HONEY BEE GUEST HOUSE: LUXURY, SUNNY, GARDENS,WALK TO DOWNTOWN, LAUNDRY, WI-FI.

Amanda Martin

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Minimum Stay 7 nights

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HONEY BEE GUEST HOUSE: LUXURY, SUNNY, GARDENS,WALK TO DOWNTOWN, LAUNDRY, WI-FI.

Fairfax House Rental Photos and Description

Guest House, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-3)

Beautiful inside and out! This 3-year new, sunny, garden guest house feels like a luxury vacation property -- nothing old or funky about it. It is situated on a large, sunny lot landscaped with gardens and patios to feel like a resort. The Honey Bee was designed with privacy in mind -- from both the main house and the neighbors, and has its own private patio with furniture and a bbq; like your own vacation island. Built in 2010 to code, including a fire suppression sprinkler system. The furnishings were purchased new, and the art is locally sourced. You'll love the high ceilings, fireplace, granite counters, and natural light, -- a generous 650 sq. ft. with lots of closet space. It even has it's own laundry area, as well as off-street parking. You won't want to leave.

The feedback we get is that it feels like a high-end vacation setting, both the gardens and the guest house itself. So, even if you are here on business, you can feel like you are on vacation.

Voted Best Marin Town in 2011 -- the quaint village of Fairfax is lively, with one main intersection, lots of great places to eat (health food, Indian, Thai, Mexican, Italian, and more), a 6-screen movie theater, several live-music clubs/bars, multiple coffee houses and bike shops, grocery stores, a weekly farmer’s market, several yoga studios, and a large new, upscale health food store. The town is surrounded by nature and miles of hiking and biking trails on and around Mt. 'Tam' (the birth place of mountain biking over 30 years ago).

Centrally located in sunny Marin County's best weather area, Fairfax is a destination in it's own right. And it offers easy access to the entire Bay Area -- San Francisco (by car, bus, or ferry), 'the Bay,' Mount Tamalpais State Park, Golden Gate National Recreation Area, West Marin and Point Reyes National Seashore, the Pacific Coast beaches at Stinson Beach, Muir Beach, or Bolinas, and the world-famous Napa/Sonoma Wine Country. And don't forget the other charming towns in Marin, including Sausalito, Mill Valley, San Anselmo, Larkspur and San Rafael.

Keywords: Cottage, granny unit, in-law unit, guest house, casita, bungalow

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Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Long-term Renters Welcome

Amanda Martin

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2002
Speaks english
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My husband and I love living in Fairfax. We raised 2 girls who loved growing up here. We feel so lucky to live in a place that really has it all. Our favorite toast to each other is 'Living the Good Life.'

Amanda Martin purchased this house in 1996

The sunny mild weather (Fairfax was originally a community of summer homes for people from San Francisco) and walking distance to downtown Fairfax. The large, private, flat lot. The quiet neighborhood with large trees. The friendly community vibe.

Fairfax is unique. Fairfax's motto on t-shirts and bumper stickers is 'Only in Fairfax.'

Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Reviews

5
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Honey Bee Guest House: Luxury, Sunny, Gardens,Walk to Downtown, Laundry, Wi-Fi.
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews
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Honey Bee Guest House: Luxury, Sunny, Gardens,Walk to Downtown, Laundry, Wi-Fi.
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++1 (415) 497-7330 (California, USA)
Fairfax The Bay Area
Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, USA
5

IT WAS WONDERFUL TO STAY HERE!

  • 5 of 5
We had to rent this cottage on very short notice and were happily surprised with this little piece of paradise. The garden is so beautiful and serene and has several places to sit and relax. The house itself is very well equipped and beautifully designed. You can see the owners wish the very best for their guests. If you are in this area this cottage is certainly recommended. We stayed with 3 persons in the cottage, two adults and a child.
  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Honey Bee Guest House: Luxury, Sunny, Gardens,Walk to Downtown, Laundry, Wi-Fi.
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++1 (415) 497-7330 (California, USA)
Fairfax The Bay Area
Costa Rica
5

BICIDAN

  • 5 of 5
Enjoyed the heck out of the place. Great outdoor spaces with beautiful gardens. Modern, clean, comfortable, easy walk to the downtown scene which is excellent, and super hosts.
  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Honey Bee Guest House: Luxury, Sunny, Gardens,Walk to Downtown, Laundry, Wi-Fi.
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++1 (415) 497-7330 (California, USA)
Fairfax The Bay Area
Houston, TX
5

QUIET AND SERENE!

