About This Listing
I look forward to welcoming your to our cozy little studio cottage a short walk from downtown Burlingame. Our cottage is in peaceful, quiet garden setting, and guests have complete privacy. The neighborhood is stunning and great for runners!
WHAT MAKES THE COTTAGE AWESOME??
•Complete and utter privacy and quiet! The cottage is separate from our house, so guests enjoy relaxation and a mini getaway. Come and go as you please and be as social (or not) as you want! If I am around during the day, I will stop by and say hi!
•The W Bed! Plush full-sized memory foam bed from the W Hotel. Sleep in luxury and comfort. Bed is dressed in 400 thread count Egyptian cotton sheets, with a down comforter, Down and Memory Foam pillows, and (in winter) a heated mattress pad. You will sleep like a baby!
•WIFI, Brand new 32"flatscreen with AppleTV (Netflix, iTunes, Pandora Streaming, SkyNews etc).
•Updated bathroom with a rain shower
•Delicious snacks- organic and gluten free whenever possible-, fine teas, Starbucks VIA coffee, and fridge stocked with a rotating variety of complimentary beverages such as beer, Coke, Pellegrino, Martinelli's Apple Cider etc. Everything is complimentary!
•Plenty of free parking in front of our house.
•Neighborhood is ideal for runners! Very safe, very quiet, very beautiful. Wonderful place to stretch your legs.
•Beautiful and safe 10-15 minute walk to Burlingame Ave and the Caltrain Station. Walk to GAP, Banana Republic, J Crew, Anthropologie, Apple Store, Boulange Bakery, Farmer’s Market, Safeway, Walgreens, and tons of restaurants and other boutiques.
What to know before you book
•200 Square Feet- a cozy spot perfect for singles or couples only.
•Not ideal for seniors or those with mobility issues as the walk back to the cottage is dark at night, and the plush W Bed is quite high!
•Cottage does not have a full kitchen! May not be ideal for long term stays as cooking ability is limited! Cottage has fridge, microwave, hot water kettle, cups, bowls, and cutlery only.
Our bright and cheery guest studio is located in historic, leafy San Mateo Park, walking distance to the wonderful restaurants, boutiques, and cafes of Burlingame Avenue.
The quiet and peaceful studio is completely separate from our house, so guests come and go as they please, without having to worry about coordinating schedules with me.
The studio has a tranquil double bed, crisp white 400-thread count Egyptian Cotton sheets, hypoallergenic MemoryFoam pillows, thick feather duvet and (in winter) a heated mattress pad.
To keep you productive during your stay, we have wifi, an iPod docking station with alarm clock, small flatscreen TV and work table with task lighting.
The updated bathroom is bright and cheery, with an artisan-created Mexican vanity mirror, pedestal sink, and a luxurious rain shower-head. We keep the bathroom stocked with shampoo/conditioner, body wash, and a powerful hair dryer.
The studio has a a 4 cu. ft refrigerator, microwave, electric tea kettle, tea/coffee. Although the cottage does not have a full kitchen, I'm happy to provide additional continental breakfast items such as bagels, juice, yogurt, and cereal with advance notice! Just let me know a few days in advance so I can make sure I have everything on hand.
I keep a rotating selection of snacks and drinks in the cottage for my guests- you may find complimentary cookies, popcorn, cereal bars, chips, sparkling juice for you to enjoy.
2) San Mateo and Surrounding Areas
San Mateo is a fantastic foodie haven! It is especially known for its prolific selection of fabulous sushi bars, Izakaya shops, and traditional Ramen houses. If you have never tried authentic ramen, I highly recommend visiting Santa Ramen, Ramen Dojo, or Ramen Parlour for a unique traditional Japanese dining experience. Additionally, Wayurika is a very famous Michelin-starred Japanese restaurant a short drive from downtown (book well in advance!).
For authentic California dining, you must visit 31st Union in downtown San Mateo. Everything on the menu, including beer and wine, is sourced from California. The restaurants highlights many wonderful local farmers, and the food is excellent.
My husband and I are avid foodies, and can wax poetic on most of the restaurants in and around San Mateo. Whatever you are craving, I can help you find! Indian, Vietnamese, Thai, Burmese, Chinese, Korean, French, Italian, Pizza, Hamburgers.... just ask!
If you will be taking public transportation, we are just a 15 minute walk to the Burlingame Ave train station. We are a short 10 minute walk to our wonderful Sunday morning and Thursday evening farmers markets, fabulous restaurants and Burlingame Ave, which has shops such as J. Crew, Banana Republic, Gap, Anthropologie, Sur La Table, Janie and Jack, Gymboree, as well as many smaller boutiques.
