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Last updated: 11/29/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Welcome to our cozy one bedroom apartment in a lovely victorian home close to downtown Alameda, located on the beautiful tree lined Central Ave. The proximity to downtown San Francisco and other bay area cities makes this the ideal location for your stay. SF Bay Ferries, AC-Transit Bus service and Bart are located just minutes away from the house Or simply drive 20 minutes and you will be in Downtown SF.

Alameda's Park Street Shopping is just two blocks away with an abundance of unique stores, eating places of international cuisine, bars & coffee houses to match your tastes. Not to forget the recently renovated Alameda Movie Theater ...a must see if you have plans for a movie night.

You will find all of the things you will need in this beautifully set up home...away from home. This unit has a one bedroom with a closet. There is also a full size futon/sofa in the living room. A 42 inch LCD flat-screen TV with premium cable channels and a surround sound system will keep you entertained. The Kitchen is stocked with everything you can think of and if you still need any additional accessories, simply call up and we will have it for you as we the owners live upstairs. Plenty of safe street parking. Private entrance, outdoor patio seating for you to enjoy the sun, Laundry on site, BBQ grill in the back yard and many other features. Also, for your peace of mind, the home is equipped with outdoor security cameras.

This is a perfect place for your stay in the bay area whether for business or pleasure.


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Property Type

  • Apartment

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    Outdoor Smoking Only - designated areas...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen


  • Queen size bed (1) cozy with down comforter, blankets and extra pillows. Sofa Bed pulls out to a queen size bed in living room (Sleeps 2). iPod/iPhone dock/ stereo with alarm clock in bedroom....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom


  • Books:

    Current News magazines available in the unit....moreless

  • DVD Player:

    DVD/Blu-Ray player with iPod dock. Can connect USB devices such as video camera..etc...moreless

  • Games:

    Few board games and cards available. Additional games can be provided upon request...moreless

  • Music Library:

    Available upon request...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    U-Verse TV with free HD premium channels for your entertainment (HBO, Showtime...Cinemax...etc)...moreless

  • Stereo:

    Equipped with 5.1 CH surround sound system with Ipod dock...moreless

  • Television:

    42' Flat Screen...moreless

  • Toys:

    Available upon request...moreless

  • Video Library:

    DVD Movie Library available upon request. (over 1000 DVD movies) ...moreless


  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Duty Free Shops
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Racquetball
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 3 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    window unit - room just in case you need it. ...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Located in the laundry room. Gas Dryer....moreless

  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    24-hour fitness facility located only 1 mile away ...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Baseboard Heaters...moreless

  • Internet:

    Wireless Broadband Access - Truly High speed internet connection - (Password access provided in the unit)...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    100% Cotton linen provided...moreless

  • Living Room:

    42-inch Flat screen TV with DVD/Blu-Ray player and 5.1 ch surround sound...moreless

  • Parking:

    Ample street parking in front of unit...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    100% Cotton Bath Towels and wash cloths...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Located in a separate laundry room. Large washing machine. Detergent provided....moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    Coffee grounds, Creamer, Sugar, Tea...etc included...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    The kitchen is fully stocked with all the necessary kitchen utensils, pots, pans and bake-ware for cooking & baking. Should you need anything special, we will do our best to provide upon request....moreless

  • Freezer:

    Ice trays provided...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Kitchen appliances include gas range, microwave, coffee maker, blender, toaster, stove top griddle, rice cooker, hand mixer...etc....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items:

    Bottle water, Olive Oil, Cereal, Coffee, and Tea...moreless


  • Bicycles:

    Available upon request- 4 Bicycles. Min fee will apply...moreless

  • Boat:

    Boat Rentals nearby - ask owner...moreless

  • Golf:

    Chuck Corica Golf Course - within 2 miles from home...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Inflatable 1-person Kayak available upon request. Min fee will apply....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Front Lawn for use...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Gas Fired BBQ grill. Grilling utensils provided....moreless

  • Porch / Veranda:

    Front of unit sitting area with table/chairs...moreless

  • Ski & Snowboard:

    Ski Resorts in Sierra - 3.5 Hours Drive...moreless

  • Tennis:

    Public Tennis court within 2 miles from home...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Owner can provide information....moreless



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  • Cleaning Fee $70 + tax
  • Tax Rate 10%


The entire rental fee is due in advance at time of reservation. Cancellations must be made at least 30 days in advance to receive a full refund minus a cancellation & processing fee of $50.00. Refunds will not be issued for cancellations made less than 30 days from check-in date. In certain instances, a refund may be processed if the unit is rented for those dates by another guest after cancellation.

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Last updated: 11/29/2015
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6 Miles
Nearest Airport
Oakland International Airport
0.2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Alameda Ferry
0.5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Chuck Corica Golf Course
3 Miles
Nearest Train
Amtrak Station
0.3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Highway 880 (Nimitz)
0.2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
165 Miles
Nearest Ski
Donner Ski Resort
0.3 Miles
Nearest Beach

Car: Recommended

The City of Alameda is located seven miles east of San Francisco, less than a mile west of Oakland, CA in the beautiful San Francisco Bay. The island is served by international airports in Oakland, San Francisco and San Jose. It is also accessible from San Francisco via the Bay Bridge and from the east, north and south by major highways.

If you're coming to the city by water, Alameda is served by the Alameda Oakland Ferry Service (AOFS) and the Alameda/Harbor Bay Ferry Service (AHBFS).

