Perfect location for families visiting San Francisco. Easy airport access with available parking. Recreation facilities on-site, high school track and regional park. Walk to downtown Burlingame/San Mateo w various high-end stores/restaurants.
Two bedroom, 2 1/2 bath townhouse in resort condominiums. 1400 square feet of space including galley kitchen, dining area, living room, wet bar, laundry room, plus patio. Fine art throughout location. Fully supplied for family living including linens and cooking supplies for full dinners.
Access to five small and one large heated pools and jacuzzi; clubhouse with three exercise/weight rooms, sauna, exercise and water aerobic classes; two tennis courts; and putting green; all situated around interior lake. Reserved parking space.
Adjacent to high school running track and full-service shopping center including Safeway, CVS Drugstore, Starbucks, dry cleaners, gas station, nail salon, and restaurants. 1/4 mile from Coyote Point Regional Park, marina and beach. 1/2 mile from downtown Burlingame with luxury shopping including Apple and Sephora stores. Two miles from downtown San Mateo with movie theater and fine restaurants. Regional shopping centers within five miles of location.
Seven minutes from SFO; public transportation options to San Francisco include bus, CalTrain and BART. Drive time to San Francisco - 18 minutes.
Guests will have access to the clubhouse, main pool, putting green, children's tot lot. Women's locker room key will be supplied. Instructions regarding access to complex amenities will be detailed in house guestbook.
Interaction with Guests
I will interact with guests via email since I am usually offering the place when I am out of the country or visiting family on the East Coast. I usually ask a friend to provide keys and show guests where things are.
Generally quiet, close to Coyote Point Regional Park, close to SFO airport, easy drive to San Francisco. Walking distance to downtown Burlingame as well as downtown San Mateo.
There are several bus stops nearly for travel on the Peninsula or into San Francisco. The CalTrain is about a 12 minutes walk from the house. One reserved parking space is provided for guests.
Other Things to Note
While guests can use the gym and the pool, they should not go in groups larger than three adults, in conformance with the rules of the condo association. They also should not leave clothing outside, where my neighbors can see them.
The parking space for the unit as well as the garbage unit are behind the house.
Third bedroom and bathroom locked and off-limits.
No pets. No smoking.
No smoking (this is Northern California after all!).
Please be considerate of my neighbors as it relates to late night noise; next door is a small child.
this is a nice and warm house, spacious and has everything you need. Kitchen is stacked with a lot of cooking utensils, baths and rooms are clean and the heater works great. Monika is a very caring and considered host, we were able to communicate very well. Thanks for a great time for our family members from overseas.
Great house, clean and well maintained. Would book it again if i needed to stay in the area.
Monika's townhouse is very comfortable and her email communications make you feel welcomed to her home. We have nothing but positives for her, the accommodations, and the location.
We had just the perfect start to our holiday. The place was neat and tidy and whilst out host was not around, Robert was around to show us around. Everything we needed was just there and the use of the club house just made the holiday complete. When we checked out we had to wait half an hour for the rental car and were given permission to leave our bags in the lounge until the car arrived. The place was extremely safe and a perfect location for us to catch up with family and friends.
This was a special trip for Theatre Group Dzieci. Seven us were going out to the Bay Area for 10 jam-packed days of performances and workshops and we needed an economical central location that could house everyone, plus offer some much needed R&R for such a heavy schedule. Monika's home provided all of that.
We performed each night and every morning (and a few late evenings!) swam in the pool and soaked our tired muscles in the jacuzzi. We were also able to cut down on costs by making many of our meals in her well appointed kitchen, and it was an extra bonus to be able to clean costumes in her washing machine after every show.
We also enjoyed feeding the ducks and ducklings at the bucolic fountain pond, and managed to take a short hike over to Coyote Point, wander the beach on the bay side, and visit the animal rescue sanctuary - a perfect spot for kids, or those who are still kid-like. On the way back, we picked wild blackberries on the overpass of Highway 101.
I read some mention of the street noise at night, and though there is a bit of that on the master bedroom side of the house, it doesn't happen much late at night, and the windows, when shut, completely close off sound.
Due to unforeseen events, there were some hitches to our stay, but I must say that Monika proved to be most accommodating and generous in working out the problems.
This is a great place if you need some separation from the hustle and bustle, but still want to be close to enough to the action to get your fill. It was a tight fit for seven, but if you were a large family, or even two families, you couldn't find a better location.
Theatre Group Dzieci
Monika was very quick to confirm the rental to us. Once we arrived, we only had to contact Monika once about a drip in the toilet, which she advised would be fixed after our departure.
We recently stayed here for our 5 night stay in the bay area. It was our first AirBnB experience and we chose this place over a few others mainly because of space, location, and accommodations for our group of 7 adults and 1 child.
Good: There is good amount of living space so not to fell crammed. Having 2.5 baths is nice when you have a big group. Location is great as it is close to highways, supermarket, and coffee shops.
Bad: Street parking may be difficult to find if you have 2 or more cars in your group, especially late at night. May not be the ideal place to cook for big group as we found kitchen and fridge space was somewhat limited.
I host an annual New Year's party in January in the house for about 100 people, using the same kitchen facilities as this guest was provided. A full-sized turkey, hams, rice, beans, pies, etc. are all a part of this full menu; all are prepared in this kitchen. While neither the refrigerator or freezer were completely empty during the time this guest was on-site, there was space in both for various food items.
The guest did not use the inexpensive olive oil that was available in the pantry; instead, expensive, sealed olive and dipping oils were used for cooking. As a result, the cleaners have now placed salt, pepper, cooking oil, and condiments in a clearly marked area for guest use and the guest handbook has been updated regarding the same.
According to the cleaners, dishes were crammed into the dishwasher and one was chipped in the attempt to clear the machine; photos of same were sent to AirBnB, who provided a damage credit. The dishwasher has been run since without problems.