|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
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
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.'
A wonderful surprise to find this clean, comfortable and quiet cottage so near to my family in San Anselmo. It's secluded location provided plenty of privacy, it's well appointed interior provided plenty of comfort and the electric blanket was such a great treat I may have to get one for home!
Loved my stay at the cottage. Perfect for hiking right out the door. Clean, beautifully set up facility. Privacy was provided with the attentiveness when necessary by the owners. All in all a pretty perfect experience.
The Honey Bee Guest House was a lovely place for us to call home while visiting our son and family in nearby San Anselmo. The privacy of a completely detached unit in a lovely garden made for restful evenings and sleeping, and the newly renovated interior had every convenience one could want. Amanda was very friendly and helpful with suggestions about local restaurants, etc. We only stayed for one week, but would have been very comfortable staying for an entire month.
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.
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.
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!
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.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Nov 1 2014 - Apr 30 2015
7 night minimum stay
May 1 2015 - Oct 31 2015
7 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$250|
No cleaning fee for monthly stays.
For stays less than 1 wk., I book on a short notice basis; rates are slightly higher. Contact me ~2 wks. in advance.
Reduced rate for month of Feb. = $3000.
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.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.