Private Cottage in Garden Setting

House - Private room · Bayswater Ave, Burlingame, CA 94010, United States

The Space

If you are looking for a peaceful, private refuge, then let us welcome you to your cozy cottage in the garden.

We live in a quiet Burlingame neighborhood just 7 minutes from the San Francisco airport. The area is safe and easy to navigate. There is easy access to highways 101, 280, and 92. You're a healthful stroll (about 6 blocks) to Caltrain, charming downtown Burlingame, and the famous Nini's neighborhood restaurant. Just over a block away is a grocery store, drug store and a Starbucks.

The garden cottage is accessed through a private, lockable, gated entrance. You'll enjoy a comfortable, full/queen bed, WIFI internet, HDtv/BluRay, infrared fireplace/heater that heats the cottage quickly, ironing board and iron, and organic plush linens, cozy spa robes and scuffs. Just beyond the side dutch-door (I call it our Mr. Ed door!) is an lovely patio with table, chairs, and a love seat inviting you to read, listen to the birds, and simply relax. The garden is lushly landscaped to provide privacy and a refuge for the urban wildlife. Street or driveway parking available for your convenience.

The bathroom is a detached, private space just adjacent to the cottage just 10 steps down a private, partially covered walkway. Please see pics for orientation. The bathroom is equipped with organic cotton towels, towel warmer, shampoo/conditioner, body wash and hairdryer.

Help yourself to organic coffee and teas, juice, farmers-market organic fruit and snacks. Snacks will be tailored to your dietary requirements upon request. Filtered water provided as well.

We would love to make your stay as enjoyable as possible.
Thank you for your interest in the cottage and we hope we have the honor of hosting and meeting you soon!

Diane and Mike

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: $20 / night after the first guest
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $766 /week
Security Deposit: $150
Cleaning Fee: $85
Check In: 4:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Strict
Pet Owner: Cat(s)

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • This is truly a lovely retreat in a perfect location. The warmth and hospitality combined with the serene space makes this my favorite spot to stay.

    March 2014
  • Wonderful experience! Great sense of relaxation only minutes away from the airport. The garden is a private eden. Diane is a wonderful hostess! Cynthia & David

    March 2014
  • DIane and Mike have a lovely place, I highly recommend it. It's a little garden getaway, with easy access to all the great amenities of Burlingame and San Francisco. Beautiful setting, lovely furnishings and delightful hosts. I will be returning!

    February 2014
  • What a perfect place to rest your head at the end of the day.
    Our son recently relocated to Burlingame so The Garden Cottage is ideally located for us when we visit. It's well within walking distance of all the great places to dine or shop in Burlingame as well as public transportation to take you to the sights of the surrounding areas.
    Diane has already thought of everything you'll need to make your stay comfortable and has a wealth of knowledge to share. Whether you're in need of directions to the sights or a quiet place for dinner, her recommendations have been spot on.
    Don't leave without taking a stroll through the garden to admire the landscape design or just take in the beauty.

    February 2014
  • Diane was an incredible host and her cottage is impeccable! She pays attention to the details--as evidenced by her towel warmer--and knows how to create a real experience for her guests. We would recommend her place 100%!

    February 2014
  • I stayed here for two weeks while moving for a new job. Diane was very helpful with everything I needed, and the cottage was adorable. The photos don't do justice, the garden is beautiful. You feel as if you're in a storybook setting everyday you wake up. There are huge windows throughout the room, and the bed is cozy piled with blankets. The bathroom is located outside the cottage, but it is only several feet, and the garden is so private that it wasn't a problem at all. The bathroom is also very well stocked.

    I was staying here during late January and the cold did not bother me. The heater in the room is very good, and most of the time I didn't even have to keep it on (due it heating up so quickly).
    There was private parking on the driveway, but since I have a very large truck, I parked it out on the street (plenty of parking). The general neighborhood is also very nice and feels safe.

    The worst part of the trip was leaving, because I enjoyed the garden and cottage so much.

    February 2014
  • Well this was my second stay here, and was just as great as the first! Great room. Friendly hosts. Lovely location! Zen-tastic!

    October 2012
    Diane And Mike
    Response from Diane And Mike:

    Thank you once again Leon! I trust your reunion with your wife and son was lovely and we hope you and your family love your new place in the City. Thank you so much for staying with us (twice!) and we wish you our best regards,
    Diane and Mike

  • What a lovely retreat. Amazing, restful ambience so very close to the highway, train, downtown Burlingame and other good stuff. Diane and Mike went out of their way to make sure we were comfy. Very restorative garden space; too bad we were so busy or we could have happily spent hours enjoying birdsong and filtered sunlight in the yard, the fabulous garden table and relaxing patio chairs.

    October 2012
    Diane And Mike
    Response from Diane And Mike:

    Thank you so much Karen- Sure wish we had time to talk with you as Mike and I would have loved
    exchanging stories about Albion.
    Hope to see you again.

  • I have been an Airbnb traveler for the past two years and I have to say this little cottage was one of the most fantastic stays. I had planned a hotel near SFO but decided on Diane and Mikes place. Just outside the city by Caltrain 30 min and a couple of blocks from the Cottage. You return to 'paradise' in this garden setting.They even had a bottle of wine and some snacks awaiting me after my trip across the country.The fact that the bathroom is about a ten step walk across the garden should not deter you from living in this beautiful cottage

    October 2012
    Diane And Mike
    Response from Diane And Mike:

    Thank you so much John! We wish you many memorable experiences in your travels and we hope to someday cross paths again.
    Be safe and best regards,
    Diane and Mike

  • The garden cottage is truly lovely. Upon meeting Diane and seeing the cottage, I knew I'd enjoy staying here as it suited me perfectly. I'll definitely return to Diane and Mike's place. Highly recommended!!

    September 2012
    Diane And Mike
    Response from Diane And Mike:

    Thank you so much! I really enjoyed talking with you on your last day too.
    I hope to see you again and I wish you peace with taking care of your mom.

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Diane: Landscape Designer Mike: Building Official for the Presidio Trust
Mike and I both love being creative and like to build projects around the house. We love going to concerts Paul McCartney, Eric Clapton, KT Tunstall, Brandi Carlisle, Tony Bennett, Sade, etc. As you can see we have an eclectic taste in music. Besides landscape designing I work for a model school that teaches children with movement disorders such as Cerebral Palsy. These children are delightful and amazing. Mike is the building official for the Presidio Trust in San Francisco. If you've never been to the Presidio, it is a must. We have one daughter and 2 grandchildren.
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