Cozy and bright cottage with work desk, TV, microwave, and plenty of storage for clothes!Cozy Bed, books for browsing, tea kettle for your morning beverage.

Entire home/apt

2 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bed

Entire home/apt

2 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bed

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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. Small, compact, with everything you need for a work visit or a vacation hideaway! The neighborhood is stunning and is great for runners!

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 4PM
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Entire home/apt
Self check-in: Lockbox


Cleaning Fee: $40
Security Deposit: $100
Weekly Discount: 7%


The space


•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! 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, and Apple TV (no cable)

•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 kitchen. May not be ideal for long term stays as cooking ability is limited.

Full Description

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 a pedestal sink, and a luxurious rain shower-head. We keep the bathroom stocked with shampoo/conditioner, body wash, and a hair dryer.

The studio has a mini 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 cereal/milk, juice, yogurt or fruit 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. I mix it up and try to keep it fun.

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.

I work 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.

The Burlingame CalTrain station is a 15 minute walk from our house. From the airport, I strongly recommend taking a cab or UBER.

Guest access

Let me know if you would like to do laundry- you can use our machines in the garage.

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.

The neighborhood

Leafy, tree-lined streets. Quiet and great for runners/walkers. Peaceful and tranquil.

Getting around

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!

If you prefer to park in the driveway, please park all the way over on the right side so you don't block my car. Thanks!

Other things to note

If you are looking for a quiet, peaceful, and relaxing place to get a good nights sleep, then I think you will love my place. If you need a livingroom or full kitchen, then my place may not be the best fit for you as it is quite small and compact.

Might not be suitable for elderly or those with mobility issues as the walkway back to the cottage is dimly lit at night.

House Rules
Check in is anytime after 4PM

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.



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

Safety features
Smoke detector

On Fridays and Saturdays the minimum stay is 2 nights.

152 Reviews

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Ana User Profile
March 2017
Beautiful neighborhood and little cottage. Very cozy & clean. Lovely garden area. Would definitely recommend!

Leonard User Profile
March 2017
Quiet neighborhood, close to downtown and airport.

Tim User Profile
March 2017
Nikki was easy to work with in booking, checking in, and throughout the whole trip. The cottage was convenient to my work place in San Mateo and a nice place to relax before bed. Would recommend for business travel or anyone looking for a quiet place to stay.

Quentin User Profile
February 2017
Such a lovely place. Nikki and her husband were really accommodating to us. Thank you!

Sloane User Profile
February 2017
Great cozy clean and so so comfortable! We had a Fabulous experience at Nikki'S place. Beautiful neighborhood, easy check in and out, and the bed was heaven! Not to mention the Apple TV, felt like home!

Tracy User Profile
February 2017
Not that I've been "glamping" before, but it felt like I booked a divine little cabin in the middle of nowhere. This despite its location in the middle of suburbia and it being a 5 minute drive from downtown San Mateo. The space is cozy but has everything one might need. Clearly a lot of care goes into making guests' stays great.

Victoria User Profile
June 2015
Nikki's place was very convenient. It was comfortable clean and quiet and exactly as advertised. I would definitely come again!

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San Mateo, California, United States · Joined in April 2012
Nikki User ProfileNikki is a superhost.

I love to travel, and when not traveling, I'm dreaming up my next adventure. A cup of coffee, a long rainy afternoon, and a pile of travel books make for my favorite kinds of days.

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