Honey Bee Guest House: Luxury, Sunny, Gardens,Walk to Downtown, Laundry, Wi-Fi.

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Guest House surrounded by patios and gardens


Last updated: 11/19/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

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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Property Type

  • House
  • 650 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3, Beds for 2-3

  • Bedroom 1


  • 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....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1


  • Claw-foot tub with shower. Celing light fixture has built in heater, vent fan, and night light....moreless

Other Amenities

  • -High Ceilings. -Ceiling fans in Living Room and Bedroom. Natural A/C from coastal influence. Building is well insulated. -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. ...moreless


  • Books:

    A small selection of quality fiction....moreless

  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Expanded cable package including On Demand....moreless

  • Stereo:

    i-pod/i-phone speakers...moreless

  • Television:

    Two flat panel TVs. One in Living Room and one in Bedroom....moreless


  • Arboretum
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

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

Location Type

  • Village:

    Close in neighborhood of quaint marin county village. Walking distance to downtown....moreless

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


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 2 people


  • Heating
  • Internet:

    Free cable wifi....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone:

    Landline handset available if needed. Good AT&T cell reception once I add your number to our microcell tower....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Your own laundry area....moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    Programmable coffee maker. Coffee grinder. Electric kettle for tea....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Full size with granite counter tops, new appliances, and fully equipped with lots of small appliances. ...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items:

    Salt, pepper, some spices and cooking oil....moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    Bosch dual fuel range (gas burners with electric convection oven)....moreless

  • Toaster:

    Toaster Oven...moreless


  • Deck / Patio:

    Private patio with furniture and gas grill....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Flowering gardens, lawns, and patios. 12,000 sq. ft. lot full landscaped....moreless



Write a review 4.9
from 15 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Nov 1 - Dec 17, 2015
3 night min stay
$165 $185
Fri, Sat
$1,135 $3,600
Winter Holiday
Dec 18 - Dec 26, 2015
3 night min stay
$175 $185
Fri, Sat

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Dec 27 - Apr 30, 2016
3 night min stay
$165 $185
Fri, Sat
$1,135 $3,600
May 1 - Oct 31, 2016
3 night min stay
$175 $195
Fri, Sat
$1,200 $3,800
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$165 $185
Fri, Sat
$1,135 $3,600
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning fee $50
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $250
  • Taxes Not included


No cleaning fee for monthly stays.

Reduced rate for month of Feb. = $3300.

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.

Cancellation policy:

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

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Last updated: 11/19/2015
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35 Miles
Nearest Airport
San Francisco and Oakland
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
123 Bolinas, Fairfax
7.5 Miles
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
San Geronimo, San Rafael, Mill Valley
15 Miles
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Hwy 101
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Deer Park Villa
180 Miles
Nearest Ski
Tahoe/Donner Summit: Sugar Bowl,Boreal,Royal Gorge
23 Miles
Nearest Beach

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.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1996

About the owner: 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.'

Why the Owner 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.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Fairfax is unique. Fairfax's motto on t-shirts and bumper stickers is 'Only in Fairfax.'

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Speaks: english



  • Guest House surrounded by patios and gardens

    Guest House surrounded by patios and gardens

  • Kitchen and Dining Counter

    Kitchen and Dining Counter

  • Dual Fuel Bosch range.

    Dual Fuel Bosch range.

  • Welcome to the Honey Bee Guest House

    Welcome to the Honey Bee Guest House

  • Private back patio

    Private back patio

  • Bedroom (has large closet area, TV and arm chair, not shown)

    Bedroom (has large closet area, TV and arm chair, not shown)

  • Bath with Clawfoot Tub/Shower

    Bath with Clawfoot Tub/Shower

  • Private back patio

    Private back patio

  • Fig Garden patio

    Fig Garden patio

  • The Main House (call if interested in renting this instead of the guest house)

    The Main House (call if interested in renting this instead of the guest house)

VRBO #357357

This listing was first published here in 2011.

Date last modified - Monday, November 23, 2015

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