About this listing
We look forward to meeting you! My husband and I are parents of two, one just graduated from the University of Michigan (Go Blue!) and the other beginning there this fall (still Going Blue!). We want you to feel spoiled a bit while here!
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 a 10 minute walk to the Burlingame Caltrain station, a short 15 minute 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 as well as Washington Park, a very complete park for kids and adults. There are fun activities for kids as well as nice restaurants, boutiques, and events for adults. Burlingame boasts fabulous farmers’ markets and art shows and concerts 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, two single burner portable cooktops, 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 two single cooktop burners, 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 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. Very importantly, California is in a major drought and Burlingame is under a mandatory 20% water reduction. Please help to conserve by minimizing the length of showers, turning the water off while brushing teeth, etc. Due to the water restrictions, we are not able to offer laundry facilities at this time.
In addition, 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.
Super comfy queen size bed with high quality linens. Closet with extra linens and plenty of space to hang your clothes!
Once again, staying at Lynn's apartment was a relaxing pleasure. So quiet and comfortable. This time it was granola and raspberries for breakfast!
Fantastic experience. ! Lynn was so welcoming ! Felt like I was reconnecting with an old friend . The apartment was spotless and provided us with our every need . Lynn was on hand to answer any questions we had and I felt we were truly looked after as guests in every sense of the word !
My experience in Lynn's house was amazing! I regretted to have to work so hard during this week so that I can not enjoy more! The place was very lovely, clean and charming! You will find absolutely everything you need! You can even walk to supermarket, Starbucks, Burlingame downtown, what is very precious in United States. Moreover, Lynn and her family are very kind persons and you're really feeling like home! They arranged everything for your well being! I'll definitely stay here again if I have a chance! Thanks!
My experience in Lynn's house was perfect! Lynn and her family are very kind people and arranged everything for me to feel like home! You'll find everything you need for an amazing stay near SF. You can easily walk to Safeway, Starbucks, train station and Burlingame downtown from the house so that you don't even need your car! I would definitely stay again if I have the chance! Thanks again!
Once again, staying at Lynn's apartment was all I could want: a lovely place, quiet, plenty of space, excellent bed, and treats in the kitchen. I'll be back once again!
I certainly recommend this property. My husband and I just completed a three night stay in this lovely home. The area is nicely appointed, very spacious, and the bed is fabulous. We are used to a king sized bed, but the comfort level made up for the smaller size. Lynn very kindly left a few staples for us: milk, cereal, yogurt, and cold beer just to name a few. The grounds are lovely. Our adult children and our grandson enjoyed the outdoor space with us. We shot "hoops" and could have used a lovely hot tub. We walked to downtown Burlingame for breakfast and enjoyed the stroll through a lovely neighborhood. Lynn and her family were extremely welcoming. I certainly recommend a stay here, and I know that we will be back .
We had a great experience staying here. Unfortunately our flight was delayed and we came in around midnight, but the hosts were extremely accommodating. The apartment was nice (large, clean and in a great location). The outdoor space was a secluded oasis. We will most definitely stay here again pending availability.
About the Host, Lynn
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 just graduating from the University of Michigan (Go Blue!) and the other just graduating from high school and also heading to University of Michigan - another four years Going Blue! As an Airbnb host, I know what's important as a guest. We are clean, respectful and friendly!