Private Cottage in Garden Setting

House - Private room · Bayswater Ave, Burlingame, CA 94010, United States
Diane And Mike
Your host, Diane And Mike
65 Reviews
Response rate: 100%
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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 also have a property in the lovely town of Sonoma should you ever find yourself vacationing
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

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: $25 / night after the first guest
Minimum Stay: 3 nights
Weekly Price: $700 /week
Monthly Price: $2260 /month
Security Deposit: $150
Cleaning Fee: $105
Check In: 4:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Strict
Pet Owner: Cat(s)
Overall Guest Satisfaction
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  • Diane was a delight - very sweet and accommodating! The space could not have been nicer - clean, cozy, private and beautiful. The garden was just gorgeous and a wonderful place to relax and regroup. The listing does not do it justice! Betsy and Marc.

    July 2014
  • The cottage and the host exceeded my expectations! The setting was ideal - quiet and private with all the amenities. The location is ideal, not only for San Mateo and the surrounding but for the entire bay area.
    I will definitely book again.

    June 2014
  • I came to Diane and Mike's cottage at a difficult time in my life, to live near my kids as my wife and I were going through a separation. The environment was perfect for what I needed. There are plenty of areas to walk to for shopping/food and good waterfront running trails nearby at Coyote Point park. The streets were quiet and safe with easy parking. Diane and Mike were friendly, responsive and committed to giving me my privacy. And most of all the inside and outside of the cottage and separate bathroom were clean, comfortable, quiet and calming. A very relaxing place to come home to at the end of the day and I learned to love the private walk to the bathroom first and last thing each day. This is an excellent spot for anyone who wants to explore Burlingame, be central to all of SF and Silicon Valley, or just needs a quiet place to reflect. The cottage will always be my first choice of a place to stay in the area.

    April 2014
  • 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
  • Very sweet little cottage in an exquisite garden setting! Great hosts, appreciated our welcoming treats. Wonderful location, just around the corner from our new grandson!

    January 2014
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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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