About this listing
Our 1910 Craftsman home offers private garden patios, two extra large bedrooms, and separate entrances for your convenience. Our lovely neighborhood is steps away from Central Park, shops, restaurants, bus, train, and BART underground transit lines.
Our 1909 Craftsman-style Home has a 2 bedroom garden apartment suite with its own entrance and access to outdoor garden patio. The large bathroom has Jacuzzi tub and separate stall shower.Unfortunatly the Jacuzzi tub is not in use right now due to the drought in California as we are required to cut back our water supply. We are located in a nice neighborhood a few blocks walk to the park, shops and restaurants, as well as bus, train, and BART underground to the delights of San Francisco.
The great advantage of our home is its central location. Our community is positioned in the middle of everything. We are about halfway between San Francisco and Silicon Valley; near the SFO airport on the beautiful San Francisco Peninsula close to wonderful and stylish cities like Burlingame, San Mateo, Los Altos, Palo Alto, Silicon Valley, and Stanford University.
Our guests may rent a car to enjoy all the delights and fascinations of the San Francisco Bay Area, including the Redwoods at Muir Valley, or the wonderful beaches of Pacifica, Half Moon Bay, Santa Cruz, Monterrey, Carmel, and Big Sur. Public transit by bus and train is about five blocks walk. San Bruno is home to the remodeled Tanforan Shopping Center (the local BART underground station), YouTube headquarters, and (website hidden), and Microsoft affiliates. Tours and day-trips to Yosemite, Lake Tahoe, and Napa-Sonoma Wine Country are available in San Francisco.
We are seven minutes by taxi from SFO Airport. Within reach of a short taxi ride there are many wonderful walks along the Crystal Springs lakes, along the San Francisco Bay shoreline in Milbrae and Burlingame, or along the Bay in Foster City by the old sloughs and reed marshes full of albatros, cranes, ducks and wildlife. Fifteen minutes away, over the hill to Pacifica Ocean Pier and Linda Mare surfing beach give a grand impression of the California Pacific coast. The new tunnel will soon be open to the world renown "Mavericks" surfing event, and delightful Half Moon Bay fishing fleet harbor, beaches, and sanctuaries.
For those who like stunning architecture and urban landscaping, Burlingame and San Mateo offer a wide array of styles from all over the world thanks to the amazing carpenters and builders who came to rebuild San Francisco after the Great Quake.
Our property was built during the horse and buggy days -it has no garage or driveway. There is ample parking on city streets. The proximity and convenience of our home is exceptional.
Private 2 bedroom apartment with separate entrance and secluded garden patio access from sliding glass door. The main Guest is required to submit a good photo of themselves, and write a short profile of their background and the purpose of their visit.
We usually meet and greet, as well as offer guidance on best ways and times for our guests to see all that they wish. We are Bay Area residents since 1954.
Downtown San Bruno has a large variety of restaurants a short walk away. Nearby Tanforan is newly renovated as a major Shopping Center. Walgreens, Wendys, and Don Pico's is only four blocks away. Our neighborhood goes back to the early 1900's with a wide variety of architecture.
On-street Parking. Close to Cal-Train and BART underground rapid transit.
Minutes to El Camino Real and Major Freeways (phone number hidden), and 92.
We are one block from Old San Bruno Park with baseball fields, tennis courts, Summer swimming pool, and lovely walks under redwoods and heritage trees.
Guests have access to most of the garden and patios that surround the home. Smoking is permitted in the garden areas by request.
Interaction with Guests
We typically meet and greet all arriving guests, show them around, and inquire what sights they wish to see, and discuss routes to get there. We live on the property and can also be reached by phone, text, and email with any concerns and questions.
Old fashioned original neighborhood with unique architecture and style.
Bus lines and train are about five blocks away. BART underground is at Tanforan Shopping Center a 23 minute walk away or 10 minutes by ECR Bus on the El Camino Real
Other Things to Note
Jacuzzi tub is not in use right now due to the drought in California. Guests will use the shower only.
State license photo ID or valid passport required on check-in. Photo of guest required, their background profile, and reason for visit.
