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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.

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. Our cottage is a no-shoe zone.

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.

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The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: Studio
Beds: 1
Check In: 4PM - 10PM
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Entire home/apt
Self check-in: Lockbox


Extra people: 35 / night after the first guest
Cleaning Fee: 125
Security Deposit: 250
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Sleeping arrangements
Common spaces
1 double bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in time is 4PM - 10PM

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 visiting 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. Cancel within 7 days of your trip and the reservation is non-refundable.

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

3 nights minimum stay

153 Reviews

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Shannon User Profile
August 2017
Diane and Mike's cottage is an quiet oasis. They have gone out of their way to provide many special touches to your stay. My biggest regret is that I failed to schedule days I was not at a conference! Thank you Diane and Mike for sharing your lovely slice of heaven with me.

Caitlin User Profile
August 2017
This is a lovely place to stay! It's very quiet and peaceful. There are great places to run nearby and it's very close to quaint, downtown Burlingame. I would recommend it for anyone who plans to be out and about for most of the day and is looking for a quiet and tranquil place to relax in the evenings and a comfortable place to sleep. Diane is very kind and welcoming.

Linda User Profile
July 2017
The cottage is lovely, serene- a wonderful place for sanctuary. The neighborhood is a beautiful place to walk. The ecological focus and support of earth friendly practices is so appreciated and increased my participation in using less trash and recycling while on a trip.

Lisa User Profile
July 2017
Such a lovely spot to stay if you need to be near San Francisco. Access to eateries and coffee around the corner. A definite place to stay.

LeAnne User Profile
June 2017
This is my favorite place to stay when traveling to the Bay Area. It is beautiful and gives me everything I need and in addition is a place that I can truly relax. The gardens are my favorite.

Jay User Profile
June 2017
This is a special space. Not your ordinary room but truly a secluded, quiet and quaint cottage. Diane was a wonderful host providing a real BnB experience. I was away most hours for business but all time spent on the property was restful and enjoyable. Many special touches to add a home away from home atmosphere. Highly recommended!
Diane And Mike User ProfileDiane And Mike is a superhost.
Response from Diane And Mike:
Thank you so much Jay! Do come back and see us again!!
June 2017

Patrick User Profile
June 2017
Diane and Mike, your cottage is truly amazing. It is a place that all airbnb hosts should aspire to. It was everything we expected and more. Thanks for one of our greatest traveling experiences ever!
Diane And Mike User ProfileDiane And Mike is a superhost.
Response from Diane And Mike:
Thank you so much! And thank you both for being great guests! We truly hope to see you again!!
June 2017

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Sonoma, California, United StatesJoined 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 and the wine country.

Diane is a Landscape Designer who has her own business DMDesign and runs The Garden Cottage and La Petite Vignes in Sonoma. Diane is also a non-denominational minister and performs weddings and vow renewals. Mike is the Building Official for the Presidio Trust in San Francisco. If you've never been to the Presidio, it is a must! It's a spectacular piece of San Francisco history.

We have one daughter, two grandchildren and two amazing kitties!

We welcome you to Burlingame or Sonoma and the gorgeous surrounding bay area. And we look forward to meeting and hosting you!

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Response time: within an hour
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