Half Moon Bay is about 25 minutes east (longer on weekends as beach traffic can be heavy). Stanford is 25 minutes south, and San Francisco is 30-40 minutes north (traffic dependent).
The San Francisco International Airport is just 6 miles away (Our guest house is perfect for people taking early flights from SFO!)
Other things to know before you book:
We have two very friendly, fat tabby cats, however they are not allowed inside the guest house so cat allergies should not be a problem.
The walkway to the cottage is dark at night. We have solar powered walkway lighting and a flashlight for our guests to use during their stay. However, because the walkway is dimly lit, our guest cottage may not be ideal for senior citizens or those with mobility issues.
We have a bike available for our guests convenience, so you can bike to work or over to our farmers market! (Please let us know in advance if you need the bike because we keep it in our garage).
For families with an infant/toddler, we have a Phil and Ted's Traveler crib or toddler AeroBed that we will set up in the room for you. Please let me know in advance if you will need these.
I work and am involved in a lot of after school activities, so I am not home very much. But, if you need anything, you can always send me a text and I will try to respond right away.
Leafy, tree-lined streets. Quiet and family friendly. Peaceful and tranquil.
The Burlingame CalTrain station is a 15 minute walk from our house. From the airport, I strongly recommend taking a cab or UBER.
Interaction with Guests
I live in San Francisco and I am only down in San Mateo 2-3 times per week, so I might not see you. But, I am responsive over text or email if there are any questions.
Leafy, tree-lined streets. Quiet and great for runners/walkers. Peaceful and tranquil.
The Burlingame CalTrain station is a 15 minute walk from our house. From the airport, I strongly recommend taking a cab or UBER. Parking in front of our house is very easy! Lots of space. Just don't park in the driveway.
1) We do not allow smoking on our property.
2) Do not flush anything besides toilet paper. We have old clay pipes that clog frequently. There is a $300 minimum charge for the plumber to come out and clear tampons, baby wipes, condoms, or paper towels etc from the sewer line. Please throw those items in the trash can. Thanks!
3) Please keep voices down when walking along the side yard to the guest house. Quiet hours are 10pm to 7am.
Nice and very cosy apartment in a very good area. You'll reach San Francisco and the Silicon Valley in a short ride. I can really recommend this place!
Nikki was very friendly and provided some nice welcoming touches like tea and snacks. The place was as advertised - very quaint, very clean, and very quiet. My parents stayed here on a visit and they reported being very comfortable in the cottage. Just note that it is not a huge space - good for bedding down, but might be tight quarters for spending time there during the day.
We so enjoyed our stay at Nikki's cottage. It's a beautiful, serene location and there studio was exactly what we needed. It was comfortable with lots of the little amenities that enhanced our stay (like a very nice face soap, some little snacks and a nice electric kettle that I used every morning).
Cute, spotlessly clean, and a lovely location. Everything about this reservation was easy. Nikki is very responsive. This listing is exactly as described and we would use this rental again.
Nikki's Sunny Cottage was a wonderful stay. I would definitely stay with Nikki again because it was easy access to SF and to the East Bay. She is a fantastic host and even had snacks and drinks available, as part of the stay. This came in handy because it was too late when I arrived to get dinner due to working late in SF amd having to travel the next day. I am very particular and thought the place was immaculate, yet extremely comfortable...the bed was amazing - like sleeping on a cloud! She created a very special and peaceful stay for me. Maybe, we will have time to visit on the next stay which I planning on. Thank you for your generous hospitality...truly 5 stars!
Awesome place but a little hard to find in the dark
I decided to have a weekend getaway for myself. I needed a place within walking distance of downtown Burlingame where I had scheduled my spa day and where I wanted to try out some healthy eateries. And I didn't want to spend a lot of money for a hotel or larger space because I would be out enjoying the area for most of my time during the weekend. The cottage was the perfect fit for my needs. The neighborhood felt safe and I had no problems walking to downtown Burlingame. And when I needed to travel a little bit further I just took a Uber (very affordable and easy). I decided not to drive but there was plenty of parking.
The cottage itself was charming and presented enough space for just me (up to two people really). I didn't plan to cook so the refrigerator and microwave was fine. But the best thing was the bed. Wow! Very comfy. The bed was a little high but manageable. The only drawback for me was as night the place would get chilly (I don't do cold weather). There was a space heater but I still wasn't 100 percent comfortable. But like I said, I'm more susceptible to the cold. Nikki did turn on the mattress heater for me before I arrived. So, I was nice and warm once I got into the bed.
Last thoughts, Nikki was a gracious host. She provided recommendations for restaurants and the park. I would definitely stay here again for another quick trip.
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About the Host, Nikki
We live in San Francisco, 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.
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