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
  • 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
  • A wonderful and relaxing stay!

    January 2014
  • We had a great month long stay at the garden cottage. Beautiful space, garden, and all of the finishes were high end. Diane and Mike were considerate and so thoughtful. We stayed during an unusually cold winter snap (in the 30s) and we would say the only thing was that the space heater wasn't really able to warm it up until a couple of hours (we didn't leave the heater on during the day). Another type of heater probably would have worked better- but the weather doesn't normally get so cold so shouldn't be a problem again. It's such a beautiful cottage and such nice hosts. Highly recommend.

    December 2013
    Diane And Mike
    Response from Diane And Mike:

    Really wish during your month long stay that you had mentioned the heater issue! We had no idea.
    As we state upon checking in, and several times during the stay, we always want to know how we can make someones stay more comfortable. Communication is key!
    FYI: this heater is a powerful little infrared workhorse that is also allergen filtering.
    It heats instantly and evenly. We have had many people love it and want one for themselves, including my 80-year old in laws, who stay in the cottage every winter.

  • Our stay with Diane and Mike was everything we expected and more. It was an incredible experience living in such a beautiful beautiful garden. Diane is a landscape architect, and has truly created a lovely and uplifting place, that was such a pleasure to come "home" to. There were so many thoughtful and welcomed touches. We most definitely hope to stay there again some day.
    Michael and Laurie

    November 2013
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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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