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.
Nikki's place was very convenient. It was comfortable clean and quiet and exactly as advertised. I would definitely come again!
What a charming, private place to spend the weekend near SF ! The scent of roses and so many other plants welcomes you as you approach this cute little cottage from the tree-lined street. Everything was as Nikki described it and more so my girlfriend and I are two happy airbnb'ers !
Sweet little studio in San Mateo! Nikki is very prompt and helpful in all communications. The drinks and snacks are a lovely touch. We decided to leave a day early and Nikki was helpful in making that happen.
Nikki ' s cottage was the perfect place for a last night with my best friend visiting from Europe to stay! It is bright, clean and fun! While Nikki and I didn't get a chance to meet, she was great keeping in contact with texts and we both felt very welcome. Located in a beautiful, quite and ultra safe neighborhood. Meer minutes away from SFO Airport, it is far better to stay in than a hotel.
Host made us feel very welcome. Cottage was very quaint and honey. Very detailed arrival instructions and detailed house rules that made expectations clear. Loved the neighborhood too!
This cottage feels like home. Very clean and very quiet. I had an early flight the next day and the location was very convenient.
Nikki was great, she responded right away to questions about the stay and the area. She also gave us some great food recommendations as well! The apartment was perfect... clean, quiet, room for parking, in a quiet/safe residential area, and a short drive to the SFO airport. The town still had plenty of food, drinks, and shopping options as well. We would definitely recommend Nikki and this listing to anyone!
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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.