Light and gorgeous! The dining table extends to seat 14 by the wood burning fireplace.
Bright and cheerful 3 Bedroom/2 Bath home and separate, private studio cottage walking distance to Burlingame Avenue. The house is in the heart of San Mateo Park, one of the most beautiful neighborhoods in the bay area.
In the main 3 bedroom 2 bath home, the master bedroom has a queen sleigh bed with 540 thread count Egyptian cotton sheets and en suite bath with shower. The large second bedroom has a Full sized bed and the adorable children's room has twin bunk beds with room for a Travel Crib, child's air mattress or twin size cot (we have all of those, so no need to bring your own, but you do need to let me know in advance). The Full Sized bedroom and Twin Bunk rooms share a large skylight bathroom with shower stall and separate soaking tub.
Our large and sunny playroom is a blast for kids. We have wonderful educational toys, blocks, magna tiles, puzzles, and books books books. Of course, we also have a flat screen tv with XBOX Kinect (tons of games for all ages) and Apple TV with Pandora streaming, YouTube, and the full iTunes library with all the latest releases. Apple TV purchases are on an honor system. Please keep track of movie and tv show purchases and leave us cash before you depart. Thanks! (If you don't have cash, its OK. We can deduct purchases from the security deposit if that is easier). Of course, we also have a bunch of DVDs or you can bring your own.
Our kitchen has everything you need to cook large meals, including rice cooker, blender, slow cooker, waffle maker, coffee grinder and french press (no electric coffee pot). The kitchen DOES NOT have a microwave, however. Our guests are welcome use anything in the pantry cabinet or fridge, including any beer or drinks in there. Please don't take the wine from the wine rack or liquor from the liquor cabinet though :).
Our Farmhouse dining table seats 10 comfortably, with plenty of pretty serving dishes and table clothes for nice family dinners.
The bright and cheery guest house has a double bed with 400 threadcount Egyptian cotton sheets and down comforter. Plush MemoryFoam pillows deck the bed for a luxurious sleep. The updated bath has a 'rain' showerhead, pedestal sink and hand made Mexican tiled mirror.
The adorable cottage also has a small flat screen tv, WiFI, and work desk. Additionally, the guest house has a 4 cu. ft refrigerator, microwave, electric tea kettle, and snack basket. The bed is dressed in fine Egyptian Cotton linens, with a down duvet and down and Memory Foam or Goose down pillows. There is a wonderful selection of books for browsing and french doors that open to let in morning sunshine!
Our house is well suited for families, with plenty of toys, books, and kid dvd's, and XBox games. The garage is stocked with sand toys and a boogie board for trips to the beach, as well as balls, ride on scooters and sports equipment for outdoor play.
From our house, you can walk to the Burlingame CalTrain station (1 mile or about 15 minutes), as well as the shops, restaurants, cafes, and farmers markets (Sunday morning and Thursday evenings May - October) along Burlingame Ave.
While a car is helpful. It is not necessary as long as you can walk to the Burlingame CalTrain station.
Ferry building (Embarcadero BART) 25 minutes from Millbrae BART
Mission District (16th and 24th St BART) 20 minutes from Millbrae BART
California Academy of Sciences/Golden Gate Park 35 minutes by car
AT&T Park 30 minutes from Burlingame CalTrain Station
University Ave in Palo Alto 30 min drive or 25 minute CalTrain
Stanford is 25 minute drive
Half Moon Bay and San Mateo beaches are only 15 miles away, but beach traffic gets really really heavy so plan on at least an hour on summer weekends after 9 am.
Washer, Drier in the garage is for guests to use. However, we store personal items in the garage so it can't be used for parking cars.
Interaction with Guests
I may or may not see you while you are here- I live in San Francisco but come down to the house 2-3 times per week to get mail and check the garden etc.
We don't have too many rules, but we do ask that you treat our house with respect.
1)Our neighborhood is very quiet and peaceful, and many people have small kids, so please be considerate of noise, especially at night.
3)Please keep track of Apple Tv purchases and leave cash before you go.
Anyway, we hope you enjoy our home and have a wonderful time visiting the bay area!!
The location is very convenience either to airport, San Jose or San Francisco downtown. House is amazing, clean, decent and full of entrainment. all of my friends commend they really love the house. Nikki always quickly respond all the questions from us, making us feel comfortable and sweet.
I will definitely choose this house for my next trip in SF. I love it.
Nikki is a wonderful host. Very responsive and quick communication. This was a lovely home with tons of space and comfortable beds. We enjoyed it very much.
We highly recommend Nikki and the home. Nikki's home, preparation and communication was perfect.
The house was extremely clean, comfortable and as described in Nikki's profile. My family visited for a family celebration and it was a great fit for everyone from the kids to the adults and the grandparents.
Nikki was immediately responsive with any questions and we'll look to her home next time too.
We stay @ this place for 4 days.
Nikki, the hostess is very nice & super responsive. We had about 10 requests during our 4-day stay and she honored everything.
BTW..Cottage house is super cute.
We had a great experience in Nikki's home. I've stayed in several rental homes and this was one of the best I've stayed in for families. It had all the comforts of home...from a packed kitchen to plenty of sheets/towels, Apple TV in every room and toys for the kids. Nikki was extremely responsive before and during our stay. My husband and kids loved the little guest house...which became the"boys cave" while we were there. The neighborhood is just lovely, and a quick drive to downtown Burlingame. Highly recommend!
Nikki's house was lovely, and she was very flexible in working with us. I was in town with my large extended family for a wedding and several of us stayed here. We were grateful for the beautiful space and the ability to have the relatives over for dinner. We were quite comfortable, felt well taken care of, and enjoyed the beautiful backyard and a sweet neighborhood.
Loved staying in the studio! Clean and comfortable--especially loved the heated mattress pad and yummy cookies! Nikki was easy to work with and very responsive--she answered my late-night call about where to park, and responded quickly to help me figure out the wifi. Highly recommended.
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We live in San Mateo California with our two daughters.. My husband is an attorney and I am an epidemiologist. We love to travel as a couple and as a family, and are always eager to explore new places and new cuisines. We speak Mandarin Chinese, English, Spanish, and some German.
We love to explore new restaurants, and are happy to share our favorite local Pho places, Dim Sum restaurants, Deep Dish Pizza experiences, Farmer's Markets, California/French cuisine, Korean, Japanese.... just ask!
If you love to hike, we can recommend our favorite local trails for families.