About this listing
Enjoy a peaceful stay at this charming, secluded detached garden cottage minutes away from the SFO Airport, restaurants, shops at the heart of the Peninsula. Featuring a queen-sized bed, wood-burning fireplace, private bathroom and kitchenette.
This detached guesthouse is in the back of a ranch-style home in a very quiet neighborhood. From your (on-driveway) parking spot, you are a 5-minute drive from Burlingame Caltrain, 10 minutes from SFO Airport and 10 minutes from Millbrae BART. For those who prefer walking, Broadway Avenue and the Burlingame Trolley are both a brisk 15-minute walk away. 2 Bikes can also be made available. Very easy and fast access to both 101 and 280 freeways
The cottage is a roomy 350+ square feet with vaulted ceilings, a kitchenette, two closets, and a bathroom with shower over tub.
Amenities include a queen size bed, A 42" TV with cable, Wi-Fi Blu-ray Player, WIFI , wood-burning fireplace, mini-fridge, microwave, coffee maker, iron and ironing board. A cot bed , a twin size air mattress as well a toddler travel bed are available upon request.
Interaction with Guests
Guests can be fully autonomous thanks to the private entrance. A convenient self check in for late arrivals. We prefer not to intrude and let them free to come and go, we are of course available when at home . Can be reached in person, via email or SMS.
Hillsborough has a relaxed country setting, offers a rural charm, has safe and shady streets perfect for walkers and runners.
Public transportation is found down the street via El Camino Real or a little longer walk/bike rides to the Caltrain and BART stations. A free shuttle can be found by searching on the web "Burlingame Trolley".
Other Things to Note
While you can reach or leave the cottage without going through the main house on the property, do not hesitate to knock on our door if you need any help.
We do not allow pets or smoking, sorry!
The swimming pool in the backyard is accessible from the cottage and has no security fence: if you come with young children, it will be your responsibility to ensure their safety.
Quiet neighborhood so no significant noise after 10pm.
Radhia was lovely, helpful, communicative and welcoming from the initial booking on through our departure. My husband and I really enjoyed our 3-night stay at the Cottage. It's set up behind Radhia's home in a gorgeous, safe, peaceful neighborhood. Very convenient to major roads and the airport as well as public transportation into SF; we drove into SF as well as down to Palo Alto and also took the BART into SF. Easy stuff, great food options in Burlingame nearby.
We'd certainly stay there again. Thanks!
Great place to stay! Radhia was a great host and was very welcoming! The house is really clean and not to far from SF. I would really recommend it!
Radhia and her husband were very accommodating during our stay. Their cottage was as expected and very quiet and pleasant. I would recommend their place to anyone. Thanks guys.
A beautiful little cottage in the heart of Hillsborough. The description is accurate and the location is unbeatable. Without traffic we were able to get in and out of San Francisco in about 30 minutes. We were also very close to half moon bay and Palo Alto. The hosts(Rhadia, and Patrice) were wonderful, present and helpful. But they definitely respect your privacy. We would stay here again in a heartbeat, I can't believe the deal they offer. There's even a neat little pool tucked away in the backyard. Also, take advantage of Burlingame, a cute little town only a few minute drive away. Restaurants, bars, and boutique shopping right down the street. I wish all our AirBNB experiences were this pleasant. Thanks Guys!
The listing was perfect, just as described. The room was very cozy, private, & had everything we needed. Rahdia left us a lot of great recommendations. We only stayed for one night, which was far too short, but we greatly enjoyed our stay.
When I had a number of family members in town and was not able to host everyone, Radhia's cottage worked out well as a place for my parents to stay. She was very responsive during the reservations process and accommodated my request to reserve the cottage for two separate short stays in the same week. The cottage is clean, quiet and in a residential part of Hillsborough. Radhia and her husband were friendly upon check-in and left a useful information packet with details about businesses in nearby Burlingame. Very pleasant experience.
I had a very comfortable stay at Radhia's cottage. Her check-in guides and communication throughout my stay were stellar and the neighborhood was peaceful and nice. The cottage is very quiet and private, just what I was looking for. The pictures accurately depict the cottage and location and had the perfect amount of amenities. Rahdia and her husband Patrice were very friendly and I wish I had more time to interact with them. Thank you for a lovely stay!
About the Host, Radhia
I have a multi-cultural background, lived in various places in 3 continents, moved to the San Francisco Bay Area 2 decades ago. I love the variety of cultures we find in this part of the world. During my free time, among various activities, I mostly enjoy volunteering, walking or hiking.