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

Amanda Martin

Advertiser since 2002
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Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Amanda Martin

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

Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Overview

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:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Amanda Martin (Owner)
Advertiser since 2002
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Speaks english

About Amanda Martin

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

Why Amanda Martin chose Fairfax

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.

What makes this house unique

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

Why HomeAway

Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Book with confidence
Book with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 7 traveler reviews

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Honey Bee Guest House: Luxury, Sunny, Gardens,Walk to Downtown, Laundry, Wi-Fi.
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews
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Honey Bee Guest House: Luxury, Sunny, Gardens,Walk to Downtown, Laundry, Wi-Fi.
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Fairfax The Bay Area
Franklin, TN USA
5

Honey Bee Cottage 2014 summer

  • 5 of 5
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.
  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+
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Honey Bee Guest House: Luxury, Sunny, Gardens,Walk to Downtown, Laundry, Wi-Fi.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p357357vb
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Fairfax The Bay Area
Florida
5

A Wonderful Place to Stay!

  • 5 of 5
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.
  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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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
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: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
business
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
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: 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.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p357357vb
-++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: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Romantic Getaway
business
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: 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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Map

Map

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

Rates & Availability

From $1,085 Per week

Fairfax House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
High
May 1 2014 - Oct 31 2014
7 night minimum stay
$170
$3,400
 
 
Shoulder
Nov 1 2014 - Apr 30 2015
7 night minimum stay
$155
$3,200
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Notes Cleaning fee is $50. 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.

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Amenities

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:
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 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 ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
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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