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!
The place was very clean and comfortable. Diane's hospitality was amazing.
Walking distance to Caltrain station where there are also many stores and restaurants.
Would definitely love to stay again.
Diane was really great and I felt very welcome! Everything I needed was provided and the little cottage plus outdoor area looked like something out of a fairy tale. I would definitely stay here again and try to make more time to relax there.
Diane met us upon arrival and showed us the place, going through all the little details to ensure a good stay. Bottles of filtered water, granola bars, fruit, a bottle of wine; a simple system for getting things replenished as necessary. Everything was as described; no surprises. Having a detached bathroom is a little odd, but it's a nice facility. Neighborhood is nice, safe. Parked our car in the driveway the whole time, but I'm sure it would've been safe on the street as well. We walked one morning without concerns. It's Burlingame, after all! We were gone morning to night so didn't make use of the lovely outdoor living area.
Hi Gregg! We loved having you stay with us! We wanted to let you know that the bath is detached by City code but is disclosed in the listing with pictures showing the proximity between the cottage and the bath. It is approximately 10 steps. And we have built a covered walkway adjoining the 2 areas.
We would love to have you stay with us again.
I had an absolutely amazing stay here. I was traveling for work and needed something that was easy to get to from our offices in Foster City. When I arrived, Diane was very kind and showed me through the property. I had a hard time paying attention because I was so taken with the wonderful garden and peaceful atmosphere. Fortunately, there was a binder with a lot of information that I was able to read later for advice on local restaurants and options.
Not only was I greeted by Diane, but they had a few really nice special touches: a bottle of wine in the fridge, blocks that welcomed me spelling "Hi Jennifer!" and a neighbor's cat that visited me in the morning and night (she kept her distance until I called her to me...).
The Private Cottage in the Garden is now going to be my number one choice for future trips to the Bay Area. I highly recommend it!
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.
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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.