VRBO is part of the HomeAway family, the world leader in vacation rentals with over 1 million listings. We offer the largest selection of properties for any travel occasion and every budget. We’re committed to helping families and friends find a perfect vacation rental to create unforgettable travel experiences together. Learn More

Beautiful Well Maintained Eco Family Home a 20 Min Ferry Ride from San Francisco

You sent a message to this owner.


Last updated: 10/05/2015
Check availability
23 Available
21 Unavailable
22 Today
23 Selected dates
  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

This luxurious 3000+ sq.ft. 3 story home is situated in Alameda's prime neighborhood, the Gold coast. The house was built in 1921 and has the hallmarks of a beautiful period house, with beautiful hardwood floors throughout and lots of large windows creating a space with incredible light, which has been updated therefore boasts all the modern amenities required today including a large new pv solar system making it very eco-friendly. It has 5 spacious bedrooms (1king, 1 queen, 1 full, & 2 twin + 2 wooden cribs) and 2.5 baths. The home has a large eat-in kitchen with 2 ovens, dishwasher, 2 separate sinks. The kitchen is fully stocked with everything needed for cooking & entertaining, utensils, pots and pans you name it. There are french double doors which open out on to a large patio in the backyard which has a gas BBQ grill and patio furniture with seating for 8 and 2 sun loungers. The garden is completely fenced so children can play there safely without any worry about them. The backyard has just been updated and resembles an English country garden and has access to a private lagoon with a dock which is fun for sundowners and/or a paddle.

SPACIOUS; The house has lots of beautiful large windows making it a wonderful light home along with huge rooms. It has a large living room with a big fireplace. A library / TV room with a 52' flat screen HDTV and a Bose DVD/CD music system. There is wireless throughout the house. There is a children's play room next to the kitchen full of toys and a desk and sofa. A full bathroom is located on this floor.

On the second floor is a huge sunroom which is fantastic for curling up and reading a book in peace as well as the master bedroom with a adjoining reading room with views of San Francisco's city line, (there is a crib in there if needed). There are 2 further rooms (1 x queen, 1 twin bunk beds and a crib) and a full bathroom on this floor.

In the attic there are 2 more bedrooms (1 double, 1 x 2 twin) and half a bathroom. An extra single twin bed is situated in the in the corridor room between them if needed. This floor is accessed by going through the sunroom so it is easy to section off this part of the house if it is not needed. The are fans and electric radiators on this floor if needed.

The heating system is a radiant heating so far less noisy and less polluting than the forced air version. There are 3 zones to the heating system 2 on the ground floor and 1 on the second floor. The boiler is located in the basement along with the washer and dryer.

The home is very close to Crown Beach, a beautiful beach that runs for 2 miles along the south side of the Island. From the beach you can look across the water and see San Francisco and the Bay Bridge and all the way down to the San Mateo Bridge. There is a great ferry service that runs from the Island to San Francisco's Ferry Building and Fisherman's wharf and Pier 39. There is also easy access to the I-80 freeway that goes to San Francisco and the Bay Area at large, such as Oakland, UC Berkeley, Napa, Sonoma etc. Oakland Airport is 15 mins drive and San Francisco's International airport is 45 mins generally.

Alameda has lots of great parks, which are great for kids and adults alike. Our closest is Franklin Park (3 blocks) which has 2 free newly surfaced tennis courts as well as a great kids area. The Island is fantastic for biking as its very flat and has lots of bike routes. We have some bikes in the garage that you are free to use at your convenience. Chuck Corica golf course is 10 mins drive and available to non members and the USS Hornet museum and wineries with wine tasting on the Island are 5 mins . Oakland's Jack London Square is less than 10 mins drive and boasts an array of wonderful restaurants on the water including Boca Nova and the world renowned Jazz and Sushi venue Yoshi's.

This home is ideal for both families or corporate housing, i.e. business executives tired of staying in hotels.

Key words, corporate housing, family housing, House, Executive housing, short term housing, Business.


Property Type

  • House
  • 3000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome:

    This house is perfectly set up for children. It has a fenced garden, lots of toys, table tennis in the garage and a lot of space. ...moreless

  • Limited Accessibility:

    To get inside the property there are 4 steps at either the front or back. ...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    No smoking in the house please...moreless

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11, Beds for 11

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room:

    The game room is really the garage and has a table tennis table inside. ...moreless

  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television:

    We have a huge 52' Flat Screen HDTV connected to a Bose DVD / CD Surround sound system....moreless

  • Toys
  • Video Library:

    NB some of the Films are from Australia and don't work in the Bose machine but they do work in the DVD in the kitchen....moreless


  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • 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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching

Location Type

  • Water View:

    See the city in the distance over the water, and the private lagoon is steps away...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Sailing
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    There are 2 indoor dining areas, The kitchen seats 6 and the dining room table seats 8. We have 2 child high chairs....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    We have a wood burning fireplace in the sitting room. There is one in the master bedroom but it is not used and would like that to continue. There is an outdoor fire pit too. ...moreless

