Large and bright living room with window seat, TV and loads of restaurant ideas, maps, and Bay Area events to peruse
Make our beautiful and spacious guest apartment your home while in the San Francisco Bay Area!
Your home away from home is located on the first floor, with separate entrance, of our Victorian home and located in sunny, suburban Burlingame, an approximately 20-30 minute drive from both San Francisco and Palo Alto. We are walking distance from the Burlingame Caltrain station, a short drive or bus ride to the Millbrae BART station, and a 7 minute drive to SFO International Airport.
Additionally, we are walking distance to Burlingame Avenue, our friendly and fun downtown. There are fun activities for kids as well as nice restaurants, boutiques, and events for adults. Burlingame boasts fabulous farmers’ markets and art shows in the park throughout the summer, as well as street fairs and fine dining – there really is something for everyone!
Your apartment consists of a bright and comfortable living room, a quiet and cozy bedroom with a quality queen bed, and a furnished kitchen and bathroom. Provided in the kitchen is a large refrigerator/freezer, a single burner portable cooktop, a microwave, a toaster oven, a Keurig coffeemaker and an electric hot water kettle, as well as plenty of tableware. PLEASE NOTE: The full size oven/stovetop is not hooked up so minimal cooking is possible with the single burner cooktop, toaster oven and microwave. We will provide coffee and tea supplies, a welcome basket of goodies (snacks, yogurts, milk, cereal, etc) as well as plenty of toiletries. However, in case you forget something – who doesn’t? – you can walk 5 minutes to a shopping complex with Safeway, CVS, Starbucks, and Chevron gas/petrol station!
We have a beautiful backyard with lots of flowers and trees, and a tennis wall and
ping pong table on our sport court. We encourage you to take full advantage of these, as well as our fire pit and hot tub.
Due to the drought, we are currently not able to offer laundry facilities.
- We have high-speed wireless Internet that you are welcome to utilize.
- You will have access to office facilities including printer, fax machine, and copy machine, if you do need them.
- We have provided many guidebooks and maps, but please do not hesitate to ask us about attractions – we have extensive knowledge of the whole Bay Area, from Palo Alto all the way to San Francisco. Joe grew up in SF – he’ll have you navigating like a local in no time!
- While you stay here, you are welcome to use our driveway for parking one car.
We are a fun family of four: parents Lynn and Joe, and two high school/college aged daughters. We have 1 cat (Andie) that is friendly but periodically escapes into the apartment so cat allergies beware :). We are a respectful and outgoing family and we look forward to your stay in our home!
Please enjoy the backyard area including the sport court (basketball, ping pong, tennis wall), fire pit, and hot tub! We also have a deck dining table that can be utilized with the natural gas barbecue grill that we are happy to share when we are not using it.
Interaction with Guests
We love getting to know our guests but respect your privacy. I will plan to meet you when you check in and check out to visit and show you around but will leave it up to you how much you would like to chat.
We love our neighborhood because it is close to shopping yet quiet. I like being able to decide to have a Starbucks latte, take a 5 minute walk and have that latte a couple minutes later! We are central to everything. Caltrain is a 10 minute walk and downtown Burlingame is just beyond the train station where there are wonderful shops and restaurants.
All we ask for is your respect and courtesy! We have been very fortunate to have guests that respect our apartment suite and keep it clean and neat as they would their own home. Please no loud music and no smoking of any kind. As much as we love animals, we do not allow them in the apartment suite to avoid any allergy issues with future guests.
We had a great stay at Lynn and Joe's place. Lynn is a super hostess. We felt more like family than guests. Whatever issues came up were resolved promptly. Great neighborhood. Close to Caltrain, grocery store, and local eateries.
This is the 2nd time I have booked Lynn's humble abode for family coming to town and it was just as good of an experience as the first. Lynn was very welcoming and the place was clean and a great location. I will continue to book this for family coming into town time and time again.
When we return to this house, my husband exclaimed, "We're home!" It was a delight to have a few more days in this clean, well-organized apartment close to our favorite people and the town of Burlingame. Thanks, host and hostess!! It was good to see you again and we look forward to next year.
Lynn, has been a fantastic host!
I had booked this studio from my moms vissit and she felt at home there and I am very greatful for that.
The pictures and descriptions of the studio are very accurate and very adorable indeed.
We felt delighted, comfortable, and safe in this sweet apartment, and could not be more grateful to our hosts for their thoughtful care. We would recommend this place to any one. We sat outside and soaked up the sun, enjoying the variety of flowering plants, and went for near and far walks (including Coyote Point, which was blazing with flowers.)
Even before arrival Lynn contacted us to ask about our travel plans and if there was any way she could help. She was outside waiting for us and couldn't have made us feel any more welcome. The apartment was exactly as described, spotless and beautifully presented. We stayed on two separate occasions on our trip and would have no hesitation in staying again, and recommending it to others.
I am a retired executive from the high tech world in Silicon Valley. The gift of retirement has allowed me to enjoy more time with family and friends and have the time to work for free (aka volunteering!). I am originally from Colorado but have lived in the San Francisco Bay for 25 years. My husband and I are parents of two - one in college at the University of Michigan (Go Blue!) and the other a high school student just beginning to think about the right place for her. As an Airbnb host, I know what's important as a guest. We are clean, respectful and friendly!