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Honey Bee Guest House: High-End, Sunny Gardens, Walk to Downtown, Laundry, Wi-Fi

Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview


Details
Property
cottage
Sleeps
3
Bedrooms
1
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
3 nights

About the property

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

Beautiful inside and out! This sunny, garden guest house is a high-end vacation property -- nothing old or funky about it; modern construction, with high quality appliances and fixtures (built in 2012). 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.

Please check out our reviews; we get wonderful 5-star feedback about both the guest house and the gardens. Even if you are visiting 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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Owner
Amanda Martin
Member since: 2002
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
February 25, 2017

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 cottage in 1996

Why Amanda Martin chose The Bay Area

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 cottage unique

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

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(35 traveler reviews)

Honey Bee Guest House: High-End, Sunny Gardens, Walk to Downtown, Laundry, Wi-Fi
average rating of 4.9142857 based on 35 reviews
5

Great

  • 5 of 5

Our hosts were gracious and attentive when we needed anything, the house comfortable and spotless. The yard and grounds pure delight. A delightful walk to charming Fairfax and restaurants. Wonderful stay!

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Cozy Refuge

  • 5 of 5

The Honey Bee Guest House was perfect for our California trip. The house was incredibly comfortable and charming--we didn't want for a thing! A great location in a neighborhood within walking distance to downtown--also, so close to all the fabulous things the North Bay area has to offer.

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cute place and garden setting

  • 3 of 5

Nice decor and surroundings.

  • Submitted: Dec 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Just great and felt like home!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful cottage that was warm and cosy! We really enjoyed staying there and wpuld highly recommend the Honey Bee!

  • Submitted: Dec 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect in every way!

  • 5 of 5

The Honey Bee Cottage is one of THE NICEST vacation rentals we've ever had. It is beautifully appointed, making for a very comfortable stay. Everything we could have needed was at hand. We will definitely stay at the Honey Bee again!

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Pristine and Charming !

  • 5 of 5

This property is one of the best I have ever stayed at! The rooms are uncluttered, well-lit and so clean. The kitchen is a delight and has every tool you need to make a nice meal. The furniture is comfortable and functional. The garden is absolutely charming!!! I would without any reserve highly recommend the Honey Bee Guest House. Thank you Amanda!!!

  • Submitted: Nov 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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

Fairfax Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Winter/Spring
Jan 2 2017 - Apr 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
$165
From
$185
Fri,Sat
$1,135
$3,800
 
 
High
May 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$175
From
$195
Fri,Sat
$1,200
$4,000
 
 
Fall
Nov 1 2017 - Dec 21 2017
3 night minimum stay
$165
From
$185
Fri,Sat
$1,135
$3,800
 
 
Winter Holiday
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 6 2018
3 night minimum stay
$185
$1,200
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$165
From
$185
Fri,Sat
$1,135
$3,800
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $60
Refundable damage deposit $250

No cleaning fee for monthly stays.
Reduced rate for month of Feb. = $3550.
3 person maximum.
The main house is $2500/wk., $7200/mo. (see last photo)
CANCELLATION POLICY: If you cancel more than 30 days in advance I refund 100% less a $100 cancellation fee. (If I’m able to re-book all your dates I don’t charge the cancellation fee.)
If you cancel 30 to 15 days in advance, I refund for the dates I am able to re-book, or 50%, whichever is more.
Less than 2 weeks in advance, I refund based on the number of nights I’m able re-book your reserved dates.
Of course the $50 cleaning fee and the $250 damage deposit is fully refundable no matter when you cancel.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Fairfax Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 650 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Village ...
General:
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • 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 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Claw-foot tub with shower. Celing light fixture has built in heater, vent fan, and night light.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Queen size Bed (1) Simmons (pocketed coils with 2.5" memory foam top layer). Not too firm and not too soft. Ceiling fan with remote control. Plenty of closet space. Sleeper sofa in Living Room (with ceiling fan). We have a memory foam topper to go on top of the mattress, for extra comfort.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • children 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. -Ceiling fans in Living Room and Bedroom. Natural A/C from coastal influence. Building is well insulated. 2 Dyson bladeless portable fans. -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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