About this listing
Our cottage has a private, locked entrance and is nestled in a lush garden.
We are walking distance to downtown Burlingame and all public transpiration. We are also 8 minutes from the San Francisco airport.
If you are looking for a peaceful, private refuge, then let us welcome you to your cozy cottage in the garden with a private, detached restroom just a few steps from the cottage.
The cottage is ideal for 1 person but will comfortably accommodate 2.
LOCATION: 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.
COTTAGE: You'll enjoy a very comfortable, full/queen european-style bed (not a futon), WiFi, 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.
BATHROOM: The bathroom is a detached, completely private space just adjacent to the cottage; exactly 10 small steps down a private, partially covered walkway. The privacy wall has a covered arbor for protection and during the rainy season we put up a large umbrella for the last 3 steps to the bathroom. PLEASE SEE PICS FOR ORIENTATION. The bathroom is equipped with organic cotton towels, towel warmer, shampoo/conditioner, soap, and hairdryer.
ACCESS: The garden cottage is accessed through a private, lockable, gated entrance.
PARKING: Please park in the driveway during your stay. It keeps our neighbors happy:)
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 also have a furnished home in the lovely town of Sonoma should you ever find yourself on a long term vacation in the Sonoma/Napa wine country.
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
We will always personally check you in, respect your privacy and be available for questions or needs during your stay.
Parking is in the driveway or on the street in front of the house; whichever is most convenient for you, a private gated entrance, private bathroom and cottage, and use of the garden. The bbq is unfortunately not available.
Interaction with Guests
We will check in with you the day after your arrival, otherwise, we will leave you to your privacy. We are available whenever you need us via text.
Thank you for reading the listing thoroughly. The restroom is a private detached space a few steps from the cottage. Please review the pictures for orientation.
Absolutely no smoking of any kind inside the cottage or on the property.
Also please no flames of any kind inside or outside the cottage.
The cottage is not set up to accommodate pets or children.
No unauthorized guests, overnight guests, or parties on the property or in the cottage.
Please do NOT place luggage on the bed. Luggage racks are provided for your convenience and to keep the linens clean and in perfect condition.
Please do not use hair dyes or beauty products that will stain or bleach out the linens, robes and towels. All linens, robes and towels are inspected and washed after each guest and your security deposit will be charged if damage happens. Thank you for your consideration.
California is in a serious drought! Please be mindful when using water. Please capture your water while waiting for it to get hot. Then we will water the garden with it. Every little bit helps:)
Please also turn off lights when not home.
Check in at 4pm; check out 11am.
Thank you so much for staying in The Garden Cottage!
We look forward to meeting and hosting you!
Mike and I love being creative, hiking, biking, walking, entertaining, going to concerts, enjoying the beach at Half Moon Bay, and the wine country.
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 and 2 amazing kitties!
We welcome you to Burlingame and the gorgeous surrounding bay area. And we look forward to meeting and hosting you!