Cozy house close to mountains, beaches, San Francisco
This is my first time on this site but I have been Airbnbing this room for years. I'm a journalist and author, and adopted my sweet my shy rescue gal, Mia, two years ago. I have lived in my home for nearly 32 years.
Our Home & Location
Your room is a cozy private wool-carpeted room with a comfortable queen bed and down pillows. The shower in the bathroom has just been remodeled. My home, on a quiet residential street, has off-street parking for two cars, and is within walking distance of downtown Mill Valley, fine dining, shopping, the legendary Sweetwater Music Hall and an arts movie theater;. It's just minutes to hiking/biking trails, tennis and golf, Stinson and Muir beaches and Muir Woods, and just 20 minutes to San Francisco. There's a bus stop at the corner. I am also close to the Sausalito and Tiburon ferries that will take you to San Francisco or Angel Island.
Responsibilities & Pets
Welcome to Mesa, and thank you for choosing my home. There are a few things to know to make your stay here as comfortable as can be.
Your stay here involves caring for Mia, my 4 1/2-year-old rescue. She is still somewhat scared of men, so I would prefer a female sitter....
The garden is watered automatically and the house will be clean and ready for your stay.
Dog: Mia is a border collie-McNabb mix. She needs to be walked twice a day at the minimum, morning an evening, although I generally walk her three times, and fed twice a day, morning and evening. She's great on hikes and at the beach, and she loves the nearby dog park. She generally stays in her bed when in the house. She will likely be scared at first. She may bark when you arrive (doing her job!), but she is not aggressive; if anything, she may run away from you.
My house: I have a tenant who lives and works from home in the bottom floor in a separate apartment with own entrance. Please be respectful by not wearing your shoes inside the house, and by not being too noisy before 9 a.m. and after 10 p.m. Thank you.
Although my neighborhood is very safe, please lock the front door (bottom lock) and be sure the sliding glass kitchen doors are locked whenever you leave
Bathroom: California is in a drought situation and thus we are being asked to cut back on our water use. Please limit showers to 5 minutes, if possible, and please, no baths. Please wipe down the glass shower doors and tiles after showering with either the sponge or squeegee. Please run the fan while showering and for at least 10 minutes after you are done, and leave the window open.
Kitchen: To use the stove, turn the knobs to the left to "Lite" first to ignite the switch, then turn more to adjust heat. Marin recycles just about everything. Food scraps and other green things can be placed in the metal can just outside the kitchen sliding glass door. Paper, cans, plastics, etc., may be placed in the small white can in the corner by the kitchen sliding glass door. Plastic bags may be placed in the container in the laundry area, the white bi-fold doors in the hallway by your bedroom. The garbage can is underneath the sink. The handle on the aging dishwasher is hard to maneuver; you may leave your dirty dishes in the sink. Please clean the kitchen counters, stovetop, dining table, etc., after cooking and eating.
Living room: To run the ceiling fan, press the second button down (it says "Fan") on the wall switch in the corner where the kitchen counter meets the fridge cabinet. You'll hear a beep after each press; the more you press, the faster it will go. To turn it off, hit the "Fan" button once.
Cleaning up: If you have make a bit of a mess, no worries; paper towels are in the cabinet under the sink, cleaning supplies are in the top right cabinet of the pantry, a vacuum cleaner is in the back room (which is otherwise off limits, thanks), a broom is in the laundry closet as are rags (above the stackable), and a wisk and dustpan are in the cabinet under the sink.
Please note that use of the hot tub is not included in your stay. + More info