Non-smoking (OK in garden by request). Guests only over 20 years of age. No parties, only signed-in guests allowed. No loud noise or music permitted to be audible in the rest of the home.
Please help us keep our price as reasonable as possible by turning off the lights and heaters when you leave the apartment.
Please open the bathroom window after a bath or shower to air-out the room.
Laundry has become a touchy issue as California is in a Drought and water and electric costs have skyrocketed in the Bay Area, and some travelers are not aware of this and have used our facilities as a Laundromat –rather than a convenience for a light load usually allotted for guests staying three days or more. Please ask us concerning running more than one load.
We are keenly respectful of guest's privacy. If there is anything of concern that you need, or questions and advice -never hesitate to call us on our cell phone. Finally, please communicate your desired check-in and check-out times a day in advance. Thank you for following these simple rules.
Check-in is 3 PM. Check-out is 12 PM.
Thanks, Nuala & Tom
Nuala and Tom made us feel very welcome, and gave us a great tour of the apartment's features and attractions in San Francisco. The apartment is situated in a very attractive part of San Bruno and makes the perfect base for exploring San Francisco. We had a fantastic stay and really felt at home the whole time!
Our experience was excellent! If we are ever in the bay area again we will check the Dietrich's for availability. The Neighborhood is quiet with easy access the the BART and the airport. We felt very welcome in the downstairs apartment. Our hosts welcomed us and gave us some very sound advice about local sites and food. We were pleasantly surprised to find the kitchen very well stocked. The bathroom is roomy and very clean.
My two sisters and I had an excellent two night stay in the downstairs private apartment of Nuala and Tom. With a rental car, it was an easy drive into the city. Parking was easy and this was the main reason for choosing to stay outside San Francisco. I highly recommend a stay at this gem of a place. Nuala and Tom greeted us at the front walkway on arrival, and Tom offered to carry our bags from the car into the house. They are such a wonderful couple. They took the time to show us how everything works in the apartment including the television, and the bed heater, and Tom mapped some nice suggestions for our next day in San Fran. The fridge was stocked with butter, cream cheese, bread, eggs and milk. There was a variety of cold as well as hot cereal and a nice bowl of fruit. The gardens are beautiful and it was relaxing to sit outside and enjoy the sounds of birds and nature. The bed was super comfortable. After two busy days touring downtown San Francisco and Muir Woods and Sausalito it was so nice to come back to a place that felt so at home and comfy.
Nos hôtes étaient présents pour nous accueillir chaleureusement, ils nous ont donné de précieux conseils qui nous ont aidés à réussir notre séjour à San Francisco.
L'appartement était spacieux, bien équipé et conforme à la description et les photos.
Le quartier est calme, proche de l'aéroport, mais assez éloigné de la ville.
Super toller Reisestart. Wir wurden herzlich empfangen und man fühlte sich in der neuen Umgebung überhaupt nicht mehr fremd.Nuala hatte uns schon Lebensmittel eingekauft für unser erstes Frühstück.Tom hat uns viele wertvolle Tips für SFO gegeben.Die Wohnung ist sehr schön und gut ausgestattet. Der Garten ist traumhaft schön.
Wir können diese Unterkunft auf alle Fälle weiter empfehlen.
Vielen Dank für alles.
Jenny & Güven
a wonderful house in san bruno，the house is clean and cozy.a lot better than we expect，nuala is a kind host， strongly recommend for everyone once visit san francisco.
It's a very beautiful garden house in a very quiet neighborhood. My parents love the garden very much. Tom welcomed us with detailed instruction and recommendations of places to visit. I met Nuala before we leave. Both of them are very nice and friendly. Overall, we enjoyed our stay and would recommend it.
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About the Host, Nuala
Nuala and Tom are from Ireland and Germany. Tom writes books about ancient culture, and Nuala enjoys going to ancient sites as part of her visits to Peru, Egypt, Greece, and her homeland in Ireland. Obviously Nuala enjoys travel, but she loves gardening above all.
Most of her flowers, plants and shrubs are slipped or cultivated from seed. Tom says he enjoys the flowers, and that his wife's real talent is provincial cooking. She can invent and create anything from a brief description of a dish.