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Oh Toby & Joe, I miss you!
I will always take with me the memory of every morning breakfast in their company in their so sweet kitchen! Lovely pottery! Yummi jam! Cosy cottage...what else? I think it is enough for a 5 stars!
Toby and Joe were absolutely wonderful hosts. They are extremely interesting people and truly enjoy meeting others. Hosting guests suites them quite well. But they really shine in knowing the balance between engaging with the guest and giving them their space. We had some enjoyable, long breakfasts together, but I also grabbed my coffee and was out the door in other days. To future guests, I'd recommend bringing sandals and a small bath poof (loofah?). Overall, staying at their cottage elevated my overall trip and would definitely come back. Truly a pleasure to be their guests.
Response from Toby:
Martin, come back and visit! T and J
Toby and joe are great people. We were so exhausted after the long flight, their garden cottage and nice welcome were just perfect. We loved the bed. And also to sit and talk with them. They probably have the coolest place in san francisco! We would be happy to see you again.
Very comfortable and accommodating stay at the Garden Cottage Charming! Toby and Joe are amazing, I only regret my stay was so brief but if I'm ever in the Bay Area again, I'd definitely come back to Garden Cottage Charming.
We had a really lovely time staying with Toby & Joe. The cottage was the perfect spot for us to spend a few nights and Bernal Heights was great. Moreover we most enjoyed our chats with Toby and Joe which ranged from artwork to travels to embroidery designs. Thanks for everything!
Lara & Rob
Toby and Joe's house is incredible! Their artwork is everywhere and I loved the aesthetic. Absolutely gorgeous garden terrace with some of the largest succulents I've ever seen. The cottage itself was very cute and cozy. We had an easy time sleeping on the comfortable futon (didn't even know it wasn't a bed). Quiet and walkable neighborhood with quick access to lots of restaurant and grocery options. Joe and Toby were very sweet and accommodating hosts - my partner was sick and they provided us with tea, oranges, and vitamin C. Plus Joe snuck a bunch of snacks into our bag of leftovers for our long drive home. I would definitely recommend staying with Joe and Toby and hope to make it out there again soon. Great company with these talented, helpful hosts.
It is true, Toby and Joe are not only fantastic hosts, they are also a very sweet couple! We felt right at home during our 4 night stay at their charming cottage. Besides our lovely talks over tea and coffee with them, they were very generous and sweet when giving advice about things to do around the city or with anything we needed to know. Both of them are gifted and successful artists and the artwork that adorns their house will make you feel like you're in a gallery. It is a real treat. We would very highly recommend their hospitality and company to anyone who wants to visit San Francisco.
Toby and Joe are wonderful people and hosts! Their home is so welcoming and the studio out back is incredibly cozy. I'll be back!!
Response from Toby:
Lynn, what a Joy to meet you! Come and visit next time you are in Town!
Hugs and Love and tell your Daughter to also stay in touch!
Even if our Cottage is Booked next time you are in SF, we wish to see you! xxT and J
What gracious, interesting and kind-hearted hosts! Toby and Joe were welcoming from the moment we arrived and while I only had time for a quick coffee, spending some time with them the morning we left was one of the highlights of my stay in the city. Tony and I thought the cottage and hosts were magical. Highly recommended.
Response from Toby:
Want to connect you with our friend the Art teacher of Children. Not sure which email you would use for that. xxToby
Joe and Toby's Garden Cottage was such a delightful treat! The garden is beautiful and the cottage is cozy, and the quirks of the house are wonderfully fun. Joe and Toby were sweet, welcoming, and charming, and it felt like we were staying with familiar friends if not family. If you are interested in a unique place with character and more than a little bit of artful magic, don't miss this place!
My husband, daughter and I are all fond of Toby and fans of her art. She is a good neighbor here in Bernal Heights and a great mentor and advocate for artists.
Toby has been a fantastic loyal friend to myself and family for many years!We have spent many weeks with Toby in Kamilari, Crete ,Greece (where we both had properties) and also spent a fantastic vacation in SouthAfrica together.Toby has visited us in Scotland many times and is wonderful company!Our whole family (age range 5years to 32 years) love her.Toby is a wonderful host & has a wealth of experience.We love to visit SanFran and had a wonderful stay in the quaint cottage when our youngest was just a baby!A truely perfect location for everyone to experience 'real'SanFrancisco!