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Unique Island Living Near San Francisco Bay

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Last updated: 12/15/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Alameda apartment description

This is a very charming, beautifully furnished, immaculate and sunny two-story home (Flat), which dead ends at a lagoon. It is in a very quiet neighborhood. Parking in the driveway is free for one (1) automobile. Flat is 1200 sq. ft. Owner lives downstairs. Home built in 1896.

There are two large bedrooms both with pillow top Queen mattresses. One bedroom rented as a single or two guests in one bedroom at the standard rate of $155. per night and $170 on Friday and Saturday. nights. If the second bedroom is used there is an additional fee of $25 per person per night. Cleaning fee is $125. There is a twin mattress that can be used for an additional $10 per night, if needed. Also, there is a mini crib 39' long for $10 per night. The white room has a mini office space off of a walk-in closet with a panoramic view of the lagoon. The dining room and living room are combined and adjacent to a newly renovated small kitchen that is fully equipped. It has a gas stove and microwave and a gorgeous view of a huge, whimsically landscaped backyard and a small peek of the lagoon. Beautiful, original hardwood floors throughout. Plenty of closet space. The bathroom has also been completely renovated with new slate flooring, bowl sink, European bath screen with new bath tub, fully equipped linen closet and separate water closet for toilet. Gorgeous diamond pane windows with wood blinds throughout. Forced air heating and a cooling system (but not air conditioning), and ceiling fans in most rooms.

What makes this flat so desirable is the privacy you can have, if there are more than two guests. The two bedrooms allow that and also the small office area off the white room for a quiet place to do work as it has a door that closes. Every one can have a place of privacy to read, take a nap, watch their own TV, have a private telephone conversation, etc. Also, you can access Netflix for movies in the Living Room TV, WiFi is provided.

A walk to the beach in the morning or evening to view the skyline of San Francisco and the evenings' gorgeous sunsets makes this island unusual. Bus transportation and a short walk to a busy downtown shopping area where there are a variety of many types of cuisine on Park Street. Two ferry locations to take you across the Bay to the Embarcadero in San Francisco. Bus nearby to take you straight to Bart. Also a new multiplex movie theater. There is quick, easy access to all major freeways, 20 minutes from UC Berkeley campus and many excellent restaurants on College Ave and Telegraph Ave, and nearby Jack London Square within a short distance from Alameda to Oakland or Berkeley. Fun to take a stroll on Park Street with consignment stores, antiques, lots of small unique stores, thrift store shopping. Oakland Museum nearby with great exhibits. Free the first Sunday of the month. We also have a new library that is truly an asset to Alameda. In Jack London Square there is a Farmer's Market on the weekends, also a Premier Jazz Club Yoshi's, is located in Jack London Square and many others close by venues for live music. Also, many upscale restaurants there and only 10 minutes away by car. So much to do in this area that is close by.

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Property Type

  • Apartment
  • On floor 2
  • 1200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Chauffeur

              Suitability

              • Long-Term Renters Welcome
              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

                23 years of age...moreless

              • Non Smoking Only
              • Pets Not Allowed:

                If they can manage a staircase seniors are welcome!...moreless

              Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 2-4

              • Bedroom 1 : 1 queen

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              • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

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              • There are two large bedrooms, one with a small office space with panoramic view of the lagoon (the white room). There is an additional fee of $25 per night per person for the second bedroom. Cleaning fee for Flat is $125 + 10% tax. ...moreless

              Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

              • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

                Toilet is separated and is in a small water closet...moreless

              • The bathroom is quite large. Bathtub/shower combination, with a beautiful view of the backyard, European shower door, slate floor, bowl sink with shutter doors. Linen Closet fully stocked. Water Closet is separate and adjacent to main bathroom. Shampoo, conditioner, hair dryer, and bath gels and bar soap are provided....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Books:

                Located in Entryway Downstairs...moreless

              • DVD Player:

                There is also a 3 CD/Radio Player in Living Room Cabinet...moreless

              • Music Library:

                Lots of CD's, just ask. ...moreless

              • Satellite / Cable
              • Stereo
              • Television:

                There are three 32' TV's. Each bedroom has one. The Living Room TV has a DVD player on the left hand side of TV. You can rent movies from Red Box at nearby Walgreen's, Netflix in Living Room...moreless

              Theme

              • Adventure
              • Away From It All
              • Budget
              • Family
              • Historic
              • Romantic
              • Sports & Activities
              • Tourist Attractions

              Attractions

              • Churches
              • Cinemas
              • Festivals
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Library
              • Live Theater
              • Marina
              • Museums
              • Playground
              • Recreation Center
              • Restaurants
              • Synagogues
              • Winery Tours
              • Zoo

