Garden setting cottage -walk toBART

House - Entire home/apt · Oak Hill Rd, Lafayette, CA 94549, United States

The Space

Fully furnished cottage in garden setting, short walking distance to upscale, cute town of Lafayette (including BART station which connects to the rest of the San Francisco Bay Area). 600+ square feet, full kitchen, full bathroom and separate queen bedroom. Main room includes a sofa/trundle bed that converts to 2 twin beds. Fully equipped with all kitchen supplies, linens, wifi access and cable TV. There is good wifi & cell phone reception in the cottage and no land line. Please note there is not a washer & dryer; but bed linens and towells are washed weekly. Extras include an iron, full size ironing board, hair dryer and pack 'n play (portable crib).
In the spirit of full disclosure there is a slope to the floor and overall condition of the cottage is 'ok'.
Cottage shares acre+ lot with our family home in a quiet and safe residential neighborhood. The cottage has one dedicated parking spot.
For more details read the reviews our previous guests have given us.

As regular traveler I hate to be nickel and dimed so for our rental we do not have additional charges/fees for cleaning, wifi access or additional people.

Please send any questions about the cottage, Lafayette or the greater San Francisco Bay Area; we're here to make it an enjoyable stay for you.

Guest Access

Our family home shares the one acre property with the cottage. We share the driveway, the cottage has a dedicated parking spot.

Interaction with Guests

We are available on-site if you have questions.

The Neighborhood

Lafayette is a safe, upscale suburban neighborhood.

Getting around

We are walking distance from the BART (train) station - 35 minute ride to downtown San Francisco, one hour to SFO (airport). Cute,downtown Lafayette is 5-10 minute walk.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: No Charge
Minimum Stay: 3 nights
Weekly Price: $845 /week
Monthly Price: $2850 /month
Security Deposit: $200
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Moderate
Pet Owner: Dog(s)

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • Melissa was a great host. The cottage is in a very relaxing setting with a fantastic view. This was the perfect lodging option for our brief trip.

    April 2014
  • My daughter and I just returned home after a fabulous week in the San Francisco Bay Area. Our stay at the Karr Cottage in Lafayette was a wonderful experience. The location was close to major highways, commuter rails, and fabulous hiking trails with beautiful vistas. The cottage was comfortable, bright and spacious, in a peaceful, scenic environment. You are minutes away from cafes, restaurants, parks, shopping and transportation. (a car is necessary) Privacy was never an issue, but Melissa was only a stones throw if anything should arise (nothing did). The cottage was clean and all the comforts of home provided. My family has always "rented" away-from-home accommodations and this cottage ticked all our must have boxes. If you want to explore the SF Bay Area, this is a perfect commuting point. We'll come back for sure. Many thanks, Melissa! Sharon and Mara

    March 2014
  • Great location, wonderful hosts and a lovely tucked away cottage!

    From the beginning, Melissa was communicative, helpful and not over-bearing (which can happen when the owner lives on the property). I love staying in Lafayette because the BART is right there, but you don't have to be right in the city. This spot is up a little hill in a tucked away oasis. You definitely get the best of both worlds. My two little ones loved it. Safe, clean, comfortable...what more could you want. We will be coming to this area over the next several months to look for homes and (provided we were good guests), would love to stay here again and again!

    March 2014
  • We couldn't have asked for a better place to spend our month in East Bay Area. Melissa, and her family, were great hosts. We were met with tasty welcome treats and appreciated clean sheets and towels as the month progressed. Melissa was there to answer any questions we had and supplied suggestions to make our time in Lafayette the best. We were out from NJ to be with our daughter and family 20 minutes away in Alameda. Our time in Lafayette was a wonderful surprise between restaurants, the reservoir, shopping and nearby Walnut Creek. We highly recommend this cottage if you are looking for a home away from home in the area. We look forward to returning to this cottage in the country; yet just minutes walk away from the BART and town. We may even relocate to Lafayette next year!

    February 2014
  • This was perfect! Melissa was so thoughtful; she left lovely Trader Joe's treats for us and accommodated everything we could have asked for. The space was exactly as described, with extra towels available under the sink in the bathroom. I was a little sorry that I didn't get a chance to chat with Melissa, because she seemed really nice in all of our interactions. We had four (!) people and it worked out great with the trundle beds. It was easy to find (perfect directions), so quiet that we overslept our second night, and a peaceful, warm, welcoming setting. Clean-smelling, quick to warm up when we turned up the heat when we got in. Exactly what we needed and wanted! Thank you, Melissa! We could not give a stronger recommendation!

    December 2013
  • Melissa's place was great, and exactly as described. Very convenient for BART and lots of restaurants and cafes within a 5-10 minute walk. Would definitely stay again when next in SF/Bay Area on business. Really appreciated the clear and rapid communication, and also the umbrella left out for me when the weather turned!

    November 2013
  • We had a fantastic stay at Melissa's cottage. She left us delicious treats that we enjoyed during our visit. The cottage had a fantastic location and was surrounded by beautiful trees and landscape in the Lafayette hills. It was comfortable and the kitchen was well stocked with the supplies you would need to make a simple meal. Melissa was always available if we had any questions and was flexible with our arrival and departure. We would definitely recommend staying here on your next Lafayette visit.

    November 2013
  • Very nice. Clean. Quiet. Great location.

    October 2013
  • Melissa and her family are fabulous hosts! Our stay was one of our best experiences and their cottage is delightful. We highly recommend this gracious host for your stay. We stayed with them while we were searching for our new home after relocating to the East Bay Area and we were almost sorry that we found a home so quickly because their unit was so secluded and peaceful. It is clean and well equipped and the fresh air amazing!

    October 2013
  • Melissa was prompt and thorough with all communication. The garden cottage was terrific, bed was comfy, patio was incredibly tranquil and the walk to BART could not have been easier. The short walk from the train climbs a very quiet road beneath a canopy of trees. It made it easy to be completely away from downtown SF in 50 minutes! Highly recommended.

    October 2013
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We are a family with two boys (11 & 13). As a family we love to travel. Before having children we lived in Vietnam, England & Japan. Melissa grew up in New Zealand & Singapore.
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