  • Garage:

    More of a toy cupboard, has a table tennis table set up in there. ...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Radiant heating in the ground and 1st floors. Electric radiators in the attic and fans there too. ...moreless

  • Internet:


  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room:

    There is a big sofa and 2 armchairs. Another large sofa is in the TV room....moreless

  • Parking:

    Off Street and street parking available ...moreless

  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker:

    Nespresso Machine...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Spices and condiments available....moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf:

    Local course is within 3 miles ...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    On the side of the walkway going down to the private lagoon...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis:

    There are local courts located at Franklin Park (2 courts) and 8 courts in Washington Park (lit at night)...moreless



Write a review 4
from 1 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

$5,000 $15,000
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Cleaning $150
  • Property Damage Protection $99
  • Tax Rate 9%

Cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.

Please wait... Book with confidence

Paying through this free service protects your payment up to $10,000 against listing fraud. If you are not paying through HomeAway Payments always call the owner at the number listed on our website and never use instant money transfer services such as Western Union and MoneyGram.

Don't forget your vacation protection! Get protected now

Adding our Vacation Protection services can make sure your getaway goes smoothly, no matter what. We offer Cancellation Protection, Carefree Rental Guarantee, and Damage Protection so you can truly relax.

Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations.
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.


Last updated: 10/05/2015
Check availability
23 Available
21 Unavailable
22 Today
23 Selected dates


6.8 Miles
Nearest Airport
Oakland Airport
0.9 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1400 Bar and Grill, 1400 Webster Street, Alameda
2.9 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Alameda / San Francisco Ferry Service
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
Chuck Corica Golf Complex
3 Miles
Nearest Train
Oakland Amtrack
3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Boca Nova
180 Miles
Nearest Ski
Lake Tahoe - many resorts
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
Crown Beach

Car: Recommended

This is a great place to see San Francisco and the surrounding country and then to come back to relax and get away from all the hustle and bustle.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2011

About the owner: We moved to California in 2007 and moved to Alameda in 2011 and it was the best decision we made it is a wonderful neighborhood within easy reach of lots of fun activities.

Why the Owner Chose Alameda:
We bought this property in 2011 and i think it was the best decision we have ever made. It's a fantastic house in a wonderful neighborhood with so much to do on your door step.

Contact us

Speaks: english



  • Solar Powered Colonial Revival Home

    Solar Powered Colonial Revival Home

  • Entrance Hall

    Entrance Hall

  • Library / TV Room

    Library / TV Room

  • Kitchen - cooking zone

    Kitchen - cooking zone

  • Bathroom on Ground Floor

    Bathroom on Ground Floor

  • Master Bedroom

    Master Bedroom

  • Bedroom 2

    Bedroom 2

  • Bathroom


  • Bedroom 4

    Bedroom 4

  • 1/2 Bathroom on top floor

    1/2 Bathroom on top floor

  • The Bay Bridge with the fog rolling in towards Berkeley

    The Bay Bridge with the fog rolling in towards Berkeley

  • The Backyard

    The Backyard

  • Sitting Room

    Sitting Room

  • Childrens playroom

    Childrens playroom

  • Kitchen - eating area

    Kitchen - eating area

  • Stairs


  • Reading room with Crib off Master Bedroom

    Reading room with Crib off Master Bedroom

  • Bedroom 3

    Bedroom 3

  • Sun room

    Sun room

  • Bedroom 5

    Bedroom 5

  • Sunset from Crown Beach looking over the bay

    Sunset from Crown Beach looking over the bay

  • San Francisco Skyline from the Ferry

    San Francisco Skyline from the Ferry

VRBO #567351

There have been  visitors to this page since the counter was last reset in .

This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Wednesday, October 07, 2015

Minimum stay: 7 nights
Dates are unavailable
Please enter travel dates
Please enter # of guests
Please stay a bit longer. A stay of nights or more is required for these dates.
This listing requires that rentals start on a .
Book It

Detailed Price

  • Reviews
  • Sleeps
  • Bedrooms
  • Bathrooms
  • Property type
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Send email
  • Response time Within a few days
  • Response rate 100%
  • Calendar last updated 10/05/2015
Please wait... Book with confidence Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees Learn more
Add vacation protection services to your booking

Three services to protect your trip:

Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.

Guarantee the rental meets your expectations.

Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Get it now

Share this property via Email

Beautiful Well Maintained Eco Family Home A 20 Min Ferry Ride From San Francisco

Alameda #567351

5 BR  2.5 BA  Sleeps 11

You must be signed in to share this property by e-mail

Share this property via Email

    Please correct the following errors and resend:
  • Enter one or more valid email addresses separated by commas.
  • Oops! You have exceeded the limit of 10 email addresses.
  • Your message may not contain markup. Please remove the markup and try again.