              Local Services & Businesses

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

              Leisure Activities

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

              Location Type

              • Beachfront
              • Downtown:

                Walking Distance from Flat 10 minutes...moreless

              • Water View:

                This house is one house off a lagoon. See photos. It has a nice view from this upstairs Flat...moreless

              • Waterfront

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Basketball Court
              • Cycling
              • Fishing
              • Golf
              • Golf Privileges Optional
              • Hiking
              • Ice Skating
              • Mountain Biking
              • Parasailing
              • Racquetball
              • Roller Blading
              • Sailing
              • Swimming
              • Tennis
              • Wind-Surfing

              Dining

              • Dining:

                Beautiful Crate and Barrel round white large table...moreless

              • Dining Area
              • Seating for 6 people

              General

              • Clothes Dryer
              • Hair Dryer
              • Heating:

                Also has a cooling setting for warm days...moreless

              • Internet:

                WiFi...moreless

              • Iron & Board
              • Linens Provided:

                Also, tissue, shampoos, conditioners, toilet paper, toothpaste, mouthwash, bath gels....moreless

              • Living Room
              • Parking:

                Free for one automobile....moreless

              • Towels Provided
              • Washing Machine:

                $5.00 a load (use of washer and dryer). Detergent provided....moreless

              Kitchen

              • Coffee Maker:

                Reg. Electric Coffee Pot and French Press - coffee & tea selection provided....moreless

              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Kitchen:

                Kitchen is fully equipped with refrigerator double sinks, microwave, garbage disposal, gas stove. Has everything necessary for cooking, plus a mini view of the lagoon. Coffee & tea ...moreless

              • Microwave
              • Oven:

                A great gas oven....moreless

              • Pantry Items:

                May request owner provide small amounts of items needed. Also, use of any food items in refrigerator or cupboards....moreless

              • Refrigerator:

                There are some items in the refrigerator that have been left by other vacationers that you are welcome to use. Please check the refrigerator and cupboards to see what is there for your cooking needs....moreless

              • Stove:

                Gas Stove, top easy to clean...moreless

              • Toaster:

                There is also a blender, pots and pans and anything that you might need, owner will supply. Meat thermometer, steak knives. ...moreless

              Outside

              • Lanai / Gazebo
              • Lawn / Garden
               

              Reviews

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              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              New Years
              Jan 1 - Jan 4, 2015
              3 night min stay
              $195
              My Standard Rate
              2 night min stay
              $155 $170
              Fri, Sat

              Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest


              Additional information about rental rates

              Fees:

              • Cleaning Flat $125
              • Refundable Damage Deposit $150
              • Tax Rate 10%

              Notes:

              HOLIDAYS: President's Day, Easter/spring break, Memorial Day, 4th of Jul., Labor Day. Thanksgiving. Christmas. Re:Damage protection $49 or option of $100 refundable deposit. 10% fee is for taxes that we pay to the City, County, State, and Fed. Gov. Cleaning fee is $100 for 2 guests, $125 for 3-4 for 2nd b/r. If for any reason this booking is cancelled, there will be a $50 cancellation fee.


              Cancellation policy:

              100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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              Last updated: 12/15/2014
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              Location

              • University of California at Berkeley

                "Zellerbach Hall is located on campus. Great performing arts. Recommended for entertainment."

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                "Just saw Placido Domingo there in September. You are out in the stars, open air. You are a..."

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              8 Miles
              Nearest Airport
              Oakland Airport 10 minutes
              1 Miles
              Nearest Motorway
              880 Freeway

              Car: Not Necessary

              An island is a special place to live in, especially here in Alameda. I live within walking distance of every type of activity there is on the island, so it makes it possible not to have an automobile because of its public transportation choices. You never get enough of sight seeing the beautiful historic homes here in Alameda, and the various neighborhoods. It has an invigorating climate, manicured parks, homes graced by shade tree-lined streets covering the island's 12 square miles. This is a city where many people walk and bicycle around the city. Several tennis courts, paddle board lessons on the beach with wind surfing, kite surfing, kite flying, sand castle contests. There is also the Alterena Playhouse that features an opportunity for residents to act in a small intimate playhouse. A beautifully restored art deco, multi-plex theater. The population is approximately 75,000 residents. The views are breathtaking, especially from the beach. It's an island that is full of activity with many choices of what to do either here are near here since it has numerous transportation possibilities.

