Honey Bee Guest House: Luxury, Sunny, Gardens,Walk to Downtown, Laundry, Wi-Fi.
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- Minimum stay:7 nights
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Fairfax house 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
- 650 sq. ft.
- 1 story
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3, Beds for 2-3
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- Claw-foot tub with shower.
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils
- Pantry Items
- Dishes & Utensils
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Clothes Dryer
- Gas Fireplace
- Linens Provided
- Parking Off Street
- DVD Player
- Broadband Access
- Freshwater Fishing
- Fly Fishing
- Deepsea Fishing
- Fitness Center
- Medical Services
- Massage Therapist
- Hot Air Ballooning
- Mountain Biking
- Roller Blading
- Pier Fishing
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Basketball Court
- Surf Fishing
- Winery Tours
- Water Parks
- Botanical Garden
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Theme Parks
- Outlet Shopping
- Gambling Casinos
- Eco Tourism
- Paddle Boating
- Horseback Riding
- Scenic Drives
- Bird Watching
- Miniature Golf
- Sight Seeing
- 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....moreless
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Honeymoon at Honeybee
Honeymoon at Honeybee
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.
- Guest Julie P.
- Date of stay 08/12/13
- Review Submitted 08/19/13
Recommended for: Sightseeing, tourists without a car, girls getaway, romantic getaway, age 55+.
Owner 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!
We were so pleasantly surprised when we arrived at Honey Bee Guest House. The rooms are large and beautifully appointed. The kitchen, with granite countertops and high end appliances, was well stocked with everything needed to fix gourmet meals. The bed was like our Simmons Beautyrest mattresses at home-very comfortable and you don't notice movement. There were large flat screen tvs in the living room and bedroom. Loved the old fashioned bathtub. Lots of closet space and drawers - can unpack suitcases. Having a washer & dryer available helped so much on our long trip. The guest house is very private from both the main house and the neighboring houses. With lots of windows, it is very light and cheerful. And it is set in beautiful gardens with lots of seating areas - one private for the guest house only. And there is driveway parking for 1 car. We look forward to returning. Amanda, the owner, was so welcoming and gracious.
- Guest Island Dancer (Hill Country of Texas, USA)
- Date of stay 07/19/13
- Review Submitted 07/24/13
Recommended for: Sightseeing, romantic getaway, age 55+, adventure seekers.
Owner response: Helen-- your positive feedback really made me feel great about the job we did designing, building and furnishing the Honey Bee. My husband and I are proud of how it turned out. It's very gratifying to share it with people who appreciate what we created, and the heart and soul we put into it. We feel so fortunate to live in this beautiful setting...it's fun to make it available to others.
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Nov 1 - Apr 30, 2014
7 night min stay
May 1 - Oct 31, 2014
7 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
No cleaning fee for 30+day stay.
I give priority to rentals of a month in duration.
For a booking less than 1 week in duration, I book on a short notice basis. Please contact me about 2 weeks in advance.
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.
- Cleaning: $50
- Refundable Damage Deposit: $250
- Taxes Included
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- Nearest Airport: San Francisco and Oakland at 35 Miles
- Nearest Ferry: Larkspur at 7.5 Miles
- Nearest Train: Richmond at 15 Miles
- Nearest Motorway: Hwy 101 at 5 Miles
- Nearest Beach: Stinson at 23 Miles
- Nearest Barpub: 123 Bolinas, Fairfax at 1 Miles
- Nearest Ski: Tahoe/Donner Summit: Sugar Bowl,Boreal,Royal Gorge at 180 Miles
- Nearest Golf: San Geronimo, San Rafael, Mill Valley at 5 Miles
- Nearest Restaurant: Deer Park Villa at 1 Miles
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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Guest House surrounded by patios and gardens
Kitchen and Dining Counter
Desk niche and Hallway to Bedroom
Fig Tree Garden Patio
The Main House (call if interested in renting this instead of the guest house)
Bedroom (has large closet area, TV and arm chair, not shown)
Bath with Clawfoot Tub/Shower
Welcome to the Honey Bee Guest House
Bosch range with dual fuel
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Date last modified - Tuesday, August 13, 2013
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