Sleep well...Coffee/tea bar, buffet and hutch for clothes with HGTV

2 guests


1 bed

1 bath

2 guests


1 bed

1 bath

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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 transportation. We are also 8 minutes from the San Francisco airport.

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Extra people: $25 / night after the first guest
Cleaning Fee: $125
Security Deposit: $250


The space

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, and dedicated for our guests only, space just adjacent to the cottage; about 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 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, other essentials, 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, oatmeal, yogurt, protein bars and snacks. 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!

Warm regards,
Diane and Mike

We will always personally check you in, respect your privacy and be available for questions or needs during your stay.

Guest access

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.

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
May not be safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in time is 4PM - 10PM
Check out by 11AM
Self check-in with lockbox

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 4pm-10pm; check out 11am.

Thank you so much for staying in The Garden Cottage!
We look forward to meeting and hosting you!



Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

3 nights minimum stay

Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.

143 Reviews

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Patricia User Profile
April 2017
Another amazing and peaceful stay! I loved the new addition of yogurt, fruit and OJ! It was very convenient. You can't go wrong at this place, just beautiful!

Ryan User Profile
April 2017
Diane and Mike were great hosts to me. They took every effort to ensure I was comfortable and my stay at their cottage was very nice. The place is very quiet apart from the regular air traffic overhead, which I easily got used to. Wifi was strong and mostly reliable. TV has full Comcast cable and a free HDMI input. Would stay again!
Diane And Mike User ProfileDiane And Mike is a superhost.
Response from Diane And Mike:
Thanks Ryan! We appreciate the comment about the air traffic overhead but do want you to know that the traffic is only overhead during storms when their regular pattern is diverted. So it's typically even quieter back there! We'd love to host you again!
April 2017

Lisa User Profile
March 2017
This is a garden paradise. If I were to build a "She Cave", Diane's Garden would be the inspiration. Diane is a great hostess, easy to communicate with and very eco sensitive. The detached bathroom wasn't as bad as I thought it would be - reminds me of Glamping. I would love to return for a visit in the spring when all of the flowers are in bloom!

Aimee User Profile
March 2017
Cozy room with snacks, coffee and tea. Enjoyed the quiet and fresh air from the garden.
Diane And Mike User ProfileDiane And Mike is a superhost.
Response from Diane And Mike:
Thank you Aimee for being a lovely guest!
March 2017

Jim User Profile
February 2017
Love this place.
Diane And Mike User ProfileDiane And Mike is a superhost.
Response from Diane And Mike:
Thank you Jim for returning and we hope to see you again!
February 2017

Християн User Profile
January 2017
I had the pleasure of spending THREE WEEKS in the Garden Cottage and I didn't want to leave. Everything you read here is 100% true - a five star experience from genuinely caring proprietors. Can't wait to come back!

Patricia User Profile
January 2017
I highly recommend staying here! It was absolutely beautiful, ornately lovely and private. Diane added so many touches and charm of a B&B that made it so easy to relax after a long work day. The cottage in the back is nestled around a gorgeous zen-like garden and so peaceful. I went for work but it is ideal for a romantic get-away!

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Burlingame, California, United States · Joined in August 2010
Diane And Mike User ProfileDiane And Mike is a superhost.

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!

Response rate: 100%
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Response time: within an hour