First Bedroom with garden accessSecond Bedroom
Garden Apartment on S F Peninsula

Entire home/apt

4 guests

2 bedrooms

3 beds
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Our 1909 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.

The space

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 a separate stall shower. The Jacuzzi tub is not opperational. Our water supply comes from the Sierra Nevada Mountains and local springs. 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 Millbrae and Burlingame, or along the Bay in Foster City by the old sloughs and reed marshes full of albatross, 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.

Guest access

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. One of our guests, Abigail & Stephen said, "As much support as you need, as much privacy as you want." What a great slogan which is now copyright -so do not think of stealing it!

Other things to note

Jacuzzi tub is not operative at the moment. Guests will use the shower only.

The space
Accommodates: 4
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 2
Beds: 3
Check In: Anytime after 3PM
Check Out: 12PM (noon)
Room type: Entire home/apt

Free parking on premises
Wireless Internet

Extra people $37 / night after 2 guests
Security Deposit $100
Weekly Discount: 4%
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House Rules
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 3PM

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 in advance. Please confirm in advance that you are requesting a check-in after 10:00 PM at night. Thank you for following these simple rules.

Check-in is 3 PM. Check-out is 12 PM.
Thanks, Nuala & Tom


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

3 nights minimum stay

227 Reviews

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Jiabin User Profile
May 2017
Highly recommend this place! Very thoughtful owner, basically provided everything you needed! And they also will give you some advises about how to travel in SF, which site should you go and eat. Even will advised the way to los angles! If I'm having another opportunity to visit sf, I might chose staying in this same place!

Yvonne User Profile
May 2017
Nuala's place is super cute. The garden is absolutely lovely. The kitchen was nice and big. If you want, you can definitely cook meals there. The only down side is that there isn't really a common space, like a living room. There is a couch and coffee table in one of the rooms, and the garden is nice to sit in, so that makes up for it. I highly recommend this for a nice, comfortable, place to stay.
Nuala User ProfileNuala is a superhost.
Response from Nuala:
The common space is the spacious kitchen with dining area.The bedrooms are bigger than most Airbnb bedrooms .
May 2017

David User Profile
May 2017
This is the best Airbnb we've ever stayed in. The hosts are unbelievably hospitable and the house is lovely spacious and has all the amenities.

Jan User Profile
April 2017
Nuala & Tom were very communicative and made the stay welcoming. The place was exactly as described. I look forward to being able to stay there again should I need to be able to visit San Bruno again.

Karen User Profile
April 2017
Nuala and Tom were excellent, kind, and generous hosts! Their home is very cozy, well located, and perfect for a family stay. We had issues with the power, but they quickly addressed it and reset the power and everything was working perfectly. We were also able to check in late (way past midnight due to flight delays), and had no issues. They were also very personal greeting us and giving us suggestions the following day! I'm grateful to have had them as hosts.

H User Profile
April 2017

Jill User Profile
April 2017
Wonderful, charming garden apartment! Nuala and Tom go above and beyond to make you feel welcome. The apartment was spacious, clean and well equipped. Most importantly was the immediate feeling of comfort and serenity after a long day of travel. The gardens are beautiful and inspiring. Nuala and Tom are spectacular hosts. We would absolutely look to stay with them again on our next visit to California.

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San Bruno, California, United StatesJoined in August 2012
Nuala User ProfileNuala is a superhost.

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.

Languages: Deutsch, English, Español, Français
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours

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