View from front door.
Garden setting cottage -walk toBART

Entire home/apt

4 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bed

Entire home/apt

4 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bed

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Ages 2 - 12
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About this listing

Quaint cottage, walking distance to BART station (train to San Francisco, Oakland, Berkeley, SFO and OAK) and cute downtown Lafayette. Read guest reviews to learn why others love staying here.

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. The space is best suited for up to 2 adults and 2 children. Fully equipped with all kitchen supplies, linens, wifi access and cable TV. 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 towels 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.

Special note for families. We have a pack 'n play, travel high chair/booster seat, baby bowls & spoons. For older kids we have board games, soccer ball & goal in the lawn, basketball & hoop.

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 gravel parking spot for 1 large vehicle or 2 small cars.

Interaction with guests

We are generally available on-site if you have questions.

Other things to note

Our airbnb settings block reservation requests for more than 90 days in advance. If you interested in making an advance reservation please email.

The space
Accommodates: 4
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 3PM
Check Out: 11AM
Pet Owner: Dog(s)
Room type: Entire home/apt
Self check-in: Lockbox


Extra people: No Charge
Cleaning Fee: $75
Security Deposit: $200
Weekly Discount: 5%
Weekend Price: $149 / night
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 3PM

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)



Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.

Safety features
First aid kit
Safety card

3 nights minimum stay

Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.

91 Reviews

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Amy User Profile
May 2017
Melissa was very thoughtful and friendly. She prepared baby high chair and baby crib for my 9 month old. It really made my stay more comfortable.

Andrea User Profile
May 2017
I enjoyed staying at this cottage in LaFayette. I went to visit my daughter and her family. The cottage was in walking distance of BART, my daughters apartment, grocery stores and restaurants. The cottage was a nice set up with a full kitchen. It was easy enough to have my family over for coffee or a meal including my one year old granddaughter. Melissa was extremely easy to communicate with. She also left some snacks and a bottle of wine which was much appreciated. The best part of the cottage for me was that it had outdoor space to enjoy a cup of coffee in the morning or wine in the evening. The back patio had a view of the hills. There is daybed in the living room instead of a couch. This provides extra sleeping room if you need it.

Olivier User Profile
April 2017
My stay at Melissa's was both comfortable & convenient. The cottage is like maybe 7 minutes away if you walk to the Lafayette BART station and 10 minutes to downtown. The hill from Deer Hill road is quite mellow and not strenuous which makes a nice walk to relax after the BART ride. The cottage itself was super quiet with a nice view of the hills. I had a basket full of goodies and a bottle of wine waiting for me upon checking. I would highly recommend to anyone looking for a good place in Lafayette to BART to the city.

Courtney User Profile
April 2017
Great location, confortanle home, very hospitable host. Highly recommend.

Mark User Profile
February 2017
Melissa was phenomenal commixating with me and the place was great. close walk to Bart and to shops, food and drinks. Lovely.

Ernie User Profile
February 2017
This cottage was outstanding. Melissa was extremely helpful.

Erik User Profile
January 2017
Very convenient and private place in Lafayette near the Bart. Well appointed and great communication from the owners

Lafayette, California, United States · Joined in November 2011
Melissa User Profile

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.

Response rate: 100%
(past 90 days)
Response time: within a few hours