Sleep well...Coffee/tea bar, buffet and hutch for clothes with HGTV
2 guests
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bed
1 bath
You won’t be charged yet

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, and filtered water. We offer a European breakfast for your first morning to get you started on your journey. There is a grocery and drug store a block away for your convenience.

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.

Business travel
This listing has essential business travel amenities.

Free parking on premises
Wireless Internet
Laptop friendly workspace

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
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.

Our space is a no-shoes zone. Thank you for helping us keep the cottage clean.

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.
There are neither smoking nor pets of any kind allowed in the cottage or on the property so please keep that in mind when booking. Also, we kindly ask for you to remove your shoes when you're in the cottage so we can keep it clean and cozy for all of our guests.

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!

You must also acknowledge
Potential for noise - We are approximately 6 clocks from the train


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

3 nights minimum stay

162 Reviews

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Mary User Profile
October 2017
We loved the privacy and the extra little welcoming touches.

Michael Y User Profile
October 2017
This was my second time at Diane and Mike's. It's a beautifully constructed small cottage with many nice touches. Very tranquil. Amazing garden space. Diane and Mike were terrific, and I had a very good stay. Would come back again.

Scott User Profile
September 2017
Great hosts!

Amy User Profile
September 2017
Super adorable cottage with a great location- walking distance to the Caltrain to get into the city! Train ride is quick! Diane and Mike are fantastic hosts and very accommodating! The cottage is kept in pristine condition and made for a lovely stay!

Danielle User Profile
September 2017
This was my first Airbnb experience and it was wonderful! Everything was as described. A great place with privacy and a beautiful setting to relax to after a long day at work. Thank you for sharing your space with me!

Justin User Profile
August 2017
Diane and Mike's garden cottage was excellent! Loved my stay here. The location is great for making trips into San Francisco or down the valley and the Burlingame area is pretty nice in its own right. The cottage itself was pristine and Diane and Mike are great hosts. Highly recommend!

Robert User Profile
August 2017
Diane and Mike's was exactly as advertised. A quiet cottage with detached restroom. The backyard space felt private and relaxing and Diane made sure I had all that I needed. The patio/garden allowed for hummingbird watching and a relaxing break after a day of work. Will definitely look to stay here again when I'm back in town.

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!

Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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