Nestled in Mill Valley’s bucolic backcountry, yet within walking distance to village shops and restaurants, the charming cottages on Summit Avenue are equal parts secluded and convenient. The pair of country cottages evoke the same vintage flair of vacation bungalows that once housed weekend ferry riders.

Positioned on a sunny parcel, the unique property houses a larger, main cottage with separate bedroom, and a smaller, secondary cottage that doubles as an artist’s studio, pied-à-terre, or supplemental investment income. Perfect for recent singles or couples in the pre or post-kid phase, both studio-like cottages are furnished with a kitchen, bathroom, and gas fireplace. Pitched gables beautifully blend with custom light fixtures, while French doors lead outside to a patio garden with drought-resistant landscaping. Offering two open floorplans with great indoor-outdoor flow, the cozy bungalows provide the perfect backdrop for outdoor entertaining, dotted in oak and olive trees. Reimagined in fresh fixtures and up-to-date amenities, the duo of dwellings preserves old world flair while merging modern materials. Combining a highly-coveted location with quaint country living, this Mill Valley gem is not to be missed.

  • Charming Mill Valley gem within walking distance to the village shops and restaurants
  • Two beautiful country cottages, both with kitchen and bath
  • Close to fantastic biking and hiking trails on Mt. Tam.
  • Larger main cottage, plus smaller cottage that doubles as a studio or pied-à-terre
  • Perfect for singles or couples pre or post-kids
  • Pitched gabled roof, custom light fixtures, beautiful wood paneling
  • Modern appliances and Italian Bertazzoni range
  • Open floorplan with great indoor-outdoor flow
  • Generous windows with abundant natural light
  • Dutch and French doors lead to an outdoor patio area
  • Warm, sunny location. The perfect backdrop for outdoor entertaining
  • Dotted in lush landscaping, including olive, oak, and palm trees


Mill Valley

Family-friendly Mill Valley is all about schools and sports. Nestled at the foot of Mount Tamalpais, homes in the Marin County city range from 500-square-foot hunter's cabins to multimillion-dollar mansions tucked away on winding, narrow lanes under the redwoods. 

Coffee is king in Mill Valley. Downtown, three separate coffee shops do a brisk business. At the Depot, as the sunny town center is called, moms with strollers, kids on tricycles, and teenagers kicking hacky sacks relax in the open-air plaza, which now houses an independent bookstore and cafe. The Depot is also a jumping-off spot for hikers and mountain bikers heading up the slopes of Mount Tamalpais. Nightlife in Mill Valley is anchored by Sweetwater Music Hall, which hosts many well-known musical acts.

As the groomed playing fields at the community center attest, sports are big in Mill Valley, with soccer, baseball, and lacrosse leagues all popular. 


Open House:

Sunday, September 29th 2:00pm-4:00pm

Additional Showings by Appointment:
Contact Eric Altree
mobile 415.218.4047
[email protected]


Eric Altree

Luxury Property SpecialistCompasscalDRE# 00962304415.345.3049 office415.218.4047