photos. It is clean and well equipped with a comfortable bed and nice bathroom. Though the apartment is small, there is a sizable walk in closet in the bedroom which makes it possible to stash clothing and suitcases. I realized that the access was via steep steps but somehow didn't connect that it was beneath the owners' house. It is definitely a residential area removed from the "happening" part of Mill Valley, but was quiet and parking proved not to be a problem. Alessandra was very gracious in communication, and responsive to questions. This stay worked well for us.
Alessandra User ProfileAlessandra is a superhost.
Response from Alessandra:
Thank you Lynne! To guests considering to stay: indeed, we are in a residential area (as most of Mill Valley is), but relatively close to restaurants and supermarkets: 0.5 miles from Miller Avenue (with restaurants and a Whole Foods) and about 1.2 miles from downtown Mill Valley.
September 2017

Marc User Profile
September 2017
The Alessandra's apartment is a very nice base to discover Marin County : Sausalito, Tiburon and Angel Island, and mainly the wonderful Mount Tamalpais State Park with its beautiful hikes. Moreover the North of the City is just 30 minutes away by the bridge ... What else ?

Jason User Profile
September 2017
The apartment is a modern little gem! It looks new and posh while at the same time feeling inviting and homey. The bed is very comfortable and the soft rugs keep your feet warm and cozy. Highly recommended with a great location.

Ryan User Profile
September 2017
Alessandra's place was great. It was stylish, clean, and comfortable. Alessandra was great with communication and had great advice on places to dine and drink. If you are not familiar with Mill Valley (we weren't), the streets can be tricky to navigate. Don't let (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) navigate you there, and take the provided directions instead. Mill Valley was a great town and unlike any place we had been.

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Mill Valley, California, United StatesJoined in August 2010
Alessandra User ProfileAlessandra is a superhost.
I am originally from Milan, Italy and I lived for many years in London before moving to the US. I enjoy traveling whenever I can, meeting guests from other countries and learning more about other cultures. I look forward to meeting you!
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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