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)
My host Melissa welcomed our family and was very helpful in giving us advice about the neighborhood. We enjoyed our stay and would recommend her accommodations.
This little cottage in Lafayette was fantastic. Loved the convenient location to BART and the downtown. Walked everywhere! Pictures and descriptions were accurate. Melissa is a great host and answered all my random questions about the town of Lafayette. Thanks for the great stay and the snacks for in the morning!
Melissa was in touch by email to welcome me and to ease my arrival. She was there when I arrived, provided me with the information I needed and was very welcoming. I had asked if my grandsons (4 and 6) could visit while I was staying; she not only agreed but provided age appropriate toys for them. They loved staying over with grandma.
The guest house is lovely and complete--large living space, fully equipped kitchen, bedroom and bath and plenty of closets. There was also lovely outdoor space, including a rope swing which my grandsons loved. Melissa provided snacks, water, and condiments, although I did not do any cooking.
The house was convenient to Bart (walking distance) and very convenient to downtown Lafayette and to the neighborhood where my daughter lives--so it was perfect for my visit. I would definitely stay again.
If you're looking for a roomy in law cottage with a view of the surrounding Lafayette hills complete with a sitting area, bedroom, bathroom and kitchen in an upscale middle class neighborhood then you might want to consider Melissa's cottage. The BART station is short 5 minute walk down the hill and as you will realize, the walk back to the cottage is somewhat more strenuous. Melissa is very welcoming who will offer to answer any questions that you may have and she will leave you alone if that is what you desire.
A very nice welcoming basket with wine and other goodies is provided.
It was a very positive experience for me!
We had a fantastic stay in Melissa's cottage. The house is exactly as same as shown online - it is very nice, clean and cozy. We were provided with everything we needed for stay. Melissa is very friendly and easygoing - she came to welcome us when we arrived, and she prepared for us a bunch of food like cookie, chocolate and white wine. We really appreciate everything she provided to us and thank her for letting us stay.
The host left us juice, berries, snacks and came over to introduce herself. The neighborhood is lovely, just up a hill from the BART station.
the cottage was lovely, and melissa was a wonderful host. cute welcome basket, and great directions and recommendations. melissa was incredibly responsive the entire time. lafayette is also very cute, and the location is incredibly convenient for Bart! thanks again for a great stay ~
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.