Welcome!View of the living room as you walk into the cottage.
Luxury Garden Cottage w/ King Bed

Entire home/apt

3 guests

1 bedroom

1 bed
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Ages 2 - 12
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Under 2
3 guests maximum. Infants don’t count toward the number of guests.
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Relax in our newly renovated cottage. Couch turns into twin bed for added functionality. Comfortably sleeps 2 plus child. Functional kitchen space, WiFi, cable, 2 HD flat screens. Easy uber to BART; 25 minutes to SF, 10 to Berkeley. Peaceful & quiet!

The space

Newly renovated garden cottage, great Bay Area location near everything but quiet and peaceful.

Guest access

We have a fridge, microwave, toaster/convection oven, electric skillet, hot plate and french press for coffee. There is a private bathroom in the cottage with a shower. The backyard is shared space and our pup, Muddy, will greet you friendly when you enter and exit. (no animals go in the cottage; only the backyard) You are welcome to our organic garden with swiss chard and kale (in season) and herbs (year-round). There is also a private outdoor eating area (seats 4) for dining al fresco!

Interaction with guests

We are usually around, as the cottage is in our backyard. We will absolutely respect our guest's privacy, but we will be available should anything come up. Chris works from home, and is often working on a project in the garage.

Other things to note

We are happy to waive the $30 additional person charge for a child 12 or younger. Simply let us know when you inquire if you are traveling with a child and we will waive the fee. We also have a pack-n-play and toys/books for families with a child.

The space
Accommodates: 3
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: 3PM - 2AM (next day)
Check Out: 11AM
Pet Owner: Dog(s) and cat(s)
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people $42 NZD / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee $77 NZD
Security Deposit $422 NZD
Weekly Discount: 11%
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Common spaces
1 sofa bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in time is 3PM - 2AM (next day)

We have a three year old who goes to bed around 8pm. We would just ask our guests to take that into consideration, and not throw any parties or be excessively loud. No smoking inside the cottage or on the property. Please be considerate, notify us if you break something and pick up after yourself before you depart.

You must also acknowledge
Pet(s) live on property - Muddy! A fun-loving puppy who will surely greet you with kisses!


1 night minimum stay

94 Reviews

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Yansi User Profile
September 2017
This place is very nice and clean. You can tell Chris and Lara are proud of it. They also make an effort to get to know their guests and make them feel welcome. Location is quite good. Neighborhood is quiet and there's plenty parking.

Carmen User Profile
September 2017
Everything is just as described, very cosy and clean. You find everything that you need in the apartment and Chris and Lara are very nice and friendly.

Steve User Profile
September 2017
I wished there was a ten star rating as that's what I would rate them . Very clean and private - perfect for the business traveler or just to get away

Cheryl User Profile
September 2017
Chris and Lara are exceptional hosts! They were always kind, accommodating, and went above and beyond expectations. The cottage is comfortable, clean, and quiet. Their neighborhood is safe and friendly, and a short BART ride to San Francisco and other great Bay Area locations. I couldn't have imagined a better living situation for my summer in Richmond. I can't say enough great things about Chris and Lara, and their cottage.

Kime User Profile
June 2017
What a charming and sweet place! Loved the adorable yard with flowers and magical porch. Very safe and quiet neighborhood close to everything in Richmond and Oakland SF. Would definitely recommend this for anyone traveling through this area. Wish I wasn't in town for work so I could've enjoyed my cozy stay longer. Easy check in and great communication

Ashley User Profile
June 2017
Chris & Lara's place was very cute, clean and convienent for our needs. Visiting the east Bay Area was great and we were able to get to the city easily. They made sure to accommodate our family and even made up a "room" for our daughter complete with books and toys. What a nice touch! We didn't take advantage of the kitchen with everything we could have needed to prepare a meal since we were on the go so much but I enjoyed the idea of using fresh herbs from the garden! We loved spotting Muddy in the yard and it eased the sting of having to leave our own dog at home. Highly recommend and would love to stay again!

Cipriana User Profile
June 2017
What a great place! We thought it was cute, cozy and very comfortable. For the times we weren't out and about, we enjoyed relaxing in the king size bed and watching the nice sized tv! The outdoor space was nice as well. Chris & Lara were very friendly, around for questions, but never intrusive. And my husband loved their cute dog! We would definitely stay here again!

Your hosts are actually, Chris, Lara, James (toddler), Lacey (cat) and Muddy (puppy). We are a fun and close-knit family living in the Bay Area. Chris and Lara work from home (most days) and spend their free time as avid DIYers, beer enthusiasts, rock climbers and gourmet cooks. You will smell anything from garlic to fresh muffins coming from the main houses' kitchen. We have a genuine love of hosting and are excited to welcome you to our backyard cottage. Gardening is not our strong suit, but we continue to try...

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