About this listing
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, cable TV and blu ray player. There is good wifi & cell phone reception in the cottage, 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). The cottage has A/C for the rare days it gets really hot in Lafayette.
In the spirit of full disclosure there is a slope to the floor and overall condition of the cottage is 'ok'- think cottage, not new/modern.
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.
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.
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 generally available on-site if you have questions.
Lafayette is a safe, upscale suburban neighborhood.
We are walking distance from the BART (train) station - 35 minute ride to the financial district of San Francisco, one hour to SFO (airport). Cute,downtown Lafayette is 5-10 minute walk downhill.
Absolutely no smoking- inside or outside.
We do not consider guests with pets due to family allergies.
Maximium occupancy 2 adults and 2 children. (Guests only with permission)
Melissa did a fantastic job making my wife and I feel welcome, and went above and beyond to help accommodate our late arrival. The house is just a walk from Bart as advertised, but enclosed in nature, so it feels as if you are getting away from town.
Een schone en gerieflijke woning, rustig gelegen en vlakbij BART station. De verhuurster woont met haar gezin ernaast, is zeer behulpzaam en geeft je tegelijkertijd alle ruimte en privacy. De sfeer van het huis is knus, veel boeken (informatie over omgeving en leesboeken voor jong en oud), volledig ingerichte keuken en badkamer. Het is een ideale uitvalsbasis voor San Francisco, er is plaats voor eigen auto, maar BART station werkt prima. Ook in La Fayette genoeg voorzieningen.
We had a great time in this lovely cottage for a month this summer. As everyone commented in previous reviews, Melissa is a great host. The cottage is exactly as same as described. The beds were comfortable and the kitchen was much more equipped than that of extended stay hotels. We also enjoyed the books and the board games Melissa had provided. The wooden deck was beautiful for an outdoor lunch or drink. The backyard had a nice shade after 7pm so it was perfect for kids to play after dinner.
Melissa is a bright person, easy to talk to and had been very responsive to our needs during our stay. She was very thoughtful of my kids' needs and was also helpful in providing information about the neighborhood.This was our first time in Lafayette. We were impressed with this nice little town in the midst of a serene nature. The downtown and four grocery stores are all within 5-minutes drive. I would definitely recommend this place!
We just love everything there during our stay. The place is super cosy, clean and beautiful. Melissa is such a sweer host. She prepared some board games and story books knowing that my 6yrs old son is travelling with us. Also, she stocked up some food and drinks for us. Would definitely back :)
The cottage is everything I hoped it would be! Cosy and private, in a beautiful setting. The garden and views of the hills are just wonderful! The cottage itself has everything I needed for a very comfortable stay. I was commuting into SF every day, and with a 30 minute BART journey and less than a 10 minute walk to the station, it really was very convenient. Amazing to be so close to the city, yet feel a million miles away. Melissa came and welcomed us on our first day to check everything was ok, which was appreciated. I'll definitely stay here again.
We really enjoyed our stay at Melissa's cottage. Melissa was very hospitable providing us with welcoming gifts. The bed was very comfortable and the neighborhood had a wonderful woodland feel as well as the advantage of being close to the BART station.
I like this space very much. I appreciated Melissa's kind consideration when the arrival time was very late, and she turned on the light and heat in advance to make sure the environment is warm and cozy. It is a very comfortable cottage.
About the Host, Melissa
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.