               

              Owner info

              Year Purchased: 1976

              About the owner: I am sole owner of the property. I've raised three grown children in this beautiful home, all male. I have worked in the business world, in the aeronautics industry, legal, as a court reporter and paralegal on environmental law suits, in a hospital setting, in commercial real estate at the Port of Oakland for 10 years and finally found my passion in the hospitality industry as an outside food sales person, as Director of Special Events at Gramma's Bed & Breakfast just down the street from UC Berkeley campus, a wedding planner, wedding consultant, event planner, caterer, meeting planner, fund raiser for Marines returning from Iraq, At Preservation Park event site in downtown Oakland, I was booking 100+ events a month.

              Why the Owner Chose Alameda:
              I have kept this large property in excellent condition considering its age. It has a gorgeous double lot and is beautifully landscaped. I have done many special events here and catered, including several small weddings over the past 18 years. As people enter through the front door, their exclamations are amazement over its uniqueness of interior design and its feeling of Cape Cod or French influences. It's sunny and bright with beautiful sunsets in the evenings. A lovely house to live and be a guest in, also it is very quiet.

              The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
              The benefits of staying here are free parking for one car in driveway. Laundry facility downstairs at $5.00 per load due to the draught. Detergent is provided. The best thing is that you are able to walk or bicycle to the beach, shopping on Park Street, with many unique stores to venture into. A mall shopping area at South Shore with a Safeway and Trader Joe's, Walgreens, Redbox there to rent movies, Kohls, TJ Maxx, Ross, across the street from the SF Bay, close to the Oakland Airport, and the best weather in the East Bay area. Close proximity to entertainment venues, a large stadium for professional sports and entertainment. Easy access to transportation to San Francisco. The backyard offers comfort relaxing, tanning, and reading a book, grilling, dining al fresco. The beauty of the interior offers golden sun in the evenings and a romantic environment with a warmth of a home on the beach.


              Contact us

              Speaks: english, spanish

               

              Photos

              • Staircase windows to upstairs rental

                Staircase windows to upstairs rental

              • Inside entryway

                Inside entryway

              • Living room/DR with view of kitchen

                Living room/DR with view of kitchen

              • Living Room with view of backyard

                Living Room with view of backyard

              • Kitchen view of refrigerator, stove, microwave and double sinks

                Kitchen view of refrigerator, stove, microwave and double sinks

              • Beautiful, Romantic White Bedroom with Lagoon view and gorgeous sunsets

                Beautiful, Romantic White Bedroom with Lagoon view and gorgeous sunsets

              • White Room Fireplace (non working) with hand painted wood screen

                White Room Fireplace (non working) with hand painted wood screen

              • White Bedroom with view of Office space with lagoon view

                White Bedroom with view of Office space with lagoon view

              • Italian Room, desk, chair, rocker , partial 4 Poster Bed and partial dresser.

                Italian Room, desk, chair, rocker , partial 4 Poster Bed and partial dresser.

              • Brown Room with 4 poster Crate & Barrel Queen Bed

                Brown Room with 4 poster Crate & Barrel Queen Bed

              • Large bathroom with view of backyard.

                Large bathroom with view of backyard.

              • View of a gorgeous backyard to dine, sun bathe or just relax w/a glass of wine.

                View of a gorgeous backyard to dine, sun bathe or just relax w/a glass of wine.

              • Front door entrance into entry to Flat from outdoor entrance

                Front door entrance into entry to Flat from outdoor entrance

              • Stairway Flat upstairs

                Stairway Flat upstairs

              • Dining Room area with view of backyard

                Dining Room area with view of backyard

              • Kitchen with view of lagoon and backyard

                Kitchen with view of lagoon and backyard

              • Peek at lagoon from kitchen

                Peek at lagoon from kitchen

              • White room with office door closed and window view of lagoon

                White room with office door closed and window view of lagoon

              • Watch 32' TV in the comfort of your bed

                Watch 32' TV in the comfort of your bed

              • Small office space adjacent to walk in closet, with door to close for privacy.

                Small office space adjacent to walk in closet, with door to close for privacy.

              • Comfy chair to read or watch TV

                Comfy chair to read or watch TV

              • Bathroom with new European Shower Door and shutter door in linen closet

                Bathroom with new European Shower Door and shutter door in linen closet

              • New seawall one house off the Flat with beautiful view from the front bedroom

                New seawall one house off the Flat with beautiful view from the front bedroom

              • Stunning sunsets from white B/R.  Also gorgeous view from beach of SF skyline

                Stunning sunsets from white B/R. Also gorgeous view from beach of SF skyline

              VRBO #495316

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              This listing was first published here in 2013.

              Date last modified - Saturday, December 27, 2014

              $155 - $195 per night (USD)
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              2 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
              Sleeps 4

              View calendar: Updated 12/15/14
              Minimum stay: 2-3 nights
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              Member since: 2013
              Speaks: english, spanish
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