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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

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Overview


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

Description

Fairfax Cottage Rental Photos and Description

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

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Owner
Amanda Martin
Member since: 2002
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 2, 2016
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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

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(31 traveler reviews)

Honey Bee Guest House: High-End, Sunny Gardens, Walk to Downtown, Laundry, Wi-Fi
average rating of 4.967742 based on 31 reviews
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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5

The Honey Bee is our home away from home.

  • 5 of 5

We love it! It is our favorite place when traveling to CA. The parking spot is a real bonus.

  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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High Five!!

  • 5 of 5

My sister and I spent a memorable week at the Honey Bee Guest House. We had such fun getting to know Fairfax and the surrounding areas, from Sausalito to Point Reyes and lots more. The trip was made all the more enjoyable having a cozy, convenient and comfortable home base. Our hosts, Doug and Amanda were so very accommodating and made us feel welcome from the moment we arrived until we left. I highly recommend!!!

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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More than we expected

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I had a wonderful stay at the Honey Bee House. The cottage is very well kept with interesting and attractive furnishings. I particularly appreciated the high quality kitchen appliances and utensils. Fairfax has several good food markets with fresh, local and sustainably produced items so you can put it all to good use. Our hosts were friendly and helpful. It is a fine place to return to after exploring the myriad of beautiful places in the area

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful, beautiful, and walking distance to shopping and restaurants

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I were looking for a nice quiet location to celebrate our 40th anniversary and the Honey Bee could not have been more perfect. This wonderful cottage is equipped with everything you could ask for and the gardens are beautiful. Our biggest decision of the morning was which patio area to have our coffee. Located in a very quiet residential area, but certainly close enough to walk downtown where there are grocery stores, unique shops, amazing restaurants and great places to have a coffee and pastry. I would recommend this cottage and location to anyone with access to a vehicle.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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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:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Fall
Nov 1 2016 - Dec 15 2016
3 night minimum stay
$165
From
$185
Fri,Sat
$1,135
$3,800
 
 
Winter Holiday
Dec 16 2016 - Jan 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
$185
 
 
Winter/Spring
Jan 2 2017 - Apr 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
$165
From
$185
Fri,Sat
$1,135
$3,800
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$165
From
$185
Fri,Sat
$1,135
$3,800
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Cleaning fee $60

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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