  • 5 of 5
This was the perfect place for me my husband to stay during our visit to Marin. The cottage was immaculate and just perfect us. I liked the open layout of the kitchen and living room. The gas fireplace was also warm and inviting in the cool evening and morning times. The grounds were beautifully landscaped and we loved it that the old hand pump actually worked. Thanks again, Amanda, for this lovely place to stay!
  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Romantic Getaway
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Honey Bee Guest House: Luxury, Sunny, Gardens,Walk to Downtown, Laundry, Wi-Fi.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p357357vb
++1 (415) 497-7330 (California, USA)
Fairfax The Bay Area
5

HONEYMOON AT HONEYBEE

  • 5 of 5
We could not have had a better stay at Honeybee Cottage.
The hosts, Amanda & Doug are so friendly and went out of their way to help us out, even leaving us a sweet gift for our honeymoon.
The house is beautiful, lots of attention to small details to make for a very comfortable stay. The cottage feels light and spacious, and kept comfortably cool during hot days. The bed is just AWESOME, so comfortable I never wanted to get up! The gardens surrounding are wonderful, full of colour, fruit trees, flowers and vegetables growing.
We had no car, and found the location ideal for walking. Easy walk into Fairfax town, and very close to great walking trails in beautiful Deer Park.
We would not hesitate in booking Honeybee cottage again.
My only recommendation would be a handbook for guests to include basics such as wifi passwords, how the ceiling fans and tvs work etc. Additional info that would be great would be a walking route map into town, same for Deer Park and info on buses or other public transport for anyone without a car. Also the fact that there is a landline phone available for use, but we didnt' know, as its not in the cottage, and also a sign on the laundry door - may sound silly, but we spent almost an hour looking for it, its so nicely painted that its heavily disguised!
All in all, an amazing stay, great accomodation and the lovliest hosts you could ask for.
  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: These honeymooners from Ireland told us they wanted to retire to Fairfax and live in the Honey Bee -- wonderful reminder of how lucky we are to live where we do. And great to know how well our location works for folks without a car.
I always appreciate suggestions for how to improve the Honey Bee experience and will add an instruction sheet...thank you!
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Honey Bee Guest House: Luxury, Sunny, Gardens,Walk to Downtown, Laundry, Wi-Fi.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p357357vb
++1 (415) 497-7330 (California, USA)
Fairfax The Bay Area
Hill Country of Texas, USA
5

WONDERFUL HOME!

  • 5 of 5
We were so pleasantly surprised when we arrived at Honey Bee Guest House. The rooms are large and beautifully appointed. The kitchen, with granite countertops and high end appliances, was well stocked with everything needed to fix gourmet meals. The bed was like our Simmons Beautyrest mattresses at home-very comfortable and you don't notice movement. There were large flat screen tvs in the living room and bedroom. Loved the old fashioned bathtub. Lots of closet space and drawers - can unpack suitcases. Having a washer & dryer available helped so much on our long trip.

The guest house is very private from both the main house and the neighboring houses. With lots of windows, it is very light and cheerful. And it is set in beautiful gardens with lots of seating areas - one private for the guest house only. And there is driveway parking for 1 car.

We look forward to returning. Amanda, the owner, was so welcoming and gracious.
  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Helen-- your positive feedback really made me feel great about the job we did designing, building and furnishing the Honey Bee. My husband and I are proud of how it turned out. It's very gratifying to share it with people who appreciate what we created, and the heart and soul we put into it. We feel so fortunate to live in this beautiful setting...it's fun to make it available to others.
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Map

Nearest Airport
35 Miles
San Francisco and Oakland
Nearest Ferry
7.5 Miles
Larkspur
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Richmond
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Hwy 101
Nearest Beach
23 Miles
Stinson
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
123 Bolinas, Fairfax
Nearest Ski
180 Miles
Tahoe/Donner Summit: Sugar Bowl,Boreal,Royal Gorge
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
San Geronimo, San Rafael, Mill Valley
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Deer Park Villa
Car: recommended

The Bay Area has it all!!! Fairfax is a destination in its own right (with great weather), and also an excellent home base for visiting and vacationing in the Bay Area. Enjoy SF culture, natural beauty galore, the Bay and Ocean, explore Marin, and tour the Wine Country -- or stay 'home' and nap on the garden patio.

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Availability & Rates

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Fairfax House Rental Rates

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May 1 2014 - Oct 31 2014
7 night minimum stay
$170
$3,400
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250.00
Cleaning $50.00
Notes No cleaning fee for 30+day stay.
For a booking less than 1 week in duration, I book on a short notice basis and rates are slightly higher. Please contact me about 2 weeks in advance.
3 person maximum.
The main house is $2500/wk., $7200/mo. (see last photo)
CANCELLATION POLICY: 90 days/full refund. If less than 90 days, I will refund any days I am able to re-book.

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Amenities

Fairfax House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 650 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • Village ...
General:
  • Linens Provided
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Broadband Access
  • Parking Off Street
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Internet
  • Heating
  • Towels Provided
  • Living Room
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
Kitchen:
  • Stove ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Pantry Items
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Claw-foot tub with shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Queen size Beds (1) Simmons (pocketed coils with 2.5 ' NXG memory foam top layer). Not too firm and not too soft., Sleeper Sofa (1).
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Stereo ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Lawn / Garden
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • live theater
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • cinemas
  • zoo
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • miniature golf
  • horseback riding
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • shelling
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • sight seeing
  • shopping
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • Babysitter
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • surfing
  • cycling
  • hot air ballooning
  • racquetball
  • swimming
  • mountain biking
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • hiking
  • fishing
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
  • deepsea fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • basketball court
Notes:
-High Ceilings -Private patio in sunny, garden setting. Honey bees, butterflies, birds and lots of flowers. -Claw foot tub -Original working hand operated pump in the fig garden.
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