Miles and Minutes to Alameda

Oakland International Airport -- just 6.7 miles away from downtown Alameda and less than 15 minutes by car from major business parks

San Francisco Airport -- less than 28 miles away and a comfortable commute

San Jose Airport -- within 35 miles and under an hour

Amtrak Station and the Capital Corridor Line -- less than 5 miles away and under 10 minutes

Bay Bridge Toll Plaza -- a convenient 7-mile trip that can be reached in less than 15 minutes.


Alameda Point Antiques & Collectibles Faire

With hundreds of outdoor dealers selling merchandise on the first Sunday of the month, the Alameda Point Antiques & Collectibles Faire is one of Northern California's largest. All merchandise sold at the show must be at least 20 years old; no reproductions are allowed.

Alameda Theater and Cineplex

The historic Alameda Theater is an Art Deco palace. When it opened in 1932, it was as glamorous a destination as the finest Bay Area theaters. Throughout the decades, it fell on hard times, but in 2000, the City of Alameda became formally involved in its restoration. A three-part $37.3 million restoration has restored it to its original glory while also modernizing it.

Altarena Playhouse

in 1957, Alameda Little Theater, Inc. converted an abandoned grocery store into Altarena Playhouse where the troupe has since staged intimate, artistically ambitious plays and revues. Over 500,000 people have attended shows at Altarena.

Boardsports School And Shop

Since 2002, the Boardsports team has offered kite-boarding, windsurfing, and stand up paddling instruction, rentals, and retail sales. With exclusive teaching rights at two of the best beach locations, we assure you the best lesson and gear buying experience in the Bay Area. Crown Beach Memorial Park

Intersection of West-line Dr and Otis Dr, Alameda, 94501. If you are using a GPS enter 600 West-line Drive, Alameda.

Chuck Corica Golf Complex

The East Bay's most popular golf courses are found at the Chuck Corica Golf Complex. The complex includes two spectacular 18-hole courses, a nine hole part 3 course, driving range, fully stocked pro shop and restaurant

Crab Cove

The Crab Cove Visitor Center at Crown Memorial State Beach in Alameda features exhibits for visitors of all ages -- from bay creatures in an 800-gallon aquarium system to the chance to plunge into the San Francisco Bay without getting wet.

Crown Memorial State Beach

The showpiece of the park is its 2.5 mile beach, with sand dunes bordering a bicycle trail. Crown Memorial State Beach also features the Elsie Roemer Bird Sanctuary at the east end and Crab Cove at the north end, a marine reserve where all plant and animal life is protected.

Frank Bette Center for the Arts

The Frank Bette Center for the Arts fulfills and builds upon the legacy of Frank Bette by nurturing a space where fine arts, crafts, literacy and musical arts meet and thrive. The center offers meetings, readings, showings and other creative doings.

Pacific Pinball Museum

Dedicated to teaching science, art and history through pinball, and to preserving and promoting an important part of American culture, the Pacific Pinball Museum hosts the world's largest pinball show, the Pacific Pinball Expo, and displays a beautiful selection of playable, historic pinball machines.

Rosenblum Cellars

From humble beginnings as a passionate home-winemaking operation Rosenblum Cellars has evolved into one of North America's most acclaimed wine producers. Working with fruit from all over California, founders Kent and Kathy Rosenblum continue to helm this one-of-a-kind shipyard winery... click here to learn more about Rosenblum Cellar's unique story.

USS Hornet Museum

The Aircraft Carrier USS Hornet Museum is a national treasure, having participated in two of the greatest events of the 20th Century -- World War II and the Apollo 11 manned space mission. This extraordinary ship is now peacefully moored at historic Alameda Point and has on display space artifacts, aircraft carrier memorials, and special exhibits


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2012

About the owner: We are Joe & Mimi, the owners who live in the main house upstairs in this beautiful Victorian. We purchased this house a few months ago, did some major renovation recently and decided to rent out the units below as vacation rentals. We would love to share our home with you and even give you some insights as to what to do, where to go and be of help if you are unsure of how to get around in the Bay Area, during your stay with us.

Why the Owner Chose Alameda:
We bought this property because we always wanted to live in a victorian and we simply love Alameda. The people, the weather, the proximity to everything and most of all the tranquility of this island.

The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
We chose this particular property because of its unique Victorian look & feel of it. This home was built in 1891 by Peter Christiansen who was a very well known builder during his time. History books claim that he had built several Victorian homes in Alameda. This particular home that he had built was for himself. Historians claim that because of that, he used the best types of wood and construction materials available during his era to build this home. It sure seemed like that during our major remodel.

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  • Entry view of Unit B

    Entry view of Unit B

  • Down the street view

    Down the street view

  • view from kitchen

    view from kitchen

  • view of bedroom

    view of bedroom

  • another view of bedroom

    another view of bedroom

  • View from the kitchen into the living room

    View from the kitchen into the living room

  • Another view from the kitchen

    Another view from the kitchen

  • Side View

    Side View

  • Backyard


  • Alameda Marina

    Alameda Marina

  • Golden Gate Bridge, SF Bay.

    Golden Gate Bridge, SF Bay.

  • Front of our Victorian

    Front of our Victorian

  • Pull out 'Sofa Bed' In Living room

    Pull out 'Sofa Bed' In Living room

  • View of kitchen from entry way

    View of kitchen from entry way

  • bedroom


  • Dining area counter top & kitchen

    Dining area counter top & kitchen

  • View of bathroom

    View of bathroom

  • Water Pik- Large Power spray shower head

    Water Pik- Large Power spray shower head

  • Crown Beach, Alameda

    Crown Beach, Alameda

  • SF City line view from Alameda

    SF City line view from Alameda

  • Aerial view of SF with the Bay Bridge

    Aerial view of SF with the Bay Bridge

VRBO #438648

This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Sunday, November 29, 2015

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