About this listing
If you are looking for a peaceful, private refuge, then let us welcome you to your cozy cottage in the garden.
The cottage is perfect for 1 person but will accommodate 2.
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 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. 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. The privacy wall has a covered arbor for protection and during the rainy season we put up an 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, 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
We will always personally check you in, respect your privacy and be available for questions or needs during your stay.
Absolutely no smoking of any kind inside the cottage or on the property.
Also please no flames of any kind inside the cottage or on the property.
The cottage is not set up to accommodate pets or children.
No unauthorized guests, overnight guests, or parties.
California is in a serious drought! Please be mindful when using water. 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!
What a charming getaway! My boyfriend and I spent a few days in the San Francisco area on vacation, and this was a wonderful retreat. Our flight was extremely delayed, and our hostess, Diane, was such a good sport- she greeted us as we rolled in at 3:30am... The cottage was immaculate, and the garden was very peaceful! Also, the extra little touches, like a Welcome card and a chilled bottle of wine, made us feel right at home. We highly recommend it!
We were warmly greeted by Diane and given a tour. She carefully reviewed amenities and "how to's" and reminded us that if there are questions there is a very complete loose leaf on the desk. Also encouraged us to feel free to contact them with questions or concerns. There is ample room to spread out and relax, plus a refrigerator and microwave. The charming gardens are an added bonus and provided a place to unwind and relax. our stay has been superlative and we look forward to returning to the Garden Cottage.
Fabulous! Cozy, beautiful environment, private, peaceful, relaxing. Hosts are "just right", not intrusive or overly chatty and very accommodating. Really nice people.
Diane made us feel very welcome. The cottage is exactly like the picture. Very clean in a beautiful setting.
Diane is very kind and the cottage is beautiful. My only issue was with the bed (a futon) which I found uncomfortable.
Diane met me when I arrived and immediately made me feel welcome. The cottage is located in the back yard of their home and is surrounded by beautiful landscaping and a peaceful setting. The description of the property is accurate. The cottage is comfortable for one, would have been tight for two (full-sized bed), and not appropriate for travel with small children. The neighborhood is upscale and provides easy access to Hwy 101. Would stay again if traveling alone.
If there was one word I had to use to describe the cottage space at Diane and Mike's, it would be 'perfect'. Everything from the beautiful garden to the comfortable bed to the coffee was perfect. Diane and Mike were very welcoming and made me feel at home. I was in the Bay Area for work, but staying at Diane and Mike's almost felt like a spa getaway (don't tell my boss). I'm looking forward to my next stay!
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About the Host, Diane And Mike
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.